The Distillery Bar + Kitchen
The restaurant hosts a long 30 person communal table ideal for large groups, family-style dining or getting to know your neighbour. Guests can also pull up a stool at the restaurant bar which looks on to the fully open kitchen for an interactive experience, or sit outside on the heated patio to people-watch with a bottle of wine and flavourful pasta.
You may reserve seats online for a maximum of six guests. Please note that due to the style of our restaurant service parties of 4 or more may be sat at a communal dining table. Cheers!
Food and service are always excellent. Several good veggie options. Try the jalapeño vodka Caesar!
Friends and I reserved a party of 3 for a brunch birthday surprise and noted same during reservation. On arrival, we were seated and greeted by a server on his 2nd shift. We introduced ourselves, advised it was a birthday and asked our drinks to always be full. It appeared that our server ended up with a group table and we were quickly ignored for the rest of our experience. They returned to take our food order (all orders with errors) and dealt with a total of 4 different servers/staff throughout our dining experience. The food was mediocre and bennies were cold on arrival. We unfortunately had to keep flagging servers to get drink refills and eventually gave up asking for our bills.
Neat drink menu, underwhelming food and bummer timing re server training.
Really disappointed in the service and food. The waitress was a mess of confusion. The only thing she was able to do well was able to bring water. Will not be going back again. Too bad.
I love Distillery for drinks and casual appies! The place has an awesome vibe and it's great for bigger groups but also for date nights. I like that it's a bit different than the other similar spots in Yaletown as they have Italian/Meditarean dishes and much healthier options. Brunch is good too and the happy hour!
Or first time in the Distillery.
A co worker suggested it for breakfast. Decor and design was tasteful.
Seating and spacing was very comfortable.
Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks that were ordered.
We found the service to be...ok.
Noticeable enough that we all commented on the ambivalence of our server.
Will try again and strike it up to a tired server.
Good food at a fair price. But sitting in view of the kitchen can be off-putting! I saw cooks licking their fingers and they had cooked up something they were sharing and eating while cooking our meals. My preference would be that they don't eat in the meal prep area and licking their fingers while making food is just yucky.
It is a go to, brunch establishment in Yaletown. A must for any local or visitor.
Food wasn’t as great as I expected for the price Shrimp
Cocktail where tasteless watery flatbread spaghetti and meatballs where very salty
In for a quick dinner prior to a Whitecaps game. Good fast service. Friendly staff
Review rating is more about experience than meal. Just really great service!
It was ok but the veal parmigiana was over cooked and bland and the pasta sauce didn’t look homemade or have flavour
Good solid brunch place with Italian twists on old classics. Great service, delicious food.
Went for brunch. Didn't find value in the breakfast sandwich$13 or the handful of arugula $5 but it was pretty tasty
Food overall mediocre and modest portion. Most places on the same street offers larger portion in the same price range. The shrimp tasted very frozen and the chicken is not fresh. The worse part was they are charging $1 for hot water!!!??? I don’t recall McDonald’s or high end restaurant like blue water charge $1 for hot water so that’s totally ridiculous. The server are more chitchatting than checking the guests. Not the first time to this place but very likely will be the last time.
Harriet our server was exceptional. A great meal as always and wonderful attentive service but relaxed too. A great time tonight. The food was fresh and tasty. The happy hour menu is great value and if you can sit on the patio it’s great for people watching.
Quality food and good location
Great brunch! Great service. Will definitely go back.
The outdoor seating area was super super hot from a number of the outdoor heaters, which I wasn’t entirely prepared for given the cooler weather. Thankfully it wasn’t just me, but the table next to me noticed it as well.
The beefsteak tomato salad seemed somewhat under seasoned, with the significant amount of blue cheese adding sweetness rather than much needed salt or acid (I was tempted to ask for balsamic).
The pasta dish I had was tasty, though I was way too full and decided to take it home with me.
The staff however are delightful and efficient.
I’d happily return.
Very cool space with great drinks and bar. The food is so-so. Not great. Not awful. Portions were a little small. But the service was wonderful.
Made reservations expecting to be seated on the patio. Hostess not friendly or accommodating
Sunday brunch with the girls
Great night out. It was our first time there. I would go again.
Consistently good food
Great food and even better service. Enjoyed the pasta and wine options.
Delicious exciting food and great atmosphere.
We love coming to this restaurant. We ordered the ribeye to share and it was so good. The only thing we didn’t like was the broccoli rabe. Very strange taste so we sent it back and they were really good about it. We will be back xo
The server rarely came by to check on us even though we were the only table eating at 6pm on a Thursday.
The shrimp cocktail is not worth $16. They didn’t serve it with enough cocktail sauce as there was a bunch of shredded lettuce in the glass and a teaspoon of sauce sitting on the bed of lettuce.
Great, fun service from the staff. The food and the drinks were amazing. We were very well taken care of. We'd definitely go back again and bring more friends along! 😊
Service and food were really good. Sat on the enclosed patio which was heated from above, a bit cold from below but there we blankets you could put on your legs which were handy.
Fantastic service, he was sweet and always on top of things. The food was amazing, and the value of the drinks for brunch was so shocking for Yaletown. I was really impressed that such amazing quality of food and drinks were affordable! I will definitely be coming back 😊
Great food and exceptional service. Thanks for the Valentine’s Day surprise!
Took the wife on a date and we both enjoyed the experience. It is not a quiet place, but we could still comfortably talk. The ambience makes up for the slightly higher noise level. The food was excellent and the service exactly what you would expect from this type of restaurant. The chef obviously loves his craft as our meal showed it. This is a good place for cocktails too. Will be going again and interested in trying out their breakfast sometime in the future as it looked good on the menu.
Our waitress was inattentive and we did not have a good experience with her. We literally had to chase her down to get service. She needs more training or if she hates people, she should find a job that doesn’t involve customer service ‘cause she sucks.
Everything else aside from her is good.
Great service and excellent drinks.
The host originally put us in the restaurant at a table in an awkward spot. But then moved us into the lounge where we were more comfortable. It was a great night and the server was excellent. Always love this restaurant. Also appreciated the complimentary shots for my sister’s birthday. A great start to our night out.
Great ambiance, food and service! Hope their espresso infused Vodka will not be taken off the menu....
Great food service ambiance and location!
The ambiance at the Distillery was very lively and reminiscent of a 1930s bar and restaurant.
Unfortunately, the restaurant didn’t have our reservation through open table on file so we had to be seated outside. There were heaters; however, it was still quite cold and we had to eat with our jackets on and blankets on our legs. The food and service was good but overall it was not a great experience.
Great spot for brunch or any meal. Also fun place to grab drinks after work or late night. Overall, it's a awesome spot for food and drinks. Our service wasn't the best on our last trip this past Sunday but nothing serious. A one time blip. I would highly recommend for everyone and anyone.