The Blacktail Florist
The Blacktail Florist

The Blacktail Florist

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blacktailflorist.ca/
  • Phone: 6046990249x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday (5pm-11pm)

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Canadian, 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
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The Blacktail Florist is located in Gastown
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
The Blacktail Florist reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (28)good for groups (22)hot spot (19)late-night find (11)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (7)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Interesting place, great food. It's an good location with a slightly strange entrance but otherwise good vide inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New chef- great menu!
    mynameismiss
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great new paired down menu. The chicken and waffles was amazing as was the bison tartar. Each dish was artfully presented and delicious! Great ambiance and the server was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy Food
    BillHVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Visited on a Thursday night. Had a great server--friendly and quick with suggestions. Menu divided into three sections according to size. We tried the cauliflower soup which was excellent. The raisin purée was a fantastic touch adding great flavor. Entrees were considered a tad mixed--the tomato risotto was considered the winner of the night--rich, creamy with local lobster mushrooms. The steak was least favored as the sauce was considered too strong and bitter for the meat. The chicken and bison tartare were both good. Desserts were tasty and fun; we all enjoyed the deconstructed s'mores greatly. Even came with a smoking plank to give you the feel of camping. The wine list was rather sparse for a restaurant of this quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting
    Jessica
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food- presentation is good, taste good. But I think I had high expectation on the food, so I was not super impressed with food with it's taste. Everything is made fresh, so expect for long wait for the food. Expecting a long meal; service was frienly, environment was nice; defnintely worth of a go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The cauliflower and apple soup was divine for an almost-fall starter. My steelhead trout on slightly spicy lentils with crispy kale was cooked to perfection and my colleague's chicken dish with corn pudding was reported fabulous. Our waiters were on the job all night, friendly but not in your face. Good suggestions for wine pairing too. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better
    paulVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Flavour. Execution innovation Perhaps the best duck breast in Vancouver Beef short rib to perfection Really good service Brilliant cocktails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful evening!
    xsugarhigh
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was quite good, notably the soup and dessert. Our mains were nice and flavorful, but we're Luke warm when served to us. Service was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable, professional, and very enthusiastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Dish of My Life!!!
    MelMmelVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I stumbled upon this restaurant and liked the sign and stayed for dinner. I'm so happy I did! One of the best meals of my life! The head chef is new and cooks the chicken a special way that was like nothing I've eaten before, gorgeous presentation and the best service! BC wine was fantastic as well! Also the s'mores dessert has a real cedar plank to give ambience for the dessert and was unique and amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky Strike!
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were looking for a last minute dinner place to take our out of town guests to, and this popped up on my Open Table. We had never heard of it, but thought we'd give it a whirl, and I'm so glad we did. The menu is small, but we all found something we liked, and the food was excellent. And our waitress, although new, was outstanding. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gastown gem
    Birthdaydinnerfor2
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Blacktail Florist has been on my radar for some time and since it was my birthday I said, "Let's do it!" It was a beautiful evening and we sat near the street and the windows were open and it was perfect to look watch the world go by. I had the crispy tofu starter which was delicious. Heirloom salad tasty too. Hubby had the chicken and I had short ribs. Yum yum yum! Hubby's only complaint was that his main course could have been hotter. The limited wine list with only BC wines is the only short fall. Our knowledgable server, Amber, assured us they are increasing the range of wines and will bring in wines from Oregon and Washington soon. BF is a beautiful space and great for a group or a two. Air Canada's EnRoute magazine likes them too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ENROUTE SHORTLIST
    paulVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    ON ENROUTES SHORTLIST FOR BEST NEW IN CANADA AND NO WONDER GREAT FOOD CRISP PROFESSIONAL FRIENDLY SERVICE…GREAT COCKTAILS….BRILLIANT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew
    paulVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    New Chef. Even better food!! Larger more satisfying portions. Great presentation. Wider choice More consistent than before Same great cocktails A gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    Dinnerout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a great dining experience with my husband. Excellent tasting food, fabulous service. Special touches like champagne for our anniversary as we sat down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    CharlesQuebec
