With the summer just around the corner, Joane Sasvari of the Vancouver Sun has checked out over 25 eateries where the food is as good as the view. It’s seems to be slim pickings on the West Side though.
Kitsilano has always been a bit of puzzle for the visitor hungry for a view. The community looks out across sea and mountains, yet few of its myriad restaurants have a view. Luckily, there are two great exceptions to that rule. The first is Watermark, that coolly modern building down on Kits beach. With its spectacular location and 180-seat beachside patio, Watermark could get away with serving just about anything and guests would still eat it up. It’s to the credit of executive chef Lynda Larouche that the restaurant serves such excellent West Coast cuisine. Watermark is at 1305 Arbutus St., 604-738-KITS (5487).
Then there’s the place no one wants to tell you about because they want to keep the secret to themselves: The Galley Patio and Grill at the Jericho Sailing Centre, where the wind whips up both waves and hearty appetites. The beer is cold, the burgers done just right, the prices super-low and the view unbeatable. Note that, except in summer, The Galley is only open on weekends. It’s at 1300 Discovery St., 604-222-1331.
Last modified: April 17, 2008