I started asking about this a couple of months ago, and now have more information about my trip that affects my choices.
My family will be staying at the Times Square Suites on Robson, and I am hoping to find a place more or less within walking distance (a mile or so; a couple of the group are in their 70s). There will be eight of us, including one very well behaved five year old. At least one person in the group does not eat pork or shell fish. I, on the other hand, am really looking forward to fresh shellfish. There is at least one oenophile in the group. A nice setting and will be appreciated, but obviously food is the main point.
So the search for a fairly casual (but not too noisy) place with a varied menu and a decent wine list seems to bring the focus to these four: Cardero's, The Fish House in Stanley Park, The Kettle of Fish, and the Parkside.
Please weigh in, good or bad. If there any other places in the area that really should be considered, please let me know. Should I add The Sequoia to the choices? Is Stanley Park walkable?
Again, thanks for all previous and future contributions.