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Chambar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chambar.com
  • Email: info@chambar.com
  • Phone: (604) 879-7119
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Late

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European
  • Executive Chef: Nico Schuermans
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private groups from 15 to 60 guests available upon request.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristah Dirie (reception) (604) 879-7119

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dunsmuir/Pender
  • Public Transit: We are the second building north from the Stadium/Chinatown skytrain station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Chambar offers valet parking every Friday and Saturday night, as well as most Rogers Arena event nights. There are also three public parking lots within the vicinity.
A word from Chambar
An "unpretentious fling with fine dining"

Leave your day at the door & enjoy the essentials - food, service, & great music. An exceptional cocktail list, Belgian beer, fine dining without the formalities. The food is exceptional, with a commitment to fresh seasonal produce, Belgian themed with North African influence. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Everytime I go to Chambar I enjoy myself. The staff is far beyond average, the food + drink is always on point, and the atmosphere is sexy, cozy and fun. Who could ask for more? "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This gem does it all: Food: cutting edge flavour combinations, varied influences, perfectly prepared and presented. Beverage: 2 pages of Belgian beers made sense once we found out the owner/chef is Belgian and even more sense when our encyclopedic but highly personable "sommelier" listened to our personal taste in beer and made a match in heaven with our various dishes. Who needs wine? Service: attentive, knowledgeable and a seamless team effort Price: perfectly appropriate to the high quality Ambience: a vibrant thrum ... you know you're in for a great evening as soon as you arrive. If you want a quieter meal, arrive early or late. The large, airy back room is lovely. The mid-room tables fairly intense. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We're talking very high end quality dining in both standards and menu prices. My entrée of halibut was $31 yet the portion was far too small to be considered sufficient and the accompanying sides wasn't much either, forcing me to order a side of fries to feel satiated. Not a restaurant that I'd regularly frequent and will only be on special occasions if at that. Hawksworth in my opinion is a far better value."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I booked a table for a group of 8 girls for a birthday and all I can say is amazing! I would suggest anyone go there as the food and service were great. I will be back again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "While sometimes a little close-quartered, the atmosphere is reasonably energetic without losing a sense of romanticism. The candle-lit tables at the back are quieter, while the front part of the restaurant allows for a more casual night out. The food was excellent, and the service was unbelievably flawless."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "2 of us for an early meal at 6pm (reserved). SERVICE: Our waiter was professional, attentive and was able to confidently make sure we had enough to drink at all times. Door "greeting" was another matter. Firstly, we were greeted with "you know there is a 2 hour dining limit, will you be longer?", then pointing at the TINIEST table right next to the entrance. Of course, we politely declined the offer for the oompa loompa table and took the table for regular sized people in the back. This was followed with a swift reminder "we have the same table booked for 8pm, so we have to have you leave before then". Of course, were out within 2 hours, but we know every rest. has a dining limit. Some are just more professional ..."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "If you are a mussels lover, you must try them here....you will never want to go anywhere else for your mussels fix! We had the congolaise (spicier broth) for our mussels, and it was amazing! FYI, portions are huge so consider sharing the mussels and ordering side of bread to soak up some of the extra broth, plus fries with mussels come with nice aioli dip as well!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "As always, we had a great time: staff know what they're doing, from the front of house to the waiter to the kitchen and all the way back. Wonderful food and a great wine or beer. I'll be back! I booked an early meal for pre-theatre and told them so. They called back to let me know that there wouldn't be a problem getting out quickly. On the way there, we ran into lots of so slow traffic and they rang to make sure we were on the way...as I said, great service!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The portions are plentiful and very delicious. Worth every penny. It's not the ideal ambience for a cozy conversation as the noise level was quite high but a good place for dinner before a concert or game."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We were there with a group of ten and we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious as usual and the service wonderful. The only complaint I had is that we were seated in the middle of the restaurant across from the kitchen which has a bit of a "stuck in the hallway" kind of feel to it. I've been to Chambar many times and prefer either the front or the back. Having said that, the evening was fabulous and cannot wait to come back again soon. The Congolais muscles are a must every time!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Superb food, courteous service and fun atmosphere - we've never been disappointed here."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The restaurant had a nice interior and was surprisingly big. Food was only average, even the recommended mussels failed to absorb the flavors of its sauce. Halibut was bland although the various sides on the plate were flavorful enough to save the dish. Great fries, dipping sauce tasted like plain mayo. Overall too expensive for the food, only paying for ambience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have enjoyed the food and service at Chambar on several occasions but usually avoid dining here because the noise level is prohibitive to conversation. It' s a pity because the menu is wonderful and execution beyond reproach. We are so hoping that Chambar's new location up the street will provide an experience that enables conversation."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've dined at Chambar many times and they have never disappointed. I choose to go there with out-of-town clients because it will generally be a new experience for them and it will be fabulous."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Exceptional service, very friendly and helpful. My server went out of his way to help me surprise my gf with a birthday cake. The food is incredibly expensive especially as I did not enjoy my meal. That being said the presentation was great. I would go back there again but only for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive. The only service I've seen that is comparable to theirs is the one you usually get from cruise ships."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Just a bit too noisy. I'd come back much more often if it wasn't so hard to hear the person across the table..