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Earls Test Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Granville Street
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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905 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1V3, Canada
+1 604-682-6700
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Today
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My spouse and me have been at the Earls test Kitchen several times. Never had a issue there. Staff was friendly and efficient. Always found great food. Conveniently located Downtown Vancouver. Apple Tart was unique. Cheers!

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Thank Billy43William
vancouver, bc
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here for lunch often as work is just across the street. Food and service are always good. A bit noisy as others have commented, but I feel that is all part of the atmosphere. Highly recommended!!

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Thank baby888
Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a wide variety of choices on the menu. The food was well prepared and tasty. Very busy place, but the service was still excellent.

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Thank janejo_7
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Jamaican-American friend and I were leaving town after a business meeting and asked the doorman at the hotel for a lunch recommendation. He unhesitatingly recommended Earls on the corner of Hornby and Smithe, which took us down a very modern (and somewhat unpromising-looking) block past the most unlikely-looking courthouse I've ever seen, not at all forbidding, and swathed in... More 

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Thank Kate B
Clinton, NY
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a few meals at Earl's. The chicken caesar salad is quite tasty. The apple tart is absolutely great. The service people are all efficient and very friendly. Only the noise might be an issue. Nice place!

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Thank rghopkins
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251 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Earl's on our first night, while on our anniversary weekend in Vancouver. It was recommended to us by multiple people, so we knew it would be a "winner"... and it absolutely was. We started with the clam chowder, which was perfect for a cold and rainy November evening. It was delicious, not too thick and... More 

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Thank Allie O
Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ETK is a bustling place on a Friday night. So, meeting up with friends whom we've not seen in a long time and hoping for an acceptable noise-level was a little challenging. Still, our server was friendly and attentive and our food was great. My spouse and I shared a salad and burger. I would not describe the menu as... More 

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Thank piesie23
Delta
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 14 last Friday and the service was phenomenal, food was excellent we were very impressed with everything.

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Thank triciaw801
Bengaluru, India
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Actually I ended up in this place for dinner on fine summer day evening, as it was close to the hotel I was staying in. But when I was paying the bill, I had the satisfaction that my choice was not bad :) Food : I had dinner from this restaurant three times during my stay in vancouver (3 weeks... More 

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Thank ArunB1985
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My hubby and I visited Vancouver for the weekend from Vancouver Island. He ended up with a terrible cold and was napping one afternoon so I went exploring. I stopped in at the Earl's Test Kitchen to charge my phone and have a beer. I had a gentleman named JR serve me at the bar and he was very friendly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1V3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Street
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-6700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Granville Street

Neighbourhood Profile
Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.
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