Steamworks Gastown
Steamworks Gastown

Steamworks Gastown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steamworks.com/
  • Phone: 6046892739x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Comfort Food, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Gerry Gough
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cordova & Seymour
  • Public Transit: We are directly adjacent to the Waterfront Station, which is convenient for all bus transit, sea bus and skytrain.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Steamworks Gastown
Since we first opened in 1995, Steamworks has been a favourite of Vancouver locals and visitors alike. Whether you're joining us for lunch, a drink after work, or a group dinner with friends and colleagues, we're honoured to have you with us.


Steamworks gets its name from the famous Gastown steam line that runs through our premises. Our onsite brewery uses steam to fire its kettles. The instant heat of steam allows for greater brewing finesse, and most importantly great tasting beer. Whether you're in the mood for a thirst quenching Lions Gate® lager, or a full bodied HeriocaTM Oatmeal Stout, we've got a beer to please your palate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Steamworks Gastown reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)great for lunch (16)neighborhood gem (11)scenic view (10)fit for foodies (10)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)special occasion (3)romantic (2)Show More
  • The service was FANTASTIC!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    The service was FANTASTIC! Our reservation was for late evening but we were in the area a couple of hours early and we phoned in and the hostess told us to come in and that she would have a table waiting for us. Once we came through the door we got seated at a scenice view table. We appreciated their accomodation especially since it was a Saturday night during Dine Out week. Our server was very attentative and she was on top of our orders and our drinks. the food was great and came out in a timely fashion. Will definitely go back if we are in the area! Great service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sadly I was underwhelmed by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    Sadly I was underwhelmed by Steamworks, despite hearing so many great things about it! I think it was because we were in the downstairs room with rugs as wall decorations. It really took away from the ambiance I was expecting. I hope that room is renovated to match the rest of the restaurant! The food was good, however nothing outstanding. I might go back again with a group of friends but wouldn't be the one picking that restaurant. I'd rather go to Joeys!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came to Steamworks with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/24/2009
    Came to Steamworks with a small group of friends for Dine Out Vancouver. Ordered the salmon and avocado appetizer, the ribs entre, and the chocolate mousse desert. All three were excellent, although the appie could have had a bit more flair; it was basically salmon with guacamole. The service was friendly and fast. Only con with the service was that we were asked about refreshing our drinks far too often. I would go back again, the food was hearty and flavourful, the service was full of smiles, and the general atmosphere was relaxed and young.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unless this restaurant changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2009
    Unless this restaurant changes its menu for Dine Out Vancouver, it shouldn't participate. It's basically a brew pub, and the beer choices aren't outstanding.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really enjoyed the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/17/2009
    I really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. It was really calm and soothing, and it really helped me relaxed after a long day of work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to many dine-outs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2009
    I have been to many dine-outs and this has to be one of my all time favourites. The restaurant was busy, but the service was still great. Our food was amazing, and believe me I do not say that often (I am in in the hospitality industry too).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great appies: Panceta Salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/14/2009
    Great appies: Panceta Salad and Smoked Salmon avocado (but too much zest i removed most Poor Mains:ribs: tough ribs need slowewr lower cooking and briefer fire grilling. Vegatables were undercooked and oily. Potatoes were ok. Great service and beer
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local food, great beer,
    brazy5
    Dined on 12/27/2008
    Great local food, great beer, great staff, great people, what more could you ask for???
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had the chicken burger and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/3/2008
    I had the chicken burger and I found that the bun was very dry and the salad was really not appetizing at all. I mentioned this to the waitress and she seemed completely clueless as to how to make my experience better. I paid my bill, but I would have liked to have some incentive offered or apology made perhaps for not getting the best food. I was there on Thursday, December 4th night - 5:45pm reservations.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant was noisy, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/18/2008
    Restaurant was noisy, service was perfunctory, food was mediocre. My pizza was overcooked.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location is great, neat atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/2/2008
    Location is great, neat atmosphere, a little to warm in the restaurant, food was decent, could have used slightly better service, sat for a little while before asked what I would like to drink. Salmon dish was amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made a dinner reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2008
    Made a dinner reservation two weeks ahead of time for 10:45pm. I got a call at 9pm on my way to Vancouver telling me they stop serving dinner at 945pm and we would be unable to eat!?! Why take the reservation then??? Poor customer service based upon this problem regardless...!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    Really great food and service. Love your pesto pizza!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A pleasant place to be where
    Vandiners2
    Dined on 7/28/2008
    A pleasant place to be where we could hold a conversation with our dining companions. Service was attentive and efficient without being over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, Steamworks was
    out4eats
    Dined on 7/10/2008
    As always, Steamworks was great! Good food, good service and the view can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The air conditioning was blowing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2008
    The air conditioning was blowing cold air on our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The canned music was run-of-the-mil
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    The canned music was run-of-the-mill and FAR TOO LOUD resulting in shouted conversations. Food was good, menu is varied, microbrew beers very enjoyable. Wine list is unadventurous, and needs more BC wines ! Our server was excellent though, which helped us have an enjoyable evening overall.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice food, good service, reasonably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Nice food, good service, reasonably priced. Only problem was they put a big group in right next to our small party of 3 and it grew until they were nearly sitting in our laps....at which point we paid and left. But it was Sat night so I suppose they thought it was ok. And the restaurant may not have had any control over all the extras...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All 3 of us found the menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    All 3 of us found the menu selection not very appealing. The selection was very slim and honestly there wasn't anything on the lunch menu that I wanted. And price was not an object. ! We will not be coming back to Steamworks because of the lack of menu selection. There were some things on the dinner or pub menu that we were not allowed to order before 2:30 and a few of those interested us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was really great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    The service was really great, but it is a really busy spot to visit with friends. I expected a bit of a nicer spot for making a reservation, but being stuck in a tiny table amongst the bigger group tables was unexpected.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steamworks has become my default
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Steamworks has become my default business lunch place over the years, because the service is predictably good, the food is consistently good, and the diverse menu means there's something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I were there early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    My wife and I were there early (5:30 PM) before attending the symphony a few blocks away. We were seated cheerfully but then nothing happened - it appears there was a mixup about whose section we were in. The person who seated us took over as our server and everything after that was smooth. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ate downstairs. food was fine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    ate downstairs. food was fine. the noise and the smell of hops while the big drums were being changed/cleaned/etc was a bit much. but i understand why it was being done.. we've eaten here many times for work lunch meetings and find it always good. thanks
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • thought the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    thought the food was very flavourless. Burgers were dry and pizza bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a party of 5 and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    We had a party of 5 and we were served with friendly, courteous, timely service and delicious food! Thanks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bar staff were fooling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    The bar staff were fooling around throwing ice cubes throughout the restuarant in some form of target game.It was extremily unprofessional - it appears there was no managment in the restuarant. I will never go back.
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  • I've only been there for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    I've only been there for lunch once, so can't really comment on much of the above but it was a very enjoyable experience for all of us and we will definitely visit again. Thanks very much, Kathy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place for date,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/14/2007
    Excellent place for date, groups or just out with a friend. Large selection of food on menu. A bit on the loud side, but to expected as it does have a pub feel to it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The washroom was dirty and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/30/2007
    The washroom was dirty and a toilet was overflowing. The whole place seemed dingy and in need of a good clean and update. The service was forgettable.
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