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2016 Golden Plates – people’s Choice awards 


2016 golden plates

 

Happy Wednesday great foodie friends. It has been some time since my last post but life just sometimes hops in front of passions. That said my family is my passion and I would t change a thing.

This years 19th Annual  Golden Plates awards are out and what I love about them is though we are all not necessarily food critics, we do know what we like and what we don’t! We all spend to much of our honestly made $ to throw it away so we do pay attention to what we like and what we don’t.

This years awards notably have many of my favorites but there are also so many that no one person could ever try them all in one year (well I suppose it’s possible but not probable)

I hope you enjoy!

TO READ TO DO

Golden Plates 2016 Winners

Neighbourhoods

Cuisines From Around the World

Gastronomy

Entertainment & Drinks

All Winners
GOLDEN PLATES WINNERS

Best restaurant overall

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia

Forage, 1300 Robson

Best fine dining

Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia

Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th

Le Crocodile, 100-909 Burrard

Best mid-price restaurant

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, 2741 W. 4th

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Best budget restaurant

La Taqueria, Various locations

The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

Meet on Main, 4288 Main

Best hotel restaurant

Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia

YEW seafood + bar, 791 W. Georgia

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard

Best hotel café

Bel Café, 801 W. Georgia

giovane cafe + wine bar, 1038 Canada Place

Beyond Coffee, 1015 Burrard

Best resort restaurant

The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, 500 Osprey Lane, Tofino

The Great Room, Long Beach Lodge Resort, 1441 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino

The Wildflower Restaurant at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd., Whistler

Best casino for eats

River Rock Casino, 8811 River Rd., Richmond

Edgewater Casino, 760 Pacific Blvd. S

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam

Best view restaurant

Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street)

Cactus Club Café, 1790 Beach

Salmon House on the Hill, 2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver

Best restaurant considered a Vancouver legend

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow

Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th

White Spot, Various locations

Best restaurant interior design

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Earls Restaurant, Various locations

Best restaurant atmosphere

Earls Restaurant, Various locations

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Best restaurant service

Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia

Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Best use of local ingredients

Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island

Forage, 1300 Robson

Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Most romantic restaurant

Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th

Adesso Bistro, 1906 Haro

Best kid-friendly restaurant

White Spot, Various locations

Old Spaghetti Factory, Various locations

Tacofino, 2327 E. Hastings

Best place for food on campus

Biercraft Westbrook at UBC, 3340 Shrum Lane, UBC

Mercante Cucina Italiana, 6488 University Boulevard

Doughgirls Comfort Kitchen & Bakeshop, 3322 Shrum Lane

Best catering company

The Lazy Gourmet, 1605 W. 5th

The Butler Did It Catering, 620 Clark Drive

Emelle’s Catering and Westside Kitchen, 177 W. 7th

Best chain restaurant

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Earls Restaurant, Various locations

White Spot, Various locations

Best restaurant for people-watching

Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Various locations

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Chill Winston, 3 Alexander

Best restaurant for a birthday celebration

Earls Restaurant, Various locations

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Nomad, 3950 Main

Best restaurant for lingering over dinner

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Bauhaus Restaurant, 1 W. Cordova

Pourhouse , 162 Water

Best restaurant patio

Dockside, 1253 Johnston, Granville Island

Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Various locations

Bridges Restaurant, 1696 Duranleau, Granville Island

Best restaurant in which to hang out on a rainy day

Burgoo, 3 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

Earls Restaurant, Various locations

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Best restaurant in which to hang out on a sunny day

Local Public Eatery, 2210 Cornwall

Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Various locations

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Earls Restaurant, Various locations

Best restaurant for a first date with somebody you met online

33 Acres Brewing Company, 15 W. 8th

The Flying Pig, Various locations

Torafuku, 958 Main

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

Denny’s Restaurant, Various locations

Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary, 1298 East Hastings Street

Joe’s Grill, Various locations

Best all-you-can-eat restaurant

Shabusen Yakiniku House, 202-755 Burrard

New India Buffet & Restaurant, 805 W. Broadway

Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant, 201-1128 W. Broadway

Best hole-in-the-wall

Hawke’rs Delight, 4127 Main St

Bon’s Off Broadway, 2451 Nanaimo

Bao Down, 12 Powell

Best food truck

Tacofino, 2327 E. Hastings

Vij’s Railway Express, Mobile locations

Mom’s Grilled Cheese, Mobile locations

Best food court

Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

Pacific Centre, 701 W. Georgia

Richmond Centre, 6551 No 3 Rd., Richmond

Best takeout/delivery

Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations

Next Noodle Bar, 560 Robson

Bob Likes Thai Food, Various locations

Hon’s Wun-Tun House, Various locations

Best Burnaby restaurant

Anton’s Pasta Bar, 4260 E. Hastings, Burnaby

The Pear Tree Restaurant, 4120 E. Hastings, Burnaby

Hart House Restaurant, 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby

Best North Shore restaurant

Arms Reach Bistro, 107C–4390 Gallant Ave., North Van

Olive & Anchor, 6418 Bay St., West Van

Canyon, 3135 Edgemont Blvd., North Van

Best Richmond restaurant

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 102-4930 No. 3 Rd., Richmond

Dinesty Chinese Restaurant, Various locations

Fisherman’s Terrace Seafood Restaurant, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

Best Surrey, Delta, White Rock, and Langley restaurant

Tasty Indian Bistro, 8295 120th St., Delta

My Shanti, 15869 Croydon Dr., Surrey

Central City Brew Pub + Restaurant, 13450 102nd Ave., Surrey

Best New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam restaurant

Pajo’s, Various locations

Cockney Kings Fish & Chips, Various locations

Thai New West, 424 E Columbia St., New Westminster

My Greek Taverna, Various locations

Best Whistler restaurant

RimRock Cafe, 2117 Whistler Rd., Whistler

Red Door Bistro, 2129 Lake Placid Rd., Whistler

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, 4222 Village Square, Whistler

Most vegan-friendly

The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

The Acorn, 3995 Main

Heirloom Vegetarian, 1509 W. 12th

Meet on Main, 4288 Main

Best gluten-free dining

The Acorn, 3995 Main

The Wallflower, 2420 Main

Panne Rizo Bakery & Cafe, 1939 Cornwall

Meet on Main, 4288 Main

Best organic dining

Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th

The Acorn, 3995 Main

Heirloom Vegetarian, 1509 W. 12th

Best African

Simba’s Grill, 825 Denman

Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant, 2149 Commercial

Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant, 5-736 E. Broadway

Axum Ethiopian Restaurant , 1279 E. Hastings

Best barbecue

Gyu-Kaku, Various locations

Great Wall Mongolian BBQ, Various locations

Memphis Blues Barbeque House, Various locations

Best Caribbean

Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall

The Reef, Various locations

Havana, 1212 Commercial

Best chicken

Homer St. Cafe and Bar, 898 Homer

Nando’s, Various locations

Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 E. Georgia

Best Chinese (Cantonese)

