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Earls

1095 Mainland Street
Vancouver, BC V6B5P9
Tel: (604) 688-4990
Fax: (604) 688-4991
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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Just your average Earl's
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 31, 2010 - 1:45pm [Dine in]

Came by for lunch on a weekday and it was quite dead. There were only a few tables on the sit down side and bar side that were occupied. Shared some chilli chicken, dry ribs and dip and they were just OK. Shared some pizza and it was pretty good. Nothing outstanding but I guess didn't expect it to be. The service was just Ok. Prices seem a bit on the steep side as I guess they don't have a separate lunch menu, all items are at dinner level prices. Ambiance was pretty good with a good bar area. Would not make an effort to go to this Earl's.

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Avoid Dessert!
By sweethot of lower mainland (162 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 21, 2009 - 12:08pm [Dine in]

Earl's PLEASE hire a pastry chef, don't be so cheap. Came here for dessert and was VERY disappointed. This review isn't for their food which I normally like, it's just for desserts. They have a very narrow choice of 4 desserts, they also do not offer a special dessert of the day. Desserts are priced at about $7 like most restaurants do nowadays, but these desserts are not worth it especially when the cost per portion is probably $2. The chocolate cake portion of the chocolate sticky toffee pudding was horrible. It tasted like a cake mix and the salt flavour was too strong. The best part of the desserts were the small scoops of gelato on the side. The smores were okay but the graham cracker part was too thick, there was lots of marshmallow but there wasn't enough chocolate. These desserts didn't wow me and seemed worse to me than even dessert from an ABC restaurant. It's clear they use poor quality cheap ingredients in their desserts. The waitress didn't even blink when we left over half the desserts uneaten and just asked for the bill.

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Not the best I've been to!
By ILOVE2EAT of East Vancouver (73 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

Had lunch here on Sunday. We did go to Milestone's first but there was a 30 minute wait, so walked to Earl's instead and no one waiting. Actually, there were only three other tables!
As usual, the young girls trying to act older and trying to dress less - not very appealing at all. (If they were pretty girls, it would be decent but not when you're 16 trying to look like 25!)
Our server was nice. Too overbearing at some points.
It's always expensive at Earl's so the value is so-so. My daughter and I shared a SMALL bowl of Clam Chowder ($8) and an even smaller pizza ($13). Our friends had a Ceasar salad ($8) and a cheeseburger ($14). The french fries was a very scant amount and VERY, VERY salty!
When we walked in, there was a table on its side which seemed odd for a restaurant like Earl's. It could have been moved away so it made the restaurant look very cheap.
Next time, I think I will wait for 30 minutes at Milestone's instead of venturing over here!

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Average but beautiful decor
By chefdave of Downtown (58 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:29am [Dine in]

After coming back to Vancouver and living back in yaletown hit up the new Earls yesterday. Beautiful new room considering it used to be a Mavi jeans store but the service needs improvement. Expensive dinner plates with average service. Prefer the Earls as they used to be, concentrating on serving good food rather.

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Near Work, Good Wine List, Great Ambiance, Therefore Satisfied
By Onegirloneacharm of Vancouver Area (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 23, 2010 - 5:26pm [Dine in]

Went down for some food and drinks after work. It is rare these days to have time for relaxation, but Earls definitely delivered. Been there twice recently. Soups were a little too salty, salad was good and main food is always good to varying degrees. This place redeems itself with its charm and the spirit of the staff (on the nights I've been there!). Our sexy waitress was smart and relaxed enough to accept our English lessons. We had a ball quizzing her which part of Russian she's from. I love Earls.

