Sequoia Restaurants Patio Contest

Comments 279 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been four years since I wrote my first “Downtown Vancouver Patio Guide” and since then dozens of new eateries, cafes, and lounges have opened up in the open air. When the springtime sun shines and the cherry blossoms pop, patio dining is on everyone’s mind. Relax at lunch, have a romantic dinner, people-watch, or enjoy panoramic vistas.

Sequoia Patio Banner

The Sequoia Company of Restaurants are fortunate to operate some of the very best patios that our fair city has to offer and to celebrate patio season, they are giving a $100 gift certificate to a lucky reader.

All you need to do is let us know which of their patios is your favourite. Leave a comment or publish one of these updates to Twitter (including your favourite patio’s handle).

Teahouse in Stanley Park
Website, my blog post
Located at Ferguson Point along Stanley Park Drive it was recently voted “Most Romantic” restaurant in the Georgia Straight’s readers’ choice awards.

I entered to win $100 for @The_Teahouse from @Miss604 in the #SequoiaPatio contest

Seasons in the Park (at QE Park)
Website, my blog post
Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top of Queen Elizabeth Park where they host their popular Seasons Winebar series.

I entered to win $100 for @SeasonsinQEPark from @Miss604 in the #SequoiaPatio contest

Cardero’s (Coal Harbour)
Perched right above the water at Coal Harbour they host hockey nights, prime rib night, and fresh oyster specials.

I entered to win $100 for @Carderos_Van from @Miss604 in the #SequoiaPatio contest

The Sandbar (Granville Island)
The Sandbar also picked up a Georgia Straight readers’ choice award for “Best Restaurant to Hang Out on a Rainy Day” but it’s patio along the bustling False Creek waterway is a highlight on Granville Island.

I entered to win $100 for @The_Sandbar from @Miss604 in the #SequoiaPatio contest

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on April 25th and they will receive $100 to dine at the Sequoia patio of their choice.

Update The winner is Iain – congratulations!

279 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. TiffanyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:17am PDT

    Oooh Tea House by far. Elegant, steeped in history and tucked into one of the world’s most beautiful urban parks.

  2. AlexTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:30am PDT

    I like Cardero’s. Their squid is awesome! Do you only give prizes to people with Twitter accounts? It seems like it… just saying

  3. RebeccaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:31am PDT

    My entries are all loaded into a spreadsheet, assigned a number, and drawn at random. If I go back and look at the source of entries for each winner I’d say far more (more than half) are from comments. Winners are announced on my site however if I have several who were from Twitter (like 3 of the 6 Video Games Live winners) I’ll pop a note on Twitter.

    I hope that addresses your concern.



  4. NNTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:32am PDT

    I love the Teahouse patio for brunch!

  5. SanazTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

    I like Cardero’s so casual yet elegant if you need to impress someone!

  6. EmmaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT

    I’ve never been to Sandbar, but I love the location!

  7. AshleyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:41am PDT

    The Sandbar is the one I heart the most. Perfect location!

  8. LisaBTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:41am PDT

    Cardero’s is the only one I’ve been to and it was lovely. I’ve heard people say wonderful things about Seasons too, it’s on my list of places to try.

  9. ErinTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:41am PDT

    The Teahouse is my favourite. I wanted to have my reception there, but my guest list was too big 🙂

  10. jeffTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:43am PDT

    My favorite is the Teahouse, but Sandbar is a close 2nd.

  11. TylerTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:45am PDT

    I haven’t been to any of them, but I would love to try out Cardero’s! Nothing like a on-the-water patio!

  12. TawcanTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:46am PDT

    The only place I’ve been is the Sandbar but would love to try out Cardero’s.

  13. DeeTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:50am PDT

    Teahouse is definitely my favourite place – had my wedding reception last August there, the service is impeccable and the food is delish!

  14. Chantel I.Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:51am PDT

    I love, love, love the Sandbar. The first time I had swordfish was on their patio. Delicious!

  15. John MahTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:52am PDT

    Loved sandbar !

  16. JavierTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:55am PDT

    Carderos is a favorite of mine!

  17. BeniTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:59am PDT

    LOVE Seasons in the Park!

  18. AnthonyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:01am PDT

    It’s Sandbar for me. You can’t load up afterwards at the market at the other locatons.

