Food Vancouver Select Guide: 20 Best Romantic Dining Spots in Vancouver
Whether it’s an anniversary, an intimate reconciliation or the impending pressure of Valentine’s Day that demands a romantic gesture, it’s virtually impossible to go wrong when fine dining is involved. But while restaurants and romance is a match made in heaven, the people and the place can be a bit trickier to unite. Thankfully the Food Vancouver Select Guide helps narrow down the many options with some starry-eyed suggestions.
Seasons in the Park
Poised at the highest point in the city, Seasons in the Park offers the breathtaking, panoramic view of the city skyline, the North Shore Mountains, while nestled in the lush greenery of Queen Elizabeth Park.
Beach House at Dundarave Pier
What better way to enjoy the savoury seafood menu than with a picturesque backdrop of the ocean and mountain range. This stunning romantic landscape can be enjoyed from any seat in the house.
The Salmon House
The perfect pairing of exquisite seafood and generous wine selection are set in this relaxed atmosphere perched atop West Vancouver’s hillside.
Diva at the Met
Renowned for their signature seafood dishes, this refined eating establishment mixes elegance with casualness to create a comfortable yet classy atmosphere.
Cin Cin Ristorante + Bar
An irrefutable temptation for both locals and celebrities alike, Cin Cin offers some of the best Mediterranean fare this city has to offer. Prepare to be seduced by the sweet indulgences masterfully crafted by their acclaimed Chef Patissier.
The Fish House in Stanley Park
West Coast cuisine at its finest set in one of the most beautiful parks in the West Coast. Build the romantic mood with aphrodisiac-inspired oysters from their award-winning menu.
This trendy, upscale hot-spot delivers the warm comforts of delectable Italian fare with favourites such as Crab Ravioli and impossibly fat Gnocchi.
La Terrazza Restaurant and Lounge
With its proximity to the downtown core, an award winning wine list and food you will love, La Terrazza is perfect for a romantic evening.
A Belgian-themed eatery with a North African influence, Chambar prides itself in delivering fresh, seasonal produce. Combine an unpretentious atmosphere, great music and an extensive cocktail menu and you have the ingredients necessary for a memorable romantic evening.
Yew Restaurant + Bar
Located in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Yew captures the feel of Vancouver’s natural outdoors with 40-foot high ceilings, wood-paneled walls and a sandstone fireplace. Spice up the romance by trying something new from the raw bar.
Tea House in Stanley Park
Claiming to have the best and longest view of the sunset (you can’t get more romantic than that!), The Tea House is located on Stanley Park’s Ferguson Point. The spectacular view is complemented with local and cross-cultural fare to tempt all palates.
West Restaurant + Bar
Crowned by Vancouver magazine as the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ for four consecutive years, West stands out for its exceptional regional cuisine and superb customer service.
Brix Restaurant is a great place to propose to the love of your life and also have the wedding there. Great service and food compliments the romantic setting.
Situated on Granville Island, Dockside has something for everyone’s romantic tastes. Choose between the restaurant, patio, bar or lounge. Don’t forget about the micro-brewery as well.
Upscale food nestled in a heritage home in Deer Lake park.
Tucked away in Kitsilano’s trendy shopping district, celebrity Chef John Bishop balances simplicity with superior quality. Cozy and unassuming, this little gem is exemplary West Coast cuisine, replete with little extras like freshly baked bread, an amuse bouche and a sampling of liqueur.
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
Located in the heart of Yaletown, Blue Water has earned accolades for its incomparable seafood dishes. Prepare to be seduced by Frank Pabst's menu.
Impress your date with a seat at the unique ‘Chef’s Table’ where Chef Josh Wolfe and his talented team prepare a delectable tasting menu right before your eyes.
glowbal grill steaks & satay
The service is so doting it may leave you wondering if three’s a crowd. Distract your date from the showers of server attention with the heavenly steaks.
When it comes to romance, the Provence have got it down to an art. And the art is deliciously represented by the culinary expertise of their chefs.’
So if you’re feeling starved for romance—or just starving in general—we hope you will enjoy taste-testing the many tempting treats at the various locales that mix flirt and food from Food Vancouver’s Select Guide.
By Lisa Devita
Images courtesy of Seasons in the Park, The Fish House in Stanley Park and West Restaurant + Bar.
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