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Restaurant type

  • Lounge,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,

Dishes

  • Seafood,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,

Products and Services

  • Seafood,
  • Restaurant,
  • Dining,
  • Live Music,
  • Food,
  • Drinks,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1535 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
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Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

  • Direct Debit

Meet the owner

Granville Island was once an island; actually, truth be told, it was a sandbar. So it seems appropriate that one of the city’s most popular eateries pays homage to Granville Island’s geographic past. Nestled under the Granville Street Bridge, The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant celebrates its industrial and fishing roots with an interior that is designed for warmth and casual elegance.

Part of the Sequoia Company of Restaurants, The Sandbar seats 350 guests across three levels in what was once a manufacturing building. The ground floor is home to an intimate sushi bar. Upstairs, the main dining room features nautical decor accents that offer a nod to West Coast style. “Suspended above the main bar is Kivi, a 24-foot salmon troller hand built by Allan Farrell, (one of the West Coast’s finest craftsman of wooden boats),” explains general manager John Hawkins. The second floor is also home to a private dining room (adjacent to a wine cellar that boasts a collection of more than 1000+ bottles), and a low-lit lounge. At night, the Teredo Lounge transforms into a trendy piano bar with an intimate vibe and live music. The third-floor heated patio, open year-round, is perhaps the most sought-after space in the restaurant. “At night under the stars, you can capture the most stunning cityscapes on the patio,” adds Hawkins.

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Kailah K
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Great location for a special occasion!

Recently had a family event here and it was great! We had a dedicated server to our party, which was great - it meant we never got ignored. The seafood here is very fresh and tastes wonderful! The fresh sheet has a great selection - highly recommend the sable fish (black cod) it was very good. The wine list is somewhat limited, but they have picked some of the best wines from BC, which is nice. The rooftop deck is one of the best in Vancouver! Just amazing to sit up there and watch the boats go by... highly recommend Sandbar for locals and tourists alike!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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This restaurant is one of my favourite destinations on a sunny day. I prefer outside seating, which positions you directly below Granville Bridge. Great view, great food. Service is always friendly. We ordered: Eggs Benny bacon, toasted english muffin, hollandaise, roasted potatoes $12 Wild Salmon Burger grilled $15 The only dish which disappointed us was the red beat salad. It used to be my top item on their menu. Not sure what happened, however, portion was extremely small and taste was off.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Sandbar is in a fabulous location, under the...

Sandbar is in a fabulous location, under the Granville bridge and overlooking the vista of blue, but the food is only average. Funny: all five of us, when given our menus, said the same thing: 'This is hard to look at!' They really should hire a good graphic artist and give it a makeover. Someone that charges more $ but does good work. Ask for a table upstairs.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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November 12, 2019

A fantastic experience. A great atmosphere and a very attentive service. Wish we were living closer as would be coming back more often.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2019

The hostess, right from the start, welcomed us by name and said Happy Birthday to my Wife. She remembered all this from my making the reservation call. She lead us to one of the best Tables in the Restaurant and assigned us to the most personable Waitress you have. Who, even though she was several Months Pregnant, maintained an exceptional cheerful atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 9, 2019

The patio added a special touch

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 9, 2019

The sable fish was slightly undercook, but it was rectified very quickly without question and was delicious. Had a great time and the other dishes were perfectly done. Love the location and the atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 10, 2019

A wonderful meal of dungeness 🦀 well presented for a birthday celebration. A cozy restaurant on the waterfront in false creek with friendly thoughtful service. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 3, 2019

Our family enjoyed everything about our visit. Great waiter, prompt service, good atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 3, 2019

Music was also good as well as delicious foods Thank you for our precious time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 2, 2019

The food was incredible, the server Jason was fantastic and the live piano music was perfect. We went to celebrate a birthday and it was amazing! The manager also gave us his attention as well!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2019

Excellent first time dining at the Sandbar. Reasonably quiet is our first consideration and food and service come come next.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2019

Fabulous as usual

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 2, 2019

Our server made a big difference - he was open, engaging, funny and fun.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 30, 2019

Great food ..... ideas : modernize the menu & menu board , using 1970s style menu look . Improve on line access ? = opentable ? Interior noise level for conversation is high , can there be ways to soften it ? Otherwise a great spot to visit.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 30, 2019

Our meal was amazing. Our server went above and beyond to make a night out with old friends the loveliest of experiences. We will be back!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 27, 2019

The service staff at this restaurant are amazing. We had a great time enjoying the beautiful view with great food and great service. Will definitely come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2019

Absolutely amazing food and service . The live music playing that evening really was the cherry on top to our romantic evening .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2019

A delightful venue overlooking FalseCreek. Great vibe, casual elegance, excellent servers. Will definitely visit again and recommend to friends and visitors. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2019

Excellent service!!! Thank you! There were 16 of us!! This is the second time we have brought our staff here and again we had exceptional service!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2019

Decent to very good food. Service very good. Great view from our table. Too noisy though.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 23, 2019

Perfect !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 23, 2019

Everything was perfect.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2019

Tommy is the best waiter in Vancouver. We recommend asking for his section if he is working!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2019

Very nice lunch overall and great shrimp cocktail! If I could add some notes, I'd say that it was way too hot in the patio, seemed way better downstairs. And if I may, the service was nice but maybe a little "too much" imo (but it's probably me :) ). Best,

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 20, 2019

Loved the live music, sound level was good so that we were still able to have a conversation. Loved the calamari! Will be back:)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2019

One of our favourite lunch spots!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2019

We always really enjoy ourselves at the Sandbar. Food, atmosphere and service is consistently excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2019

What a beautiful restaurant! Service completely impeccable and the food delicious. If you are visiting the city this restaurant is a must!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2019

Had a lovely time coming for dinner for my partner’s birthday. The service was amazing and they gave us a great window seat. Really nice ambiance; warm, high ceilings, beautiful wood beams and lots of windows, very open but still cozy. The fire was a nice touch. Loved the oysters!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2019

I wanted everything to be perfect for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and The Sandbar did not disappoint. We were seated at a cozy table by the window and dined on the most delicious seafood. Our server made us feel so welcome and he was well educated on the menu. We look forward to returning to The Sandbar!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2019

Excellent service. Love this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2019

very pleasant evening on a quiet night at the restaurant. We will be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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