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Restaurants in Vancouver British Columbia

As there are more than 5000 restaurants in Greater Vancouver, many of them world class establishments, we cannot hope to list them all for you here. We have, on the other hand, surveyed our staff and associates, asking them to list their favourite Vancouver BC restaurants. Here is that comprehensive list, if there is an area of Vancouver that you would like to dine in, and you do not see that area here, let us know and we will try to help you have the best possible dining experience in Vancouver BC possible.

Bacchus Dining Room at the Wedgewood Hotel

Working with Executive Chef Frank Dodd, Michael Knowlson, Executive Chef, helped to establish Bacchus Restaurant at the Wedgewood Vancouver Luxury Hotel as one of the city’s leading culinary forces and gained international recognition from Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure Magazines.

Now taking full control of the stoves as the Executive Chef at the Wedgewood Hotel, he is certain to turn some heads with his unique style of Modern French Cuisine, and elevate Bacchus to one of the finest restaurants in North America.

Wedgewood Hotel
845 Hornby St.,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 689 7777 Toll Free: 1 (800) 663 0666
Web site: BBacchus Dining Room

Bishops

This is regularly voted Vancouver’s most popular restaurant so advance reservations are the only way to get in the door. It’s an intimate, very upscale room on two levels where presentation of food is a painstaking performance. Service is very attentive but such performances sometimes demand both a wait .... and an encore. Save room for dessert. Owner John Bishop is the consummate host and often caters to a star-studded cast of patrons.

2183 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 738 2025
Web site: Bishops

Bistro Pastis

Twice awarded Best Bistro in 2004 (Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and Vancouver Sun Awards), Bistro Pastis is as close to Paris as you can get without a plane ticket. The menu features classic bistro fare (coq au vin or steak frites for instance) served with a contemporary touch and one of the finest by-the-glass wine lists in Vancouver. Add streams of natural light through the café windows to the warmth of a crackling fireplace in an intimate room presided over by a genuine French Maitre d’ and you have all the ingredients for a memorable meal. Said the Vancouver Magazine judges "John Blakeley is one of the most intuitive restaurateurs in the city…he is Left Bank but right brain – this is smart, cozy cooking at decent prices."

2153 W 4th Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 731 5020
Web site: Bistro Pastis

Blue Water Cafe

The historic & hip Yaletown neighborhood is home to the Blue Water Cafe – Vancouver’s definitive destination for the freshest and best wild seafood.

Named by Conde Nast Traveler as ‘one of the world’s most exciting new restaurants’ Blue Water is housed in a 100-year-old brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion, the dining room offers action views of the open kitchen and raw bar. The main bar leads on to the sunny, heated patio and the private wine cellar (available for parties of up to twenty-eight) features thousands of bottles from Blue Water’s award-winning wine, sake and bubble selection.

Located in the heart of Yaletown, just a short walk from the Vancouver Playhouse, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Centre for Performing Arts and General Motors Place, Blue Water Cafe offers the perfect location for a complete entertainment and dining experience.

1095 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 688 8078
Web site: Blue Water Cafe

Boat House Restaurants

Visit us at any one of our five great waterfront locations. We are proud to present an extensive selection of great recipes, wines, and unique cocktails to provide you with an amazing west coast dining experience. Join us in our relaxed, casual atmosphere - come as you are or call for reservations.

See the web site for all the locations
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 669 2225
Web site: Boat House Restaurants

Cactus Club

Cactus Club Caft is committed to go above and beyond their guestts' expectations by providing a comfortable atmosphere, attentive service, and superior quality menu items.

