The BEST Short Ribs in Vancouver

The best short rib dishes in Vancouver, like the city itself, cannot be placed to one region, ethnicity, or culinary style. Each restaurant on this list adds a different flavour, style, garnish, which makes their version of the dish stand out. This dish is all about comfort food, from braising the meat, to cooking the meat.

In the end though, the very best short ribs touch on all the different carb accompaniments, sauces and garnish.

Note: I had all these dishes over the past 5 weeks and this Best list reflects this time period. The prices indicated exclude tax.

Here are the Best Short Rib dishes in Vancouver in no particular order:

1)    Edible at the Market

Edible at the Market

Smoked Alberta Bison Shortribs & Frites with red apple, spiced pecan salad, fresh horseradish

Price: $16

Cuisine: Canadian

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: Jennifer Dodd & Tom Lee

Location: 1596 Johnston Street (on Granville Island) Vancouver

Twitter: @ediblecanada


2)    Boneta


Angus Beef Short Ribs, Cauliflower Puree, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Kaniwa & Walnuts

Price: $24

Cuisine: Contemporary French, Northwest

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: Jason Leizert

Location: 12 Water Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @bonetavan


3)    House Guest

House Guest

The Poutine with Short Rib & Red Eye Ketchup

Price : $13

Cuisine: Eclectic, International

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: Kayla Dhaliwall

Location: 332 Water Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @housexguest


4)    Cactus Club

Cactus Club Cafe

Double Braised Pineapple Hoisin Short Rib – tender slow-braised boneless short rib, sweet pineapple glaze, marinated shiitake mushrooms, spicy Korean chili sauce, pomme puree, crispy sugar snap peas

Price: $ unknown

Cuisine: International

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: Rob Feenie

Location: multiple

Twitter: @cactusclubcafe


5)    The Pourhouse

The Pourhouse

Braised Short Rib –egg noodles

Price: $28

Cuisine: American, Comfort Food

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: J-C Poirier

Location: 162 Water Street

Twitter: @pourhouse_van


6)    Federico’s Supper Club

Federico’s Supper Club

Brasato di Manzo – Slow cooked aged boneless beef short rib, red wine, root vegetables, fresh herb gremolata, tomato, served with gorgonzola polenta

Price: $ n/a

Cuisine: Italian

On the regular menu: No

Chefs: Romy Prasad

Location: 1728 Commercial Drive

Twitter: @FedericosClub


7)    Mahoney & Sons

Mahoney & Sons

Braised Short Rib Sliders –garlic aioli and crispy onions

Price: $13.95

Cuisine: Pub fare

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: Paul Nguyen

Location: 1055 Canada Place (Vancouver Convention Centre) Vancouver

Twitter: @MahonyAndSons


8) Blue Canoe Restaurant

Blue Canoe Restaurant

Cherry Braised Short Ribs with Cherries, Roasted beets, Brown butter mash

Price: $27

Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Northwest

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: Paul Haldane

Location: 140 – 3866 Bayview Street

Twitter: @bluecanoeresto


 9) CRU Restaurant

CRU Restaurant

Syrah-braised Beef Short Rib with macaroni and cheese

Price: $ unknown

Cuisine: North West

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: Alana Peckham

Location: 1459 West Broadway, Vancouver

Twitter: @CRUrestaurant


10)    St Augustines 

St. Augustines

Brown Ale Braised Shortrib –whipped potatoes, onion jus, watercress salad.

Price: $19

Cuisine: Pub Fare

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: unknown

Location: 2360 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Twitter: @StAugustinesVan


11)    The District 

The District

Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs –served with garlic and leek mashed potato and seasonal vegetables

Price: $22

Cuisine: International

On the regular menu: Yes

Chefs: Paul Mon-Kau

Location: 13 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Twitter: @districtsocial


Feel free to add your comment here with your favourite Short Ribs dish in a Vancouver area restaurant and name the place and their location, the cost of each excluding tax and why you think they are the best!

By: Richard Wolak

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