The Salmon House

4.4
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The window-wrapped dining room offers unparalleled views of Vancouver, Stanley Park and the surrounding Burrard Inlet.

The Salmon House is world renowned for its fresh seafood and comprehensive BC wine list; accentuated by breath-taking views, warm comfortable surroundings and native art decor.

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The window-wrapped dining room offers unparalleled views of Vancouver, Stanley Park and the surrounding Burrard Inlet. The Salmon House is world renowned for its fresh seafood and comprehensive BC wine list; accentuated by breath-taking views, warm comfortable surroundings and native art decor.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

The window-wrapped dining room offers unparalleled views of Vancouver, Stanley Park and the surrounding Burrard Inlet. The Salmon House is world renowned for its fresh seafood and comprehensive BC wine list; accentuated by breath-taking views, warm comfortable surroundings and native art decor.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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CL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

This was my first time back at the Salmon House in over ten years. I cannot say I was impressed. The food took over an hour to arrive (in fact we asked if the Chef had fallen ill). Obviously this restaurant has a captive audience with the view. However, the Salmon Wellington was dry and dismal. This menu item cost $24 when in reality it was more of a $12 value. One at our table had the eggs benedict and they were just okay. Another guest had a club sandwich and the bread was dry - she was so hungry she just ate the fillings as she could not wait for another order. Overall a very disappointing experience and I will not be returning or recommending to guests from out of town.

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JD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place for Vancouverites, and a must-see for all visitors. A true legend.

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JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely dinner and ambiance at Salmon House. Picked a perfect sunny day and Colleen and the entire team took great care of our party including two very elderly and not terribly mobile diners.

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food very good...seevice great. The view is, of course, exceptional

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SD
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding in all respects, thank you!!

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Overpriced for the food choices. Service started well but went downhill shortly after.

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F
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

To have a window table we were in a corner of the lounge, not the main room. It was very comfortable, no loud noise, windows all around with a gorgeous view. The service was excellent, the waitress Johanna was very professional and cheerful. The food, as every time, just perfect, the salmon trio cooked to perfection, moist and well seasoned. We could have not chosen a better place to celebrate our anniversary.

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BH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely view
Good service
A bit too expensive but great place to take visitors to our city

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Salmon was over cooked, lamp was cold and didn’t taste good at all, chicken fingers from kids menu was actually chicken strips and wasn’t fresh either. Definitely doesn’t worth the price.

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JG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I had requested a window table and was delighted to be offered one in the lounge, with comfy chairs and a stunning view of the city. It was much quieter than the rest of the restaurant and only a couple of other tables were in use. The food was excellent and the service, too. The best dining experience I have had at the Salmon House, ever. Will always go there for lunch from now on.

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KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

We were very disappointed with our evening. I requested a window seat for my husbands Birthday. We were seated in the lounge with only one other couple.
No ambience. I was VERY unhappy. Why bother booking and asking for a special table and being seated in the dark lounge.

The food is very expensive. My salmon was raw inside. Give me a break. Terrible.

We live on Folkstone and We will never return.

This is the 3rd time we have asked out of town guests to the Salmon House and have never had a pleasant experience.

I feel sorry for the Vancouver tourists.

Karen Brennan

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TM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect as always! I highly recommend this place. Food is amazing!

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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Salmon over cooked........this is what they do.....how do you not do it properly?

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P
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a must-visit when we go to Vancouver. A great place to spend a quiet evening overlooking the incredible harbor and lights of Vancouver.

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T
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been going there for decades. It is the best.

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view is amazing esp to watch the sunset.
Service was very friendly and attentive.
Food was amazing. Every bite.

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TC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Must have been an off night for the chef. The salmon trio was pretty uninspiring, and borderline not good (tasteless). But, one of my table mates ordered the salmon special and was very pleased - super tasty. The views are incredible, the service was good. Lovely atmosphere, quiet and pleasant . Was very sad that the salmon was not good - wish I’d ordered the special.

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PE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It has been a long time since I have enjoyed going to a restaurant because of my hearing problem. At Salmon House I could chat with my friend and did not have to yell. The server was wonderful young lady, she understood my food problems, I got exactly what I had asked for. I will come more often.

