Wow. Just wow. If David Hawksworth were cooking in New York City, his profile would be sky high. Even though he's racked up some impressive awards at his namesake restaurant across from the Vancouver Art Museum, he's still a bit under the radar in the U.S. One meal at the sleek, stylish space several years in the making in the historic Hotel Georgia and the most ardent "foodie" would confirm that Hawksworth is one of the top dining destinations on the West Coast. The knockout, ever-changing menu might include spot-on preparations such as hamachi sashimi, smoked passion fruit, jalapeño and a savory coconut sorbet, followed by a slow-cooked Atlantic lobster atop tajarin pasta, as well as an incredibly flavorful Theissen Farms pheasant with brown butter-tamarind vinaigrette. The gregarious chef delivers dishes in the dining room, so diners can offer instant feedback.
801 W Georgia St.; Vancouver, 604-673-7000