Glowbal

4.3
1703 reviews
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Contemporary American
Glowbal is the namesake and flagship restaurant of Glowbal Restaurant Group. Located in Vancouver’s newest architectural landmark, TELUS Garden. This West Coast menu features a large selection of steaks, seafood, and pastas. Gluten and Vegetarian friendly.
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was elegant and nice. The food was delicious; the manager chose for me a drink that was really good. And our waitress was attentive with us.

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HC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dave was amazing. He made we had a great time.

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W
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our table of 6 enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch. Our server David was top notch, his brunch special recommendation was enjoyed by many at our table. On occasion when you are a larger party, the service at some establishments drops, we have however, found that Glowbal has always provided consistent level of service whether it be at the bar, for lunch/dinner and of course happy hour. I should like to add that we eventually did slide into Glowbal's happy hour without having to move out to the patio from the dining room, which was greatly appreciated. We will definitely be back.

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WS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I was surprised how empty the restaurant was for dinner on a Saturday night. This made the ambiance a little lacking plus we were seated in the corner at the back so there was nothing to see. The service was excellent but the food was disappointing. There is only one vegetarian item on the menu and there was a vegetarian in our group. I ordered the seafood which was a very small portion. Some of it was overcooked and some of it was undercooked and didnt have any flavour other than a scorched taste. I would have to say 2 out of 6 dishes were really good. The restaurant is beautiful and the open kitchen makes the ar area verry lively. I would definitley return for happy hour as I have twice before but would have to pass on dinner.

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SZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great deal of their brunch and nice deal as always. Great service for sure.

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OT
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for an anniversary dinner and were treated like celebrities. From our server and the kitchen. Truly made for an amazing evening.

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PJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Excellent food, good service and very pleasing, modern decor but undoubtedly the noisiest restaurant I’ve ever been in. Only possible to have a conversation with my dining companion by shouting.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from the entire staff and a delicious meal!

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was hands down the best I have ever had. She was so knowledgable, attentive and sweet. (god I wish I remembered her name). She deserves all the recognition for her excellent customer service skills and charming personality. I never realized how good service can impact your experience. On behalf of my party, thank you so much!

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JD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelle was one of the best servers I have ever had at a restaurant. She was professional yet so much fun to have serving us that night. Great sense of humour and as a momento, left us with a selfie of herself. Really Michelle with a small (m) ? Inside joke. You going to have to go to Glowbal and ask her what Michelle with a small (m) was about . So many laughs. Thank you as you made our birthday celebration even that much better. Kudos to Michelle. She deserved a huge tip each and every time . Well done and keep up the great work.

Glowbal
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Joe, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m so happy that you had an amazing dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Michelle, as well as inform the Management Team, they will all be pleased that she was able to make a great impression and make your birthday extra special. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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AA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very accommodating to my dietary restrictions.

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b
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always first class. Our server this time was Hershey and she was a pleasure from start to finish!! Her service was professional and spot on with timing. She knew just the right level to engage in conversation and her bubbly personality was delightful. She made the evening extra enjoyable.

Glowbal
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Hershey, she will be very happy to hear she was able to make your time with us extra special. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist you, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible! Very attentive, friendly and accommodating staff. Choices available were plenty and at great prices Presentation was very appealing

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TL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside by the fireplace. Very attentive server. Had happy hour oysters and wine. Then had $99 Sunday/Monday coupon deal (purchased through email from glowbal group). Everything was delish. Enjoyed watching the kids around us being served fries and cotton candy from happy hour menu.
Will definitely go back again!

Glowbal
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. If you are interested in joining us again in the future I would be happy to assist with any questions you may have, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome

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RW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and interesting, modern vibe.

Glowbal
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. I would be more than happy to assist you if you have any questions regarding future reservations with us, my email is guestservies@glowbal.ca. I hope to see you again, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Customer Service. Will always go back to this locations.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived late as a result of waiting 4-hours to get to the Canadian border from Washington State. I changed the original reservations from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. However, we got lost trying to find the restaurant by walking. We were seated right away at 8:50 pm. The hostesses were not friendly. However, our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

Glowbal
Responded on July 6, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m glad you were able to find our restaurant, and that the server was able to make your experience better than the first impression you received at the hostess stand. I will speak to the Guest Services Team to ensure they make every guest feel welcome. I hope you enjoy your time in Vancouver, and that you visit us again during your time here. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nathalia made our family feel very welcomed and did a phenomenal job all evening long. Will highly recommend!

Glowbal
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I have passed along your kind words to Nathalia, she’s very happy to hear she was able to make you feel welcome and that you had a great time with us. I hope you join us again soon, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. I had the tenderloin and my wife had the short rib pappardelle and both were cooked to perfection. We had a seat upstairs above the kitchen and enjoyed watching the chefs prepare the meals . They were amazing to watch. Caitlin was our server and she was nothing short of perfect.

Glowbal
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. I’m very happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your dining experience with us. I have informed our Head Chef as well as Caitlin about your review, both are very pleased they were able to make your evening with us extra special. If you have any questions regarding future reservations I would be happy to help, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope you join us again soon, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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SF
Western NC
35 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The noise level makes it difficult to carry on a conversation. This seems to the norm for so many restaurants!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service-would definitely go again!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent happy hour experience. All the staff is amazing, the GM Franklin is a gem of a person and goes above and beyond.

