We had the 5-course menu.
We had the 5-course menu. Excellent! Highly recommended. Very attentive service, but not overbearing. We enjoyed it. It was our second time at Market, and liked the food better this time. Last time was a 3-course menu during DineOut Vancouver.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Favourite Vancouver Restaurant
I have never had a bad meal at The Market and have enjoyed every experience there, which have been many! The beet salad and rice cracker crusted Ahi tuna are absolutely delicious! I order the same thing every time I go there. On the last occasion, my friend's risotto was also superb!
This last time, however, I was a little disappointed in the service. While it is sometimes nice to have quick service, the waiter seemed to rush us, pouring our wine far too quickly. I like to relax over a leisurely meal
Overall, however, the food and ambience at the Market are always wonderful.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Started with a frisee salad
Started with a frisee salad which was excellent, and tasted the "signature" shrimp salad which was sublime. My sea bass main course was very good, if not outstanding. I'm not really a dessert person, but the cheesecake was absolutely the best I ever had. Very light.
The waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
An incredible experience. The menu offerings make it a very difficult decision, from the appetizers to the mains to the dessert. The Sablefish was a melt in your mouth experience as was the Steelhead. Presentation was very very good. Good wine and cocktail listings. Try the Ginger Margarita if you like ginger, awesome. Service was very attentive, not overbearing and we had many of the staff come by to chat. We felt like valued diners.
We will be back!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table d'Hote was not too much food
A friend and I decided to treat ourselves and have the three course brunch. The frisee was not as good as I have had, but in an attempt to do things differently, it was combined with other salad and therefore was neither garlicky nor vinegary enough for my taste. The French toast was just as good as the reviewer I had read said it was. The banana cream pie was to die for. The service was attentive and yet we didn't feel rushed nor overly aware of the staff moving about.
At the end of our visit, the Maitre d' showed us the full extent of what type of functions the facility can accommodate. It is a very flexible and inviting space.
Next, we must come back and have the high tea or a lunch in the street level Xi Shi Lounge, on a weekend.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A+ Birthday Dinner
Took my boyfriend here as a welcome back/birthday dinner and it was absolutely amazing. We sat right against the window (as I earlier requested, and they accommodated) and started with the servers recommendations of drinks and were thoroughly impressed at the start of our meal. The server were very attentive and spaced our meals very well. We ended up doing the 5 course $60 dinner and it was a smashing deal for what we got. Each course only got more progressively detailed and delicious as the meal went onward and my favorite was probably the tuna tartare or the salmon. They wrote happy birthday on my boyfriends dessert as I asked them to do when I made the reservation and everything went perfectly.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best experience in Vancouver
Market was recommended by a friend of mine. My wife and I came to celebrate my birthday. I had high expectations, and did not disappoint.
We were seated in a quieter area surrounded by semi-transparent curtains and high ceilings with suspended chandeliers.
We both had the 5-course dinner. Although I am lactose intolerant, the chef was quite accommodating with our needs; he substituted dairy wherever possible. Our server Lucia was very polite and professional.
For dessert, we asked for the Molten cake and chef wrote “Happy Birthday” at the edge of my plate. The Molten cake was oozing with delicious fudge sauce. Best Molten cake I have ever tried.
All in all, it was the best food experience I had in Vancouver.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff made our anniversary
The staff made our anniversary dinner very special. A definite repeat visit on the horizon.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We first visited this restaurant on the Vancouver Foodies tour (which was great). The citrus margarita was delicious. The market hamburger was amazing- not what one would expect for a "hamburger". The salmon on toasted rice patty was delicious. We had to come back for dinner. The tasting menu - a 5 course meal was outstanding! The steelhead dinner was fabulous. The crab cake appetizer was superb. The banana pie dessert was yummy.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Cuisine, Service at Market
For starters, we selected a spring green pea soup garnished with a light cream, outstanding, and a salad of sucrene lettuce , arugula, tomato, radish, corn and a light acidic dressing.
Main: delicate steelhead with lemon garlic crumbs, kale and fluffy mashed potatoes. T Halibut came with thinly sliced green apples on top, dressed with lemon verbena oil, basil shreds, sweet onion, coconut milk. The crunch of the apples contrasted beautifully with the dreamy sauce.
For dessert, I ordered the house-made rhubarb, cassis and Japanese lime sorbets (unbelievably good), and my husband a plate of fresh fruits. Our 3-course menus cost $29 each.
We enjoyed BC Cedar Creek Pinot Noir, fruity but lacking complexity. Excellent service by Nevin.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiters were attentive and helpful in suggesting what to select. There were lots of vegetarian choices as well as a separate vegetarian menu. The food was delicious and presetation beautiful. It was my firend's birthday and they presented us with a complimentary dessert to share. This is the third time I've eaten here and each time was a special and wonderful evening.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!
As always, makes us feel super-welcome. With the great food, it keeps us coming back again and again...
