Tag: Cocktails

NICLI’S NEXT DOOR

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://www.niclisnextdoor.com/ Twitter: @niclisnextdoor Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This is a place that I enjoyed after my first visit last summer, my draw for another visit was to try some…

INVITRO RESTAURANT

UPDATED 11/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 992-6224 Web: http://invitrorestaurant.com Twitter @invitrofoodlabs Advice: Advance reservations suggested, open nightly. Every so often you find a hidden gem where all the key ingredients come in to play. Hidden…

THE FAT BADGER

1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 336 5577 Web: http://www.fatbadger.ca/ Twitter: @the_fat_badger Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations for 8 or more, communal tables for sharing. Taking British pub fare to the next level is what restaurateurs Ed Perrow and Chef Neil…

LILY MAES

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 12 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-2599 Web: http://www.lilymaes.ca/ Twitter: @LilyMaesCafe Advice: Reservations suggested. A charming cozy French-inspired bistro in a brick walled historic building that is over 100 years old, this bistro not only has…

MATCH EATERY & PUBLIC HOUSE

350 Gifford Street, New Westminster Tel: (604) 777-8008 Web: http://matchpub.com/match-new-west/ Twitter @MatchPubNewWest Advice: Great place to watch a sporting event or game. With it’s sporting and entertainment environment, the large restaurant boasts 27 High-def screens for superior sports viewing and…

LINH CAFÉ

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-4668 Web: http://linhcafe.com/ Twitter: @LinhCafeVan Advice: Reservations suggested. The bright room with red banquette seating and red table tops is a showcase for modern French Vietnamese bistro fare with a hint of flavours of…

LEFT BANK

UPDATED 10/14/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 751 Denman Street, Vancouver Phone: (604) 687-1418 Web: http://www.leftbankvancouver.com/ Twitter: @LeftBankVan Advice: Reservations suggested The bright room with red banquette seating and a marble top bar is a showcase for modern French bistro fare with…

CAFÉ CAVA

1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-925-2503 Web: http://cafecava.com Twitter: @CafeCaVaWestVan Advice: Reservations suggested at lunchtime. The beautifully euro French appointed room is filled with chandeliers, and paintings which is the perfect backdrop to the French inspired menu. My friend,…

CAFÉ MEDINA

780 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 879 3114 Web: www.medinacafe.com Twitter: @CafeMedina Advice: No reservations.Expect long line-ups on weekends. Known as the breakfast spot for years, Medina moved a few blocks over to a larger space, adding known Executive Chef…

PORTUGESE CLUB OF VANCOUVER

1144 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 251-2042 Web: https://www.facebook.com/PCOVCLUB Twitter: n/a Advice: Share dishes with friends. Taking lead by one of my friends Avelino Santos who is from Portugal, Ali Hui and I all joined to explore some of the…

NOMAD

3950 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-8525 Web: http://nomad-vancouver.ca/ Twitter: @nomad_vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. Imagination and passion is the driving force behind this new eatery and bar that is located in the heart of food haven Main Street. With a focus…

ABODE RESTAURANT

1223 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.688-1411 Web: http://www.aboderestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @ABODERestaurant Advice: Takes reservations. A large an inviting room situated off of bustling Robson, the décor is inspired of mid-century design with warm tones of walnut and Calcutta marble, lots of…

DEVILS ELBOW HOUSE

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-0611 Web: www.devilselbowalehouse.com Twitter: @DevilsElbow_ Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Enter a Barbq house that is brick walled throughout with reclaimed wood paneling, a beautiful wooden bar sporting…

JAMJAR

2280 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 252-3957 Web: www.jamjaronthedrive.com Twitter: @Jamjarondrive Advice: No reservations, sharing table for solo diners. Specializing in flavours of the Middle East, specifically with an emphasis in crafted Lebanese cuisine, Chef Bakhos leads the kitchen in…

SHOWCASE RESTAURANT

1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4040 Web: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Showcase_Van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner. It’s been years since I had eaten here, recently renovated, the large spacious room has a wonderful warm inviting décor of wood paneling and…

STEEL TOAD BREWPUB

97 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-8623 Web: http://steeltoad.ca/ Twitter: @SteelToadBeer Advice: Reservations suggested for the Dining Room upstairs, no reservations for the Dining Hall. Pizzas available for take out and eat in. Located on the edge of Olympic Village,…

SALIDA 7

UPDATED 6/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 52 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 569 3088 Web: http://www.salida7.ca/ Twitter: @salida7gastown Advice:  Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. With a love for…

CAVU KITCHEN BAR

5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond Tel: 604-232-5001 Web: http://www.cavukitchenbar.com/ Twitter: @CAVUKitchenBar Advice: Reservations suggested.   With a playful element, Chef Alex Hancock and his team has created an exciting menu filled with dishes that are married with wonderful flavours. I started…

BESTIE

105 East Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-1175 Web: http://bestie.ca/ Twitter: @bestiewurst Advice: No reservations, late night eats on Friday and Saturday til 1am. Known for their Currywurst this popular eatery features German street food in the heart of Chinatown, it’s a…

L’ABATTOIR

217 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1701 Web: www.labattoir.ca Twitter: @LABATTOIR_VAN Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Private dining room available for booking. It’s all about the recipe that makes my experience one that is memorable, it’s also a testament to a long…

MEET ON MAIN

4288 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 877-1292 Web: www.meetonmain.com Twitter: @meetonmain Advice: No reservations. With a clever play on words, this new neighborhood eatery focusses on comfort food that is vegetarian and vegan forward. The room has an eclectic feel,…

GYOZA BAR + RAMEN

622 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-5563 Web: http://gyozabar.ca/ Twitter: @GyozaBarRamen Advice: No Reservations, put your name on the list and come back for your table. Elevating the bar, Aburi Restaurants who own this restaurant went about creating a bit…

TACOFINO COMMISSARY

2327 East Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-TACO Web:   http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoCantina Advice: Community sharing tables, so find a space and share your table. I have been a fan of their fish tacos ever since their food trucks hit the streets in…

FEAST

2423 Marine Dr. West Vancouver Tel: (604) 922-1155 Web: www.feastdining.ca Twitter: @feastdining Advice: Reservations needed. The communal table is the star in this eatery located in Dundarave Village, where Chef Kayla Dhaliwall has created a unique menu for diners to…

BAN CHOK DEE

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley Tel: 778-278-3088 Web: http://www.banchokdee.com Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai Advice: Bring friends along to share the dishes. As Thai food is one of the many cuisines that I love, I have had the pleasure to eat at many of…

Garden Party and Croquet Classic on August 23

Summer is here and the time is ripe for cocktails, champagne, tea and croquet. On Saturday, August 23, Cocktails & Canapes and Max Cunningham will be producing the first annual Garden Party and Croquet Classic at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens…

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