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About Chambar

Located in Vancouver, Canada, Chambar serves Belgian cuisine in a chic, rustic setting with warm decorative lighting and exposed brick walls. Owners Karri and Nico Schuermans, along with Executive Chef Tia Kambas created an atmosphere where guests can enjoy a fine dining experience in comfort. Its breakfast menu features the popular Liège waffles with a choice of sweet toppings. Chambar's lunch service offers daily pasta made with seasonal ingredients, fresh salads and other tasty fare. Dinner entrées of calamari stuffed with veal, spiced foie gras or braised lamb with almond couscous will please the palate.

Chambar also has its own ale that was created for pairing with meals. It sponsors fundraisers, welcomes reservations and hosts events for large groups. Brunch is served on the weekend and can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio.

568 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday:
8am - 3pm & 5pm - late

Cross Street:
Dunsmuir/Pender

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 879-7119

Website:
http://www.chambar.com/

Parking Details:
Chambar offers valet parking every Friday and Saturday night, as well as most Rogers Arena event nights. There are also three public parking lots within the vicinity.

Public Transit:
We are the second building north from the Stadium/Chinatown skytrain station.

Executive Chef:
Nico Schuermans

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Chambar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.2

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4.1

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3.5

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Energetic

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (5629)
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Neighborhood Gem (2787)
Romantic (2500)
Good for Groups (2370)
Notable Wine List (2147)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1803)
Late-night Find (1054)
Great for Brunch (335)
Great for Lunch (250)
Scenic View (205)
Great for Outdoor Dining (168)
Kid-friendly (84)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2015

The service is great! The atmosphere is lovely, but the tables are very close together and the noise level is quite high. You will find yourself speaking quite loudly and straining to listen to your company. Never the less those are my only complaints! The food and service were both exceptionally great! This is a great place for a night out with a date, not large groups! Bon Appetit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2015

Booked at Chambar for their Dine Out Vancouver. Used Opentable.com and they accepted our reservation for mid January. Unfortunately we didn't realize that Dine Out doesn't begin until near the end of January. So when we asked for the Dine Out menu Chambar told us it hadn't started and the menu items weren't available. But they said since the error was a booking fault (opentable should not have accepted our reservation) we could have an alternate tasting menu meal at a small extra cost over Dine Out price, so we went for it. Food was very good, nice variety, service was excellent. Noticed some meals at the next table also looked very good. Found our wine mark-up at 300% of retail to be high and so we recommend Chambar for special occasions. Chamber was packed even on a Monday night and it's pretty noisy so quiet intimate dinners might not be possible, but over all an enjoyable evening out for us.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 11, 2015

We make it a must to have dinner at Chambar every time we visit Vancouver. It is busy and noisy on Friday and Saturday nights, but this time we went on Sunday when there was nothing on at the
nearby Queen Elizabeth theatre. The restaurant was only half full....so much quieter. Service was
excellent. As always I had the moules which never disappoint. My husband had the lamb shank
which was delicious. We shared the frog leg appetizer and found them to be tasty but a very small portion for the price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2015

Everything from the atmosphere to the food to the service was FANTASTIC!! We had a larger group for drinks in the lounge and then moved with just five of us into the restaurant for dinner. We were hosting our #1 client, and this restaurant really helped us with the WOW factor. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2015

20% gratuity experience- smooth & the food is something to rave about!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2015

A late night dinner at Chambar was fantastic! The food was imaginative and absolutely perfectly executed. I particularly liked that, using classic techniques, many dishes also drew upon the ethnicity of Vancouver with Indian or Asian accents in an ingredient or two. Whether this is intentional or not, I don't know but result was delicious!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Reservations seem like a must: Chambar was PACKED on the Saturday night we were there and we waited 30 minutes for our reserved table. Food was delicious (though selections are kind of thin). Long wait between salad and meal course. Friendly, solicitous wait staff, and nice ambience with low (a little too low for easy menu reading) lighting and lots of wood and metal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Chambar has been a personal favorite for many years but I had the chance to bring business colleagues recently and it was perfect. The food was great and the atmosphere was festive. The staff was attentive and made the experience all the more enjoyable. We had: apps: calamari and the frogs legs. Entrees: scallops, mussels Congolese, and the duck. We can't wait to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Took three tries to get our bill right. Freezing cold. We went for long periods without seeing our server. Good was good but nothing special

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2015

I have always had outstanding service, food, ambience at Chambar and they have not missed a stride in moving to their new location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2015

