Where to go for Valentine’s Day dinner, brunch in Vancouver

All kinds of mouth-watering meals to sit down with your darling.

Monday is usually a quiet day for restaurants, in fact it’s often the only day of the week they’re closed, but this year Valentine’s Day – one of the biggest “holidays” at restaurants – takes place on a Monday, and Vancouver restaurants are springing up.

From elegant dinner parties to gourmet brunches, celebrating love and romance with delicious cuisine while traveling in Vancouver has perhaps never been easier. It looks like Valentine’s Day in 2022 is getting a lot of love from local chefs and restaurateurs, given the wide range of options on offer.

Check out some mouth-watering options for Valentine’s Day meals in Vancouver. While plenty of restaurants throw dignified feasts, we highlight some of the most exciting meals you can sit down in Vancouver to eat with your sweetheart.

If you like afternoon tea: Bacchus

Executive Chef Montgomery Lau and his talented team have created an exquisite dining option: a Valentine’s Day afternoon tea. Bacchus Valentine Afternoon Tea ($65 per person) showcases the royal tradition of high tea with indulgence-worthy delights. Available now until February 27, customers can choose between two seating positions in the dining room – 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The menu features finely cut gourmet sandwiches, a selection of homemade pastries and sweets, and classic savory cakes.

If you like movies: Fable Diner

Celebrate the day of love with special features inspired by famous movie date scenes, features are available a la carte or three course for $70 per couple with optional wine pairings at $15 per anybody. The dishes are available from February 11 to 14.

If you like tropical atmospheres: Havana

Heat things up with dinner at Commercial Drive’s Havana, where entrees will include dishes like Albacore tuna tostones, Caribbean curry and Diablo skillet steak, plus heaps of specialty cocktails, including the cheeky Cupid’s arrow shot; Havana suggests you order two and send one anonymously to your secret lover.

The caviar brunch at Five Sails is an indulgent way to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebration in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Five Sails

If you like decadent brunches (with a view): Five Sails

Wake up and get ready to eat on V-Day on the weekends, because Five Sails is offering a special caviar brunch on February 12 and 13. Space is limited, so reservations are required.

If you like high-end cuisine: Boulevard

This Valentine’s, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar tempts patrons with a weekend of features and February 14 four-course opulence. Executive chef Roger Ma celebrates regional generosity while implementing courtesy-worthy techniques that are sure to impress. The Boulevard’s Valentine’s Day menu is available for $145 per person. Vegetarian options will be available upon request. Please note: on February 14, the Valentine’s Day menu will be the only menu available.

If you like Japanese food: Minami

To celebrate the day of love, Yaletown’s contemporary Japanese restaurant, Minami, will be offering a one-day-only Valentine’s Day Shokai dinner. Available exclusively February 14, Executive Chef Alan Ferrer, Pastry Chef Nikki Tam and team have created a menu featuring bright flavors and artfully crafted surf and turf dishes, Aburi sushi and an indulgence-worthy dessert. .

If you would like to travel to Italy: Carlino

The brand new Carlino Restaurant is ready to show you some love for Valentine’s Day with a few options, starting with a savory and sweet Valentine’s Day brunch board for two, starting with hot drinks and a round of bubbles. Prefer an evening getaway? They will have a special dinner starting with a handcrafted Aperitivo cocktail followed by a romance inspired dinner do you (chef’s choice) dinner, designed by the chefs and accompanied by a to-go gift with a specially bottled cocktail and homemade Venetian biscuits – make sure the delights come home.

If you are vegan: Mila

Chinatown’s Mila, an all-plant-based restaurant, will appeal to veggie lovers with “retro” specialties, bringing it back to 2021 and their popular Lemon Custard Bar cocktail and Lover’s Lane. Punctuate a meal with their dish of the month, which is whole roasted cauliflower with gojuchang, or try some of their favorite dishes, like aburi lox oshi sushi, smashburgers or noodle dishes.

If you love seafood and oysters: ShuckShuck

Seafood lovers, this one’s for you: ShuckShuck has a special Valentine’s Day menu available February 12-14, featuring a special seafood platter (6 naked oysters, 4 garnished oysters, prawn ceviche and scallops, Gojuchang shrimp cocktail, steamed clams with Lap Cheong, Beet & Fennel Salad & Salmon Rillette). Make a toast with 15% off bottles of Charme De L’ile sparkling wine.

If you really like to share: Trattoria

La Trattoria de Glowbal (Kits, Park Royal, Burnaby) counts on lovers to share everything, including platters of decadent and festive dishes. Their platter for two ($95 per couple) includes roast rack of lamb and brown butter poached lobster tails served with delicious sides. Finish the meal with something sweet, and, yes, that’s another platter to share: The love platter for two includes cappuccino mousse, white chocolate panna cotta, and chocolate-covered strawberries to long stems. V-Day trays are available from February 11 to 14.

If you like spicy things: Maenam

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Fire up the night with a meal for two at Kitsilano’s famous Maenam for Valentine’s Day. Photo by Octane Collective/courtesy Maename

Designed to be shared and bursting with bold flavors, Maenam’s Chef’s Tasting Menu will ignite a spark between you and your perfect Valentine’s Day partner. For an intimate dinner, choice dishes from the Valentine’s Chef’s tasting menu include Spicy Ahi Tuna Cupcakes, Sweet and Sour Duck Soup, Banana Blossom Salad, Leg of Lamb Curry Massaman and chocolate csemifreddo.

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