Hydra Estiatorio – A Mediterranean Oasis in the Heart of Downtown Vancouver

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant located inside the new EXchange Tower atrium. Hydra focuses on high quality Mediterranean dishes made with the freshest ingredients using traditional cooking styles. I visited a couple months ago for their Grand Opening party, and I couldn’t wait to be back to try their dinner service….

Sai Woo – Casual Asian Fusion Food in Historic Chinatown

Sai Woo is a casual Asian fusion food restaurant that uses fresh locally sourced ingredients. Sai Woo has a beautiful modern interior upstairs and a grittier ‘secret’ underground parlour (Woo Bar) downstairs. They have a Happy Hour from 5:00 – 6:30 PM and they serve 1/2 priced house made dumplings and spring rolls. I’m usually…

Fiore – Home-style Italian Eats on South Granville

Fiore is an Italian inspired restaurant located in the heart of South Granville. They curate a seasonal menu and wine list, and use fresh local ingredients in their dishes. I dropped by last week for a quiet catch up dinner with a friend. This is one of their signature items. They offer it in three…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Wildebeest #DOVF

I recently had dinner at Wildebeest, and it was absolutely amazing. So, even before the Dine Out Vancouver menus were released, I knew I had to make a reservation for their $45 Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu. It was extremely busy when I arrived for my 8:30PM reservation with S. The restaurant even turned away…

LOT185 – Café and Wine Bar

LOT185 is Downtown Vancouver’s newest third-wave coffee bar by day and wine bar by night. Located inside the Vancouver Convention Centre, it is the perfect place for early morning meetings and after work wine downs. LOT185 features local coffee (Moja Coffee) and pastries that are freshly made in house under the direction of Executive Pastry…

Bistro Sakana

Aburi sushi is one of my favourite things to eat in the whole world. If I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life… aburi sushi would be it. When M suggested this Yaletown establishment for our dinner, I was more than down to check it out. We sat outside…