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Homer Street Cafe & Bar
Homer Street Cafe & Bar

Homer Street Cafe & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.homerstreetcafebar.com
  • Email: info@homerstreetcafebar.com
  • Phone: (604) 428-4299
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Brunch: Sunday's - 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Marc-André Choquette
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Smithe
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Homer Street Cafe & Bar

Housed in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, Homer St Cafe and Bar is a contemporary restaurant set in the historic Homer Building and new Beasley building in Vancouver’s Yaletown district. Classic comfort cooking takes centre stage thanks to a fire engine red rotisserie that roasts all manner of proteins. It’s chicken that’s the star here: served in quarter, half or whole portions, accompanied by classic sides basted in jus. A decidedly adventurous wine and cocktail list rounds out the menu. The restaurant features two spaces that consist of an open concept kitchen “Chef’s Bar” where one can get up close and personal with the culinary team, a private dining room with reclaimed factory windows, and bespoke seating complemented by antique tiling.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our party of three was underwhelmed and disappointed with the taste, quality and presentation of the food at my birthday dinner on Saturday evening. In anticipation of sampling Homer's chicken, I had deliberately tried Swiss Chalet earlier in the week as a point of comparison. It was a tie! My dining partners both had the halibut which was cooked properly but was visually uninteresting and the accompaniments were boringly ordinary. Overall the food was adequate, but unfortunately there was nothing distinguished or a 'cut above' about any of the items we tasted which included almonds, beet salad, sides of mushrooms and cauliflower, halibut, chicken and chocolate pudding. The service was excellent but that doesn't offset mediocre food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Bright, airy, active with open kitchen, very good atmosphere. Roast chicken is the feature - rest of the menu is fairly simple. Doing roast chicken as a theme for dinner is worth an occastional visit."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I am proud to say that I am a regular. I love Homer Street for their incredible food and service. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the food is always unique and lovely. The drinks are fantastic as well. It is always busy and I recommend making reservations but it is worth the wait ! It is definitely a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Finally introduced Homer St Cafe to my friend who lives downtown. I had the special - Halibut goujons? -- yummy, they were perfectly deep fried but not dried nor oily, served with a tasty and tangy aioli. I would have wished the salad to be a bit larger portion but all was well. I recommended the crisp quail and carrot salad for my friend who loved it. She had a glass of red which I believed she enjoyed. We shared a chocolate pudding with maldon salt ...., very nice! My server was very pleasant, attentive and efficient, she has dark short hair, can't remember her name. It was a nice lunch crowd, respectful and not rowdy. They all look like regulars to me. Next, I'd like to try the brunch! Cant' wait."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Everything was perfect, the service was special, attention to details."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Have had good experiences each time. Food is well prepared. Good bistro style, reminds one of Europe. Portions are moderate size and moderately priced. Lends itself to two courses. Appetzers are first class and good to share."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Location always key but do too were the cocktails (A+) and pork belly starter."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Their signature rotisserie chicken is definitely worth a try."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The manager staff was extremely rude!!! won't be going back there for a long long while and it's across the street from my home..."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We tried Homer St Cafe on a Wednesday night last week. The atmosphere was lively and the room was warm and inviting. The tables in the downstairs area are cozy, but true to bistro style. The servers were attentive, helpful, and informative, making appropriate recommendations. The arrival of each course was perfectly timed and we enjoyed everything that we tried. A reasonably priced wine list with some nice choices rounded out the experience. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The menu takes a bit of getting used to but the decor is imaginative and the staff, friendly and connected"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "What a wonderful surprise. I thought we were having lunch in a small bistro with 20 tables, then I discovered the main restaurant. What a brilliant design ambiance and atmosphere. Combined with exceptional cuisine and razor sharp service this is will definitely be my go to place for a lot of occasions. Not a big surprise when I heard that the executive chef for Homer St. is also Tableau's"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I think what really got me was the lack lustre service. He actually looked bothered that I asked for virgin cocktail suggestions. That coupled with unseasoned main and half cooked Brussels sprouts. I did love the pork belly appy and the restaurant is really beautiful. The greeters were nice too"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We were a group of 7. The choice of Homer St. Cafe resulted in a generous amount of very good comments being sent my way for having chosen this location."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I have dined here several times and never had a bad or even mediocre dinner, they've all been delicious. I am a gluten free eater who is dieting so have asked for substitutions which have been graciously accommodated. I highly recommend this fun, trendily decorated spot with excellent food and attentive service. Reminds me of a NY restaurant"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "When Vancouver gives you a rainy night, Homer Street and its many comfort food choices is the perfect respite. I have been a number of times, all rainy nights, hmmm ; food quality and service was consistent. We split the chicken, and had really yummy mushrooms and cauliflower sides. The hazelnuts made me like cauliflower once again. The evening was made by our male server, who was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu. Extremely helpful when it came to the cocktail list."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "New menus items appearing-a hint of spring. The new halibut dish is outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Made reservation for 4 people for brunch. No probs with res and seated right away. Good coffee. Very good service. We ordered: fried oysters: delish! Chicken cobbler: very tasty, corned beef with trout: tasty, interesting mix, brunch rotisserie with sausage: mediocre, and daily omelette: very good. Yes I would go back. Bit pricy but nice place to have brunch with friends."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great ambience for a French restaurant, liked the chicken, but thought to be a bit plain. Wine list was excellent, and the specials sounded good, but came specially for the signature chicken. Not sure if I will go back, maybe for lunch!