NOTHING FISHY HERE
Seafood is front and centre when you’re this close to the water, and Fishworks ( 91 Lonsdale Ave., fishworks.ca) has been the go-to seafood scene for eight-plus years. Owner and chef Shallaw Kadir keeps things solidly West Coast while throwing in curveballs like halibut poutine—the only thing missing is a view. And that can be found at Pier 7 ( 25 Wallace Mews Rd., pierseven.ca), perhaps the best year-round patio in town. Pier 7 is best visited on Thursdays, when the team puts on a messy, wonderful seafood boil for those who like to get deeply interactive with their dinner.