This GORGEOUS Italian steakhouse should be your new go-to “special occasion” restaurant in Vancouver



A New York Italian steakhouse in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, complete with Prime Rib dinners and an unbelievable Sunday brunch.

30oz bone in beef ribeye, basted with butter, roasted garlic and fresh thyme. Photo: C | Prime Facebook

Vancouver is home to some pretty incredible dining experiences, particularly when it comes to anything light, breezy or health-conscious… but sometimes, you want more.

Sometimes you want to celebrate, you want to get that extra glass of wine and the opportunity to really indulge in good food, good company and the special occasion that brought you all together.

That’s what restaurants like C | Prime are made for.

Reflected in its sumptuous menu offerings, C | Prime Modern Italian Steak & Wine uses the finest cuts of local meats, seafood, vegetables and cheeses paired with innovative, rich sauces and salts, more akin to a classic New York steakhouse or authentic Italian cucina than your standard West Coast fare.

Photo: C | Prime Modern Italian Steak & Wine

That’s partially thanks to the skilled hands of new Executive Chef, Bruce Woods, who has spent years perfecting his craft in some of Canada’s most prestigious restaurants, including Centro, Modus and Harbour Sixty Steakhouse in Toronto.

In his new restaurant home, which is situated in the former Beyond Restaurant space at the iconic Century Plaza Hotel in Downtown Vancouver, Chef Woods has crafted a menu deeply inspired by his wealth of experience, which includes standout menu items like Lobster Risotto with Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Roast Chicken with Truffle Potato Puree, Roasted Cauliflower and BC Mushrooms and of course, the 42oz certified Angus Fiorentina Steak that serves between 2 – 4 people.

Yes, we’ll have one of those please.

Fresh ingredients. Photo: C | Prime Modern Italian Steak & Wine

“At the heart of this restaurant is homemade, meticulously crafted food,” says Chef Bruce Woods. “We make everything in house and spend countless hours ensuring the ingredients we use in the restaurant are of superior quality.”

The same philosophy is applied to the restaurant’s mesmerizing Sunday brunch, which includes Spaghetti Carbonara, Eggs Benedict and a gooey Mac and Cheese made from Gruyere and Fontina. Their weekly Sunday evening Prime Rib dinners however, keep things a little more traditional, and are served alongside classic Yorkshire Pudding and Au Jus.

Food however, isn’t the only highlight…

Photo: C | Prime Modern Italian Steak & Wine
Photo: C| Prime Modern Italian Steak & Wine

C | Pime boasts an extensive wine cellar and knowledgeable staff who can help you pair a world-class wine for any menu item or palate. Their wine list actually earned them the Wine Spectator award just his year.

With incredible wine and absolutely otherworldly indulgences (we almost forgot about their dessert menu), C | PRIME makes for a truly celebratory dining experience. In fact, C | Prime can also be rented out for special occasions, accommodating up to 250 guests for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or whatever good time you may find yourself toasting to.

C | Prime is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is located at 1015 Burrard Street in Century Plaza Hotel. To learn more, visit