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Black + Blue

#100 of 2,771 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
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1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada (Burrard)
604.637.0777
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4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The magic of a classic steakhouse, but with a decidedly contemporary...
The magic of a classic steakhouse, but with a decidedly contemporary twist. In-house aged rare cuts of beef, tableside Caesar salads, flambes, flaming coffees, and more. While he may find it familiar, it's definitely not your Daddy's steak house!
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  • 146
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food tastes great But service puts a bad after taste

The food is always good. the service is just horrible. Cactus club in coal harbour has better service. for what u get the price I think is reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Superb food, great service and a high energy downtown location. The rooftop is just wonderful - go early to get in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food is always good. the service is just horrible. Cactus club in coal harbour has better service. for what u get the price I think is reasonable.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went there recently and had an okay evening. Good things first: the service was really good, we had a remarkable highly professional server who was able to recommend drinks and food. He also joked from time to time, very sympathetic. I ordered a 16 oz new york steak medium rare and we shared some sides together. The steaks are... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I came to this restaurant on Sunday 10 May 2015 (my Mother's Day treat). I chose Black + Blue as I have always have excellent service and food and thought that as it was Mother's Day I would receive extra service! Unfortunately, to my disappointment the service and meal was a total disaster from start to finish. Firstly I was... More 

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review

Hi there. First, apologies again for what took place on Mother's Day. We have followed up with General Manager Jan-Erik, who has reached out to you directly via email. As Jan-Erik mentioned, the management team has already taken steps to ensure that lapses in service you mention do not happen again. We value all feedback and thank you for bringing... More 

Okanagan Falls, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went to the Black + Blue in April this year. Our evening started well with a loft table, an attentive waiter and interesting food selections, including a table display with the cuts of beef available. Things began to go a bit off rail when the hip hop music began to thump, so loud that conversation was almost impossible. The waiter... More 

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review

Hi there. While I'm so glad you experienced great service, I am very sorry about the meals that were brought to your table. There is no excuse as to what took place during your visit. Our goal is to always provide our guests with an excellent meal and a memorable time. If you did not have an opportunity to speak... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had our top client networking business lunch between 12:00 -4:30 pm last Fri, May 8 for a group of 8 sitting in a room. One of our top clients who would fly back France on Saturady loved your wine glasses very much because she could hardly find one that big in France. As she was in rush to be... More 

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for sending through your comments. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Lloyd. Please know we value all feedback and intend to improve when we’re told things didn’t go so well. Your comments have been passed on to our executive level team members so that service issues such as this can be... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We've given Black & Blue mixed reviews over the years but we find ourselves being drawn back to the comfortable main floor bar area to enjoy the pleasant vibe. People watching with a background of 70's and 80's music consistent with the reinvention of the classic steakhouse makes for good fun while washing down a fine steak with a glass... More 

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review

A Message From Our Chef: Thank you for your feedback and kind words regarding the atmosphere and previous (successful) visits. You’re correct that we’ve shifted from the PEI product that we carried for the first two years of service. We had a great trip back east to see the process of production from start to finish. The operation was second... More 

Vancouver
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Seated promptly at our reservation time of 7pm and as we were perusing the menu, both leaning towards the prime rib ($36 for 10 oz) we were told by our waiter that it may not be possible to guarantee a "rare" order at this time?! I had to think of possible alternatives but found few other steaks of manageable size... More 

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review

Hi there. I must apologize for your recent visit. Please know this is not Glowbal Group's standard for service and I will be sending your comments to the team right away. We'd like to follow up with you directly - please email marketing@glowbalgroup.com with your TripAdvisor username and we will reach out right away. Thank you. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

the service was impeccable, friendly, attentive and Jeffrey excelled with the tableside preparation of the sweet, Cherries Jubilee, entertaining, fun and exceedingly tasty. All added to a thoroughly enjoyable evening out with the family. Great atmosphere, busy and vibrant even though it was early evening, midweek. Star of the show not surprisingly was the steak, great selection. The prime rib... More 

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review

We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Jeffrey and the team! We look forward to welcoming you back in to Black+Blue someday soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Went to the restaurant for dinner, our server Jeoffrey was outstanding and made our time there exceptionally great. The food tasted amazing, worth the price!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada
    (Burrard)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 604.637.0777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 41
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

The magic of a classic steakhouse, but with a decidedly contemporary twist. In-house aged rare cuts of beef, tableside Caesar salads, flambes, flaming coffees, and more. While he may find it familiar, it's definitely not your Daddy's steak house!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?