See the web site for all the locations
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 714-6000
Web site: Cactus Club

Capones Restaurant & Live Jazz Club

Capones Restaurant & Live Jazz Club is a Mediterranean Grill with outstanding food, service and live jazz. Capones has an amazing wine list, over 35 award winning signature martinis, mouth watering tapas, pastas, pizzas & signature entrees. We also have a wide variety of imported liquors & beers to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Capones was the first restaurant in the now trendy Yaletown district, and will be celebrating its 13th anniversary. Capones also offers an added value of live jazz 7 nights a week. Our jazz musicians are local Vancouver artist whom are hand picked; this is an opportunity to hear west-coast jazz and blues at it's finest.

1141 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 684-7900
Web site: Capones Restaurant & Live Jazz Club

Carderos

Named after Joseph Cardero, the marine surveyor who sailed these waters with Captain Vancouver, Cardero's and Live Bait Yacht Club Marine Pub is nestled amid the boats, seaplanes and yachts of Coal Harbour Quay. The location affords a spectacular view of the North Shore Mountains and Eastern Burrard Inlet, one of the world's largest shipping ports.

Inside Cardero's, guests find a warm and casual, yet sophisticated, atmosphere. An open oyster bar and kitchen invite diners to chat with the chefs. Cardero's is fish, chops and a wok. Choose from a selection of fresh grilled fish or try Cardero's salmon, baked on a cedar plank in our wood-burning oven. Local food critics claim 'It's the best in Vancouver!' More favourites include juicy prime rib steaks from the grill, wok squid and wood oven pizza. Sample local wines by the glass or enjoy the social life in the pub while sipping on a selection from the diverse beer and ale list. The Torta Milano dessert already boasts an award - a perfect way to finish a Cardero's experience.

1583 Coal Harbour Quay
Coal Harbour
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 669 7666
Web site: Carderos

Circolo

"Circolo - An exposed kitchen features toiling chefs in Umberto Menghi's prettily international space. In a departure for Umberto, Circolo offers the cuisines of America (husky steaks and chops), Italy (well-made pastas and a superb beet and bufala mozzarella salad) and France (peppercorn sauce). The wine list is lengthy, the bar lengthier and Doc Fingers' piano goes late." - VANCOUVER MAGAZINE July 2004

1116 Mainland Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 687 1116
Web site: Circolo

CRU

The word CRU has three meanings: 1. A French term for "growth", as in "first growth;" a specific vineyard or winery classified according to its superior quality. 2. In areas in France, CRU identifies properties that deserve special reference: "Grand Cru or Premier Cru" 3. On Canada’s Pacific coast, the name of a wine bar style restaurant, or "Vino-Bistro".

1459 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 677 4111
Web site: CRU

Earls

At earls, we believe that every customer should be treated like an honoured guest, and we encourage everyone who works at earls to go beyond customer expectations. We believe the details make the difference. We'd rather spend a little more time making our soups and pastries from scratch than to cut corners by using processed food. And we'd rather travel the world to discover and be inspired by new tastes and textures than just to read about them in a book. So that's exactly what we decided to do. It may seem like a lot of effort, but we think it sets us apart from the competition. And our customers are worth it.

See the web site for all the locations
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 984-4341
Web site: Earls

The Fish House in Stanley Park

The moment you arrive, you can't help but relax. Look out onto panoramic English Bay or the spectacular gardens and forests of Stanley Park. Enjoy exceptional seafood, our fresh oyster bar and famous flaming prawns. Sample from our selection of micro-brewed beers, award-winning wine list and great martinis!

8901 Stanley Park Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 681-7275 Toll Free: 1 (877) 681 7275
Web site: The Fish House in Stanley Park

Five Sails

Both the cuisine and views are delicious at this elegant five-star restaurant in the Pan Pacific Hotel. The Lion's Gate Bridge, North Shore Mountains, and Coal Harbour provide a backdrop to the restaurant's contemporary West Coast cuisine. Classy, elegant and modern—adjectives that perfectly describe this 110-seat city dining room.

International cuisine is served here, with a selection of West Coast specialties. Try the grilled rare ahi tuna or the roasted baby chicken breast infused with wild mushrooms. A fine wine list and dessert menu await your perusal.

