Restau­rant Di­rec­tory

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.

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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

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