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Hippest place to eat in Vancouver?

My brother is celebrating the BIG 3-0 next weekend and I am trying to organize a night out. My brother is a fan of 'cool' (haha). What ever is hip, trendy, unique (but don't confuse that with 'popular'). Good ambiance is a must, and the food must follow suit.

I was thinking tapas style would be the way to go. And of course, amazing cocktails or wines are a requirement!

I was thinking Cobre? I'm not really familiar with the downtown scene, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!! I want this birthday to be a huge success. Thanks!

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  1. Cobre sounds like it would fit your criteria very well (tapas style and interesting cocktails). It also has several "levels" so that you might be able to arrange a quasi-private area for your group while still getting the benefit of the ambiance -- we did that for a birthday gathering and it was great. Be sure to try their tacos if you go!

    1. What about Lift in Coal Harbour?

      1. I have not yet been....but how about Market (Jean Georges Vongerichten's new restaurant at the Shangri-La)? The place has been getting raves and from the looks of the menu, the food is surprisingly affordable (entrees $12-$28). The bartender is the excellent JT formerly of Boneta...he's famous for his cocktails.

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        1. re: fmed

          Thanks fmed. I went to the Shangri-la site, but didn't see a menu. Have you found one online?

        2. I haven't been in Van since last Feb but was impressed with gastropod:

          www.gastropod.ca

          1. Charm Modern Thai is a new hip resto lounge spot in Yaletown
            www.charmmodernthai.com