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Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Vancouver's Finest Steak
1. Vancouver's Finest Steak
"It was the BEST steak I ever had ! "
Leone705
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2. Tableside Service
2. Tableside Service
"The service experience here was over the top"
ek356
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3. Must try Japanese Wagyu & Kobe
3. Must try Japanese Wagyu & Kobe
"20oz of Japanese wagyu! Now that is a steak!!"
ColinThornton
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About
Black & Blue emanates luxury and sophistication. The Golden Age of hospitality-from juicy steaks to tableside Caesar salads combined with gracious & crisp service. Be prepared to enjoy a classic cocktail, peruse the notable wine list and bask in the sumptuous decor. A striking Himalayan Rock Salt "Wall" houses an extensive selection of prime cuts available from Wagyu to US & Canadian Prime. Join us for lunch, happy hour and dinner.
PRICE RANGE
US$23 - US$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, cocktails and wine, plus outstanding service from Lisa, all in a great ambiance. The butter cake is amazing.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased we got top marks in all aspects of your visit. We aim to please! So happy Lisa helped make your evening a memorable one. I will pass your compliments to pastry...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2022 via mobile

We went there for lunch today to scope out the private rooms for our daughters small wedding. Evelyn showed us around, very nice and knowledgeable. We then had a fantastic lunch including Jumbo prawns, Beef Carpaccio, truffle fries and roasted Brussels sprouts. Justin our server...was very helpful with our selections and took very good care of us. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our dining at black and blue. The food was just wonderful and our waitress Lisa was sensational!!! Loved the experience thank you!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We will pass on your kind compliments to Lisa. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Lisa Lacroix, Sommelier

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous service and amazing food. Shelby our server was attentive, friendly, and made us feel at home. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and we will be coming back. The steak was delicious - cooked to perfection. Could not have asked for a better meal.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Lisa L, General Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Happy Anniversary from all of us at Black + Blue. We are so glad to hear you had a memorable visit with us. We'll be sure to send your compliments to Shelby. She is a great asset to our team. We look forward...More

Reviewed October 26, 2022

I really liked this restaurant because of its location and the view it offers from the terrace. Its dishes are characterized by their different presentations of meat with a delicious seasoning. This place is very large and luxurious, it has a homey atmosphere and a...nice decoration inside. I recommend visiting it because the service staff is friendly and fast.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2022

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit on The Roof. I will be sure to send your kind compliments to the staff. Sincerely, Lisa Lacroix, Manager/Sommelier

Reviewed October 26, 2022

Our adult children highly recommended this restaurant, and we decided to go there for lunch while staying in Vancouver's West End. We were a bit put off at first as we were kept waiting in the empty main floor entry by two young women who...never managed to crack a smile - one speaking (we guessed) with rooftop staff while the other looked on anxiously as we didn’t have a reservation; however, once we were directed to the rooftop dining area via the elevator the situation changed dramatically! The young woman who met us and walked us to our table was very welcoming and friendly, and when she noticed I was in a walking cast, went to speak to a floor manager about changing our elevated bar-style table. When he came over (unfortunately we didn't get his name) he chatted with us and managed to move us to a booth - so kind! The rooftop dining area is comfortable and very attractive, and offers a variety of seating options. Our server, Shelbey, could not have been more friendly and attentive, and our lunch experience was definitely enhanced by the lovely room and her excellent service. We are not used to eating large meals at lunchtime, so did not indulge in the enormous and beautifully presented beef and seafood offerings. We both chose sandwiches - my husband had the beef dip and I had the BLT chicken sandwich. Both were accompanied by fries and were plentiful and filling; unfortunately the beef dip's bun was more a hoagie than a baguette (i.e. not crusty) although the beef was flavourful and tender. The BLT was on a bun with a large amount of battered fried chicken, bacon and spicy chipotle mayo, but was surprisingly lacking in flavour given those ingredients. We both had the excellent draft Superflux IPA. All in all it was a very nice experience and we would love to return at dinner to try the dishes the restaurant is famous for, but this time will be sure to make a reservation!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2022

Dear Betty, Thank you so much for joining us on The Roof for Lunch. Thank you also to your children for the recommendation. Glad we have made an impression on your family. I was a little disappointed with your first impression of the restaurant. I...More

Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

First off - LLOYD IS THE BOMB! Ok, Lloyd was our waiter but he was incredible. The wife and I went here for a special anniversary dinner and were completely floored with the quality of the food and service. We got steak, salmon, Caesar salad,...a bunch of sides (the mashed potatoes and the corn side dishes were so flavorful) two wonderful bottles of wine - and a small dessert. What an evening. The meats were cooked perfectly, the side dishes were fantastic, and the wine recommendations by Lloyd went perfectly with the meal. Thank you so much to Lloyd and crew for making our anniversary so very special. We had an incredible evening and the food was top notch!!! I highly - highly - recommend Black and Blue for a special dinner. It was so worth the drive into Vancouver from Bellingham!!! Thank you thank you!!!! (And Lloyd is the best!!!!)More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2022

