Vault Restaurant

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CAN$30 and under
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Northwest
Standing out like a fresh tattoo on a burly forearm, The Vault Restaurant serves mouth-watering martinis, delicious wines and fabulous food. Once inside, you will be greeted by an eclectic, lively room, a diverse menu and tantalizing cocktails, including “the best Caesar in town.” First built in 1948, The Vault retains many of its original features, including the concrete bank vault.

Outside the private vault, guests are seated in the restaurant’s lounge or dining room, surrounded by an eclectic décor, including bicycle frames, ornate mirrors and a tiki lounge! The funky style combined with live jazz or blues music and you’ve got yourself a hip and quirky restaurant, with a cool, laissez-faire vibe. The Vault’s diverse menu features Northwest cuisine, offering dishes that are simple, yet rich in flavour.
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Lockdown
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was awesome!!! Really notice that the restaurant was taking the outbreak of the Covid 19 seriously. They cleaned the tables from top to bottom after every table left giving the social distances as required
Well done!!!

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dinner42
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I would recommend. However right now people are just so scared of the coronavirus and don't even want to hear about going to a restaurant. It's so sad that we are so afraid. As long as things are sanitized and kept clean in a restaurant and people that are sick stay home. Then we would be okay! that is my thought on that! Stay safe!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been at The Vault numerous times and they always deliver, it's the best

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Sandy333
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My steak was too rare but tasty. I ordered medium. The waitress took it and it came back better on one end but still too rare. The Vault is beautiful but always cold inside. The tap water is the women’s bathroom is freezing. Very unpleasant in an already cold restaurant. I was warmly dressed but I felt the chill while in the restaurant.

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vipVioletS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great music with Rick Delgarno

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and the service was great. The prices were a bit more than expected but the food made it worth it. You definitely pay for what you receive. The food was incredible and they give fair portions.

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MikiD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I meet a close friend of mine every few months and have chosen the Vault as ‘our spot’ because we always have a wonderful experience there. The young woman who helped us (forget her name and so disappointed I can’t remember! She was blond and she said her favourite wine was the one we chose. It was a Pinot noir, Crusher?!). Anyway, she was lovely and attentive. She let me try some before I committed to the bottle which confirmed my choice. The food was good. I do wish my scallops and prawns were grilled more as I like the way that tastes but the smoked salmon and dry ribs were exceptionally good! There was live music and quite pleasant for background ambiance. We were only disappointed there was no beef carpaccio but that’s understandable and our server was apologetic. :). Thanks to all the staff, including kitchen and bar for always nailing it.

Miki

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ColleenF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Just the right amount of doting!! The food was excellent as well.

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vipChristina
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new menu and I have been many times and the chef this time wow wow wow
Service by Taylor exceptional - she helped make our experience awesome

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DMac
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

A very disappointing evening and I have always been a fan of The Vault.

Service was weak and somewhat unfriendly.

Menu has changed and my wife was unable to get the portobello mushroom steak she raved about last time. Assortment of seasonal veg was limited to broccoli and cauliflower and the cauliflower had been prepped with oil. Kitchen was unable to steam veg and could not saute without the use of oil.

I had the chicken and brie fettuccine and it was delish. Could have used some bread on the side, but server didn't ask if we wanted more and wasn't really available to ask.

Perhaps our experience has been more commonplace of late? We easily got a reso at a reasonable time on a Friday night.

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JudyM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all tried something different this time and the food was excellent. My filet was melt-in-the-mouth good and good to perfection. I like that the servers don’t hover but seemed to be around whenever we wanted something. Always a favourite place to dine.

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is very tasty, the amount was sufficient for the women but the men ordered more bread to fill up on. Still worth the visit, especially with the Entertainment coupon.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, great server, thank you, we will return.

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WilsonW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Yes, I would give 5/5 if warranted, but am a tough grader. I will never give 100% unless there is at least 25 mg of fresh fruit or vegetable on the entrée plate. Noise level was 5/5 of quiet perfection so we were very comfortable. ** I would like to backtrack on this evaluation because after reviewing the evening, I want to give our server 5/5 as she was very personable and the service was without fault - I did remember having trouble catching her eye when we were wanting to leave, but she deserves to take a minute or two.

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PatE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was disappointed. Had a 75 th bday and took people to the vault for their first time. They’d heard good things and wanted to go. They ordeeed the Ribs and had to send them back. Too tough to eat. We did order replacement meals but by the time it came two of OS were finished and sat to watch them eat. Not a very relaxing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing decor. Service was awesome. Definitely will go back

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bassbone
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal, the waitress was real nice, the drinks we had were really nicely mixed and presented. And the swing,blues and jazz music playing in the background was cool and low so not to interfere with table conversation but enough to hear and suits the venue, please keep that up.

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MicheleD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We went for a Birthday. Ordered our drinks. Then our food. We went for a nice relaxed evening. Our dinner was out within 5 min. Didn't even get 1/2 way thru our drinks. Drinks, dinner & dessert done in 75 min. Stuck us in the middle of 2 booths. Could hear all the other conversations. When I reserved I asked for one of the booths but they stuck us in a table between the two booths.

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vipMaurmck
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have dined at The Vault many times over the years. On this occasion my husband excitedly ordered the meatloaf, a new menu item to us at The Vault. We ordered the Bruschetta to start which was very good. I had ordered the Seafood Penne which is one of my favorite dishes at The Vault. Once our dinners arrived at the table my husband dove into the meatloaf. I could tell by the look on his face that it wasn’t good. He said it was dry and tasteless. I tried a small bite and agreed. In fact he said it was the worst meatloaf he had ever had. I’m not sure how the restaurant would want to serve such an inferior dish. Our server, who had been very attentive until this point, never came by to see how are dinners were. Perhaps he already knew? My husband ate around the meatloaf and we left quite unhappy. I don’t know how long the meatloaf has been on the menu but they should remove it! My Seafood Penne was delicious as always. We’re not sure we will return to this dining establishment but will certainly not order the meatloaf again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was very attentive and engaging. The quality of the food was excellent, and very consistently good every time we come.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Loved the cauliflower appie and cheesecake! Love the atmosphere! Great service! A little on the pricey side but it's worth it!

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RobynD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere here. Why? Because if you want to enjoy a casual country ambience with warm lighting hanging from a high wood beam ceiling and a fireplace you have to come here.

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AnnW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Vault, it’s a go too place for special occasions. The food is terrific and the service great.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall very good experience, food scores over service. A simple acknowledgement of special occasions is something they may want to add to enhance their guest’s experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, awesome service, amazing food

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Mark
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was slow, so at the beginning our server stood over us

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cozy place to hang out with friends and loved ones.

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vipBROpenTable
Vancouver
60 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great!! It feels a little like being “downtown” without the drive!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made the reservation for valentines dinner here it was perfect date for us great food live music friendly staff also pretty cool place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very good service for a valentine's day, couldn't be more impressed. Wife's food was slightly bland, but waitress was attentive. My food was excellent.

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Shanleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I had the chicken with portobello mushroom cream sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. I’m not a mushroom fan but holy smokes that cream sauce was out of this world. The noise level was perfect. We enjoyed live music and we’re still able to talk over the table. The decor was really cool too. This is one of my new favourite restaurants and I’ll be sure to visit again. Thank you!

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BarryY
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here

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KevinA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an enjoyable atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great food .

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Bulldog
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent every time!

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MattS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lights out! A bit pricey but food is worth it. Really cool design!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ahi tuna expensive and not very good. No flavour so I don’t think it was really Ahi

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MarekL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Live music is a bonus!

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TerryB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a favourite for us. Food is terrific, music is pleasant and not too loud which allows for a good visit with background. We’ve been here several times and are never disappointed.

FAQs

Vault Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 576-4243.

Vault Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 2514 OpenTable diners.

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