Water Street Cafe: Dinner in Gastown with a View

Diana Chan January 20, 2019 Gastown, Italian, Uncategorized, WestCoast

Water Street Cafe is located in Gastown right across the Steam clock. We highly recommend making reservations and requesting a window seat. They have been around since 1988 serving up Canadian and Italian inspired dishes on the menu. We came here for dinner to check out the space and a few items on the menu with my husband.

Calamari Fritti

The deep-fried calamari is served with fried jalapeno, red onion, lemon pepper, and garlic aioli. The calamari was very crisp on the outside and the inside was tender and not chewy at all. A pretty well executed dish.

Burrata Caprese

This is made of burrata, heirloom and roma tomato, basil, salsa verde, white balsamic glaze, sun dried tomato pesto, chive oil, and himalayan pink salt. It’s not a large dish but the quality of the ingredients are great. The burrata is so delicious and creamy. One of my favourite cheeses.

Chef’s Amuse Bouche

The Chef made us something extra as a taster before the entrees. These was salad and sauces that complimented the seared scallops.

Chef’s Daily Creation – Proscuitto Wrapped Salmon with 2 Lime Prawns 

This is served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. It was a good portion size but the salmon was a tad overcooked, so it wasn’t as tender as I would have liked.

New York Steak

This has a medium-rare grilled 8 oz. AAA Canadian steak topped with red wine demi-glace, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. It was cooked to a medium rare but it was pretty average.


It is served with espresso, vanilla gelato, and biscotti. It was really good and hit the spot for the end of the meal. Very satisfying.

Final Thoughts

Most of the dishes for this meal was delicious but the entrees that we chose fell flat. They do have a selection of pasta dishes but maybe we should have chosen those. I’ll still be back though because their brunch menu sounds amazing and we did really enjoy the appetizers we had. They offer a great happy hour 7 days a week from 3 -5pm with 50% off appetizers, $5 wine or beer and $8 craft cocktails.

300 Water St, Vancouver, BC


About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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