Showcase Restaurant & Bar
Showcase Restaurant & Bar

Showcase Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6046394040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Frank Gort
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thurlow Street
  • Public Transit: The Showcase Restaurant is conveniently located along several public transit lines. Bus #19 runs along Pender, with stops at both Thurlow and Bute. Both Burrard and Waterfront skytrain stations are a short walk to the hotel, with the Sea Bus and West Coast Express servicing Waterfront Station.

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Showcase Restaurant & Bar
Located inside the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel on the corner of West Hastings and Thurlow Street in downtown Vancouver is the award winning Vancouver Restaurant, Showcase Restaurant & Bar.

This Downtown Vancouver casual dining restaurant is a reflection of Vancouver's ethnicity with a diverse mix of flavours, influences and inspirations. Choose from an extensive menu hand crafted by Chef Frank Gort and his culinary team using only the freshest seasonal ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Showcase Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (15)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (8)great for brunch (6)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)romantic (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Few people and noisy?
    FoodVancouver
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went for business dinner and found there wasn't that many patrons so it lacked energy. You might hope, then, that it was quiet. But instead the piped music was distracting a noisy. Prefer the Mosaic Grill at the Hyatt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roomy
    barj
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I look forward to bring my mother here. She enjoys going out to restaurants but the really outstanding ones, usually are very crammed with tables and difficulty to navigate through with a walker. Showcase has great food and service and very roomy with people like my mom to feel comfortable in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptionally Tasty Brunch
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We very much enjoyed the brunch at Showcase in the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. The variety and preparation of all the foods presented - which were many - was outstanding. If you are Platinum rewards status w/Marriott, this is complimentary with your stay in this great hotel. We would have paid for this outstanding and tasty brunch, even if it had not been complimentary - it was that good !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dinner
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Upon our arrival, the Marriott Hotel - which is an outstanding property, after a full day of traveling to Vancouver - we had dinner at their Showcase Restaurant. It sits on the ground floor at the corner of the building and fronts on 2 main streets with great views of people and street happenings. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We had a "front row" seat, as requested in our OT reservation. It was an anniversary celebration trip and our servers made it very special from the start. We will definitely stay & eat here our next Vancouver trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoeTVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For a hotel restaurant this actually has a very good breakfast buffet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JCSAZ
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Wonderful halibut and lemon ricotta gnocchi - soup of the day was hearty and the rhubarb pie and balsamic ice cream was a nice way to end a great meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Showcase continues to delight!
    llwi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Over and over again - food is always great! One of the best places to have a wonderful lunch - lots of choice on the menu and all done so well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Good spot for quiet business lunch. Food was lovely, and promptly delivered. Host and wait-staff were courteous, prompt and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TTTerrieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Among all the restaurants in the hotels, Showcase is one of my favourites!! The atmosphere is cozy yet relaxed. Beautiful spacious dining room w/ high ceilings. Staff are all friendly & eager to please their patrons. Menus are creative. I love all your different salads. Prices are very reasonable for generous serving portions & good downtown location!! Ample street parking right outside on both sides.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Find!
    DelightfulDiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First time at Showcase - will definitely return. Quinoa/almond salad was a hit, along with cheese cracker oddities on the side. Loved the atmosphere, with live music by the bar. And a sweet, attentive waitress topped things off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modern ambiance
    EmilG
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Showcase is the Marriott's restaurant, which had recently undergone a major renovation, and the restaurant is quite impressive sporting modern glass, wood, and soaring ceiling with an similar bar area. Unfortunately, the ambiance was spoiled by the presence of several TVs above the back of the bar facing the dining area.The menu had several Indian style dishes [curries, lamb popsicles] and the wine list is unusual in that it offers wines by the glass in 3 different sizes [3, 6, and 9 oz pours] with a fair number available. Service was friendly and fairly prompt. If you're staying at the hotel, or nearby, and not feeling like going out, there's nothing terrible about the place but it's definitely not a foodie's find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    AnnickVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I had lunch there and had a good time although my server (Dwayne his name is, I believe) was a bit on the weird side, calling me "love" or "sweetie", very inappropriate. Also, although I specified that I could not eat peppers or regular pepper, my dish came full of... peppers and pepper! So I sent it back to the kitchen and chose a plain grilled halibut which was good but again, had pepper on it and it was way overcooked. Loved it when the (same) server asked me if I wished to have some ground pepper. He is definitely a lost case... The home made ice creams were delicious. But at $39 for lunch, one could expect a better meal and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Showcase Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Good food
    ruby
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food selection was varied and ranged from burgers and sandwiches to more "foodie" items such as curried ling cod. I asked for it to be spicy and they did a wonderful job adapting to my request.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CarolynInDunbar
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    food was very good, service was professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient and delicious!