  19. Meghan WTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:03am PDT

    Cardero’s is my pick.

  20. AliciaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:04am PDT

    Love Seasons in the park! My dad, and lots of his family members, worked there in the 80’s and he served the Queen, he was a waiter at the restaurant, when she visited Vancouver! Very cool. Best view!

  21. RachelTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:05am PDT

    I love Seasons in the Park!

  22. RowenaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:07am PDT

    The Sandbar patio is definitely my favorite! Nothing better than enjoying the sunset overlooking the bay!

  23. Barbara GaspariTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:08am PDT

    Carderos rocks!

  24. GregTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:09am PDT

    Definately Cardero’s with Stanley Park and great people watching.

  25. NatalieTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:10am PDT

    I love them all! I can’t decide! I love how Sequoia offers such a variance in their restaurants: Seasons = Upscale, Cardero’s = Casual, Sandbar = Very Vancouver!

    I will chose The Sandbar because of their risotto which is the definition of delicious.

    Thanks for the opportunity Rebecca!

  26. rinoTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:14am PDT

    I like Cardero’s.

  27. taniaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:15am PDT

    Cardero’s is my favourite.

  28. chrisTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:16am PDT

    Sandbar! It has it’s own bar, glass enclosure and blankets on all the chairs. It’s the most cosy patio in the city.

  29. AngelaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:20am PDT

    I like the Teahouse! It is cosy and romantic.

  30. RobinTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:23am PDT

    Love the Teahouse!

  31. JaneTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:26am PDT

    I think Teahouse is the best of all. Season in the Park’s patio is good too, but I like Teahouse better.

  32. CassandraTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

    We love the Sandbar, part of a great day on Granville Island.

  33. BonsTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

    The Teahouse is my favorite. I can take a stroll in Stanley Park afterwards and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

  34. ChristinaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

    Ummm? The Sandbar~ duh!
    Amazing patio, atmosphere & food!
    <3 the Dungeness Crab Cakes with smoked red pepper coulis, lemon aïoli... & why not get the Dragon Boat Platter as well!? Filled with fried oysters, spring rolls, potstickers, yummy wok squid, delicious ribs. Perfect for "sharesies" with friends!

    Yes. The Sandbar is my choice for best patio.
    You really can't beat the location. Who doesn't love Granville Island!?

  35. Peter HolbrookTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

    I love patio at the Sandbar, great view and the food is great!

  36. JenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:01am PDT

    I love the Teahouse. You can make an afternoon out of it and walk all around the park. And, of course, the food is fantastic.

  37. ChristineTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:02am PDT

    Love Carderos!

  38. JenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

    The Teahouse!! So gorgeous! Amazing view. Excellent service!

  39. KathyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:08am PDT

    I love eating at the Teahouse in the sunshine! Their ingredients are so fresh because they grow a lot of herbs and vegetables on site. Sitting on the patio, surrounded by fragrant herbs, breathing in the fresh air while looking across the sparkling water is one of my favorite summer things to do!

  40. LesleyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

    Would love to go to Carderos, but I’ve never actually been to any of them so any would be a treat for me!

  41. lauraTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

    sandbar! it’s so much fun to watch all the boats go by…

  42. Rosalind EnktaiyaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

    I love them all, especially the teahouse.

  43. AlanaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

    I entered to win $100 for @Carderos_Van from @Miss604 in the #SequoiaPatio contest

  44. LaureenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

    I love the Sandbar patio – it’s a great way to start off the day on Granville Island!

  45. BenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

    Has to be the sandbar. I like the teahouse and sadly I haven’t actually been to Cardero’s (shame) but some of my best memories are hanging out on a hot summer day with friends taking in the view there.

  46. JuliaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

    The Sandbar is my favourite! I can’t wait for warmer evenings to go check it out again!

  47. JarrydTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

    Seasons In The Park has the best view.

  48. Michelle WilliamsonTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:39am PDT

    I’d have to say Sandbar

  49. ChrisTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

    I love watching the false creek ferries go by while sipping a mojito at Sandbar.

  50. phyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:43am PDT

    The Teahouse is my favorite. View of the water is gorgeous!

  51. TristenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

    Sandbar, for sure. Love everything on Granville Island!

