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Vancouver wine bars/bistros

usagi May 2, 2009 10:43 PM

I have an upcoming week in Vancouver and other than a night at Lumiere am unsure about where to enjoy dinner. I typically enjoy eating/drinking at wine bars and bistros, but am open to other suggestions if the wine and food are enticing. I would greatly appreciate any and all advice. Thank you very much!

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  1. fmed RE: usagi May 3, 2009 09:52 AM

    Hi usagi...

    Try Uva at the Moda, Voya, and Salt Tasting Room.

    Salt Tasting Room Ltd
    45 Blood Alley, Vancouver, BC V6B 0C4, CA

    Moda Hotel
    900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B, CA

    Voya Restaurant (closed for renovations)
    1177 Melville Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3, CA

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      peter.v RE: fmed May 5, 2009 02:20 PM

      I second the Salt recommendation. It's as strong as it was in the beginning. Service there has always been fantastic. You can tell the staff is really into what they serve. Was there on the weekend and had a great flight of wines to pair with a cheese plate. The pairings were spot on, including a beautiful sherry to go with some stilton and honey from the Similkameen.

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        usagi RE: fmed May 5, 2009 10:19 PM

        Thanks so very much!

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        juddc RE: usagi May 5, 2009 12:38 PM

        I've really enjoyed Au Petit Chavignol lately. Its a little out of the way and not in the best neighbourhood, but worth the trip. http://aupetitchavignol.com/

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          usagi RE: juddc May 5, 2009 10:20 PM

          Thanks so much for the tip!

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            grayelf RE: usagi May 5, 2009 10:44 PM

            I haven't been to APC yet (darn) but friends who have pass on two caveats: it's closed Tues and Wed, and it's quite small so gets crowded early.

          2. re: juddc
            Cancuk RE: juddc May 7, 2009 12:25 PM

            IMO, there are three good wine bars in Vancouver:

            Au Petit Chavignol

          3. balini RE: usagi May 6, 2009 08:48 AM

            I highly recommend Chow, it's not a wine bar or bistro but has that feeling, really great food, a good wine list and it's a very easy place to relax into.


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