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“Excellant Dinner”
Review of Establishment Lounge - CLOSED

Establishment Lounge
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
Cross street: Trutch
Transit: Establishment is accessible by taking the 99-B Line & 9 Alma bus routes.
Description: Establishment Lounge opened in October 2011 on West Broadway, in the heart of Kitsilano. This restaurant lounge is the first for owner Clayton Mickey, who aims to create his dream of an unparalleled, comfortable dining experience. In March 2012, Executive Chef Victor Bongo joined the Establishment team, bringing his passion, dedicated, and shared vision about the restaurant. Chef Bongo has created a fresh and locally inspired tapas menu that fits the room and neighbourhood perfectly. With unique dishes such as his Famous African Chicken Peanut Soup, almond-crusted Shrimp & Lobster Cakes, and the Black Truffle Saccottini Pasta, he has used his knowledge of food and cooking talents to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Clayton, Chef Bongo, and the Establishment team invite you to join us for an evening of spectacular food, cocktails, and service that will leave you with an evening that you won't soon forget.
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellant Dinner”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We had a delicious dinner.The peanut soup was outstanding as was the Heirloom tomato salad and lobster cakes. The service was first rate. Very quiet for a Friday evening and considering how amazing the food and service was I was surprised. Will be recommending this restaurant to family and friends!

  • Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food and good bartender”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

I've been a few times with my wife and family and highly recommend it to anyone looking for something new in kits. The food is amazing and try the peanut soup! Bartender can make a mean drink and its a great place for a date night. Sometimes the atmosphere is hit or miss but the food is spot on everytime.

  • Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great menu...sit inside as the outdoor area is not as good”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Formely The New Bohemian Restaurant, Establishment Lounge offers the same array of menu selections and bar drinks as before. For fish lovers, Establishment Lounge serves Ocean Wise seafood. Get the bartender to mix you a mojito. It is worth it.

I would recommend sitting inside at the atmosphere and decor is good. The outdoor area patio is situated on the sidewalk on West Broadway. Endless flow of sidewalk traffic.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank androidmilf
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Surrey, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not sure why it sits almost empty on a Fri night”
Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

I've been to Establishment twice, once for Dine Out Vancouver & just recently on a Friday night. During DOV it was packed as it should be. The $28 menu was well worth the price point & then some. The food was absolutely delicious. The only complaint I had was they could have done a little more with the green beans on my main, they were a little bland.

Fast forward to Friday night, 7pm. Other than a handful of other patrons my party of three were the only ones there. The service was friendly, quick & knowledgeable. You can tell the staff get a long well. The music was a tad too loud & @ one point they did turn it down but somehow during the evening it crept back up. The food was again delicious & reasonably priced. The best part was one of my friends has special dietary needs & they accommodated her beautifully. You can definitely tell the chef prepares his food with heart & soul. Everything was presented beautifully & like I said delicious. I really hope this restaurant stays in business as I would love to go back. In fact I'm already planning another visit with another group of friends who i raved about it to.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank inspiringfoodie
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Amazing Cocktails, Incredible Chef”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I have a great time at this lounge and the owner is always an excellent host. The bartender has made me a few cocktails that I can only describe as magical. Victor Bongo (in the kitchen) has some incredible dishes including the African Chicken Peanut Soup. Highly recommend this place if you are looking to treat yourself to awesome drinks and delicious food.

  • Visited May 2013
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