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The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar
The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://donnellygroup.ca
  • Email: ko@donnellygroup.ca
  • Phone: (604) 899-4456
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday 11am - 1am
    Friday & Saturday 11am - 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hornby & Dunsmuir
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar
The newest addition to the Donnelly Group brings a new look and feel to their growing list of Public House locations. Designed by Craig Stanghetta at Ste. Marie, The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar is Open at 11am daily in the Financial District. The two-floor Venue takes the city a step further in modern pub culture, featuring fresh daily oysters, creative pizzas and daily lunch & dinner offerings created by Chef Alvin Pillay. The beverage program, co-created by beverage Director Trevor Kallies and Executive Barman Jay Jones showcases twenty-four beer lines, interesting craft cocktails and a satellite scotch bar boasting 70+ labels. Located within the venue on the ground floor is Blackbird Barbers operated by Another Fine Cut.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was mediocre and service was slow. I had the chicken and brie sandwich and had I not ordered a salad the whole meal and plate would have been white in colour. We ordered tea at the end of our meal but was told they didn't have any black tea as it "wasn't in rotation". Then when we selected green tea she told us to steep it for a couple of minutes - it was so bitter we had to return it. As a server, they should be aware of what/how to serve the items. We ordered two desserts, one which fell apart in the kitchen and they still brough it to our table - they did bring another one after but even then the presentation was uninspiring. The only upside to the meal was the lemon tart - that was very good."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food was very good and the menu is extensive. The waitress was very helpful and went out of her way to make suggestions and answer questions. Our table was a little tight; felt we could have been put at a table for four even though there were only two of us as we were a little too close to the next table (and the restaurant wasn't full at all). This likely is more of a "happening" place for the after work crowd and the drink menu reflects the fact that this is indeed what they want. I would love to come and hear some music here after work and get a different experience. In short - good food, good service and the feel of a Pub - which really is what a Public House is! I will go back for an after work visit."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food wasn't good, service was mediocre, menu was overpriced"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Waitress ask for our drinks order before we even sit down and she didn't even give us a drink menu. Waitress didn't tell us the daily special."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Horrible service, I made a reservation and we got seated upstairs in the bar. When you take reservations you should ask where we prefer to sit. Our table was in the back corner and was so dark we could see each other or read the menu. When we asked about the light the server offered no help. We had to use our phone as flashlights to see each other. When we went to order the waitress the bar was out of half the cocktail menu and it was only 9:00pm. My husband ordered a drink and was told they were also out if that and then we saw it being served at the bar about an hour later. Very disappointed in the service and will definitely not return or recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Although the menue was limited the meal was excellent I would like to return on an evening with the regular menu and not set price special meal you set up for Valintine's day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Terrible 1st impression. Dine Out menu of $38 NOT worth it. My 'spicy chicken pie' was beyond bland & totally overpriced. I could've picked up somethingat a grocery store deli that tasted better for 1/3 of $. Server said it came with a biscuit- no biscuit on the plate. Didn't bother to ask for it as it wouldn't have helped the meal. My friend ordered steak from the Dine Out menu. While most of it was good, 1 large slice was complete gristle on the bottom to the point she couldn't even cut through it. No steak knife provided - had to ask for it...& it didn't help. Eventually had to slice it sideways to get the meat off. Was almost comical. They were out of the Scotch we ordered. The bill came & it had an extra item on it we hadn't ordered."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Very nice place. We were treated well by our server, and the place wasn't overly busy which was nice."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "It has a great whiskey selection ... and that's about it. As far as the food goes, you've been to one Donnalley Group, you've been to them all. If you are a vegetarian you have the choice of 1 vegetarian appy and 1 veggie sandwich. The sandwich was on really thin bread, conveniently coated with humus and avocado and both the top and the bottom slices were stacked on top of each other as to make a huge mess when you tried to cover your sandwich and eat it. I wasn't very impressed. My meat eater companion didn't have anything to say about the beef dip. It has very interesting retro/modern decor ..."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The entrée for dine-out was great.... the salmon was very moist and the steak was perfectly cooked. However, the risotto was very wet (the neighbouring table said the same thing) and the pear dessert was inedible. The service was great though and they have a great selection of beer, cocktails and wine. I have a feeling this place would be better to visit when it's not dine-out as I think it does have great potential."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Everything they touch turns to gold... Have the Spiced Chicken Pie!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I booked a table through OpenTable, and drove downtown to check out the new pub. I was turned away at the door because they had a private event on, that night. I had booked the table about 20 minutes prior to arriving, so it wasn't a lead time issue."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We were a group of 5 and decided to dine upstairs. Before heading up we confirmed that the menu was the same as downstairs. However, we only got a list of a few things to order from. We had to request the menu. The timing of the food was way off. The first 2 dishes came 5 minutes before the next 2 dishes, and finally my bowl of soup came 15 minutes later! Unreal. It wasn't even good tasting soup in the end! No real apology from the waitress. She was also inattentive, rarely filling water glasses, and then never coming with the bill. Lastly, once the band was finished the volume for the hockey game was turned on really loud which was a real mood killer. Most disappointing restaurant experience in a very long time. Definitely NOT going back."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "I went on a Friday- It was unbearably loud. Perhaps it was the band upstairs and the after work crowd I went a week later on a Saturday- It was a lot less loud, less crowded. Noise level was perfect. Great place to go on a date or a double date."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The bar upstairs has a cool vibe, and the service was good, but the music was way too loud (struggled to hear the person sitting next to me). We then had dinner downstairs, had to ask who our server was after sitting for 10 minutes. Server was good, fun polite, but the food disappointed. The wine list is very short and there was only one Canadian Red. The appetizers (prawns and ribs) tasted great, but did not look great on the plate. I had a 10oz NY steak, which was tough and over cooked, but the sides were very tasty. Overall, I would go back for a drink at the bar, but I don't think I'd have dinner there again until I hear better reviews coming forth."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Great locations where the old Keg Caesars used to be. Well decorated, high end atmosphere and reasonably priced (in line with Cactus, Joeys, etc). Food was excellent. This will be a great after work venue too as there are pool tables and the bar is outstanding. Huge whisky list, well though out taps, etc. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 10/15/2013