No. 3: Hawksworth Restaurant

No. 3: Hawksworth Restaurant

801 WEST GEORGIA STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (LOCATED AT THE ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA) HAWKSWORTHRESTAURANT.COM 604-673-7000 By definition and mandate, a restaurant in a hotel—however posh—must accommodate an intimidating range of needs and tastes, and Hawksworth at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia…

L'Abattoir

No. 13: L’Abattoir

217 CARRALL STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA LABATTOIR.CA 604-568-1701 It’s hard to keep up with all the new restaurants sprouting between the cobblestones of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, now thoroughly gentrified by hipsters and tech companies. Amid all that foment, this ruggedly…

No. 27: Vij’s

No. 27: Vij’s

3106 CAMBIE STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA VIJSRESTAURANT.CA 604-736-6664 This is a big year for Vikram Vij— and bigger still for the hungry customers accustomed to queuing or just milling about in the standingroom holding bay of the bar and lounge…

No. 30: Cioppino’s

No. 30: Cioppino’s

1133 HAMILTON STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA CIOPPINO'S 604-688-7466 This early adapter to Yaletown still flies the same culinary banner with which it started. Which is good, because no other restaurant in town delivers luxurious Italian dining—and drinking—of such estimable range,…

No. 33: The Farmer’s Apprentice

No. 33: The Farmer’s Apprentice

1535 WEST 6TH, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA FARMERSAPPRENTICE.CA 604-620-2070 Vancouver’s leading locavore restaurant found its inspiration overseas. After eating his way through Northern Europe and doing a three-month stage at Belgium’s In De Wulf, David Gunawan returned home determined to give…

No. 37: Bauhaus

No. 37: Bauhaus

1 WEST CORDOVA STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA BAUHAUS-RESTAURANT.COM 604-974-1147 Unimpressed with most of Vancouver’s fine-dining fare, German-born B-movie director Uwe Boll decided to build a great restaurant (his first) that reminded him of home. It wasn’t an easy feat for…

No. 41: Ask For Luigi

No. 41: Ask for Luigi

305 ALEXANDER STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA ASKFORLUIGI.COM 604-428-2544 Many eyebrows arched in skepticism when Ask For Luigi swept the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, winning restaurant of the year, best new restaurant, best casual and best casual Italian. It was…

No. 43: AnnaLena

No. 43: AnnaLena

1809 W 1ST AVENUE, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA ANNALENA.CA 778-379-4052 After tasting all the labourintensive technique that goes into every extravagantly composed small plate at AnnaLena, some might wonder if Michael Robbins had something to prove after being the first contender…

No. 48: Wolf In The Fog

No. 48: Wolf in the Fog

150 FOURTH STREET, TOFINO, BRITISH COLUMBIA WOLFINTHEFOG.COM 250-725-9653 Perched over a surf shop, across the street from the fisherman’s wharf, Wolf in The Fog couldn’t be any more holistically branded to this cool hippie-commercialized outpost on the remote, weathered edge…

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