Where Vancouver Congratulates Winners of 23rd Annual
Where to Dine Vancouver Awards
On April 24, 2019, Where Vancouver’s 23rd annual Where to Dine Vancouver Awards were handed out to local restaurateurs during an afternoon event at D/6 Bar and Lounge at the Douglas Hotel, hosted by man-about-town Fred Lee. Each year, Where magazine asks readers to name the best places to dine in Vancouver and Whistler, and 22 of the 29 awards were based on readers’ selections:
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Indian: Vij’s Restaurant
Chinese: Peaceful Restaurant
Japanese: Miku Restaurant
Brunch: Café Medina
Pub Fare: Tap & Barrel
Beer Experience: Granville Island Brewing
Food Cart: Tacofino
Patio: Cactus Club Cafe
Seafood: Blue Water Cafe
West Coast: Coast
Steak: Gotham Steakhouse & Bar
French: Le Crocodile
Italian: Italian Kitchen
Fine Dining: Hawksworth Restaurant
Hotel Dining: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Best Latin – Ancora
Après-Ski: Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Casual Dining: Bar Oso
Fine Dining: Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
White Spot received the Sustainable Seafood Award. It is presented to the restaurant that best exemplifies practices of sourcing, serving and promoting sustainable species outlined under the Ocean Wise Program.
Members of Les Clefs d’Or, the city’s premier hotel concierges, chose Provence Marinaside to receive the Silver Service Award, for consistently delivering the ultimate guest experience: an exceptional combination of food, service and hospitality.
The Leadership Award was presented to Michel Jacob of Le Crocodile for the impact he’s had on Vancouver’s dining scene. The Les Dames d’Escoffier Trailblazer Award went to Christine Coletta to recognize her long-time commitment to excellence.
Where Vancouver food editor Tim Pawsey chose Coquille Fine Seafood as Vancouver’s Best New Restaurant, and Il Caminetto as Whistler’s Best New Restaurant. Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar was honoured with the Editor’s Choice award.
Where is the world’s largest publisher of visitor magazines. Where Vancouver is published nine times a year, and is distributed in more than 12,000 hotel rooms in downtown Vancouver alone. Where’s editors, writers and photographers share what they see in the city they live in. That means Where readers get the best the city has to offer.