Chef's Playground Eatery

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30 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Welcome to our playground, where we deliver only the freshest local ingredients to our guests. Our dishes are specially crafted with creativity and passion by our talented chefs.
Head Chef and Owner, Gordon Wu, wanted "to treat [his restaurant] like a playground more than a work place”. A place where a Chef can play and really have fun creating food was born. Not only does everyone enjoy their meals, Chefs get to enjoy the creation process.

Chef's Playground Eatery - Where chefs think out of the box!
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vipTeresaF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Menu was interesting, food was amazing, service was terrific.

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JamesV
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very happy with our experience at the restaurant, great service and delicious food, can't go wrong with that combination

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TinaS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was a very pleasant experience. Food was fantastic. Would definitely return.

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vipBusyMaMa
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all chose the Bacon Cheddar Burger and it was fabulous! We shared a serving of the garlic fries as well and it was delicious! The service was wonderful - our waitress was pleasant and attentive. This place is a local gem!

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vipSaraH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and truly a neighbourhood gem

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gracen
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really like it ... only comment might be the ventilation as open kitchen .

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SRPS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the personal service exceeded our expectations. Definitely a place to visit if you are looking for great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef and staff, small and cozy , lovely place to be

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flyingbach
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farewell party

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SusanT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good and I especially like the drink (with beets and carrot) . I have taken some business card and would recommend to my friends.

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Emily
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food, meh service. Would go back for the food.

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vipSsclarke
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very limited menu for supper. The burgers looked amazing. I had the ribs with an ale sauce that were meaty and tender. This was served with smashed potatoes and a house made cabbage slaw.. my partner had a cajun chicken burger that looked very much like chicken strips with seasoning. The kitchen is in the seating area and as so much of the food is deep fried we noted that when we left the restaurant our clothes smelled of grease. This might be a good place for takeaway food. Not sure we would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place in Steveston. The food is just phenomenal! Everything is fresh and we'll made - great comfort food. The staff is always friendly and attentive. If there's a special, make sure to order it. Oh and the sangria is fantastic.

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vipAdrianF
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice food, service was attentive. A little limited on the menu items to choose from. Nonetheless a nice neighbourhood eatery.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed being there and the music playing was excellent. The waitress was outstanding and so pleasant. The food was excellent and the chefs did great jobs.

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TeresaL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandchildren and I liked dining in Chef's Playground. Will for sure dine there again in the future.

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marina
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I wasn't good as recomend by all. The steak was dry and the cabbages slade was too salty. Overall, I don't want to go back.

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MattI
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a fantastic place. Great food, well priced. I highly recommend.

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vipJOnhM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual, intimate and friendly environment

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PatT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always delicious, with a well thought out unique menu. Fresh ingredients, hot from the kitchen and very good service. The Chef takes his menu to heart as does his server/bartender. We have eaten here several times and always come away having enjoyed our meals.

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vipBoomer
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was awesome- just need more comfy chaors

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great little find in Steveston and the BEST burger. Ok awesome fries also, order the gravy on the side. Had the brussel sprouts, cauliflower and crispy onions appie, its the only way to eat brussel sprouts hah.

Friendly people who want to please, a very talented chef, great value. Go.

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RuthM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love the deep fried Brussels sprouts and cauliflower!

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vipErinL
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Chef's Playground on a Sunday night for dinner. The appetizers, burgers and steak were all top notch. The server and chef were both very attentive during the meal. Will certainly go back again for brunch.

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GlendaM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little gem in Steveston. Great food, excellent service and location.

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Luvtoeat
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local eatery in Steveston. The chef is very accommodating if you have any dietary restrictions.
The price point is great for the quality of food. I don't eat meat so will ask the chef for a tofu burger
which is very tasty. Great fries, lavender lemonade, soup, etc.
Definitely worth trying!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Made and confirmed a reservation at 7:45 tonight. Arrived at 7:47 to find the kitchen has closed and staff have finished cleaning up the place. I drove 20 minutes to a closed restaurant....

This is actually not the first time I've had similar issues. I called ahead of time to make sure they were still serving brunch. The person on the phone confirmed that they are so I made that 20 min drive to steveston village. Only to be turned away by one of the server's telling me they ran out of food ONE HOUR before end of service!!

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StevestonEats
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal at Chef’s playground! I’ve eaten here several times now and enjoy bringing friends to try the menu. We tried the seasonal spot prawn bisque as well as the usual favorites like duck drumettes and brussel sprouts. Service is excellent as well.

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AlAFAIR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual fair with some interesting menu items. Food was excellent, waiter was good. The brussel sprouts appetizer was fantastic.

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CrackaJax
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply amazing. Chef Gordon and Mixologist Spencer put together a great Valentine's menu for my fiancée and I. The food was amazing, the service was incredible, and the drinks were superb. On top of this, Spencer and Gordon both gave such wonderful, personal service that by the time we left we felt more like they were old friends than people we'd just met a few hours before. On top of this, they were very accommodating of our dietary needs (one person with gluten intolerance, the other a vegetarian) and made sure that not only could we eat everything, but that we had enough info to match our order to our palates.

We had to leave before we had a chance to try the dessert, but with everything else being so amazing, we're definitely planning to come back and give it a go!

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Chef's Playground Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Chef's Playground Eatery is rated 4.3 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

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