With such an abundance of dining options, deciding where to eat in Vancouver is half the fun. Make it easy with this guide to GuestLife’s restaurant advertisers.
ARC Simple, fresh, local and handcrafted. ARC is the perfect West Coast setting to enjoy urban artisan food created by our Executive Chef, Dana Hauser. Join us at the Chef’s Bench, a place to share and experience hands on culinary expertise; or sit at our sensational bar, a vibrant hub for meeting old friends and new. Check out the chalk board for Chef’s picks, then pair them with local craft beers, world-class wines and cocktails mixed to perfection. Life is complicated. Good food shouldn’t be. 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, 604.691.1818, arcdining.com
BACCHUS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
This beautiful room, cozily paneled and discreetly lit, is part of the elegant Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Vancouver’s finest boutique hotel. Remarkable service. Awarded Silver for “Best Upscale French Restaurant” from Vancouver Magazine’s 2013 Restaurant Awards. A firstrate rendezvous. Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” – 2014, Travel & Leisure Magazine “Top 500 World’s Best Hotels” – 2013, Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards “Luxury Category” – 2013, Trip Advisor for Business “Certificate of Excellence” – 2014. 845 Hornby Street, Vancouver, 604.608.5319, wedgewoodhotel.com
BELLA GELATERIA is Vancouver’s only destination for authentic Italian gelato. Owner James Coleridge passionately preserves the true artisanship of old-world handcrafted gelato by foregoing artificial pastes and making everything from scratch using only the finest ingredients from around the world. Winner of the 2014 North American Gelato World Tour Championship, Bella Gelateria is located at 1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, 604.569.1010. Bella Yaletown Pizzeria & Gelateria is located 1089 Marinaside Crescent, bellagelateria.com
CIOPPINO’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL & ENOTECA Winner of gold in the category of “Best Upscale Italian” in the 2014, 2013 and 2012 Vancouver magazine Restaurant Awards, Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca offers cucina naturale, combining the best of Italy and the Mediterranean with the best locally produced ingredients. An extensive wine list featuring many rare vintages and excellent service ensure a memorable dining experience. Cioppino’s and Enoteca both have patios for al fresco dining and there are six wine rooms of varying sizes to accommodate private parties. 1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, 604.688.7466
DIVA AT THE MET Located downtown in Vancouver’s intimate Metropolitan Hotel, awardwinning Diva at the Met attracts locals and guests from around the world. Diva combines a unique blend of international styles and fresh local ingredients. Diva offers a twist on food truck inspired lunch menu, decadent desserts and seasonal tasting menus. Open all week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lounge open late. 645 Howe Street, Vancouver, 604.602.7788 or go to divamet.com
DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city, guests can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the mountains of the North Shore. The open dining room is relaxed yet refined, wrapped in spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows, while the lounge offers warm intimate surroundings for evening cocktails. The patio has won the best patio award for 3 years running and it catches the sunlight from morning to late afternoon. Protected on three sides, it’s an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek. Recent renovations have added fireplaces and casual seating areas to this Vancouver destination. With signature elements like a 50-foot aquarium and an open kitchen, each meal is an experience for all the senses. 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver. 604.685.7070
THE FISH HOUSE IN STANLEY PARK The historic Fish House sits amongst the spectacular gardens of Stanley Park, close to English Bay. A quintessential Vancouver restaurant offering guests a true West Coast culinary experience in a beautiful park setting with three distinct dining rooms, two sunny patios and a heritage wine cellar. It is the perfect venue to indulge in locally sourced food and BC wine whilst enjoying the lush surroundings. The chef ’s commitment to sustainability and our excellent service makes for a truly memorable experience. Open for lunch and dinner daily, and serving brunch on weekends and holidays. Consistently awarded the Trip Advisor’s Certification of Excellence. 604.681.7275. 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver. fishhousestanleypark.com
FIVE SAILS Fresh and fabulous cuisine, breathtaking views! Chef Ernst Dorfler and his wife, Gerry Sayers invite you to experience their unforgettable combination of spectacular views of Vancouver, expertly prepared continental cuisine and gracious hospitality in their beautiful Five Sails Restaurant located at the luxurious Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver. Proprietors with a passion for excellence, this Culinary Olympic gold medal, world champion chef and wife team offer modern classics with European flair inspired by the West Coast region, a wine list featuring both old world wines and some intriguing local finds and an elegant, contemporary interior that is both warm and inviting. An intimate private dining room with the same breathtaking views accommodates groups from 10 – 20 guests. “R” Level @ 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, 604.844.2855
GLOBE@YVR RESTAURANT & JETSIDE BAR The beautifully decorated and newly refreshed Globe@YVR Restaurant and Jetside Bar are located within the luxurious Fairmont Vancouver Airport: one of the world’s most unique hotels in an International Airport Terminal. The hotel’s Executive Chef, Karan Suri, joined The Fairmont Vancouver Airport in 2014 from Kenya where he was responsible for culinary operations for three Fairmont sister properties. Suri comes with a rich culinary background having worked in Canada, India, the Middle East and Africa. With a new menu featuring flavours from around the globe, prepare to be impressed with what the new Chef brings to the table. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport has recently been awarded Trip Advisor’s certification of excellence award for 2014, in addition to “the Number One Airport Hotel in North America” for 2014 voted by Skytrax. Globe@YVR and Jetside Bar are most certainly contributors to these designations and will have your palates soaring before you do.
MARKET BY JEAN-GEORGES An integral part of the Vancouver dining experience. Located in the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, the menu offers the best of three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Montgomery Lau and his dedicated team. Savour the freshest regional, seasonal ingredients with a particular emphasis on seafood in an elegant dining room, an outdoor patio and three private dining rooms. The MARKET bar is the place to sip classic and creative cocktails. 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver, 604.695.1115, marketbyjgvancouver.com. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @MARKETjg_Van.
ORU A vibrant gathering place of celebration or an exclusive intimate dining experience; ORU is the perfect spot to savour food of the Pacific Northwest and flavours of the Pacific Rim. A marble and stainless steel open concept kitchen sets the stage upon which the innovative and talented chefs create extraordinary cuisine. Allow Executive Chef Darren Brow and his ORU team to guide you through a culinary journey with a menu that features a variety of dishes of local origin with a twist from the Pacific Rim. 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, 604.695.5500, orucuisine.com
U&I THAI Serves the finest in Thai cuisine with a focus on authenticity and fresh, quality ingredients. Open 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 10 pm, to eat in or take out! Banquet and party room available for large groups. Patio open during the Summer. 3364 Cambie Street, Vancouver, 604.875.6999. uandithai.com
WEST OAK In the heart of Yaletown, West Oak is a high-energy, modern, yet rustic space featuring heritage wood beams, white oak tabletops and chairs and a buzzing open kitchen. Watch chefs in action at the kitchen bar or enjoy the sunfilled patio while sipping a glass of BC’s best wine. Relationships with suppliers and farmers are highly valued, and these partnerships allow Executive Chef Tim Cuff to source the highest quality products available. West Oak serves only the finest local, seasonal vegetables, all natural meats and Ocean Wise seafood. 1035 Mainland St, Vancouver, 604.629.8808