Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant
Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant

Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marketbyjgvancouver.com/
  • Phone: 6046951115
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 days a week.

    Breakfast from 7am - 11:30am daily
    Lunch from 11:30am - 2:30pm Monday to Friday
    Brunch from 11:30am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday
    Dinner from 5:30pm - late

    Bar Menu at our Bar and Lounge from 11:30am until late.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Harris
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thurlow Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Secured underground Valet parking as well as Impark Self Park is located at 1137 Alberni Street (on the 1100 block of Alberni Street between the Coastal Church and Urban Fare). Follow the Shangri-La sign down the ramp.

    The street level entrance to Market by Jean-Georges is accessible from 1115 Alberni Street. A glass elevator is also available to the left of the restaurant entrance, directly beside the Urban Fare grocery store.
A word from Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant
The concept of the “hotel as a home” extends to the restaurant as its casual family kitchen. Inspired by the casual, simple elegance of modern dining, Jean-Georges has created menus that emphasize fresh, locally produced ingredients, served in a sleek and sophisticated setting.


A destination restaurant with four distinct experiences: an intimate second dining room featuring a fireplace, a heated outdoor seasonal Terrace with city views, an enticing Bar and a sophisticated Dining Room. The full menu is available in all areas of the restaurant.

The Outdoor ( Seasonal ) Terrace and Bar are on a first come first served basis.


