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Mar 24, 2011 08:05 AM

Dinner in Yaletown - moderate recommendations?

We have the opportunity to have dinner in Yaletown this coming weekend, an area that we're not very familiar with. Places like Cioppino's and Blue Water are a bit out of our price range. I suggested a return to Lupo which I loved on a previous visit but the SO wants to try somewhere new. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance

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  1. I live here and have a very hard time finding a good restaurant that is not over the top $ like Cioppino's and Blue Water. I find that the cuisine here is either super expensive or coffee shop food. It's really too bad that there are not many choices in between. Whenever I feel like eating in the area I go to Juno bistro (love the rolls and the agedashi tofu is amazing) but it might not have the finer dining atmosphere you are looking for. I wasn't sure by your post but assumed so with the restos you mentioned. I love love Lupo and like to go there any chance I get as there are always great specials on the menu so you can always try something different.

    1. There's always Provence Marinaside, which I found the food to be competently done, nothing that blows you out of the water but nothing that offended either.

      1. If you're flexible to go slightly outside of Yaletown, there's La Brasserie on Davie that's very very reasonable price-wise, yet with uncompromising quality:


        I like their intimate, warm and inviting space but casual and not stuffy. Will need to make reservations, though, as the room only seats 30-ish.

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        1. re: LotusRapper

          OOOh, does La Brasserie takes resos now? Colour me excited. Great rec BTW -- I racked my brain and couldn't come up with anything for the OP in Yaletown but this is close and has a nice atmosphere.

          La Brasserie
          1091 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E1M5, CA

          1. re: grayelf

            Ooops ok I'd better clarify here, I didn't say that they DO take reso, just that I'd recommend it (IF they take resos). See, last time I was there it was 5:30pm and we just walked right in and got seated :-) Ahhhh the joys of parenting, forces Mommy & Daddy to eat dinner super-early (even when they're not yet hungry) so they can be home by 8:00 and relieve the babysitter ........

            1. re: LotusRapper

              La Brasserie does not take resos - if you get there early or late, you shouldn't have to wait long, if at all, for a table or seat at the bar. Weeknights (esp early in the week) are generally fine at any time. Great food at a very reasonable cost. Love the rillettes they set out with the bread.

              La Brasserie
              1091 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E1M5, CA

              1. re: kinnickinnik

                And watch the mass exodus of parents-couples at 8pm ! LOL.