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Seasons in the Park

West 33rd & Cambie
Vancouver, BC V5Y2M5
Tel: (604) 874-8008 Reserve Online
Fax: (604) 874-7101
Neighbourhood: East Side
  • Cuisine: Pacific northwest, Seafood, Steaks, Wine bar
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Banquet
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Weekend brunch
  • Features: Ocean Wise, Patio, View, Television, Romantic, Wheelchair accessible
  • Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30AM - 10PM, Sun: 10:30AM - 10PM
  • Poised at the highest point in the city, Seasons in the Park offers a breathtaking, panoramic view of the city skyline, the North Shore Mountains, while nestled in the lush greenery of Queen Elizabeth Park. Enjoy exceptional service, and fresh, West Coast cuisine. The newly renovated Seasons Winebar is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat, enjoy a glass of wine and soak in the city views. Their outdoor patio is open all year round; it is partially covered and fully equipped with overhead heaters and fireplaces. Curl up with a blanket and dine outside - al fresco style!

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Love this place!
By bumblebee7 of Vancouver (32 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 1:25am [Dine in]

I've been to Seasons more times that I can think of.. and I keep returning. I bring clients and friends here all the time. It's quality and service level is always consistently outstanding, not to mention the beautiful views. My favorites are the Seasons Mushrooms (a bit heavy to eat on your own though), Ginger Carrot Soup, Black Cod (they make it with a miso soy on their menu but I've had this with a mango sauce before - but either way, it was so delicious), Rack of Lamb and for dessert their Sunburnt Lemon Tart. The only negative thing that I can say is that they aren't in a "hurry"... which means you can sit and enjoy the dining experience but if you're like me and you like to eat and go most of the time, the pace is a bit slow. But I suppose with good company it would be ideal.

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Brunch testing
By AKInc of Richmond B.C (28 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 17, 2012 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

DISCLAIMER: I love this place! I am having my wedding here and we are having a brunch menu, so I am writing as "a fan.". I have been here multiple times and had amazing service, food, ambiance every time.

So as stated above, I am having my wedding here and we wanted to sort out our brunch menu. My fiancee, her "best lady" and I wanted to try four plates because we needed to decide on three. We chose the French toast, Eggs Benedict, Steak and eggs and the tomato and spinach fritata.

French toast: It tasted right, but it was a little "flat" in the middle. The centre of the bread was dry and did not get touched by the egg wash. Maybe it was an error, but when I make french toast at home, it doesn't collapse like that, nor is it dry in the middle. There was breakfast sausage served with it, and those were tremendous. We noted the error to our server (left one slice for her to see) and they compted us a dessert. It was nice, while not necessary.

Eggs Benny: Two free range eggs on two lean pieces of back bacon. The hollandaise sauce was nice a light, a nice dish. nothing special, while it's a necessary option for a brunch menu.

Steak and eggs: We ordered medium rare steak and it was medium (I can live with this.) the steak was lean and juicy and full of flavour. the eggs were scrambled with fresh chives. Very good. I loved this plate.

Tomato and spinach fritata: this was the plate of the morning. sundried tomatoes, fresh spinach, parmesan cheese and a hint of garlic. a perfect balance of flavours.

All in all, they are always consistent with what they deliver and gracious in receiving feedback (oddly a rare trait in restaurants...) Again, writing as a fan about a location that has earned my dollar.

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Girlfriend's birthday.
By jna of Richmond , BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

After a lengthy search for the perfect restaurant to take my girlfriend for our one year anni, I've came to a solid decision after reading reviews on dinehere. Nowadays, I hardly go to a fancy restaurant without doing some research beforehand, which has often lead to disappointment nonetheless. Seeing great reviews sets the bar high but let me tell you, this place did not disappoint.

I found parking at the top of the hill at the QE parking lot and walked our way down. Made our way to the front doors and the moment we got in, she was speechless and so was I although I showed little emotion. (Of course, nothing but the best for my girlfriend!) They welcomed us and escorted us to our table which was on a raised platform with the perfect view.

We ordered a variety of dishes which were all very decent, fresh and presentable. Our server was genuinely polite and even offered us a complementary slice of chocolate cake for her birthday. It was rich, thick and delicious but we couldn't finish even after being on my last belt hole. The price was quite steep but if you are one who appreciates the ambiance or just can't put a price tag to the look of your girlfriends face, you'll feel little to no guilt.

Easily the most romantic restaurant I have been to so far.
8.5/10

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Gorgeous view and great service but poor food
By Mknotts of USA (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 25, 2011 - 2:07am [Dine in]

The service was fantastic and so is the view and the ambience in the restaurant is lovely and romantic.
Unfortunately the food was not great it was presented well and looked beautiful but the mushroom risotto was absolutely awful the rice was undercooked and the flavor was awful probably the worst risotto I ever had. The chicken was good but it's not hard to cook good chicken.

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Birthday Dinner With a View
By tarapoff of Seattle WA (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

My husband and I came up to Vancouver from Seattle for my birthday weekend. The day before we left we did a bit of online research to find a good place to go for my birthday dinner. After looking at the reviews and websites for a quite a few restaurants, we decided on Seasons In The Park. We booked a reservation online for an 8:30 dinner and entered a comment on the reservation noting that it was my birthday. When we arrived for dinner the next day the hosts had secured us a table by the window, with a view, and they wished me a "Happy Birthday" as we were being seated. Our server, Cameron, was friendly, attentive, helpful, and easy-going, with a good sense of humor. The food and wine were delicious and we watched the sun set over the city and the mountains as we ate. At the end of our meal, we were brought chocolate cake with a candle, which was a great touch and not too embarrassing for someone who doesn't like a lot of pomp and circumstance like me.
Overall, we were extremely happy about our choice to have dinner at Seasons and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to have a special meal with a great view of the city!

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Some Improvements Needed.
By Chicklet of West Vancouver (21 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 8:26pm [Dine in]

We had a late lunch and asked to be seated outside. We were offered a high stool table by a very cranky hostess which we turned down and requested a table by the outside wall. She tried to put us beside a fire pit which would have obscured our view. ( The place was almost empty.) We pointed to the table we wanted and she was not happy. Why we wondered. It was in the same area of the patio. Hot bread was put on the table. Delicious. Although we were one of a few people our german waiter appeared hurried and harassed. We waited ages for him to take our order . That was fine by us because it was a hot Vancouver day and we were loving the breezes and the view. Our entrees were about $26.00 each which is about right and fair. The food was just good. Nothing to complain about but ,,,you get the picture. The presentation was lovely.
We left our usual 20 percent tip because quite frankly these guys work hard for their money and don't get paid that much.
I would take an out of town guest there for avery late lunch to be assured of good seating. ( If you can by Miss Cheerful)

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Go for the view...
By georgebap of Richmond , BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 1:56am [Dine in]

Food - I have to say I was quite disappointed with the food here. Compared to other restaurants in this price range, it really didn't compare. My fish was overcooked and way too salty.

Service - Our server was good. Genuine and nice. Took care of my fish problem by giving me a new serving. Although it was still too salty.

Value - I really tried to like the place because the service was good and the view was astounding. But the food just didn't cut it. And when you're going out to eat, the most important thing is the food, after all.

Ambiance - As mentioned above, the view is astounding if you get a table by the window.

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Gorgeous View Of The City!
By kibbylover of vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 28, 2009 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

I came here for a late lunch, but I wish I had of came in the evening. It would be soo romantic in the evening because it overlooks all of Vancouver (without having to go up to Grouse). We sat on the patio, which is the ideal spot if you come to this restaurant. It is also great because we went to the floral observatory after which was kind of a perfect topper to the lunch!

We had some nice wine, shared a delicious spinach salad (with crisp procuitto and figs) for our mains we had the mustard crusted halibut and the seafood club sandwich. All was fantastic! For dessert we had a nice chocolate mousse cake! Yum!

I would totally go back, but I'd make sure it was a)in the evening and b) that we had a spot on the patio.

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Payed $30 for entrees that taste like $15
By cuddlebugs of kitsilano, vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

We went to Seasons to celebrate an anniversary and were looking forward to a special night out. We had heard some good things about Seasons and, after visiting the park the weekend before, decided that it would make for a nice change from our typical haunts.

The ambiance was nice, it was a clear night and we had great views of the city and the mountains beyond.

In terms of the food, the menu has lots of choices on paper but in execution fails miserably. For our appies we had the spinach salad and the tuna. The salad was gross, with large, sodden, chanterelle mushrooms that overpowered all the other elements on the plate. The tuna was tasty but nothing fantastic. My boyfriend had the steak which was fine but fairly uninspired and poorly seasoned. I had the stuffed chicken with "yam fries." While the chicken, like the steak, was passable, the veggies were disgusting and the yam "fries" were large chunks of sweet potato that were mostly undercooked and flavourless.
We hoped that dessert would save the dinner but the pastry chef seems to be as lackluster as the head chef. The pecan pie was like mincemeat and the brownie mountain was worse than what you can get at DQ for $2.50.

Overall, we would never go back as the view in no way makes up for the poor quality of food. There are so many fabulous places to eat in Vancouver that I would save your money and look elsewhere. If you really want to eat and check out the view, pack a picnic.

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Excellent Dining Experience
By JackT of Tsawwassen (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 25, 2008 - 8:13pm [Dine in]

My wife and I went to Season's for my 40th Birthday on a Saturday night. We chose Season's as we did not want to deal with the downtown traffic and parking situation and we are so glad we did. The staff is very experienced, courteous and have everything running smoothly. The food is cooked to perfection and compares with many great restaurants that I have eaten at throughout the world. A fantastic place to have a quiet romantic dinner or meeting a group of people. Restaurant is situated to allow most all patrons a great view of Downtown Vancover and North Shore mountains. Can not say enough good about this restaurant. They have a repeat customer in me.

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What a lovely surprise!
By dawros of Granville (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 24, 2008 - 11:58am [Dine in]

We had a family dinner last night and decided on Seasons Hill Top Bistro. Everything about the dining experience was excellent. Wonderful service, tasty food, great views..prices were reasonable and definitely good value. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and I would recommend it 100%. The weather also participated and we had a clear view of the city and mountains. Wow!

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Very Pleasant way to end the night
By wingza of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

I didn't even know about this restauraunt until dineout came around this year... and then decided to try it with some friends.

Food - The food was pretty good. Portions were pretty good for dineout (not like I expected a lot more). The complementary appetizer bread that they serve is a great way to start the night as it allows for conversation and a good snack. I had the manhatten style clam chowder and although smaller than I would have liked, it was still unique and good.

Service - The service was great. At one time we had about three waiters working our table of 4 people! Water filling, bringing entrees, and one picking up our appetizer plates. They were also continually checking up on us and were delighted to take a photo for us. Definitely a group of hard working people and it shows in their wonderful service.

Ambiance - Probably one of the greatest views in Vancouver from a restauraunt (at least from what i've seen). The restauraunt is lit dimly at night only to amplify the beauty of the downtown lights and the mountains. Creates a very intimidate atmosphere which makes for a good dining spot. Will definitely come here again.

Overall - Very Pleasant and lots of room for parking = my kind of place.

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Beautiful view, awesome food!
By dylemma of South Granville, Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 4:02am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I went there one night and managed to get in without reservations. We had a beautiful table by the window overlooking the city, though it was near a very, VERY loud party who ignored several requests from the waiters to quiet down. It didn't bother us much, but lots of tables around us requested to be moved and I was surprised that the loud party was allowed to stay after that.

The waitress was really friendly and outgoing, more so than I would have expected at a high class resteraunt, but in the best way. I knocked an entire glass of water over and she just laughed it off, rather than rolling her eyes at me.

The food was outstanding - everything tasted fresh, and was perfectly cooked. What stands out most in my memory was the salmon, deliciously seasoned and again, very fresh.

This is an outstanding place to go for a romantic dinner or a celebration.

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Wonderful experience, perfect for a date
By babylard of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 21, 2007 - 6:41am [Dine in]

We made reservations and asked them to give us a table with a nice view. We were seated at a window table with a BEAUTIFUL view. The view itself is very romantic as we got to watch the sun set, and all of downtown Vancouver light up. Perfect for a date.

The food is presented beautifully and portion sizes are decent. We were both satisfied. For 2, it came to $118. The bread was warm. We shared a martini and it was good. The appetizers are of size for 1 person. He had the prawn cakes. I had the stuffed mushrooms. Both were delicious. For entree, he had the dry rub steak and I had the rack of lamb. Both VERY JUICY! Boyfriend said it was the juiciest steak he ever had! I wanted to chew on the bones, but I did not want to look uncivilized. For dessert, he had the strawberry cheesecake and I had the chocolate cake with 2 slices. Cheesecake was delicious, but the chocolate cake didn't really have "cake" in it. I enjoyed it, but boyfriend thought it was too chocolatey.

Excellent service! The waitress was very kind and cheery. She cared about my safety. She warned me that the stuffed mushrooms came right from the oven so it is very hot and that I should prick it with my fork. She was also careful about how we wanted our meat. I told her medium for my lamb. She warned me that the lamb may still come somewhat rare. I told her I had a thing against blood oozing meat. She made sure that my meat wasn't spewing with blood and it wasn't! She also said "That's my favourite!" when I ordered the chocolate cake. When she brought me the cake, she even sang a little tune for me. Oh yeah, she loved my nails too :)

We were both very impressed, although our waitress never came back to claim her tip. We had to give it to another server and asked him to please give it to her. I would definitely return. Highly recommend it if you have the money!

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Well worth the drive
By backov of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 11:01am [Dine in]

Me and my wife went to Seasons for our 1st wedding anniversary on a Sunday evening and were very impressed.

I called ahead a few days earlier to make reservations and asked them to please get us a nice table with a view since it was our first anniversary - they came through! We had a corner table with a fantastic view!

With one exception, the food was incredible. The only disappointment was with the Ahi Tuna - it was kind of tepid when it arrived, and I've had a better rare tuna at the Boathouse, unfortunately. The crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, bread and dessert were fantastic however. I had the pecan pie and my wife had the daily cheesecake - we're glad we saved room.

As a nice surprise, they put a "happy anniversary" and "congratulations" cookie plaque thingy on the desserts. Kudos to Seasons, the first really top notch restaurant I've been to here in the Vancouver area.

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Absolutely perfect.
By jeudi of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

My good friend and I decided to go to Seasons restaurant for my birthday, and it was a great experience. We came about a half hour earlier than our reservations, but we still got seated right away at a great table (maybe this was because I celebrated on a Tuesday).

For appetizers, I had the crabcakes while my friend had the stuffed mushrooms. They were both delicious. Then, I ordered the steak, and my friend had the salmon. Needless to say, we were both craving for more even though we were stuffed! Everything was cooked perfectly, and presented flawlessly. Also, when we got our desserts, (trio of sorbet and little brownie mountain) mine said "happy birthday" on a wafer cookie, and that was a great personal touch.

The service was fantastic as well. I made it clear when I reserved the table that it was to celebrate my 16th birthday, and they certainly delivered. The waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, and not at all pretentious. Never once did I feel that he thought "They're teenagers, they probably wont tip well and make a lot of noise."

The ambiance? Nothing less than perfect.

We stayed there for about 3 hours, but by no means did the food take forever to arrive. We were just savouring every bite. I was actually shocked that they weren't trying to rush us.

I actually left the biggest tip i've ever left, around $25 for a $100 dinner. It was worth every penny.

I strongly suggest this restaurant for any occasion.

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A great place for a formal celebration
By Richstock of Fairview (22 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 18, 2006 - 8:42pm [Dine in]

I took my wife here for our anniversary. We had a wonderful dining experience. We ordered the rack of lamb and the roasted Filet of Black Cod with blood orange carrot reduction. Both entrees were superb. Seasons also has an excellent selection of wines, even so when ordering by the glass.

While eating , looking below us, we could enjoy a view of the gardens at QE Park. Eye level, to the North, was the city skyline outlined by the mountains, and off to the west the sun was setting.

The service was solid although the timing was a bit off. Also, the dessert selections seemed somewhat limited. Considering the dining expereince provided, the bill was not too steep. This place is definitely on our "short list" when we want to consider going to a restaurant for a special occasion.

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Good Everything, average food
By pastamachine of Richmond (35 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 3:37pm [Dine in]

Perhaps my expectations were too high given that I was told this restaurant is magnificent. The view certainly doesn't get any better than this, and the service was simply terrific, although a tad slow. The food didn't amaze me at all though, it wasn't bad, but I certainly could've gotten the exact same quality, if not better, at a better price. The chicken panini wrap I had was greasy, there was a blob of grease left on the plate and I had to constantly wipe my fingers from holding the wrap, the decent taste was its only saving grace (cuz nothin is worse than greasy food that also tastes bad). My verdict: this place offers a wonderful dining experience, and definitely go if ur in the area. But from a purely food standpoint, there are much better out there.

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A Dine Out secret you shouldn't miss
By ting of Richmond, Vancouver (29 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 3:25pm [Dine in]

Knowing that most of Dine Out's popular restaurants bookout in the first few days, I decided to give this restaurant a shot even though it was pretty late when we called. We actually got in on a Friday night (when we booked Wed).

The meal itself was wonderful - I have never eaten steak that was pre-cut yet presented in such an aesthetically and geometrically appealing way. The side veggies were cooked in just the right amount of time - crunchy and flavourful. The steak was marinated and juicy with flavour.

The seafood hot pot (bouillabaisse) had just the right tone of tomato and herb flavours. It wasn't heavy at all and the thin melba-like toast adds a nice crunchy touch.

My only complaint was that the salad should have had a little more vinegar on it, but at least this was better than some other restaurants which drench it in olive oil. Also, though service was polite and pleasant, except once when the waiter/busser reached in front, rather than behind, to give us the spoon for our dessert.

And of course, throughout the meal, we were in awe of the view of Vancouver.

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Great view, service. Average food.
By Helpful Joe of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 1:01pm [Dine in]

You can't do much better than the outstanding view and outstanding service. The food however, isn't quite there. They aim to do fine dining, and that's what you are paying for, but the plates are not balanced right. When I pay for fine dining, I would hope that the dish is put together really well. Unfortunately when we went here, there was like too much butter, oil, or something else on the plate that just meant it wasn't up to spec for a fine dining establishment. Having said that, I'd probably give it a second chance sometime in the future when I'm not sure where else to go.

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