2013 Golden Plates – best Vancouver Restaurants – brought to us bye the Georgia Straight


Good day fellow foodie friends…..

Congratulations to all of the top rated restaurants, eateries and food related shops in Vancouver brought to us by Golden Plates- The Georgia straight.
This listing covers many aspects and dining scenarios as well as bakeries, cooking stores and our changing interests depending on occasions and our hearts……

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Golden Plates awards list – Georgia Straight- click here
GASTRONOMY
Best chef
David Hawksworth
Rob Feenie
Marc-André Choquette

Best restaurant overall
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best fine dining restaurant
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th

Best mid-price restaurant
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Fable, 1944 W. 4th
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations

Best budget restaurant
White Spot, Various Locations
La Taqueria, Various Locations
Save On Meats, 43 W. Hastings

Best hotel restaurant
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
YEW Restaurant + Bar, 791 W. Georgia
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best resort restaurant
The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, 500 Osprey Lane, Tofino
Araxi Restaurant + Bar, 4222 Village Square, Whistler
The Wildflower Restaurant @ Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd., Whistler

Best casino for eats
Tramonto at River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd.
Edgewater Casino, 311–750 Pacific Blvd. S.
Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St., Burnaby

Best view restaurant
The Boathouse Restaurant, Various Locations
Seasons in the Park, 405 West 33rd Avenue (Queen Elizabeth Park)
Cactus Club Cafe, 1790 Beach

Best restaurant interior design
Black + Blue, 1032 Alberni
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Killjoy Barbers, 106–1120 Hamilton

Best restaurant atmosphere
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Clough Club, 212 Abbott
Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Best restaurant service
Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th
Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Fable, 1944 W. 4th
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best restaurant for a working lunch
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Meat & Bread, 370 Cambie

Most romantic restaurant
Seasons in the Park, 405 West 33rd Avenue (Queen Elizabeth Park)
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best kid-friendly restaurant
White Spot, Various Locations
Little Nest, 1716 Charles
Red Robin, Various Locations

Best place for food on campus
Mahony & Sons Public House, 5990 University Blvd., UBC
The Delly, 6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC
Pie R Squared, 6138 Student Union Boulevard

Best catering company
The Butler Did It Catering, 620 Clark Drive
Lazy Gourmet, 1605 W. 5th
Culinary Capers, 1545 West 3rd Avenue

Best chain restaurant
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Joey Restaurants, Various Locations

Best eatery with live entertainment
Library Square Public House, 300 W. Georgia
East is East, Various Locations
The Libra Room, 1608 Commercial

Best pre-theatre restaurant
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty
Siena, 1485 W. 12th
Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour

Best pre-game restaurant
Shark Club, Various Locations
Library Square Public House, 300 W. Georgia
Chambar Restaurant, 562 Beatty

Best restaurant for watching the game
Shark Club, Various Locations
Boston Pizza, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations

Best restaurant for people-watching
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Havana, 1212 Commercial
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best restaurant for hot male servers
Rodney’s Oyster House, Various Locations
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations

Best restaurant for hot female servers
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Joey Restaurants, Various Locations

BACK TO TOP
ENTERTAINMENT
Best restaurant patio
Dockside Restaurant, 1253 Johnston Street
Tap & Barrel Restaurant, 1 Athletes Way
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations

Best restaurant in which to hang out on a rainy day
Burgoo, Various Locations
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
Oakwood Canadian Bistro, 2741 W. 4th

Best restaurant in which to hang out on a sunny day
Local Public Eatery, 2210 Cornwall
The Boathouse Restaurant, Various Locations
Dockside Restaurant, 1253 Johnston Street
Tap & Barrel Restaurant, 1 Athletes Way

Best restaurant for a first date with somebody you met online
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Best restaurant for a 3 a.m. meal
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
Denny’s Restaurant, Various Locations
Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main

Best restaurant to cure a hangover
Bon’s Off Broadway, 2451 Nanaimo
The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
Denny’s Restaurant, Various Locations

Best all-you-can-eat restaurant
Shabusen Yakiniku House, 202–755 Burrard
Tanpopo Japanese Restaurant, 1122 Denman
All India Sweets & Restaurant, 6507 Main

Best hole in the wall
Hawker’s Delight, 4127 Main
The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
The Narrow Lounge, 1898 Main

Best food truck
Tacofino, Various Locations
Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck, Howe and W. Georgia
Japadog, Various Locations

Best food court
Pacific Centre, 701 West Georgia Street
Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Richmond Centre, 6551 No 3 Rd, Richmond

Best takeout/delivery
The Noodle Box, Various Locations
Panago, Various locations
Hon’s Wun-Tun House, Various Locations

Best bakery for pastries
Fratelli Bakery, 1795 Commercial Drive
Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various Locations
Thierry, 1059 Alberni

Best bread bakery
Terra Breads, Various Locations
COBS Bread, Various Locations
Uprising Breads Bakery, Various Locations

Best gluten-free bakery
Panne Rizo Bakery Cafe, 1939 Cornwall
The Gluten Free Epicurean, 633 E. 15th ave
Edible Flours, 2280 W. Broadway

Best Deli
Oyama Sausage Company, 126 1689 Johnston St., Granville Island
La Grotta Del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial
Santa Barbara Market, 1322 Commercial Dr

