Best date night restaurants in Vancouver

Dinner dates in Vancouver take some planning. With so many great dining destinations in the city, it can be hard to figure out which ones will offer the memorable experience you're looking for. Whether it's your first date or a milestone anniversary, these romantic restaurants in Vancouver deliver delectable dishes in an intimate setting.[Photo courtesy of L'Abattoir]

Salt Tasting Room Ltd

248 Georgia St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

What do you do after a successful first date? Keep things classy and check out one of the best wine bars in the city. Located in the infamous Blood Alley, this popular Gastown haunt has an amazing selection of wines from British Columbia and around the world. They also specialize in a wide array of meats and cheeses to make sure your night ends on a fantastic note.

L'Abattoir Office

242-209 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

Gastown is always a popular destination for a date. Nestled amongst historic surroundings, there are numerous intimate restaurants and lounges that will set the perfect mood. Few can match L’Abbatoir, though. With its modern décor, fantastic food and superb cocktails, you and your date will find yourself relishing some of the finest dining anywhere in Vancouver.

Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro

663 15th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6

Offering classic French cuisine without pretense, Les Faux Bourgeois serves old-world charm in a modern environment. Located at the corner of Kingsway and Fraser, this restaurant has some of the best meat dishes around. If you’re looking to show your date a good time, make a reservation here at a candle-lit table and enjoy the simple but amazing food.

The Belgard Kitchen

55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3A3

The Settlement building in Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood is home to a trio of establishments that would make any date a memorable experience. The food is simple, elegant and delicious, which already makes a great foundation for any date night. Postmark Brewing, Belgard's neighbour, provides you with several tasty options that include IPAs, stouts and more. If beer isn’t your thing, then perhaps a wine from the Vancouver Urban Winery will suit your fancy.

Espana Restaurant

1118 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M8

If Spanish tapas are your thing, then look no further than this cozy space in Vancouver’s West End. With elegant cocktails and affordable bar snacks, you won’t be disappointed. Espana is the closest you’ll come to authentic Spanish cuisine anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Try one of their amazing selections of cured meats or go for one of their larger plates, including tasty squid and octopus

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

163 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X3

There is no shortage of innovative and inspired restaurants in Vancouver, but leading that charge is Bao Bei. Given the rich history of the Chinese immigrant community, it’s surprising more restaurants haven’t been mimicking this Chinatown modern foodie haven. With an intimate atmosphere and amazing dishes that are great for sharing, this is by far one of the best restaurants to host your first date or celebrate an anniversary.

Chicha Restaurant

136 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V9

Don't settle for the usual on an important first date. Head to the heart of Mount Pleasant for some modern Peruvian flavours at one of the best up-and-coming restaurants around. With fresh, innovative takes on some South American classics, Chicha serves excellent Latin American cuisine. Their empanadas are to die for and the pisco sours are off the hook.

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