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glowbal grill steaks and satay
glowbal grill steaks and satay

glowbal grill steaks and satay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glowbalgrill.com
  • Email: info@glowbalgrill.com
  • Phone: (604) 602-0835
  • Hours of Operation: Mon - Thurs: 11:30am - 1:00am
    Fri: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Sat: 10:30am - 2:00am
    Sun: 10:30am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Available for corporate functions, weddings, and cocktail functions for full service or drop off. Please contact 604.685.4569 for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: glowbal grill steaks & satay bar is the perfect venue for your next function. Clients, friends or associates will experience a meal beyond all expectations. Book your next party at glowbal grill steaks & satay or AFTERglow Lounge.

    Patio – 60 seated guests.

    AFTERglow – (lounge located in glowbal grill)
    40 seated guests
    Group Set Menus available for lunch and dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Brent O'Connor (778) 980-4569

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nelson / Helmcken
  • Public Transit: Yaletown Roundhouse Skytrain
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking available.
    Valet parking on weekends.
A word from glowbal grill steaks and satay
This room is a Vancouver icon, and its chameleon qualities are alive with energy day and night. From studious business lunches to early evening dinner, the room morphs and changes as the night wears on. You haven’t been to Vancouver until you’ve been to Glowbal.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Russell my waiter always treats me as a special guest. He is invaluable to myself, staff and friends"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Sorry no recomendation, the food was okay not something special but the service was poor, needed so gravy or au juis for my yorkshire and had to get up and find someone to ask for it, my date needed some salt and finally the server came by and then forgot to bring it so I had to again get up and go find another person and ask again. Very disappointed and I am sure that is why I say the meal was okay. Sorry would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend out for his birthday here this past weekend an it was awesome! Delicious food, great service, great mood. Really enjoyed it! Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We got a gift card for the Glowbal group and my daughter chose this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was great. They had reasonable priced drinks and more expensive ones if you want. It was very noisy and the space between tables was very tight. We liked the table we were given because it was in the corner. I don't know if I would want to sit anywhere else because there is no privacy and the noise level made it pretty tough to hear each other."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had made a reservation for lunch. Upon arrival, we had to wait for an extra 12-15 minutes. The food was decent, but it was rather slow in coming. All in all, we had to dash out, because we were pressed for time and we were disappointed with the slow service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I ordered the the braised beef with pasta. I thought it was the same dish at the Italian kitchen. Boy was I wrong. The braised beef was dry and tasteless. Also, we ordered the mozzarella cheese balls. The server dropped off the cheese balls to our table but did not inform us of the types of sauces on the plate. It turned out one of the sauces was peanut based and my daughter has an allergy to peanuts. There was no mention or description of the sauces that came with the mozzarella cheese balls. When I complained to our waitress, she apologized and said that the server must have forgot to inform us of the sauces. Nothing else was done. The food and quality of service at this restaurant has gone down hill from 10 years ago."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It's not fine dining. The Cactus Club nearby is a better choice for similar quality food, and less noise"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Overall, I've always liked Glowbal. Unfortunately, we had a hair in our calamari and the restaurant did not take it off our bill. That was sad to us. However, the rest of the food was very nice. We did bring kids with us and that probably wasn't the best fit but they liked their food."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The table we were given felt like an afterthought! It was clearly added in to an already overcrowded spot just to make room for more people. My boyfriend and I are both really tall and were not comfortable at the half moon shaped tables. The food was good but the waiter brought out the wrong food for my boyfriend so we had to wait for the right dish to be brought to our table. Overall it was an okay experience but it was a little to noisy with a big group very intoxicated people sitting directly behind us."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We sat at a table that looked directly at the open kitchen and a see through meat fridge. My steak came out warm instead of hot, and the same with my coffee. The Brussel sprouts were overdone but at least the rib eye and mashed potatoes were quite tasty. Not a place to go for a romantic meal."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Courteous hostess, prompt greeting upon arrival. Our server Glen was excellent. He checked in on us at appropriate times and served the food in a timely manner. Food was delicious as always! Chose Glowbal Grill for their mushroom risotto!! Will be coming back for brunch and lunch soon!!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Popped in for lunch and it was wonderful! Fantastic wait staff and always reliable for great food!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our Valentines Day dinner on Saturday night. We initially asked for the patio but it was freezing that night so we changed it to the bar. The manager was very accommodating and ensured that we were happy with out new arrangement. The bartender and waiter were excellent and super attentive! Great experience! Food and drinks were amazing! Definitely will be returning."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I went on Valentines. The food was delish, but the service was sort of slow :("
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I went for dinner here with a few girls and we had a great time! We had excellent service from the waitress who was great with recommending food and drinks. The food and drinks were good - very good portions for the pasta dishes. The drinks were delicious. The scene, although loud, did feel energetic and fun for a Saturday night. Overall we were very happy with everything and would go back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Glowbal in Yaletown Feb 16/14, thanks to a gift certificate we received. We had a lovely and very filling brunch -- eggs bennie with generous portions of pan-fried potatoes, salad and fruit. The perfectly cooked eggs with a nice coating of holandaise, and large slices of pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelon were my favourites. I found the potatoes slightly dry, as if they had set under the warmer for a bit too long, but still very edible. Excellent service. We were given the option to sit outside on the patio with heaters but found it a bit cold so opted for an inside table (the music was a bit loud for our taste). The meals, combined with the free mimosa taster and warm doughnut holes, were very large so come hungry."