Tag: Bar

SEN CHINESE BISTRO

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 101-1788 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3989 Web: http://senchinesebistro.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Sharing dishes here is highly suggested. To properly experience and understand Chinese cuisine in Vancouver, one must either be friends with or know…

CHAMELEON CAFÉ

11965 224 St , Maple Ridge Tel: (604) 467-5664 Web: www.chameleoncafe.ca/‎ Twitter:  @224thMR Advice: Sit downstairs if you want a view of the open kitchen or bar. Took a drive to the valley recently with my friend Nikki to visit…

BACK FORTY SALOON

118 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-5840 Web: http://www.backfortysaloon.com/ Twitter: @BackFortySaloon Advice: Ask for side of their house made barbq sauce with anything you order. I have always loved good Barbq, hunted down the best of the best when travelling across…

EIGHT 1/2

151 E 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 568-2703 Web: http://www.eightandahalf.ca Twitter: @eightandahalf Advice: Sit at the bar if dining solo. In the heart of Mt Pleasant, you’ll find a great spot for eating and lounging with friends as I did…

LA MEZCALARIA

1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8226 Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/ Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR Advice: Reservations a must. It’s no secret that I love Mexican food and culture and this new East side spot on the drive has nailed it on the food and…

GRAZE

UPDATED 11/27/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8822 Web: http://grazerestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @GrazeFoodVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With its focus on plant based cuisine this east side jaunt is striving to be sustainable using locally and organically produced ingredients…

CHICHA RESTAURANT

136 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-3963 Web:  http://www.chicharestaurant.com/ Twitter: @ChichaVancouver Advice: Take a friend or two and share dishes. I absolutely adore seeing passionate chefs open an eatery who are adventurous with a sole purpose of throwing us all in…

LOMBARDO’S

1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2240 Web: http://lombardos.ca/ Twitter: @LombardosPizza Advice: Make reservations for eating in, call or visit for take-out. Sometimes it can take awhile to visit a long standing, popular eatery, in this case it’s taken me an…

BURDOCK AND CO.

2702 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-0077 Web: http://www.burdockandco.com Twitter: @BurdockAndCo Advice: Try to snag a spot at the bar overlooking the open kitchen. As a fan of talented Chef Andrea Carlson, I had long awaited the opening of Burdock…

MOSAIC BAR & GRILLE

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4770 Web: http://vancouver.hyatt.com Twitter: @HyattVancouver Advice: multi-course tasting menus, you can ask to have the chef create you a customer tasting menu.   With a star chef at its helm, my friend Nikki Caine…

LE GAVROCHE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-3924 Web: http://www.legavroche.ca/ Twitter: @legavroche_ Advice: Advance reservations a must. With a change to modern French cooking this long standing restaurant is now owned by Chef Robert Guest and David…

TAVOLA

1829 Robson St,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 606-4680 Web: http://tavolavancouver.com Twitter: @TavolaVancouver Advice: If eating solo or not, snag a spot at the communal table. Hidden off the beaten track in the West End is spot that fills up fast nightly…

LE CROCODILE

909 Burrard St #100,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-4298 Web: http://lecrocodilerestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations are a must. This is one of those classic restaurants that has been on the scene for many years, I first dined here well over 15…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova St, Vancouver Tel: 604-599-8999 Web: www.tucrestaurant.com Twitter: @TucRestaurant Advice: Open for lunch and dinner. Also offers an upstairs seating area perfect for large gatherings. With the spacious room, high ceilings and a stellar wood crafted bar is…

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

3289 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-4676 Web: coming Twitter: @GPSushi Advice: Reservations suggested. Bring a friend to share some sushi rolls. There are sushi joints and then there are sushi joints, while the city is filled with sushi eateries…

MAGDA’S RESTAURANT

6345 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-322-1001 Web: www.magdasrestaurant.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Some of my friends and I often get together on Sunday mornings for breakfast at various eateries around the city, each of us takes turns on suggesting…

CORDUROY RESTAURANT

1943 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-0162 Web: http://www.corduroyrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Corduroylounge Advice: Live events a few nights each week, call for details. Play area for kids. Every once in awhile comes a restaurant that you may have missed which happened to…

CAFÉ D’AFRIQUE

363 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-9919 Web: http://www.cafedafrique.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Go with at least another friend to share the platters. I often go walking to explore neighborhoods in Vancouver, on a recent visit through Mount Pleasant I…

LIFT Bar and Grill

333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5438 Web: http://liftbarandgrill.com/ Twitter: @Liftbarandgrill Advice: Reservations suggested. Sit upstairs on the outside patio in season. Finding a culinary paradise in Coal Harbour, Lift recently got a lift when Chef Jefferson Alvarez took over the…

FISHWORKS

91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 778-340-3449 Web: http://www.fishworks.ca/ Twitter: @FishworksLOLO Advice: Located 3 blocks away from the Lonsdale Quay seabus terminal. Reservations suggested. Escaping the city, I often enjoy the quick jaunt on the Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay…

EAST IS EAST CHAI GALLERY

4433 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Twitter: hopefully one day. Advice: Reservations suggested. Request to be seated at one of the tables with benches rather than the tree stump chairs. As a fan of their former location a…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

THE PARLOUR RESTAURANT

1011 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3322    | Web: www.theparlourrestaurants.com Twitter: @ParlourYaletown Advice: They offer take out and delivery for all of their pizzas. As a pizza lover I am always yearning to visit the new pizza joint on the block…

ESPANA RESTAURANT

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4040 Web: www.espanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @espanayvr Advice: Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. Open late nightly. I love everything Spanish and Espana took me…

LA PENTOLA DELLA QUERCIA

350 Davie St., Vancouver Tel: 604-642-0557 Web: www.lapentola.ca Twitter: @La_Pentola Advice: Go with friends or family, and order familia style and share. It’s no secret that I love Kitsilano’s La Quercia, and have loved Chef Adam Pegg and Chef Lucais Syme’s…

HEIRLOOM RESTAURANT

1509 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2231 Web: http://heirloomrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @HeirloomVeg Advice: This is a restaurant to dine with a friend or more friends, not ideal for eating solo unless you are seated at the bar. Sharing is key here….

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