Sandbar is a great standby restaurant that I visit when I want consistent seafood or just appies and a beer. I like to sit upstairs on the covered patio which is open year round and has a fantastic view of under the Granville Street Bridge.
They have a daily fresh sheet that includes items cooked on their wood burning grill or in the pan. My favourites include king crab (when in season), arctic char, sablefish, and the mahi mahi. They use to have monk fish on the menu which was absolutely amazing but unfortunately that is not to be anymore. Perhaps its not sustainable and being an ocean wise partner prevented them from serving it, fair enough.
They also have a mussels, frites and pint of beer special from 3-6pm Monday to Friday in the lounge for $10 which is a pretty good deal. If you're not in the mood for seafood, they grill up a pretty good steak as well.
If you're with a group of people and just want to nibble, the dragon boat platter is a good place to start. For around $30, its a pretty good deal with a bunch of different tapas served on, you guessed it, a wooden boat that you sometimes see at sushi restaurants.
The restaurant is absolutely massive with two levels and lots of space to accommodate parties large and small. Even on busy nights, you can sit in the lounge, have a cocktail and your table will be up pretty quick. For the quality of food, service and value, this is a great place to go for a consistently good meal. Definitely recommended and I will return regularly.