Vancouver Restaurant Awards 2014

May 2, 2014

 

 

In 1990, this magazine began an awards program in recognition of a few of the city's finest restaurants. A quarter-century later, we proudly present the largest year yet, with 18 judges deciding the winners in 49 categories. The dining scene has grown substantially over the decades — as the finalists below attest — and we're proud to have grown alongside.

Now, let's eat! 

 

                                Best of the Year

 

 Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant of the Year

Chef of the Year 

Chef of the Year

Bartender of the Year 

Bartender of the Year

 

Pastry Chef of the Year

 Restaurant of the Year

Sommelier of the Year

                                Best of Categories

 

Upscale Dining

Best New Design

New Design

Best New Restaurant

New Restaurant

Best Casual

Casual Dining

Best Food Cart

Food Cart

Best Coffee House

Coffee House

Best Seafood

Seafood

Best Upscale Italian

Upscale Italian

Best Casual Italian

Casual Italian

Best Pizzeria

Pizzeria

Best Upscale French

Upscale French

Best Casual French

Casual French

Best Upscale Japanese

Upscale Japanese

Best Casual

Casual Japanese

Best Upscale Chinese

Upscale Chinese

Best Casual

Casual Chinese

Best Dim Sum

Dim Sum

Best Noodle House

Noodle House

Best Indian

Indian

Best Korean

Korean

Best Thai

Thai

Best Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Best Other Asian

Other Asian

Best of the Americas

The Americas

Best Steakhouse

Steakhouse

Best Casual Chain

Casual Chain

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North Shore

Best Whistler

Whistler

Best Victoria

Victoria

Best Other Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

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Okanagan

Best Winery/Vineyard Dining

Winery/Vineyard

  

Downtown

East Side

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Gastown

Best Winery/Vineyard Dining

Richmond

  

West End

West Side

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Yaletown

 

                            

                                 Special Awards

 

 Green Award

Green Award

Lifetime Achievement 

Lifetime Achievement

Ingredient of the Year 

Ingredient

Premier Crew 

Premier Crew

     Mentorship Award 

Mentorship

Producer Supplier of the Year 

Producer/ Supplier

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

How We Did It:

For most categories, our 18 judges split into smaller, specialized teams. Anyone with a perceived conflict of interest in a particular category was excluded. Judges discussed long lists, then revisited rooms and voted separately. Restaurant of the Year was a blind vote between Best Upscale and Best Casual. (The count was 17 to 1.) Meet the judges here.

 

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