Rarely does a restaurant hit a home run with the food, the ambiance, the service AND the value. This one hit the grand slam: superb and creative food, fantastic service (including attention re gluten-sensitive options), elegant and quiet setting, and excellent value. The only downside was that we did not have another night in Vancouver to come back! (But I will do so the next time I am in town.) What a gem of a place.
We went to Market for our 25th wedding anniversary and, although we said it was for an anniversary, we were given a table in the center aisle at the entrance of the restaurant that was the main thoroughfare into the restaurant. Thankfully, they were kind enough to move us to a booth when the one next to us came available. The first course of the tasting menu was incredibly slow (about an hour!), but after moving to a booth for the 2nd course onward, the rest of the dinner was fantastic. Very pleasant service, great timing between the rest of the courses, and the food was absolutely exquisite! Each course was a delight to the senses, well-balanced and complex. The dishes were unique, fresh, local and beautifully presented. The portions were perfect and we didn't go away hungry or over-stuffed. This was our 3rd time to this restaurant and I can't wait to go back for another memorable meal.
The Matket was just what we needed. Later Sunday evening dinner with friends in a quiet comfortable setting. We were able to converse easily making meeting old friends more pleasurable. Service was top notch and every aspect of our meal was detailed by all staff. Food was superb and timing was great. Menu was varying and not to large to make decisions easy. We enjoyed appies, mains, deserts and drinks. Great setting as well. Recommended!
Went for the Murakami inspired dinner and it was quite good! The foie gras was okay, wasn't a total fan of it. But overall the experience and the food was great! But of course, it was a little on the expensive side
Service was exceptional, we showed up on time for a reservation and there was a five minute or so delay well they got the table ready and we were all given complimentary champagne for waiting. Food was good but dishes were small and not worth the price.
Beautiful presentation. Delicious dishes, not too heavy and great staff
Hands down one of the best food in Vancouver. They take your traditional dish and elevate it to flavours that you never think existed. The venue is beautiful and service is great, the restaurant is also very well managed. Heck put on a nice outfit and go treat yourself - this place is worth it!!
The service was outstanding without being too overbearing.
The food was spectacular!!
One of our most favourite new restaurants!!
10 our of 10
Great experience . Connie was great!
Beautiful and well lit restaurant that was a perfect fit for our mixed omnivore and vegan marriage. We felt the prices were easily justified by the extremely high quality and deliciousness of the food. This will now be our date night venue.
It’s our first time there, and brought my parents since they visiting Vancouver. We ordered two Ling Cod and two Steelhead. They taste very good. My dad would like to come back next time he visits here.
Food was horrible. Don’t waste your time and money there.
Had pre-valentine's day dinner with my wife here but quite disappointed. We aren't alcoholic people so asked the server to recommend two non-spirit drinks while both of them don't taste good, we had only one sip of each of the drinks. (Fine, different people have different taste right? - ok).
The appetizers are pretty good, 4 star level - we should have simply ordered appetizers.
Entrees were --mediocre - Tenderloin's cook is up to level but tasted not very fresh. Short ribs are ok, slight sour ~~
Our main (male) server was the most disappointing point - apart from taking our order and getting paid, he didn't talk to us. He did not check with us how the food was or checking if we were ready for the next course or not. (He did that to other guests next to us ~_~) There weren't that many people and it's definitely not a 5-star level restaurant's service.
On the other hand, there was a female bread server who somehow asked us how the food was, asked us if we needed extra bread, etc. We felt like she is more a server than our server.
We gave 14% tip at the end hoping the tip will go to other servers especially that lady server. If it was just our main server served us for the night, probably we would have given less than 10% tip.
Manager of Market - If you see this, please share it with your colleagues, thank you!
It isn't easy to find a restaurant of such high quality that can easily cater to both omnivores and vegans/vegetarians, but Market has it all. The quality of the food, presentation, and friendliness of the staff are unmatched at any other restaurant in Vancouver.
This was our first visit to the Market, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The OpenTable entry described it as “casual family dining” but it is, in fact, a sophisticated and refined restaurant. The service was attentive and the staff exceptionally well-trained. Our entrees (rack of lamb and pan-seared lingcod) were cooked perfectly and served with imaginative accompaniments. Definitely save room for the peanut butter chocolate bar with salted caramel ice cream. By way of comparison, our go-to “special dinner” restaurant when visiting Vancouver has always been CinCin; the Market is its equal in quality and service, with a quieter atmosphere. We will definitely be dining there again.
With so many culinary delights nearby this place gets a pass from me. I had other reviews before going and it was a mix bag but I went in optimistic. Turns out the one star reviews were accurate.
