Jess Restaurant & Bar

4.6
95 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Fusion / Eclectic
We are a new upscale restaurant located in Kerrisdale. We specialize in the perfect combination of elegant atmosphere and quality French-based fusion cuisine with a magic Asian touch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 95 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
ambience
4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and loved it. Great atmosphere and great food and cocktails.

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vipKitiyumi
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and good service, highly recommended

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karefortheplanet
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to Jess. Such a gorgeous atmosphere! The wait staff worked very hard to give us a lovely experience, which was very appreciated.
The food was good and the menu varied, a bit expensive for the amount and the quality. Note: the truffle fries were the best I have ever tasted. Perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was absolutely fantastic!

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vipvictort
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed by the quality and presentation of the food. The decor is fun and surprising. So glad to have a high quality neighbourhood restaurant with a 'downtown feel'.

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Great place very fancy. We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall is very good. The food is a little bit pricy.🥰👍

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sharon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food & excellent service. Loved the Japanese style bathroom/toilets!

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none
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I have CERTAINLY enjoyed this new addition to Kerrisdale many times. This was not one of those occasions. I had guests visiting from the USA and this was the first time since Covid they were able to cross the border and I had been raving about Jess' for months. The menu was very disappointing, it was explained that you had staffing problems etc. There was not one of the items on the 'new' menu that I had enjoyed in the past. We also found one of the wait staff arrogant and dismissive, maybe it had been a bad day. There are many negatives I could list for that evening, however I don't believe and kicking anyone when they are down. I wish you much success in the future, because Jess' started out being excellent. At this time I would not recommend it to anyone, but that could change. So my next response is not written in stone.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic time. The food was very delicious and the service was superb. A very enjoyable dining experience.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kerrisdale finally has a 'fancy restaurant' suitable for business luncheons! The food is excellent and presentation is fantastic.

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vipMarty
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We went for dinner. 5 star

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KTH6
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, fun cocktails, great wine. Food was tasty but limited menu and a number of items were no longer available.

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F00die
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Worst experience in my life

Booked reservation based on reviews, photos and description of menu

Arrived and we found the atmosphere off, so upscale-looking with velour-benched booths and chandeliers, but lit for dinner like a casual restaurant. Needed to dim more for evening ambience, but still very keen on trying the food since the dishes looked so good in the photos and the reviews were so positive

We ordered the Lobster Avocado Timbale to start, followed by sliders, along with two glasses of their high-end reds. For our mains, we ordered the Japanese cod and Seared Scallops.

Our wines were strangely sour and pungent-smelling but worse, when we received the Lobster Timbale, we both took one bite, looked at each other, placed our forks down and decided straight away to cancel all of our dishes. I cannot describe..

The Lobster Timbale was so so awful.. fish that had gone bad or that sat in the fridge with other ingredients for too long. I cannot put into words.

We told the server to cancel all of our remaining dishes and that we had to go, to be polite.

I see all the positive reviews and am really confused.

But absolutely not willing to risk again because of what that one dish and glass(es) of wine tasted like.

Still shocked how terrible it was...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Server put all courses at once without waiting fir us to finish our soup. The dishes became cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Gem .. Very detailed thought out menu. French fusion cuisine, tasty and nice presentation. Comfortable modern environment to enjoy delicious dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service!

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ShayneM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was a solo guest arriving after work at 5:30 on a Saturday. The music was perfect; not too loud. The decor is very bougie…loved the cobalt blue and crystal chandeliers. I was transported to a different world in this restaurant.

The Manager, Winston was so pleasant, chatting with me and giving me ideas on selections from the menu.

I had the incredible beet salad and scallop appetizer. Next time I will come with a friend so as to experience more dishes. The server suggested a fruitier wine to pair back to my beet salad and it was a perfect pairing…I was impressed.

The bathroom is another experience; up to date self cleaning toilets and the decor ‘out of this world’.

I plan to go back very soon with friends. I am sure this is going to be ‘the hot place to go in Vancouver’. As for dress code, ‘anything goes’. One cd be casual or dress up and you would fit right in to the eclectic atmosphere.

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ChiuChu
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service need to be more attentive. During our 2 1/2 hour stay our water was refilled only once. The server serves our main courses without cleaning up the table and replacing our used cutleries first! We were never asked if our food was okay or we want to finish our meals with any dessert! It would be a much better experience if our server had done all these!

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marjolaine
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great ambiance, decor , and great food . The service was outstanding.We will be back.

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molarmiler
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in a quiet Kerrisdale neighborhood. The Asian French Fusion food menu was superbly crafted by the chef, with my favorites being the beef tartar and vongole. A must tey

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jwj4ever
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant experience dining at this restaurant. Food was excellent and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant was very well-designed and decorated and the food was exquisite. It’s quite different as compared to other dining places in Vancouver.

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vipSYRH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food quality and service has gone down since it opened.

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ArthurR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the whole experience
Can’t wIt to go again

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vipPegs
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful and food was quite good. However, service was not as good as some other fine dining establishments. Our server was new and that's ok but the gentleman ( perhaps manager) that they sent over to help with our order gave me the impression that he was rushed. Will probably go back again but mainly for ambience.

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MikeL
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. The Ambiance is amazing

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Kate
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered the Chinese Valentine's Day Combo on Opentable, the food was ok, but I was starving after dinner. Each of us will get the following food: an oyster, a small burger, a scallop, mushroom Risotto, 2 or 3oz steak and four Macron and a homemade chocolate, Total 250 +. Jess's environment is very good, This restaurant is a good choice to have afternoon tea. But if you don't wanna go to McDonald's right after dinner, you should choose another restaurant

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terryg
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful find in central Kerrisdale
a little costly but worth every penny.
the flavours of the dishes were a delight, and setting beautiful

1 negative , we were taken to the last table so could watch the garbage can.
Fran

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Closed. Said open and we had a reservation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome dining experience, as expected. Easily the best restaurant in Kerrisdale, and the most beautiful room in Vancouver.

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vipKitiyumi
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and good service

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vipFriendsNightOut
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, trendy and comfortable atmosphere. Delicious food with outstanding presentation.

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MattB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, great service, amazing espresso martinis!!!

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vipJoanne
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful food. The bread, olives, sliders, beet salad were all delicious.
The presentation was also excellent.

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice and relaxing place. Great food and even better drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice environment and good food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Highly recommend!!

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Alys
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great. I only wish the waiting staff had not been so pushy.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The mini burger and fried cauliflower and truffle fries are a must try. Really like the vibe of the restaurant. Really luxurious and it’s a good place for dating too. We stayed till very late and the boss was very generous to show us around and let us stay in washroom to take some selfies. Also some macaroons he offered was absolutely delicious. We thought their macaroons wouldn’t be that tasty since it’s a dining place. But it surely surpass our expectation and go beyond. We really enjoy the dinner there and we had a great time. I definitely will come back again for the food and for the ambience of the place. Thank you Jess’!

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Jess Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

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.