  52. Tracey FlattesTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

    Carderos….the best place to people watch!

  53. Eran RoubiniTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

    My favorite is the Teahouse my wife and I had one of are first dates there over 20 years ago and I still remember the desert we had. A small pastry shaped like a swan filled with vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate.

  54. RonTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:54am PDT

    Sandbar! Grab some fresh fruits and seafood at the market before heading home.

  55. AnneTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

    love Cardero’s!

  56. NickTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:09pm PDT

    Cardero’s mainly because it’s the only one I been to … maybe if I win I can check out a few of the others.

  57. TracyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

    I like teahouse!

  58. VivianTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:18pm PDT

    The Sandbar, hands down! Gorgeous location in Granville Island.

  59. MaryTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:21pm PDT

    definitely sandbar. great view from the patio.

  60. MelanieTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:32pm PDT

    It’s hard to choose, but I’d say the Teahouse is great for celebrations – we had one on their patio after my mother got her Canadian citizenship a few years ago, after almost 50 years as a landed immigrant…

  61. jeanieTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:32pm PDT

    i love love cardero’s!! i always have such a fun time every time i’ve gone there! =D

  62. A.J.Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:37pm PDT

    I love the Tea House! It would be so great to treat and de-stress my girlfriend with a nice meal there! Fantastic contest!

  63. Lori-Vancouver BCTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

    The Teahouse for sure:)

  64. LawrenceTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:42pm PDT

    The Teahouse has an amazing patio with great food and views

  65. DeirdreTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

    the Teahouse!

  66. DarcyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:49pm PDT

    The Teahouse!
    So glad they changed the Teahouse back to it’s original name!

  67. Tomasz WagnerTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:52pm PDT

    Teahouse when it’s sunny out, Sandbar when you want something in a nice relaxing area

  68. HayleyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:02pm PDT

    I haven’t had a chance to go to any of these places yet.

  69. DilaraTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:06pm PDT

    I love the patio at The Sandbar!

  70. Jennifer M.Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:12pm PDT

    My favorite has to be Seasons in the Park. I didn’t grow up in Vancouver, but my family made annual trips to visit our extended family here. Every time we came we would visit Queen Elizabeth Park, so it’s very nostalgic for me. My husband and I took our wedding photos in the park. I have never eaten at Seasons in the Park, but I would absolutely love to.

  71. BrendaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:13pm PDT


  72. LesleyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

    Cardero’s on a sunny day is paradise!

  73. colleen tsoukalasTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:21pm PDT

    Love the patio at the Sandbar! Recently had a reunion of work buddies there and would love to celebrate inlaw’s 65 birthday there

  74. AmandineTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:22pm PDT

    Have been to all of them apart from Sandbar – but planning on going there this summer when I next visit Vancouver 😀 Cardero’s setting is gorgeous but the food did not impress as much as the Teahouse or Seasons. For me it would be lunch at Seasons for the view and he shade of the tress, and dinner at the Teahouse to enjoy the sunset. Perfect!

  75. Dennis L.Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:24pm PDT


  76. Donna LTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT

    I haven’t tried any of them, but I can imagine how beautiful Carderos would be on a summer evening. Drinks and the sunset, with dessert!

  77. Michael KwanTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:31pm PDT

    I love Seasons, but not for its patio. For that, I think I’d prefer Cardero’s or Sandbar… probably Sandbar, since I dislike downtown traffic/parking. 😉

  78. RenfrewTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:33pm PDT

    Cardero’s for sure.

  79. CliffTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:37pm PDT

    Seasons in the Park

  80. BrendaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

    I have fond memories of Queen E park growing up. It would be nice to visit the park and then have dinner in Seasons.

  81. JuliaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:41pm PDT

    Love The Sandbar for its food + drink, cozy blankets, and, of course, the roaring fireplace on the patio itself!

  82. JenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:41pm PDT

    My favourite is the SandBar…I love their view from the patio and the blankets they supply for if you get chilly!

  83. JeremyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

    I love the Sandbar 🙂

  84. valerieTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:44pm PDT

    Teahouse Patio hands down!!!! 🙂

  85. LindsayTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT


  86. JannaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

    Cardero’s is such a fab patio in the summertime! Right on the water, lots of people watching to do along the seawall, delicious food, great drinks…what more could you want?

