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10 Best Romantic Restaurants In Vancouver For A Fancy Date Night

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Regardless of whether it’s your first date or your 100th, Vancouver has an abundance of restaurants that make for the perfect date night spot. Take a heartfelt space and toss in some great food, a solid wine list, and some incredible discussion and you have a triumphant night.

With that in mind, we compiled a list that represents the very BEST romantic restaurants in Vancouver for a memorable and romantic date night.

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10. East is East

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At East is East you will capture the vibrant energy of the “dhabas” that represent the beauty and diverse flavours of the ancient region. The ambience is dim, mysterious, candle-lit, and warm. The dining experience is as though you have been moved into an alternate world. Aside from the decor, you’ll often find East is East having live music and performances that will make your time there even more memorable!

At their Main Street Chai Lounge, you’ll find the live entertainment start at 7:00 PM and usually happen from Tuesday to Sunday.

And at their West Broadway Silk n’ Spice location, live music and entertainment tends to start around 6:30 PM from Thursday – Sunday.

East is East most popular for their authentic Indian Food, Currys, Roti Rolls. The most popular choice is the “Chai Feast” (also available as a vegetarian option) which consists of a salad, soup, and two main dishes of your choice. Lastly, we recommend having “Masala Chai”. A Romantic Date over a Masala Chai.

What to order: Currys, Roti Rolls, Chai Feast, Masala Chai

-Chai Lounge: 4433 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9
-Silk n’ Spice: 3035 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

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9. Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio

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If you want a spot to wow your date, look no further than Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio; their patio is considered by many to be the best in the city. With its prime location and a delish seafood-focused menu, dinner at Ancora definitely won’t disappoint.

One of the most popular items at Ancora is Peruvian Pork Belly Sandwich and the El Callao Tower. You can also pair your meals with Champagne. Finish off with Strawberry Mont Blanc dessert.

What to order: Peruvian Pork Belly Sandwich, El Callao Tower, Strawberry Mont Blanc

Address: 1600 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9

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8. Acorn

#bestvegan #mountpleasant

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Don’t know what to cook for a romantic vegan dinner at home? 

If you are planning for a Vegan Date then visit Acorn, one of Vancouver’s best vegan and vegetarian fine dining restaurants and bars. Internationally recognized and the award-winning menu features local ingredients, speciality cocktails and wine.

Try the popular Pineapple Weed that has Sorrel, Pineappleweed Broth, Klippers Organics Peaches, Toasted Fraser Valley Hazelnut Cream, Pineappleweek Dusted Puffed Sorghum, Hazelnut Skin Oil, Oxalis. Then move on to Shiitake. Everything on their extensive Dessert menu is luxurious and delicious, but we think their chocolate chip pancakes with a side of eggs. is the perfect end to an idyllic dining experience.

What to order: Pineapple Weed, chocolate chip pancakes with a side of eggs

Address: 3995 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5V 3P5

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7. Water St. Cafe

#gastown #bestpatio

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What about planning a romantic date night in an unpretentious backdrop that takes you back in time with cobblestone floors the view of the iconic Steam Clock? Well Gastown’s Water St. Cafe is the spot that will make it seem as if you and your partner are the main characters of an old school romantic movie.

Hop up to The 2nd Floor of the restaurant for their regular live music performances to make your evening extra romantic!

We highly recommend Mushroom Gnocchi and Bison Carpaccio very tasty like a horseradish drizzle on it. Then salmon as a main followed by a flourless espresso chocolate cake it’s rich and creamy like a ganache and the after taste of espresso is divine. 

What to order: Mushroom Gnocchi, Bison Carpaccio, Salmon, Flourless Espresso Chocolate Cake

Address: 300 Water Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6
Live music: schedule here

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6. Seasons in the Park

#bestpatio #cityview

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Just imagine…a romantic date night with the stunning views of Vancouver’s shimmering downtown city skyline, the North Shore Mountains and the Pacific Ocean! This glass-wrapped restaurant is centrally located at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park and just a 10-minute drive from Vancouver International Airport and Vancouver’s downtown core.

One of the most popular items is seasonal mushrooms and fine cake. Order butterscotch pot de creme to add more allure to the date.

What to order: seasonal mushrooms, fine cake, butterscotch pot de creme

Address: Queen Elizabeth Park Cambie Street W 33rd Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M5

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    5. Robba Da Matti

    #bestitalian #yaletown

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    Treat your partner to an authentic Italian experience at Robba Da Matti cause this spot is one of the closest you’ll get to being in Italy without needing to hop on a plane!

    Try the popular “date night” special where you get a delicious four-course meal for each person AND a bottle of wine for $120. We also recommend having fresh homemade pasta, They are family recipes passed down from generation to generation & classic internationally known dishes.

    What to order: four-course meal, fresh homemade pasta

    Address: 1127 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5P2 Canada

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    4. Brix & Mortar

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    Brix & Mortar brings together modern Canadian cuisine, a commitment to fine wine, creative cocktails and personalized service in an inviting, sophisticated space to create talk-worthy experiences. If Live Music is what you fancy, they have it on 3 Nights a week (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday).

    Mentioned in our best cocktail lounges in Gastown list, don’t forget to order signature cocktails,craft draft beer,craft cider,wines followed by scallops tuna tartar then carbonara and clam vongola. If you are cheesecake lover don’t forget to order lemon cheesecake made with rosemary fresh blueberries and graham cracker crumble.

    What to order: signature cocktails, craft draft beer, craft cider, wines, scallops tuna tartar, carbonara and clam vongola, lemon cheesecake

    Address: 1138 Homer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2X6 Canada

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    3. CinCin

    #bestitalian #robsonstreet

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    Experience an intimate and memorable evening with your partner at CinCin and in the city’s most beautiful dining room.

    CinCin is a feast of the senses. Wood-fired Italian-inspired cuisine is crafted in rhythm with the seasons. One of the best places for a romantic date night. Start off with zucchini blossom fritti, beet salad, and crispy fried Humboldt squid appetizers; as well as the tortellini and scallop linguine pomodoro for main courses and tiramisu and chocolate torte for dessert.

    What to order: zucchini blossom fritti, beet salad, crispy fried Humboldt squid, tortellini, scallop linguine pomodoro, tiramisu, chocolate torte

    Address: 1154 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6E 1B2

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    2. Blue Water Cafe

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    Known for being one of the best seafood restaurants in Vancouver, Blue Water Cafe consistently showcases quality fish with flawless freshness right to your table. Their Raw Bar includes the genuineness and excellence of Japanese food, and the kitchen at Blue Water Cafe is home to two best in class live tanks for crabs, lobsters and prawns.

    Pre-order their stunning Seafood Tower, which is a few levels of shellfish, prawns, burned redfish, salmon tartare, jellyfish scallop ceviche, molluscs, mussels and chilled lobster. The Sablefish with miso coating and baby bok choy is heavenly. We also suggest the Yellowfin Tuna, with yellow and red pepper piperade served in a firm potato home. And if you’re a meat lover, go for their Beef Tenderloin, or Kobe Ribs.

    What to order: Seafood Tower, Sablefish, Yellowfin Tuna, Beef Tenderloin, Kobe Ribs

    Address: 1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4 Canada

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    1. Elisa Steakhouse

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    Refined and enchanting, Elisa is ideally suited for a liberal encounter and comes to the best fine dining restaurant in Vancouver. With a remarkable and female interpretation of the mark steakhouse experience, this spot includes a Grillworks Infierno wood-terminated barbecue. The whole group at Elisa is focused on making your visit a noteworthy one, and the reliability and love shown by the benefactors that regular Elisa is a recognition for that. 

    If you want to experience one of the best steaks on your date night, Elisa has one of the favourite steakhouses in Vancouver. Having a wonderful wine cellar that showcases their collection. Definitely recommend having the chocolate cake, lemon cake, and cinnamon donuts! Cinnamon donuts smell like the ones from PNE/Playland but were very light and fluffy inside. 

    What to order: steak, wine, chocolate cake, lemon cake, cinnamon donuts

    Address: 1109 Hamilton Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5P6

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    That wraps up the list of best romantic restaurants in Vancouver for date night. We trust you give two or three a shot on your next night out on the town. In case you’re in the mood for some icecreams after, look at our rundown of the Best Ice Cream Shops in Vancouver to satisfy your sugar tooth.

    How We Create Our “Best” Lists

    All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.

    Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.