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Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

50 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Good for Groups (54)
  • Great for Lunch (47)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (32)

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For an offering of classic pub fare and fresh seafood dishes available for lunch and dinner, visit The Blackbird Public House in Vancouver. The small but delicious menu hosts items such as fresh oysters, Vietnamese short ribs, fish tacos and chicken wings with over 10 flavors to choose from. The Blackbird Public House creates all sauces and dips from scratch for unique tastes.

The Blackbird Public House offers a unique build your own sausage plate, which offers a hearty portion of house made sausages and mustards for a flavorful and rich meal. Choose from bratwurst, turkey, chorizo and jerk pork sausage dipped in sweet hot pepper sauce, tarragon or Dijon mustard.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 1am
Friday & Saturday 4pm - 2am
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Phone number
(604) 899-4456
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alvin Pillay
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We offer specialty catering menus for parties of all sizes.
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Cross street
Hornby & Dunsmuir
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Parking details
Meter Parking on Hornby, Multiple pay-lots within 5 minute walk on both Hornby & Pender.
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Public transit
900 Block of Dunsmuir
Burrard Skytrain Station
5min walk from Waterfront (Canada Line & Seabus)
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Live Entertainment from local artists featuring original & cover songs M-F (excluding holidays)
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Special events & promotions
For special event information visit our website
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.3  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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misterdiaz (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2015

The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming and accommodating.

vipHoops (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

Lunch is always good. Food, service, atmosphere is always welcoming. The bars however could be better. Whenever I've arrived with friends, everything is very compartmentalized. I understand there are bars taht serve different purposes but it's not very welcoming and has the potential to have better seating.

vipCookie (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on March 17, 2015

The food I ordered came out cold along with the bowl it was placed in so the server ordered me a new one and the second one came out cold so I'm not sure if they actually made a new one or just decided to give me the same bowl but either way the staff in the kitchen need a lesson on what the temperature of the dishes and food should be!!!

DaMan (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on March 9, 2015

The food is good and the service was great. Salmon was good. Beer was good. Ham and Swiss Cheese Dip was good.

vipKat4food (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2015

Food quality and presentation was sub-par. Salad was a huge heap of lettuce with dry chicken piece and couple of slices of avocado. This was my third and last attempt. I had hoped they ironed out their kitchen issues.

Donteatatblackbird (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

I have never reviewed an restaurant/bar in my life im not a fussy guy whatsoever but because of how bad this place was i have to warn others, there is not one good thing about this place horrible service horrible food and to top it off overpriced !

FlavorfulFoodie (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

This restaurant was fairly empty for a Saturday. We did see a steady stream of people going upstairs to the bar ... We could hear the music and noise which made us feel like we were missing out on something.
We were there for dine out. Our appetizer had amazing flavour and were excited for the next course. My husband's phyllo wrapped cheese with broccoli dish was amazing. I was disappointed in my fish .., very bland and no flavour. The staff was nice enough to bring me something else .. So I order the blackened chicken burger with fries which ended up being a plain chicken burger and salad because of my gluten allergy. The burger was also really bland.

We order the citrus creme brûlée ... Amazing in every way.

Overall not impressed with the lack of flavor. Even gluten allergic people like their food to have flavour!

Unsatisfied (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2015

Great location and staff was attentive but was surprised by the mediocre food and poor menu. For a group that calls themselves an oyster bar there is nothing outside of raw oysters. I would expect a few other sections (Rockefeller, oyster sandwich etc.). Needs a complete revamp of the menu or in my opinion there will be a new restaurant there in a year. If your Vegetarian or Vegan go elsewhere. Terrible over priced vegetarian sandwich and salads looked unappealing.
Dozens of options in the area, do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

Vodka (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2015

Had drinks here but not dinner. So this time we went there and tried their Vancouver Dine Out Menu. I had the ceasar baby kale salad, the ling cod and their tiramisu. The salad was not presentable as it was served in a small tiny bowl with zero decoration. Basically, it was just a bowl of green leafs that taste ok. I liked the sauce with the fish but I didn't really enjoy the fish as it was kinda overcooked. The best I would say is the dessert. You can't really go wrong with Tiramisu. I think I would not come back for dinner but I would definitely come here for their happy hour (three to six daily). You get the downtown vibe with big TVs, $3 wine, $5 beer etc. Sounds good right? Cheers!

vipDeb77 (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2015

We went for dine-out 2015. Service was really good but their food was okay only.