In need of dinner rec downtown Van
I have visitors from Texas coming - in their 40's and 60's. They will be staying at Four Seasons and aren't used to walking too far (anything in Yaletown is probably too far for them). Does anyone have a recommendation for dinner on a Thursday night that's close?
I am considering Revel Room but am worried this its too "hip". I love CinCin (and its location) but its too expensive for them (one person is paying for 5 of us). They don't do sushi or Indian. Any ideas? Thanks a million!
>> I am considering Revel Room but am worried this its too "hip".
I think so too.
CinCin ~$35-$40 entrees avg
How about Yew (probably pricey - I haven't been) or Griffin's at the Hotel Vancouver or Bacchus at the Wedgewood. The entrees are in the $35 avg.
If that is still too much...Milestones (~$20 entrees), Italian Kitchen (~$25 entrees).
You might want to consider the Keg downtown also. Its pretty nice and the I find the food to be consistantly good.
What kind of food and setting do you think they'd prefer?
Within a 3-4 block walk from the Four Seasons are:
Le Crocodile (but probably too pricey)
Cassis Bistro (haven't been, but I have heard good things)
a bit further out is Chambar (about a 7 block walk)
Yew has great atmosphere, but $$$! My sidecar cost $14 and my friend's salad was $23 (and quite small, to boot). It's a great place to grab a drink, though. How about Saveur or Metro? I haven't been to either, but maybe someone else can comment. The food at Cassis is ok, but not as good as other bistros around town.
If close proximaty is what you want, there's Diva at the Met across the street. I've always enjoyed their food, a tad pricey but worth it. Another option is Scoozi's (mediteranean/greek) on Howe as well. It's relatively inexpensive and not very far away. I've never been but there's Ocean Club about 3 blocks away from the hotel. Don Fresco on Burrard is a bit further but not as far as Yaletown isn't too bad.
Nothing beats the Keg for value steak. Cactus Club is a good rec in this context as well. Cactus Club does highlight local ingredients and a Vancouver style - Pacific Asian-influenced dishes which may not be so prevalent in Texas. (Not my cup of tea though as I find the food a bit "chainey").