Steakhouse - Vancouver Restaurants


Cardero’s Restaurant (Downtown)

Cardero’s Restaurant (web site, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-669-7666) is an upscale destination for seafood, steaks, wok dishes, and pizza. It’s a generously sized restaurant that sits out on a pier in the Coal Harbour marina, with great waterfront and dock-side views. This is an impressive place to entertain visitors to Vancouver, have a fancy business lunch, or even enjoy a romantic dinner with live music later in the evening.

Cardero’s restaurant is about a 10-15 minute walk along the Coal Harbor waterfront from the Vancouver Convention Center downtown (Canada Place) as well as the downtown business district. It’s also really close to the Westin Bayshore Hotel.

Pictured below are the Fishermen’s Platter (2 fresh oysters, 2 jumbo prawns, 2 slices albacore tuna, 2 slices seared rare ahi tuna, and seaweed salad for $18.95), and the 10oz New York Steak (grilled, seasoned, with pink peppercorn sauce $28.95) to which I added a 1/2 dozen bistro prawns for $5.95.

Fishermen's Platter (prawns, albacore tuna, ahi tuna, seaweed salad, and oyster), $18.95
Fishermen’s Platter (prawns, albacore tuna, ahi tuna, seaweed salad, and oyster), $18.95

Fishermen's Platter (Raw Oysters)
Another view of the same Fishermen’s Platter (Raw Oysters, and various sauces and garnishes such as dijon mustard, wasabi, and pickled ginger)

10oz New York Steak with Bistro Prawns
10oz New York Steak with Bistro Prawns ($28.95 plus $5.95 extra for the prawns)

38,101 views - Posted Wednesday, March 5th, 2008


Hamilton Street Grill (Yaletown) – Part 6

I made another visit to the Hamilton Street Grill (address: 1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, phone 604-331-1511) and I enjoyed a very nice half-Caesar salad and a penne pasta with chicken and mushrooms (both pictured below, around $20). More photos and info: view Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

Half Caesar Salad
Half Caesar Salad ($4.00)

Penne pasta with Chicken
Penne pasta with chicken and mushrooms (around $12)

15,725 views - Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2008


Cactus Club Cafe (West Vancouver)

Cactus Club is a trendy, fun restaurant chain with outstanding service, cool decor, and great food. I made another visit to Cactus Club in West Vancouver (web site, Park Royal Village, 855 Main Street, West Vancouver, BC, phone, 604-922-1707) and I enjoyed the “Hawaiian tuna poke” (pictured below, $11.50), which their menu describes as, “sashimi grade ahi tuna, prawns, tropical fruit salsa, fresh avocado, macadamia nuts, sesame ginger vinaigrette & crispy wonton chips”. This dish was a refreshing combination of flavors and quite delicious. Cactus Club is also famous for their steaks, seafood, and specialty drinks.

Cactus Club’s West Vancouver location features a live jazz band, the Geoff Peters Trio, playing on selected Tuesday nights. Please call the restaurant to confirm about the live music. (More info: view part 1)

Tuna poke at Cactus Club

18,094 views - Posted Friday, December 7th, 2007