Where Chefs Eat in Vancouver

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Phaidon
Restaurants:Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill, Guu Original Thurlow, Farmer's Apprentice
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Japanese, Farm-to-table
Neighborhoods:Yaletown, Downtown, Kitsilano
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Yaletown
498 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays

“Chef Pino is the godfather of Italian cooking. I love his modern take on Italian classics.” – Angus An

Business Meals in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Guu Original Thurlow

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
156 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual

“Guu is open late, the atmosphere is great, there's cold beer and the food is spot on and delicious. The chefs have a one page written menu of specials and if you can sit at the bar I recommend doing ...

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Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Farmer's Apprentice

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Kitsilano
180 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

“I've had some of the most emotionally-charged simple meals at this small intimate restaurant. It takes a lot of guts to ride the wave he rides. Flavors are delicate, ingredients pristine and amazing ...

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Healthy in Vancouver / British Columbia

L'Abattoir Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Gastown
3,258 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Recommended by Chef James Walt from Araxi

Notable Wine List in Vancouver
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Bishop's

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Kitsilano
1,858 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

Recommended by Chef Sam Harris from Agrius

Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Vij's

$$$$·Indian·
Vancouver / British Columbia
1,217 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Recommended by Chef John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House

Fit for Foodies in Exclusive
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