Liquidity Bistro

4.4
407 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian

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About

Sustainable, seasonal, artful food.
Respectful to our amazing local ingredients, our menu will be ever changing to allow us to use the freshest most seasonal ingredients.
In season, our chefs will be harvesting fresh produce before their day in the kitchen starts to ensure you are tasting the freshest food possible.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Bistro, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Daily 12 - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11 am -3 pm
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Phone number
(778) 515-5500 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oliver Ranch Road off Highway 97
Additional
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
What 407 People Are Saying
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4.5
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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, had the braised beef hash from the brunch selection, it was awesome. Others had the soup and sandwich of the day, they thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend this place to everyone who wants to experience unique food with fantastic flavours. Can’t wait for next season to see what the chef creates.

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BI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we learned of Liquidity the good 'old fashioned way' - by word of mouth - and had high expectations based on the recommendations, we were blown away. It is an absolute hidden gem with extraordinary cuisine, great staff and delicious wines and there is little question why it has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Restaurants. And to top off the experience it was very affordable. If the weather permits, and it usually does in the South Okanagan, ask for an outside patio table; you will enjoy the most extraordinary view of the South Okanagan looking south over toward Noble Winery and Blue Mountain, set above Vaseux Lake. Liquidity is special and memorable in every respect.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a quiet private date night. Staff were very knowledgeable about their wines, menu, and were able to answer all extra questions we had regarding the menu and wine pairings. We look forward to another meal at Liquidity!

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w
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, great service, great flavours, very good wine.
Really enjoyed our lunch, sandwich of the day was an amazing wagyu burger. Shellfish dish had such wonderful flavours and we ordered some of the delicious house made sourdough. Service was really great, casual but on point with all the necessary details. Kevin our server was so informative about the food, ingredients and the area. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend.

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TK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed and excellent meal with wine pairings after wine tasting. Amazing views.

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and wine were wonderful and the staff was very knowledgeable about allergies. The setting is beautiful with wonderful scenic views. The only problem was the noise level. The tasting bar was busy and most tables were occupied. It was actually difficult to have a conversation because the noise reverberated from the bare walls. Hopefully some sort of noise absorption could be implemented.

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E
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wonderful view with intimate setting. The foid is excellent, it meets the expectations of this prive range.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on my evening at Liquidity. Everything was very acceptable with one exception... the portion of Black Cod was quite small. The presentation was exceptional but I would have added a bit of Colour eg nasturtiums to give the plate a bit of pop. Delicious tastes perfect ambience and most attentive staff. Thank you for a most exquisite night.

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AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The chorizo hash and lamb meatball dishes were great. The presentation beautiful. The setting was amazing and the artwork wonderful.

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KC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall it seemed to me and to my dinner guests that Liquidity was trying too hard. I appreciate the attempt at cutting edge food preparation (smoked hay, pumpkin 4 different ways, and sunflower ice cream etc).
But it was done without joy and a certain amount of self righteousness. ( All of the chips made from
" kitchen scraps"....they tasted like it).
Also the price point was a bit high...for that money I would have thought i got the whole pigeon.
Finally the lighting in the room felt like a cafeteria. We asked that it be turned down and they obliged but pot lighting is not fine dining.

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FC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Welcoming atmosphere. Quiet enough to have a nice conversation with friends. Varied and interesting menu. Delicious food and wine. Polite service.

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AK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Not sure what has changed since we last visited the bistro a year ago, but food was not very good compared to other wineries in the are.

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HS
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view, great wines, spectacular food. It's a great evening out!

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w
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, wine and location.
One of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. Food was absolutely stunning. Beautiful, flavourful and impeccably prepared. For the quality of the food the price was on par with other top tier restaurants. Service was topnotch but not uptight, very friendly server named Cara and lovely restaurant owner. We were made to feel very welcome.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend.

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KH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Totally disappointed. The new menu was pretentious and left us thinking about what to grab to eat on the way back to our hotel. There were only two other tables seated in the restaurant yet we waited an inordinate amount of time to be served at every turn. We visit the Okanagan every year, but will be giving Liquidity a miss moving forward.

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K
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service in a beautiful setting. Nice to have small plate options.

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BL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely spot for a birthday lunch....great view, great food, great wine....the only thing I could have asked for was a giant fan to blow all the smoke away....but we were still able to see the beautiful view.

