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Jun 14, 2010 04:21 PM

Where to eat on Main St (Vancouver) - between Broadway and 25th

Looking for a nice place to eat on Main Street this Friday. Just for two people. Nothing too ethnic for this particular night. We've enjoyed Crave and used to love Aurora Bistro if that helps and that's sort of the price point we're looking at as well.

Any suggestions welcome.

Aurora Bistro
2420 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T3E2, CA

Main Street Cafe
317 MacKenzie, Revelstoke, BC V0E2S1, CA

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  1. Grub on Main is a bit farther down (near 28th), but might be a nice choice. Fresh menu changes daily, with some salads/share plates/pizzas remaining constant.

    1. Habit? They have a dinner menu now, too. I seriously enjoyed lunch there a couple of weeks ago and would not hesitate to go back. The tuna casserole was delicious. The tuna was good, but the penne part of it with the mushrooms and panko/parmesan topping was really, really good. Carrot & brie perogies were also good. Interesting menu, I thought...

      1. Public Lounge at 17th is good, Tempest Steakhouse for steak (duh) , 81/2 at 8th and Main has awesome mac and cheese, Habit is great, and I've always loved Crave.

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        1. re: starlady

          Nicest meal I've had recently in that zone was at Latitude on Valentine's Day. I thought I'd rambled on about it here somewhere... The owners used to have a place in Tofino that was also very tasty.

          1. re: grayelf

            Here's a couple of photos from our dinner at Latitude: salmon, shortribs and the very eatable polenta fries. We had desserts also but the photos were too dark. All well received. My brother and SIL also decided to go there unbeknowst to us that evening on the spur of the moment and thanks to the Olympic effect (every restaurant outside of the downtown core was dead) did a walkin at 8 pm and had a delightful meal as well. The ambiance here is a bit romantic and quite relaxed.

            1. re: grayelf

              Recent tweet from Latitude:
              Beautiful brunches: huevos divorciados, smoked salmon bennies, oyster mushroom scrambles, organic bacon and sausage! Mmmmmimosas!

              I love huevos divorciados -- didn't realize Latitude had brunch, even...

        2. Depends on your definition of "nice place to eat". But all aforementioned suggestions by others are solid and you can't go wrong.

          BURGOO is another that doesn't necessarily come to mind as a "nice dining" spot. But it is. If you don't know, they specialize in soups and stews, but has long been expanding on that original premise albeit carefully and methodically. Ex: once I had a fabulous special of meatloaf and mashed taters. They also have decent salads, appys etc. And prices never hurt the wallet. Ambiance is casual but quaint (feels like a log cabin inside) but I doubt anyone bringing a date there would be accused of cheaping out.

          1. Complementing CK1234's suggestion of Habit Lounge, their "sister" operation next door, Cascade Room, is another good option.

            I went to 8-1/2 (8th Ave, 1/2 block west of Main) just couple weeks ago. Intimate surrounds, casual. The food quality can be a bit of a hit & miss, but not expensive. They still need finessing on the food.

            Cascade Room
            2616 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T3E6, CA

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            1. re: LotusRapper

              YES Cascade Room is fantastic. Really really good

              Cascade Room
              2616 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T3E6, CA