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4 Vancouver Restaurants You Need to Try at the ALA Conference

This year's American Lighting Association conference is in Vancouver, Canada, and attendees have Monday night free. Make a reservation at one of these fantastic restaurants.

Alison Martin
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There's plenty to see — and even more to eat — in Vancouver. (Photo: tdlucas5000 via Flickr)

The 2017 American Lighting Association Conference is less than two weeks away, and as attendees already know, Monday (September 12) is a free night. That means it'll be time to hit the town and sample the flavors of Vancouver. 

Looking for a good recommendation? Here are five Vancouver restaurants you won't want to miss.


If you really want to eat like a local, make a reservation at Forage, the hip farm-to-table restaurant just blocks from the Hyatt Regency. The restaurant sources all of its food from British Columbia and strives to achieve "zero waste efforts, reduction of energy consumption and support of our local communities." Split a plate of oysters or indulge in the fresh halibut and tuna.


1300 Robson Street


Cardero's Restaurant

It would be a crime not to mention a great restaurant right on the waterfront, so if you plan to venture farther out from the hotel, check out Cardero's. While seafood lovers will feel right at home with the restaurant's squid, tuna and scallop dishes, Cardero's also serves up burgers made with grass-fed beef, lamp chops and pizza. Don't forget to save room for dessert!

Cardero's Restaurant

1583 Coal Harbour Quay


Le Crocodile

Bringing a spouse to the conference? If you and your significant other are planning a romantic dinner on Monday night, consider Le Crocodile, Vancouver's authentic French restaurant. While more expensive than other restaurants on this list, Le Crocodile truly creates an experience for guests with its service and its amazing dishes.

Le Crocodile

100-909 Burrard Street


Kissa Tanto

A rare combination of Japanese flavors and Italian cooking, Kissa Tanto takes inspiration from the Japanese jazz cafes that dotted Tokyo in the 1960s. Guests can enjoy unique pasta plates and chicken, rib eye and duck dishes that artfully combine two different styles of taste and cooking. This intimate setting is best for groups of four or less.

Kissa Tanto

263 East Pender Street



Which one of these restaurants will you be trying? Share with us in the comments!


Photo: tdlucas5000 via Flickr

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