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The Charlatan

#1,037 of 3,042 Restaurants in Vancouver
$$ - $$$American, ,
1447 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X8, Canada
+1 604-253-2777
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good21%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
16 May 2018
“Waited over an hour for food and never did get dinner.”
9 Apr 2018
“Too Affected”
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
1447 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X8, Canada
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

My table waited over an hour for food to come, and when we were told it would be another 15 minutes after asking for a second time, we got up and left. It was only a Tuesday night, so can't imagine what it would be...More

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The location is on Commercial which seems to rate every place great? at noon on a saturday it took 10 minutes to get service and this is only when we asked for service. The food options are limited for breakfast and the one item ordered...More

Thank JeffkVancouver
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Second time here. Have been very happy with the service the food and the beers on tap. Had the Sunday prime rib special and it was incredible. Melt in your mouth medium rare was just perfect and the fixings were delicious. We had just about...More

Thank travelcamo
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were a party of 12 who arrived for Sunday brunch. As we were waiting for everyone to arrive we were served with scrumptious fresh hot donuts to share - what a great idea! Service was excellent and very friendly and the food came quickly...More

Thank 12Evelyn
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

As far as I'm concerned, any decent pub needs to pump out a consistently decent burger. Burger Biters tasted The Charlatan's Bacon Cheeseburger to see how this popular Commercial Drive spot stacks up. The thick hand-formed patty was nicely seasoned with a decent amount of...More

Thank Beersnbites
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Nice location for a few after work drinks. Service is good and great selection of beers, nice wine and out door seating to watch the world go by.

Thank mary999
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Unexpectedly in area for lunch on a Monday. Great all round: beer, food, service. Will come again soon.

Thank 84FamilyTrip84
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Very loud on a Thursday night. Not easy to have a conversation. We were straining to talk and hear. The place was packed and had a good vibe, however. Cocktails were good and priced fairly. Food was good but on the lukewarm side. The pork...More

1  Thank Aaron J
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Visited the Charlatan whilst in Vancouver on a short trip and were not disappointed. The cocktails were great and the wings had just the right amount of delicious hot sauce! Service was great too.

Thank redlocust
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We sat outside - just off Commercial - close enough to see the action, but not on the busy road. Unique menu items, well prepared. Brunch menu offered a lot to pick from. Nice perks when you eat - complimentary donut holes!

Thank Mark S
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Canadian, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-253-2777
  • E-mail
Centred in the heart of Commercial Drive, The Charlatan offers true west coast comfort food, 15 unique draught lines, and an easy sipping cocktail and wine list. The newly renovated interior offers a warm, comfortable atmosphere- perfect for relaxing and letting loose, while our 80 seat patio gives a full view of the diversity of Commercial drive. Prefer to lounge? The Den has a private bar, hidden big screen and spacious seating- it is the perfect location for your next party!
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