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“Great location, good food”
Review of Cactus Club Cafe

Cactus Club Cafe
Ranked #44 of 3,776 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great location, good food”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Looking for lunch to help combat jet lag in Vancouver with an 8 hour time difference I saw the Cactus Club Cafe. Found a table outside and ordered Cactus IPA and a duck club sandwich. The beer was great, cool and hoppy. The sandwich arrived promptly with a bowl of thin cut salty chips from potatoes with skins on. The filling was tasty if a little overdone on a nice fruit bread. Probably the most attratcive collection of waitresses I have seen in a long time if we are allowed to make comments like that.
Looking forward to a return visit.

Visited July 2014
Thank ilminstertraveller
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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic for families with babies”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's hard to find places in Vancouver that are accommodating to families with babies ... and serve alcohol. One such place is this Cactus Club. We've never had a problem bringing our baby and large stroller and we always got a nice table, overlooking the water (in most restaurants they give the families with babies the worst table). I sometimes come here with other moms and at one time we had 3 strollers around our table at lunch time and it wasn't a problem. They also don't mind breastfeeding. And the food is great too.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank amj77
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Incredible position, food and service”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Cactus Club has two locations quite close to one another in downtown Vancouver. This one, overlooking the harbour, opened earlier this year and complements the other locations further up Burrard Street. It has unrivaled views across the water, and a prime location alongside the Olympic Cauldron.

On this occasion I tried a dish from each of the course menus - tuna sushi cones, sirloin steak with a 4-mushroom accompaniment and a white chocolate cheesecake. Service was brisk, and friendly. My server had been carefully inducted into the history of the club, its interesting art exhibits and the provenance of the food as well as offering matched wine suggestions. It's clearly establishing itself as a premier-tier restaurant in a crowded and competitive market.

Each course was presented in an appealing and innovative manner, down to micro cuts of cilantro and ginger with the tuna, and a varied selection of mushrooms and demi-glace with the steak, which is also grain-fed Alberta Angus certified - ultimately, it also tasted fantastic!

I don't have a sweet tooth, and usually choose cheese or nothing, but was swayed by the mix of tart berries alongside less cloying white chocolate cheesecake. It was a wise choice!

Really, quite an outstanding meal and one I hope to repeat.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank NZSab
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Delicious Food, Impeccable Service, Spectacular Views”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family ate hear for lunch after a morning of touring and walking the Gastown area of Vancouver. This was the best meal we had in Vancouver. The location at Canada Place is gorgeous - right on the water overlooking Stanley Park and Vancouver Harbour. Everyone enjoyed their meal here. I had a short rib sandwich and my wife had fish tacos. The food was fabulous. The service was very attentive without being overbearing. The restaurant is smartly decorated and very comfortable. I really enjoyed having lunch here. The entrees are a bit pricey, but they have a good mix of sandwiches, salads and appetizers that are more reasonable. I agree with another review that if you can wait for a table overlooking the the harbour, it would be worth the wait.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank KwajTom
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Szechuan chicken lettuce wraps changed my life. This was easily the best thing we ate on our trip. The outdoor seating was really nice and the drinks and other food was excellent too. The service was good and the prices were reasonable.

Visited July 2014
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