23rd Where to Dine Awards

Earlier this week, Where Vancouver Magazine presented their 23rd annual Where to Dine Awards at D/6 Bar and Lounge in the Douglas Hotel.

As attendees sipped and nibbled their way around the luxurious lounge and sunny patio, nervous award finalists waited for host, ‘man-about-town’ Fred Lee to kick off the ceremony. Where magazine presented the 2019 restaurants selected where to dine in Vancouver and Whistler.  Where readers were asked to select 22 of the 29 awards with the remaining selected by the magazines critics and editors.

The 2019 Where To Dine Awards went to;


White Spot Restaurants received the Sustainable Seafood Award presented by Ocean Wise

Provence Marinaside received the Silver Service Award, presented by members of Les Clefs d’Or BC, for consistently delivering the ultimate guest experience: an exceptional combination of food, service and hospitality.

Christine Coletta

Michel Jacob of Le Crocodile received the Leadership Award for his impact on Vancouver’s dining scene.

Christine Coletta of Okanagan Crush Pad received The Les Dames d’Escoffier Trailblazer Award recognizing her long-time commitment to excellence.

Where Vancouver food editor Tim Pawsey presented Hy’s Encore with the Editor’s Choice award.  Coquille Fine Seafood with Vancouver’s Best New Restaurant


Indian: Vij’s Restaurant
Chinese: Peaceful Restaurant
Japanese: Miku Restaurant
Asian: Maenam
Latin: Ancora
Italian: Italian Kitchen
Patio: Cactus Club Cafe
Pub Fare: Tap & Barrel
Beer Experience: Granville Island Brewing
Seafood: Blue Water Cafe
Food Cart: Tacofino
West Coast: Coast
French: Le Crocodile
Steak: Gotham Steakhouse & Bar
European: Bauhaus
Brunch: Café Medina
Fine Dining: Hawksworth Restaurant
Dessert: Thierry
Hotel Dining: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar


Casual Dining: Bar Oso
Après-Ski: Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Fine Dining: Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
Best New Restaurant: Il Caminetto

To check out more details on all the winners and finalists of the Where To Dine 2019 list, pick up a copy of the May edition of Where Vancouver Magazine.

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