Thanks for the great info re: kitsilano restaurants. Tangerine was nice, as was baru. We stumbled upon an outstanding little spot that I'm surprised no one has mentioned yet.
Fiction is a wine bar that has outstanding food (the chef's pedigree is West, Lumiere and Wickanninish)! The prices were so good, too. They change the menu every week to keep it seasonal, and we were decently impressed with the wine list. Very intelligent with some hidden gems.
I think you guys might want to check it out. We found out the owner also is a part of Lucy Mae Brown on Richards st. but we haven't been there yet. Anyone?