Best New Restaurants
Lucy Mae Brown Ms. Brown was a notorious "boarding house proprietress" who allegedly ran a bordello in this building in the 1950s. Amid blue-velvet banquettes, chef Kris Barnholden serves seductive modern French cuisine. After dinner, sip a Savoy Royale, a blend of Champagne and blackberry puree (862 Richards St.; 604-899-9199).
Lumière Tasting Bar Lumière chef-owner Rob Feenie set up the Tasting Bar as a low-fuss, no-reservations alternative to his renowned restaurant. The space is certainly more casual, but Feenie's spectacular dishesred Kuri squash ravioli with truffle buttermake seats hard to come by (2551 W. Broadway; 604-739-8185).