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Golden Plates 2017 Winners

Golden Plates winners

Best fine dining

  1. Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
  2. Bishop's, 2183 W. 4th
  3. L'Abattoir, 217 Carrall

Best mid-price restaurant

  1. The Flying Pig, Various locations
  2. Nook, Various locations
  3. Tacofino, Various locations

Best casino for eats

  1. River Rock Casino, 8811 River Rd., Richmond
  2. Edgewater Casino, 760 Pacific Blvd. S
  3. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam

Best view restaurant

  1. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street)
  2. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  3. The Observatory, 6400 Nancy Greene Way
  4. Salmon House on the Hill, 2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver

Best chain restaurant

  1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  2. White Spot, Various locations
  3. Earls Restaurant, Various locations

Best restaurant patio

  1. Dockside Restaurant, 1253 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Bridges Restaurant, 1696 Duranleau, Granville Island

Best restaurant to hang out on a rainy day

  1. Burgoo, Various locations
  2. Storm Crow Tavern, 1305 Commercial Dr
  3. Bimini Public House, 2010 W. 4th
  4. The Naam, 2724 W. 4th

Best restaurant for a first date

  1. Nomad, 3950 Main
  2. Tacofino, Various locations
  3. Chambar Restaurant, 568 Beatty

Best restaurant to cure a hangover

  1. Denny's Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary, 1298 East Hastings Street
  3. The Red Wagon, 2296 E. Hastings

Best hole-in-the-wall

  1. The Templeton, 1087 Granville
  2. The Narrow Lounge, 1898 Main
  3. Argo Cafe, 1836 Ontario

Best food truck

  1. Tacofino, 2327 E. Hastings
  2. Mom's Grilled Cheese, Mobile locations
  3. Roaming Dragon, Corner of Robson and Burrard

Best takeout/delivery

  1. Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Szechuan ChongQing, Various locations
  3. Hon's Wun-Tun House, Various locations

Best Squamish restaurant

  1. Howe Sound Brewing, 37801 Cleveland Ave., Squamish
  2. Zephyr Cafe, 38084 Cleveland Ave., Squamish
  3. The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar, 37991 2 Ave., Squamish

Best barbecue

  1. Memphis Blues Barbeque House, Various locations
  2. Dixie's, 337 E. Hastings
  3. Peckinpah, 2 Water

Best Caribbean

  1. Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall
  2. The Reef, Various locations
  3. Jamaican Pizza Jerk, 2707 Commercial

Best chicken

  1. Homer St. Cafe and Bar, 898 Homer
  2. JUKE, 182 Keefer Street
  3. Nando's, Various locations

Best Chinese

  1. Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, 108-777 W. Broadway
  2. Kirin, Various locations
  3. Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations

Best dim sum

  1. Kirin, Various locations
  2. Red Star Seafood Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Empire Seafood Restaurant, 200-5951 No. 3 Rd., Richmond

Best fish and chips

  1. Go Fish, 1505 W. 1st
  2. The Fish Shack, 1026 Granville
  3. Pajo's, Various locations

Best fries

  1. Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie
  2. Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial
  3. Romer's Burger Bar, Various locations

Best hot pot

  1. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, 405–5300 No.3 Road, Richmond
  2. Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot, 5108 Victoria
  3. Landmark Hot Pot House, 4023 Cambie

Best Japanese

  1. Miku Restaurant, 70-200 Granville
  2. Tojo's, 1133 W. Broadway
  3. Minami, 1118 Mainland

Best Lebanese

  1. Nuba Restaurant and CafΓ© Nuba, Various locations
  2. Jamjar, 2280 Commercial
  3. Saj & Co, 813 Davie St.

Best Malaysian

  1. Banana Leaf, Various locations
  2. Kaya Malay Bistro, 1063 W. Broadway
  3. Tropika, Various locations

Best Mediterranean

  1. Medina Cafe, 780 Richards
  2. Siena, 1485 W. 12th
  3. Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca, 1133 and 1129 Hamilton

Best Mexican

  1. Las Margaritas Restaurante y Cantina, 1999 W. 4th
  2. La Taqueria, Various locations
  3. La Mezcaleria, 1622 Commercial

Best Middle Eastern

  1. Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, 202-1833 Anderson St., Granville Island
  2. Nuba Restaurant and CafΓ© Nuba, Various locations
  3. East is East, Various locations

Best noodles

  1. Legendary Noodle House, 1074 Denman
  2. Noodlebox, Various locations
  3. Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle, Various locations

Best Indian

  1. Vij's, 3106 Cambie
  2. Sitar, 8 Powell
  3. Chutney Villa, 147 E. Broadway
  4. Indian Oven, 2006 W. 4th

Best Persian

  1. Cazba Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Zeitoon, Various locations
  3. East is East, Various locations

Best pizzeria

  1. Nicli Antica Pizzeria, 62 E. Cordova
  2. Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main
  3. Via Tevere, 1190 Victoria

Best Spanish

  1. EspaΓ±a, 1118 Denman
  2. Bodega on Main, 1014 Main
  3. Havana, 1212 Commercial

Best sushi

  1. Tojo's, 1133 W. Broadway
  2. Miku Restaurant, 70-200 Granville
  3. Minami, 1118 Mainland

Best tacos

  1. Tacofino, Various locations
  2. Gringo, 27 Blood Alley Square
  3. La Taqueria, Various locations
  4. Sal y Limon, 701 Kingsway

Best Thai

  1. Maenam, 1938 W. 4th
  2. SalaThai Restaurant, 102–888 Burrard Street
  3. Bob Likes Thai Food, Various locations

Best Vietnamese

  1. Anh and Chi, 3388 Main
  2. Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 E. Georgia
  3. Mr Red Cafe, 2234 E Hastings St

Best cooking store

  1. Ming Wo, Various locations
  2. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
  3. Cook Culture, Various locations

Best specialty food store

  1. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
  2. Bosa Foods, Various locations
  3. Meinhardt Fine Foods, Various locations
  4. The August Market, 3958 Main

Best specialty grocer

  1. Urban Fare, Various locations
  2. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  3. Choices

Best deli

  1. Oyama Sausage Company, 126-1689 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Santa Barbara Market, 1322 Commercial
  3. Cioffi's Meat Market & Deli, 4142 E. Hastings, Burnaby

Best comfort food

  1. Burgoo, Various locations
  2. MeeT, Various locations
  3. Fable Diner, 151 E. Broadway

Best salads

  1. Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods, Various locations
  2. Field + Social, 415 Dunsmuir
  3. Culver City Salads, Hastings and Thurlow

Best soups

  1. The Stock Market, 1689 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. liquids + solids cafΓ© & market, 1530 Venables
  3. The Soup Meister, 103-123 Carrie Cates Crt., North Vancouver

Best vegetarian

  1. The Acorn, 3995 Main
  2. The Naam, 2724 W. 4th
  3. MeeT, Various locations

Best veggie burger

  1. MeeT, Various locations
  2. The Naam, 2724 W. 4th
  3. Alibi Room, 157 Alexander

Best burger

  1. Romer's Burger Bar, Various locations
  2. Vera's Burger Shack, Various locations
  3. White Spot, Various locations

Best brunch

  1. Medina Cafe, 780 Richards
  2. Burdock & Co., 2702 Main
  3. Sophie's Cosmic Cafe, 2095 W. 4th

Best breakfast

  1. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary, 1298 East Hastings Street
  2. Jam Cafe, 556 Beatty
  3. Acme Cafe, 51 W. Hastings

Best bagel

  1. Rosemary Rocksalt, Various locations
  2. Mount Royal Bagel Factory, 701 Queensbury Ave., North Vancouver
  3. Siegel's Bagels, Various locations
  4. Solly's Bagelry, Various locations

Best bread bakery

  1. Terra Breads, Various locations
  2. Purebread, 159 W. Hastings
  3. Batard Boulangerie and Cafe Moderne, 3958 Fraser

Best doughnut shop

  1. Cartems Donuterie, 534 W. Pender
  2. Lucky's Doughnuts, Various locations
  3. Lee's Donuts, 122-1689 Johnston, Granville Island

Best desserts

  1. Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various locations
  2. Thierry, 1059 Alberni
  3. Faubourg, Various locations

Best gelato

  1. Amato Gelato Cafe/Mario's Gelati, 78 East 1st Ave.
  2. Bella Gelateria, Various locations
  3. La Casa Gelato, 1033 Venables St

Best restaurant for a working lunch

  1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  2. Earls Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Joey Restaurants, Various locations

Best pub

  1. Doolin's Irish Pub, 654 Nelson Street
  2. Storm Crow Tavern, 1305 Commercial Dr
  3. Dublin Crossing Irish Pub, 466 SW Marine Drive

Best brewpub restaurant

  1. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  2. Big Rock Urban Brewery, 310 W. 4th
  3. Steamworks, 375 Water

Best local brewery

  1. Red Truck Brewery, 295 E. 1st
  2. Brassneck Brewery, 2148 Main Street
  3. Four Winds Brewing Company, 4–7355 72nd Street

Best brewery tasting room

  1. Brassneck Brewery, 2148 Main Street
  2. Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Drive
  3. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island

Best B.C. wine/winery (red)

  1. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  2. Blasted Church, 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls
  3. Black Hills Estate

Best B.C. wine/winery (white)

  1. JoieFarm Winery, 2825 Naramata Road, Naramata
  2. Poplar Grove
  3. Blasted Church, 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls

Best B.C winery/vineyard tasting room

  1. Poplar Grove
  2. Burrowing Owl, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  3. La Frenz Winery, 740 Naramata Rd., Penticton

Best coffee shop (national chain)

  1. Starbucks, Various locations
  2. Blenz, Various locations
  3. Tim Hortons, Various locations

Best Burnaby restaurant

  1. The Pear Tree Restaurant, 4120 E. Hastings, Burnaby
  2. Anton's Pasta Bar, 4260 E. Hastings, Burnaby
  3. Hart House Restaurant, 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby

Best North Shore restaurant

  1. Canyon, 3135 Edgemont Blvd., North Van
  2. BLVD Bistro, 636 Queensbury Ave., North Vancouver
  3. Tomahawk Restaurant, 1550 Philip Ave., North Van

Best Richmond restaurant

  1. Kirin, Various locations
  2. Dinesty Chinese Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 102-4930 No. 3 Rd., Richmond

Best Surrey, Delta, White Rock, and Langley restaurant

  1. My Shanti, 15869 Croydon Dr., Surrey
  2. Tasty Indian Bistro, 8295 120th St., Delta
  3. Tap Restaurant, 101–15350 34 Ave., Surrey

Best New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam restaurant

  1. The Boathouse Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Longtail Kitchen, 116–810 Quayside Dr., New West
  3. Wild Rice, 122–810 Quayside Dr., New West
  4. El Santo, 680 Columbia St, New Westminster

Best Whistler restaurant

  1. Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, 110-4222 Village Square, Whistler
  2. Bearfoot Bistro, 4121 Village Green, Whistler
  3. RimRock Cafe, 2117 Whistler Rd., Whistler

Most vegan-friendly

  1. The Naam, 2724 W. 4th
  2. The Acorn, 3995 Main
  3. MeeT, Various locations

Best organic dining

  1. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Fable, 1944 W. 4th
  3. The Acorn, 3995 Main

Best French

  1. Bistro Pastis, 2153 W. 4th
  2. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E. 15th
  3. Au Comptoir, 2278 W. 4th

Best Italian

  1. Ask for Luigi, 305 Alexander
  2. Savio Volpe, 615 Kingsway
  3. CinCin Ristorante + Bar, 1154 Robson

Best Latin American

  1. Chicha, 136 E. Broadway
  2. Baru Latino, 2535 Alma
  3. Cuchillo, 261 Powell

Best Pacific Northwest

  1. West, 2881 Granville
  2. Bishop's, 2183 W. 4th
  3. Salmon ’n’ Bannock Bistro, 1128 W. Broadway

Best winery/vineyard restaurant

  1. Miradoro Restaurant, Tinhorn Creek Winery, 537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver
  2. Quails' Gate, 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna
  3. The Sonora Room, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl.

Best new brewery

  1. Faculty Brewing Co., 1830 Ontario St
  2. Luppolo Brewing Co., 1123 Venables St.
  3. Parkside Brewery, 2731 Murray St.
  4. Strathcona Beer Company, 895 East Hastings St.

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