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The dinner I had with my girlfriend was perfect. Both for the food that we've had, and from the service as well. Amber, the waitress, and Sabrina, her apprenti, were both really nice and had a perfect attitude. Not too friendly, not too snob. The food was perfectly cooked, the tastes were awesome in each plates. I totally recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef, new menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We came for the highly acclaimed food and chef. Unfortunately, chef has now departed. Food is boring and quite average. What a shame as it is a beautiful space.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty cool
    Alex
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went to the place as it was noted on Notable.com It was pretty good for brunch except when my boyfriend ordered coffee they gave him no sugar, and after he asked for it, they gave him essentially only a thimble full! They were also pretty pushy with ordering. The food was pretty good though! The decor is neat as its all wood and its cool that its off the beat and path of typical Gas Town as only one other couple was there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • STILL BRILLIANT
    paulVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    NOW ON THE ENROUTE BEST NEW RESTAUANT IN CANADA AND DESERVEDLY SO. VERY INNOVATIVE FOOD. NOT EVERYTHING WORKS .THE MUSHROOM CAPS WITH KALE ARE A LITTLE SALTY BUT MUCH OF THE REST ARE BRILLIANT AND THE PRICES ARE EXCELLENT GREAT COCKTAILS AND SUPERIOR SERVICE
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It's terrific sitting by the window in The Blacktail Florist and watching the Gastown crowds. The food is very good is made in a novel way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The place has had a great reno from the previous tenant. The food and staff were both great. I had a newly invented gin/rhubarb/lime/thyme/etc cocktail yet to be named and it was sooooo good. Would go back for that alone. It was hard to pick what to eat off the menu because it all looked so good. The knuckle sammy's were recommended and they were awesome. Salmon belly was also great, as was the fried chicken. Had a fancy flower dessert which was very different but good too. Looking forward to trying their brunch menu. All in all a beautiful space with an innovative menu and friendly staff, will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and cool venue
    Cje14
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had the duck breast and my friends had the lamb shoulder we were all 100% happy and wanted more once the meal was finished.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and great service!
    ernie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I really enjoyed my experience - the food was amazing! From appies to entrees to desserts, my foodie friend and I were absolutely satisfied with what we were presented with. My friend also enjoyed the 100-mile challenge cocktail - hopefully they can win the challenge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good shareables and drinks
    bd604
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Good for shares, or a date. Solid drinks list as well. I found it strange that, despite having a near empty restaurant, they placed my date and I at the table next to one of the only other couples.... Weird. Would recommend, nonetheless.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pulsepounder
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Discovery
    IRob
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty spot
    asbetts
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • paulVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    very good reception…cool room and also the bar downstairs…KANAKA….GREAT COCKTAILS…. very friendly efficient staff….BUT THE FOOD IS THE STAR….NOT EVERYTHING IS BRILLIANT…..THE MUSHROOM CAPS CAN BE A LITTLE SALTY…..SOME VERY SOPHISTICATED FOOD WITH GREAT FLAVOUR…..CERTAINLY BBEST NEW IN VANCOUVER
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great concept, weak delivery. More scene driven than food driven. Don't recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • paulVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAXIMMUM
    paulVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    GREAT COCKTAILS BRILLIANT INTERESTING FOOD SEAMLESS SERVICE WITH REALLY FRIENDLY ATTITUDE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE DISHES BEING SERVED REALLY GOOD VALUE VIBRANT BAR SCENE IN A GREAT DOWNSTAIRS BAR CALLED KANAKA
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Precious!
    Precious
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful
    jennileem
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Martin
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very unique location food and chef
    ScooterGal
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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..
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best new in vancouver
    paulVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    small plates…lots of flavour. very good value brilliant cocktails cool room super bar downstairs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous Room Bad Food
    Foodie123
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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..
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 20 reviews are from the The Blacktail Florist reviews archive.
  • Make sure to clarify
    MrExcessive
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was okay
    SocialDinnerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Staff was keen to close and so service was rushed. Never got asked if we wanted to order more drinks.
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  • Worth a try...
    BLStyleCoach
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate