|Cuisine Type |||Eclectic|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Outdoor Dining, Patio Dining, Brewpub, Waterside|
|Amenities |||Full Bar|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Fine Dining -- Monday-Sunday 5:30PM - 10PM|
Profile Last Updated: October 19, 2008
Located on the northwestern tip of Granville Island, next to the dock where cute little shuttle boats plying False Creek disembark paying passengers, Bridges' big, yellow, sheet-metal building is a Vancouver landmark and a hugely popular destination for both locals and visitors. When the sun shines and Granville Island fills up with shoppers and strollers, getting a table on the best patio in the city isn't easy. But the view redeems the effort. Water, mountains and downtown skyscrapers create a dramatic panorama of mankind's urban foothold on the West Coast.
Bridges comprises three dining venues: an upstairs fine-dining room complete with its own deck; an informal bistro; and a pub. The bistro offers additions such as pastas and roasted lobster to the pub's basic menu of fish and chips, burgers, pizza, salads, nachos, etc. The second-floor dining room (drapes, table linen, carpets) goes way upscale with the likes of grilled salmon with Meyer-lemon sauce and green-olive tapenade, roasted sweetbreads, and passion fruit souffle.
Bridges has a fully stocked bar and pub, if you're looking for something to whet your whistle. On a warm summer evening, the pub patio has a way of attracting quite a large crowd looking for after work drinks. There are few better places to sit and watch the sun go down while you unwind.