Cute and Casual to Fancy and Indulgent: Vancouver's Most Romantic Restaurants

Whether it's your first date or your hundredth, a date night in Vancouver is always appreciated. Take a romantic space and throw in some good food, a solid drink selection and some great conversation and you've got a winning recipe. 

A solid French restaurant is a no-fail choice when it comes to romance. Vancouver is home to some really great French restaurants, but Les Faux Bourgeois really makes the heart (and belly) sing. The food is excellent, the wine list is juicy, and the atmosphere is lovely. What makes Les Faux (as locals call it) so notable is that the price point is very reasonable.

For vegetarians and those who enjoy plant-based eating, The Acorn on Main Street hits the spot. The dishes are beautiful and delicious, the cocktails are creative and tasty, and the space is super cozy. Mains hover around the $20 mark, making for a reasonably priced meal.

If you're really looking to splurge on a special night, Hawksworth Restaurant or Botanist are two great choices. Hawksworth is nice if you're looking for a more intimate atmosphere, while Botanist fits when you want a more lively atmosphere with some live music. After dinner, head down to the Lobby Lounge for cocktails and a band.



If your idea of a date night leans more towards something a little casual, Rodney's Oyster Bar does the trick. While the atmosphere is laid back, the romance comes to play in the form of some tasty bi-valves, known for their aphrodisiac...  Read More



As it stands, heritage homes in Yaletown are a rare commodity. When one of these old gems is paired with fine Italian cuisine, you've got Lupo. This homey space creates a unique dining experience that's romantic and inviting. Lupo doesn't...  Read More



If you prefer your date night to have a buzzing energy, head to Chambar. The room itself features beautiful light fixtures, earthy wood details and touches of leather that make for a vibrant and inviting room. The restaurant is lively, but you...  Read More



A beautiful room, plenty of ambiance, delicious food and cocktails are the hallmarks of a great date night and Nightingale checks all the boxes. The downstairs lounge boasts soaring ceilings, beautiful decor and a warm buzz, making this a...  Read More

East Side


Delicious vegetarian and vegan food, a romantic space and craft cocktails make The Acorn a charming spot for a night a date night. As you walk into the dimly lit restaurant, cozy up and order a cocktail while you eye the menu. If you're off...  Read More

Hawksworth Restaurant
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Not all date nights can be over-the-top amazing, but every now and then it's nice to dial up the fancy factor and splurge. When the time comes, Hawksworth Restaurant is the place to go. Chef David Hawksworth is well known on a global scale...  Read More



Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie offers a Western twist on Chinese classics that's perfect for a casual date night. The atmosphere is lively and comfortable, and dishes are made to be shared. Their "schnacks" section has small bites that are great...  Read More



There's something about Italian food that just feels romantic. Throw in a wood-fired oven and a warm room and your next date night is about to take it up a notch. Follow your nose along Robson Street and make your way up the winding terracotta...  Read More



For an extra special meal, head to Botanist. Walking in here is like a breath of fresh air, literally. Inspired by the principles of botany and the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest, this vibrant restaurant, bar, lounge and terrace is a...  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 mains are under $25 and the portion sizes are generous, so you won't leave here hungry. The...  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