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“great dinner, great service”

The Refinery Event Space
Ranked #682 of 3,728 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: West End
Cross street: 1115 Granville Street
Transit: Granville and Yaletown skytrain stations within 5 minute walk.
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this unique and exclusive second level event location features beautiful decor, elegant lighting, a 18ft full-service bar, and much more. We offer a diversity of customizable options to book a semi-private section or the entire location. The Refinery is the perfect fit for a wide range of functions from 20 to 75 people. From corporate functions, staff parties, engagement parties, birthdays to presentations. The Refinery provides a laid back, comfortable atmosphere to our diners through our music, dimly lit room, and elegant décor. The Refinery is nestled in the heart of downtown, but tucked a little out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the Granville Entertainment District, we are upstairs at 1115 Granville Street, between Helmcken and Davie.
Penticton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great dinner, great service”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had a wonderful fun experience at The Refinery Restaurant on 19/11/13. The owner was in attendance, and provided advice from beer choices to making a lovely "cookie" dessert cocktail!

We would definitely go again, and thanks.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank jsurkan
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Limmen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great food and a nice conversation with the owner, we came back a week later to eat there again. Lots of variety and you can have a lot of different dishes, like Tapas.

Visited July 2013
Thank Marylou R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Enthusiastic service but food overall disappointing”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Interesting urban decor and very friendly staff but food a mixed bag. Tapas cold cuts lacking in flavour and very small quantities. Salads had lists of interesting ingredients but had to dig around to find anything in the greenery! Beef ribs were excellent however though slow coming out.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank jude077
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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

A little pricey if you are starving, but the food was so good, and our server was outstanding. Next time we have to try the meatballs. We saw them ordered by the table next to us, but by then we were stuffed.
Expect to spend about $50-$60 per person with drinks included.

Visited June 2013
Thank billykidd
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Auburn, Washington
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Make a reservation today!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We love tapas places and this one is exceptionally good! We stayed at the Worldmark on Hornby, so The Refinery was only a couple of blocks away. We started with a Thistle cocktail (specialty cocktails are not cheap, but this was delicious!), then the golden beets, roast duck breast, and stuffed portobello mushroom...I really wish we had been hungry enough to try more...but to resolve that we are going back tomorrow! Great service and fresh, delicious food!
There are quite a few stairs to get up to the restaurant, so it may not be right for those with troubles climbing stairs, but I cannot imagine any other deterrents to treating yourself to a delightful meal!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Lori H
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