The Distillery Bar + Kitchen

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian

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The Distillery Bar + Kitchen opened in the Spring of 2013 serving up straight forward Italian-American style dishes and boozy handcrafted cocktails. The menu was developed with an emphasis on sourcing local ingredients, taking the time to make products from scratch and being inspired by the way that ‘Mama used to make it’.

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!

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adv9999999
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always fun before a Canucks game!
We pop in whenever we are in Vancouver.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service was great! and the food was amazing! great Italian food

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Ciaobella30
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Valentine dinner with the Gals!

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vipnoelleh
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Favourite brunch spot!! Great value and always fun
Noelle Halcrow Vancouver

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DougB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reception was quick and we were offered several seating options and when seated people arriving were not seated next to each other. Service was quick and we were not rushed and were able to carry on a conversation without excessive noise.Great menu selection at various prices. I love Veal and there were 5 choices which the waiter quickly explained. Overall a great dinner experience

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I do love the Distillery Bar + Kitchen. Ever since I "found" it last year, I haven't gone anywhere else in Vancouver. Great food, reasonable price point, excellent Happy Hour offerings, and the Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini is to-die-for-worthy.

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vipnoelleh
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great choice for brunch. Amazing menu and well priced. Best value in Vancouver!

Noelle Halcrow Vancouver

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Service was amazing. Will definitely come again.

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vipYVRV6B
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good Italian food options and quality. Appetizers are great, pasta dishes are good as well. I had a veal milanese which was a little over-fried and the veal was dry. Calamari, meatballs and pasta was very good. Recommend for a casual lunch.

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remarkablerebma
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great pre-hockey game dinner.
We shared a salad and two flatbreads (the mushroom and sage was our favourite) as well as cocktails (their Kentucky Sour was excellent). The close proximity to the sky train, plus free trolley to Rogers Arena were bonuses! We will be back next time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

we waited at our table for 30 minutes with no service, asked about it and still no service so we left

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ShaeS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Best service!! Our waiter and the staff were excellent. Hard to come by now adays!

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YasminA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Overpriced for mediocre food. I do not recommend.

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vipnoelleh
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect for brunch! And great value and quality of food. My weekend go to when in Vancouver

Noelle Halcrow

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MP50
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met here prior to game at BC Place. Venue was perfect, we dined on heated outside patio.
Good location in Yaletown..food was very good!! Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are always excellent. Several good veggie options. Try the jalapeño vodka Caesar!

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Britt
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

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.

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vipMremac
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

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.

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vipPaulaB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

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!

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GIke
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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.

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vipnotagormet
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

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Mick
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a go to, brunch establishment in Yaletown. A must for any local or visitor.

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LynnB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Food wasn’t as great as I expected for the price Shrimp
Cocktail where tasteless watery flatbread spaghetti and meatballs where very salty

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JoanF
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

In for a quick dinner prior to a Whitecaps game. Good fast service. Friendly staff

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vipcali
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Review rating is more about experience than meal. Just really great service!

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Tressa
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

It was ok but the veal parmigiana was over cooked and bland and the pasta sauce didn’t look homemade or have flavour

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mmichiela
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good solid brunch place with Italian twists on old classics. Great service, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for brunch. Didn't find value in the breakfast sandwich$13 or the handful of arugula $5 but it was pretty tasty

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JackyW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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.

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vipAdamB
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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NJL1
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quality food and good location

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great brunch! Great service. Will definitely go back.

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LemonHoneyTea
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Made reservations expecting to be seated on the patio. Hostess not friendly or accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Sunday brunch with the girls

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great night out. It was our first time there. I would go again.

NJ
NJL1
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistently good food

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vipCynthiaE
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and even better service. Enjoyed the pasta and wine options.

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Amel
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious exciting food and great atmosphere.

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