Turn up the Heat With Vancouver's Most Romantic Restaurants

It's doesn't matter if you've been together forever or you're newly coupled, good food, a bottle of wine, and an inviting atmosphere are sure to bring romance into your evening. If you're planning your next date night, start with one of these Vancouver restaurants for a lovely evening. 

A solid French restaurant is a no-fail choice when it comes to romance. Fortunately for Vancouver, there are a handful of really great French restaurants, but Les Faux Bourgeois really takes the cake. The food is excellent, the wine list is spot on, and the atmosphere is lovely. The fact that the pricing is very reasonable is the cherry on top!

For some, enjoying a meal as a shared experience is the way to go and if that's your thing, Espana Restaurant doesn't disappoint. This West End restaurant is small but mighty! The Spanish-inspired tapas are perfect for sharing, and the sherry list is stocked with options to wash it all down. The intimate space means you'll be extra close to your date–perfect sneaky hand holding.

If you're in the mood for caviar, oysters, and bubbles, head to Ancora for dinner with a view. This seafood-centric restaurants seamlessly blends Peruvian and Japanese cultures on the locally sourced menu. It's perfect for something a little more fancy.

There are so many romantic spots in the city and here's just a taste.

East Side

Even if you aren't a vegetarian, The Acorn is a wonderful spot for a romantic dinner. Let these beautifully prepared vegetarian dishes be a feast for both your eyes and stomach. Perched on Main Street, The Acorn caters to vegetarians, vegans,...  Read More

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie offers a Western twist on Chinese classics. The atmosphere is lively and comfortable, and dishes are made to be shared. Sharing is caring (ahem). Their "schnacks" section has a number of small bites that are great to...  Read More

If you prefer your date night to have a buzzing energy, you'll be delighted with Chambar. The room itself features beautiful light fixtures, earthy wood details and touches of leather that strike the perfect balance. The room is lively, but not...  Read More


As it stands, heritage homes in Yaletown are a rare commodity. When you pair one of these gems with fine dining Italian cuisine, you're in for a charming experience that'll make you feel right at home. Lupo doesn't take short cuts in the...  Read More

When you take a view and wash it down with champagne and caviar, you've got the hallmarks of a romantic evening. For this winning trifecta, head to Ancora. Their executive chef Ricardo Valverde brings more than a decade of culinary experience...  Read More

Hawksworth Restaurant
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Chef David Hawksworth is well known on a global scale, and after a meal at Hawksworth, it's not hard to see why. Through dedication, consistency, and a love for food, each plate is a piece of culinary art that will wow your senses and satisfy...  Read More

Granville Street

West Restaurant calls South Granville home, and diners call West a gastronomic delight. If you appreciate a fine cocktail, take a seat at the cherry wood bar and sip on a cocktail while you peruse the food menu. West's serves contemporary...  Read More

When you combine an incredible room, delicious food, hospitable service, and an envious wine list, you really can't go wrong. Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar checks all of these boxes, making it one of Vancouver's best steakhouses. This...  Read More

There's something so romantic about sharing a meal, and what better way to enjoy a shared meal than tucking into tapas? Like any good tapas joint, there's an array of dishes (and sherry) to choose at Espana Restaurant. The menu pulls from...  Read More

Where to start? Les Faux Bourgeois is a favorite for so many reasons. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is so cozy, and the price is right. Most main-course dishes are under $25 and the portion sizes are generous. You won't leave here...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha