Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar 1 845 Burrard St., boulevardvancouver.ca Cioppino’s 1133 Hamilton St., cioppinosyaletown.com 2 The Pear Tree 4120 Hastings St., Burnaby, 3 peartreerestaurant.net honourable mentions j CinCin, Hawksworth Holyshakeup, Batman. Chef David Hawksworth’s eponymous restaurant has owned this category since its opening. But this year it’s the second act of BoulevardKitchen and Oyster Bar, Alex Chen’s temple to all things seafood in the Sutton Place Hotel, that the judges felt had found its groove four years after opening. “The combo of [executive chef] Alex Chen and [chef de cuisine] Roger Ma may be the best in town,” noted one judge. Grabbing Silver was the uncompromising take on Italian that is Yaletown’s Cioppino’s, where there’s “a focus put on every angle that’s without equal” in the city. And taking Bronze is Scott Jaeger’s Burnaby stalwart the Pear Tree, which year in year out our judges rave about in terms of offering consistency and service while delivering some of the region’s best dishes, far from the limelight of downtown Vancouver.