Please be advised that parties of seven or more are subject to an 18% automatic gratuity.
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Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)fit for foodies (49)great for lunch (37)romantic (34)great for outdoor dining (27)good for groups (19)notable wine list (19)great for brunch (19)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The patio was not recommended due to ongoing construction and the hostess also stated it was quite cold. Instead, last night we sat inside. It was our anniversary dinner, and did not find it a romantic setting by any means. Most people were in groups and were casually dressed. The service was amazing and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place
    BCresid123
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The service was super from the moment we stepped into the restaurant until the second we left, everything was so detail and pleasant. Food quality and presentation was excellent, it was a enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good try
    tucci204
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Scallops and shrimp salad were amazing. The view from the patio was nothing special and it was cramped. Beef short rib recommended by my server was not all that
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We found the food to be excellent, but service just seemed a little lost. It took a while for anyone to come to our table which was in the outdoor dining area and there was only one other table. The the martini was tiny only to be outdone by the even tinier olives. The outdoor dining atmosphere was nice, but it was empty, to be fair it was a Sunday evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and wine
    Louie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a really nice meal accompanied by some very nice Greywake NZ sauvignon. Only down side was they had no Halibut, the chef however substituted the dish with a different fish, which worked well. Overall a nice restaurant with friendly and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Doesn't live up to its name
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Quite expensive for the quality of food and portion size. This summer, they had the Bubbles, Beats and Brunch theme going on so it was pretty loud. There were only 3 tables occupied at that time and one of the customers complained about the loud music blaring from the patio. After much discussion (the supervisor refused to have the music turned down at first), they decided to close the door to the patio and perhaps lowered the volume as well. If not for my Golden Circle member voucher, I wouldn't pay premium $$$ to dine here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always have a great experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My friends & I meet a few times a year to catch up on our 44 year friendship. We used to try different restaurants, but now we just go to Market because the food is so good, the service is great and the ambience is quiet & elegant. We love their willingness to accommodate us as we usually spend several hours together after lunch talking and catching up. The three course lunch is the best deal in town, and their brunch dishes served in the summer are creative & tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality place despite obstacles
    Rivvidia
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This location is right in the middle of serious downtown construction, so despite a very nice and meticulously constructed outdoor deck I decided to eat inside. Surprisingly empty, the decor is a bit imposing when there aren't many people around. Food was quality, the kind of modern cuisine you expect from a port town with access to quality ingredients. The steelhead was quite good, and the peaches for dessert were nice in their simplicity. Really wish I could have done their tasting menu, but the whole table has to opt it. I understand the chef's preference, but it's really hard to get an entire table to go all in on five specific courses.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food delicious, tasting menu good value, service very attentive and thoughtful. Air conditioning very chilly on the night we attended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    food is just ok. service is kind of slow. nothing is bad. just that nothing is very good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was ok
    tacoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went for saturday brunch. The balcony music is very loud and you have to yell at each other to talk just like in the club. we switch to the indoor seats. The cinnemon buns is over sweet. The salmon with crispy rice is too salty. You feel like you are eating the salt. The baked egg is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great meal, wonderful service
    hungryinVancouver
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This was my 4th visit to the market, and as usual it didn't disappoint. Service was awesome and the food was delectable. As it was my wife's birthday, the staff thoughtfully provided a fabulous "dolce" birthday surprise complete with candle ... happy wife, happy life. Many thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Top Chef" Food Quality + Service
    SGVL
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Early bird dining works well for us. It's nice and quiet with excellent service. If you want "Top Chef" food quality, you gotta try all their dishes here. We had very tasty scallops, sablefish, short ribs and cheesecake. All dishes are well balanced with a hint of spice and aroma to experience. I think we both finished it all with nothing left on the plate. :) We will definitely visit again to try their weekend brunch one day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Market was great!
    out4din
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We are familiar with Jean-Georges' reputation as a spectacular chef. The restaurant did not disappoint in any way. The service was impeccable, and the food divine. Appropriate (French!) portions with many options and delectable flavor. We had lunch, but this is a restaurant not to be missed, no matter what meal you are having
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and patio
    JCVan
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I dined her with colleagues for lunch to celebrate a promotion and the food was excellent. Out waiter was pleasant and accomodating without being over the top. The only criticism I have having been here several times is that the advertised 50min lunch is never 50mins, so leave at least and hour and a half if you want to eat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Small Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Had the Power Lunch and have to say the portions are way too small. I understand portion size when it comes to fine dining but this is gouging. Unfortunate as everything else was good overall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable lunch
    Sundown
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Always enjoy the excellent quality, great flavors and artful preparation of the food. Service is attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Brunch was delightful. We made a special trip to have the 3-course brunch menu for a birthday celebration. Discovered it was removed for the summer. Regardless, the food quality was fabulous, however would not recommend the Pandan Waffle, but everything else was amazing. Our server was equally exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, 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.
  • SueS
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    One of our party is in a wheelchair and the staff here handled her with grce and care. The food was excellent - menu easy to reaad. We also had very good drinks. The waitstaff were attentive and fast. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch for 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Third time's the charm. I had lunch here last week as well, but this time it was better. The restaurant was quieter this time, so the staff were less busy and more attentive. The food still takes some time to bring out, but it was faster than usual. Overall an excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ros2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is one of our favourite restaurant to go to and as usual the food and service did not disappoint us. Service was top notch and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good service