Best butcher
Windsor Quality Meats, 4110 Main Street
Save On Meats, 43 W. Hastings
Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, 269 Powell St
Jackson’s Meat and Deli, 2214 West 4th Avenue

Best specialty cheese store
Les Amis du Fromage, Various Locations
Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various Locations
La Grotta Del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial

Best grocery store café
Whole Foods Market, Various Locations
Urban Fare, Various Locations
Meinhardt Fine Foods, 3002 Granville

Best farmers market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Granville Island Farmers Market

Best cooking store
Ming Wo, Various locations
The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
Cookworks, 1548 West Broadway

Best professional culinary school
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 W. 2nd
Vancouver Community College Downtown, 250 W. Pender
The Dirty Apron Cooking School, 540 Beatty

Best place for casual cooking classes
The Dirty Apron Cooking School, 540 Beatty
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 W. 2nd
Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver, 818 Renfrew Street

BACK TO TOP
SPECIALTIES

Best breakfast
Medina Cafe, 556 Beatty
The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, 2095 W. 4th

Best bagel
Solly’s Bagelry, Various Locations
Siegel’s Bagels, Various Locations
Benny’s Bagels, 2505 W. Broadway

Best brunch
Medina Cafe, 556 Beatty
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Best appetizers
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Fable, 1944 W. 4th
Bin 941, 941 Davie

Best burger
Vera’s Burger Shack, Various Locations
Roomers’ Burger Bar, Various Locations
Fatburger, Various Locations
White Spot, Various Locations

Best veggie burger
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
White Spot, Various Locations
Vera’s Burger Shack, Various Locations

Best comfort food
Burgoo, Various Locations
White Spot, Various Locations
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

Best pub food
Irish Heather Gastropub, 210 Carrall
St. Augustine’s, 2360 Commercial
The Charles Bar, 136 W. Cordova
Yaletown Brewing Company, 1111 Mainland

Best bistro
Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
Bistro Pastis, 2153 W. 4th
Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E. 15th

Best diner
Save On Meats, 43 W. Hastings
The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings
The Templeton, 1087 Granville
Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main

Best tapas
La Bodega Restaurante & Tapas Bar, 1277 Howe
Bin 941, 941 Davie
Espana, 1118 Denman

Best wings
Wings Tap & Grill, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 E. Georgia

Best barbecue
Memphis Blues Barbeque House, Various Locations
Peckinpah, 2 Water
Hog Shack Cookhouse, 160–3900 Bayview St., Richmond
Re-Up BBQ, 700 Hornby

Best fries
Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie
McDonald’s, Various locations
Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial

Best poutine
Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie
La Belle Patate, 1215 Davie
Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial

Best tacos
La Taqueria, Various Locations
Tacofino, Various Locations
Chronic Tacos, Various Locations

Best fish and chips
Go Fish, Various Locations
Pajo’s, Various Locations
C-Lovers Fish & Chips, Various Locations

Best hot pot
Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot, 5108 Victoria
Landmark Hot Pot House, 4023 Cambie
Posh Sukiyaki Restaurant, Various Locations

Best seafood
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, 1535 Johnston
COAST Restaurant, 1054 Alberni

Best fish/shellfish
Rodney’s Oyster House, Various Locations
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton
COAST Restaurant, 1054 Alberni

Best pizza by the slice
Flying Wedge Pizza, Various Locations
Uncle Fatih’s Pizza, Various Locations
FreshSlice, Various Locations

Best pizza takeout/delivery
Panago, Various locations
Uncle Fatih’s Pizza, Various Locations
Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main

Best dine-in pizza restaurant
Nicli Antica Pizzeria, 62 E. Cordova
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., Various Locations
Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main

Best nose-to-tail dining
Wildebeest, 120 W. Hastings
Fable, 1944 W. 4th
forage, 1300 Robson

Best steak
Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Various Locations
Hy’s Encore, Various Locations
Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, 615 Seymour

Best chicken
Nando’s, Various Locations
Swiss Chalet, Various Locations
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations

Best sushi
Tojo’s, 1133 W. Broadway
Toshi Sushi, 181 E. 16th
Miku Restaurant, 1055 W. Hastings

Best izakaya
Hapa Izakaya, Various Locations
Guu, Various Locations
Kingyo Izakaya, 871 Denman

Best ramen
Kintaro Ramen, 788 Denman
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, 1690 Robson
Motomachi Shokudo, 740 Denman St

Best noodles
Peaceful Restaurant, Various Locations
The Noodle Box, Various Locations
Legendary Noodle, Various Locations

Best dim sum
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, Various Locations
Kirin Seafood Restaurant, Various Locations
Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant, 1132 E. Hastings

Best salads
Cactus Club Cafe, Various Locations
Earls Restaurant, Various Locations
The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

Best sandwiches
Meat & Bread, 370 Cambie
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House, 353 W. Pender
La Grotta Del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial

Best soups
Burgoo, Various Locations
liquids + solids cafe & market, 1530 Venables
The Stock Market, 147-1689 Johnston, Granville Island
Whole Foods Market, Various Locations

Check the link above for the complete list!
Thank you Foodies and Georgia Straight.
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Posted on April 24, 2013, in Food glorious food from the heart and soul, great vancouver spot, simple daily pleasure, special extra treat, you ask for it and ill find it out and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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