Kingston Taphouse & Grille
On any hot summer day head to the patio and enjoy the best kept secret in the city, The Kingston's two level patio in the middle of the busy city, truly is an urban oasis.
The Kingston is an ideal location for group events. Six unique rooms allow for multiple experiences, from intimate sit down dinners to lively cocktail and appetizer receptions.
Mingle in the Taphouse, the heart of the Kingston. Dine in our contemporary, 110-seat restaurant, with its comfortable private booths, inviting fireplace, exposed brick walls and display kitchen. Or come downstairs and party in our Wrec Room. Guests can lounge by the fire,or enjoy one of our signature drinks over a game of pool. For small intimate functions, consider The Wine Library.
We had a reservation for 6pm 4 people for Nov 16 2019. Upon arrival after confirming online we would be there, we were told the other people in our party was at our table. This was impossible since they had called us and would be a bit late. The hostess said well somebody took your table and she could give us another spot but had to be out in 45 mins because they had a big group coming for the Canucks game. Also told us they had lots of reservations so had no table for more than 45 mins. Upon having a bit of heated discussion she found us a table. When we got seated we looked around and there were lots of empty tables, also when 7 pm the start of Canucks game came low and behold no big groups for the game. The server was great and that’s about it. Would never recommend this place after the hassle we had gotten even though we also had a reservation.
Always a good go-to restaurant before an event. Food is always above average and the service very good.
I made a reservation and the table was available when we arrived a few minutes early. The waitress was polite and informative. Was not pushy. The food was served quickly and it was hot. the waitress was available if we needed her but she also left us alone to enjoy the ambience.
Disappointed with the size of the menu. I recall it being much larger.
The Kingston Taphouse and Grille is our "go to" place in the City for a quick, casual meal. Staff always friendly, good ambiance, and good value.
This was such a nice surprise! My husband and I were looking for a restaurant to go to before a concert on Sunday and we decided to give the Kingston Taphouse & Grille a try. I'm so glad we did! I had the blackened chicken club sandwich and it was, without a doubt, the best chicken sandwich I've ever had...absolutely delicious! My husband had a pasta dish that was amazing as well...very fresh and served piping hot! All the servers were super friendly and actually took an interest in what we were doing that evening! Thank you for a wonderful start to our evening...we'll be back!!!
We met good friends for dinner.
We are all out-of-Towners who happened to get off cruise ships at the same place.
The restaurant was very accommodating to our group of 8.
Our server, (clerk ID12) was terrific!! She gave us time to catch up and didn’t make us feel rushed!
She even made a special order for 1 of our 2 12 year olds by making her a grilled cheese!
Would highly recommend for a meal with friends!
Busy night, ran out of a lot of items on their menu. What they had left was ok though
We went to Kingston on a Monday, before a concert. It was nice to have some drinks and dinner without being rushed out. The food is average but the location and service make up for it.
Marina personable attitude made this visit to Kingston ab fab😊
Great place hidden in downtown Vancouver.
Food and drinks were very good. Food comes hot and fresh !
It was our first visit and we really enjoyed it. It was a bit noisier than we had expected but not so loud as to be a problem. Service was a bit slow because the restaurant was full but again, it wasn’t a problem as we were not in any hurry. Overall, quite a pleasant dinner and fair value for the price.
Good pub to meet friends at when going to events at BC Place or the arena.
NYE dinner with friends. Very understaffed restaurant which key to slow service and frustrated staff and patrons. Nice bar/lounge area, rest of the venue is outdated and bland
Convenient pub near concerts and games.
We really enjoyed the character and charm. Food was great and we were full for a long time afterwards. Will come back again.
We were tight on time and our server was really great about it. We wouldn't have made it on time if it wasn't for her. The rush didn't negatively impact the food at all. It was still delicious!
Way too noisy. Large group in the restaurant. We couldn't hear our conversation.
Great service. Our server was excellent and did an amazing job for how busy it was
Very friendly and professional server. Food was very good.
Everything we had was very salty. Didn’t care for The poutine i ordered lasagna that was bland the leek soup lacked flavor as well. The French dip was very salty between the dipping sauces and the over salted fries
The server was very good.
Disappointed when we were shown to our table initially that in a wide open restaurant we were given a table jammed up against a railing with awkward seating. Asked to be relocated to a booth, got a small booth. Told larger booths only for parties of 4. When we left at least 5 of these booths only had two people in them. Felt like we were treated like second class citizens. Ordered salt & pepper wings - they were over cooked and dry.
Our server was attentive and hilarious. She made our experience really enjoyable. My friends were here from out of town so it added to our fun night out!
maybe because of construction outside the restaurant, restaurant was quiet and atmosphere was gloomy.
Good food great service. Thumbs up!! Would recommend to everyone
The food was just alright, nothing to write home about.
Dirty tables and dishes.
We went to a show at the Queen E theatre and I would make it a regular stop for future events or just out and about.
Yummy food! Awesome server. Wish they would leave a water jug at the table though.
Any of the salads are great, fresh & great portions. I can’t wait to take my out of town guests there in the summertime
Met a friend for late lunch. Great spot! Good beer on tap. Service was perfect. Not overly checked on, just the right amount. Food was really good. We had 2 different pasta dishes and they were both delicious. Will be back for sure!
Our waitress was phenomenal and the ambiance was what we were looking for before our evening out to see a concert. We’ll be back!!
Our server was excellent and the food and drinks were great! However the hostess and host at the front of the restaurant were beyond rude and Not personable.
Great service, typical pub food
We arrived early but were seated immediately. Service was great. A great place for a casual get together!
The food was delicious, and served hot! Staff was very friendly and the service was attentive. The only challenge was getting from the Telus parkade to the restaurant, because even short distances can be challenging for those with physical disabilities. The drop off area out front addressed this problem, except in our case where both of us have mobility issues! One solution MIGHT be is to have one permanent handi-capped stall out front in case drop off is not a viable option. Kudos for the efforts made to accommodate those with disabilities! Overall, the dining experience was great, the food was fantastic, and the ambiance is welcoming and comfortable.
Will be back, a nice little spot, very good food and excellent prices. The staff was super as well.
Good food and service. Really miss the beer cheddar soup - you need to bring it back!
A venerable favorite slips a notch. Friday night for dinner out -- hardly a sole. The kitchen staff and servers resembled crows lined up on a power line -- staring out at the handful of guests -- a little bit eerie. Burgers (and even the bacon topping) was very bland (and overdone). Server was cheery, helpful and pleasant. We'll have a good hard think before coming back to the Kingston. Too bad...