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Meet Me in Vancouver-- for a Meal!

"The number of truly outstanding restaurants in Vancouver is astonishing, and the prices are ridiculously low when compared to other food capitals..." - The New York

Be prepared to have your taste buds dazzled as you sample the local cuisine of Vancouver. 

Below are some dining favorites from some of Vancouver’s best plastic surgeons, and you can find a full listing of popular Vancouver restaurants at Zagat:

Reservations for all are recommended.


With cuisine from the Pacific Northwest, Bishop’s is an intimate restaurant with an extensive wine list.  Recommended by Vancouver’s Dr. Richard J. Warren, key dishes at Bishop’s include Wild Pacific Salmon Filet and Gelderman Farm's Pork Loin.

2183 W. Fourth Ave. (between Arbutus & Yew Sts.)
Vancouver, Canada V6K 1N7
Phone: (604) 738-2025
Approximately a 10 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center

Blue Water Café & Raw Bar

David K. Ward, MD, of Vancouver, B.C., recommends Blue Water Café for seafood, and Zagat diners agree, ranking it number one seafood in the city.  Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of historic Yaletown, the city’s vibrant and hip neighborhood.

Blue Water Café & Raw Bar
1095 Hamilton St. (at Helmcken St.)
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone:  604-688-8078 
Approximately a 7 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center

C Restaurant

A contemporary fish restaurant on the False Creek waterfront with award-winning cuisine and wine list, “C” is a favorite of Vancouver surgeon Richard J. Warren, MD.  Patio and window seating is recommended, to take advantage of the view.

C Restaurant
2-1600 Howe St. (Beach Ave.)
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone:   604-681-1164
Approximately a 6 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center

Cardero's Restaurant & Marine Pub

If you’re looking for more casual dining, Dr. Richard J. Warren recommends Cardero’s, which boasts an outstanding view and specializes in seafood.  Cardero’s is easily accessible from the Convention Center.

Cardero's Restaurant & Marine Pub
1583 Coal Harbour Quay (bet. Cardero & Nicola Sts.)
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone: 604-669-7666
Walkable, or approximately a 3 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center


Looking for great food in a hip, fun, buzzing environment?  If so, then Chambar is for you.  Book early, as Chambar is very popular, and reservations are a must!  Recommended by David K. Ward, MD, of Vancouver.

562 Beatty Street
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone:  604-879-7119
Approximately a 5 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

ASAPS Member David K. Ward, MD, recommends Cioppino’s for Italian food.  Signature dishes such as Vanilla Oil Poached Albacore Tuna and Spotted Prawns draw in the crowds, and Cioppino’s was selected as the  2009 Vancouver Restaurant of the Year.

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill
1133 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5P6
Phone:  604-688-7466
Approximately a 8 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center


Vancouver surgeon Nicholas Carr, MD, enjoys Hawksworth, located in the beautifully and recently renovated Hotel Georgia, which is just a 10 minute walk from the Convention Center.  Elegant, yet welcoming, Chef David Hawksworth showcases ingredient led, contemporary cuisine.

801 W. Georgia St. (At Rosewood Hotel Georgia)
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone: 604-673-7000
Walkable, or a 2 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center


Dr. Richard J. Warren of Vancouver notes that L’Abattoir, while only open a year, has already become one of the city’s top dining choices.  Featuring natural and organic ingredients and signature dishes such as Pan Fried Veal Sweetbreads on Toast and Steak Diane, L’Abattoir is quite popular and has a lively bar.

217 Carrall St. (bet. Cordova & Water Sts.)
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone: 604-568-1701
Approximately a 5 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center


Both Nicholas Carr, MD, and Richard J. Warren, MD, highly recommend West, which garnered four consecutive wins as Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine.  West's contemporary regional cuisine and seamless service has also earned a prestigious four star rating by Mobil Travel Guide, and is a 10 minute taxi from downtown.

2881 Granville St. (at W. 13th Ave.)
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone:  604-738-8938
Approximately a 9 minute taxi ride from the Convention Center

For a list of this year’s Restaurant Award winners click here.

For a listing of Vancouver restaurants at Open Table click here.

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