Tag: Neighborhood eating

CARVER`S STEAKHOUSE

7211 Westminster Hwy, Richmond Tel: 604-207- 7107 Web: www.carversdining.com Twitter: @CarversSteak Advice:  3 course special for $38 or add a wine pairing for $14 extra. Hand grated Bolivian Salt table-side is a nice touch. Off the beaten track, adjoined to a hotel…

TABLEAU

1181 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-8692 Web: http://tableaubarbistro.com/ Twitter: @tableaubistro Advice: Try to get a banquette seat in front of the bar for best people watching or sit outside on the patio. Located inside the Loden Hotel. Starting out the…

DISPLACE HASHERY

3293 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-0212 Web: http://www.displacehashery.com/ Twitter: @DisplaceHash Advice: Go with friends and share a few dishes. With surfboards adoring the walls, large tv screens showing cartoons, old movies and the occasional game, you will have lots…

AMERICAN GRILLE

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond Tel: 604-232-2804 Web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/yvrsa-vancouver-airport-marriott-hotel/ Twitter: @marriottyvr Advice: Solo dining is popular here and they are very accommodating. Located inside the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. It was a must for me to visit since I hadn’t eaten…

CARDERO’S

1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver Tel: 604.669.7666 Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/carderos0experience.aspx Twitter: @carderos_van Advice: Make an advance reservation and request a window table or a spot on the patio. Located in Coal Harbour on the water with one of the most spectacular…

THE RED WAGON

2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4565 Web: http://www.redwagoncafe.com/ Twitter: @redwagoncafe Advice: Expect to wait in line awhile during weekend brunch. Brunching is a favourite past time for most, I like to explore different neighbourhoods and one of the best…

CAFÉ FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ART

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 140 East Esplanade Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-3379 Web: http://www.cafeforcontemporaryart.com/ Twitter: @cafca140 Advice: Check out their website for their events calendar. Anytime I am on the North Shore I stop in for a visit…

REFUEL

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Phone: 604-288-7905 ‎ Web: www.refuelrestaurant.com Twitter: refuel_bar Advice: Fried Chicken Fridays are popular and often sell out. Wines are available by the glass, bottle on their own or you can…

BLUE CANOE RESTAURANT

140 – 3866 Bayview Street, Richmond Tel: 604-275-7811 Web: www.bluecanoerestaurant.com Twitter: @bluecanoeresto Advice: has an extensive craft beer list, beer pairings can be added to your meal for an additional cost. Tasters of beers ranged in price by the type…

SLICKITY JIM’S CHAT ‘N CHEW

3475 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-873-6760 Web: http://www.slickityjims.com/ Twitter: @SlickityJims Advice: write your name on the sign at the door for your chance to wait in line until it is your turn to be seated. It is an iconic breakfast…

BIG LOU’S BUTCHER SHOP

UPDATED 6/10/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 269 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9229 Web: www.biglousbutchershop.com Twitter: @biglousbutcher Advice: It’s a butcher shop and a sandwich shop in one. This is an old fashioned butcher shop that is everything but old fashioned, leading…

HUBBUB SANDWICHES

859 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3398 Web: http://www.hubbubsandwiches.com/ Twitter: @_hubbub Advice: Pick your protein then have it as a sandwich or a salad – you choose when ordering. I was curious as to what the all the hubbub was about,…

THE BIBO

1835 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6177 Web: http://thebibo.com/ Twitter: @Thebibo Advice: You can get half the pizza with one variety and another with a different variety, just ask your server. Slicing the pizza is not recommended, best to use…

RAINCITY GRILL

1193 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7337 Web: http://www.raincitygrill.com Twitter: @RaincityGrill Advice: Check out their Monday Market Dinners or one of their Tasting menus. Dishing up local ingredients since opening almost 20 years ago, dining here has always been about the…

W.E. COFFEE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1696 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.566.6888 Web: http://www.wecoffee.ca Twitter: @WECoffeeInc Advice: If you want a waffle sandwich as opposed to a regular sandwich on offer, just ask to see if they can make it with their…

HOG SHACK COOK HOUSE

160-3900 Bayview Street, Richmond Tel: 604-272-7264 Web: www.hogshack.ca Twitter: @hogshackca Advice: Share one of their BarbQ platters if you dine with friends so that you can try all of their BarbQ. They specialize in Kansas City style of BarbQ. I…

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…

MASALA CHAI

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1102 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-9001 Web: www.masalachai.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Order one of the curry specials. Most of the food is soy free. I was happy to visit Chef Roy Abhishek’s recently opened Indian snack…

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…

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…

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