Week long stay in Vancouver/Richmond...need help
I am going to be in Vanocuver/Richmond on business for approx. 5-7 days in late April/early May. My busniess will mostly be conducted in Richmond but I think I will be staying somewhere downtown and likely commuting. I am look for suggestions on places to eat, looking ofr a couple upscale dinners for business meetings and then some more affordable options so I dont blow up my expense account. i am open to any and all food. I am not opposed to trying new things or stuff that might be a bit out there.
Just looking to get a good rounded look at what the city has to offer.
Two places where I always enjoy eating are Bistro Bistro, on W. 4th Avenue near Arbutus, and Hamilton Street Grill in Yaletown (near Canada Line station). Do you know yet where you will be staying? I noticed an apartment-hotel location near my place in Yaletown/Downtown.
Hamilton Street Grill
1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R9, CA
Ok, I have received my marching orders and will be arriving in Vancouver May 2 and staying through May 6. I am staying in Richmond and will have a rental car to get around.
I am specifically looking for:Great steak, great seafood (crab, salmon etc), sushi, chinese food, and something that is quintessential Vancouver. I would also like some recs for good places to grab abeer and maybe somewhere that have drinks and live jazz.
Any help with these requests in your fair metro area will be greatly appreciated.
If you're a Blues fan at all, I would recommend a visit to the Yale in downtown Vancouver. Take the Canada Line train to Yaletown/Roundhouse station, and walk 3 blocks west to Drake and Granville. This is a bar, and there is no food available, although you might be able to have a pizza delivered :)
For live jazz, I'd visit The Cellar Jazz, at West Broadway near Alma (Canada Line to Cambie/City Hall, then 99 bus west). Full kitchen available.
or O'Doul's at the Listel Hotel, on Robson (Canada Line to City Center, then walk 8 blocks west (or No. 5 bus) to Robson and Jervis. There is a "bar" side, and a "restaurant" side.
I recommend taking transit if you are planning to have more than 2 drinks during the evening, as our drink-driving laws here are pretty strict.
Actually, a fun evening might be steakhouse, then O'Douls for music, then hit Gyoza King for casual Japanese afterwards.
O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar
1300 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5, CA
Chambar is really good although it can be a bit pricey since the meals are about $25+ depending what you order. However, they never seem to disappoint.
Patisserie Lebeau has really good savory and sweet Belgian waffles. Definitely a place to try if you are interested in that kind of food.
Zakkushi, Japanese izakaya, also has great food! They have a few locations around town. Although, if that one doesn't interest you, there are a bunch of izakayas along Robson past Bute St.
Hope that helps a bit! =)
1728 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J, CA