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The meal was very good. We both had the daily specials. I had the pizza and my husband had the sandwich. Both were fantastic. The service was very friendly but slow. I actually saw our server drinkIng a beer. Which I found not appropriate

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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had outstanding meals and service at Liquidity. A real treasure in the wine route.

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T
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Okanagon , and had good visits to a few Wineries. Enjoyed the dinner and wine at the Liquidity Bistro. Price was reasonable, and the service was very good. To top it off, there was an electric charger for my Tesla.

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GR
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liquidity is one of our favourite winery/. Restaurant.
The view is fantastic, the food is fabulous and the service is always excellent.

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r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Pretentious food and we left the restaurant hungry. Also a big fly problem.

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EW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem! Excellent food and wines. We really appreciated the high end but unpretentious atmosphere with our kids.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The creativity in using unusual ingredients was very inspiring. The view iconic.

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GW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't say enough about our total experience. The chef prepares a very interesting menu selection!!

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JK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Had lunch at this restaurant last year and it was amazing. We went back for dinner and the food was very disappointing. I am guessing that the kitchen staff have changed.

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F
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just superb! Hats off to the young chef, Matt Martin! At the end of the tasting menu, we all knew we had experienced something rare and special! He is going places :)

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A
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was phenomenal, but after 2 appetizers, a small plate entre, 2 large entres, and a dessert, my date and I left hungry. The atmosphere was lovely, and the service was great, but we've been here a few times before and we were not as impressed this time. There are other places with better value in the area.

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JH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second lunch at Liquidity, this time with close, life-long friends. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and even witnessed a marriage proposal (with a happy outcome) at the table next to us. It was a hot afternoon, so we would have preferred some shade from an umbrella while seated outside; even a mister would have made our time more comfortable. The food, especially the pizza special, was very good, in my view rivalling my favourite Neopolitan pizza in East Vancouver. I highly recommend Liquidity for the contemporary ambience, food, and spectacular view.

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SJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional and the art collections on display are always fun to go and see. Definitely worth the drive from Kelowna.

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m
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Menu was interesting and very well cooked. Service was prompt and attentive although our wine was mixed accidentally which put right.
Quantities were a bit too small - especially the squab but overall very well done and I will definitely be back.

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CA
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Thought we would go to see the Photoark exhibit and grab lunch. The exhibit was disappointing and the food was only average; the lunch salad was not worthy the money at all. The wine is nice.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great spot and our server Jason was awesome!

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

A for effort. Favourite place to dine in the south Okanagan. Great setting overlooking beautiful Vaseaux Lake.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Liquidity as destination dining each of the last 4 years. Every meal was beyond excellent, until this time. Liquidity is still the same fantastic location and wonderful wine but the restaurant has changed over the kitchen and the menu. It is now what I would have to describe as experimental food art. My personal ability to appreciate presentation is limited when the food is underwhelming and the portions tiny.

There may well be a place for this kind of dining but it’s not to my liking and others who are returning should be aware that it is nothing like what it was in the past.

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TA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was unique and varied but small portions.' not for the hearty eater.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good! Service was great! Unique eating options and excellent wine. Gorgeous view, pricey but worth every penny.

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DJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An unexpected surprise. Excellent experience for special occasions

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good but really small portions. We had ordered the ostrich tartar (a shareable plate) and it tasted delicious but there wasn't much on the plate to really share, maybe a small bite size worth.
Tried the Day Lily entree and was not too impressed. Was intrigued to be eating the day lily flower, but you couldn't tell what it was or really taste it as it was deep fried. The batter overtook the taste.
Tried the Sturgeon entree and felt that it could have been presented better and with less grains.
The lamb was a great dish and their desserts are spectacular.

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S
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Matt Martin is a star, and he has created a mindful and marvellous local dining experience that manages to be totally unexpected while perfectly expressing the Okanagan valley. Put yourself entirely in his hands with the tasting menu: nominally seven courses, ours also included two snacks and a "farewell gift" from the kitchen, and every morsel is locally sourced and in some cases grown or foraged by Chef himself before being crafted with expert level technique into the housemade oils, cheeses, vinegars, crackers and tuiles, etc, that form the ingredients of his remarkable dishes and combined in unusual and exciting ways. Lamb with wild herbs and clams; ostrich tartare; zucchini steeped in chamomile and bergamot are just some of the extraordinary dishes we tasted that night -- and all of these perfectly paired with Liquidity wines. We were seated on the patio by the infinity fountain while an eagle soared overhead. If you live in this country and care about food, Liquidity Bistro is worth the trip to the valley by itself.

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