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Black+Blue Glowbal Group – Vancouver (Downtown)

Black + Blue Restaurant, the golden age of steak is a newly opened seventh addition to the Glowbal Group. It is the biggest and boldest additional to the Glowbal Collection. Located on prime downtown Vancouver real estate, this third addition on Alberni Street does not tire its customers. Instead, it brings an entirely new dining experience with this high ceilings, glamour, and sophistication.

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At first when you arrive at Black+Blue your senses are fed with beautiful ambiance. The magnificence of the hexagon ornament chandelier and brass polish tingles your iris.
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The grandeur of its high ceilings and 3-story architecture invites conversation. Interiors designed by Box Interior Design. A glass-walled elevator leads to the rooftop. Perhaps one day Vancouver will experience roof top dining much like New York. Private rooms, seated booths, lounge area and more…

 

Watch the construction process…

 

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And how can you not notice the massive meat locker at Black and Blue. It is adjacent to the bar lined with bricks of Himalayan Rock salt? Kept in this large glass cooler are beef aged between 28 – 48 days. Customers may reserves you own slab for future reservations …

 

Center of the restaurant owns a bar where patrons from ground floor, lounge area, and 3rd floor dining can enjoy some people watching and the opulence of liqueur flowing.

So how do you like your steaks done? Black+Blue? Any way you like it their in-house aged rare cuts of beef will satisfy your every desire. Serving snake river Wagyu where these cattles are massaged, drink beer and hand fed corn to produce the most tender and flavourful beef. These cream de la cream beef carries a hefty sticker price (New York Strip @ $11/oz; Cowboy $130/16oz). Then is the Reserved Angus, super premium Canadian quality, marbled perfection. Or perhaps you’d fancy a PEI Blue Ribbon or Double RR Ranch.

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Center of the restaurant owns a bar where patrons from ground floor, lounge area, and 3rd floor dining can enjoy some people watching and the opulence of liqueur flowing.

So how do you like your steaks done? Black+Blue? Any way you like it their in-house aged rare cuts of beef will satisfy your every desire. Serving snake river Wagyu where these cattles are massaged, drink beer and hand fed corn to produce the most tender and flavourful beef. These cream de la cream beef carries a hefty sticker price (New York Strip @ $11/oz; Cowboy $130/16oz). Then is the Reserved Angus, super premium Canadian quality, marbled perfection. Or perhaps you’d fancy a PEI Blue Ribbon or Double RR Ranch.

 

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Proprietors Emad Yacoub and Shannon Bosa Yacoub began their restaurant empire ten years ago with the opening of Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar in 2002 in Yaletown. With their in-your-face attitude and see-and-be-seen restaurant mastermind they have transformed Vancouver’s restaurant scene. It is no wonder that Emad Yacoub was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Pacific Awards. The Glowbal Group Collection hosts, Coast Restaurant, Sanafir, Italian Kitchen, Trattoria Italian Kitchen, Glowbal Grill and Satay, and Society. Investing and embracing social media marketing inspiring customers and other fellow competition. Each with its own flare, own uniqueness, own distinct cinematic genre and this is what draws in its crowd repeatedly. I at least am intrigued with every visit! It is no doubt that social media plays such a huge role, especially in today’s society. For one we have experienced the promptness and the finesse executed by their social media engagement. Details of which I will not divulge but my party nonetheless were quite impressed.

 

On the table flowed with Gewurztraminer and Shiraz, conversation, and simply great food.

Stuffed Mushrooms $15

 

 

 

 

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Served on a skillet portobello, dungeness crab, with béarnaise. A rather rich appetizer but freshness of wood earthy taste of mushrooms balances well with the sweetness of crab.

Beef Wellington $31

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tenderness of beef is wrapped in a puff pastry stuffed with mushrooms, foie gras mousse a float of red wine jus. Comforting and warming with every bite. Red wine jus brightens the beef flavour and puff pastry adds texture.

Salmon Coulibiac $28

 

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Again, a concept like spanakopita, puff pastry wrapped with spinach, mushroom duxelle, eggs, lemon beurré blanc and Salmon. Salmon was unfortunately towards the dry side and flavors blurred much like my photo. But overall concept is well executed.

PEI Blue Ribbon Steak | New York Strip $36/12oz
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Cattle raised in lush seaside of PEI and Blue ribbon program ensures it is Canadian prime. This top percentile beef was well marbled and tendor. Cooked to order (at medium rare) was delicious.
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Served with 4 different steak sauces – butter, au jus, béarnaise, and chilli. By far chilli was the best while au jus topped a close second. Next time I wish I can try the Wagyu (cowboy $130/16oz) or someone would share the Porterhouse ($51/24oz) cut with me.
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Be sure to order a side since it is not included. Fresh asparagus is well portioned, tender, cooked perfectly.

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Initially seating in somewhat of a private corner away from all the noise and business of the restaurant, we moved to the lounge area to enjoy the view and some desserts.
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Black+Blue Butter Cake $12
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I think I died when I took my first bite. Crème chantilly, caramel sauce layered over this buttery cake. Although butter is normally rich, this cake is light and incredibly sinful with every bite. The sweetness of whipped cream flavored with vanilla/brandy over the center warmth of oozing Chantilly. The crunchy wafer caramel layer adds depth to a spongy cake.

 

The finale came with… Chocolate Soufflé $12

 

 

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Please allow 10 minutes to be made. Aesthetically pleasing where it seems pearls rests upon a chocolate cushion, the servers cuts in and pours vanilla sauce into the steaming hot center. The softness of soufflé with the richness of chocolate will melt any dessert lover’s heart!

It was girls night out, celebrating our good friend Sarah’s birthday. What a special place to take her to. To us, Black + Blue is not only a great place for steak, but also a wonderful “date night” restaurant. Charm your significant other with beautiful ambiance and impeccable service. Mingle with friends over stunning wine list. Or simply come for after dinner desserts with their delicious line up…

 

Black + Blue on Urbanspoon

Black + Blue The Golden Age of Steak
URL: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue/
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Hours:

Mon 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 12:00 am Open now
Thu 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 4:30 pm – 12:00 am

1032 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V6
(604) 637-0777

 

 


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