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“FUN PLACE BUT FOOD A BIT OFF”
Review of Revel Room

Revel Room
Ranked #294 of 4,138 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Gastown
Cross street: Cordova
Transit: 10 minutes from Waterfront or Stadium Skytrain stations.
Description: Supper Club & Live Music Lounge showcasing Southern Inspired comfort food, Craft Cocktails, and Local music acts. Daily Boogie Piano for Happy Hour 4-6pm and evening shows from 7 until late. Rockabilly, Duelling Pianos, Blues and Old Country. We cater to event groups of all sizes - birthdays, corporate, meetups, engagements. Email us for more info! Revel is independently owned and operated by a small, tight knit crew. We opened our doors in 2008 with the goal of bringing a little bit of southern hospitality to Vancouver's funkiest neighbourhood in Gastown. 8 years and thousands of whisky sours later, we thank our patrons for all their support and hope to serve you into the future.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Maybe it was just a one-time quirk - the rockfish I ordered was really bad. I think it was already stale. In fairness to the restaurant, they immediately replaced the dish with the seared tuna. While the tuna itself was alright, the rest of the dressings were so-so.

The place is supposed to be a jazz joint but if you are seated upstairs, it will be very difficult for you to concentrate on the performers. So I would classify this place as a restaurant with jazz performed on the side. This is not your Blue Note type of a jazz joint.

Still, our family enjoyed the evening. Our server was cheerful and helpful. If only the kitchen can improve, then this place can be more fun.

Thank GranDia
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The live music and the atmosphere was good. This was one of the few places that took our reservation for 12 people so we appreciate that.

I ordered the salmon and it was delicious. It was cooked perfectly.

Given it was the weekend, it was busy. It did take longer than usual to get our food order in as it seemed there was only 1 server for upstairs and there were other big parties. The server was nice but not very attentive as we tried to get a couple lemons for the oysters and asked for napkins that never came.

Another thing...it was warm in the restaurant so the windows were open... every so often we would get a sudden influx of very humid and smelly air. It smelled like wet laundry. I'm not sure if there's a laundry exhaust from next door right next to the window but this definitely made the room uncomfortable.

Good for the live music, decent food. I would probably go again but not in a big group and hopefully not seated by the window upstairs.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We were strolling around Gastown looking for a place to have drinks and appie's and the music coming from this spot was Jazz so we all said lets go in. The music was great, cool spot very small but fun. We really enjoyed the Roulette drinks it was fun to see what they created for you.

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Thank karlar333
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Saw on the website that happy hour included a live piano player on a Saturday late afternoon. Left my warm,cozy house to go out into a cold, and rainy night. Arrived at 4:15 and left at 5:55 with a no show of the piano person. Thought I may believe the excuse given to me,but spoke to another patron who said this happened last time she dropped by. Was scouting the place out to bring a group of work pals. Disappointing!

Thank Leah S
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know we had a place like this in Vancouver! Great musicians. Like being in New Orleans................................

Thank SheweyWest
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