Good Dinner in Vancouver
I am traveling to Vancouver for work and will only have one dinner while in town on a Tuesday night. I have never been and am looking for things to do that afternoon but more importantly wondering where to eat that evening. I would prefer something nice. I will be by myself so would prefer a bar to pull up to but not important. And I would prefer a focus on local ingrediants. I am staying at the Westin Bayshore and would prefer walking distance or a short cab ride.
Does anything match this description? Thanks for any help!
Also, Im in the cheese business and wondering if there are any fantastic cheese shops to check out in the afternoon.
this is probably a little late but i'm surprised the usual round of izakaya recommendations didn't come through on this. At the Bayshore, you are MUCH closer to that end of downtown than Chambar which is really popular but not at all spectacular (imo, i know many people disagree).
Kingyo, Guu, Zakkushi, Gyoza King, Hapa and many more are within a 10 minute walk of the Bayshore (head to Robson & Denman and throw a dart in any direction to find one). Not to mention numerous ramen joints (maybe good for a lunch?).
Going the other direction, there's Miku (more upscale) in Coal Harbour which I partly recommend because it's across the street from Bella Gelateria (deee-licious).
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA
871 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G2L9, CA
1508 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G1C2, CA
1055 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9, CA
To answer the dinner part first, I suggest Chambar on Beatty Street, in the east end of downtown:
Or Red Card in Gastown:
As for cheeses, I second Grayelf's suggestion of Les Amis du Fromage, particularly the store in Kitsilano neighborhood ("A" in map below):
From there it's a hop skip and a jump from Granville Island where you can continue to satisfy your senses.
I would second the recommendation for Chambar. Not necessarily "local" food but always well executed and a great lounge/bar area for singe diners (or those of us who aren't organized enough to make a reservation before they book up.) You could also start with a cheese tasting at Salt in Gastown which would be maybe a 10 min walk (?) away.
Cheese glorious cheese: Les amis du fromage -- one in Kits, one in North Van. You could go to the Kits one and then mosey over to Granville Island Market for more cheese, charcuterie at Oyama, Edible BC, etc. That sounds like a fun afternoon to me.
I'll leave your dinner question to others to address...
Les Amis Du Fromage
1752 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J, CA