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Earls

905 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z3G4
Tel: (604) 682-6700
Fax: (604) 682-6748
Neighbourhood: Central
  • Cuisine: American, Canadian
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Takeout
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Features: Patio, Television, Wheelchair accessible
  • Hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30AM - 12AM, Fri - Sat: 11:30AM - 1AM, Sun: 11:30AM - 12AM
  • The menu at Earls focuses on freshly made, seasonally inspired, casually elegant West Coast cuisine with International flavour. In addition to wide variety of dishes Earls has a drink menu to match.

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Great new location, but service is lacking
By currant7 of Manila, Philippines (20 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 11:51am [Dine in]

We came here on a Friday night, but the restaurant was barely half full. Same ol' good food & drinks as most of the other Earl's locations, but I had an issue with the service.

So we were seated, our waitress came around to take our drink orders. I was the only one in our party not ordering any liquor and only asked for water and the dessert menu. After coming back 20 minutes later with everyone's drinks, she told me she would get my glass of water next. She then disappears for half an hour. She comes back after this and gets everyone's second round, TOTALLY ignores me and whisks off before I even get to ask her about my water or the fact that I wanted to order dessert. A few minutes later, she returns with second rounds for everyone and I FINALLY get to order dessert and remind her about my water, both of which I end up receiving 15 minutes later.

At first I thought they were understaffed that night, but there were 2 other waitresses standing around chatting with the hostess at the front of the restaurant.

The new location is great to look at. Maybe I just had unfortunate luck that night with our server. Oh, and the music is generic house/dance music awful.

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Nice Room, Boring Everything Else
By FreddieSunshine of WestVan (14 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

Earl's has definitely found a very good designer, the room is very glam and exciting, urban and moderne, and all the other hot design terms.
Sadly the concept itself does not live up to the room. It is true to the earls concept, but the room is so much nicer than other earls locations, that the limitations of the food and service become that much more obvious.
The only reason we ever go here is its proximity to the movie theatre is very convenient. Hopefully earls can develop their food to a level to compare with this room...otherwise its a sad waste of such a nice space.

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Beautiful restaurant! Know what to order before you go.
By bonniejeanwalker of North Vancouver, B.C, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 6:37pm [Dine in]

This place is gorgeous! One of the nicest Earl's I have ever seen. The prices can get out of hand if you have more than one drink it is going to be expensive so be prepared.

I had the spinach and feta dip which is, in my opinion, the best thing on the menu. TRY IT. I could just eat it with a spoon. The bread is house-made which made me very happy.

Our service was a little slow, luckily I was there with a friend so we were chatting away and we were comfortable waiting but we were left with just drinks and no food orders taken for a solid 20 minutes.

Overall, I'd go back for the ambience and spinach dip but I will remember never to go there on a time limit.

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Friendly service
By Iluvvancouver of Burnaby , east hastings rd (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

Good food and friendly servers! Hostesses were friendly and efficient, our server was really nice too. I love the dynamite roll and had the curry chicken that was yummy too. ! Great location too , close to robson, good place to stop in after a long day of shopping. I Will be back for sure!

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Very Trendy Atmosphere, Inventive Food, Sexy Blonde Waitress And No Nonsense
By man of faith of BC vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 28, 2011 - 6:40pm [Dine in]

I really enjoyed the night with my lady companion, this is a great restaurant to bring a date. The flavours that were put together wre fab. The price was a bit high, but that could be my fault for wanting only the best and impressing the young lady but I do have to say that everything tasted really great. This is not for taking a wife, but if your impressing women then do not hesitate. The blondie waitress herself was so confident in her own gorgeousness. I am sure my date noticed and went into competitive style.
For the appetizer we got the dip. The flatbread was hot and complimented the dip. Entrees were the oscar steak and the seafood mix pasta. The steak was great once we got into the middle (yes we shared), the edges were overcooked. But the flavours, the steak, veggies and radishes, were really great. The fried potatos were great too. I got the pasta too and it was wonderful but I couldn't finish it because it was so much. I left about 1/4th on my plate. For dessert we got the choco cake and it was delish!!! Probably my favourite part of the meal along with the wine the beautiful skirt suggested. The freshness made the dish, just wish it was not so expensive because the waitress great look and service made me tip extra!

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nice atmosphere, good drinks, disappointing dinner
By kseko of Kitsilano (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 6:04am [Dine in]

I've been here twice. Once for drinks and once for dinner and drinks. The ambiance upon entering Earl's Paramount is really nice. Trendy, modern and new. Sat in the lounge area which is made up of leather low sitting bucket chairs. I think it's perfect for getting a drink, but I'd recommend sitting in the dining room if you're planning on dinner. The music and echo were a little bit loud and we had to raise our voices to talk to each other.

