8 "Small Plates" restaurants in Vancouver.
Grapes and Soda is a great spot for a glass of natural wine while you wait for your table at a restaurant nearby, but it's worth coming to on its own.
Savio Volpe in the Fraserhood, with its Italian food and impressive drinks list is as couple-friendly as it is family-friendly.
This tiny plae in Gastown serves the best tapas in the city and lots of food out of cans, along with an impressive selection of Spanish wines.
Bring a small group to Pidgin in Gastown to share some of the most creative food you'll find in the city.
From the same people as Kissa Tanto, Bao Bei is another must-visit spot, though it's more casual and the food is creative Chinese.
You can usually sit down right away at Vij's, an Indian restaurant on Cambie St. that serves traditional dishes as well as some creative twists.
This large, bright restaurant on Alberni St. downtown is where you'll find reasonably-priced traditional dim sum (without the carts).