Get to the Gerard Lounge inside the Sutton Place Hotel on Burrard a couple times a year.
It's a nice, relaxed, old school, "den-like" place. On any night there's a good chance of bumping into the cast and crew of whatever big-name LA series or movie is currently filming in town. (Half of them stay in the hotel.)
The food here is quite decent, actually, despite it being a sort of drinking/flirting/networking hole.
I can recommend the pizzas, the pastas and the steak. The drinks are expensive but the staff is mostly very attentive and looks after you. It's a nice change of pace and definitely a late fall/winter/early spring spot.
Avoid in summer, as this is a windowless, brown-panelled lodge.