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Imaginative food, beautifully presented. Comfortable ambience. Could end up being an expensive pretentious establishment Thank heaves it isn't. Several visits confirms belief that it's a very very good restaurant that pleases everyone,"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We ordered a whole chicken which is supposed to be the specialty. The thighs had good fragrance of spices but the rest of the chicken, especially the breasts, tasted bland. Beside, the meat was too soft for me. I prefer more texture like free range chickens or French roosters. The baked nugget potatoes were too starchy for me. The potatoes skin would be better if it was crispy."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the special salad with greens, beets, toasted hazelnuts and deep fried cheese curds. That was heavenly! And I tried the steak for the first time, very good. We had a phenomenal super Tuscan red with it, and finished with the warm peanut butter cookies and the salted chocolate pudding. Those toffee bits are like little crispy bits of heaven!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Monday night we had a terrific experience at Homer St. Cafe, and were served by perhaps the best server- if not certainly the most charming and passionate I have come across in years. Food, ambience, energy all outstanding and high marks-Homer St. provides a great experience. I will absolutely be back- and soon!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Loved this spot! Feels just like a little French bistro. Ambiance was pitch-perfect, food was delicious, the server had excellent wine suggestions - and all without breaking the bank. Tables are close together, but the acoustics are just right, so you don't feel like you're listening to everything your neighobur says. Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I really like this place! There is nothing else quite like it in downtown Vancouver. The food is excellent, and the atmosphere is upscale yet inviting."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience have been tweaked to perfection. There are always classic dishes to rely on as well as new and tantalizing entries to tempt the diner. The servers have been selected carefully, present themselves well and provide timely and friendly service. The venue is well lit, a lively happy atmosphere, with decor that reminds me of a country kitchen. It's a good feeling and I keep going back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I have been to Homer Street Café a few times and I am always impressed with the service and how delicious the food is! Will go back again and again for sure!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have taken to easing into the weekend on Friday nights at HS Cafe. It never disappoints. Friendly service, nice ambiance but most of all high class comfort food that is satisfying and unpretentious. We love the pork terrine to start and this weeks grilled tuna an scallop special was divine. Great wine reco from our server.. Desserts are a must. I am addicted to the bread pudding but the chocolate pudding is also pretty irrestisable. And they actually serve a good quality espresso and know how to make it. I"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It was delicious , the service was fanstastic , the restaurant is adorable and I would go back in a heart beat . They take a simple dish and jazz it up yet it still remains so simple ."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Had a great time, fantastic, unique and authentique restaurant in Vancouver situated within one of Vancouvers Heritage buildings which provides great ambience and theme. The menu and drink list is please all and food was great....would reccomend the pork belly! Staff were extremely freindly and knowledgeable about the menu and building history"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Good food, good service in a nice setting at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My 2nd time here taking out of town guests on both occasions and it was another excellent experience. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff. Pork belly is to die for and the chicken is a must with the gravy, as is the cauliflower and brussel sprouts (believe it or not). Affordable dining experience with family style sharing. Wine is pricey by glass...best to order a bottle."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I keep going back and am never disappointed. Made catching up with an old friend I hadn't seen for 10 years an absolute pleasure."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We really liked this place. Our server, Robin, was so great...knowledgeable, smart, funny (she even put up with my husband's jokes!). There are two sides: the newer side and the older side which looks like it came from the 50s. I'd recommend to sit on the older side...where you can see the kitchen. We had four in our group and went with sharing a whole chicken plus we had the brussel sprouts. It was all delish! We also had the pork belly and olives to start and again, both were great. If you're an olive person, I'd highly recommend the olive dish."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The chocolate pudding desert was perfect in the sense that sweet and salty flavours were combined to create a unique taste! The service and ambience was great - not like those restaurants that are too dim where you can't see what you're eating, and not too bright where you're squinting. My favourite dish is the ribs! However it's not always featured on the menu, so it would be great if we could know when the ribs are available - perhaps a fixed day of the week?"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Came here for the first time with 2 gf's and was surprised how packed it was for a thurs night! I couldn't make a reso earlier than 7:45pm and I purposely went in earlier thinking they wouldn't be that busy..but I was wrong. We got seated upstairs in a cozy area which I love. Food was delish. I had the trout which was cooked perfectly and the chocolate pudding is something alone that would make me want to come back for! Our waitress was also very wonderful, super nice and pleasant! Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Ive been to this restaurant twice both times at lunch the first time with a group and we all had a roasted meal. Fabulous lunch with no complaints other than we didn't get to appreciate the bustle of the restaurant tucked away in a corner. The second time with a girl friend we both had salads these were disappointing. I was expecting some great chicken on the chicken salad with the rotisserie and smell of roast chicken in the air. I love a good salad at lunch! The chickpea dip was lovely and so is the olive and cheese starter. I think if Im up for dinner at lunch I will go again. :0)"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Having only been twice since moving to the area, both times for brunch, I would say that it really is a wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. Can hardly wait to return for the supper menu soon."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I have been there 2 times. The rotisserie is super good! I love the decor of the restaurant. So classic. The service is good and friendly.Everyday when I pass by the restaurant, many people have dinner inside. I always believe people. More people in, more delicious!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had the chocolate banana sandwich off of the brunch menu. DELICIOUS. Creamy and took me back to my childhood with banana pj sandwiches but gourmet version with Nutella... Must try. We also had one of the omelettes the potatoes melted in our mouths and all food was fresh ! Must try"
    Dined on 2/9/2014