Without fine dining establishments, ordinary people would have no excuse for wearing a crown at the table and demanding to be called Copernicus. Live out delusions of grandeur with today's Groupon. For $30, you get $60 worth of contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and drinks at Nu Restaurant, located on Granville Street.
Nu Restaurant's seasonal brunch and dinner menus display inventive dishes derived from locally sourced ingredients. Ignite evening ingestion with a white anchovy bruschetta ($14) or casually consume a plate of souvlaki chicken, pork, and lamb skewers ($12) enhanced with an onslaught of grilled pita, shallots, and cucumber-infused yogurt. The BC Albacore Tuna ($25) jumps out of pans and onto plates seared, accompanied by green beans, calamata olives, fingerling potatoes and Christmas eve visions, and the braised lamb shank ($25) features a coronation of herbed orzo, organic greens and white anchovy dressing. Appease whiny weekend stomachs with a croque madame ($13.50), where brioche, ham, aged cheddar, poached egg and greens join forces to politely ask hunger to use inside voices. Or, fuel up on the brie and black truffle omelette ($14.90) with a warm brioche and a port reduction.
A comfortably chic interior provides a space for patrons to enjoy the illuminations of the West Coast sunset. An outdoor seating area is available for sharing the atmosphere with a friend, date, or fraternal twin once removed.
Good Life Vancouver and Vancouver Foodster reviewed Nu Restaurant. Yelpers and DineHere reviewers give it an average of three stars and OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 3.5 stars. Though reviews are mixed on the service, everyone loves the view:
- The service was excellent--informative, friendly and helpful. The food was also outstanding. We particularly liked the Gruyere Cheese Soup and the Duck Confit. – H.Anne, DineHere
- Great restaurant on the water with a wonderful view. Best Fish & Chips in Vancouver for the money. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 4/9/2010
Executive chef Robert Clark fell in love with cooking in his grandmother's kitchen, where he helped her prepare salmon fresh from the York River. Chef de cuisine Lee Humphries worked his family's farm in Cornwall, England, surrounded by a booming fisherman's trade. And sommelier Sarah McCauley honed her palate pairing wines in restaurants in Holland, England, and Spain. Owner Harry Kambolis had the good sense to gather all three together to make C Restaurant's menu, which has gone on to earn dozens of awards from institutions such as Wine Spectator and [Vancouver Magazine](http://gr.pn/SovCNE].
Unsurprisingly, given the chefs' fish-centric histories, the ever-changing seasonal menu emphasizes seafood dishes, complementing them with local, sustainably farmed ingredients wherever possible. C Restaurant's decor also emphasizes a connection to the natural world with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the Granville Island shoreline. A garden patio shelters diners from summer sunlight with beige umbrellas and the upraised tentacles of the giant squids who live beneath the nearby Burrard Street Bridge.
1661 Granville St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1N3Get Directions