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Neighbourhood: Downtown
1109 Hamilton St.


Daily 4:30pm – Midnight


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The People

Andrew Richardson – Executive Chef
Yvan Burkhalter – Chef de Cuisine
Rosalynn Vu — Pastry Chef
Clair Hettich – Restaurant Manager
Ricardo Ferreira – Restaurant Director
Devin McKeigan – Bar Manager
Franco Michienzi – Wine Director
Ian Wharton – Assistant Wine Director

About Elisa

A steakhouse reimagined. Meet Elisa, located in the heart of Vancouver’s Yaletown — a unique and feminine take on the signature steakhouse experience featuring a Grillworks Infierno wood-fired grill.

Steeped in both tradition and an unparalleled love of cooking, Elisa takes its lead from the values of sharing memorable moments around the table with family and friends.

Rooted in the ancient art of grilling, Executive Chef Andrew Richardson’s menu of prime cuts from around the world, sustainable seafood and locally-sourced ingredients exemplifies the pursuit of perfection.

It’s in this spirit of hospitality that Elisa offers a dining experience unlike any other.

Awards & Accolades

Best Steakhouse, Gold
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2020

Best New Restaurant, Tied for First
Best Bartender, Katie Ingram
Trendiest Restaurant/Lounge, Runner-up
Populist Awards, 2019

Wine Program Excellence Awards, Gold and Best New Entry
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2019

‘Best of’ Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2019

Best New Restaurant, Finalist
Where to Dine Awards, 2019

Best Steakhouse, Silver
Best New Design, Silver
Best New Restaurant, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2019