Enjoy stylish lunches and dinners in an elegant, historic setting at The Restaurant at Historic Reserve at the Grant House (1101 Officers’ Row, 360/906-1101, www.restauranthr.com, entrées $22). Pick from a menu of glazed, grilled, and baked seafood, chops, and chickens. The restaurant also throws open the doors on Sunday mornings to serve a special brunch menu.
Lose yourself in the food amidst the din and clatter of quiet conversation and wine glasses at 1220 Main Restaurant & Bar (1220 Main St., Ste. 100, 360/448-2020, www.1220main.com, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri., 4–11 p.m. Sat.). With comfortable booths and a flair for making Northwest ingredients such as salmon and farm-fresh veggies dance in your mouth, this intimate eatery has established itself as one of Vancouver’s finest. Reservations are recommended, especially Thursday–Saturday, when live musicians serenade diners.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition