Vancouver Dining

CYRPESS ON MOUNTAIN DINING

 

Crazy Raven Bar & Grill

Located in the Cypress Creek Lodge in the heart of the Cypress Mountain Alpine Base Area and only 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver.

After your day of skiing or riding on Vancouver's ONLY Big Mountain Experience stop in to our new centrally located Crazy Raven Bar and Grill and try Granville Islands Crazy Raven Pale Ale!  A copper-hued pale ale crafted in the tradition of classic English ales. Crazy Raven Pale Ale has a smooth, mild flavour and a caramel malt aroma. Add natural carbonation with careful maturing and the result is a real pale ale that will rise to any occasion!

 

GROUSE ON MOUNTAIN DINING

 

The Observatory

Fine Dining

Grouse Mountain is the pinnacle, the peak, the lookout, and one of the world's great natural observatories.

Welcome to The Observatory, Grouse Mountain's finest restaurant - taking standards of food, beverage, and hospitality to new heights.

Reservations

The Observatory is open for dinner 7 nights a week from 5 pm - 10 pm. Your Grouse Mountain Admission is complimentary with advance dinner reservations and includes admission to the Skyride and mountaintop activities such as ice skating, sleighrides and Grouse Mountain’s Theatre in the Sky. Please call 604.980.9311 or reserve online.

West Coast Cuisine

The Observatory's contemporary BC menu has harnessed the remarkable confluence of local flavours and worldly techniques that give the province its unique character. Chef Dino L. Gazzola is dedicated to sourcing the finest and freshest regional ingredients available, creating memorable dining experiences for the discerning palate. Experience the ultimate in fine dining 3,700 feet above the glimmering lights of Vancouver.

Prix Fixe at The Observatory

The art of food and wine pairing is vibrantly showcased in The Observatory's Prix Fixe. This multi-course menu marries the best of British Columbia's regional ingredients with extraordinary wine selections hand-picked by our resident sommelier. When food meets wine, magic ensues. 

Grouse Mountain is a member of the Green Table Network, devoted to sustainable and responsible restaurant practices.    
The Ocean Wise symbol is your guarantee that a seafood dish has been certified ocean-friendly by the Vancouver Aquarium. Grouse Mountain is proud to participate in this sustainable initiative.

Large Party Dining - Group Reservations

A custom group a la carte menu has been created to accommodate parties of 9 or more. To ensure that your large group fully enjoys the specialized, individual attention to the Observatory kitchen, we have selected highlights from our acclaimed seasonal menu. Three set menu options permit diners to enjoy meticulously sourced ingredients from regional lands and waters.

Altitudes Bistro

Altitudes, Grouse Mountain's acclaimed West Coast bistro, provides an opportunity to sample distinctly British Columbian cuisine while overlooking the grandeur of the Lower Mainland, some 3,700 feet below.

Altitudes' menu includes great dishes for sharing such as the 5 Spice Chicken Soft Taco, Crab and Artichoke Fondant and the famous Grouse Mountain Nachos. The Ginseng Marinated Salmon is a delicious favourite from the large dishes, especially when enjoyed with a glass of the Undurraga Pinot Noir.

Combine a delicious fondue dinner and an evening of adventure and fun with our Snowshoe Fondue Tours. *

*Snowshoe Fondue Tours are available only in winter. To book a tour, contact guest services at 604.980.9311. Grouse Mountain is a member of the Green Table Network, devoted to sustainable and responsible restaurant practices.
The Ocean Wise symbol is your guarantee that a seafood dish has been certified ocean-friendly by the Vancouver Aquarium. Grouse Mountain is proud to participate in this sustainable initiative.

Lupins Café

Refuel in between mountain adventures, winter or summer, at Lupins Café.

The sleek architecture of this venue is home to fast, convenient self service dining. Whether you're looking for a healthy snack after a grueling hike or a leisurely meal overlooking the mountains and valley, Lupins is a great choice.

Located on the main floor of the Peak Chalet, Lupins Café offers stunning decorative alpine features like high cedar beams and copper lights that emit a soft glow in the evening. This warm and inviting room is also available for private bookings and is ideal for buffets or cocktail receptions.

The same kitchen team responsible for the award-winning cuisine of The Observatory and Altitudes Bistro highlights the freshest fare influenced by culinary styles from all over the world.

The Rusty Rail BBQ & Grill

There's absolutely no better place to enjoy an outdoor barbecue than surrounded by mountain peaks and fabulous views. Located just a short walk from the Grizzly Bear Habitat and the Lumberjack Show, the Rusty Rail outdoor barbecue is open June through September.

Grouse Grind® Coffee Bar

Offering a selection of light refreshments and specialty coffee beverages, the Grouse Grind® Coffee Bar is ideal for those on the go. Refuel after a grueling Grind™ with a hit of caffeine or select from a number of refreshing healthy snacks.

Starbucks®

Visit the Starbucks® location at the base of Grouse Mountain and warm up with a classic cappuccino or enjoy a refreshing, cool, icy smooth Frappuccino® blended beverage. The Starbucks® at Grouse Mountain now features specialty pastries and new summer sandwiches. 

Grouse Mountain Membership Passholders receive 20% off all regular priced items at the Grouse Mountain Starbucks® location.

 

SEYMOUR ON MOUNTAIN DINNG

 

Three Peaks Lodge

 

Elevations 1020m Restaurant

Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner or appetizer. Fully licensed family restaurant. Open daily during downhill operating hours.

 

Grill Works Cafeteria

For a quick meal in-between activities. Select from a variety of options including grilled burgers and fries, pizza, sandwiches, snacks, chilli and more. Open daily from 11am - 8pm.

 

Whiskey Jack Brown Bag Room

A warm seating area to enjoy your own lunch brought from home.

 

VANCOUVER CHEAP & CHEERFUL

 

Bakery

 

La Baguette

1680 Johnston St.

On a daily basis this bakery makes homemade pasteries, breads, cakes, baked goods and baguette sandwiches. They will specially design and prepare gourmet French pastries and cakes by request. Cake varieties include rich Chocolate Ganache, Buttercreams, Cheesecakes and Mouse cakes. They also have French import foods, such as fine cheeses and other delicacies.

1 604 684-1351

 

Cafe

 

Cafe Orca

111 Robson St.

Vancouver shoppers wanting a coffee, a cookie or a light meal can try Cafe Orca on Robson Street. Situated on the corner by the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and GM Place.

1 604 899-2141

 

Seb's Market Cafe

592 E Broadway Ave.

This neighbourhood eatery is a Vancouver favourite for breakfast. Dishes such as omelettes with bacon and caramelized apple and Camembert cheese keep on bringing in the regulars. This place gets crowded so be ready to wait in line for a table. Hours of operation: Mon-Tue 6:30am-5:00pm, Wed-Fri 6:30am-9:00pm and Sat-Sun 7:30am-10:00pm.

1 604 298-4403 

 

Prospect Point Cafe in Stanley Park

5601 Stanley Park Dr.

Visitors to Stanley Park can satisfy their hunger any time of day at the Prospect Point Cafe, located at Prospect Point Lookout. The cafe serves a range of breakfast items until 3pm or customers can choose from burgers, fish and chips, salmon dishes and more from the lunch menu. And, of course, for those with a sweet tooth, the cafe serves the famous Prospect Point Ice Cream.

1 604 669-2737 

 

Cafe Medina

556 Beatty St.

For those who love breakfast, don't miss Cafe Medina. This daytime coffee shop specializes in bistro breakfasts with dishes such as baked eggs on smoked black cod with asparagus, or the Libanais, with two poached eggs with foule and baba ganoush. Their waffles come with a variety of toppings and are served all day. Brunch is served on the weekend.

604 879-7118 

 

Cambie Café

560 Davie St.

Located in the Cambie Hostel Gastown, the Cambie Cafe offers breakfast for a cheap price. ?Address: 300 Cambie St. | Vancouver, BC | V6B 2N3 [ Map ] ?Tel: 1 604 684-6466 
The Elbow Room Cafe ?More Info | + My Favorites ?The Elbow Room was started in 1983, and is still going strong after almost 20 years. Breakfast and lunch meals are their specialty. Offering an assortment of hardy breakfast foods such as: eggs, pancakes and omelets, the Elbow Room is also known for the Famous Elbow Room Burgers.

1 604 685-3628

 

Soups Etc!

1091 Hamilton St.

Soup Etc! has several locations in southwestern British Columbia including a couple in Vancouver. It offers soups, salads and sandwiches as well as a few sweet treats like cookies and muffins. ?Address:  | Vancouver, BC ?Tel: 1 604 689-4505
De Dutch Pannekoek House Vancouver ?More Info | + My Favorites ?Specializing in Dutch Pannekoekens, omelets, scrambles, benny's and more, this chain restaurant serves generous portions of breakfast and lunch from 7:30am until 3:30pm daily.

1 604 687-7065 

 

Coal Harbour Cafe

480 Broughton St.

Located right on the waterfront, this casual cafe and ice cream parlour is ideal for a light snack or coffee. Choose from sandwiches, hot dogs and an assortment of fresh baked goods.

1 604 648-2251

 

Mexican

 

Steamrollers

437 Davie St.

This local quick service chain specialises in burritos with a twist. All ingredients are steamed and then burritos are rolled, offering a healthy, trans-fat-free but still healthy meal. Those with a sense of adventure can try the popular 'wet' burrito option.

1 604 608-0852

 

Thai

 

Arroy-D Thai Restaurant

3106 Cambie St.

Arroy-D Thai Restaurant is a high-quality, low-priced Thai restaurant, with dine-in or free delivery for take-out. It has a special seating plan where customers can sit on Thai pillows in booths.

1 604 879-9944

 

Thai Terrace

2872 Broadway W

Thai dining is available at this restaurant located in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver. Economical diners can enjoy take-out, eat-in and delivery service. The place is open from 11.30pm to 9.30pm every day with late opening on Saturday and Sunday at 12pm.

1 604 738-2824

 

Coffee & Tea

 

Secret Garden Tea Company

5559 West Blvd.

The Secret Garden Tea Company is a cosy tea room serving light fare, desserts and afternoon tea, which includes freshly-baked pastries, assorted finger sandwiches and scones with Devon cream and jam. Open daily, occasional live harp music.

604 261-3070 

 

Re-entry Espresso

4363 Main St.

This Main Street coffee house features a contemporary feel and booth-style seating, while boasting freshly-brewed coffee, perfect espresso shots and home-baked pastries. Due to its free wireless and inviting atmosphere, the spot is popular stop for regulars who come to work on laptops, meet with colleagues or just delve into a good book.

1 604 872-0844 

 

Wired Monk

2610 W 4th St.

The Wired Monk is part coffee house, part cafe and has several locations in the Greater Vancouver Area, including one in Kitsilano. For caffeine addicts and coffee shop regulars, the casual cafe offers a counter service of specialty coffee drinks, organic teas and cakes, while customers after something more can enjoy a beer, a glass of wine, homemade soups and more.

1 604 742-1752 

 

Shaktea

3702 Main St.

Tea aficionados wanting some specialty teas or 9-to-5ers wanting to unwind after work can try Shaktea on Main Street. The premier tea lounge offers a soothing and artsy environment coupled with an extensive selection of classic and exotic teas to drink in, take home or give as gifts. Desserts and sandwiches are also available.

1 604 873-5151 

 

JJ Bean

1689 Johnston St.

This Vancouver coffee shop has grown to include several retail locations around the city as well as providing wholesale coffee for many of the city's dining establishments. If customers want a cup of the good stuff, they can find it at JJ Bean's original shop in Granville Island Public Market, as well as its mothership store on Powell and others in Yaletown and on Main, Commercial and Railway Streets.

1 604 685-0613 

 

Max's Bakery & Delicatessen

521 W 8th Ave.

Max's has been serving Vancouver since 1949 and has three locations around the city, on Cambie and 8th, on Oak and Stuart's Bakery at the Granville Island Public Market. The bakery and delicatessen serves coffees, freshly-baked pastries, homemade soups, sandwiches and salads.

1 604 873-6297

 

Steeps Tea Lounge

895 W Broadway

Started in Edmonton in 1999, Steeps has grown to include locations in Calgary and Vancouver and its lounge on Broadway is a city favourite. The tea house offers premium loose leaf teas and infusions in a stylish environment, as well as baked goods, light sandwiches and lunch bites. Open daily.

1 778 371-8343

 

Salt Spring Coffee

4295 Main St.

In addition to Salt Spring Coffee's micro-roasting facilities on the island after which it is named, the company operates coffee shops on Main Street, at UBC and at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in the Greater Vancouver Area. Customers can find free wireless, fresh pastries, light lunch items and, of course, their signature coffee.

604 875-9727

 

VANCOUVER GOOD VALUE/FAMILY FRIENDLY

 

Afghan

 

Afghan Horsemen

1833 Anderson St.

Vancouver diners wanting to sample some authentic Afghan cuisine can try the Afghan Horse on Granville Island. The family-owned and operated restaurant has been open since 1974 and is situated at the entrance to the island behind Starbucks. Diners can dine using traditional Western tables and chairs or Afghani style with low tables and floor cushions.

1 604 873-5923

 

East is East

4413 Main St.

Situated on Main Street, East is East is styled after the ancient silk road's dhabbas's, or little street eateries, and serves traditional dishes from Afghanistan, Mongolia, Turkey, Tibet and more. A step off the sidewalk and customers enter a quiet and faraway den of carpets, cushions, low tables and rich music. In addition to the small restaurant, East is East operates a unique take-out trade.

1 604 879-2020

 

African

 

Red Sea Cafe

670 E Broadway

The Red Sea Cafe serves authentic North African Cuisine. Diners can try eating "injera" (vegetables or meat wrapped in a spongy crepe-like bread), the authentic way; without utensils.

604 873-3332

 

Nyala Restaurant

4148 Main St. (Main & King Edward)

This restaurant has been serving African cuisine for over 15 years using traditional ingredients and cooking methods. Late night owls are welcome as this place is open till 2am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

1 604 876-9919

 

American

 

Zawa Restaurant

920 Commercial Dr.

Situated on the Drive, Zawa offers a mixed menu of classic American and international favourites, including all-day breakfasts. The restaurant has a patio for dining al fresco in summer, as well as a full bar.

1 604 255-0470

 

Georgia St. Bar & Grill

801 W. Georgia St.

A series of long sit-up bars invites socializing at this popular American-style bar and grill. Cozy couches, chairs, fireplace and raised TV screens for sports fans. Pastas and burgers. Certified Angus prime rib special.

1 604 604-0994

 

Sammy's Hot Wings

1773 Robson St.

Situated in Vancouver's West End, Sammy's Hot Wings is a Robson Street eatery offering not only a selection of its specialty - wings of variable spiciness - but also a menu of Greek and Mediterranean fare. Eat-in, take-out or delivery ($20 min) available.

1 604 683-3622

 

Red Robin Vancouver

200-1001 Broadway W

Best known for their gourmet burgers, each one can be customized with one's favourite toppings. This family establishment is a chain restaurant with a standardized menu.

1 604 733-6494

 

Bert's Restaurant

2904 Main St.

Started in 1948 as a 24-hour coffee shop and diner, Bert's Restaurant has been serving East Van for over 60 years and has grown to become a fully licensed restaurant with a menu of old-fashioned comfort food. The establishment is open daily, usually from 6am, and serves a huge menu of all-day breakfasts, classic sandwiches, gourmet burgers, steaks and salads. Senior portions, kids favourites and bar drinks also available.

1 604 876-1236

 

Tony Roma's Famous For Ribs

801 Pacific St.

Casual family dining. Specialties include baby back ribs, onion loaf appetizer and five-pepper red hot ribs. Takeout and delivery available.

604 669-7336

 

Yoshoku Ya

774 Denman St.

This Japanese restaurant offers steak and seafood, as well as starters like cream corn soup. It brings western dishes with a Japanese style to the table and is open everyday from 11am to 11pm.

604 687-4970

 

Fets Pasta Bar and Grill

1230 Commercial Dr.

A funky casual eatery that has been a popular hangout in Vancouver. Enjoy the food and the art work at Fets. Murals are spray painted on the walls and ceiling of this restaurant.

1 604 255-7771

 

Grove Inn Restaurant

1047 Denman St.

The Grove Inn, in Vancouver's West End, is known for its basic diner-style atmosphere and economically-priced menu, the latter of which includes a large selection of Western and Asian cuisine. On the one hand, diners can opt for an all day breakfast or a burger, or something altogether different such as beef udon or sushi.

604 687-0557

 

Kim's Bakery & Restaurant

2415 Main St.

Situated near the corner of Main and Broadway, Kam's Bakery and Restaurant serves western and Chinese cuisine, as well as freshly-baked cakes, breads and pastries. The establishment is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers free delivery within a limited area.

604 874-4041

 

Curious

52 Powell St.

This Gastown hot spot is frequented by an eclectic crowd looking for tapas-sized plates for sharing. A menu favourite include the deconstructed lamb wraps.

604 642-0052

 

Sammy J Peppers

1517 Anderson St.

This pub and restaurant has a few locations in Greater Vancouver including this one on Granville Island. It offers sports on large screen TVs and tapas, burgers, sandwiches and wraps.

1 604 696-0739

 

Canadian

 

Eight 1/2

151 E 8th Ave.

Not only is Eight 1/2 established by some of Vancouver's biggest mover and shakers, its decor was in part designed by Bachelorette reality star, Jillian Harris. Part restaurant, part lounge, the meny is of the tapas variety with dishes like cheese plates and charcuterie, in addition to larger entrees. They are open from 12pm to 12am.

1 604 630-7502

 

Coast

1045 Alberni St.

An upscale restaurant, the decor at Coast seduces patrons with a mosaic-tiled floor and a 24-seat circular bar. Cosy up on a black leather banquette and peruse a lavish menu of decadent seafood offerings like salmon, dungeness crab, swordfish and oysters. For those who prefer turf over surf, steak and poultry dishes are also available. They are open Monday to Friday from 11am to 12am and Saturday to Sunday from 4pm to 12am.

1 604 685-5010

 

Stella's on Cambie

3305 Cambie St.

Also known as Stella's Tap and Tapas Bar, this establishment is a modern resto-bar devoid of pretentiousness in its menu that not only features tapas items, but full entrees as well. The menu changes with the season to provide fresh, local ingrediants. Although, Stella's is best known for their bevy of brews: 16 in all on tap, and over 40 Belgian bottles each served in corresponding glassware.

1 604 874-6900

 

The Teahouse at Stanley Park

Stanley Park Dr.

Formerly Sequoia Grill, this restaurant returns to its former three-decades-ago glory. It is once again a traditional tearoom, with all the charm that comes with that. But the menu does retain some modern elements, and pulls in regional ingredients for concoctions like asparagus wild mushroom ragout and wild sockeye salmon. Offering incredible sunset views, it is located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park. Brunch is served on the weekends. Private function space available.

1 604 669-3281

 

Latitude Restaurant

3250 Main St.

Fresh and modern, visitors can saddle up to the marble bar or shimmy into an built-in banquette. Open for dinner, dishes veer toward fresh, regional fare, from fresh-shucked oysters to wild BC salmon. The menu is divided up into smaller and larger plates.

604 875-6246

 

The Elbow Room Cafe

560 Davie St.

The Elbow Room was started in 1983, and is still going strong after almost 20 years. Breakfast and lunch meals are their specialty. Offering an assortment of hardy breakfast foods such as: eggs, pancakes and omelets, the Elbow Room is also known for the Famous Elbow Room Burgers.

604 685-3628

 

Frenchies

1018 Commercial Dr.

Vancouverites wanting a diner-style atmosphere and menu can try Frenchies on Commercial Drive. With items such as Montreal smoked meat sandwiches and poutine, the restaurant serves French-Canadian fare amongst a 1950s-style decor.

604 215-4520

 

Liliget Feast House

1724 Davie St.

Vancouver’s only First Nations restaurant serves traditional NW Coast Native cuisine with contemporary flair, winning accolades from local critics. Menu highlights are wood-grilled salmon, roasted duck, barbecued venison, alder-smoked oysters, steamed fern shoots and toasted seaweed with rice. The restaurant is designed in the style of a longhouse.

1 604 681-7044

 

Lolo

100 East 2nd St.

An unpretentious restaurant, the rustic menu at Lolo speaks to the no-nonsense movement toward real food. Located in North Vancouver, this is a charcuterie, meaning that it is a restaurant serving delicatessan-type foods. Farmhouse cheeses, locally smoked deli meats, chicken liver terrine with port gelee, and pickled grapes are a samling of what's in store.

1 778 340-6655

 

Chinese

 

Shanghai Chinese Bistro

1128 Alberni St.

A Warm, welcoming atmosphere and affordable prices. Shanghai and Szechuan cuisines are presented on menus in English, Chinese and Japanese. Dim sum daily. Served with local produce in attractive presentations, fresh seafood is a specialty.

1 604 683-8222

 

Hon's Wun-Tun House

1339 Robson St.

Started in 1972, Hon's Wun-Tun House serves Hong Kong-style wun-tun noodles as well as Cantonese dim sum, pot stickers, barbequed dishes and more. The Chinese restaurant has several locations in the Greater Vancouver Area including these in Chinatown and on Robson Street.

604 685-0871

 

Kam's Bakery & Restaurant

2415 Main St.

Situated near the corner of Main and Broadway, Kam's Bakery and Restaurant serves western and Chinese cuisine, as well as freshly-baked cakes, breads and pastries. The establishment is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers free delivery within a limited area.

1 604 874-4041

 

Yopo Cafe

1122 Homer St.

The Yopo Cafe on Homer Street offers Vancouver diners a menu of Chinese cuisine in Yaletown, including daily specials and delivery (Yaletown only). The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from approximately noon to 9pm.

1 604 609-9676

 

The Red Door Pan Asian Grill

2966 Granville St.

The Red Door Pan Asian Grill provides patrons with casual dining in a contemporary environment. Dishes are prepared using authentic pow wok cooking in an open kitchen. Noteworthy dishes include their lettuce cups, seven flavour beef and homemade potstickers. This restaurant is open daily at 11am and also has a take-out menu available.

1 604 733-5699

 

Great Wok

1961 4th Ave W

This Chinese restaurant has been serving the local community since the mid-1990s with traditional cuisine. It is open Monday to Thursday from 10.30am to 10.30pm, Friday and Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30pm and Sunday from 11am to 10.30pm.

1 604 739-7668

 

Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant

1132 E. Hastings

This classic Chinese restaurant offers dozens of selections from an easy-to-read menu that takes the mystery out of ordering. Exceptional dim sum. Seafood kept alive in tanks. Ample seats and free parking.

1 604 253-4316

 

Sun Sui Wah

3888 Main St.

Sun Sui Wah prides itself by maintaining the Hong-Kong dining tradition of dim-sum cart service, (where a dim-sum cart is brought by the tables and patrons "pick and point" to the dish of their choice). Sun Sui Wah serves many authentic dishes. A signature dish, an Asian delicacy, is the famous roasted squab. This restaurant is open seven days a week and has underground parking available.

1 604 872-8822

 

Wild Rice

117 Pender Street W

The design of this restaurant is based on the Chinese ancient practice of Feng Shui. The atmosphere is modern and sleek. Serving modern Chinese cuisine, the dishes at Wild Rise are meant to be shared, like traditional Chinese dining. Wild Rice does not accept reservations.

604 642-2882

 

Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Mezzanine level of the Marine Bldg., 355 Burrard St.

This spacious, 300-seat restaurant commands a harbour view. Its opulent decor features crystal chandeliers and a Chinese jade carving at the entrance. Hong Kong trained chef prepares creative Cantonese seafood specialties. Dim sum served at lunch. Three private rooms for groups up to 50.

604 688-8191

 

Wet Restaurant and Lounge

165-8460 Alexandra Rd.

Wet Restaurant and Lounge is a dining and drinking establishment in Richmond. Open from 6pm everyday, the lounge plays all the Canuck Pay-Per-View games on a 100-inch screen with surround sound. Wet also has a huge selection of asian tapas along with well-priced entrees, an exotic martini list and a full stock of spirits and wines.

1 604 233-6969

 

International

 

Wild Fire Restaurant

1176 Granville St.

Wild Fire Restaurant is located on the lobby level of the Howard Johnson Vancouver, downtown. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu featuring pizzas, pasta, and salads.

604 688-8701

 

Zawa Restaurant

920 Commercial Dr.

Situated on the Drive, Zawa offers a mixed menu of classic American and international favourites, including all-day breakfasts. The restaurant has a patio for dining al fresco in summer, as well as a full bar.

1 604 255-0470

 

Italian

 

Romeo's

1895 Cornwall Ave.

This bright cafe near Vanier Park is a casual spot for dishes such as Tuscan roasted vegetable sandwich with peppers, zucchini and eggplant on homemade, whole-wheat sourdough bread.

