It’s not too late to book your New Year’s celebration, dinner and parties. This year, it’s all happening on Thursday, December 31, 2015. New Year’s Eve Vancouver Happenings restaurant and bar picks below. We have something for everyone, from the couples romantic date to elegant and intimate family dinners to bottles popping with friends…
New Year’s Eve Vancouver Restaurants and Bars
UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar
UVA will show off its spunky side on December 31 when it transforms into Gotham City, a mainstay of DC Comics. Throughout the night, The James Danderfer Jazz Trio will perform their jazziest versions of cinematic tunes– because you can’t fight crime and party all night without a soundtrack. And as soon as the clock strikes midnight, UVA will unveil a massive surprise of Hulk-like proportions.
Tickets to UVA’s superhero NYE are $41.93 and include two complimentary drinks, food, entertainment and party favours. Shelve the self-consciousness and start dusting off that old Spiderman costume because prizes will be given out for best male and female superheroes (and yes, the UVA staff will be dressed as their favourite superheroes, too). Capacity is limited.
Date/Time: December 31 at 8:00 pm to Friday, January 1 at 1:45 am
Tickets: $41.93. All tickets need to be purchased on Eventbrite
Cibo Trattoria will offer two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve.
Guests who join the first seating at 6:00 pm will enjoy a three-course menu ($79 per person), while the 9:00 pm seating will feature a five-course menu ($115 per person). Prepared by Executive Chef Faizal Kassam, the menus’ palate-teasing delights include burrata with prosciutto, preserved cherry tomatoes and parmesan crisp; seared scallops with slow-cooked fennel, stinging nettle puree and elderflower brown butter; vanilla semifreddo with Maldon sea salt; and more. Guests can also add oysters or seared foie gras to their feast, as well as carefully curated wine pairings.
Diners must supply a credit card number to secure their reservation, and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy. To book, call Cibo Trattoria at 604.602.9570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel back to the 1920s with seasonal punches, traditional absinthe service and vintage cocktails. Guests with more exotic tastes can indulge in Prohibition’s ‘Rare Finds’ bottle selection – a collection of exclusive bottles from around the globe (including Canada’s only bottle of Glenfiddich 50-year-old single malt scotch whiskey), or sip their way through Gray and Stanton’s inventive new cocktail menu.
Date: Thursday, December 31st
Where: Prohibition, Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Entertainment: Emily Chambers until just after midnight, DJ to follow
Tickets include: $118 (plus tax and service fee). Champagne coupe on arrival, hot and cold canapés and dessert throughout the evening.
Tickets are now available through Eventbrite
On December 31, L’Abattoir invites revelers to an elegant evening that shows off the French-inspired dining destination at its finest. Party-goers keen to socialize with fellow guests can lounge in the main dining room, selecting from an á la carte menu featuring L’Abattoir’s flavourful France-meets-West-Coast fare.
Diners seeking a more intimate experience can reserve seats at the communal table in L’Abattoir’s 1,200-square-foot private dining room, which retains the restaurant’s ambiance without the hustle and bustle of the regular dining space. Led by Chef Lee Cooper the culinary team have pulled out all the stops to craft a four-course feast. Carefully curated wine pairings and cocktails will round out the tantalizing meal.
Time: Reservations for the communal table in the private dining room are available at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Private dining room ticket price: The $175-per-person price includes a four-course dinner and beverage pairings, and is inclusive of all taxes. Tickets must be pre-sold in advance, and there will be an automatic gratuity of 18 percent added on the final bill. The menu is set, with no substitutions or special requests available and is not suitable for vegetarians. There are only 50 seats available, these pre-sold dinner tickets will surely sell out quickly!
To reserve: To reserve a table in the dining room or to book pre-sold tickets for the private dining room four-course menu 262.56 (tax + fee) , please call 604.568.1701 or email email@example.com.
Beach Bay Café and Patio
This New Year’s Eve, diners can choose from a four- or eight-course tasting menu (starting at $49 per person, wine pairings available at an additional cost), or order à la carte. Prepared by Executive Chef Felix Zhou, diners will experience a decadent feast that includes winter truffle chawanmushi with fresh roe; seared albacore tuna topped by carrot escabeche and saffron; and chocolate mousse pear compote, among other gastronomic delights. Guests craving extra luxury have the option of adding shaved winter truffle and Atlantic lobster tail to their meal, or off-the-cuff cocktails crafted by award-winning bartender Adrian Lindner. And because New Year’s isn’t complete without a soul-pumping soundtrack, DJ Gabriel will provide entertainment throughout the night so diners can ring in 2016 in style.
The last seating for NYE dinner is 9:00 pm. To book, call 604.685.7337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrymakers can start the countdown to 2016 on Thurs., Dec. 31 by tucking into one of two festive New Year’s Eve Dinner services. Guests may choose between an early seating beginning at 5 p.m. that includes three courses for $99 per person plus tax and gratuity, or a celebratory late seating beginning at 8 p.m. featuring four courses for $179 per person plus tax and gratuity, as well as party favours, a countdown to midnight, a live string quartet and a DJ spinning well into the new year.