Pan Pacific Hotel
300 - 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 891 2892
Web site: Five Sails

Le Gavroche

Established in 1979, Le Gavroche is set in a gently refurbished two-storey Victorian house with a fireplace, an upstairs terrace and a sweeping view of Vancouver's Coast Mountains and breathtaking harbour. With a private dining room on the main floor Le Gavroche can accommodate private parties or business groups with fine European flair. Avant Garde twists to classic French cuisine combined with sensuous simplistic sauces, the lightest natural stocks and uncommon aromatic herbs provide a dining experience like none other. Amongst the finest desserts served, "Madame's" Lili Cake is a patisserie triumph unequaled anywhere.

1616 Alberni Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 685 3924
Web site: Le Gavroche

Horizon Restaurant

Situated on top of beautiful Burnaby Mountain Park, Horizons is approximately a half-hour drive from downtown Vancouver. Aside from the many hiking trails on Burnaby Mountain, majestic Japanese totem poles and the Centennial Rose Gardens surround the restaurant. A window-wrapped dining room offers a commanding view of the surrounding park-like setting; Burnaby and Vancouver below, as well as views of Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm. A popular tourist attraction - Horizons is best known for its fantastic menu, spectacular views and its comfortable, cozy accents.

100 Centennial Way
Burnaby, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 299 1155
Web site: Horizon Restaurant

Hy's Steakhouse

Good food, luxurious décor, reasonable prices and exceptional service: Hy had a theory that a restaurant with only one of those four elements will fail, with two elements it will be a marginal success, with three it will be quite successful. And you will find all four at Hy's Steakhouse.

637 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 683 7671
Web site: Hy's Steakhouse

Macaroni Grill

The minute you walk through the arched doorway, you realize that dining at Romano's Macaroni Grill will be a unique and enjoyable authentic Italian experience. Our passionate chefs prepare more than 35 Italian specialties in exhibition kitchens while guests relax in a casual atmosphere surrounded by attentive servers and an occasional strolling opera singer. Guests find it hard to choose from generous portions of delicious pastas, veal, seafood, steaks, roasted chicken, pizza baked in wood-burning ovens, soups, and hard-to-resist desserts.

1523 Davie St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 689 4334
Web site: Macaroni Grill

Milestones

Now, with over 27 locations in BC, the Greater Toronto Area, and Washington State, we are considered trend setters in creating unique, often copied, food and beverage items. A big reason for our success is Executive Chef Jim Romer, who has been with us since the beginning and who ensures that our menus always reflect our commitment to serving affordably priced, high quality, familiar foods with unique twists. Another reason is our décor. While each Milestone’s location is designed to reflect local icons and neighbourhood themes, we make sure that each interior is stylishly rich in wood and comfort, yet provides an atmosphere of high energy and fun.

See the web site for all the locations
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 925 9825
Web site: Milestones

Monk McQueens

Monk McQueens, a seafood lover's paradise has been in business for over 16 years. The classic and contemporary award-winning restaurant overlooks the water of Vancouver's False Creek, and offers Pacific Northwest culinary flair with spectacular views of the city.

Monks Oyster Bar - recipient of the "People's Choice of Best Patio" award for 12 years running - is a vibrant spot where patio dining during the summer months has been taken to new heights.

McQueens Upstairs offers an intimate evening of refined menu choices and ambience, and is where the jazz piano and small dance floor, along with Vancouver's skyline, close romantically about your candle lit table. Step up to McQueens and allow us to assist you in your dinner wine selection.

601 Stamps Landing
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 877 1351
Web site: Monk McQueens

The Observatory Restaurant

The Observatory's contemporary BC menu has harnessed the remarkable confluence of local flavours and worldly techniques that give the province its unique character. Chef Sylvain Cuerrier is dedicated to sourcing the finest and freshest local ingredients available, creating memorable dining experiences for the discerning palette. Experience the ultimate in fine dining 3,700 feet above the glimmering lights of Vancouver.

