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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (72)
Special Occasion (66)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
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Romantic (52)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Business Meals (31)
Notable Wine List (27)
Cozy (24)
People Watching (23)
Fun (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Comfort Food (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (6)
Scenic View (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server Alex was super nice and friendly. Excellent service. But was quite disappointed with the food. If you want good steak, I would prefer Gotham or Hy’s.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife’s 50th birthday! On of our friends shares the same birthday and we had a great time. The food is always good and the service was fantastic!! Love being upstairs!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food , great service. Will definitely go back next time we are in Vancouver.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a 9:15 reservation. Seated at bar to wait. 40- minutes later, still not seated. Apparently, host station mixed up names. Manager accommodating, taking care of the drinks at bar. When finally seated, food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was great. However our table was very close to the entrance. (To the left of the door). Was cold whenever the door was opened and did not remove my jacket.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I was here a couple years ago during a business outing and the food/service was outstanding to say the least. This time around was a different experience unfortunately. The lights for starters above our table were burnt out so for a couple in outlr mid 40’s with less than perfect eyes had a hard time reading the menus and had to breakout the iphone lights. We did our homework on the menu days prior to our night out and had decided that we wanted to experience the “Tomahwk” only to find out that they just sold the last one 5 minutes ago..........so we ordered the Porterhouse (medium rare) and it came (rare) now we should of maybe said something at this point but our waitress had it all cut up and on our table along with our sides so we just ate it as it would of been a whole thing sending it back........ the sides that we ordered however were good, mushrooms and Brussel Sprouts.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere. Black & Blue has a great selection of a wine menu along with their famous steak menu options.

If you like Happy Hour menu, go to the ground floor casual section or the roof top as the 2nd floor is only for fine dinning.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service were outstanding! The waiter suggested the garlic shrimp appetizer and it was amazing! Chateaubriand for 2 was perfect for us!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and service our waiter was so friendly and very knowledgeable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and excellent service!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very good restaurant. Service is excellent! Server made recommendations for food, wine, dessert. All perfect!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was pretty crappy. The food wasn’t good either.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were excited to check out this restaurant. Arrived and were asked if we wanted to go to the rooftop or stay on the main floor restaurant. We choose the rooftop. Great ambiance & service. The tables were small and close but we did like being seated by the beautiful huge fireplace. The menu was limited and somewhat confusing, and It was physically very large & awkward took up most of the table. Maccaroni & Cheese appetizer was good but not mind blowing, we also had a Brie cheese and nut dip with bread, but they only gave you three small pieces of bread to go with it. My husband ordered the beef tenderloin and it came with a small amount of smoked potatoes salad. Salad was extra? He ordered it medium rare and it came very rare. I ordered kebab with prawns, lobster, and filet, was charged 2$ extra to substitute a green salad for the potato one and it was soggy & bitter. The steak was ordered medium and it came a medium rare. It may sound odd but it was difficult to chew, very slippery. We could have sent it but honestly just wanted to experience the restaurant as is. The lobster seemed over cooked , the prawns and both seafood was on the rubbery side. It’s not that the food was inedible, but for the price I was expecting to be blown away. Very little spice or flavour I feel we could have cooked it better ourselves at home. Although the ambiance was awesome the food quality was just not there. I left almost all of my steak and the waitress did not notice nor mention it. My husband did as well and usually we are clean the plate kind of people. Perhaps the downstairs restaurant may have had a better menu kitchen, but other than just drinks we would not return to this restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful . Our favourite restaurant

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Stunning restaurant and the appies were incredible. However, my husband ordered the ribeye.... JUST the ribeye was $70. Nothing else included. He said it was chewy and very bland.

My steak Diane was ok. I've had better. The filet was literally two little scraps of meat. I added a lobster tail and it would have been so much better if it was just steamed. It was in a very rich sauce which totally took away any and all flavor of the naturally sweet lobster.

