Vancouver is to Canada what Hollywood is to the United States. The city has the largest film industry in the country and if you wish for a Canadian destination with plenty of celebrities around, you just can’t go wrong with Vancouver. Plenty of film studios here can offer you a stargazing treat to remember.
Of course, if you don’t have time for a visit to one, the restaurants here offer an opportunity that’s just as great. With great food and drinks as well as beautiful actors and actresses for company – these 5 restaurants could present you with the perfect holiday story.
Blue Water Café + Raw Bar
1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4
If you love seafood, the Blue Water Café + Raw Bar will offer you such an amazing experience that you just might forget all about the celebrities walking by. Diners here have described their experience as among the best and classy to the core. The service is highly efficient and professional while the menu is a haven for those who love delicacies of the sea. Oysters, scallops, crabs, lobsters and fish from Halibut to Sable – what you get at the table will make the best seafood restaurants in the world envious. High profile yet welcoming and pleasant, this restaurant is made for the stars. Make sure you book your table well in advance, especially during the tourist season, because everyone knows how popular this place is!
Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
615 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3K3
If you’re planning an evening out in Vancouver and wish to combine celebrity hunting and American-styled dining, the Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar is a place offering you the best of both. The wine lists are as good as the food menu and while the steaks here are what make headlines, anyone in your group with different tastes can find just what they’re looking for too. Classic American fare on your table, professional and attentive service, an atmosphere that is comfortable yet elegant and the most beautiful people in the city visiting – everything comes together to make this one popular. Most visitors to Vancouver have this restaurant on their ‘must-visit’ list and one evening here is enough to tell you why.
2881 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J4
As you take your seat at West, you are overwhelmed by the classy interiors. The wine wall is the view that tops the list of course, followed by the experience of watching the chef at work, all at the two special chef’s tables in front of the presentation kitchen. The best part about West is that it offers a balanced menu that has the best, whether it’s seafood, meat or vegetarian. The place to begin the evening is of course at the bar where the best cocktails from all over the world will be served to you with fanfare and class. In fact, many fans of the bartenders have been known to give celebrities the cold shoulder while paying direct attention to their skills! The service matches up beautifully with the ambience and food, thus making West a winner all the way.
1133 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G1
You will hear about Tojo’s whenever someone discusses the restaurant scene in Vancouver. When you book your table and finally come here, the experience will tell you why. Some might label it as overpriced, but then again, when does class ever come cheap? So if price isn’t on your mind, but great food and wonderful company is, then Tojo’s is it. Inspired by the beautiful cuisine of Japan, the dishes here, especially from the Omakaze menu are popular with every foodie in town. The Green Tea Crème Brulee with Fresh Fruit is of course the most popular dessert at Tojo’s, helping you bring to an end a beautiful evening, again, with perfection. Of course, make sure you look out for the stars!
Cin Cin Ristorante + Bar
154 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5
Chef Andrew Richardson’s beautiful dishes and a classy ambience make Cin Cin a warm and cherished experience. Pricier than most other fine dining establishments in the city, the service, ambience and food here is all top notch, making what you spend worth every penny. The Italian fare here is comparable to that served in the best restaurants around the world, let alone Italy, and this should make the food connoisseur in you sit up and take notice. If you wish to dedicate your evening to contemporary Italian dishes, Cin Cin is the place to be! The tables on the balcony are a favorite with the crowds and so are the ones with a great view of the open kitchen. Just make sure you book the best ones well in advance!
Tracking down celebrities in Vancouver isn’t too difficult, but if you wish to catch a glimpse of them in an elegant setting, these 5 restaurants are your best bets. So go ahead and book your tables in advance so that your plans of stargazing are set in stone!