Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver

4.6
590 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
Earls Kitchen + Bar is a globally inspired restaurant focused on using the freshest ingredients and making our food and drinks from scratch. We believe in using the best proteins and produce that is locally sourced and thinking consciously about how the product is produced, raised and grown.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LinelleB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

This restaurant was recommended to my Mom and I who were coming down to Vancouver overnight from Abbotsford. When we arrived, we were seated right away, but then we had to wait a little before our server came over. Other servers would pass by without even a smile which surprised me. When our server finally came over, she was wonderful and attended to our every need. It was a little loud in the restaurant with the music, but we managed. We ordered a steak dinner which came cold and not cooked well enough. Our waitress took both meals back right away and she said that the chef agreed that the meals were not acceptable. We were given two new meals that were absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the rest of our evening.

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vipSkybal
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meeting an old friend

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Thym
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music can be a bit too loud, I wish they can tone it down a bit

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Vegan options aren’t that great. We had the burger and the bread was so dense it was like eating a brick. We also had the Mother Earth bowl and

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DAVIDM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience4

Ordered 6oz steak frites from the happy hour menu ($20) and the waitor asked "6oz sirloin, 9oz something or 6oz fillet?" to which I said fillet and that was that. Wasn't told that it wasn't part of the happy hour menu until the bill arrived. Felt pretty underhanded but nothing I could say really. You should really tell people it's not on the happy hour menu when they order.. its standard practice to highlight "oh BTW that's not on the happy hour menu/there's a supplement"

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NicholeW
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food had little flavor

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SusanL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the last few years, Earl's has evolved into one of the best lunch and dinner venues in the city. Keep up the great work!
I also like the consistency displayed in all your locations. I frequent your Ambleside location as it is close to home.
Thanks.
Susan

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Beary
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Cheesy Crab dip was great, not spicy. You can taste and see the crab. Crab cakes entree was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Chicken tacos had a bit of a kick, but very tasty, seafood ravioli was covered with seafood. Lattees were delicious along with the cheesecake. Service was excellent at this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Server was only on her 4th shift and I thought she did a great job.

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CalebH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a good meal. The restaurant was fairly business which probably explains why we didn’t see our server that much but all was well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was so sweet to make one of our girlfriends 22nd birthday extra special!! We had a great time overall and the drinks are always good at earls, will definitely be back for future birthdays

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EmileeW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience here, food is never disappointing and the menu is constantly changing.

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LiseD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was very good and the service good. The noise level was very high for this type of restaurant.

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Anon
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truffle fries were divine. Salmon was cooked to perfection, but I top was a bit too seasoned and tasted a tad too salty, however I think thats just ne preferring finer ground salt. Shrimp pasta was pretty good, didnt get to try the steak but my dad said it was really good and he's a huge steak person

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Serena
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was pretty good and the drinks were okay. The service was pretty slow.

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Angel
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love happy hour. Was a bit busy so service was a little slow but great nonetheless.

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ChinweC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience and meal at Earls! Will definitely go back especially for the Mother Earth Bowl!

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DanieK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent server and the food was delicious

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MaraM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great location for family outting. Something on the menu for everyone. Love all the new features in the menu!

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LyndonT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Has to be the best ribs I have ever had, we have not been to this Earl's for some years. Wow, what a great meal. Thank you Earl's.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server nick was so awesome and always was checking up if we needed anything more, and had such a positive and outgoing personality

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vipKotori
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So glad you are open again! We like to double with a movie and Happy hour and location is perfect!

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KingsleyO
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong with earls happy hour. Best in the city

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Kaysyrahsyrah
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

After trying to get a reso at almost 20 of my favorite spots, I settled on Earls, as it was the first to accommodate my time frame. I hadn’t been there in a few years, and I was pleasantly surprised.

We had an very good meal and service was excellent and attentive. A bit noisy , but that’s just the architecture. Considering how little time Earls has had to get up and running , albeit not full speed, we were very impressed.

We ordered a good old fashioned Prawn Cocktail and Truffle fries for a starter, and and I had the The Filet with Crabcake My associate had the NY steak , and we shared a Toffee pudding for desert. (It’s generous) Normally I would never have ordered a steak unless at Hy’s , but dang, Earls did a pretty decent job of it! 😋. Our server has worked there 5 years it reflected on her service. Good job Earls!

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Julia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was amazing, super helpful and bubbly. We tried out many new dishes off the test menu and it was delicious. It was a bit loud but I could hear my table. 100% recommend. Just is a bit pricy.

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vipGlobotravo
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything’s perfect except a little loud

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Serena
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really good and the service was fast.

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TarynO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thanks so much! Celebrates my bday with co workers. Great staff, food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a nice set up

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JulissaT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and attention we received in Earls!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi Julissa, My name is Chris Kennedy and I am the GM here at Earls Test Kitchen. Thanks so much for your 5 star review! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. If you ever have any concerns in the future please feel free to reach out to me directly. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Chris Kennedy, GM ckennedy@earls.ca

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vipsharond
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall great to be back indoor dining. The waiter was a little slow but his expo, help was quite attentive

The music is really loud in the test kitchen. We’d probably tend to try a quieter Earls in future

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Cheffarmboy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I have had the curry bowls at Earls quite often. The seafood curry tasted like water with lemon. After about an hour my stomach was upset for about two hours.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi Cheffarmboy, My Name is Chris Kennedy and I am the GM here at Earls Test Kitchen! Thanks for taking the time to submit your comments. I'm sorry we did not fulfill our order. It is not a great feeling when you are anticipating a delicious meal and it's wrong or missing items. I would appreciate an opportunity to resolve this matter. Please feel free to email me directly if you would like to discuss further. Sincerely, Chris Kennedy, GM ckennedy@earls.ca

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AstridE
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food and drinks tasted amazing. The volume and chaos of the other guests drinking and cheering eachother on ruined the atmosphere. Our waitstaff were nice

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on April 6, 2021

My Name is Chris Kennedy and I am the GM here at Earls Test Kitchen. Thanks so much for your review! I understand that the ambiance was not to your liking. I'd love an opportunity to hear more if you'd be interested in discussing your experience with me Please feel free to email me directly. I hope to hear form you soon. Sincerely, Chris Kennedy, GM ckennedy@earls.ca

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DebbieC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service, best food and best experience at the Hornby Test Kitchen which was just down from our hotel. We went back the following night for dinner again because the whole experience was so good. We then went and tried Earls on Top on Robson Street and it was like we were at a different restaurant. The whole experience was nothing like the other restaurant and the food was not good, it was unbelievable how different the experience was.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi Debbie, My name is Chris Kennedy and I am the GM here at Earls Test Kitchen. Thanks so much for your 5 star review! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. If you ever have any concerns in the future please feel free to reach out to me directly. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Chris Kennedy, GM ckennedy@earls.ca PS, I hope you don't mind but I passed along your feedback to the Earls Robson team. I'm sure they will be reaching out.

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LisaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good overall but salmon burger was not super
Flavourful.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi Lisa, My name is Chris Kennedy and I am the GM here at Earls Test Kitchen! Thanks for taking the time to submit your review! I'm sorry we did not execute the Salmon Burger to the level you expected. I'd love an opportunity to fix our mistake. Please feel free to email me directly if you would like to chat further. Sincerely, Chris Kennedy, GM ckennedy@earls.ca

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vipOTttt
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Seafood sunday is not very good.

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Elaine
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The happy hour menu has lots of yummy options. Earls has done a good job with Covid protocols and we felt very comfortable in the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenzie is a wonderful server, we had a great night

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MOVIEGOD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server Isabelle was EPIC, attentive but not pushy, available but not hovering.
I am an Earls Fan, have been for years, the Chicken Karaage at the Test Kitchen was incredible.
The only negative thing I can say, and it's SUPER minor, the booth we were sat at, the table was wobbly and in need of some refinishing,,,, all first world problems, all in all, still, the ambiance of the restaurant was incredible, I'll go back, again and again and again.
Thanks again to Isabelle for taking good care of us.
for referance, our Check number was 1815, Table 113

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi there, My Name is Chris and I am the GM here at Earls Test Kitchen. Thanks so much for your 5 star review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and thank you for recognizing Isabelle! She is such a wonderful part of our team! We will look into our tables to make sure they match our food and service. If you have any concerns in the future please feel free to reach out to me directly. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Chris Kennedy, GM ckennedy@earls.ca

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JoannaF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was not great - we waited a long time for anyone to come over to our table. Our waitress did not smile or seem happy!

It costs a lot to go out - we are paying for an experience.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi Joanna, My Name is Chris Kennedy and I am the GM here at Earls Test Kitchen. I want to start by thanking you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I would love an opportunity to speak with you over the phone about your experience. Please feel free to email me directly if you would like to discuss further and I will be happy to arrange a phone call to discuss. Sincerely, Chris Kennedy, GM ckennedy@earls.ca

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You can order delivery directly from Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver using the Order Online button. Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 682-6700.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver is rated 4.6 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://earls.ca/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.