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The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar, Richmond, BC

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.7
4.7
1307 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
The origin of The Story Café emerged from the mantra “There is a story in everything”
So in 2018 when we fell upon a 30 year old warehouse, we saw the potential to transform the abandoned space into a warm, hospitable, unique eatery. Through consistent innovation, research and dedication we managed to blend our affinity for coffee, music, food and antique into a ambient mélange of vintage and nostalgia. Today, we proudly present our eatery to newcomers and are considered a staple in the Richmond community!

We are excited to share with you that our restaurant has been voted for the OpenTable Diners’ Choice 2023 award for multiple categories in Vancouver! This prestigious award is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences and top-notch service to our customers.

Vancouver / British Columbia best for : Live Music and Contemporary American
Vancouver Suburbs best for : HotSpot

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 9:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 697-8679
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    The Owner
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for private event at reservation@thestory.cafe
  • Neighbourhood
    Richmond
  • Cross Street
    Sexsmith and Beckwith Road, there is a public parking cross the road.
  • Parking Details
    All street parking are available for customers. Paid parking crossroad.
  • Public Transit
    1 minute walk from Bridgeport Skytrain Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • 50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Mon - Tue - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Wed - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Thu - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.,Fri - Sat - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Enjoy the 50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays! All day

    50% off all bottle wine on Tuesday and Wednesdays! photo
  • Good deals everyday at Happy hour 3-5 & 9:30-close

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Enjoy the good deals we provide to the neighborhood

    Good deals everyday at Happy hour 3-5 & 9:30-close photo

What 1,307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary American

1,307 Reviews
  1. BobbyT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food comes fast, very tasty and delicious, upbeat service, servers and waiters, venue is always packed, easy reservation facility on the website, my only beef is the parking.

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  2. Ninja

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious but service was a little slow side. We had to rush to finish main meal. No time to order dessert.

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  3. CC2022

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
     the food and beverage is excellent however, our server was nowhere to fun most of the time!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing value; the food is excellent, the menu has refined offerings such as Duck Confit, Beef Wellignton and Duck breast. Its an unusual combination with the casual decor. We will return

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  5. BobbyT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value for the cost. Good food - very well prepared and delicious, good ambiance except for a table of ladies who were a bit loud, ice wine was nice and cold, We had dinner here for the first time, we are definitely coming back.

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  6. Foodnerd

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Plate presenation is nice.

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  7. AlexC

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is probably my fourth of fifth time eating here. The food is usually a little slow. For the money you're paying, the service is a little slow and is not great at this price range. Here are some examples from yesterday's service. 1. I got my drink and asked for warm water for my guest. Our table received the clam chowder and mussels, no water for my guest. At that point I had to ask the person delivering our food. 2. The server didn't offer suggestions on the menu. It's an expensive menu so at other finer dining places they provide suggestions. 3. After finishing the majority of my food I asked to box a couple items... so at this point I assume the server would ask if we would like dessert or maybe the bill? I was wrong, two container were dropped off and the server disappeared. I had to wave him down (I'm thinking, I must be in a self-serve diner)... 4. The server should smile, and be more welcoming. Isn't this part of the job?. so will I recommend this to someone else?... maybe if you like paying for an expensive meal with lower service then sure. Otherwise, the food can be found in other expensive place with top notch service. so... just head downtown and pick another fine dining place.
    The Story Cafe - Eatery & BarResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Alex, Thank you for the time to share the details of your experience with us. I am saddened to learn your recent visit with our Guest Services team does not meet your expectation. We value our guests feedbacks to provide additional proper trainings to constantly improve on our service areas to prevent such events happening in the future. I strongly hope this unfortunate event won't deter you from visiting us again in the future. In the interest of rectifying the substandard service, I would love to connect with you at your convenience and I will be sure you will be well looked after and have a dining experience that lives up your justified expectation. Warmest regards, Fina Klaudia Management Assistant fina@thestory.cafe

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So nice to get great friendly service and excellent food. Went to celebrate a girlfriends 80th birthday and had the greatest time. Entertainment was wonderful! He played guitar and sang beautifully. Thanks for making our dining experience so much fun!

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  9. SharlineG

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved every single aspect! The food was phenomenal. The service was stellar. The drinks were dreamy!!!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Bacon jam, Escargot, and Scallops with Lemon & Parsley Gremolata (spring menu) for our appies, followed by Housemade Lasagna, Beef pappardelle and Shrimp Scampi Linguine. All was made very well, portion sizes were good. For dessert we shared the Crème Brûlée and Lemon Belgian Waffle. The waffle is highly recommended!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not worth the money. Server took away food before it was done. Food was ordinary at best. Sorry not coming back.

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  12. DeonG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting from Tacoma, WA for my 53rd birthday. I’m elated to have found this gem. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. This was the perfect dining experience and highly recommend our friends to visit.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service id go back again. Atmosphere was great

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing Value Deliciously refined food in a casual setting

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  15. RheaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a hidden gem! Will definitely be visiting again soon!

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  16. Leek

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at The Story Cafe. The food was great. The location of our table wasn’t as nice, next to the washroom. Lots of street parking.

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  17. SharonC

    Tokyo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    wonderful service and food. Awesome environment. Will visit again

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  18. AliK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional. I highly recommend the fois gras and rib eye steak. Excellent service and nice casual atmosphere for a very relaxed and enjoyable dinner.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a party of 5, we had a good time dining at the restaurant. They food was good and they took advantage of their promotion on half price on wine. A pleasant dinner with friends.