    Docgroup
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We went as a group from out of town. Location was conveniently near the convention center. The place had a great sports bar, but it was not intrusive for diners. We felt we had great opportunity to talk, and there was not too much noise. Portions were generous and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Anna
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The service is very good, the waitress is very friendly, the food is very delicious. The restaurant is right beside the street, so no view at all. I guess that's the only drawback, but not every restaurant has view, at least this one has a good setting inside, very modern look and nice bar in the centre. Another amazing feature is every granite or stone table is heated, so you don't feel ice cold when you are eating on it in the winter time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Sulomo
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Our server was very attentive and friendly. The food was all delicious. Loved having a mini dessert option.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great deal for a great meal!
    LovetoEAT
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Visited ShowCase with a Groupon in hand. For $39 one appy/two entrees/two mini desserts. We shared the Korean lettuce wraps which were very tasty, not too salty, and big enough to put a dent into both our appetites. For entrees we had the steak frites and salmon. Both were cooked perfectly and we ended up taking most of the steak home. For dessert we had the yuzu lemon tart and creme brulee. These desserts were not mini in our opinion. True they weren't American sized, but it was the perfect portion to end our satisfying meal. Throw in a couple of caesars and it was a great meal for a great deal! The restaurant itself isn't anything special but nice enough for a romantic evening, and casual enough for kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, service and ambienc
    KD786
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We loved the food, the service was excellent (Hector was quite amusing) and the venue was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Kycc
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Had a great meal and service was wonderful! I will recommend 100%%
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Favourite
    FamilyOfFour
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is a favourite spot for our family (teen kids). Never fails to impress us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a restaurant that
    kepi
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This is a restaurant that looks out on sidewalk and city view. We are people watchers so we enjoyed it. The service was very good and our dinner server told us about the Olympic flame which we could see the reflection of from our table. It was burning because of the Paralympics. It was night and very cool to see. We took a walk-short walk of one or two blocks- to get pictures. The food was good but price was a little high. My husband's cod was a little greasy-soggy. The portions were generous and we really enjoyed our scrambled egg breakfast the next day. Overall we enjoyed it and would go back or recommend it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent customer service
    LeoM
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The customer service is really outstanding and the food is also better than expected. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great place
    tidiner
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I dined at Showcase before its recent makeover and I can honestly say I am relieved that the quality of experience has not changed. The steaks are fantastic, it's our main go-to when we go visit. On our recent visit, we had a lovely waitress who was thoughtful and overall very pleasant. Definitely a repeat diner at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok if it's a quick gathering
    JCquantum
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Well, the server and mood of the place was good. Was excited to try the menu. Sadly the food was either over cooked or under. Lack of detail for the food and taste was average.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great night with family
    rainbowhappiness
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    At Showcase, we were greeted energetically by the host. I found it a bit odd though that the host's table was in the middle of the restaurant, so we never saw it right when we walked in. Anyways, before coming to the restaurant, we bought a Groupon deal. We were told upon buying that we had to make a reservation. I tried to make one by phone, but they said they were full. I made one on OpenTable and it was accepted. I then phoned and the same lady said she saw the reservation. Overall, the two flatbreads we had were mouthwatering (goat cheese and smoked salmon) and our meals were all very tasty. The mini deserts were also a hit at just $4 each! the server even gave us on extra so we could try them all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and family friendly
    KinL
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We came to Showcase on a Groupon deal. From our experience, we would come back for the excellent service and good food even without a coupon discount. The prices were reasonable given the restaurant location and level of service -- particularly with the restaurant being connected to the Marriott Hotel. Service was super quick and efficient. Both our server and the kitchen staff seem to be right on top of our pace. We were transitioned from appetizers to main course to dessert with minimal wait in between. Our server was particularly attentive as she constantly checked on us from a distance but without interrupting us. We highly recommend Showcase to anyone downtown or staying at the Marriott Hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    jask
