Had a Lunch "date" with my wife today at Mercato`s........happy to report that it was excellent. My meal was good tho` not exceptional( not really expecting superlatives at Mercato`s)......SO`s meal was very good. Service was very, very good! One of our favorite wines was not available today but our server recommended an excellent substitute.
The best of the best? off the top of my head:
Home Tasting Room
The best dining areas are downtown (Stephen Avenue) and 17th Ave SW between 2 and 14 Streets. But interesting things are happening in Mission, Kensington, Bridgeland, Inglewood too.
Here is some reading to start you off.
My current favourite is Cassis Bistro