Tag: Wines

CAFÉ CAVA

1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-925-2503 Web: http://cafecava.com Twitter: @CafeCaVaWestVan Advice: Reservations suggested at lunchtime. The beautifully euro French appointed room is filled with chandeliers, and paintings which is the perfect backdrop to the French inspired menu. My friend,…

CAFÉ MEDINA

780 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 879 3114 Web: www.medinacafe.com Twitter: @CafeMedina Advice: No reservations.Expect long line-ups on weekends. Known as the breakfast spot for years, Medina moved a few blocks over to a larger space, adding known Executive Chef…

PORTUGESE CLUB OF VANCOUVER

1144 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 251-2042 Web: https://www.facebook.com/PCOVCLUB Twitter: n/a Advice: Share dishes with friends. Taking lead by one of my friends Avelino Santos who is from Portugal, Ali Hui and I all joined to explore some of the…

NOMAD

3950 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-8525 Web: http://nomad-vancouver.ca/ Twitter: @nomad_vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. Imagination and passion is the driving force behind this new eatery and bar that is located in the heart of food haven Main Street. With a focus…

Exploring Spanish Food and Drink at Salida 7

Ever since I visited Barcelona, I have always longed for more tapas, dishes with the flavours of Spain. Salida 7 opened in Vancouver a couple of months ago, serving dishes that originate in the Gerona region of Spain along with…

DEVILS ELBOW HOUSE

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-0611 Web: www.devilselbowalehouse.com Twitter: @DevilsElbow_ Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Enter a Barbq house that is brick walled throughout with reclaimed wood paneling, a beautiful wooden bar sporting…

Omakase Tasting at Raw Bar

My friend Chef Takayuki Omi joined me for an Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) on his night off. He guided me through this 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi bar explaining each of the pieces and noting the origin of each….

JAMJAR

2280 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 252-3957 Web: www.jamjaronthedrive.com Twitter: @Jamjarondrive Advice: No reservations, sharing table for solo diners. Specializing in flavours of the Middle East, specifically with an emphasis in crafted Lebanese cuisine, Chef Bakhos leads the kitchen in…

SHOWCASE RESTAURANT

1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4040 Web: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Showcase_Van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner. It’s been years since I had eaten here, recently renovated, the large spacious room has a wonderful warm inviting décor of wood paneling and…

AU COMPTOIR

2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2278 Web: http://www.aucomptoir.ca/ Twitter: @Au_Comptoir Advice: No reservations, open 8am-10pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed Tuesdays. Bonjour! Walking into this classic Parisian café with it’s well dressed good looking servers who for the most part…

SALIDA 7

UPDATED 6/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 52 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 569 3088 Web: http://www.salida7.ca/ Twitter: @salida7gastown Advice:  Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. With a love for…

CAVU KITCHEN BAR

5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond Tel: 604-232-5001 Web: http://www.cavukitchenbar.com/ Twitter: @CAVUKitchenBar Advice: Reservations suggested.   With a playful element, Chef Alex Hancock and his team has created an exciting menu filled with dishes that are married with wonderful flavours. I started…

BESTIE

105 East Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-1175 Web: http://bestie.ca/ Twitter: @bestiewurst Advice: No reservations, late night eats on Friday and Saturday til 1am. Known for their Currywurst this popular eatery features German street food in the heart of Chinatown, it’s a…

L’ABATTOIR

217 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1701 Web: www.labattoir.ca Twitter: @LABATTOIR_VAN Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Private dining room available for booking. It’s all about the recipe that makes my experience one that is memorable, it’s also a testament to a long…

MEET ON MAIN

4288 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 877-1292 Web: www.meetonmain.com Twitter: @meetonmain Advice: No reservations. With a clever play on words, this new neighborhood eatery focusses on comfort food that is vegetarian and vegan forward. The room has an eclectic feel,…

GYOZA BAR + RAMEN

622 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-5563 Web: http://gyozabar.ca/ Twitter: @GyozaBarRamen Advice: No Reservations, put your name on the list and come back for your table. Elevating the bar, Aburi Restaurants who own this restaurant went about creating a bit…

SIX ACRES

203 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-488-0110 Web: http://sixacres.ca/ Twitter: @sixacres Advice: On a nice day the patio is the place to be. Every so often there is a restaurant that has been on my to try list forever, thankfully this…

TACOFINO COMMISSARY

2327 East Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-TACO Web:   http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoCantina Advice: Community sharing tables, so find a space and share your table. I have been a fan of their fish tacos ever since their food trucks hit the streets in…

FEAST

2423 Marine Dr. West Vancouver Tel: (604) 922-1155 Web: www.feastdining.ca Twitter: @feastdining Advice: Reservations needed. The communal table is the star in this eatery located in Dundarave Village, where Chef Kayla Dhaliwall has created a unique menu for diners to…

BAN CHOK DEE

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley Tel: 778-278-3088 Web: http://www.banchokdee.com Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai Advice: Bring friends along to share the dishes. As Thai food is one of the many cuisines that I love, I have had the pleasure to eat at many of…

SPAGHETEI

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1741 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-1014 Web: http://spaghetei.com/ Twitter: @SPAGHeTEI_Van Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-in welcome you may have to wait. Serving authentic Japanese style spaghetti, this takes the popular noodle and Italian mainstay to another…

THAI CUISINE BY MONTRI

UPDATED 10/30/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2585 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 221-9599 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Closed Monday. Chef Montri was a fixture in Thai cuisine in the city years ago when very few Thai eateries were around, it’s…

BLUE EYED MARYS

UPDATED 4/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921 2583 Web: http://www.blueeyedmarys.com Twitter: @blueeyedmarys Advice: Reservations suggested. I fell in love with this charming restaurant as I visited for the first time the other night. Known…

RESTAURANT LAZIZ

1863 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-912-0154 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Share with a friend. Having searched for the previous restaurant at the same address, diners descended from the eatery raving on how good the food was, I took…

TRUFFLE HOUSE & CAFÉ

2452 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4222 Web: www.trufflehousecafe.com Twitter: @TheTruffleHouse Advice: Reservations suggested. Dinners only on Friday and Saturday. Located in the heart of Dundarave Village is a charming French bistro run by Fabienne and her husband Philippe who…

THE ABBEY

UPDATED 7/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Vancouver Tel: 604-336-7100 Web: http://abbeyvan.com/ Twitter: @AbbeyYVR Advice: Reservations suggested weekends. The room is long and narrow, spacious with a private room up the stairs at the rear for large or small…

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