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Cinara is an intimate space with a dynamic & seasonal food and wine menu. We work with local farmers and suppliers who inspire us to create a menu based on availability of tasty seasonal excellence. Cinara is an elegant and comfortable restaurant focussing on European style cuisine.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1T1
Italian, Contemporary European, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
We are willing to do off site catering for guests that may require this.
There are two parking garages within a block of our restaurant, one located on the corner of Pender and Richards and one located on the corner of Pender and Cambie.
Bus stop one block away
Lucais Syme and Gill Book
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The restaurant is available for private buy out functions and special events. Please call us to enquire.
Cinara Ratings and Reviews
Food was good but way too much time between first and second course, well over 20 minutes. When the second finally arrived the Lamb was unfortunately not very warm. Desert was tasty not too sweet salted caramel tart - though the crust part was cardboard like. Good flavour of food overall but did not wow me. Better places in town.
Went to dinner with 2 friends who have been to the restaurant before. We shared plates across all 3 parts of the meal. The food had flavour and each bit made me want to have more. The place was a little loud for my liking... maybe due to Friday night. However, I'd come here again for a special night out or a date night with a new guy.
Great Little spot. It's got a subtle NYC intimate vibe. Great service and one cannot go wrong with the carte blanche menu- a surprise little taste of many things for a great price. Only thing to note, the old building gets smoking hot in the heat of the summer.
Simply the best! Fresh, delicious menu seamlessly bridges the best of the old and new worlds. Space is beautifully decorated, right down to the table settings. (Check out the plates!) Last, but certainly not least, the servers are really on-point and adapt to your table's vibe impeccably. My third time going and definitely not my last!
We went back there because we had a great experience the first time. Unfortunately this time was only OK. 2 of our 4 mains were nowhere near as tasty and appealing visually as our last visit. We like the laid back atmosphere. Our server should have been more informed about the wine list and gave us a taster of a red wine that had been open 4 days.....and tasted awful.
We spent $350 for 4, not worth it.
Was at Cinara for a friend's birthday, and we were thoroughly impressed. The food was good, tastey and made with in season fresh ingredients. The service was just as excellent with friendly and down to earth staff. I recommend their tasting menu. We will definitely be back.
Cozy venue with interesting menu choices!
Knowledgeable servers gave great informed recommendations. When selecting our wine the server volunteered a superior selection at the lower price point we were targeting - much appreciated!!
We stayed for several hours eating various small plates in stages and chatting. We were encouraged to take our time and relax, and no one made us feel like we needed to rush our meal. A very enjoyable evening out!
The food tastes salty . Had called ahead for a high chair . Got there the server said they usually don't have kids eat here so they don't have highchair . I said if I knew then we would have brought our highchair and Now we need to walk back to the car to get it . It was not big deal to walk back to get it . It was her attitude and she turned herself away from me when I told her it would be nice to know ahead of time . She was not apologetic . She didn't give much customer service .
Our dinner at Cinara was amazing. The food was utmost quality and had unique flavor combinations that made the tasting experience even more elevated. Chef even came over to offer us one course and you could hear the passion in his voice as he described the dish. I also saw him mingling with other patrons and it was impressive to see the owner making those connections.
An excellent menue and dinner. The service was very good and the dishes came quickly. We both had creative and very tasty starters and appetizers.
The one setback was the cheese plate. 2 small pieces of cheese with some toast for $16.
But I am looking forward to going back!
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