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 998 4403
Web site: The Observatory Restaurant

The Pink Perl

Since 1981, Pink Pearl has been committed to providing the Northwest with the finest and most unique combination of excellent cuisine, friendly service, and the best prices. Numerous write-ups in newspapers, magazines, national and international travel guides have attested to the quality of our food and service.

We use only the freshest ingredients with a highlight on local produce and west coast seafood. Live fish and crab are brought to the table for your inspection (we take our food and our customers very seriously) by one of our friendly staff. Minutes later, our award winning chefs will present you with the most mouth-watering dishes for you in this part of the world. So come to the Pink Pearl and experience the "wonders of the Orient"!

1132 E. Hastings St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 253 4316
Web site: The Pink Perl

Quattro Restaurants

Quattro on Fourth opened to unanimous critical acclaim. It immediately scored two prestigious Vancouver Magazine Critics Choice Awards for Best New Restaurant (Gold) and the coveted Restaurant of the Year (Gold). The accolades have continued. Wine Spectator lauded Quattro on Fourth with an Award of Excellence in 2002 and 2001.

Quattro on Fourth, located in the heart of Kitsilano, embraces the senses with a dazzling array of colour and texture. Crimson washed walls, rustic wrought iron chandeliers and candlelight cast a glow upon rich mahogany tables and a beautifully hand painted floor. The restaurant offers large round tables for gathering as well as secluded nooks for quiet romantic evenings. To some the best seat in the house is at the bar and, during summer months, the lush garden patio is a Vancouver favorite.

2611 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 734 444
Web site: Quattro Restaurants

The Salmon House

Perched on a mountainside just off Highway #1 in West Vancouver, The Salmon House has an incomparable view of the entire city and the surrounding inlet; stretching as far as Mount Baker on those clear, sunny days. An easy 15-minute drive from downtown Vancouver - crossing over spectacular Lion's Gate Bridge. A window-wrapped dining room offers an unparalleled view of Vancouver and Burrard Inlet. The Salmon House is world renowned for its award winning menu and wine list; breath-taking views, sophisticated warm atmosphere and authentic native art décor.

2229 Folkestone Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 926 3212
Web site: The Salmon House

Samba

Samba, Vancouver’s First and Only Brazilian BBQ steakhouse and Bar that specializes in Brazil’s most popular style of eating, known as churrascaria de rodizio. Samba’s signature Rodizio offers All You Can Eat BBQ’s Meats, Poultry and Salad Bar, and hot buffet. For vegetarians or for those who don’t enjoy meat, Samba also serves a wide variety of seafood and vegetarian entrees. Enjoy a truly memorable and authentic Brazilian experience at Samba Brazilian Steak House with Latin Music and a Brazilian Dance show.

1122 Alberni Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 696 9888
Web site: Samba

Seasons in the Park

Perched atop of Vancouver and the majestic Queen Elizabeth Park, Seasons In The Park Restaurant offers 'a view like no other' of our city skyline, North Shore Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. This elegant, glass-enclosed and tiered restaurant overlooks rhododendron-filled grounds and colorful, seasonal flower beds. Seasons offers exceptional Pacific Northwest cuisine, impeccable service and matchless views from each seat within the restaurant and its 4-season alfresco patio. A 'must see' for the visiting guest and a 'best kept secret' for locals throughout the year, rain or shine.

Queen Elizabeth Park
33rd Ave. & Cambie St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 874 8008 Toll Free: 1 (800) 632 9422
Web site: Seasons in the Park

The Thai House

We at Thai House extend to you a warm welcome. It is our goal to serve you authentic Thai Cuisine. With excellent food, service & quality here at Thai House, we guarantee to make your experience with Thai food unforgettable!

See the web site for all the locations
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 1 (604) 683 3383
Web site: The Thai House
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