Posts tagged western
Bistro Verde at Nordstrom

Nordstrom, as many Vancouverites know, is the city's newest place to be downtown as we have finally been blessed with our own Nordstrom. Amongst the designer brands and crowds of anxious shoppers sits Bistro Verde, Nordstrom's very own restaurant which is located on the third floor of the store. Bistro Verde has an upscale (Nordstrom-ish) aura as its interior is sleek and surrounded by big windowed-walls which overlook downtown Howe Street. 

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Malt + Marrow

Malt & Marrow is one of Vancouver's newer restaurant additions which boasts of "good drinks, good food, and good company" with Northern European influences. Looking for some West Coast cuisine in the area, my friend and I decided to try out this modern gastropub and take advantage of their lovely patio area.

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Rodney's Oyster House

Everyone knows that Rodney's Oyster House is the go-to place for oysters and surprisingly my first visit there was a few days ago. I never really intended to write a review during that visit but something(s) really impressed me during my visit which I believe are worth mentioning and sharing. So here's my visit to Rodney's during Low Tide hours (3-6pm) where you'd expect "happy hour service" and cheaper food but I somehow ended with much more than that.

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar has consistently been commended for nothing short of the best after winning countless awards for Best Seafood from multiple magazines and other awards like Best Yaletown and Best Restaurant. However, those rewards on paper mean nothing if the same quality isn't delivered during the dining experience - which I can gladly say are definitely present. To this day, I've visited Blue Water twice and I can vouch for the consistent good vibes from this place : )

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CRAFT Beer Market

It wasn't too long since since the CRAFT opened back up after speculations of a norovirus outbreak and it's understandable if their customer base has shrunken due to the rumours...but after my visit last week, I can say that CRAFT is still going strong and is still a local favourite among those who venture through the beautiful Olympic Village. My friend and I had initially wanted to visit the Food Truck Festival nearby but were met by a massive rain shower so we went to seek shelter at CRAFT, hoping they would be able to seat us. For a ~3pm meal time, there was quite the lineup to get a spot and we were left with a pager to notify us of an opening. 

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Dockside Restaurant

My Dine Out adventures continue and this time, it's at Granville Island Hotel's Dockside Restaurant which overlooks False Creek and Yaletown. It's located near the end of Granville Island and has a decent amount of parking (since it's part of the hotel). Because Dockside IS part of the hotel, it's appropriate to dress as least smart casual - so bring out those collared shirts / summer dresses and don't miss the opportunity to grab a patio spot to enjoy the amazing view outside.

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