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  20. Monx006

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for my first time. Went her for a business dinner with a friend. Ordered just what the server recommended; the clam chowder to start, followed by the beef wellington. Both were delicious!!! What made the night even better was we lucked out that we came on a Wednesday and it was half-price bottles of wine that night. I highly recommend if in Richmond, or the lower mainland for that matter. Can't wait to come back.

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  21. JaneR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had a little issue with our table at first but this was sorted out. Waitress was very pleasent accommodating and a nice smile. Food was excellent, appies were very yummy. As it was our anniversary we wanted to experience a nice memorable evening, and this was a very nice evening. Thank you

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  22. KrystalB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining here is always an exceptional experience. The food is delightful, fresh, and scrumptious. The seasonal menus are creative and the ambiance is always warm and inviting. A perfect date night every time!

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  23. JenM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For proximity to airport and in comparison to other nearby options, this is a great spot to catch up and meet when in transit. A few more vegetarian options would improve the experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dishes. Good wine list. Casual but good service. Welcoming atmosphere. Would certainly repeat.

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  25. KevinW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and excellent service! Been there twice and both times was very impressed!!

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  26. MelanieB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and unique fun ambiance! Would definitely go back again

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent. The house wine was good. The evening was very pleasant except for the intrusions of technology. I had to get a new app, register and give lots of info Including my credit card number.This was not cool and took much longer than a phone call. Not all customers are good at typing into phones. When it came time to pay with my credit card, the machine asked me to tap my card before I had determined the tip I wished to give. I was not presented any options to leave a tip. In my opinion, leaving a custom tip should be the main option. Anyway, more time was needed for the server to learn how best I could leave the tip. The problem was remedied with a second transaction. Technology can be very useful, but annoying and time-consuming at the same time.

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  28. RachelleF

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent server and our good was great! A hidden gem

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  29. SophiaL

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Less musical instruments then last time I visit, the singer compare to last time, his performance was not as good, off key a lot this time. Hope he can practice more 😅

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Story Cafe! Great food, great service…Love the atmosphere!

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  31. Datenight

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at this place, went based on a recommendation. Place is very small and parking is limited (close to RiverRock Casino). There is a paid lot but it is not apparent as it just looks like a dirt area across the street. Went in they said they don’t have any tables and we would have to wait 2 hrs. Looking around, the place was pretty empty but they said they were waiting on people who have reservations. So I decided to check for a reservation online. I was able to make that reservation for 7pm which was 30 mins from the time I got there (credit card required to book). I found it odd that I was told 2 hrs when in fact they had an open table in 30 mins. They did seat us at 7pm at a very awkward table for 2 nestled between other tables where their back was facing us. If someone stood up their chair would slide right into our table. This table happened to also be right in front of their only bathroom, so everyone had to squeeze by us every time they wanted to go to the bathroom. There were very long pauses between food and the server checking in. Had water most of the night bc no one asked us about drinks. Our appetizers were delicious, but they ran out of duck for my main. I asked the waiter what he recommends and I went with the beef Wellington on that recommendation. I was hesitant as I have had this dish many times before and I did not want to be disappointed. Unfortunately it came out and was under cooked. I was hoping for mid rare but it was more rare to blue rare.. I asked for a quick re heat to bring up temp and it was brought out beyond well done.. so much so that the beef had a crisp to it. Unfortunately I had to just send it back and leave it at that. They brought us a dessert to compensate for my meal which was a very nice cheesecake. In terms of noise it was extremely loud as we were surrounded by a couple of large groups and I found myself shouting at times to speak over a 2 foot table. The food was the only redeeming quality of our night.

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  32. Sally

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely environment to enjoy dinner with friends.

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  33. Grace

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta slightly oily but good flavour. Good service, didn’t feel rushed to leave even though the place was busy.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu had lots to choose from and the food was outstanding. Liked it so much went back for breakfast the next (today) morning

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  35. ILANA

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was as usual very tasty , but expensive. However, my mark for food is 9 out of 10. Will go again for sure….

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    A very good time overall 4 stars. 5 for the area I think We dined outside. Time of year made it cold for myself and my wife. Inside is very small so not a great option Food was great but not great over the top Noisy street noise was not a bonus to us Service was excellent, food was quick and hot. Fantastic

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  37. CrisB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not happy with how the French Onion soup came, it was warm so I told the waitress. She took it back and I expected that they would replace it with a new and hot one. It was hot alright but was very surprised and disappointed that it was my old soup. I knew it was my old soup as I had already eaten 1/4 of the cheese bread on the soup and when I got it back from the waitress, it was the same size of the cheese bread. Obviously, they just reheated it in the microwave.

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  38. JDem

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For an unexpected stay, and reading the reviews for this gem, it lived up to it. Accurate review of most tender pork chop, lasagna, braised beef ribs and melt in your mouth beef wellington. Calamari for an app were big and thick. Outdoor heated patio was cozy.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dog friendly patio love to go with my dog and family

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  40. Tinny

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is top notch as always. Service was lacking and very slow, always had to hunt down our server for everything, took her 20mins to get us a machine to pay (the payment machine was just lying there).

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar using the Order Online button. The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 697-8679.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1307 OpenTable diners.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

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Google Map for The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

2800 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1V5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Sexsmith and Beckwith Road, there is a public parking cross the road.
  • Neighbourhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 9:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    All street parking are available for customers. Paid parking crossroad.
  • Public Transit
    1 minute walk from Bridgeport Skytrain Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    The Owner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 697-8679
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for private event at reservation@thestory.cafe
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