10 new entries to check out at Dine Out Vancouver

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      This year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival welcomes more than 40 new restaurant participants—many are recent additions to the city’s bustling culinary scene. Here are 10 buzzworthy picks that are bound to fill up fast.

      1809 West 1st Avenue, $40
      The more the merrier at this critically acclaimed spot from former Top Chef Canada contender Michael Robbins: its modern, home-style dishes are made for sharing.

      958 Main Street, $30
      The team behind the Le Tigre food truck extends its culinary know-how to a playful and adventurous menu of pan-Asian flavours.

      Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
      1600 Howe Street, $40
      Here, fine dining joins Japanese and Peruvian cuisine in sophisticated harmony. Think lobster bisque, crab causa, and lingcod paella with black rice and chorizo.

      185 Keefer Street, $40
      Pacific Northwest–inspired plates like elk empanada, arctic char, and black-lentil cabbage rolls hold court at Chinatown’s newest hot spot.

      3369 Cambie Street, $30
      Drawing on the Little Italys of San Francisco and New York, this Italian-American eatery’s fare lives up to that of its famed predecessor, Pied-à-Terre, which comes from the same owners.

      Big Rock Urban Brewery
      310 West 4th Avenue, $20
      Craft beer is the muse throughout the brewery’s laid-back offerings, which include an IPA-infused smoked oyster chowder and a stout lamb confit.

      Sai Woo
      158 East Pender Street, $40
      Chinese and Jamaican influences come together in an imaginative menu of vegetarian laksa, lemongrass chicken, and baklava paired with pistachio mousse.

      1685 Yew Street, $30
      From squid-ink spaghetti to steamed mussels tossed in Vietnamese fish sauce and Thai basil, seafood gets an inventive makeover at this casual Kitsilano joint.

      Royal Dinette
      905 Dunsmuir Street, $40

      Chef David Gunawan brings farm-to-table cooking to the city’s financial district through a menu of seasonal dishes like whole-wheat rigatoni and lamb tartare.

      Nicli’s Next Door
      68 East Cordova Street, $40
      Experience the sister restaurant to the award-winning Nicli Antica Pizzeria with a list of vegetarian-friendly antipastos and house-made pastas.

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