  87. RachelTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 2:07pm PDT

    Sandbar patio is unique and my favourite. I love afternoon drinks and tapas there!

  88. NicoleTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

    I would loooove to win a gift card to Cardero’s because of it’s beautiful location and delicious food! Plus.. I have been craving lobster <3

  89. NikkiTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 2:18pm PDT

    Granville Island is fantastic! Sandbar would be a great place to go for dinner and drinks 🙂

  90. EileenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 2:33pm PDT

    Oooh difficult. Teahouse might be my favorite, but all are awesome

  91. SoTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 2:36pm PDT

    Seasons in the park is my favourite patio.

  92. JodiTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 3:10pm PDT

    Sandbar patio!

  93. BJTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 3:12pm PDT

    The Sandbar!

  94. AlakittenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

    Seasons for Sure!! 🙂

  95. KevinTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 3:38pm PDT

    Cardero’s all the way!

  96. TeresaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 3:49pm PDT


  97. NicoleTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 4:03pm PDT

    I would have to say carderos!

  98. MarissaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 5:00pm PDT

    I love the views from the patio at The Sandbar.

  99. GINATuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 5:09pm PDT

    I love the Sandbar inside and out. Awesome Patio

  100. RennTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 5:11pm PDT

    I like Seasons in the Park!

  101. CarolTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

    So many great restaurants. I think my favourite would have to be the Tea House, if only because of the location.

  102. MaeTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 5:34pm PDT

    Wow, hard to choose. Teahouse has fantastic freshly-baked croissants and beautiful view of the water. Cardero’s has the best wok squid and stunning views of the northshore. Season’s is in the serene park setting and has amazing views of downtown Vancouver. I can’t comment on Sandbar as I haven’t been there.

    I think I might have to give Cardero’s the edge.

  103. TamaraTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 5:37pm PDT

    Cardero’s! But it’s the only one I’ve been to since I moved here a few months ago 🙂

  104. SusieTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 6:20pm PDT

    For sure the Teahouse, as I’d make it a romantic date night with my lovely boyfriend.

  105. GwenTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 6:32pm PDT

    I love Seasons. The food is great and the view fantastic.

  106. OanaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 6:37pm PDT

    Cardero’s, hands down 🙂

  107. JasTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 7:01pm PDT


  108. RichardTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 7:30pm PDT


  109. DonTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 7:39pm PDT

    Carderos has such a great location. Definitely my favourite

  110. BrendaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 7:41pm PDT

    I’ve never been to Seasons in the Park but I can just imagine the great view it has while you’re dining!

  111. KatieTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 7:43pm PDT

    Seasons in the Park!!

  112. GlendaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 7:55pm PDT

    Seasons in the Park would be nice.

  113. JenniferTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 8:17pm PDT

    All are beautiful spots for dining especially Teahouse in Stanley Park

  114. SaraTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 8:43pm PDT

    Love the Teahouse patio!

  115. DanielTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 8:57pm PDT

    cardero’s is a longtime fav of ours… on the water, delicious food (love their steak and salmon).. *drool*

  116. pingTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 8:59pm PDT

    I;ve got a less than 1% chance to win. What the heck, I hope I get to go to the Sandbar!

  117. C WilsonTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:43pm PDT

    Cardero’s is my fave for sure

  118. missmarzTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:47pm PDT

    Cardero’s for their great food, ambience & beautiful views!

  119. Dianne ChowTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:37pm PDT

    Cardero’s since I am a seafood lover and they have the best brownie dessert!

  120. JulieTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:37pm PDT

    The Teahouse!!!

  121. AndrinaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:48pm PDT

    Yummy…this would great for when my mother is visiting from Europe.

  122. VanessaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:17pm PDT

    The Sandbar, never been but would love to go.

  123. StephanieTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:45pm PDT

    Hmm, I’d have to say Cardero’s.

  124. LiamTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:56pm PDT

    The Sandbar~!!

  125. JaniceWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 12:57am PDT

    The Sandbar….Nice view…..:)

  126. CharleneWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 1:29am PDT

    The Teahouse! Cute, cozy, and great food!

  127. AretaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 6:53am PDT

    The Sandbar is lovely!

  128. JimWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 7:05am PDT

    The Teahouse is the best.

