Nightingale

4.7
1749 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

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About

Celebrating the here and now, Nightingale delivers fresh and vibrant modern Canadian cuisine that’s designed for the way people want to eat today. Fresh vegetables and creative proteins are offered in a range of share plates that contribute to the fun, convivial atmosphere of the industrial-chic space. Located in a heritage building in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Nightingale’s buzzing dining room is anchored by a focal bar that complements the compelling flavour profiles of the food with a rotating cocktail on tap, an approachable wine list and a range of local craft beers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 695-9500
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
David Hawksworth
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Catering
From cocktail receptions to illustrious galas, Hawksworth Restaurant Group's mandate is to deliver the absolute best contemporary Canadian cuisine, simply anywhere. In addition to private dining on-site, Hawksworth Restaurant Group provides off-site catering at the location of your choice. For more information on off-site catering, please contact Edward Vint.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Burrard
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6
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JH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to dinner with my sister and brother in law when I was in town and I'd highly recommend Nightingale. The atmosphere was vibrant and posh but fun and had a great energy. We had a variety of shared dishes which were all delicious. The wine stewardess was super helpful and knowledgeable.

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CS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing restaurant!
Our second time eating here, with friends and again it was not a let down!
Great for sharing plates!

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NH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went on a Wednesday night around 5:30. If you’re wanting a romantic and quieter ambiance thats the perfect time to go. Around 6/6:30 it started to pick up and get louder.

Their menu is created in a way that encourages plate sharing, like a bunch of appetizers for everyone to enjoy.

I can’t have dairy and they don’t have a separate menu for dairy free items but the server was so nice to highlight all the things I could eat on a menu for me. Normally I’m posed with a lot of difficulty with menus and resistance from servers, so I really appreciated the time she took.

We ordered the Brussels sprouts – so yummy!
Pork sausage – super flavourful.
Pork belly – it was very delicious, but I would recommend this dish to be shared amongst 3-4 people, for just two people it’s very rich. I couldn’t enjoy more than 2 pieces.
Cauliflower pesto thing – super over cooked (mushy), I feel like it needed salt and it was supposed to have a lemon flavour to it that was not detectable.
We ordered one beer and the total was about $75.

Overall, I would recommend this place for a nice date! Vibe is amazing, service was amazing, and food was an 8/10! (Only because the cauliflower was a huge dissappointment.) The price is reasonable for the overall experience you get. If you’re wanting to make reservations for a date make sure to ask for the upstairs area!

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JS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an exceptional experience. Each time I bring a different guest, they are so pleased. 😁

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SJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Some great food with interesting and exciting new ideas about combining foods. I really liked Nightingales and will definitely return when back in town.

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LC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely a firm favourite in Vancouver! Highly recommended for food, service, atmosphere and experience. We eat here often, and have never been disappointed.

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l
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to Nightingale twice now and both were excellent! On my last visit, five of us shared a number of dishes: the kanpachi aburi, roasted mushrooms, baked sweet potato, cacio e pepe pizza, buttermilk fried chicken, braised meatballs (got those last two for the second time), grilled pork belly, porcini radiatore, and then the vanilla pannacotta and pb&j ice cream sandwich for dessert.

I would recommend any of the dishes we ate but would probably try new things next time because everything on the menu looks SO delicious! I'd say it was the perfect amount for sharing without feeling overstuffed.

Bonus: we were all pretty surprised at how affordable it was when the bills came around! Definitely worth every penny. I'd also love to go back to Nightingale for cocktails—they have some cozy-looking couch/lounge areas and a nice bar.

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1
Vancouver
137 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Gnocchi was quite salty but everything else was excellent.

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food.

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V
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Food and service were just ok. Have had better dinners here in the past.

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B
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Nightingale on a Saturday evening. Be aware they start seating upstairs at 5:00 pm so any reservations before that get seated downstairs. We were happy to wait to be moved to the upstairs location where the ambience is so different! It’s lovely! The staff was knowledgeable and friendly about the food. We tried a mushroom vegetable dish that was delicious and we added bread at the suggestion of our server (who was delightful). We had the chickpea small dish which was highly acidic and refreshing. A bit of a palate cleanser and then moved on to the cacio e Pepe pizza which is a favourite of my husbands ever since we got back from Italy this last spring. The cheese was cheap and salty as it should be and it was covered in a nice helping of black pepper-delicious but make sure you’ve got water on hand. We then moved on to the gnocchi which was simple and tasty. I will probably not order this again as I was not a huge fan and there are sooo many other dishes to try. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and we will be back as we live in the neighbourhood. Thanks Nightingale amfor the thoughtfulness you put into your food and service!

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V
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed a recent meal at Nightingale. Two couples dining were able to share 8 dishes and 2 desserts, leaving us comfortably full and satisfied. Each of our choices was outstanding but in particular we enjoyed the clam pasta, gnocchi, and the fried chicken. Our server was lovely, very attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. We will be back and I would highly recommend Nightingale to anyone looking for a great evening out.

