Vancouver’s newest entertainment destination, Parq Vancouver, has officially unveiled a new restaurant, The Victor. The restaurant’s Pacific-Northwest-focused cuisine features contemporary and classic seafood, steak, a sushi and raw bar, paired with a curated wine, craft beer and cocktail program. This is Parq Vancouver’s largest restaurant with 170 dining room seats, 80 bar seats, and 55 patio seats. Last week, I was invited to a media event to celebrate the grand opening of The Victor. Here’s a look at what you can expect at the hottest new restaurant in town.
Outdoor Park with Stunning Views
The Victor offers an elevated dining experience on the sixth floor of the DOUGLAS, accessible through the lush outdoor park and showcasing stunning views of BC Place Stadium and Vancouver’s skyline. In the spring, those seeking full immersion in nature can lounge on the elegant patio leading out to the park, the resort’s sixth-level elevated green space comprising 30,000 square feet of verdant greenery, ponds and walkways.
Cocktails, Wine, Seafood & Sushi
The center focal design element of The Victor is an elegant bar that flanks one side of the restaurant and an elevated seafood and a sushi and raw bar on the other. The seafood counter features an abundant display of live oysters, lobsters, crabs, clams, mussels and other fresh local seafood and shellfish.
Inspired by Queen Victoria
The interior design of The Victor was inspired by the reign of Queen Victoria. Paying homage to the adage “To the victor belongs the spoils,” the room immerses guests in a rich and intimate décor, incorporating earthy tones, commanding oak tables and banquets reminiscent of the green leather benches seen in London’s chamber of the House of Commons.
The Victor Menu
The Victor is open for dinner nightly from 5:00pm to 10:30pm (11:00pm on Friday and Saturday). Entrée prices range from $18 to $79. Steak selections include wagyu, striploin and bone-in tomahawk, as well as a delectable selection of sides. Sushi fans can take a seat at the sushi and raw bar and sample classic selections made with a modern twist. The journey continues into dessert with decadent dishes such as crème brulée donuts, perfectly caramelized and topped with a cloud of maple cotton candy. All dishes are crafted by a powerhouse kitchen team led by Kim Canteenwalla.
The wine list at The Victor is comprised of quality bottles sourced from around the globe, with a focus on BC, California and regions of France. This extensive selection is supplemented by one of Canada’s largest wine Enomatics; a preservation system that allows for high-end wines to be served by the glass. Craft beer selections extend a special nod to local breweries with Steamworks, 33 Acres and Postmark Brewing on the menu. Cocktail aficionados will delight in adventurous drinks separated into the categories of ‘Diplomacy’ (light and delicate) and ‘Campaign’ (strong and battle-ready), including the signature Emperor’s Sour and the Smoke and Oak house martini.
For more information, visit http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/the-victor/.
The Victor @ Parq Vancouver
Address: 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC