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Chambar

562 Beatty St. (Dunsmuir St.) Send to Phone
A destination spot in quirky, cool Crosstown delivering authentic tastes of Belgium via North Africa.
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Chambar Restaurant Review

: In 2004, a 20-something couple --- Belgian-born chef Nico Schuermans and Vancouverite Karri Scheurmans --- opened this spot in restaurant-bereft Crosstown, an area between downtown Vancouver and Chinatown. Fast-forward a decade or so. They're now attracting a loyal following. The draw? Casual yet sophisticated, unpretentious fine dining. From the bar where patrons happily dine and imbibe --- the original cocktails, massive Belgian beer list, and international wine selection dazzle --- to a large high-ceilinged room just past the peek-a-boo kitchen, the restaurant clicks on all levels. The menu, Belgian-themed and North African-influenced, delivers over-size pots of succulent moules frites (don't miss the Congolese version), roasted halibut with chermoula and Meyer lemon purée, and the intensely-flavored hallmark lamb tagine with honey, figs and couscous. Don't miss Mama Rizk, a rosewater custard millefeuille with pistachios and mint tea sorbet, and Le Nico Fumé chocolate scotch cake with bacon caramel, burnt milk ice cream, and milk crumbs from the dessert list. Can't decide? Opt for the chef's dessert tasting platter. This is one of Vancouver's best spots for any appetite or occasion.

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