Vancouver's restaurateurs still haven't worked out how to combine a beach location with good food. This two-storey building is understatedly sleek and perfectly suited to the site. But behind the exterior the food can't compare to the architecture or the breathtaking view of English Bay. Though the kitchen has been through changes of personnel since it opened to poor reviews in 2005, the menu remains too pricey and mediocre. Still, the bar is an appealing spot for drinks, which are reasonably priced and include selections from some of British Columbia's best wineries. The all-weather balcony provides welcome blankets.