Kirin, Various locations

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 102-4930 No. 3 Rd., Richmond

Hon’s Wun-Tun House, Various locations

Best Chinese (Shanghainese + northern style)

Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations

Dinesty Chinese Restaurant, Various locations

Shanghai River Restaurant, 7831 Westminster Hwy., Richmond

Best Chinese (Taiwanese + other)

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, 163 Keefer

Dinesty Chinese Restaurant, Various locations

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle, Various locations

Best Continental

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Tuc Craft Kitchen, 60 W. Cordova

Bauhaus Restaurant, 1 W. Cordova

Best dim sum

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 102-4930 No. 3 Rd., Richmond

Kirin, Various locations

Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant, 1132 E. Hastings

Best fish and chips

Go Fish, 1505 W. 1st

Cockney Kings Fish & Chips, Various locations

The Fish Shack, 1026 Granville

Best fish/shellfish

Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton

Coast, 1054 Alberni

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow

Rodney’s Oyster House, Various locations

Best French

Le Crocodile, 100-909 Burrard

Bistro Pastis, 2153 W. 4th

Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E. 15th

Best fries

Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie

Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial

Frites Vancouver, 1011 Granville St

Best Greek

The Greek by Anatoli, 1043 Mainland

Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna, 1124 Davie

Takis’ Taverna, 1106 Davie

Best hot pot

Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot, 5108 Victoria

Won More, 201–1184 Denman

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, 405–5300 No.3 Road, Richmond

Best Italian

Ask for Luigi, 305 Alexander

CinCin, 1154 Robson

Anton’s Pasta Bar, 4260 E. Hastings, Burnaby

Best izakaya

Hapa Izakaya, Various locations

Kingyo Izakaya, 871 Denman

Guu, Various locations

Best Japanese

Miku Restaurant, 70-200 Granville

Minami, 1118 Mainland

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar, 2054 Commercial

Guu, Various locations

Best Korean

Sura Korean Royal Cuisine, Various locations

Damso Modern Korean Cuisine, 867 Denman

MDG Ma Dang Goul, 847 Denman

Best Latin American

La Taqueria, Various locations

Cuchillo, 261 Powell

Chicha, 136 E. Broadway

Best Lebanese

Nuba Restaurant and Café Nuba, Various locations

Babylon Café, Various locations

Saj&co, 813 Davie St.

Best Malaysian

Banana Leaf, Various locations

Kaya Malay Bistro, 1063 W. Broadway

Tropika, Various locations

Best Mediterranean

Medina Cafe, 780 Richards

Nuba Restaurant and Café Nuba, Various locations

Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca, 1133 and 1129 Hamilton

Best Mexican

Las Margaritas Restaurante y Cantina, 1999 W. 4th

La Taqueria, Various locations

La Mezcaleria, 1622 Commercial

Best Middle Eastern

East is East, Various locations

Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, 202-1833 Anderson St., Granville Island

Afghan Chopan, Various locations

Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine, 2616 E. Hastings

Best noodles

Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations

Legendary Noodle House, 1074 Denman

Noodlebox, Various locations

Shaolin Noodle House, 656 W. Broadway

Best North Indian

Vij’s, 3106 Cambie

Indian Oven, 2006 W. 4th

Maurya Indian Cuisine, 1643 W. Broadway

Best South Indian

House of Dosas, 1391 Kingsway

Chutney Villa, 147 E. Broadway

Dosa Corner, 8248 Fraser

Best Pacific Northwest

AnnaLena, 1809 W. 1st

Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton

Bishop’s, 2183 W. 4th

Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia

Best Persian

Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, 202-1833 Anderson St., Granville Island

Zeitoon, Various locations

Cazba Restaurant, Various locations

Best pizza by the slice

Straight Outta Brooklyn Pizzeria, 350 Robson

Nat’s New York Pizzeria, Various locations

Pizza Garden, Various locations

Goldies Pizza, Various locations

Best pizza takeout/delivery

Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main

Pizza Carano, 4241 Fraser

Pizza Garden, Various locations

Uncle Fatih’s Pizza, Various locations

Best pizzeria

Nicli Antica Pizzeria, 62 E. Cordova

Via Tevere, 1190 Victoria

Pacifico Pizzeria Ristorante, 970 Smithe

Best poutine

La Belle Patate, 1215 Davie

Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie

Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial

The Spud Shack Fry Co., 352-800 Carnarvon St., New Westminister

Best ramen

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, 1690 Robson

JINYA Ramen Bar, 270 Robson

Kintaro Ramen, 788 Denman

Best seafood

Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton

Coast, 1054 Alberni

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow

YEW seafood + bar, 791 W. Georgia

Best Spanish

España, 1118 Denman

The Sardine Can, 26 Powell

Cabrito Tapas-Bebidas, 2270 Commercial Dr.

Best steak

Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Various locations

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar, 615 Seymour

Hy’s Encore, Various locations

Black + Blue, 1032 Alberni

Best sushi

Tojo’s Restaurant, 1133 W. Broadway

Miku Restaurant, 70-200 Granville

Minami, 1118 Mainland

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar, 2054 Commercial

Best tacos

La Taqueria, Various locations

Tacofino, 2327 E. Hastings

Sal y Limon, 701 Kingsway

Gringo, 27 Blood Alley Square

Best tapas

España, 1118 Denman

Bodega on Main, 1014 Main

The Sardine Can, 26 Powell

Best Thai

SalaThai Thai Restaurant, Various locations

U & I Thai, Various locations

Maenam, 1938 W. 4th

Bob Likes Thai Food, Various locations

Best Vietnamese

Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 E. Georgia

Green Lemongrass, 8180 Westminster Highway

Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro, 1184 Denman

Best wings

Wings Tap & Grill, Various locations

Library Square Public House, 300 W. Georgia

Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro, 1184 Denman

Best Chef

Mike Robbins (AnnaLena), 1809 W. 1st

David Gunawan (Royal Dinette), 905 Dunsmuir

Mark Perrier (Savio Volpe), 615 Kingsway

Best new restaurant

AnnaLena, 1809 W. 1st

The Mackenzie Room, 415 Powell

Royal Dinette, 905 Dunsmuir

Best neighbourhood for restaurants

Gastown

Kitsilano

Main St.

