20 Vancouver restaurants serving special Valentine's Day dinners

Jan 31 2017, 10:52 pm

Whether you’re heading out to a special dinner with your partner, your bestie, your mom, or your crew – make it a special one by going to a restaurant that’s going the extra mile on February 14.

Some of these spots are even spreading the love and giving diners the chance to taste these menus before the big day.

Check out the drool-worthy menus and make a reservation at one of these 20 restaurants.

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1. Ancora

Ancora (Photo: Allison Kuhl)

Ancora is ready to bring lovebirds Peruvian and Japanese-fused cuisine on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant is offering their à la carte menu, as well as a selection plates for two prepared by Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde. For drinks all guests can expect a ‘pink sheet’ featuring rosé wines and bubbles. Additionally, one lucky couple will be picked at random to enjoy Ancora’s most requested table.

Address: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-1164
Instagram: @ancoradining

2. Au Comptoir

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Settle into a table a Au Comptoir and enjoy a “Paris-by-way-of-West-Coast feast” on February 14. The four-course dinner allows guests to choose from a selection of starters and mains which include dishes like Tarte Fine Aux Endives, Bloc De Foie Gras, and Le Black Cod among other things. Seating times are between 5:30 and 6:15pm, or 8 and 8:45pm and the price is $80 per person.

Address: 2278 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-2278
Instagram: @au_comptoir

3. Blue Water Cafe

Blue Water Cafe (Photo: Steve Li)

Blue Water Cafe is offering guests eight different sturgeon caviars for Valentine’s Day. Diners can expect to feast on Chef Frank’s specialties including Black Truffles, Whole Branzino, Japanese Wagyu Beef, and Alaskan King Crab Sushi Rolls. Reservations can be made by calling Blue Water Cafe. 

Address: 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688-8078
Instagram: @bluewatercafe

4. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Valentine’s Petits Fours (Photo courtesy of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar)

Chef Alex Chen is preparing a special four-course meal with an optional wine pairing, and a complimentary box of Valentine’s Petit Four by Pastry Chef Kenta Takahashi. Highlights from this menu include slow poached Sawmill Bay Oysters, Butter Poached Atlantic Lobster Tail, and Prime New York Striploin. This meal is $99 per person and a wine pairing is available for an additional $59 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling Boulevard.

Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-642-2900
Instagram: @blvdyvr

5. Burdock & Co

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Burdock & Co is offering a special prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Guests are invited to feast on a multi-course feast crafted by restaurant owner and Executive Chef Andrea Carlson and her team. Expect vegetable-forward and sustainable seafood dishes along with a top-notch wine list. The first seating for this dinner is at 6 and 6:30pm, and the second seating is at 8 and 8:30pm. Tickets $99 per person, book online or by calling Burdock & Co.

Address: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-0077
Instagram: @burdockandco

6. Cibo Trattoria

Cibo Trattoria (Photo: Allison Kuhl)

Head to Cibo for Valentine’s Day this year and you wont be disappointed. The authentic Italian Trattoria is offering a four-course set menu for two that features highlights such as the Saffron Chitarra Pasta with fresh saltspring clams, a Wine-Braised Lamb Shank on a bed of soft polenta, and a Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert. This dinner is $75 per person (no à la carte available) and seatings will be every hour. To reserve please call Cibo.

Address: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-602-9570
Instagram: @cibotrattoria

7. CinCin

CinCin Bar + Lounge (Photo: Steve Li)

CinCin’s Valentine’s Day offerings include Black Perigord Truffled Tagliatelle, Nova Scotia Lobster grilled over fire, a 24oz striploin for two, and a Amedei Chocolate dessert to finish. Reservations can be made by calling CinCin. 

Address: 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688-7338
Instagram: @cincinristorante

8. Edible Canada

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Edible Canada has a great prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Features of this three-course meal include Rangeland Bison Tartare, Prairie Farro Risotto, and Chocolate Pot Du Creme to finish. This menu is $45 per person. Additional add-ons include two glasses of Charme de l’ile for $10, and a selection of BC wines both by the bottle and by the glass on special. Guests can also purchase a seasonal Kitchening & Co two-piece macaron box for $5. 

