If you ask us, what makes a restaurant romantic is not necessarily what’s on the menu, but how the menu complements the space. The music, the art on the walls, the candles and intimate lights that adorn the room, and maybe even a flower or two on the table to greet you. That said, if the way to your heart is through your stomach, you’ll definitely want to add these romantic restaurants around the city to your running list of date night spots – for the fun decor and the delicious eats!

Without further ado, here are 8 of the most romantic restaurants you can visit in Vancouver.



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You really can’t go wrong with a visit to Zarak, especially if you’re trying to woo someone through their tastebuds. Whether you’re going for a fun brunch date complete with themed drinks and Turkish coffee, or want to indulge in delicious shareable plates like the Balsamic Oyster Mushroom Kebab, Afghan Mantu, or Mezze board, there’s plenty to enjoy here.

Where: 2102 Main Street

Bodega on Main


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Bodega is the epitome of buzzy, intimate decor and Spanish-style tapas, serving up an array of discounted dishes and aperitivos during their daily happy hour, delicious seafood paella, soups and salads, and a range of mains. Plus, it’s home to its very own speakeasy downstairs!

Where: 1014 Main Street

Collective Goods

This adorable “French-ish” bistro is nestled in the neighbourhood streets adjacent to Commercial Drive, offering visitors a white and blue curtain-clad dining experience with tons of charm and decadent eats. Visitors can enjoy a candle-lit dinner of Halibut, Duck & Squash, and Steak Frites, or opt to try their popular family-style or “for two” tasting menus.

Where: 3532 Commercial Street

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Jules Bistro


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Another ‘classy yet relaxed’ French pick is situated near Gastown’s Blood Alley Square: Jules Bistro. The bright, airy space is complemented by classic French fare, including tasty charcuterie, bistro soups and salads, foie gras, Croque-Monsieur/Madame, and a special ‘Table D’Hote’ three-course menu for just $42.

Plus, they have a pet-friendly patio so your or your date’s pup can join in on the fun.

Where: 216 Abbott Street



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And now, for a quintessential Vancouver spot. The menu at Dachi changes day-to-day, which makes for a thoroughly exciting and rewarding dining experience every time you go. All of their ingredients are sourced from independent, local farmers – which means every dish is a unique creation. Come for the wine and sake, and stay for the relaxed, colourful patio.

Where: 2297 East Hastings Street



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Another iconic spot for the Indian food lovers out there – it doesn’t get much better (or more romantic) than Vij’s. The food is decadent and beautifully arranged, the rooftop patio is scenic and charming, and the glass ceiling ensures it all stays dry through the rainy months as well. So for a date night spot that has withstood the test of time (and weather), head upstairs to Vij’s.

Where: 3106 Cambie Street

Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions 

Now, an extra fun pick that can just as easily turn into a late-night affair. With unique, flowing cocktails, retro decor, laid-back vibes, and mouthwatering charcoal-grilled BBQ the 70s-inspired bar & grill never disappoints. And the spot has two patios to choose from – though we’re partial to the vibrant back patio that has two giant murals on either side of relaxed, multi-functional seating options.

Where: 67 West 6th Avenue



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Last but certainly not least, we come to Hanai – Vancouver’s Hawaiian-inspired pop-up turned permanent resident on Commercial Drive. Bright colours and a sun-soaked patio await diners, in addition to

Where: 1590 Commercial Drive

So there you have it, Vancouver. Your next date night is just a reso away!