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Dine Out Vancouver Places with a View

Dine Out Vancouver Restaurants with a View

When it’s sunny in Vancouver in January you need to know the best Dine Out Vancouver Festival restaurants with a view and beautiful walks close by.

The festival normally runs for a number of days in February too. In 2024 the festival took place between January 17th and February 4th.




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Restaurants with Views in Parks | Coal Harbour & Canada Place | English Bay | Views from False Creek | North Shore Restaurants with Views | Other Information


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Festival Restaurants with Views

In the second half of January most years the following restaurants offer fabulous three-course dinners at exceptional prices as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. What’s more? Each of the following culinary venues boasts beautiful views of the city, plus they are close to some of Vancouver’s best places to walk and enjoy the sunshine (on days when it’s not raining).

Note: Details below were from this year’s festival. However, exact details were subject to change. Check restaurant websites for the latest information if you want to attend this culinary feast next  year. Also, not all tables at every restaurant have a view.


Restaurants with Views in Parks

Beautiful restaurants in Metro Vancouver parks with views and great places to walk include the following:


View from Seasons Restaurant
Seasons in the Park Outdoor Patio


Coal Harbour & Canada Place

What better way to enjoy a sunny day than to walk around Canada Place and the seawall at Coal Harbour. And what better thing to satisfy your hunger after that walk than a delicious three-course dinner at one of Vancouver’s best restaurants with a view close by.

  • Cardero’s – an upscale restaurant right on the water at 1583 Coal Harbour Quay. Cardero’s specializes in fish and chops and its 2024 Dine Out Vancouver menu was $55 (for lunch and dinner). Entrée options included cedar plank salmon, pork chop and mushroom rigatoni. (Note: This restaurant participates in the Ocean Wise Seafood program.)
  • Lift Bar & Grill – located at 333 Menchion Mews right on the seawall. Its Dine Out Vancouver menu was $65 for dinner in 2024 and the menu options included tuna steak, lamb and Thai curry. (Note: The place participates in the Ocean Wise Seafood program.)
  • Tap & Barrel – a popular bar-style restaurant by the Vancouver Convention Centre at 1055 Canada Place. Its Dine Out Vancouver menu prices in 2024 were $29 for lunch and $45 for dinner. (Note: This restaurant serves Ocean Wise Seafood.)
  • Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant – located at 555 West Hastings Street in the Harbour Centre. Here you get to savour your meal while enjoying the amazing 360 degree views of the city. Its Dine Out Vancouver menu was $65 for dinner in 2024.


Ocean's 999 Restaurant
Ocean’s 999 at Canada Place


English Bay Restaurants

The walks and sunsets near English Bay Beach are amazing, as are some of the area’s restaurants and their Dine Out Vancouver Festival specials.

  • Cactus Club Cafe – this popular chain’s English Bay location is where you will find incredible food and some of the best sunset views in the city. Located at 1790 Beach Avenue, its 2024 Dine Out Vancouver menu was $45 for dinner. (Note: The place serves Ocean Wise Seafood.)


Dockside Restaurant on Granville Island
Dockside Restaurant Patio


Views from False Creek

The views along the south side of the False Creek seawall are beautiful, especially on sunny days. Check out these restaurants either before or after a stroll.

  • Dockside Restaurant – a popular restaurant on Granville Island. Located adjacent to the Granville Island Hotel at 1253 Johnston Street, this restaurant offered three-course Dine Out Vancouver dinner options for $50 in 2024. (Note: This restaurant participates in the Ocean Wise Seafood program.)
  • Tap & Barrel – a popular bar-style restaurant in Olympic Village at #1 Athletes Way. Its Dine Out Vancouver menu price was $29 for lunch and $45 for dinner in 2024. The chain also has a location at Granville Island, in the big yellow building which used to be Bridges. (Note: This restaurant serves sustainable Ocean Wise Seafood.)


Szechuan Chicken Appetizer
Appetizer and Waterfront View from Mahony & Sons


North Shore Restaurants with Views

Whether up a mountain or at the waterfront, the North Shore offers some of the region’s best views, restaurants and outdoor recreation activities.

  • Pier 7 – at 25 Wallace Mews Road near North Vancouver’s Shipbuilders’ Square just a short walk from Lonsdale Quay and the SeaBus terminal, this restaurant is right on the water and boasts amazing views of the Vancouver skyline. The restaurant specializes in West Coast cuisine and its 2024 Dine Out Vancouver menus were $40 for lunch and $65 for dinner. (Note: This restaurant participates in the Ocean Wise Seafood program.)
  • Tap & Barrel – the Shipyards location of this popular pub-style restaurant is located at #8 Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. Entrées in its $29 lunch included pizza, a rice bowl, and burgers with fries. The dinner menu cost $45 and included options such as mushroom sirloin steak, forager chicken, pasta and more in 2024.


Pier 7 Restaurant


Vancouver Winter Sunset View
View of Vancouver from Lower Lonsdale


Other Information

For more information about these and other restaurants participating in Vancouver’s great mid-winter culinary festival, check out the official Dine Out Vancouver Festival website.

For other best places to eat and drink throughout the Lower Mainland, check out the following:

For ideas on other things to do during this month, check out our January Calendar and February Calendar.

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