Special Valentine’s Day Dinners in Vancouver

Looking for a romantic spot to celebrate the big day with your Valentine? These 12 local restaurants are serving up exclusive menus for the special night

Twelve local restaurants offering up special menus for Valentine’s Day

Beach Bay Cafe and Patio, 1193 denman street

Located just blocks from English Bay, Beach Bay Cafe features beautiful views of the beach and sunset (how romantic!). West Coast-inspired cuisine will be featured on the four-course Valentine’s menu, prepared by executive chef Felix Zhou. $49 per person

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L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall Street

Enjoy a private dining experience at French-inspired L’Abattoir this Valentine’s Day. Executive chef Lee Cooper is offering a four-course dinner, which will include Pacific oyster, duck breast, short rib and dessert for two. $145 per person

Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour Street

Cibo Trattoria is the perfect spot to visit if you and your Valentine love Italian food. Chef Faizal Kassam will be preparing an impressive five-course menu for Valentine’s Day, which includes bruschetta, tagliatelle, polenta and more. Cibo’s cozy atmosphere makes for an extra intimate dining experience. $65 per person

The Observatory Restaurant, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

Located atop Grouse Mountain, The Observatory Restaurant is the ultimate date spot if you’re looking for dinner with a view. The five-course Valentine’s menu is being offered in a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option. After dinner, grab your snow boots and take a romantic stroll through a twinkly winter wonderland on the mountain’s light walk. $115 per person

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Cafe Medina, 780 Richards Street

If you’re not a fan of Valentine’s Day, Cafe Medina will be hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day meal, open to singles, couples, friends and beyond. The five-course menu will be prepared by Chefs Deniz Tarakcioglu and Adam Perrie and includes sparkling wine, oysters, foie gras, duck breast and more. The event will also include live entertainment. $69 per person

Royal Dinette, 905 Dunsmuir Street

Royal Dinette is featuring a six-course farm-to-table-focused menu for Valentine’s Day. Chef Jack Chen will be preparing the Valentine’s feast, which is set to include poached oyster, ling cod, clams, beef rib-eye and barley ice cream for dessert. $65 per person

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Jules Bistro, 216 Abbott Street

No one does romance quite like the French and this charming bistro in Gastown provides the perfect setting for date night. Jules Bistro is offering a three-course dinner for Valentine’s Day with options including bistro salad, soup du jour, rib-eye steak, steamed mussels, pan-seared salmon and chocolate terrine for dessert. $33 per person

Joe Fortes, 777 Thurlow Street

If seafood is what you’re craving this Valentine’s Day, Joe Fortes is offering up special items available from February 12 to 14. Try the seafood trio with lobster tail, grilled salmon and jumbo prawns. Or the classic salmon Wellington stuffed in puff pastry with mushroom duxelles and pinot noir sauce. If you want to share with your sweetie, try the West Coast platter for two, which includes lobster, snow crab, jumbo scallops and prawns, salmon, oyster Rockefeller and mussels. Prices vary

Hawksworth, 801 West Georgia Street

Stylish Hawksworth Restaurant is an elegant and upscale option for Valentine’s dinner. The exclusive menu for the big day features six courses of contemporary cuisine, including hamachi tuna, Atlantic lobster, beef tenderloin and more. Hawksworth has won many local dining awards, and is sure to satisfy sophisticated taste buds. $158 per person

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Boulevard, 845 Burrard Street

Boulevard’s ‘Yours and Mine’ four-course Valentine’s Day menu will be prepared by executive chef Alex Chen. The menu includes a variety of seafood, pasta and steak. A complimentary box of Valentine petit fours will be given to each table. $99 per person

Rainier Provisions, 2 West Cordova

Fans of 50 Shades of Grey, take note. If you want to take your date to the place where Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele had their first coffee date in the movie, then Rainier Provisions is where you want to be. Since the movie was filmed in Vancouver and specifially at Rainier, it’s only fitting that the Gastown restaurant’s three-course Valentine’s dinner is inspired by the movie. $40 per person

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Sai Woo, 158 E Pender Street

Woo your date at Sai Woo in Chinatown and enjoy a selection of chef Keev Mah’s Asian-inspired dishes. The three-course special Valentine’s Day dinner menu includes options of beef carpaccio, beet salad, pressed lamb, ling cod, mango mousse and baklava. $50 per person