We are going to be in Vancouver Tuesday, 9-13 through Thursday, 9-15 so we have those three short days/nights to explore the culinary delights we have been told await us. We are from Portland, where even the finer restaurants allow casual dress, so we would feel out of place in a suit & tie type of restaurant. We do have decent casual/dressy clothes were not planning to show up in shorts or jeans & flannel shirts
We are into seafood & vegetarian cuisine, including ethnic food. A good, reasonably priced wine list is a plus. One dinner out will be a birthday celebration, so that will be our big night out, hopefully at a nicer, swankier place than the other two nights. We also are looking for some comfy cocktail lounges or wine bars that are nice places to hang out & have a drink & a bite to eat. We would like some lunch suggestions as well. Well be staying on the West End, and will be on foot for the most part, but can drive if necessary.
We arent sure how busy the restaurants are on weeknights. How far in advance should we call for reservations?