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5251 Oak Street | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
604-261-0011
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Ranked #215 of 2,841 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $17 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 37TH AVENUE
Transit: SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS ON OAK STREET WHICH IS THE MAIN THROUGHFARE For MANY ARTERIES INTO OR OUT OF THE CITY. ON ROUTE FROM OR TO THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OR THE US BORDER. SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS 15 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND 15 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT. TRANSIT BUS STOPS ARE LOCATED ONLY 2 MINUTES FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE GARDEN.
Description: SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT IS LOCATED IN THE SPECTACULAR VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN (A 55-ACRE TEACHING GARDEN). THE RESTAURANT WAS ORIGINALLY OPENED IN 1984 TO SERVICE THE MANY MEMBERS & GUESTS OF THE GARDEN, BUT IT SOON BECAME A POPULAR DINING ESTABLISHMENT AND HAS EVOLVED INTO A VANCOUVER LANDMARK. IT IS NOW A FAVORITE WITH LOCALS & TOURISTS ALIKE. SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT OFFERS CONTEMPORARY COMFORT FOOD, PROFESSIONAL WARM SERVICE AND THE RIGHT MIX OF CREATIVITY AND COMMITMENT IN AN ELEGANT, RELAXED AND UNIQUE GARDEN SETTING. WE CATER TO A VARIETY OF EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR - WEDDING RECEPTIONS, ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, BAR/BAT MITZVAHS, FAMILY REUNIONS AND CORPORATE MEETINGS. EXCLUSIVE RESTAURANT BOOKINGS ARE AVAILABLE AND WE CAN ACCOMODATE A VARIETY OF GROUP SIZES UP TO 200 PEOPLE. THERE IS AMPLE FREE PARKING FOR CAR, PRIVATE COACH OR BUS. BOTH THE GARDEN AND THE RESTAURANT ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
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San Jose
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173 reviews 173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We got a sneak peak of the Festival of Lights 2014 and decided to check out Shaughnessy Restaurant - adjacent to the gardens. With their "greenhouse" like windows, the restaurant has a beautiful view particularly at night during the Festival of Lights. It was a magical Christmas feeling. We were too late to enjoy the food menu - however, the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

When we arrived we were seated immediately and given 2 menus and on the top was the name of one of us who was having a birthday dinner that night. Our drinks arrived immediately and they were perfect. The wait staff are just great and we always get such great service from them all. A very special place to eat.

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Calgary, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One of our regular restaurants when we visit Vancouver. Nestled in Van Dusen Gardens the restaurant serves upscale, unique food that is delicious. The service staff is totally accommodating and is willing to serve entrees as you like it. Desserts are superb and can be shared. The restaurant has a very pleasant, bright atmosphere even when the weather doesn't cooperate.... More 

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Maple Ridge
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have been here before and love the food. A group of us were treated to dinner recently. Between the gorgeous Christmas light display outside, the fantastic food and great company it was a memorable night. Being an older crowd none of us opted for any appetizers so with a couple of excellent wines to start we went straight to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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197 reviews 197 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were a group of 7 for dinner the other night. Most of us had appetizers and we all enjoyed them. Having said that, mine was the striped beet salad and it was just average. I asked for a blue cheese substitution which was not a difficult one and it could hardly be seen on the plate. Every entrée looked... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

BE SURE TO MAKE A RESERVATION, even for lunch. My husband is lactose-intolerant and ate the salmon. He rated it 4 out of 5. Be sure to state to your waiter that you are lactose intolerant, so they don't cook the salmon in butter. I, the vegetarian, ate Braised Kale & Quinoa. It was delicious. I rate it 5 out... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Shaughnessy Restaurant is a Vancouver treasure nestled amongst the solitude of Van Dusen Gardens and protected by towering evergreens. Weather permitting, sit on the outside terrace and inhale the sweet scented air. Or dine inside in what appears to be a glass gazebo like setting. Tables and booths are well spaced so that you can actually have a private... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A beautiful garden setting, for an enjoyable dinner. The menu is small but it still took us a while to decide what to order everything sounded so good. When we finally made our choices we were not disappointed. The wait staff were attentive, knowledgable and friendly . Not once did we feel rushed and was able to enjoy a lengthily... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went here for dinner. I couldn't have been happier. Lots of parking, lots of space and gorgeous scenery. Everyone is friendly. I love that the restaurant has such a large and beautiful lobby, perfect for taking photos. Our hostess and our server were so friendly and accommodating. We were moved to a table by the window for a view as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We recently had a family dinner for out of town guests (pre wedding). It was the perfect way to start the weekend. We chose this venue because of the beautiful gardens & the great food. We were not disappointed. We used a set menu with some dietary changes, with which the restaurant was very accommodating. It was a perfect evening... More 

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Additional Information about Shaughnessy

Address: 5251 Oak Street | VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number: 604-261-0011
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 40
Cuisine: American

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