Vancouver

Restaurants in Vancouver

Rob Feenie, who worked for both Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, puts a French spin on the Anglo-Americanisms of Canadian cuisine at Lumière, the nation's first freestanding Relais Gourmand restaurant.

This award-winning Japanese restaurant and sushi bar on West Broadway has an international reputation to uphold. Sushi enthusiasts from all corners of the world find their way to Tojo's when in Vancouver.

Popular with foodies and the neighborhood crowd alike, this "casual fine dining" establishment not far from Kits Beach is best known for its appreciation of flavor.

Located just around the corner from Pacific Theatre, West is often lauded as one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city.

Part of Glowbal Group’s ever-expanding empire (which also includes Sanafir and Coast) this downtown Italian restaurant is a popular choice for both business lunches and group dinners.

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.

Cardero’s large harborside patio—with its unimpeded views of Stanley Park, the Coast Mountains, and seaplanes landing just offshore—may be Vancouver’s loveliest alfresco dining spot.

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Serving Greek haute cuisine against the backdrop of a stellar view, this high-profile eatery tucked beneath the Granville Street bridge is up on stilts in the waters of False Creek.

Locally sourced seafood, a perfect patio, and white-linen service define this snappy spot on the seawall at False Creek.

Located in a former warehouse, Blue Water Café serves fresh regional seafood in an industrial-chic dining room designed with exposed ceiling ducts, large wooden pillars, and brick walls lined with original artwork.

Chef An’s dishes are based on traditional Thai recipes and focus on four flavor profiles – hot, sour, sweet, and salty. The chef’s menu allows diners to try five or more savory dishes like steamed mussels with lemongrass and Thai basil or Fraser Valley duck curry.

A bowl of this restaurant’s hearty mascarpone-and-mushroom ravioli, along with a glass of B.C. Pinot (Noir or Gris), can make a layover here seem almost pleasurable.

The Friday-night crowd, jockeying for cocktails and microbrews at the illuminated marble bar of Lift, looks like any well-heeled cosmopolitan set.

Though every Vancouverite has a different (equally strong) opinion about the city’s best sushi-and-Japanese restaurant, the upscale, hip Kingyo gets consistently high marks.