Tag: Neighborhood eating

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…

VICINO PASTARIA

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 East Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0042 Web: http://vicino.ca/ Twitter: @VicinoPastaria Advice:  Closed on Mondays. Passion and craft are two words that best describe this wonderful gem which I discovered recently in Gastown. The food is…

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…

CHAU VEGGIE EXPRESS

5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.9508 Web:  http://www.chowatchau.ca/veggie/mural_menu.pdf Twitter: @chowatCHAU Advice: Go light on the tableside satay sauce if you are not a fan of spice. Located off the beaten track, yet in the middle of the city is an…

OYSTER EXPRESS

296 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-3300 Twitter: @oysterexpress Web: http://www.oysterexpress.ca/ Advice: Happy Hour Tues – Thurs from 4-6pm Buck a shuck oysters. Located on the Eastern edge of Chinatown, this very cool nautical themed room has rounded windows and is…

DUNLEVY SNACK BAR

UPDATED 7/31/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 433 Dunlevy, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0454 Web: http://www.dunlevysnackbar.com/ Twitter: @DunlevySnackbar Advice: Not open in the evenings yet. As you peak in the window you get a sense of a place that has character, there is…

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…

FISH CAFE

2053 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 267-3474 Web: http://www.fishcafe.ca/ Twitter: @fishcafe Advice: Make a reservation or drop by, open for lunch and dinner. Recognizing an eatery who has been feeding neighborhood diners for over 10 years seems to be an…

BIGSBY THE BAKEHOUSE

4894 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-267-2253 Web: https://www.facebook.com/bigsbybakehouse Twitter: n/a Advice: Call ahead to order Challah for Friday. Tucked into the Mackenzie Heights neighborhood with little fanfare, I had heard about this wonderful bakery café from my friend and fellow writer…

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…

SALON TEA

UPDATED 4/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3010 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1198 Web: http://salontea.com Twitter: @salonteacanada Advice: Choose your persona or which persona you would like to be for the day in your choice of tea. The colours of the tea…

TAP & BARREL

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-2223 Web: http://www.tapandbarrel.com/ Twitter: @tapandbarrel Advice: Sit on the upstairs patio on a sunny day or sit in the upstairs library or at the long bar downstairs. From the minute I walked up to the…

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…

PRADO CAFÉ

1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-255-5537 Web: http://www.pradocafe.com/ Twitter: @PradoCafeVan  Advice: Featuring 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Open daily, free wifi. I have always loved the simple white walled room that isn’t adorned with pictures and nicknaks that clutter walls. Over the years…

W2 MEDIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 111 West Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9896 Web: http://www.creativetechnology.org/ Twitter: @W2MediaCafe Advice: the café is located on the main level off of the Hastings Street entrance to the right. This is where creativity begins, the café…

ESTABLISHMENT LOUNGE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3162 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 736-7576 Web: http://www.estlounge.com/ Twitter: @EstLounge Advice: Go with friends and share some dishes. Located in the heart of Kitsilano, Executive Chef Bongo is creating flavourful dishes in a lounging…

THE PORTLY CHEF

1211 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 604-971-4377 Web: http://theportlychef.com/ Twitter: @ThePortlyChef Advice: Open for dinner nightly. Located about a mile North of Lonsdale Quay, is an elegant eatery mixing French and Asian flavours. The Chef/Co-Owner is well versed in fine…

MOBIUS COFFEE & TEA

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4125 Main Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-874-4125 Web: http://mobiuscoffeeandtea.com/ Twitter: @MobiusCoffeeTea Advice: Open daily, live music some evenings, GMO free zone. All the baked goods and desserts are baked in house, if you love cheesecake then…

NERO BELGIAN WAFFLE BAR

1703 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 706-0694 Web: n/a Twitter: @NeroWaffleBar Advice: Limited seating, take out is a good idea here when busy. Though it looks like a wooden cabin on the outside, once you step inside you have arrived…

SAL Y LIMON

Unit #5 – 701 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-677-4247 Web: n/a Twitter:  @Salylimonvan Advice: order the home-made potato chips over the tortilla chips, visit the complementary salsa bar. No reservations. Finding an authentic restaurant serving delicious Mexican food has often been…

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