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Oct 6, 2010 10:33 AM

Can't decide, Lumiere or Bishops for tonight???

In town for one night and hoping for nice fine dining experience. Love everything DB does so lean towards Lumiere, but Bishops sounds interesting and not something I can repeat in NY or other cities with a DB restuarant. From Portland, love our food scene so expect we will love BC as well. My dining partner love fine experiences but is not the most adventerous eater in the world (the vegetable palate of an 8year old....but well meaning and enjoy good cuisine so long as it doesn't involve a vegetable).

2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

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  1. Definitely choose Bishops!! Local ingredients, and John Bishop is a wonderful host. We've always enjoyed our meals here. (As for DB - if you don't have anything good to say ....)

    1. I'd go for Bishops for a truly Vancouver experience. Like you said, there's DB's in NYC, LV etc.

      1. I know I’m too late to assist you with your dilemma but for future diners faced with the same decision, I would agree with the recommendations for Bishop’s. We dined there after listening to John Bishop speak at the Granville Islands Farmers Market during the Spot Prawn Festival in May last year. He’s is all about using fresh local ingredients in his restaurant and lets the public know about them. When we went to the restaurant, there were the seasonal prawns featured as well as other local ingredients on the menu. He came by our table and chatted to see how we like the food. My dining partner was so impressed with the Berkshire pork entree, best flavoured pork experienced in a restaurant and told John this. John thanked us for the comments, left and came back later with a signed copy of his latest cookbook. I’ve been told that that’s the way he is and has been for a long time. Pretty impressive.
        Lumiere, - I haven’t been there since Rob Feenie left so can’t comment on it.

        2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

        2563W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

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        1. re: bruleetoday

          I totally agree with you, John is the ideal host, as well a a great chef. When we lived in Vancouver, Bishops was the go to restaurant for us when we had out of town visitors, celebrating an event, or even just for dessert. One time we were there and were seated beside another couple at a nearby table. We struck up a conversation at some time during dinner, and ended up talking to them about Vancouver. They were visitors from California, and were looking for restaurant, sightseeing, and hotel information. We had a nice conversation, and they left before we did. After our dinner, John came over carrying three glasses of port, one for each of us and one for himself. He thanked us for being great "hosts" to his guests, and stayed and chatted for a few minutes. As I said, he is the consumate host. Food is also fabulous!

          1. re: golfer1

            Following up (better late than never). We took the wise advice of the c.h.-ers and had an incredible meal at Bishops. Between the food, the service and ten other things - one of my more memorable meals on the road. High praise. For those looking - GO!