Tuc Craft Kitchen

4.3
58 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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Tuc Craft Kitchen is a restaurant and bar in Gastown, Vancouver. Our vision was to create a gathering place that feels like it has always been here. Our food is elegant, rustic, honest … from classic, nostalgic flavours to new inspired dishes. Paired with authentic cocktails, craft beer and a carefully curated wine list, it is dining at our family table.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), Comfort Food, Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch: Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - close
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Phone number
(604) 559-8999
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Roy Flemming
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a great time celebrating a birthday here on Friday night!!! The food was delicious and the service was good. Thank-you again.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent restaurant,
food, service and great flavours.
I have eaten here 2 times now, and each time it does not fail to impress.
Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Was there for brunch. The ambiance was great, relaxed and trendy, with recycled pieces of Gastown artfully mixed in. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I do mark it down a star because I felt like the menu was lacking in variety. There are 7 main items to choose from and all felt very similar. Also, half way through our meal, they sat two couples with small fussing children next to my boyfriend and I, even though there were plenty of other tables a bit further away.

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2.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Disappointed in meal. Not worth felt it was missing a lot. I got the beef on mash potatoes. Very oily and absolutely no greens/ veggies/ or side of peace of bread.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Hostess was so rude!! She told us we could not have a table where we could sit beside each other, told us we could not turn the table to make larger so we could sit beside each other, offered no options and to top it off also told us we had a time limit on how long we could stay!! I’ve never been so insulted. Waiter was awesome so he kind of made up for her terrible sense of GUEST. We googled Keto friendly restaurants and this one came up but very little on the menu was Keto friendly. We won’t go back and will not be recommending to our friends.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

good and peaceful

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Good food, friendly staff, awesome atmosphere

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This is my first time eating at Tuc. I had the crispy bacon egg and the al forno beef. I think the dishes are good for sharing. Would like to try their other items on the menu. The servers were friendly.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Great beverage programme. Service and food were good. Music selection and volume level needs some work.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Love this place. Been a few times now for date nights and also for business dinners. Food is always excellent and the service staff are awesome. Great food, casual setting.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Went there just for the happy hour which is always great! I’m those kind of people who can’t eat much but just want to taste as many as much! Happy hour dishes keep it small but tasty, perfect for me! The service was so nice, I loved her laugh! Great place, I’ll definitely keep going back

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We had the most excellent time! Service was incredible, timely and thorough. Food was amazing! Everything about our experience was top-notch!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing breakfast

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3.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Pork Belly Crackling, and Surf & Turf were delicious; however, we didn't like Seafood Tamarind Bisque. The soup didn't taste quite authentic at all and found it's quite expensive for such a small pot. My husband ordered whiskey sour which didn't reach his expectation. Tables are too close to each other so we felt no privacy at all (elbow-to-elbow with strangers). Upstairs seems more quiet but only open to bigger group reservation. I've been there couple years ago for their brunch and it was better experience than this dinner we just went.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a very long time! Otto was knowledgable, friendly and an overall great server. The food was super fresh and creative. Soooo yummy!

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Me and family went on a Friday evening for cocktails and dinner. The food was excellent and the cocktails are interesting and unique. The only problem was we waited over 50 minutes from the time we place our orders till our main dishes were bought to the table. Although we were not really annoyed or anything but that long wait just ruined the mood. And it seems this is kind of a frequent thing which leave me ponder if I would come back again.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

20 years ago I would never have ventured into this area at night. Now, an up and coming metero scene, there are many hip shops, salons, restaurants, and bars. tuc is simply amazing. The food was a little on the wintery side for August but it was scrumptious. We had the pork belly (chicharrones but more like Hawaiian pork belly, not Mexican). The lamb meatballs were the best I've ever had anywhere including a fantastic Greek restaurant in Washington DC (sorry Anatoli, better than yours too). We then had the braised beef on mashed potatoes. The beef was tender and delicious but the potatoes were more interesting. They tasted like nuts or something slightly aromatic and had crispy cheese curds melted on top. Next time I will try the Elk Carpaccio, the Steelhead Ceviche and their version of Bouillabaisse. It's work the walk from the SeaBus or Canada Line. Do it!!

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Probably one of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Everything we ordered was an absolute hit and the service was top notch.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Great place for an after work dinner date. I enjoyed the cocktails, especially the Stubborn Mule.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Steelhead ceviche and chicharron - the steelhead was delicious, but barely any of it. The chicharron was barely edible, it was so hard. Elk carpaccio - the greens were good but otherwise lacking flavour - waiter suggested adding bread, which made zero sense once the dish arrived. Surf and turf - best thing we had, but wouldn't rush back for it.
Waiter was friendly but a bit of a pest, frequently interrupting.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

we were looked after in every way possible. super helpful and attentive staff (but not overbearing!!) I loved the mussels and sausage dish! we had a really great time

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

If you park close, you will have to walk through some riffraff. It's not the end of the world, but not a great date situation or with kids. Bar was ok, apps were ok.

My daughter liked her steak but I was under whelmed by the pork shank. They seared and then deep fried the shank which gave a chewy texture to the outer layer of fat. It was a neat approach but more fat was left on the shank than I wanted. There was a great salsa verde on the plate but only about a table spoon. More salsa would have livened up the dish.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Storefront in Gastown. Cute place. Food and atmosphere were very good. Try the mussel and sausage appetizer. We loved it

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Rustic venue. Limited menu & different than they posted online.
Ok value for happy hour but small servings.
Freindly staff & hostesses.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Menu online was quite different than in restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Good food and nice ambiance

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Brunch was only okay, limited options and no eggs Benny. I prefer dinner at Tuc, but would not recommend for brunch.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was fantastic. There was a large group and our order was delayed. The hostess brought out a free appetizer. Just a great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

THe meal was near perfect from starter this panna cotta. The mussels were fantastic. We asked for more bread so we could enjoy the sauce.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Great quality food and service. Portions were larger than expected so come hungry or be prepared to take some food home with you! Chicken and waffles are to die for.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

One of our favourite brunch spots! The bacon egg, pork cracklings, and chicken & waffles are all so excellent! One of the only places I have a cocktail with breakfast. Great original recipes!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Always a good time at tuc! Never disappointed, altho my friends cocktail (i think it was a spicy margarita) was not up to par.
But beside that everything was great! Love that they take reso!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

In a city full of dining options, Tuc Craft Kitchen is high on places to eat for me.

It was my second visit. The first was a fantastic lunch and the last being a good dinner. I was in Vancouver to catch the U2 concert. We grabbed an early meal (5:30pm reservation) prior to the show. We were a group of 4. We arrived about 5 minutes late for our res to 60 to 70% filled restaurant.

In short, the food was quite good - enough to return for sure. We shared a few starters and then had mains. Two of the party kept raving about the vegetables on their entree. Not that the protein fell short - the vegetables were that "stand-out" good. That says a lot to me. The culinary team is definitely doing a lot right when people are talking about the excellent flavor of the vegetables on the dish.

However, the place was hopping shortly after our arrival. I think the kitchen got overwhelmed. The food came out very slow. Perhaps the reservations could have been paced out a bit more.

Two servers were looking after our section. One was fine (3/5) and the other was very good (4.5/5). Not sure if the first was new or less experienced. The other server definitely made up for a couple of minor misses. No big deal and not a deterrent from a return visit. It was an exceptional night. I don't feel our experience was indicative of a typical night there.

Although this meal fell a bit short overall, I still recommend the restaurant. The restaurant gets high marks on commitment to quality, solid flavors, friendly service and value.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2017

I was there for lunch. I ordered a chicken salad and the chicken was very dry. Salad was drenched in sauce. It wasn't very good for $16. Service was good. They did their best to rectify the situation. I've been there for breakfast and they do a good chicken and waffles. Perhaps just an off day for the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2017

very big portion for the "crispy chicken Waffle", taste good and not oily at all!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Good as bro!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Food is always top-notch! Creative ingredients and preparation. Service swift and friendly with the right amount of attention. A bit cozy to other diners. Will return!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Wonderful as always. We've been going to Tuc since they opened, and have never had a bad experience. Staff is fantastic, food is fantastic (even the menu gets tweaked seasonally so there's always something new to try for folks like us that have been going there for some time). In particular, the cocktails are delightful (recommend a bourbon Caesar for brunch, or a Tony Soprano for an evening treat). The bacon wrapped egg is another tasty snack if your just in for a drink. It's hands down one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver and would recommend it over and over (and have!).

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2017

My party enjoyed the meal and atmosphere a great deal. The one downside is one of my party was ill for the next two days after eating the mussels. Can't be sure they caused it, but she was the only one who had them and she got quite ill.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Great for brunch! The staff was super helpful. If it's just two of you, the window is a great spot to people watch and drink mimosas.

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