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“Best steak in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black and Blue

Black and Blue
1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604 637 0777
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Ranked #57 of 2,805 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Burrard
Amsterdam
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best steak in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

The steaks served at Black and Blue are recommended. A great choice of classic cuts prepared to requested perfection. The only comment was the timing of the appetizers. Half our the party had to wait considerably before every one had been served.

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black and Blue, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your meals with us! Cheers!
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Fantastic food and great ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I had the pleasure of dining in the rooftop section, which is a must! My steak was cooked perfectly. The spinach dip was fantastic and plenty for several to share. I ate at the bar and had a great conversation with several of the cooks who were very friendly. One of my better solo dining experiences ever.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black and Blue, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
I'm glad to hear you had a chance to check out The Roof! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Here's the beef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This place has the beef but the service was a little lacking. Our table was located on the second floor overlooking the bar downstairs. Everything was going great until a group of six was seated next to us. When one of the other group announces the was going to get pass-out drunk we knew we were in trouble.
That's another story. The service was slow, the food good, great presentation. Probably the best part was the Caesar salad made fresh at our table. It was excellent!

Visited June 2013
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black and Blue, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hi there! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! Apologies for the slower service - if you did not have a chance to speak with a manager please email your feedback to marketing@glowbalgroup.com. We look forward to serving you again soon...we will have our Caesar Salad cart ready! Cheers.
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Edmonton, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
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“Great Steakhouse!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Dined here on a quick visit to Vancouver. This can best be described as an old style steakhouse with meat on display.

We started with some cocktails, the peroni on tap was very good and cold. We moved onto a nice bottle of red selected with a recommendation from the wine steward.

Started off with the beef carpacio which was excellent. Wife had the Tuna screamer which was excellent as well. We ordered a few extra prawns as appetizer for good measure.

Had the PEI Blue Ribbon New York Stiploin and it was cooked to perfection. Taste was amazing from these farm raised PEI cattle.

Wife had the Steak Oscar and raved about the seafood and sauce.

Wait staff was excellent and did not rush us at all which was great. Even brought us a complimentary desert, which we didn't really need but it was fantastic as well.

Would definitely dine at this restaurant when in Vancouver and recomment you ask for Chris the waiter who did an excellent job.

Visited May 2013
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black and Blue, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I have passed on your kind words to Chris and the team at Black+Blue. Cheers!
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Classy Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Wow! Where to start...
1) The service was top notch. Some of the best treatment I have ever received at a Vancouver restaurant.
2) The décor, atmosphere and the fine touches really stand out. This place exudes class from the moment you walk in.
3) The crowd was very mature, well-dressed and classy.
4) The drinks were well made and the servers are very open to special requests and changes.
5) The Food was nothing short of amazing. The Steak Oscar, Beef Wellington and Ahi Tuna were to die for. The portion sizes were what you would expect for an upscale restaurant. The meat cut sizes were generous, but sides were very small. That being said, you can order extra sides for your meal, which there is lots of options. In our situation, we ordered a few appetizers, which were delicious (Stuffed Mushrooms & Artichoke dip with Garlic Bread) so we were satisfied.
6) Finally, we were there for a Birthday and the service staff acknowledged this every step of the way. We were treated to an amazing desert on behalf of the restaurant. As an added bonus, we met one of the head chef's along with the restaurant manager and they took the time to stop by our table and shake our hands and chat, which was a nice surprise.

Overall, we were very impressed. Black & Blue is setting the bar for customer service in Vancouver. I even received a phone call the following day from the hostess thanking us for coming (we booked our reservation online) and wishing us a fantastic weekend. Well done!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black and Blue, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Excellent to hear! I'm so glad that we were able to make the birthday an extra special occasion. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to serving you again soon!
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