Dear Matt, Happy Anniversary from all of us at Black + Blue. We are so pleased that Lloyd made it a memorable one for you. He spoke to me briefly about a wonderful couple in his section celebrating an anniversary so you left a great...More

Reviewed October 9, 2022

Had Lunch at Roof Top at BLACK AND BLUE Great food,Ambiance and Service Perfect setting to celebrate a Birthday

Date of visit: October 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2022

Dear Al, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your birthday celebration at Black + Blue. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Lisa Lacroix, Manager/Sommelier

Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant, great views and atmosphere on the rooftop. Our waiter Justin made our visit perfect! The steaks were superb

Date of visit: September 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit at Black + Blue. Justin is a great asset to our team. Please feel free to ask for him on your next visit. Sincerely, Lisa Lacroix, Manager/Sommelier

Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

My husband and our 2 friends squeezed in as a walk-in to sit at the bar on the roof. The bartender Clint was the absolute best!!! He was so fun and friendly! Rarely do you get a bartender like him! He made amazing drinks and...gave great recommendations on what else to do in the city! We had just finished our Alaskan cruise and he was one of the highlights of our entire trip. You could tell he really cared about the experience we were having at his bar. Absolutely loved our time at The Roof at Black + Blue. Because of Clint, we will definitely be back and recommend it to anyone visiting!!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. So glad you enjoyed Clint's service. He is definitely one of our superstars at Black + Blue. You can enjoy his service on the Roof as well as on the main bar. I...More

Reviewed September 30, 2022 via mobile

Lisa L. made my birthday dinner so much more special with her flambé service and secret bday cake lol it was delish

Date of visit: September 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2022

Dear Ruby, Thank you so much for your review. Thanks for sharing your birthday celebration with Black + Blue. We are so happy that Lisa made it special for you. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Lisa Lacroix, Manager/Sommelier

Reviewed September 21, 2022 via mobile

This was more of a culinary experience than a restaurant experience. Pretty pricy and I was skeptical. How could a steak be that much better? It was. It was THAT good, we were there in July and we are STILL talking about how good it...was so I thought I had better write a review. We enjoyed the stunning entryway with the aged meat backlit like artwork, the raw meat delivered to the table with a little lesson about each cut and each level of the cuts.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2022

Dear Guest, Many thanks for leaving such a glorious review. We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and also that it left such a lasting memory for you. We strive for this with each and every guests so to get a...More

Reviewed September 15, 2022 via mobile

We came here for our penultimate meal in Vancouver on our honeymoon. Wow! The food here was amazing - my husband had the French onion soup and I had the tomato bisque; and we shared a Chateaubriand. The soups were so tasty and the Chateaubriand...was cooked to perfection. To finish, the restaurant were so kind to offer us a dessert platter for our celebrations - the waiter mentioned there was a new pastry chef there - well her creations were immense!!! We had a wonderful meal here and a special shout-out to our waiter Lloyd who was very cordial, welcoming and friendly. He made sure we had a lovely evening to celebrate our honeymoon.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2022

Dear Gineo, Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with Black + Blue. I will be sure to pass your compliments to our culinary / pastry team. Lloyd is one our senior servers and superstars on the team....More

Reviewed September 14, 2022 via mobile

We had a great time. Our waitress Nette was beyond outstanding. We shared the ribeye and halibut. Both were both top notch Great experienceMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Lisa L, Manager at Black + Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2022

Dear Martin, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Nette is a new member of our team and a great addition at that. We are so pleased that she made your experience special. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Lisa...More

Reviewed September 8, 2022

We ate here for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We had booked a table on the roof terrace and had a view of the sky as our table was at the back but still it was nice - not sure about wanting to sit under the...artificial plant pergola if I had been there - best tables will be at the front. A nice touch was we were served a glass of fizz as my husband had made them aware of our celebration. The food was good, steaks were slightly rare for our 'medium' request but just about ok for us, sides portions were massive so enough for 2 or 3. One of our party had a pasta dish which was ok - nothing out of the ordinary but expensive for pasta. I would say the food is over priced though. $300 for 3 main courses with drinks. We had very good service from friendly waiters. Toilets were very poor for the image the restaurant is aiming for.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Sarah M
March 16, 2022|
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Response from SandraLynn154945 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we tried to dine on the roof top patio but couldnt get a table. The restaurant itself is very nice, but I've heard the rooftop is very special.
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Although certainly geared towards adults, I believe any children that are respectful of the atmosphere would be welcome in the restaurant.
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Great question. I'm not certain but as I read the website, it looks like lunch goes until about 2pm and then Happy Hour service kicks in form 2:30-5:30pm. Dinner after that. During April and May, Happy Hour was suspended... More
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Black + Blue is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5