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Seafood

ANCORA Fresh West Coast fare is in­flu­enced by the cuisines of Ja­pan and Peru. The space is bright and mod­ern with spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter views and a large pa­tio. Ex­cel­lent raw bar. $$$. L (M-F), D (daily), brunch (Su). 1600 Howe St. 604-681-1164. www.an­co­ra­din­ing.com X Map 1: D4

Re­gional: Up­scale

ARC El­e­gant curved room fea­tures lo­cal fare on the menu, with some in­gre­di­ents cul­ti­vated as close as the build­ing’s own rooftop. Com­mu­nal din­ing at the chef’s bench, plus a lounge and pri­vate room. $$$$$. B/L/D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). Fair­mont Water­front, 900 Canada Place Way. 604-691-1818. www. fair­mont.com/water­front X Map 1: B6

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 slow-roasted lamb or wild BC salmon. Af­ter­noon tea daily. Reser­va­tions ad­vised. Valet park­ing. $$$. B/L/D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 845 Hornby St. 604-6085319. www.wedge­wood­ho­tel.com X Map 1: C5

Re­gional: Up­scale

BOULE­VARD KITCHEN & OYS­TER BAR Best Seafood and Best Up­scale Van­cou­ver mag­a­zine 2018. Stylish re­treat of­fers a seafood­for­ward menu fea­tur­ing lo­cally sourced Pa­cific North­west fare, and in­ter­na­tional in­flu­ences. Wrap-around pa­tio, oys­ter bar and el­e­gant pri­vate rooms. Wine list fea­tures or­ganic and bio­dy­namic sips. $$$. B/L/D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). The Sut­ton Place Ho­tel, 845 Bur­rard St. 604-6422900. www.boule­vard­van­cou­ver.ca X Map 1: C5

Pub

THE BUTCHER & BUL­LOCK Lo­cals love to un­wind at this spa­cious pub, pop­u­lar for watch­ing sport­ing events. Mod­ern pub food shares the menu with craft beers and cool cock­tails. Open late. $-$$. L/D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 911 W. Pen­der St. 604662-8866. www.don­nel­ly­group.ca X Map 1: B6

Re­gional: Ca­sual

CAC­TUS CLUB CAFE Pa­tio, Where to Dine Awards 2018 and 2017. Best Chain, Van­cou­ver mag­a­zine 2018 and 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

Cof­fee/Tea

DAVID­STEA Sam­ple, smell or take away all kinds of tea from this unique bou­tique known for

its huge se­lec­tion of flavours and fun, friendly at­mos­phere. $. Open daily. Pa­cific Cen­tre, 701 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604669-7718. X Map 1: C5 164 Wa­ter St. 604-687-0060. Map 1: C7 2230 W. 4th Ave. 604-734-3440. X Map 1: E1 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 604-269-3704. www.david­stea.com X Map 4: E4

Re­gional: Ca­sual

HEN­DRICKS Start with a cock­tail—clas­sic or with a mod­ern twist—in this sleek space over­look­ing Li­brary Square. On the menu find mouth­wa­ter­ing of­fer­ings like prosci­utto-wrapped chicken breast. Live mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment from F-Sa. $$. B/L/D (daily). Westin Grand, 433 Rob­son St. 604-6472521.

www.hen­drick­srestau­rant.com X Map 1: C6

Steak­house

THE KEG STEAK­HOUSE + BAR Grilled steaks, seafood and sal­ads in a friendly, ca­sual at­mos­phere. Spe­cial­ties in­clude prime rib and king crab. $$. L (M-F) at some lo­ca­tions, D (daily). 688 Dun­smuir St. 604-6857502. X Map 1: C6 1121 Al­berni St. 604-685-4388. X Map 1: B5 1011 Main­land St. 604-633-2534. X Map 1: D5 1499 An­der­son St. 604-6854735. www.keg­steak­house.com X Map 6: C3

Re­gional: Up­scale

NOTCH8 RESTAU­RANT & BAR Ho­tel Din­ing, Where to Dine Awards 2018. Named for a train’s top speed, this el­e­gant eatery is in­spired by the by­gone era of lux­ury rail travel. Com­fort food dishes with a West Coast twist in­clude of­fer­ings from the ro­tis­serie, Ocean Wise seafood and up­dated clas­sics such as oys­ters Rock­e­feller. Craft cock­tails. Af­ter­noon tea W-Su. $$-$$$. B/L/D (daily). Fair­mont Ho­tel Van­cou­ver, 900 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-662-1900. www.notch8-din­ing.com X Map 1: C5

Thai

SALATHAI Trop­i­cal at­mos­phere with healthy cui­sine, in­clud­ing veg­e­tar­ian vari­a­tions. Try the Gaeng Ped Yang: 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

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

Con­ti­nen­tal

TOP OF VAN­COU­VER RE­VOLV­ING RESTAU­RANT Views come with the menu at the top of Har­bour Cen­tre, 169 m (553 ft) above the city. The menu fea­tures steak, seafood and poul­try dishes, in­clud­ing Pa­cific salmon, fresh lob­ster and pan-seared duck. In­ter­na­tional wine se­lec­tion. $$$. L/D (daily). 555 W. Hast­ings St. 604669-2220. www.topof­van­cou­ver.com Par­tial X Map 1: B6

Seafood

YEW SEAFOOD + BAR 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 (SaSu). Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Van­cou­ver, 791 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-692-4939. www.yewseafood.com X Map 1: C5

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