Lately I've been making myself a promise - whenever I go out for dinner, to order something I don't normally or haven't had before. It's been quite an adventure, and the result is that I have a few restaurant suggestions for your future culinary escapades.
The Famous Warehouse
989 Granville Street
This is my #1 stop in downtown Vancouver for affordable and delicious food and drink. With their entrees costing a mere $5, your stomach and your student budget will thank you. I can't help but adore the music in The Famous Warehouse; it's eclectic and danceable, and sets a trendy atmosphere to pair with it's eccentric decor. This restaurant/bar is also a wonderful stop for meeting friends downtown before hitting up Joe's Apartment or any of the numerous clubs on Granville - but beware, sometimes lines can get quite long at this location.
I would recommend this location for a classy, upscale seafood adventure for a date or a birthday dinner. Most diners here are semi-formal, and the unwritten dress code is understandable - in a restaurant overlooking the ocean, with a candlelit atmosphere and luxurious seating, those visiting the Sandbar refuse to be upstaged by their setting. For food choices at the Sandbar, I would suggest the Crab & Shrimp Louie.
1535 Johnston Street Creekhouse #102 Granville Island
La Notte - Ristorante Italiano
3307 Dunbar Street
I love this little place for it's homey decor and for the live piano music provided on occasion. My favourite dish is the Linguine Alla Crema, it's a delightful concoction of scallops, baby shrimp, cream sauce and pasta. It's also the closest of my suggestions to UBC, and less travel time is always welcome.
Lastly, two suggestions for dessert (or an everyday sweet craving) are True Confections or cinnamon buns from Grounds For Coffee on Alma Street, both easily reached from the route of the 99.
Also, an honourable mentions that is worth visiting Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is also a must-see/taste! Thanks for hearing (reading?) me out, and bon appétit!
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