Not only is Yaletown one of the most coveted places to live in Vancouver, it is also one of the trendiest. Yaletown offers some of the best boutique shopping in all of the Lower Mainland, as well as great coffee shops and some of the best culinary experiences and restaurants in all of the city and arguably in all of Canada. If it is style and class you are looking for, Yaletown is sure to deliver! Here is a short list of some of the not to miss places to eat in Yaletown.
The choices for casual dining in Yaletown are almost endless; however, one of the most popular casual dining experiences in Yaletown is The Flying Pig. The Flying Pig offers what can only be described as “Nouveau Canadian” with an emphasis on a seasonally inspired menu that offers only the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
Another very popular restaurant that offers great food and a great ambiance is The Parlour. This Yaletown favourite has an incredible selection of award winning craft beers on tap, an extensive wine list and very creative and original cocktails. They offer a wide selection of classic comfort cuisine and are renowned for their creative take on pizza. Stop by today and see for yourself why The Parlour is one of Yaletown’s favourite places to eat.
Yaletown also offers the franchises and restaurants that have become synonymous with great casual dining experiences. The Keg in Yaletown is always a popular choice, as is the Earls. This is just the beginning of many, many incredible casual dining restaurants available in Yaletown. You will eat well and stay within your budget at any of these choices and more.
The Blue Water Café in Yaletown is one of Vancouver’s finest dining experiences and ranks at the top year after year in almost all categories for fine dining. The Blue Water Café offers a distinct West Coast menu that is committed to sustainable seafood choices. It also offers a Raw Bar with some of the finest sushi and sashimi in all of the city. The Blue Water Café has an extensive wine list and offers both indoor and outdoor dining areas.
Another award winning fine dining restaurant in Yaletown is Ciopinno’s Mediterranean Grill. This popular restaurant boasts many distinguished titles such as Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year and a gold medal winner at B.C.’s Gold Medal Plates. Ciopinno’s strives to offer its guests a classical style of cooking that uses only the freshest of ingredients. Ciopinno’s is widely acknowledged as the best expression of Mediterranean cooking in all of British Columbia. Make sure to experience this gem of a restaurant the next time you are in Yaletown or pop down for a gorgeous meal from your beautiful new condo any night of the week.
No list of fine dining restaurants would be complete without a mention of the Homer Street Café and Bar. This restaurant is housed in one of Yaletown’s most historic buildings – the Homer Building. The Homer Street Café has won many awards in Vancouver and is consistently one of the best restaurants in all of the city. Its rotisserie chicken is the top item on the menu. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list and an adventurous choice of cocktails. It is definitely a great Yaletown experience.
A wide variety of great mouthwatering ethnic food is also available in Yaletown. Some of the local ethnic favourites are Minami and The Greek by Anatoli. The Greek by Anatoli is one of the best Greek restaurants in all of Vancouver and offers its guests a wide range of salads and entrees. It specializes in mezze (small Plates) and provides a new twist on some old classics.
Minami offers one of the most authentic and unique Japanese dining experiences in all of the Lower Mainland. Seasonal and regional ingredients are used to provide patrons with a wide range of authentic Japanese dishes. Minami is renowned for its take on Aburi or flame seared sushi. Minami also offers an extensive sake selection, making it a great place to enjoy an evening, capped with a delicious meal.
This small list of Yaletown restaurants is only a sampling of many great choices. Whatever culinary experience you are looking for, Yaletown has it. If you are a foodie and want to be able to pop out of your home for a fun filled evening or a quite romantic dinner, Yaletown is the best choice for you. You will be in heaven living in this chic and delicious part of Vancouver. For more information on the restaurant selection in Yaletown or a list of numerous choices for your dream home, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!