25 Wallace Mews Rd, North Vancouver
Advice: Make reservations, try to snag a spot on the upstairs patio.
I love a room with a view, at Pier 7 the restaurant offers two rooms with a view. On the main level you will find a happening bar/lounge that flows into the dining room where you will find gridded windows providing a very nice view of the city skyline. Upstairs on the 2nd level you will find another dining area that opens on to a beautiful patio that is expected to be seating people very soon.
I have always been a fan of Executive Chef Dino Renaerts and his cooking, here it is all about finding the very best fish and seafood, though there are many other outstanding dishes as well. I had dinner with my friend Cassandra recently and we decided to share so that we can taste a few of the dishes. To start we had the Mixed Greens ($8 small) with toasted pecans, apple, celery, and cider dressing.
Next was the outstanding Grilled West Coast Spring Salmon ($25) with a delicious roasted polenta cake and broccolini; the other outstanding dish was the Goat Cheese Gnocchi ($20) garden vegetables, pesto, shaved parmesan that was flavourful and so, so good!
Yet another outstanding dish, the fish was so tender in the Maple Miso Glazed Sable Fish ($28) with edamame, shiimeji mushrooms, new potatoes, in the flavourful dashi broth; we also had a side order of the simple and flavourful Grilled Asparagus ($8) parmesan, balsamic vinegar.
For dessert, we only shared one having the Raspberry Macaroon ($8) whipped mascarpone, fresh raspberries, warm anglaise sauce. I am looking forward to return visit to check out the upstairs patio as well as to indulge in brunch!
Review By: Richard Wolak