Restaurant Awards 2024: Best West Coast Restaurants in Vancouver

These award-winning restaurants offer the best example of modern West Coast dining.

The Best West Coast Restaurants in Vancouver

Gold: AnnaLena

Where to start with gold winner AnnaLena? It could be to laud its front of house, which, as one judge noted, “is practically unrivalled in Vancouver. You’d best believe FOH knows you and when you were last in, and, regardless, wants everyone to have a special time.” The team believes in everything that’s coming out from chef Mike Robbins’s kitchen, and for good reason: innovative and highly personalized dishes range from hickory-smoked tuna with ponzu to the ever-evolving seafood and broth with torn bread—simple in presentation, but beloved. (And we dare you to not be delighted by the shoe “dishes” Robbins had created for the petit four desserts.)

1809 W 1st Ave.

Photo: Allison Kuhl

Silver: Boulevard

In the silver spot, Boulevard’s seafood-forward take on West Coast cuisine is rarely matched. “The skill level here continues to be easily among the best in town,” said one judge, “and when they highlight PNW ingredients, it’s superlative.” A hamachi crudo, for example, is bright and light with spring onion, cucumber and chili aioli in a chilled soy broth, while the charcoal-grilled sablefish is glazed in soy-sake and served alongside local bull kelp and roasted king oyster mushrooms.

845 Burrard St.


Bronze: Botanist

In bronze is Botanist in the Fairmont Pacific Rim: an ode to fresh, modern ingredients within a stylish interior. The judges applauded the team’s attention to the little things: “The details here shine, whether it’s the kitchen’s creativity in bringing out a vegan dish to go alongside the table’s non-vegan items, or the pastry chef’s whimsy and solid execution of fantastic seasonal desserts.” You can’t go wrong with hand-cut tagliatelle and foraged mushrooms, or a romaine-heart Caesar salad, artfully drenched in a white anchovy and Meyer lemon dressing.

1038 Canada Pl.


Honourable Mentions

Burdock and Co, 2702 Main St.,
Bravo, 4194 Fraser St.,

Find more of the best Vancouver restaurants on our list of 2024 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award winners.