USA Today 100Best.com

USA Today 100Best.com

/ Treat Yourself to an Experience at Vancouver's Fine Dining Restaurants

“Fine dining doesn’t always mean tiny portions and stuffy service. In fact, these fine dining restaurants in Vancouver are where you’ll find warm and knowledgeable service that’s paired with impressive dishes and a welcoming atmosphere.

Over in Vancouver’s West End is a restaurant with a view, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio. Ancora’s Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde and Chef Yoshihiro Tabo effortlessly blend Peruvian and Japanese cultures using seasonal and sustainable ingredients from local and global suppliers. Perched on the water, the beautiful dining room and view not only complements the food, but provides a stunning space to enjoy a lovely meal.

Bishop’s in Kitsilano is a Vancouver classic that has gained a solid reputation over the years and it continues to be a favorite amongst locals. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, a visit to Bishop’s will have you enjoying the best of British Columbia’s farmers and producers.

For something a little more lively, complete with music, head to the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Botanist. Not only is the space a real stunner, the dishes are a gorgeous feast for the senses. After dinner, head downstairs to the Lobby Lounge for cocktails and more live music.

#1 Botanist

Botanist brings a fresh take on fine dining. Walking into Botanist is like a breath of fresh air, literally. Inspired by the principles of botany and the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest, this vibrant restaurant, bar, lounge and terrace is a feast for the senses. The room itself is adorned with plenty of greenery, soft peach banquets, brushed gold, and other natural elements throughout. Adding to the ambiance are the melodic tunes coming from the pianist playing the white piano, or a live band. On the menu, Executive Chef Hector Laguna makes the most of the Pacific Northwest’s bounty. Locally and seasonally driven, each dish is made to excite both the eye and the palate. The cocktail program blends chemistry with a playful execution, while the wine list features wineries that practice sustainable, biodynamic or organic farming and winemaking.”