Tag: Wines

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…

EDIBLE CANADA AT THE MARKET

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1551 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-6681 Web: http://www.ediblecanada.com/bistro.php Twitter: @ediblecanada Advice: Located across from the Public Market on Granville Island. I love art and more so love art on a plate, visiting for lunch recently…

THE PEARTREE

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4120 East Hastings Street Burnaby, BC Tel: 604-299-2772 Web: http://www.peartreerestaurant.net/ Twitter: @PeartreeBurnaby Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday. Advance reservations are a must. I finally had dinner recently at this oh so humble fine dining restaurant…

BLACK + BLUE

1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-637-0777 Web: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue/ Twitter: @glowbal_group #Black+Blue Advice: For many of the steaks you can order by the ounce, they have two private rooms upstairs for larger parties. I love the stunning gold lights that shine…

DIVA AT THE MET

645 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-602-7788 http://www.metropolitan.com/diva/about_diva.htm Twitter: n/a Advice: Offers tasting menus. Located inside the Metropolitan Hotel. Over the years I had dined on weekend breakfasts at Diva, a couple weeks ago I followed one of my favourite…

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…

SUIKA

1626 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 730-1678 Web: http://suika-snackbar.com/ Twitter: @SUIKA_IZAKAYA Advice: Make a reservation as its often busy, bring a friend as sharing is a good idea to taste more dishes. Sometimes the wait is worth it and after…

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…

THIERRY

1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 608-6870 Web: http://www.thierrychocolates.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Snag a spot on the outside patio. You can purchase the Macarons individually, in a pack of 7 or 12. I have always had a sweet spot and…

THE FLYING PIG

  1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1344 Web: www.FlyingPigVan.com Twitter: @FlyingPigVan Advice: You can book out the communal table in advance and be served a family style menu. I loved the exposed brick wall, wooden décor, long wooden communal table…

PHNOM PENH

244 E Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5777 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: The line-up is worth the long wait, take along a book to read while you wait. I am probably the last person in the city to dine…

HAWKSWORTH RESTAURANT

801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-673-7000 Web: http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @hawksworthrest Advice: the restaurant is located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia and advance reservations are recommended. The star attraction at Hawksworth is the cooking from notable Chef David Hawksworth whom…

Sip & Savour at the Fairmont Waterfront

Here is a new indulgence for your afternoon enjoyment, instead of Afternoon Tea, why not Sip & Savour over wines from Blasted Church Winery and Cheeses from The Farm House and others. Last week I did some sipping and savouring,…

CARVER`S STEAKHOUSE

7211 Westminster Hwy, Richmond Tel: 604-207- 7107 Web: www.carversdining.com Twitter: @CarversSteak Advice:  3 course special for $38 or add a wine pairing for $14 extra. Hand grated Bolivian Salt table-side is a nice touch. Off the beaten track, adjoined to a hotel…

TABLEAU

1181 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-8692 Web: http://tableaubarbistro.com/ Twitter: @tableaubistro Advice: Try to get a banquette seat in front of the bar for best people watching or sit outside on the patio. Located inside the Loden Hotel. Starting out the…

PINK ELEPHANT THAI

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 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….

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…

CAFÉ IL NIDO

780 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-6436 Web: http://www.cafeilnido.net/ Twitter: @cafeilnido Advice: Pastas are available as half size just ask your server. Hidden off of Robson, tucked into the courtyard this long time restaurant has been serving customers for over 23…

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