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Vancouver's 2012 Best of the City Dining winners

WE Vancouver readers recently voted in 75 food categories for their favourite restaurants, bars, eateries and specialty shops around Vancouver. This marks the first edition of the stand-alone WE Vancouver Best of the City Dining 2012 readers choice results.  - WE Vancouver
WE Vancouver readers recently voted in 75 food categories for their favourite restaurants, bars, eateries and specialty shops around Vancouver. This marks the first edition of the stand-alone WE Vancouver Best of the City Dining 2012 readers choice results.
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We asked our readers to let us know their favourite places to dine and drink in Vancouver and here are the results. The next time a friend asks, “Where should we eat?” you’ll have the answers:

 

Best Shops

Grocer

1. Whole Foods, Various locations, www.wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Urban Fare, Various locations, www.urbanfare.com

3. Bosa Foods, 1465 Kootenay Street, 604-253-5578, 562 Victoria Drive, www.bosafoods.com

 

Cheese Shop

1. Les Amis du Fromage, 1752 West 2nd Ave, 604-732-4218; 843 East Hastings Street, 604-253-4218, www.buycheese.com

2. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations, www.bentonscheese.com

3. La Grotta del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial Drive, 604-255-3911, www.lgdf.ca

 

Butcher

1. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop (tie), 269 Powell Street, 604-566-9229, www.biglousbutchershop.com

1. Windsor Quality Meats (tie), 4110 Main Street, 604-872-5635, www.windsorqualitymeats.com

2. Jackson’s Meat and Deli (tie), 2214 West 4th Ave, 604-738-6328, www.jacksonsmeatanddeli.com

2. Pete’s Meat (tie), 2817 Arbutus Street, 604-730-1661, www.petes-meat.com

3. Save On Meats, 43 West Hastings Street, 604-569-3568, www.saveonmeats.ca

 

Farmers Market

1. Trout Lake, North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, www.eatlocal.org

2. West End, 1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, www.eatlocal.org

3. Kitsilano, 2690 Larch Street, Parking Lot of Kitsilano Community Centre, Vancouver Farmers Markets, 604-879-FARM, www.eatlocal.org

 

Health Food

1 Whole Foods, Various locations, www.wholefoodsmarket.com

2. Choices Market, Various locations, www.choicesmarket.com

3. Organic Lives, 1829 Quebec Street, 778-588-7777, www.organiclives.ca

 

Private Liquor Store

1. Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba Street, 604-331-7900, www.legacyliquorstore.com

2. Liberty Wine Merchants, Various locations, www.libertywinemerchants.com

3. Marquis Wine Cellars, 1034 Davie Street, 1-800-589-2804, www.marquis-wines.com

 

Oyama, WE Vancouver Best of the City DiningFood Stall Granville Island

1. Oyama, 604-327-7407, www.oyamasausage.ca (pictured)

2. Terra Breads (tie), various locations, 604-685-3102, www.terrabreads.com

2. Lee’s Donuts (tie), 604-685-4021

3. Curry 2 U,  604-662-7778, www.curry2you.com

 

General Grocery Store

1. Choices (tie), Various locations, www.choicesmarket.com

1. IGA (tie), Various locations, www.marketplaceiga.com

1. Safeway (tie), Various locations, www.safeway.ca

2. Donald’s Market, 2279 Commercial Drive, 604-255-1440; 2332 East Hastings Street, 604-254-3014, www.donaldsmarket.com

3. Save-On-Foods, Various locations, www.saveonfoods.com

 

Kitchenware Cooking

1.Ming Wo, Various locations, www.mingwo.com

2. Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings Street, 604-253-3022, www.gourmetwarehouse.ca

3. Cookworks, 377 Howe Street, 604-662-4918; 1548 West Broadway, 604-731-1148, www.cookworks.ca

 

Specialty Items

 

Chocolatier

1. Thomas Haas, 2539 West Broadway, 604-736-1848, www.thomashaas.com

2. Thierry, 1059 Alberni Street, 604-608-6870, www.thierrychocolates.com

3. Chocolate Arts (tie), 1620 West 3rd Avenue, www.chocolatearts.com

3. Purdy’s Chocolates (tie), Various locations, www.purdys.com

 

Dessert

1. Thierry (tie), 1059 Alberni Street, 604-608-6870, www.thierrychocolates.com

1. True Confections (tie), 3701 West Broadway, 604-222-8489, www.trueconfections.ca

2. Black Rook Bakehouse, 2141 East Hastings, 604-563-5094, www.blackrookbakehouse.com

3. Thomas Haas, 2539 West Broadway, 604-736-1848, www.thomashaas.com

 

Donuts

1. Cartems kitchen: 485 Commercial Drive, 604-671-6015; pop-up shop: 408 Carrall Street, www.cartems.com

2. Tim Hortons, Various locations, www.timhortons.com

3. Luckys (in 49th Parallel Roasters), 2902 Main Street, 604-420-4900, www.49thparallelroasters.com

 

Brunch

1. Café Medina (tie), 556 Beatty Street, 604-879-3114, www.medinacafe.com

1. Jethro’s Fine Grub (tie), 3420 Dunbar Street, 604-569-3441, www.jethrosfinegrub.com

2. Twisted Fork, 1147 Granville Street, 604-568-0749, www.twistedforkbistro.ca

3. Milestones, Various locations, www.milestonesrestaurants.com

 

Breakfast

1. Café Medina, 556 Beatty Street, 604-879-3114, www.medinacafe.com

2. Joe’s Grill, Various locations, www.joesgrill.ca

3. Jethro’s Fine Grub, 3420 Dunbar Street, 604-569-3441, www.jethrosfinegrub.com

 

Bagels

1. Solly’s, Various locations, www.sollysbagelry.com

2. Siegel’s Bagels,1883 Cornwall Avenue, 604-737-8151, www.siegelsbagels.com

3. Benny’s Bagels, 2505 West Broadway, 604-731-9730

 

Terra Breads, WE Vancouver Best of the City Dining

Bakery

1. Terra Breads, Various locations, www.terrabreads.com (pictured)

2. Cobs Bread (tie), Various locations, www.cobsbread.ca

2. Black Rook Bakehouse (tie), 2141 East Hastings, 604-563-5094, www.blackrookbakehouse.com

3. Fratelli Bakery, 1795 Commercial Drive, 604-255-8926, www.fratellibakery.com

 

Burgers

1. Vera’s Burger Shack, Various locations, www.verasburgershack.com

2. Romers, 1873 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-9545, www.romersburgerbar.com

3. Fatburger, Various locations, www.fatburger.com

 

BBQ

1. Memphis Blues, Various locations, www.memphisbluesbbq.com

2. Peckinpah, 2 Water Street, 604-681-5411, www.peckinpahbbq.com

3. Re-Up BBQ, 700 Hornby Street, 604-724-0894, www.reupbbq.com

 

Fish and Chips

1. Go Fish, 1505 West 1st Ave, 604-730-5040, www.gofishvancouver.com

2. C-Lovers, 1061 Denman Street, 604-662-3444, www.c-lovers.com

3. Mr. Pickwicks, 8620 Granville Street, 604-266-2340, www.mrpickwicksbc.ca

 

Coffee Shop

1. JJ Bean, Various locations, www.jjbeancoffee.com

2. Caffé Artigiano (tie), Various locations, www.caffeartigiano.com

2. Starbucks (tie), Various locations, www.starbucks.ca

3. 49th Parallel, 2902 Main Street, 604-420-4900; 2152 West 4th Avenue, www.49thparallelroasters.com

 

Food Cart

1. Tacofino (tie), Burrard and Dunsmuir and Robson Square, 604-253-TACO, www.tacofino.com

1. Japadog (tie), 530 Robson Street and various locations, 604-569-1158, www.japadog.com

2. Roaming Dragon, Various locations, www.roamingdragon.com

3. Mom’s Grilled Cheese, 800 West Georgia Street, 604-767-9768, www.momsgrilledcheesetruck.com

 

Ice Cream/Gelato

1. Bella Gelateria, 1001 West Cordova Street, 604-569-1010, www.bellagelateria.com

2. Mario’s Gelati, 88 East 1st Avenue, 604-879-9411, www.mariosgelati.com

3. La Casa Gelato, 1033 Venables Street, 604-251-3211, www.lacasagelato.com

 

Milkshake/Smoothie

1. White Spot, Various locations, www.whitespot.ca

2. Jugo Juice, Various locations, www.jugojuice.com

3. Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, 2095 West 4th Ave, 604-732-6810 www.sophiescosmiccafe.com

 

Noodles

1. Noodle Box, Various locations, www.thenoodlebox.net

2. Peaceful Restaurant, #110 - 532 West Broadway, 604-879-9878, www.peacefulrestaurant.com

3 Legendary Noodle, 1074 Denman Street, 604-669-8551, www.legendarynoodle.ca

 

Pizza

1. Nicli Antica Pizzeria, 62 East Cordova Street, 604-669-6985, www.nicli-antica-pizzeria.ca

2. Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main Street, 604-681-9334, www.pizzeriafarina.com

3. Via Tevere Pizzeria, 1190 Victoria Drive, 604-336-1803, www.viateverepizzeria.com

 

Blue Water Cafe, WE Vancouver Best of the City DiningSeafood

1. Blue Water Café + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, www.bluewatercafe.com (pictured)

2. Coast, 1054 Alberni Street, 604-685-5010, www.glowbalgroup.com/coast

3. Rodney’s Oyster House (tie), 1228 Hamilton Street, 604-609-0080, www.rodneysoysterhouse.com

3. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse (tie), 777 Thurlow Street, 604-669-1940, www.joefortes.ca

 

Steakhouse

1. Keg, Various locations, www.kegsteakhouse.com

2. Gotham, 615 Seymour Street, 604-605-8282, www.gothamsteakhouse.com

3. Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar (tie), 637 Hornby Street, 604-683-7671, www.hyssteakhouse.com

3. Black + Blue (tie), 1032 Alberni Street, 604-637-0777, www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue

 

Tapas

1. Bin 941 Tapas Parlour, 941 Davie Street, 604-683-1246, www.bin941.com

2. Sardine Can, 26 Powell Street, 604-568-1350, www.thesardinecan.ca

3. La Bodega, 1277 Howe Street, 604-684-8814, www.labodegavancouver.com

 

Teahouse

1. David’s Tea, Various locations, www.davidstea.com

2. O5 Tea, 2208 West 4th Avenue, 604-558-0500, www.o5tea.com

3. Secret Garden Tea Company (tie), 5559 West Boulevard, 604-261-3070, www.secretgardentea.com

3. The Urban Tea Merchant (tie), 1070 West Georgia Street, 604-692-0071, www.urbantea.com

 

Vegan

1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 West 4th Ave, 604-738-7151, www.thenaam.com

2. The Acorn, 3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001, www.theacornrestaurant.ca

3. Nuba, Various locations, www.nuba.ca

 

Vegetarian

1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 West 4th Ave, 604-738-7151, www.thenaam.com

2. The Acorn, 3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001, www.theacornrestaurant.ca

3. The Foundation, 2301 Main Street, 604-708-0881

 

Best International Cuisine

 

Caribbean West Indies

1. The Reef, 1018 Commercial Drive, 604-568-5375; 4172 Main Street, 604-874-5375, www.thereefrestaurant.com

2. Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall Street, 604-568-5882, www.calabashbistro.com

3. Riddim & Spice, 1945 Commercial Drive, 604-215-9252

 

Chinese

1. Kirin Restaurant, 1172 Alberni Street, 604-682-8833; 201-555 West 12th Avenue, 604-879-8083, www.kirinrestaurants.com

2. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, 163 Keefer Street, 604-688-0876, www.bao-bei.ca

3. Sun Sui Wah, 3888 Main Street, 604-872-8822, www.sunsuiwah.com

 

French

1. Le Crocodile, 909 Burrard Street, 604-669-4298, www.lecrocodilerestaurant.com

2. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E 15th Avenue, 604-873-9733, www.lesfauxbourgeois.com

3. La Brasserie, 1091 Davie Street, 604-568-6499, www.labrasserievancouver.com

 

Greek

1. Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna, 1124 Davie Street, 604-683-2555

2. Takis’ Taverna, 1106 Davie Street, 604-682-1336, www.takistaverna.com

3. Simpatico Ristorante (tie), 2222 West 4th Ave., 604-733-6824, www.simpaticorestaurant.ca

3. Olympia Restaurant (tie), 998 Denman Street, 604-688-8333; 3205 W. Broadway, 604-732-5334, www.olympiapizza.com

 

Indian

1. Vij’s, 1480 West 11th Avenue, 604-736-6664, www.vijsrestaurant.ca

2. Palki Indian Restaurant, 1130 Commercial Drive, 604-215-1130, www.palkirestaurant.com

3. Judge’s Indian Cuisine, 1188 Davie Street, 604-602-1558, www.judgesindiancuisine.com

 

Italian

1. Italian Kitchen, 1037 Alberni Street, 604-687-2858, www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen

2. Ciopinno’s, 1133 Hamilton Street, 604-688-7466, www.cioppinosyaletown.com

3. Campagnolo, 1020 Main Street, 604-484-6018, www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

 

Japanese

1. Tojo’s, 1133 West Broadway, 604-872-8050, www.tojos.com

2. Hapa Izakaya, 1479 Robson Street, 604-689-4272; 1193 Hamilton Street, 604-681-4272; 1516 Yew Street, 604-738-4272, www.hapaizakaya.com

3. Miku (tie), 1055 West Hastings Street, 604-568-3900, www.mikurestaurant.com

3. Guu (tie), Various locations, www.guu-izakaya.com

 

Korean

1. Jang Mo Jib, 1719 Robson Street, 604-642-0712, www.jangmojib.com

2. Madang Coul Korean Restaurant, 847 Denman Street, 604-688-3585

3. Damso Modern Korean Cuisine, 867 Denman Street,  604-632-0022

 

La Taqueria, WE Vancouver Best of the City Dining

Mexican

1. La Taqueria, 2549 Cambie Street, 604-558-2549; 322 W. Hastings, 604-568-4406, www.lataqueria.ca (pictured)

2. Las Margaritas, 1999 West 4th Avenue, 604-734-7117, www.lasmargaritas.com

3. Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill, 1205 Pacific Boulevard, 604-408-4228, www.salsaandagave.com

 

Middle Eastern

1. Nuba, Various locations, www.nuba.ca

2. East is East, Various locations, www.eastiseast.ca

3. Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, 1833 Anderson Street, 604-873-5923, www.afghanhorsemen.com

 

Singaporean

1. Banana Leaf, Various locations, www.bananaleaf-vancouver.com

2. Tropika, 2975 Cambie Street, 604-879-6002; 1128 Robson Street, 604-737-6002, www.tropika-canada.com

3. Hawkers Delight, 4127 Main Street, 604-709-8188

 

Spanish

1. La Bodega, 1277 Howe Street, 604-684-8814, www.labodegavancouver.com

2. The Sardine Can, 26 Powell Street, 604-568-1350, www.thesardinecan.ca

3. Espana, 1118 Denman Street, 604-558-4040, www.espanarestaurant.ca

 

Thai

1. Thai House (tie), 1116 Robson Street, 604-683-3383, www.thaihouse.com

1. Sala Thai (tie), 102-888 Burrard Street, 604-683-7999, www.salathai.ca

2. Maenam, 1938 West 4th Avenue, 604-730-5579, www.maenam.ca

3. Bob Likes Thai Food, 3755 Main Street, 604-568-8538, www.boblikesthaifood.com

 

Vietnamese

1. Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 East Georgia Street, 604-682-5777

2. Au Petit Café (tie), 4851 Main Street, 604-873-3328, www.aupetitcafe.com

2. Pho Central (tie), 1118 Davie Street, 604-669-8638

3. Pho Goodness (tie), 1183 Davie Street, 604-568-3253

3. Pho Hoa (tie),Various locations, www.phohoa.com

 

West Coast

1. West, 2281 Granville Street, 604-738-8938, www.westrestaurant.com

2. Coast, 1054 Alberni Street, 604-685-5010, www.glowbalgroup.com/coast

3. Raincity Grill, 1193 Denman Street, 604-685-7337, www.raincitygrill.com

 

 

Best Overall

 

Budget

1. Save On Meats, 43 West Hastings, 604-569-3568, www.saveonmeats.ca

2. Meat and Bread (tie), 370 Cambie Street, 604-566-9003, www.meatandbread.ca

2. Hawkers Delight (tie), 4127 Main Street, 604-709-8188

3. La Taqueria (tie), 2549 Cambie Street, 604-558-2549, lataqueria.ca

3. Jethro’s Fine Grub (tie), 3420 Dunbar Street, 604-569-3441, www.jethrosfinegrub.com

 

