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The Blacktail Florist
The Blacktail Florist

The Blacktail Florist Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blacktailflorist.ca
  • Phone: (604) 699-0249
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday (5pm-11pm)

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Northwest, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Stewart
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Homer & Cordova
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Blacktail Florist
The Blacktail Florist is located in Gastown
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic use of local ingredients and an extremely creative and delicious menu. A modern 100 mile tapas style experience like no other - just let the chef start sending you food and you will be amazed!! This place deserves to be packed and once word gets out it will be."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great discovery in Gastown, a bit tricky to find the entrance, in that one has to go into the building and do an about face to come back to the restaurant entrance ... I'd suggest something a bit more clear - my dining companions needed to look up to see me in the window to find me! Once in, great food, but variable plate size means one is very reliant on the wait staff for meal size advice ... but the plates come very fast, so one can order a couple things, then a couple more, and it works well that way."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Staff was keen to close and so service was rushed. Never got asked if we wanted to order more drinks."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had the chef use his creative reign and just bring us out a few dishes. The execution was lovely, and everything seemed to be prepared with quality ingredients. All the dishes we had were tasty. The service was a bit spotty at times. We had one cocktail and a bottle of wine. The cocktail was well crafted and tasty, so it seems as though the bartender was in the know."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Blacktail Florist was an incredible find. We sat by the window and were able to look out on the gastown scene. The food was unique and delicious. We loved sharing the appetizer-sized dishes. The staff were very friendly and enthusiastic. I highly recommend Blacktail Florist. We will be going back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great concept, weak delivery. More scene driven than food driven. Don't recommend."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "some of the best food in Canada!!! similar to Atelier in OTTOWA..winner of GOLDEN PLATES IN 2013 Really professional friendly service. A good wine list could be deepened in range KANAKA….THE beautiful basement bar is excellent for pre and post dinner cocktails"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Impressive, well thought out menu. Beautiful, imaginative flavours. Well seasoned and suited our palettes. We enjoyed everything, especially the salmon belly with poprocks! Loved the peas - the lavender & walnuts in it were subtle but the delicate flavours really worked well together. We were served the wrong dessert (from what we ordered) but we decided to take it anyway and what a pleasant and tastey mistake it ended up being! The "Flowery" was not too sweet... Just full of different flavours and textures! We liked that the service was team work oriented as opposed to one dedicated server."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Beautiful, cool atmosphere and presentation. Lovely palette. Food was great. Felt like I was in 1990's Miami - very refreshing look. Kanaka downstairs is super cool. Friendly staff. Will come back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "and that's not intended as a compliment. Attempts creative combinations of taste and texture. Left these diners hungry and unsatisfied. Pretentiously small portions and not actually all that tasty. Pretty decor, but the place takes itself way too seriously."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The Canadiana aspect of this room is unique. The tapas type presentation was fun and together with the Veg, Fish, and Meat selections made for a good, interesting and delicious experience. We tried lots and the bill was not huge. The explanations of what we were eating made it a fun experience. My friend and I were on small scooters and could not have been treated more graciously. I will tell more, and come back too.. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The Blacktail Florist is a hip restaurant in Gastown. The food is "Tapas" in style and presentation, but the menu is definitely Canadian. Great Find! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "small plates…lots of flavour. very good value brilliant cocktails cool room super bar downstairs"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Checked you out for the first time since you re branded and was really impresssed by the decor - gorgeous! I could stay in that room forever!The service was great, friendly and prompt - but the food.. We started with the stuffed mushrooms caps: salty, burnt mushrooms and the duck looked like raw bacon came the fried chicken: dry, flavorless. It really could have used sauce on the actual chicken. The beignets were also flavorless "Smoked" salmon? An overcooked and oversalted salmon filet, charred leaks and again no sauce to make this dish palatable. Poached egg dumplings: this was the best dish - but best compared to what else we ate.. With all of the new restos in the area - step up your game. I wish you were as good as you look.."