Tag: Romantic

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…

CORK & FIN

UPDATED 2/29/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 221 Carrall Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2215 Web: http://corkandfin.ca/ Twitter: @corkandfin Advice: Have the Chef’s Tasting menu. As we all know it’s often difficult to eat at every new restaurant that opens in our food loving…

THE PEARTREE

4120 East Hastings Street Burnaby, BC Tel: 604-299-2772 Web: http://www.peartreerestaurant.net/ Twitter: @PeartreeBurnaby Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday. Advance reservations are a must. I finally had dinner recently at this oh so humble fine dining restaurant in North Burnaby where many…

FRAICHE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2240 Chippendale Rd, West Vancouver, BC Tel: 604 925 7595 Web:  http://www.fraicherestaurant.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested, google for directions. I have dined here on a few occasions in the past including for a Painted…

CAFÉ IL NIDO

780 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-6436 Web: http://www.cafeilnido.net/ Twitter: @cafeilnido Advice: Pastas are available as half size just ask your server. Hidden off of Robson, tucked into the courtyard this long time restaurant has been serving customers for over 23…

LA BELLE AUBERGE

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4856 48 Avenue, Ladner, BC Tel: 604-946-7717 Web: http://www.labelleauberge.com/ Twitter: @labelleauberge Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday. Check their website for cooking classes on offer. I have always longed to visit La Belle Auberge known as…

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…

NU

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-646-4668 Web: http://nurestaurant.com Twitter: @nurestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, free parking. Who says dreams don’t come true, I have always longed for an outstanding Greek restaurant in the city, on several…

FRAICHE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2240 Chippendale Rd, West Vancouver, BC Tel: 604 925 7595 Web:  http://www.fraicherestaurant.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested, google for directions. Stunning views of the city below, this is a wonderful restaurant for a daytime or…

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…

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…

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…

L’ABATTOIR

217 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1701 Web:  http://www.labattoir.ca/ Twitter: @ LABATTOIR_VAN Advice: No reservations, try to sit by the bar if you are having drinks or in the atrium if you are having dinner. After attending the opening party a…

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…

LUPO

869 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2535 Web: www.luporestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @luporestaurant Advice: They can accommodate large parties of 12 people in the Nook located in the main floor dining room or larger parties upstairs. Advance reservations are suggested. If you wish…

SEASONS IN THE PARK

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver Tel: 604-874-8008 Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/seasons/home.html Advice: If you wish to have your salmon cooked well done just ask, they are very accommodating regarding substitutions, we had the linguine substituted for the fettuccine and omitted the bacon in…

THE TEAHOUSE

Ferguson Point, Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.669.3281 Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/teahouse Advice: If you are having a starter and an entrée you may want to skip ordering an extra side, save room for the Molten Chocolate dessert. The Teahouse had always…

VOYA RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-voya Web: http://www.voya-restaurant.com/ Twitter: @voyavancouver Advice: Have the bartender or server guide you through the wine and cocktail list before you order. In this stunning room, diners are treated…

SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT

5251 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-261-0011 Web: www.shaughnessyrestaurant.com Advice: Request a window seat overlooking the gardens. Sitting in a spectacular setting this is a delightful restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch before or after a visit to VanDusen Gardens. The…

BISHOP’S

2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-2025 Web:  http://www.bishopsonline.com/ Advice: Reservations are recommended in advance. Truly one of a kind, after almost 25 years serving the best in Canadian cuisine, many of the country’s best chefs were trained here by…

LA TERRAZZA

1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4449 Web: http://laterrazza.ca Advice: Attend one of their winemaker dinners and have yourself a wonderful experience. I have had some outstanding meals here including one of their winemaker dinners which was an extraordinary experience. You…

BRIX

1138 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-915-9463 Web: www.brixvancouver.com Twitter: @brixvan Advice: Must try is their thin crust pizzas on their late night menu. Romantic, I always feel as I am in a secluded and intimate place when dining here as…

LA QUERCIA

3689 W 4th Ave., Vancouver Tel: 604-676-1007 Web: http://www.laquercia.ca/ Advice: Make an advance reservation. Outstanding food, Italian without the tradition, this is a foodie place that is intimate and small with great service, a good old world wine selection and…

CRU

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1459 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-677-4111 Web: www.cru.ca Twitter: @CruRestaurant Advice: Make and advance reservation I dined here recently with some friends and had a wonderful meal. Cru specializes in serving small plates and more…

LES FAUX BOURGUOIS

663 15th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604.873.9733 Web: http://www.lesfauxbourgeois.com       Advice: Make an advance reservation The first time I went to Les Faux I didn’t have a reservation, I called first and was told that I could drop by…

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