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Results of the 15th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

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Results of the 15th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Jamie Maw | Mar 31, 2004 07:01 AM

As a courtesy, especially for our out of town 'Hounds, here are the results as announced in Vancouver on March 29th before about 900 industry attendees. Hopefully this will also provide a decent reference point for some of our friends visiting the city this year.

Best regards to all,

Jamie Maw
Food Editor
Vancouver Magazine

Results of the 15th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Best New Informal
HM: Guu with Otokomae, 105-375 Water St., 604-685-8817
HM: Japone 8269 Oak St., 604-263-6708
Bronze: Memphis Blues, 1342 Commercial Dr., 604-215-2599
Silver: Umami Tapas and Wine Bar, 572 Davie St., 604-696-9563
Gold: Feenie¹s, 2563 W. Broadway, 604-739-7115

Best New Fine Dining
HM: The Quay, 1137 Marinaside Cres., 604-683-5335
HM: Aurora Bistro, 24 Main St., 604-873-9944
Bronze: Parkside, 1906 Haro St., 604-683-6912
Silver: Cru, 1459 W. Broadway, 604-677-4111
Gold: Bis Moreno, 1355 Hornby St., 604-669-2812

Best New Restaurant Design
Bronze: Feenie¹s, 2563 W. Broadway, 604-739-7115
Silver: Picnic, 3002 Granville St., 604-732-4405
Silver: Aurora Bistro, 24 Main St., 604-873-9944

Premier Crew Awards (Service)
Bobby Copiak, Il Giardino; Trevor Herbert, Gramercy Grill;
Michelle Hebert, Quattro on Fourth; Kana Yanagawa, Hapa Izakaya;
Izabela Domanski, Earls

Sommelier of the Year: Brent Hayman, Raincity Grill

Best Producer Supplier: Oyama Sausage Company
John and Christine van der Lieck, proprietors

Food Wine Book of the Year

HM: Wild Sweets ‹Exotic Dessert and Wine Pairings by Dominique and Cindy
Duby (Douglas & McIntyre)
Bronze Chef¹s Salad by Bill Jones (Whitecap)
Silver Lumière Light by Rob Feenie and Marnie Coldham (Douglas & McIntyre)
Gold British Columbia Wine Country by John Schreiner (Whitecap)

Charitable Donation
Cook Studio Café

Best Casual Chain
HM: The Keg, various locations
HM: Tie: Cactus Club, various locations, and Soupspoons, various locations
Bronze: Milestone¹s, various locations
Silver: Hon¹s Wun-Tun House, 1339 Robson, 604-685-0871, 280 Keefer,
604-688-0871 and 108-268 Keefer, 604-688-0871
Gold: Earls, various locations

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
HM: Cru, 1459 W. Broadway, 604-677-4111
HM: Tie: Parkside, 1906 Haro St., 604-683-6912 and Tomato Fresh Food Café,
3305 Cambie St., 604-874-6020
Bronze: The Pear Tree. 4120 East Hastings St.. Burnaby, 604-299-2772
Silver: Bin 942, 1521 W. Broadway, 604-34-9421. and Bin 941, 941 Davie St.,
604-683-1246
Gold: Feenie¹s, 2563 W. Broadway,604-739-7115

Best Bar/ Lounge
HM: Shebeen Whisky House, 217 Carrall St., 604-915-7338
HM: 900 West, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia St., 604-669-9378
Bronze: Gerard Lounge, Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard St., 604-682-5511
Silver: Opus Bar, Opus Hotel, 350 Davie St., 604-642-0557
Gold: Bacchus, Wedgewood Hotel, 845 Hornby St., 604-689-7777

Best Hotel Dining
HM: 900 West, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia St., 604-669-9378
HM: Chartwell, Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia, 604-689-9333
Bronze: Elixir, Opus Hotel, 350 Davie St., 604-642-0557
Silver: Bacchus, Wedgewood Hotel, 845 Hornby St., 604-689-7777
Gold: Diva at the Met, Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe St., 604-602-7788

Lifetime Culinary Achievement Award
Bus, Stanley, Jeff and Stuart Fuller and George Piper: Earls Restaurants

Best of the Americas
HM: Las Margaritas, 1999 W. 4th, 604-734-7117
HM: Topanga Cafe, 2904 W. 4th, 604-733-3713
Bronze: The Mouse & The Bean Cafe, 319 W. Hastings, 604-633-1781
Silver: The Reef, 4172 Main St., 604-874-5375
Gold: Baru, 2535 Alma St., 604-9222-9171

Best South East Asian
HM: Tangerine, 1685 Yew St.. 604-739-4677
HM: Simply Tai, 1211 Hamilton St., 604-642-0123
Bronze: Phnom Penh, 955 W. Broadway, 604-734-8998 and 244 E. Georgia St.,
604-682-5777
Silver: Banana Leaf, 820 W. Broadway, 604-731-6333
Gold: Montri, 3629 W. Broadway, 604-738-9888

Best Indian
HM: Akbar's Own, 1905 W. Broadway, 604-736-8180
HM: Ashiana Tandoori, 1440 Kingsway, 604-874-5060
Bronze: Maurya Indian Cuisine, 1643 W. Broadway, 604-742-0622
Silver: Rubina Tandoori, 1962 Kingsway,604-874-3621
Gold: Vij¹s, 1480 W. 11th , 604-736-6664

Best Casual Chinese
HM: Mui Garden, 5795 Victoria Drive, 604-324-3665 and 4265 Main St.,
604-872-8232
HM: Legendary Noodle, 4191 Main St., 604-879-8758
Bronze: Green Village, 2461 Nanaimo St., 604-258-9018
Silver: Vong¹s Kitchen, 4298 Fraser St., 604-879-4298
Gold: Hon¹s Wun-Tun House, 1339 Robson, 604-685-0871, 280 Keefer,
604-688-0871 and 108-268 Keefer, 604-688-0871

Best Chinese Fine Dining
HM: Grand Honour, 110-5701 Granville St., 604-263-3983
HM: Kirin , 102-1166 Alberni St., 604-682-8833 and 555 W. 12th ,
604-879-8038, and 200-7900 Westminster Hwy., Richmond.
Bronze: Tie: Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant, 1132 E. Hastings St.,
604-253-4316, and Szechuan Chongquing, 2808 Commercial Drive, 604-254-7434
Silver: Tie: Imperial Chinese, 355 Burrard St., 604-688-8191, and President
Chinese Seafood in the Radisson Hotel, 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond,
604-279-1997
Gold: Sun Sui Wah, 3888 Main St., 604-872-8822 and 102-4940 No. 3 Road,
Richmond, 604-273-8208

Best Japanese
HM: Tie: Japone. 8269 Oak St., 604-263-6708, and Yoshi, 689 Denman,
604-738-8226
HM: Shijo, 1926 W. 4th , 604-732-4676
Bronze: Hapa Izakaya, 1479 Robson St., 604-689-4272
Silver: En, 2686 Granville St., 604-730-0330
Gold: Tojo¹s, 202-777 W. Broadway, 604-872-8050

Best Bistro or Brasserie
HM: Feenie¹s, 2563 W. Broadway, 604-739-7115
HM: Elixir, Opus Hotel, 350 Davie St., 604-642-0557
Bronze: Provence, 4473 W. 10th , 604-222-1980 and Provence Marinaside, 1177
Marinaside Crescent, 604-681-4144
Silver: La Régalade, 2232 Marine Drive, W. Vancouver 604-921-2228
Gold: Bistro Pastis, 2153 W. 4th , 604-731-5020

Best Formal French
HM: Bacchus, Wedgewood hotel, 845 Hornby St., 604-689-7777
HM: Le Gavroche, 1616 Alberni, 604-685-3924
Bronze: La Régalade, 2232 Marine Drive, W. Vancouver 604-921-2228
Silver: Le Crocodile, 100-909 Burrard St., 604-669-4298
Gold: Lumière Restaurant, 2551 W. Broadway, 604-739-8185

Best Italian
HM: Bis Moreno, 1355 Hornby St., 604-669-2812
HM: Cin Cin, 1154 Robson St, 604-688-7338
Bronze: Piccolo Mondo, 850 Thurlow St., 604-688-1633
Silver: Quattro on Fourth, 2611 W. 4th , 604-734-4444
Gold: Cioppino's Enoteca, 1129 Hamilton St., 604-685-8462

Best Other European
HM: Ouzeri, 3189 W. Broadway, 739-9378
HM: La Bodega, 1277 Howe St., 604-684-8814
Bronze: Maria's Taverna, 2324 W. Fourth Ave., 604-731-4722.
Silver: The Irish Heather, 217 Carrall St., 604-688-9779
Gold: The William Tell, 765 Beatty St., 604-688-3504

Best North Shore
HM: Beach House, 150-25th St. W. Vancouver, 604-922-1414
HM: Gustro Di Quattro, 1 Longsdale N. Vancouver, 604-924-4444
Bronze: Marine Drive, 1734 Marine Drive, W. Vancouver, 604-922-2600
Silver: Tie: Beach Side Cafe, 1326 Marine Drive, W. Vancouver, 604-925-1945,
and L¹Émotion, 4368 Marine Drive, W. Vancouver, 604-926-1063
Gold: La Régalade, 2232 Marine Drive, W. Vancouver 604-921-2228

Best of the ¹Burbs (not including the North Shore)
HM: Globe@YVR, 3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, 604-207-3219
HM: Sun Sui Wah, 3888 Main St., 604-872-8822 and 102-4940 No. 3 Road,
Richmond, 604-273-8208
Bronze: Hart House, 6664 Dear Lake, Burnaby, 604-298-4278
Silver: La Belle Auberge, 4856 48th , Delta, 604-946-7717
Gold: The Pear Tree, 4120 E. Hastings St.. Burnaby, 604.299.2772

Best Whistler
HM: La Rúa Ristorante, 4557 Blackcomb Way, 604-932-5011
HM: The Rim Rock, 2117 Whistler, 1800-932-5589 or 604-932-5565
Bronze: Quattro at Whistler in the Pinnacle Hotel, 4319 Main St.,
604-905-4844.
Silver: Bearfoot Bistro, 4121 Village Green, Whistler, 604-932-3433
Gold: Araxi, 4222 Village Square Whistler, 604-932-4540

Best B.C. Destination
HM:Brasserie L'Ecole, 1715 Government St., Victoria, 250- 475 6260
HM: Zambri's, 911 Yates St., Victoria, 250-360-1171
Bronze: Fresco, 1560 Water St., Kelowna, 250-868-8805
Silver: Cafe Brio, 944 Fort St., Victoria, 250-383-0009
Gold: Sooke Harbour House, 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, 250-642-3421

Best Meat
HM: Hy¹s Encore, 637 Hornby St., 604-683-7671
HM: Morton¹s of Chicago, 750 W. Cordova St., 604-915-5105
Bronze: Gotham, 615 Seymour St., 604-605-8282
Silver: 900 West, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia St., 604-669-9378
Gold: Memphis Blues BBQ, 1465 W. Broadway, 604-738-6806

Best Small Plates
HM: Parkside, 1906 Haro St., 604-683.6912
HM: Cru, 1459 W. Broadway, 604-677.4111
Bronze: West, 2881 Granville St., 604-738 8938
Silver:Lumière Tasting Bar, 2551 W. Broadway, 604-739.8185
Gold: Bin 942, 1521 W. Broadway, 604-34-9421. Bin 941, 941 Davie St.,
604-683-1246.

Best Last Course
HM: Cin Cin, 1154 Robson St, 604-688-7338
HM: Bacchus, Wedgewood Hotel, 845 Hornby St., 604-689-7777
Bronze: West, 2881 Granville St., 604-738-8938
Silver: Lumière/ Feenie¹s, 2551 W. Broadway, 604-739-8185
Gold: Senses/ Diva at the Met, Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe St. ,
604-602-7788

Best Contemporary/Regional
HM: Lumière Restaurant, 2551 W. Broadway, 604-739-8185
HM: Bishop¹s, 2183 W. 4th , 604-738-2025
Bronze: West, 2881 Granville St., 604-738-8938
Silver: Raincity Grill, 1193 Denman St., 604-685-7337
Gold: C Restaurant, 1600 Howe St., 604-681-1164

Best Seafood Restaurant
HM: Provence Marinaside, 1177 Marinaside Crescent, 604-681-4144
HM: Sun Sui Wah, 3888 Main St., 604-872-8822 and 102-4940 No. 3 Road,
Richmond, 604-273-8208
Bronze: Tojo¹s, 202-777 W. Broadway, 604-872-8050
Silver: Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton, 604-699-8078
Gold: C Restaurant, 1600 Howe St., 604-681-1164

Chef of the Year
HM: Thomas Haas: Diva at the Met (Pastry Chef)
HM: Scott Baechler: Diva at the Met, Metropolitan Hotel
Bronze: Robert Clark: C Restaurant
Silver: David Hawksworth: West
Gold: Robert Feenie: Lumière Restaurant

Restaurant of the Year
HM: Raincity Grill, 1193 Denman St., 604-685-7337
HM: Diva at the Met, Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe St., 604-602-7788
Bronze: C Restaurant, 1600 Howe St., 604-681-1164
Silver: West, 2881 Granville St., 604-738-8938
Gold: Lumière Restaurant, 2551 W. Broadway, 604-739-8185

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