For a nice restaurant they lack in all the details that really give guests that full experience of real fine dining. Lack lustre host, slow table service, servers don't engage, you have to wave them over for drink lists you already asked for, etc.
It was fun. It was nice that they would allow us to bring our own cake and serve it to us for only $4.
Food, mood & drinks were great, but what stood out to me was A. Consistent service - every single employee acknowledged us even if we were just walking by! B. Strong branding - it was my first time here, and the bartender knew this, and took 5m to explain all of the features and events that happen each year in the hotel and restaurant! Very exceptional experience and great for dates or friend nights
The food is great esp the steak.
Vanna provides excellent service. She was attentive without being intrusive and she was very friendly
Best dine out Vancouver meal ever. Treat you like you are their only customer. Definitely going back.
Went here on my bday dinner with some friends and to also take advantage of the DineOut Vancouver 2018 menu. Overall very good atmosphere and experience, and superb food! Think classic fine dining.
There was a little mix up in some of the ordering with our server, I got someone else's drink on one occasion, and when asking for the wine pairing with the main only, my friend ended up getting the wine pairing with the appy too which she didn't want. I offered to cover that instead since I didn't mind. We also waited quite a long time after dinner was done and the table was clear for our bills (but they offered split bills which is a huge plus!) and eventually I had to ask the server when he came to top up waters again. I appreciate not being rushed, but there was not offer or hint to bring it up which I thought was a little surprising. Overall still a great meal!
Food & Service excellent
The braised beef with hash brown (rosti) dish was very creative not seen in my good restaurant in Vancouver. It has great texture... After being to Vancouver upscale restaurant such as Cioppino, Cincin, Bauhouse, etc. we like the food here. The risotto is surprising better than Cincin... But Cioppino is still our favorite.
The Dine Out menu allowed a simple sample selection of what Market Place had to offer. Of all the Dine Out dinners I have attended over the years, this has been the only meal that was consistent on, quality, presentation, and service.
Thank you for a wonderful experience.
I booked 6 weeks ago hoping for a birthday happy hour and dinner with my friends. When I got there it was dine our menu only. I was not interested at that menu at all. They never mentioned it. The waitress was a bit rude. I really have no good feelings about this place. The food was alright but overpriced for what it is. They don't even give you good cuts or quality meat.
Also there's a big with opentable. I went to adjust my reservation to decrease the number for a more accurate number, it wouldn't let me do so and when I saved it changed my reservation.
A friend and I enjoyed the Dine Out lunch menu for a joint birthday celebration. We both started with the shrimp salad, which was fantastic. The prawns were served warm in a buttery truffle miso sauce and the rest of the salad was excellent as well. We shared the two entrée dishes and I would have to say that I preferred the seafood pasta, although the truffle pizza was also nice. Finished with their delicious rich and decadent peanut butter chocolate bar. It was a delicious lunch, and I would recommend it to others. Service was excellent.
Had a great lunch with a friend. We tried the Dine Out Lunch menu. It was superb value for delicious food.
The space was quiet to allow for great conversation.
Service was excellent and the staff was very friendly.
Definitely love the private room with the round table! Great choice for a group of 8!
The food was amazing and service was great! Thank you !
I got the Dine out for $40 each and the food was amazing.. the portion was a bit small but the quality of the food is great!! My boyfriend got the filet migion which was the most tender filet EVER! Also I would recommend their salmon sashimi appitezer as that was amazing as well. Definitely would go back
Dine out menu was excellent. We each had the shrimp salad and the seafood pasta with the standard chocolate peanut butter cake. The pasta and cake portions were small, and the salad was large, which resulted in a perfect total quantity of food for a substantial lunch. The salad and dessert were amazingly delicious. The pasta was tender and included very fresh seafood, but could have been more flavourful.
Our delightful waitperson with a beautiful Brazilian accent was attentive, but respectful of our privacy.
This is by far our most favorite place, the ingredient were fresh, the creativity on the food combination was just no words to describe but to try it yourself. Definitely come for more.
Nice environment. Good for dinning with that special someone.
We came here for dineout lunch and it was well worth the $30 per person. My friend and I ordered both options so that we could try everything. We were full by the end of the meal. Service was excellent and the waiter was friendly. The food was nicely presented and the taste was excellent especially the salad and the seafood pasta. The peanut butter dessert was to die for.
Food is terrible. Service and the restaurant is OK.
I don't think I will go there again. Not worth even it is dine out price
food was not as good as i expected but still good.
Servers Andre and Bobby were both fantastic, and the kitchen produced delectable delights.