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Visiting the Locus Restaurant & Lounge is similar to having central floor seating at a concert. As the one of the social hubs of the artistic Main Street community, it is the perfect perch for public voyeurism or temporary seclusion. The dark and cavernous single-room eatery has large wooden chapel-like booths in the rear and twisted iron fixtures at the front. Although it is renowned for its Calamari, there are many other items on the eclectic menu worth a taste, including the Roasted Half Chicken in a citrus-sambuca semiglaze sprinkled with cumin and coriander.
This trendy Yaletown restaurant cooks up West Coast cuisine mixed with French and Asian influences. A tapas menu is available as an alternative to the main menu. Wine lovers will enjoy the selection of over 50 vintages. The heated courtyard patio is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner while listening to the live jazz or Motown music provided on Sundays.
Food connoisseurs in the city are sure to love Edible Canada at the Market. The standard of modern Canadian cuisine in Vancouver, the bistro promotes the farm-to-fork dining philosophy. Located right across from the popular Granville Island Public Market, the menu is made from locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients that varies with the chef's whims and market-availability. The contemporary interiors, coupled with energetic vibes, make for a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. The space also plays host to wine tastings and private events.
Freshness being the motto, these guys collaborate with the local fishermen to get a grab of the day's best catch. Bite into some delicious Fish-n-Chips, in a unique Beer Batter with Tartar Sauce; they're apt to put some local burger chains to shame! The scrumptious Yucatan Fish Tacos with the local grilled fish is divine. A tasty, non-fussy meal here is guaranteed amid natural settings and lots of flowers and shrubbery. This is truly a fish lover's haven. Call ahead for further details or simply order a take away to avoid waiting!
Save on Meats is a renowned diner in Downtown Vancouver since 1957. They have everything on the menu for your hunger pangs, from Mac n' Cheese, BBQ Ribs, Meatloafs, Chicken Soups to their classic Burger. Start your mornings with their coffee and retire with something like the Bacon Bourbon. And the best part is that you don't have to worry about how much you spend because most items on the menu are reasonably priced. Kids love this place too for their Monkey Sandwich and Cheezy Burger.
When it comes to describing the food plated at the Hawksworth Restaurant, patrons complement the clean tastes, perfect ingredients and exemplary culinary technique. With a kitchen steered by chef David Hawksworth, the restaurant has achieved its fame by sourcing the best in local ingredients and creatively complementing natural flavors. The menu covers breakfast through dinner including a wonderful spread for brunch. Pair you meal with a wine from their selection and finish off with a classic dessert. The perfect place to dine, especially if looking to indulge and impress.
Located in a heritage building, The Greedy Pig restaurant lounge combines cocktails designed by one of the best mixologist's in the city, alongside a menu that is familiar yet inspired. Lunch features twist the classics, with such offerings as a duck, and ham pot pie. Comfort foods from the dinner menu include a leek and potato souffle, braised Angus short-rib, and a cassoulet de Toulouse. Just want to have a bite and listen to some music? Try the plowman's plate with a selection of local or imported beer, or a glass from the carefully crafted wine list.
Fable, a farm-to-table restaurant, offers a great range of Canadian cuisine for a range of palates. The decor of the place truly reflects the uniqueness that through Trevor Bird, and Kyla Brown's art on the exposed brick walls. The menu has great choices like roast ling cod, flat iron steak, pumpkin risotto and chickpea fritters. Complete your meal with a lemon tart or chocolate beet fondant from the tempting range of desserts. All in all, this is a great place to drop in to have a family meal or to enjoy their special brunch menu.
Rogue is an upscale modern restaurant in Gastown serving American and Italian food. The menu and settings are a play of classic with the contemporary. It has one of the best bars in downtown where you can grab a pint or two with your friends. With a team of dedicated staff and chefs rolling out the best food and giving you the best dining experience, Rogue does not let you down on any front. It also doubles up as an ideal venue for parties and events. The space is divided into The Sputnik Lounge, The Den, The East Side Lounge and The Platform. Call ahead for more.
With the culinary manned by Canada's Iron Chef, Rob Feenie, Cactus Club Cafe features an innovative and lip-smacking cuisine. The kitchen rolls out tantalizing dishes like tuna tataki, calamari, steaks like peppercorn sirloin, creole steak and mains like double braised pineapple hoison short rib and the chef's special Rob’s hunter chicken. The ambiance here is a cross between casual and upscale fine dining, you can even choose to dine on their outside patio. Their wine menu is also quite extensive and you can choose a fine wine to accompany your meal. Head here, if you're looking out for a classy evening of fine dining.
This Kitsilano hot spot has become the place to sample French cuisine and culture. The contemporary French bistro exudes warmth and elegance. The restaurant also has an exclusive wine and cocktail menu. The restaurant's exceptional and ever-changing menu can be found on the website. Hours vary for lunch, brunch and dinner. Check website for further details.
The Oakwood Canadian Bistro is a foodie destination since it opened doors in June 2011. The bistro has a chic and welcoming feel to it with its Canadian log cabin theme and reclaimed oakwood furnishings. The breads, pastas and sauces are all made in house while all the other ingredients are sourced locally and are fresh. The meats are organic and hormone free and the menu changes seasonally. Acclaimed for their honest and simple food which is equally sublime, Oakwood is a place where you will enjoy being with friends and family, creating a unique memorable dining experience with yummy food, cocktails and wines.