Best place for casual cooking classes

The Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen, 540 Beatty

Quince, 1780 W. 3rd

The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings

Best professional culinary school

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 101-1505 W. 2nd

Vancouver Community College, 250 W. Pender

Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, 2725 Main Street

Best cooking store

Ming Wo, Various locations

The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings

Cook Culture, Various locations

Best specialty food store

The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings

The August Market, 3958 Main

Whole Foods Market, Various locations

Bosa Foods, Various locations

Best farmers market

Trout Lake

Nat Bailey

Kits Farmer’s Market

Best specialty grocer

Urban Fare, Various locations

Whole Foods Market, Various locations

Bosa Foods, Various locations

Best store to buy organics products

Whole Foods Market, Various locations

The August Market, 3958 Main

Choices

Best picnic supplier

Granville Island Public Market, 1689 Johnston

Whole Foods Market, Various locations

Meinhardt Fine Foods, 3002 Granville

Best deli

Oyama Sausage Company, 126-1689 Johnston, Granville Island

Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli, 4142 E. Hastings, Burnaby

Santa Barbara Market, 1322 Commercial

Best butcher

Windsor Quality Meats, 4110 Main

Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli, 4142 E. Hastings, Burnaby

Jackson’s Meats and Deli, 2214 W. 4th

Best seafood store

Granville Island Public Market, 1689 Johnston

The Daily Catch Seafood Company, 1418 Commercial

7 Seas Fish Co., Various locations

Best specialty cheese store

Les Amis du Fromage, Various locations

Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations

Bosa Foods, Various locations

Best grocery store café

Whole Foods Market, Various locations

Urban Fare, Various locations

Meinhardt Fine Foods, 3002 Granville

Best retro café/grocer

Le Marché St. George, 4393 St. George

The Mighty Oak, 198 W. 18th

Harvest Community Foods, 243 Union

Best retro diner

Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, 2095 W. 4th

Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main

The Templeton, 1087 Granville

Best diner

Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main

Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, 2095 W. 4th

The Templeton, 1087 Granville

Best bistro

Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville

Au Comptoir, 2278 W. 4th

Medina Cafe, 780 Richards

Best comfort food

Burgoo, 3 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

liquids + solids café & market, Various locations

Romer’s Burger Bar, Various locations

Best pub food

The Irish Heather Gastropub, 210 Carrall

The Charles Bar, 136 W. Cordova

Mahony & Sons Public House, Various locations

St. Augustine’s, 2360 Commercial

Best appetizers

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Romer’s Burger Bar, Various locations

Nomad, 3950 Main

Best salads

Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods, Various locations

The Foundation, 2301 Main

Railtown Cafe, 397 Railway

Best sandwiches

The Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen, 540 Beatty

Finch’s Tea & Coffee House, 353 W. Pender

liquids + solids café & market, Various locations

Best soups

Burgoo, 3 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

The Stock Market, 1689 Johnston, Granville Island

liquids + solids café & market, Various locations

Best vegetarian

The Acorn, 3995 Main

The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

Meet on Main, 4288 Main

Best veggie burger

Meet on Main, 4288 Main

Romer’s Burger Bar, Various locations

The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th

Best burger

Romer’s Burger Bar, Various locations

Vera’s Burger Shack, Various locations

Cannibal Cafe, 1818 Commercial

Fatburger, Various locations

White Spot, Various locations

Best brunch

Medina Cafe, 780 Richards

Nomad, 3950 Main

Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Best breakfast

Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary, 1298 East Hastings Street

White Spot, Various locations

Catch 122, 122 W. Hastings

Best bagel

Solly’s Bagelry, Various locations

Siegel’s Bagels, Various locations

Rosemary Rocksalt, Various locations

Best bread bakery

Terra Breads, Various locations

Purebread, 159 W. Hastings

Batard Boulangerie and Cafe Moderne, 3958 Fraser

Best pastry bakery

Beaucoup Bakery & Café, 2150 Fir

Notte’s Bon Ton Pastry & Confectionary, 3150 W. Broadway

Fratelli Bakery, Various locations

Best gluten-free bakery

The Smallflower Cake & Bakeshop, 47 W. Hastings

Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery, 3385 Cambie

East Village Bakery, 2166 E. Hastings

Float On Bakeshop & Cafe, 4384 Fraser

Best desserts

Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various locations

720Sweets, 3278 W. Broadway

Thierry, 1059 Alberni

Best ice cream

Earnest Ice Cream, 3992 Fraser

Rain or Shine Homemade Ice Cream, Various locations

720Sweets, 3278 W. Broadway

Best gelato

Bella Gelateria, Various locations

Mario’s Gelati, 88 East 1st Avenue

La Casa Gelato, 1033 Venables St

Best frozen yogurt

Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar, Various locations

Menchie’s

Pinkberry

Yogen Fruz

Best chocolate shop

Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various locations

Purdy’s Chocolates, Various locations

Beta 5, 413 Industrial

Mink, a Chocolate Café, Various locations

Best doughnut shop

Cartems Donuterie, 534 W. Pender

Lucky’s Doughnuts, Various locations

Lee’s Donuts, 122-1689 Johnston, Granville Island

Best restaurant for a working lunch

Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Various locations

Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar, Various locations

Best eatery with live entertainment

Ten Ten Tapas, 1010 Beach

Libra Room, 1608 Commercial

Guilt & Co., 1 Alexander

East is East, Various locations

Best pre-theatre restaurant

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Siena, 1485 W. 12th

Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour

Best pregame restaurant

Library Square Public House, 300 W. Georgia

Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery, 560 Smithe

The Pint Public House, 455 Abbott

Best restaurant for watching the game

Boston Pizza, Various locations

Shark Club, Various locations

Local Public Eatery, 2210 Cornwall

Best hotel lounge

Lobby Lounge Terrace + RawBar at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place

1927 Lobby Lounge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W. Georgia

Opus Bar, 322 Davie St.

Best bar lounge

The Keefer Bar, 135 Keefer

Pourhouse , 162 Water

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, 900 Seymour

Best bartender

Matt van Dinther (Nomad), 3950 Main

H (Notturno)

Julia Diakow (Tacofino), 2327 E. Hastings

Best restaurant B.C. beer selection

Alibi Room, 157 Alexander

Craft Beer Market, 85 W. 1st

BierCraft Restaurants, Various locations

Best restaurant imported beer selection

BierCraft Restaurants, Various locations

Craft Beer Market, 85 W. 1st

Alibi Room, 157 Alexander

Best restaurant wine list (B.C.)

Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island

Vancouver Urban Winery, 55 Dunlevy

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar, 900 W. Georgia

Best restaurant wine list (imported)

Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton

Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia

Best wine bar

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, 900 Seymour

Salt Tasting Room, 45 Blood Alley

Grapes & Soda, 1541 W. 6th

Best winery/vineyard restaurant

Miradoro Restaurant, Tinhorn Creek Winery, 537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver

Quails’ Gate, 3303 Boucherie Road, Kelowna

The Sonora Room, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl.