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I do really like the Blacktail Florist. There are some things about it that could be much better. I have been there twice and te same hostess has been there each time. When we approach her, she looks at us blankly and asks if she can help us. This is a big pet peeve of mine. If we are approaching a restaurant, it's generally safe to assume that we would like to come in. How about greeting us with a nice hello and ask us if we have reservations. The food at Blacktail Florist is delicious and very creative. It would be good to clarify every item on the menu. Their version of "fried chicken" was wings and lamb shank with cabbage and rice was actually a cabbage roll. When you want a lovely lamb shank, a cabbage roll is a little disappointing."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience, the staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was delish, but the portions could be a bit more generous. The cocktails are innovative and tasty. We'll go back again with friends. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Found this place while looking to order flowers, "you can order flowers to your table?.. Awesome." Though I didn't actually do that. None the less, great reviews and it sounded kinda unique. Brought my 16month old to dinner and Katie and the staff were awesome about it. Not exactly a kid venue, but they put us by the window, super chill, even offered to take the little one for a tour of the kitchen. The staff were great and the food was outstanding... Go for the savory desert, smoked whipped cream? SO GOOD! Amazing inspired and original menu! Who knew pop-rocks on salmon could work? But WOW.... I'll for sure be back! Thanks for a great night! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food plus excellent service made for a very pleasant evening. The servings are tapas style and all a bit different but very tasty. We ordered too much poutine!! We also enjoyed the craft beer on tap...the Pale Ale was great"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great meal. Interesting menu that fits somewhere between a tapas approach and the usual 3 course meal - portions somewhere in-between. Well designed mixture of flavors with each dish, including ingredients that you don't see every day like rhubarb. Definitely different and a change from the normal. Good and helpful service. A little hard to find - sign needs a rethink - but don't give up. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The room and service was great, unfortunate about the BC wine list and food was not very good."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "great interesting food lots of small plates very friendly efficient service reasonable prices great cocktails"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "A small, but very well thought out menu. Small bites of amazing flavours. Everything was wonderful, but oh the desserts! Order the chocolate and the flowers....the flowers dessert may be the best dessert in the city."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My friend and I ate here on Friday, and while we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the lovely food, service and ambiance, we spent about $120 for the two of us - that included two glasses of wine each, a few appetizers, mains, sides and dessert (plus well deserved tip). That would have been ok if we left feeling full and satisfied, but we were both hungry when we got home! The mushroom cap dish especially was so tiny we were laughing in disbelief! The food is indeed delicious and interesting, but I don't think I'll be back for what it cost."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our dinner was excellent (we asked our server to select dishes for us and she did a great job - giving us variety and the ideal quantity); but the highlight was the service - a seamless team brought us food, wine, water and information. A great meal, great experience and at a very reasonable price - we'll be back"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "really interesting food reasonable prices great bar scene could be new york of LA"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Portions are small but food was amazing. Can't wait to come back"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this restaurant from the polite hostesses to the great servers and excellent food. Wonderful small plates, all very uniquely prepared. Refreshing - nice looking clientele - thought we were in San Fran or Chicago. Will be back for sure. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Really interesting food. Reasonable prices. Great bar scene. The best new restaurant in Vancouver"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went is with a bunch of friends and we were not disappointed. The new space blew us away and the food is intriguing and delicious. Will be back for sure."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was amazing and service was the best I've had in awhile. The only downside was they were so busy we didn't get our reservation right at 730 but it wasn't that long of a wait. Will be back soon for sure! Amazing work to everyone involved."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Friends and I heard about Blacktail Florist opening up and we wanted to give it a try. Ah-may-zing! Chef Jimmy has put together a great team that delivered a fantastic meal from start to finish. The food was outstanding. Chef Jimmy stopped by a couple times to see how everything was going -- what a nice touch! We'll be back, and with lots of our friends!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014