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“Dine out Vancouver lunch menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of WHET: kitchen. bar. patio

WHET: kitchen. bar. patio
1517 anderson street | granville island, Vancouver, British Columbia v6h 3r5, Canada
604-696-0739
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Ranked #656 of 3,035 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar, Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd
Description: Located at the Gateway to Granville Island, WHET: kitchen. bar. patio, is Vancouver's newest eating, drinking, and viewing experience. At WHET we focus on using local and organic ingredients in everything we do: Oceanwise seasonal seafoods and Granville island market ingredients like oyama sausage, artesian cheese, island baked breads, and market fresh herbs and spices. We combine a sophisticated seasonal menu with a relaxed atmosphere and panoramic view. Our libations consist of contemporary and modern wine and cocktail offerings which have been created, sourced and refined with a careful mind to stay true to our philosophy of using fresh, vibrant flavours and pairings.We have a wide craft beer selection of both local & international draught and bottled favourites. WHET is open late every night of the week for a glass of wine or cocktail after a show, a late dinner after taking in a famous Granville Island play, or a night out with friends in our cozy and vibrant lounge.
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dine out Vancouver lunch menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

good, especially the starters. The main dish, short rib, was good but somehow we felt it could have had a little more flavour.
I have eaten there before and generally felt it good value and they make good efforts to produce a nice variety of food. Service fine though i think they were short of staff for a Monday.

Visited January 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Excellent food excellent beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Ate lunch here. I loved the selection of local micro brews on tap. For lunch I had the jambalaya. Awesome! Whet is pricy but that comes with the location on Granville Island.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 restaurant reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“A quick light lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My wife and I arrived at Whet for a quick lunch, we had 25 minutes.

we were noticed after about 20 seconds and taken to a table to review the menu. A few minutes later we ordered a crab cake and a mussels to share, plates were put in front of us within 2 minutes and the food items arrived about 10 minutes later. We were in a hurry, so this was just what we wanted!
The food was perfect, the mussels and sauce were tasty and moreish and the crab cake was all crab.
When we looked for service to receive our bill all we received was a nod of recognition but no bill. We went to the bar for our bill and payment.
I have highlighted some minor negatives because we were in a rush, but for delicious food, if the two offerings we sampled are a good example, I would say to anyone going to Granville Island to open the door to Whet and walk on in and enjoy the food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“So much potential!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Wear your smart casual cute top & dark jeans to this "sophisticated rustic" restaurant at Granville Island. The first time I ate here the food was nothing new, but delicious. Second time, food was still good, but took forever to get to table and we had to walk into theatre late!
Typical North American menu, fish piled on puree, beef brisket on potatoes, beets & goat cheese salad all good. Espresso martini needs some work, but they were great with wine offerings for single glass.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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“good service, ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

had an alright time eating at whet. service is nice. they never turn on the sound for any of the sporting games, and dont have much of a lounge/bar. food is mediocre but the service does make up for it. i would stick to drinks!

Visited July 2012
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