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Disappointing... what happened
By rideharder of Vancouver Area (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 7:48pm [Dine in]

I am not against paying a little more if the food is good and if they still had the gorgeous girls, but they don't. I repeat. They do not. So why would I tolerate the extra cost? The restaurant is definitely upscale considering the neighbourhood, but the waitresses are not always cute and friendly anymore. The food is overall OK nowadays however some of the good old dishes have been replaced with new "fine dining" dishes that are less than ok. The prices are too high and let me be clear. I will pay a tip for a short skirt and eye candy. Otherwise, tip is for good service at my discretion. The price is the price and that is the law. Sorry Earl's. You lose.

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Hiked Prices, Forced Grat, Price Gouging and Poor Response from Corporate... Service and Food Not Great Either
By Martini_Man of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 10:29am [Dine in]

As the reviewer below has mentioned, they hiked their prices and forced 20% gratuity at the Yaletown location to take advantage of the increased business during the Olympics.

The food took longer, the server was too busy to provide anything more than adequate service, yet the force the higher prices and a forced gratuity.

I wrote the head office, and their response was a cookie cutter email saying that it is not business as usual during the Olympics and their costs are higher, and they've even brought more staff on from other locations... Hmmm, seem like good problems to me! Too much business caused you to hike your prices? Never heard that one before... Had to bring in more staff? Well I bet every server in the company was DYING to get to work at Yaletown in the heart of the action in order to make the outstanding tips etc.

Then they respond in regards to the forced 20% gratuity that there are a lot of European's who do not tip... Well, first of all, I have read that 85% of the tourists are from the America's... AND in my original message to them I had asked why they didn't follow Milestone's lead as Milestone's maintained the same pricing, and simply added a card on top of every bill that had a little Canadian flag that read "In Canada it is customary to tip 10-15% on top of your bill"... They never responded to that.

I normally tip around 20%, but I consider myself a healthy/good tipper... If I get crap service I should have the right to tip 10%, or whatever I feel "gratuitous" about...

The food is no better than normal, it takes longer to come out, the service is worse than normal yet they expect more money for both...

I close with this question prefaced by the fact that I am NOT a fan of the HST:

How can they possibly justify their outrage over the HST 7% increase saying it will KILL the restaurant industry? First of all, I don't know ANYONE who will turn down a dinner invitation because their proposed $50 dinner out will be $53.50... Yet Earl's thinks NOTHING of increasing their prices 20-25% AND forcing a gratuity... How can they justify their actions? They never answered this one to me either.

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Horrible service
By vaneater79 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 28, 2009 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

Came here for a party on the weekend. We had booked a private room, but when a few more people over the confirmed invitation list showed up the hostess refused them entry. Who refuses entry at a restaurant? I can understand if there are no seats available but there was plenty of room at our tables for these party guests. Unfortunately they had to leave and were not allowed in. On top of that our waiter spilled 3 drinks right next to us. There was broken glass everywhere for about half an hour before someone actually came to clean it up.

The ambience is nice and food is decent but the service is absolutely horrible and I will never book this place for a party. The staff are just not equiped to handle large crowds.

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not bad for Earls...
By bumblebee7 of Vancouver (32 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 20, 2009 - 12:09am [Dine in]

I haven't been to an Earls for about 4-5 years now, and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of choices on the lunch menu and how far they've come from a few years ago, especially with the decor.

Thought the food is not "outstanding", so I can't rate it a 4 but I would say it's better than a 3. The large leather chair was comfy and the service was pretty good and as expected. No complaints there. I ordered an asian stir fry (can't recall what it's called) but it was pretty good... comparable to Wild Rice.

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Restaurant good, some patrons not
By annickejane of North Van, Can (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

We decided to try this place for my birthday dinner. The reviews were good but the allure of all those screens faded fast. I hate crappy sports. The food was very very good. The wings were crispy and delicious and my chopped salad was just perfect. Simple but yummy.. Oh did I mention the HUGE amount of cocktails on tap? The only thing that ruined the night was a table of men (and a woman!) that tried to buy us a drink and then the men proceeded to pcik us up. Did we look so cheap? I would highly recommend this place if your in the mood for some high energy tasty food and cocktails.

