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French onion soupThe Keg Steakhouse and Bar at Granville Island
1499 Anderson Street
Phone: (604) 685-4735 or Reserve Online

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We were going to see Floating at the Granville Island Revue Stage. My companion was "craving steak" so we decided to visit the  Granville Island Keg  for a pre-show dinner. Like many Vancouver restaurants, they were...

celeriac and fennel soupChambar Restaurant
562 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC
 Ph: 604- 879-7119 or Reserve Online
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We were going to see the opening night performance of This at the Vancouver Playhouse so we strolled a couple of blocks over to Chambar for a pre-show dinner.

My companion had the celeriac and fennel soup, with cave aged Gruyére, chervil and a grilled crouton....

It was the last evening before my visitors were leaving - a 7 am flight ! So an early supper was called for.  I had the One Hundred Days restaurant on my "to visit" list since I first read about the concept.  Basically the restaurant at the OPUS Hotel is undergoing a redesign and remodeling under different management. The idea was that over 100 days, local graffiti artist Vince Dumoulin  would paint murals while the chefs would serve up equally creative dishes. But since it was a couple of months ago that I read about I figured the 100 days...

Dragon rollShuRaku Sake Bar and Bistro
833 Granville Street,
Vancouver, BC
Phone (604) 687- 6622 or Reserve Online

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salmon/tuna sashimiThe first time I tasted sushi from ShuRaku was on a Granville Street Foodie Tour. We were offered three exquisitely presented samples of food that tasted as good as they looked. At...

the Latin BurgerHavana Cafe
1212 Commercial Drive,
Vancouver, BC:
Ph: 604-253-9119

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We were heading off to an 8 PM show of Sensation of Magic at the Havana Theatre, so we thought we would get supper at the Havana Cafe before the show. They don't take reservations, but the person on the phone said that if we were there by 6:30 we should...

rib eye steak with pont neuf potatoFive Sails at the Pan Pacific Hotel
999 Canada Place,
Vancouver, BC
Ph: 604-844-2855 or Reserve Online

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Last July on a brief visit to Chicago for a conference, my Chicago friends showed me some of their favorite restaurants and I enjoyed dining at Boka, Perennial, Takashi and at Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago....

carpaccioBrix Restaurant and Wine bar
1138 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B2
Ph: (604) 915-9463 or Reserve Online

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Conveniently located on my way home from dance classes on Granville Street or shows at the Queen Elizabeth or Playhouse Theatres, the courtyard patio at Brix is a favorite place for us to drop in for a light, late evening supper.

On this visit however, ...

spicy tuna tartareTapastree Restaurant
1829 Robson St
Vancouver, BC
Ph: (604) 606-4680 or Reserve Online

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Although I live downtown, there are so many excellent places to eat south-east of Burrard Street that I have spent little time checking out restaurants around the Denman Street area and the West End. But this evening we were going...

Bison carpaccioAdesso Bistro
1906 Haro Street,
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-568-9975 or Reserve Online
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We were heading off to see Singing in the Rain at Theatre Under the Stars  at  the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park so we thought a restaurant in the West End would work well for us. I had  previously dined at the Haro Street location when It was Parkside , but...

hamachi sashimiMarket by Jean-Georges
1128 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Ph: (604) 689-1120 or Reserve Online

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I have enjoyed two dinner meals at Market by Jean-Georges and on both occasions have been impressed by both the quality of the food, and the impeccable service.  I also had the opportunity to sample the black truffle fontina cheese  pizza and the rice cracker-crusted seared tuna on...


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