While looking up the Vancouver Tourism board's "Ten Most Acclaimed" restaurants list discussed below, I noticed the following: Dine Out Vancouver 2004 (Friday January 23 to Thursday February 5, 2004).
Most meals are C$25 for a three-course dinner (US$18), in many cases with some (but limited) choice.
Of particular interest may be:
Diva at the Met (apps seem sort of mediocre)
Lumiere Tasting Bar