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Spectacular views from the spacious dining room defines the charm of Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company. But the skillfully-crafted house brews are the real highlight of the place, which pleases relaxed diners immensely. A good choice for group visits, they offer regular wine and beer tasting tours. Dishes to try out include Slow roasted Prime Rib, Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Grilled Wild Coho Salmon. Check website for more information.
Simple, fresh food in a casual setting. Situated in a revamped turn-of-the-century warehouse, Rodney's Oyster House has concrete floors, stainless steel oyster bars and counters, and a very nautical feel. It is usually filled with casual young professionals slurping down oysters, after finishing slaving away at their jobs in the area. There are oysters aplenty, from local varieties to imported ones. Make sure you ask them about the low-tide specials and you will be served a tantalizing, mouth-watering dish!
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.
Located on picturesque Granville Island, The Sandbar is a 300-seat seafood restaurant that highlights the best the Pacific Coast has to offer. With stunning views of the city waterfront, a heated patio and a lounge complete with a floor for dancing the night away, there's something here for everyone. The vast menu ranges from brunch selections to a variety of ethnic starters, to chilled seafood platters and crab and lobsters from live shellfish tanks. The wine list is also extensive, with bottles from around the globe as well as a number of local selections thrown in for good measure.
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.
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!
Bao Bei in Chinatown is a great addition to the area's culinary scene. The establishment features delicious Chinese food tweaked to suit the Canadian palate. Try their specialty Chilled Noodles and House Fried Rice, which is MSG-free and made from the freshest organic produce. Enjoy a drink from their globe-spanning beer and wine while nibbling on authentic pickles. The antiquities that enhance the interiors retain the raw and rustic charm of the knife factory this building once housed.
If walking cobbled streets makes you feel history's presence, then complete the time-warp experience by dining in this old world-style restaurant. The first thing that strikes you here is the size. The downstairs area alone seats 150. Second is the impeccable white-linen service. Third, the elegant atmosphere interspersed with wood and artwork. Choose from 300 wines as you order dinner for you and your guest.
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.
Many decades ago, a large bartender named Joe Fortes became the first lifeguard at Vancouver's English Bay. Now this attractive seafood and chop house that bears his name is one of the top dining spots. Oysters are the specialty (the fresh shucked and pan-roasted varieties) at the upscale haunt. The dozen or so fresh fish entrees are also popular, with cedar-plank salmon topping the daily list. The wine list is award-winning. Reservations are recommended as this place is quite bustling everyday.
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.
Rely on this Japanese restaurant on Hastings, for an ultimate sushi experience. The restaurant specializes in Aburi-style sushis, which are sushis slightly grilled on top with blowtorch. Among the dishes worth trying are Aburi Tuna, Aburi Ebi Oshi Sushi and Tuna Gomae-ae. Apart from this, the expert chefs in the kitchen dish out exotic Japanese delicacies in meats prepared using the Sumiyaki style of cooking, as well as homemade desserts. Accompanying your meal is an equally enticing range of sakes, wines and beers.