It was Friday, so I thought I'd order something a little more expensive on the menu and went for the $18 seafood linguine with scallops and prawns. Portion was good, but I was really disappointed with the dish. Prawns were okay, but the scallops were tiny and looked like they were quickly warmed up after being taken out of a freezer bag. Not seared at all and mushy. The sauce was totally ruined by being WAY too salty and the linguine was a little overcooked. Would I order it again? Probably not. My friend ordered the soup of the day which was Mexican style and she said it was good. $6-7, pretty big and came with a piece of bread.

I'd recommend Earl's for a few drinks (blended mojito's and margaritas are great) and a few appetizers (Chili Chicken is tasty...sushi is disappointing). The dinner dish I had was overpriced for what I got.

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A few dollars too much
By luminaire of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2008 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

I had the spicy mixed seafood pasta and tasted very good. The portions were small however and the amount of generic seafood didn't warrant the $16 price tag. The rest of the dishes at the table were good including the steaks and the cajun blacken chicken and the cedar salmon. The servers were attentive and kept coming back and asking what we wanted, and each time we told them we wanted our food. They would say "yes of course" and laugh, like it was the most ridiculous notion ever postulated, and we would laugh along....our laughter died down after 40 minutes of starvation. They apologized for the wait and compensated by giving us....a mandatory tip.

But the restaurant was new and did have a good atmosphere so high points for ambiance.

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Great Place for Fun, Good Staff!
By marv of Downtown, Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

I don't know what Myles is talking about. The people at this place are hardworking and fun! He's obviously never worked in the restaurant business... As an insider I know that all Earls employees go through 2 extensive interviews then 20 hours of training before their first day of real work. Give the girls a break - they are working hard doing a job that not many could do and look great while doing it. Besides, male servers stick to the restaurant and have always been wonderful as well. I think this Earls does a great job of balancing both a fun, hip, club-themed lounge and an upscale casual dining atmosphere in the same location. Plus, their wine list rocks and is really affordable - and they offer great drink specials every night of the week. If you want to have fine dining and $300 bottles of wines, go to Lumiere.
Otherwise, this is the best Earls by far that I've ever been to.

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More generic than memorable
By Myles of Vancouver-Downtown (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 3:46pm [Dine in]

Like any other Earl's only:

The atmosphere at this Earl's is a little over the top, considering the blaring house music, scantily clad all female staff, and 80% lounge area make this place more of a club than a restaurant. The dining area is tucked away underneath the staircase, and I would definitely not recommend letting one of the manipulative servers seat you there since it's a little cramped and off in the corner.

I live above the restaurant, and it's a great place to hang out, but not to dine.

If you go for Monday Night Football you might be lucky enough to catch "the girls" strutting around in sleeveless referee jerseys and heels. And I must say it's a great place to watch a game, considering there are huge plasma screens all over the walls and beautiful women, who manage to put half your stuff on someone else's bill by accident (has happened to me more than once), since the Earl's hiring process is definitely not competency based.

As always, the Earl's menu is trying to do too many things on a mediocre level, rather than making a few great items. The specials are always something to go home and cry about, regardless of how much the servers “romance” them.

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Great meal with 2 young boys - surprisingly good!
By plushlush of anmore (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

Had an early evening meal with our 2 boys aged 5 and 7 - we were given a great table, in a quiet spot, but next the window with a view of the street. The server was helpful, and acccommodating of our two young boys. The cocktail of the day was fresh and beautifully mixed, and the food was fresh and tasty - good sized portions. They helpfully split an adult small plate between our two boys - and served this quickly. Whilst not geared up for children (no kids menu, coloring pens etc), I found the service and food selection better than most 'family' styled restaurant - parents still want decent food, in a nice atmosphere, and I would recommend this restaurant.

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I don't get why people eat here!
By Foodie1981 of Downtown, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 2:19pm [Dine in]

I tried earls for the first time a couple of months ago at the insistence of a friend who said the food is great. I ordered a sandwich with fries and I didn't enjoy it in the least. The fries were soggy and the sandwich lacked flavour. I went again with my co-workers (not by my own choice) and ordered a pizza which also lacked flavour. Today, I was craving garlic bread and it is the closest restaurant to my work so I ordered it from there, hoping it would taste decent. It was salty to the point of being bitter and my mouth is now full of a disgusting flavour that no amount of brushing has been able to get out.
DON'T EAT AT EARLS! I have been to more than one location and can safely say the restaurant is terrible.

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