Chambar
Chambar

Chambar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chambar.com/
  • Phone: 6048797119
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday:
    8am - 3pm & 5pm - late

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European
  • Executive Chef: Nico Schuermans
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private groups from 15 to 60 guests available upon request.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristah Dirie (reception) 6048797119x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dunsmuir/Pender
  • Public Transit: We are the second building north from the Stadium/Chinatown skytrain station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Chambar offers valet parking every Friday and Saturday night, as well as most Rogers Arena event nights. There are also three public parking lots within the vicinity.
A word from Chambar
An "unpretentious fling with fine dining"



Leave your day at the door & enjoy the essentials - food, service, & great music. An exceptional cocktail list, Belgian beer, fine dining without the formalities. The food is exceptional, with a commitment to fresh seasonal produce, Belgian themed with North African influence.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chambar reviews from OpenTable diners
349 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (257)special occasion (191)hot spot (134)neighborhood gem (128)romantic (121)good for groups (120)notable wine list (95)vibrant bar scene (69)great for outdoor dining (69)great for brunch (61)late-night find (50)great for lunch (42)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • With only 6 main entrees on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    With only 6 main entrees on the menu, we thought that each would be perfect. Each member of our party, 4 in total ordered a different entrée. The veal was the only dish that possibly lives up to the reputation of this restaurant. On a positive note, the mussels were very good. Service was good but not great. Overall a VERY forgettable experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I go back Chambar because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    I go back Chambar because they cook the best mussel in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chambar is one of my very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    Chambar is one of my very favourite restaurants in Vancouver, BC and I would highly recommend it. I hadn't been in a few months, and as usual the service was outstanding the food spectacular!! One thing y is always their consistency in quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ended up with an upset stomach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    ended up with an upset stomach in the middle of the night...food might have been way too rich for me. My companion really didn't like the foam that came with the spot prawns.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wondeful time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    We had a wondeful time and our server was excellent. Thx!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I really like Chambar, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    I really like Chambar, and the food is very good. However, I'm upset about the service. Saturday was my boyfriend's birthday and the day that I was making the reservation I asked them if they could write happy birthday on the dessert, and they said yes, but when they brought the dessert on the birthday night, there was no writing on it!!!! I'm really upset about that...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was lively
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    The restaurant was lively and energetic with awesome loud music and a super fun space. Beautiful room with nice art and accents. My entree was not exceptional at all but the rest of the table enjoyed their meals. Service was outstanding, those guys didn't miss a beat. All in all a good night, will go back and recommend it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant has been great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    This restaurant has been great the past two times I have been there so I brought another group of friends to try it out. This time it was not so good! We had reservations for 930. We started with some appetizers because some people in our group were running late. Then around 1045 the waiter came to the table and said "You cannot order any mains". I guess the kitchen closes for mains around 11 pm, but we had absolutely no warning from the waiter and missed being able to order dinner. How bad is that? Then no warning for last call, just that it was last call. After the night was done....we called for a cab. We then went outside because we thought we saw the cab, but it wasnt and our waiter came and locked the door behind us!Before close!
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  • Had a blast!! The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    Had a blast!! The service was excellent and the food was outstanding!! It id definitely worth a visit to Chambar!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a very good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    I had a very good experience at Chambar, the mussels were a delight and the service was fantastic. We had dropped a cake for our friends' birthday a few hours before, and the service was fantastic when they cut the cake and presented it to everyone all free of charge! Very nice. I will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The first thing you notice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    The first thing you notice is the decor-even down to the tables - excellent job. The food is excellent. notables: mussels are plump and flavourful - steak was good - loved the olive tray and the dessert (cafe cafe cafe) was nothing short of exceptional. Also my coffee reminded me of europe - we will be back and will recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server went above and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/27/2008
    Our server went above and beyond his duties to accomodate our requests. very much appreciated. seemed surprised at the amount of food that we ordered which was made for good laughs around the table. very friendly, very accomodating, one of the best servers that we have ever encountered. food was excellent to the last bite. will definitley come back and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a wonderful dinner
    yychoy
    Dined on 5/26/2008
    It was a wonderful dinner with wonderful service. Definitely a repeater and somewhere to recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a family that was seated
    ASmith
    Dined on 5/26/2008
    We had a family that was seated next to us, not Chambar's fault that the parents we too stupid to realize that it is not a good place for kids, but it certainly took away from our experiance. Other than that it was fabulous! Definitely one of my favorites in this city!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food quality has declined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/26/2008
    The food quality has declined in the last year - over priced and mediocre. The first couple of times we dined here in 2006 we enjoyed the entire experience. Haven't been back since early 2007 and all four of us were disappointed this time. Don't think we will return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    The food at this restaurant is consistently good, the service attentive and the drinks are interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a very enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Overall a very enjoyable experience. Service was outstanding and the food was absolutely incredible. The background noise and music was a little loud for easy conversation. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was for our two year anniversary
