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Ensemble

850 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1W2, Canada
(604) 569-1770
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Ranked #636 of 2,788 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $27 - $29
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Smithe
Description: Ensemble is a contemporary French restaurant in downtown Vancouver. Specializing in shared plate dining, a welcoming bar and energetic professional service. Top Chef Candidate Dale Mackay heads up his culinary team that will deliver an amazing dining experience.
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English first
Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My boss recommended this restaurant and it was delicious. We celebrated my brother's 60th birthday here and with a little request in advance, the restaurant brought out a special dessert treat. Wine list was a tad on the small side, but the food was fabulous.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We went to Ensemble for our wedding anniversary. I had the tasting menu while my husband chose from the menu. My husband had the best duck confit ever. The wine pairing was great. Love the dessert particularly! Portions are not big but that's the way we like our dishes to be. Very satisfactory meal.

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nj
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

.Our tour guide recommended Ensemble and the food was delicious. In fact, the best char I've ever had. Even during mid week they were busy and many of the people seemed to be from the neighborhood and returning guests--always a good sign. All four courses were excellent, the downside was a 20 minute wait for the bill. I did notice... More

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Denver, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We looked at the menu prior to sitting because of the need for a gluten free meal. The hostess was very helpful in identifying which dishes would be suitable for me. The prices looked reasonable for the descriptions. Once we were seated, we were told it was a tasting menu, so the portions were small and we would need to... More

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Victoria,BC
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is a gem! small wonder that the chef won the title, Canada 's Top Chef. This is the third time we have eaten here in the last six months. Try the fixed combinations with wine pairings.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We searched web Urban Spoon and Yelp for vegetarian places, this did not come up. Made a reservation on Friday for Saturday at 6:30, but the place was only 3/4 full, maybe the time of year not the food or service. Try the tasting menu, outstanding and creative food.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

My husband chose this for his birthday dinner although it was somewhat out of our normal dining experiences and, although somewhat hesitant after some not so stellar reviews, we decided to see how we liked it. Liked it? We absolutely loved the food! Despite being two very different tastes, we enjoyed the fun of sharing each beautiful and delicious dish.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Celebrated a friend's birthday at Esemble Restaurant. Started with the "Miss Madison" cocktail, which was an excellent choice although a few less ice cubes would have been preferrable. The Oysters were fresh and some of the best I'd had. The Shoulder of lamb was exquisitely prepared and unusual, and delicious My friend had the roasted beet salad, also excellent. The... More

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Eastsound, WA, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

On July 5th we returned to Ensemble hoping to recreate our very positive over-the-top visit in July of 2011. Were we disappointed. That year, the food and the service was the best - the restaurant was crowded and noisy but that was ignored due to the creative, excellent dishes. This year we entered at 7pm to a restaurant not half... More

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Vancouver Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Nice clean tap house, impressive beer selection. Enjoyed my lunch (steak and eggs). Friendly but slow service. Asked for some hot sauce for my eggs and to my great surprise I was charged .50 cents for it. Now .50 cents is no big deal to me, but in all my years of eating out, I have never been charged for... More

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