THE SANDBAR

1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-669-9030

Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/theSandbar0experience.aspx

Twitter: @The_Sandbar

Advice: Sushi bar is on the main level, dining rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd levels.

Fish Tacos

On Granville Island, with an entrance that is a bit hidden, you’ll find a seafood emporium that is bustling with locals and tourists alike. A friend joined me for dinner and we shared the Fish Tacos ($11) as an appetizer, filled with red snapper, salsa fresca, chipotle, white corn tortilla.

Warm Beet Salad

Sandbar Big Salad

Moving on we each had a salad, I had the Warm Beet Salad ($13) with champagne vinaigrette, walnuts and goat cheese; my friend had the Sandbar Big Salad ($14) with mixed greens, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, kalamata olives, edameme, sliced egg, French sherry vinaigrette.

Cedar Plank Salmon

Alderwood Smoked Halibut

Since the restaurant is known for its fish and seafood, we both decided to have fish for our entrees; I had the Cedar Plank Salmon ($24) in a brown sugar, soy marinade with rice and seasonal vegetables. My friend had the special, which was underwhelming , Alderwood Smoked Halibut ($28) served with rice and vegetables.

Belgian Chocolate Pudding

Our table neighbours were visiting from the east coast and told us that we must try the Chocolate Pudding dessert, so we ordered two, one for each of us, sadly we should have only had one to share, the ever so rich Belgian Chocolate Pudding ($8) with toffee cream and pistachio praline. They have a good wine list that is worth having a look.

Review by: Richard Wolak

Photo Credit: Noam Dehan