There’s no shortage of reasons to know about the most scenic restaurants around Vancouver. Maybe you’ve got a friend in town for the first time. Maybe it’s date night, and you’re trying to reignite that spark of years’ past with some eye-candy courtesy of YVR. O, maybe dinner and a view just sounds like a nice way to treat yourself.

Regardless of what neighbourhood you may want to visit, we’ve got the perfect spot to go get a bite to eat with some great views.

Here are our picks for the most scenic restaurants in Vancouver.

Seasons in the Park

Perched at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park is Seasons in the Park. This spot provides a great view of our skyline, looking north towards the mountain. A great spot for a full-fledged dinner, try to time your visit with sundown so you can watch the city of glass light up.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park

Provence Marinaside

It’s a classic Yaletown option, and for good reason. Not only are the waterfront views a treat, but you can rest assured that the Southern French cuisine will be delicious no matter what kind of meal you’re stopping by for.

Where: 1177 Marinaside Crescent

Ancora

Speaking of mixing food and views, Ancora has got that in spades. The Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant is one of our top picks for a treat yourself meal. And while they’ve got a location in West Van, we prefer the one downtown.

Where:  1600 Howe Street

The Salmon House

Maybe because this is our top destination dining pick. This spot sits just above the Trans-Canada Highway in West Van and gives an amazing view of downtown Vancouver and the Burrard Inlet. If you’re going to be making the drive, just make reservations in advance and request a window table.

Where: 2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver

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Pier 7

Right at the bottom of the Lonsdale Quay lies Pier 7. We recommend taking the Seabus over in the morning, exploring the area a little bit (don’t forget to check out the Polygon Gallery), then chilling on their patio during happy hour.

Where: 25 Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver

Boathouse Kitsilano

Right beside Kits beach, The Boathouse is a great way to cap off a day of shopping and laying around on the beach. Try and find a timeframe when it’s not going to be too busy, like mid-afternoon, and enjoy people watching with a great background.

Where: 1305 Arbutus Street

Dockside Restaurant

Of course, no list is complete without a Granville Island pick! A tried and true favourite for patio views, we can’t help but think about swinging by for some happy hour treats during a summer trip to the Public Market.

Where: 1253 Johnston Street

Cactus Club English Bay

Another waterfront beach spot, Cactus Club on English probably has the best setting for a patio in the city. It’s super busy in the summer, so make sure you pick a time to eat where you’ll actually be able to sit on the patio, otherwise, prepare for a long wait.

Where: 1790 Beach Avenue

The Galley

 

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Speaking of beachfront spots, this unassuming option that’s part of the Jericho Sailing Centre hides an amazing vista. But check before you go- it’s only open for the (later) spring and summer.

Where: 1300 Discovery Street

Five Sails

Nestled in the Pan Pacific Hotel, Five Sails offers great views and a Pacific Northwest-inspired menu. This is definitely the most balling restaurant on this list, so only go if you’re ready to spend some cash.

Where: 999 Canada Place

Miku

 

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Practically right beside Five Sails, Miku has an amazing menu and some really solid views. With a focus on aburi (pressed sushi) and other Japanese dishes, Miku is the answer for those who want to experience Vancouver’s views and its culinary gems.

Where: 200 Granville Street

Those are our picks for the most scenic restaurants in Vancouver! Now go forth, and make the most of the nicer days in this city.