Best restaurant for cocktails

The Keefer Bar, 135 Keefer

Pourhouse , 162 Water

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard

Best restaurant for drink specials

Colony Main Street, 2904 Main

Cascade Room, 2616 Main

Granville Room, 957 Granville

Best restaurant for a stiff drink

The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar, 905 Dunsmuir

Pourhouse , 162 Water

Shebeen Whisk(e)y House, Behind 212 Carrall

Best pub

Doolin’s Irish Pub, 654 Nelson Street

Bimini Public House, 2010 W. 4th

Storm Crow Tavern, 1305 Commercial Dr

Best brewpub restaurant

Steamworks, 375 Water

Yaletown Brewing Co., 1111 Mainland Street

Steel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall, 97 E. 2nd

Best local distillery

Odd Society Spirits, 1725 Powell Street

The Liberty Distillery, 1494 Old Bridge Rd., Granville Island

Long Table Distillery, 1451 Hornby St.

Best imported beer

Deschutes

Guinness

Sierra Nevada

Best local brewery

Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island

Postmark Brewing, 55 Dunlevy Avenue

Central City Brewers + Distillers, 11411 Bridgeview Drive, Surrey

Best new brewery

Big Rock Urban Brewery, 310 W. 4th

Doan’s Craft Brewing

Callister Brewing Co

Best brewery tasting room

Brassneck Brewery, 2148 Main Street

Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island

33 Acres Brewing Company, 15 W. 8th

Best locally brewed beer

Granville Island Brewing – Lions Winter Ale, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island

Parallel 49 – Gypsy Tears, 1950 Triumph Street

Postmark Brewing – Blonde, 55 Dunlevy Avenue

Best B.C. beer brewed outside Vancouver

Driftwood Fat Tug IPA, 102-450 Hillside Ave., Victoria

Phillips Brewing Blue Buck, 2010 Government St., Victoria

Four Winds IPA

Best Canadian beer brewed outside B.C.

Steam Whistle Brewing

Mill Street Brewery, 55 Mill St., Toronto

Alexander Keith’s

Best B.C. wine/winery (red)

Burrowing Owl, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver

Blasted Church, 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls

Le Vieux Pin, 5496 Black Sage Rd., Oliver

Best B.C. wine/winery (white)

JoieFarm Winery, 2825 Naramata Road, Naramata

Blasted Church, 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls

Burrowing Owl, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver

Le Vieux Pin, 5496 Black Sage Rd., Oliver

Best private wine store

Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba

Firefly Fine Wines and Ales, 2857 Cambie Street

Everything Wine

Best private liquor store

Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba

The Brewery Creek Liquor Store, 3045 Main Street

Darby’s, 2001 Macdonald

Best private beer store

The Brewery Creek Liquor Store, 3045 Main Street

Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba

My Liquor Store, Various locations

Best independent coffee shop

Revolver Coffee, 325 Cambie

Beaucoup Bakery & Café, 2150 Fir

Bump n Grind Cafe, 916 Commercial

Best coffee shop (local chain)

JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, Various locations

49th Parallel, Various locations

Caffè Artigiano, Various locations

Best coffee shop (national chain)

Tim Hortons, Various locations

Starbucks, Various locations

Waves Coffee House

Best fair trade coffee shop

Ethical Bean Coffee, 1315 Kootenay

Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House, Various locations

Revolver Coffee, 325 Cambie

Best tea house

The Secret Garden Tea Company, 5559 West Boulevard

DAVIDsTEA, Various locations

O5 Rare Tea Bar, 2208 W. 4th

Best juice bar

The Juice Truck, 28 W. 5th

Jugo Juice

The Juicery Co., Various locations

Best energy drink

Red Bull

The Juice Truck, 28 W. 5th

Rockstar

Best beer festival/event

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Hopscotch

Brewery and Beast

Best wine festival/event

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Cornucopia

Naramata Bench Wineries Spring and Fall Events

Okanagan Wine Festivals

Dine Out Vancouver

Food Truck Festival

Eat! Vancouver

Congratulations to all of my restaurant friends and for the ones that I haven’t tried yet I will do my best to add at least a few per month.

Please revel in the culinary wonderment that BC has to offer and take a look at how our food scene has changed for the better. Whether you are looking for great chain restaurants or Farm to Table or even gluten free, BC has a plethora of choices abound.

You Gotta try this!

 

 

 

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Published: November 06, 2013 1:00 PM
Updated: November 07, 2013 3:47 PM
We asked our readers to tell us their favourite places to eat and drink in Vancouver and they responded with enthusiasm. We didn’t guide them; they took the time to list their top choice in each category.

And now, let them be your guide to discovering new favourites while celebrating all the places you already know to love.

Best Shops

General Goods Grocery Store

1. Whole Foods, Various locations, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Save-On Foods, Various locations, http://www.saveonfoods.com

2. Choices, Various locations, http://www.choicesmarket.com

3. Donald’s Market, 2279 Commercial Dr., 604-255-1440; 2342 E. Hastings, 604-254-3014, http://www.donaldsmarket.com

Cheese Shop

1. Les Amis du Fromage, 1752 West 2nd Ave, 604-732-4218; 843 East Hastings Street, 604-253-4218, http://www.buycheese.com

2. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations, http://www.bentonscheese.com

3. La Grotta del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial Drive, 604-255-3911, http://www.lgdf.ca

Butcher

1. Jackson’s Meat and Deli (tie), 2214 West 4th Ave, 604-738-6328, http://www.jacksonsmeatanddeli.com

1. Armando’s Finest Quality Meats (tie), Granville Island Market, 604-685-0359, http://www.armandosmeats.com

2. Windsor Quality Meats, 4110 Main Street, 604-872-5635, http://www.windsorqualitymeats.com

3. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, 269 Powell Street, 604-566-9229, http://www.biglousbutchershop.com

Farmers Market

1. Trout Lake, North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, http://www.eatlocal.org

2. Kitsilano, Parking Lot of Kitsilano Community Centre, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, http://www.eatlocal.org

3. West End, 1100 Block of Comox Street, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, http://www.eatlocal.org

Health Food

1 Whole Foods, Various locations, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Choices Market, Various locations, http://www.choicesmarket.com

3. Organic Lives (tie), 1829 Quebec Street, 778-588-7777, http://www.organiclives.ca

3. Famous Foods (tie), 1595 Kingsway, 604-872-3019, http://www.famousfoods.ca

Private Liquor Store

1. Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba Street, 604-331-7900, http://www.legacyliquorstore.com

2. Marquis Wine Cellars, 1034 Davie Street, 1-800-589-2804, http://www.marquis-wines.com

3. Liberty Wine Merchants, Various locations, http://www.libertywinemerchants.com

Food Stalls Granville Island

1. Oyama Sausage, 604-327-7407, http://www.oyamasausage.ca

2. Terra Breads, Various locations, 604-685-3102, http://www.terrabreads.com

3. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations, 604-609-0001, http://www.bentonscheese.com

