When you really splash out, you get this: a restaurant that’s like a futuristic seafaring dreamscape, all neutrals and blues, and loads of unexpected details.
Jack Evrensel (see our #2 Canada’s Best New Restaurants) owned Toptable Group for 30 years before selling to the Aquilini Investment Group. Marilena is the name of the Aquilini family’s late matriarch, and they’ve done right by her here, in a LEED Platinum building across the street from City Hall.
Core workers pop in for drinks and oysters, as cruise patrons amble up for sushi and seafood towers from the Inner Harbour. They’re quickly met with a calming interior evocative of Vancouver Island’s landscapes, brought to us by Gustavson Wylie Architects and Fleur–de–lis Interior Design.