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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada
6045581965
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Ranked #9 of 2,802 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: MacDonald
Transit: Bus stops within a block
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Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Building on the other reviews, I want to add another glowing review. On a visit to Vancouver in mid July we'd visited a couple of highly recommended restaurants and been disappointed in one, and okay but not blown away by the second, then we stumbled on the Oakwood and finally had the great meal we'd been waiting for. As noted,... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fantastic menu with fresh and top quality foods. We were a group of 5 people and we decided to order 7-8 different plates and share the whole things and we didn't regret it! Every plate had something special you would want to taste so I definitey recommend you to try different things on the menu. We had the octopus, the... More

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Denver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A very eclectic menu, but everything tasted superb. A party of two adult and two teenagers, we enjoyed a fabulous meal. I hate kale, BUT the warm kale salad was great. The ribs were small, but the best I have ever tasted and the rigatoni was delicious. I have a cheese allergy, but they worked around that and still everything... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to The Oakwood bistro twice. The first time was for dinner with friends and we shared several dishes all of which had interesting food combinations of very good quality ingredients and were delicious. Our meal was excellent and i was anxious to make come back. The next time was for brunch, and i ordered the short ribs,... More

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Bromont, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Another nice stop on 4th avenue. You might be thrown off-balance by their different menu, but stay calm, it's just that everything is better when it is shared. Analytic and organized people expect to see appetizers and entrees clearly segregated, but here, there's just this one list which at first seems to be sorted by price, but it is not.... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you don't like to share, stay away, as this place clearly advertises on its menu that all dishes are meant to be shared So my wife, brother-in-law, his wife, and I gamely chose to make this a fun, as well as an appetizing, evening. For starters, we shared the beet and arugula salad, and the warm kale and brussel... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

visiting vancouver this was the place to go! I had Kelsey as a bartender and she knew exactly what to pair with my order and my palette. simply amazing. I will definitely be back.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to this resturaunt four times and each time has been an excellent experience. The burgers here are delicious and the option to order it rare to well is a big plus. The cosy log cabin feel with the fireplace makes this a great place to take a date.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Was my First time at The Oakwood a few weeks ago and was impressed with the experience. The server was very knowledgeable and the dishes were creative and delicious, Will definitely be going back.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My partner and I went for dinner on Saturday night to celebrate her birthday. We each had specialty cocktail; both were excellent. We then shared 4 dishes: warm kale salad/seared tuna/roast duck breast and chestnut ravioli(?), and Salt Spring Island mussels. The duck and pasta were to die for, and the kale salad was almost as good. The other two... More

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