Vault Restaurant

4.3
2268 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • 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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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The cook cross contaminated some pesto, which I am allergic to, into my curry. Not good! The bread was dry.

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FM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Meatloaf was dry and tasteless. Have had better at half the price.

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h
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

regular food for high prices. same as anywhere else. Our appie plates weren't cleared away until our after our dinner was served. Had to ask for cutlery to eat our dinner with. Pesto pasta was really soggy and overloaded with sauce

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CB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I found the food only satisfactory, normally I really enjoy it, however this time I had short ribs and they were very fatty, the vegetable was boring, zucchini and a slice of red pepper. My friend had seafood and she felt the shrimp was undercooked, the plate was not very appealing. Overall I was not happy.

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v
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Took a long time to order drinks

Food was good but not seasoned enough

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was wonderful. The service was top notch. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Not happy amount food we where still hungry when we left. Plus not accommodating

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

Always a fine tasty dining experience , recommended to all .

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Always great night at the Vualt, great food and our young lady that served us was terrific

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love to come here for a meal. The service was awesome.

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1
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The restaurant had the tables very close together and very hard to converse.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I love this place! Great food and great atmosphere

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service will definitely go again.

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P
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service and food are always good!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Steak was too salty but cooked ok. One veg was red shred cabbage. I am tired of your garlic mashed. Won’t be back till you have baked potatoe on menus or yuk, fries. Skewer of 2 shrimp & 1 small over cooked scallop was a joke. Service good. Prices ok. I tipped my usual 15%

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NC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere, service and food all excellent. The only reason I took off one star was because the portions were small and the food was expensive. I could only afford to eat here with family on rare occasions.

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DV
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner for 6 at The Vault. The food was spectacular as well as the service. Everyone at our table was really impressed with the food quality and value. The live singer was a great hit and really gave the restaurant a good atmosphere.

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DB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food service was great

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time eating here but i have to say i will be back again .i liked that they had some different appys from what other restaurantshave. The mussles in the curry lime sauce were so good and im not a big fan of mussles.dinner was good. And the service was very good

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TE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We have been going to the Vault for 10 years for special occasions and birthdays. Bread now has to be requested ? What is this is your first visit ? You just do without ? Not a big deal but that is my point. Not the same vibe came from the meal after hearing that

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b
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, our dining experience was superb. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and we had such a lovely time. Please do not ever stop what you are doing because it works so well.

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went there for our Anniversary and had a wonderful time, the service and food were awesome.
thanks and see ya soon

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R
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food & service were great! My wife is mostly vegan, and they were able to adapt the mushroom ravioli with another sauce to make it mostly vegan for her. Wine is quite pricey, but the rest of the meals were very tasty & the chocolate peanut butter pie is to die for! The singer Friday night was very good as well!

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KO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere. Pricey menu but would return for a special occasion.

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AM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Generally poor experience. We were there celebrating a birthday with five people. Our food was not served hot enough. The tuna dish was bland and had no flavour. This restaurant used to be better.

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BY
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We probably go to 1 of the 3 (Hawthorns, WAG or Vault) at least every 2nd month. Love them all, Not the cheapest place to dine but enjoyable none the less. Portions this time at the Vault were not quit up to pare though.

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j
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The service was excellent. The food was very tasty however the value related to portion size was lacking for the meals were selected - others may be larger - pasta dishes seemed to be more of a full plate. We only go with a reasonably sized coupon which makes the value issue more tolerable. The environment is very nice - it is an open concept layout with large walls and open ceiling. However this results in a lot of noise. If you want to converse at your table without having to raise your voice to be heard - this is not the place to go.

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F
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are regulars at the Vault and appreciate that the overall experience is consistently excellent. (We are older so sometimes find the noise level a bit uncomfortable but never unpleasant.)

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

The Vault is our go to family dinner location. Food and service is always very good. Our server on our last visit, Gabby, remembered just how my wife liked her appetizer and entree prepared. Very impressed!

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole experience was great! The musician was fantastic and added such a great element to the evening! Loved him!

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JL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely LOVE the food here! I have never had a meal that I did not enjoy . Great ambiance and even ran into old friends. Went on Saturday night so there was a live performer and he was very good, had a pleasant voice and loved his song choices. Excellent service! We will definitely be coming back.

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TF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was very busy but our food still came out quickly and the service was fantastic. Food was very good too. We will definitely be back!

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Unfortunately the service was very slow the night we were there. We sat for 10 minutes before anybody even came to our table, no water no drink order. Once we got service it was good and the food was excellent.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have been a number of times to the Vault and it was as usual packed, not an empty seat in the place.
The food again was excellent as well as the service and we had a great time. The only problem I have is that it is way too noisy and I don't think much can be done about that although there may be some noise cancelling devices that may work.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great we really enjoyed it, it’s always great every time we go

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R
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been here a few times now and the food has been excellent every time.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The Vault, over the year, has been very consistent with the quality of service and food. Their menu offers a good variety and excellent wine choices. I would recommend The Vault without hesitation!

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SV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of 6 and requested to sit in the Vault itself. We were not sure how it would be but found it to be a wonderful place to visit. We could hear each other in quiet, private conversation. Restaurant was busy when we came out so would not have been able to enjoy it quite as much. Thank you, a fun night!

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The service and quality has gone down hill. The food is ok but it was really the service that has taken a noticeable nose dive. Gone from being our favourite place to wondering if we will be going back

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CH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Service was great. Food was great. But DO NOT sit by the fireplace. We were melting by the time the evening was done.
Everything else was fabulous. Will go again.

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