Vault Restaurant

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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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CF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great night and wonderful birthday celebration. The Vault came through!

SG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and ambiance. Just love the experience every time

ES
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Have always like the Vault. On this occasion have to say service wasn't the greatest and the food although good could have been warmer

JK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great I had the short ribs and my wife had the bacon wrapped meatloaf they were both awesome

LK
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good but our entre was brought out before our salad. We asked for our salad first but our dinner came out twice while we were eating our salad. Staff couldn't seem to understand that we wanted our salad first.

H
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service although 3.99 for a soda water is a bit much for the designated driver.

MC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our evening was wonderful. Food was great. Service perfect. Music too loud. All in all excellent. Thank you. Will be back!

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and friendly service makes it a pleasure to dine here

G
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

noticed he new menu and our selections were very yummy.

BF
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Portions used to be larger. Short ribs were quite small for the $.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good! Service was also good. Waitress was very pleasant!

SS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very noisy. Service was slow but they were busy. The rack of lamb we had was a big hunk of meat instead of being cut easier to eat. It was tough. We had higher expectations so probably on us.

KH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an awesome time at the Vault. All 3 couples were celebrating our Anniversaries. We even got the table in the Vault to enjoy. Food and service were awesome. Thanks

DB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Over the years we have visited regularly. However we are finding that the menu has become stale. Time for a shake-up and a few new items. Also it appears that the portions have become smaller, and the serving of accompaning vegetables has diminished. Maybe its time for us to find another "favourite" restaurant.

GS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came for Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. The lure was a thirty dollar three-course meal. We made a reservation and were seated at the exact same table as our last visit. Upon completing our drink order, we were informed they had sold out of the turkey. A bit disappointed that they had no back up to a promo they sent to people on their mailing list. Alas, i had the short rib and my wife had the Asian lettuce cup appy. The lettuce was lacking. Must have been organic.... ;) The curry khalua prawns were delicious if lacking in sauce, but we ordered extra. We finished up with the pumpkin latte cheescake....drool. Only other miss was having to sub Fat Tug (not a bad sub) for the other IPA in the menu.

Overall we love the place. Service was shot on and accomodating.

HR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were disappointed because we expected to order a 'turkey dinner' as advertised. We arrived to find that your restaurant had run out of turkey. That was why we came so we were not pleased. However, Taylor served us well and we did enjoy the meal we ordered.

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We will be back but this was our first time leaving dissatisfied with our food. The meatloaf and chicken where way over cooked and no value on the plate. Hopefully this was just an off night in the kitchen or we will be looking for another favourite spot.

DY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun atmosphere and great food and great service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Have had the salmon burger here several times before and it was always very good. This time it was poor. The piece of salmon was only half the size of the bun. The bun was toasted to the pint of being black in places. The condiments were not very tasty. It seems that there has been a change in ownership and/or a new chef and they are now trying to cut corners on everything. Definitely a disappointment. Won’t be going back.

DW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, with friendly staff
We had a great time

AC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The live music was a delightful surprise. The drinks were excellent. The menu had a great variety. Overall a perfect night out.

A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

It was a Wonderful night out!! The ambiance was perfect tonight!! The service and food were exceptional tonight as Well:)))

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , service , and atmosphere

LH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Delicious garlic potatoes and fresh veggies.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Great food but watch the wine prices- didn’t read the menu before we ordered were surprised to see we paid 13.95 for a 9 oz glass of the house white wine. Could have bought a bottle or 2 from liquor store for the same price! Would definitely eat here again but will have a drink at home!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favourite restaurant. It’s the second time my dates been there and it’s his favourite now too

SB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my dh's birthday there on Sept. 29/19. Very good food and service!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live band was amazing

AS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Have been going to Vault for almost a decade now. On point every time.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food were outstanding. The “Vault” inside the Vault Restaurant is a quieter place for conversation for a larger dinner party, although you do miss out on the live entertainment. Highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. Would like to see more variety on the menu

MH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Will definitely be back.

G
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I frequent the Vault because I know the service, food and overall experience to be excellent and the price reasonable.

c
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Having been in the business for about 40 years it takes a lot to impress me.After hearing SO many rave reviews about the Vault let's just say I was a little underwhelmed by the whole experience.
From the portion sizes to the semi-professional service let's just say I've had better dining experiences for a lot less money.

S
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Live music was way to loud..
The mussel tomato sauce needs to be changed. It wasn’t very good. Everything else was great

j
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was not as good as other times ne employee maybe?

TE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found a new hidden gem for date nights.
Tried the lamb was very nice.
Couldn't resist sharing an an apple crumble for dessert. Will definitely be back.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, the dinner here was very good.

B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have Eaten here few times and always enjoyed the food and love the live music. We will definitely be back!

F
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Beautifully decorated restaurant and nice ambiance. Food was also very good value. We came on a Thursday and had the special which was “surf and turf” (which was a steak meal and two prawns). My steak was drenched in Montreal steak spice, and way too salty for my liking. It was cooked perfectly though, and the mashed potato and veggies were great. Our server was fine, but somewhat unfriendly and aloof. She didn’t ask us once if we wanted a drink refill. The lemonaid cocktail also needs some serious work in my opinion. My husband had the Alfredo and enjoyed it. Dessert menu was boring and presumably boxed/ premade. I would have liked to have seen even one or two in-house options. Might come back for the live music on a Saturday but otherwise it was only okay for me, and kind of unmemorable. If you are in the neighborhood and hungry, however, I’d say probably check in out for yourself.