Hamilton Street Grill
Hamilton Street Grill

Hamilton Street Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hamiltonstreetgrill.com/
  • Phone: 6043311511x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Neil Wyles
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private room for up to 30 people with its own bar.
  • Private Party Contact: Neil Wyles 6043311511x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nelson
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Hamilton Street Grill
The Hamilton Street Grill is a contemporary steakhouse featuring Certified Angus Beef along with a large selection of fresh seafood entrees. If it is something a little lighter you are looking for; there is a large appetizer menu that is sure to fit the bill. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and you're sure to feel comfortable whether seated at one of the nicely spaced tables or in one of the cozy booths. The large patio is heated and great for people watching. You'll want to remember, being open late this is a great spot for dessert after events as well as dinner or appetizers before. Remember to ask about the private dining room for your next party or business meeting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Hamilton Street Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (30)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (22)special occasion (21)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (12)romantic (12)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • The food was good but so so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had dinner for 10. The server wouldn't come down to the end of the table to take the far side's order. He hardly came around to check on drinks and he brought one dessert menu to the table which he expected every one to review. We had a 18% gratutity added to our bill which he did not deserve. The food was good. I had the stilton salad which I'd go back for.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's okay, but I've had better.
    BaNaNaBoy69
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our group went for the first time for the Taste of Yaletown event with a special $35 three course menu. Our server was average and the service was slow. We weren't offered more bread and water refilling wasn't frequent enough. The appetizer portions were very small. Especially the salad with four thin slices of tomato, a lot of shaved red onion, and a few sprinkles of blue cheese. For entrees, although the steaks were cooked to order, it had some tough, chewy parts which suggest the beef may not be of AAA quality. The duck was a third of the size of the steaks, so I was still hungry. For dessert, the creme brûlée had a bitter taste because the sugar was burnt. The Keg has better value and quality, especially the steaks and portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok but not wowed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We arrived for an 8pm reservation and were seated immediately but no-one came by to take drink orders or even offer water for quite some time. We were told we needed to delay ordering because the kitchen was busy. What started a little rocky did improve as the restaurant quieted down, and overall we were happy with the service. Our group tried several menu items and they ranged from Ok to excellent. The chicken was not as moist and delicious as the waiter claimed, but the pork chops were delicious. We'd probably go back, but it wasn't fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving dinner
    footlady
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The Hamilton Street Grill offered a Thanksgiving dinner, with an energetic environment and an abundant, wonderful tasting dinner as well as an appropriate ( very yummy ) wine choice. The waiter was provided a very attentive service level as well as a good sense of humour. We truly enjoyed our Thanksgiving out and we didn't have to do any dishes! Thank you Hamilton Street Grill.....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Anon101
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Champagne cocktail was flat - had to send it back. Salmon was overcooked and dry. Burger was mostly bun. Short rib pasta was all pasta no ribs. Salads were overseasoned. Kitchen was slow, too long a wait between courses. Gorgonzola fondue was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • waitress too busy for us
    GreatGF
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Waitress blamed the fact of being understaffed was her reason of being rude. Won't go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mommy's Night Out
    momsclub
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great place for six ladies to get together and enjoy lots of talking, restaurant not too loud to actually have a conversation and lots wine, decent wine list and prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • buona carne
    umbertoverona
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Cena per 6 persone, ordinato diversi tagli di carne, nel complesso molto buoni. Prezzo con birra circa 40 dollari. Quartiere da visitare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yaletown Dining Experience
    Joel
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    we went with a groupon and felt like we were a bit second class. we only got one glass of ice tea, no refill. the hamburger, part of the groupon, was a bit over cooked. otherwise the bun, and the fries were all baked and hand cut.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Chelle
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent service and food will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good Food
    kkcc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service a bit slow tho.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding - again!
    DrDca
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a chance to go out without our daughter - a rare treat! As usual, the Grill treated us well with great service and great food. The steak special is a real bargain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Return visit
    Gmac
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Came back for a second time as we enjoyed our first visit so much. They have good food at reasonable rates. Ambiance is nice with a good setup outside as well. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    service
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We took my niece there from out of town. Food service was all top notch!! We will go back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak deal
    SandJatYaletown
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner at Hamilton Grill sitting at the patio.. We had a coupon but decided not to use it when we saw their steak deal and went for it without a second thought; and were very pleased. Loved the side order mushrooms. I asked for mine blackened medium for an additional cost but it was not much different from my wife's medium. Appreciated when they happily substituted my wife's potatoes with extra veggies. Will go back for another steak special before the summer ends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before every BC Lions game !
