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“Great food but very busy.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chambar

Chambar
568 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2L3, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-879-7119
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Ranked #41 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: Belgian, Organic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Dunsmuir/Pender
Transit: We are the second building north from the Stadium/Chinatown skytrain station.
Description: "An unpretentious fling with fine dining."
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food but very busy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had been recommended this restaurant by a relative who lives in Vancouver. Everyone seems to eat early in Vancouver, so was very busy at 18.30. We didn't book but they managed to squeeze us in. We sat opposite the open kitchen and we were most impressed by their level of productivity! The food was quick, very well presented, and very tasty. The level of service was excellent even though the restaurant was so busy.

Visited September 2012
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Mussels were great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Our family had diner at Chambar after a busy day visiting Vancouver. We had visited Cafe Medina in the morning. This restaurant is just next door. The ambience is really nice -brick walls with a contemporary feel. We were asked to sit in a room in the back. The mussels were divine. And huge! The waiter explained they came from the west coast. There are other things in the menu, but it looks like this is their specialty. Their desserts were really good too. We are glad we only ordered 2 to share. Each desert is composed of 3 items. They look like mini sculptures. The place is a bit noisy due to the high ceiling. it is hard to have a conversation and not scream. It was packed when we left at about 9PM. Lots of locals which can only mean good things - a young and beautiful crowd.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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140 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“continues to amaze”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

A perfect stop for dinner before theater; or a better stop if you have the extra time to linger.
This was our 4th time here and it continues to amaze me; and my major problem is the menu. Every and all items are delicious and tempting to order.
We started with the house fig-infused martini with side dish of stilton. What a combination - it works. Their fresh bread out of the oven with paprika butter makes a nice counterpoint.
Sometimes we have a couple appetizers (the foie gras terrine is exceptional with brioche toast) each instead of a full dinner plate; but this time we went straight to the main course.
My wife had the steak, perfectly medium rare, with some potato that had brie baked on top while I had the bison flatiron on a sun dried tomato sauce and slices of house make pickle. A combination of tastes that is amazing.
We passed on dessert as we need to go to the theater.
With 3 martinis, 2 glasses of wine, bread and two dinners and tax is was a comfortable $120. A bargain for the quality of the food.
We -will- return as there are other menu items we must discover.
Although there is some bar side seating, I would make a reservation for sure.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Delicious food and a cool ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We went to Chambar before a concert at Queen Elizabeth Theater a few weeks ago. It was the first time I have been there and we really enjoyed our appetizers and wine. The portions are small, but all was delicious. I had the Bruschetta de peche et tomate and my husband had Jamon et fromage. We shared the Pommes frites. We sat at the bar and watched the very busy bartender. I swear he didn't make the same cocktail twice!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We came here for a date, everything was great, great quality ingredients as you'd like from Continental European food, but with the creativity that comes from the Northwest. The Stilton martini was really worth trying, and the mussels are suberp

Visited June 2012
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