Cloud 9 at the Empire Landmark


Saturday, October 6th, 2007 — 7:55pm PST
Comments 9

The Empire Landmark is the tallest building in downtown Vancouver’s West End and its view are beyond compare. 42 storeys up, Cloud 9 restaurant serves up delicious dinners while revolving 360 degrees, offering up sights this Vancouverite has never seen before.

robson street

First impressions threw me back to that lunch I once had at Toronto’s CN Tower, I suppose the concept and layout for most revolving restaurants is the similar. The decor was seriously lacking but with the restaurant making a full rotation over the course of an hour, I really wasn’t looking anywhere except out the windows.

robson street

My sister and I had the prix fixe 3 course menu for $35. The salad was a basic caesar came complete with croutons fresh out of the box and my pinot grigio was $10/glass. I had the stuffed chicken for dinner which was actually really tasty and the cheesecake for dessert was probably some of the best I’ve ever had.

cloud 9 entree

north end of robson & the west end

If you can overlook the lack of decor, the cheesy black ceiling with tiny lightbulbs that look like stars, and the dent in your pocket book, it was a very pleasant dining experience. I recommend it for anyone to try, at least once, because of the breathtaking views.

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9 comments

  1. darren says:

    Great photos, Rebecca.

    What was the service like? I’ve found through my restaurant travels that some of these places can mask terrible service with views, decor, etc, etc. I’m curious as I’ve never been.

  2. Miss604 says:

    Our waitress was really sweet and was VERY patient with me… as I up from my seat a lot taking photos of every new angle/view ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Roshan says:

    This reminds me of the revolving restaurant in the Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City. I went there when I was 10 years old with my dad to meet his friend. It was a great experience, which I won’t forget. There’s one here in Cochin but it isn’t very high up. I’ve never been to it but I hear that they have a great buffet on Sunday afternoons.

  4. machead says:

    Mother’s Day brunch is great up here. Book ahead, very nice way to celebrate mom day.

  5. GZ Expat says:

    42 stories? That’s it? OK…I live in the land of high rises. Great pictures…and it looks like some great food too. The price of a meal is not only the food, but the experience…seems as though you got your $$ worth.

  6. M. says:

    Revolving resteraunts are fun. Even the one in the Calgary Tower, which has garbage food for way too much cash, is quite enjoyable once in a while.

  7. Raul says:

    Great pictures, Rebecca!

    This summer, I went to Cloud 9 with two of my friends who live in Los Angeles and were in town just for 24 hours. The drinks and food are somewhat expensive, but frankly, with the view, hard to complain. Although on that particular day (June 24, 2007) – it was rainy ๐Ÿ™

    And here’s my review :
    http://hummingbird604.blogspot.com/2007/06/restaurant-review-cloud-9-empire.html

    Did you know that there’s a deep house song by Solar House called “Cloud 9” ๐Ÿ˜‰ — just a bit of trivia ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. fotoeins says:

    Years ago, I took my girlfriend here for dinner. The views in and out were beautiful.

  9. Meg says:

    Ah, we went their for my grandparents’ 40th anniversary, and I just kept wanting to put down saltshakers on the floor to see how fast we were going.

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