1 604 732-8212

 

Olie's Pizzeria

1833 Anderson St.

This restaurant, located in Granville Island Markets, offers a traditional thin crust Italian pizza selection. Customer can eat-in or take-out as well as have food delivered.

1 604 733-0888

 

Arriva Ristorante Italiano

1537 Commercial Dr.

Arriva Ristorante offers authentic Italian cuisine, including antipasti, pastas with both vegetarian and specialty sauces and entrees featuring seafood, meat and poultry. Customers can enjoy fine dining in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Open 11:30 am to 2pm Monday through Friday and 5pm to 10pm daily.

1 604 251-1177

 

La Notte Ristorante Italiano

3307 Dunbar St.

Situated in Vancouver's Westside district, La Notte has been serving quality Italian cuisine for over 20 years. The restaurant offers diners a casual, Tuscan environment coupled with a menu of pastas, veal and - every Friday night - osso buco, or braised lamb shanks.

1 604 222-4033

 

Cibo Trattoria

900 Seymour St.

Focused on fresh, local ingredients, Cibo Trattoria serves light Italian cuisine. Part of the Moda Hotel, this restaurant maximizes its unique, historical architectural details through exposed wooden beams and terracotta floors.

604 602-9570

 

Zefferelli's Spaghetti Joint

1136 Robson St.

This pasta and Italian restaurant is located on the south side of Robson Street between Thurlow and Bute, above Cactus Club. It is open Monday to Friday from 11.30am to 11pm, Saturday from 5pm to 11pm and Sunday and Holidays from 5pm to 10pm.

1 604 687-0655

 

La Buca

4025 MacDonald St.

Situated in Kerrisdale, La Buca is a neighbourhood trattoria serving classic Italian cuisine with simplicity and a modern twist. The restaurant, which features a contemporary environment and seating for approximately 25 guests, is part of the L'Altro Buca and Pied a Terre establishments located elsewhere in the city.

604 730-6988

 

CinCin Restorante

1154 Robson St.

Pasta is cooked al dente, and fresh fish and meats are grilled over alderwood. Pastries, ice creams and breads are all made in-house daily. Bar open between meals and late night for wood-oven pizza and antipasto. Reservations advised.

1 604 688-7338

 

Japanese

 

Clubhouse Japanese Restaurant

255 2nd Ave. W

Somewhat of an institution in Vancouver, the Clubhouse Japanese Restaurant is one of the city's first izakayas and serves both traditional Japanese cuisine and dishes with a twist, such as maki rolls with aspargus and cream cheese. Its originality doesn't stop with the menu, however, and customers can expect a quirky, pub-style atmosphere enjoyed by a wide mix of diners.

1 604 879-8998

 

Toratatsu Japanese Tapas Bistro

735 Denman St.

Diners on Denman Street craving Japanese cuisine and a new take on an izakaya-style environment can head to Toratatsu. The restaurant is a family-owned establishment that also owns several izakayas and restaurants in Tokyo and the casual bistro features contemporary Japanese tapas dishes with jazz music and a stylish atmosphere.

1 604 685-9399

 

Lime

1130 Commercial Dr.

Lime, a contemporary and trendy Japanese restaurant on the Drive, features a menu of classic and fresh favourites paired with regular live music. Diners can choose sushi, sashimi and rolls from the raw bar or opt for kitchen dishes such as crispy avocado croquettes, somen salad or zarusoba.

1 604 215-1130

 

Shabusen Yakiniku House

202-755 Burrard St.

Shabusen Yakiniku can’t simply be labeled a Japanese-style or a Korean restaurant. In fact, it provides a fusion of both sushi and Korean barbecue meats. In terms of sushi, the choices are vast. Tables at Shabusen Yakiniku are fitted with small grills so diners can cook the various meats and seafood available themselves.

604 669-3883

 

Kamakura Japanese Restaurant

12-601 West Broadway

Formerly known as Kamei Royale, Kamakura offers an extensive menu of Japanese cuisine including sushi. The restaurant boasts impressive views of downtown Vancouver.

604 876-3388

 

Asiana Japanese Restaurant

100-750 Terminal Ave.

This downtown Japanese restaurant offers sushi, tempura and other traditional Japanese fare, as well as a Vietnamese menu.

1 604 685-1499

 

Yoshi

689 Denman St.

Yoshi is a traditional Japanese restaurant on the second floor of its Denman Street location. It has views of the city, habour and Stanley Park and aims to provide an authentic Japanese experience.

1 604 738-8226

 

Kishu Star

1935 W 4th Ave.

Situated on 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, Kishu Star is a Japanese bistro whose menu features sushi, noodles, bento boxes and traditional Japanese entrees such as donburi. The restaurant offers happy hour discounts after 7pm, as well as featuring free delivery within 3 km (2 mi).

604 736-8819

 

The Eatery

3431 W Broadway

The Funkiest Place to Eat Sushi.

1 604 738-5298

 

Mexican

 

Pepitas Restaurant

2015 Burrard St.

Established in 1975, this Mexican and Spanish cuisine restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Offering a fun and relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant's owner serenades his customer's every Friday and Saturday night. Views of the mountains and the north shore can be seen throughout.

1 604 732-8884

 

The Mouse and the Bean Antojeria Mexicana

207-B West Hastings St.

This restaurant is located under the Dominion building. It serves authentic Mexican cuisine and has a dine-in and take-out menu. There is a catering service for functions and special events.

1 604 633-1781

 

El Barrio

2270 E Hastings St.

From common favourites such as burritos, rellenos and carne asada to lesser known dishes like gambas al ajillo, huevos divorciados and bunuelo, El Barrio serves up authentic Mexican cuisine on East Hastings Street. The neighbourhood restaurant is open from 4pm Tuesday and Wednesday and from 12pm Thursday through Sunday.

604 569-2220

 

The Taco Shack

1937 Cornwall Ave.

Located in Kitsilano, this Mexican restaurant serves freshly prepared food. The menu offers a Californian twist on Mexican cuisine with dishes like burritos, tacos, quesadilla, fajitas and more.

1 604 736-8226

 

Las Margaritas

1999 West 4th Ave.

Serving a menu of items inspired by the cuisine in places like Northern Mexico and Baja California, Las Margaritas serves tasty Mexican fare. The restaurant, which is located in Kitsilano, uses fresh ingredients and avoids trans-fats, lard, preservatives or additives.

604 734-7117

 

Mexicali

4424 Dunbar St.

Mexi Cali offers authentic Mexican cuisine from its location Dunbar Street and does so using fresh products, cooking from scratch and making dishes to order. Vegetarian, gluten-free and low-sodium options available. Open daily from 11.30am to 9pm.

1 604 731-6517

 

Pacific Northwest

 

Water Street Cafe

300 Water St.

Overlooks Gastown’s cobbled streets and famous steam clock. The blue decor, high ceilings and large windows make for a bright interior and relaxing atmosphere. Fresh seafood, creative pastas, veal, lamb and daily specials, prepared with imagination and an attention to detail.

1 604 689-2832

 

Wild Garlic Restaurant

2120 W. Broadway (at Arbutus)

The only garlic restaurant in Vancouver offers quiet, uncluttered elegance. Menu items include roasted garlic and chicken soup, crispy vegetarian dumplings with marinated mushrooms, and garlic-mashed yams.

604 730-0880

 

The Mill Marine Bistro

1199 West Cordova St.

Largest patio in Coal Harbour - views of North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park. The destination for soaking in Vancouver’s natural beauty, and treating your taste buds to the finest casual menu the westcoast has to offer.

1 604 687-6455

 

900 West

Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia St.

Chef Dino Renaerts melds contemporary Canadian cuisine with West Coast flair, using simple garnishes and light sauces. 200 wines (65 by the glass) with a Pacific NW focus, are available as well as flights matched to the meal.

1 604 669-9378

 

Brix

1138 Homer St.

In a heritage brick setting, this Yaletown dining room and tapas bar serves progressive Pacific Northwest cuisine. House specialties include seared B.C. venison and grilled pork chops. Heated courtyard patio.

1 604 915-9463

 

Shaughnessy

5251 Oak St.

Nestled in VanDusen Garden, this elegant setting tempts with creative fare such as smoked chicken and wild mushroom risotto, or pistachio-crusted free-range chicken breast with pommery mustard cream sauce, served with Yukon gold and sweet potato flan.

604 261-0011

 

Thai

 

Simply Thai Restaurant

1211 Hamilton St.

Thai Chef and Owner Siriwan Rerksuttisiridach creates an extraordinary array of distinctive Thai dishes. Simply Thai has a wine list with over a 100 wines that are well balanced with Thai food.

