In this ongoing series I will be featuring all sorts of patio dining experiences from small restaurants with one table on their patio, to large restaurants with multiple tables on the patio, to hidden patios, and ones with unique patio configurations that have been created during the covid19 pandemic.
Here is one of the patio dining meals that I have experienced recently.
Patio Dining at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
Enjoyed a delicious dinner on the open patio yesterday sharing a selection of dishes and desserts with Lawrence. This restaurant features a large enclosed outdoor patio on the top floor with several tables that are distanced along with seating at the outdoor bar for an enjoyable dining experience with a spectacular view.
We started off with a bottle of sparkling water. Enjoyed a couple of Zero-Proof cocktails throughout dinner, I had the New Fashioned and Lawrence had the Cucumber Spritzer.
HOUSEMADE FOCACCIA with olive oil, balsamic
JUMBO PRAWN COCKTAIL housemade cocktail sauce
MARKET SALAD With grilled salmon, quinoa, crispy brussel sprouts, heirloom cherry tomatoes, roasted beets, goat’s cheese, almonds, local mixed greens, honey chive vinaigrette. This was a tasty salad, you can also get different protein options if you don’t want to get the salmon.
SIGNATURE WOK SQUID with garlic, chilies, onions, cilantro, ginger; always a favourite.
ALDERWOOD GRILLED SABLEFISH with miso soy marinade, coconut jasmine rice, broccolini; outstanding buttery, melt in your mouth fish.
HALIBUT with lemon caper sauce, coconut jasmine rice, broccolini, first of the season fresh local halibut.
BELGIAN CHOCOLATE PUDDING with pistachio praline, a classic delicious signature dessert that has been on the menu for years.
NEW YORK CHEESECAKE with strawberry compote
They take reservations as well as accept walk-ins. They are open for Happy Hour and dinner Monday – Friday from 4pm onwards; and for lunch, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch on Saturday – Sunday from 11:30am onwards.
The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant is located at 1535 Johnston St. Creekhouse #102, on Granville Island in Vancouver.
For Reservations call 604.669.9030
follow them on instagram @the_sandbar
Stay tuned for the next feature in my Patio series.
By: Richard Wolak