The Ellis

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IN THE HEART OF KITSILANO, IS OUR VISION OF A COZY EUROPEAN TAP HOUSE FEATURING PACIFIC NORTH WEST COMFORT FOOD AND FINELY CRAFTED DRINKS.
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JB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

eally good food! The mussels were amazing. Friendly service

y
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were a table of 8 with kids and a stroller. The restaurant had a nice relaxing atmosphere which was great cause we were all tired from a day swimming in the nearby pool.

Our server was attentive and made sure everyone was happy. Thumps up for service and food. We will definitely stop by next time we are in the area.

The only note that I can make is in regards to OT reservation. Please make sure to let your front staff know that they need to mark the guests as seated on open table otherwise customers get a notification as if the reso was missed.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday

c
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great! Would def return for the ribs, cauliflower appetizer and kale and Brussel sprout salad.

A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I like this place partly because the music is turned down low. That could be because it’s pretty dinny with the guests talking so louder music would make it impossible to hear or talk. But I still really appreciate having the music firmly in the background.
Cool menu! Had Farro bowl w salmon - delish! The soy eggs were crazy but good.
My dinner companion had the Ellis burger and fries and gave two thumbs up.
Only disappointment is the wine prices: $13 for a 6 oz pour! Drinking wine has become way too expensive to be fun. I would love to see a easy-peasy cheap glass, like the Open Wines from Okanagan, for the times you just want to be able to drink wine like you can beer....

M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Room was dark & dingy, with zero ambience. Food wasn’t bad, except for mussels that were small & stringy. Probably won’t go back.

VN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour. They accommodated a large group with short notice. Lovely patio with excellent service.

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there on a quiet Sunday morning. We had excellent service from our two servers. My table partners were way too picky about the menu, and exactly how they wanted their food. I was embarrassed, but the servers handled it well. I would return to The Ellis.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very quiet that night after the Kits Day event. Great food!

JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place to meet with friends and have a couple of drinks and some food - talking of which, the food was good but not as good as it should have been at that price point ... still we had fun :)

k
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive service and staff. The food was nicely done and cool drinks. Good vibes.

PD
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for brunch. The French toast was delicious.
A kids menu would be useful

BM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Will be back!

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

Fantastic staff, super accommodating for our large group that kept changing size (~30). Great place for a party!

l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

brutal loud table beside us the completely ruined our dining experience

PA
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice vibe, bright, modern. The staff was very friendly and on top of it. The food wasn’t bad; a little overpriced. The coffee was excellent. Reservations aren’t a must unless you insist on a low rise seat—they filled up fast.

Perfect way to break up a nice walk in the heart of Kitsilano.

MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and portions really large. The only thing that stops us from giving it 5 stars was the 5oz wine at $12 per glass and bottles at almost 3 times the price. This isn't Bishop's. Beers were reasonably priced. Too bad as the food is really good but won't be back as often as we like our wine with meals.

DP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food! Service was attentive, environment was casual - if it had been busy, it would have been loud, but it was a perfect Sunday afternoon spot for us!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here was amazing. We ended up ordering the cauliflower three times because we loved it so much! Will definitely come back for more.

B
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a bit lacking but doos surprisingly good and tasty.

SR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the octopus- absolutely amazing!!!

DO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the portobello mushroom benedict. It was delicious over biscuits instead of the usual boring english muffin. Highly recommended.

BG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! We each had an excellent piece of salmon, cooked perfectly. The service was helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly. We will definitely come back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, the food and service was great. There was a loud table of young college guys, and a holiday party, that made it less ideal for dining. Definitely more of a neighborhood bar, that also happens to serve food.

S
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Staff were amazing and food was delicious. The only thing was that the live music was too loud with people talking. Not a good place if you want to have a conversation unless you get a seat at the back. But we really enjoyed the foid, musician was great.

JC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service, relaxed vibe, but the food was hit and miss, and a bit overpriced for what you received. They do bar food well, but overreach in some of their fancier offerings.

B
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was pretty quiet when we arrived at 630pm but more people arrived
Food was good decent price server was nice

DA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made reservations to have dinner after a show. None of us had been to The Ellis before and we were pleasantly surprised! The atmosphere was friendly, lively and definitely comfortable. Our waitress was awesome and the food was terrific. Some of us had full meals (ribs, cornish hen) and others had appetizers (roasted cauliflower, chicken wings). Everything was delicious. It was one of our party member's birthday and our waitress asked if it was alright if she brought a treat to the table. It was a plate of beignets - enough for all of us to enjoy. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful evening. And the prices were very reasonable. Would definitely recommend!

OA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The Ellis was great! Best mojito I’ve had all summer! The grilled octopus was great, and my partner loved the bison burger. The gnocchi could have been better. Not enough gnocchi pieces and too much dry edamame. Otherwise I’d go again!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Asked for the bill and it never came. Eventually had to go to the bar to pay.

LM
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Read all the great reviews about this place so booked a Father's day dinner. Unfortunately for us, the service of the wait staff fell short, starting off with no body acknowledging us for 5 minutes while we stood at the front door, the restaurant was 80% staff members walked right in front of us and completely ignored us. The restaurant was

RM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ellis was a gem! The food was delicious; we particularly liked the wings and cucumber kale salad. Save room for dessert- we loved the beignets. Very comfortable, casual setting. Outstanding, friendly service!

N
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Was celebrating my birthday with some friends and we had a great time, they even brought out a surprise birthday dessert! Fantastic addition to the neighbourhood.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Appetizer got “lost”, arrived with dinner, so waited 45 mins before anything came. Got an apology but no offer of a write off of any kind. Food was basic but good when it did arrive. Good menu and drinks list.

AM
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, super friendly & accommodating staff - and in a great neighbourhood!

R
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - a true neighbourhood gem. Relaxed atmosphere and when it got full we didn’t feel we were too close to anyone. Great space, service and eats. Grilled Octopus was a real treat. Definitely looking to return soon.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both amazing !! Will be back!

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good brunch spot

OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked a table for breakfast with friends at 9:30am and found out on the day of the booking that the restaurant didn't open until 10am. I'm not sure why earlier times were available when the restaurant wasn't open. We went elsewhere.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I personally expected a bit more, food wise. I ate a veggie burger and can say that there wasn't anything special about it. The atmosphere was nice which I appreciated.

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