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Get an intimate Italian dining experience at the family run Yaletown L’Antipasto in Vancouver. This restaurant, which has been around for a while now, is one of the best places in the city to enjoy authentic Italian fare. Getting the finest ingredients all the way from Italy and combining them with fresh local produce, this restaurant promises to put something incredible on your plate. Try their different varieties of pasta in homemade sauces and also the Mediterranean tapas. Pair these with any of the wines from their excellent wine list.
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.
If nothing but well marbled steaks with good wine comes close to making you happy on a nice summer day then you must head to Keg's in Downtown Vancouver. It is a perfect hangout with the classy and upscale setting, impeccable service, best prepared steaks, a separate menu designed for kids, a notable selection of wines and a well-stacked bar.
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.
In the heart of the downtown arts and cultural district, Uva Wine Bar offers up a list of exceptional wines in a sleek and contemporary setting. Although the focus here is decidedly Italian, you wouldn't know it from the funky red patterned wallpaper and ultra modern furniture and lighting. You'll find all the classic cocktails as well as a wide selection of digestives and aperitifs. Try a selection of cheeses from the fertile valleys of Italy, with the 24-month aged prosciutti de daniele with arugula and parmesan and a glass of old-world red.
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.
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.
One of the most popular eateries in Vancouver, the décor of Salt Tasting Room welcomes you with local European furniture. However, the restaurant does not have a conventional kitchen. Instead the place serves a wide variety of cheese, cured meats and condiments. Unlike traditional restaurants, patrons here assemble their plates with goodies listed on a chalk board. The menu changes daily; you can choose from a wide array of meat, exclusive cheese sandwiches, home-made soups, salads, wines and dessert.
Named after the famed 19th Century jailer and lamplighter of Gastown, John Clough, this sleek and stylish establishment takes the century old building it calls home and has transformed it into a hip wine bar. Complete with tufted leather sofas, dim lighting, natural wood accents and antique arm chairs. The craft cocktail list has been carefully designed around house made, barrel aged recipes. South American tapas serve as appetizing bar bites with organic and locally sourced ingredients.
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.
This lovely European-style cafe prides itself on serving unrivaled coffee skillfully brewed from the finest hand-roasted beans. Enjoy a latte or espresso with gourmet baked delicacies like cinnamon rolls, muffins and scones. Deli classics like paninis and handmade pizzas makes for a fantastic quick lunch. At sundown, candlelight warms up this place that metamorphoses into a wine bar with over 60 varieties from cellars across Italy.