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Family owned and operated since 1974, The Afghan Horseman is the first Afghan restaurant in Canada. From the dolmahs to the kebabs to the vegetarian dishes, everything is cooked as it would be in a traditional Afghan kitchen. For an authentic experience, choose to be seated on pillows at low tables in the cozy Afghan Room. The restaurant offers several types of meat and veggie platters for sharing, all served with a variety of side dishes.
Located in the heart of the bustling downtown entertainment district, The Edge Social Grille and Lounge puts a unique spin on casual dining. Whether you’re in the mood for brunch, lunch or simply a nightcap, the Grille offers something for everyone. Globally-inspired menu items made from local ingredients are the focus here, including favorite comfort foods with a contemporary edge. Try the truffle mac ‘n cheese or a stone-oven flatbread with duck sausage. For those late-nighters, smaller bites of charcuterie or tapas-style items like chicken lollipops are also available. Private parties and corporate events can also be hosted here.
The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa popular piano lounge is perennially voted the best bar in the city by critics. Named after the epicurean god of wine, it nearly begs you to imbibe in luxurious style. It has a large by-the-glass wine list and fine French cuisine. Drinks and nibbles take the cake. The decor is dark antique and flower-filled elegance, with soft lighting and a gently tinkling piano. The dance floor is open on certain days and make sure you dress appropriately; casual attire is frowned upon. Call for reservations.
Located in the historic Gastown District, Le Abattoir is as chic and trendy as they come. A French restaurant and lounge by nature, this establishment is housed in the site of a former jailhouse and now spins those once harsh brick walls and stark interiors as chic 19th Century decor. Refurbished wooden beams, steel finishes, natural wood accents, elevated dining room and sun soaked atrium, this restaurant is sure to make a great backdrop for a romantic evening on the town or after work cocktail hour with friends. And not to be outdone by the atmosphere, the French cuisine is simply divine.
This much-acclaimed establishment recently received the title of "Vancouver's Best Restaurant" from Gourmet Magazine's second annual readers' poll. The large open kitchen and naturally lit lounge create an elegant environment. The culinary experience here includes a 350-vintage wine list and a menu with Pacific Northwest staples varying from seafood to pasta. Main courses are complemented with an impressive selection of wines. So step in at the Diva to indulge in the finest flavors.
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.
Connoiseurs of seafood in Vancouver have a reason to smack their lips. This newly opened restaurant offers seafood delights from different parts of the world. Try the Tiger Prawns Tempura, clams, mussels or oysters, all of which are simply delicious. A delightful twist are the delectable sushi rolls they serve, do try it! Meat lovers can feast on juicy prime beef. The décor is trendy and the dining area is located in the loft. The bar is well-stocked too and you can wash the fine meal with a glass of one of their hundred wines.
Located in the sumptuous Shangri-La Hotel, Market by Jean Georges is another addition to Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten's culinary empire. With four distinct areas, including a café and heated outdoor patio with magnificent views, there's something here for everyone. The focus is on fresh seafood and menus crafted from the finest of local ingredients. Drop by for lunch or partake in some oysters or chilled lobster at the raw bar. Dinner includes selections such as Parmesan crusted organic chicken and sirloin of beef. Market also offers a dessert menu with delights such as Vanilla Ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Cake, and Cocoa Nib Tuile.
CinCin Ristorante & Bar emanates an old world charm which is absent in many fine dining restaurants today. A spiral staircase gives way to the main area where people dine at leisure, and the terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a private meal. The ambiance is wonderful and the scene is set to impress that perfect someone. The scrumptious Italian cuisine and scintillating wines make the restaurant a regular haunt for those who are romantic at heart.
Both the cuisine and views are delicious at this elegant five-star restaurant in the Pan Pacific Hotel. Classy, elegant and modern; adjectives that perfectly describe this 125-seat city dining room. International cuisine is served here, with a selection of West Coast specialties. Try the Grilled Rare Ahi Tuna or the Roasted Baby Chicken Breast infused with wild mushrooms. A fine wine list and dessert menu await your perusal.
The Palmer Room is located at the North View Golf Club and the restaurant is known for its classy ambiance and delicious menu of local delicacies and American specialties. Their New York Steaks, Lamb Rack, and other meats are to die for as are the lighter options like their Mix Green Salad, Asian Roasted Prawn and Grilled Wild Salmon and Spinach Salad. The subdued and elegant ambiance is perfect for a business lunch. They also have live piano sessions every Friday and Saturday.