14 best outdoor dining restaurants in Vancouver

Jun 25 2020, 8:46 pm

Vancouver is home to some amazing outdoor dining restaurants.

Now, just to be clear, we’re not talking about all the epic patios out there (that includes the temporary ones), because we love those too.

This list focuses on local open air restaurants where you can sit down, relax, and be wined and dined.

Here are the 14 best outdoor dining restaurants in Vancouver.

Minami (reopening soon)


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This celebrated Yaletown sushi restaurant offers incredible eats and a delightful hidden patio to match. It’s intimate and surrounded by a beautiful garden – you instantly forget which neighbourhood you’re relaxing in once you sit here for a while.

Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-8080

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This is one of the largest patios in the Vancouver area with one of the best views. Not to mention, Bridges also has two patios, which means double the opportunity to soak up some sunshine.

Address: 1696 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-4400

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Elisa Steak


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This swanky Toptable Group steakhouse has been a massive hit with locals and celebrities alike. Elisa has a stunning new patio in the heart of Yaletown, the perfect place to devour a steak.

Address: 1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-362-5443


The Roof at Black + Blue


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A true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Black + Blue’s rooftop not only offers a great selection of food and drinks but also a great atmosphere.

Address: 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-637-0777

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Giardino Restaurant (reopening July 15)


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Umberto Menghi’s Giardino Restaurant is home to a beautiful hideaway, a back garden patio. With the eatery’s red-tiled roof, stone exterior, and lush garden, diners will feel as though they’ve been transported to Tuscany.

Address: 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-2422

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Provence Marinaside


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For those who like to feast on seafood and sip on wine by the waterside, Provence is the perfect spot. Their sun-splashed patio overlooks the Marinaside and is a great place to get brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Address: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-4144

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Now that Vij’s is open for lunch (for the first time ever) you have even more of an opportunity to chill out on the Cambie Street staple’s outdoor patio. Vij’s is now open from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm Wednesday to Sunday, and it’s open at 5:30 pm for dinner as well.

Address: 3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-6664

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Coal Harbour’s Cardero’s Restaurant has an easy, breezy patio that awaits diners. Folks can head there for appetizers and drinks, or stay for the whole meal deal.

Address: 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-7666

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This much-loved local brunch spot has a stellar outdoor space boasting greenery, brick-lined walls, and menus to enjoy from breakfast to dinner.

Address: 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-7119

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Lift Bar & Grill


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Located in scenic Coal Harbour, Lift has an elevated patio that’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already. The bi-level patio has ample seating, but if you can, head to the rooftop, and enjoy the views and the city skyline.

Address: 333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver
Phone: 604-689-5438

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Be sure to check out this popular False Creek fixture for brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks when you get a chance. Dockside is open from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm daily except Tuesday.

Address: 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7070

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Gotham Steakhouse & Bar


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Gotham Steakhouse offers diners an urban garden oasis complete with a ton of lush greenery. Hidden to folks just passing by on Seymour Street, we can’t think of a better spot to enjoy a perfectly cooked steak or lobster cobb salad on a summer’s day.

Address: 615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-605-8282

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Joe Fortes


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Joe Fortes is an institution in the Vancouver food scene that brings a lot with it, including an unmatched rooftop garden patio. This awesome spot comes with expert service and a relaxing paradise-like atmosphere.

Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-1940

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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Yaletown


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The Keg’s Yaletown rooftop patio is one of the most sought-after open air spaces in the city, spend an hour or two on it and you’ll understand why. Expect the classic Keg eats you know and love in a lively outdoor vibe.

Address: 1011 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-633-2534

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