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About Homer Street Cafe & Bar

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Housed in two of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings, Homer St Cafe and Bar is a contemporary restaurant set in the historic Homer Building and new Beasley building in Vancouver’s Yaletown district.
Classic comfort cooking takes center stage thanks to a fire engine red rotisserie that roasts all manner of proteins. It’s chicken that’s the star here: served in quarter, half or whole portions, accompanied by classic sides basted in jus.
A decidedly adventurous wine and cocktail list rounds out the menu. The restaurant features two spaces that consist of an open concept kitchen “Chef’s Bar” where one can get up close and personal with the culinary team, a semi private dining room with reclaimed factory windows, and bespoke seating complemented by antique tiling.

898 Homer St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Continental, Café

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour: Mon – Fri 2:30pm to 5:30pm Mon-Sun 9:30pm-CL

Dinner: Sun -Thurs: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 5:00pm- 12:00am

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday - 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Smithe

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 428-4299

Website:
http://www.homerstreetcafebar.com/

Entertainment:
Just blocks from BC Place, Rogers Arena, The Orpheum and Vogue Theatres.

Public Transit:
Close proximity to the Vancouver City Center, Stadium-China Town and Yaletown-Roundhouse stations.

Executive Chef:
Chris West

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Homer Street Cafe & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Casual (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (8)
Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

There were four of us. We ordered 2 snacks, 1 appetizer and 3 mains to share and a dessert. This worked well and was more than enough food. The food was very good. Particularly the pork belly and the beef cheeks. Service was a bit spotty. Waitress told us three times she would bring bread before she actually brought some and disappeared to dry dishes towards the end of the meal when we were trying to get her attention. You can actually see a washing serving station from a number of the tables; not the greatest. The restaurant is also very noisy so not for a quiet, romantic evening. Having said that the food was so good I would go back again.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great lunch! Will definitely be back for a meal again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Romantic, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was great. Service good, but the restaurant is very noisy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Love HSC. It’s a go to favourite of ours. However the music seemed super loud on this night and we found ourselves having to shout.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Lovely ambience, mostly went because I thought the design of the place, right down to the chef's aprons, was top notch and it feels like you might be in New York or Chicago. Food was good, (pork loin a little tough) and I'd go back again and again !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was a terrific evening with all aspects of the meal in harmony; food, service, atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Great food, service and ambience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Tapas, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Paleo Friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Homer Street Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants. The chicken is superb. Any of the entrees are excellent. My wife and I always look forward to our dining experience at this cozy , friendly spot. We love the food. We enjoy the ambience. I always thoroughly enjoy the dark beer with my dinner when we come here and my wife enjoys a glass of dry red or dry white wine with her dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic evening. From cocktails through to dessert, a flawless meal. Our server, Brittany, was a true professional and guided us through the menu and wine list to great selections. We’ll be back soon.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love the way this restaurant is laid out. They have divided the space in a way that is very conducive to good conversation, good food and wine. In all a delicious experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Rotisserie chicken at its finest. Great spot in downtown.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Such a great experience! Great playlist, kind, friendly service, very hospitable, the best mimosas in town, and delicious cuisine. Love this place for a group brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Server was excellent and attentive and made great recommendations. the food was excellent

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place was recommended to us by a friend. I made a reservation and surprised my husband. The decor, ambiance, seating and staff were all impressive and the food was great. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was well prepared and the menu thoughtful, good ingredients. The kitchen knows its skills and produce. Excellent value for money and and really cool space to hang out.

Now the problem: service was ok, but inconsistent. First course came instantly, actually before the drinks, then we waited, waited and waited, for the second. The server offered no explanation, apology, or an offer to see what the delay was. But were asked if we wanted more drinks! So, the front needs to match the good work of the kitchen in consistency and quality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Glad you are back!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Really cool ambiance and vibe. Attentive and fast service, despite of being packed on Saturday night. Delicious, juicy, done-just-right chicken, possibly the best I've had locally (and I tend to only buy from organic free-range local farms). The noise level was high, which would not make it the best spot for a first date (unless you don't mind yelling at each other from across the table). All in all, a definite thumbs up! Will be back again to try more things off their rotisserie menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Homer St Cafe is absolutely amazing; the service is top notch, the food is timely and delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful. They play the greatest music and I've always had a great experience. The manager checked in on us to make sure everything was perfect and the attention to detail is unequaled. The perfect spot for a date night, a catch-up drink or a casual dinner to catch up with friends. Highly recommend, will definitely be going back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing in every way!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Attentive service. Reminded us of dining in New City. Easy place for smaller groups We were a table of 8 for our group. We would come back if just the two of us or with another couple.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I ate at Homer Street Cafe before going to a show. The atmosphere was fantastic: we loved the vibe and the interior. A very beautiful building! Our server was very attentive and ensured we always had everything we needed and that we were happy with our meals.
The food was perfect and decent sized portions! We ordered more than was necessary.
Our Caesar cocktails were delicious! Not made with Clamato juice.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Think you better update your information, we arrived for our reservation & windows all papered & closed because of Flood???? Disappointed no one notified us on our
reservation????

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I really like the atmosphere and the decor.
The food is superb and the service is prompt and warm.
I like to treat my friends to brunch after the service at Westside Church.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I will pleasantly surprised by the food and service at Homer Street Cafe. I often go to their sister location Tableau but will find more reasons to venture out to their location.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We really loved this restaurant! The food was wonderful and building and decor is dreamy!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very nice meal.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The best rotisserie in Vancouver! Amazing service, great food, a perfect place for dinner !

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Came in for a late evening bite with a date. Attentive service and yummy comfort food. Couldn't ask for anything better.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

An iconic restaurant with great food and great athmosphere

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I have now had three meals at Homer Street Cafe, and each was a wonderful experience. They are best known for their roasted chicken, and justifiably so--it is crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. A 1/4 chicken is plenty. I also felt that the service was attentive without being overbearing. The recommendations of our waiter were spot on. I have sat on outdoor patio twice, and it is a very pleasant place to enjoy a meal and see Vancouver pass by. This is a very nice, very capable restaurant. The food is delicious without being fussy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I've been to Homer St Cafe a few times and the food and service is always great. The only thing I wish can be improved on is air conditioner (if there is any). We were sweating while we were enjoying the food. The only spot that won't make us sweat is probably outside, but not everyone likes sitting outdoor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a great evening with great service! Loved the place, the food, and team! Awesome chicken and drinks!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The restaurant was too hot (no AC!) so we had to sit outside. Normally I don't like that because of cigarette smoke from passersby, but it was nice. Good food and service.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had a business trip and was staying at the Westin Grand. Homer is right around the corner. We had 3 meals there. No one ever said "Not Homer again!" Delightful place. Open air, friendly folks, great meals. Stop reading this and get over there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The HSC&B is becoming my go to restaurant in Vancouver! Have been a few times now and had a great experience each visit. Sat on the patio; the beautiful evening enhanced the great service and delicious food. Supper was with another couple; we each had something different...all were very good...I had the roast pork > Fantastic!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I emailed prior to making the reservation to ask when was "meatwave" which is a promo they have every last Friday of the month. They said it was the 25th, so I made the reservation then and stated it was for meatwave too. 2 days before ny reservation, i called to confirm it was for meatwave and they said yes. On the day of my reservation, they said they decided to move meatwave to the next weekend, and said they tried to call me though I didn't even get a voicemail. They didn't do anything to make it right or show any gesture that they were sorry. They didn't accommodate despite my efforts and despite my making a reservation for it a month before. I was just surprised that such a nice restaurant wouldn't even try to make it right with their guests. It was my first time here and though the place was nice, the disappointment has truly tainted my experience, and the lack of making up for it would not make me choose to go back.

Tags: Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was good but the place is a little bit noisy so it's hard to have a conversation. Also, there's 2 separate areas, and the area where we were seated was smoky (from the kitchen?). Not that I minded but just for people who might be sensitive, you can ask for a table at the main side of the restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great roast pork and chicken. Decent portions and comfortable, casual environment.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very poor cold service. Food ok but very poor quantity. Very expensive. People are very snobbish inside.

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