Some of the most romantic restaurants in Vancouver are in the heart of our vibrant downtown.
1927 Lobby Lounge at Hotel Georgia
801 W Georgia St | 604-682-5566 $$$ | Lounge@rwhotelgeorgia | Visit website
In 1952, the 1927 Lobby Lounge (then the Casablanca Lounge) was one of the first rooms in Vancouver to serve alcohol. Today, it's easily one of our city's top, high-end destinations for a cozy after-dinner drink on a plush velvet couch. Choose from 14 classic cocktails (the 'Hotel Georgia', winner of best cocktail in Canada, is a must-try), 24 whiskies, 26 scotches, a well-curated wine list, desserts and snacks.
941 Davie St | 604-683-1246 $$$ | Tapas| Visit website
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.
900 Seymour St | 604-602-9570 $$$ | Italian@cibotrattoria | Visit website
Cibo Trattoria serves inventive Italian dishes made with organic ingredients, including sustainably and humanely raised beef from their own Campagna Farm in Abbotsford. The restaurant features a diverse wine list with unique vintages, along with seasonally-driven dishes crafted by chef Faizal Kassam. Enjoy a meal here and you won't be surprised to learn that Cibo has been named one of the Top Italian Restaurants in the World by Ospitalità Italiana Seal.
Market by Jean-Georges
1115 Alberni Street | 604-695-1115 $$$$ | French@marketjg_van | Visit website
For a special night out, head to MARKET for an artistic meal made of seasonal ingredients, with a particular emphasis on local seafood. Choose to dine in the posh dining room, relaxed lounge area, or for heated and covered patio in the summer while you enjoy celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's menu of reinvented classics.
1115 Granville St | 604-687-8001 $$$ | Italian@therefineryvan | Visit website
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.
900 Seymour St | 604-632-9560 $$$ | Wine Bar@uvavancouver | Visit website
Adjoining the Moda Hotel, UVA is an evening destination for connoisseurs of fine wines and spirits. Expect unique import beers along with a lengthy list of enticing and inventive cocktails made by bartender Lauren Mote, who was crowned the 2015 Canadian Bartender of the Year at the prestigious Diageo World Class Canada.
Yew Restaurant + Bar
791 W Georgia St | 604.692.4939 $$$ | Seafood@fsvancouver | Visit website
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.
909 Burrard St | 604-669-4298 $$$ | French| Visit website
Le Crocodile is a staple in Vancouver's fine-dining scene, serving traditional French cuisine for the past 30 years. Dining at Le Crocodile has a certain old-fashioned charm, with an elegant room, formal atmosphere and attentive servers – some who have worked there for decades. Chef Michel Jacob’s menu is full of timeless, elaborate dishes perfect for celebrating a special occasion.
801 W. Georgia St. | 604-673-7000 $$$$ | Local@hawksworthrets | Visit website
Located in downtown Vancouver's Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Hawksworth has frequently been named Vancouver's best restaurant. Chef David Hawksworth and his team serve perfectly executed plates that marry their penchant for detail with unmistakably West Coast ingredients. With four glamorous dining spaces boasting ornate features and a stunning chandelier, this is the ideal spot for celebrating special occasions. The chef's tasting menu with wine pairings could end up being one of the best meals of your life.
845 Burrard St | 604-642-2900 $$$$ | Seafood@blvdyvr | Visit website
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.