Most expensive Restaurants in Surrey Canada
Local wild salmon stars at several upscale Vancouver restaurants. (Photo: Images )
When you want to impress your date or celebrate a special occasion, splurge on dinner at one of Vancouver, British Columbia's, most expensive restaurants. The Canadian west coast city abounds in upscale seafood restaurants, where local wild salmon, halibut and crab shine, and also pays homage to painstakingly prepared classic French and Italian cuisines. A meal at any of these restaurants can easily set you back $50 to more than $100 Canadian, before wine or dessert.
The cold waters off Vancouver and nearby Alaska's west coast, combined with pristine mountain lakes and streams, make the city a destination for seafood lovers. Blue Water Cafe (bluewatercafe.net), in Yaletown, showcases popular and lesser-known fish, such as sablefish, on its menu. C Restaurant (crestaurant.com) downtown dishes up freshly shucked oysters or halibut in inventive marinades, such as lavender. Also downtown, Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House (joefortes.ca) specializes in aged steaks and fresh seafood, including a lavish seafood tower. For dinner with a view, visit the Salmon House on the Hill (salmonhouse.com) in West Vancouver for alder-grilled salmon or another locally sourced seafood option.
The rich valley soils and waters in the Vancouver area supply the city with a wealth of ingredients. Modern Canadian cuisine is on display at Bishop's (bishopsonline.com), in Kitsilano, whose menu changes weekly to keep up with what's fresh. Dress to impress at downtown's Diva at the Met (metropolitan.com), where local wines, produce and seafood regularly appear on the rotating menu. South Granville's West (westrestaurant.com) restaurant treats diners to innovative menus that might includes local meat, produce and cheese, and decadent desserts. Enjoy wild fish at The Beach House at Dundarave Pier (thebeachhouserestaurant.ca), located in a 1912 historic teahouse with commanding views of Stanley Park and Burrard Inlet.
With a focus on depth of flavor and innovative takes on classic French cuisine, Le Gavroche (legavroche.ca) serves local seafood and meat with flavorful ragouts and coulis, as well as table-side steak tartare. Alsatian-inspired dishes like onion tart, steak and salmon tartare, local foie gras and dover sole shine at Le Crocodile (lecrocodilerestaurant.com) downtown. A five-course tasting menu of chef's selections is also available.
Hand-rolled pastas, rich meat sauces and flavorful seafood preparations await diners at Vancouver's Italian restaurants. Downtown, romantic Il Giardino di Umberto (hotelvilladelia.com) includes osso bucco, risottos and liberal sprinklings of saffron on its regional Tuscan menu. In the West End, CinCin (cincin.net) serves seasonal, Tuscan-inspired meals from its open kitchen and wood-fired grills, and innovative cocktails at its hand-carved marble bar.