Vancouver Restaurants

Vancouver provides something for everyone. The wide variety of cuisines and price points in this city have been said to be a foodie’s delight. If you enjoy Asian food, there are numerous options available, and Vancouver boasts some of the best sushi in the world. In the last couple years the with its successful street food program, dozens of food carts and trucks have appeared all over the downtown area and offer a large selection of delicious eats.

You will find below some of our favourite restaurants and we encourage you to give them a try while you are staying in Vancouver and attending the Pacific Institute.

Fed­­erico Supper Club

Awarded Opentable’s Top 100 Restaurants in Canada in January 2016, Federico’s Supper Club is one of the BEST Italian restaurants Vancouver has to offer, where guests are treated to a combination of authentic Italian cuisine and welcoming hospitality, served up in an old school atmosphere complete with live music and dancing FIVE nights a week. With your host, Federico Fuoco, and other house entertainers performing nightly, the Supper Club has also become home to a variety of monthly special events, including food and wine experiences, cooking demonstrations, as well as featured guest bands, throwback tributes and other special guests.

Honoured with Italy’s prestigious ‘Quality Seal Certification’ at the helm of decorated Chef Romy Prasad, guests enjoy fresh simple ingredients and dishes that are a reflection of old-world Italy with a contemporary twist. Located in Vancouver’s original ‘Little Italy’ (on Commercial Drive – aka – The Drive), there is something for everyone at Federico’s – a timeless and embracing factor that distinguishes the Supper Club from any other live music restaurant or Italian restaurant in Vancouver. If you are seeking a culinary adventure or celebrating a special occasion, Federico’s Supper Club is a truly unique experience.

Francesco’s Ristorante Italia

In the tradition of Italian excellence, Francesco’s is one of the very best fine dining restaurants in the heart of Vancouver, BC’s downtown core. Francesco’s Italian dishes and complimentary fine wines and is renowned for warm hospitality and impeccable service. Using the finest and freshest ingredients, our Chef crafts signature pasta, steak and seafood dishes drawing inspiration from treasured Sicilian family recipes. Our steak and seafood selections are what the West Coast is famous for and our delectable house-made desserts are sinfully delicious.

Seasons in the Park

Poised at the peak of Queen Elizabeth Park, in an enchanted garden setting with a stunning, panoramic view of Vancouver’s city skyline and the local mountains, this glass-wrapped restaurant offers distinctive, regional West Coast cuisine and exceptional service.

Since opening in 1989, Seasons in the Park has hosted a variety of events including a dinner for Presidents Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton during the 1993 Vancouver Summit meetings, the wedding reception for Vancouver’s singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan and a surprise dinner for International Olympic Committee as part of the 2010 Olympic bid, won by Vancouver.

The Teahouse Restaurant

The Teahouse Restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience. With towering trees in its backyard and the ocean at its front door, the breathtaking view of English Bay and the North shore act as a backdrop to the exquisite West Coast cuisine and exceptional service.

Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, The Teahouse Restaurant boasts a complete “West Coast” experience, with our chefs using only the freshest local produce, while the surroundings exude a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere in which to enjoy Vancouver’s best and longest sunsets, visible from every seat.

The Observatory (Grouse Mountain)

Spectacularly situated on the top floor of Grouse Mountain’s Peak Chalet, The Observatory is the crown jewel of the resort’s restaurant collection. The culinary team utilizes the finest regional produce, crafting dishes that showcase the best of BC while minimizing its environmental foot print.

Local Suppliers are used wherever possible so that our chefs can make use of the specialty micro-produced ingredients for which our province is famous. Additionally, The Observatory is a proud member of the Ocean Wise program and Gre3en Table Network, a citywide initiative that promotes sustainable seafood choices and responsible restaurant practices.

Intimacy and luxury are key elements of this 60-seat venue, where diners revel in views of the lower mainland. An award-winning wine program enhances the experience.

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar

Immerse yourself in the elegance of art deco and the warmth of mahogany wood. The opulent surroundings are designed to heighten your senses as you savour the richness of your wine, the discreet, impeccable service and, of course, the flavourful tenderness of the steak.

Gotham serves only Prime Grade Alberta beef and the freshest fish and seafood. The menu is simple and classic steakhouse, with only the finest ingredients making the cut. Our hand-crafted cocktails and extensive wine list make decisions just a little harder, but satisfaction guaranteed.

In the spring and summer, there’s no better place to dine than Gotham’s sunny Patio in the heart of downtown. The garden oasis is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, dinner or cocktails in the warmth and wonder of Vancouver’s sunny afternoons and clear nights.

Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca

Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca are pleased to give you a fresh perspective on Mediterranean cooking with chef/owner Guiseppe “Pino” Posteraro, the 2008 Vancouver Magazine’s Chef of the year, 2009 Restaurant of the Year and gold medal winner at the BC Gold Medal Plates (2007).

The critically-acclaimed restaurants, favourites of celebrities, oenophiles, and food lovers, are consistent award-winners that are always looking ahead and staying fresh. Widely acknowledged as the best expression of Mediterranean cooking in British Columbia, Cioppino’s and its sister restaurant next door, Enoteca, offer two large patios, two open show kitchens, two full-service dining rooms, as well as several private rooms for corporate and special functions. Both meet the high expatiation of thousands of diners every week.

Le Crocodile

Impeccable service with flair, never pretense or fanfare. Le Crocodile blends traditional French cooking with innovative Westcoast style. Michel has cooked for and seen generation after generation of families pass through the doors of Le Crocodile. Thirty years later, with some of the original staff still here, Le Crocodile still remains in Vancouver as one of the city’s most acclaimed and visited restaurants.

This understated, elegant restaurant has been host to some of the world’s most famous people such as Jean Chretien, Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino and Cindy Crawford… to name a few. All business people alike will tell you that Le Crocodile is at the top of their list when you want to impress a client. You will never be disappointed and Michel’s culinary expertise will always make you look great.

Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant

Fine continental dining at 553 feet (167m) for an unobstructed view of Vancouver, the coastal mountains and the ocean. Windows specifically angled for maximum viewing of the city below. One revolution completes every 60 minutes

A stunning combination of great food and a magical panoramic view. Together they make us famous. Enjoy your experience!

The Salmon House

Located in West Vancouver, The Salmon House offers a spectacular view of the city skyline, passing cruise ships, Stanley Park and the surrounding waterways. Experience Chef Mario Fortin’s contemporary fresh seafood, along with a selection from our award winning BC focused wine list. In this West Coast inspired setting, Chef Fortin sources the freshest, local, seasonal ingredients plus his menu is proudly Ocean Wise. Join us in our Coho Room Bar for tapas with live music every Friday and Saturday night.

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