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Merchants Oyster Bar

1590 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y2, Canada
+1 604-258-0005
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“oysters” (28 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1590 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good food - warm olives and sour dough bread, halibut and tomato salad, lemon posset - all to the highest standards. Service was very attentive verging on too much and too quick. The ambience had a certain dissonance from the food - friendly sports...More

Thank Vic C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Merchant's Workshop is a unique and excellent restaurant. Located on the famous Commercial Drive out of the downtown core, they offer a constantly evolving menu of locally sourced options. Everything is creative and well executed. They also secretly offer one of the best craft beer...More

Thank canucksfan26
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this lovely restaurant last week. The food was inventive and really delicious. I had a lovely halibut dish. Service was friendly and effecient. All in all, a great find in a dynamic part of the city.

Thank jeanbyrne39
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Merchants Workshop is a must visit if your on the Drive. Locally sourced ingredients, house made everything, creative cocktails and an amazing balanced beer list. Dont miss!

1  Thank DBMahogany
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Four of us visited June 22 2017... the menu is quite flamboyant and the explanation of the menu by our waiter was we thought re assuring but turned out to be totally misleading. Beef Carpaccio was described as being a substantial portion turned out to...More

Thank John M
Doug S, Owner at Merchants Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hey John, I'm very sad to hear that you found your experience to be not to your liking... We appreciate any and all feedback as it does give us the opportunity to make everything better! That being said finding Tuna served raw to be appalling...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My brother and I go here every Sunday for a "long brunch." Service is always amazing, beer is always cold, and menu is always interesting. Nice to get out of the CBD for a second and unwind on the other side of the bridge. Merchants...More

Thank MikeArdigan
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very casual place with a great view of all the activity on Commercial Drive. Wine list is a bit sparse. No glasses of decent Reisling, Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc. The cheese plate and Dick tostadas are good. Prices are high but...More

Thank altun13
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Walked by after stopping for a bottle of wine to take to my hotel room, but the bar and bistro-style tables an the lighting was so inviting, I marched right in and sat at the bar. The owner was welcoming and attentive and the atmosphere...More

Thank Learn with M
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We travelled out from Downtown Vancouver with a friend on his recommendation. On Sunday afternoon we were told that they were not serving oysters as there was a football game on the television. Only a limited drinks and food menu. Might still have been a...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The staff here could not have been more accommodating as we explained that not only did we want to eat, but that we had misjudged our travel time to a nearby theatre and had a considerable wait. They welcomed us and encouraged us to take...More

Thank NJArnfield
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1590 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y2, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Bus #20 and Broadway Skytrain within walking distance
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-258-0005
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