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WestVan Restaurant recommendations

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WestVan Restaurant recommendations

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a restaurant for a special dinner for 6 adults in West van - maybe around Ambleside. Good food, casual or so atmosphere, maybe a view. I've checked The Beachhouse - which has bad reviews, I was thinking of Saltaire and it seems to have soso reviews and then I was just checking out Beachside Forno which has reviews all over the map. Any recommendations for a nice dinner place? We are from Vancouver. Don't want the Salmon house either.

Thanks for any ideas.

gp

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1. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

The reason for the poor reviews is that West Van restaurants are universally poorly run/over priced/have terrible food/are to be avoided.

You'd do better on Lonsdale in North Van

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2. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

I have personally eaten and enjoyed meals at Chez Michel (not Bistro Chez Michel), Fraîche (which is up high on the hill in a residential area) and La Regalade. If I promoted one it would be La Regalade.

http://www.chezmichelvancouver.com/

http://fraicherestaurant.ca/

http://laregalade.com/

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3. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

Beachhouse maybe gets bad reviews but has a long history of success. I like it, especially combined with the seawall walk from Ambleside.

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4. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

I've heard wonderful things about La Ragalade. They have recently opened one over in Kits, and there are line-ups out the door almost every day....including people who are coming over from West Van to experience this new second location.

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5. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

The Kitsilano one is a "café" with lower priced mains and is owned by the chef son of the West Van one. They may have a liquor licence by now.

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6. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

http://www.moustachecafe.ca/ A short hop to the east but so yummy.

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7. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

Moustache went broke over a year ago. A condo is about to take the location.

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8. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

Moustache should never have moved from the house on Marine to the sterile space on 2nd and Lonsdale.

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9. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

Try North Van. Better restaurants.

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10. Re: WestVan Restaurant recommendations

The District on Lonsdale is a nice, hip fun restaurant with great food, in lower lonsdale, no view though, and a little cramped. I personally enjoyed the Beach House. I don't like La Regalade, over priced oily French food (French food should not be oily)...

If you want a view and a casual atmosphere with some really decent food why don't you go to Deep Cove - The Arms Reach, has a view of the water, the food is probably half the price of the Beach House, great wine list, good food. Casual, relaxed and nice atmosphere.