Tag: Desserts

SAMBA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1122 Alberni St. Vancouver Tel: 604-696-9888 Web:  http://www.thaihouse.com/samba/ Twitter: @sambasteakhouse Advice: Green card up for servers to serve you Rodizio meat, Red card up for no service. Great place to celebrate with a large group…

SANAFIR

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1026 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-678-1049 Web: www.sanafir.ca Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice: Reserve one of the upstairs ‘beds’ for that special occasion. I love this room with the high ceilings, motifs and Middle-Eastern decor. The kitchen…

THE LEETEG ROOM

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1489 East Hastings St, Vancouver (located inside the Waldorf Hotel) Tel: 604-253-7141 Web: www.waldorfhotel.com Twitter: @waldorfhotel Advice: open for dinner service Wednesday through  Saturday. I have always had a fascination with Spanish food and ever…

LA GHIANDA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2083 Alma St, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9559 Web: http://www.laghianda.ca/ Twitter: @La_Ghianda Advice: Each day from 5-6pm they offer one dinner to eat-in or take-out, it sells out daily, line up early or call them for the…

THE HELM

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1180 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-0860 Web: http://www.helmvancouver.com Twitter: @helmvancouver Advice:  Plan to spend the night, go for dinner and stay for the entertainment. Check the website for their calendar listings. The room is hip…

ORIGINAL TANDOORI KITCHEN

7215 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-327-8900 Web: http://www.originaltandoori.com/pdf/MenuVcr.pdf Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. With many Indian restaurants on this stretch of Main Street, finding the best one can daunting. The other night my friend Debby and I dined at this…

PECKINPAH

2 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-5411 Web: http://www.peckinpahbbq.com Twitter: @peckinpahbbq Advice: Open daily, no reservations, Take out window. I have always loved barbq, with many visits to Arizona and Texas over the years and enjoying different barbq styles. Peckinpah specializes…

POOR ITALIAN

3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-1122 Web: http://www.pooritalian.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested, free parking. My friend Ajay joined me for a delightful dinner recently at this Eastside Italian, within minutes I noticed friends Rick and Kathleen being seated…

PINPIN RESTAURANT

6113 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-322-3086 Web: http://www.pinpinrestaurant.com Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, note that your whole party must be present to be seated. A group of my friends joined me for dinner where our Filipino friend Jay lead us…

BUMP ‘N GRIND

916 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3362 Web:  http://bumpngrindcafe.com/bump_n_grind/Bump_N_Grind_Cafe.html Twitter: @bumpngrindcafe Advice: have a seat at one of the large communal tables and mingle if you like or listen in on those great conversations. This is one of those cafes that…

EBO RESTAURANT

UPDATED 7/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-453-0788 Web: http://www.eborestaurant.com/ Twitter: @EBOrestaurant Advice: The Taste of EBO is a 3 course special for $42 Hidden inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel, is a gem worth your discovery, asides…

FAUBOURG PARIS

2156 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-266 2156 Web:  http://www.faubourg.com/ Twitter: @FaubourgBakery Advice: The restaurant is located behind the café. This Parisian caffe is the perfect addition to the Kerrisdale neighbourhood, I have been by a few times already and have…

VIA VENETO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 656 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-3300 Web: http://www.viavenetovancouver.com Advice:  Delicious basket of Focaccia bread served complimentary to begin the meal. My friend joined me for lunch recently at this Northern Italian restaurant, a great fine…

STEEVE RAYE PASTRY

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 778.789.4455 Web: www.steeveraye-pastry.com Advice: Go early for the breakfast pastries as they come out of the oven. I love French pastry, since visiting the pastry shops in Paris and…

LE GAVROCHE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-3924 Web: http://www.legavroche.ca/default.asp Advice: Advance reservations a must. Finally made it in for dinner to this ever so charming 2 story restaurant in a Victoria style house which has been…

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. On Granville Island, with an entrance that is a bit hidden, you’ll…

RESTAURANT 62

2001 McCallum Road, Abbotsford Tel: 604-855-3545 Web: http://www.restaurant62.ca Twitter: @Restaurant62 Advice: Reservations are a good idea. 3 course prix-fixe menu only $24. I went on an excursion to Abbotsford to visit a couple of eco farms and to have dinner…

TAPENADE BISTRO

3711 Bayview Street, Richmond Tel: 604-275-5188 Web: http://www.tapenade.ca/ Twitter: @tapenadebistro Advice: The patio is the place to dine on cool or warm sunny day. I love visiting Steveston, walking around the quaint shops, enjoying the breeze off the water, people…

COMMUNE CAFE

UPDATED 2/28/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1002 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-2551 Web: www.communecafe.ca Twitter: @communecafe Advice: Sit at the Communal Table or on the outside patio.   Loved the communal table in the center of the cafe with the bright…

VIVO GELATO

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5395 West Boulevard,  Vancouver Tel: 604-266-7637 Web: http://www.vivogelato.com/ Advice: Sample, sample, sample the flavours before you choose. Looking for some gelato in the Kerrisdale area, then this is the spot to visit. There are many,…

Summer Time at Q4

Q4 recently launched their summer menu with a brand new pizza oven firing off traditional thin-crust pizzas every night. They also have great summer specials including an Antipasto sharing platter and prosecco on the new patio. A friend joined me…

MCLEAN’S

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 200 – 332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-1112 Web: www.mcleansrestaurant.ca Twitter: @Mcleansgastown Advice: Reserve for the upstairs dining room. Had dinner recently with some media friends and shared several of the different dishes. We sat…

DOLCE AMORE

1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-258-0006 Web: http://www.gelateriadolceamore.com/ Advice: Sample, sample, sample the flavours before you choose. I am proud to say this has been my favourite gelato spot in the city for the past few years and my favourite…

ADESSO BISTRO

1906 Haro Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-9975 Web: http://www.adessobistro.net/ Twitter: @AdessoBistro Advice: Make an advance reservation and request to be seated on the patio. I had dinner on my favourite patio in the city last week with a friend, it was…

BELLA GELATERIA

1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1010 Web: www.bellagelateria.com Twitter: @bellagelateria Advice: sample the flavours, prices are at a premium here. I was impressed by the quality of the ingredients in their gelato which is made fresh daily on premise,…

DELILAHS CONVICTION

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3424 Web: http://www.delilahsconviction.com Twitter: @delilahsmartini Advice: Try to get one of their cozy booths. I dined here again recently while they were filming “Conviction Kitchen” a reality tv show set in…

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