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For 2
Date
Thu, 5/24
Time
8:30 PM

The Distillery Bar + Kitchen

4.4
118 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 4:00pm- Late
Friday - Sunday: 10:00am - Late *Now Serving $10 Breakfast!
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Phone number
(604) 669-2255
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Darren Watson
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Helmcken
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Public Transit
Just steps away from the Canada Line, Roundhouse Station terminal with the skytrain running until 1am.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 118 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Our server was great! Took very good care of us. Unfortunately while enjoying brunch we saw a mouse run up the wall beside us, not a guest we preferred to see but it happens. Let our server know because thats something they should be aware of. Our server was very apologetic and sent over a cheesecake for us to share on the house. We were very shocked a manager didn't come over at all to speak with us considering the restaurant was not overly busy and we saw him walking around or rather standing around talking to his staff.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good food good service . Always a good choice for brunch!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great brunch, the mimosa pitchers are so fun! Our server was friendly and funny! Would recommend to anyone looking for a funky spot for a meal

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food and cocktails. Fun dinner out with friends.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great service! We arrived 1 minute before happy hour ended and they graciously gave us our drinks at happy hour prices. Service was quick and friendly. Ordered the flat bread and the toppings were a little sparse, but it still tasted delicious.

Everytime I go to a concert at either arena, The Yaletown Distillery is my go-to place for pre or post event drinks/meal.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing experience! Always such a pleasure eating there and such amazing service!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It was a great 1st time experience for me & fiancé at the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent brunch! Great value and really decent food. The brunch is better than the dinner menu, surprisingly. Great jugs of mimosas.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great service! Food was fantastic! Would recommend

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1.0Dined on April 19, 2018

It is regrettable that we went to this restaurant/ lounge for a birthday dinner. Service was good, ambiance was good, but the food was terrible!
We ordered the veal parmesan and the veal chop. The Veal parmesan was like cardboard and the cop required a chain saw to slice. The cost of these items were at a premium level, (chop was $41.00) ... The worst part twas the next morning where my stomach was in agony .... it took me at least the morning to recover .... don't recommend this place for dining but suitable for drinks and light conversation

No so hungry in Vancouver to go there again

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Distillery is surely great value for brunch! It's a cute spot with a heated patio. Decent, but not spectacular, food...but who's complaining for $10/plate and a sweet $3 mimosa!

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The worst breakfast I’ve ever had. Food was greasy, tasteless, and lacking flavour. Too bad...the restaurant has a lot of character and seems like a good place to eat...maybe for dinner but brunch is terrible.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The atmosphere and service were good and food acceptable. Just suspicious and didn't think we got the full 750 ml of wine on tap that came in a carafe. 🍷

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Excellent thru and thru. Very cozy setting, friendly and professional service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We came here for brunch and was blown away by the service, food and overall atmosphere. So much so that we came back for dinner and it was like visiting old friends. Would definitely recommend and plan to come back again soon!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food and service. Love Happy hour deals!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Our Pre- Valentines dinner. No kids just the two of us. I love the pasta , mussels and the beer. The service is great❤️.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was absolutely delicious - great assortment of pastas. Great service as well. Love the old-timey music. Amazing experience.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Great happy hour & excellent service. Sunday night $13 pasta also a great deal, definitely worth trying. We went early so it was relatively quiet but can get pretty loud when it's busy. I've enjoyed dinner here a couple of times.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The server did not impress me when my friend asked for a recommendation for drinks he did make an impression on me. The most interesting aspect was that I am being called about not showing up for my reservation when I am having dinner at your restaurant. So is this the how you check on people who make reservations. Also I had indicated that I was celebrating my birthday yet nothing.
The food was decent but your tiramisu needs work too much cocoa powder made it pretty grainy.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Beeeeeaaaautiful place. Food is deeeeelicious. Clean, open, efficient kitchen. Clean co-ed washrooms. Brunch is great value. Service is professional and friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always great. Personal service. Reliable food. Decent wine happy hour and cocktails. Great for my dinner out with my daughter.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

There was something for everyone in our family group, including our vegetarian. I loved the nostalgic background music and the shaded oil lamps on every table. The service was outstanding - attentive without being cloying. Well return when we come back to Vancouver.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Fairly quiet on a Tuesday. Excellent service and food was certainly worth the money.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Fabulous Ambiance, delicious food and superb service. ( our waiter was very sweet and attentive)

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

It’s a great place. Drinks were good, food was awesome and the ambiance is perfect. Kind of a New York feel to it.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Please pass on a big thank you to Kieran for his excellent service. We met friends for a quick dinner and 5 hours later we finally left the restaurant! What a great time and definitley helped by the staff , music and overall vibe.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Food and drinks were great, but so many TVs! Fine if sports specials are on,but do we need a movie playing that you can’t hear anyway? Brunch was better for the whole experience there.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We went to the Distillery for brunch, and it was a fabulous experience. We tried the Bloodies with cucumber vodka and jalapeño vodka, had smashed meatball hash and bennies, and fell in love with the thick cut sliced bacon. This place is simultaneously elegant and casual, refined and comfortable. Not to mention affordable! We highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Awesome food! Great environment! Evryone really nice

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

This is one of my favorite places whether it’s for brunch or dinner they do a fantastic job

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Great server, lovely staff, awesome brunch pasta! Will be back

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, atmosphere, service. Will definitely be back

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2017

It's a great looking restaurant but the music was way too loud all night. Difficult to hear anyone.
The Puttanesca pasta dish had an insane amount of garlic in it and friends at the table commented that their pasta dishes also had too much garlic.
The bathrooms were awful and needed to be checked on and cleaned more often during the night.

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2.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Brunch here was not that great. The bottom-less mimosas were meh, and the food was oily and just okay.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our first time enjoying brunch at The Distillery. They have a $10 menu, which has a good selection. Overall our dining experience was great and we look forward to coming back!

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful as always. Great room. Great food. Great service. Rob and Masimo were attentive and fun. Who knew a Negroni Boulevarde could be that good. Or that a carnivore would enjoy a Pear Gorgonzola Fettuccine. No matter what, end your meal with the gelato drizzled with olive oil. Nicely done. See you again soon.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a male server, tall, with shorter grey/whitish hair. He was initially very polite and knew the menu and drink specials well.

Our food was brought to our table and I had almost finished my first mimosa when our server came to our table to check in. He stood completely behind me, facing my friend who was sitting on the bench seating on your patio, and then proceeded to place both of his hands on both of my shoulders. I immediately froze, as did my friend, and at that time tried not to freak out and cause a scene in your restaurant. My friend could tell that I was not okay with him touching me and that I had immediately changed my energy. She got up right away and spoke to your hostess who I am guessing asked another male server to attend to us as the initial server did not return.

I say this in a very respectful way - our initial server's mannerisms and loud tone did give us the idea that there may be a social interaction barrier. Regardless, we appreciated how polite he was and the quick service. But, touching a guest is clearly inappropriate and it immediately ruined my dining experience. As a woman, having a man place his hands anywhere on me without warning or asking is an easy way to heighten someone's anxiety level or bring fear. The situation could have went a lot worse if I was not able to control how I responded to him touching me.

I always schedule my brunch meeting with my close friends to network with them and new women at your restaurant. I cannot say if I will do that again in the future.

I have also emailed the restaurant a longer detailed message

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The ambiance is great! Ideal place to meeting a special friend.

They also have happy hour, which is a plus! Highly recommended!

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