Stonegrill is a waterfront restaurant located directly under the north side of the Granville Street bridge in downtown Vancouver. The upscale location offers a unique interactive dining experience where meals are served cooking at the table on super-heated natural volcanic stones that are heated to 400°C.
The unique “dry cooking” method, uses no added fats or oils and sears the food without burning. This method also eliminates product shrinkage, taste transfer from cooking compounds and carbonization of the cooking surface. Stonegrill claims their stonegrilling ensures a clean, and completely natural food flavor, not achievable with conventional cooking methods. The result is a freshly grilled, healthy and nutritious meal.
The restaurant is something to behold. The ceiling is a good 18 foot high with an equally tall wall of glass windows offering a spectacular view of False Creek and Granville Island. Unfortunately, the food doesn’t quite match up to the view. This may have more to do with my ability to cook vs. my ability to eat – I definitely eat better than I cook. However, for something to try just because it’s there, Stonegrill is a pretty good choice.
Dinner for five came in at $265 with tax, tips and drinks. That’s quite a bit to pay for cooking my own dinner. Stonegrill is a restaurant and not a club. Dancing is generally not allowed but they made an exception for Sally. Watch the video and you’ll see why.