With a year-round outdoor patio and panoramic views of the North Shore and Vancouver skyline, Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar is the ideal spot for any meal of the day.
Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar is situated on the waterfront of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale, an area with a rich shipbuilding history that has now evolved into a vibrant neighbourhood with boutiques, eateries, and more.
In the month of April, Pier 7 is participating in Travelzoo Restaurant Month, a virtual food festival featuring special prix fixe menu deals at Canada’s top restaurants. They have partnered with Mijune Pak, “Top Chef Canada” judge and Travelzoo’s new Global Food Correspondent, to host this epicurean event for the month of April. This means there will be exclusive deals for Travelzoo members - such as the 3-course menu at Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar for $70. With the weather getting warmer, we recommend making a reservation to secure a spot on the patio to enjoy the spectacular view.
This restaurant’s menu focuses on seafood with an emphasis on boat-to-table options. The dishes here are delivered in simple ways that allow the flavours and ingredients to shine - something that their executive chef Peter Gray stands by. Peter also shares with us his journey that led up to where he is now - from working at Havana as a Sous Chef, to becoming an executive chef working at numerous restaurants such as The Boathouse and The Flying Pig. What took us by surprise was his experience in other fields prior to his culinary journey - he studied biochemistry at UBC, owned a moving company, and even DJ’ed at events. We are glad that Peter pursued his passion in food so we can now have a taste of his delectable creations.
There are two options to choose from for each course of the meal, so we each decided to try something different. For the first course of our meal, we had Tuna Tataki - seared ahi tuna on a bed of daikon with a side of house-made citrus tataki sauce that brings out the freshness of tuna.
We also had Cajun Tacos which were made with pacific cod, chopped tomato, pickled fennel slaw, pico de gallo and chipotle aioli in a flour tortilla.
For our entrees, we had Seared Sockeye Salmon with citrus cream sauce and local nugget potatoes and seasonal vegetables, as well as a 6oz AAA Flat Iron Steak with a red wine demi-glace, local nuggets and seasonal vegetables.
Last but not least, for our desserts we had a Vanilla Creme Brûlée topped with fresh berries, and a Chocolate Lava Cake that is crowned the best lava cake in the Lower Mainland. Unlike other lava cakes where the ice cream is set on the side, Peter decided to put the ice cream and warm caramel sauce on top of the cake to allow them to flow into with the gooey chocolate center as you dig in. Guests no longer need to make a mess trying to put the two together, it is all done for you.
If you are debating on where you should plan a friends gathering, a date night, or just a casual dinner after work, Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar is the perfect spot for you.
Discover all the restaurants taking part in the Travelzoo Restaurant Month here.