Excellent service, and innovative
Excellent service, and innovative west coast dining. Always very good and interesting choices.
11/29/2012 4:00:00 PM
This is a repetitive theme
This is a repetitive theme for me. Great food and wine, EVERY time!! Aged Steak was magnificent!!Saddle of lamb, unfortunately chewy, and fatty, but a once off "miss," with no repercussions. Their food is stunning.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good as was atmosphere. Service started out slow, but picked up and was very good at the end. We each had the 8 course tasting menu which we bought with a Groupon. Being out of town visitors, it was a pleasant surprise to be able to use Groupon and experience all the restaurant had to offer.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
good food rather than excellent,
good food rather than excellent, good service, excellent ambience
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful evening,
We had a wonderful evening, great food and outstanding service.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good, very fresh food
Very good, very fresh food in a great location overlooking the water. Service also was first rate.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Raincity Grill was fantastic. I have been there a few times before and have never been disappointed. Everything about the dining experience was awesome right down to our friendly outgoing waitress. I will definitely be back. The food is exceptional.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jordon was a. Great waiter excellent with kids, we look forward to our next visit, it is a family tradition
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rainy Evening at Rain City Grill
This is a wonderful restaurant in a wonderful city. It was our first time in both and will be our last time in neither. Our server recommended the tasting menu along with a second entree for my wife. I'd eat every bite a second time.
Rain City Grill is in a neat part of town and is easy to get to by bus.
Bottom line: If you plan to be in Vancouver, don't miss this place!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had my graduation lunch here, and brought friends and family totalling a whopping 10 people. RCG reserved a big table for us right in the front next to the big windows. It was private and we had the best view! I'm giving RCG 5* for everything because there is absolutely nothing to complain about! The food catered to everyone. My grandparents wanted something more simple = omelettes. The rest of us wanted to be wowed so we had the foie gras and one of everything from the mains to split. Everything was perfectly cooked - very tasty! Highly recommend their house ice tea. If you don't like overly sweetened ice teas - this is the winner!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always great, always dependable
Great food, a lovely space, a real cornerstone of Vancouver dining.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Dining Choice
Truly a fantastic experience as always. Everything was perfect. We had several food restrictions and had ordered a pre set tasting menu. Accommodations were made and any replacements were as tasty and delicious and unique as what might have been presented in the original. An excellent choice whether you are in for a three hour evening or a quick fish and chips with a gourmet side salad.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st rate food on First Beach
Even mid-week Raincity Grill was bustling, giving the place a lively atmosphere. The ingredients were really fresh, the menu varied enough that there was something for everyone in our group. Although our server was a tiny bit on the brusque side, the service was very good. We had enough time between courses to savor the food without feeling forgotten. This is definitely someplace I would dine again.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
By the beautiful sea
Quiet neighborhood restaurant /cafe on English Bay. Tasty. Price was reasonable. Nice chicken and fish dishes w innovative sauces.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful meal at the Rain City Grill! We started with cocktails and by sharing the tuna, which was amazingly fresh and tasty. Our meals were well prepared and I could tell the ingredients were local/seasonal - I had the rabbit and my husband had the halibut. For dessert we shared the carrot cake which tasted OK but the presentation was lovely We sat outside on the patio and initially we were too warm since they had the over head heat lamps on - once those were turned down/off, it was great to sit outside in the fresh air. It would have been a lovely view of the bay, but there was some construction going on when we were there.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful bayside dining
Raincity is about a block from the public beach on English Bay. I sat on their patio and ordered the halibut fish and chips. The smell of the vinegar brought out shortly after I ordered really set the ambiance, the food was cooked and seasoned perfectly, the service was prompt and friendly.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food With Scenic view
I went on yelp to find a good seafood restaurant. This one was highly recommended. Not disappointed. In fact, incredible food and lovely views of the bay
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good and the wine list was extensive. My husband and I both had the beet salad and the shrimp risotto and enjoyed them very much. Our son had the fish and chips which he said were very good. The service was great. We were seated inside as the patio was full. The patio had a very nice view of the water and would have been preferable bit the inside was okay, not alot of ambiance.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine meal on a fine summer evening
Raincity Grill's perch overlooking English Bay is a tough factor to top, but the cuisine equals or outshines it. For a birthday dinner on a July evening, all four at our table chose seafood al the way, from the well-wrought prix-fixe menu ($48 per person). Yes, it is a bit of a splurge, but there's fine value for the money, and from scallops to albacore tuna to halibut, the seafood was impeccably handled (and the plate presentation was artful without being over the top). Raincity has always had exemplary service, and on this evening, Jamie upheld that tradition with smiles and thoughtful courtesies every step of the way.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return to Raincity Grill
Our last meal in Vancouver last Sepetember was at Raincity Grill. Upon returning this July we made Raincity Grill our first meal. We had another good dinner. I was able to book our reservation through Open Table. We had reviewed the tasting menus and and went back and forth between the 100 miles and the early bird. We were shown another option priced between the early bird and the 100 mile. We both selected that option getting two different appetizers and desserts with the same entree. The food was excellent and we shared our appetizers and desserts to savor the flavors. Service was good as she recommended the beet salad and chocolate dessert. The hostess noticed we arrived by cab and offered to call one for us. Nice touch.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took an outside table during
We took an outside table during a lovely sunset over Vancouver harbor - lovely experience, good food, great service.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a great spot
Great at accommodating our large party both times we came in last weekend. Service was top notch and the food was delicious. The location can't be beat, one of our favorite spots in Vancouver.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our meal at Raincity
Enjoyed our meal at Raincity Grill. The service was just a bit slow due to the fact that the waiter had a bit too many tables. Yet the food was outstanding, as was the ambience. We had been there before, so we were not too surprised about the quality of the experience.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything was very good.
everything was very good. very convenient to English bay, needs to have a kid menu. 21 dollars for a burger for a child is a bit much. it was good.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was wonderful. Service
Food was wonderful. Service was overbearing. Waiter kept pushing most expensive wine in each category we asked about when their was great value in many less expensive wines. Truly enjoyed Blue Mountain Rose sparkling, and Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc.
Overbearing with stories at times, absent at others - had to refill our own wine glasses on more than one occasion. But food was exquisite - crab salad, duck and Halibut all standouts!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
changes at Raincity
Raincity had been one of our must visit restaurants in Vancouver but I am not sure we will go again next year. They had a computer problem on the night we were there and so the whole evening felt very chaotic. Food is tasty and less expensive than some other high end restaurants but we had much better experiences at other places.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the eclectic menu and the great service.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local Cuisine with a View
We love Raincity Grill--the tasting menu is always full of delicious surprises. Our most recent meal included a preparation of foie gras that was one of the best we've had anywhere--and we dine all over France every year! The wine pairings have introduced us to some nice little BC wines, as well. It's always a treat to come back to Vancouver and experience a "100 mile tasting" dinner. The view of sunset over English Bay is pretty special if you can sit outside or enjoy a window seat.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, locally sourced
This was our second visit to Rain City Grill and it did not disappoint. We had told friends about the place and when we all found ourselves in Vancouver, we had to go back. The food was amazing. My husband is now a vegetarian and we did wish there were more vegetarian options, but what he had was extremely good, so no real complaints.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attracts more than locals.
Arrived early for our reservation and had a quiet restaurant to ourselves. Next table who arrived were also from out of town.
Initial course was the beetroot salad. Was rather small and disappointing. But things went up from there. Fresh bread right from the oven was wonderful. Mother had wild mushroom linguini which was beautifully cooked to emphasize the mushrooms. Sister had the Salt Island lamb chops which tasted yummy. Had the duck which was flavourful but not gamey. Perfectly cooked.
Service was patient as we struggled to decide. Like the team approach to help clean the table.
Location is just off English Bay. Plenty of sunlight enters the restaurant without sitting at the patio.
Among the better Vancouver restaurants.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice early-bird special
Overall, the food was good. Loved the location right across from English Bay. They have a great patio and lots of windows which makes for a wonderful dining experience. The 3 course for $30 early dinner special is well worth going for. I was a bit disappointed that the menu on line wasn't the same as what was offered in the restaurant (hamburger replacing the osso bucco) -- and I was coming there for the osso bucco. Anyway, the burger was good, the beet salad was also nice -- so still a nice dining experience and a great value.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, well prepared,
Wonderful food, well prepared, fresh ingredients, great presentation - overall EXCELLENT!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose to have our delayed anniversary dinner at Raincity Grill, because we had dined there before, and really enjoyed the ambiance, service and menu. We checked out the menu online, before making our reservations, to be sure that there were items on it that we'd want.
As before, we were very pleased when our appetizers (Beetroot Salad and Smoked Foie Gras Parfait) piqued our appetite, and our mains (awesome Halibut fillets) were absolutely mouth-watering. I notice that their menu changes frequently, as it's changed from when we dined there on October 4th (2013).
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The weekend brunch offerings at the Raincity grill are excellent. Locally sourced ingredients, excellent service and tasty options.
It's a solid Vancouver Gem located in beautiful English Bay, Vancouver.
The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another excellent evening!
An anniversary dinner made that much more memorable by our server and the food, it was just the right spot to celebrate. We would go again for just another evening of dining out as the food was not only delicious, but portioned just right so that we were able to sample multiple dishes. The wine selection and recommendations are great and the atmosphere fits many occasions sitting just by the water.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to this restaurant
We have been to this restaurant as a family and my husband has taken groups of people from his company including his boss and also the VP and President of the company. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed the food, environment and attentiveness of the staff.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM