Hotel - Vancouver Restaurants


Monk’s Grill (Whistler)

Monk’s Grill, Steakhouse & Bar (web site, map, 4555 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, Canada, phone: 604-932-9677)

A popular steakhouse in Whistler, Monk’s Grill is located next to the ski runs at Blackcomb Mountain, right in front of the Wizard Express chair lift. The restaurant has ski in / ski out access and is next door to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. It is also within walking distance to the Four Seasons Resort & Spa in Whistler.

During the summer, Monk’s Grill is in the centre of the Whistler “Summer Family zone” which includes activites such as: 18 hole Links mini putt, flying trapeze, farmer’s market & crafts fair, Kiss the Sky bungy, climbing wall, and horseback rides.

Chef Shaun Anderson and Monk’s kitchen create “a fusion-style menu with a French/European background” (from their website). Their Spring menu which runs till April 30th features a choice of:

Pan Roasted Wentzel Duck Breast, Lotus Root Chips, Shanghai Bok Choy, Oven Dried Blueberry Jus


8oz NY Strip loin, Melted Cambozola Cheese, Roasted Garlic Jus


Herb Crusted Wild B.C. Salmon, Warm Beet Salad, Potato & Baby Carrot Salad, Mustard & Goat Cheese Vinaigrette

plus an appetizer and a dessert for $35.00.

I’m interested to make a trip out to Whistler in the coming months to give Monk’s a try. Feel free to leave comments below, regarding your experiences at Monk’s Grill in Whistler!

Monks Grill, restaurant in Whistler BC Canada

Monk's Grill, restaurant in Whistler BC Canada

24,165 views - Posted Monday, April 13th, 2009


YEW restaurant + bar (Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver)

YEW restaurant + bar (map, web site, 791 West Georgia St, Vancouver, Canada, phone 604-692-4939) is located in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, one of Vancouver’s most luxurious hotels.

We enjoyed their special menu for Dine Out Vancouver 2009, which was $38 per person before tax, tip, gratuity, and drinks. The atmosphere is awesome, the service is impeccable, and the restaurant’s food is very impressive. We were a little cowed by the wine list, which had the cheapest wine by the glass at $9.00 and a half litre for $30. So we didn’t order drinks, but the food (as shown below) was fabulous.

I made a video of the dishes (which you can view using the player below).

The menu that was offered that evening is below:

YEW restaurant Dine Out Vancouver 2009 Menu:
$38 (excludes taxes, gratuity and alcohol)
Cuisine Type:
West Coast

Slow Poached Pear, Beets & Goat Cheese, Red Leaves, Roasted Peppers
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Cauliflower Soup with Black Cod Cake & Parsley Coulis
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Soy Glazed Sablefish, Scallion Pancake,
Micro Broccoli & Mushroom Salad

Wild Mushroom Gemelli, Basil Stewed Artichokes & Olives
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Miso Broiled Salmon, Chinese Broccoli, Baby Shiitakes,
Squash & Plum Purée
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Braised Nicola Valley Venison Shoulder, Winter Greens,
Risotto Milanese

Whipped Morello Cheesecake, Cherry Crumble and
Jubilee Glaze
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Milk Chocolate Cream, Salted Caramel & Cinnamon Meringue
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Pineapple Carpaccio, Lime Sorbet, Coconut Wafers

Still from the video (Yew Restaurant in Vancouver)

Still from the video (Yew Restaurant in Vancouver)

YEW Restaurant + Bar on Urbanspoon

19,543 views - Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2009


Zachary’s on Robson (Lunch near BC Place Stadium)

I made another lunch time visit to Zachary’s on Robson (map, web site, 121 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, phone 604-605-1472) and was very pleased with the food this time. Apparently the restaurant is under new management, and I think the chefs are really on the ball now.

(please read to the end for the free coupon info)

Their menu is almost the same – a selection of pastas, sandwiches, burgers, and fancier items such as seafood, steak, and appies, priced quite reasonably for the downtown neighborhood. (The restaurant is part of the Hampton Inn and Suites hotel and is immediately across the street from BC Place Stadium.)

I had ordered several different cream-based pastas from Zachary’s on my previous visits, but for some reason the flavors of the sauce seemed a bit off, maybe a strange aftertaste -it’s hard to describe, but I can tell when a restaurant does its pasta sauce right. This time I was extremely happy to take the first few bites of my gorgonzola penne ($12.95, pictured below) and finally encounter a pasta sauce that frankly delighted my tastebuds with honestly good and sophisticated creamy sensations. The aftertaste was clean and faded away quickly, preparing my palate for the next bite. I made it through the entire, generous dish without getting tired of the ingredients, which is a problem I run into when eating huge amounts of pasta at places like Antons in Burnaby. (Well, thinking again, it was good except to maybe the third or second to last bite, but this was pretty much the best as I could expect for a pasta costing $12.95).

For more info, check out my reviews from previous visits Part 5, Part 4, Part 3, Part 2, Part 1

Gorgonzola Penne Pasta from Zacharys on Robson ($12.95)

Gorgonzola Penne Pasta from Zachary's on Robson ($12.95)

Free Coupon! I was given two coupons by the restaurant in my bill, and I would like to give them away to some readers of this site who are interested in trying the food. The first coupon has $3 Off Lunch (“Join us for lunch and receive $3 off per couple or $1.50 for a single lunch, Valid until June 30th, 2009”), and the second coupon has $5 off dinner for a couple on one side, and on the other side, a pre-game event prime rib dinner special for $13.95.

Please note that in order to get these discounts you’ll need to get the actual coupon from me, since they won’t accept printouts. If you’d like a coupon, please email me ( and first person who emails me will get one coupon. Second person will get the other coupon. You can pick the coupon up from me in Yaletown.

I’ll post a message here when the coupons are gone.

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10,724 views - Posted Friday, December 5th, 2008