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r.tl

3.6
3.6
420 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Global, International

Featured in Vancouver Magazine and winner of several diner's choice awards. ZAGAT rated (25 for food).

Creative multi-region menu with global influences, r.tl brings friendly service and sharing plates in a modern and unpretentious atmosphere.

Offering 30+ wines & champagnes by the glass and flights poured by a sophisticated preservation system, and a classic approach to cocktails and a full bar, r.tl has also been the talk of town for those who appreciate mixology.

Corporate bookings and private events available (lunch / dinner).

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3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience

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  1. DR

    DustinR

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2012

    overall2food2service2ambience3value

    We used to be a big fan of r.tl but something has changed and the food and service has gone way downhill.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience2value

    Nothing special. The food did not really stand out. Ambiance looked good but quality of furniture was poor. Seat was very uncomfortable.

  3. D

    Doona

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2012

    overall3food2service3ambience3value

    Food was OK - the best was the dessert!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience2value

    The host (?) was dressed very casually and wasn't rude, but not warm by any means. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The Szechuan beef was like something from a mall food court. The risotto, mussels, and green beans were good, but nothing exceptional. Considering the price, not the best value.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2012

    overall3food2service3ambience3value

    Overpriced, and pretty mediocre - used a coupon, but still wasn't a very good value. Although the menu looks interesting enough, you could do much better by choosing any of the many other restaurants across the street.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4value

    Not large portions as it is like a dim sum or tapas menu so several dishes are meant to be shared. All the dishes from the seafood to meat were very tasty but the lamb shank and Moroccan chicken were excellent and had more "meat" to them to share. The specialty dessert was delicious and shareable. Service was top notch--friendly and attentive. Water glasses were continually full. It was a special occasion that was a real treat.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2012

    overall1food1service2ambience3value

    Portions are small and presentation was something I would put out at home. Overall a disappointing experience. Won't be going back again.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience5value

    Small restaurant in Yaletown. Atmosphere was dark and quiet, like a wine bar. Service was friendly, and attentive. Food was flavourful and served in tapas-like presentation.

  9. BW

    BrianW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2012

    overall4food3service5ambience4value

    Nice little restaurant. We went with "Le Formule for two". The risotto was pretty good, mussels were fine, and Gelato was good. The szechuan steak was a disappointment - very sweet, and the meat was extremely chewy. Service was generally quite attentive, and the bar service (while slow) was good. My cocktail wasn't extraordinary, but my wife ordered a coconut drink that was fantastic. Overall, a good meal, but it won't be on my list of places to visit next time I'm in Vancouver.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4value

    Food was excellent and it is a nice environment. The staff was knowledgable and attentive.

  11. KL

    KelliL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2012

    overall2food2service1ambience3value

    We were disappointed with rtl. The eggplant dip was one of worst apetizers I have ever encountered - it was bland, mushy & tasted like it had been sitting around for some time. The szechuan steak was overcooked and I have made far better pasta at home. The best tasting item was the wild mushroom risotto which, while flavorful, was far stickier than it should have been. The night that we went, the servers were run off their feet - taking orders, attending to customers, running their own food and bussing their own tables. There were only two on that night and the restaurant was quite busy. We were sitting for 30 minutes before anyone even took our drink orders and for 2 hours until we received entrees. I definitely won't be back.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5value

    Friendly, affordable and great food. The lamb and the duck confit are deliciously tender. Wait staff is very pleasant and helpful.

  13. FS

    FunShow

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience3value

    Good simple food at a good price. The food wasn't great, but wasn't bad.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience5value

    Enjoy the food, the service, and the atmosphere. I loved the service always there when needed and very friendly. Would come again with dates, friends, and children too.

  15. a

    asbetts

    Vancouver

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2012

    overall4food4service3ambience4value

    The only semi-negative thing I have to say is that the service was a tad slow. However, there were only 2 servers on, and that might be why. Other than that, everything was fantastic and I will definitely be going back. We had a great time!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2012

    overall1food1service2ambience2value

    We went to r.tl with a LivingSocial deal. The deal was a little misleading: looked like it was supposed to be three courses matched with wine, but it was three "options" with a limited choice of one bottle of mediocre-quality wine. It's a great Yaletown location, but the food was not good to say the least. I called ahead of time and was assured vegetarian options were available, and was offered a noodle dish without steak (as normally served). The dish was the quality of a fast-food Chinese restaurant you might find in a food court. Sides were small and uninteresting. My partner's duck was dry and tasteless.

  17. d

    donnyboy

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5value

    Tapas styled menu items were perfect portions, with enough flavour to leave you satisfied but not overstuffed. The Lamb fell off the bone, the mussels were delish (light curry broth was perfect), and the creme brulé was the best finish paired with a fresh americano.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2012

    overall2food2service3ambience3value

    Food was mediocre at best Service was pleasant but really unwilling to meet special requests One big upsell

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2012

    overall4food4service3ambience3value

    Food was really great! The service was also amazing! The wine list could have been a bit better, but they still had a really good selection.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2012

    overall4food5service2ambience3value

    The place was intimate food was great with a party of 2 have at least 2 entres and make sure you try the risotto

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2012

    overall4food5service4ambience4value

    the Decor nice done, nice ambiance, he service was excellent, the food amazing,staff very polite,the owner know is businesse. I will recomend this place enyone.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5value

    We had a wonderful evening...great food...great service and friendly staff made it a 'for sure' for a return trip! We've already recommended it to friends of ours who were looking to try somewhere they hadn't been.

  23. J

    Jodi

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4value

    Was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was and that the portions were larger than expected....thought it would be more of a tasting menu. For only $15 a table more, we were able to upgrade to pick off of an additional menu as well which inluded a lot of amazing choices ....will definitely be back!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2012

    overall2food2service2ambience2value

    The food was nothing special and the table next to us waited a long time for their dishes, one of which arrived cold. The location is good though and if you sit near the window the people watching is excellent!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2012

    overall4food5service3ambience4value

    Limited wine selection - but excellent food.

  26. BC

    BrendaC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4value

    The perfect place to go for a romantic anniversary dinner in Yaletown. Not so much for a casual dinner unless you're quite well off.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2012

    overall2food1service2ambience2value

    Have been to this restaurant multiple times, each time has been progressively worse. Food was generally bad. Have not had such dry and tasteless duck confit. Tasted like microwaved KFC, although KFC has more flavor. The only thing that was remotely palatable was the saffron ice cream - I think this was store bought. No matter how I tried, I can't find anything good about this restaurant. I would like to say that maybe this was an isolated event, but on two consecutive prior visits over the last 3 months, have had similar experience. The only reason that I have kept on going was to use up coupons, but even with a free meal, I feel like I wasted my time.

  28. M

    Melissa

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience4value

    It wasn't busy when we got there so it seemed a bit silly that the bread we ordered wasn't warmed up and the butter that it came with had obviously been heated and poured in to the little pot it came in because after we dug out the top of the butter there was the salty wet layer under it. We mostly went for the cocktails which were awesome but being the only customers when we got there at 5 and with two bartenders, we were surprised by how long the drinks took. We probably would have tried a few more if they had kept up the pace!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2012

    overall2food1service4ambience4value

    The staff are great and really friendly, but the food is not very good. Certainly not worth the high prices. Doubt this one will be around too much longer.

  30. RE

    RobEss

    Vancouver

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2012

    overall2food2service1ambience1value

    Service was horrible. For a Friday night it wasn't overly busy so not sure if they were short staffed or just incompetent. Also there didn't appear to be any air on as it was hella hot. Not sure what will happen when it gets warm outside?!?!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2012

    overall3food2service3ambience3value

    The food was ok but not amazing. I would expect better quality for the price.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4value

    Great food (MUST try the Creme Brule) and a small quaint atmosphere. Enjoyed the night.

  33. p

    panmic

    Vancouver

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2012

    overall3food4service4ambience4value

    This is my second visit to this restaurant with the Living Social dining voucher, I felt a little cheating this time. We have the same food as my first visit but I have to pay extra $15 for the same food and $4 for bread which is free last visit. The wine that include with the voucher taste sour, it's Merlot from South Africa, try to avoid this one. They charge HST based on the full amount of the bill before voucher while other restaurant collect HST on the portion after they deduct the value of the voucher. Other than the things I mentioned above, the food taste really good. Waitress are super friendly. Nice place to dine out.

  34. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4value

    We celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary here, and really enjoyed both food and service.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience4value

    RTL is a great spot with great service (our server from lithuania was awesome), good food and a small, but nice space. This is a great place for dinner.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2012

    overall1food1service2ambience3value

    No chilled Champagne available (despite being on the wine list), the appetizer looked like dog food and the waitress could not speak English. All round terrible experience.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    49 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2012

    overall2food1service2ambience3value

    2nd time here and likely would not return. Our server was extremely painful to deal with. Although I did not pay much for their most recent Living Social deal, the whole experience was terrible. The chicken dish was good but the spinach salad had nothing to it, and the sides were cold and flavourless. The creme brulee didn't have long enough to set and the sugar on top was barely torched. The wine offered with the deal (although I somewhat expected this) was dreadful. There was a sign on the door that said they were shorted staffed and would not accept walk-ins (also a signal to me "don't expect good service"). And for some unknown reason a customer called the owner a very rude name as they walked out the door. All in all, a disaster.

  38. SC

    SChau

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2012

    overall2food3service4ambience2value

    The food was good.... Mostly good, the mussels were a dissapointment though. The wine list was a fairly good one but not well stocked. Repeat order for the second bottles were not readily available. The server staff were very nice and efficient.

  39. NO

    NOLA

    Vancouver

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience3value

    Have been there twice - was good, not outstanding. Would go back if had a good deal or offer.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2012

    overall3food2service4ambience3value

    Picked up a dealfind coupon to return to rtl (we had been once before about a year ago and hoped to repeat the great experience we had the first time). Ownership or kitchen staff must have changed as the dishes we ordered seemed to be of a completely different caliber than last time. We had the mushroom risotto - quite bland and somewhat under-cooked, the tossed szechuan steak - chewy and reminiscent of fast food chinese (stir-fried with some asian noodles), the green beans (bland - boiled with slivered raw almonds on top) and the lamb shank which was the saving grace of the meal as it was quite nicely cooked and tender. Overall, quite disappointed, especially when price is taken into account. Good service but bad value for the money.

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