Nomad

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CAN$30 and under
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Highly stylized food and hand-crafted cocktails made by award-winning chefs and bartenders in a comfortable atmosphere. Local, organic ingredients used with everything made in house. Hip hop and R&B music with candle-lit tables.

We now accept brunch reservations for parties of all sizes. Please note that your party will not be sat unless the majority of guests are present. Also, we will not hold tables for parties that are late and have not called ahead to let us know. We just ask that you communicate with us so we don't have to turn away any potential customers!

Please note that we are not accepting reservations for Car Free Day (June 16). We will also be closed for dinner on Friday, June 28 and brunch on Saturday, June 29. We will be open for brunch on Monday, July 1.

For any further inquiries please call 604-708-8525.
What 173 People Are Saying
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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved our first experience at Nomad. Highly recommend if you are looking for great food, and fantastic ambiance.

MX
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Beautiful restaurant- excellent and easy service

D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

During my visit to Vancouver, I made sure to make the (short) trek from downtown to visit my favorite brunch spot - Nomad. The Duck Benedict with the potato rosti remains one of my favorite brunch items of all time! And the Bloody Caesar is equally tasty. Thank you!

MP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The waitress couldn’t describe what the fifa dish was to us, but did apologise for not being able to do so. Felt that the restaurant looked lovely - fab ambience - but got a bit of an underwhelming, hipster feel to the dishes. Not the best brunch I’m afraid.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Drinks were great - loved that you have a Sommelier. Food was very delicious- I had the ling cod - my partner had the gnocchi -came with half the plate bare - so he was surprised and also was not filling enough for him. I also noticed not great for vegetarians. Service was excellent - would go back but with limited menu items probably only go once a year or so. Thanks!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice little place. Portions in the small side.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reasonable venue, too open to road, food quality good and fresh, waiters attentive.

MM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It was just ok, nothing special.
Disappointed over all.

PG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing, and the waiter really nice and caring. The wine list was a local one, good choices!

B
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Some of the best desserts on Main Street! The appys and entrees are a perfect size leaving you with enough room to polish off a more than reasonable size portioned dessert.

M
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, as always

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good place to have friends chat while having late breakfast. I came in with two 6 years old, staff was super friendly, but kids only want French fries and fried chicken. I will come with friends again for sure

NB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cocktails in town, dealer’s choice is always so much fun’

MC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional. Very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is casual in a “chic” way. The food is pricey but not out of the norm for gourmet restaurant. The uniqueness and variety of ingredients was a little more than I bargained for. A “plain” palate might not enjoy the menu here.

KL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! All three of us got the duck confit on potato. Love how it came with so much kale, instead of more potatoes.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

the special for the day was on the salty side...the server was a bit too formal

M
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Overall experience is poor. The server was not very pleasant. We follow up for the food and we asked why it was taking so long to serve and her answer was " I don't know." We asked if we could move the umbrella as the location we were seated the sun was directly towards our eyes. The server ignore our request. The food was very expensive and it was not worth the value.

SA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food took a while and although I can appreciate good food even at smaller portions, some dishes were a bit shocking in size.. ;p overall it was a good experience tho!

C
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice place, service was warm and friendly but we were disappointed with the food as it was quite bland and the portions were uneven in size

JK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for a date night. Gluten free options. Interesting, upscale dishes in a laid-back environment.

We got fries, hanger steak, pork belly, gnocchi, and duck leg. Everything but the gnocchi was gluten free (if you're okay with fryer contamination). I recommend sharing the fries between more than two people, unless you're very hungry like we were. The sourdough gnocchi was probably my favourite, but the duck leg was surprisingly good too. Pork belly was very good, but the generous serving of beans was more than we were interested in finishing. The hanger steak was a bit disappointing in terms of flavour - at least in comparison to the other dishes. Their cauliflower is very interesting and I'm glad we got side vegetables also.

I'm sensitive to noise but found the noise level pretty reasonable considering the concrete walls and it was a busy Saturday night.

Wine & cocktails were good, and the servers frequently came around to refill our waters. Very friendly and knowledgeable service.

C
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went with a girlfriend for an 830 reservation and didn’t get seated until 9. We sat at the bar while we waited and bought a few delicious cocktails. Once we were seated we had pretty good service from a few different servers. We took their food recommendations and everything was delicious and well presented.

LO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with innovative, delicious food at value prices. Highly recommend.

KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! We will be back for sure.

OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazingly delicious meal served by the delightful staff. It’s always a treat to eat at Nomad.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

They made an AMAZING vegan meal for me as I’d put a note on the open table reservation. All of the servers were lovely but there didn’t seem to be anyone specifically in charge of our table and so we had to wave people down a couple of times. I recommend adding the vegan option to the menu as I almost didn’t choose the restaurant because the menu on the website didn’t show anything vegan. Lovely space!

NG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the rack of lamb, lingcob and pasta, the meadows duck breast, and their special which was sable fish ceviche. Everything tasted absolutely amazing! It took a little long for them to make our food but it was well worth the wait. I will definitely be coming back!!

RR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, wonderful craft cocktails and very professional staff. We were all very impressed with the quality of our dinners (personally I recommend the roast duck breast). We were there for a friend's birthday dinner. Couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out; we'll all said we'd be back.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambience on a hip street but prices were a bit over priced.

JY
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Nomad last night for date night with the Fiancé. Service was amazing- server (Megan) provided drink and food recommendations and we were super pleased with her recommendations. Only down fall was pricing - ie think $25 vegetarian pasta. I’ll probably still come back to try another couple of dishes- enjoyed the vibe

RM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, staff, and ambience. Very accommodating to our 1 1/2 year old as well. Looking forward to going back!

P
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavours! Easy to use online reservations service. Overall great experience. I will be back.

C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was a decent sized. The featured was good. Our server was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere and ambience was welcoming. I'd recommend my friends here :)

JC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A must for first dates in Vancouver! Excellent food, and solid drink menu. Bartenders are witty and service staff professional. A true gem of Vancouver!

a
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 2nd time here and once again, everything and everyone was on point. We invited friends to dine with us this time and nobody left disappointed. The cocktails are fun and creative and the food was fresh and thoughtful. Thankyou again fora lovely night.

P
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If anything, you have to come here for the fantastic cocktails!

LL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was adequate but we complained about one entree as it was not prepared properly and the chef offered 1/2 off
Staff were indifferent and unaware of inappropriate actions. Tables are tight so it is hard for staff to move between tables so they need to be aware of how their body movements interfere with patrons next to or behind them. When one of our guests complained about a server literally bending over and into his face - she seemed unconcerned.
No one smiled as we came in and the hostess hardly said hello before she had a set piece on how we had the table for only 2 hours - not welcoming. The server who took our order was polite and fairly efficient but this isn't a cheap quick eatery and indifferent service or just adequate service is annoying.
won't go back as there is too much choice of restaurants around to do that. out of 4 meals we felt one was not worth the money and poorly prepared, two were ok to good but nothing was exceptional in spite of the stated premise of the restaurant.

DM
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighbourhood spot. Very good food and service.

NW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot on Main. They are very flexible in accommodating food allergies, and our meal was delicious. The staff were friendly, but not overbearing. Overall we really enjoyed the experience, and will visit again.

PR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dining experience. The food was beautifully plated and everything was delicious. The service was lovely and everything was perfectly timed and respected the leisurely experience we were looking for and the atmosphere was intimate and comfortable.
So glad to have had the Nomad experience and hopefully will be back soon.

CC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food with the best eggs ever...good friendly service

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