Looking for Dining Recommendation in Kitsilano
Looking for a nice dinner out in the Kitsilano area. La Quercia is already booked for another day.
Open to any type of food and budget but we will be dining with our 3 month old so nothing too fancy or too loud would be appreciated. Also, my SO would like to go for drinks afterwards somewhere walking distance from whereever we eat. Any suggestions?
We'd also be open to the Main St area but were hoping not to have to drive.
Reporting back. We had a nice meal at Cafe Regalade. The service was attentive and friendly. Despite being full, they sat us at 4-top which was much appreciated with the little one in tow. The room did get awfully warm as the night went on though so dress accordingly.
We had the rillettes and french onion soup to start, both delicious and a nice portion size. I had the duck confit with salad which was enormous: two big legs of duck served on a potato gallette which was unexpected and a side of frisee salad. Unfortunately the execution was a bit hit and miss. The duck was very tasty but a tad salty (and I love salty things), the gallette was yummy and crispy but swimming in oil which was a bit off-putting. The frisee was overpowered by the garlic in the dressing. My SO had the rabbit in creamy mushroom sauce and had nothing but good things to say.
All in all, it was a good experience, nice ambience and I would go back again.
Thanks for all the suggestions. My mind needed a jolt/reminder of some of the places we've been wanting to try. We're doing to check out Cafe Regalade this time around as we've been meaning to go since they opened. Will report back on our experience.
I love Baru but agree that it's too loud for our little one. How is the volume at Flying Tiger?
I've only been to CR for breakfast and thought it was just okay. I presume baby will be in a carrier so the tight quarters shouldn't be too much of a problem. I wouldn't feel really comfortable at Flying T with an infant but then again I don't have one :-). You could always stick your heads in after CR and see what's going on...
You might wander over a block and a half to Oakwood afterward and see what the scene is like there for a drink. It's a pretty room and casual enough that baby won't attract attention, but it's also not a bar so s/he can legally come in. They seem to have a really good selection of beers on tap which might be an attraction. I've only been for lunch as yet.
Depending on your palate and budget, a few suggestions:
- Cafe Regalade
- Banana Leaf
- Trattoria Italian Kitchen
- Flying Tiger
- Jolly's Bistro
- Hapa Izakaya
- Burgoo (not gourmet but solid nevertheless)
Of course, it will depend too on how your comfort level with your infant at these places, or call ahead to get a sense of their "vibe".