Fresh and Flavorful: Downtown Vancouver's Best Restaurants

After visiting Vancouver , it's not secret that this city loves its food and in each neighborhood you'll find a variety of cuisines that provide something delicious to sink your teeth into. Gastown, the West End, Kitsilano, and Yaletown all have incredible restaurants that you should explore, but if you find yourself in the downtown core, you've gotta start with these delicious options.

Whether it's a special occassion or 'just because', every now and then it's nice to splurge on a memorable meal. When the moment strikes, you should make your way to Hawksworth Restaurant. Chef David Hawksworth is incredibly skilled and diners will enjoy his beautiful creations that are seasonally driven.

For over a decade, Chambar restaurant has been serving tasty Belgian food that's complemented with Belgian beer, craft cocktails, and a juicy wine list. Bordering the edge of downtown Vancouver, this buzzing restaurant is a great spot for a date night or a meal with friends. 

Deco-inspired decor, soaring ceilings, and the most flavorful steaks can be found at Gotham Steakhouse. This old-school steakhouse has a time-tested menu and an incredible wine list with rare bottles that can be enjoyed by the glass, or bottle.

Regardless of where you end up, you're in good hands at any of these downtown restaurants.

Le Crocodile

Chef Michel Jacob's Alsatian-style cuisine is one for the books and absolutely worth the splurge. From the warm and inviting atmosphere to the impeccable service and incredible dishes, Le Crocodile continues to be a local favorite for special...  Read More

When you combine an incredible room, delicious food, hospitable service, and an impressive wine list, you really can't go wrong. Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar checks all of these boxes, making it the best steakhouse in downtown Vancouver....  Read More

The Pacific Northwest's bounty is varied, plentiful and one to be celebrated, and that's exactly what Chef David Gunawan is renowned for. Locals are likely already familiar with his award-winning restaurant, Farmer's Apprentice, and natural wine...  Read More

Step inside this swanky spot and enjoy a beautiful meal. Located in The Sutton Place Hotel, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is a beautiful space with an equally beautiful menu. The decor showcases art from local artists with beautiful...  Read More

If you've ever walked down Robson Street before, you're probably familiar with the alluring scent of CinCin Ristorante's wood-fired oven. Follow your nose and make your way up the winding stone stairway to this contemporary Italian restaurant....  Read More

Exceptional fine dining and stellar service are the hallmarks of this excellent restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, making it one of the best restaurants in Vancouver's downtown core. Special features include a contemporary...  Read More

Cibo Trattoria
Photo courtesy of Cibo Trattoria - Owner

Cibo Trattoria specializes in rustic Italian cuisine and can be found in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Cibo uses only fresh ingredients with a heavy emphasis on organic ingredients. When it comes to meat and fish, they make sure it's...  Read More

Chambar has been open for over a decade and continues to be a favorite spot to eat and drink amongst Vancouverites. When you walk into Chambar, the buzz of happy diners, beautiful light fixtures, and earthy wood details greet you. The room is...  Read More

Miku restaurant has made a name for itself in Vancouver and is known for their incredible Japanese dishes. Miku was the first restaurant in the city to start serving aburi sushi and it has since become a popular style of sushi that other...  Read More

Hawksworth Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Hawksworth Restaurant

Chef David Hawksworth is well-known around the world for creating beautiful and delicious dishes. Through dedication, consistency and a love for food, each plate is a piece of culinary art that'll make for a meal to remember. The menu sources...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha