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.
Nestled in the 130-acre Queen Elizabeth Park, Seasons in the Park offers 360-degree views of the stunning Vancouver skyline, Pacific Ocean and the North Shore mountains. The combination of exceptional service and west coast cuisine make this restaurant one not to be missed. The menu features classics such as New York steak and rack of lamb, but the real focus is on fresh local seafood. Try the Queen Charlotte's dungeness crab and risotto cakes or the maple-glazed wild BC sockeye salmon. Seasons in the Park also offers an amazing selection of rare and vintage wines at surprisingly good prices.
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.
Posh and classy, this restaurant offers some great views of the Coal Harbor cityscape, the North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park. If you can tear your sights away from these breathtaking views, it would be only to ravage through an extensive menu, serving some of the best meat and fish dishes one can find. The staff is welcoming and the service is in keeping with the smart and cheerful décor, which is accentuated by two outdoor fireplaces. Bite into some lip-smacking Crab Rolls, followed by Chicken Breast and Warm Honey Potato Salad. Pairing up a dish with wine does not require an expert, for the list is full of Canadian and international favorites. At the end of it all, you may be presented with a rather hefty bill, but for the food, ambiance and service, it's worth every cent!
Elegant, intimate and one of the city's top restaurants, Bishop's Fine Dining is perfect for a quiet evening out with friends or a romantic dinner. This quiet, spare decor may at first seem unimpressive, but the gourmet West Coast cuisine and famously personalized service make it glitter. It was good enough for Clinton and Gorbachev when they were in town. The menu changes weekly, but past selections have included Saltspring Island Mussels steamed in Sake, and Roasted Duck Breast with Navy Bean Cassoulet.
Serving contemporary dishes based on traditional Italian meals, you'll be charmed by this cozy restaurant. The chefs have worked in high end restaurants before, and the food reflects their talent. The Octopus Carpaccio is simply heavenly, as is the Roasted Quail Ravioli. Surprisingly, the delicious meals are served at a moderate price.
Branas Mediterranean Grill features beautiful views of the Vancouver skyline. Look out onto the water and skyscrapers in the background as you dine on classic Mediterranean dishes like baked lasagna, Greek salad, stuffed chicken breast, and more. Some evenings, you'll have the pleasure of enjoying live jazz and folk tunes. Check the website or call for the live music calendar.
Compact in size but epic in terms of their cuisine, Burdock & Co is the vision of owner-chef Andrea Carlson. Showcasing the bounty of the region through their collaboration with regional, organic food producers and foragers, their artisanal menu is indeed a delight. Their creative fare will surely whet your appetite for more. Complement your meal with boutique wines.
The most remarkable thing about Tojo's Japanese restaurant is that people have been known to make pilgrimages from far corners of the globe to savor its offerings. Vancouver is known for its sushi obsession, and this particular purveyor is internationally renowned. Make reservations for the bar and watch the artist Tojo at work. The Omakase, or Chef's Arrangement, is a popular option. The restaurant's original creations include the Great Canadian Roll (Atlantic lobster and asparagus with smoked Pacific salmon). For further details, please check the website.
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.
This charming French bistro in the heart of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver is the perfect eatery for any occasion, from a romantic evening for two, to a casual luncheon with friends. Dine on traditional and fresh French cuisine like escargot, coq au vin, duck confit, bouillabaisse, French onion soup, croque monsieur and others. The wine list is long and plentiful, with a handful of varietals from well known labels and boutique wineries all over the world. They also offer two types of fondue, a traditional cheese as well as a beef burgundy with pinot noir broth. The brunch offers are just as exquisite, and the signature champagne cocktails rival any mimosa.
This restaurant's setting resembles a traditional ristorante, complete with Romanesque columns and large windows. Diners here can see how fine Italian cuisine is prepared. Outside, there's a garden patio with wrought-iron furniture and a fountain. Everything from appetizers to main course is worth a shot. The impressive wine list includes 37 by the glass. Opens daily at 5pm for dinner.