Comfort food drapes your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavour, as opposed to discomfort food, which suffocatingly binds the tongue like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet sandwiches, burgers, seafood, and more at Pier 73 located behind the Delta hotel at the Vancouver Airport in Richmond. Pier 73's diverse menu tingles taste buds with flavourful offerings to suit a plethora of palettes such as soups, fresh salads, ribs, and falafel wraps. Casual diners can drop in for a Pier burger topped with bacon, caramelized onions, and sautéed mushroom ($15) or satiate their appetites with butter chicken served with steamed rice and naan ($15). Maritime munchers can avoid risky coi pond theft and populate their internal aquariums with grilled seafood selections such as the wild Pacific halibut swimming in a grainy honey Dijon sauce accompanied by spinach, grilled chorizo, basil, and tomato ($26). Pier 73 hovers over the Fraser River like culinary cloud, offering breathtaking views of the 138-slip marina and the distant North Shore Mountains through floor-to-ceiling windows.
- The beautiful wood bar is still a focal point, but everything is brighter, lighter, and more welcoming as a destination for lunch meetings, relaxed dinner gatherings, or evening drinks with friends. – Arlene Kroeker, Richmond Review
- The yam fries were amazing, and the Gnocchi was to die for it tasted heavenly!! Their drink menu was reasonably priced as well. – Sarah M., Yelp