Feast on the view at these Vancouver restaurants

We’re all aware that, physically, this city is a stunner. Its mountains, forests, waters, even its sparkling glass towers win it beauty contests around the world. Why not take in some of those views while enjoying a delicious meal? Any of these restaurants with views will take your breath away. [Image courtesy of Cardero's]

Cardero's Restaurant & Marine Pub

1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E7

Perched on stilts and jutting out into Burrard Inlet, Cardero’s in Coal Harbour offers a gorgeous side patio, complete with heat lamps and blankets and, indoors, a broad bank of windows facing the North Shore. Choose their dining room for more formal meals of fresh daily seafood, or opt for their casual lounge with the same menu but with bar seating and a cozy fireplace. Their subtle nautical theme will have you floating away with a relaxing meal in no time.

Salmon House On The Hill

2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver, BC V7S 2Y6

This award-winning North Shore restaurant specializing in Indigenous Canadian cuisine boasts an unparalleled view of the city and its surrounding waters. As its name suggests, it’s tucked up on a hill north of Dundarave off Highway 1 and is the perfect spot to appreciate the beauty of the West Coast as well as its abundant seafood. The décor, too, highlights First Nations art and sculpture, its warm wood interior a perfect complement to the stunning view.

Cactus Club Cafe

1790 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC V6E 1V3

When celebrity chef Rob Feenie took over as executive chef of this long-time chain, locals knew the menu revamp would be on par with his foodie cred. Building a new restaurant where the old English Bay concession had been further guaranteed a packed house day after day. Snug against the city’s busiest seawall, the patio is your best bet for endless people watching and stellar sunsets. Their indoor dining room with a view of the same is a good second choice.

Seasons in the Park Restaurant

33rd Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M5

Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point in the city proper. This designation, and the restaurant’s location in the beautifully maintained gardens, allows it to boast an impressive view of the city from above as well as evoking the feeling of eating in a tree house. Their outdoor patio with large stone fireplaces feels like you’re dining at an Okanagan vineyard and their lovely formal dining room inside is great for parties and events. A treat for your out-of-town guests, and you.

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