Food Vancouver Select Guide: Best Yaletown Restaurants
In this issue of Food Vancouver Select Guide we will provide you with a list of the best restaurants in one of Vancouver’s hippest neighbourhoods - Yaletown.
Yaletown was once a dingy warehouse district. It is found in the downtown Vancouver area and is defined as the area bordered by False Creek, Robson and Homer Streets. Over the past decade Yaletown has morphed into one of Vancouver’s most desirable neighbourhoods. It now competes with the up and coming Gastown with more restaurants per square inch and is home to some of Vancouver’s finest and hippest dining establishments
The best Yaletown restaurant list
Society Dining Lounge: According to Society they are inspired by our favorite nightspots in LA and New York, Society delivers quirky comfort food in style. From Milkshakes with a kick, and Lobster Shepherd’s Pie, to the best burgers in town, there’s something here you’ll talk about for days after dinner. Imagine dimly lit booths filled with shadows cast by epic pink chandeliers. To be seen, or to hide away, both are possible, and pretty much anything goes. This is Society.
Hamilton Street Grill: Sit in a comfy booth, enjoy drinks, steak and comfort food and socialize with co-workers and friends in the relaxed atmosphere.
Glowbal Grill Steaks and Satay: Yaletown's premier dining destination offers award winning cuisine, a 40 foot New York style long bar, all wrapped up in a sleek, electric room. Open for lunch, dinner and Vancouver's best weekend brunch, glowbal has become a celebrity spotting mecca and favourite for both Vancouverites and vistitors alike. glowbal also features the AFTERglow lounge, which was recently named one of the "Top 100 Bars Best Bars in the World".
Blue Water Cafe: Awarded Gold for ‘Best Seafood’ by critics in Vancouver magazine’s annual Restaurant Awards, Blue Water Cafe is celebrated as the City’s definitive destination for seafood. From the dynamic ‘East meets West’ kitchen and raw bar, ‘Chef of the Year’ Frank Pabst crafts captivating seafood dishes using the freshest wild fish. Enhanced by one of the Country’s finest wine collections and intuitive service from Stephan Cachard’s all-star culinary team, Blue Water Cafe is housed in a handsome brick and beam warehouse conversion in the heart of historic Yaletown.
George Ultra Lounge: Amazing drinks, friendly staff and owners. One of the hippest places in Vancouver. Great cocktails like the award winning ‘London Vine’. (View recipe here)
Brix Restaurant: Brix is best known for its wine and fine cuisine. Weddings are perfect in their court yard and with years of experience in planning events your wedding will be a great success.
The New Oxford: According to the New Oxford: A tongue-in-cheek nod to both the world-renowned University of Oxford and British sporting culture, the New Oxford sits proudly on the edge of Yaletown, a welcome addition to Vancouver’s notoriously trendy neighborhood. Vintage touring bikes line the ceiling, leading the eye to a looming portrait of literary genius, misfit and Oxford alumni Oscar Wilde. A long view of the room – which runs the width of the entire city block – reveals rustic gray millwork, classic pub-style furniture and black & white photos of various other notable Oxford grads. A 50 foot long cantilevered bar serves as the room’s centerpiece, leading visitors to a into ‘study’ motif, complete with taxidermy, original-print hardcover books, vintage sporting gear and even more comfortable seating.
Provence Marinaside: Mediterranean cuisine and seafood is served with generous hospitality. The warm atmosphere reflects the qualities of old Europe. Try their signature dish: Plateaux de Fruits de Mer with crab, prawns, oysters, seafood salad, pink scallops, smoked salmon, four sauces
Enjoy your Yaletown dining
by Kevin Freeman
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