Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards selected by 19 judges

Desserts at Yaletown's Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Photo by Sue Frause
The 2010 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards have been ... awarded!

A panel of 19 experts judged restaurants in and around Vancouver, including both established rooms and upstarts "that have made a virtue of the new economy."

Here are the top (gold) winners in each category; you'll find a complete list of the silver, bronze and honorable mentions in the first link above. I've included a * by the ones I've experienced; looks like I need to keep on dining around BC. Bon Appetit!

Best Restaurant
Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar*

Best New Restaurant
Campagnolo*

Best Regional

Bishop's*

Best Seafood

Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar*

Best Small Plates

Cru

Best Bar/Lounge

Uva Wine Bar

Best Formal French

Le Crocodile*

Best Casual French
Pied-a-Terre
Best Formal Italian
Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill*

Best Casual Italian

L'Altro Buca

Best Formal Chinese

Kirin*

Best Casual Chinese

Chen's Shanghai Kitchen

Best Formal Japanese

Tojo

Best Casual Japanese

Kingyo

Best Dim Sum
Kirin*

Best Thai

Maenam

Best Korean
Hanwoori

Best Indian

Vij's*

Best Casual Chain

Cactus Club Cafe*

Best Steakhouse/Chops

Gotham Steakhouse

Best Vietnamese
Phnom Penh

Best Other European
Chambar*

Best Other Asian

Spice Islands Indonesian Restaurant

Best of the Americas

Cobre

Best North Shore

Fraiche

Best Whistler
Araxi*

Best Victoria
Zambri*

Best Vancouver Island
Sooke Harbour House*

Best Okanagan Valley
Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Best Winery/Vineyard Dining
The Terrace at Mission Hill

Best Service

West*

Best Last Course

CinCin*