With its wall of windows overlooking False Creek, this contemporary dining room showcases lovely water views. The name is French for "naked," but that doesn't refer to the patrons' attire (which runs from smart-casual to business suits) or the room's furnishings (chic Euro style, from the funky bucket seats to the gilded brass ceiling). Instead, it represents the restaurant's philosophy of letting good-quality ingredients shine. You could linger over a cocktail and light
bites, perhaps cute mini-burgers or a fried oyster paired with a beer "shooter," but don't overlook the more substantial dishes, which might include an elaborate cold seafood platter (heaping with salmon, tuna, spot prawns, mussels, and clams), a fricassée of cremini and oyster mushrooms served over linguine, or grilled bison with a green-peppercorn sauce.