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R
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Love the food, always fresh always tasty. My favorite is buttermilk fried chicken that is crispy and non greasy, the potato gnocch is so tasty that you want to have it for desert as well. of course brussel sprout is the must veggie dish and water melon salad is a good refreshing start.

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m
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once upstairs, the food, service and atmosphere were absolutely phenomenal. The shared plate experience was incredible. Our server was extremely helpful and made our first visit nearly perfect. We would go back in a heartbeat because of the upstairs experience.

However, we arrived early and while waiting for our reservation we sat at the bar and was "greeted" by quite possibly the most unfriendly un-welcoming server. She never said a word to us, smiled or even acknowledged our presence. If it wasn't for a friends recommendation and great reviews, we would have walked out. We don't ask for much when we go to a restaurant but maybe a fake smile and a hello would suffice. The other bartenders were good, host was great, but this one person almost ruined our experience. Hopefully a one off.

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ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked for our anniversary and were pleasantly surprised that the staff acknowledged the occasion verbally and with a candle in the dessert at the end of the meal. The food was excellent especially the charred arctic char and roasted brussel sprouts. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Waitress rushed us. We had a reservation at 5pm. At 5:10 ordered drinks. Bought $110 bottle of wine. Pressured via multiple visits by waitress to order food. 5:20 ordered several items of food. I said we may order more food thereafter. Waitress made a show of checking her tablet to see how long we had, then sternly telling us we would need to be out by 7:15. Very welcoming. No notice of this on booking. We had almost 2 hours to go when we mentioned we may order more, and had the waitress inform us we might not be allowed to. Odd behaviour. Never happened to me before ... anywhere. Ate quickly, paid over $200 for our meal, and left. Still a number of empty tables when we hustled out. Will never return.

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V
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great flavours and very satisfying. The service was impeccable.

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L
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Loved the Brussels sprouts, squash and meatballs. Disappointed with the soggy crust pizza.

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R
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal as always. Nearly every dish is great, especially the beets and fried chicken.

Will definitely be back soon

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LB
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service was a bit quick but otherwise great restaurant. Would go again

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was friend’s first time there. She enjoyed the food, the environment and the service. She was impressed.

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EC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We ordered a pizza dish. It took almost one hour to arrive and no one informed us until we had to ask the waiters 2 times about if the dish is still coming. My friend was running late for his meeting and he had to rush to leave. We are disappointed with this lunch.

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V
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Gem of a place in the heart of Downtown Vancouver! Great atmosphere and delicious food. A foodie must!

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P
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and friendly service, delicious food, great ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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RS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We've had very good experiences here in the past, but not this time. Staff weren't very knowledgeable about the dishes, waited to remove dishes before we were finished, and the bartender was almost rude while we waited. We also couldn't sit upstairs, and don't enjoy the atmosphere on the first floor; it's almost like a different restaurant on the main level.

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s
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really delicious, beautifully presented food. Someone in the kitchen has a way with fall vegetables, not to mention little charred lamb chops, spiced olives, desserts... One of the bartenders is an expert on whiskeys. She had just returned from a trip through Scotland and Ireland, and graciously gave my husband an outstanding overview of smoky Scotch whiskeys after we enjoyed our after-dinner drinks. Comfortable and attractive space (we sat downstairs; will also try upstairs). Worth persevering for a reservation.

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MA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was really fantastic. The service was great, the cocktail list was creative. All the food was right on. Would definitely go back if I was ever in Vancouver again.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience 10/10

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YV
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great lunch and afternoon visit with my friend whom I haven’t seen for a long time. She’s vegetarian and I am an adventurous foodie. It was very easy to find dishes to share that we both enjoyed.

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SJ
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great meal experience.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu is so vast and filled with delicious items that it’s hard to choose what to order since you want everything! And they switch their menu up seasonably which I love. I like going with larger groups than 2 so we can try more things to share. I love the ambience and the servers were lovely and attentive!

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S
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved everything except found the salad very ordinary.

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S
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Prefer to be seated upstairs, but it was not open on Sat. Service was slow. Food was tasty.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great restaurant. The food was really good and the service was perfect. My only issue was the noise level was very loud.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service

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CC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing
Nice place
Fancy
Loved it

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MN
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were there for my birthday celebration. Wonderful food, great atmosphere. Could have not been better.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing !!! Loved it !! Great food,service and ambience! It’s a win all around :)

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AD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Ordered Manila clam spaghetti. The most chewy bundle of cheesy mess came after waiting for 30 mins in an almost empty restaurant. It was like eating rubber bands. Waitress took it off the bill. Food was very disappointing and over priced. Waitress was very pushy and invasive the whole time. Kept asking if we wanted drinks other than water and coffee. Kept coming to confirm that’s all we wanted and we didn’t want alcohol. It was for Sunday brunch! There was no wine classes to clear away so she was just being rude and pushy. It was not a good meal. Was our first time and will never come back. We picked it after seeing all the rave reviews on the restaurant. Should have gone elsewhere

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Good looking restaurant with interesting menu and open late enough to dine after 10 ( rare in Vancouver). Food was very good with two small quibbles - pizza was on the cold side and the sweet potatoes had a bit too much garnish and not quite enough potato

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