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Best earls indeed
By Briann of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 12:52am [Dine in]

I ate alone at the bar last evening at the Earl's in Yaletown. First immpressions were suprise at the lovely room. Calling my chair a bar stool wouldl be doing it a disservice. My chair was massive and comfortable.

I was quickly attended to. I ordered the Thai green curry. I've been all over South-East Asia many times. This actually tasted like a true Thai curry. It was satisfying. I drank a glass of Quail's Gate Pinot Noir. Seven ounces of quality wine for ten dollars is one of several reasons I might go back again to this location in the group.

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Increased prices and gratuities
By amrs of North Shore, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

Okay so I know that it's the olympics and everything, but did you really have to go and raise your prices by 20-25% form last month, AND add on a mandatory 20% tip? The food was fine, but the pizza i got was not worth the $13.50 you bumped it up to, nor was the service particularly bad, but it was not worth 20%. That is the kind of tip that you WOULD get if we had exceptional service, which we didn't. It was mediocre, and you deserved 15% since our food took over an hour to make it to the table. What a cash grab, unbelievable. The only reason I stayed to eat was because we had to wait about 30 minutes to get a table and I was starving at that point. Even if the prices go back down after the games, I will never EVER eat at earls again!

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Awkward
By paul345 of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 21, 2009 - 3:14am [Dine in]

I came here with my wife on the weekend. The hostesses at the door were attractive, young, and friendly, as expected from an earls. The service however, ended at the door. Someone kept pushing us to go into V lounge upstairs, but we were uninterested but after some heavy awkward pestering, we went upstairs to shut them up. We got upstairs, no wonder we were pushed up here, there was no one there. The lounge mood and loud music setting wasn't really what me and my 50 year old wife were looking for, clearly they just wanted someone, ANYONE to go up there and make it look busy. The management should be able to READ THEIR guests.

We are "regulars" at Earls Paramount, and we thought we would give this place a shot, but it was just a weird first impression.

We came back down stairs and were sat in the dining room. 15 minutes later, no one had greeted us. Eventually someone came to our table and asked if we were helped, we noticed her at the door and she was clearly just a hostess. She took our order and served our table the entire time. We could tell she was not a real waitress, but we had a blast. This place is clearly understaffed. Overall it was a OK dining experience, but we could have done without the coercion to "experience V".

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Always disappointed
By Summerdream71 of Yaletown, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 3:26pm [Dine in]

I wouldn't EVER go to another Earls for as long as I live if my buds didn't go there...and trust me, I'm working on them to change meeting locations. I get better burgers at A&W, the service is the worst in the city and the prices are WAY over priced for the quality and selection that they offer.

I am in the service industry and have been for 15 years and (after being sat by the hostess) to wait for 15 minutes, sitting at a table, in a dead restaurant without anyone acknowledging our exsistance...is unacceptable!!!! We left and that even went un noticed.

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V for Vodka???
By boozie of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 3:56pm [Dine in]

The new Earls downstairs is like the others, OK food but overpriced and just a place with young hot girls that open the front door for you. Upstairs the new lounge, er Vodka bar is hilarious!! Not one Vodka everyone and there dog hasnt seen before at outrageous prices for half ounce tasters!! Maybe 5 years ago a Vodka bar would have still been cool, but I think that trend passed along time ago, unless your in Vegas I guess. also there are other bars in Yaletown who have twice the selection of Vodkas and other types of liquor. The room already looks dated to other new lounges in the city!! Food was OK, same old, cocktail list not worth a read. Go back to check out the 19-21 yr olds behind the bar thats about it!!

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Stretch Your Dollar at Earl's
By graham of the hood (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 10:21am [Dine in]

I ate alone at the bar last evening at the Earl's in Yaletown. First immpressions were suprise at the lovely room. Calling my chair a bar stool wouldl be doing it a disservice. My chair was massive and comfortable.

