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The Acorn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Main
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3995 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P3, Canada
+1 604-566-9001
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious brunch with excellent service. Menu is quite varied and sure to please all tastes / preferences.

Thank EduardTheTraveller
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been vegetarian for over 5 years now and I love eating out. Over the years I've eaten at a lot of places, some fancy, some lucky finds. Of all the places the experience we had at The Acorn Restaurant was up there, if not the best. The place was full when we arrived, they don't take bookings for parties... More 

Thank Samantha B
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in on a Wednesday evening around 6pm and we didn't have to wait long for a table although we noticed a wait for tables after we had been seated. Ordered the kale Caesar salad with tempeh too start, as well as the caramelized onion pastry with berry vinaigrette. We shared a main course of the beer battered halloumi... More 

Thank brenbren88
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Acorn was such a pleasant surprise for someone like me who is vegetarian and sometimes likes something a little out of the ordinary. The staff were friendly and knowledgable, the atmosphere was cozy and intimate and the food was fantastic. The menu was so creative and featured locally sourced ingredients wherever possible...the food was amazing! We were also impressed... More 

Thank Jane S
Toronto, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Admission up front...I am not a vegetarian , my daughter is. But The Acorn might convert me if I could go there all the time , alas I don't live in Vancouver. The menu is very creative - each dish is built around a main vegetable, eg. Squash, mushrooms, etc. with lots of interesting add-ons , herbs and accompanying vegetables.... More 

Thank Marcia B
Estero, Florida
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142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed downtown for a conference and was curious to check out a different neighborhood and had read strong reviews of the Acorn. I was not disappointed. A well appointed restaurant that was keyed to warmth and simple culinary sophistication that was not overly pretentious. The food was excellent and I never felt as though I had eaten too much which... More 

Thank PaulBadgers1234
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

After finding my other choices on Main Street either closed down (The Foundation) or way too busy (Slickity Jim's), we decided to try The Acorn for brunch based on the suggestion of a barista in the neighbourhood. So glad! Nice decor and atmosphere, excellent service, and creative, considered dishes. I had the waffle with deep fried artichokes (wow!) and a... More 

Thank Kk642017
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We loved the vegetarian cuisine, every dish we tried was fabulous - creative cuisine well executed and beautifully presented. We also loved the service, the staff were really nice, knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. Lots of interesting options on their menu.

Thank travel_123Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I ate at Acorn on a recent trip into Vancouver. It was suggested by a business associate. The restaurant is a small, beautiful space with limited seating. Staff is attentive, informed and friendly. The standout, of course, is the food. I very rarely eat vegetarian but it was a great experience. The food is beautifully plated, innovative and delicious. However,... More 

Thank Natalie T
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I had read reviews on this restaurant and was determined to try it. It was definitely worth the effort on a recent two day break in Vancouver. We went for dinner and arrived at opening time on Monday evening. The servers were very thorough and enthusiastic with details of menu items. Complimentary sparkling water was offered. The on tap beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3995 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-566-9001
Now Open for Weekend Brunch! Award-winning, refined vegetarian eatery focusing on imaginative plates with vegan, raw and gluten-free options. The Riley Park corner location boasts a chic, minimalist interior that is equally popular with omnivores. Open late, the bar showcases seasonal, original cocktails alongside wines and craft beers from British Columbia. No Reservations. For parties of 6 or more, a family table is available for an early or later seating. Please contact the restaurant directly to inquire about availability. Sunday to Thursday - Dinner until 10:00pm / Bar Service until 12am Friday + Saturday - Dinner until 11pm / Bar Service until 12am Saturday & Sunday Brunch - 10am until 2:30pm

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