1 604 642-0123

 

Khai Thai Cuisine

809 Seymour St.

Khai Thai in Downtown offers authentic Thai Cuisine. Available for Dine-In,Take out and Catering. Restaurant Hours: Mon.-Fri. Lunch 11:30 am.- 2:30 pm. Dinner 5:00 pm.-10:00 pm. Sat,Sun & Holiday Dinner 5:00 pm.-10.00 pm.

604 682-7000

 

Maenam

1938 W 4th Ave.

This Thai restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday closing at 2am each night. The menu includes mussaman chicken, green curry halibut and panaeng beef.

1 604 730-5579

 

Baan Wasana

2143 41st Ave. W

Kerrisdale diners in the mood for pad thai, green curry or tom yum soup can try Baan Wasala on 41st Avenue. The Thai restaurant features a small, cosy environment along with friendly service and consistent food.

778 371-8971

 

Azia

990 Smithe St.

Providing patrons with a pan Asian culinary experience, Azia presents fine cuisine. Dishes include Thai, Malaysian,Japanese and Chinese specialties. Azia can also accommodate private groups in its mezzanine that can hold up to 60 guests. Wireless internet access and a projector are available for business groups.

406 682-8622

 

Khai Thai To Go

2184 Cornwall Ave.

Khai Thai offers spicy Thai cuisine, available for eat-in, take-out or delivery. Restaurant Hours: Everyday 12:00 pm.- 10:00 pm.

604 677-6767

 

Thai Away Home

3315 Cambie St.

Boasting a vivid and bright interior, Thai Away Home brings the spices of Thailand to Vancouver. The menu includes soups (Tom Ka Gi), Curries (Panang Curry with Prawns), Noodles (Pad Thai) and much more. Lunch and kids' menus are available.

1 604 873-8424

 

Chilli House Thai Bistro

1018 Beach Ave.

Modern comfort Thai Cuisine with electric Thai Fare specializing in Exquisite Fusion Thai Tapas and Traditional Authentic Thai Cuisine. Enjoy a selection of traditional Thai dishes prepared from market fresh spices and imported Ingredients. Their chefs create a sumptuous extravaganza of international fares for gourmet adventurers.

604 685-8989

 

Thai House Restaurant

116 Robson St.

The Thai House Restaurant Group offers authentic Thai cuisine served by courteous staff since 1986. They cater to adventurous tastes and exotic desires. Take out and free delivery are also available.

604 683-3383

 

Bakery

 

Choices Market Rice Bakery

2595 16th Ave. W

At this specialty bakery, all of the baked goods are made with wheat and gluten-free ingredients. Goods include breads, cookies, muffins, pies and more. In addition to these freshly baked items, grocery items are also available for purchase.

604 736-0301

 

Aran Foods - The Spelt Bakery

1692 Venables St.

A bakery in Vancouver that sells spelt-based baked goods exclusively. Our aim is to help people eat in a way that is both healthy for them and good for the world around us.

1 604 258-2726

 

European Breads Bakery

4324 Fraser St.

Opened in 2001, this bakery specializes in over 25 varieties of European breads, including their signature Georgian baguettes, Ukranian loaves, hand-made baclavas and challas. In addition to the organic breads, customers can enjoy cakes, pastries and esspresso drinks. Wheat, gluten and dairy-free items available.

1 604 879-5177

 

Swiss Bakery

143 East 3rd Ave.

The Swiss Bakery serves up a variety of Swiss and German pastries, artisan breads, cakes, cookies and more, all of which are so authentic and tasty it would be hard to find anything better in Europe. A range of sandwiches and other light lunch items are also offered.

1 604 736-8785

 

Terra Breads

Granville Market

Terra Breads has several locations in the Vancouver area and provides artisan breads as well as sandwiches, salads and soups. It also has sweet treats like shortbread, Belgian chocolate brownies and macaroons.

1 604 685-3102

 

Fratelli Italian Bakery

1795 Commercial Dr.

This bakery features authentic Italian baking made with original recipes. It specializes in delicious Italian breads, pastries, cookies and cakes. The Fratelli Bakery will create authentic Italian cakes for weddings, birthdays or any other occasion.

604 255-8926

 

Solly's

2873 W Broadway

Solly's is a Jewish-style bakery and deli, which offers its signature homemade bagels, soup and salad fare and Jewish pastries. The business operates three locations in Vancouver, all of which are open daily from early morning until around 6pm.

604 738-2121

 

Pane e Formaggio

4532 10th Ave. W

Pane e Formaggio is a bread and specialty cheese company in Vancouver and in addition to its wholesale business, offers a retail bakery on 10th Avenue West. From freshly-baked bread and sumptuous pastries to imported cheeses and gourmet spreads, the bakery is sure to please any palette.

604 224-1623

 

Aphrodite's Cafe & Pie Shop

3594-3598 W 4th Ave.

Kitsilano visitors or residents hungry for a taste from their grandmother's kitchen make a stop at Aphrodite's Cafe & Pie Shop. The organic cafe offers a inspiring menu of freshly made Mediterranean-style pizzas, tangy sandwiches, quiches, soups and breakfast items, while the bakery next door sells homemade organic pies and cakes. Open daily, catering available.

604 738-5879

 

Sweet Revenge Patisserie

4160 Main St.

Located in Vancouver's Mid-Main district, Sweet Revenge Patisserie specializes in freshly baked home-made desserts with fine organic ingredients, also serving organic coffee/tea and dessert wine. Hours: 7pm to 12am, Friday and Saturday until 1am. Tuesday and Wednesday closed.

604 879-7933

 

Burgers

 

Ricky's All Day Grill

Unit 1, 111 Dunsmuir St.

Ricky's is a family-friendly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a varied menu, including such dishes as waffles, salads, pizza, steak and more.

604 602-9233

 

Fatburger

1101 Denman St.

Part of a North American franchise, Fat Burger has two locations in Vancouver, as well as additional ones in the Greater Vancouver Area. Specializing in burgers, including those of the turkey and vegetarian variety, the restaurants feature retro decor and rock n' roll tunes from juke boxes.

604 689-8858

 

Vera's Burger Shack

1925 Cornwall Ave.

Vera's Burger Shack is an eat-in and take-out restaurant that locals often enjoy on their way to the beach. It has several locations in Vancouver and is open 11am to 11pm everyday.

1 604 228-8372

 

Moderne Burger

2507 W Broadway

Moderne Burger is a 1940s-style burger hang-out. Sirloin, veggie and turkey burgers are prepared fresh daily.

604 739-0005

 

Nevermind

3293 4th Ave. W

This bar and restaurant has pub-style food to offer along with the opportunity to watch sports on TV, in a casual atmosphere. It is open Monday to Saturday from 4.30pm to 1am.

1 604 736-0212

 

Dex Gourmet Burger Bar

123 Carrie Cates Court, N

Customers can choose from seven different toppings at this joint. This place offers an eclectic burger menu with items such as: broiled veggie, cheese steak, broiled chicken breast and poached fresh salmon burgers.

604 980-6151

 

Triple O's

805 Thurlow St.

This burger restaurant has locations throughout British Columbia including a couple in Vancouver. It is open from 7am to 10pm everyday and serves a veggie burger for non-meat lovers.

604 609-7000

 

Cafe & Bistro

 

Doux Crepes

1371 Richards St.

Doux Crepes has two Vancouver locations - Yaletown and Kerrisdale - and customers can enjoy gourmet crepes with unusual flavours such as Tiramisu and Pesto Chicken.

1 604 683-8890

 

Coco et Olive

3476 W Broadway

Kits diners wanting a morning pastry, a mid-day meal or some picnic items for the beach can stop by Coco et Olive, a fine foods store and cafe. The breakfast and lunch spot offers fresh, made-from-scratch paninis, soups and salads, as well as an assortment of sweet goods, artisan cheeses and specialty coffees and teas. Open daily.

604 736-7080

 

Indigo Bistro

1088 Burrard St.

This popular eatery is located in the Sheraton Wall Centre and offers dishes that take advantage of the quality seafood that Vancouver is known for.

1 601 331-1000

 

Alibi Room

157 Alexander St., Gastown

This trendy room is a favourite of the film set and other hip clientele. Dishes range from comfort foods, including grilled cheddar cheese sandwich, to inventive concoctions such as coriander crusted seabass on roasted maple yams with orange and grapefruit relish.

