|Ambiance |||Live Entmt., Meet For Drink, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Game In Season, Live Entertainment, Local Favorites, Beer & Wine|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Broadway Station|
|Cross Street |||McSpadden Avenue|
|Mon-Fri: 4PM-12AM; Sat-Sun: 11AM-12AM|
Profile Last Updated: January 06, 2009
When one of the first items on the menu is poutine, you know Canadian comfort food is the order of the day. And Timbre offers plenty of choices presented on a fun, musical themed menu. The “Opening Acts” include baked potato soup, blackened yellow fin tuna bites and crab cakes. The “Unplugged” category cleverly refers to mostly raw salads, of which there are half a dozen fresh choices. “One Hit Wonders” are sandwiches with a lot of punch and individuality. “Headliners” take the spotlight (and only come out for the dinner crowd), with fusion acts featuring fresh seafood and hearty meats. Finally, the “after party” tempts diners with a seasonal selection of sweet treats. The weekend brunch menu is fairly basic, but boasts all the home-style favourites such as omelettes, eggs benny, French toast and steak and eggs. A fully stocked bar offers an excellent selection of wines, beers and cocktails to keep the fun going after meals.
Commercial Drive is known for its melting pot of musicians, and Timbre is a place for them to hang out, enjoy a meal and perform. The eclectic restaurant welcomes several different acts a week and introduces diners to a variety of genres. Solo vocalists make raining weekdays that much sweeter, jazz bands get the weekend off to a sexy start and Sunday’s bluegrass brunch is a perfect way to ease into the week. The performers are a mix of unknown up-and-comers, local favourites and touring acts.
True North Setting
With its rustic floors, long wood tables, wood bar and wood beams, Timbre is a classic example of BC esthetics. Simple, contemporary art inspired by the great outdoors adorns the walls and enhances the woodsy vibe. Instead of windows, the restaurant has four garage doors that are wheeled open in the warmer months and create a funky street-level vibe. Welcoming, down-to-earth and full of personality: Timbre is a great neighbourhood joint.