Enjoy a glass of wine in West Vancouver

It's hard to beat the sparkle of West Vancouver with all it has to offer in terms of stunning scenery and all the culinary pleasures of West Coast living, including freshly caught seafood and, of course, BC wine. These restaurants in West Vancouver give you the opportunity to indulge in some of the best food and wine the North Shore has to offer in a beautiful setting. [Image credit: iStock.com/nd3000]

The Beach House

150 25th St, West Vancouver, BC V7V 4H8

Taking a bottle of wine to the beach may not be something that’s entirely acceptable in West Van, but for the next closest thing, The Beach House has you covered — literally. They have a heated beachside patio with a gorgeous view, no matter what the time of year. You can watch storms roll in during the autumn, blazes of yellow and red flowers in the summer or starry nights in the winter, accompanied by a glass or two of BC’s finest wine.

Olive & Anchor Restaurant

6418 Bay St, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2H1

Set against the stunning backdrop of Horseshoe Bay is one of West Vancouver’s true hidden gems, the Olive and Anchor. The atmosphere lies somewhere between upscale pub and modern West Coast Canadian restaurant, with a heavy focus on fresh, locally sourced seafood like lingcod, mussels and salmon. They have a small but stellar selection of wines available by the glass and bottle, making this the perfect place for relaxing on the patio or a special date night.

Amici Restaurant

1747 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J5

Specializing in traditional Italian cooking, Amici is the perfect place to indulge in rich and delicious pastas or exquisite main courses like braised chicken breast and smoked black cod. They also have one of the bigger wine lists in West Vancouver, with selections from all over the globe, including California Cabernet Sauvignons, Italian Brunellos and Amarones and a merlot from BC’s own Burrowing Owl. They also offer a few sparkling wines for special occasions.

Carmelos Ristorante

1448 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1B7

This easygoing Italian eatery is the epitome of a traditional trattoria. The casual atmosphere, great food and charming staff have made this one of the go-to Italian restaurants on the North Shore. There is also a decent selection of fine wines from around the world and the staff will gladly help you choose the perfect red to go with your beef tenderloin or an amazing BC white to help you cool down on a hot summer day.

Feast Restaurant Ltd

2426 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1

With its modern yet rustic charm and West Coast-inspired menu, Feast is one of the most innovative restaurants on the North Shore. They have a wide selection of items ranging from rib eye steak to Saltspring Island mussels and all the wines to pair with them. The wine list includes more than a dozen varieties from around the world that are available by the glass, including a couple from right here in BC.

Pastameli Of New York

5369 Headland Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7W 3C7

This romantic Italian restaurant in the West Vancouver community of Caulfield has some of the best pasta and pizza on the North Shore, and what better way to complete the experience than by pairing your meal with a glass of wine? Their list isn’t as extensive as some others, but it’s well rounded with options from around the world and the staff is happy to help you find the perfect one for the evening.

Boathouse Restaurant

6695 Nelson Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2B2

In addition to the stunning scenery provided by Horseshoe Bay and amazing seafood via the Pacific Ocean, the Boathouse also has an excellent wine list with the vast majority from right here in BC. Whether you’re looking for a glass to enjoy with your meal or just passing the time sitting on the patio, you’ll find nearly two dozen choices by the glass and a few dozen more available by the bottle.

Salmon House On The Hill

2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver, BC V7S 2Y6

Since 1976 the Salmon House has been serving some of the best seafood in the Lower Mainland, including local salmon, halibut and mussels. They also have one of the most extensive wine lists on the North Shore, with more than 100 entries available by the bottle and a couple of dozen by the glass or half bottle. BC wines are featured heavily, including popular names like Sandhill, Joie and Stag’s Hollow.

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