The backlit, glass-doored meat locker has pride of place in the dining room. It’s the first clue that this luxe steakhouse may not be the best place for vegetarians. Sure, there’s some seafood and chicken on the menu, but really, it’s all about beef: prime rib, chateaubriand, 60-ounce tomahawk steak, Japanese wagyu rib-eye. Plus you’ll find all the traditional steakhouse sides, including creamed corn, scalloped potatoes, and Caesar salad made tableside, as well as add-ons of king crab or tiger prawns. Although the menu sounds old school, the room is anything but. It’s all dark and sultry and modern, with cool cylindrical chandeliers and a flashy glass bar where the people who like to see and be seen hang out. Upstairs, The Roof patio is one of the best outdoor dining spots in town, a sexy space with potted plants, animal-print cushions, and social sofas gathered around fire pits.
Black & Blue
1032 Alberni St
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown & Yaletown Hours Mon–Fri 11:30am–1am, Sat–Sun 4:30pm–1am Phone 604/637-0777 Prices Main courses C$11–C$28 lunch, C$28–C$150 dinner Cuisine Type Steakhouse Web site Black & Blue