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Merchant's Oyster Bar

3.9
252 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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Merchant�s Oyster Bar is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is open for lunch and dinner and specializes in creative small plates. The menu features a wide variety of seafood, burgers and sandwiches. Merchant�s Oyster Bar offers happy hour oysters.

The menu at Merchant�s Oyster bar offers baked oysters, bee tartare, pork terrine, capellini, crispy chicken skin, gazpacho toast, caprese salad, Fraser valley duck, a cheese plate, solefood salad and the merch burger. The Sunday football menu offers diners a choice between one to three different meats and sides. Some of the options include fried chicken, bacon wrapped meatloaf and fried cod. Choice of sides include creamed corn, mac and cheese and coleslaw.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Merchants is open Monday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until close
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Phone number
(604) 258-0005
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What 252 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.9
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4.0
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kari (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on November 4, 2015

Had a wonderful time, the food was lovely! The food was fresh, menu inventive and the ambience was cozy. Perfect setting for my birthday dinner. Thanks for making it special!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on November 1, 2015

This small, quaint restaurant has trendy decor and food. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food is as well. I highly recommend the oysters... especially during November since they are "on special" all month. The tuna tartare is amazing and the crab and shrimp roll was incredibly delicious. The other people in my party got the crab pasta which was really yummy but a tad salty. I dont know if it was unusually salty or if its always like that?? Overall, I highly recommend Merchants for its overall experience - Food, service, and atmosphere. I would definitely go back :)

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PacificRhum (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined on October 17, 2015

Dinner for four - attentive service but not intrusive, nice atmosphere of nieghbourhood restaurant but clearly more than locals here! All enjoyed their meals from tender, flavourful beef to pasta to delicious fish.

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vipBaNaNaBoy69 (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined on October 17, 2015

Went here on a first date for brunch and buck-a-shuck oyster specials. Good service, food and neighbourhood charm. Sister restaurant to Cork & Fin in Gastown.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on October 15, 2015

Love this place. Super cute

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Beetleything (Vancouver)
2.0
Dined on October 10, 2015

Wine is pricey for The Drive - The food was OK - small portions.
The oysters where ok - but all 12 had bits of shell in them, i have shucked my own oysters and made a better job of it.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on October 9, 2015

What can I say - I love love love Merchant's. The service is always fantastic, the food is fresh, local & delicious, and they always have some great bottles (or cans) of craft beer on hand, not to mention awesome cocktails. It's my favourite brunch spot (2 words. Lobster+Benny) and the perfect dinner place as well. Just pure <3.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on October 6, 2015

Amazing service, exceptional food. Can't wait to go back.

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Birthdayparty (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on October 2, 2015

The food was fabulous, carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The oysters were, of course, the main show, and everyone seemed genuinely happy to be presenting us with our fare. The serving staff was friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. The owner came to our table several times, always with a beaming smile. They looked after our special birthday requests, and lead the whole room in a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. As we were preparing to leave, the owner came to our table again, thanking us sincerely for 'bringing great energy' to the room. All in all a terrific experience.

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EatVan (Vancouver)
3.0
Dined on October 1, 2015

Nice enough restaurant. The charcuterie plate (large) was large in terms of the size of the board but woefully bare. Also why give five slices of bread for 6 people? And make us ask for more? Should accept yelp offers no matter even if it's happy hour. The coupon doesn't state any blackout times?!

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Merchants is open Monday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until close
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Cross street
Graveley
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
CAN$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(604) 258-0005
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Parking details
Street meter and 4 cars parking lot behind restaurant
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Public transit
Bus #20 and Broadway Skytrain within walking distance
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Executive chef
Peter Neirmann
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Private party facilities
Enquire with Sam Jonnery at the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Samuel Jonnery: (604) 512-3358
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Special events & promotions
Merchants is available for your private event needs up to 30 seats sit down and 40 for a stand up cocktail reception.