Posted March 2, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Best Restaurants in Vancouver

Whether you are looking for the best restaurant for seafood, Italian food, a romantic dinner, or the best place for kids to dine, this is where you will find it. Vancouver has a wide selection of restaurants and cuisines to sample, but there are some top nominees for each type of dining. Here are some recommended top-notch places for your type of travel.

Best Seafood

The Blue Water Café, located in Yaletown, is sure to keep your taste buds tingling. This top restaurant is busy every day and night and provides guests with exquisite fresh seafood and an extensive cocktail and wine list. Try a sushi platter or tasty oysters to start. Main courses include sablefish with sake and soy, big-eye tuna, and scrumptious one-pound poached or steamed lobsters. Try the strawberry cheesecake, Cuban chocolate cake or vanilla crème brûlée for dessert and don’t forget to smile! They are open from 5pm until midnight and are located at 1095 Hamilton Street. Call 604-688-8078 or visit the Web site atwww.bluewatercafe.net.

Best Spot for a Romantic Dinner

If you want to take your loved one out for a romantic dinner, try Villa del Lupo, a secret gem in Yaletown. Located at 869 Hamilton Street, this restaurant has great ambience, great service and great food! They offer award-winning Pacific Northwest and Italian dishes and their wine list is extensive. There is a charming feel to this lovely and cozy restaurant and the fireplace is an extra bonus. Call 604-688-7436 or check out www.villadellupo.com.

Best View in Vancouver

Head to Cloud 9 Restaurant for fantastic views of the North Shore Mountains and downtown, as well as to sample their taste-bud-tingling dishes. It can be a bit pricy, but it has wonderful food and the service is friendly and often exceeds expectations. Sit at a cozy table while you take in beautiful views as the restaurant rotates! Call 604-687-0511 or check outhttp://www.cloud9restaurant.ca.

Best French Cuisine

Located at 2551 West Broadway, Lumière Restaurant is your best bet for fine French cuisine. Lumière has tasting menus with amazing plates to try and there are three menus for people to choose from. They have fancy cocktails and a great wine list, with, of course, many French wines you can sample. With its vegetarian and cheese menus, this restaurant takes the cake! Call 604-739-8185 or visit www.lumiere.com.

Best Restaurant for Families

Romano’s Macaroni Grill at the Mansion is a great spot for families to dine out on a summer day or inside in the winter. Located at 1523 Davie Street, this establishment has an outside seating area that is lit up most of the year. It serves up some great Italian pasta dishes and the kids will love the macaroni. Call 604-689-4334 for reservations and information.

Best for a Business Meeting

900 West restaurant and lounge is located in the ever-so-popular Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. It is known for its fabulous martinis and wine list, and features jazz music every night to keep its guests entertained. The dress is “smart casual” and reservations are not required. It is a hotspot and located in one of the landmark hotels of Vancouver, British Columbia. Call 604-684-3131 for more information.

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Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.