Vault Restaurant

4.4
2866 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Regional American (Northwest)
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2866 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaVonnieS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great mussel appetizer. Said we were sharing the fish and chips but server didn't point out it was only one piece of fish. We would have paid the extra $$ for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always good at the Vault

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Koryd
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent meals and great value! Love the Happy Hour!

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KurtT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Such good flavor. Would definitely go back.

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ShelbyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance , drinks where great and wasn’t too pricy

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vipGraziellaT
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Love to see the new menu with some of the old favourites…….the meal was very good….the only negative if you want to call it that was that our server didn’t come and ask if we wanted another drink before the happy hour cut off..usually that is the norm at the vault…

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vipCroneb1
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice to sit outside. Tuna burger was great as usual. Good sized portion of tuna. Good neighbourhood spot

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Saysme14
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

You know your night out was a bust when the best part of the meal was your cocktail. And slicing the scallops that end up in the scallop and prawn salad into quarters might save the owner some $$, but it also means you end up serving overcooked, rubbery scallops that render the whole dish a vast disappointment.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service! One of my favourite places to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and amazing service!

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KenL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Patio we had to sit on was on the street so not the greatest but otherwise it was pretty good

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MillerF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although on a temporary sidewalk table, it was comfortable and the food was great!

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KristiS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Fine dining, close to home

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ivyh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service good food all in all a nice dinner out!

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Brooksw
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

I always try to be fair especially because every business is suffering due to the pandemic. We try to book locally owned business because we want to support them. Having said that I would think that any business that is booked would demonstrate appreciation for their customers. After all there are allot of places to choose to dine and the fact that someone chose your restaurant should be reason for appreciation.

On my reservation I specified it was for a special occasion. There was no acknowledgement of this. The service was poor. It wasn’t warm, welcoming or personable. The drinks were ok. They certainly weren’t delicious. I ordered a sangria and my spouse an old fashion. But again they weren’t great. Food was tasty but certainly not outstanding or something to write home about.

Really unfortunate experience especially given what we were celebrating. I wouldn’t recommend The Vault based on the poor service (slow, unfriendly, lack lustre) and the food was just ok. Drinks ok too. But certainly had all of these better at many other places and served with a genuine smile and great friendly conversation as well as a thank you for coming

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great everything. Loved it
My first time there def will go back !

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CherylB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food, patio was fine, but sitting in the street limited any ambiance. Very good choice for dinner out!!

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AnitaS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a pleasant evening. Sitting outside was lovely! Our server was attentive and friendly. Food was yum. We started off with chicken wings which were succulent and very well seasoned. My friend had the Kahlua curry prawns which were scrumptious. I had the seafood penne which had just the right spice level not overriding the flavor only enhancing it! Will definitely return!

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ElleJ
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always loved the vault and we love supporting local.

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LisaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

First time at Vault. Will definitely return. Great food and service. It’s too bad that they can’t make the patio a bit nicer( flowers?) but grateful that they managed to have a patio available!

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Calogero
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Vault never disappoints.
The servers are professional and friendly
We appreciate their efforts on keeping all of us safe and happy
Great patio !
Also best calamari !

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CherrelR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service was terrible. We were seated on their makeshift patio, ordered and received our drinks. The server came by and asked us if we found the menu ok. We said yes and thought she was going to take our order, but she just walked-away. I tried to get her attention but she was busy with the other server trying to set up a patio heater at another table for the next 20 mins. Maybe the patio heaters should be set up before they seat people. Then they could have just turned them on. We finished our drinks paid and left.

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GaryK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! The staff are the best, food is great, I’d highly recommend the vault.

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CiaraO
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious, service is quick and the staff ate lovely. Supporting local restaurants is easy when they're so great!

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Blondie
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

I'm a returning customer and was really looking forward to my favorite Chicken Breast dinner. Didn't happen. The meal took too long to get to the table, the chicken was overcooked, dry, no sauce to be seen, one tablespoon of mashed potatoes, and bitter mushy zucchini. Overpriced and skimping on quality. Very disappointed, so was my companion.

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Trisha
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, sangria yum!! Great service, it was a beautiful evening! Definitely coming back!
Thank you!

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vipLoriP
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent. The food was ok we probably just ordered the wrong thing.

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vipCroneb1
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio experience was great. Tuna burger was delicious and the salad it was served with was great. Good staff, a nice spot on a sunny evening

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PaulV
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great happy hour specials. The Vault Burger is one of the tastiest burgers around.

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Tricia
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I didn't get to experience the ambience because we were sitting outside due to covid. The food wasn't worth the amount of money it cost. I ordered scallops and prawn salad and it literally only had a couple prawns and 2 scallops. The steak tasted really good. A desserts were complete rip off. I'm disappointed I was so looking forward to trying a good restaurant, nearby.

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barwar
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Noise was a problem for us deaf folks with hearing aids. Our meals were a bit disappointing.

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VickiN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go about once a year, usually for a special occasion. It did not disappoint. I like that we have to be further apart. It was nicer to have a little more space between tables, which also helped keep the noise down. Food was fabulous and the waitress' were quick and professional.

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KenH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

First time we've been there. Food was excellent particularly the mussels for openers. Waitress was very friendly and efficient and I felt we got good value.

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BarbaraM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love their Burrowing Owl winery selections. The server was pleasant and attentive. I hadn’t been to the Vault in years and it was nice to be back! I had the salmon and it was delicious! We will definitely be back

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vipChristina
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Best friend annual birthday celebration - albeit just two of us this year, been going to the vault for years for this. Used to go for mine too but group got too big. The Calamari was a lot of tubed large pieces so didn’t love it. - nothing wrong with it just not what we expected - But all else was good, and our service was pro as always.

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LaVonnieS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

This is our favorite restaurant but it was less that usual our last visit. We were a party of 3 with a reservation but they put us at a table for 2 so all our dishes and glasses were squished on the table. We ordered mussels but the broth was so reduced it was like gravy and very, very salty. The burger was ok. My husband hates making a fuss or returning anything so we didn't say anything.

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KarenA
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fancy Vancouver menu but close to home and with less expensive menu options

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BarbaraD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and we had the Vault Burger. Fantastic. Easily one of the best burgers we have ever eaten. They need a slightly bigger plate for the juicy tidbits that are hard to keep in the bun, though :-) What a lovely surprise to find such a gem only five minutes from home. Even loved the little side salad and fries were excellent.

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AndrewC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was on point, would recommend you try here!

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BeverlyH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were in a corner table of 4, by the front window, I think there was a speaker right above us that seemed to cut into our conversation as it was a bit loud. We told our server, we've been coming for 14 years, Saturday night was the first night my husbands short ribs seemed overdone and pasty.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vault Restaurant using the Order Online button. Vault Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 576-4243.

Vault Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 2866 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.