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Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada
-EnRoute Magazine

"Visually alluring and, more important, delicious"
- The New York Times

"Flavourful and gorgeous"
- The Huffington Post

"World's 10 Best Vegetarian Destinations"
- CNN

"#2 Best Vegetarian in the World"
- Daily Meal

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Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada
-EnRoute Magazine

"Visually alluring and, more important, delicious"
- The New York Times

"Flavourful and gorgeous"
- The Huffington Post

"World's 10 Best Vegetarian Destinations"
- CNN

"#2 Best Vegetarian in the World"
- Daily Meal

The Acorn
Vancouver, BC, Canada


The Acorn is an award-winning, vegetable-forward restaurant and bar located at the heart of Vancouver’s Main St. It is a destination for diners seeking the best and most creative meals made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Carefully crafted dishes cater to vegans and gluten free diners while ensuring that even the staunchest meat eaters leave fully satisfied. 

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@ACORNVANCOUVER

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Gallery


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Our Team


Our Team


Shira Blustein
Owner / General Manager 

Before becoming a restaurateur, Shira was playing music in punk and indie rock bands that toured extensively through Europe and North America.  The transition from music to food was a natural evolution, shifting her creative focus toward fulfilling her long-term dream of a vegetable-forward restaurant that didn't compromise in design, quality, and presentation with an ambitious bar program, Since opening, The Acorn has picked up national awards for excellence, has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post and was deemed one of the best vegetable-forward destinations in the world by CNN and The Daily Meal.

Brian Luptak
Head Chef

Brian Luptak spent ten years making his way across the country cooking in some of the finest hotels and resorts Canada has to offer.  Combining the structure and discipline of larger institutions with the freedom of creativity and experimentation afforded by The Acorn, Luptak has continued to raise the bar for Acorn's innovative dishes with his exceptional palate and discerning eye for detail and presentation.  

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Dinner


WINTER MENU

Dinner


WINTER MENU

Allergies:

While our menu offers countless vegan and gluten free options, we cannot always accommodate extensive food sensitivities. 
Aversions to onions, garlic and sugar/natural sweeteners are particularly difficult to accommodate. Please call ahead to check-in with our kitchen. We rely heavily on the use of nuts. While all nuts are listed on the menu, cross-contamination may occur.

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Bar


Bar


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Brunch


Saturday + Sunday
10am - 2:30pm

Brunch


Saturday + Sunday
10am - 2:30pm

Allergies:

We are happy to accommodate vegan and gluten-free guests, but we cannot always accommodate extensive food sensitivities.  Aversions to onions, garlic and sugar/natural sweeteners are particularly difficult to accommodate, so please call ahead to check-in with our kitchen.

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Contact


Contact


The Acorn is located at the top of Main Street in Vancouver's Mt Pleasant neighbourhood.

 

3995 Main St, Vancouver, BC
V5V 3P3 Canada

 
 

DINNER

Sun - Thu
5:30pm - 10pm
Bar Service until 12am

Fri - Sat
5:30pm - 11pm
Bar Service until 12am

WEEKEND BRUNCH

Sat - Sun
10am - 2:30pm

 

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Reservations


Reservations


DINE OUT

The Acorn is pleased to announce that we will be accepting reservations of all party sizes for Dine Out Vancouver. The festival runs from January 18 until February 3. All guests joining us for dinner during this time will be enjoying a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $45 / person with optional wine pairings.
Vegan and gluten free options will be available for all 3 courses! No a-la-carte menu will be available.
*To book, use the drop down calendar below and be sure to SELECT THE DATE FIRST*

If no desired times are available, it means that we are booked for that date & time.
You can still enjoy your full dinner with us at the bar, which we will be leaving open for walk-ins

Please note that in order to accommodate all bookings we are providing the following seating times for reservations during Dine Out:
2 Persons = 1.5 hours | 3-4 Persons = 1.75 Hours | 5-6 Persons = 2 Hours | 6+ Persons = 2.25 Hours

VALENTINES DAY

Celebrate Valentines Day at The Acorn! On Thursday, February 14th, we are taking full reservations for parties of all sizes and offering a special 3-course prix-fixe menu for $55 / person with optional wine pairings. Vegan and gluten free options will be available for all 3 courses. Our regular a-la-carte menu will not be available. To book, please select the date first, then party size. If no desired times are available, you can join us for your full dinner at the bar, which we will be seating on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Acorn Loves You <3
Please note the dining times for reservations: Groups of 2 = 1.75 hours | Groups of 3-5 = 2 hours | Groups of 6+ = 2.5 hours


BRUNCH

At Brunch we seat all guests on a first-come, first-served basis (unless you are booking the family table for 6-8 guests). Our regular a-la-carte menu is available at brunch, always and forever, on weekends only.