Glowbal
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to inform Franklin about your review, he will appreciate your kind words. If you have any questions regarding future reservations with us I would be more than happy to assist you, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. We hope to see you again soon, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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a
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I don't remember our waiters name, a french gentleman, lunch on Friday the 6th. Thank you for fabulous service. The extra touch with a taste of mushroom soup to start and a cookie to finish was greatly appreciated.

Glowbal
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Angie, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. I believe your servers name was Michel, I will be sure to inform him about your kind words. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be more than happy to assist you, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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HD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with delicious food for decent price !

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Interesting cross section of dishes and our server, Michelle, was the epitome of what you’d hope for in friendly and attentive service.

Glowbal
Responded on July 6, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for reviewing Glowbal. I’m very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Michelle, she’ll be very happy that you enjoyed your meals. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist you, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Guest Services Supervisor

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GO
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was exceedingly helpful throughout the entire dining experience. Atmosphere and accommodations were fantastic and the food was exquisite!

Glowbal
Responded on July 6, 2019

Dear Greg, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed you dining experience with us. I’ll be sure to pass along your review to our Management Team, as well as to our Head Chef as I am sure they appreciate your kind words. If you have any questions regarding future reservations I would be more than happy to assist, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope to see you again soon, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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CH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The $14 spaghetti lunch is de-lish!!
Hearty and tasty. Will recommend the lunch specials.
Other items on the menu a bit pricy for a regular folk.

Glowbal
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations, for lunch or dinner, I would be happy to assist you. I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope to hear from you soon, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food, fish & chips, bouillabaise both dramatic. Fish batter was horrible, not proper cooked and fries underneath fat. Server was ok. Wine was nice. Overall no good experience, much better alternatives like the Keg. Location and outside impression looked very good, pitty food and service do not match the expectation. Not recommended.

Glowbal
Responded on July 5, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your honest feedback. I am sorry to hear that your dining experience with us was not up to the Glowbal standard. I have passed your review on to our Head Chef and he will be following up with his team to ensure this does not continue. Our General Manager, Franklin, would love more information regrading your experience, he can be reached at fdsouza@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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b
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, excellent food, great ambience. Service was excellent. Highly recommended, will return.

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EW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great happy hour and place to meet friends. The ambiance is perfect and very comfortable. The food selection for happy hour is one of the best in downtown Vancouver. I highly recommend it.

Glowbal
Responded on July 5, 2019

Dear Esther, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very happy to hear you continue to enjoy our Happy Hour. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding lunch or dinner reservations with us I would be happy to assist you, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope to see you again soon, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the first time at this restaurant but first time for lunch. I keep coming back because I honestly like this restaurant. I find the food top notch, the ambiance proper, the service very good to excellent and the value almost outstanding. Our server this time was Angelina and she was just plain perfect. Will see you very soon

Glowbal
Responded on July 5, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very pleased to hear you continue to have a wonderful experience with us, and that you enjoyed your lunch. I will be sure to inform Angelina about your kind words. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope to see you again soon, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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d
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to this restaurant not knowing anything about it...our waiter was fantastic....he quided us throughout the menu with honesty and a great knowledge.he was prompt, courteous, and a pleasure. The food was good and the ambiance as well. I will go here again

Glowbal
Responded on July 5, 2019

Dear Don, Thank you so much for your review. I’m so pleased to hear you throughly enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will definitely pass along your kind words to our team, everyone will be happy to hear you had a wonderful time. If you have any questions regarding future reservations with us I would be happy to assist, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Had to send my food back because they hadn't properly cleaned the scallops and I got a mouthful of grit. Terrible. Service was slow but friendly.

Glowbal
Responded on June 28, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Glowbal. I’m very sorry to hear your experience with us was not up to the standard that is expected of us. I have passed along your review to our General Manager Franklin. I would love more information regarding your evening with us so we are able to follow up, if you would please email me directly at guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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MB
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food quality was terrific. Very popular place made the service a bit slow. Overall a great night out.

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ML
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was okay, apples were mediocre but mains were very good and portions reasonably good size. Avoid the calamari.

Glowbal
Responded on June 29, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank your taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very pleased to hear that enjoyed your dinner with us, although I apologize you did not particularly enjoy the calamari. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations with us I would be more than happy to assist, my email is guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope to hear from you soon, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Great service, excellent food. Will highly recommend.

Glowbal
Responded on June 29, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding future reservations I would be happy to assist you, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. Hope to see you again in the near future, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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KD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I attend Glowbal whenever I can. I've enjoyed it since it's inception in Yaletown. Always a good time, good food and great drinks.

Glowbal
Responded on June 27, 2019

Dear Kim, Thank you for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m so happy to hear you continue to have a wonderful experience with us, and thank you for returning. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding future reservations I would be happy to assist you, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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CF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was lovely from all that we interacted with . Seamless experience during a busy time before Oprah show

Glowbal
Responded on June 27, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Glowbal. I’m very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. If you have any inquiries regarding future reservations I would be happy to assist you, I can be reached at guestservices@glowbal.ca. I hope you had a wonderful time attending the Oprah event and hope you join us again. Sincerely, Shaneece Guest Services Supervisor

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