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SK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Greeted with an engaging smile and escorted to our requested window seat. Service was attentive and well balanced so we never felt neglected but had someone whenever we would need them. Food was very nicely presented and good. Fish might have been a tad over-cooked but everything else was very nicely done.

Thank you for a wonderful evening where we could enjoy absolutely breathtaking views of one of the greatest cities on earth.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food & service! Breath taking view!

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CL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The view is magnificent and you get it from any table. The booths that are about 3 rows in are very posh and fun and still have the view. The service was impeccable but not at all pretentious. The food was generally excellent. Best cosmo martinis and affogato (dessert) ever.

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RG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their meals very much. Quite pricey so come for a special event as it is a beautiful way to celebrate and make someone feel special. Choices are great, good variety.

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MW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I would return to this restaurant if I was entertaining out of town guests. I would definitely prefer a window seat to enjoy the spectacular view and watch the sun set. Try to pick good weather to fully enjoy the view.
The four of us ordered two towers @ $100 per tower. The food was ok but not outstanding. The portions could have been more generous. If I go again, I would order from the menu and hope the food tastes better and the portions are more generous.
The ambiance is very nice. The service was excellent. The wine was $60 a bottle and sells for no more than $20 at LCB - however, this seems to be fairly standard.

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HT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had guests from over seas and they enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the excellent service and quality of the food.
Snow at parking area was not cleaned at all and one of the ladies almost felt.
Other than that everything was perfect.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mothers 66 bday

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T
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Sablefish was amazing. The salmon could have been a little more moist. Overall the view and the food was great. I would go back.

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NM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our son's 38th birthday for brunch on Sunday March 3. We were a large party of 10 adults and 4 children aged 7 months to 6 years.
Our waiter was absolutely amazing; attentive, personable and was great with our "strange" requests.
The food was delicious.
We couldn't have had a better experience.
Thank you. We will be back.

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DG
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent service, extraordinary view

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F
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Service very poor.

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N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our very early dinner for 12 older diners began at 5:30 in this iconic restaurant with its priceless view. By the time we finished 3 hours later there were a number of full tables near us but the ambient sound remained unusually low. Background music at very low volume, thank god. Service was attentive and very well informed. Broad variety of selections and a waiter expertly helping to organize tastings for this large group. The food was excellent (I save 5 stars for French Laundry or Alinea). This restaurant has been in business for decades and could easily survive with mediocre food and its amazing view, but the kitchen is strong and creative and the service top notch. The ambience at this long established restaurant was always unequalled, and it has been well maintained. If you have not been here in years, you will be pleasantly surprised by a return visit.

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JB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We lined-up the time of our dinner with the sunset, a person couldn't ask for a better view of the Pacific Ocean and the City of Vancouver. Watching the sun go down and the lights of the City turn on, all while enjoying a great meal combined with excellent service was simply amazing. Enjoyed every bit of our meal and the only complaint we have is to serve the butter and salmon spread soft so we could spread it and enjoy more of the flavour (oh yeah and garlic butter with the lobster). Service was awesome. My highlight was dessert (it always is) I had this wonderful creation called an AFFOGATO. Look it up on their menu, very yummy! Highly recommended!!!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Didn't seem to be a lot of salmon at brunch, no salmon eggs benny, no salmon hash, nothing. That was disapointing.

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MW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Definitely worth the drive. The view is spectacular and the food very impressive. A great value for a romantic night or a family get together.

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SP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great view. Great food.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and knowledgeable staff

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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

the taste of the tea we ordered was not good

we came to the Sunday brunch for their hot fresh baked croissants, but they served us cold croissants

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L
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A timeless classic with unique West Coast architecture and stunning views.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It’s a one-of-a-kind place on the north shore
They don’t get any better than this

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the best experience we’ve had dining as a family with our young kids. The staff were exceptionally accommodating and the food was fantastic. I can’t speak highly enough about our server and the overall experience. Thank you

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BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My birthday dinner with my wife, daughter and 93 year-old mother was fantastic, the food was superb, the service excellent and the tranquility with the beautiful view of Stanley Park, Burrard Inlet and Coal Harbor unforgettable. Salmon House on the Hill is by far my favorite restaurant in Vancouver.

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