Oh wow – we haven’t had lunch at a restaurant for a while! I think the last time we ate out as a big family was Cactus Club last month.
We’ve been to the Sandbar before, and it’s my favourite restaurant ever. It’s the best place for brunch, lunch, dinner, or anything really. 🙂 The Sandbar is on Granville Island, and the view from the place is amazing.
We started with some freshly-baked baguette and butter.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to have this because of my teeth (braces!), but the smell was delish enough. And I got to save my appetite for our amazing appetizers…
Like these incredible truffle fries (topped with parmesan and truffle oil), with a heavenly garlic aioli. I think I had 30 of these?! And some pan-fried oysters with spicy sauce. Loved these too! They tasted really fresh.
A four-cheese and caramelized onion flatbread – the daily special. Yum… I had two big slices and the cheese was just AMAZING paired the the subtly smoky, sweet onion.
These fries! I would eat them every
day meal. We all loved it so much that we ordered seconds of this app!
You can see Grandpa snapping a photo in the background. 🙂 On the right was what I started with – but of course I had seconds and thirds of just the appetizers!
Here was my meal: the Greek salad with crispy chickpeas and grilled salmon. I love how I got a block of feta cheese rather than little crumbles. The crispy chickpeas were delicious and the salmon was perfectly cooked. The salad was awesome but not my favourite thing at the Sandbar (would prefer the apps and Mom’s entree – you’ll see in a second). It looks small in the picture but it was WAY more than enough for me!
Seline ordered fish and chips with coleslaw and some dips. She loved her meal! Dad ordered the crispy fish burger.
This was Mom’s seafood eggs benedict. She shared one with me, and I thought it was 100% perfect. The English muffin was replaced with a buttery biscuit, and the smoked salmon was really fresh and flavourful. Loved the baby shrimp, too! The eggs were runny (love wet yolks!) and the Hollandaise sauce was so, so good. Mom replaced the potatoes with a side salad with pumpkin seeds!
Grandpa’s Caesar salad with crispy capers and grilled salmon:
And my seafood eggs benedict with super runny yolk. TBH I always order benedicts for Mom when we go out to eat – because she can never finish two and I can “help her” finish them. 😉 But Mom doesn’t mind – she loves poached eggs on soft bread as much as I do, especially if they’re as good as the ones from the Sandbar.
I ♥ed this meal – it was perfecto and I left super full. I don’t think I even needed an afternoon snack! Go Sandbar!