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CoastalWoman Feb 27, 2007 06:29 PM

Our family will be traveling to Vancouver in June for our daughter's wedding. We will be taking everyone out to dinner after the ceremony in Stanley Park. Where is a good place for about 10 people to eat. We're looking for someplace we can get noisy and have fun.

  1. starlady Feb 28, 2007 11:20 AM

    Take over the lounge area of the Sylvia Hotel, right on the water!

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    1. re: starlady
      CoastalWoman Feb 28, 2007 12:15 PM

      Thank you for the suggestion. I will check it out.

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      jewels_vancouver Mar 1, 2007 10:55 AM

      They have some "beds" upstairs that are semi private. I belive they have a minimum spend of $500 but that shouldnt be too hard to reach with a group of 10.

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      1. re: jewels_vancouver
        CoastalWoman Mar 1, 2007 04:58 PM

        Thank you! I will check it out.

      2. j
        JWh Mar 1, 2007 02:31 PM

        You could see if you could reserve the UPPER deck at LIFT in Coal Harbour.

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        1. re: JWh
          CoastalWoman Mar 1, 2007 04:59 PM

          Checked it out online. The website is incredible. Read some reviews, which weren't too flattering. Do you have any more thoughts on this?

          1. re: CoastalWoman
            jewels_vancouver Mar 1, 2007 08:03 PM

            The food is totally average (well, maybe slightly better) but the view from the top is spectactular. June is a funny month not always patio season and if it rains...no good.

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          JWh Mar 1, 2007 05:04 PM

          We had anice dinner there on e Saturday night (few months ago) The food was not bad, was not the best meal but no complaints. The service was very good.

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          1. re: JWh
            CoastalWoman Mar 1, 2007 05:08 PM

            Thank you. It sure looks beautiful.

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            jewels_vancouver Mar 1, 2007 08:05 PM

            Noisy and fun?
            Cardero's in Coal Harbour...it is a more casual experience but it is on the water and the times I have been there the atmosphere has been very lively.

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            1. re: jewels_vancouver
              CoastalWoman Mar 2, 2007 12:58 PM

              That looks good! Thank you.

              1. re: jewels_vancouver
                alex8alot Mar 2, 2007 01:34 PM

                Cardero's does have a really nice atmosphere and a big menu selection. great idea!

                1. re: alex8alot
                  Florentine Mar 4, 2007 07:44 PM

                  I like Cardero's, but it's very noisy - so be warned.

              2. pants Mar 2, 2007 01:52 PM

                lift is terrible - on more than one occasion we've left lift, upset and gone to cardero's where they were lovely and more reasonable prices.

                i would definitely suggest parkside though - it's just off the lagoon in stanely park and fantastic!!

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                1. re: pants
                  CoastalWoman Mar 7, 2007 01:14 PM

                  Cardero's looks like it might be the place for us.

                  1. re: pants
                    CoastalWoman Mar 7, 2007 01:17 PM

                    I've not read good things about Lift online. I will check out Parkside. Thanks.

                  2. waver Mar 2, 2007 02:32 PM

                    No one is suggesting the Fish House in Stanley Park. I've only eaten there once ages ago, so I can't really comment, but the location would seem hard to beat. Perhaps lacking the fun factor? Any thoughts?

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                    1. re: waver
                      CoastalWoman Mar 7, 2007 01:13 PM

                      I saw Fish House online and was waiting to see if anyone would recommend it. It looks lovely.

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                      jewels_vancouver Mar 3, 2007 07:31 PM

                      I LOVE the Parkside:
                      Parkside Restaurant
                      1906 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada -

                      The food is incredible but it is not a noisy, be seen place~ it is for serious diners and more intimate atmosphere.

                      1. j
                        jewels_vancouver Mar 3, 2007 07:33 PM

                        Also from the same owners of Cardero's is Sandbar:
                        Sandbar Seafood Restaurant On Granville Island
                        1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada - (604) 669-9030

                        1. Sam Salmon Mar 3, 2007 07:46 PM

                          Parkside is *NOT* a place to 'get noisy and have some fun'-acting like that would put a severe crimp in the other diner's evenings.

                          Cardero's is what you're looking for-and close by as well.

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                          1. re: Sam Salmon
                            CoastalWoman Mar 7, 2007 01:16 PM

                            Thank you for your help.

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