Gramercy Grill
Gramercy Grill

Gramercy Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gramercygrill.ca/
  • Phone: (604) 730-5666
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Huang
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Any size group can be accommodated.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Public transit stops within one and a half block - if you are staying in downtown Vancouver you would take the number 18 (The Arbutus bus) and get off at Broadway and Arbutus and walk south one and a half block - we are located at the corner of 11th and Arbutus.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You will find access to the underground pay parking lot at the rear of the building or you may prefer to park right out front as there is ample street parking in the area.
A word from Gramercy Grill
The Gramercy Grill is a neighborhood bistro with a downtown feel. We choose to offer locally sourced, grass fed & wild products on our menus when every possible. Our commitment to you our guest is to provide a memorable meal in a comfortable room - served with a sense of humor and the skill to make it all seem effortless. Feel free to arrive early for your reservation to enjoy your favourite cocktail at our lively bar before going to your table. If it's not raining you may wish to dine on our sunny patio!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Gramercy Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (12)special occasion (9)great for outdoor dining (8)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (4)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 1tofinedine
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Food was excellent, esp the Lamb Shank. Service paced just right without feeling pushed or rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family fun
    wicher
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We took my mom there for an early bd celebration and enjoyed the ambience and the food. More importantly, my mom enjoyed her meal and the delicious cheesecake. So much so, I'm taking herback tomorrow on her actual birthday for more cheesecake. We're noisy when we get together, so the 'moderate, noise level referenced above was us doing our usual.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nearby to Kitsilano and Kerrisdale
    Beeper
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    If you eat meat, the menu selection has lots of choices. For fish, the special was halibut. We wanted fish abd three of us were surprised at how small a serving Gramercy prepares. One person ordered the steak, and even with choosing the 8 oz., the portion seemed huge. Great staff. Listens carefully to special requests. Will try it again for brunch or lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • THANKSGIVING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good food, good service- Thanks...................................................
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    godlliVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Try the Duck Confit Eggs Benedict!! The hollandaise was real! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    For years I found it had reliable food with decent prices and friendly service. I went recently, after some months of not being there, and I was hugely underwhelmed and disappointed in all ways. Our two servers were new and knew next to nothing about the menu items. There were no specials but a very limited menu printed on standard 8.5 x 11 white paper which had been folded and reused so often it was not a good start. The six mains are expensive, big items (ribeye, halibut, duck) but small portions, sides extra. The room is the same as always: tables are more café style, not fine dining, not even tablecloths, which is okay for a casual friendly affordable neighborhood meal, which they seem to have moved away from, unfortunately.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    kaybee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The ladies and gentlemen who work at Gramercy are a great bunch of people! Good humor, attentive and wonderfully helpful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time viist but will be back
    Plimages
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Like the local food selections and the variety for most tastes. Our party of three started with Scallops on a tasty bean succotash which we shared. The scallops were large and lightly crusted. The succotash texture and taste were a nice complement. The three of us chose the lamb, the halibut feature, and the burger. High quality and fine flavours. The local wines seem to be carefully selected to complement the menu. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable. This was our first visit but we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighbourhood spot
    Malcolm
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Gramercy is unpretentions, but consistently delivers delicious food with a smile. Go there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find in Kitsilano
    vsbyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was good dining experience. Their seafood dishes seem to be better bets. We will come back again if we are in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    martha
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Initially slow service; no wine list offered. We were seated , but left to wait with no water or menus for quite a long time. My companion ordered the seafood special of the day, which was quite delicious. He started with one of the daily soups; also excellent. We needed to ASK to see the wine list; and ended up ordering a bottle of very good BC Shiraz! I was more pedestrian in my dinner order. I had a wild mushroom pasta dish with an unusual name. I was very impressed by the flavours in the mushroom cream sauce. I also ordderd a side dish of macaroni and (Blue) cheese. It was too carbo heavy, so took home a large portion of each dish(in eco friendly cartons!), to leave room for dessert! Overall, pleasant surprise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Neighbourhood Gem
    GirlsOutForLunch
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is a favorite place for 'the girls' at work to go for lunch. The food is always good, there's a good variety on the menu to suit all of us and it's always consistent. I consider it a real treat to go here for lunch. The service is very friendly and the atmosphere is very bright.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Late Evening Dinner
    HungryEatsVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I happened to have dinner on their Monday pasta night; very tasty (wished there was more broccoli in the dish) and they offered up a wine that was being tested before going into the store - Screw It. Definitely will come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great spot, good food & service & best of all lots of menu choices!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loooong wait
    Ellymc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One server for the patio, busy. Took a long time just to give orders for drinks, and then those long waits continued. One of the entree orders arrived when the rest of us had almost finished eating. We possibly would have had second drinks, as well as dessert, but everything took too long. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    Anne
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My guest and I had a good time. The service was prompt and friendly. The salads were delicious. The coffee is very, very good too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 466 reviews are from the Gramercy Grill reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Always a great experience. Imaginative menu, well presented. Great spot for a drink later in the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great People-Great Food
    Grammi2008
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A beautiful but relaxing atmosphere with old fashion service and excellent food. Perfect place to meet for a business lunch - where you are made feel at home and comfortable. Love Love Love the friendly and personable service. I will keep going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific
    Howard
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was delicious, as always. Just a great spot for enjoying a great meal or celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day dining venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my husband and son for the first time to Gramercy Grill on Father's Day and they did not disappoint. I was worried about this because a previous Father's Day meal out was ruined by the restaurant due to very poor service. Gramercy Grill on the other hand had very friendly service and our food arrived quickly. The food was also very delicious. The oysters on the half shell was fresh and the burrata & prosciutto antipasto with their very flavourful garlic bread reminded us of the food in Italy. The main courses were very tasty. My husband's Seafood Bowl was full of meat and my duck breast was very tender. My son's steak was made exactly the way he wanted - medium rare. We will definitely go back to try their other dishes + wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood gem
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Always great food and service. Wonderful deals-- pasta night excellent and cheap!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • meh.
    bornandraisedinvan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For such an expensive place with a very small menu, the female owner was hostessing and she was super rude and snappy. I had to ask the guy behind the bar if she was OK. turns out, they both own the place. He seemed to be in a great mood, she was definitely not. I didn't feel like they were very accommodating for my mother's request to sit in the sun on the patio, even though it was hardly half full when we got there, and there were plenty of seat options in the sunshine. The server was very sweet. I don't recommend having a caesar there. It wasn't very good at all. Other than that, the rest of the staff was super nice and pleasant. I think my mother enjoyed her breakfast, so that's good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I concur with "neighbourhood gem"
    Anne
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Overall a delightful place. The staff is very, very friendly and they manage to create an atmosphere where one can go casual or dressy and feel comfortable. In my opinion, quite the feat. I noted "good" for the service and that isn't entirely fair. Overall it is on the somewhat slow side. That is great during the meal because it has always given us ample time to chat and enjoy each other's company. However, not so good when it comes too getting that first beverage (soft or hard) to the table. Similarly the initial contact. It's a very small complaint so my "good" is leaning heavily to "very good". Don't let that stop you from going. Go! The food is always delicious, the bar is well stocked and the staff is a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This is a great neighbourhood restaurant. The food is always good. It's very welcome and cozy! Love it! Great martinis.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 generation treat
    cissy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    All five of us had a wonderful time, especially good for the 2 granddaughters. We each had a different main course & shared them around. The blackened steelhead and the tempura appetizer (along with the extra special scalloped potatoes) were the hits of the night. Our waiter was very attentive and made us feel comfortable. The evening turned out to be a spur-of-the-moment success at our favourite neighbourhood eatery.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not great
    cissy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We enjoyed our meals, but the vegs were only warm, Coffee also only warm. Wish I could give a better endorsement.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food good time
    Food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Keep going back always some thing different and enjoyable from the appetizer to the desert you must try the lemon tart it's the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real neighbourhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We love the buzz in the restaurant as diners enjoy good conversations, food + wine. We have come occasionally and every time we do, we remark, why don't we come more often as we always enjoy the ever changing menu, the friendly staff and ambience. LOVE the mushroom tart appetizer (which is off the menu now but you can still ask for it) and the halibut entrée was excellent - very tasty and perfectly cooked. There are also some interesting side dishes and we especially enjoyed the quinoa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good and the
    Saturdaynight
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was good and the staff other than our server was attentive. The server however had a negative demeanour and attitude and we felt like we were bothering her. Not very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighbourhood gem
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We enjoyed the pairing menu. Interesting,tasty food and wines. Attentive server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and friendly
    Valndine
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food always tastes good and is served in a family friendly and caring way. I would recommend the Gramercy Grill (with confidence) to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good solid food, but...
    BeensVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Overall, reliable restaurant for a solid meal - not fancy, good honest food. Service is good. Food quality could improve. The menu change, starches added separatel = great idea! The entree portions were quite large, we couldn't finish our plates, even with no starches. The veggies served with strip loan were cooked perfectly, tasty, fresh and yummy! The strip loin was grizzly, fatty, thin, but cooked properly as ordered: rare. However when served, it was not hot, this was communicated but not fixed and no offer to warm up - or anything?? The linguine entree was massive - too big. The seared duck breast was delicious - however, a bit too raw. We had coffees - very good, Dessert menu was enticing, but we had had more than enough to eat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came here due to a recommendatio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We came here due to a recommendation from a friend for brunch. The eggs benny were good, but the salad dressing was quite oily. The food also took quite a while to come, the server was explaining to another table that there were only 2 chefs and it was busy. Overall, food was good but would I go out of my way to go there to eat as we did this time, no. As well, there are no booster seats for kids but the server was nice enough to bring a cushion for my daughter, which I did appreciate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really pleasant evening.
    Helen
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Five of us met for a family dinner after a tough family death. The warmth and style of Gramercy Crill was a a comfortable backdrop to our meal. Everyone found preferred drinks and menu items and eventually we all felt better after dessert. The waiter was pleasant and informative and his service was excellent. The only wait we had was for the bill and the restaurant had filled up and was busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • repeat client
    cml9
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Once again, Gramercy Grill was up to their excellent rating. We always enjoy dining there. The staff, food, facilities are all excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such an easy place to choose
    Food4thought
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service is friendly but professional, the food always tastes great. We had the sable fish - cooked to perfection over a tasty quinoa mix. Every time I arrive - I wonder why I am not here weekly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant evening, as usual
    crypticlover
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Four of us went for dinner on a Saturday night and were surprised there were so few patrons - realized likely because it was a long weekend, the Olympics were on and it was close to Valentine's Day. Everything we ordered was good - 2 prime rib, one fish dish and a Cornish game hen dinner. I have been on other occasions when I would have said the food was excellent, but this evening it was only good..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a restaurant on a busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    For a restaurant on a busy street (Arbutus) & no view, quite intimate atmosphere. Nice bar w/TV for those who want to watch sports. But, not noisy in the restaurant - very nice. Food & service were fabulous! We will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu item prime rib with poached
    rooky
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    menu item prime rib with poached eggs was in fact a potato stir with some meat cubes-very misleading not worth the cost at all
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Went during dine out. Was kind of disappointed that they were not serving their a la carte menu at the same time. However, the food, portions, and ambience made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate