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Mar 3, 2009 12:04 PM

Dinner on Granville Island

We're going to see "The Real Thing" at the Granville Island Stage on Saturday afternoon. Any recommendations for dinner there after the show?

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    1. re: Sam Salmon

      It looks great. What do you especially like to order there? And do we need reservations?

      1. re: Sam Salmon

        Ooh yes that's a good choice. I really enjoy their eggplant in tomato sauce. If you ask nicely, often they'll give it to you as a side to your entree. The potatoe stuffed bread is good too.

        1. re: gourmet wife

          Depending who I'm with I usually order the appetiser platter for however many, also Be Advised that large soup is quite large almost a meal in itself(!)

          It's getting more and more popular but I've never had ressies-have been stuck because they're Closed Mondays and I forgot though.

          If it's just two of you try for the Afghan Room it's quite cool, can't wait for their patio to open.

      2. GI is a little weak on dinner spots. Sandbar is probably the best, but I would rather try out Afghan Horsemen as suggested (I've never been) or wander a little further up to 4th and hit Bistro Bistrot or better yet Zakushi for some really good "things on sticks."

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        1. re: waver

          I used to go to Afghan Horsemen when it located over at Cambie and Broadway. The food was great. I haven't been in years, though.

          I concur that GI is a little thin on good dinner spots. I agree with waver that Sandbar is your best bet for food right on the Island.

          1. re: fmed

            If you were going during the week I'd suggest PICA but it's not open on Saturdays. I second Zakkushi for "things on sticks" :-) and urge you to deak off the island if you can per fmed's comments. Sandbar has not done me proud the two times I've tried it -- not terrible but not stellar and best in the daylight anyway. Anyone else miss Jonathan's -- guess I'm dating myself with that reference!

            1. re: grayelf

              The food at Sandbar is a bit lacking - the fish is fresh, I'll give them that. It is a middle-of-the-road kind of place...kind of like a Cactus Club with a view.

              1. re: grayelf

                OMG I use to love going to Jonathan's!! So many memories. I'm not sure if the information is valid but I heard about +10 years back that they moved the restaurant over to Chilliwack. Not sure if it's still there.

          2. We recently had a great meal at the Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel. The prices are a bit steep ($25-$30 for entrees) but the food was terrific, especially the fish.

            1. Not sure if it'll be busy in time for the end of your show, but Ocean 617 has some of the best food in the vicinity. It's not exactly on the Island but it's very, very close by in False Creek. If you're out of your show too early for Ocean 617, Go Fish would still be open.

              Go Fish Ocean Emporium
              1505 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J, CA

              Ocean 6 Seventeen
              617 Stamps Landng, Vancouver, BC V5Z3Z1, CA

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              1. re: NoMoreSnuggles

                Unfortunately, Ocean 6 Seventeen just closed down (I never did dine there). The owner is focusing on So.cial (their other restaurant)

                1. re: fmed

                  Is another restaurant going into the space?

                    1. re: fmed

                      I walk by it on my lunch walk everyday. It is all papered up in the windows now with no signs of life. I'll let you know if I see anything though!

              2. Oh, another thought: you could take a little ferry either straight across (C and I think its Nu are right there) or over to Yaletown, which opens a whole new realm of possibilities and is kinda romantic to boot (should you care).

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                1. re: waver

                  I second this. We've had good pre-show dinners over at Fiddlehead Joe's across False Creek.

                  1. re: bluegoat

                    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, bluegoat, but Fiddlehead Joe's is no more.