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One or Two dinners in Vancouver (plus coffee)

kelewis Feb 7, 2012 11:19 AM

On short notice I'll be in Vancouver this Sunday and Monday evening. Looking for great food, not worried much about budget, and need a place where I can eat alone (ie no romantic hideaways)and dinner won't last three hours. Over a decade ago I had great meals at Bishop's and Tojo's. A fellow hound says Tojo's has gone way downhill, and Vij's now has must-eat status. Any thoughts?

Extra points for a coffee place downtown that makes a good latte, with well-textured milk.


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  1. waylman RE: kelewis Feb 7, 2012 01:44 PM

    There's a cozy little bar at Boneta where you can dine solo. L'abbatoir would be another good spot to go solo. Vij's is not a great solo spot.

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    1. re: waylman
      koshfoodie RE: waylman Feb 7, 2012 02:26 PM

      I second L'abbatoir. Other good options are Chambar or La Quercia.

      For coffee check out Revolver if you are downtown/gastown. If you are closer to the east side check out Kafka's. Both places have lattes that will make you smile for weeks.

    2. LotusRapper RE: kelewis Feb 7, 2012 08:40 PM

      IMHO The Alibi Room, Terra Cotta Modern Chinese, or Judas Goat Taberna, all in Gastown, are cozy for solo dining, without the romantic hideaway pretence:


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      1. re: LotusRapper
        Sam Salmon RE: LotusRapper Feb 7, 2012 09:25 PM

        Lotsa great Sushi joints all over downtown-all with.............wait for it.................. bars to eat @.

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