I was quickly attended to. I ordered the Thai green curry. I've been all over South-East Asia many times. This actually tasted like a true Thai curry. It was satisfying. I drank a glass of Quail's Gate Pinot Noir. Seven ounces of quality wine for ten dollars is a reason I might go back again.

I do have one complaint that is no fault of the restaurant. Some drunk douchebag basically whistled as loud as he could in my ear. When I called him on it he theatened me with physical violence. Apparently he was the bartender's friend. This person was obviously overserved.

See y'all again.

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Great Night Out!
By foodie19 of Yaletown (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

The hostesses were very friendly and communicative. I went with a party of 4 and it only took 5-10 minutes to receive a table on a the. I was offered a sample martini while I was waiting. When a table was about to come up, the hostess asked if I would like to view the table, which I did and she prepared the table to seat us quickly.

Our waitress (Huyanne) was professional, friendly, and went the extra mile to form relationship, and ensure we had everything we needed. She was fantastic, and honestly, one of the best servers I have encountered, even here in Yaletown.

The food was tasty, we shared the Feta and Spinach dip with pita - fantastic, and I had one of their pesto, sun dried tomato and feta pizza, which was nice and salty - the way I like it! Our server suggested a drink feature that included crushed grapes and vodka, and my friend really enjoyed it. She contuniously ensured everything was to standard. The gingerbread cake full of flavor and was refreshing with the apples and gelato.

James(the night manager) also stopped by our table to ensure that everything was alright, which was very much appreciated.

The ambiance is cozy, with dim lighting, mirrored walls, and the booth seats were covered in a brown pleather alligator. The acoustics were great so conversation was easy. There are many easy to view TV's - it would be a great place to watch a game or sporting event.

The only improvements I would suggest are the table size - there was plenty of seating space in the booth, but the tables seemed too small to accommodate all of the food plates and glasses , and they would appear more upscale if they upgraded their napkins to a white cloth instead of paper. Overall, I will definitely be back and I am grateful to finally find a place with fantastic service!

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The Dude Below Me Read My Mind!!!!
By comiccrow of Yaletown,Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

After reading the article in the paper over Earls Olympic practices, I have now officially BOYCOTTED them! I will never eat at Earls again! How dare they gouge the locals in order to reap more Olympic cash! Now that the tourists are gone, all Earls is left with are the pissed off locals. Thank you Milestones for your decent and practical tactics during the Olympics. You will see me soon enjoying a Bellini on your patio!

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no kids, no problems
By gentlemanNW of NW (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 3:15pm [Dine in]

From the exterior, this restaurant looks like any modern restaurant. However, one glance at the fresh menu, hostess and super cute waitress of the day will have you thinking twice!
While it is often difficult to get seated right away, it is certainly worth the wait. Grab a glass at the bar and socialize with your friends or the girls while you wait for your table (it can take upwards of a hour in the winter when seating is unavailable), it is worth the wait!
The head chef creates a lovely fresh menu daily, and I often try to order something of it. The food is consistently wonderful. The regular menu offers great traditional pub fare and modern gourmet that is also always enjoyable. The girls skirts are short and that makes you order food and drink and I have not encountered any kidz.

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Family late lunch - excellent
By familydinner of Vancouver (downtown) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

We were sited at the patio, and had salmon, chicken and veggies - the food was incredible - I did not know what I enjoyed more veggies or salmon, both exquisite. Service very prompt, very discreet - I do not like when servers ask me million time how is everything- she was just right to feel that she cares, but still respect that we had a family time and do not need a lot of interrupts. Washrooms clean, though I did not like the residue smell of the cleaning agent (note - it was not that bad, I am just with a too sensitive nose). Hand dry blower - the best. I like the modern interior - mysterious and intriguing with the mirror wall. Highly recommend - enjoy your stay. We had late lunch - around 4pm so it was not too busy - at that time great for family outings.

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