Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean

4.1
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
23 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mediterranean
Named after the beautiful culinary Greek island in the Aegean Sea, Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar offers Vancouver’s freshest selections right from the sea and our local sustainable farms. Time-honored ingredients elevate timeless Mediterranean cuisine. Chef-driven traditional dishes brought into their own with perfect execution at Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. The Tastes of the Ocean, the Soul of an Island. A dining experience without parallel.
What 23 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
56% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
L
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service genuine in a beautiful setting. Will be going back to try the happy hour downstairs!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best...the food the service the ambiance we love this place...we will be back

N
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Contemporary vibe with an emphasis on seafood. We shared oysters, octopus, whole fish, and a lovely baklava dessert—not too sweet, just right. Server was a great help in selecting wines and describing menu options including specials.

DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Pretty space. Waitress was very sweet. Cocktails were uninspired and just ok. Food was awful. Mediterranean dips were dry and/or tasteless. Black cod was poorly cooked. Grey soft skin on top. Wet and undercooked inside. Tiny cast iron pan of veggies could have been great but had a funky taste from inadequate cleaning/seasoning of the cast iron that was off-putting.

JG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very pretty place and the service was fine but the menu was very limited, the actual food was very ordinary and the portions were incredibly small and the wine list was way overpriced for the format of the restaurant.

FS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Such a disappointment. I wouldn’t go here if you are hungry bed you will walk out hungry as there menu is very very very very very VERY disappointing.

K
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The space and the service was decent. The food was very good. I would go back, but will give it some time to iron out a few details typical of any new restaurant.

AA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having travelled to Greece many times and brought up with a Greek family, I can say this restaurant does Greece proud.
The food, the menu and the service is excellent and although the menu could be even more adventurous and authentic to rustic Greek food, it is the very best I have had outside of Greece.
Well done, we will return. A

KB
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Beautiful setting, nice friendly service and menu. Negatives- pretty basic food and expensive. Our whole grilled shrimp were over cooked and mushy. The cauliflower and vegetables were the best items we had (meatless meal). The dips are nice but again very expensive for something pretty basic. On a positive the drinks were very good but....here I go again, the Wine menu was poor and overpriced. I won’t be back- for the price I’d much rather go to Elisa or Hawksworth

LZ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great new venue in downtown Vancouver. Enjoyed the Mediterranean menu and the atmosphere.

MS
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Server was a bit deceiving in presenting the options and was up-selling which left a bad taste in our mouth. The lamb was excellent and can easily feed 5

l
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great lunch deals. It was the only thing we tried! Beautiful space, would love to try their other items sometime.

DS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Resturant was out of lunch special by 12.15-20. Doesn’t seem like there’s enough preparation done. Prepare for changing the order

I would go again just due to ambiance and service of this place

DF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As noted in the star section everything was excellent. Portion were huge (two full size fish for 2 person, one on the grill and the other in salt) and 4 Greek appetizers is too much for 4 people, unless desperately hungry. That should take nothing from taste, service and ambiance (book rear room if looking for a noise free for ease of conversation. Great casual dinner experience.

KR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent seafood. Dishes cooked extremely well and tasty. Great presentation. Highly recommend.

GS
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

New restaurant, and very good overall. A few issues on our original seating, but a very good addition to Vancouver's food scene.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Our reservation was at on time at 7:30. After 1.5 hours and well after 9pm we decided to leave as our main still hadn’t come out after almost two hours. The waiter felt bad but I’ve been to a hundred restaurants and that amount of wait is a first. 2 hours with no meal. Crazy. Stay away.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Simply put not a very good restaurant

OT
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst experience ever! Waited almost two hours between our appetiser and entrees.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was great except for the fish . We ordered Seabass grilled but it was dry. Timing was great until dessert, our guest had to leave to catch the ferry back to victoria. It took over an hour for our dessert to come. It was thrown in as complimentary but we had to extend our parking 3x.

F
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had fava bean and melitzana dips, both delicious. Appreciate being able to order vegetable crudités with them as I am gluten free and they had no gluten free bread available that night, but apparently they usually do have gf bread. Ordered the grilled shrimp and the sablefish to share and both were absolutely delicious. Service is very attentive and responsive to your needs. This was our 3rd time here and we really enjoyed it a lot!! Food is always very fresh and the entire experience is top-notch!!! Can’t wait till they open for lunch, and also hoping they will offer brunch on the weekends.

WN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tried several seafood appetizers plus the roasted veggies. Will be back with a larger group to have the leg of lamb- it looked amazing!
Service was great too.

R
Vancouver
103 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the soft opening very much.
Curbside greeting is something new in town, great!
The space is beautiful with a grand staircase seperation of the lounge & restaurant.
Service was good, however maybe she had too much on her plate. (Too many tables?)
We went with her recommendations and 3249275782
This will be a pearl of Vancouver once it's up to speed!