Kitchen On Main is a restaurant with a hidden garden patio that took over the space from Crave on Main. Gone are the days of fried chicken and waffles. Now it is all about all sorts of balls – meatballs that is. Kitchen On Main is within walking distance to neighbor restaurants Nomad, The Acorn, and Sushi Mania Japanese Restaurant.
Chef Uli Schnur and Herschel Miedzygorski focus on presenting metro Vancouver with unique meatballs: beef, chicken, lamb, poke, ruben and kale with quinoa. There is something for everyone. There is even meatballs egg benedict.
We were invited to sample some of their heavy hitters during a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver. We took a seat in the hidden garden patio, away from the busyness of Main Street. If you are driving by you probably wouldn’t even know it exists. Perhaps you would think the tiny counter of “heated seats” was what they offered. There are around 10 tables in the garden patio filled with umbrellas, flowers, etc.
Sliders 9: choice of classic beef, lamb and chorizo, chicken or veggie balls with a choice of sauces like fire roasted tomato, mushroom cream, parmesan cheese or pesto.
Salsiccia 18: this was our favorite of all the dishes. Served with apple in a creamy tomato sauce tossed with gnocchi.
Chicken Balls 16: served in a creamy pesto sauce. The presto sauce was pretty tasty.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich 7: not too sweet with a chewy chocolate cookie
Homemade Cheesecake 7: today’s special was a chocolate mixed berry base. An interesting take on chocolate cake.
More Info on Kitchen On Main:
Chef Uli Schnur’s road to his latest restaurant adventure started in Germany, and an apprenticeship at a Michelin 3-star hotel. International kitchen and restaurant exposure followed, at Michelin 1 and 2 star restaurants throughout Europe.
In 1989 he moved to Whistler and was executive chef for Settebello and Umberto restaurants. In 1992 & 2003 he opened Flipside and Casa Restaurant respectively.
Herschel Miedzygorski, a Vancouver businessman, opened Harry’s in 1995, a famed Robson Street hangout and later Harry’s Diner on Pender Street. His first restaurant opened in 1984 with Southside Deli in Whistler, where he and Uli first met. Now the two have partnered once again at Kitchen on Main St.
Kitchen on Main
Cuisine: American, Meatball
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
3941 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2