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The Charles Bar

#1,368 of 3,034 Restaurants in Vancouver

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STARTERS‏
7.50
Buttermilk Onion Rings
Made to order, smoked paprika aioli
11.00
Chicken Wings
Lemon pepper,‏ thai sauce, frank�s hot, cajun rub or BBQ
10.00
Beef short rib +4.00
Cajun chicken +4.00
Nachos Grande
Edam, mozzas‏ and cheddar cheese blend, corn and black bean salsa, fresh jalepeno, diced tomato and green onion
8.00
2 Soft Tacos
Braised Beef
Braised beef‏ short rib, chimichurri sauce, jicama slaw
Or
Fish Tacos
Cajun seasonal fish, pineapple salsa, chipotle feta dressing, iceberg lettuce
7.00
House Made Chickpea Hummus
Roasted garlic and spinach, warmed pita
6.00
Chef's Daily Soup
Please see your server
9.00
Albacore Tuna Tataki
Seared rare‏ albacore tuna, fresh herbs, togarashi spice oil, fresh pineapple salsa, pea shoots and miso ponzu
SALADS
The Charles 11
Spring mix lettuce with baby bocconcini, cherry tomato, beets, fresh herbs and crunchy shallots with aged balsamic and olive oil
11.00
Miso Mango Chop Salad
Iceberg lettuce, avocado, cucumber, almonds, roasted red pepper, purple cabbage, mango, carrot with a miso dressing on a bed of asian noodles
14.00
Cajun Chicken Cobb
Chopped bacon,‏ hard boiled egg, avocado, tomato, cajun chicken and buttermilk and black pepper dressing
10.50
These Items Available at Lunch For
SANDWICHES‏
All burgers and sandwiches come with kennbec fried or small charles salad. Add bacon, cheese, onion rings or mushrooms 1.50.
Upgrade to fry bar for 2.50.
12.50
Cajun Chicken Ciabatta
Cajun chicken‏ breast, pickled cucumber and garlic yogurt with fresh lettuce and tomato
12.00
Veggie Burger
House-made patty,‏ sprouts, okanagan goat cheese, red pepper aioli and tomato
11.00
The Baltic Sandwich
Bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato in ciabatta
11.00
Montreal Smoked Meat X
"Mister smoked meat" from montreal, house made mustard, pickles and rye bread
12.50
Custom Grind 8Oz Burger
All beef 8 oz patty, brioche bun, sliced pickles, lettuce, tomato, parmesan aioli
10.50
These Items Available at Lunch For
12.50
Braised Beef Philly X
Braised beef‏ short rib, garlic baguette, mushrooms, onions, roasted red peppers, applewood smoked cheddar and au jus
MAINS
Prawns +4.00
6Oz Cab Sirloin 17
Sirloin steak aged 28 days, lemon pepper, kennebec potatoes with seasonal vegetables and chimichurri steak sauce
15.00
Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl
Sauteed chicken with vegetables, pickled cabbage and garlic yogurt
Fajitas
Cajun vegetables, salsa fresca, sour cream, cheese and lettuce
16.50
Cajun Chicken
15.50
Grilled Portobello
17.00
Steak and Prawn
DESSERTS‏
7.50
Ny Cheesecake
Fresh fruit compote
7.50
Chocolate Lava Bundt Cake
Double belgium chocolate, vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry coulis
FLATBREADS
Gluten free pizza crust 2
12.00 12.00
The Luau
Crushed tomato, smoked european ham, applewood cheddar, diced pineapple salsa BBQ chicken crushed tomato, BBQ sauce, smoked bacon, caramelized onion and three cheese blend
12.50
Spicy Soppressata Salami
Crushed tomato,‏ roasted red pepper, fior di latte and fresh basil
12.50
Prawn and Pesto
Chopped tiger prawns, basil pesto, roasted red pepper and panella cheese
12.00
Goat Cheese
Caramelized onion, okanagan goat cheese, portobello mushroom, golden beets and balsamic glaze
10.50
These Items Available at Lunch For
FRY BAR‏
6.50
Tri Fries
Kennebec, yam and blue potato fries with paprika aioli
7.50
Classic Poutine
Kennebec fries,‏ gravy, cheese curds
7.00
Yam Fries
Crispy and sweet with smoked paprika aioli
9.00
Braised Beef Poutine
Kennebec fries, gravy, smoked cheddar
7.00
Beer Battered Lemon Pepper
Richards battered‏ frites tossed in our house made lemon pepper
7.00
Yam Fries
With smoked paprika aioli
2 FOR 1 BRUNCH
Available saturdays and sundays
Each person much order a beverage
13.00
B&E Burger
8oz patty,‏ brioche bun, fried egg, parmesan aioli, ketchup and hash browns
10.00
The Charles Classic
2 eggs, marbled rye toast, bacon or sausage and hash browns
13.00
Belgian Waffles
Rich waffles, chocolate chunks, fruit compote and vanilla whip
12.00
Omelette
Spinach, garlic, feta, shallots, 3 eggs and hash browns
13.00
Brunch Bowl
Braised beef, caramelized onions, corn and bean salsa, sauteed peppers, 2 eggs, hollandaise and green onions
Eggs Benedict
English muffin with citrus hollandaise sauce and hash browns
12.00
European Ham
14.00
Shrimp and Avocado
DRINKS‏
6.75
Mimosa
6.75
Specialty Coffee
7.00
Caesar
4.50
Whistler Lager/Pale
About
Located on the ground floor of the famous Woodwards building you will find a unique V-shaped, airy and modern room that is home to The Charles Bar. The unique shape allows for the juxtaposition of guest, from indulging in well-crafted food and drinks to crowding the bar and watching a game on the 9'HD screen. The Charles Bar staff are well known to the Gastown locals, who frequent the bar for guaranteed good times. On weekends, Djs take centre stage, spinning everything from Hip-Hop, RnB and top 40 tracks. The Charles Bar offers a varying experience and accommodates everyone from the intimate dinner for two, game night and birthday celebrations.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Canadian
FEATURES
Television, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This has become my weekly spot to grab lunch with friends. The lunch specials offer a good variety for a great value, from sandwiches to salads - same with the drinks! The service there is always friendly and timely, which makes it a great getaway...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adela-bab
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Not sure if this is one of the more student-oriented places close to SFU and VFS. Seems a bit more upscale, more of a dining or bar experience. I would add, the food doesn't quite match the decor. It's pretty casual, not at all fancy,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank blue_begonia
Reviewed June 14, 2018