All in all, we wouldn't go back.... not for those prices.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

After placing my reservation 5 days before the actual date, I was very disappointed to find my date and I sitting at a tiny table right next to the bar. This usually isn't a big deal to me but it was a special occasion for me and my date and we could barely fit our shared platter on the table. On another note the people sitting at the bar were extremely voicestress. This made for an unpleasant start to my first experience at Black and Blue. After 3 other tables complained, the people from the bar were asked to leave and everyone was very greatful. The only other comment I will make is that the service was not up to par for a $375 dollar meal for 2 people. By midway through the night we had a second server/manager assisting our first server because she was never to be seen. Overall a very satisfactory first experience at Black and Blue :(

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server was Dianne you could totally tell she loved her job and where she worked. Dianne made our dinner even more special with her wonderful giggle and personality. The food is always incredible and amazing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Really great experience. Our server, Dianne was amazing!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I decided to take my wife here for her Birthday before we went to watch Motown. This was our first time here. What an absolute treat!
Our server Marecel was a true pro. He took such good care of us. His explainations of the different cuts of steak and recommendations were spot on.
We had oysters and wagyu beef carpaccio to start, both of which were insanely good.
For mains we chose Beef tenderloin. Our sides were french fries and roasted carrots. The roasted heirloom carrots were out of this world. I could have made a meal out of them alone. The peppercorn sauce was the perfect compliment to our steaks. Perfectly cooked and fantastic flavors!
This was hands down one of the best meals Ive had in Vancouver.
The bar also looked like a great place to hangout and have some apps after work or with friends.
Thank you again Marcel and the staff or Black & Blue. We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Beautiful decor. We enjoyed a booth. I would not want to be at a table beside a booth as it did not look cozy. The food was delicious except the prime rib was a bit fatty. Our server was very friendly

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The steak was kind of raw and I didn't even hear a sorry from my server. I like the ambiance it's really outstanding, but the service was not that good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had a dine out menu with wagyu steak, it was very good! Best meal I had in dine out list.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I would not recommend coming to Black&Blue for their Dine Out menu. The appetizers were ok. Their strip loin was pretty much borderline warm/cold. By the time you have a couple of bites, your food would be cold. I would not come back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

we ate here once before and it was amazing. Love the happy hour entree specials and inexpensive drinks.

We decided to go back on "dine out Vancouver" $40 per plate special. Quality of the steak was poor. but I have to say Service was amazing.

Participating in Dine out Vancouver did not do this restaurant any justice to show case quality.

I will go back again but not if it is a $40 plate special....

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Positive: The food was excellent! The chef has done a great job.

Negative: The service was terrible:
- waitress was noticeably sales-oriented, trying to push the most expensive menu options;
- waitress was careless while preparing caesar salad, aggressively stirring the dressing and claiming that I was in the "splash zone";
- waitress constantly reached over us to re-fill waters in a very indiscreet, clumsy manner
- my red wine arrived after I was half finished my steak; I asked a bus person to follow-up and I simply received an empty wine glass
- the women's restroom was disgraceful: majority of toilets were not flushed/clogged, no drying towels, basket with used towels was overflowing (I informed staff of the problem and waitress blamed patrons for the mess) - the second time using the restroom after 2 hours there was still no improvement! Staff should do a better job ensuring that the restroom is cleaned and stocked.

