Restaurant Awards 2024: The Best Upscale Restaurants in Vancouver

Next-level service, world-class cuisine and a high-end experience can be found at these five winning restaurants.

The Best Upscale Restaurants in Vancouver

Gold: Published on Main

The appearance of an “upscale” restaurant has changed significantly in the past years. But while white tablecloths and crisply dressed staff may have f

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allen out of fashion, there’s no doubt that these winning restaurants are still offering world-class meals and service. Published on Main, our gold winner in the category, serves up plates that our judges described as “flawless, from start to finish.” Every dish, from the smoked and candied sablefish to the merguez-wrapped lamb saddle, is crafted with painstaking precision by chef Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson and team and served up like a work of art—a feast for the eyes.

3593 Main St.

Silver: AnnaLena

AnnaLena (silver) offers impeccable but unpretentious service and endlessly inventive dishes with a playful twist: think oysters topped with shaved foie gras served in a smoking, stickered Styrofoam cooler.

1809 W 1st Ave.

AnnaLena. Photo by Allison Kuhl.

Bronze: St. Lawrence

Over in Railtown, St. Lawrence snagged bronze for its continued commitment to elevating rustic Quebecois cuisine. It’s another room that hits that sweet spot between casual and elegant—jewel-toned walls, glinting silverware on wooden tables—with dishes that are at once comforting and considered.

269 Powell St.

St. Lawrence

Honourable Mentions

L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall St.,
Elisa, 1109 Hamilton St.,