Cork and Fin
Cork and Fin

Cork and Fin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.corkandfin.ca/
  • Phone: 6045692215
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 7days a week from 5pm to 10pm, until 12am on Fridays and Saturdays Lunch: Thursday to Saturday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Elliott Hashimoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Mezzanine level offers semi-private dining for those seeking a more intimate experience. The mezzanine overlooks the dining room allowing one to still feel a part of the room without bumping elbows.
  • Private Party Contact: Francis Regio 6045692215
  • Special Events: Wine Dinners and Seafood Boil Feasts available throughout the year. Please inquire via email. We offer a semi-private dining room capable of seating up to 20 guests. Private Dining is available upon request.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water Street
  • Public Transit: Waterfront station is a 5 minute walk away connecting with the North shore Seabus, Skytrain, and West Coast Express. Buses run along Cordova St. just steps away from the front door.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available on Cordova St and Water St. Private lots are also available on Cordova St and Water St.
A word from Cork and Fin
Gastown's only Raw Bar Restaurant located in the Historic Alhambra Hotel. Cork & Fin offers fresh quality seafood at an affordable price point. Delectable plates are served up tapas style. Enjoy fresh shucked oysters, Seafood Towers, Ahi Tuna Carpaccio or Roasted Game Hen with wild mushrooms for those craving something land based.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Cork and Fin reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)special occasion (11)romantic (10)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)good for groups (6)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • How to spoil the summer menu
    OldFoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Summer menu of small plates is a good option. My biggest disappointment is all 6 small plates came to table pretty well the same time. A better experience with tapas-like dining is to stagger the plates perhaps alternative cold and hot alternatives so they don't go cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great all: food, place, service
    lovefoodandcorknfin
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great place to hang out with family and friends. A little pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cays
    Jerseytraveler
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent food. The freshest salmon I've ever had. The tapas size dishes could have been a bit larger only to be able to provide our group of six more than one bite each from a plate. Great 70s groove soundtrack playing made. Fun ambiance and great for our group's dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too casual for it's own good
    weeklydinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Ok, we saw it the night before next to a great restaurant we enjoyed. Tried it for the oysters and seafood on the plates. We ordered the trout (very good and fresh) preceded by oysters and a couple of appetizers. Non tasty appetizers, they forgot the oysters, the wind selection was not very good to the taste or diverse,and the waiter kept saying "totally" to everything we said, good or bad. Gave us a nice champagne as a consolation prize, but, well...not worthy,totally.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute spot to stop in
    catshack666
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I love these small restaurants popping up in the popular areas of Vancouver, especially in Gastown. Cocktail list was lovely, I had a stormy sour made with ginger beer and you could really taste the ginger! Very delicious. Myself and my uncle went in on Wednesday night and had the grilled crab legs and shrimp parfait to start, both were very enjoyable and as our main course we both had the daily fish special which was Sea Bream, or a whole baked fish and that was a first for me. My only complaint would be that the main course did take over 30 minutes to come out BUT our server without even asking us brought out a couple oysters for us to share on the house because of the wait time which was a very nice surprise! Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new fav restaurant
    Keith
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food + service. Great location. Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small menu and all sold out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Sat us down gave us drinks and then told us most of their limited menu had run out! Food that was available was poor in quality
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Cork and Fin called us and cancelled our reservation about two hours before our dinner time. Not impressed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Small menu, mediocre food. So disappointed because this is such a lovely space and great location. Needs more work on the menu
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal of the trip
    Keith
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Made these rezzies for family from ON who were here for the weekend after Alaskan cruise. They said C&F was the best meal of the trip. Service was outstanding and food was terrific. You did our city proud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food is always wonderful. The maangment and service are always attentive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay not amazing
    gheppeto
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Pretty average. Tuna was tasty but too sweet, the smoked oyster was delicious, but there was only one. Asparagus salad was meh, muscles were good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • number one service!
    demandingfoodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Hi, We went for a Mother's Day/birthday celebration and were really pleased with the food, service and ambiance. They accommodated our request of a window seat, not often done in restaurants these days especially when booking with open table. Our server happened to be one of the owners and very attentive and social as were the rest of the staff. We would recommend it to anyone and will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat Prior
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The bench seating is chewed up enough that one loses theor appetite which is good as the portions for some dishes are so ridiculously small. They should definitely recover the seats & add first coarse items to their menu. Pasta is inexensive to serve so perhaps a more than appetizer portion for entree is advisable as its expected when ordered.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 396 reviews are from the Cork and Fin reviews archive.
  • Good food service not so much
    Gastownfoodie
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We had a great dinner there; the food was fantastic. Our server was not so good. He was fake, smarmy and generally lame. It took a long time for our food to arrive (1hr) and there were only 4 other tables, it was a quiet weeknight. The food was worthy enough to repeat and we will forgive the slow service as everyone has an off day.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding. neighborhood
    Tourist
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food was outstanding. neighborhood had a good grunge trasition feel to it which made the Cork and Fin a side street oasis in a sea of urbanity. Only hitch was the hostess/waitress who had been there two weeks and was learning the ropes. Food was outstanding. Would go back in a month when the service issue gets straightened out. Did I mention the food was outstanding?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    4th visit here. Great food. Wine And service! Knowledgable staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    BoltUpright
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent food and service. I'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cozy and cute
    albertafoodie
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The restaurant is a cute little building very old and antique looking. The service was amazing and the food was outstanding. All in all a wonderful experience and would go back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    A dark wet Tuesday night and we were in early. The lovely street level room is an intimate size and layout so it never felt "empty". The charming owner was very attentive and interesting to talk to. Initially we were disappointed that there wasn't a lot of seafood on the menu but on closer reading, there was plenty and all of the food was delicious. This place does seasonal to table very well - some of the best. Keeps the menu short and very up to date. Lovely cocktails and a small but well appointed wine list. Desserts to die for - a light and airy "cheesecake" like you've never seen or tasted before. Pure joy! Olive oil icecream with a salted caramel crunch wafer is a must try - it's truly delicious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group of 7 Saturday Night
    Macc
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our meals were all really good, and the three course price is unbeatable. Some of us have dietary restrictions that would have limited their options on the menu but that was covered by the daily specials. Our waiter was very friendly, offered good advice on menu items and did not rush us at all. I will likely return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bit of a let down
    Billion
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We really liked the decor, our servers persona and the location of the restaurant. We were disappointed with the poor acoustics, with the restaurant being full you felt like you were at a noisy stadium. The meal service was too slow, portion sizes were a bit too small given our cheque at the end of the night, I was unfortunately still hungry after my entree was done. The food quality was quite good and they did have an interesting menu selection. Overall the place left us wanting more and we didn't think we would make quick moves to return anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and atmosphere
    lovesushiVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We had a 3 course meal for a set price. Yhe choices were wonderful and the food outstanding. I have a gluten allergy and that was no problem even the dessert we shared was already gluten free. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    Jessica
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We got the 3-course meal with wine pairings and it was delicious! Fresh seafood and vegetables. Absolutely loved the whole evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant!
    wellman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    When I went to Cork and Fin for Valentine's Day they had a limited menu. The food was really good but the portion sizes were really small. My previous visits were great with a delicious full menu, great service and leaving feeling more full than at Valentine's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good V-day Spot
    BDub
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great set menu for Love day. Octopus Salad was outstanding, as were the oysters and tuna tartare. Little bit cramped because all of the tables for two but hey, it's Valentines Day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed :(
    VIanda
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    This restaurant was a disappointment. The flavour was fair, not great, but it has definitely a space to grow, however the amount of food is minimalistic, to say the least. The desert a Lemon tart was awful. The drink menu is bad, there is only a few options for beer, nothing on tap. Good point they have oysters that are fresh and clean, they have a deal from 5 to 6:30pm that is quite good. Also they have a promotion were they take 10 dlls off from your menu before 6 pm, and maybe they take half of your food... Too bad it is a beautiful restaurant and the service was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First timers
    Luvonlinereservations
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Last day of Dineout on Feb.2,2014 and First timers @ Cork & Fin. Three savoury courses $28 ~ Fresh Oysters (upgraded from 3 pcs to a dozen +$14) , Tuna Albacore, and Grilled NY Striploin (+$2). All dishes and other dishes by looking at my friend's dishes were nicely executed and got a cozy corner for seating. The only rather small main entree was the Roasted Lingcod. All in all ~ a nice ending of dineout YVR.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dine out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    The food and the drinks are not amazing. 1st course oysters & buffalo mozzarella salad. They're ok. 2nd tuna & beef tartare (for extra $4). Tuna is raw tuna with a sauce, tartare is good but extra $4 for it is a bit steep. 3rd course tagliatelle with mushroom & pecorino. My husband said it tasted like mac & cheese. I paid $2 extra for 4 bite-size pieces of striploin with hoisin sauce and crispy potato. The potato needs seasoning and the potato skin tasted a little like fish skin for some reason. The meal is a bit of a disappointment. Size of each course is not big but that's not a huge deal because there're 3 courses (beauty of dine out is the romance of having a 3-course meal). It's the flavour that's lacking. There's also no beer on tap.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • out for the night
    citydiner
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I was in Vancouver to run a race, saw it was dine out Vancouver. As I am from out of town, the name intrigued me. The restaurant decor set the mood, nice ambience. The food was very tasty but portions were lacking, some creative writing in the description of the dish, led to expect more. However, enjoyed the evening and would recommend it as one to try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great service
    Caile
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I quite enjoyed their service there, even when it was very busy and a lot of people waiting in line, the server would constantly check on us to make sure that our seats are coming up soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    kitseats
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We went here on a date as part of dine out Vancouver. The portions were a bit small, the food was tasty but unremarkable in terms of flavor and presentation. It was very crowded when we attended on Friday evening and our seat next to the window was very cold. None of these complaints are overly serious but given the price I wouldn't recommend Cork and Fin. There are several restaurants in the area which charge similar prices and have none of the above problems.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dine out Vancouver
    Quainty
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The dine out menu was great. I had the wine pairing along with my menu and quite enjoyed the whole meal. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Worst Server
    Bailey
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We were a party of 7, food was delicious. The greeter and another lady was very polite except for our server who had unfortunately ruined our experience. I would like to come back for the food, for the ambience, and for the other staffs except for that particular server who blamed us for being late and was not polite to us at all. All our guests enjoyed the food but were not pleased with this particular staff. He definitely needs to be coached and he does not deserve any tips at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food but Small Portions
    meditaranean
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Considering we had 3 courses I was somewhat disappointed that our group left somewhat hungry. The food itself was great but, more attention could have been given to make the menu more substantial, bread to the table, or an extra side with the main course. This restaurant normally has a 3 course menu and for what we had it really wouldn't make me want to come back and spend $32 and leave hungry. I think restaurants need to remind themselves dine-out is an opportunity to try and gain new guests by putting their best foot forward.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was really great! Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Was really great! Amazing food. Made a rezo and had to wait 15 mins past our time but got a seat at the bar which wasn't bad. Though we were right in front of the lobsters so no table. Anyways the good overweighted the bad by a landslide!!! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pleasantly surprised
    chowhounds
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We came for dine out Vancouver. The table was not quite ready for us so they gave us complimentary champagne while we waited. Nice touch. Food was great overall, wait staff was very attentive and prompt. Would definitely recommend this for a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asked to leave before desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Overall it was a great food experience . We would have loved to have desert after a great dine out vancouver menu. The only draw back was that apparently there were time limits during a dine out vancouver booking in known to us at the time of booking. We were denied desert and kindly asked to leave as we had come to the end of our "time" In all my years of going to wonderful vancouver finds, this is unexceptable in my books and does not leave a good taste in my mouth. I hope they fix the service, especially to match the excellent food that this small gem has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I arrived early for our reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I arrived early for our reservation and had a few drinks at the bar beforehand. We were so caught up in our conversation that we ended up missing our reservation by a half hour! No one had come to seat us so they quickly apologized and found a nice table. Then the server greeted us and mentioned he was going to take care of the drinks we had. Not only did he take care of the drinks, but he also brought two glasses of sparkling wine! It was a great touch, he really went above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The raw oysters were delicious. The main course (cod) was disappointing - small and overcooked, the skin wasn't crisp either. The steak was not bad but the sauce that it was paired with could be different - it was similar to the sweet sauce paired with Chinese dishes. Coffee was really good. The lemon pie dessert could be more lemony - I liked that it wasn't too sweet though. There was lipstick stain on my beer glass.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic