Experience YEW seafood + bar

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 — 10:29am PST
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The award-winning Yew Restaurant + Bar at the Four Seasons in Vancouver is now YEW seafood + bar with a rebranding that launched this week. The seafood concept is a permanent change, helping the restaurant deliver the best sustainable seafood dining experience possible.

The YEW team began a journey to deliver a restaurant experience that our guests, and food lovers in general, really wanted. Research told us that our guests liked seafood – over 70 percent of you ordered it – and that you preferred a certain kind of dining experience – approachable yet seamless. With the needs and wants of our guests in mind, YEW has evolved into one of the city’s very best seafood restaurants over the past 21 months. [Source: Press Release]

Yew’s modern and social dining room with communal table options make it a favourite after-work destination for a sip of the Okanagan’s finest wines and the coast’s freshest oysters. Looking at the menu, starting from the top down, I know I’m immediately hooked with dishes like Albacore Tuna (with grapefruit and ginger, soy and mustard vinaigrette), Wild Salmon (with papaya and peanut salad, Thai vinaigrette), and Halibut Ceviche (with corn, avocado, jalapeno, and crispy corn chips) — and those are just the raw starter options.

Shellfish, fish to share, main courses with fish, and a selection of non-fish items (salads, chicken, beef, quinoa) round out the rest of the dinner menu. Other menus include breakfast, brunch, lunch, vegan lunch, vegan dinner, dessert, coffee bar, cocktails, and wines.

They also have special event/occasion menus and prix-fixe dining options like the upcoming Father’s Day Brunch.

If you would like to experience the fresh, sustainable, and locally-sourced dishes at YEW seafood + bar they have offered up dinner for two, for several Miss604 readers. For this contest, I’ll draw a winner using each entry method — Comment, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter — who will each receive dinner for two at YEW seafood + bar. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming your favourite West Coast seafood item (1 entry)
  • Re-Pin this post on Pinterest tagging @FSVancouver & @Miss604 (1 entry)
  • Capture a photo of the the new YEW seafood + bar logo (on a sign, ad, or anywhere in the city) and post it on Instagram. Include @fsvancouver & @miss604 in your description of the image (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win dinner for 2 at #YEWyvr from @FSVancouver + @Miss604 http://ow.ly/m0rx2

Follow YEW seafood + bar on Twitter and Facebook for more information and the latest menu offerings.

I will announce one comment, one Pinterest, one Instagram, and one Twitter winner at 12:00pm on Friday, June 21, 2013. You may enter using any and all of the methods (so up to four entries per person). Must be 19+. Gratuities not included. Prize is valued up to $150.

Update Twitter winner: @FunSizedJenn; Comment winner: Sevie; Pinterest winner: siobhansmeets; Instagram winner: @Bruise_Violette

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  1. Adrienne says:

    MMMMmmm dinner for two! The Halibut Ceviche is calling to me.

  2. Megan says:

    It can’t be the West Coast without salmon!

  3. SW says:


  4. Dilara says:

    Spot prawns!

  5. diana r says:


  6. Sarah C says:

    Sounds absolutely delicious!

  7. Michelle says:

    Salmon is my favourite!

  8. Stephanie says:

    I’d have to say salmon is my absolute favourite!

  9. Radhika K says:

    salmon and capers

  10. Natalie says:

    Fanny Bay oysters!

  11. Greg says:


  12. Arjun Rudra says:


  13. Cliff says:

    Spot prawns

  14. Brenda says:

    Dungeness crab!

  15. Dustin says:

    Spot Prawns

  16. Billy Quirke says:

    it’s gotta be those fresh Fanny Bay Oysters

  17. maggie says:

    love sockeye salmon!

  18. Brenda says:

    Spot prawns! Yum.

  19. Tessa says:

    Prawns mmm

  20. Krista says:


  21. Deb says:


  22. Karla says:

    Fresh salmon – especially when I catch it myself!

  23. Danielle says:


  24. Mike B says:

    definitely BC salmon is my favourite seafood!

  25. Don says:

    Fresh, wild barbequed Sockeye Salmon

  26. Ray Maddly says:


  27. Alysha says:

    Dungeness Crab!

  28. Lloyd says:

    Wild BC Salmon

  29. Michael H says:

    Spot Prawns!

  30. Sarah N says:

    Oysters, Oysters, OYSTERS!

  31. Daphne says:

    Definitely salmon

  32. A.J. says:

    I love so many of the foods from the Pacific Northwest! If I had to choose one I would have to say salmon. Salmon is such a great protein.

  33. Anne says:

    Prawns and scallops are my faves.

  34. Jen says:


  35. Randy says:

    Hard to choose between Salmon and Oysters. Probably Salmon

  36. tracy says:

    spot prawns are so yummy

  37. CG says:

    Best salmon in all the world!!

  38. Elizabeth B says:

    It’s a tie between BC wild salmon and grilled trout 🙂

  39. Monique says:

    mmm i love spot prawns!!

  40. Katie says:

    Grilled trout – yum 🙂

  41. Linda says:

    I like wild salmon, cooked any way.

  42. tim says:

    give me some west coast oysters! yum!

  43. stacey says:

    100 % wild bc salmon! so good!

  44. liz says:


  45. Rachel says:

    The BC Spot Prawns, for sure!

  46. Chelle says:

    Mussels, in a nice broth and good crusty bread!

  47. lindawwww says:

    BC spot prawns!

  48. Alice says:

    I love mussels!

  49. Ro says:

    Cedar planked salmon!

  50. Ria A. says:

    Oooo the lobster dish sounds gooooood!

  51. Harjit says:

    My DH is a huge fan of anything seafood. He loves beer battered fish(Halibut) and chips. Thanks for the chance to dine at a new venue for us! Twitter fan@plumerea

  52. Helen says:

    Salmon or Halibut.

  53. Emilia says:

    Wild Salmon

  54. Wally says:

    BC spot prawns

  55. Darcy says:


  56. Lori says:

    Spot prawns

  57. Nicole says:

    Geoduck is so tasty!

  58. maria says:


  59. jeanie says:

    love love our bc spot prawns! =D

  60. Jane says:

    Spot prawns

  61. Jeff says:

    Salmon is tasty.

  62. Aman Johal says:

    I rate seafood restaurants based on their paella!

  63. Tracey Flattes says:


  64. Nick S says:

    Spot prawns!

  65. Keng S says:

    That would be awesome to win !!!

  66. Gary says:

    I nice healthy salmon filet

  67. vincent chen says:

    gotta go with the salmon!

  68. brandon says:

    I like prawns the best

  69. Donna L says:

    spot prawns are yoummy!

  70. Sharon says:

    There is nothing better than BC salmon!!

  71. Dayna Wilson says:

    Fanny Bay oysters. Mmm.

  72. rj says:

    gotta love that sockeye salmon!

  73. mary says:

    Salmon mmm

  74. Lynn Montes says:

    Dungeness Crab!!

  75. Sheila says:

    Wild West Coast Salmon!

  76. Tracy says:

    definitely the wild sockeye salmon

  77. Roxanne T says:

    Dungeness Crab, ftw!

  78. Bonnie R says:

    Spot prawns are the winner 🙂 !!

  79. Arieanna says:

    I’d have to second the spot prawns idea.

  80. Mary Ocampo says:


  81. Mandy says:

    Dungeness crab for sure!!! YUM! Makes me drool just thinking about it…

  82. Ada says:


  83. Sheila says:

    Salmon 😉

  84. kaykay says:

    spot prawn!

  85. Michelle W. says:

    Of course salmon

  86. Keeley Hodge says:

    No brainer! Spot Prawns all the way! Amazing at YEW !

  87. richard w says:

    Crab Cakes!

  88. Lor says:


  89. MurrayA says:

    Spot Prawns!!!

  90. raw oysters, packed full of zinc, get my pituitary spitting
    out testosterone, feels great.

  91. Jennifer says:


  92. Nancy says:

    Spot prawns are my fave!

  93. Jeremy says:

    Spot prawns are one of my favourite!

  94. Jen says:

    Local steamed mussels are amazing 🙂

  95. katie borrett says:

    halibut ceviche..yum:)

  96. Amy says:


  97. Marianne says:

    So many favorites, but because they are in season, SPOT PRAWNS 🙂

  98. Karm says:

    Wild Salmon naturally!

  99. Jas says:


  100. Alex says:

    Salmon of course!

  101. albertc says:

    Spot prawn

  102. Rebecca says:


  103. Karen Falk says:

    Definitely the salmon!

  104. Glenda says:

    i love mussels!

  105. Sonja S says:


  106. Greg says:

    Malpeque oysters!

  107. Lindsey Munday says:

    PEI mussels & scallops!!! Yum.

  108. Jeff says:


  109. Gordon says:

    Lobster 🙂

  110. Dennis L. says:

    Sablefish … so buttery … yummmmm.

  111. Bryan says:

    Sablefish mm!

  112. Art B. says:

    Wild sockeye salmon!

  113. Lindsey M says:

    Salmon… yum!

  114. Sharylin says:

    Wild Sockeye Salmon

  115. Debra says:

    Grilled Wild BC Salmon!

  116. Jake Hamilton says:

    I love Yew!

  117. Jake Hamilton says:

    Fresh Sockeye!

  118. Janet Kong says:

    This would be awesome, my Hubby’s b’day is this month!

  119. debbie f says:

    My favorite westcoast food is salmon.

  120. greg says:

    Salmon is my favorite.

  121. Christina says:

    Sablefish! Yum!

  122. jen says:


  123. Erin says:

    Love spot prawns, fresh from the ocean!

  124. jennifer says:

    spot prawns!

  125. Varley says:


  126. Asha says:

    YOW!!!!!!! Gotta be spot prawns, especially this time of year!

  127. sean says:

    Oh yeah… would like to take my fiance for dinner here!

  128. Lisa says:


  129. michael says:


  130. tania says:

    I’d have to say salmon is my absolute favourite!

  131. rino says:


  132. Mary W says:

    Salmon and spot prawns

  133. jan says:


  134. luc says:

    Albacore Tuna1

  135. Kelly says:

    Spot prawns

  136. jenny says:


  137. kathleen says:

    Spot prawns are my favourite!

  138. Em says:

    Wild sockeye salmon.

  139. Lind says:

    I love seared scallops.

  140. Darlene Watkins says:

    Wild salmon, of course!

  141. Neal Pellegrino says:

    Smoked Salmon

  142. Brett Jackson says:


  143. Andy C. says:

    Salmon Rushdie, light on the rushdie

  144. Swapnil says:

    West Coast equals Pacific Salmon

  145. wenxiao says:

    WESTCOAST PAELLA so good!!!!

  146. diana r says:


  147. am says:

    I love spot prawns!

  148. Joyce L says:


  149. Emily H says:

    I’d have to go with halibut!

  150. Lindsay C says:

    It’s a toss up between spot prawns or crab… Mmmm!

  151. Megan says:

    For a treat, I’ll have halibut or salmon – but I would normally stick to their Vegan dinner menu as I am a vegetarian who only has fish on very special occasions! Love that they are keeping the vegan options too!

  152. Leah says:

    Spot prawns or salmon

  153. Michael Kwan says:

    Maybe it’s just because it’s that time of year, but I’ll go with spot prawns.

  154. Kyle says:


  155. Heidi says:

    Probably prawns (spot or otherwise)!

  156. Brenda A says:

    west coast spot prawns

  157. Sunshine G says:

    Salmon, baked not fried 🙂

  158. Katrina S says:

    Easy, spot prawns!!

  159. Hillary says:

    I’m going to have to say salmon!

  160. Katrina Tu says:

    Chef Ned Bell works wonders with seafood.

  161. Celina says:

    Mmm spot prawns!

  162. Lindsay says:


  163. Sean says:

    Salmon, Fried and Baked WOW. 🙂

  164. Melissa says:

    Wild sockeye salmon, unless it’s fresh halibut or fresh crab, oh I can’t choose!

  165. Eileen says:

    Spot prawns!

  166. Maureen says:

    Pacific Salmon

  167. Kevin says:

    Salmon or halibut. Or maybe sablefish. Or spot prawns. Or oysters… We’ve got it good here on the west coast!

  168. Dorothy says:

    Salmon definitely

  169. Tracy says:

    It would have to be oysters!