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "For an upscale restaurant, the food was very disappointed. It lacks taste and appeal to make it memorable. The restaurant tables were very closed to each other. Rubbing elbow with other guests took away any romantic ambiance. However, service was excellent. Overall, very disappointing experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend & I ate at here for Valentine's day. We were offered a seat immediately regardless of our reservation, which was nice & surprising because it was busy. We were, however, brought to a very awkward table facing the wall/kitchen, even though there were other tables/booths free for 2. The food took a little while, but we were patient because we knew it was busy due to the occasion. We had the satay platter to start, which we recommend if you have a hard time deciding between the satay skewers. It was good variety & decent flavours. For mains, we had the braised short ribs and lamb shank. Both lacked flavour and was a bit messy in terms of presentation. We may come back again to try other entrees, hoping it will be better next time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Appys were stone cold. Fish was dried. Halibut isn't that hard, guys."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall, the food was fantastic and our service was excellent! We had the satay platter to start. It had a little of everything on the satay menu and was delicious! I only wish there was two pieces of everything to make sharing this dish easier! For the main course we had the lamb shank with mushroom risotto and the strip loin done medium rare with cheese mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. the main courses were great! For dessert we tried the creme brûlée which was really good also! Overall, especially with the pressure of having a great service on valentines day, our experience here was really good and we would love to come back again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A couple who came in 15 minutes after we did received their bread immediately. We waited another 10 minutes to receive our bread. Appetizer came quickly. Entree: Mushroom Risotto & Short Ribs - took a minimum of 35 mins. after appy. Risotta was VERY underdone (had a hard bite to it) but came out hot. Short ribs came out lukewarm. It felt like they forgot the risotto and waited for both to be served at the same time. This would explain the long wait but no explanation was given. The waitress only came over to notify us that the food would be a couple more minutes just as another waitress was behind her - complete lack of organization. Overall experience: very mediocre. There were balls of dust on the walls & tables were uncomfortably close."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was planning my anniversay dinner and Glowbal Grill Steak and Satay wasn't my first choice, but my first two options were full. I later changed my mind and was glad I came because the food was mouth watering and I was blown away by the customer service. I had accidentally forgotten my doggie bag at the restaurant which I was looking forward to for leftovers and I immediately called the restaurant 30 minutes later to see if they had saved it. Unfortunately it was thrown out due to safety, but they kindly offered to remake it for me to pick up on another day. My boyfriend who was sceptical about my doggie bag was stunned by this gracious offer. That is the exceptional customer service that made my day which I will be raving to others."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had excellent service and a delicious meal. I only rated ambience slightly lower as we were seated near the kitchen and felt a little out of the energy - but still a lively and fun place."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Grt fr outdoor dining only!'inside music too loud' Grt food and service'"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We went to kill my girlfriend's birthday, I wanted romantic evening but what I got was the night at a nightclub. The music was sold out we could barely hear each other. Every table people were yelling. The table are too close together they are no space between them. Every time someone get up you get Bump. The food was good, the service was good. But definitely not a place for romantic dinner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "There were 3 of us. We actually wanted to talk to each other. It was very difficult. I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years but I wondered if it had been repurposed and become a nightclub that serves dinner. The music was ridiculously loud. I might go there for a drink but never for dinner again even though the food and service was very good."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Food very good. Nice that they start you off with an amuse bouche. Music wasn't too loud. They also got you in and out within an hour. Service was pleasant."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Went for Dine Out Vancouver. The food was okay, service was decent and the music was too loud. Would not return nor recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The service was just terrible and the place decoration is depressing unlike Coast the servers were just negligent with no manners I wonder is they are just part timers ? But the food was simply amazing including the dessert"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Satay and desserts were delicious and unique. Friendly waiter. Checks in with us quite frequently to see how we're doing. Environment was a bit dark and noisy for us. Difficult to chat. Would recommend this place for the delicious food and friendly service, but not for a romantic quiet dinner experience."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Me and couple of my friends were seated at a table that just fit between a big corner table and the booth seats by the entrance. Seats were tight, the back of my friends' chairs kept bumping to the other guests chairs when they were getting up."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Fun Restaurant with good steak, nice bar scene and a young crowd. Go on Wed when the wine list is 50% off. You can't beat that deal."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Good was good but took some time getting to the table"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Pretty hip Yaletown eatery. Lots of noise. Best ventured with a group of friends. Food is decent and service can be excellent."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My server got our order wrong. I was really surprised that he still charged us after that. The table we seated at was really close to the side - it was difficult to get in without disturbing other people's tables."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been to Glowbal several times and are never disappointed with the food or service. The food is always very tasty and well presented and reasonably priced. The servers are always friendly and fun. It is a wonderful place to eat out in the summer."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Went during the Dine Out Festival and had the Dine Out special menu. The offerings were excellent and delicious - compared to other restaurants who offer a boring menu during the festival."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great prices during happy hour. Went for dine out vancouver menu but the happy hour deal was so good we switched to appys and salads. Our server was fun and definitely added to the good time we had."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "5 of us had dinner at Glowball Steak and Satay on Saturday night. Our waiter, Shane, (and the everyone who helped him) was pleasant and lots of fun. Everyone said their food was great. No complaints from anyone!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The noise level was low but it was not a busy night. You could see how it could become much louder on a busy night."
    Dined on 1/7/2014