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“Very good dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black + Blue

Black + Blue
1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3, Canada (Downtown)
604.637.0777
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Ranked #87 of 2,763 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $41
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Burrard
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!
Burnaby, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very good dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We made a reservation for the rooftop patio which had great ambiance. They have installed a new retractable cover which wasn't needed on Saturday night, but it would allow for more outdoor seating in our Vancouver climate later in the season. There was a huge glass fireplace that was a focal point in the restaurant which added drama in the evening darkness. The server was pleasant and attentive with our wine and helpful with meal suggestions. We had the steak shishkabob and seafood which were done perfectly. We also had the best calamari appetizer we have ever eaten. The four of us shared one chocolate cake, which was very rich and satisfying. We would all return to dine again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 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 + Blue, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
That is great to hear! Thank you for joining us on The Roof and taking the time to write a review!
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I've eaten here a few times and have never left disappointed. The service is good and the steaks are fantastic.If you enjoy a good steak this a great place to go. The steaks are a bit pricey but they are worth it. The sides are big enough to share. If you order the Bananas Foster for dessert you will see it prepared table side. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Steak & Bananas Foster - delicious meal! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you back in again soon.
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West Vancouver, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Busy, busy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This was our third visit within 2 months, this time on a busy Saturday night. We dined at 7:15pm and level of busy-ness was frantic. The food was excellent as expected. We both started with salads : Chopped Salad with Bacon, Egg and Avocado and the Spinach Salad. Mains were both steaks, cooked perfectly, with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Brussels Sprouts and Creamed Corn. All great, except the heat in the Creamed Corn was a little overdone for our tastes. We ordered a half bottle of Duckhorn Cab Sauv. We won't choose the narrow mezzanine side tables in future as there was too much serving activity back and forth, especially when the cocktail or serving cart was being used. It wasn't relaxing. Otherwise, we enjoyed this very popular restaurant and hopefully return again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Glad to hear you enjoyed your 3rd visit! Thank you for joining us!
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“Didn't Bite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stopped by for lunch and were shown the rooftop seating. It seemed close, loud and since many tables were in the sun we asked for a shade table. We were shown one next to a flame display, which no doubt is nice on a cold evening, but not so much at lunch. The noise was fairly overbearing, an interesting phenomena in a open setting, so we demurred, went elsewhere. The tables in the downstairs restaurant, where they were not serving lunch, seemed close together, but the bar with its lampshades looked very inviting. Might try again for cocktails and appetizers at the bar.

Visited September 2013
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Hi there. Sorry to hear you had an uncomfortable seat! We would love to have you join us at the bar for cocktails and appies. Please let us know when you plan to do so and we would be happy to coordinate your reservation! Please email marketing@glowbalgroup.com.Thanks!
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Just eat there. It's worth every penny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I really don't need to say more than the title, but it's worth elaborating on for people who will consider visiting. Seating was very quick for my Mother and I at around 7:15, but as our meal progressed there was always a crowd at the door. We were seated on the first floor, close to the entrance, in a little nook with 4 tables, so the music wasn't too loud for us. However, it may have been a problem for people seated elsewhere. Now, first off, I should say that our server, Jeffrey, was excellent. He did his job perfectly: he was personable, professional, and efficient. Always around when you needed him, and and checked in at just the right moments throughout the course of our meal. So far as the server goes, though I have not had any others at Black & Blue, you will not be disappointed if you request him. Having a meal cooked in front of you by your waiter is not something I'd ever had before, though I'm very happy to have had it done by him. To start I ordered the steak nachos, which - as an understatement - were amazing; thin whole wafers of potato chips made in-house, the perfect amount of white cheese, jalapenos, a delicious unknown sauce, and, of course, steak bits. Next, I got the New York 16oz steak cut, which was cooked flawlessly to my request (medium). I was also invited to share the (generous portion) of asparagus my Mother ordered; it was cooked to perfection and added very nicely to the meal. Myself, I had the baked potato, which was, once again, superb. To finish off the night I ordered Bananas Foster. Perfection! Butter and brown sugar heated in a pan, Jim Beam added in the perfect quantity and then set alight. All done at table-side. Served with the best vanilla ice cream I've ever had. I rest my case.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 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 + Blue, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
That is wonderful to hear! I'm so glad that you and your mother enjoyed your time with us. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to serving you both again soon.
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