C Restaurant
C Restaurant

C Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.crestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6046811164
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Robert Clark
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Discover C's catering at http://www.crestaurant.com/catering/

    Please email curtis@crestaurant.com for catering assistance and packages.
  • Private Party Facilities: C restaurant has a few different group options available. If it is privacy you crave, we have a wine room that seats 2 - 14 guests, perfect for business meetings, anniversaries or even more intimate special occasions. Overlooking the main dining room, our mezzanine level seats up to 25 people. Great for office get-togethers, whether formal or boisterous, this spot fits the bill. Groups larger than this size will normally constitute a buy-out of the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Curtis Wong 604-616-7600
  • Special Events: The C Blue Film Competition is a grassroots initiative by the C Blue Foundation. Make a film that’s one to five minutes in length and upload it to the Internet or mail it to C. The subject of the movie is water – whatever that means to you - but ideally we’d like it to focus on sustainability, environmentalism and / or oceans advocacy. We encourage lo-fi productions. That means your movie can be shot on your camera or your phone or you laptop. Content is king. Message is key. Selected films will be appear at the C Blue Film Fest at the end of March. Join us on Facebook at "C Blue".

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beach Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from C Restaurant
C serves nourishing food, renders crisp service and offers a spectacular location on False Creek, right between the superstructures of two iconic bridges. Chefs Robert Clark and Lee Humphries create sophisticated meals built with ingredients that are fished, farmed and foraged close to home. C has an unshakeable commitment to sustainability and oceans advocacy, and a direct relationship with the fishermen who catch the fish. This is ethical luxury.
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C Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.5
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
53% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (26)great for outdoor dining (25)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (14)romantic (12)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (7)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)good for groups (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Amazing dining dishes.
    Px520
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was fantastic, the view the service. My seafood tasting box appetizer and my seafood tower entree were absolutely incredible. Have never seen a dish like that before, so were the taste-wise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personalized Service!
    DiDi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was at "C " to celebrate my friend's special birthday last week. All staff were attentive and pulled out all the stops to make this dinner another fabulous time at "C".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TDRfromMdRVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very good dinner despite reports that the restaurant's quality has declined. We were there late on a holiday-weekend Sunday night with only a few other diners. The server, who doubled as the maitre d' and was not overtaxed, was very attentive and recommended a fine BC Semillon to go with our dinner. Romaine salad with nice dressing shared between us; excellent lobster bisque for my wife and appetizer of seared scallops with crispy sweetbreads for me. Excellent location looking across to Granville Island. The place might use a little sprucing up, and who knows how well it deals with much larger crowds these days? But we were very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic Gem
    Bryeyz
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Loved the quiet and romantic setting. Staff were amazing and I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mghtymouse1
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have mobility issues to phoned 2 weeks beffore to ask if you were wheelchair accessible. Was ASSURED that there was underground parking with an elevator. Was appalled to discover I had to with great difficulty negotiate steep stairs. Also the presence of a city truck power washing on the seawall walk way!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad decline in the kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant is looking tired but have always overlooked that as the kitchen did such a fantastic job, but my last visit saw a severe decline in the skill & craft of those there now. Very disappointing & will not be rushing back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unsatisfactory experience
    unhappy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It took us 40 minutes to get our bottle of wine, the menu on the website was out dated both myself and my companion went to enjoy specific items that is no longer available.I was disappointed that a seafood restaurant does not have crab on the menu!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not worth the price
    vanfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was fair at best. The sablefish had no flavour and it was terribly overpriced for what we got. Had guests visiting and we will not be returning. The service was slow and the server was un-attentive. All in all a poor dining experience. If not for the view the evening would have been a total loss.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hmmmmm
    foodrus
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was just ok, and that's what we go for. Service was great, but didn't make up for just ok food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor management
    lynnyyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had dinner here on August11 for my birthday night Had reservations, nice seating on the patio, restaurant needs a good upkeep, cleaning the floors and bar area would be nice bar drinks took 10 minutes , where's the liquor, tasted like juice, ordered a bottle of wine that took another 15 minutes, apparently didn't have it so they subbed it for a different winery and different grape?? Well, the substitute was a nice wine that was more expensive but gave to us for cheaper which was nice, Dinner was good ! Service not Probably wont go here again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday lunch
    lifeisgood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    When we arrived it took about 10 minutes wait to have someone to come greet us while the restaurant was not busy. You would think a fine dine restaurant like this will have a greeter... I guess is lunch time on a Saturday or likely it is one odd day that was under staff. Anyhow, as soon as our waiter Ryan greeted us and arranged us a table where we prefer, everything went very smooth after. The food is good and food arrived promptly. Ryan was the only one working and he was serving at least 6 table of guests at once. I am impress with his service under this "very short of staff" situation. Nice view facing at Granville Island at the Patio. It was not perfect, but I am satisfied with this restaurant overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food!
