Tag: Bar

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….

THE PARKER

UPDATED 6/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://theparkervancouver.com Twitter: @ParkerVancouver Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Add the flashlight app to your iphone, it will come in handy when reading the menu. As one who can appreciate…

KAYA MALAY BISTRO

1063 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-9963 Web: http://www.kayamalay.com Twitter: @kayamalay Advice: Go with friends and share a selection of dishes. I had dinner with some friends recently in this warmly inspired colorful dining room, joining me was Emmy Moulechkova, Jonathan…

TSUJIJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

4751 Garden City Road, Richmond Tel: 604-276-2628 Web: http://www.tsukijijapaneserestaurant.com/#/home/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Off the beaten path, in a strip mall that is surrounded by Asian restaurants, you walk through the door and you have arrived in Japan. From…

CAFÉ REGALADE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2836 West 4th Avenue,  Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2213 Web: http://www.caferegalade.com Twitter: @CafeRegalade Advice: Order the bread on its own or a dish with the bread it is a must. From French pastries to bistro, this wonderful…

EL MATADOR

131 West Esplanade, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-1717 Web: http://www.elmatadorsocial.com/Menu.html Twitter: @elMatadorsocial Advice: Call ahead if you have a large party, share dishes with friends. Open nightly and open late. Located under the Starbucks with the entrance at the rear. Specializing…

THE DIME ROADHOUSE

1565 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3463 Web: http://the-dime.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Best with a group of friends, don’t expect to be able to hear your friends if you are there to talk. The room is dark, it’s often filled…

EAST OF MAIN CAFÉ

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 223 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-2777 Web: http://eastofmaincafe.com/ Twitter: @eastofmaincafe Advice: Call to reserve ahead if you have a larger party. Every once in awhile when travelling you come across a restaurant that would…

SOL SUN BELT COOKERY

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 550 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-2235 Web: http://www.solsunbeltcookery.com/ Twitter: @SolSunBelt Advice: The patio is the place to be on a sunny day. Picture yourself on the beach on the Mediterranean sipping some drinks and eating…

RIO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE

689 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel:604-568-7722 Web: http://riobraziliansteakhouse.ca Twitter: @riovancouver Advice:  Green card up for servers to serve you Rodizio meat, Red card up for no service. Take a long a couple or more friends rather than going solo. Rodizio is…

COTTO ENOTECA PIZZERIA

6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-299-8002 Web: http://www.cotto.ca Twitter: @cottoenoteca Advice: Make reservations for large parties, sit at the communal table or the bar if dining solo. My love for Italian food took me East last week to dine at…

THE ACORN RESTAURANT

3995 Main Street Tel: 604-566-9001 Web: http://www.theacornrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @AcornVancouver Advice: No reservations. Expect to wait in line for a little while or a longer while depending on the size of your party and the time of day. In many restaurants…

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