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried the tasting menu
Had a good dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary there. It is recommended that all at the table take part in the tasting menu, if one party was ordering the tasting menu. It was good but prefer if only one of us did the tasting menu and my partner could order something else.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful server. Professional, considerate and accommodating.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server Ken was a true gem!
Very dissapointing entry. No one at the main desk...no acknowlegment of our arrival...When seated 10 min. later...no one who came to see us for another 5 min.
After this however...EVERYTHING was outstanding! We were celebrating a 50th Wedding Anniversary and had ordered a special lemon (golden) cake. The pastry chef had made a MOST beautiful cake for our guests and they were over the moon about its
presentation and taste!
Thanks Jean George for a memorable and DELICIOUS evening under the stars on your gorgeous patio!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We knew it would be good but....WOW
We go out to lunch/dinner several times a week. We love trying new places in our amazing city. Unfortunately due to my international travel and dining experiences, not much impresses me anymore. Until last Friday at lunch. What a wonderful, total EXPERIENCE. From the hostess greeting as we entered the space off the Shangri-La hotel (WOW) elevator, to the service to the FOOD!! to the detailed explanation of each dish as it came out of the kitchen. The staff all seemed to enjoy themselves and be proud to be serving the Chef's creations. We sat at a hightop, on the terrace, the view is an open pit and a large orange crane but once the food came it just didn't matter.
Market by Jean Georges you impressed us and out did yourself.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my hubby's birthday
We celebrated my hubby's birthday here all the way from Las Vegas...we're so happy we chose this restaurant. We ordered the 6 course dinner. It was absolutely delicious and well presented...
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food, great service,
Awesome food, great service, bar service was great. Hats off to the new chef. My only downfall was that I found the Mustard green was a bit overbearing to a wonderful piece of Halibut otherwise the halibut dish would have been great. Overall the whole meal was wonderful.
A little slow in getting our bill as we were trying to leave before the fireworks were over as we live on the North Shore, but we will come back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable experience. Our salmon (steel-head) & halibut. dishes were the best we've ever eaten.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was courteous and friendly."
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed by
We were very impressed by the high calibre of food and the wonderful ambiance. Of special note were the steelhead sashimi and the fresh pea soup - truly outstanding dishes!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and value
Thank you MARKET, for a great lunch. The value offered for the three course lunch is always wonderful, and I make a point to visit anytime that I am in Vancouver. The highlights were the steelhead sushi and the steamed halibut. Thank you for a great meal.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very impressed that they had a vegan menu, when I inquired about vegan options.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and service!
Very good food and service! We tried out their tasting menu. Price is very reasonable
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Does not disappoint.
This is my 2nd time at this restaurant and just like the 1st time me and my husband were here the quality of food and service are always superb. Patio dinning is wonderful during the warmer months and inside dinning is cozy during the colder months.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
50 minute lunch versus 120 minute
The food was delicious when we last ate at Market, however we did notice that the service was unexpectedly slow; our 50 minute prix fixe lunch quickly turned into a 2 hour long engagement.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for my 30th birthday.
We went here for my 30th birthday. There were 8 people in our group so they put us in their private room which is awesome.
We love the seared scallops for appetizer. Best scallops I've ever had and tasted! This restaurant knows how to cook them RIGHT!
We got the steelead, sablefish and the burger for entree. All were delish!
For dessert, we had the blackforest bar, which is just ok. Cheesecake is great and so is the chocolate cake.
Service is a little on the slow side but still a very good overall experience.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must when visiting Vancouver!
Vancouver has many superb restaurants...but don't forget to try this one! The food, ambience, and service simply can't be beat!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We expected a lot, and got
We expected a lot, and got more than expected. The food was outstanding, without extraneous flourishes - great flavours, well plated, pleasing to the eye and palate. We just wish we had had room for desert.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch service, food was
Top notch service, food was awesome, we just keep coming back. Highly recommend to anybody to this highly rated restaurant.
Would not go any where else to eat. Keep it up chef, you are a keeper.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Presse Summer Series
I received the email from Market about their Presse Summer Series and thought it would be perfect for a girls night out. It was just warm enough still to sit on the patio (which is great, by the way) - there was a DJ mixing music that was energetic but not too loud (could still hear each other). At the top of the stairs bottles of Grey Goose were just waiting to be mixed into fun cocktails.
I had the Cucumber Fizz (?) which was very refreshing, just perfect to start with. I had a sip of a couple of the others as well, and was very pleasantly surprised to find them ALL delicious. Wish I could have had one of each.
Unfortunately there is only one Friday left of this Presse event this year, but hopefully it will be back next summer.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Goats cheese and watermelon excellent, ravioli very tasty maybe starter portion slightly larger. Short rib truely worth tasting. Lobster risotto lemon a little overpowering and the lobster was very chewy this was the only criticism. Desert choc cake beautiful.
