I have family visiting this week for my SFU graduation and I am looking for restaurant recommendations for 2-3 dinners in the North/Central Burnaby area (although I am also open to places in the Lonsdale Quay area of North Van). My family are not gourmet diners, but they do appreciate good seafood.
For Wednesday, I am looking for a casual restaurant that will be quiet enough for conversation but will still have a TV with the Canucks playing (perhaps this is impossible?). My husband will be watching the game, but none of our visiting family members watch hockey. The restaurant must also have gluten-free options, and various family members prefer not Asian or Italian cuisine. Mains in the sub-$20 range would be best. I was thinking possibly Greek; would either Cristos or Sfinaki be what I'm looking for? If not, I suspect some place that bills itself as a "Restaurant + Grill" might be best; any suggestions? Some of the local chain restaurants might be okay, but I've never been to any of them so I'm not sure about ambiance or food quality (places like Milestones, Earl's, Cactus Club, Joey, etc).
For Thursday, I'm looking for a nice but not over-the-top-expensive place (think $20-30 range for mains). The same dietary/cuisine restrictions apply, so I was thinking a place that serves good seafood and steak might be nice. Options I've thought about include The Hart House and Milestones (they have a gluten-free menu); Horizons doesn't have any reservations available for a party of our size (7 adults), so they're out.
For Friday, I'm looking for a similar place to Thursday, except for a smaller party (5 adults) and either seafood, Chinese, or Indian. Traveling further in the Greater Vancouver area is also okay.
Hart House Restaurant
6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5E 4H3, CA