Specialty Grocery Store

1. Whole Foods, Various locations, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Choices, Various locations, http://www.choicesmarket.com

3. Urban Fare, Various locations, http://www.urbanfare.com

Kitchenware Cooking

1. Ming Wo, Various locations, http://www.mingwo.com

2. Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings Street, 604-253-3022, http://www.gourmetwarehouse.ca

3. Cookworks, 377 Howe Street, 604-662-4918; 1548 West Broadway, 604-731-1148, http://www.cookworks.ca

Best Fish Market

1. Daily Catch, (tie), 1418 Commercial Drive, 604-253-3474, http://www.dailycatch.org

1. Granville Island Market (tie), http://www.granvilleisland.com

2. The Lobster Man, 1807 Mast Tower Road, Granville Island, 604-687-4228, http://www.lobsterman.com

3. 7 Seas, 2328 West 4th Ave., 604-732-8608, http://www.7seas.ca

Specialty Items

Chocolatier

1. Thomas Haas, 2539 West Broadway, 604-736-1848, http://www.thomashaas.com

2. Purdy’s Chocolates, Various locations, http://www.purdys.com

3. Thierry, 1059 Alberni Street, 604-608-6870, http://www.thierrychocolates.com

Dessert

1. Thomas Haas (tie),

2539 West Broadway, 604-736-1848, http://www.thomashaas.com

1. Thierry (tie), 1059 Alberni Street, 604-608-6870, http://www.thierrychocolates.com

2. True Confections, 3701 West Broadway, 604-222-8489, http://www.trueconfections.ca

3. Sweet Obsession, 2611 West 16th, 604-739-0565, http://www.sweetobsession.ca

Donuts

1. Cartems, 534 West Pender, 778-708-0996, http://www.cartems.com

2. Tim Hortons, Various locations, http://www.timhortons.com

3. Lucky’s (in 49th Parallel Roasters), 2902 Main Street, 604-420-4901; 2198 West 4th, 604-420-4901, http://www.luckysdoughnuts.com

Brunch

1. Café Medina, 556 Beatty Street, 604-879-3114, http://www.medinacafe.com

2. Provence Marinaside, 1177 Marinaside Crescent, 604-681-4144, http://www.provencevancouver.com

3. Jethro’s Fine Grub (tie), 3420 Dunbar Street, 604-569-3441: 3455 Fraser Street. 604-620-5292,
http://www.jethrosfinegrub.com

3. Twisted Fork (tie), 1147 Granville Street, 604-568-0749, http://www.twistedforkbistro.ca

Breakfast

1. Café Medina, 556 Beatty Street, 604-879-3114, http://www.medinacafe.com

2. Joe’s Grill (tie), Various locations, http://www.joesgrill.ca

2. Red Wagon (tie), 2296 East Hastings Street, 604-568-4565, http://www.redwagoncafe.com

3. Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, 2095 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-6810, http://www.sophiescosmiccafe.com

Bagels

1. Siegel’s Bagels,1883 Cornwall Avenue, 604-737-8151; Granville Island Markets, 604-685-5670, http://www.siegelsbagels.com

2. Solly’s, Various locations, http://www.sollysbagelry.com

3. Benny’s Bagels, 2505 West Broadway, 604-731-9730

Bakery

1. Beaucoup Bakery, 2150 Fir St., 604-732-4222, http://www.beaucoupbakery.com

2. Terra Breads (tie), Various locations, http://www.terrabreads.com

2. Lemonade (tie) 3385 Cambie Street, 604-873-9993, http://www.lemonadebakery.ca

3. Cobs Bread, Various locations, http://www.cobsbread.com

Burgers

1. Vera’s Burger Shack, Various locations, http://www.verasburgershack.com

2. Romer’s, 1873 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-9545; 1039 Mainland, 604-559-7210, http://www.romersburgerbar.com

3. Fatburger (tie), Various locations, http://www.fatburger.com

3. White Spot (tie), Various locations, http://www.whitespot.ca

BBQ

1. Memphis Blues, Various locations, http://www.memphisbluesbbq.com

2. Re-Up BBQ, 700 Hornby Street food cart (seasonally); River Market, New Westminster, 604-553-3997, http://www.reupbbq.com

3. Peckinpah, 2 Water Street, 604-681-5411, http://www.peckinpahbbq.com

Fish and Chips

1. Go Fish, 1505 West 1st Ave, 604-730-5040, http://www.gofishvancouver.com

2. C-Lovers, 1061 Denman Street, 604-662-3444, http://www.c-lovers.com

3. Pajo’s, Various locations, http://www.pajos.com

Coffee Shop

1. Starbucks, Various locations, http://www.starbucks.ca

2. JJ Bean, Various locations, http://www.jjbeancoffee.com

3. Caffé Artigiano (tie), Various locations, http://www.caffeartigiano.com

3. Forty Ninth Parallel (tie), 2902 Main Street, 604-420-4900; 2198 West 4th Avenue, 604-420-4901, http://www.49thparallelroasters.com

Food Cart

1. Tacofino, Burrard and Dunsmuir and Robson Square, 604-253-TACO; commissary at 2327 East Hastings, http://www.tacofino.com
2. Fresh Local Wild (tie), Hastings and Burrard, http://www.freshlocalwild.com

3. Le Tigre (tie), Various locations, 778-990-2853, http://www.letigrecuisine.ca

4. Mom’s Grilled Cheese, 800 West Georgia Street, 604-767-9768, http://www.momsgrilledcheesetruck.com

Gluten Free

1. Lemonade, 3385 Cambie Street, 604-873-9993, http://www.lemonadebakery.ca

2. Graze, 3980 Fraser Street, 604-620-8822, http://www.grazerestaurant.ca

3. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston Street, Granville Island, 604-682-6681, http://www.ediblecanada.com

Ice Cream/Gelato

1. Bella Gelateria, 1001 West Cordova Street, 604-569-1010; 1089 Marinaside, http://www.bellagelateria.com

2. Mario’s Gelati, 88 East 1st Avenue, 604-879-9411, http://www.mariosgelati.com

3. La Casa Gelato (tie), 1033 Venables Street, 604-251-3211, http://www.lacasagelato.com

3. Earnest Ice Cream, 3992 Fraser Street, various local retailers, http://www.earnesticecream.com

Milkshake/Smoothie
1. White Spot, Various locations, http://www.whitespot.ca

2. Booster Juice, Various locations, http://www.boosterjuice.com

3. Fatburger, Various locations, http://www.fatburger.com

Noodles

1. Legendary Noodle (tie), 1074 Denman Street, 604-669-8551, http://www.legendarynoodle.ca

1. Peaceful Restaurant (tie), Various locations, http://www.peacefulrestaurant.com

2. Noodle Box (tie), Various locations, http://www.thenoodlebox.net

2. Congee Noodle House (tie), 141 East Broadway, 604-879-8221

3. Kintaro, 788 Denman Street, 604-682-7568

Pizza

1. Via Tevere Pizzeria, 1190 Victoria Drive, 604-336-1803, http://www.viateverepizzeria.com

2. Nicli Antica Pizzeria, 62 East Cordova Street, 604-669-6985, http://www.nicli-antica-pizzeria.ca

3. Nat’s New York Pizzeria (tie), 2684 West Broadway, 604-737-0707; 1080 Denman Street, 604-642-0777, http://www.natspizza.com

3. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria (tie), 1380 Commercial Drive, 604-251-2292, http://www.famoso.ca

Seafood

1. Blue Water Café + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.com

2. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse, 777 Thurlow Street, 604-669-1940, http://www.joefortes.ca

3. Boathouse Restaurant, Various locations, http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca

Steakhouse

1. The Keg, Various locations, http://www.kegsteakhouse.com

2. Gotham Steakhouse, 615 Seymour Street, 604-605-8282, http://www.gothamsteakhouse.com

3. Black + Blue (tie), 1032 Alberni Street, 604-637-0777, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue

3. Hy’s Steakhouse (tie), 637 Hornby Street, 604-683-7671, http://www.hyssteakhouse.com

Taco

1. La Taqueria, 2549 Cambie Street, 604-558-2549; 322 West Hastings, 604-568-4406, http://www.lataqueria.ca

2. Tacofino, Robson Square food truck; 2327 East Hastings, 604-253-TACO, http://www.tacofino.com

3. Taco Shack (tied), 1937 Cornwall Avenue, 604-736-8226, http://www.tacoshack.com

3. Chronic Taco (tied), 1812 West 4th Avenue, 604-558-3666; 382 West Broadway, 604-428-2221, http://www.eatchronictacos.com

Tapas

1. Bin 941 Tapas Parlour, 941 Davie Street, 604-683-1246, http://www.bin941.com

2. Espana, 1118 Denman Street, 604-558-4040, http://www.espanarestaurant.ca

3. The Sardine Can, 26 Powell Street, 604-568-1350, http://www.thesardinecan.ca

Teahouse

1. The Urban Tea Merchant (tie), 1070 West Georgia Street, 604-692-0071, http://www.urbantea.com

2. David’s Tea, Various locations, http://www.davidstea.com

3. Secret Garden Tea Company, 5559 West Boulevard, 604-261-3070, http://www.secretgardentea.com

Vegan

1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 West 4th Ave, 604-738-7151, http://www.thenaam.com

2. The Acorn (tie), 3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001, http://www.theacornrestaurant.ca

2. Graze (tie), 3980 Fraser Street, 6014-620-8822, http://www.grazerestaurant.ca

3. Heirloom, 1509 West 12th Avenue, 604-733-2231, http://www.heirloomrestaurant.ca

Vegetarian

1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 West 4th Ave, 604-738-7151, http://www.thenaam.com

2. The Acorn (tie), 3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001, http://www.theacornrestaurant.ca

2. Heirloom (tie), 1509 West 12th Avenue, 604-733-2231, http://www.heirloomrestaurant.ca

3. The Foundation, 2301 Main Street, 604-708-0881

Best International Cuisine

Chinese

1. Kirin Restaurant, 1172 Alberni Street, 604-682-8833; 201-555 West 12th Avenue, 604-879-8038,

http://www.kirinrestaurants.com

2. Sun Sui Wah, 3888 Main Street, 604-872-8822, http://www.sunsuiwah.com

3. Hon’s Wun-Tun House (tie), 268 Keefer Street, 604-688-8303; 1339 Robson Street, 604-685-0871

3. Lin Chinese Cuisine (tie), 1537 West Broadway, 604-733-9696, http://www.linchinese.ca

Caribbean West Indies

1. The Reef, 1018 Commercial Drive, 604-568-5375; 4172 Main Street, 604-874-5375, http://www.thereefrestaurant.com

2. Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall Street, 604-568-5882, http://www.calabashbistro.com

3. Simba’s Grill, 825 Denman Street, 604-974-0649, http://www.simbasgrill.com

French

1. Le Crocodile, 909 Burrard Street, 604-669-4298, http://www.lecrocodilerestaurant.com

2. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E 15th Avenue, 604-873-9733, http://www.lesfauxbourgeois.com

3. La Brasserie, 1091 Davie Street, 604-568-6499, http://www.labrasserievancouver.com

Greek

1. Stepho’s Taverna, 1124 Davie St., 604-683-2555; 1359 Robson St. (soon)

2. Takis’ Taverna, 1106 Davie Street, 604-682-1336, http://www.takistaverna.com

3. Maria’s Taverna, 2324 West 4th Avenue, 604-731-4722, http://www.mariastaverna.ca

Indian

1. Vij’s, 1480 West 11th Avenue, 604-736-6664, http://www.vijsrestaurant.ca

2. Maurya, 1643 West Broadway, 604-742-0622, http://www.mauryaindiancuisine.com

3. India Bistro (tie), 1157 Davie St., 604-684-6342, http://www.indiabistro.ca

3. Nirvana (tie), 2313 Main Street, 604-872-8779, http://www.nirvanarestaurant.ca

Italian

1. Italian Kitchen, 1037 Alberni Street, 604-687-2858, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen

2. Cioppino’s (tie), 1133 Hamilton Street, 604-688-7466, http://www.cioppinosyaletown.com

2. Cin Cin (tie), 1154 Robson Street, 604-688 7338, http://www.cincin.net

3. Francesco’s, 860 Burrard, 604-685-7770, http://www.francescos.com

Japanese

1. Miku, 1055 West Hastings Street, 604-568-3900,www.mikurestaurant.com

2. Tojo’s, 1133 West Broadway, 604-872-8050, http://www.tojos.com

3. Minami, 1118 Mainland Street, 604-685-8080, http://www.minamirestaurant.com

Korean

1. Sura Korean Cuisine, 1518 Robson Street, 604-687-7872, http://www.surakoreancuisine.com

2. Jang Mo Jib, 1575 Robson Street, 604-642-0712, http://www.jangmojib.com

3. Madang Coul Korean Restaurant (tie), 847 Denman Street, 604-688-3585

3. Damso Modern Korean Cuisine (tie), 867 Denman Street, 604-632-0022

Mexican

1. Las Margaritas, 1999 West 4th Avenue, 604-734-7117, http://www.lasmargaritas.com

2. La Taqueria (tie), 2549 Cambie Street, 604-558-2549; 322 W. Hastings, 604-568-4406,

http://www.lataqueria.ca

2. The Mexican (tie), 1049 Granville Street, 604-569-0955, themexican.ca

3. Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill, 1205 Pacific Boulevard, 604-408-4228, http://www.salsaandagave.com