    Linochka
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Before every BC Lions game you will find our group of 4-8 football lovers at Hamilton Street Grill. It is about a 10 minute walk from BC Place; in summer there is outside dining, in Winter the interior is inviting. Last Friday two of our party ordered the $13 steak, an August special. It was excellent, and they are talking about returning before the end of August, football or no football. You will always see other sports enthusiasts wearing their team colours. You might call Hamilton Street Grill a "Sports Bar/Restaurant" with class ! Hamilton Street Grill is one of our prime choices for dining on other occasions, when we are in downtown Vancouver…..a one hour drive for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yet another great meal
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Chef Neil and his staff present a local deal for the summer with cooked to perfection sirloin, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, and farm fresh vegtables for 13 dollars. Pair that with your favorite beverage and some good company what could be better?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meat
    Vbj09
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a good time. We were a group of 11 and the food and service was ok.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mr B from TN
    volfan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lisa was simply the best server ever. She made recommendations, knew the dinner menu and steered us great choices. Very good wine, excellent salad was shared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great deal
    Pigletwinnietoo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Was there for their anniversary steak sale ... $13. Fantastic! The steak was delicious!! Plus all the vegetables and mashed potatoes! Our server was great. A great evening had by all!! Can't wait to oh back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for dinner
    travellingfoodie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went here for lunch. Patio was shaded which I wasn't too fond about. Food came out quickly and was good. Menu was small and food was very upscale. There weren't very many light lunch picks. Better suited for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    DrDca
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    As on previous occasions, the food and service were simply outstanding! There was absolutely no way to improve on any aspect of the evening, and we'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • grub
    grub
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food did not have a lot of taste. The Caesar salad dressing was not creamy and rich. There was not much broth with the mussels. The halibut was dry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem of the Neighborhood
    canuckVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    In the midst of overpriced restaurants, The Hamilton Street Grill stands out as a great place for good food, excellent service and reasonable prices. The food came out hot, was nicely presented and was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Henderson
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food and service were excellent. It was a coolish evening but we sat outside and blankets and heaters were available if needed. Good location if going to Rogers Arena, BC Place or QE theatre.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 540 reviews are from the Hamilton Street Grill reviews archive.
  • Average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    steaks were okay, salmon was dry and over cooked as were fries. The rib pasta was good and overall, the food was very average. The service was very attentive and polite which kind of saved things.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always great food never disappoints and the anniversary dinner special was super value. Nice to have a great reliable restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    DrDca
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    As always, dinner was outstanding, and the steak special made it even better! Father's Day dinner at the Hamilton Street Grill -- nothing could be better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • $13 steak anniversary special deal
    KenAndDoug
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Hamilton Street Bar & Grill was packed for their anniversary steak special promotion. We had a 40 minute wait for our food but that was understandable but we were in no hurry and enjoyed ourselves with another beverage while lounging on the patio. The waitress was excellent:) personable and the next time ask to be put in her section. Ginger bread pudding was yummy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent 17th Anniversary Promo!
    h2bourne
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We treated some friends for their 20th Anniversary by taking advantage of Hamilton St Grill's 17th Anniversary promo where an Angus steak dinner was offered at the same price from 17 yrs ago, $13! It was a great celebration and didn't hurt the pocketbook too much. The quality of food was good as was the service. No complaints about anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Non memorable dining experience
    mikvik
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Delicious goronzola fondue starter and good selection of BC wines, but rest of the food was just so-so. Nice presentation of mediocre tasting and barely warm entrees followed by crème brulee with too thick/hard top. Service was excellent though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rude Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I purchased the socialshopper price fixed special. Food was really good with good value. I had the mixed green salad, salmon and chocolate mousse. My friend had the Caesar salad, beef bad chocolate mousse. However our experience was marred by the incredibly rude female waitress.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beem
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My salmon was over cooked and the sauce was overpowering - too much, not a subtle taste. Service staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KLCBVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The staff were exceptional. We had booked for 12 and during the evening that # changed due to extenuating circumstances. The staff were really great cancelling orders and moving tables. The halibut was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • needing a facelift
    ObanoneVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Visited this restaurant for the first time and all I could keep thinking was "this place needs to enter the 21st century". Menu items were varied but not that interesting. Three of the four entree's were not hot. Server was very nice. End of story.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hamilton Street Grill
    Bixo
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    HSG has become the "usual" spot for my lunch group (Hello $10 Friday chicken special- delicious!) and has been a favourite with my GF and I for several years, whether drinks and snacks at the bar, a front room table or patio with friends. The food is always great, prices very reasonable and staff attentive and fun. Its one of the original Yaletown restaurants and still one of the best as competitors come and go. I will continue to be a regular even though Steve has moved on after about 20 years (which is too bad as he was awesome- but its good to see some of his generous traditions continue).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We found the service to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We found the service to be a little lacking, we waited to be seated a little long, we wait for beverages and we waited for our meal as well. The waitress explained to us that she was new, which we all are at some point, but her lack of training on the finer points of serving were very noticeable. The food was great, the steak was cooked perfectly, and our salads and appy"s were good. Some attention to details and more staff training should be required before it became a regular spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Again excellent food with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Again excellent food with a Great presentation...Great Service - dim lighting...We would dine here again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had made a reservation for 6 in advance and were still crammed into a booth, when we asked for another table, the alternative was another booth. The food was ok - the wild mushroom tart did not have wild mushrooms in it, the pastry was undercooked and there was barely any carmelized onions or goat cheese topping. The caesar salad was too garlicky to eat. The steaks were tasty but oversalted with seasoning salt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurants come and go in
    hooner77VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Restaurants come and go in Yaletown but this one has been there since Yaletown because Yaletown. There is a reason for that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.