  129. SandraWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:05am PDT

    The Teahouse.

  130. MikeWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:11am PDT

    I love sitting outside at patios like the best: The Tea House in Satnley Park,

  131. AdamWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:12am PDT

    Granville Island’s Sandbar is pretty cool looking and I’d like to give it a try.

  132. LynWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:13am PDT

    Don’t you just love Stanley Park! It’s the TeaHouse for me.

  133. BelindaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 9:18am PDT

    Hands down Teahouse in Stanley Park
    Lovely location, food and patio.

  134. PaulWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 9:47am PDT

    I love the Sandbar… Great food, drinks and a fun environment

  135. StephanieWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 9:54am PDT

    I really love the Teahouse in Stanley Park. Very romantic spot

  136. Hannah LeeWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 11:14am PDT


  137. jeanWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

    cardero’s for me!

  138. EvWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 12:41pm PDT

    the teahouse

  139. MarinaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 1:06pm PDT

    I love Season’s…but have been wanting to get to the Teahouse for some time!

  140. LoriWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:28pm PDT

    Carderos on a nice sunny day.

  141. DanWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:28pm PDT

    love to go to the Sandbar

  142. SummerWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:32pm PDT

    Yes please to any of the above!

  143. JennWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:39pm PDT

    Sandbar!!! Few patios manage to maximize themselves year round like Sandbar does. Perfect place for a summer evening. Can’t wait for summer nights!

  144. lindawwwwWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:41pm PDT

    My favourite patio is the Teahouse In Stanley Park.

  145. NicoleWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:41pm PDT

    Cardero’s for sure, perfect location for a walk along the seawall after a nice meal

  146. JaclynWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:41pm PDT

    The Sandbar. Why? It combines the best of all worlds. Patio. Sunshine. Ocean. Fab food. Great drink menu. And its all topped off with being able to soak in the Granville Island feel.

  147. JaclynWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:41pm PDT

    The Sandbar. Why? It combines the best of all worlds. Patio. Sunshine. Ocean. Fab food. Great drink menu. And its all topped off with being able to soak in the Granville Island feel.

  148. JennaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:42pm PDT

    Sandbar always leads to an epic night! Its been too long and I really deserve an amazing night out 🙂

  149. SherieWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:43pm PDT

    Cardero for sure. Great atmosphere, food is fantastic, view spectacular!

  150. RachelWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:43pm PDT

    My favorite patio is the Sandbar patio. Lovely atmosphere, beautiful scenery and tucked away overlooking the water in Granville Island.

  151. HeatherWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:47pm PDT

    I love the Sandbar patio all year long!

  152. VeronicaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:49pm PDT

    Seasons in the Park is one of my favorites restaurants in Vancouver. It has an astonishing view of Vancouver and amazing food!

  153. Stephen ReesWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:50pm PDT

    Seasons in the Park without a doubt. Best view.

  154. Lawrence LuaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:53pm PDT

    My favourite is Sandbar, as that’s the only one I’ve been to, but I’d love to try the others.

  155. BrookeWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 3:57pm PDT

    The sandbar is my fav patio. Amazing view!

  156. TeresaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 4:02pm PDT

    I vote for Cardero’s

  157. BonnieWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 4:06pm PDT

    Cardero’s — yum!

  158. DebbyWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 4:10pm PDT

    I love the view from the Sandbar, and given the amount of rain we’ve been having for the past couple days (raining right now!), I agree that it’s a wonderful place to hang out during those wet, gloomy days 🙂

  159. LiamWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 4:22pm PDT

    Tea House!!!!

  160. KristineWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

    They are all great restaurants but my favourite is the Tea House! 🙂

  161. Amman HirjiWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 5:03pm PDT

    World class dining while enjoying the view of a World class city! Seasons…

  162. Christine N.Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 5:10pm PDT

    Seasons in the park is beautiful!

  163. mariaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 5:14pm PDT

    They are all so good but Sandbar if i have to choose!

  164. R BookWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 5:25pm PDT

    Cardero’s is one of our favourite places to go when my wife and I go to Vancouver. The staff are so friendly, the atmosphere and the view is wonderful and the food and wine selection have our names all over it.

  165. BonnieWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 5:51pm PDT

    The Teahouse patio looks gorgeous, so I will pick it as my favourite.

