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French BAC­CHUS RES­TAU­RANT & LOUNGE This four-di­a­mond res­tau­rant is in the Wedge­wood Ho­tel & Spa, the only Re­lais & Chateaux prop­erty in Van­cou­ver. The mod­ern French menu may in­clude pan-seared Qualicum Beach scal­lops or wild Bri­tish Columbia salmon. Af­ter­noon tea on week­ends. Reser­va­tions ad­vised. Valet park­ing. $$$. B/L/D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 845 Hornby St. 604-608-5319. www. wedge­wood­ho­tel.com X Map 1: C5

Re­gional: Ca­sual CAC­TUS CLUB CAFE West Coast and Pa­tio, Where to Dine Awards 2017. Best Chain, Van­cou­ver magazine 2017. Great vibe, mod decor and glob­ally in­spired dishes. Come for drinks or din­ner. $$. L/D (daily). 1085 Canada Place. 604-620-7410. X Map 1: B6 588 Bur­rard St. 604-682-0933. X Map 1: B5 1136 Rob­son St. 604687-3278. X Map 1: C5 357 Davie St. 604-685-8070. X Map 1: D5 1790 Beach Ave. 604-681-2582. X Map 1: B3 575 W. Broad­way. 604-714-6000. X Map 1: F6 1530 W. Broad­way. 604733-0434. www.cac­tus­club­cafe.com X Map 1: F3

Ca­sual MOOSE’S DOWN UN­DER Pub-style bar and grill serves ca­sual Aus­tralian and Cana­dian fare such as meat pies, burg­ers, steaks and salmon. All Aus­tralian hol­i­days are cel­e­brated, and TVs show ma­jor Aus­tralian sport­ing events. $-$$. B/L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 830 W. Pen­der St. in the base­ment. 604-683-3300. www.moos­es­down un­der.com X Map 1: B6

Pan-Asian NOODLE­BOX Chi­ne­ses­tyle take­out con­tain­ers filled with South­east Asian dishes such as Sin­ga­pore cashew curry, Thai-style chow mein, and black bean and gar­lic stir fry. $. L/D (daily). 108 W. Hast­ings St. 604-559-1775. Map 1: C7 839 Homer St. 604-734-1316. Map 1: C6 1867 W. 4th Ave. 604-734-1310. X Map 1: E2 2511 Main St. 604-336-5010. www. noodle­box.ca X Map 1: F7

Pan-Asian POKÉRRITO Poke, the Hawai­ian raw-fish salad, gets a Ja­panese

twist in this bustling res­tau­rant, with the ad­di­tion of flavours like wasabibasil sauce and seaweed salad. Build your own bowl, salad or sea­weed­wrapped bur­rito, or choose from the menu of pre-de­signed op­tions. $. L/D (M-Sa). 558 Dun­smuir St. 778379-1115. X Map 1: C6 991 Hornby St. 604-620-9099. www.pok­er­rito.ca Map 1: C5

Re­gional: Up­scale

ROYAL DINETTE Best Pa­cific North­west, Van­cou­ver magazine 2017. This farm-to-ta­ble res­tau­rant of­fers old-school charm in a bright, beau­ti­ful space. The menu evolves with the sea­sons and fea­tures share plates and tast­ing menus for both lunch and din­ner. $$-$$$. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 905 Dun­smuir St. 604-974-8077. www.royaldinette.ca X Map 1: B5

Thai

SALATHAI Trop­i­cal at­mos­phere with healthy cui­sine, in­clud­ing veg­e­tar­ian vari­a­tions. Try the Pa-Naeng: roast duck sautéed in thick red curry, co­conut cream, ground peanuts and basil leaves. $$. L/D (daily). 102-888 Bur­rard St. 604-683-7999. www. salathai.ca X Map 1: C4

Ja­panese

SHURAkU SAkE BAR & BISTRO This mod­ern, hop­ping room serves creative Ja­panese cui­sine in a cen­tral down­town lo­ca­tion over­look­ing trendy Granville Street. Ta­passtyle plates for shar­ing, such as ten­der BBQ pork ribs or spe­cialty sushi rolls, are per­fect for pair­ing with sake from the ex­ten­sive list. $. L/D (daily). 833 Granville St. 604-687-6622. www. shuraku.net X Map 1: C5

Cof­fee/Tea

STAR­BUCkS COF­FEE COM­PANY Seat­tle-based cof­fee phe­nom­e­non serves up not only gourmet cap­puc­ci­nos and lat­tes, but their own beans, cof­feemak­ers, mugs and other gifts. Lo­ca­tions through­out the Lower Main­land. $. Open daily. 930 Bur­rard St. 604-683-4464. X Map 1: C5 720 Granville St. 604-633-9801. X Map 1: C5 398 Rob­son St. 604-687-1187. X Map 1: D6 1795 Davie St. 604-8994322. X Map 1: B3 2980 Main St. 604-873-5176. www.star­bucks.com X Map 4: D4

Mex­i­can

TACOFINO Beachy bricks-and-mor­tar ver­sions of the well-known food cart serve creative Mex­i­can-in­spired dishes us­ing fresh lo­cal in­gre­di­ents, in lo­ca­tions that range from grab-and-go to trendy sit-down spots. Sip te­quila- and mescal-based cock­tails, lo­cal beer and Mex­i­can cervezas. $. L/D (daily). Taco Bar: Blood Al­ley Sq. 604-8997907. X Map 1: C7 Bur­rito Bar: 15 W. Cor­dova St. 604-899-7907. X Map 1: C7 Tacofino Oa­sis: 1050 W. Pen­der St. 604-428-8453. Map 1: B5 1025 Main­land St. 778-379-8226. Map 1: D5 Tacofino Com­mis­sary: 2327 E. Hast­ings St. 604-253-8226. www. tacofino.com X Map 4: D5

TOP OF VAN­COU­VER RE­VOLV­ING RES­TAU­RANT Views come with the menu at the top of Har­bour Cen­tre, which is 169 m (553 ft) above the city. The menu fea­tures steak, seafood and poul­try dishes, in­clud­ing Pa­cific salmon, fresh lob­ster and roast duck. In­ter­na­tional wine se­lec­tion. $$$. L/D (daily). 555 W. Hast­ings St. 604-669-2220. www.topof­van­cou­ver.com Par­tial X Map 1: B6

Seafood YEW SEAFOOD + BAR Ho­tel Din­ing, Where to Dine Awards 2017. Boasts high ceil­ings and of­fers an ex­ten­sive sea­son­ally chang­ing seafood menu. Try the fresh shucked oys­ters paired with a hand­crafted cock­tail. $$-$$$. B/L/D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Van­cou­ver, 791 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-692-4939. www. yewseafood.com X Map 1: C5

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