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Globe@YVR – Fairmont Vancouver Airport Review

For date night, we headed to the Globe@YVR for a more unique dining experience compared to our usual places.  Located at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, it mostly caters to travelers.  I had been there a few years back for their afternoon tea, but I had never tried their dinner.  We were very interested in their Pacific Northwest cuisine and I made a reservation via Opentable.

The View

With floor-to-ceiling windows, the Globe@YVR offers lovely panoramic views of the terminal.

Globe@YVR Fairmont Airport Vancouver

I started off with the raspberry lemonade which was refreshing.  It was relaxing to sip on the drink and watch the airplanes coming and leaving the terminal.

Globe@YVR Fairmont Airport Vancouver Drink

 Globe@YVR Food

We ordered the Pacific Coconut Crab Cake as one of the starters.  It consisted of tempura crab croutons, pickled hawaiian hearts of palm, and lemon grass aioli.  It had a delighfully crunchy texture on the outside but melt-in-your-mouth goodness on the inside.

Globe@YVR Fairmont Airport Vancouver Crab Cake

Next, we had the seafood platter for 2.  This platter had quite a selection of goodies including marinated atlantic lobster tail, smoked wild BC salmon, lime marinated seared scallops, poached prawn cocktail, crispy fingerling potatoes, baby greens, chili puree, pineapple apricot relish, and a burnt lemon.  All the seafood tasted deliciously fresh.

Globe@YVR Fairmont Seafood Platter
I ordered the special which was lamb loin with vegetables and potato gratin.   The lamb was tender and had a delicate flavor.
Globe@YVR Fairmont Airport Lamb
My husband had the 8 oz New York which was succulent and juicy.
Globe@YVR Fairmont Tenderloin
Our server recommended a few sides for us and we think she had the right choices after eating them.  These sides were all very tasty.   The sautéed BC mushrooms were nicely caramelized.
Globe@YVR Fairmont Mushrooms
The gratin lobster mac n’ cheese was so good that it should just be a meal in itself.  It was very much comfort food.
Globe@YVR Fairmont Lobster
I loved the roasted brussels sprouts with chili vinaigrette, which were killer.  If I could make brussels spouts like these, I would eat them everyday.  They were pleasantly sweet and crispy on the outside.
Globe@YVR Fairmont Brussel Sprouts

We finished off the  meal with the warm chocolate lava cake, which was sheer decadence.  The lava cake was definitely rich in chocolate.  It cam with Dolce de Leche ice cream, raspberry coulis, and vanilla bean creme anglaise.

Globe@YVR Fairmont Lava cake

Cue the Music

The Jetside bar is the lounge next to the Globe@YVR, and on Friday nights they have live music.  Clyde Harvey was the performer that night, and his soulful voice provided a great background during the meal.  Here is a video that I took:

Aside from the delicious food, what made the dining experience memorable was our server.  She was friendly and had a good sense of humor.  It had been a while since I met a server that I could small chat with.  The bill before taxes was about $200 for us, but we ordered one side too many.  We were definitely satisfied with the quality of the food, portions and atmosphere of the Globe@YVR.

Overall Impression

We enjoyed our fine dining experience at the Globe@YVR.  Since the Globe@YVR is a hotel restaurant at the airport, we kind of felt like tourists in a way.  It was a nice mini getaway within our city.

Globe@YVR restaurant


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