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Downtown Dine Out Vancouver Restaurants in 2024

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The Dine Out Vancouver Festival runs from January 17th to February 4th in 2024. During that time dozens of downtown restaurants offer three-course menu deals.

Whether you’re looking for a place in the Downtown Core, Yaletown, Gastown, Coal Harbour, Robson Street or around English Bay, below is a list of some of the best restaurants to visit most years.

 


(Note: For participating restaurants in other parts of the Lower Mainland, see our main article about the Dine Out Vancouver Festival or click Festival Restaurants on the North Shore. To learn more about the festival’s food truck event, click Street Food City).


 

H2 Kitchen & Bar

Vancouver International Wine Festival

 

Best Downtown Restaurants in January and February

In addition to restaurant names and details, we’ve provided suggestions on what to see and do in the different areas while you’re there. Don’t just go out for a nice meal – explore the area and Vancouver’s top attractions while you’re at it!

(Note: The information below is from the 2024 festival and is subject to change.)

 

Vancouver Ocean and Mountains Aerial View
False Creek and Downtown Vancouver

 

Downtown Dine Out Restaurants

Enjoy a stroll around the core of downtown or do some window shopping at Pacific Centre, along Granville Street or at shops along Robson. Other things to do in the area include checking out the Vancouver Art Gallery or Bill Reid Gallery.

And while you’re in the area, make a reservation for a fabulous dinner at one of the following establishments.

 

Restaurants Around Burrard, West Georgia & Granville Streets

  • Alouette Bistro – a highly-rated French restaurant at 567 Hornby Street. It’s inside the Executive Hotel Le Soleil. Their 2024 Dine Out Vancouver Festival dinner menu costs $54 per person. It includes a choice of trout, duck or truffle risotto.
  • Bacchus at the Wedgewood – a fancy restaurant at 845 Hornby Street in the Wedgewood Hotel. Dinner here is $65 during the festival in 2024. Entrée options include steelhead trout, braised pork and mushroom risotto.
  • Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – a high-end seafood restaurant located at the Sutton Place Hotel at 845 Burrard Street. Its festival menu in 2024 includes a choice of steelhead salmon, wagyu beef or pasta for $65. The place also serves Ocean Wise Seafood.
  • Café One – refined West Coast Canadian food at the Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver, located at 1000 Burrard Street. Their $34 lunch menu includes a choice of chicken salad, gnocchi or a pulled pork sandwich. For dinner they offer a $43 menu with ling cod, chicken leg, scallops and more.
  • Carlino – Italian cuisine at 1115 Alberni Street in the Shangri-La Hotel. Their dinner special in 2024 costs $65 per person. Options include frico, gnocchetti, arctic char, lemon cheesecake and more.
  • Hawksworth Restaurant – a fancy and highly-rated Pacific Northwest-style restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia at 801 West Georgia Street. In 2024 it offers a $36 lunch menu and a $65 dinner menu.
  • Mosaic Bar & Grille – this restaurant is at the Hyatt Regency. For $32, lunch entrées include your choice of Asian Chicken Salad, Butter Chicken or Prawn Linguini. Of these, we’ve tried the first two before and both were delicious. For dinner, for $60, you can choose between Pan Seared Scallops and Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin. Appetizers for lunch and dinner are different. Both menus though offer a choice of Mosaic Chocolate Cake Slice or a White Chocolate Mango Dome for dessert.

 

Other Nearby Restaurants

  • Black + Blue – one of Vancouver’s best steakhouses, located at 1032 Alberni Street. Its festival menu is $65 for dinner in 2024. (Note: This restaurant participates in the Ocean Wise Seafood program.)
  • Cactus Club Cafe – located at 588 Burrard Street, the Bentall 5 location of this popular chain offers a dinner menu for $45 during the festival. This restaurant also participates in the Ocean Wise program.
  • The Keg – BC’s original and highly popular steakhouse chain has downtown locations at 1121 Alberni Street and 688 Dunsmuir Street, as well as in Yaletown and on Granville Island. Its $65 Dine Out Vancouver menu includes a choice of sirloin steak, prime rib or filet mignon entrées.

 

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Yaletown Dine Out Restaurants

Yaletown is where you’ll find some of Vancouver’s finest restaurants. It’s also close to False Creek, so a great place to walk around. Below are some great establishments where you can have a three-course meal during the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

  • Cactus Club Cafe – located at 357 Davie Street in Yaletown, this fun casual restaurant’s Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu is $45. (Note: This restaurant participates in the Ocean Wise Seafood program.)
  • Capo and The Spritz – a pizzeria and cocktail bar at the OPUS Vancouver, located at 350 Davie Street. Their 2024 Dine Out Vancouver special is a $50 dinner. Options on the menu include chicken piccata, cucumber salad, bread pudding and more.
  • Chambar – one of Vancouver’s top-rated casual dining restaurants, located at 568 Beatty Street. Chambar is a carbon-neutral Belgian restaurant that offers a dinner menu for $59 per person. The place also serves Ocean Wise seafood.
  • Gyu-Kaku – a popular Japanese chain with a downtown location at G3 – 888 Nelson Street not far from the Scotia Cineplex movie theatre. It’s a casual yakiniku Japanese-BBQ-style restaurant where you cook the food yourself at your table. Gyu-Kaku’s Dine Out Vancouver menu in 2024 is $45 for lunch and dinner.
  • Frankie’s Italian – located at the Georgian Court Hotel at 765 Beatty Street, this restaurant serves flavours from southern Italy. Their 2024 Dine Out Vancouver Festival specials are a $28 lunch with two courses and a $50 dinner with three courses.
  • Hendricks – an old-fashioned cocktail lounge and restaurant with a modern twist at 433 Robson Street. It’s in the Hilton Vancouver Downtown. The restaurant offers a $50 dinner special during the 2024 festival. Menu items include deep fried cheese, zucchini cannelloni, tiramisu and more.
  • Minami – located at 1118 Mainland Street, this is one of Vancouver’s best high-end Japanese restaurants. Minami’s Dine Out Vancouver menu in 2024 is $50 for a three-course lunch. This restaurant also serves Ocean Wise seafood.
  • The Keg – its Yaletown location is a great one at 1011 Mainland with three-course dinner specials that cost $65 this year. The prime rib is exceptional, as are the steaks!
  • Tutto Restaurant – a very nice Italian establishment at 901 Homer Street in Yaletown (not far from Robson Street). In 2024 their lunch and dinner specials cost $65 per person.
  • The Victor – steak and seafood at 39 Smithe Street in the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. They offer a $48 brunch during the festival with french toast, salmon rolls, shakshuka, and other options. The restaurant also has a $65 dinner special. Dishes to choose from include salmon steak, truffle cannelloni, peppercorn steak and more.

 

Tutto Restaurant

 

Gastown at Night
Gastown at Night in Winter

 

Gastown Festival Restaurants

Go for a stroll around Canada Place and the Convention Centre, or do some window shopping and people watching along Granville Street or in Gastown before enjoying a meal at any one of the following culinary venues:

  • The Mackenzie Room – a farm-to-table restaurant with a seasonal menu located at 415 Powell Street. During the Dine Out Vancouver Festival in 2024, it offers a $65 tasting menu with six courses for dinner.
  • Nuba – a modern Lebanese restaurant located in Gastown at 207 West Hastings Street. Its 2024 Dine Out Vancouver dinner special costs $38 per person.
  • Pourhouse – casual dining in a building constructed in 1910, located at 162 Water Street. The restaurant serves hearty meals and old-fashioned cocktails. It offers a $55 dinner special during the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
  • Top of Vancouver – a revolving at 555 West Hastings Street at the top of the Harbour Centre. You get to enjoy your meal while admiring the amazing 360 degree views of the city. Its three-course Dine Out Vancouver menu in 2024 is $65.

 

2024 PuSh Festival

 

Vancouver Convention Centre
Convention Centre and Coal Harbour

 

Canada Place and Coal Harbour Restaurants

Enjoy a walk along the Coal Harbour waterfront while appreciating the city, ocean and North Shore Mountain views. Then continue your stroll around the Vancouver Convention Centre and Canada Place before sitting down to enjoy your three-course festival dinner.

Restaurants in the area include some of Vancouver’s top-rated and most popular restaurants.

