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LBeth Dec 17, 2012 01:50 PM

I'm an ex-Vancouverite coming back for a visit. I have a bunch of people to meet downtown and in east Van for lunches or casual dinners. I eat fish and seafood but not meat which has never been a problem in Vancouver, ever, for me, but I mention it anyway. Can you recommend anything on the cheap to moderate side? (ie $20 per main or less)

Any cool pubs to recommend?

  1. fmed Dec 18, 2012 04:24 PM

    East Van - perhaps Red Wagon (a hipster faux-diner) and Tacofino ( a hipster fish taco joint). I'm not personally a huge fan of either place.

    For pubs - check out one of the new craft beer places (eg Portland Craft, St Augistine's) or (old-timer) Alibi Room.

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    1. re: fmed
      LBeth Dec 19, 2012 05:42 AM

      Thanks for your ideas. Is there any eateries that you are a fan of?

      1. re: LBeth
        fmed Dec 19, 2012 08:54 AM

        Quick list-
        Via Tevere
        Les Faux Bourgeois
        Liking the new Absinthe Bistro on the Drive

        1. re: fmed
          LBeth Dec 19, 2012 12:26 PM

          some nice picks. Thanks- I do imagine having a nice glass of wine @ l'Abattoir.

    2. Sam Salmon Dec 19, 2012 09:22 AM

      If you like Oysters this is a cool little place with great food/service


      On Fraser St-the Fish Jalfrezi is particularly toothsome


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      1. re: Sam Salmon
        LBeth Dec 19, 2012 12:27 PM

        Sam thank you!
        I don't get my seafood fix enough over here in Montreal! I am all over both of these places. Yum.

      2. LotusRapper Dec 19, 2012 12:09 PM

        Here's one place (multiple locations, and one on E. Hastings just east of Clark Dr, inside the reno'd Waldorf Hotel) that would please you::


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        1. re: LotusRapper
          LBeth Dec 19, 2012 02:15 PM

          Thanks this looks delish. Will be fun to try Lebanese in Van.

          1. re: LBeth
            fmed Dec 19, 2012 05:18 PM

            If you are coming from Montreal, don't bother with Lebanese here in Vancouver.

            1. re: fmed
              Sam Salmon Dec 19, 2012 06:01 PM

              Agreed-try the Palestinian if anything unless you have lots of that as well.

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          jerkstore Dec 19, 2012 09:58 PM

          Campagnolo Roma in East Van (right near Hastings/Nanaimo) is pretty decent for Italian, good carbonara.

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          1. re: jerkstore
            grayelf Dec 19, 2012 10:32 PM

            And the original Campag is pretty convenient to both downtown and East Van. They have some good stuff on the menu, though I haven't been in a while. Nice-ish room, too, if a little cold.

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