  170. Sandra W. says:

    Love Scallops! Yew would be great to try!

  171. ho says:

    Just for the Halibut

  172. Lesley says:

    Any type of seafood chowder!

  173. Caitlin says:


  174. Alex says:

    Crab! – yum

  175. Shirley says:

    I like geoduck.

  176. Cate says:


  177. Alecia L says:

    Definitely Halibut

  178. Kendall says:

    Oysters all the way!

  179. Jas says:

    Oh My! The Fish and Chips!

  180. Shawn says:


  181. P. says:

    It’s all about the oysters and spot prawns!

  182. Ray says:

    Local mussels.

  183. Varley says:

    Spot prawns.

  184. Debra says:

    Halibut. Mmmm…

  185. Siobhan S. says:

    Grilled salmon. Drool!

  186. Kai Yan Chau says:

    Fanny Bay Oysters!!

  187. Darcy says:

    Mussels mmm

  188. Alex says:


  189. Jeremy V says:

    Salmon Love it there..

  190. Joanne says:

    Spot Prawns! 🙂

  191. Stotes says:


  192. Lucie B says:

    Candied salmon makes me drool…yum!

  193. Judy says:

    I live for spot prawns!

  194. Shelaine says:


  195. Bucks14 says:

    Smoked salmon

  196. Sam says:

    Tuna tartar

  197. Shannon Mac says:

    Mussels definitely!

  198. Hannah says:

    Salmon and oysters. Yum!

  199. Mag says:

    Smoked salmon or salmon nuggets.

  200. Sanaz says:

    Fanny Bay Oysters

  201. Tanya says:

    Wild salmon, cooked any way, any day!

  202. Mel says:

    Oysters, mussels, and salmon!

  203. amelia says:


  204. rhea says:

    Prawns all the way.

  205. Janet says:

    I love seafood especially lobster!

  206. Kevin says:

    I love spot prawns!

  207. Erin says:

    Prawns, prawns and more prawns!

  208. Maureen says:

    seared scallops…mmm!

  209. Jen says:

    I love salmon!

  210. Lee Ann says:

    Just for the Halibut!

  211. Tina says:


  212. Suzanne S says:

    Crab Cakes!

  213. Lyndsey says:

    So much to choose from! But i LOVE the albacore tuna, to name one!

  214. vishy says:

    love sprot prawns

  215. Megan says:


  216. Carol says:

    Spot prawns….yummy!

  217. Caitlin says:

    Spot Prawns!

  218. Paul D says:

    Definitely the Halibut.

  219. Jeanne says:


  220. Mairi says:


  221. Darcie says:


  222. Bill says:

    I`ll say prawns

  223. Sheryl says:

    Can’t name just one salmon prawns scallops oysters 🙂

  224. Krisandra says:

    Probably salmon, but there are so many I still need to try!

  225. Arshad says:


  226. Mike says:

    Smoked Salmon!

  227. Johann says:

    Sablefish. That is my new love, as much as I adore salmon. Van seafood dishes are so great at making this…I would rank it even higher than halibut!

  228. Nikki says:

    Oysters !!!!!!

  229. Nathan says:

    mmmm… halibut.

  230. fiona n says:

    i love oysters

  231. Andrew says:

    Can’t go wrong with tuna.

  232. Tintin says:


  233. Linz says:


  234. Sherry F says:

    Spot prawns & scallops

  235. Meg says:

    Albacore tuna…. but really, anything Chef Bell prepares…

  236. Shannon says:

    Crab, Prawns, oysters….you name it I love it!

  237. LT says:

    Scallops and salmon

  238. Bons says:

    Love shrimps!

  239. Lisa T says:

    Spot prawns!!!!

  240. Erin B says:

    More fish than strictly seafood…but it’s gotta be salmon.

  241. Sevie says:

    “Yew” gotta pick me… I would love to try their Westcoast paella 🙂

  242. Gary says:

    spot prawns

  243. Katherine says:

    Wild Salmon

  244. Amy says:

    Sockeye salmon

  245. John says:

    Spot prawns

  246. Kevin says:


  247. Daphne says:

    Love crab.

  248. Julie says:

    Halibut is delish!

  249. Kevin says:

    Yummy shrimp

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