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Formerly the Tapastree restaurant, Tavola is among the most popular Italian dining options in the city. This West End gem celebrates Italian traditions and customs by preparing large, family-style portions of house-made pastas and sauces, freshly made mozzarella, roast chicken and serving them at large communal tables. The sophisticated and elegant interiors coupled with the delicious variety of authentic Italian preparations makes it a perfect choice for a romantic date, a business meet or a private celebration.
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.
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.
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!
Watch the late afternoon sun slowly setting on the horizon on English Bay in Stanley Park. Voted the most romantic restaurant in Vancouver, its featured tea rooms are full of character, setting a serene dining mood. The West Coast menu includes delicious varieties of mushrooms for appetizers. The brunch, lunch and dinner menus feature some mouthwatering seafood, and desserts like the chocolate Milano cake and white chocolate cheese cake end the meal perfectly.
There are plenty if Irish bars around the city but none of them provide as Irish an experience as Mahony & Sons does. Maybe it's the serene Burrard Landing location or the authentic Irish food they serve, Mahony & Sons stands out as a traditional Irish bar, with a personality of its own. The food menu comprises a variety of dishes like Irish Potato soup, Irish Sausage Bangers & Mash and other delectable treats. Quenching your thirst, the pub has a wide array of drinks, with wines and pints all ready to be poured. The wall-mounted television screen broadcasts live sporting action from all over. Regular live-music performances are hosted as well. Call ahead or check website to know more.
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 remarkable local spread set on a patio overlooking Jericho Beach makes The Galley one of the best places to eat in Vancouver. The menu features specials of familiar favorites but up-scaled with fresh local produce and seafood. Best bets to try out are the Heritage Angus Burger, R&B Red Devil Fish & Chips and Jericho Classic Hot Dogs. Tots tag along and enjoy specials of their own and for drinks, local brews and pints of cider. Brilliant views, great food and a casual atmosphere makes The Galley Patio & Grill agreat place to enjoy with family and friends.
The Pier 7 is a seafood restaurant located by the sea which is known for its delicious food and unique ambiance. Located near the Port and the Stanly Park, this restaurant gets you very close to the water of Vancouver with a stunning panoramic view of the city's skyline. Take a seat on their outside patio restaurant and dig into delicious seafood delicacies. Their seafood boils are especially recommended although the a la carte menu also has several delectable items like Signature Crab Cakes, Spicy Creole Calamari and Grilled Prawns.
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.
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.