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "As always, the night at Chambar was awesome. The room was bustling, warm, and fun. Great menu with flavourful, high quality, interesting, and well made food. Cleverly crafted cocktails, and a big enough wine list to appease everyone."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Loved the menu and enjoyed Gravlax and beef and mushroom appies. Great buzz, amazing food, spit on service !"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Chambar is my favorite restaurant in Vancouver. Food is superb, ambiance perfect and service impeccable."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The moules frite are outstanding. Service was wonderful, especially considering there were several large groups going to the hockey game and a concert at the QE Theatre simultaneously."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "In booking the reservation, I didn't even realize this was a Belgian Restaurant, much less that Belgian cuisine existed.... but I couldn't have been more blown away. I literally had the best meal I have ever had in my life. Detail was paid to every aspect of the meal, from the overwhelming service (and knowledge of the servers), to the finely constructed cocktails, to the succulent make up of the appetizers, small plates, large plates and desserts. I will undoubtedly come again when in Vancouver... I may come back to Vancouver just for this restaurant. On the dessert menu, the "Mama Risk" is the finest take/inspiration/modification of Persian Faloodeh I have ever tasted."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Not so much a great wine list, but the Belgian beer list is phenomenol."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The attention we received from the maître-d this evening was exceptional. We arrived for our 8:00 PM reservation and the restaurant was hoping busy. When we were seated at about 8:20 PM, the maître-d came to our table, apologized for the delay and offered us a complimentary glass of Blue Mountain champagne. This was a lovely way to start our evening. The Salade de carrotte brulée was delicious. The mussels in the white wine and butter sauce was far better than the mussels Coquotte. The Mama Rizk dessert was not a favourite, but the sorbet was delicious. We were not sure what happened to our waitress at the end of the evening so the maître-d rang attended to our bill. We left feeling that this was a restaurant that deserved another visit."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "One of the best meals we have ever had in a restaurant with a really nice atmosphere and a pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive waiter. The food was exquisite and beer with which we began the meal was a pleasant treat."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Staff were excellent and food was delicious!! Decor was lovely too"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I proposed to my girlfriend at Chambar (it is where we met). The staff were attentive, friendly and professional. Food arrived quickly, and was delicious (we were on a tight schedule, and they easily accommodated us). I can't say enough about this restaurant. There are many reasons why it is one of the finest dining locations in North America-and they proved it all to us on that evening. Thank you Chambar"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I've been working in Vancouver for several months and have eaten at a variety of places and this is probably the best I've been to. I've had many of the dishes and can say everyone is amazing. Love this place."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Chambar may be one of our all-time favorite restaurants - certainly in Vancouver. We are from Seattle and we dine out frequently. If we had to compare Chambar to one of our favorites in Seattle it would most likely be Ethan Stowell's Staple & Fancy. Not only is the food fantastic but it is also beautifully presented. The cocktail are also second to none in their creativeness and deliciousness."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I can't remember the name of our server, but he made me feel at home and comfortable in this loud and energetic environment! The noise was overwhelming at first but once I had a few glasses of wine I was good to go! Food was smaller on the portion scale but rich and very flavorful! The floor is slippery so choose footwear wisely! LOL! Expensive but worth it! Perfect for a hot date or group outing!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and bar scene. Great place for drinks and beer selection. Food is good however would not consider it top notch."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Excellent dinner for my wife and I on our last visit to Vancouver. Enjoyed the atmosphere, food was great and would go back in a minute! Fun, happening type restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went to Chambar to celebrate my new permanent resident status. Chambar is a most welcome antidote to the sometimes fussy and pretentious food scene we left behind in the SF Bay Area. We love that we didn't have to wait a month for a reservation. Although we did dine earlier than planned, it worked well for a leisurely dinner before catching the ferry home to beautiful Bowen Island. And - the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Outstanding dining experience. Cocktails, beer and wine selection are always top notch. I've eaten at Chambar MANY times and I can't say I've ever eaten anything that has been average or sub-par. The restaurant experience will not be forgotten."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I love the restaurant. The food was great, hag the tuna tartar for an appetizer which was phenomenal, and we birth had the moule frite for dinner, and the chocolate mousse for dessert.it was all great. It was kind of crowded however and felt like we were intruding into other tables' space (bump other people to sit in your chair and the service was a bit slow that night. But awesome gluten free options!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a romantic birthday dinner, everything was perfect, from the extensive beer and wine list to the exceptional food and service. The mussels were incredibly delicious. I somehow had never got here before now, and will definitely be back, and we look forward to seeing the new space which will make the experience even better."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Although they have some favourite items, the menu could change more often."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Loved our dinner. While we were a bit disappointed to be seated along a wall right between the washrooms the first Lasy Daisy cocktail made us forget our troubles. Great cocktails and digestifs. Food was delish too. Noisy restaurant. Will request a quieter table next time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The perfect restuarant. I was in town for business and wanted to impress clients and friends. A family member recommended Chambar and it turned out to be the best decision of the night. We attended the Canucks game afterwards, but all wished we could skip the game and continue our night at Chambar. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to take out clients or a special someone. Can't wait to get back to Vancouver and take my wife. She would love it. Food was amazing, Service was impeccable and atmosphere memorable."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Salade de carrotte brulée was the most amazing salad I've ever eaten. Looks like a lot when served but I ate it all. The waiter recommended the Kumite for a cocktail and it was also impressive."
    Dined on 3/15/2014