Diner

1. The Red Wagon Restaurant, 2296 East Hastings Street, 604-568-4565, www.redwagoncafe.ca

2. Lucy’s Eastside Diner (tie), 2708 Main Street, 604-568-1550

2. Save On Meats (tie), 43 West Hastings, 604-569-3568 www.saveonmeats.ca

3. Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe (tie), 2095 West 4th Ave, 604-732-6810, www.sophiescosmiccafe.com

3. Hamburger Mary’s (tie), 1202 Davie Street, 604-687-1293, www.hamburgermarys.ca

 

Fine Dining

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Bishop’s, 2183 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2025, www.bishopsonline.com

3. West, 2881 Granville Street, 604-738-8938, www.westrestaurant.com

 

Chef

1. David Hawksworth, Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Rob Feenie, Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations, www.cactusclubcafe.com

3. John Bishop, Bishop’s, 2183 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2025, www.bishopsonline.com

 

Cocktails

1. The Diamond, 2nd Floor, 6 Powell Street, 604-568-8272, www.di6mond.com

2. The Keefer (tie), 133 Keefer Street, 604-688-1983, www.thekeefer.com

2. UVA Wine Bar (tie), 900 Seymour Street, 604-632-9560, www.uvawinebar.ca

3. Pourhouse, 162 Water Street, 604-568-7022, www.pourhousevancouver.com

 

Bar/Lounge

1. Reflections (tie),  801 West Georgia Street, 604-682-5566,

1. UVA Wine Bar (tie), 900 Seymour Street, 604-632-9560, www.uvawinebar.ca

2. The Keefer, 133 Keefer Street, 604-688-1983, www.thekeefer.com

3. Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5300, www.fairmont.com

 

Food Blogger

1. Vancouver Foodster, www.vancouverfoodster.com (see BEST OF story)

2. Follow Me Foodie, www.followmefoodie.com

3. Erin Ireland, www.itstodiefor.ca

 

Hotel Dining

1. Hawksworth - Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Yew at the Four Seasons, 791 West Georgia, 604-692-4939, www.yewrestaurant.com

3. Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5300, www.fairmont.com

 

Naam vegetarian restaurant, WE Vancouver Best of the City DiningLate Night

1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 West 4th Ave, 604-738-7151, www.thenaam.com (pictured)

2. Lucy’s Eastside Diner, 2708 Main Street, 604-568-1550

3. Lolita’s South Of The Border Cantina, 1326 Davie, 604-696-9996, www.lolitasrestaurant.com

 

Live Music

1. Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, 604-739-4550

2. The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir Street, 604-681-1625, www.therailwayclub.com

3. Guilt & Co, 1 Alexander Street, 604-288-1704, www.guiltandcompany.com

 

Mid-Price

1. Cactus Club, Various locations, www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Milestones, Various locations, www.milestonesrestaurants.com

3. Burgoo Bistro, Various locations, www.burgoo.ca

 

Pub

1. Irish Heather, 210 Carrall Street, 604-688-9779, www.irishheather.com

2. Alibi Room, 157 Alexander Street, 604-623-3383, www.alibi.ca

3. Yaletown Brewing Company (tie), 1111 Mainland Street, 604-681-2739, www.markjamesgroup.com/yaletown

3. Portland Craft (tie), 3835 Main Street, 604-569-2494, www.portlandcraft.com

 

Tap and Barrel, WE Vancouver Best of the City Dining

Patio

1. Tap & Barrel, 1 Athletes Way, 604-685-2223, www.tapandbarrel.com (pictured)

2. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations, www.cactusclubcafe.com

3. Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse, 777 Thurlow Street, 604-669-1940, www.joefortes.ca

 

Private Dining Room

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour Street, 604-602-9570, www.cibotrattoria.com

3. Black + Blue, 1032 Alberni Street, 604-637-0777, www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue

 

 

Coal Harbour

1. Cardero’s, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, 604-669-7666, www.vancouverdine/carderos

2. Lift Bar and Grill, 333 Menchions Mews, 604-689-5438, www.liftbarandgrill.com

3. Miku, 1055 West Hastings Street, 604-568-3900, www.mikurestaurant.com

 

