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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
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4.2
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3.9
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3.8
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RussD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Nice variety of items on the menu. Service was great. Only downside ....they were out of some food options (ribs) and several wine choices on the menu even though reservation was at 7am on a Saturday.

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MarshaS
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice neighborhood place with excellent comfort food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for a friend, the food is outstanding!!

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vipHappypalate47
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ellis space is very welcoming- has the laidback vibe I look for in a restaurant. Decor well done, attractive and comfortable.
Kevin is ever the host and I appreciated his humble sense of pride.
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. I had the veg hash with sausage - pure gluten free heaven. Husband plowed through his chorizo hash- he loved it. Potatoes and poached egg were perfectly cooked, with perfectly seasoned veggies. Oh! I had the best iced coffee... coffee ice cubes with some delish liqueurs... it sneaks up on you.

All in all- loved our time and will be back!!

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vipTinaYVR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed.

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BenitaH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Server made so many mistakes and was acting very strange. After constantly making mistakes the server was eventually sent home. What was supposed to be a nice team celebration outing turned into a bit of a gong show.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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Rora
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for a date night and Ellis did not disappoint! Amazing food, quick service, private and responsive. We both had a great time and appreciated the casual food that was amazing quality.

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vipPaulD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rainy Vancouver night, great service, great food, and a medium rare burger to boot.

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JodieB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

eally good food! The mussels were amazing. Friendly service

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vipyanal
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipDannyL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Celebrating a birthday

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vipcityfolk
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Allinrep
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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....

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Mrsjro
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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

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ZoeC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We wanted an early dinner for a big group before walking to Bard on the Beach. This was the perfect spot. Great location, relaxed ambiance, attentive serivce. For a group of seniors around 5pm it was quiet enough for conversation. For a mix of European- and Asian-Canadian tastes, there was something for everyone, though we didn't try the cocktails or desserts.

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VirginiaNM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Susan
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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EmilyN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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John
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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 :)

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kbeemz
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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PeterD
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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BintaM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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lindaw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

brutal loud table beside us the completely ruined our dining experience

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PAN360
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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MaureenM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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DianeP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBirthdaygirl
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

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SheriR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend the octopus- absolutely amazing!!!

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DineOutLover
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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Sabine
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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JustineC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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vipBonaparte
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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DebA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OliviaA
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience3

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

FAQs

The Ellis does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. The Ellis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 428-2456.

The Ellis is rated 4.1 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.