Tag: Neighborhood eating

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…

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…

GUSTO DI QUATTRO

1 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 604-924-4444 Web: http://www.quattrorestaurants.com/gindex.html Twitter: @GustoDiQuattro Advice: Reservations suggested. Romantic hideaway by night, a place to escape by day, this fine dining contemporary Italian gem is located minutes away from the northshore seabus terminal. I…

THE DIRTY APRON DELI

540 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 879 8588 Web: http://www.dirtyapron.com/del Twitter: @Dirty_Apron Advice: Open daily 10am – 8pm. Beginning as a cooking school, and then a market and now a deli, The Dirty Apron has come full circle. I visited…

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…

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…

BOB LIKES THAI FOOD

3755 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-8538 Web: http://www.boblikesthaifood.com Twitter: @boblikethaifood Advice: no liquor license (one day soon). Cash only. I had been very curious, as the name of the restaurant was so different, I was curious to meet Bob as…

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…

BAOQI

620 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-7980 Web:  n/a Advice: I just wished they had containers of hoisin sauce on the table for customers to add to their sandwiches or other dishes as they wished, that would have been welcomed. No…

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…

FRESH BOWL

1128 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-8565 Web: www.freshbowl.ca Twitter: @FreshBowls Advice: If you are looking for dessert go elsewhere as they only offer one dessert selection. Order online for delivery. I have been in a couple of times, the first…

AU PETIT CAFÉ

4851 Main Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-873-3328 Web: www.aupetitcafe.com Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, prepare to stand in a line-up during peak periods. There are a few different sauces on each table, use their Hoisin sauce with any of the subs….

THE HERITAGE GRILL

447 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC Tel: 604-759-0819 Web: www.theheritagegrill.com Advice: live music nightly with all sorts of music from jazz to chamber to world. This vibrant restaurant was a delight on a recent visit in for a late dinner…

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…

JETHRO’S FINE GRUB

3420 Dunbar Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-569-3441 Web: http://www.jethrosfinegrub.com/ Advice: If you don’t finish your meal, don’t be afraid to ask for a box to go as it’s common practice here. Friends had been nudging me to visit Jethro’s, each time…

CAFETERIA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2702 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-317-3783 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: They don’t take reservations, go early or expect to wait in line. I found myself another go to neighbourhood restaurant in the Soma area,…

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…

CALLI

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1102 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-633-9950 Web: http://www.callirestaurant.com Advice: Ask for mild or hot salsa. Tortilla chips are not complimentary you will need to order them if you want them. I had heard about this…

DONA CATA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5076 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-436-2232 Web: http://www.donacata.com/ Advice: great selection of salsas at the salsa bar. I was in for dinner recently with friend Ariane as we were craving some good Mexican food. I love…

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…

ACME CAFÉ

51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1022 Web: www.acmecafe.ca Twitter: @acme_cafe Advice: Sit at the counter, make sure you save room for some pie! When I was a little kid I used to go a café nearby that had a…

LEGENDARY NOODLE

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4191 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-8758 Web: www.legendarynoodle.ca Advice: Cash only. For over 13 years this family run business has been hand rolling their noodles that they have become known for. I was lucky…

Gastown: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Commercial Drive: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Point Grey: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

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