Comfort Inn & Suites
1748 Capilano Road
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3B4
Phone: (604) 988-3181
Fax: (604) 904-2755
Bars & Cafes
As the name indicates, this North Vancouver spot's design and decor resemble an old train station. The inviting interior is enhanced by the ceiling's wooden cross beams and lots of comfortable seating. The food is reasonably priced: appetizers such as a healthy serving of potato skins are tasty, and entrees such as burgers and shepherd's pie are worth a bite. The beers are reasonably priced and Boddington's a favorite.
The Village Taphouse offers comfort to more than just the weary travelers. With its wooden interiors, high ceiling and bricked fireplace, the Taphouse exudes a old world charm that forms the best setting to enjoy its premium selection of brews on tap. The food here is a staple pub grub fare complete with pizzas, burger and sandwiches. A great place to come by with family or friends and catch up on life or simply to watch the game.
This intimate restaurant is a favorite among locals. It offers friendly service in a warm atmosphere. The decor is rich and colorful. The menu features a range of pastas, along with tempting meat and chicken dishes. The lunch menu features a selection of sandwiches. The Spaghetti with Rock Shrimp, Spinach, Chilies and Fresh Herbs is a special favorite. The pastas range in price and you can choose from full or half portions.
The Rusty Gull Neighborhood Pub is just a short SeaBus ride from downtown. The relatively small bar is decorated with paraphernalia from the shipyards of North Vancouver. It has a view of downtown from its deck. For such a small pub, it has a surprisingly large menu. A large assortment of sandwiches are available, and the shrimp and salmon variety is highly recommended. Portions are generous while prices are reasonable. Drinks specials are offered daily and a wide range of beers is on tap.
An understated establishment, this cafe is a long time favorite of locals. Simple wood furniture in a room painted in soft warm brown tones creates a casual and relaxed ambiance. The Paris-style cafe celebrates Gallic tradition; poulet roti aux herbes , a half chicken slowly roasted with fresh herbs in a peppercorn sauce, is a tasty example. The cuisine is dominated by local seasonal ingredients, and a decadent dessert trolley and local and imported wines list complete the meal.
Kintaro offers only ramen and they are pretty good at it too. The place has minimalist decor and most of the space is taken up by the kitchen. The chef is always on the go and serves broth and noodles; you can select from light to rich and from lean or fat pork. The ramen here is mostly pork bone based and only on Saturdays you have a choice of Forest Fire combo with seafood. And wash it all down with the Japanese beer they offer.
Mill Marine Bistro & Bar is one place you just can't have enough of. Why? Firstly, it lets you dine and drink under the open sky next to the sea with its largest patio in Vancouver. And secondly, it makes sure that you eat healthy as it does not serve fried food of any sorts. You can enjoy the elegant outdoors or hang out in the cozy pub which is open from 11:30a till late. The Mill Marine captures the essence of the Vancouver spirit and guarantees a great experience. And there is a history behind everything here whether it is the lifeguard boat that hangs from the ceiling or the CN Rail Bridge Plaque. Check website to know more.
This self-indulgent local favorite is renowned for generous portions and an array of rich choices. The interiors of True Confection are flooded with natural light from large windows, and offers plush seating and booths. The menu boasts a wide selection of New York-style cheesecakes with crumb crusts, and the portions are all huge, super-tall slices of heaven. Fruit pies, made fresh and complemented by a light pastry, are among the favorites. The prices are reasonable and the desserts make sure you keep coming back for more. Call ahead or check website for more details.
There are plenty if Irish bars around the city but none of them provide as Irish an experience as Mahony & Sons does. Maybe it's the serene Burrard Landing location or the authentic Irish food they serve, Mahony & Sons stands out as a traditional Irish bar, with a personality of its own. The food menu comprises a variety of dishes like Irish Potato soup, Irish Sausage Bangers & Mash and other delectable treats. Quenching your thirst, the pub has a wide array of drinks, with wines and pints all ready to be poured. The wall-mounted television screen broadcasts live sporting action from all over. Regular live-music performances are hosted as well. Call ahead or check website to know more.
P2B Bistro & Bar is part of the Ocean Wise chain and is located in the prestigious Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. The upscale establishment serves a contemporary menu of timeless favorites. In addition to lunch and dinner, they open for breakfast, catering to early birds in the neighborhood. Sip on perfect libations out on the lovely terrace or dine behind the floor-to-ceiling glass facades among elegant interiors. Enjoy panoramic ocean vistas that paint a tranquil, almost therapeutic picture.
This lovely European-style cafe prides itself on serving unrivaled coffee skillfully brewed from the finest hand-roasted beans. Enjoy a latte or espresso with gourmet baked delicacies like cinnamon rolls, muffins and scones. Deli classics like paninis and handmade pizzas makes for a fantastic quick lunch. At sundown, candlelight warms up this place that metamorphoses into a wine bar with over 60 varieties from cellars across Italy.
Show Case Restaurant & Bar, located in the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, offers unique preparations embracing diverse culinary traditions. Sample pizzas for breakfast as well as tapas for hungry afternoons. 'The Loft' offers a private dining space if the group is large while the main dining area is a casual affair with the adequate beer and wine list enhancing your lounging experience. Lunch and dinner gets multicultural with Asian butter chicken, grilled NY steaks and Caesar salad. Showcase also features a fantastic array of mouthwatering deserts to choose from.