Ensemble Tap | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Ensemble Tap (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Exceptional based on 9 ratings
Type: Restaurant

990 Smithe St
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7H1K9 [ print map ]
604 566 9770

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Hours: closed


Taps: 15 | Bottles: 25


Ensemble Tap

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9 reviews for Ensemble Tap (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  82%
 Selection  62%
 Food  86%
 Value  72%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  74%


44
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn  (517) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 19, 2012
I find this place to be cold and just trying to be urban-cool. The selection is limited but at least enough for a quick glass of decent beer, and better than the other pubs within a few blocks.
I will still go farther and get more beers. I hope they will develop the beer offer nevertheless.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Torontoblue  (43) Edmonton, Alberta | July 24, 2012
Visited on a Friday night when they had an Elysian on cask, so I was happy straight away. Nicely, modern bistro interior with plenty of seating at the bar, too. Decent enough selection of local (Howe Sound, Driftwood, Phillips, Red Truck) & PNW (Alameda & Elysian) taps, with just a couple given to the Big Boys (Big Rock). Food was very good, especially the Reuben. Nice to see a compact, but flavourful food menu, nothing worse than reading War & Peace just to get some grub!! Staff were chatty, friendly & helpful. Nice relaxed atmosphere, with large screen TVís dotted around the room (no sound). Also a nice surprise that they recognise CAMRA, so I got a 10% discount on my beers purchased. A nice place to visit!
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer  (65) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 21, 2012
Nice place with attentive staff and great food. Beer slection is OK with a number of local and import taps and some interesting bottles Definite place for eating, not just beer.
56
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko  (283) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 19, 2012
Friendly service, average-to-below average taplist, average prices for Vancouver (i.e. high), and nice atmosphere. Donít think Iíd be enticed to return unless there was a special event here.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (447) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 22, 2012
Nice new beer bistro. Food was very good and selection of beers was pretty interesting. Lots of focus on BC craft beer which was nice. Only complaint was the taps are VERY cold, so order a few at a time so they can warm up.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu  (205) Victoria, British Columbia | March 19, 2012
Obviously Iím in the minority here in not recognizing the current "greatness" of Ensemble Tap but its a nice new addition to the Vancouver scene - with some decent seasonal taps from Howe Sound and a couple of less-commonplace Gouden Carolus and La Chouffee Blonde. The food is very good and, though limited, I appreciate the tap selection. It isnít the greatest "beer bar/resto" in Vancouver (others seem to disagree?!?), but they have a lot of potential for building into that "micro-brew/high-end food" niche.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
vancouvereater  (1) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 23, 2011
Sat at the bar and the service was beyond excellent. The bartenders were very knowledgable in the food and beers on the menu with great reccomendations. The G.M. came over to say hi to us and also gave us a brief run down to the concept of the restaurant and with his own reccomendations. He was very helpful, friendly and very funny. Ensemble Tap is the place to hang, whether youíre just going in for a drink or a family meal. The food was amazing! Well done to the ensemble team! back of the house and front. Great selections of beers on draught and by the bottle. well thought of and well put together. Cheers!
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
HenryXXX  (11) British Columbia | December 20, 2011
Canít wait to come back
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle  (17) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 8, 2011
A great new place to go in Vancouver for craft beers - not just Canadian brews but also some damn fine Belgians. Love being able to drink Gouden Carolus on tap! They have 15 micro-brews on tap and another 25 beers in bottles (including a couple macros for the unenlightened). It is worth going for the beer alone - but what makes it a must visit is the food. Owned and run by Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay, thereís some delicious food designed to pair well with beer. Their Bangers & Spaetzle is fantastic and the Apple Crumble is to die for. The place has a warm, sports-bar ambience (screens everywhere which was great for watching the hockey) and excellent service. Iíll be visiting here frequently.

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