Perched above Granville Island nestled underneath Granville Bridge is where you’ll find Granville Island’s best dining experience. The Sandbar boasts a massive 2 level space equipped with an enclosed heated all-year patio. If you’ve never been before you are seriously missing out. Sandbar’s Dine Out is over on Thursday so get your reservation in and enjoy a beautiful British Columbian experience.
The Sandbar is offering a steal of a deal with their $30 Dine Out menu. The décor and vibe of The Sandbar is warm and welcoming. You can’t help but enjoy yourself with the view of the city sparkling in the background. We started things off with a Bourbon Sour and a Bloody Mary served with a fresh prawn. The sun was just setting as we cheersed to the last moments of daylight.
Start the Night Right
The Sand Bar’s appetizer options are Clam Chowder, Harvest Salad, or Fish Croquette. We went for the Harvest Salad (roasted beets and yams, brussels sprouts, and candied pecans) and the Fish Croquette (salmon, black cos, tuna, rice, aioli). We were also treated with the Wok Fried Squid which is absolutely delicious! Although it’s not on the menu, if you are ever in you have to try it! The laid back yet attentive service at Sandbar is excellent and you get the feeling that you are cared about and welcomed.
For the main dishes, I went for the Forno Roasted Chicken with a mushroom demi glace. The portion was massive which was amazing as you’ll find some Dine Out’s cut cost with small portion sizes. Not at Sand Bar, the chicken was succulent and the dish was very visually appealing.
We also had the Bouillabaisse with tomato fennel broth, clams, mussels, fish, prawns, and scallops. A delicious addition to the Dine Out menu and if you’re at Sandbar you have to try the seafood. Sandbar, being known for it’s incredibly fresh local seafood has a fresh sheet that shows you what was brought to the restaurant that morning! How’s that for fresh.
I loved the fact that Sandbar offers B.C. wine parings for their dishes. I sipped on Quail’s Gate’s Chardonnay and for a moment I was taken back to the vineyard which I’d visited during the summer. Sandbar’s dedication to west coast culinary and locally sourced products make it a must visit for everyone in Vancouver.
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