    Joshuasouthoaks
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    It was for our two year anniversary. The food was pleasant, but could be greatly improved. While it is essential for a business to have many patrons, cramming us all into the space was not enjoyable. The tables are simply too small, and close together. My chair was kicked many times and my shoulders were brushed by others many times. Perhaps the loud atmosphere would have been tamed had our tables been further apart. I enjoyed the service of our waiter very much - perky and energetic. Overall, the dining experience was fair. I'd like to see many things improved before I head back again. Things to work on: spacious tables and better artwork.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good food and great Belgian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    very good food and great Belgian beer made a very goood evening for us. Everything I heard about this restaurant is true.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    Excellent service and food made this one of our most memorable dinners in a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great meal. It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    We had a great meal. It was our 30th anniversary and the dessert came with a special message which was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique matching of beer to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Unique matching of beer to food. A very comfortable and hip vibe. Love the foie gras terrine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a fantastic night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    We had a fantastic night. We sat in the back along the brick wall and everyone was talking to diners on either side of the table. Does this happen all the time at the Chambar? People usually keep to themnselves. We had a great time. Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    Excellent food and ambience - our one concern was a draft from the A?C which had my Girfriend in goosebumps!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of my more enjoyable dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    one of my more enjoyable dining out experiences. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely amazing, Through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    Absolutely amazing, Through and Through. Highly Reccomended, Favourite restaurant in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was an amazing dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    It was an amazing dining experience. My mom's friend from Germany really enjoyed the ambiance and the food. The price was very reasonable which makes the whole experience more enjoyable -- splurging felt like a luxury with no guilt strings attached. The service was outstanding -- it's possible that because it was a week night but never once did we feel pressured to speed up the dining process. The dining experience was placed on the same high level as the quality of the food which was highly appreciated. Definitely would go back and recommend the place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very positive dining experience
    Winsonc2
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    A very positive dining experience and the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. Service fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Food was great. Service fantastic. Ambiance great. Overall a really awesome place to eeat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wines list does not encourage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Wines list does not encourage local wines, what it`s a pity for those who come to Vancouver for tourism and want to taste local products. I found strange for a restaurant that wants to be top to not offer any bread or equivalent as a couvert.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife an I have visited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    My wife an I have visited Chambar several times and we've always been impressed with the service and food. As my wife's family is from Belgium we know good Belgian food and Chambar always measures up. We always look forward to our next visit. D.B. Willis
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was so loud - we couldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    It was so loud - we couldn't hear each other. This needs to be addressed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lamb and mussels are excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Lamb and mussels are excellent as is the service. Bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place to find a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    A great place to find a great unpretentious crowd looking to have a good time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but the portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Great food, but the portions are a bit on the small side. Some bread with the Moule Frites would be welcome to soak up all the delicious liquor at the bottom of the huge pot. The portion of frites was delicious but definately not adequate. I usually don't have a large appetite but found mysfelf still hungry after dropping $100 on a "small plate (no kidding, it was small) of Beet salad and Moule Frites and sharing a bottle of wine. Not the outcome I was hoping for.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first visit to the restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Our first visit to the restaurant. The experience was very enjoyable! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and good wine list.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Great Food and good wine list. A large number of guests go to Chambar as it it close to the theaters. It would be helpful if they made an announcment when it is time to leave to get to the QE or Playhouse on time. The server asked us if we were going to see a show and said he would keep his eye on the time. He never did and we just made it, after running to get there. (Not so fun when your all dressed up).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, nice room. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    Great food, nice room. It is, however, really hard to have a decent conversation because it's really, really loud. It must be because it's in an old building, but the noise the other diners generate is pretty crazy when the place is full, which it generally always is. Food and service mostly make up for it though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chambar is consistently one
    Vancityfoody
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    Chambar is consistently one of my favourite restaurants. The atmosphere is excellent, as is the food. They certainly have some of the best cocktails and desserts in the city. I would recommend Chambar to anyone looking for great food in a fun and unique environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    Service and food were very good. Always enjoy the atmosphere at Chambar. We were there for an early/light dinner before attending La Boheme. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate