Best Place For a Power Lunch: Frontline's Top Five
Frontline Real Estate Services' brokers do a lot of business in restaurants, according to CEO Jordan MacDonald, who co-founded the mid-market firm with Justin Mitchell in 2009. Here are his top picks for deal-friendly eateries in Vancouver.
1) YEW in the Four Seasons Hotel Downtown
“Central location, with amazing seafood. It is very difficult to enter or exit this restaurant without saying hello to three or four associates,” he says. (Plus billionaire business titan Joe Segal eats lunch there every day.)
2) Hawksworth in the Rosewood Hotel
It's across the street from YEW (and the Cushman & Wakefield offices). Small, intimate, but opulent, the room has separate areas, “giving you the ability to speak freely without worrying about others in the industry overhearing you.” Food is very creative, even “off the charts,” he adds.
With arguably the best sushi in town, Miku just relocated to a waterfront location beside Canada Place (and beside the Colliers offices). There’s a "great energy and buzz" Jordan says, drowning out conversation and “ensuring that the competition sitting at the table next to you won’t hear what you are talking about.”
4) Joe Fortes
Joe Fortes has “one of the best patios in the city to have a couple of beers and hash out deals in the summer,” he says, also giving props to the seafood.
5) Black & Blue
The rooftop patio at Black & Blue is a spot were Jordan says it’s not uncommon for people to post up there at noon and drink and eat well into the evening—“eight-hour shifts,” as Jordan says. “Great place to pick up market intelligence because people tend to get a little loose-lipped there,” he says. It's also a great place for a steak.