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Business dinner with best vegetarian options

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YVRChow Feb 26, 2013 08:26 AM

I'm at a bit of a loss looking for the best dining option for a business dinner that has a guest of honour who is vegetarian (dairy ok). We need to make reservations, and the two top contenders Acorn and Heirloom both don't take reservations.

It is ok for it to be a non-pure veg place - but it does need to have good options.

Thoughts? I'm really at a loss.

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    jmil Feb 26, 2013 09:16 AM

    Not sure of your price range, but Bishop's has excellent veg options and accomodates well to vegetarians using local, organic engredients.
    La Quercia also has great veg options.

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    1. re: jmil
      grayelf Feb 26, 2013 10:12 AM

      Tough one.

      Bishop's would be good for a quiet, early business dinner -- I'd tell them what you need when you book so they can seat you accordingly. The window table would be ideal if there are five or six of you as it has no other tables on three sides.

      I would not try to do business at La Quercia. You are practically on top of the tables next to you there. Maybe their newish place, La Pentola? They have quite a few veg options outside the secondi and it might be more conducive to business, again earlier in the evening. I I can't speak for the food but here's the menu: http://www.lapentola.ca/menus/

      Yew sounds like a good idea, being in a hotel and all, though I've never dined there so I've no idea what the table configuration is like. They must get similar requests frequently though.

      1. re: grayelf
        LotusRapper Feb 27, 2013 11:05 AM

        My $0.25 .... YEW would be most conducive to a business lunch or dinner. The large room's spaciousness and the ultra-high ceiling feel more relaxing and calming, ya can't really go wrong in a room like this:

        http://scoutmag.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/03/VCR_044_screen-hi-res.jpg

        http://www.caaad.com/UploadFiles/2011...

        And the rest of the hotel offers many spaces for more casual chats and walking around. Valet parking adds to impress everyone !

        1. re: LotusRapper
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          YVRChow Mar 3, 2013 07:04 PM

          Thank you all for your suggestions! Bishop's and Yew both got vetoed for different reasons:

          - Some didn't want it to be in a hotel (YEW)
          - Many felt Bishop's was not up to the caliber it used to be.

          I'm still at a loss!

          1. re: YVRChow
            grayelf Mar 4, 2013 07:32 AM

            Depending how many of you there are, The Parker could work in a pinch, especially if you go on the early side. But I'd go by first to suss it out.

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              jmil Mar 4, 2013 08:53 AM

              Maybe not great for a business dinner .. But Grub on Main St. does vegetarian fairly well.

              1. re: YVRChow
                fmed Mar 4, 2013 03:01 PM

                How about Kits Daily Kitchen? Just let Chef Fowke know that you'll be wanting vege options.

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          reiney Feb 26, 2013 08:51 AM

          YEW at the Four Seasons has a whole vegan menu

          http://www.yewrestaurant.com/menus/

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          1. re: reiney
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            islandgirl Feb 26, 2013 02:56 PM

            I would second the recommendation for YEW

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