Unfortunately from these negative experiences, I won't return to or recommend Black & Blue. The service issues and disgusting restroom are unacceptable for a high-end restaurant in my opinion.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a disappointing experience. Understand this is dine out event and can't expect much. The dine out last year was so good that we wanted to celebrate my daughter's birthday here this year. The striploin was pretty tasteless. Luckily we added on top of the dine out menu the beef capacio and the Mac n Cheese stick to add some good flare to the meal.....Noticed some servers were more engaging and ours hardly engage with us at all. The lady who walked us to the table was fairly engaging and she found out it was my daughter's birthday...yet she didn't really respond to that nor any staff try to make any effort to make the experience a bit special. The manager went around the tables quickly to check if everything was ok(not everything was great....) I supposed it'd be much better on a regular day/evening or weekend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I wanted my mom to have a good time but it just did not feel like fine dining experience. The food was almost precooked. Maybe the manager changed or the chef but the food was not good. We did not see the value in the food or the service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is the third poor dinner at Black & Blue in a row so there won't be fourth. We arrived early for our reservation and there was not one table occupied in the restaurant when we arrived. The hostess tried to seat us at an undesirable table in the front window hidden in the corner. No chance. She reacted rudely when we asked to sit somewhere in the main dining room given every table was empty. The ambience was poor as the lights over our table flickered all night which made it hard to read the menus and was very distracting if not comical throughout our dinner. We ordered the nachos as an appetizer, which I did not have, however my wife did and has been sick the last three days. She was suffering within 2 hours of leaving the restaurant and still is two full days later. Our last trip to B&B, the bartender was doing shots with his three buddies like we were eating in a frat house. For a place serving $70 steaks and $30/ounce for Wagyu, the hostesses shouldn't project attitude, the lights shouldn't flicker and guests shouldn't get sick.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went to black and blue for dine out. I had been there before and the food was great so I was really looking forward to a great value steak. The starter and desert were very tastey however the main course was a bit disappointing. We ordered the steak ans potatoe gratin. I am a huge potatoe gratin fan but this one unfortunately did not live up to my expectations. I would normally imagine potatoe gratin to be creamy, however this was deep Fried and rather dry. I believe this would have been nicer if it wasn't deep fried. Regarding the steak we weren't never asked how we wanted our steak done. It came out medium which was perfect for me however I imagine would not be ideal for every pallet. The steak was quite fatty and it was not the best steak I have eaten. I believe that if we had paid full price we would have had a much higher quality steak which the dine out menu did not provide. Overall i had a enjoyable experience ans would definatelt go back for food. The place itself is lovely and alll the other times I've been there the food has been great! This is good review and I would recommend the place just not for dine out.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This experience was not up to par.
We were disappointed by the roof top patio, very noisy and not the lovely ambiance that I have come to love from the main restaurant .
Our waitress,bless her ,was over run on her feet and was not very attentive .
The food,was less than mediocre .
We had ordered the top sirloin , mine was chewy and very a poor cut of meat. The potato patty ontop was dried out and my dining partners was actually burnt on the bottom.
The best part was the 3 pepper slices ( only 3) in the middle of our layered meal..
Desert was good, but was disappointed there was not another option. All in all, very disappointed as I had built up this spot to my friend of how awesome black and blue was.
Sadly, will most likely not go back.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Chaotic

Food not great

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I love the wide selection of steak menu with a variety of accompaniments and sides. The ambiance is relax and chill by the bar but the same attention you get from your server in the regular table, I've dined in this restaurant numerous times and I'm always happy either I'm dining in the rooftop in the summer to the main dining room in the winter with my friends and family.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious, I ordered the prime rib as did my date and we both found it to be quite satisfactory. Our server, Marcel I believe gave us unbelievable service, incredibly helpful with the menu, friendly and definitely attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall was good. Would expect the food served hotter. Good & very nice desserts. Great services.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

One word, phenomenal. The food, service and atmosphere are not only amazing but the restaurant is overall insanely consistent in terms of attention to detail and quality.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Awful service. Waited etertiny for food. Treated like peasants for ordering off dine out menu in my opinion. Lloyd was out server. He was very rude when he saw that he wasn't going to be getting a big tip. Never coming here again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Done out menu sucks, appetizer looks great but taste like pet’s food, entrees and desserts are on low average
Services are good tho

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We made a reservation for birthday occasion two weeks in advance. The night started horribly. When arrived we got seated to a table literally just by the front door, one of the seat was right beside the service table where all the water jugs were. The spot had constant cold breeze blowing behind you. We asked for a different spot and got a response "we are all booked up tonight, you will need to wait for that". Didn't I book a table too? Isn't that why people call in advance to make reservation, especially for a special occasion? However, our server at the table who was very helpful and observant that he noticed our disappointment. He was able to get us a nicer spot upstairs (pretty much slap the person's face who told us it's all booked up). Our night got better after moved to a more private spot also the server she was fanatic and friendly. Food was really good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was great.
However, service was very poor.
Our server left the bill on our table in same time with serving our dessert.
We did NOT ask her to give us the bill.
We felt she wanted to kick us out, so we ate the dessert quickly, then went to another restaurant to drink another glass of wine.
It was really disappointing service!
We do not appreciate such a bad service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The best steaks ever had! The Wagyu Beef Top Sirloin was tender and flavourful. Keep it up!

Tags: Special Occasion
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