The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Good cozy atmosphere and great service. The food comes in very small portions and was average. The menu recommends that guests share which may explain the small portions but one of us is a vegetarian so that limited sharing.
We had an excellent meal , well worth the visit and drive from White Rock
I went here for the first time on a date and it was absolutely amazing! I loved the food, drinks and atmosphere of Oakwood Bistro, I would definitely eat here again.
The staff are very friendly and this, combined with the decor, makes the atmosphere great. It was very loud, so probably not the best place to bring grandma, but she really liked her meal.
Well executed variety with unique twists.
My husband and I had a fantastic evening in the oakwood. Great food, drinks and service. Worth the trip from downtown for sure!
We had a great time here for a get-together after a few years!
Dinner at Oakwood is in sharing style, which gives us the opportunity to try out different plates and flavours, my friend who's visiting in town got a taste of Canadian poutine, ling cod with carrots and beets, and beef steak with mushroom paste.
The overall lighting is quite turned down, which is more of romantic ambiance - three of us didn't have a good look at one another until we walked out haha.
Seating is quite nice, and the noise level is still alright - we managed to converse without much trouble hearing each other.
Clean restroom. The real measure for a restaurant's standard.
Our server was wonderful
Food was delicious!
Really wanted to love this place. However, despite the great service the food was lacking. We had five dishes, including two entree called ones and four of them were quite unappealing. Those four dishes were very heavy, and one note. My best advice to the chef is to add acid to the items for more depth or fresh herbs go a long way. Also, I believe that for shared plates, especially plates with sauces or foams, new plates are ideal that way the individual plates are set apart and you can really taste the dish.
Excellent meal once again! Innovative tapas and well paced service.
I just love this restaurant, love the food, great Wine list and good staff. Never been disappointed!!!
Great service, amazing wine recommendation but the food was not the star of the even.
Lovely food, at a decent price . We were with the family and the sharing concept is really nice; you have a really wide range of possibilities.
Delicious food and excellent service at reasonable prices. We had the warm kale salad with brussel sprouts and cauliflower, which was beautifully dressed. We also had the ling cod with an interesting accompaniment of lentils and carrot bisque. The flavours worked wonderfully together. I worked highly recommend the Oalwood.
Nice dinner in the Oakwood Canadian Bistro! All of their food is to share, like some sort of tapas. Three meals and a dessert were enough for two, and everything we tasted was really nice. The service and ambiance were also great. We definitely recommend.
Absolutely amazing food. Great service. The menu is exciting . . . go with a group so you can get a wide sampling.
The waitresses were busy and did not listen to our special requests on two occasions. They need more attention to detail and only have one server per table.
It was a great experience. The food and service were excellent. Tristan looked after our every need and our server, Chantelle was charming and most attentive. The friendliness of the place was palpable and every dish we had was delicious. We shall definitely be returning.
Food was great! Loved the family dining style!
We REALLY miss the lamb shanks, and sincerely hope they return as a staple to the menu. I understand there's a new chef, but this dish will bring us back for years. The beef entree dish was a bit underwhelming. The meat didn't taste deliver the nuanced flavours one can get with beef, and in fact the bok choi was the best part of this dish. Since the beef is served rare, there should be a sharp steak knife brought to the table (not old dull ones). Everything else was ACE, including the ambiance, service, food and wine. LOVE LOVE LOVE the chocolate ganache.
Food was excellent, service was very questionable.
Salads we’re forgetten and steaks took more than an hour and a half to come out- no remuneration took place.
ThAt being said food was very good and am sure that they simply had an off day in terms of service.
Always terrific. One of my favourites in the whole city.
Wonderful as per usual!
Lovely service, staff was very friendly and went the extra mile. Received a drink from off the menu, they had a vegan item made that wasn’t listed on the menu and received a complimentary dessert for the birthday guest. Wouldn’t recommend for a very large group 6+ as the menu is designed for sharing and the 7 people in our reservation found it a tad difficult to sort out. Overall, great place and will definitely return!
I have dined here on a few occasions and always leave feeling full and very satisfied. The warm kale salad is one of my favourite dishes and I love that everything can be shared. We were served by the lovely Natasha on Saturday after a day at the beach and her service was outstanding with great recommendations. The cocktails are always on point and I love that they are always coming up with delicious concoctions. I tell everyone to dine here for exceptional service and incredible food and drinks!
We pass this place everyday and never thought to go in
So glad we did. Such an inviting atmosphere, amazing drink menu, creative and delicious food combinations and amazing service from Natasha!
Food was a little bit strange but it was good because we were there for a bachelorette party. Definitely wouldn't do this for a casual lunch. Also wouldn't recommend for vegetarians; Very, Very Meat heavy.
On a friends recommendation (they frequent it) we went for our weekly dinner date. Outstanding food, service and decor. A very "Northern" experience, friendly/informative staff, with earthy food options and a woody interior.
New favorite in Vancouver.
The food was innovative, but heavily salted. Some dishes worked, some didn't. I would agree that portions are too small for table of 4 to share. Lamb dish was not good..We had to request a change of plates 3/4 of the way through our meal. Not good to mix too many flavors- meat/fish/sauces..etc.
One thing we were aware of (this is true in most places) was the loudness of the music. I pray every time we eat out this horrible trend goes away. People want to converse with each other, and be heard. I do not want to listen to music meant for the staff in the kitchen to keep them rocking along while cooking. I would not return for that reason alone.
My partner and I love the Oakwood! I recommend it for date nights, brunch and family dinners.
Food was unique and flavorful. Staff was friendly. Presentation was beautiful. Local BC wine selection had good choices for wine by the glass.
Ein wunderschönes Ambiente in Vancouver. Gemütlich und extrem freundliche Bedienung. Das Essen war sehr lecker und typisch kanadisch. Wärmer Grünkohl Salat oder Pommes mit Käse und Bratensauce hört sich zwar komisch an ist aber voll lecker. Die Speisekarte ist übersichtlich , die Portionen machen auch einen gestanden Mann satt und die Preise sind für Kanada sehr günstig.
A beautiful restaurant in Vancouver. Cozy and extremely friendly service. The food was delicious and typically Canadian. Warm kale Salad or fries with cheese and gravy sounds funny but is delicious. The menu is well laid out, the portions also make a man full and the prices are very cheap for Canada.
We had an early dinner. Warm kale salad is consistently good. Spot prawn dish was outstanding. Potato dumplings are their take on perogies and were good.
Good service and a nice vibe, I liked the wooden, intimate decor inside. We sat outside in the glass area which was quiet, warm and cozy. The staff were very knowledgeable about the food, and the dishes were very tasty, the portions are very small though even for the mains. We ordered 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts and only then were we full. I would visit again.
It was my second time at The Oakwood, and once again the food and service were fantastic! It is a bit on the pricey side, but it is in Kits and the food is pretty special and delicious!
Limited small-plate menu of a little too trendy items. Food was average.
One of our favourite places-- a combination of creative comfort food and interesting new creations, with very nice drinks menu.
Perfect for Mother's Day - excellent variety of dishes, creative and well thought out.
The Oakwood was fabulous! They provided great service for our group of ten and they suggested multiple dishes family style which was super as we got to try many dishes. The wine was really great. It was a great venue for ten of us all from out of town/country.