Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Sep 5, 2014.
Any suggestions for Vancouver restaurants? Downtown. Keys are seasonal and regional. TYIA
I go to Vancouver a few times per year. My favorite restaurant I've been to among finer dining is Cioppino's in Yaletown. If you go get the pappardelle! Big wine list too since that is something you're into. Jean-Georges Market is really good too. Both will have seasonal off-menu items but I'm not so sure about regional.
One place I always always eat at when I'm there is Stepho's, its a very casual Greek souvlaki place. Super popular (often have lines but we have a hookup), awesome food, it seems like anyone you meet in Vancouver knows the place well. I usually get the roast lamb.
You may want to check out "West", it is just across the bridge from downtown and is located in South Granville area. While in the area, about a block or so away, check out Meinhardt fine foods, if even for a snack/treat back in the hotel room!
Another great place in Cin-Cin (Italian), extensive wine list/cellar, located right on Robson Street.
Can't go wring with Cioppino's in Yaletown either, as mentioned by KickinChicken!
I had a good meal at the Flying Pig two years or so ago- http://theflyingpigvan.com/ . Wine wise, one of my favourites is the Old Vines Marechal Foch from Quail's Gate. The area where the restaurant is has been reclaimed from warehouses, so there are these long concrete loading docks filled with patios, and if I remember correctly there was a wine store across the street heading away from downtown near the pig, so you could take a few back to the room, for dessert.
I always stop at Joe Fortes and Thierry Patisserie when I'm in Vancouver. I usually get dinner at Joe Fortes then head to Thierry for dessert since it's on the way to the hotel I usually stay at.
As crazy as it sounds, I never found a Cantonese restaurant that I liked in the Vancouver/Richmond area.
That is pretty surprising, Richmond seems like one giant Chinatown. My fiancee's family are regulars at a Chinese restaurant in Burnaby called Burnaby Palace. I've only eaten there once but it was very good and seemed to be very popular with the local Chinese population.
I rarely get to DT Vancouver anymore. Used to enjoy Joe Fortes too.
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No kidding. I went to a few of them and never had a good experience at any of them. Fortunately, I'm in Hong Kong every 2/3 months so I get my fair share of Cantonese food/dim sum over there.
Thanks for the input. Looks like we have Vancouver booked through vrbo.com and we'll likely do Fairmont up in Whistler.
Have you used vrbo or something similar before? I've looked at these sites and wondered how satisfied folks were with them.
It's been 10 years, but the last time we went to Vancouver BC 2 of our favorites were Blue Water Grill in Yaletown, and Cardero's in Coal Harbor.
The open air market on Granville island also has some nice choices, but only went there once for lunch, and it's probably a smidgen touristy.
Highly recommend Araxi and Sidecut in Whistler.You're within walking distance to both places since the Fairmont is centrally located between the Village and Four Seasons (where Sidecut is located). Let me know how your stay at the Fairmont is.. even though I liked the F&B options at the Four Seasons, the Rooms Departments needs major help with customer service...
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