Middle Eastern

1. Nuba, Various locations, http://www.nuba.ca

2. East is East, 3243 West Broadway, 604-734-5881; 4433 Main Street, 604-565-4401, http://www.eastiseast.ca

3. Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, 1833 Anderson Street, 604-873-5923, http://www.afghanhorsemen.com

Singaporean

1. Banana Leaf, Various locations, http://www.bananaleaf-vancouver.com

2. Tropika, 2975 Cambie Street, 604-879-6002; 1128 Robson Street, 604-737-6002,

http://www.tropika-canada.com

3. Kaya Malay Bistro, 1063 West Broadway, 604-730-9963, http://www.kayamalay.com

Spanish

1. Espana, 1118 Denman Street, 604-558-4040, http://www.espanarestaurant.ca

2. La Bodega, 1277 Howe Street, 604-684-8814, http://www.labodegavancouver.com

3. The Sardine Can, 26 Powell Street, 604-568-1350, http://www.thesardinecan.ca

Thai

1. Maenam, 1938 West 4th Avenue, 604-730-5579, http://www.maenam.ca

2. Thai House, 1116 Robson Street, 604-683-3383; 1766 West 7th Avenue, 604-737-0088,

http://www.thaihouse.com

3. Sala Thai (tie), 102-888 Burrard Street, 604-683-7999, http://www.salathai.ca

3. Simply Thai (tie), 1211 Hamilton Street, 604-642-0123, http://www.simplythairestaurant.com

Vietnamese

1. Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 East Georgia Street, 604-682-5777

2. Au Petit Café, 4851 Main Street, 604-873-3328, http://www.aupetitcafe.com

3. Thai Son, 373 East Broadway, 604-875-6436; 2800 East 1st Avenue, 604-255-6436

West Coast

1. West, 2281 Granville Street, 604-738-8938, http://www.westrestaurant.com

2. Raincity Grill, 1193 Denman Street, 604-685-7337, http://www.raincitygrill.com

3. Coast, 1054 Alberni Street, 604-685-5010, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/coast

Best Overall

Budget

1. White Spot, Various locations, http://www.whitespot.ca

2. Hawkers Delight (tie), 4127 Main Street,

604-709-8188

2. Famous Warehouse (tie), 989 Granville Street, 604-677-8080, thefamouswarehouse.com

3. Nuba, Various locations, http://www.nuba.ca

Diner

1. Templeton, 1087 Granville Street, 604-685-4612, http://www.rthetempleton.ca

2. Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main Street,

604-568-1550

3. Joe’s Grill, Various locations, http://www.joesgrill.ca

Fine Dining

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street,

604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Bishop’s (tie), 2183 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2025, http://www.bishopsonline.com

2. Le Crocodile (tie), 909 Burrard Street,

604-669-4298, http://www.lecrocodilerestaurant.com

3. West (tie), 2881 Granville Street, 604-738-8938, http://www.westrestaurant.com

3. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar (tie), 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.net

Chef

1. David Hawksworth, Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Ned Bell, Yew at the Four Seasons, 791 West Georgia Street, 604-692-4939, http://www.yewseafood.com

3. Rob Feenie, Cactus Club Cafe, nVarious locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

Cocktails

1. Pourhouse, 162 Water Street, 604-568-7022, http://www.pourhousevancouver.com

2. The Diamond, 2nd Floor, 6 Powell Street, 604-568-8272, http://www.di6mond.com

3. The Keefer (tie), 133 Keefer Street, 604-688-1983, http://www.thekeefer.com

Bar/Lounge

1. Reflections (tie), Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-682-5566,

http://www.rosewoodhotels.com

1. Four Seasons Yew (tie), 791 West Georgia Street, 604-692-4939, http://www.yewseafood.com

2. The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim (tie), 1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5502, http://www.fairmont.com

2. Pourhouse (tie), 162 Water Street, 604-568-7022, http://www.pourhousevancouver.com

3. The Keefer (tie), 133 Keefer Street, 604-688-1983, http://www.thekeefer.com

3. Uva Wine Bar (tie), 900 Seymour Street, 604-632-9560, http://www.uvawinebar.ca

Food Blogger

1. Follow Me Foodie, Mijune Pak, http://www.followmefoodie.com

2. Vancouver Foodster, Richard Wolak, http://www.vancouverfoodster.com

3. Foodology, http://www.foodology.ca

Hotel Dining

1. Hawksworth – Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Yew at the Four Seasons, 791 West Georgia, 604-692-4939, http://www.yewrestaurant.com

3. Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5500, http://www.orucuisine.com

Late Night

1. Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie Street, 604-684-0811, http://www.fritzeuropeanfryhouse.com

2. Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main Street, 604-568-1550, http://www.lucyseastsidediner.com

3. Denny’s, Various locations, http://www.dennys.com

Live Music

1. Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, 604-739-4550, http://www.commodoreballroom.ca

2. The Cellar, 1006 Granville Street, 604-605-4340, http://www.cellarvan.com

3. The Roxy (tie), 932 Granville Street, 604-731-7999, http://www.roxyvan.com

3. The Biltmore (tie), 2755 Prince Edward Street, 604-676-0541, http://www.biltmorecabaret.com

Mid-Price

1. Cactus Club, Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Edible Canada (tie), 1596 Johnston St., Granville Island, 604-682-6681, http://www.ediblecanada.com

2. Earls (tie), Various locations, http://www.earls.ca

3. Flying Pig, 1168 Hamilton Street, 604-568-1344; 102 Water Street, 604-559-7698

Pub

1. Bimini (tie), 2010 West 4th Avenue, 604-733-7116, http://www.donnellygroup.com

1. New Oxford (tie), 1144 Homer Street, 604-609-0901, http://www.donnellygroup.com

2. Doolins (tie), 654 Nelson Street, 604-605-4343, http://www.doolins.ca

2. Biercraft (tie), 1191 Commercial Drive, 604-254-2437; 3305 Cambie Street, 604-874-6900, http://www.biercraft.com

3. Yaletown Brewing Company, 1111 Mainland Street, 604-681-2739, http://www.markjamesgroup.com/yaletown

Patio

1. Tap & Barrel, 1 Athletes Way, 604-685-2223, http://www.tapandbarrel.com

2. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

3. Dockside, 1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island, 604-685-7070, http://www.docksidevancouver.com

Private Dining Room

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Blue Water Café + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.net

