Noted in the Paris Saveur, this restaurant is a favorite among local and international critics. Le Crocodile is a sophisticated eatery, with walls painted in deep yellows and offset by French artwork. Ornate furniture and fixtures contribute to the opulent feel. Known for its Alsatian cuisine and presentation, the dishes are considered as much art as meals. Samples from the basic menu include Ris de Veau Pôelé with garlic, spinach and calvados and Atlantic Salmon grilled with a spinach and saffron sauce. The restaurant remains closed on Sundays, call ahead for open hours.
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.
Formerly known as The Railway Club, this small, second-floor downtown club has been home to famous performers playing everything from folk and country to jazz and rockabilly. The front room is the most intimate, while the corner room, separated by a long bar, has a more relaxed air. Drop in to catch up on the latest music and the hottest night scene around town. A hip place, plan your most exciting parties here and create memories to cherish for life. Check out the website or call ahead for more information.
Blue Water Cafe is touted as one of the city's favorite haunts 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, which are procured straight out of the tank, guests can enjoy a hearty and delectable seafood meal. Contained within a former warehouse, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of historic and popular area of Yaletown. The spacious and well lit interiors are ideal for a fancy evening meal, or you can also enjoy your dish under an awning outside when the weather is nice.
Toshi's is a small room that barely seats 30 people. You might have to wait, for the queue here is long. Two things you should have here are the eggplant and spicy beef and gomae. This place offers generous amounts of good quality food at affordable rates. So be prepared to wait if you want some great Japanese sushi food.
Grand King Seafood Restaurant is a popular Chinese restaurant that serves traditional Southern Chinese dishes with a dash of Western sensibility. The mixed seafood dishes, including the lobster and crab, are among the favorites. Looking for something different? Try the minced pork with stewed spicy eggplant or the sauteed chicken with lily bulbs. Dim Sum, a house specialty here, includes a variety of steamed dumplings to choose from.The surroundings are elegant and the atmosphere relaxed. Reservations are recommended on weekends. Call for open hours.
A fast food joint with a take away and delivery service, Number e Food is perfect for a quick snack. The menu has everything from sandwiches and pizza to smoothies, lattes, iced coffee and teas. The Reuben sandwich, baked BLT sandwich, mac-n-cheese etc. are some of the must-try dishes here. There are also grocery and pantry items like sauces and pickles.
The favorite cafe in town, Revolver is widely known for its cool ambiance and delicious coffee. Locally owned by the coffee connoisseur Giannakos family, the cafe is a popular hipster hangout. The coffee here is the caffeine kick for most people in the neighborhood, from daily cyclists to on-the-go workers. Try their strong shots of espresso or a calming hot cappuccino. There are delicious, freshly-baked treats like croissants and pastries, delicious enough to accompany the hot brews. A must-visit for coffee lovers!