In a street with a lot of shops and boutiques, the restaurant is situated on an upper floor, accessed from the street via an iron staircase. An entrance of this kind may look unattractive, but you change your mind as soon as you enter the door. The place is elegant but not extravagant, lively with young people.
The menu offers mainly meat dishes, but it is possible to have pasta with seafood for those who don't fancy a steak or ribs.
Favorite Dish: Angus beef top sirloin with mushrooms in bourbon demi-glace, served with mashed potatoes
Wow Earls on Hornby street is definitely all about amtosphere and the look. Yes, I think they only hire attractive people to work here, everyone looked as if they were part-time actors or models. The service was fantastic, even though we had to queue outside (that's always a good sign of how popular a place is), we were soon seated on a bench waiting area to keep us out of the cold. The hostess was very pleasant and welcoming, all smiles and gave us a pick of where we wanted to sit, Options were to sit near to the kitchen, so you could keep an eye on the dishy waiters or in the bar area, that was more sporty and seemed better for the sports guy groups to hang out and cheer at the Football games being aired.
I love the decor in this place, very modern and very chic. There are a few branches of this restaurant as it's a chain, but I only visted the one on Hornby Street behind the Paramount multiplex cinema.
Favorite Dish: Well it would have to be the Caesar Salad which is only 6.50 CAD, usually I'm not one just to eat a salad when I go to a restuarant, but oh my was this a salad to remember, chicken strips, fresh green lettuce, a delicate dressing and mmmm those crunchy big croutons. I went back to this restaurant for a second time after I had this. The presentation on your plate is exquisite and the service with a smile makes it worthwhile.
I guess they know what sells because the flirtatious atmosphere brings in the young in their droves.
This was the best place to eat in Vancouver for me. From all the eatting out, this place had the best service and best food. We went to the Earls that was near to the Sheraton later I found out there were various location.
Favorite Dish: I had pasta and chicken. It was seasoned just right and had alot of flavor. Rob had the house special which was Halibut with veggies and mashed potatoes. He thought it was delicious. For appetizers we had Tokyo steak wrapps. That was pretty good but very spicy.
On a sunny afternoon Earls is a good spot for a lunch and a refreshing bevvy! Earls usually have a nice large pation area. The food is always good and the menu has an interesting selection.
Favorite Dish: The wings are usually good. Great Caesar salads and cannot complain about the daily drink specials. I'm sure we enjoyed our Margarita monday???
Earls (on Top) is part of a national chain of restaurants and is located on top of some of the shops in Robson Street, so you have to take the outdoor escalator up to the next floor.
I was told that this Earls is much more hip and happening than most other outlets of the chain. (this is the only one I visited, so cannot compare myself)
The atmosphere is trendy, with a modern bar like interiour and professional waitresses that seem to have been hired based on looks and people skills. (a bit like actressess waiting for their big breakthrough) When the weather is nice you can eat on the rooftop patio and look down on the lively bustle that is going on beneath you in Robson Street.
Since this seems to be a very popular place, be prepared to line up and having to wait for a table (you can have a drink a the bar in the meantime).
The food is great (all fresh ingredients) and not so expensive. What is also great about this place is the diversity of the menu, with a combination of north american, asian, curry, italian food and lots more. So there is always something suitable for anyone. And good coffee!
You cannot go wrong with this place.
Favorite Dish: Take the Dynamite rolls for starters. Great Sushi with perfect gambas.
Earls has been in Vancouver a long time. In the 80's I used to frequent the many locations with my friends, often getting a "Blackberry Margarita" - they were so yummy!
Earls is still a good place to go to get a good meal but their prices have definitely gone upscale.
It is a casual restaurant with very attractive and friendly staff. Great views of Robson street and of downtown Vancouver. It seemed to be a very popular place.
Favorite Dish: Good dinner salad and the grilled salmon was fine.
- first off, although the food is good, part of the reason you'll be heading over to this joint is because of the fine lookin' hunnies that run this joint....(something for everybody, *winks*)
- they've got your regular assortment of goodies, such as pasta, steak, salads etc., but they've also got some internationally influenced dishes such as Chicken Tandoori, asian rice bowls, gyozas and other goodies...
- dinner for 2, including a couple drinks, will run you about
Favorite Dish: - California Shrimp Pizza
- grab a milkshake as well
Earl's On Top, which is part of the Canadian restaurant chain Earl's, is apparently called Earl's 'On Top' because it is two floors about Robson St. However, having seen all the aspiring actresses and starlets that work here, 'On Top' is clearly some sort of weak sexual innuendo refrencing these young ladies. One of the reasons this restaurant is so popular?
The food is also good.
Decently priced in the mid-range. Great for big parties. I LOVE sitting on the patio in the summer. The photo is of Sol, Hubert, Audrey and I at Sol's good-bye party...long long time ago...
Favorite Dish: Great caesar salad. Lots of fresh, well-made food. Good brick-oven pizzas! Margarita Mondays are FANTASTIC!
We only tried a handful of places, but Earl's was a great spot even though I am not normally fond of chains. The service and food were good and the atmosphere was nice, but relaxed.
They have an outdoor hut, so that you can eat outside all year round.