Vancouver Restaurant for office dinner - suggestions?
Hi Everyone. My office will all be flying to Vancouver for a conference in a couple months. We are planning a dinner together, but as this is our first time in Vancouver, we aren't sure where to go.
There will be about 20 people with a budget of $40-$70 per person (including drink(s)). We need to be within walking distance to the Convention Centre.
We have a varied crowd, so any type of restaurant suggestion would be great.
Office dinners and lunches are tricky to plan because you have to appeal to wide ranging tastes -- and often to the lowest common denominator. Near the convention centre are places like Carderos, and Lift that have menus which will appeal to a wide range of people and staffing levels that can handle a large group. (And they have nice views of Coal Harbour).
Sam's rec of Guu Gastown is a good one...however I'm sure that there is at least one in your party who will say "I don't like Japanese food."
And if your group can handle a little live jazz, then O'Doul's at the Listel Hotel is on Robson. It's a 15 minute walk from the Convention Centre. Menu is fairly broad, and posted on-line, as is the performance line-up.