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“Enjoy the patio and the view”

Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #213 of 3,995 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: West End
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were biking along the Vancouver Seawall and decided to stop by The Sylvia Hotel and visit their restaurant patio for some nacho's and beer. The outside deck was not open due to a staffing shortage but when I asked if we could sit there anyway, they were more than pleased to accommodate. We were a group of five thirsty cyclists in the middle of a very hot September Indian Summer day and Sylvia's was a welcome respite from the grueling peddling we had been doing all day to work up an appetite. Our server was quick with the jugs of water to get us hydrated.
The nacho's filled our need just perfectly. Two orders were devoured with not a tiny slice of a black olive left behind as evidence. They were nicely accompanied by separate dishes of guacamole, sour cream and salsa (for an extra charge) and a couple of pitchers of Red Truck lager which was recommended by our waitress.
The view over English Bay was spectacular and since we were a group from Newfoundland, Sweden and Vancouver it made for a very memorable afternoon for all.
Since I didn't try any of the other menu items, I cannot say how good they may be, however, my very good friend dines there regularly and always raves about the restaurant, service and great prices. As for the location, you just can't beat it. So, give it a try if your are visiting our beautiful city; you won't be disappointed.

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Thank molley59
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were on a hop on hop off bus tour of Vancouver when we spotted the Sylvia Hotel at English Bay. As it was lunch time, and as we saw they had a lovely patio outside the restaurant, we got off and had our lunch there. We were most impressed, and had a lovely lunch, even though it was only a burger! Our only disappointment was that they had a really interesting menu, but because it was a Sunday, they were only doing the brunch menu, which meant that we could not have either of our first choices - surely with so many tourists in the summer they could manage both?
But the view over English Bay fully compensated.

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Thank ericmyra
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

You can't beat the Sylvia's location - right on Beach Street overlooking the water, even the local Vancouverites hang out here. Every Thursday eve there is live music - the staff are friendly and the hotel is a landmark with it's ivy covered 8 story building - quaint, excellenct location, great drink menu - we didn't eat there - we just lounged!!!

Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Going out to brunch can be a hassle with a big group. Sylvia Restaurant is great when you need to reserve for a large group on a busy weekend.

The food is yummy too! Their chefs pay attention to gluten-free and dairy-free. Actually they have recently developed special GF dishes. The prices are reasonable. Way better quality and price than Cactus Club across the street.

The view and location is beautiful, right in the heart of English Bay.

They only con would be the service. I would rate it 7 out of 10. While all the servers are really nice they are always too busy. So getting refills on coffee or jam takes a bit of time sometimes.

I recommend!

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Thank CtheExplorer
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The lounge is one of the best places in Vancouver to sit and enjoy watching the world go by. It sits right on the beach of English Bay and you can see the boats from around the world at anchor or watch the fascinating people of Vancouver walk and cycle by. The food is good great without being pretentious, the service was excellent and good value for money.

Thank Cliff M
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