Restaurants in British Columbia
Among the dim sum temples, noodle huts, and Korean barbecue joints that make up suburban Richmond’s Asian culinary scene, this one remains a local favorite. Don’t miss the mushroom dumplings and clay-pot chicken.
Wildly popular ever since it opened in 2004, this Euro-fusion hot spot sits discreetly at the northwestern edge of Gastown.
Chef/owner Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro serves Mediterranean cuisine at Cioppino’s and its sister restaurant next door, Enoteca. Two large patios allow diners to watch Yaletown passerbys, while foodies sidle up to the two open show kitchens.
Back in 1989, three University of British Columbia students banded together to bring oversized 24-inch pizzas to Vancouver’s hungry masses. This location, one of more than a dozen now in operation, is located in the International Terminal of the Vancouver Airport.
At this cozy sanctuary of candlelight and stained glass, you can canoodle over ginger-glazed duck breast or herb-crusted local halibut.
For 16 years, this Vancouver classic with shamelessly romantic views over English Bay has stayed pretty much packed to capacity (reservations here are essential).
A trio of Vancouver’s gastronomic hot shots runs this glammed-up Gastown eatery—where the mirrored ceiling makes fun sport of ogling the good-looking staffers and patrons.
The Friday-night crowd, jockeying for cocktails and microbrews at the illuminated marble bar of Lift, looks like any well-heeled cosmopolitan set.
You can assemble a great picnic lunch at Hilary’s Cheese & Deli, where the young, mushroomy goat’s-milk blue is the standout among nearly a dozen local varieties.
This unassuming seafood joint on False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf (just a short walk from the Granville Island market) doesn’t look like much from the outside—which is just fine for locals, who’d rather keep it for themselves.
The perfect balance of tasty, affordable, and convenient, the menu at Milestone’s offers soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and steak—plus a list of great wines priced under $25 a bottle. Breakfast is served until 4 p.m., and the lunch/dinner menu kicks in at 10:30 a.m.