The Stable House Bistro

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Contemporary European
With a nod to classic European bistros, our focus is on simple food, paired well. We make a point of buying the best ingredients and allowing each dish’s individual flavours to speak for themselves.
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MC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were very happy eating there before our show at the Pacific Theatre. Service was good.

OP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem for those who are Europe nostalgic. Great service and impressive wine list and cheese and charcuterie selection.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Being told we needed our table back (which was 2 hours later) after not ordering food in the first 15 minutes was unnecessary and felt rude.
I wish I could love this place as I live close by, but every time I go am disappointed in the service. Such a shame.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful. Well chosen and interesting wines, dishes are interesting and well prepared, the kale and squash salad was excellent. Mix and match charcuterie and cheese is lovely. Best choice in the neighbourhood.

f
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I use The Stable House as my go-to lunch place when I want to invite 2-4 friends. I've never been disappointed. Like everything about it, but especially the healthy, tasty menu selections.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was amazing as was the wine selection. Will be coming back with guests from out of town!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat at Stable House. Food is consistently good.

f
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super reliable menu quality, great tasty lunch place. Like to go there when we need a noise level that allows conversations.

LG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Stable House, although sometimes there are very noisy diners!

DT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a treat to enjoy lunch at The Stable Bistro. The open face mushroom sandwich was delicious with the arugula salad. Very friendly service. Look forward to my next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought guests this time from out of the country for a matinee play, and then followed by dinner. The entire day was a hit, especially the excellent wine and the tapas style dishes from the Stable House. The food was perfect for sharing, and for someone who has some hearing impairment, it was easy to converse throughout the evening.

All in all it was another great experience,and we look forward to our next visit!

S
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet Sunday evening at 5pm

Enjoyed the tasty scallops, gnocchi with duck leg and foraged mushroom. Everything was delicious

f
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Continues to be a wonderful lunch spot!
Would recommend it to friends.

LT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Stable House, and will definitely be back. The wine we chose wasn’t available, but our server made another great recommendation, and all of the food was outstanding. Great atmosphere.

FB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I had the avocado toast, which is one piece of small bread, with a lot of tasty things on it but there was nothing else on the plate. It was delicious just for $15, I'll eat at home before I go back there as that was too expensive for me.

JW
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very cozy and the food was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little restaurant. Great menu - a couple dishes weren’t “perfect” but they were interesting and enjoyable. Had a great date night.

EC
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Discovered The Stable House early last year, and it has become my go-to dinner venue prior to Art Club presentations at the Stanley Theatre. Menu is varied, wine list beyond sensational. Every person I've taken has been duly impressed. Servers have all been excellent!!

PM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighbour hood gem. Make reservations because almost from the time of opening it is full including at the bar. Great wine selection; take the time to read the notes (at least some) as they are witty and sometimes downright funny. Our table loved everything from the selection on ‘the boards’ suggested by our server to the squash soup to the foraged mushrooms and the chicken liver pâté (one of the best I’ve tasted). Very attentive service, no pressure to hurry and great atmosphere to catch up with friends.

z
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy and draughty

AD
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great and service was good, and it’s a nice atmosphere, but! much too noisy, — my guest and I were in a corner and could hardly hear each other. The music was way too loud most of the time, so people were also loudly shouting over it. “Energetic” is a misnomer — “LOUD” would be a better description!!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love stable house and will return again soon.

C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pre-theatre dinner

CW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A delightful discovery for our party, looking for someplace near the Stanley. Intimate, appropriately lit comfy ambience, good service, a nice affordable and varied wine list and a menu that is perfect for sharing and experimenting with small, medium and large plates.

BW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the tuna confit which was excellent. However I ordered a long decaf capuccino which i found very weak lacking flavour as compared to other restaurants where I have had the same.

DS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They were extremely kind by giving us the front booth. The server who took care of us was fun and knowledgeable. She allowed us to enjoy a final dinner as housemates, and we were thankful.

HB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cozy little eatery. Perfect place for god friends, first dates or couples to dine.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with an old friend and really enjoyed a delicious meal.

SA
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a very a high profile client of ours based on your website as I myself have never attended (administrator arranging lunches;) and had to trust the look and feel of the website (we're in marketing so we understand sometimes websites look better that the actual establishment), but it was well received, nothing but compliments.

LR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was inconsolable. 3 weeks ago I had the exact meal which was excellent. This time it was over cooked. Not great at all.
One awesome server, the other was surly.
Still like the ambience and location and will try again

AR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised at extent of wine list, very nice. Food was delicious and better than expected. Very unique menu. Was suggested to try prior to theatre by a friend and pleasantly surprised.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent wine selection. limited menu but good options.

TS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what better way to spend a leisurely Sunday having brunch. A cozy spot, friendly service, exceptional food! The 3 of us enjoyed the roasted carrot, cous cous and hazelnut salad with the added sous vide egg, the breakfast sandwich (fig jam was awesome) and the croque madame. Will definitely return to experience the dinner menu and wine selection.

LS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service and food was very good.
If you have not been here before ordering food is a little confusing, but best to ask your server how to order some items.
Wine was expensive, therefore we only had a glass. Would have been nice to have been able to purchase a half litre.
We would go back to sip some wine and have a plater of meats and cheeses on a sunny day.

DJ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The wine recommendation was perfect, the food was delicious and our server was excellent- friendly, attentive without being disruptive and very accommodating. We were a bit short on time and she made sure our food was served with time to enjoy it. Highly recommend The Stable House. We will be back 😋

S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’d probably go for lunch or drink and appie. Great wine menu.

TN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this restaurant! Cozy vibes, nice food proportion sizes, great wine selection :)
It is my go to for delicious brunch

S
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always always fabulous! Loved the gnocchi duck dish especially this time and if you haven’t yet, you must try the chicken liver pate .... mmmmmmmmmm - one of our faves in Vancouver!

DG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent bistro with fantastic dishes designed to share. Great friendly service as well !

FB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love, love, love Stable House. But was a bit disappointed in the mains offered yesterday, which were either pasta or cold steelhead on bread. Would have liked a warm protein. But a totally delightful restaurant in every other way and I wish there were many more like this -- so warm and intimate but not pretentious or overdone.