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The Refinery
The Refinery
  • Address:
    1115 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M1
    Neighborhood:
    Granville Entertainment District
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: CAN$30 and under

The Refinery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.therefineryvancouver.com
  • Email: info@therefineryvancouver.com
  • Phone: (604) 687-8001
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday- Thursday 5pm-1am Friday - Saturday 5pm-2am Monday - Sunday: available for private functions and special events
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, European
  • Executive Chef: Kirk Morrison
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Executive luncheons and chef events can be arranged, please contact us for more information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please visit our website for more info on special events, educational seminars, winemakers dinners and other functions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1115 Granville Street
  • Public Transit: Granville and Yaletown skytrain stations within 5 minute walk.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking can be found around the Granville area cross street Helmeken. There are also many pay lots in the area. Most major taxi companies are familiar with the location.
A word from The Refinery
Redefining Granville Street, the Refinery is Vancouver’s best way to experience a new world eatery with an old world feel. The room designed with the environment in mind has used sustainable materials, led lighting and energy efficient equipment. A food primary restaurant, this cocktail and wine bar with a 75-seat capacity will house Granville Streets only fresh, market-style eatery. Chef Kirk Morrison takes pride in introducing elements of charcuterie, cheese culture, cured seafood, fresh breads, antipasti and all things Market fresh. Remaining a step ahead of the competition through exemplary service, great value and the creation of a unique high quality dishes paired with amazing wines and beers from BC and around the world. A traditional, yet unique, menu and atmosphere will create a sense of 'belonging' for locals and tourists alike. Giving people the sense gathering in a small village in Europe, while being in their own backyard. ~The Refined OnesContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic food, drinks and service. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks were fantastic. I had a few old fashioned and a couple of the drinks from their menu and non disappointed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and drink...highlights were the stuffed mushrooms and Cedar Creek Merlot. And the service was exceptional! However, the music was too loud...we had to compete with it as we dined. Overall, a very nice experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a nice varied menu! Great experience! Will for sure go back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Too many of the reviews are from people looking for "cheap eats". This restaurant is in the heart of the Granville entertainment district so that is to be expected. The Valentines Day special menu was a fantastic pairing of small yet delicious combinations. The duck confit and oxtail stood out and yes...left us wanting more but only because they were so good. We left very content, and will be back soon to explore the new menu due in March. Of note, let the bar staff be as creative with their craft as the chef is with his and the can pair some amazing drinks to match your dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A great spot on the Granville entertainment district."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Cheese plate was great, wine list could be better but overall satisfied and would come back. Music was great but was too loud and made it hard to have a conversation with my date."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Never had a nice dinner as in Refinery - food, services, environment, friendly, all the good thing put together - that made my dinner so wonderful. Definitely will re-visit again."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food here was delicious, and was an amazing value. We'd wanted to take part in the Dine-Out Vancouver festival with a couple of friends, and we were looking for a place we hadn't tried yet, with locally sourced ingredients, and hopefully locally located. We were looking at the Dine -Out choices, and The Refinery was in our 'hood. Specifically for Dine-Out, they were featuring 3 courses for $18 - and the menu looked yummy. There were 4 of us, and everyone agreed that every one of the 3 courses was exceptional, as was the service we received. Remembering my dessert is making me want to return soon! ;D"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This place was hard to get into for Dine-Out, but I didn't see why. The portions were so small that my friend and I went to a different establishment immediately after and ordered more food! I'm not sure why they didn't just do the $28 price-point instead and give a reasonable amount to eat. Our server seemed to be tolerating our presence more-so than serving us, and was very quick to bring the bill. If Dine-Out is meant to get new clientele in, it did not work here. With so many other downtown options, I can't see a reason to give this place a second try."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Food was presented nicely and was flavourful; however, the portions were extremely small for the price. Service wasn't that great, but the food arrived quickly. It was very loud during dinner so it was hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "After reading the mixed reviews, I decided to give Refinery’s dine out menu a try. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by staff and asked if we could quickly have a seat at the bar, as they were resetting our table. Perfect! This gave us the opportunity to order a cocktail (the names of which have been cleverly paired with a narrative). The first and second courses were excellent, we ordered two extra plates that were suggested by our serve Margaret. The desserts weren’t the best. I will agree with other dinners that the portions were on the smaller side but what do you expect from an $18 tasting menu. Thank you to the Refinery staff for a wonderful evening, I look forward to your up coming menu change. Full review posted on yelp."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food and the service here were both very good but the portions were extremely small. Overall it was pretty good value since it was in the $18.00 category."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "great place to hangout when downtown, modern and super friendly vibe, excellent appys, great tapaz style dishes that are sure to help reduce the waistline if once dines there on a regular basis... Seriously, the food is delicious...."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "After reading the mixed reviews, I decided to give Refinery’s dine out menu a try ($18 what do I have to loose). Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by staff and asked to have a seat at the bar our table was being reset. Perfect! Try the cocktails (the names of which have been cleverly paired with a narrative). The first and second courses were excellent, we ordered two extra plates that were suggested by our serve Margaret. The desserts weren’t the best. I will agree with other dinners that the portions were on the smaller side but what do you expect from an $18 tasting menu. Thank you to the Refinery staff for a wonderful evening, I look forward to your up coming menu change. Full review posted on yelp."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Went there first time for dine out. The portion are in appetizer sz. Eventhough it's only $18, it's suppose to be DINNER not snack. I'm not expecting to leave with an empty stomach. The Ahi tuna is blanded and the beef carpacrcio is so thin and dry that it stick to the plate. The fish taste good but like the size of half my palm. The pork dish is dry and bland. The dessert is not good either. The menu does have some good snacks like cheese or meat plate (If they have good selection). This would be a great place to hangout with friends just to chit chat and drink. I heard ppl say they cut the portion in half during dine out. There are lots of good restaurant in the neighborhood, this place is not on my list."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food portions were tiny, not even worth 18 for all. We even ordered a plate of scallops...Even the lady who sat at the next table said to the waiter that the food was small. The bf and I had to go to megabytes and sushi joint to be full."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Portions for barbie dolls also the cold appi was fishy and the desert was dry like left out in the fridge without serene wrap. Sigh. Dissapoinmen. ..."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, good food, will come back for sure."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "This is the second time I did Dine out at the Refinery. Last year it was really good, large portions and good food for only $18. This year, they cut the portions in half and the food didn't impress me as much. The cocktails were good through, and the servers were friendly."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Tried their dine out menu and am not overly impressed. The tuna tartare and chocolate cake was bland. The stuff mushroom was quite nice. My boyfriend had the beef carpaccio to start which was fantastic and then a disappointing pork tenderloin that was well cooked but flavour was lacking again. The dish was also served lukewarm. He had the apple crumble to finish off which had too much sauce and too little crumble topping; the moist and crunchy mixture of a crumble was not achieved. A cosy little place tucked away on Granville St. It has a lot of potential if the quality of the food is improved."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the server was really personable. Overall a great experience"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Normally I would pick a franchise restaurant to dine. Skeptic at "what I would get" at other not so well known restaurants. After my experience at the Refinery I realized what I am missing out on. It was truly a great night out!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very friendly service, some original, classy cocktails recommended by our server (all were delicious) and excellent food to nibble on. I highly recommend the bruschetta!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I have asked for 6.30 reservation but they said it is not available and we were booked for 715 PM but when we went there there were nobody in restaurant"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Start with sparkling wine and cheese board. Wine was excellent and the cheese selection was simply amazing!!! Specially the idea of honey with truffle oil....yummmmmmy!!! They don't have many choices of the wine by the glass, but the waiter can recommend you what you are looking for:) Roasted bone marrow was amazing as well! We had a such a wonderful time there~~~. We will go back for sure:)"
    Dined on 10/9/2013