Vault Restaurant

4.3
2333 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Standing out like a fresh tattoo on a burly forearm, The Vault Restaurant serves mouth-watering martinis, delicious wines and fabulous food. Once inside, you will be greeted by an eclectic, lively room, a diverse menu and tantalizing cocktails, including “the best Caesar in town.” First built in 1948, The Vault retains many of its original features, including the concrete bank vault.

Outside the private vault, guests are seated in the restaurant’s lounge or dining room, surrounded by an eclectic décor, including bicycle frames, ornate mirrors and a tiki lounge! The funky style combined with live jazz or blues music and you’ve got yourself a hip and quirky restaurant, with a cool, laissez-faire vibe. The Vault’s diverse menu features Northwest cuisine, offering dishes that are simple, yet rich in flavour.
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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vault is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is always amazing! Perfectly cooked, seasoned & presented.

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Everything was pretty good but not outstanding. We'd go there again because it is convenient, but not because of anything else.

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RP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Getting the bill could be quicker, our server was quite busy and while the food and drinks came very quickly it took a bit to get our bill processed.

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TS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant several times and I was actually quite disappointed. Our food was mediocre in taste and the service was quite poor, considering it was a quiet Thurs evening.

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AO
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Surf and Turf was delicious and my friend enjoyed the braised beef. We shared a lovely Creme Brûlée since the mains were quite filling.

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DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I ALWAYS HAVE LIKED THE FOOD THERE BUT MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE WAS THE SEAFOOD HOTPOT,i DO WISH THEY WOULD BRING THAT BACK.BUT THE GREEN CURRY SAUCE IS SO GOOD WITH THE MUSSELS!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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LT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was very attentive and knowledgable and each of the dishes we ordered was excellent The curry Kahlúa prawns were cooked perfectly and the pork loin dinner my husband ordered was delicious.

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OG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Limited menu, flavors are excellent. One of our favorite eateries.
The sauces on the Surf and Turf are so good. Steak nice and tender.

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CD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Complimentary birthday dinner was amazing! Both the Mixed Seafood Grill and 9oz New York steak with prawns were fantastic... as usual. We will be back!

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PM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The atmosphere at the Vault was great. We arrived before six o'clock so it was not very busy. Our server was excellent. By 6:30 the place was almost full and very noisy because of the structure of the ceiling. We were by the amp in the corner however the music was not loud. The only draw back was having to wait for our meal - 45 minutes. Others came in after us and got served. We ordered the prawns, ribs and the daily special. The food was excellent when we finally got served.

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, food was very good. Drinks were excellent. Would definitely recommend and come back.

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The ambience was great but found the food was ok but it should have been better for the price.

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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DP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Repeat customers for many years. Love the recent decor and menu changes. Cassie, our server, was the most delightful young lady. Excellent service, lovely evening. Thank you!

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CA
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Service was very fast and pleasant. Really had a pleasant experience

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TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you for the coupon for dinner at your restaurant. We have been there several times & have always enjoyed both the meal & service. We will be back many times. Again thank you for the experience.

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r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambiance. There were several dishes unavailable which was disappointing.

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HM
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience. We had company visiting from England and thought we’d try somewhere we hadn’t been before. The waitress was lovely, the food was fantastic and the ambiance and background music was perfect. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great evening.

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JG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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TK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome restaurant, food is amazing and servers very friendly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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c
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were disappointed they took the Flat Iron Steak off the menu. It was one of the reasons we come there.

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JS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I/we eat there fairly often and I would like to encourage management and kitchen staff to serve different vegetables than zucchini and peppers all the time. During the summer at least I would like to see a better offering such as beans, carrots or beets. The Zucchini and peppers are just played out but other than that all is good. Thanks, Jeff

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EM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious tender beef, generous seafood with the penne.

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SE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family can't wait to go back. It's always a great experience

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food tasted of good quality but the kitchen service was way too slow. Very difficult environment for serving staff tending to patrons waiting 1 1/2 hours for a meal.

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LM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit, food is great. Was a little loud for my mother-in-law, but she enjoyed her salmon. As always, great experience! We will return.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our first experience at Vault. The hostess/server seated us at an excellent table for we wanted to be located in the "semi private" tables by the entry door. The hosted was attentive and cheery so added to the ambience of the restaurant. My wife's portobello tortellini was excellent. My Cajun chicken was very good , maybe a little dry. Will return to try other menu items.

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LK
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was excellent but although the restaurant was half empty, service was really slow.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Did not like how our server brought us our bill without asking if we wanted anything else. We were wanting to stay longer and order more drinks so we could enjoy the live music however felt like we were being rushed out. (There were also lots of empty tables at that time) Other than that food was great.

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T
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere unfortunately though the menu looked good, the food was nothing special and the service bordered on inattentive. Maybe fine if you want a basic lunch but wouldn't recommend if you are looking for a good dinner out.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food! Really enjoyed the clam chowder it was delicious.

They were accommodating to us for our seating, as we chose a section no one was sitting in (was a bit quieter than the main area i think). Due to that i dont think we got the service other areas did, but to be fair we also were engrossed in our conversations and they could have just been good servers and noticed that and did not want to interrupt.

In the long run we really enjoyed the place no complaints and would definitely go back in a heart beat.

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HC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

My friend and I both ordered the grilled chicken sandwich with caesar salad The lump of chicken in my sandwich was plain dry and tasteless and hadn't been pounded flat so only covered about 2/3 of the bun The croutons in the caesar salad were burned a dark brown, the lettuce was wilted instead of being crisp and the dressing was not at all creamy and tasted vinegary I was the one who suggested having lunch at the Vault because my friend lives in the Cloverdale area but I certainly won't be doing so again!

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Restaurant was bright and clean. Staff were friendly but it took over 40 minutes to get our meals which made the overall experience less than expected.

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TA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with great food and with live music on the weekends

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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Been coming to the Vault since it opened. Have noticed that the portions are quite a bit smaller.

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T
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

New menu change wasn't as appealing. Over priced starters with not a lot of healthy options.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

We were so excited to try out the vault. It was a great atmosphere with live music. And the main courses were delicious, especially the short rib. Unfortunately the service wasn't great, including a server accidentally knocking my friends wine over, all over her pants and did nothing other than bring napkins. No refill on the empty glass, or much of an acknowledgement. Other than that it was a great time

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K
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time to Vault, and we made a reso for a Saturday evening. I have to say, I absolutely loved the aesthetics and ambiance of the restaurant. Loft ceilings and twinkling lights, interesting wall decor. A truly funky, cozy feel. They also had live music, that included a musician singing classic and familiar 90s hits on an acoustic guitar (think Pearl Jam, oasis etc). My husband and I really enjoyed the vibe. And while our cauliflower/chicken appy was yum, our main courses left something to be desired. He ordered the ahi tuna, which was a $29 entree, while I ordered the prawn curry penne ($24). He said his fish was rubbery and over cooked, and the general portion sizing for his main was very small. My pasta lacked seasoning and any distinct flavor. Really disappointing, considering the general atmosphere was so appealing, but the food was just way over priced for what it was.

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TM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant on several ocassions. We have always enjoyed the food & service here & will be back. Thank you for a pleasant dining experience at a reasonable cost.

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RH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoy a quiet restaurant with good food. We like the atmosphere

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