Glowbal

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate your love at GLOWBAL this Valentine's Day. Select from a stunning three-course special Valentine's Day menu ($79) or enjoy all the classics on the A La Carte menu.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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JM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The lunch hour was very loud and made it hard to hear. Salad was small and not great value. Location and service are good!

SW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with business clients. Food and service were terrific. Appreciated the complementary soup starter and cookies :-)

G
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! They listened to the requests I made during reservation process for a birthday.

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is good for couples on dates, and the food is good. Hospitality is good too.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is delicious, little extras before and after the meal, service was very efficient and attentive, prices are great. We were there for brunch with friends and it was perfect. We will go back. We were seated on the patio heated by the propane heater, so we will probably try inside next time. But overall great place.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiter was not knowledgeable on how the menu items were prepared.
Gluten free selection was very poor.
Attention to detail was missing

JO
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening turned out wonderful. Food was delicious, drinks/wine was excellent. I’d definitely recommend!

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Glowbal for Vancouver Dine Out 2020. We were seated right at the booked time. Service was good and the food was excellent. Will definitely recommend to friends. ;)

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I was really disappointed in the service and food received this weekend. We were looking forward to a night out. We had made reservations and were seated promptly at 6:30pm. For two of us, one ordered off of the Dine Out menu and one off the regular menu. Our appetizers arrived at different times and my meal did not arrive until 7:50pm, long after my partner had eaten his meal. We had a show starting at 8pm and had to take the dessert to go. We watched two tables receive their food prior to us even though they were seated after us. I was disappointed that the manager blamed the server and the server blamed the kitchen. There was no accountability or compensation for the meal.

A
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good meal prior to going to the VSO. Very good server who suggested a not-on-the-menu alternative when my first entree choice was not available. My wife's salmon tasted a little "fishy" but my risotto with prawns and scallops was excellent. The server was very good.

HK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They provided the good quality of food and also very delicious.

IL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. Food was fantastic.

EC
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As noted in several previous reviews, Glowbal is my go-to dining pre-theater and concert place.
The menu is varied enough to accommodate my different dinner companions, and the quality of each menu serving is commendable. I was really pleased to meet Franklin D'Sousa who welcomed us on arrival, and I recognized his voice from a voicemail thanking me for making dinner reservations. He was attentive throughout the evening. Kaley was our absolutely delightful, upbeat and very efficient server, with a smile that really did light up the evening. Would loved to have stayed longer, but the VSO and Bria Skonberg were calling. Will be back next month.

RM
Yucatán
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un excelente lugar, deliciosa comida y excelente atención

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly by the hostess once we arrived for our 11:30 reservation. We had a party of 5. Our waitress, Ainsley was very professional and cheerful. She explained the daily specials to us twice due to some of us weren’t paying too much attention the first time. She was very patient and professional. We didn’t feel pressure to decide on our orders in a hurry even the restaurant was filling up.
The menu items all looked very interesting and we wanted to try everything! We finally decided on 2 daily specials and 3 items from the regular menu.
The presentation of the dishes were great and tasted very good but we all feel the service is beyond our expectations and we will definitely be back soon!

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Utilized to conduct a business meeting, food was done to perfection and service was great. In addition staff allowed time and space for conversations to be conducted.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is second I visited Glowbal. Food is awesome, service is great. I will definitely come back again.

i
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We had reservations for 4 and the hostess sat us at a table in the lounge area which had very loud music I did not realize that the restaurant area was way more quiet until the end the hostess was not very welcoming or friendly
Our waitress and food was fantastic

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, can’t wait to come back!

Glowbal
Responded on January 15, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughters 25th birthday. The whole evening was great!

Glowbal
Responded on January 14, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. We feel privileged that you have chosen us to celebrate your daughter's birthday. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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GS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my wife and from entering into the restaurant to the departure everything went well. The service was outstanding. Our server, Jan, was a good conversationalist but somehow knew when it was time to move on. The food was great.

SW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour of my life! And our server Victoria was lovely. Very knowledgeable and chill person. The patio fire kept us warm, even though it was -3 outside! Love it.

Glowbal
Responded on January 14, 2020

Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. Victoria is a great member of our team, please feel free to request a seat in her section and we will do our best to arrange that. We look forward to welcoming you at Glowbal again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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BQ
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time at Glowbal! Always the best in all departments with warm welcome and service. Excellent food! Thankyou to Ainsley!

Glowbal
Responded on January 13, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. Ainsley is a superstar, please feel free to request a seat in her section next time and we will try our best to arrange that. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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SE
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and wine was great and a knowledgeable staff made for a very nice evening out. Missed out on the patio cage tables because it was closed, but will be back for that.

Glowbal
Responded on January 13, 2020

Dear Scott, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. We'll do our best to accommodate you in one of the famous birdcages next time. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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i
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Food, ambiance and service was excellent!

Glowbal
Responded on January 11, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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OT
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance!

Glowbal
Responded on January 11, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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k
Vancouver
101 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent NYE here for dinner and it was great! Lovely décor, our server was really kind and the service was very fast! The truffled spaghetti with signature meatballs and the prawn and scallop tagliatelle were both great! We thoroughly enjoyed both. This was our first time here for dinner and we really enjoyed it! The heated patio was a nice spot to sit as well! We will definitely be back.

Glowbal
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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E
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining place for my girlfriend and I. Our waiter provided us with amazing service and the food was outstanding! One of the best buy ups we have gotten! Will be back!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Lunch

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B
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Glowbal is always consistent in good food and service, and their buy up before the times up dinner deal is amazing value.

Glowbal
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Bernadette, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. You can sign up for our newsletter on the Glowbal Group website and be up to date with all special events and promotions like Buy Up, as we always have something going on! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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l
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

This place its nice when t comes to ambiance look so fancy but the food is not that good as you expect, I order Shrimp paela and it taste so old not worth for the price.

Glowbal
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the feedback you provided, it is crucial for our success to know the areas in need of improvement. I will definitely pass your comments onto the team and we will do our best to ensure we don't make the same mistakes again. Please give us another chance and we will make sure you have a great experience next time around! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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O
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I subscribe to Glowbal group and take advantage of the buyups. This latest buyup is the best of the bunch!

It didn’t start out well as I asked the hostess if we have a choice in seating and she immediately said no explaining that they are full up. I’ve been there on 4 separate occasions and have always sat outside so I wanted to sit upstairs this time. I was very happy when the host who was assigned to take us to our table asked us whether we wanted inside or outside so I requested upstairs, which he gladly granted. Unfortunately, the table he sat gave us was very close to the other table and my partner’s arm was getting brushed every time someone walked through so I mentioned it to our server, Jan, and he suggested a table by the window, which we gratefully accepted immediately.

I cannot say enough about Jan (pronounced Yan). He was lovely. He made our dining experience just that much better. He timed the arrival of the dishes perfectly, waiting for the cocktails to be consumed and enjoyed, prior to bringing the food and wine, checked on us periodically without being obtrusive, friendly and personable at the proper times. He was an absolute joy.

The food quality was also awesome and enjoyable. We have done Black and Blue and Tratoria buyups and regular dinners and brunches and this Glowbal dinner is just a better value. Everything from the starter to the rib eye, seafood, and multitude variety of deserts were fantastic.

The happy hour here is also not to be missed! I can’t wait to go back and hopefully, Jan will be our server again. I wonder if we could make that request prior?

Job well done, Glowbal. You’ll be seeing us again soon!

A
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Bought the tab promotion and it was worth it. Food was delicious - steak was indeed medium rare.

Glowbal
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Annie, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. You can sign up for our newsletter on the Glowbal Group website and be up to date with all special events and promotions like Buy Up, as we always have something going on! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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EU
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great time. The food and service were fantastic. We will definitely go again!

Glowbal
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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LW
Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was above and beyond. Made the night!
Happy hour is fantastic value.

Glowbal
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased and proud to hear that you’ve had an enjoyable experience at Glowbal recently. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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MH
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was really not great that day. We had to ask our server to help us fix our wobbly table 3 times before it was fixed. Heated lamps outside was not heated. The food was presented nicely but the short rib hash really was mediocre. It’s not even cooked as hash, as the gnocchi were soggy and not even golden. The weekend Benny’s are a good deal but the flavours are just ok as well. The beet and burrata salad was really good though.
Also in the reservation I had made a request for specific seating, while I understand it’s not guaranteed, I observed that the seating I requested for was in an area that was being served and NOT occupied by other diners, so why my request not accommodated?

Overall... the restaurant has good ambiance for customers to enjoy conversations over a comfortable setting but food and service is not comparable to the other glowbal group restaurants.

Glowbal
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the detailed feedback you provided, it is crucial for our success to know the areas in need of improvement. I would like to sincerely apologize for this unusual course of events. I will definitely pass your comments onto the team and we will do our best to ensure we don't make the same mistakes again. Please email me directly at dgilbert@glowbal.ca as I would really appreciate an opportunity to rectify this experience for you. Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food was not tasty and I had the vegan plate and the amount was very little hence not satisfying. Service was very good and our server was awesome. Husband didn’t enjoy his dish either found it bland and not flavourful and also felt the amount of food was very little. He had ordered the salmon. Unfortunately I can’t see myself coming back and am glad I was able to give some feedback. Thanks.

Glowbal
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the feedback you provided, it is crucial for our success to know the areas needing improvement. I would like to sincerely apologize on behalf of my team for this unusual course of events. I will pass your comments onto the team and we will do our best to ensure we don't make the same mistakes again. I hope you give us a chance to rectify this experience for you, come see us and we'll make sure we make it great next time around. Darya Gilbert Restaurant Manager

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had Christmas dinner with family on Boxing Day obviously they were not staffed like normal so food and service suffered. Unfortunate as it is one of my favourite restaurants.

r
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food but the service was slow, took about 2 hours to complete a 3 course meal , time in between courses took too long and I was missing a side for my entree dish.

Glowbal
Responded on January 4, 2020

Dear Raymond, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Your feedback is the best way for us to learn how to improve. I sincerely apologize on behalf of the team for the delay in your service. I will certainly pass your comments along to our general manager Franklin who will be in touch to see how we can rectify this. I hope that you can join us again in the future so we can show you the amazing quality of service we are so proud to offer. Sincerely, Ayushi Minhas

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LV
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal. Best server ever! We had the $99/2 special. There were 6 of us but only 2 had bought the promotion for 4. We decided to share the special between the 6 of us and order a couple extra starters. Waiter said that would be plenty and he was right. The portions were very generous. More than enough. The dessert platter was also very impressive and more than enough to feed 6. Marco was our waiter and he was on point right from the beginning. So nice to meet someone who honestly enjoys his work and represents the restaurant so well. Can’t say enough about how much our entire evening and the great service we experienced.

Glowbal
Responded on December 29, 2019

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We sincerely appreciate your compliments and are ecstatic to hear that you were all so happy with the experience. Marco is a very knowledgeable and passionate server and we’re so lucky to have him on our team. I’ll be sure to pass your kind words along. Please come again soon and ask to be seated in Marco’s section. Sincerely, Ayushi Minhas Guest Relations Manager

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