Address: 1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-6681
Instagram: @ediblecanada

9. Farmer’s Apprentice

Farmer’s Apprentice (Photo: Carlo Ricci)

Farmer’s Apprentice is offering a six-course flower-themed menu on both February 13 and February 14. With seatings at 5:30 and 8pm, guests can choose from a Herbivore and Omnivore menu option for $80 per person along with an additional wine pairing for $50. This menu will feature edible flowers with each course, such as Elderflower with Sablefish and Lavender with Aged Duck. Reservations can be made online or by calling Farmer’s Apprentice.

Address: 1535 West 6th Avenue
Phone: 604-620-2070
Instagram: @thefarmersapprentice

10. Homer St. Cafe & Bar

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Chef Chris West has created a Valentine’s menu to swoon for at Homer St. Cafe & Bar. The four-course dinner includes a choice of Foie Gras Brûlée or savoury Grilled Beef Heart, a main courses of Slow Cooked Duck Leg or Steelhead Trout, and for dessert choose from a Potted Vanilla Cheesecake with winter fruit compote, or a Chocolate Pudding. This menu is $75. Reservations can be made online or by calling Homer St.

Address: 898 Homer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-4299
Instagram: @homestcafebar

11. Joe Fortes

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Celebrate at Joe’s with your Valentine by enjoying a featured Lovers’ Platter which consists of a shellfish trio with lobster, prawns, and scallops, as well as special dinner feature of a Salmon Wellington. The Valentine’s Day menu will be available from February 10 to February 14, so you have ample opportunity to head here and taste the delicious seafood. 

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

12. Maenam

Whole Sea Bass (Photo courtesy of Maenam)

Chef An of Maenam has prepared a set menu for $75 per person for Valentine’s Day. Optional wine pairings are available in both 3oz pours ($28) and 5oz pours ($38), and menu highlights include Ma Hor (candied prawns and chicken on pineapple with crispy shallots and peanuts), Duck with Crab Consommé, a Whole Sea Bass, Crispy Sablefish Floss Salad, and a Coconut Ice Cream Sundae.

Address: 1938 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-730-5579
Instagram: @maenamrestaurant

13. Market by Jean-Georges

Aphrodite’s Passionfruit Pearl (Photo courtesy of Market by Jean-Georges)

Market is inviting lovebirds to enjoy a six-course meal on Valentine’s Day. Highlights from this menu created by Executive Chef Ken Nakano include Scallop Ceveche, Dungeness Crab Chowder, Seared Duck Breast, and a dessert called Aphrodite’s Passion Fruit Pearl with elderflower gel and almond granita. This meal is $110 per person, guests can make reservations online or by calling Market.

Address: Shangri-La Hotel, 1115 Alberni Street, 3rd Floor, Vancouver
Phone: 604-695-1115
Instagram: @marketjg_van

14. Minami Yaletown

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Minami Yaletown’a Valentine’s Day Shokai will be available from Friday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 14. This meal includes a Minami Trio of seasonal appetizers, the Chef’s selection of Aburi oshi, roll, and nigiri, AAA Sterling Silver Filet Mignon Wellington, and a Strawberry Sakekasu Mousse for dessert. Please note that the Shokai is designed for one guest – reservations can be made online.

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

15. Rocky Mountain Flatbread

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread and Koko Monk Chocolates are offering guests a chocolate-themed menu for Valentine’s Day. Chef Oliver Zulauf has created a three-course menu which gives diner the option of choosing from over 75 pizza and pasta combinations. Each course is paired with a handmade raw chocolate from Koko Monk Chocolates. Pair this dinner with Rocky Mountain Flatbread’s Valentine’s Day cocktail the Fizzio Therapy, and you’re in for a guaranteed great meal. 

Address: Kitsilano – 1876 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-730-0321

Address: Main Street, 4186 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-566-9779

Instagram: @rockymountainflatbread

16. Tableau Bar Bistro

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Enjoy a multi-course French-inspired feast with a variety of plates from Chef Garett Blundell. Reservations for this dinner begin at 5:30pm, and the special five-course menu has a great variety of decadent dishes for guests such as Lobster Bisque, Crispy Skin Arctic Char, and Ginger Crème Brulee, along with a stellar wine selection. Reservations can be made by calling Tableau.

Address: 1181 Melville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-639-8692
Instagram: @tableaubarbistro

17. Terroir Kitchen

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On February 14 Terroir is offering a romantic dinner for $165 per couple, and $195 per couple with wine pairings. The meal includes fresh linguini, a 45-day aged striploin, and a preserved plum and pistachio start to finish.

Address: 2232 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-922-9266
Instagram: @terroirkitchen

18. TWG Tea

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TWG Tea is offering lovers a special tea-infused set dinner for Valentine’s Day. The meal will begin with a glass of bespoke Bain de Roses Tea-infused Champagne cocktail, followed by pan-seared scallops along with a dashi broth-infused with White Desire Tea, steamed garden vegetables and White Desire Tea leaves, and garlic Korean brown rice. Next up is the Bain de Roses Tea infused mousse and raspberry confit, served with scoop of Vanilla Bourbon Tea infused ice cream and fresh berries. The Valentine’s Day Set Menu is paired with a pot of Mon Amour Tea and reservations are available from February 7 to 14 at the TWG Tea Salon & Boutique.

Address: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-692-0071
Instagram: @twgteaca

17. Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar

Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar (Photo: Allison Kuhl)

Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar’s award-winning bar team will be featuring three wine selections by the bottle while pairing them indulgent complimentary chocolate tasting. You may not consider this a dinner, but for those with a big sweet tooth – it’s the perfect activity for the 14th.

Address: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-632-9560
Instagram: @uvavancouver

19. West

Lobster Gnocchi (Photo courtesy of West)

West is offering a delicious menu for Valentine’s Day this year for $150 per person. This meal features a Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad, Chicken Liver Parfait, Crispy Pork Belly, Lobster Gnocchi, and a Blood Orange Brownie Truffle Cake. Reservations can only be made by calling West.

Address: 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-738-8938
Instagram: @westrestaurant

20. YEW seafood + bar

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For Valentine’s Day YEW is offering a four-course dinner for $97 per person. Highlights of this menu include White Beans Cappuccino and Black Truffle, Roasted Sea Scallops, Roasted Lobster, and ‘Old Fashioned’ Cocktail Cake to name a few.

Address: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-692-4939
Facebook: YEW seafood + bar

Here are some stellar spots serving Valentine’s Day meals out of the city:

El Santo

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El Santo is offering guests both a prix fixe menu for $50 on Valentine’s Day. Diners can enjoy a four-course meal with features including Crusted Avocado, Halibut Cheek, Local Hangar Steak, and Ancho Chili Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, along with, along with a two cocktails. Reservations can be made by calling El Santo. 

Address: 680 Columbia Street, New Westminister
Phone: 604-553-1849
Instagram: @elsantonewwest

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar (Squamish)

The Salted Vine (Photo: Joern Rohde)

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar is offering a special four-course dinner for two on February 14. Chef and owner Jeff Park has created a menu that features a selection of locally-sourced Pacific Northwest fare priced at $95 for two, with a wine pairing available for $35 per person. Features on the menu Oyster 5 Ways (sturgeon caviar, crème fraîche, trout roe, raspberry mignonette, ponzu pearl), Ravioli with wild and cultivated mushroom and sage brown butter, Rack of Lamb and a Lemon Tart. 

Address: 37991 Second Avenue, Squamish
Phone: 604-390-1910
Instagram: @saltedvine

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