Meet Elisa: Vancouver’s new modern steakhouse is open


There’s a brand new steakhouse in Vancouver to tempt carnivores for their next night out. Elisa, part of the Toptable Group family of restaurants, officially opens their doors Monday, November 5.

Beef tartare at Elisa (Photo by Leila Kwok)

The long-anticipated modern steakhouse is located at 1109 Hamilton Street in the location that was last a Milestones outpost. Plans have been in the works for about a year and a half now to transform the space into a high-end steakhouse, focusing on wood-fired cooking and regional ingredients.

The 6,800-square-foot restaurant was designed by New York’s Rockwell Group, and boasts a West Coast-inspired design and decor. The kitchen is being led by Executive Chef Andrew Richardson (of Toptable’s sibling spot CinCin on Robson), along with Chef de Cuisine Yvan Burkhalter, Sous Chef Alex Hon, and Pastry Chef Rosalynn Vu, along with Bar Manager Katie Ingram and several other veteran front-of-house personnel.

Elisa’s dining room (Photo courtesy Toptable Group)

The menu focuses on prime cuts from around the world as well as sustainable seafood (they are, after all, just a stone’s throw from Toptable’s seafood star, Blue Water), and vegetable-forward dishes, too.

Elisa is located at 1109 Hamilton Street in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood. They are currently accepting reservations for dinner. 

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: