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This Southeast Asian inspired eatery sources its ingredients from neighboring Chinatown, adding a flair of authenticity to the place. Slurp up Indonesian peanut noodles served with charred eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts and peanut sauce or opt for a traditional bahn mi with crispy pork belly or the vegetarian option, fried tofu. While dishes remain updated classics, the eatery itself feels more like a modern diner with grey subway tiles, bar top seating, stools, and concrete columns.
Embark on a culinary journey all the way to France, while dining at the Absinthe Bistro on Commercial Drive. The contemporary decor of the restaurant welcomes you to savor the regular French delights like Pan-Seared Scallops, Classic Duck Leg Confit and Salmon Tartare from its Fixed Price menu. Round of your meal with a special wine selection like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
This hip spot is the embodiment of local flavor mixed with Cuban verve. The combination restaurant, gallery and theater is a regular haunt for people who enjoy the thriving area of the Drive. The walls are decorated with aged framed photographs and covered with graffiti from visitors invited to leave their impressions with a knife. Popular menu selections include Sugar Crusted Sirloin Steak, Caribbean Jambalaya, and Guava Glazed Ribs. To know more, check out the website or call ahead.
Having created a mass following in major cities across the globe, blind dining has come to Vancouver in the form of the Dark Table. This unique setup consists of a completely dark dining room where your sense of sight is completely cut off, thereby enhancing the other senses for a culinary experience of a lifetime. The food served here consists of contemporary Canadian delicacies including a surprise dish of the day. Another interesting and heartening fact about the restaurant is that it has hired visually impaired servers as an initiative towards giving disabled people employment.