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About Black & Blue Steakhouse

This is not your Daddy's steak house! The magic of a classic steakhouse, but with a contemporary twist. Black+Blue re-imagines the concept for a new generation. A massive dining room built around a custom-built meat
locker, filled with the most exotic and precious cuts, it’s
the sexiest room and hottest vibe in the city. A three-storey
temple dedicated to creating amazing experiences.

1032 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V6
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am
Saturday: 4:30pm - 2:00am
Sunday: 4:30pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Burrard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 637-0777

Website:
http://www.blackandblue.ca/

Catering:
We don't cater events, we create experiences! Contact us to discuss how we can create the ultimate experience for your group.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Black & Blue Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (57)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Good for Birthdays (43)
Romantic (42)
Business Meals (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Fun (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Cozy (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (13)
People Watching (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Scenic View (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tapas (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Music (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2015

The food was fine...wasn't bad but wasn't overly impressive. My scallops were excellent but the tuna appetizer was VERY bland and boring. The 3 other diners I was with found their dinner to just be good. Probably would not go back as there was nothing overly memorable about the night. We had made reservations and were told at 4 separate times but 4 different people that we needed to be finished with out table within the 2 hour window. Although we were not planning on staying the whole night, this boarded on offensive almost as if we were not deemed good enough because 2 of the diners ordered off the "Dine-Out" menu. On top of that, the restaurant was on 1/3 full. The drinks were just okay but fairly priced.

Overall, the experience was fine...probably won't go back and I am indifferent on recommending it to others.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2015

I wrote an article for it on my popular blog already. (^U^)*

Blog: http://blog.sina.com.tw/daiyun/
Article: http://blog.sina.com.tw/daiyun/article.php?pbgid=40482&entryid=628414

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2015

The food and ambiance were great but what stood out for my fellow diner and I was the level of service and professionalism displayed by our server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2015

They have really good food. I usually go to the rooftop. It's really nice up there and the service is great.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2015

The main dish was good but the appetizer (clam chowder) and dessert was really bad..
Not recommend for dine out......

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2015

I chose the dine-out menu for lunch. Both the quality and taste of beef tenderloin were perfectly good, except the soup was lukewarm that it was beyond my expectation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2015

Food was delicious! Very yummy tenderloin. Waiter was a little off, he was very surprised that we only want one wine pairing to split between the two of us, guess he's never seen a light weight before! Very energetic and loud inside, felt almost like a club. Maybe will return during summer to dine on the roof, must be very nice.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2015

It was a good meal for dine out, was quite disappointed when they would not accept our Global Group giftcard though.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2015

Our waitress is Amy.
when she put down the plate that made noise.
I would like to visit again. But only when she off day.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2015

Dine out menu, I like the tenderloin and dessert so much.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2015

We were very happy with our first dining experience at Black & Blue. The restaurant was absolutely packed. They were a little late with our reservations, but that was graciously handled by the hostess and manager. We were seated in a booth in Lloyd's area. As busy as he was, I can tell you this young man takes great pride in everything that he does. Great sense of humour, witty and urbane. He ensured my daughter's nut allergy was addressed at every stage of the dinner. The food was done to perfect.
We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2015

I found the food and service were good. However, the sitting was quite crowded and also the dine out food portion seemed smaller than usual. Besides, they allowed only 1.5 hours which may be a bit tight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2015

Not impressed with the food that they served. Wedge salad was just OK, my steak was good but my wife's lamb was not, almond cake dessert was horrible. Not just me, all 4 of us hated it. One bite each and pushed it away. We had to order a separate dessert (bananas foster which was also mediocre). When the bill came, we were being charged for 8 of these horrible little almond desserts.

Pointed it out to the waiter and he made the adjustment. $20 overcharge that wouldn't get noticed by someone that doesn't review their bill. ALWAYS check your bill! Anyway, overall a very disappointing dinner, have decided we will forego any future 'Dine outs' and pay the extra for a meal of our choice. You're really only saving a few bucks but have to eat some poor options.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2015

We showed up 15 minutes prior to our reservations, it was a Friday night during Dine Out, so we expected we would have to wait. We were surprised to see a few table by the front window that were set and nobody at them. We were told our table wasn't reset yet. So we came back in 15 minutes the there wasn't anywhere to wait. We were actually seated at the same table we saw 15 minutes prior.
The location wasn't ideal as part of the table is blocked by a wall so provides a sound barrier but the other seat is beside the elevator so we found it difficult to hear each other without one person feeling like they were shouting in a small area. Regardless, it was a busy night and the restaurant decor was nice.
We ordered a bottle of Perrier water and it took 10 minutes to arrive. Then ordered wine and our meal. We ordered off the dine out menu so the appetizers arrived promptly but we didn't see our server for over 45 minutes. I had a salad and while I liked the combination of textures and flavours there was way too much dressing.
Our entrees arrived and were cooked to our specifications. It was a great cut of meet but the sides were uninspired. I did enjoy the entree but the service again was poor and we had our plates finished for over 15 minutes before the server showed up. Our server also appeared to list with the other table in our section too- he ended up missing getting them more water, they had to ask and a bussed or other server brought out there dessert and midway through the server showed up with some expecting them not to have it.
Overall we did enjoy the food, but, were very disappointed with the service from start to finish. After paying for our meal our server did even say anything he just walked away (I'm assuming he saw that we didn't tip him 15% when I'm surprised we tipped him at all)

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2015

Came during Dine Out Vancouver. The hostess seemed a bit confused. When we checked in i let them know it was a table for 4 under my name and the reservation was for 6:30pm. She brings me and my gf to a table for two....we politely tell her it is a party of 4. She then tells another hostess to bring us upstairs to another table. This hostess then proceeds to bring us to yet another table for 2.....we tell her that it is a party of 4 and she looks very confused. Either way, we finally get a table for 4 and 2 seconds after being seated the waiter comes and asks what we would like to drink. We let him know that we have not even looked at the menu yet. He then tells us that the restaurant would need the table back in an hour and a half. Honestly, this was a slightly bad first impression I received. I understand it's a busy time of year but I've never felt so rushed to eat dinner before.