1 604 623-3383

 

Lou's Grill & Bistro

3357 Broadway W

This bar and dining experience offers hot wings, cheesy nachos, burgers, sandwiches, salads, chicken stir-fry and soups. It also features musical entertainment including country, dance, hip hop and jazz.

604 736-9872

 

The Wallflower

2420 Main St.

A sidewalk cafe on Vancouver's Main Street, the Wallflower features straight-forward and modern lunch and dinner cuisine. Diners can choose shrimp wraps, burgers, duck spring rolls and many other interesting dishes.

604 568-7554

 

Crave

3941 Main St.

This Main Street eatery offers traditional comfort food and uses only fresh, seasonal, regional and organic farmer’s market ingredients.

1 604 872-3663

 

Family

Wild Fire Restaurant

1176 Granville St.

Wild Fire Restaurant is located on the lobby level of the Howard Johnson Vancouver, downtown. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu featuring pizzas, pasta, and salads.

604 688-8701

 

Denny's

1098 Davie St.

Denny's is a popular, cheap family restaurant chain serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. It's wide menu includes favourites such as pancakes, Super Scrambles, burgers, gourmet sandwiches, roast turkey, steak, hot fudge brownie and apple pie.

1 604 689-0509

 

Red Robin

200-1001 Broadway W

Best known for their gourmet burgers, each one can be customized with one's favourite toppings. This family establishment is a chain restaurant with a standardized menu.

604 733-6494

 

White Spot

580 W. Georgia St.

This popular chain of restaurants was established in the 1920s by entrepreneur Nat Bailey. The legendary Spot offers old-fashioned comfort food in a cheery atmosphere. The Triple O burger is a favourite of generations. Locations throughout the Lower Mainland.

604 662-3066

 

Fusion

 

Hell's Kitchen

2041 West 4th Ave.

Hell's Kitchen is located in the heart of Kitsilano, just 5 minutes from downtown Vancouver. They are known for their "Pizza from Hell" thin-crust creations that fuse traditional pizza ingredients with a coastal flavours.

604 763-4355

 

Public Lounge Eatery

3289 Main St.

Fusion cuisine, tapas-style menu, wine and art - this is Public Lounge Eatery. Situated on Main Street, the casual and quaint restaurant and lounge offers everything from pita pizza and rootbeer ribs to martinis and lemon beer.

1 604 873-5584

 

Clove

2054 Commercial Dr.

Clove couples a warm and bright atmosphere with a fusion of Indian and Asian cuisine. The restaurant features a tapas-style menu with a full bar and has two locations, one situated along Commercial Drive in East Van and the other on Denman St in the West End. Open daily for dinner.

604 255-5550

 

The Noodle Box

1867 W 4th Ave.

The Noodle Box has a couple of locations in Victoria on Vancouver Island as well as this one in Kitsilano. It offers a mix of Asian cuisines including Cambodian, Thai and Japanese.

1 604 734-1310

 

Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar

1079 Mainland St.

This restaurant provides a lively dining experience and offers a 'milk and honey' brunch on the weekend as well as lunch, dinner and a bar menu at other times. It offers seating for up to 100 people and offers over 20 wines by the glass.

1 604 602-0835

 

The Flying Tiger

2958 W. Fourth Ave.

Featuring a fusion of Asian flavours, The Flying Tiger presents a twist on street vendor food. Using regional ingredients, dishes include roti canai with curry sauce, Malaysian chicken satay sticks, and Filipino style pork belly. It is located in Kitsilano.

604 737-7529

 

Pizza

 

Chicago's Deep Dish Pizza

721 Denman St.

Serving square deep dish and traditional round pizza, as well as pasta and chicken wings.

604 915-7777

 

Firewood Cafe

3004 Cambie St.

The Firewood Cafe specializes in thin-crust pizzas and pastas. They cook the pizzas in an authentic Italian oven. Patrons can dine-in at this Italian restaurant, or they can take advantage of the take-out or delivery service.

1 604 873-0001

 

Nat's New York Pizzeria

2684 W Broadway

Pizza cooked here in a wood-fired oven is a favourite in Vancouver, with Nat's having won several local awards. Just reading the menu can make a stomach growl with names like pesto artichoke, beef eater and meat head. The restaurant is family friendly.

604 737-0707

 

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

1876 1st Ave. W

The Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co specializes in hand-crafted, healthy pizza baked in artisan's wood fired ovens. The company, which has locations in Canmore and Vancouver, also prides itself in using organic produce and meats from local Canadian farmers. In Vancouver, the restaurant is located on 1st Avenue West in Kitsilano.

1 604 730-0321

 

Megabite Pizza

2440 Commercial Dr.

This Vancouver pizza chain offers inexpensive and freshly-baked slices of pizza at several locations across the city, including one on Commercial Drive.

1 604 874-8758

 

Lombardo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

970 Smithe St. at The Scotiabank Theater

The downtown location has a warm modern Mediterranean feel, using only the finest quality ingredients to create classic Italian comfort food including pizza. They offer a wide range of BC and Italian wines to compliment the superb dishes along with unique cocktails and martinis.

604 408-0808

 

Flying Wedge Pizza

1937 Cornwall Ave.

Flying Wedge Pizza is one of Vancouver’s favourite pizza joints and has won numerous awards since opening in 1989. Customers can dare to be different and mix and match toppings to create taste bud temptations with unique and classic toppings.

604 732-8840

 

Sarpino's Pizzeria

1630 W Broadway

Sarpino's Pizzeria was created in response to consumer demand for greater freshness, quality, authenticity and most of all variety in their fast food alternatives. Sarpino’s Italian- style menus are based on fresh thinking, innovate business practices and fresh food ideas.

604 734-5700

 

Athens Pizza

2444 Main St.

Open since 1979, Athens Pizza is a small, sidewalk cafe on Vancouver's Main Street (near Broadway), which serves Italian pies, pastas and sandwiches. Open Monday through Friday from 11am 'til late, Saturday from 4pm to midnight. Dine-in, take-out and delivery available.

604 872-8177

 

Seafood

 

Goldfish Pacific Kitchen

1118 Mainland St.

Situated in Vancouver's Yaletown district, Goldfish Pacific Kitchen offers in equal parts a contemporary and artsy atmosphere coupled with an inspiring West Coast menu of fresh seafood, Asian favourites and more. The restaurant also features a three-course Prix Fixe daily, along with an extensive drinks menu of award-winning wines, cocktails and sake.

1 604 689-8318

 

Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant

1132 E. Hastings

This classic Chinese restaurant offers dozens of selections from an easy-to-read menu that takes the mystery out of ordering. Exceptional dim sum. Seafood kept alive in tanks. Ample seats and free parking.

604 253-4316

 

C Restaurant

2-1600 Howe St.

This bright and airy restaurant serves up fresh West Coast seafood. Enjoy the view of the promenade and False Creek while dining in the modern dining room, out on the garden patio, or on the upstairs mezzanine.

604 681-1164

 

Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Mezzanine level of the Marine Bldg., 355 Burrard St.

This spacious, 300-seat restaurant commands a harbour view. Its opulent decor features crystal chandeliers and a Chinese jade carving at the entrance. Hong Kong trained chef prepares creative Cantonese seafood specialties. Dim sum served at lunch. Three private rooms for groups up to 50.

604 688-8191

 

The Refinery

1115 Granville St.

The Refinery comes with all the character one would expect from a Granville-based restaurant. A unique decor consists of cork/rubber flooring and tables made from reclaimed sorghum straw. All the stops have been pulled to create a market-type setting as well. In keeping with this, food is billed as market fresh too. Fresh seafood, cheeses, breads and more make the best use of Granville resources.

604 687-8001

 

Atlantic Trap & Gill

612 Davie St.

The Atlantic Trap & Gill is located on Davie Street and features authentic East Coast seafood, drinks and live music.

1 604 806-6393

 

The Fish Cafe

2053 West 41st Ave.

The Fish Cafe, which boasts a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, is a seafood-lovers dream. Fresh fish and chips are a popular option, as are any of the daily specials of salmon, halibut, mahi mahi and prawns. A range of entrees are also available.

604 267-3474

 

Dockside Restaurant & Brewery

1253 Johnston St.

Situated in the Granville Island Hotel, this restaurant and brewery features a dining area with floor to ceiling windows (and views of False Creek), as well as a patio and lounge. Diners can enjoy fresh seafood and menu choices from around the globe, as well as in-house brews such as Cartwright Pale Ale, Alderdale Honey Lager or Johnston Street Pilsner.