Commercial Drive

1. Havana, 1212 Commercial Drive, 604-253-9119, www.havanarestaurant.com

2. Bandidas Taqueria, 2781 Commercial Drive, 604-568-8224, www.bandidastaqueria.com

3. Marcello Pizzeria, 1404 Commercial Drive, 604-215-7760, www.marcellopizzeria.com

 

Downtown

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour Street, 604-602-9570, www.cibotrattoria.com

3. Chambar, 562 Beatty Street, 604-879-7119,

www.chambar.com

 

Gastown

1. L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall Street, 604-568-1701, www.labattoir.ca

2. Chill Winston, 3 Alexander Street, 604-288-9575, www.chillwinston.com

3. Boneta, 12 Water Street, 604-684-1844, www.boneta.ca

 

Interior Décor

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

2. Black + Blue, 1032 Alberni Street, 604-637-0777, www.glowbalgroup.com/blackblue

3. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie (tie), 163 Keefer Street, 604-688-0876, www.bao-bei.ca

3. The Acorn (tie), 3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001, www.theacornrestaurant.ca

 

Kitsilano

1. Bishop’s, 2183 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2025, www.bishopsonline.com

2. Fable, 1944 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-1322, www.fablekitchen.ca

3. Chewie’s Steam and Oyster Bar, 2201 West 1st Ave, 604-558-4448, www.chewies.ca

 

Main St

1. The Acorn, 3995 Main Street, 604-566-9001, www.theacornrestaurant.ca

2. Burgoo Bistro, Various locations, www.burgoo.ca

3. The Reef, 4172 Main Street, 604-874-5375, www.thereefrestaurant.com

 

West End

1. La Brasserie, 1091 Davie Street, 604-568-6499, www.labrasserievancouver.com

2. Raincity Grill, 1193 Denman Street, 604-685-7337, www.raincitygrill.com

3. Nook, 781 Denman Street, 604-568-4554, www.nookrestaurant.ca

 

Yaletown

1. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, 1095 Hamilton Street, 604-688-8078, www.bluewatercafe.net

2. Cioppino’s, 1133 Hamilton Street, 604-688-7466, www.cioppinosyaletown.com

3. Flying Pig, 1168 Hamilton Street, 604-568-1344, www.theflyingpigvan.com

 

Sports Bar

1. Red Card Sports Bar, 560 Smithe Street, 604-689-4460, www.redcardsportsbar.ca

2. Shark Club, 180 West Georgia Street, 604-687-4275, www.sharkclubs.com

3. Score On Davie, 1262 Davie Street, 604-632-1646, www.scoreondavie.com

 

View

1. Cactus Club Cafe English Bay, 1790 Beach Avenue, 604-681-2582, www.cactusclubcafe.com

2. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, 604-874-8008, www.vancouverdine.com/seasons-park

3. Lift Bar and Grill, 333 Menchions Mews, 604-689-5438, www.liftbarandgrill.com

 

Working Lunch

1. Meat & Bread, 370 Cambie Street, 604-566-9003, www.meatandbread.ca

2. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations, www.cactusclubcafe.com

3. Joey’s, Various locations, www.joeyrestaurants.com

 

Romantic

1. Teahouse in Stanley Park (tie), 7501 Stanley Park Drive, 604-669-3281, www.vancouverdine.com/teahouse

1. Seasons in the Park (tie), Cambie & 33rd, Queen Elizabeth Park, 604-874-8008, www.vancouverine.com/seasons-park

2. Lupo Restautant, 869 Hamilton Street, 604-569-2535, www.luporestaurant.ca

3. Hawksworth (tie), 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

3. Chambar (tie), 562 Beatty Street, 604-879-7119, www.chambar.com

 

Wine List

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com (see CITY CELLAR story)

2. Cioppino’s, 1133 Hamilton Street, 604-688-7466, www.cioppinosyaletown.com

3. L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall Street, 604-568-1701, www.labattoir.ca

Best Overall Restaurant

 

1. Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street, 604-673-7000, www.hawksworthrestaurant.com

 

2. Chambar, 562 Beatty Street, 604-879-7119, www.chambar.com

 

3. Edible Canada at the Market, 1569 Johnston Street, 604-682-6681, www.ediblecanada.com

 

Thank you to all the WE Vancouver readers for voting in our 2012 Best of the City Dining!  #BOTCdining

 

 

 

 

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