Anyway, the food was good we didn't end up ordering from the dine out menu because a 5oz steak just wasn't going to cut it. The prime rib was delicious, mac n cheese sticks were way too rich, mushrooms were good, crab dip was good, butter cake was good. Everything but the service was great! Won't be back though as it's over priced and I can get a better experience at The Keg for less.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2015

The b+b burger wasn't good. Been there a few tmes for the Friday burger special, don't order it. Meat was overly dry and fries were cold.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2015

Came here for lunch on an inclement day, but the Roof area was nice & warm. It's obviously really nice when it isn't covered, but it still made for a comfortable dining experience. I had one of the flatbreads, while my friend had the B&B burger. The food came out quickly, & the taste didn't disappoint, as usual

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2015

Staff were fantastic, food was delicious. I had one of the best tenderloin steaks and their yam fries are so, so good. I don't know what they do to them, but I have never had such tasty yam fries. They have a great happy hour menu too!
It is a beautifully laid out restaurant with large booths you can cozy up in and great bars both up and downstairs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2015

The whole design of Black + Blue is very beautiful, would love to have the chance to sit upstairs next time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2015

The steak was the best I've ever had, our waiter was terrific. Our party of 6's only complaint was the music - annoying and too loud - certainly didn't add to the experience - quite the opposite.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2015

If you're new to Black+Blue , don't do the dineout menu. It doesn't do the restaurant justice.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2015

I think the gap of each course is too long and it will be better if they can come faster

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2015

Great service! The manager was very welcoming and he kept on walking around the restaurant ensure all the patrons were satisfied with their meals. Definitely overshadowed the waiter as he offered even better service than our waiter. Waiter was definitely busy throughout the evening. He didn't have time to process our payment but he had his colleague do it. Shows that he is considerate in not leaving his patrons waiting.

Will definitely be returning.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2015

All in all, very disappointing experience and wouldn't go back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2015

I like your food and service. But sincerely hope you can take more consideration of the little kids. At least to provide a family wash room for those who need this. And also prepare some small toys for the little ones like some other restaurants.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2015

Atmosphere was excellent and service was outstanding. Our steak came medium rare when I asked for it to be medium and the butter cream cake dessert was dry and not good. I do believe you should go and try this restaurant at least once and think perhaps they just had a bit of a bad food day

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2015

Service is excellent. Came for dine out and the soup was not that great, lamb shank was tasteless. The steak however was very good as was the dessert.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2015

We would def. go back for the steak. So tender and juicy!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2015

I wouldn't go back during Dine Out Vancouver as the food was average and the service was too rushed. However the regular menu looks worthy of a second try.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2015

What a amazing dinner. A specially the Bon in rib eye. Medium was just absolutely great

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2015

The restaurant had a vibrant feel and we were seated at a prime window location. Service was attentive and informative. The suggestion of lamb shanks was spot on delicious! The tenderloin was juicy and flavourful, but a bit small. It was an enjoyable meal and I would definitely return to try other menu items.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2015

The tenderloin steak was delicious. The service was warm and friendly even though it was the first time of dine out Vancouver and the restaurant looked swarmed.

If I were to rank all the steakhouses that I would revisit in Vancouver, they would be Gotham > Hy = Black and Blue > The Keg... but of course this is just personal preference.....

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2015

In our first visit to Black and Blue on Alberni we were greeted and told that are table was ready but that we only had an hour and a half before the next sitting. We were seated in the very front (almost cut off from the rest of the venue) and our server was nice but seeing as this was our first time to this establishment, we had hoped to enjoy the entire restaurant and get a feel for the ambiance.

Our food did come promptly (I'm guessing not because of good service but since they were getting us out quickly) and it was delicious... but in the end that was really all this restaurant offered us on our first visit and I'm not sure yet if there will be a second.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2015

The service was awful! Jackie (hostess) was rude to us! Felt like we were rushed in! It was such a bad experience! I will never go back!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Previously as a group we have been to Black and Blue restaurant for dinner and lunch. We have decided to try the special burger and beer on Fridays. Unfortunately we were all disappointed with the burgers, the meat patty was very dry, no flavoring or sauce and too much bun.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2015

the whole experience feels like (the Keg with a nice suit and tie) , not worth what they charge

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 9, 2015

Tiny portions... Over priced for not that special service or meals.

Our food took forever and was Luke warm. Our awesome waiter offered to get a manager and get our desert as an apology - but neither materialized.

Give it a miss. Go to the keg and save $300.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2015

We had the Calamari and the Chateaubriand for 2, cooked medium rare, definitely a great choice! The meat was very tender and delicious. The restaurant has very dim lighting and was very quiet. This would be a great place for date night or a special occasion.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2015

I enjoy the quality of the seafood particularly the Louie salad. It was nice to go on a night that wasn't so busy, first week of January meant the restaurant wasn't too packed or noisy.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Always great food (especially steak!) - however, since it was still the holidays was quite busy & we grabbed whichever server we could get as it seems to be a bit of a wait. One did apologize when serving our drinks and not too long a wait between appetizers and entrees. We had 3 or 4 servers & each always polite & asked if all OK.

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