FAMILY TABLE

The Acorn only accepts reservations for our family table, which seats 6 - 8 people (outside of special occasions). Groups smaller than 6 are sat on a first-come, first-served basis. All the members of your party must be present in order to be seated. Reservations for the family table are available for an earlier or later seating time and all family table bookings are given 2.5 hours. There is a gratuity of 18% automatically added to parties of 6 or more.


THE FINE PRINT

We require all family table bookings to provide a credit card number to secure the reservation. Nothing is charged to your card unless you are unable to provide 24 hours notice or do not show up, in which case your card will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.

We have a kitchen that relies heavily on the use of nuts. While all nuts are listed on the menu, cross-contamination may occur. While our menu offers countless vegan and gluten free options, all our savoury dishes contain onion and garlic.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

We typically offer reservations for all party sizes on the following days:
Valentines Day
Mothers Day - Brunch AND Dinner
Canadian Thanksgiving
New Years Eve
Dine Out Vancouver Festival (dates vary)

Sometimes we have private function buy outs and special occasions in which the restaurant will be closed to the public. For up-to-date information about our hours and closures, check our Instagram page.

For any further inquiries, please call (604) 566–9001 or email us at eat@theacornrestaurant.ca

Private function buy-outs are available.  Please call or email for more information.

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Gift Cards


Gift Cards


Purchase:

Gift Cards are kept at The Acorn for customer pick up under the recipient's full name.
A placeholder graphic will be provided that can be printed at home if you wish to provide the recipient with a physical gift. The graphic provided is not the actual gift card and cannot be redeemed as such. Our gift cards have no expiry date, and if the recipient does not spend the entire value of the card, Acorn will re-issue a new card with the balance available for further redemption.

Due to inconsistencies in the mail system and recipient addresses, we no longer mail cards via Canada Post.  

Please allow up to 2 business days (m-f) for processing of all orders.

Please notify your server when seated if you have a gift card on hold.


Gift Cards are final sale. They are non-refundable and have no cash value. 
Gift Cards are also available in any denomination at the restaurant.

 

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The Acorn Artist Series


The Acorn Artist Series


The Acorn Artist Series shines a light on artists in Vancouver whose work we admire greatly and wish to proliferate in our own humble way.  Every month or so we make a new artist card that gets handed out to our guests at the end of their dining experience.  Our hopes are that they take it home as a memento of the Acorn but also as a foray into what is being created by some of our city's finest emerging artists. 

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Employment


Employment


The Acorn is Hiring  

KITCHEN

Kitchen Manager | Line Cook

The Acorn and The Arbor are looking for talented and enthusiastic kitchen staff and line cooks as we expand operations.

This call includes the position of Kitchen Manager, who will work closely with the chef and kitchen team to develop specials, maintain kitchen organization, conduct ordering, and run all stations. Formal culinary training and fine dining experience is a definite asset. Background in vegetarian cooking is not essential, but respect for good food is everything. If you are passionate about quality ingredients, hungry to learn more about plant-based cuisine, and naturally collaborative, this job is for you!

E-mail your cover letter and CV to eat@theacornrestaurant.ca


FRONT OF HOUSE

Brunch Server | Host | Closing Manager

The Acorn is looking to fill several front of house positions to join our small, team-driven family. You will be comfortable waiting tables, serving wine, hosting gracefully under pressure and charming our customers. Successful candidates will have exceptional experience in a fast-paced upscale dining environment with strong communication skills.  Fine dining experience is an asset. Strong respect for vegetables a must. Closing Manager must be available to work late nights and weekends.

E-mail your cover letter and CV to eat@theacornrestaurant.ca


The Acorn is always on the hunt for passionate and dedicated people to join our team in the kitchen and front of house.

Being a small "family" team, we pride ourselves on having a collaborative, team-driven environment and you will need to share this philosophy. Attitude and Ego are NOT Welcome

Please send your resume and cover letter to eat@theacornrestaurant.ca.

Tell us why you want join our team.  

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The Arbor


The Arbor


 

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The Arbor is a playful, quick service, two-patio neighbourhood restaurant focused on good times, great drinks and refined indulgences. Its kitchen uses fresh, wild foraged and otherwise real plant-based ingredients to create familiar comfort foods - like the signature Arburger - while its bar program zeroes in on wines, beers and ciders that pair well with a deep fryer. It is the accessible grab-and-go sister/sequel to the award-winning Acorn Restaurant (located on the same block) with the same uncompromising attentions being paid to quality, detail and deliciousness.