    Ianchoy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We enjoyed a great dinner there. The food is great and service is wonderful, and we will highly recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No surprises here!
    itsme
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I must say it was brunch! My guest and I were seated , in spite of the restaurant being virtually empty, at a table hemmed in on one side a great pillar. Let me start by saying that the service was exemplary! I started with a great soup, chili pea, the smallest portion in the largest bowl possible. My main course was Dungebss Crab Benedict. It was barely warm and tasteless. I will not comment on my guests food because I didn't taste it. Good wine list. The restaurant is in a hotel and has all the hallmarks of such, bland, soulless and needs to excude a passion for something. Thank you for your goodness for the service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very good restaurant. The service was very pleasant but a little slow. The food was slow to be brought out too, but everything tasted good. We only had time to order one entree.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Market
    Ateammum
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I think I discovered the best Nicoise Salad in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service!
    WonitaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We enjoyed the sable fish and halibut, which were both fabulous! We started with a 1/2 bottle of the Louis Roderer Champagne with 1/2 dozen oysters and the tuna tartare, all excellent! It was a little quiet, but we did have an early seating. Our server was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quick Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The Shangri-La hotel in Vancouver is a beautiful hotel. The restaurant is very spacious and there is a good distance away from the other tables. It was a very sunny day so there was a lot of natural light coming into the restaurant. Service was excellent and attentive, although the food was slow to be brought out. We ordered the halibut and the steelhead. It was nothing spectacular, especially for the price we are paying for. It was a good meal, great for a quick lunch. Overall we had a pleasant time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional food and service
    Cre8te
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    If you love great food, a beautiful setting and attentive service, you will love Jean-Georges. I was excited to find that Vancouver had this restaurant after having visited the New York and Shanghai locations and experiencing the amazing food there. We had the tasting menu which allowed us to try 5 different courses, each equally interesting and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Good Food
    CreativeGoodFood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The menu is great ... I had the spicy lunch with egg plant last time and I love it. This time, I had the halibut which was nicely done and the dessert (the sorbet) with a lime sauce is so refreshing and light!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Steady Decline
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Used to be one of our favourites and have gone to Market for years. With only three tables seated in the patio for dinner -- service was incredibly uneven. Server disappeared and waited 15 minutes before taking our dinner order. For reference, a couple that sat down at the same time as us already started on their appetizers before our order was taken. At the 20 minute mark, had to ask for some bread. Once ordered, we were told that the tasting menu could only be accessed if both diners were partaking. Sat a few more minutes and decided that the special evening we had planned was not going to be ruined by the restaurant. Discussed briefly with the Maitre'D who graciously offered to cover the wine.
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  • Snooty Service!
    diningduo88
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Hmmm what to say ... the food and wine we chose were delicious and satisfying! Unfortunately the snooty service and relentless up-sell attempts were transparent and irritating. At the end of the day, we are all customers paying good money ($$$) to visit your restaurant (on a slow night I might add). We deserve to be treated as such. Could have done without the waiters snarky remarks! Doubt we will be returning to "Market".
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  • Best tasting menu in Vancouver.
    ThinProf
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Fiancé and I celebrated our engagement with their tasting menu. Each dish was amazing by itself and together as a whole.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 62 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1292 reviews are from the Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great food, great service
    vbnfood
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Finally made it out to brunch after friends' recommendation. Ordered the fixed price lunch, with the seared scallop appie, sea bass entree, and the rhubarb torte and basil ice cream for dessert. The appie and sea bass were absolutely delicious, but the dessert stole the show: the basil ice cream was so refreshing! Service was excellent - I downed 4 glasses of water before the first course arrived (had just run a half marathon and was dehydrated), without ever asking for a refill. Service was prompt and uninterruptive, which allowed us to converse with our friends. Will definitely go back and try the Farmer's Market brunch and other menu items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food and servive were wonderful. Decor was a bit cold.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • See below
    bear1
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I regret that illness prevented me from going. And I failed to cancel, a first for me using open table. Apologies to Open Table and Jean-Georges!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • it was okay
    meme
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    waiters were friendly but two times they knocked our glass of water. Also, for the price, i think there are better choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing food as usual
    Gummivore
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Amazing food, perfectly executed. Service second to none. For this quality of dishes, it's a great bang for the buck with a fresh menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointing
    birthdayblues32
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I expected outstanding service and did not get it. When we arrived there was no one who offered to take our coats. My coat spent the evening on the floor as we were in a booth/table with no room to put it anywhere else! The service was very slow at the beginning and improved somewhat as the evening went on. The food was very good but not superb, which is what I was expecting. It was fairly noisy and it was difficult to hear all the conversations going on at our table. It was a family dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday and we are a family that shares conversations a lot.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Market Restaurant not overwhelming
    Market
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Wonderful food but lapses in discretion and attention to special requests risked ruining an evening with surprises. Not all items pre-identified on the web menu were available. Gaps in service (like loudly dumping a handful of cutlery into a drawer), failure to explain a course, and others unbecoming of a restaurant of this calibre and reputation. Food mostly wonderful, although one dessert on tasting menu - thai fruit - looked more suitable for a 10-yo birthday party than for adult diners.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, just not up to expectations
    rvr604
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    After receiving an email from Market, we were excited to give the 'Spice Market' menu a try. All four of us had the $29 3-course tasting menu. Although good, none of us were "wowed" by any of the dishes (found the food at the actual NYC Spice Market amazing, so expectations were somewhat high). We were satisfied with the service and the food in general, but did have one disappointment. Our reservation was for 1pm, and they had already run out of one of the appetizer options (the tuna) - if that's such a popular choice, you would think they would better prepare for that. We were not even the last seating..
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet