Vancouver’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Some of the most romantic memories you can create with your honey (or honey-to-be) are at cozy restaurants. The key is finding locations where you can cuddle up side-by-side, sip lots of wine and get really, really comfortable. Here is a list of Vancouver’s most romantic restaurants so you can do just that.

Most Romantic Restaurants in Downtown Vancouver

Some of the most romantic restaurants in Vancouver are in the heart of our vibrant downtown.

1927 Lobby Lounge at Hotel Georgia

1927 Lobby Lounge Hotel Georgia

801 W Georgia St | 604-682-5566 $$$ | Lounge

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In 1952, the 1927 Lobby Lounge (then the Casablanca Lounge) was one of the first rooms in Vancouver to serve alcohol. Today, it's easily one of our city's top, high-end destinations for a cozy after-dinner drink on a plush velvet couch. Choose from 14 classic cocktails (the 'Hotel Georgia', winner of best cocktail in Canada, is a must-try), 24 whiskies, 26 scotches, a well-curated wine list, desserts and snacks.

Bin 941

941 Davie St | 604-683-1246 $$$ | Tapas

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If you can snag a seat inside this tiny yet charming tapas parlour, you’ll be treated to a selection of tasty and inventive small plates. Open until 1am daily and 2am on weekends, Bin 941 is ideal for late night dining and offers a cozy atmosphere, funky décor and an eclectic musical soundtrack that helps create a memorable night out.


Cibo Trattoria Interior

900 Seymour St | 604-602-9570 $$$ | Italian

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Cibo Trattoria serves inventive Italian dishes made with organic ingredients, including sustainably and humanely raised beef from their own Campagna Farm in Abbotsford. The restaurant features a diverse wine list with unique vintages, along with seasonally-driven dishes crafted by chef Faizal Kassam. Enjoy a meal here and you won't be surprised to learn that Cibo has been named one of the Top Italian Restaurants in the World by Ospitalità Italiana Seal.

Market by Jean-Georges

Shangri-La Vancouver Market by Jean Georges Dining Room

1115 Alberni Street | 604-695-1115 $$$$ | French

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For a special night out, head to MARKET for an artistic meal made of seasonal ingredients, with a particular emphasis on local seafood. Choose to dine in the posh dining room, relaxed lounge area, or for heated and covered patio in the summer while you enjoy celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's menu of reinvented classics.

The Refinery

1115 Granville St | 604-687-8001 $$$ | Italian

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The Refinery’s second floor space is an ideal spot for sophisticated fare on the Granville Strip. The menu offers charcuterie, cheeses, Ocean Wise seafood and elevated classics, like gnocc 'n cheese. The drinks list consists of bottles from boutique B.C. wineries and local craft beers on draft, while their award-winning cocktail program was developed by superstar mixologist Lauren Mote.


UVA wine bar interior

900 Seymour St | 604-632-9560 $$$ | Wine Bar

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Adjoining the Moda Hotel, UVA is an evening destination for connoisseurs of fine wines and spirits. Expect unique import beers along with a lengthy list of enticing and inventive cocktails made by bartender Lauren Mote, who was crowned the 2015 Canadian Bartender of the Year at the prestigious Diageo World Class Canada.

Yew Restaurant + Bar

791 W Georgia St | 604.692.4939 $$$ | Seafood

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Perched at treetop level in the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, YEW’s focus is on seafood of the highest calibre – not surprising given they're one of Vancouver’s only 100% Ocean Wise restaurants. Whether you grab a drink at the bar, sit at the cozy lounge or opt for a spot near the fireplace, you’ll be treated to Chef Ned Bell’s Pacific Northwest cuisine in a chic setting ideal for people-watching.

Le Crocodile

Le Crocodile Downtown Vancouver

909 Burrard St | 604-669-4298 $$$ | French

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Le Crocodile is a staple in Vancouver's fine-dining scene, serving traditional French cuisine for the past 30 years. Dining at Le Crocodile has a certain old-fashioned charm, with an elegant room, formal atmosphere and attentive servers – some who have worked there for decades. Chef Michel Jacob’s menu is full of timeless, elaborate dishes perfect for celebrating a special occasion.


Hawksworth Restaurant Dining Room

801 W. Georgia St. | 604-673-7000 $$$$ | Local

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Located in downtown Vancouver's Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Hawksworth has frequently been named Vancouver's best restaurant. Chef David Hawksworth and his team serve perfectly executed plates that marry their penchant for detail with unmistakably West Coast ingredients. With four glamorous dining spaces boasting ornate features and a stunning chandelier, this is the ideal spot for celebrating special occasions. The chef's tasting menu with wine pairings could end up being one of the best meals of your life.


845 Burrard St | 604-642-2900 $$$$ | Seafood

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Boulevard is a sophisticated, seafood-focused restaurant that embraces classic cooking techniques in a most approachable way. Executive Chef Alex Chen’s chicken wings are the most elegant version you’ll ever encounter – caramelized in a fish sauce with sambal chili – while the cocktail menu boasts carefully-crafted options named after iconic Vancouver landmarks (English Bay, Lumberman's Arch). The cavernous space includes a chic lounge, oyster and cocktail bars, the main dining room and a see-and-be-seen wrap-around patio.

Most Romantic Restaurants in Gastown and Crosstown

Is a romantic date night on your horizon? Here are our favourite date night restaurants in Gastown and Crosstown.

Salt Tasting Room (Gastown)

Salt Tasting Room Blood Alley

45 Blood Alley | 604-633-1912 $$ | Wine Bar

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Tucked away in Gastown’s Blood Alley, this tiny restaurant with a heritage feel (courtesy of the red brick and minimalistic décor) specializes in build-your-own charcuterie tasting plates. Pick from the ever-changing selection of artisan cheese and small-batch cured meats, select a few condiments, and pair those with a wine flight. For both the plates and flights, you have the option to choose your own or let the experts surprise you. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.


568 Beatty St | 604-879-7119 $$$ | Belgian

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Following extensive renovations, this carbon-neutral restaurant opened a bigger and better space in 2014, just a few doors down from where they first built a cult following. Beyond the striking décor (chosen by owner Kerri Schuermans herself) and sun-drenched outdoor patio, Chef Nico Schuermans’ commitment to fresh, innovative food and unique approach to Belgian cuisine ensure every dish on the menu is both creative and well executed.

Most Romantic Restaurants in Kitsilano and Point Grey

Just a few blocks from the beach, Kitsilano is a great neighbourhood for date night. Here are our favourite romantic restaurants in the area.


2183 W 4th Ave | 604-738-2025 $$$$ | West Coast

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In business for more than 25 years, Bishop’s is an institution in the Vancouver dining scene – and for good reason. Serving locally-harvested, seasonal dishes long before this was the trend, 4th Avenue's most beloved and longstanding restaurant highlights the finest in Pacific Northwest cuisine. Beautiful bouquets and artwork from owner John Bishop’s personal collection help bring the intimate dining room to life.

La Quercia

3689 W 4th Ave | 604-676-1007 $$$ | Italian

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In a cozy and bright space on the edge of Kitsilano, Chef Adam Pegg serves up refined yet decidedly unfussy Italian dishes that are elevated by his careful attention to detail. A visit to La Quercia, once the winner of Van Mag's "best new restaurant" and "best formal Italian" awards, is the perfect introduction to the slow-cooking tradition characteristic of northern Italian cuisine, with an ever-changing menu and many dishes served family style.

Most Romantic Restaurants in North and West Vancouver

With its views and mountains, head to North Vancouver for a truly epic and romantic date.

The Observatory (Grouse Mountain)

6400 Nancy Greene Way | 604-980-9311 $$$$ | Fine Dining

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Head here for the view, which is unlike any other in the city at the peak of Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain. A visit to The Observatory begins with a ride up the mountain in the gondola. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll be treated to fine dining that celebrates British Columbia’s bounty and a wine list that was awarded Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”. The restaurant is both Ocean Wise certified and a member of the Green Table Network.

Arms Reach Bistro

107c – 4390 Gallant Ave | 604-929-7442 $$$ | West Coast

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Take a mini road trip out to Deep Cove and enjoy the relaxed semi-traditional cuisine that Arms Reach Bistro is known for. Serving comfort food in a beautiful setting, this neighbourhood restaurant is a popular date night spot for all ages. Dishes include crab cakes with saffron aioli, hummus & dukkah and my grandma's favourite, the coconut curry mussels. Locals know to come early to snag a seat at the window for a view of the water. 

La Regalade

2232 Marine Dr | 604-921-2228 $$$ | French

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This traditional bistro in West Vancouver has been serving rustic French fare -- including classics like escargot, beef bourguignon and roasted duck -- for more than a decade. Led by Chef Alain Rayé, whose culinary contributions were recognized by Vancouver Magazine with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, La Regalade is truly worth the trek to the North Shore. In the summer, the courtyard patio is an ideal spot to enjoy a glass of French or B.C. wine and one of their classic desserts. Given the restaurant's tiny footprint, reservations are recommended.

Most Romantic Restaurants in Riley Park & Mount Pleasant

Seasons in The Park

Cambie St & W 33rd Ave in Queen Elizabeth Park | 604-874-8008 $ | Casual French

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Truly one of Vancouver's best spot for a panoramic view, surrounded by trees and blooming flowers (in the summer at least).

Les Faux Bourgeois

663 E 15th Ave | 604-873-9733 $$$ | Casual French

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Most Romantic Restaurants in the West End

Most Romantic Restaurants in Yaletown

Yaletown’s cobblestone streets and festive vibe make it one of Vancouver’s most romantic neighborhoods. How about a progressive Valentine’s Day date that starts in Yaletown and ends in Yaletown?


1138 Homer St | 604-915-9463 $$$ | French

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Enjoy modern Canadian cuisine at Brix. A trip there is wasted without a long, hard look at their wine list.


869 Hamilton St | 604-569-2535 $$$ | Italian

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Small, cozy Italian restaurant with a sense of adventure.

La Pentola

350 Davie St | 604-642-0557 $$$$ | Italian

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La Pentola delivers rustic Northern Italian-inspired cuisine.


1133 Hamilton St | 604-688-7466 $$$$ | Italian

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For a fresh perspective on Mediterranean cooking, head to Cioppino's.

Most Romantic Restaurants near South Granville

West Restaurant

West Restaurant South Granville

2881 Granville St | 604-738-8938 $$$$ | Local

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West Restaurant serves contemporary regional cuisine offering modern interpretations of classics. Note the temperature-controlled wall of wine.


Vijs Restaurant South Granville

1480 W 11th Ave | 604-736-6664 $$$ | Indian

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Without a doubt, Vij's is Vancouver's premier and most-celebrated Indian fine-dining restaurant. The dinner line-up begins forming around 4:30pm -- but if you do end up waiting, you have much to look forward to. Copious appetizers and sips are offered to wait-listed guests who mingle in the dim, bustling atmosphere -- this truly is part of the special experience. Dishes truly do exceed standard expectations of "delicious" here. To start, try the meaty Jackfruit in black cardamom and cumin curry, followed by Paneer and cashew “truffles” and fennel seed curry on sautéed zucchini, potatoes and yellow squash.


1485 W 12th Ave | 604-558-1485 $$$ | Italian

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Hidden on a South Granville side street lies Siena, a Mediterranean eatery serving a blend of Italian and Spanish cuisine and AMAZING pasta dishes. Head here on a Monday and enjoy half-priced wine bottles to pair with dishes like the olive and caper-doused spaghettini puttanesca and pea and parmesan risotto. Or how about happy hour (8-10pm) after a show at the nearby Stanley Theatre? Drinks are on for $6. Siena is open every day of the week from 5 to 10pm.

The Farmer's Apprentice

The Farmers Apprentice South Granville

1535 W 6th Ave | 604-620-2070 $$ | Local

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Tucked away on a quiet side street, Farmer’s Apprentice is a laid-back, farm-to-table eatery known for its ever-changing menu. Renowned Chef Dave Gunawan (named Vancouver Magazine's Chef of the Year 2014) crafts his dishes based on what the local farmers offer. The room itself is warm and inviting, adorned with floral bouquets, just like a real home. Reservations are recommended.

Grapes & Soda

1537 W 6th Ave | 604-620-2070 $$ | Wine Bar

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As Vancouver’s first 100% organic wine bar, Grapes and Soda builds their seasonal tapas-style menu around their ever-changing list of natural and biodynamic wines. Along with a variety of small plates, the intimate restaurant serves cheeses and the best smoky olives in town that pair perfectly with the many 'by the glass' options. One beer graces the menu, along with six artisanal cocktails. Try the Tucano with cachaca, guava, rosemary, orgeat and lime.