Black & Blue Steakhouse
Black & Blue Steakhouse

Black & Blue Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.blackandblue.ca/
  • Phone: 6046370777
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 2:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jason Labahn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We don't cater events, we create experiences! Contact us to discuss how we can create the ultimate experience for your group.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burrard
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Black & Blue Steakhouse
Inspired by the classic steakhouses of Chicago, Black+Blue re-imagines the concept for a new generation. A massive dining room built around a custom-built meat locker, filled with the most exotic and precious cuts, it’s the sexiest room and hottest vibe in the city. A three-storey temple dedicated to creating amazing experiences, expressly designed for the people who make Vancouver an amazing place to be.
style. All the pleasures of the flesh are served—from classic cuts of beef to the finest sipping bourbon. Make your next meal a rare occasion. Join the age-old tradition of carnivorous cuisine.
The Golden Age of Steak is back.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Black & Blue Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (104)good for groups (74)hot spot (72)great for outdoor dining (70)fit for foodies (65)romantic (60)vibrant bar scene (42)great for lunch (38)notable wine list (38)neighborhood gem (27)late-night find (19)great for brunch (13)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Good but not the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Recommended by my wife's colleague, so we decided to go there to celebrate our anniversary. We ordered a beef carpaccio to start, my wife ordered beef tartar as her entree, I ordered a new york trip with fries. The server was great, "A" class service. Atmosphere was good, light music playing whole night, felt like back to 80s. Carpaccio was good but surprised me you could find a better one from Cactus club. My wife can't finish her beef tartar because of the plain of taste, she had to put lot of salt and pepper to make it taste stronger and better, Hy's definitely serve better beef tartar. My NYS was good, but you could find a better one from Gotham. The best food we got was espresso creme brulee. Overall its a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Everything was just good, not memorable. Wouldn't go back due to other options in the city.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Amazing food! If you go there, i highly recommend the steak platter. You get lamb and 2 kinds of steak with glowbals famous brussel sprouts and mushrooms. As for the mushrooms, i didnt have high hopes however they surprised me with 3 different kinds of mushrooms, not just the plain button one. For those of you who like cream corn, i recommend this one. It has a slight Jalapeno warmth to it and it just delicious. Be prepared to yell though, it is quite loud there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday Night Dinner
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been to Black & Blue many times in the past. As always, the food was very good we were seated at the table we requested and the atmosphere was great. I believe the waiter we had was very new or in training. Service was good, no problem there, but he kept trying too hard. Will continue to keep Black & Blue on our list of favourites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely, but pricey
    Sop1
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had a very lovely dinner with family in a party of six. Our service was just right: friendly, non-intrusive, helpful. The cocktails were delicious, as was most of the food. There could have been more flavour in some of the dishes, including the hush puppies, and the polenta fries were hard and dry as though they had been cooked early and left under the lights for awhile. The wagyu beef was definitely not worth the money spent, and the lobster tail was tasty but small. We loved the oysters, though, and most of the other dishes. If it sounds as though I'm being overly critical, it's because generally you should pay for what you get and this meal cost a bundle!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience overall
    JMCrevi3ws
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was fantastic, server was knowledgeable and friendly, many of the food and wine items were priced far too high. There's profit and then there's Glowbal group pricing- which is often 400 times the cost to the company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Chloe
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went for a special birthday everything was excellent....food & staff!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were disappointed in our experience at Black and Blue. We were ferried up and down the elevator, being told our table was ready, then it wasn't, then it was etc. Once we were finally seated, our starters were served relatively promptly, but our entrees took over an hour to come after that. Our foursome all ordered the Surf and Turf platter. The presentation was beautiful, but the time it took to get it that way left the food lukewarm. Not pleasant for the price we paid. Our server was attentive, but we were constantly approached by multiple staff asking if we needed more drinks and our conversation was constantly interrupted. If you are interested in a lively bar scene, but not so much dining, then this is your place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Awesome experience and fabulous food, however my Beer was Warm, asked for another and was served another warm beer, I thought they took my order as COLD, not warm... not cool...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was served Luke warm Service was very average Drinks were okay, nothing wow Nice atmosphere in restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great service and food made just right. Our server Mona took really good care of us and was very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Takky
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We waited over a hour for our steak, after finishing the appetisers. Complained to the manager, and they showed up 5 minutes later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I took friends to celebrate a special occasion. We were seated in a quiet section of the restaurant, which was very nice. The food was wonderful and full of flavor. The table side preparation was well done, but it would have been nice to have been a little closer. The service was great. We were able to linger at the table for awhile. It was nice not to feel we had to leave as soon as we were done. I definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Experience
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I gave been to Black and Blue at least a dozen times and have come to expect a high level of food and service, my experience this time was poor all round. Bread that came with beef tartar was stale, beef tartar portion was much smaller, and flavor was not the usual because of excessive capers and pickles inside, barey any meat. Steak arrived Rare instead if medium well, they took if back to kitchen and it came back well done. I was not offered anything complementary despite the poor experience. This was my favorite steak house in Vancouver. To make thing worse I was called by the restaurant asking about my experience. I explained and was told by a manager I would get a call back in 30 minutes and never did.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At least the food was good
    Mikomak
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    All I have to say is that the service sucked. From start to finish. I spoke to the head supervisor and he gave me some nice dessert and wine. Thanks for saving the night michAel but I wouldn't be coming back. MJ the manager needs to go take hospitality 101 courses majoring in politeness!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Axite
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I brought my Husband here for his birthday dinner. I had stated in our Open Table reservation that it was a birthday dinner, and he got wished a Happy Birthday by the hostess right off the bat, and then again by our server without us reminding them. Service was outstanding! Extremely friendly, helpful and fast. The food was delicious and we had a fantastic time. Oh! And we got a surprise free birthday dessert, which was actually quite big, and very yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steakhouse ?
    Woodguy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A restaurant that is a steakhouse should be able to get the temperature right. Quite disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love it
    Elegio
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service excelent. Food awesome. The whole restaurant is good. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romanticdinner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was mine and my husband's first time at Black & Blue. We both thought it had a delightful ambiance, definitely great for a special occasion, we were celebrating his birthday. The manager was wonderful, he was seen throughout evening walking around greeting guests and asking them how their evening was. Our server on the other hand was not the best, he was not very friendly nor attentive. Considering it was our first time he didn't make any suggestions, when he took our order he walked away without asking how we wanted our steak. We had to flag down another server and ask her to bring our server back so we could fix our order and advise how we would like our steak. The food was good however we've definitely had better steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Regulars
    glassweaver
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have eaten at the Black and Blue several times and it has been consistently excellent each time. One of our most favourite restaurants. Do not take a vegetarian !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst hamburger
    localboy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went for friday work lunch on roof. Menuu limited for for lunch priced items so had beer and burger special. One of worst burgers ever especially from a resto that specializes in beef. Dry, overcooked, tasteless and bun and fries very lacklustre. If this is the special, there was nothing special about it. I want to leave going " wow, what an awesome burger".
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Had the prime rib. Terrible piece of meat, and not really prime rib at all. More like a chuck steak. They did replace it with a NY strip , but it was pretty bad too.
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  • OK food, service so-so
    joeknows
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was just OK for a pricy meal. Service could have been much better. Glasses of water were not refilled at all until we asked for bill. Ordered a drink and was never asked for a second. Waited for 15-20 minutes for terminal after asking waitress for bill. Regretful that I brought my wife here to celebrate our anniversary.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It was my boyfriend's birthday and all he wanted was a steak, I've been here previously and have always had great food, this was his first time and he was impressed to say the least....the staff was amazing, the food was excellent we had the tuna appy, for mains he had a NY Striploin I had the seafood trio and we had a bottle of pinot noir which was perfect. I was ready to order dessert and the staff brought out dessert with Happy Birthday written on the plate we were both surprised, it was so perfect we had such a memorable night we were treated so well. Thank you so much!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The waitress acted in a very rude way when she saw a 10% tip...i wonder should i pay her a 50 dollars tip ??.. i would never recommend it nor dine in this restaurant again. Despite reserving a table, they kept 10 min to find my reservation..
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  • Horrible Service
    annniieeVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great rooftop patio but horrible service ruined our dining experience. When we were seated our server stood next to the table and asked the manager "do I have to take this table". What a great first impression. Then it took us 15 minutes to finally order our drinks, another 30 to get it and they served our white wine without a chiller. Mind you it was a hot Sunday late afternoon. Finally had to ask the manager for it as our wine was dripping all over the table. Food was subpar, service took 30 minutes for two side salads and a seared tuna appetizer. We would have ordered another bottle of wine but decided against it due to price and (lack of) service. Ended the night at Milestones where we had an amazing server & great wine (with $5 off).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was a busy night but it took forever to have our order taken, to get our food, the food was cold, the waiter never came back to check on us. All in all the service was not a good experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roof-top Dining in the city
    andi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Four of us had a lovely early dinner on the roof-top patio at Black and Blue last weekend. It was the first time being up on the chic deck. As usual, the food was delicious. Happy Hour cocktails, prosecco and appies were also amazing! The charcuterie platter was generous and delicious. The slightly different menu for the roof-top was perfect for a summer day. It was a little bit lighter. We had skewers with panzanella salad for dinner. The service at Black and Blue has always been impeccable and this visit was no exception.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Service Ever!!!
    Sunny
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I would like to set out a praise to the waitress and the cook who served me. Such a wonderful experience. being a vegetarian it is hard to go to restaurant and get a decent meal. I was shocked by the hospitality of my waitress and the cook they made sure that i got what i ordered even if they had to special make it for me. By far the BEST BEST service I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but chose the wrong area
    zestfor
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I didn't realize that the rooftop had different menu. We were there for our anniversary and the rooftop crowd was not the ambience we would have liked. We had heard good things, and it is good, but it was not the right environment for an anniversary. I wish we would have stayed indoors. The food was good so we will go back and probably next time not go up to the rooftop. The indoors seemed very romantic but the rooftop not so much, it might be later on in the evening but not while we could be there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere! I've been wanting to try a blue steak for a while now, and tried one at Black and Blue! Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coconut Sorbet is the best
    SillyRabbit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good dining experience, but ambience has changed since the last time I was there. Would have liked to sit by the windows, but I didn't specify this in my booking. Japanese wagyu was awesome, but my friend didn't like her prime rib - a bit overcooked, and she said the quality wasn't that great (and she knows her steaks). We loved the coconut sorbet. One last thing - when I booked a 6pm reservation on OpenTable, I wasn't aware that we had to leave at 8:15pm (we were told when we arrived).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    They didn't have record of my reservation and sat my guest somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another solid outing
    HomeSlice
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Seating staff could learn the basics of customer service but otherwise terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great rooftop spot
    Foodiedeb
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great kusshi oysters. Steak good, but not Peter Lugar or Morton's good. Charming and friendly staff. Fun and delicious pineapple dessert. Do sit on the roof deck if weather is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I celebrated my husband's birthday dinner at Black & Blue. Our food was extremely disappointing. The prime rib was medium-well (ordered rare), lobster was dry, and the steak was unseasoned and cooked medium-well (ordered rare). When I brought it up to the server about my dissatisfaction with the steak, he ignored the fact that my steak was medium-well, and suggested me to use salt and pepper instead of offering me a new steak. Anyways, I added salt and pepper to my steak and I was still dissatisfied. Then, I asked my server for gravy, because I had to drown my steak in gravy to give the steak flavour. At this point, my server still didn't offer me another steak.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Black+mmh mmh MMH
    blairwaldorf
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    super romantic. super cute bartenders. great for a girls night out or like friend gatherings. dress up, have fun ;)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok for food, meh service
    WatHelm
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    If you're having steak, you'll probably enjoy the experience, but the rest of menu was just ok. Not really filled with refinement. The service was a little lukewarm. The servers look overworked but trying to fake a smile. They did everything they were supposed to do, but with all the enthusiasm of… well, an underpaid under appreciated staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    our server was great, but service and food was not. needed to wait for cutlery, one meal came out first 6 mins late the remainder meals came out. beef was grey in colour. apps where tasteless.
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  • Over-rated & very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My friends and I dined at The Roof at Black + Blue on the evening of Tuesday July 29th. We were really disappointed with our dining experience to say the least. I have been looking forward to dining at your restaurant for many years now and finally had the opportunity to do so. I can't say that one thing we ordered met our expectations or satisfied our taste. However, our server was fantastic and very friendly. I am sorry for sounding so negative, but we have been anticipating dining in your establishment for such a long time. We had high hopes, but were so very disappointed. The bill was over $400...we paid and even tipped. But we left feeling really dissatisfied.
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