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About Vault Restaurant
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.
Surrey, BC V3S 4C8
Northwest, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch 5 days a week: mon-fri 11:30am - 2:30pm Drinks & Snacks from 2:30pm - 4:30pm; Dinner 7 days a week: Sunday /Monday 4:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesday/Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday Evenings. Jazz or Blues.
Complementary customer parking available in lot directly behind building. Free Public parking also available on street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
30% off Wines by the Glass every Tuesday. Discounted Martinis every Wednesday. Thursday is Steak & Prawns for $24.99! Caesar Sunday's and $1 off all draft beer on Mondays.
Vault Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The Vault was terrific. Our server's were wonderful. Not too chatty and very attentive. Place was jammed at 6pm on a Sunday night?? Food was good to very good, except CRAB CAKES WERE HORRIBLE?????
All in all we had a very good time, even with sooooo many other diners.
The Decor is Cowboy Fun, which is perfect for Cloverdale :)
We will go back to try some other appies and some additional main courses
PS: All the other diners seemed happy and appeared to be enjoying themselves. Which made for a great atmosphere.
Service was very good, gentleman was very sincere. Appetizers were tasty, tho portion of carpaccio was tinsey, not for sharing. My giant baseball lump of seared ahi tuna was sent back, it was almost obscene how it was served, zero finesse, no presentation. I was certainly expecting a more delicate and precise serving. When it came back it was cooked to a pasty grey NOT helping! Kitchen clueless (try Cactus Club for how to). Wish I’d photographed so readers don’t think I’m just being snobbish. It was gross.
Settled on lettuce wraps appetizer (as everyone else was now eating their entree) which are served with romaine so you have to balance the filling and eat sort of like toast. Would say it’s less messy than most where iceberg is used. Men enjoyed their short ribs and my friend had a salad, hard to mess up.
No GF options, and table attendants mindlessly apply pepper like robots and assume debit machine is always handed to the men at the table. #petpeeve
Met good friends to start the New Year at The Vault. The seating was good, and the noise level was not high so we could carry on a good conversation. Servers suggestions were excellent, we all chose the Ahi Tuna, which we all loved. Good wine and Scotch selection. Our friends would definately go here again.
This was our second visit and, like the first, it was excellent. The service, food quality and taste, the drink options and the pricing were outstanding. Everything we had was delicious (appies: beef lettuce wraps, tuna poke cups; mains: curried prawns, perfect med-rare steaks; desserts: luscious creme brûlée). Both times there has been live background music starting around 8:45.
Got together with friends for an evening out and chose the Vault as the food on previous visits have been great! The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals - the night's special surf and turf dish and the seafood hotpot. Our waiter was excellent and deserves high points for service! Recommend this great restaurant - they're doing everything right!
Great service, great food, cosy environment, but a little too noisy with everyone being so cramped together in the restaurant. Live music was also entertaining but couldn’t hear it that well due to the acoustics around the restaurant and the volume of the diners. Will definitely keep this place in mind for date night or group gatherings in the future.
We really enjoyed our meal. The only downfall was they didn't have our reservation. They said their computer was down and I showed them my confirmation email. Luckily they had 1 table open that we were seated at. They need to find a way to be up to date with their online reservations.
The Vault was packed. Quite busy when we arrived for our 7pm reservation. Because it was so busy, three items on their menu was sold out which was disappointing, but understandable since it's Christmas time. With that said, it was quite noisy as well. Food was delicious. Will go there again.
If restaurant fare is prepared by professional chefs and/or cooks, then I kind of expect it should be better than what I cook at home. There were four of us for dinner. My short ribs were tender but chewy -. Another friend had pork tenderloin which he thought was good but a very small portion. The other two were great apparently - one had salmon and the other had curried prawns. We all agreed the brussel sprouts were pretty bad and probably grilled or microwaved. Hard and flavourless. Roasted would be the yummy way to do them. It's a lively funky place tho and we had fun.
My friend and I have lunch at this restaurant several times a year just for the curry penne pasta It is the best ever! We have tried other restaurants but The Vault wins every time , not only for taste but also ambience and great service and value for your money.
Food was outstanding! The greeter at the door was less than happy to see us. The waitress, while attentive when she was with us, was maybe too overburdened with all the full tables to check on us when we needed further assistance with food, water etc. Still one of our favourite restaurants for the amazing food. Worth the drive.
Great first visit and happy to say it will not be our last. From the very professional and knowledgeable front of house staff to the high standard of food, our visit was very enjoyable. It was a very busy Friday night and the restaurant was full but firing on all cylinders! Outstanding value for money.
We attended Nov 11/17 ...was extremely happy to see they brought back the seared scallops...this time the dish came with prawns..was absolutely delish!!
My only complaint would be that my short ribs were a bit dry but great flavor. The Vault is my favorite restaurant in the lower mainland.
We have eaten at The Vault for many years - the food has always been great.
However, the last few times we have been there the noise level has been too much -
at times it is impossible to even have a conversation across the table.
Also, we feel that since this restaurant has become busier, the service is lacking a little.
Too bad, but I think we are done with The Vault.
We had previously been to The Vault for lunch and thought we would give it a try fir dinner. We made reservations for 5:30 p.m. and we glad we did when we arrived. This place was hopping with people and energy, A bit surprising compared to venues. Obviously this is 'usual' for the Vault as the service was excellent, food (appy, meal & desert) was presented at a comfortable pace, and the quality of food was fantastic. Will definitely return.
Great restaurant, always my go to for a special occasion or get together with a Girlfriend. It's like a downtown restaurant without leaving town. Parking is limited. Noise level is high, and seating is crowded, but it's still a wonderful place to eat and drink.
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