1 604 685-7070

 

Bridges Seafood Restaurant

1696 Duranleau St.

Located on Granville Island's waterfront, Bridges is an extremely popular seafood restaurant with both visitors and locals alike. Superb views of the water, mountains and city centre can be enjoyed while relaxing on one of the largest outdoor dining decks in Vancouver.

1 604 687-4400

 

Steak

 

Jaguar Pub & Steakhouse

3483 Kingsway

Located in the Ramada Hotel Suites Metrotown Vancouver, the Jaguar Pub & Steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner daily. The sports bar show live televised sporting events on its many televisions. During the summer, outdoor patio seating is available.

1 604 434-5240

 

Sunrise Pizza & Steak House

949 Commercial Dr.

Red and white table clothes give this pizza restaurant an authentic Italian feel. It serves pizzas and steak in eat-in and take-out form and is open Monday to Thursday from 11.30 to 12am, Friday from 11.30 to 1am, Saturday from 4pm to 1am and Sunday from 4pm to 12am.

604 251-2411

 

Darby's Pub

2001 MacDonald St.

Darby's Pub offers a brunch, lunch, dinner and bar menu from its Kitsilano area location. Its signature dish is steak from 28 day dry aged Canada AAA beef and the place is open from 11.30am everyday.

1 604 731-0617

 

Vegitarian

 

The Naam

2724 West 4th Ave.

The Naam has been building its reputation as Vancouver's premier vegetarian restaurant for over 30 years. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, The Naam offers a variety of comfort foods. A favourite is their fries with miso gravy. The gravy has become so popular that The Naam began bottling and selling it at various health food stores throughout Western Canada to appease the gravy-addicts.

604 738-7151

 

Sweet Cherubim Restaurant

1105 Commercial Dr.

In a warm and relaxing atmosphere Sweet Cherium serves strictly vegetarian dishes that contain no eggs or refined sugar, saturated fats, additives or preservatives. They are mostly prepared with organic ingredients. There are vegan dishes available, and options include low fat, non-dairy and wheat-free alternatives.

604 253-0969

 

Café Deux Soleils

2096 Commercial Dr.

Café Deux Soleils is a fully vegetarian restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. There is live entertainment, and Thursday is open mic night.

1 604 254-1195 

 

Annapurna Vancouver

1812 W 4th Ave.

Featuring vegetarian Indian cuisine, Annapurna has a large assortment of fully vegetarian dishes, including naan breads, hot potato salads, kofta and korma dishes, chutneys, dal and more. Located on 4th Street in Kitsilano.

604 736-5959

 

Radha Yoga & Eatery

728 Main St.

This unique yoga studio doubles as a pleasant eatery. Within a turn of the century building in Chinatown, Radha showcases art and music events along with a menu that consists of consciously-created vegan food.

604 605-0011

 

VANCOUVER FINE DINING

 

Steak & Seafood

 

Cactus Club Cafe Vancouver

1136 Robson St.

There are five Cactus Clubs in Vancouver and all offer a dining atmosphere of fun and entertainment. The menu includes Albertan steaks and locally caught seafood and their signature desert, a small portion of fresh-baked apple pie, chocolate lava cake and blueberry cheesecake.

604 687-3278

 

Moxie's Classic Grill

180 Georgia St W

Moxie's offers an upscale casual dining experience, serving lunch, dinner, late night bites and Sunday brunch. Several locations in Vancouver, including one inside the Vancouver Sandman Hotel.

604 684-8434

 

Brazilian

 

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

1122 Alberni St.

Samba is a Brazilian BBQ steakhouse and bar that specialises in Brazil’s most popular style of eating, known as churrascaria de rodizio. Samba’s signature Rodizio offers All You Can Eat BBQ meats, poultry and salad bar, and hot buffet. For vegetarians, Samba also serves a wide variety of seafood and vegetarian entrees. Enjoy a truly memorable and authentic Brazilian experience with Latin Music and a Brazilian Dance show.

604 696-9888

 

Baru Latino Restaurante

2535 Alma St.

Created by three Colombians, Baru Latino Restaurante provides patrons with South American atmosphere and cuisine, influenced by Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Argentina.

1 604 222-9771

 

Canadian

 

Metro Restaurant and Lounge

200 Burrard St.

Offering the ultimate Vancouver dining experience, Metro provides exceptional Metropolitan West Coast cuisine, featuring fresh, local and organic ingredients. The panoramic view of the North Shore Mountains and ocean makes the Metro patio a relaxing oasis in the downtown core.

604 662-3463

 

French

 

Hermitage Restaurant

1025 Robson St.

This restaurant offers sophistication and traditional French dining including Burgundy snails, sweetbreads and kidneys. It is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday and for dinner on the weekend.

1 604 689-3237

 

Provence Marinaside

1177 Marinaside Cres.

Provence Marinaside brings a bit of the south of France to Vancouver. Situated in trendy Yaletown, the restaurant has an oyster bar and antipasto showcase and specializes in fresh local seafood. Customers can also opt for gourmet picnic baskets, a private room or catering services. Open daily.

604 681-4144

 

Bistrot Bistro

1961 W 4th Ave.

This restaurant has provided traditional French cuisine since 2007. Menus items include mussels mariniers, escargot, steak tartare and rabbit. It is open seven days from 5pm to 11pm, with early close at 10pm on Sunday and Monday and late close on Friday and Saturday at 12am.

1 604 732-0004

 

Bistro Pastis

2153 W 4th Ave.

Bistro Pastis redefines the classic French bistro in trendy Kitsilano and offers dishes such as free-range chicken roasted with fresh thyme and lemon, steak tartar and pommes frites and foie gras. The bistro also features an extensive wine selection along with a five-course tasting menu and is popular for its elegant yet relaxed atmosphere.

1 604 731-5020

 

Pied a Terre

3369 Cambie St.

Seating 30 people, this restaurant provides traditional French cuisine like foie gras, steak tartare and steamed mussels. It is open Monday to Thursday from 12 to 10.30pm, Friday from 12pm to 12am, Saturday from 5pm to 12am and Sunday from 5 to 10.30pm.

1 604 873-3131

 

Bacchus Restaurant

Wedgewood Hotel, 845 Hornby St.

Modern French menu includes grilled Pacific halibut with saffron-chive emulsion and braised napa cabbage and other dishes created by executive chef Cameron Caskie. Live piano music. Reservations recommended.

604 689-7777

 

Mistral Bistro

2585 West Broadway

With a provencal inspired menu, this French restaurant offers a bistro type setting. They are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday.

1 604 733-0046

 

International

 

Voya Restaurant & Bar

1177 Melville St.

The Voya Restaurant and Bar, located at the Loden property in downtown Vancouver, features an intimate, upscale venue in two dining rooms and a street-side lounge. Guests can enjoy creatively-executed dishes of French and Asian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1 604 662-8904

 

YEW Restaurant & Bar

791 Georgia St. W
Situated with the Four Seasons Hotel, YEW offers a contemporary dining experience that reflects nature through its modern decor. The restaurant's specialties include a raw bar, panini bar and over 150 wines available by the glass. A Latin-inspired buffet is available on Sundays. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended.

604 692-4939

 

Nu Restaurant and Lounge

1661 Granville St.

Sister to the popular C Restaurant, NU specializes in European-accented cuisine. The sleek and sexy design of the lounge and restaurant mixes with the food for a stylish waterfront dining experience in downtown Van.

1 640 646-4668

 

Dockside Restaurant & Brewery

1253 Johnston St.

Situated in the Granville Island Hotel, this restaurant and brewery features a dining area with floor to ceiling windows (and views of False Creek), as well as a patio and lounge. Diners can enjoy fresh seafood and menu choices from around the globe, as well as in-house brews such as Cartwright Pale Ale, Alderdale Honey Lager or Johnston Street Pilsner.

1 604 685-7070

 

Wild Garlic Bistro

792 Denman St.

Wild Garlic is situated in the heart of the West End and offers diners an intimate atmosphere paired with an inventive menu of Pacific Northwest, continental and Asian-influenced cuisine. Open daily from 5pm for dinner, as well as for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, 9am to 3pm.

604 687-1663

 

Trattoria Italian Kitchen

1850 4th Ave. W

This Italian trattoria serves up fresh offerings on classic dishes made new: creamy winter squash risotto, veal osso bucco, and wild BC salmon fillet with leak and potato milanese. The atmosphere is upscale casual with a crisp decor that features dark wood and mirrored accents.

