Vancouver

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

  • 1095 Hamilton Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4
  • Phone: 604.688.8078

Celebrating Our Ocean’s Harvest

An anchor in Vancouver’s culinary landscape, Blue Water Cafe is lauded as the City’s definitive destination for seafood.

Executive Chef Frank Pabst is known for his innovative and brilliantly executed West Coast plates, that showcase the freshest and most sustainable local fin and shellfish.

Enhanced by the intuitive service from Stephan Cachard’s dedicated team, the dynamic dining room provides action views of the opposing ‘East meets West’ kitchen and raw bar. The sweeping main bar leads out to the heated patio and the private wine room holds the extensive award-winning wine and bubble selection.

Housed in a handsome brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of historic Yaletown, the city’s vibrant and hip neighborhood.

Dinner  Tapas  Late Night Menu
 

Hours:  

4:30 pm - 12 am daily

Group sizes: please phone for details

Dining Style: Fine

Special Features: Patio, Bar or Lounge, Sommeliers, Wine Cellar, Private Parties, Valet Parking 7 nights per week

 

OUR TEAM

Frank Pabst, Executive Chef

Masaaki Kudo, Sushi Chef

Jean-Pierre Sanchez, Pastry Chef

Stephan Cachard, Restaurant Director

Adrien Boutet, Restaurant Managers

Ben Mcnamara, Bar Manager

 

AWARDS

Best Seafood, First

Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards, 2010-2016, 2018-2019

 

Best Restaurant in Yaletown

Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards, 2019

 

Best Seafood, First

WHERE Vancouver 'To Dine' Awards, 2011-2015, 2018-2019

 

Wine Program Excellence Award, Platinum

Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2019

 

Premier Crew - Stephan Cachard

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2019

 

Best Dessert, Bronze

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2019

 

Best Seafood, Honourable Mention

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2019

 

'Best of' Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator, 2001-2014, 2016-2019

 

Leadership Award, Frank Pabst

WHERE Magazine 'To Dine' Awards, 2018

 

Best Seafood, Silver

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2002-2007, 2018

 

Downtown Seafood, First

Vancouver Courier 'Stars of Vancouver' Award, 2018

 

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants

Canada’s 100 Best, 2017-2018

 

Aspiring Sommelier, Ian Wharton

Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) BC, 2018

 

Best Restaurant Wine List (BC), First

Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards, 2017-2018

 

100 Best Restaurants in Canada

OpenTable, 2015-2017

 

100 Best Restaurants in Canada for a Big Night Out

OpenTable, 2017

 

Best Seafood, First

Best Wine List, First

Best Restaurant in Gastown/Downtown/Yaletown, Second Place

Best Restaurant, Third

Westender ‘Best of the City,’ 2017

 

Best Restaurant Wine List, First

Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver, 2017

 

Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor, 2017

 

Best Seafood, Gold

Best Yaletown, Gold, 2014

Best Formal Restaurant, Gold, 2011

Restaurant of the Year, Gold, 2010

Chef of the Year, Frank Pabst, 2010

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2008-2017

 

Best Seafood, First

Vancouver Courier ‘Stars of Vancouver’ Award, 2017

 

Best Seafood, Second

Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards, 2017

 

100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada

OpenTable, 2017

 

Best Seafood, Second

WHERE Magazine 'To Dine' Awards, 2016-2017

 

Les Clefs D’or Canada, Silver

WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine’ Award, 2016

 

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver

Best Yaletown, Bronze

Best Japanese Upscale, Honourable Mention

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2015

 

Regional Company of the Year

27th Annual Pinnacle Awards, 2015

 

Recognized for ‘Consistent Excellence’

Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2015

 

Best Upscale Restaurant, Bronze

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2014

 

Best Restaurant Wine List (BC), Bronze

Georgia Straight ‘Best of Vancouver’, 2014

 

Best Upscale Restaurant, Silver

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2013

 

Best Restaurant

BC Living's BC's Best People's Choice Awards, 2013

 

Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor, 2013

 

Achievement of Distinction in Dining

DiRoNA, 2013

 

Top 50, Canada's Best Restaurants

Maclean's Magazine, 2012

 

Best Seafood

Westender 'Best of the City', 2012

 

Best Formal Japanese, Honourable Mention

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2011

 

Four Diamond Award

AAA, 2010

 

Restaurant of the Year, Silver

Best Formal Japanese, Silver

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2009

 

Restaurant of the Year, Bronze

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2007-2008

 

Best Japanese Fine Dining, Silver

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2005-2006

 

Best New Restaurant in 2000, Bronze

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2001

Dining & Nightlife
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General

  • Buy Out:
  • Largest Private Room Capacity: 120
  • Max Capacity Banquet: 240
  • Max Capacity Reception: 450
  • Meal Type:
    • Dinner
  • Patio:
  • Total Number of Private Rooms: 4
  • Total Restaurant/Nightclub Capacity: 450

General

  • Group Bookings:
  • Maximum Group Size: 450
  • Parking:
  • Seasons Of Operation:
    • All
  • Year Last Renovated: 2017
  • Year Opened: 2000

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