There's a lot going on in the world right now... but no matter what, we've still got to eat.
That's why we're thrilled to announce this year's finalists for Vancouver Magazine's Restaurant Awards. It's our 31st annual celebration of the city's best rooms—from hidden gem hole-in-the-walls to lineup-out-the-door hot spots to worth-it culinary splurges—and for the 31st year in a row, our judges ate their way through Vancouver before debating and casting their ballots in a private, accountant-tabulated vote.
In addition to being up for gold, silver or bronze in their categories, one of the names on this list will be the one-and-only Restaurant of the Year. We'll be celebrating all of the winners in our annual Restaurant Awards issue of the magazine this May, and at our big awards bash (we'll be announcing the date and venue soon!). Our Chef of the Year will also be announced the day of, too... so for now, it's anyone's game.
We'll be sharing the contenders for Best New Restaurant in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that. And if you missed our announcements of the Best Bartender, Best Bar, Best Sommelier and Best Brewery Awards earlier this year, go catch up now so you know where to drink as you're plotting your dinner plans for the next few months.
In the meantime, go taste your way through our 2020 VanMag Restaurant Award Nominees and place your bets. Who will be taking home the gold this year?