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After a sight-seeing trip around Yaletown, drop by at Provence Marinaside for a quick bite. This restaurant specializes in seafood and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant has a fresh seafood bar and features an extensive selection of fishes and shellfish. The ambiance is pleasant, the staff is friendly and attentive, and most importantly, the food is sumptuous. The great place to catch a fine evening dinner with friends and family.
A refined and comfortable ambiance greets diners at Minami Restaurant. The decor has artistic motifs like Japanese murals on the walls and whimsical imagery throughout. The food reflects the same sensibility with innovative contemporary options. Some of the dishes to try out here are Kaisen Soba Pepperoncino, Spicy Pork and Local Oyster with Yuzu Sparkling Sake Foam. The private dining rooms and the patio are also excellently adorned to cater to varied sensibilities. Check website for more details.
This award-winning restaurant impresses with classic Northern Italian and French cuisine. The elegantly rustic setting includes white linen tables, dark wood accents, post and beam ceilings, tiles, and warm-hued walls. An open kitchen displays chefs and a long bar highlights views of the docks beyond. Appetizers include the bourbon-honey smoked salmon and the charbroiled calamari salad is unique. Among the pasta selection: artichoke and goat cheese mezzelune with spring vegetable ragout. Main courses include seared scallops and jumbo prawns.
Blue Water Cafe is touted as the city's haunt for seafood. While the chef cooks up a sumptuous west coast cuisine, the master at the raw bar, effortlessly caters to the needs of sushi lovers. From salads and shrimp cocktails, to main courses of lobster and crabs, straight out of the tank, guests can enjoy a sumptuous seafood meal. Contained within a former warehouse, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of historic and popular area of Yaletown.
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.
Nestled in the Moda Hotel, this chic yet welcoming restaurant plates a wonderful fare of contemporary Italian food. Serving breakfast through brunch as well as lunch and dinner, the restaurant aces each time with their twist on traditional dishes producing specials of pastas, paninis and bruschette. The restaurant also includes The Madonna Room perfect for entertaining upto 12 guests for a special occasion. For more on the menu and services, do visit their website.
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.
Chambar is a stylish Belgian restaurant located in a quiet area on lower Beatty Street. It provides the perfect setting for a cozy, romantic dinner and the food adds to the charm of this place. Delectable delicacies like Coquille St. Jaques Et Jambon de Parma (pan-seared scallops, with walnut oil-tossed lentils, and crisp parma), and Moules-Frites-Congolaise (mussels cooked with fresh tomato, smoked chili, cilantro, and a touch of coconut cream and lime) will have you smacking your lips. As for the desserts, the Belgian Chocolate Mousse and the Hot Mocha Souffle are eternal favorites. Chambar is also known for its stock of Belgian beers, and some very interesting cocktails.
An open kitchen and a fine Contemporary cuisine greets the diner at this classy restaurant. The Wildebeest prepares magical dishes from farm-fresh vegtables and meat in order to provide a superior dining experience to the guests. Gorge on exquisite bacon-wrapped country paté, aged ham and slow cooked natural angus beef short ribs. The desserts are a steal with samples like the Pink Lady and Pumpkin Budino that help to end the evening on a high note. This restaurant is a good place to have a cozy dinner with family.
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.
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.