Tag: Seafood

PIER 7 RESTAURANT

25 Wallace Mews Rd, North Vancouver Tel: 604-929-7437 Web: http://pierseven.ca/ Twitter: @pier7restaurant Advice: Make reservations, try to snag a spot on the upstairs patio. I love a room with a view, at Pier 7 the restaurant offers two rooms with…

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 SMOKING DOG

1889 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-8811 Web: www.thesmokingdog.com Twitter: @TheSmokingDog Advice: Reservations suggested. With Executive Chef Felipe Ramos at the helm this bistro has reinvented itself as a go to spot for French bistro fare in the area. I…

ALWAYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

4298 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-6110 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Alaskan King Crab season happens once a year, generally in March, contact the restaurant in advance for reservations. Go with a group of friends to share dishes. I joined…

HAI PHONG RESTAURANT

1242 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-872-3828 Web: http://haiphongrestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Take friends and share some traditional dishes. Located in the heart of Little Saigon, is a hidden gem that has been serving neighborhood regulars for over 7 years. I have tried…

CHEWIE’S STEAM AND OYSTER BAR

2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4448 Web: http://www.chewies.ca Twitter: @ChewiesOysters Advice: Shuck & Suck Oyster Happy Hour 5pm-7pm daily. I loved the open kitchen where guests can sit and watch the chefs at play, the room is long and on…

ENSEMBLE TAP

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 990 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9770 Web: http://ensembletap.com/ Twitter: @ensembletap Advice: Watch for monthly beer dinners and other special events. This is the second restaurant from notable Top Chef Dale Mackay and don’t be fooled…

ALVIN GARDEN

4850 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC Tel: (604) 437-0828 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Make sure you tell your server what spice level you want. Dishes are made for sharing. Happy to have discovered this popular spot specializing in Hunan style…

BACCHUS BISTRO

1064 – 216th Street, Langley, BC Tel: 604-530-9694 Web: http://www.domainedechaberton.com/Bacchus%20Bistro.html Twitter: n/a Advice: Both lunch and dinner are served here, reservations are suggested, on a sunny day request a table on the patio. After touring the Domaine de Chaberton Estate…

PAJO’S AT THE WHARF

12351 3 Ave, Richmond, BC Tel: 604-272-1588 Web: http://www.pajos.com/ Twitter: @Pajos_fishchips Advice: Seating outside on the patio and upper deck. This is a popular hangout for residents and tourists alike when visiting the historic fishing village of Steveston. The mainstay here…

BALILICIOUS

3488 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-8150 Web:  http://www.baliliciousrestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Order a few dishes to share with friends. Located in the heart of Cambie Village, this South Asian neighbourhood eatery serves a delightful array of Indonesian dishes that are…

DUNDARAVE FISH MARKET

  UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2423 Marine Drive West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-1155 Web: http://www.dundaravefishmarket.com/restaurant-octo.html Twitter: @fishmongerkim Advice: You will want to sit upstairs for a cozy hideway dining experience or a seat on the outside patio. Part fish market,…

GO FISH BROADWAY

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1521 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.gofishvancouver.com/ Twitter: @gofishvancouver Advice: Ask for a side of the dark ponzu sauce and drizzle it on your fries, and coleslaw. They offer takeout all day just not…

FRESH LOCAL WILD

SE corner of Hastings and Burrard, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://freshlocalwild.com/ Twitter: @freshlocalwild Advice: Monday to Friday lunch. Dinner by reservation. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. The name says it all, here it is all about using Fresh,…

PINK ELEPHANT THAI

1152 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.646.8899 Web: http://www.pinkelephantthai.com/ Twitter: @pinkethai Advice: Go with friends and share the dishes. Loved the pink theme of the bright and spacious room with high ceilings and decorative light fixtures. Specializing in Thai street food…

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…

ENSEMBLE RESTAURANT

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 850 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.569.1770 Web: http://www.ensemblerestaurant.com Twitter: @EnsembleVan Advice: Portions are fairly small, order a few dishes or order the 4 course tasting menu. Some would say this restaurant is on a hidden…

HIDDEN TASTING BAR

433 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-647-2521 Web:  http://starwood.webcanada.com/restaurant/?rid=5190 Twitter: @hiddenvancouver Advice: Go with a friend and share the dishes. Located inside the Westin Grand Hotel on the 2nd floor. Hidden off of Robson, off the hotel lobby is a somewhat…

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…

DELIZIA FUSION CUISINE

#2150 – 8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC Tel: 778-297-7381 Web: http://www.deliziafusion.com/ Twitter: @DeliziaFusion Advice: Bring a friend or two and share some dishes. The take out menu is different than the dining in menu, if you are interested in a…

SPENCER’S

550 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-3049 Web:  http://www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/british-columbia/delta-vancouver-suites/restaurants-and-dining/spencers-lounge/ Advice: located inside the Delta Suites hotel. Located in the downtown core opposite from SFU’s downtown campus, I had dinner in their NY inspired lounge. Chef Ian Thompson served us an Amuse…

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…

FLEURI RESTAURANT

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-642-2900 Web: http://www.vancouver.suttonplace.com/Restaurant_Bar.htm Twitter: n/a Advice: Prix-Fixe lunch on offer. The room is elegant, and quite Parisian, and the Executive Chef Michael Deutsch is a chef who is innovative and…

LOBBY RESTAURANT

138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver Tel: 604-986-7437 Web: http://pinnaclepierhotel.com/the_lobby.html Twitter: @PinnaclePier Advice: Located inside the Pinnacle Pier Hotel. Overlooking Burrard inlet and the downtown Vancouver skyline, my friend Meena joined me for dinner and we were delighted with the…

SANAFIR

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1026 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-678-1049 Web: www.sanafir.ca Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice: Reserve one of the upstairs ‘beds’ for that special occasion. I love this room with the high ceilings, motifs and Middle-Eastern decor. The kitchen…

THE KABOOM BOX

Corner of Granville/Robson (between Robson & Georgia) Tel: n/a Web: http://www.thekaboombox.com/ Twitter: @thekaboombox Advice:  Open Tuesday – Saturday, follow their twitter updates for hours and specials. Open rain or shine. I have been to Fresh Local Wild a couple occasions already…

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