It's not often that we are keen to splash out but the second that a birthday, anniversary or another milestone comes around we're quick to know exactly where we want to go. Even though there are more sushi and ramen spots in the city than you can shake a stick at, there are actually a ton of romantic places in Vancouver too that will make you swoon. From cosy romantic corners of the city to all-out flashy affairs complete with french food and champagne, you're going to want to put these restaurants on your list when it's time to celebrate.
These places have nailed every single aspect that makes a restaurant ultra-romantic from the starched and crisp white linens to the soft lighting. Plus, if any of you romantics out there were looking for a sweet spot to pop the question to your s/o, then there's definitely a place on this list that'll work for you.
Whether you want to impress your date on their birthday with the best views and cocktails or you're looking for a place to take your s/o for your next anniversary, the restaurants on this list are where you will get that romantic ambiance you're looking for that's sure to impress.
Here are nine of the most romantic restaurants in Vancouver that are perfect for making memories on your next special occasion:
Address: 200 Granville St. # 70, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: If your romantic interest is from Vancouver then it's pretty much a guarantee that they love sushi. Why not level-up your average California and dynamite roll order and take them to Miku? If it's good enough for Jay Z and Beyonce, it's good enough for your date.
Address: 269 Powell St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This restaurant is consistently rated as one of the best in the city. It's perfect for hopeless romantics who want to get a taste of French Canadian cuisine.
Address: 6888 River Rd. #110, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Origo Club is where you want to go for high tea or to impress your date with an elegant French meal, plus there's an impressive art gallery you can explore together.
Brix & Mortar
Address: 1138 Homer St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This could be the most romantic restaurant in Vancouver and couples are constantly getting married in the gorgeous courtyard. Not only is it elegant and cosy but the service and food are fantastic. Plus, they have a happy hour.
Address: 3995 Main St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Acorn is a romantic gem in Mount Pleasant, especially in the evenings when the light is dim. It's great if you're a vegan or vegetarian. Even a seat at the bar with your s/o is a guaranteed romantic experience any night of the week.
Ask For Luigi
Address: 305 Alexander St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Few places are as cute and romantic as this spot in Railtown. It looks like it's inside a little house and the restaurant is so small, cosy and intimate that it's the perfect setting or a date, especially if they love pasta.
Address: 1017 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're in a hidden NYC restaurant when you step inside the elegant room at Nightingale. Pro tip: split a pizza with your date and indulge in their cocktails.
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest
Address: 217 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Gastown is definitely one of the most romantic neighbourhoods in Vancouver because of all the warm brick and heritage buildings. L'abattoir is one of Vancouver's most favourite restaurants for a special occasion and their food is some of the best around. You can't help but be impressed by this place.
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest
Address: 120 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Whether you try out one of their unique seasonal tasting menus or order your favourite stand-by, this is the best place to bring a date if they love to eat meat, drink craft cocktails and dip into charcuterie.