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“great experience - a true gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cork and Fin

Cork and Fin
Ranked #567 of 3,677 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Gastown
Cross street: Water Street
Transit: Waterfront station is a 5 minute walk away connecting with the North shore Seabus, Skytrain, and West Coast Express. Buses run along Cordova St. just steps away from the front door.
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great experience - a true gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

My colleague and I were in town for a business conference and we ended up at the Cork and Fin after the initial place that was recommended to us was fully booked. We were so lucky! This is a really amazing gem in Gastown - great food in an intimate setting (and totally unpretentious). We patted each other on the back all night long for making such a good choice.

This was our priciest meal in Vancouver, but we felt it was really worth every dollar. Unfortunately, one large party was being very rude / unruly and gave the staff a run for its money. Despite this, we experienced outstanding service. The senior staff member even spent a little time at our table talking through food and beverage options as well as the story of how some of the items on the menu came to fruition. The food and drink here is inspired and delicious.

I highly recommend this restaurant and hope to make my way back here again.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank xpuctr
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English first
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“not so fresh fish”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

With a name like Cork and Fin one would expect great, if not at least good, fish. The fish was not terribly fresh and the service was mediocre at best. Given the price it was a disappointment. If one is offering higher-end dining, with accompany prices, then one must deliverer.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bruce C
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food and nice ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

My boyfriend and I ate here and had a very enjoyable meal. We started with some stellar drinks and felt lucky the food was equally as good. The restaurant feels cozy and the outside tables make for great people watching in Gastown.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank WonderingGirl45
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Was my third visit to Cork & Fin. I'm never disappointed! The staff are friendly, helpful, & knowledgable. The food is always divine! It's great to have a classy atmosphere where you can actually have a conversation with friends.
Will be back soon!!

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1 Thank WestCoastIch
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

we ahd a party of 8 eating an early dinner, and the service and timing of food was excellent. They had very reasonable pricing and a very good wine list. They have a 3 course tasting menu for $30, or complete it with a VQA wine paring for $46. Excellent value!

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Courtney M
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