|Cuisine Type |||Seafood|
|Ambiance |||In Places, Outdoor Dining, Patio Dining, Power Scenes, Quiet Conversation, Romantic Spot, Star Sightings, Trendy, Waterside, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Great Wine List, Local Favorites, Notable Chef, Party Space, Private Room(s), Prix Fixe Menus, Valet Parking, Catering|
|Pricing |||$31 - $40|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||At the south foot of Howe St., past Beach Ave.|
|5PM to 11PM daily|
Profile Last Updated: April 30, 2008
The C in C Restaurant should stand for seafood, because the seafood this Vancouver gem offers is among the best in the city. From the kitchen come beautifully prepared palate-tempting dishes, classics with a new creative twist. There are some meat options but first-timers should go with the seafood. Try the pan-roasted sablefish that is melt-in-your-mouth delicious with pork belly crusted potatoes and braised arugula on the side, or the crispy halibut served with chorizo and chanterelle vinaigrette. More adventurous diners can let the chef dictate the evening’s meal. Prix fixé 10-course menus are available with wine pairings offered as an option.
The C Scene
C Restaurant’s high-ceilinged and industrial-like space is open and airy. The décor is clean and minimalist, but warm with dramatic touches, like a one-ton slate boulder from a local quarry that acts as the reception desk and floor-to-ceiling windows, two-stories high, that overlook the glittering waters of False Creek. Upstairs, the dining room is smaller and cozier. From the vantage perch above, diners can view the bustling activity on the main floor. In the back is an intimate wine attic, ideal for romantic diners and paparazzi-shunning celebrities. Enjoy dinner in an old-world atmosphere, illuminated by candlelight and surrounded by hundreds of award-winning wines.
Singing the Praises
The wines aren’t the only award winners in the room. C Restaurant has hauled in numerous awards and praise from food critics year after year. In 2006, it won, among many other accolades, Vancouver Magazine’s gold for Best Seafood, silver for Best Regional and bronze for Restaurant of the Year.
Parking: metered parking available