The Charles is a good spot to watch sport and socialise over a few drinks or classic bar snacks. They have a good happy hour menu which is recommended to capitalise on for the best prices. The selection of beers is pretty good and is...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here while walking around Gastown and needed a breather. Drinks and sweet potato fries were fine and service was quick and nice. We would come back if in the area again.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Doctorj53
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Tried to make a reservation as we had about 8 of us for dinner/drinks before a concert. Tried phoning, was directed to use their website for reservations. I made a request. I'm still waiting for any response. It's been several weeks.. We went there anyway...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Troy M
Reviewed August 6, 2017

I've been seriously wondering about writing this review or not for the past 14 hours, but after much thought I must get it out there. This morning, I went to The Charles Bar for brunch with about 9 different people. Everyone else said that there...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Paul_Phelan
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

I had an great time here on Friday night. All Staff friendly - good looking people everywhere and were friendly crowd. This place is normally a Sports Bar but is disco on Friday / Sat night's - open to 3am... Music good - atmosphere excellent!!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank rich2irons
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Drinks and food were both good and reasonably priced for Vancouver. Nice looking place. The door guy managed to find us a seat part way through the game which was awesome. Exceptionally attentive service considering it was quite a busy day! Lots of choices for...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank avidtravels5
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

The ambience is very nice. The Bartender on a very slow Tuesday night was very nice. He gave a good advice on the beer I would like. It's a nice place to come on a Tuesday if you need some silence from the weekend. Which...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 1155 nobody acknowledge us when we walked in so we seated ourselves and grabbed our own menus. It even states seat yourself! After 15 mins of being ignored I went to the bartender and asked for some service. Waited an addition 5mins...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Jeff R
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