  166. UrsulaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 6:04pm PDT

    The Teahouse!

  167. SharonWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 6:16pm PDT

    Sandbar has the best views!

  168. HarjitWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 6:52pm PDT

    I haven’t been to any of the listed restaurants and would love to go, winning a g/c to one of them would be amazing!

  169. LoriWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:18pm PDT

    All fabulous, but I’d have to go with the Teahouse.

  170. GazzaWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:36pm PDT

    The Tea House is amazing.

  171. maktaaqWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT

    Hmm, tough one, either Seasons in the Park, or the Teahouse. I find Queen Elizabeth Park relaxing to walk through.

  172. BrookeWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 9:43pm PDT

    Love Carderos! View of Stanley Park and the water, does it get better?

  173. Nicole EliseThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 9:38am PDT

    The Teahouse in Stanley Park is my fave – and I haven’t been there in so long. Need to go soon.

  174. MaryanneThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 10:19am PDT

    Seasons in the Park!

  175. JennyThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 11:00am PDT

    The teahouse…had a very romantic anniversary dinner there a few years back….this year is our 30th and would love to win a gift certificate for any of these fine patios to celebrate at.

  176. Andrew C.Thursday, April 14th, 2011 — 11:47am PDT

    Tea’s in da House!

  177. Rose K.Thursday, April 14th, 2011 — 11:48am PDT

    The Teahouse is definitely my favourite. Got engaged on the Seawall 21 years ago and went to the Teahouse afterwards. Great memories!!

  178. Tooth FairyThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 12:48pm PDT

    ♥ I love Seasons in the Park, it holds sweet memories of several Dental Office special staff luncheon celebrations! ☺ I also remember many special childhood moments spent at Q E park!

  179. Tooth FairyThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 12:49pm PDT
    sweet treat tweet

  180. Julie NichollsThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 1:21pm PDT

    Sandbar for sure.

  181. SharonThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 1:28pm PDT


  182. Heather BThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

    I love season’s in the park! Such beautiful views 🙂

  183. JustineThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 1:49pm PDT

    Tough choice! They all have beautiful views but if I had to pick one I’d say The Teahouse.

  184. vincentThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

    Cardero’s (Coal Harbour) is good XD i like it lots last time i went

  185. Charlotte CThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 2:22pm PDT

    I love the Teahouse, because it reminds me of my mom’s wedding, but the Sandbar is so much fun!

  186. JamieThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 2:29pm PDT

    Seasons in the Park, definitely!

  187. RobThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 2:55pm PDT

    Only been to Cardero’s on the list, but it was faaaantastic

  188. Judy HoThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 3:20pm PDT

    The teahouse is a beautiful location along with the tea service that they provide. It was memorable.

  189. Amy W.Thursday, April 14th, 2011 — 3:45pm PDT


  190. auThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 5:52pm PDT

    Seasons in the Park. .i like the mountain views. . . @Rebecca – i can attest to your statement. .@Alex – i won for myself together with my guest(my daughter) @Fairmont Waterfront for EarthHour 2011 contest. .we enjoyed our dinner. .i was chosen right on this posting. .winning is by “luck”. .sooner than u know, u might be the winner by this time. .peace to u, thnx!

  191. IanThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 6:19pm PDT

    Teahouse in Stanley Park for sure!

  192. GraceThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 6:22pm PDT

    Carderos for me

  193. GeraldThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 7:13pm PDT

    Season in the Park in the springtime! What could be a better way to celebrate my partner’s birthday on April 28th!

  194. SherryThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 8:06pm PDT

    They are all great but I would pick the Teahouse. You have the best contests!

  195. E. TangThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 9:27pm PDT

    Great views and people watching at Sandbar!

  196. KatherineThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 10:05pm PDT

    Can I pick two? Sandbar and Cardero’s

  197. stacey dempseyFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 12:36am PDT

    the Teahouse in Stanley Park has always been a favorite since i was little havent been for a long time , would sure love to go again

  198. AmiFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 10:54am PDT

    I haven’t tried any of them, but would love to try seasons!

  199. WynnFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 12:36pm PDT

    I love the Teahouse patio – nothing nicer on a sunny day.