Professional friendly staff and amazing food. Will definitely come back here again!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2015

At last, a cool Vancouver restaurant the serves excellent food, has a great vibe and super service. The sable fish melted in your mouth, the waitress was attentive without being intrusive and the atmosphere is great. Definitely worth a return visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2015

Menu is very limited and the room is very noisy. The food we ordered was tasty and the service was very good, but this will be our last visit to Chambar. We had hoped the noise level would be reduced in the new digs, and it may well be, but is still too noisy for comfortable conversation. And limited menu is a bit disappointing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2015

Right from the friendly greeting at the front door to when the bill is delivered at the end of the meal, the service is impeccable. Attentive but not hovering.
Love their signature cocktails for both my husband and myself. The spiced nuts and charcuterie plate are nice light starters.
The sablefish and lamb tagine both excellent entrees and don't leave you feeling hungry.
The only confusion is when you transition from the lounge to the restsurant as to whether or not to carry your own drinks and appies or if the staff will take care of that for you.
Love the proximity to Rogers Arena as we were going to the Canucks game after and lots of fans dining at Chambar too!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2015

I'm fond of mussels, and over the holidays this year ordered them in three different restaurants. Chambar's version "wins hands down" - the mussels were succulent, the congolaise broth lovely with lots of tomato and onion cooked into it, and the fries were the crisp on the outside and moist on the inside kind. And there was a lot of it, enough to share and still take the rest of the broth home to be transformed into a mild seafood curry. The Belgian beer selection is justly famous, and I had a good recommendation on the beer pairing for my mussels. I loved the high ceiling as it swallowed up a lot of the normal restaurant noise.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Chambar is definitely a neighbourhood gem - great food and excellent service and prices are reasonable. We came in for a weekend family brunch and sampled different dishes - the paella was delight. The restaurant has a cozy vibe and ambiance. Lots of metered city street parking available, otherwise, Easy Park parking lot across the restaurant is also available. Location is also accessible to public transit, e.g. bus and skytrain. I would definitely go back and recommend this place to family and friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2015

This was my second visit to Chambar (first visit was for dinner - I recommend the rabbit & venison!). Having already been wowed by their dinner service, I was excited to go there for Sunday brunch. The waffles & toppings were fabulous (we got milk chocolate lavender & bacon caramel), as was my white chocolate pistachio rosewater mocha. For our meal we had the brochette - if you like Mexican flavors, this is absolutely for you. Everything was so delicious, beautifully presented, and the service staff was impeccable. I'm only in Van for 6 more weeks, I need to make more reservations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Long wait. Seems there is not enough staff for the busy place like that. The food came lukewarm. Considering it was a eggs and meat dish it's unacceptable. Disappointed. Won't come back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Chambar is quickly becoming one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver, at least for brunch/lunch. There is a lot of seating, so groups of any size can be accommodated, but making reservations is usually a good idea. I will certainly be back, but I note that I have avoided Chambar for dinner, because in my opinion, there is virtually nothing on the menu for vegetarians aside from starter salads. I hope that a new vegetarian option is added, so that it becomes more welcoming for dinner.

I have yet to have a poor dining experience at Chambar. The food is well-presented, full of flavour, and clearly made with high-quality ingredients. Be sure to try their lavender latte!

The last time I visited, I was seated downstairs for brunch. This large dining space quickly filled up, and was lively and energetic. I will admit I found it difficult to carry on a conversation between myself and 3 friends, which was problematic. However, I don't believe any fault can be attributed to Chambar in this respect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2015

The wait time for Cafe Medina now that it has moved to Richards St. is on average an hour plus. We used to go often since we live in the apartments across the street. After reading Chambar brunch menu it seems to be similar and making a reservation for 4 way more feasible. We all started with a waffle each, which based on memory tasted just like always. Main course for us were all different old favorites like fricasse was on the menu. The granola didn't seem to have as many dried turkish figs if any but maybe there weren't supposed to be in this version. I liked the bountiful amount of fresh fruit in the granola anyways and didn't have to spend as much effort to chew the dried fruit. The house sausage was tasty. Eggs for those who had them were cooked well. Would go back often.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Chambar had a great atmosphere while we enjoyed a booth for six people. Food was great, and so was the fine. six people with bottle of wine was $500ish

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We had a great time. The food was delicious and we had a lot of time to enjoy our meal. We would recommend the burch as there were great options available the yummy waffles for dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2014

I've been to Chambar for dinner before, but this was my first time there for brunch. It was fabulous. The Bon Matin really hit the spot for me. I'd certainly recommend it. In additon to our mains, we split a few waffles. I would suggest having a waffle to yourself, as it isn't large and really too good to share.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2014

I had a brunch date with a friend. It was my first time at the new location. The dining is full of natural light through wall to wall windows. The decor is clean and sleek. I have to confess that I sort of missed the dark decor of the bar at the old location; however, I enjoyed the openess of the new space. The food was great- as usual. It was my friend's first visit to the restaurant. She was quite impressed. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2014

It may be the happening place but if you are serious about dining go to another restaurant. The music is at dance club level which makes it impossible to carry on a conversation. Food is inventive but not high quality.

Service is spotless, I wish the quality of food could be paired.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2014

It was a special occasion. There were six of us, we ordered appetizers to share (stuffed calamari and Chambar special bread - fantastic!). We weren't even half way finished the appetizers when our meals came out. Honestly, it kind of ruined the night. We were at a large round table and there wasn't enough room for all the plates, everything was stacked on top of each other. Finishing the appies while our meals were getting cold. Not at all what I would expect from an otherwise first class restaurant. You are warned that they want to turn the table over in 2-2.5 hours, we had all our food within 30 minutes of arrival. The food was very good from the steaks, lamb, venison and seafood. FYI - medium rare is very rare. If we do go again, I will definitely mention the timing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2014

We loved our dinner. Food and service was great. One thing that "got to me" was that BOTH times I dined at Chambar, I was reminded of the "two hour dining time" allotted for each table.
I'm in the business. I don't need to be told that someone else will be at my table when I'm done. Stop reminding me. It makes me want to spend less $ at your restaurant.
It's unnecessary and poor form to remind your guests that there is a time limit on their meal. We get it. Just let it happen.
After all, what if I am buying bottles of Dom and wanting to stay longer? Are you going to keep me at my table or roll the dice that the next diner will spend more?
Overall it was pleasant. Liked being upstairs more than down. Food is excellent.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2014

Great brunch. No complaints about the food. It is a lively place. If you want a more intimate setting with your table, this is not the place to go. The tables are very close together.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2014

Chambar est le genre d'endroit où l'on voudrait pouvoir revenir aussi souvent que possible. Bravo à tous ceux et celles qui permettent ce type de plaisir pour tous les sens. À noter que le niveau de décibel peut être un peu plus élevé du côté du bar, mais c'est parfaitement normal. Chambar est une autre raison de vouloir gagner à la Loto : par exemple pouvoir y prendre son petit-déjeuner tous les jours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2014

A group of us sat by the front window on couches for brunch. Two of us have babies and our strollers fit nearby. Brunch was really nice including lattes and fresh juices. Try the waffles! Best in Van for decor from the wood floors to the huge windows and the bocci lights above. Reasonably priced too. Love it!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2014

really love how wonderful the space is, and how comfortable the service is. Wasn't to fond of the Angus that I ordered, but everything else was wonderful!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2014

Had a great meal at Chamber on Dec 27th. Our table had mussels (Congolaise, yum!) venison, lamb and the duck and everyone really enjoyed their meal. Will be back for sure.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2014

took my mom here and we both very much enjoyed it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2014

I did not like Chambar before the renovations; the food was mediocre and the service was snooty. However, I've been twice since the renovations, both for lunch (and both within the past month), and it's been incredible. On our last visit, Steph, was super-duper and our group had so much fun that during our visit, we booked reservations for the following weekend - specifically requesting Steph as our server again.

I'm really happy that I decided to try Chambar again after the renovations; the deciding factor back then was because Chambar allows for reservations during brunch. At this rate, Chambar is becoming a weekly to bi-weekly affair!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2014

Need to go n back for the dark ale challenge. 12 dark ales on the list.. try them all in one night.. yum!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2014

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2014

We had brunch and Chambar and it was a real treat. Collection of waffle flavours and the take on traditional dishes is very inspiring.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2014

I've been here a few times and my experience is always positive. Great place to hang out with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2014

Savory, tasty.. And different from just the classic omelette and bacon. Amazing food experience! Start with wafles;)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2014

The brunch is great even if the noise level remains up there. Our only criticism was being seated in a round red banquette where the table was much too high. My wife asked for a pillow to sit on and they were unable to provide. That aside, I loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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