Do you have an anniversary coming up? Or a birthday or special event? If so, the spots you usually dine at probably won't cut it. LBH, if you're taking your girlfriend out for her birthday she doesn't want to go to the same ol' spot you guys go to on a regular Tuesday night. She might not say it, but I know she wants something a little more special.
There are certain restaurants in the city that cater specifically to couples, and strive to be the perfect setting for your ultimate date night. I'm going to be completely honest, your wallet will definitely feel pretty light after an evening at any of these spots. But c'mon, special occasion only roll around every once in a while - and your girl is worth it, am I right?
Or, you could just be a boujee couple and you love the finer things in life. Hey, if I could afford the luxe life, I'd exclusively dine at these spots. For the rest of us, anniversaries and birthdays will have to suffice. Either way, these are the most romantic magical dreamy love-inducing restaurants you should definitely treat your girlfriend to for date night.
Brix & Mortar
Where: 1138 Homer St // Yaletown
Most popular item: Vancouver Lingcod
Why you should go: This chic dining spot serves up delicious Canadian fare inside of a heritage building in the Yaletown district. You can even sit outside in their gorgeous courtyard. If you plan to dine at Brix & Mortar, it will be the most romantic restaurant you've ever been to.
Where: 350 Davie St // Yaletown
Most popular item: Tagliatelle Bolognese
Why you should go: You've probably walked by their "It's Love Baby" wall art a hundred times in Yaletown, but did you know that it belongs to one of Vancouver's best Italian bistros? Although their artwork is beautiful, the food inside is even better. Don't pass up date night at La Pentola!
Where: 1809 W 1st Ave // Kitsilano
Most popular item: Fried Chicken
Why you should go: Two words: Canadian & cocktails. This chic spot focuses on their Canadian fare and creative cocktails. This little hole in the wall spot is perfect for date night. Oh, and seriously, try the fried chicken!
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Where: 845 Burrard St // Downtown
Type: Seafood, Steakhouse
Most popular item: Seasonal
Why you should go: This high-end seafood bistro is not to be missed. If your girl is a sea-foodie, then Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bistro is a must! During happy hour they even have $2 oysters, so you won't go completely broke trying to spoil your girl.
Where: #100 909 Burrard St // Downtown
Most popular item: Filet de Boeuf Tartare
Why you should go: Who doesn't like little crocodile shaped chocolates? If you dine at Le Crocodile, you will surely receive amazing service, traditional French cooking and some little chocolate shaped chocolates. But really, if you love French food then you can't beat Le Crocodile.
Where: 869 Hamilton St // Downtown
Most popular item: Black Tagliatelle
Why you should go: This cozy spot is the perfect place for a low key date with some amazing Italian food. Some say that dinner at Lupo feels like your dining at home because the food is served in such an intimate and cozy atmosphere. If you're not keen on loud, bustling bars then this is your spot!
Where: 269 Powell St // Railtown
Most popular item: Foie Gras, Quail in Puff Pastry
Why you should go: This is the newest romantic restaurant on the scene and it will surpass all of your expectations. This intimate restaurant was created by the same people who created Ask For Luigi, which means it's delicious and the place is always packed with hungry customers! Make sure to make a reservation a couple weeks in advance.
The Mackenzie Room
Where: 415 Powell St // Gastown
Type: New American
Most popular item: A Rad-Dish, What A Funghi
Why you should go: New American fare, craft cocktails in the Downtown East Side. The room itself highlights the rustic structure of the restaurant and they mix in modern fixtures - it sets the perfect scene for date night. Oh, and don't forget about their desserts, apparently they're amazing!
Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
Where: 637 Hornby St // Downtown
Most popular item: Beef Wellington, Cheese Toast
Why you should go: If you dine at Hy's you will feel like you're eating in a century's old mansion. The brick walls are covered in gold-trimmed paintings and the rooms are decorated with ornate fixtures. If you're craving an expensive steak, go to Hy's. It will be a date you'll never forget.
Where: 801 W Georgia St // Downtown
Most popular item: Foie Gras
Why you should go: This elegant spot is located in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. They are famous for their Northwest Pacific style cuisine and their lengthy wine list. They have been named Vancouver's best upscale restaurant four times! Your girl will definitely be happy dining at Vancouver's best spot.
Where: 615 Seymour St // Downtown
Most popular item: Lobster Tail
Why you should go: This high-end steakhouse is well known to meat lovers in Vancouver, and for good reason. Gotham resides in one of the last art-deco buildings in Vancouver, so if you dine here you're tummy and your eyes will be will satisfied!