Service perfect not overbearing.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Presse Summer Series a Success
We celebrated two birthdays on the last day of Presse Summer Series at the Market! The patio is always a great place to sit when the sun is shining. The servers are always attentive to the clientele. The appetizers never disappoint, and our main courses always stand out as excelllent. The guest DJ played great music all evening. I hope that Presse Summer Series comes back in 2014!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sometimes hotel restaurants leave you disappointed. Not so with Market! Our food was hot and savory ---- for some reason that is a rarity nowadays. Service was unobtrusive and pleasant. We enjoyed our special evening out tremendously and would be back.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rendezvous for 2
A calming restorative romantic birthday lunch for two parents off the prix fix menu that included a crisp Roquefort & Pear salad and flavourful parsnip & lime foam soup to start, followed by a succulent steak with a fresh carrot pure for one and a Ling Cod on ginger rice with a sublime mushroom broth for the other accompanied by side dishes of seasonal mushrooms and broccolini. We finished with a pear and sour cherry desert for one and a mixture of apple and cinnamon sorbet for the other. With much on our plate for the afternoon we took advantage of the fresh ginger ale (ginger and lime juice). Very enjoyable and we’ll be back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for brunch to celebrate a birthday. The service was above and beyond any restaurant I have been to celebrate a birthday. Not only did they provide a candle on a dessert but a card signed by the chef and staff that planted a tree in her honor. Awesome!!!!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place! Just had dinner and the food was excellent. A very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for appies and a drink. The appies we had (6 of them) were all wonderful. My entree, the burger was nothing special. My other two guests had decent entrees, but they weren't as good as the appies. The space is very modern and chic. Nothing real special, just the same old modern look. We felt very young (32) in the main dining room. Everyone else was 50+ it seemed. The lounge was a little younger, 30 somethings.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a family get together. We all flew to Vancouver for my mom's 60th and it was a very enjoyable dinner. The service was fanastic - Absolutely loved the little birthday cake they prepared for my mom and she loved the surprise too! I'm totally grateful they didn't forget that I left the credit card as restaurants in the other countries often do and there was no fighting over the bill.
The cheesecake I have to say is absolutely to die for. The ambience was great and the mains were delicious. And the price was very reasonable!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't say enough about Market by Jean-Georges, they were simply amazing. We were stuck in traffic trying to get to downtown and when I called - TWICE! - to let them know we were delayed but still coming, they said it wasn't a problem, our table was still there for us. We were a half hour late! We mentioned to our server that we were heading to the football game after dinner, she asked what time the game started, and we said 7pm. She excused herself so that she could get our Harvest Tasting Menu order in with a rush for us! I was impressed, that kind of attention is just fabulous. The pacing of the meal was perfect; nothing was rushed, every dish was timed perfectly, and we only missed a wee bit of the first quarter. Thank you, Market!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was awesome, food
Service was awesome, food was awesome. We had the Fall Tasting menu and we would fully recommend it to anyone, it was soo good.
My only complaint was my cocktail. I had a caesar, and it was watered down. The tomato and or clam to juice was definitely watered down. Otherwise it was an enjoyable evening. Most definitely to come back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service are both good. A nice place I always recommend to friends. My colleague will go on Maternity Leave next week. She enjoyed her first visit to The Market very much.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had out of town guest and
Had out of town guest and meeting with prospective client. Overall experience was good. However, the furniture appears weathered.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Every Time
Market is exceptionally enjoyable everytime I go there. I love how frequently they change the Prix Fix Menu. The new fall menu is great with a lot of new options. I really enjoyed the Kale Caesar Salad with the crispy egg. The service was wonderful and the staff were attentive and friendly.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around. Food was great, we both had the sablefish. It was fantastic. Lava cake was great. Service was great. Will definitely go back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
No much to complain about. Had a great time with my wife and teenage kids.
Everything we ordered were excellent. From beef tenderloin, lobster and ribs, they were all done with perfection.
It helps though that we're easy to please kind of people..
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
View from a businessman
This is a good restaurant for business casual dinners. The quality of food is excellent and of high culinary quality. The wine list contains a number of good choices to pair your dinner. The portions are quite limited.
Average spend would be $80-$100 per person after tax and gratuities for a 3 course with wine to share.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible Dining expereince
The ambience, the server and all 3 courses were spectacular!!!!! Even the cocktails were fresh and delicious! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening out!!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I are never disappointed at Market by Jean - Georges. We have a leisurely lunch and catch up with each other in a lovely, serene atmosphere. We are never hurried, nor does the staff hover overs. The prix fixe menu has changed since the last time we were in, but it was still very good.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful meal
I had the 3 course lunch - it was very good. Overall, good food. Excellent service.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A delight for the palate
Wonderful food, great presentation and a quiet,professional ambience all add up to a superb dining experience.
We will be back.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM