Bostonians Heading to Vancouver
Hi all, my in-laws are heading to Vancouver and looking for some good chow. They are pretty unadventurous and love a good steakhouse, southern Italian, simply prepared fresh fish, awesome burger or anything that is a must have while visiting Vancouver. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated and if any hounds have any inquires on Boston I will be pleased to help.
We had a very nice dinner at Adesso Bistro last week...not exactly southern Italian fare, but some well-executed Ligurian dishes. A good amount of fish was on the menu as well. I had a lobster risotto was was to die for, and the crostata for dessert was amazing.
Sticking to places close to tourist zones:
Good old fashioned steakhouse - Hy's downtown. Hamilton Street Grill for more updated steak-centric menu.
Italian - (along with the aforementioned Adesso, Lupo near Yaltown. If your pockets are deep, then Cioppino's in Yaletown. None are strictly Southern Italian.
Simply prepared seafood - Yew, Blue Water Cafe (a bit pricier), Go Fish (outdoor fish shack near Granville Island)
Burgers - perhaps not "awesome" but decent...Romer's
hi chris, i hope they'll follow one of these recs for Granville Island; such a beautiful spot. They might also enjoy the Teahouse in Stanley Park; simple menu w/ lovely lovely views.And Salmon House on the Hill- famous, dramatic views; straightforward food (they do an excellent job with the cedar plank salmon there- the salmon infused w/ light smoky cedar flavor (famous local preparation.) And do encourage them to visit the Stanley Park Aquarium (fantastic otters exhibit w/ one-way glass; a great aquarium all 'round) and the tram up Grouse Mntn.