Menu highlights include Lobster-Infused Pumpkin Bisque (lemongrass, coconut milk, crab and fresno chili relish), Heritage Pork and Foie Gras Terrine (soft poached egg, pickled mustard, grilled country bread, sauce gribiche), Caramelized Black Cod (saffron, clam and white bean ragout, chorizo sofrito, young fennel) and a Duo of Fruit and Chocolate for dessert (yuzu in variation, hazelnut praline mousseline, Valrhona brownie, caramelia ice cream). À-la-carte pricing for both menus is also available, as well as add-ons such as Caviar,Seared Foie Gras, Shaved White Truffle and Japanese Wagyu.
NEW YEAR’S DAY BUFFET BRUNCH
On Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, guests can usher in the New Year by joining Boulevard for an exclusive Buffet Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that features an impressive selection of seasonal self-serve items and made-to-order breakfast entrées such as House-made Pastries, Fresh Fruit and Berries, Charcuterie and Cheese, Local Smoked Salmon, a selection of Breakfast Bacon, Sausage and Potatoes as well as Eggs Benedict, Florentine and Omelettes. The New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch is available for $45 per person plus tax and gratuity, and also includes a signature Caesar or Mimosa.
Call for reservations at (604) 642-2900 or online at boulevardvancouver.ca/reservations.
5 to 7pm seating: Enjoy Ancora’s a la carte menu.
7:30 to close seating: Tasting menu offered by Executive Chef, Ricardo Valverde (à la carte will be available as well). After dinner, sabre your own bottle of champagne with our expert team of sommeliers with live music to listen to starting at 9pm.
Contact Ancora to make your reservation today email@example.com or 604.681.1164. A $50 deposit per person to hold your table.
Ring in 2016 in smooth, Southern style at Mamie Taylor’s NYE Pig Roast on Thursday, December 31 from 8pm to 2 am.
Go whole hog with Mamie as she puts on one of her popular family-style spreads.
Start your evening off with a selection of devilled eggs, cornbread, hushpuppies with pimento cheese spread and pickled okra; followed by a traditional, down-home suckling pig roast* and cracklin’ with all the fixin’s, buttermilk buns, mac ‘n cheese, and Southern ‘slaw. Finish off with rocky road brownies, apple turnovers and a sweet banana pudding — all before hitting the floor to tunes from an on-site DJ that will have you two-steppin’ into 2016.
Tickets are $100 and includes all you can eat and open well bar, beer and wine. Taxes and gratuity included in ticket price. Call 604-620-8818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with expected indulgences, New Year’s Eve line-up also includes vibrant lighter fare and non-alcoholic choices.
The West End’s Latab Food is offering a lighter New Year’s Eve alternative for those ready to move along from the annual overindulgence that the holiday season brings, and kick off an amazing, healthier 2016. There will still be plenty for those not quite done with decadence, but along with the sparkling wine, diners will find homemade non-alcoholic drinks, as well as small plates with an eye towards healthy, vibrant and alive cuisine.
A special New Year’s Eve set menu will offer a taste of everything on the restaurant’s menu along with a celebratory glass of bubbles for just $59. Dishes include favourites such as the Humboldt squid with sauerkraut, caramelized yeast and crab apple; the vegetable “egg” served with charred wild mushrooms and toast; and the radishes with sea urchin and cultured butter. Diners can also order all dishes a la carte, pairing their choices with Latab’s selection of natural wines, local craft spirits and beers, or house-made kombucha and kefir.
The restaurant will offer two seatings: the first starting between 6 pm and 7 pm, and the second between 9 pm and 10 pm. For reservations, please call the restaurant at 604-428-7004.
“Eat Drink and Be Merry” while savouring ORU’s six-course dinner as the smooth sounds of The Max Zipursky Band sets the stage. New Year’s Eve Dinner $149 per person.
Reservations are required. Please contact the Festive Desk at VPR.FestiveDesk@Fairmont.com to make your NYE Dinner reservations in ORU.
New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet $75 per person available to cure all your hangover needs!
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver New Year’s Eve 2016
Ring in 2016 with our city’s premier entertainers at the Hotel Vancouver on the biggest night of the year. Hot off last year’s sold-out NYE bash at the legendary multi-room party at the iconic Hotel Vancouver.
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: Tickets $65+. Click here to purchase.
Wildebeest invites you to spend New Year’s Eve enjoying a four-course menu prepared exclusively for the occasion. With the dishes created as one-night-only features, Chef Pekka Tavela’s comforting creations are sure to send you into the New Year with a happy heart and a full belly. The restaurant will be offering seatings throughout the evening, giving guests the option of dining early or late. The restaurant will be open until 1am for those wishing to ring in 2016 with a toast.
To book your table, please click here.
Tickets are $69 plus taxes and 18% gratuity and can be purchased here.
Two Seatings: 6pm five course menu and 8pm 6 course menu.
Items includes roasted quail with squash puree, seared scallop, crab and prawn squid ink tortellini, beef tenderloina and buttered popcorn ice cream. $65 and $80 per person. For reservations call 604-642-0557 or email email@example.com