  200. StaceyFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 2:33pm PDT


  201. ShannonFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 8:37pm PDT

    The teahouse has beautiful views! and they do a nice mothers day brunch.

  202. EnnieFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 9:19pm PDT

    Cardero’s (Coal Harbour)

  203. SandraFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 10:02pm PDT

    Cardero’s is awesome!

  204. zeeFriday, April 15th, 2011 — 11:06pm PDT

    Cardero’s is always fun on a nice sunny day….away from the world, yet right at home front.

  205. MeghanSaturday, April 16th, 2011 — 11:13am PDT

    Ooh Cardero’s is lovely!

  206. ErinSaturday, April 16th, 2011 — 1:22pm PDT

    Cardero’s is my favourite

  207. IainSaturday, April 16th, 2011 — 2:42pm PDT

    A table for two at the Teahouse, please.

  208. ArieannaSaturday, April 16th, 2011 — 5:41pm PDT

    I love love love the Sandbar, but would love to try Teahouse!!

  209. SherriSaturday, April 16th, 2011 — 7:09pm PDT

    The Sandbar after some shopping at Granville Island. Great seafood

  210. coreySunday, April 17th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

    i love the tea house!! my mother had here wedding reception there…so pretty!

  211. AlysonSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 1:16pm PDT

    Love the patio at Cardero’s. Such a great view.

  212. LyndseySunday, April 17th, 2011 — 2:22pm PDT

    Cardero’s! Oysters, hockey, what’s not to love?

  213. RyanSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 2:57pm PDT

    Seasons has the best patio and delicious stuffed mushroom caps.

  214. silviaSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 3:03pm PDT

    The Teahouse in Stanley Park is my favourite, it’s so pretty and romantic there.

  215. jeninaSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 3:07pm PDT

    definitrly Sadnbar-rain or shine, morning, noon or night. a great place to have a bite and a drink and enjoy good company

  216. KatrinaSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 3:12pm PDT

    Cardero’s for sure! Great for every occasion. Casual at the bar, romantic evening in the dining room, drinks on the patio.

  217. ACSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 5:49pm PDT

    i love granville island, so i`d have to say sandbar!

  218. Jen HSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 6:58pm PDT

    The Sandbar patio at night in the winter is really cozy! For summer, I pick Cardero’s…

  219. EricaSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 7:31pm PDT

    The Teahouse in Stanley Park is my fave!

  220. ManuelSunday, April 17th, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

    I have always wanted to try out Seasons in the Park

  221. TracySunday, April 17th, 2011 — 9:41pm PDT

    Never been to any of those but would love to try out Seasons in the Park!

  222. JaseMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 1:13am PDT

    The Sandbar!

  223. RebeccaMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 9:00am PDT

    I love The Teahouse – a lot of fond memories!

  224. SophMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 9:56am PDT

    Teahouse would be soo much fun to try

  225. TomMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 10:16am PDT

    The Sandbar

  226. RobertaMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 12:52pm PDT

    Gosh, this is a hard choice but I have to say I think Sandbar is one of the best places to just be chill and enjoy the view

  227. LindaMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 12:57pm PDT

    I’m sad to say for someone who loves to sit on the patio on good day – I haven’t had the opportunity to try any of the wonderful places above. Now there will be a perfect excuse.

  228. SitaMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 1:15pm PDT

    Definitely the Sandbar!

  229. EKGMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT

    Sandbar. Hands down.

  230. Jackie SampsonMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

    I haven’t been to any of these places..but I have been to Granville Island…so I think I would love to try out the Sandbar 🙂

    Tweeted too 😉!/carsmummy/status/60126833936568321

  231. HeidiMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT


  232. tiffanyMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 5:46pm PDT

    sandbar! nothing beats both their patio and granville island views

  233. Emily HMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 8:16pm PDT


  234. Michelle DMonday, April 18th, 2011 — 8:50pm PDT

    I love nothing better than a glass of white wine and a delish ceasar salad with my love at Carderos!

  235. AndrewTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 6:22am PDT


  236. nocalTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:57am PDT

    Cardero’s (Coal Harbour)

  237. GraceTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 9:03am PDT

    i love Sandbar!

  238. AndreaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

    Love the view and patio at Teahouse!

