If you're looking for
a rooftop patio...
Falconetti's East Side Grill1
Why locals love it
The rooftop patio is the most remarkable feature of Falconetti's. The food is often slow, and the menu is unremarkable (and, also very limited for vegetarians). However, if you have a lot time, and want to enjoy a pitcher on a nice day, there is no better rooftop (or, other rooftop) on the drive than Falconettii's.
Why you should visit it
As previously stated, the best thing about Falconetti's is the rooftop patio, and I wouldn't really recommend going there for anything else. However, I am mentioning the patio on the site because patios are rare in East Van, and rooftop patios are virtually unheard of. There is also live music/other events from time to time.
I have yet to have, or hear of anyone having, a delicious vegetarian dish here. Better for meat eaters. However, there IS a rooftop patio!