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5 new restaurants to check out right now in Vancouver

Put these on your must-try list right now
A grits and seafood dish at Say Mercy. Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome

We're in the post-Dine Out days now, which means it's back to regular programming across town at your favourite restaurants. So what's new and noteworthy? Here are five new restaurants in Vancouver to put on your must-try list right now. 

Say Mercy!

The more you think about it, the more compatible the worlds of Italian cuisine and American BBQ are. To prove a most delicious point, Say Mercy! - which opened in January on Fraser and is from the Mackenzie Room crew - is plating crowd-pleasing pastas, mains, salads, and some gloriously buttery Parker House rolls in a bright, cheery, and cozy dining room. 

Address: 4298 Fraser St., Vancouver

Brass Fish Tavern

What has Vancouver's The Donnelly Group learned from opening out east? Well, for starters, doing cookie-cutter pub grub doesn't cut it. So they brought on Chef Clement Chan (formerly of Torafuku) to put his creative and modern spin on the food. Situated in the historic Marine Building, Brass Fish is split into smart sections - a Japanese-style izakaya, a bar and dining room, and mezzanine lounge. 

Address: 385 Burrard St, Vancouver

Palate Kitchen

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Palate Kitchen is a new restaurant in Vancouver's financial district that has moved into the 1921-built Ceperley Rounsfell Building, which is part of the Jameson House residential tower. You'll find an all-day menu of breakfast and lunch eats that includes things like an open-faced slow-cooked lamb sandwich with fried egg; a confit BBQ pork Benny; a skillet hotcake with fruit; and an assortment of loaded toasts. Coffee - also available from a takeout counter - is from partner biz Pallet. 

Address: 848 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Old Bird

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Chinese food with attitude is the promise of Old Bird on Main Street in the former Nomad space. On the menu: Taiwanese and Shanghaiese fare, served up alongside a cocktail program and B.C. wines.

Address: 3950 Main St, Vancouver

Shin Ka Gyuu

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Japanese hot pot and sushi eats in the former JOEY on Broadway location. The space has had an elegant face-lift, and the AYCE sashimi offering has lots of foodies pretty pumped.

Address: 1428 W Broadway, Vancouver

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