  239. MayaTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

    The Sandbar is great! Beautiful location.

  240. mikeTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 3:52pm PDT


  241. StephenTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 5:37pm PDT

    I love Cardero’s and Sandbar!

  242. lizTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 5:58pm PDT

    I love the patio at Seasons In The Park.

  243. BradTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 5:59pm PDT

    The Sand Bar – bar none.

  244. JeanieTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 7:11pm PDT


  245. PhoenixTuesday, April 19th, 2011 — 11:08pm PDT

    The Teahouse in Stanley Park, @The_Teahouse is a restaurant I have been meaning to try! Would love the opportunity. I have been to Sandbar and Season in the Park and they are both great, can’t wait to try Teahouse

  246. LianaWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

    love the sandbar!

  247. HelaineWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 8:01pm PDT

    LOVE the Teahouse! Just wish it were easier to transit to.

  248. LindaThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 10:14am PDT

    Season’s is definitely my fave! love the restaurant and the amazing view!

  249. EllieThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

    The patio at the Teahouse at Stanley Park is my favourite.

    I love the view overlooking the beautiful ocean. There is nothing quite like it in the summer. I’m a regular at the Teahouse. John Ferrie is my favourite waiter 🙂

  250. MiguelThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 1:02pm PDT

    I love the Teahouse at Stanley Park.

  251. MaggieThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 3:59pm PDT

    Definitely Sandbar…mmm mussels!

  252. JeremyThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 5:13pm PDT

    Seasons is my fav.

  253. AbigailThursday, April 21st, 2011 — 6:21pm PDT

    wow, tough one!! I’ve only been to Cardaros in the daytime on the patio and it is wonderful. Sandbar in the evening on the patio is something else though! beautiful

  254. DeannaGFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 9:57am PDT


  255. jeniFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 11:31am PDT

    Sandbar was cool – great fish n chips, but Seasons looks great although I haven’t been there yet 🙂

  256. JenniferFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 9:38pm PDT


  257. Jennifer LevesqueFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 9:39pm PDT

    Sounds Delish!

  258. KatieSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 8:37am PDT

    I love Seasons – gorgeous views of the city and love the flowers in the summer in the park!

  259. DerekSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 8:43am PDT

    Teahouse in Stanley Park

  260. OliviaSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 8:53am PDT

    Sitting at Sandbar and eating oysters!

  261. CarolineSaturday, April 23rd, 2011 — 4:21pm PDT

    The sandbar on Granville Island is my favourite

  262. ColetteSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 8:48pm PDT

    The Teahouse to impress out-of-town friends & family. Perfect location!

  263. ElieSunday, April 24th, 2011 — 10:05pm PDT

    cardero’s! =D

  264. SarahMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 8:28am PDT

    Sandbar is the winner for me! I must admit they are all pretty good though 😉

  265. Mama in the CityMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 8:34am PDT

    I’d take the aquabus over to Sandbar any day!

  266. ShelleyMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 8:37am PDT

    I haven’t been to any of them, but have seen a few. The TeaHouse for sure!

  267. AirMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 8:57am PDT

    Cardero’s squid and cocktails rock by far!

  268. dyenaMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 9:52am PDT

    Would love to try the Teahouse!

  269. DeniseMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 9:54am PDT

    I would say Cardero’s!

  270. IneMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 10:15am PDT

    Would definitely go for Seasons In The Park!

  271. AJMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 10:23am PDT

    The Teahouse in Stanley Park! I’ve never been there but I’ve been to Cardero’s and Sandbar – both delicious and in exquisite locations.

  272. LeslieMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 10:24am PDT

    Seasons in the Park!

  273. MavMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 11:36am PDT

    The Sandbar

  274. Y. LumMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

    Love the teahouse!!! 🙂

  275. S. KangMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

    Seasons in qe!! Def. My favorite!!

  276. AndreaMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 5:30pm PDT

    I’d love to try th teahouse!

  277. eileenMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 6:01pm PDT

    i would love to win the $100 teahouse in stanley park! i heard their high tea is good 🙂

  278. ChrisMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 8:55pm PDT

    It has to be the Sandbar. It is simply the best.

  279. coleMonday, April 25th, 2011 — 11:01pm PDT

    The Sandbar!!!!!!!

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