We will be making our first trip to Vancouver next weekend for a 4 night visit. I have done exhaustive research on food and restaurants for dinners and have narrowed it down to:
Vij's, Hapa Ya Izakaya, Bin 942, and Blue Water Grill. The one I'm a bit nervous about is Bin 942... there will be 4 of us and I hear it's very cramped.
Is it worth the suffering and the waiting to do Bin 942 or should I try somewhere else where I can make a reservation and be more civilized. Does not need to be fancy but should be delicious. Somewhere the locals go that serves clean, seasonal food would be great. Any suggestions?
I'd also love to be armed with some lunch ideas... I have Pink Pearl for dim sum and Granville Market for grazing one day. Any input would be appreciated.
Cocktail bars we can go to while waiting for the above-mentioned no-reservation-taking places would be helpful too. Must kill time whilst waiting for vittles.
Thanks from a grateful Los Angelino
LA faves... special occasion: Spago, Sona, Water Grill. lovely and consistent: Joe's in Venice, Divino, Blair's, Jinpachi & Azami, Lucques, AOC. anytime: Buddha's Belly, Nook, Hal's, Amalfi. So many to list, so little room. LA Farmers Market at Fairfax & 3rd is a fave.