Located in the trendy Yaletown district of Vancouver, Brix and Mortar is a restaurant serving modern Canadian fare along with creative cocktails and an impressive fine wine list. The restaurant is inside a 1912 heritage brick building and is known for its charming atmosphere. Joyce (Vanfoodies.com), David (Vangourmetclub.com) and I decided to grab some dinner at Brix and Mortar recently.
Note: None of the food nor drinks were complimentary. This review is done anonymously.
Inviting Outdoor Patio
Brix and Mortar is famous for their unique, glass-covered courtyard which is popular for small weddings and events. However, their renovated outdoor patio is also very charming and inviting. The area is illuminated by seven-tier glass chandeliers. We were seated on their patio that evening for dinner.
Vancouver Gourmet Club Discount
Vancouver Gourmet Club is a recent startup that allows members to enjoy offers or discounts in featured restaurants. Brix and Mortar is one of the partner restaurants and Vancouver Gourmet Club members can enjoy 20% on food items on Sunday – Thursday evening. A reservation must be made ahead of time with the mention of being a Vancouver Gourmet Club member. To find out more, visit here.
What We Tried
Our table enjoyed a few cocktails and entrees. Here is a look at what we ordered.
Beso de la Muerte ($14)
Sin Piedad Mescal, Pernod, Fresh Lime Juice, Housemade Pineapple Lime Cordial, Egg White. Tastes smokey and sweet.
Big Flavours in Little China ($13)
Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Lychee Liquor, Fresh Lemon, Clove Spiced Pear, Plum Bitters. Tastes sweet and fruity. This cocktail was featured in the Yaletown Cocktail Crawl.
It’s Been A Slice ($14)
In-house Bacon Fat Washed Lot 40 Rye, Ancho Reyes Verde, Pineapple Lime cordial, House made pizza sauce bitters.
Free Range Chicken Karaage and Waffles ($29)
The chicken and waffles dish was my entree and I was surprised to see this on the dinner menu considering it is more like a brunch item. The chicken karrage was wonderfully crispy on the outside while being juicy and tender on the inside. I enjoyed the sweet and tangy tamarind miso mayo. The corn cob pieces were reasonably sweet. It was an overall very tasty dish but perhaps priced on the high end for what is offered. Fortunately, the Vancouver Gourmet Club made the dish better value with the 20% discount.
Local Lingcod ($29)
Joyce enjoyed the lingcod entree featuring curry spiced cauliflower, brussel sprouts, dungeness crab, and kaffir lime chili aioli. I sampled a bit and liked the tender, flaky lingcod and crunchy vegetables.
Aaa Hanger Steak 6oz ($36)
David had the steak accompanied by gingerling potato, cherry tomato, shaved red onion, broccollini, and peppercorn aioli. I sampled the steak and found it to be very juicy, flavourful and moist.
Our server was on point from start to finish. He checked in on us regularly and the food and drinks came out in a timely manner.
Overall Impression of Brix and Mortar
I really enjoyed the beautiful, inviting atmosphere at Brix and Mortar. The food was very good in terms of flavour, quality of ingredients and presentation. I do feel that the pricing is on the higher end but perhaps normal for being part of Yaletown. The cocktail selection seemed creative and interesting. It was a solid experience at Brix and Mortar but better enjoyed due to the wonderful discount on our meal from being part of the Vancouver Gourtmet Club. Rating: 4/5
Brix and Mortar
Address: 1138 Homer St, Vancouver, BC