Nightingale, the newest venture of renowned Vancouver Chef David Hawksworth’s new restaurant. It is located in Coal Harbour’s MNP Tower at 1017 West Hastings Street (beside the Marine Building, JJ Bean and Tractor Foods. Nightingale’s menu focuses on tapas share plates, house made pastas, wood-fire pizzas an array of Pacific Northwest cuisine colored with global influences.
But first, can we please talk about this gorgeous space? Breathtaking high ceilings with mezzanine and ground floor lobby space is chic with many historical 19th Century characteristics. The 7400 sqft space is designed by Studio Munge (who also designed the original Hawksworth Restaurant).
I love the exposed copper, marble counters and light wood floors, walls and crown moldings on ceiling. I love the extension of history from the Marine Building next door which for its Art Deco details during the British Empire. 1017 West Hastings itself was home of University and Quadra Clubs once.
The kitchen itself on the second floor is also an eye-catching piece. Option to set by the Chef’s table and watch the action. I myself, love the seating by the balcony overlooking the bar.
Roasted Spot Prawns 24: Seasonal favorites ramp butter, lemon, chili and a dash of sea salt. While the sticker price was steep for four juicy prawns, the flavors were fresh and colorful. The slight char on the shell was delightful.
Burrata and Anchovy Toast 16: Picked peperonata, parsley, and the creamiest burrata.
San Marzano Pizza 15: Italian thin crust with creamy buffalo mozzarella, basil, and olive oil. A classic pizza with clean flavors and a tasty tomato sauce. Remember to eat this pizza quickly before the sauce soaks through the crust.
Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms 12: Grilled and flavored with marjoram, serrano, pecorino and lemon.
Nightingale is a great place for a date or a night out. Tasty dishes while on the petite side offers great flavors. I’m looking forward to the fried chicken and their raw bar options!
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest, Tapas
Mon 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 12:00 am
1017 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E