Among the big local chains, each new opening represents a chance to raise the stakes in the casual-fine-dining arms race. Milestones has typically focused more on family and less on flash, but the Cambie and Broadway location has introduced a large patio with stunning views looking back over False Creek to the downtown towers, plus an increasingly sophisticated menu. The Kobe meatloaf and rich caramel gingered apple crisp (seasonal desserts) bring high style to comfort food. The wine list balances New and Old World, and is well priced. And all the standby share platesÑbaked goat cheese, phyllo-wrapped shrimp, spinach and artichoke dipÑplus generously sized bellinis and mojitos, keep diners coming back.