1 604 732-1441

 

Quattro on Fourth

2611 W. 4th Ave.

This luxuriously-appointed Euro-bistro features beautiful decor in Etruscan/Roman style, complete with mosaic-tiled floor. Menu staples are hearty and full-flavored but healthy. Ingenious pastas and seafood and meat entrées on a regularly changing menu.

1 604 734-4444

 

La Quercia

3689 West 4th Ave.

La Quercia translates to "The Oak Tree" in Italian and serves as inspiration for this restaurant. Dishes, comprised of locally sourced ingredients, are kept simple for maximum impact. Brohm lake duck breast with beet ravioli and spaghetti with calamari are just two of their offerings.

604 676-1007

 

Japanese

 

Tojo's

202-777 W. Broadway

A must for the serious sushi aficionado. Tojo’s Great Canadian roll introduces fresh Atlantic lobster to Pacific smoked salmon. Other specialties include tuna and baked Alaskan black cod.

1 604 872-8050

 

Miku Restaurant

1055 Hastings St.

Vancouver diners craving Aburi-style sushi where both the food and the atmosphere is fresh, contemporary and upscale can try Miku on Hastings Street. The Japanese restaurant introduces cutting-edge culinary techniques, coupled with local, organic ingredients, artful presentations and professional service.

1 604 568-3900

 

Pacific Northwest

 

Aria Restaurant & Lounge Vancouver

433 Robson St.

Aria Restaurant & Lounge offers a symphony of culinary sensations with a Pacific Rim influence, created from the freshest West Coast ingredients and highlighted by wines from the Pacific Northwest. A sophisticated, fashionable yet comfortable place to dine, Aria is located in The Westin Grand Vancouver.

1 604 602-1999

 

Creekside Restaurant & Lounge

1335 Howe St.

The Creekside Restaurant & Lounge is located in the Quality Hotel Downtown Vancouver and features continental and Pacific Northwest cuisine. Guests enjoy relaxing in the casual atmosphere while dining on the breakfast buffet, lunch specials or items off the dinner menu.

604 682-0229

 

Tantra Waterfront Lounge and Grill

123 Carrie Cates Ct.

Tantra Waterfront Lounge and Grill is North Vancouver's Premier waterfront dining experience. Located in the Lonsdale Quay Market, this restaurant offers tantalizing tastes, scrumptious menus and a relaxing waterfront skyline location.

1 604 904-3045

 

Gerard Lounge

Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard St.

Housed in Sutton Place, this hotel hotspot serves drinks to the stars in a wood-panelled lounge with tapestries, leather chairs and a bistro menu. The leather chairs and fine wood decor in this establishment contribute the professional ambiance that this lounge is known for.

1 604 682-5511

 

Star Anise

1485 W. 12th Ave.

In this intimate South Granville room, nifty combinations of regional ingredients get an unexpected sauce, seasoning or garnish. Creations by chef Miguel Goncalves include smoked baby octopus with pumpkin consommé, juniper-crusted caribou carpaccio salad with white truffle, and his signature flourless Velrona chocolate torte.

1 604 737-1485

 

Seasons Restaurant

West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street, Queen Elizabeth Park

Pacific West Coast cuisine is served in an enchanted garden setting overlooking Queen Elizabeth Park and a panorama of skyline and mountains. This favourite spot for visitors and residents is located a short drive from downtown.

1 604 874-8008

 

Thai

 

Urban Thai Bistro

1119 Hamilton St.

East meets West in fusion cuisine offered at Urban Thai. While based on traditional Thai cuisine, it is also influenced by other popular styles of cooking such as European, Chinese, Japanese, and Western. Seasoned with spices from all over the world, the result is the ultimate Urban Thai gourmet experience. Open 7 days - Lunch & Dinner - 11:00am to 10:30pm Free delivery between 5:30pm to 10:00pm.

1 604 408-7788

 

Charm Modern Thai and Bar

1269 Hamilton St.

Classic Thai flavours are found here but with a modern twist, creating dishes that are imaginative and bursting and freshness. Come for a meal or enjoy a drink from their impressive wine, cocktail and martini list. This resto-lounge is open seven days a week.

1 604 688-9339

 

Bistro

 

The Smoking Dog Bistro

1889 West 1st Ave.

This bistro-style restaurant offers French dining and live jazz together. The music is available on Wednesday and Friday evenings and the place is open seven days until midnight.

1 604 732-8811

 

Jules Bistro

216 Abbot St.

This Gastown bistro features homey French cuisine. Uncomplicated yet sophiticated, the menu features beef tenderloin with morel cream sauce or duck confit with port jus.

1 604 669-0033

 

Fusion

 

Satima Fusion Cuisine

2893 Broadway W

This restaurant is located in Kitsilano. It serves fusion cuisine, with influences from continental Europe and Asia-Pacific. The chef uses both local and international ingredients. Patrons can enjoy the restaurant's sophisticated and sleek ambiance.

1 604 730-8879

 

Seafood

 

Brock House Restaurant

3875 Point Grey Rd.

Brock House is a gorgeous Tudor-style heritage mansion ideally situated on Jericho Beach. Beatiful 1800 square foot white garden tent (available April to October) seats up to 170 people and overlooks the pacific ocean and North shore mountains. A great place for a garden ceremony.

1 604 224-3317

 

Coast

1045 Alberni St.

An upscale restaurant, the decor at Coast seduces patrons with a mosaic-tiled floor and a 24-seat circular bar. Cosy up on a black leather banquette and peruse a lavish menu of decadent seafood offerings like salmon, dungeness crab, swordfish and oysters. For those who prefer turf over surf, steak and poultry dishes are also available. They are open Monday to Friday from 11am to 12am and Saturday to Sunday from 4pm to 12am.

604 685-5010

 

Purple Crab

3916 Main St.

Vancouverites in the mood for some live music while they dine can head for the Purple Crab on Main Street. The restaurant offers Pacific Northwest cuisine coupled with a regular schedule of live musical performances including jazz and open mike sessions.

604 484-2436

 

Revel Room Restaurant & Lounge

238 Abbott St.

A dining and cocktail establishment, guests can revel in a menu that includes fresh regional dishes. Try orecchiette pasta, crispy pan fried pacific sablefish, or rib eye steak with a bourbon mustard sauce. The menu changes often to offer fresh seasonal fare. The interior decor, like its drink list, is contemporary and delicious.

1 604 687-4088

 

A Kettle of Fish

900 Pacific St.

Using house-made salsas and chutneys instead of heavy sauces or batters, A Kettle of Fish has been serving fresh seafood for more than two decades. The Menu changes daily and there are non-seafood items available. Classic interior design uses plants, stone floors and skylights to create a casually elegant atmosphere. Parking on street and in pay lot.

604 682-6661

 

Griffins Restaurant

900 West Georgia St.

Situated in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, this brasserie styled restaurant serves up Pacific Northwest cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and their legendary Sunday brunch. Reservations are highly recommended.

1 604 684-3131

 

Steak

 

Tantra Waterfront Lounge and Grill

123 Carrie Cates Ct.

Tantra Waterfront Lounge and Grill is North Vancouver's Premier waterfront dining experience. Located in the Lonsdale Quay Market, this restaurant offers tantalizing tastes, scrumptious menus and a relaxing waterfront skyline location.

604 904-3045

 

Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

615 Seymour St.

An American style steakhouse, Gotham features a modern fine-dining decor. The classy atmosphere is complemented by lavish dishes like oysters Rockefeller, beef tenderloin carpaccio, and Alaskan king crab legs. It features a comprehensive meat program with offerings that include porterhouse steak, NY strip, filet mignon, lamb chops and more.

1 604 605-8282

 

Stonegrill

1661 Granville St.

Facing False Creek, one of the highlights of this restaurant is the floor to ceiling windows, affording maximum light and views. This complements the extraordinary menu that features cuisine cooked on a hot rock (volcanic granite) at the table, from AAA Alberta beef to fresh seafood.

1 604 637-0388

 

Morton's of Chicago

Sinclair Centre, 757 W. Hastings St.

Dark wood, plush seats and and wine displays give this downtown steakhouse an upscale, clubby feel. Tuck into the signature 24-oz porterhouse steak, 14-oz filet mignon or whole fresh lobster flown in daily. All steaks are USDA-certified prime aged beef. Private boardrooms seat up to 80 people; smaller rooms also available.

1 604 915-5105

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