  • ARC Restaurant – located at the Fairmont Waterfront at 900 Canada Place, this restaurant offers multiple menus during the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. In 2024 their bottomless brunch costs $49. They also offer a three-course lunch for $35 and a four-course dinner for $55.
  • H2 Kitchen + Bar – an exceptional smokehouse-style restaurant at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. The place specializes in smokehouse-style cuisine like rotisserie chicken, barbecued ribs and brisket. Its 2024 Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu costs $35. (To learn more about this restaurant visit its website or see our article about the H2 Kitchen + Bar.)
  • Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean – Greek cuisine at 475 Howe Street in the EXchange Hotel Vancouver. Their 2024 Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu is $59. Choices include scallops, lamb chops, tiramisu and more.
  • Five Sails – a fancy West Coast-style restaurant at the Pan Pacific Hotel right at Canada Place. Its 2024 dinner special costs $65 and includes a choice of steak, salmon, or mushroom polenta.
  • H Tasting Lounge – at the Westin Bayshore Hotel at 1601 Bayshore Drive (so on the Coal Harbour waterfront, but a fair ways from Canada Place). Its $40 lunch special includes a choice of steak frites, pasta or cauliflower steak.
  • P2B Bistro & Bar – an upscale yet casual-style restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront at 1133 West Hastings Street. In 2024 it offers a special $49 dinner menu during the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Main dishes are smoked salmon, flat iron steak and mushroom ravioli.
  • Prestons Restaurant and Lounge – a casual restaurant at 1177 West Pender Street at the Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel. Their 2024 dinner special costs $50. It comes with a choice of veal gnocchi, duck breast or squash korma curry.
  • Showcase Restaurant & Bar – located inside the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel at 1120 West Hastings Street, this restaurant has a diverse West Coast menu. There’s also live music at select times. Their 2024 Dine Out Vancouver Festival dinner menu costs $49. Entrée choices are lamb rack and rigatoni pasta.
  • Stock & Supply – a restaurant that uses local ingredients at 550 West Hastings Street, inside the Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites hotel. The restaurant’s 2024 festival menu is $45 per person. Options include scotch egg, tuna and more. Wine pairings are available at an extra cost.

 

P2B Restaurant

Winterlust at H Tasting Lounge

 

Robson Dine Out Restaurants

Find yourself out on Robson Street enjoying the winter weather while doing a bit of shopping? Reward yourself with a delicious meal from some of the region’s most successful and well-known restaurants.

  • Banana Leaf – a Malaysian restaurant at 1043 Davie Street (with multiple locations). In 2024 its seven-course lunch costs $25, and its eight-course dinner is $35.
  • Forage – a farm-to-table-style restaurant at 1300 Robson Street beside the Listel Hotel. Its 2024 menu costs about $59 and features a choice of salmon, steak or a pasta dish, all of which are paired with a wine. The place also participates in the Ocean Wise Seafood program.
  • Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House – at 777 Thurlow Street near Robson Street. Its three-course $65 dinner menu in 2024 features a choice of jumbo prawns, steak frites or chicken breast. The restaurant also serves Ocean Wise Seafood.

 

Dine Out Vancouver Restaurants with a View

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English Bay Dine Out Favourites

English Bay is Vancouver’s premier urban beach. Close by is trendy Denman Street, colourful Davie Street and the seawall connecting False Creek with Stanley Park.

  • 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 Dine Out Vancouver menu is $45 for dinner. (Note: This restaurant participates in the Ocean Wise Seafood program.)
  • España – located at 1118 Denman Street, this place serves Spanish and Portuguese cuisine from Wednesdays to Sundays. Its 2024 festival menu costs $47 and includes a choice of braised beef, rock cod and vegetarian entrées.
  • Sylvia Restaurant & Lounge – located in the Sylvia Hotel at 1154 Gilford Street, this West Coast-style restaurant has a $49 dinner menu in 2024 that includes seafood, lamb and vegetarian spaghetti options.

 

Street Food City in Downtown Vancouver
Street Food City

 

Street Food City Food Trucks

Street Food City is an event involving food trucks that’s part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival most years. See below for information about the event, or even further below for a brief video showing you what it looks like.

Street Food City is back in 2024. It runs from January 20th until January 28th.

Street Food City takes place in the north plaza (šx????n?q Xwtl’e7énk Square) outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia Street (between Howe and Hornby). A dozen or so restaurants participate each day, although 20 or so take part in total. In good years, as many as 20,000 people show up to try the foods over the course of the week.

To learn more about this event see our article about Street Food City. For a list of other similar events at other times of the year click Lower Mainland Food Truck Festivals.

 

Other Information

To learn about other Food Truck events at other times of the year, click Lower Mainland Food Truck Festivals.

For a list of top festival restaurants in other parts of Metro Vancouver, click Dine Out Vancouver Restaurants.

To find festival restaurants with spectacular scenery, click Dine Out Vancouver Venues with a View.

For lists of some of the region’s best restaurants in general, click any of the following:

For ideas on other things to do in Vancouver at various times of the year, check out the following: