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.
Address: 4298 Fraser St., Vancouver
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 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
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
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