3. La Terrazza, 1088 Cambie Street, 604-899-4449, http://www.laterrazza.ca

Coal Harbour

1. Cardero’s, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, 604-669-7666, http://www.vancouverdine/carderos

2. Lift Bar and Grill, 333 Menchions Mews, 604-689-5438, http://www.liftbarandgrill.com

3. Cactus Club, 1085 Canada Place, 604-620-7410, wwwcactusclubcafe.com

Commercial Drive

1. Havana, 1212 Commercial Drive, 604-253-9119, http://www.havanarestaurant.com

2. Via Tevere Pizzeria (tie), 1190 Victoria Drive, 604-336-1803, http://www.viateverepizzeria.com

2. Marcello’s Pizzeria (tie), 1404 Commercial Drive, 604-215-7760, http://www.marcellopizzeria.com

3. La Mezcaleria, 1622 Commercial Drive, 604-559-8227, http://www.lemezcaleria.ca

Downtown

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Chambar (tie), 562 Beatty Street, 604-879-7119, http://www.chambar.com

2. Coast (tie), 1054 Alberni Street, 604-685-5010, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/coast

3. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse (tie), 777 Thurlow Street, 604-669-1940, http://www.joefortes.ca

Gastown

1. L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall Street, 604-568-1701, http://www.labattoir.ca

2. Boneta, 12 Water Street, 604-684-1844, http://www.boneta.ca

3. Pourhouse, 162 Water Street, 604-568-7022, http://www.pourhousevancouver.com

Kitsilano

1. Fable, 1944 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-1322,www.fablekitchen.ca

2. Bishop’s, 2183 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2025, http://www.bishopsonline.com
3. Maenam, 1938 West 4th Avenue, 604-730-5579, http://www.maenam.ca

Main Street

1. The Reef (tie), 4172 Main Street, 604-874-5375, http://www.thereefrestaurant.com

1. East is East (tie), 4433 Main Street, 604-565-4401, http://www.eastiseast.ca

2. Burgoo Bistro (tie), 3096 Main Street, 604-873-1441, http://www.burgoo.ca

2. Burdock & Company (tie), 2702 Main Street, 604-879-0077, http://www.budockandco.com

3. Campagnolo (tie), 1020 Main Street, 604-484-6018, http://www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

3. Bob Likes Thai Food (tie), 3755 Main Street, 604-568-8538, http://www.boblikesthaifood.com

West End

1. Espana, 1118 Denman Street, 604-558-4040, http://www.espanarestaurant.ca

2. La Brasserie (tie), 1091 Davie Street, 604-568-6499, http://www.labrasserievancouver.com

2. Nook (tie), 781 Denman Street, 604-568-4554, http://www.nookrestaurant.ca

3. Lolita’s, 1326 Davie, 604-696-9996, http://www.lolitasrestaurant.com

Yaletown

1. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.net

2. Flying Pig, 1168 Hamilton Street, 604-568-1344, http://www.theflyingpigvan.com

3. Minami (tie), 1118 Mainland Street, 604-685-8080, http://www.minamirestaurant.com

3. Rodney’s Oyster House (tie), 1228 Hamilton Street, 604-609-0080, http://www.rodneysoysterhouse.com

Granville Island

1. Sand Bar, 1535 Johnston Street, 604-669-9030, http://www.vancouverdine.com/sandbar

2. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston Street,

604-682-6681, http://www.ediblecanada.com

3. Dockside, 1253 Johnston Street,

604-685-7070, http://www.docksidevancouver.com

Sports Bar

1. Shark Club, 180 West Georgia Street, 604-687-4275, http://www.sharkclubs.com

2. Red Card Sports Bar, 560 Smithe Street,604-689-4460, http://www.redcardsportsbar.ca

3. Score On Davie, 1262 Davie Street, 604-632-1646, http://www.scoreondavie.com

Interior Décor

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Black + Blue (tie), 1032 Alberni Street, 604-637-0777, http://www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue

2. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie (tie), 163 Keefer Street, 604-688-0876, http://www.bao-bei.ca

3. Homer Street Cafe, 898 Homer Street, 604-428-4299, http://www.homerstreetcafebar.com

View

1. Cactus Club Cafe English Bay, 1790 Beach Avenue, 604-681-2582, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, 604-874-8008, http://www.vancouverdine.com/seasons-park

3. Lift Bar and Grill, 333 Menchions Mews, 604-689-5438, http://www.liftbarandgrill.com

Best Place to Take Visitors

1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston Street, Granville Island, 604-682-6681, http://www.ediblecanada.com

3. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse, 777 Thurlow Street, 604-669-1940, http://www.joefortes.ca

Service

1. Hawksworth (tie), 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

1. West (tie), 2881 Granville Street, 604-738-8938, http://www.westrestaurant.com

2. Bluewater Café, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, http://www.bluewatercafe.net

3. Cactus Club, Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

Student Eats

1. Subway, Various locations, http://www.subway.ca

2. Tacofino (tie), Burrard and Dunsmuir and Robson Square, 604-253-TACO, http://www.tacofino.com

2. The Eatery (tie), 3431 West Broadway, 604-738-5298, http://www.theeatery.ca

3. Congee Noodle House, 141 East Broadway, 604-879-8221

Wine List

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Uva Wine Bar, 900 Seymour Street, 604-632-9560, http://www.uvawinebar.ca

3. The Wine Bar, Provence, 1167 Marinaside Crescent, 604-681-4144, http://www.thewinebar.ca

Working Lunch

1. Subway, Various locations, http://www.subway.ca

2. Cactus Club Cafe (tie), Various locations, http://www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Earls (tie), Various locations, http://www.earls.ca

3. Rio Brazilian, 689 Denman Street, 604-568-7722, http://www.riobraziliansteakhouse.ca

Romantic

1. Teahouse in Stanley Park, 7501 Stanley Park Drive, 604-669-3281, http://www.vancouverdine.com/teahouse

2. Seasons in the Park, Cambie & 33rd, Queen Elizabeth Park, 604-874-8008, http://www.vancouverdine.com/seasons-park

3. Le Crocodile, 909 Burrard Street, 604-669-4298, http://www.lecrocodilerestaurant.com

BC Wine

1. Joie, http://www.joiefarm.com

2. Burrowing Owl, http://www.bovwine.ca

3. Nichol (tie), http://www.nicholvineyard.com

3. Blasted Church (tie), http://www.blastedchurch.com

3. Mission Hill (tie), http://www.missionhillwinery.com

BC Craft Beer

1. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, 604-687-2739, http://www.gib.ca

2. Parallel 49, 1946 Triumph Street, 604-558-2739, http://www.parallel49brewing.com

3. Driftwood (tie), Victoria, http://www.driftwoodbeer.com

3. Red Truck (tie), 1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, 604-682-4733, http://www.redtruckbeer.com

Best Restaurant

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, http://www.hawksworth-restaurant.com

2. Bishop’s (tie), 2183 West 4th Ave., 604-738-2025, http://www.bishopsonline.com

2. Yew at the Four Seasons (tie), 791 West Georgia Street, 604-692-4939, http://www.yewseafood.com

3. Vij’s, 1480 West 11th Avenue, 604-736-6664, http://www.vijsrestaurant.ca