Add Boneta to your list for a night of French cuisine and sophisticated dining. The beautiful restaurant located at Gaoler Mew’s Courtyard combines fine dining and bistro, with a great selection of seafood dishes. Try our favourite, the Steelhead Trout, made with lentils, carrot puree, kale, chanterelles, shimijis, and ham hock beurre blanc. View Boneta’s food menu.
Brioche Urban Baking & Catering
Brioche is the perfect place for those looking to grab a bite in a cozy café setting. Brioche serves homemade Sicilian-inspired comfort food, specializing in hearty meals, in-house pastries, and great seafood dishes. We love the chef’s signature dish, Cioppino Pescatore, a tomato based shrimp bisque simmered with freshly seared wild salmon, basa, calamari, mussels, clams, tiger prawns and spinach, served with salad and house baked bread. View Brioche’s menu.
Parisian lovers and those who like to dine in a romantic, baroque setting will appreciate the dining experience at Jules Bistro. Jules Bistro offers an intimate atmosphere, French bistro food, including delicious seafood soups and creamy pastas. For a divine pasta dish, try their Seafood Linguini made with mussels, salmon, prawns, scallops ginger and lobster cream sauce. View Jules Bistro’s menu.
The prestigious restaurant, L’Abattoir, offers one of the best dining experiences in the city combining fine dining in an informal setting. All their dishes (including seafood plates) incorporate locally sourced meat. If you like your seafood made with French cooking techniques, try L’Abattoir’s Pacific Ling Cod Fillet, made with sesame seed crust, dungeness crab, and smoked cod salad, celeriac, and pear. View L’Abattoir’s menu.
For a night of class, comfort, and nostalgia, visit Pourhouse. Pourhouse offers delectable comfort food and handcrafted cocktails in a throwback atmosphere. A partner of Ocean Wise, Pourhouse serves sustainable seafood in a home-style fashion. We recommend the Steelhead Trout served with Gnocchi, green beans, almonds, and brown butter sauce. View Pourhouse’s full menu.
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Rainier Provisions is a deli-style restaurant and delicatessen specializing in serving dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Rainier Provision features a rotating menu, designed to accommodate the “catch of the day” (locally sourced meat is available) so you know you’re always eating the freshest seafood. For a comforting lunch meal, try their daily fish pie, made with local cod and vegetables, bound with fish veloute, under puff pastry cap. Check out their current menu.
Sea Monstr Sushi
Sea Monstr Sushi is simply one of the best sushi bars in the town serving authentic Japanese sushi that is well prepared and made with locally sourced ingredients. If you love good sashimi, Sea Monstr Sushi serves some of the best nigiri and sashimi available. Try their Manguro, made with tuna. Sea Monstr Sushi is also an Ocean Wise partner, serving sustainable seafood. Check out their lunch and dinner menu.
Terracotta Modern Chinese
For a sleek dining experience, Terracotta Modern Chinese is a fun place to dine, serving modern Chinese cuisine in an upscale bar setting with a chivas bar, patio, and dining table. Although Terracotta is known for serving dim sum and fusion Chinese, there are great seafood bites on the menu, including the Seafood Trio, with two jumbo Nova Scotia Prawns, two large BC scallops, shrimp topped eggplant served with green beans and mango chutney, served with steamed rice. View Terracotta Modern Chinese’s dinner menu.
The Sardine Can
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The Sardine Can is the perfect spot to mingle with friends over a glass of wine and tasty tapas. The popular Spanish tapas joint serves plenty of delicious meats and seafood, including smoked sardines on toast. One of our favourite seafood plates is the Mejillones Al Piri Piri, made with mussels steamed in spicy piri piri broth. View The Sardine Can’s menu.
Tuc Craft Kitchen
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Tuc Craft Kitchen is a great dining spot for those that love comfort food in an approachable, rustic atmosphere. Their West Coast inspired dishes are soulful, hearty, and perfect for filling your appetite. There are a couple of great seafood dishes on the menu; we recommend the Clam & Coho Bake, made with manila clams, salt spring island mussels, wild coho salmon, chorizo sausage, mini nugget potatoes, roasted butternut squash, and white wine fume. Tuc Craft Ktichen is also a partner of Ocean Wise, serving sustainable seafood. View Tuc Craft Ktichen’s menu.
For the full listing, check out Best Places for Seafood (Part 1).