Earls Kitchen + Bar - Test Kitchen - Vancouver

4.5
618 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 618 people are saying
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GloriaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and drinks! Will definitely be back :)

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MIchelle
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff. Made it easy to review my COVID card and took me to a table after I requested standard seat. Menu as many choices and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service and an overall good experience - will definitely be coming back soon.

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AdrianW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. I would definitely come back

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vipjongarn
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Appy and steak everything else either cold, oily or an over cooked burger. Aka crunch burger,

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Kiivancouver
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place for happy hour with your friends and family. Great service too!

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SimonM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service .

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Experience was great. Earls has got rid of a few of our fave menu items (dry ribs/fish tacos) so that will change our restaurant choice sometimes as my hubby is picky. Lol

Prices also getting a bit high but overall always enjoybearls.

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Simon
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We arrived at 11:30 to have brunch. Placed orders at 11:35; the waitress said they didn't offer brunch. However, on the menu, brunch is available until noon. Pity!!

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vipNiccoB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good happy hour; great value. Tuesday's are great for all day 1/2 price bottles of wine.

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JoyP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is lively and fun. We tried the new item on the menu crab melted cheddar dip. It was a crowd pleaser! Cocktails are excellent! Food was also delicious. We would come back to dine again next time we’re in Vancouver.

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Lindz
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is very good, the servers came back multiple time to check up on us. Make sure we had water refilled when glasses were empty. Food is very good, especially the truffle fries. Highly recommend this restaurant for a nice hangout or a date. The restaurant ambiance is perfect and nice decor

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good service and food

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TeresaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved my dish and the non-alcohol drink. I was also impressed when the wine that I ordered with dinner came pretty close to same time my dinner arrived.
Thanks,

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DelP
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistently great 😀

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Anon
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress! I'm always here because it's accessible near my place. Always my go-to restaurant.

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vipNoSnow
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. High top tables are a bit tricky for seating, and no place or hooks to hang a purse. A little annoying. Happy hour has great deals and wide variety. some of the regular prices, especially for wines, are a bit high. Not out of the ordinary

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SierraL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately our server was not great. We ordered 2 appetizers for the table as well as meals for afterwards but everything arrived at the same time. One person I was dining with ordered a green salad with no cheese and instead was brought a ceasar salad with a lot of cheese. She was very slow overall.
I had a rose sangria which was 3/4 drank and the server reached all the way across the table and took it from me and asked for another one. I politely asked that I have it back as it wasn't finished yet and I didn't plan on having another one after. This is not OK - it's not a refillable iced tea and the drink was no where near the end of the table which would indicate it could be taken.
I had the crab cakes with a ceasar salad. There was a hair in my ceasar salad however I decided not to say anything as I was already irritated by the entire dining experience and also had lots of other things to eat since the appetizers where there all together.
I used to be a server so I'm aware that things happen, but this was mainly a result of a bad server. I won't be returning for awhile.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not impressed with the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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Chefsdaughter
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service staff was excellent but it took a long time to get our table. The communication could have been better for us to know that they were still working on it.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We arrived at 10:55 and our table wasn’t quite ready yet. Once we were seated the lounge was in a panic constantly moving tables and getting set.

Our coffees were never topped up, but the food came out quickly.

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vipSadsplandour
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely a find with international tastes. I took my dad and business partners there, one is more vegan, my dad is a meat eater and I'm a prescatarianish... and we are all happy.

We got a delicious tofu tacos, half oysters, some ribs, a tofu entree and crab cakes. None has disappointed.

There's something for everyone at Earl's Test Kitchen.

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SheilaN
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Sraff was friendly. I had ordered the wrong dish for my friend and although we decided to not send it back, we were sent over a complimentary side dish. It wasn't even the their mistake, it was mine!

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JamesM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I arrived early as it was busy with the Thursday night summer crowd. They ask if I mind switching to a high table. I say fine. Then I'm made to wait twice "while we clear your table". Fair enough, but if the table isn't ready by the actual reservation time, then something is amiss. Another 5 minutes roll by and someone that's arrived after me is seated. I finally am brought to my seat, and there are actually a few empty tables. Why was I made to wait? I mention I am ready to order, thinking this "hostess" is able to take it. She then says she'll have my server come over. Great service from that point on. I don't know why you have 3 bimbos at the door when they clearly can't handle a normal business evening. Strolling around with ipads when they have little to no clue what they're doing. Maybe they weren't idiots, and I was just disrespected because I was dining alone. You decide. I also mentioned in this app that I would be eating quickly as I had a movie next door to see so opentable really shouldn't have that option if it's just ignored.

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vipCoppertop
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

For the first time, I was asked to pay for a refill for pop. I found out when the bill was presented. It’s a small thing but it would have been good service to inform me about the charge beforehand. $8.50 is an awful lot to pay for four glasses of pop!

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NANCYs
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant, I recommend without hesitation.

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Ashley
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Ashley and she was amazing! Definitely made the experience a lot better

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LinelleB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
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
35 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
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
Vancouver
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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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 4.5 stars by 618 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.