Tag: Seafood

EL AZTECA MEXICAN KITCHEN & BAR

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-638-0127 Web: http://elaztecavancouver.com/ Twitter: @elaztecavan Advice: No reservations. I have always had an interest in Latin American food and culture, ever since taking Spanish in high school and travelling through…

CAFÉ ONE

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7205 Web: www.sheratonvancouver.com Twitter: @WallCentreHotel Advice: Reservations suggested. Hidden off the street inside the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel is a restaurant with a creative chef who knows his craft well, Chef Stuart McQuade leads the…

RAW BAR AT LOBBY LOUNGE

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5300 Web: http://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/dining/the-raw-bar/ Twitter: @FairmontPacific Advice: No reservations. I joined my friend Cookbook Author/Food Writer Bonnie Stern for lunch while she was visiting recently and had the Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) with dessert and…

BURGUNDY RESTAURANT

UPDATED 8/28/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 47 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4100 Web:  http://www.burgundyvancouver.com/ Twitter: @BurgundyVan Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Mondays. It’s an intimate room with a stunning work of art that adorns the wall amongst other unique art…

KINGSTON TAPHOUSE AND GRILLE

755 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-7011 Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/ Twitter: @TheKingstonPub Advice: Reservations suggested on game nights. This is one of those hidden gems known for its comfort food, spacious two level dining room, a full bar in front and one…

LOS CUERVOS TAQUERIA AND CANTINA

603 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1518 Web: www.loscuevos.ca Twitter: @LosCuervosTacos Advice: A great place to go with friends or go solo and sit at the bar. It’s bright, colourful and energetic, this taqueria and cantina has everything you would want in this…

BAMBUDDA

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  99 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-0301 Web: http://bambudda.ca/ Twitter: @Bambuddagastown Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. With the abundant variety of restaurants featuring Chinese cuisine around the city, this eatery goes…

HAROLD’S BISTRO & BAR

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond Tel: (604) 233-3968 Web: http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com/harolds-bistro Twitter: @HaroldsBistro Advice: Located inside of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. A few years ago I had an opportunity to meat Harold Cross whom Harold’s Bistro is named, recently I was…

LOCUS RESTAURANT

4121 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-4121 Web: http://www.locusonmain.com/ Twitter: @locusonmain Advice: Try to snag a seat near the tree. Known for their unique décor, this popular neighborhood eatery added a new menu focus as well as an update to the…

THE LITTLE DISTRICT

UPDATED 2/18/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1336 Lonsdale, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-2776 Web: http://www.thelittledistrict.com/ Twitter: @LittleLonsdale Advice: Reservations needed for large parties. The ‘Little’ as this new spot in upper Lonsdale is known is far from a little bit of it’s…

THE FISH COUNTER

3825 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-3474 Web: http://thefishcounter.com/ Twitter: @thefishcounter Advice: Closed Mondays, no seats, stand-up counter for eating inside or take it to go. If you have been following the sustainability seafood movement locally in recent years, then you…

SEVENTEEN89 RESTAURANT

UPDATED 10/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel:604.428.0705 Web: http://www.1789.ca/ Twitter: @1789Restaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Try to request the private booths at the back for your small dining party. For many years this location was the locale of…

SIENA

1485 West 12th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1485 Web: http://www.eatsiena.com/ Twitter: @SienaVancouver Advice: Great spot before or after the theatre, reservations suggested. I love cozy, small restaurants that nail it with delicious food and wonderful service. Mark Taylor does small restaurants…

TEN TEN TAPAS

UPDATED 3/1/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1010 Beach Avenue #3, Vancouver Tel: (604) 689-7800 Web: www.TenTenTapas.com Twitter: @TenTenTapas Advice: Sharing dishes is the way to go here. Known for their changing share plates, this restaurant with an up close view of…

PIER 73 RESTAURANT

3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond Tel: (604) 276-1954 Web: http://www.pier73.com/ Twitter:@Pier_73 Advice: Reservations suggested, they have a private room for large private events. $1 from each Salmon Provider dish is donated to the Growing Chefs BC program. Slightly off the beaten…

SECRET LOCATION

UPDATED 08/01/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED One Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 60-685-0090 Web: www.secretlocation.ca Twitter: @slocation Advice: Reservations suggested nightly. You will find an adjoining boutique which makes up part of this one of a kind store and tasting room. Sometimes…

SEN CHINESE BISTRO

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 101-1788 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3989 Web: http://senchinesebistro.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Sharing dishes here is highly suggested. To properly experience and understand Chinese cuisine in Vancouver, one must either be friends with or know…

CHAMELEON CAFÉ

11965 224 St , Maple Ridge Tel: (604) 467-5664 Web: www.chameleoncafe.ca/‎ Twitter:  @224thMR Advice: Sit downstairs if you want a view of the open kitchen or bar. Took a drive to the valley recently with my friend Nikki to visit…

FIVE ELEMENTS CAFÉ

1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-5938 Web: http://www.fiveelementscafe.com/ Twitter: tba Advice: Have a friend or two join you and share the dishes. With a mix of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, the dishes on the menu are diverse and the dishes…

Spring Menu Tasting at the Fish House

Last week I was invited to attend a tasting of dishes off the spring menu by new Executive Chef Curtis Demyon where they announced their 100% Ocean Wise menu. I was looking forward to seeing and tasting dishes from this…

THE DAILY CATCH

BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  Burrard Street & Dunsmuir, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-3474 Web: www.dailycatch.org Twitter: @DCParkside Advice: Monday to Saturday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. This bright blue food truck is a spin-off of their popular sustainable 100%…

CHICHA RESTAURANT

136 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-3963 Web:  http://www.chicharestaurant.com/ Twitter: @ChichaVancouver Advice: Take a friend or two and share dishes. I absolutely adore seeing passionate chefs open an eatery who are adventurous with a sole purpose of throwing us all in…

MOSAIC BAR & GRILLE

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4770 Web: http://vancouver.hyatt.com Twitter: @HyattVancouver Advice: multi-course tasting menus, you can ask to have the chef create you a customer tasting menu.   With a star chef at its helm, my friend Nikki Caine…

FINEST AT SEA

4675 Arbutus Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-266-1904 Web: www.finestatsea.com Twitter: @FinestAtSeaVan Advice: Located in a strip mall, no reservations. With my love for fish, I had missed eating at one of the city’s notable seafood boutiques. I can’t believe it took…

SIDDARTHAS INDIAN KITCHEN

2066 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 215-7556 Web: http://siddharthaskitchen.com/ Twitter: @ChefSiddharthas Advice: Share dishes with friends. The Drive as it’s often described to the locals is a neighborhood which is filled with a variety of ethnic eateries. You can eat…

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

3289 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-4676 Web: coming Twitter: @GPSushi Advice: Reservations suggested. Bring a friend to share some sushi rolls. There are sushi joints and then there are sushi joints, while the city is filled with sushi eateries…

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