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raleighsprite May 13, 2012 07:24 AM

Finally, we have beautiful weather, perfect for outdoor dining. Looking for ideas on where to dine, but not the usual Boathouse / Joe Fortes / Bridges suggestions.

  1. LotusRapper May 13, 2012 08:39 PM

    Local Public Eatery, Cornwall & Yew.

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    1. re: LotusRapper
      Sam Salmon Jul 12, 2012 08:52 AM

      Guu Garden has a patio that's open now-furniture is just functional but the location & ambience as well as the warm friendly service can't be beat.

      http://www.guu-izakaya.com/garden/

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      kinnickinnik May 13, 2012 06:02 PM

      Adesso Bistro - lovely sheltered patio off Haro.

      Not much of a patio but sitting outside at St. Augustine's makes for good people watching and the beer is fine.

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        raleighsprite May 13, 2012 09:57 PM

        Ah, Adesso Bistro. Truly a hidden gem. Thanks for the reminder.

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        À la carte May 13, 2012 05:56 PM

        The Kingston pub (downtown, on Richards) has a pleasant courtyard patio. No idea what the food's like, but its a great place for after-work drinks.

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          eatrustic May 13, 2012 02:14 PM

          Old school but lovely (and pricey): Il Giardino
          Just putting the finishing touches on a little hidden garden: Pronto on Cambie

          1. LotusRapper May 13, 2012 10:04 AM

            - The French Table (@ Main/23)

            - Crave (@ Main/22) - back of restaurant

            - Ouisi Bistro (@ Granville/14) - back of restaurant

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            1. re: LotusRapper
              Quattrociocchi May 13, 2012 12:36 PM

              +1 for Crave.

            2. LotusRapper May 13, 2012 09:50 AM

              - New India Buffet & Restaurant (@ Broadway/Willow, inside medical tower building). Skip the food, 'tho, if Indian buffets ain't your thing.

              - The Galley Patio & Grill (@ Jericho Sailing Club)

              - Darby's Pub (@ 4th/MacDonald)

              - Original Joe's (@ Cambie/Broadway)

              - La Terrazza (@ Pacific Blvd/Cambie)

              - Provence Marinaside (False Creek north)

              - The Mill Marine Bistro & Bar (Coal Harbour)
              http://www.millbistro.ca/The_Mill/Wel...

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              1. re: LotusRapper
                fmed May 13, 2012 09:53 AM

                The Galley is a great spot to have a beer and a burger. New India - definitely skip it. Overpriced and the food is just atrocious.

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                  LotusRapper May 13, 2012 10:02 AM

                  Yeah that's why I said skip the food, LOL. But a few drinks might be ok.

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                Georgia Strait May 13, 2012 07:27 AM

                here's some info from a few weeks ago ...
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/840402

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