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eight 1/2 restaurant lounge

) #682 of 3,049 Restaurants in Vancouver ££ - £££ , , American
151 8th Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1R8, Canada
+1 604-568-2703
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good62%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“baked brie” (5 reviews)
“tuna tataki” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
151 8th Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1R8, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We used an entertainment coupon for lunch...if you have an Entertainment Book, make sure you use this coupon as the food is great and the value excellent. There is metered parking all around the restaurant so it's easy to find parking. The restaurant is veriy...More

Thank GreenLakeReener
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden neighbourhood gem that vancouver deserves more of! Great atmosphere - hip, chic, pub like, yet cool- great food at great prices and a well done wine and alcohol list with something for everyone. Very impressed. Will return. Hats off to the...More

Thank DMC90
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a drink before a show. Met some people we new and were late for the show. Nice staff good drinks simple fare. Had some chips and salsa. Was referred here otherwise I never would have found it. Nice little place.

Thank Preston S
Reviewed 17 October 2016

a great stop for brunch, lunch, dinner and BREAD PUDDING. The ambiance is of a neighborhood restaurant and locals interacting. A great place to try just a half block off Main

Thank machouse2013
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had an entertainment book coupon and were in the area so we thought we'd try here. We are so glad we did! The server we had was good, it great (we sat ourselves and she plopped the menus on the table without a hello...More

Thank jenna l
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Love this little place. I take all my friends here. Salmon pizza and baked brie are the bomb! Brunch is also good! Great for when you want a dinner out in Vancouver and can actually park within eye sight of the restaurant and not have...More

1  Thank as1023
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went here for a stagette party and had a really great experience. First of all it was one of literally zero places that would take a reservation. As you can imagine timelines and confirmations are optimal for planning an event. The food was flavourful...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived at our lodging in Vancouver about 7 pm with no idea where we might get dinner in the neighborhood. Using the TripAdvisor "What's near me" feature we found this gem. Luckily there was a table on a Saturday night. The place is popular....More

Thank Gay O
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We visited for the first time on a Saturday night, and it will be the only time, I think. On the surface, the restaurant seemed to have a lot of potential. Great menu, cool atmosphere, and decent location. The servers were very congenial, too. Unfortunately...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Came here for appies at 7pm on a Friday night. Place was pretty busy, most tables full. It's a small restaurant with a small patio. Vibe was very trendy, lots of young people and it gets noisy. I had a Caesar which was good although...More

Thank Sam C
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing.
Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in
converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once
an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage
and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor
galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting
studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a
strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Bar, Canadian, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 8th Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1R8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-2703
Tucked in a hundred year-old house that was once home to Bains Chocolates, the polished concrete floor shimmers of ground cocoa and the restored features of the original structure transform the old café into a beautiful new restaurant lounge. A restaurant that’s built with the same classic cooking methods used back then with no deep-fryer or microwave. We pride ourselves on providing great fresh Pacific Rim dishes with a focus on local produce. Our vegetables are hand picked from Granville Island or our local farmers markets, our charcuterie meats straight from Oyama and our Oceanwise seafood from Deluxe. Our bar program follows the same strong standards with fresh juices and house made syrups.
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