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Vancouver fun great food great vibe high end date night?

dumpling2 Dec 16, 2012 02:54 PM

Any recommendations?
We went to a great sushi place last time. Tojo's. But I remember it being a bit dead. But sushi was great. Any fun recommendations for foodies who love a good time.

  1. Sam Salmon Dec 16, 2012 03:14 PM

    'High End' and 'Good Time' are mutually exclusive in No Fun City.

    I prefer my Good Times on the Loud & Low End side.

    http://guu-izakaya.com/robson/

    Other than that maybe Bao Bei or one of the cocktail places in Gastown.

    http://www.bao-bei.ca/

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    1. re: Sam Salmon
      waylman Dec 16, 2012 05:33 PM

      This is a ridiculous statement!

      L'abbatoir or Chambar have good vibes. I've had lots of fun at Blue Water also. It is what you make of it!

      I imagine Wildebeest would have a good vibe also. Haven't made it over there yet.

      1. re: waylman
        Sam Salmon Dec 16, 2012 06:11 PM

        Neither L'abbatoir or Chambar are in any way 'High End'-that is nonsense.

        The stuffed suits posing in Hawksworth are 'High End'.

        1. re: Sam Salmon
          waylman Dec 17, 2012 07:14 AM

          If they aren't high end, what are they?
          Are you saying suits are mandatory for "high end" dining?

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      islandgirl Dec 16, 2012 05:08 PM

      We've always liked Chambar for this type of evening. A bit less refined food-wise how about Baru Latino?

      1. fmed Dec 16, 2012 09:19 PM

        Vancouver doesn't really do "high end" so if I can offer a suggestion of a Gastown mini-crawl. L'Abbatoir, then The Diamond for cocktails.

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          quddous Dec 28, 2012 03:17 PM

          I agree.

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          koshfoodie Dec 16, 2012 09:51 PM

          Les Faux Bourgeois

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            quddous Dec 28, 2012 03:20 PM

            Also good.

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            jmil Dec 17, 2012 08:32 AM

            Maybe hit a few of the smaller places such as Judas Goat Taberna or Sardine Can.

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              fmed Dec 17, 2012 10:16 AM

              Judas, then Sardine Can, then The Diamond perhaps.

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              abondance Dec 17, 2012 09:24 AM

              La Quercia - try the 7 or 10 course menu. Truly wonderful food.

              1. dumpling2 Dec 19, 2012 02:56 PM

                I just want to thank everyone so much. Great recommendations and from the website, exactly what I am looking for!

                We just had a french type meal last night at a great resto in Montreal, so Chambar and L'Abattoir which look perfect, I am not feeling for.

                Then there is Guu, where Garlic is sexy really hooked me, but they kick you out after 2 hours...guess that is ok, I reserved.

                Anyone hear anything good about MIKU???

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                1. re: dumpling2
                  grayelf Dec 19, 2012 08:43 PM

                  The salmon aburi at Miku is really delicious but the rest of the menu is just okay. Pricey too. And I'm not mad about the room, which is very cold aesthetically and actually -- your tea cools down almost instantly on the granite tables.

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                    quddous Dec 28, 2012 03:21 PM

                    perfect explanation of Miku.

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                      grayelf Dec 28, 2012 04:32 PM

                      Thanks, quddous. If I was being really picky, I'd mention the annoyingly archaic hue-changing overhead lights and the bizarre desserts as well. But of course I'm not that picky :-).

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