The Lower Mainland has no shortage of delicious spots to enjoy a meal. And when it comes to the city’s fine dining, our chefs offer up nothing less than world-class fare. From Vancouver’s top realtor, here’s some advice on where your next top meal in the city should be at.

Hawksworth Restaurant

There’s a reason Chef David Hawksworth’s restaurant in the heart of downtown Vancouver is a five-time winner of Best Upscale Restaurant in Vancouver Magazine’s Restaurant Awards. Nestled in the the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia on the corner of Howe and Georgia streets, Hawksworth welcomes patrons for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each dish is ingredient-led, masterfully put together for an unforgettable meal of quality and wow-factor. Don’t let the glamour fool you, the service is warm and attentive.


Part of the Aburi restaurant family, Miku’s popularity is as much due to its breathtaking location in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour as for its mouthwatering list of creative rolls. Specializing in aburi sushi which entails flame-searing the fish, Miku offers exceptional service and tasteful dishes for sushi aficionados. Enjoy the north shore mountainscapes from their waterfront patio while indulging in a unique culinary experience.

Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar

It’s all about understated style to enhance the West Coast fare served at Boulevard. From the champagne and oyster bars to the quintessential Euro-style dining room and wrap-around outdoor patio, there’s a little something for every Vancouverite to settle in and enjoy a meal from early morning to late at night. Adjacent to the Sutton Hotel in the bustling heart of the city, Boulevard doesn’t disappoint in the breezy atmosphere and delicious eats department.

Le Crocodile

If the same staff is still serving up the establishment’s not-to-be-missed French fare after 30 years, that says something about the restaurant’s culture as much as it does about the food. Le Crocodile fuses traditional French cooking with Vancouver’s beloved West Coast style. Named after the three star Michelin restaurant Au Crocodile in Strasbourg, Michel Jacob opened Le Crocodile and Chef/Owner Michel Jacob continues to serve some of the finest food in the city as he’s done for generations to locals and celebrities such as Pacino and Spielberg, alike.


This recent addition to the Robson shopping district is a Parisian jewel in the middle of the city. With its trademark mint awning belying the pastel wonderland inside, Ladurée’s to-die-for pastries make this the spot for afternoon tea, or dessert post-dining at one of Vancouver’s finest restaurants. Their speciality, the macaron, is the single best two-bite dessert in the Lower Mainland.

Bon appetit!

Photo courtesy of Hawksworth Restaurant


If there’s one thing our city does well, it’s outdoor dining featuring scrumptious menus. With summer finally here, what better way to enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine than by lounging on Vancouver’s best patios! From swanky chic to tucked away, the Lower Mainland offers some of the best patios with the coolest vibes. Check out our curated list to find your next favourite spot to relax, nibble and sip.


Joe Fortes

Roof top dining doesn’t get any better than Joe Fortes. This steak and seafood institution nestled just off Robson Street on Thurlow delivers consistently delicious West Coast fare, and their spacious patio overlooking the famed shopping district on Robson is outfitted with its own bar, umbrellas, and heaters.


The Roof

For late-night drinks and grilled meat-and-seafood dining, The Roof at Black + Blue Steakhouse in the heart of downtown on Alberni Street features open pit fireplace tables. Its distinctly modern vibe for a sophisticated experience is courtesy of the Glowbal Restaurant Group.



Minami’s hidden patio in Yaletown is like stepping into a private garden. Relax in a true urban oasis while dining on their signature flame-seared sushi, made to perfection by trained Japanese chefs with Ocean Wise fare.


The Galley Patio & Grill

Take in Vancouver’s breathtaking beach and mountain views from The Galley Patio & Grill at the Jericho Sailing Club. Known for their beachside vibe, Burger Bar, and locally crafted beer and BC wine list, The Galley is the perfect chill spot to while away an afternoon or take in the sunset.


The Sandbar

Cozy up in complimentary blankets under the Granville Street bridge at The Sandbar on Granville Island. Enjoy the fresh seafood-inspired menu by Chef Cooper Green on their covered, elevated patio; complete with fireplace and views of the boats passing in False Creek Harbour.


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Image credit: Glowbal Group

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