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Came here for dinner, service was quick, I would come again in the future to try out different food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fancy dinner
    Hungrylady
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Thank you for a nice time out . My daughter and I had a wonderful time. A night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent, especially for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent, especially for a hotel restaurant. Very good food and excellent service (kudos to Hector). One fish entree was a bit overlooked, but otherwise excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Very Special
    Sandy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had never been to Showcase and was looking for a place for a good Valentine's Day dinner with my wife. Although, I had recommendations from co-workers, I went with some trepidation as hotel restaurants can be very hit-and-miss. I was very happy with the overall experience and especially impressed by the food! Our server was bubbly and helpful, and the chef was most accommodating as we switched up a couple of things on the menu. He even came out to speak with us and get our comments. The music was the right volume, and the place had a good vibe to it. Our reservation was for 7 PM, and even as we left at 8:30, the place was still hopping. A big thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    ssm123
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Hotel restaurants are not always know for good or fair prices but Showcase seems to be the exception: All the basic things you want for a group lunch were done well - There were 5 of us for lunch - we were seated promptly - orders taken quickly but we did not feel rushed. - everyone's meal was served at the same time. - great menu selection that satisfied everyone's palate (including the vegetarian in our group) - fair prices (similar to Cactus Club) I love a good salad for lunch. Showcase had a great selection with the option to add steak, chicken or salmon to your salad. Recent renovations have removed the primary colour palate that was previously there. In its place is a more calming westcoast vibe. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Foodiep
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    All the food tastes great and recetable price. Service was excellence
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Showcase. The service was great and the food was delicious. There is a nice variety of foods on the menu. We are glad we found this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    yummychumy
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Food was good and portion size was good but service was slow after our Entres. Server was slow to come back to ask about our dessert selections and when our party wasn't given own own individual plates when we were sharing our desserts. We had to request for extra plates. In addition, we were asked whether we wanted coffee or tea with our desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific experience
    bruce
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The room was warm and inviting as was the excellent staff. Our dinners were beautifully prepared and with nice portions adds up to great value. No problem recommending this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    dineoutmama
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    First time to Showcase Restaurant and so glad we did go during DOV. What a fantastic experience. Great food offered during DOV and for only $28 for the 3 course meal! Sablefish and beef tenderloin/short rib entrees are not to be missed! The kitchen did an outstanding job on these two dishes and I've been to many many restaurants that could not even come close to matching the culinery experience we had that night. Winner overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hotel restaurant with no class
    Foodieblogger
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Food was not bad except for desert . Wine selection was very limited .Our waitress was either very green or she was treating this restaurant like a diner. She fail all aspect of being a waitress in a hotel restaurant . Ambience is not great at all. Long tables were line side by side . There are no privacy between tables. There are definitely room for privacy. The service and experience is comparable to my experience in white spot . If not worst .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Vict
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Went there for dine out 2014. It was not on my original dine-out list until I noticed someone's recommendation. Their food is actually over my expectation for a $28 three-course menu. Service is very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb surprise
    lazybeachboy
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Went on a dine out menu, great scallops, followed by Beef Tenderloin, with an additional piece of braised short rib and then lemon dacqoise all for only $28.. Lovely attentive wait staff. Can't think of anything they could improve .WHat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.