    mtad
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Loved every bite! Excellent presentation of delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extremely disspointing Dinner
    Kouple
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Dinner on August 6th > booked a table for 3 We were looking forward to this dinner, 1st impression the restaurant was not busy despite the lovely weather, we had a nice table, the waiter offered us water, we ordered salmon with Quinoa started eating it and "1st suprise" there was a bone still in the salmon so I thought maybe its ok it happens..then I found the 2nd one!!!! What the hell. My aunt also found a bone in her salmon!! Seriously come on if you guys can't do it properly then buy it deboned. When I told the waiter he was like "oh..lucky you then" and walked away. The service was mediocre -- the waiter was too cool and didn't care and when we ordered a dessert he didn't even know what was on the plate and he had to go ask.
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  • terrible service
    knowwhatsgood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Bad upkeep to front of the restaurant. Hostest told us there was no parking when the website says there is underground parking. When we got there the hostest was incredibly rude. On the phone,She sounded stressed and rude. Upon arrival, she greeted us with "we can't take any more ppl, and blew us off". We had reservations so she kept apologizing. That set the tone for the whole night,she tried bringing us free drinks which is spilled on herself and got yelled at by the manager for it. Atleast our waitress was good.mussels had a hair in it. Our waitress took the plate with the hair and expected us to still eat the rest. They didn't bring us a new batch.Not a good place for setting the mood or celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Morpheus
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Unfortunately the service was a mess that evening, we had to refill our glasses by our own and the waiter was very stressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BloodAxe
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food - se and landd, both superior quality, taste, cook and presentation
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • C restaurante
    LMAG
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food is just ok, nothing outstanding. Service was regular, waiter forgot stuff and wine list did not have what we ordered so sommelier just brought something else, and made us pay the difference!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelming
    ZiolaB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I expected a lot from this restaurant - from it's reputation and prices but the food was poor quality and the service ruined the evening as the orders were mixed up and the drinks were late. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    cl0826
    Dined on 7/9/2014
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    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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  • UNBELIEVABLY DISAPPOINTING
    SAVORYVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    ALL the guide books rated "C" as one of the top restaurants in Vancouver. My wife and I were very excited. Until the food came. My wife's entrée was presented with a hair in it. We both stopped eating immediately! While, we know "things can happen", we certainly expected a Manager/Owner to come to the table with apologies. But that didn't happen. The waiter asked if my wife would like something else. We said no thank you just the check. He gave us the check and said my wife's entrée was removed. Seriously, that's it? (I had not eaten more than a bite or two of my entrée either.) No apologies from the Manager/Owner. Still presenting us with a bill? We were appalled and would recommend not only skipping this restaurant but "running" from it!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 977 reviews are from the C Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Best food in ages!
    Erik
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Had a dinner here recently, it was great! I had the tunna and never had it like this before. The servers were really nice and we had a great time
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views
    kena
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great spot for dinner or drinks and appies. Wonderful patio and great views, food and service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good enough to justify the cost
    Kmag
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This was a very expensive meal but I can't recall any high points of the food. We ordered the tasting menu which I hoped would show off the chef's vision but it turned out to be on the bland side, nothing very exciting. Also the restaurant never responded to any of my attempts to contact them before the meal. I will not go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • you could be extremely disappointed
    Randy
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went there with my wife for her birthday. Everything went fine until they served my glass of wine. I found lints everywhere on the inside of my wine glass and let the waiter know right away. One minute later the waiter told us my wife had to change her order since they were out of Lobster. They didn't let us know anything at all but whatever. She ordered something else. We waited another 25 mins and the same waiter, who seemed to be the manager, came and told us my wife's order had been no longer available a few days ago but they forgot to take it off from their menu. We started to doubt if that's their revenge for pointing out the lints on my wine glass. Fine, my wife had to change her main again. The sashimi was way too far from fresh...
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Coming to a slow death
    FoodExplorer
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Considering this used to be a top restaurant in Vancouver, it's dropped a long way... Not sure how they can every rebound.
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  • Just location!
    Zara
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We booked table for Mother's Day!! Unfortunately it was not the best choice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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  • Expected better
    laine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    You can tell this place is poorly run. Went here for mothers day lunch. Understaffed. Overbooked. We were left with the only table available in the blazing sun. The pre-set 3 course menu was disappointing. Small portions. My mom ordered the salmon for her entree. It was smaller than a deck of cards. For $39/person, I expected more. The only gem out of our lunch was our waiter. This guy deserves a raise. He was extremely apologetic and provided us with the most service he could even with the understaffed conditions. To top it off, he was personable and funny. I'd e pulling my hairsout if I were him that day.. I forgot his name, he's the waiter who had his Samsung S5 stolen. You should give him one after working that day
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Service
    Scooby128
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went to C Restaurant for Mother's day brunch. From the start things started bad... Took over 20 minutes just to seat us, when we had reservations and called in the morning to confirm. The service was slow, took forever to take our drink orders, food orders. Staff were generally not to friendly, and aggressive. Food was ok, our smoked salmon bennie was cold, the fruit salad for the kids looked like it had been sitting for days. The portions were small for the price. Overall I would not recommended the C, even though it has a nice view.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocrity by the Sea
    MarkymarkVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    It's so unfortunate that the closer a restaurant in Vancouver is to the ocean, the less they seem to care about the food. Disappointingly mediocre and bland. I would not eat here again.
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  • Review
    Foodnow
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We loved the food. The service was horrible- right from the start - it was soooo slow.It wasn't even very busy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Nice Evening at C
    yvrtjc
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We usually go to C once or twice a year. I am not a big fan of seafood in general, but the dishes at C are so interesting that I usually enjoy them a great deal. Somewhat unusually this time, they seemed surprised that we wanted to order the tasting menu, and they seemed a little slower getting the dishes out. But for a tasting menu, that can be a plus. The lobster bisque was amazing, as was the scallops with pork belly.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WE LEFT DUE TO BEING IGNORED!
    AllisonVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had 6pm reservations - when we arrived 3 other tables of 2 were already in the restaurant making us the 4th table that evening. There was one busser, 2 servers, 1 manager and 1 hostess. After the hostess sat us, no one came by, made eye contact, nothing... for 15 minutes. This is incredibly unacceptable for a so called 4 star plus restaurant. We then watched as two ladies, who walked in after us sat down, were greeted, had the manager give them a third chair for their purses, and their server take their orders. We finally asked the busser for water. And then we asked the busser to have a server come over. But by then, my sister's birthday dinner had been ruined so after some thought we left.
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  • I think this restaurant has
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I think this restaurant has seen better days. No greeting when we arrived, bartender was inexperienced and had to keep referring to the drinks recipe on signature drinks, food was just average. One bright spot, our waiter we had was great.
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  • Fabulous lunch
    knitterjane
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Benedict was fabulous, beautifully plated, feast for the eyes. Petit four dessert was the same, more than enough for 3 ladies to share. Best service I have had in a long time. Great view, felt like I was far away from big city. Would love to return in summer to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Was Spectacular
    CathieVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had the duck. It was amazing -- well seasoned and cooked to the right temperature. The others had the crab salad and said it was good. At the suggestion of server had tempura sweet potato and asparagus -- both excellent and tasty. The wild salmon was said to be superb. We will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    marlute
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We recently enjoyed a relaxing night out at "C" Restaurant in Vancouver, fantastic food and choice on the menu, plus very knowledgeable staff made the night one to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't go back
    Fred
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Dined here many times over the years, but no more. Had a bad meal a yr ago but gave it one more chance. First 2 ordered wines were n/a and the salad arrived before our wine. Caesar salad was terrible. Lettuce not fresh, dressing flavourless. My wife's entree was very good. My piece(s) of sable fish couldn't have totaled 4 oz (but were done perfectly). One of the ingredients of the dish was smoked octopus. The size was literally less than half of my little fingernail. To be fair we didn't complain - but I've seen and read too many stories of what happens in the kitchen when you do. To sum up, the server was eager, friendly and enthusiastic. Ambiance decent. But when you're paying $100+ per person, you really expect much much more.
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  • our valentine's day dinner in here
    kaka
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    regular menu with double price on valentine's day,everything was just ok,nothing surprise,greasy cheesy food! totally not worth the money!
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  • Great food, awful service
    Unsatisfied
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went for Valentine's dinner, the 4 course menu was fantastic, as are the location and ambiance. Of course we expected to dish out a significant sum at an upscale restaurant on Valentine's day, and, as such, we expected much better service. We were served by around 4 or 5 different people throughout the night, all of whom were either disorganized or rude (or both). We ordered drinks before ordering food, but we didn't get them until after we were finished eating our first course. They forgot to give us soup spoons when they delivered our soup, and our dessert came without everything on the plate (those are just the highlights! There was more). Perhaps less busy days will provide a better experience, so I would tentatively recommend still.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had the four course meal on
    Davd
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had the four course meal on valentine day. Service was super super slow. Soup was cold. My soup was half full. The table next to us got a lot of attention from the server. The server didn't check up with us once that evening. Do not recommend if your going on a special day. The kitchen and the staff can not handle busy night.
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