What are you doing this Valentine’s? Will you be spending time with loved ones or a fun night out for Galentines? The best way to celebrate is to enjoy a nice meal together! We’ve curated a list of fun and romantic restaurants on Valentine’s Day just for you! This list will be updated up to the V-day! Check back regularly to see what’s up!
Thai meals are best enjoyed when dishes are shared amongst family and friends. Traditionally, each dish should contribute to the balance of four main styles: hot, sour, sweet and salty. Chef An’s dishes are based on authentic Thai recipes with innovative twists innovative twists that allow for local, sustainably harvested, organic ingredients wherever possible. Set menu is $75 per person with wine pairing options.
- ma hor: candied prawns and chicken on pineapple with crispy shallots and peanuts
- latiang: lobster, caramelized coconut, lemongrass, caviar
- miang: hamachi, side stripe prawns, ikura
- hot and sour salmon soup: sous-vide salmon, crispy skin, tamarind leaves; OR
- duck with crab consommé: young coconut, shiitake, double duck broth
Choose one salad, one main and one curry.
Choice of salad:
- crispy sablefish floss salad: green mango, duck fat cashews, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf; OR
- wagyu beef salad: chili jam, orange, fried shallots, betal leaf
Choice of main:
- whole sea bass: 3 flavour sauce, crispy shallots, fried basil; OR
- caramelized beef tenderloin: caramel nahm jim, peanuts, shaved palm heart
Choice of curry:
- scallop curry: hor mok, steamed curry custard with red curry and scallops; OR
- duck curry: red curry, confit duck leg, roasted duck breast
- black sticky rice: coconut syrup, tapioca, Thai fruit; OR
- coconut ice cream sundae: compressed fruits, meringue, gold dust
La Mezcaleria | 68 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2 | (778) 379-6447
La Mezcaleria doesn’t normally take resos for two, but they will be at both the Commercial and Gastown locations this Valentine’s day, serving the regular menu and drinks a-la-carte. It’s a nice option for those who want a little more low-key Valentine’s, or for Mexican food and Margarita lovers .
Tableau Bar Bistro | 1181 Melville St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3 | (604) 639-8692
Loden Hotel is offering a month-long romance package in partnership with Tableau Bar Bistro, where guests receive some romantic in-room amenities, a special Lover’s Menu at Tableau Bar Bistro (different from the Valentine’s Day menu), and breakfast in bed or at Tableau. This is a great option for those who want to make a night of it and enjoy a relaxing staycation.
Ancora | 1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9 | (604) 681-1164
Guaranteed to be among Vancouver’s best seats in town, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio’s romantic Juliet balcony features sweeping views of False Creek and Granville Island – and this Valentine’s Day, a pair of lucky guests will be selected at random to experience the restaurant’s most requested table. Throughout the night, diners can opt for Ancora’s a la carte menu, as well as a selection of Peruvian and Japanese plates for two prepared by Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde – all complemented by a ‘pink sheet’ featuring rosé wines and bubbles handpicked by the award-winning sommelier team.
Burdock & Co | 2702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8 | (604) 879-0077
This Valentine’s Day, Burdock & Co welcomes lovers, friends and fans alike to partake in an intimate dining celebration guaranteed to tantalize taste buds with a special prix fixe menu. Nestled within a plethora of bustling bars, boutiques and eateries at the east end of bohemian Main Street, Burdock & Co is an established hub for sustainable, refined cooking with a rustic, chic and energetic atmosphere.
On Tuesday, February 14, guests are invited to cozy up over candlelight and toast to love as they enjoy an extensive multi-course feast of flavours crafted by Executive Chef and Owner Andrea Carlson and the talented culinary team. Artfully plated vegetable-forward dishes make the most of sustainable seafood, organic produce and ethically-raised meats. Farm-to-table share plates of local B.C. bounty will leave guests inspired, and the naturalist wine selection will set the mood for intimate conversation.
burdockandco.com Time: First seating at 6:00pm & 6:30pm, second seating at 8:00pm & 8:30pm. Ticket pricing: $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To reserve: Limited tickets for both seatings can be purchased online at Eventbrite or by calling (604) 879-0077.
Celebrate the season of romance in the comfort of a warm, authentic Italian Trattoria. Cibo is offering a delightful four-course set menu for two that features indulgent plates like hand-made saffron chitarra pasta with fresh Saltspring clams; Wine-braised Lamb Shank on a bed of soft polenta; and a Flourless Chocolate Cake to share with your sweetheart. The feature menu is $75 perperson (no a la carte available) and seatings are every hour; to reserve please call (604) 602-9570 or visit cibotrattoria.com.
This Valentine’s Day, Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar’s award-winning bar team will highlight three handpicked premium wine selections by the bottle paired with an indulgent complimentary chocolate tasting. Raise a glass to your special someone and celebrate the evening in style with exciting champagne sabering in a welcoming and lively environment.
Valentine’s Dinner on Vancouver Island
OLO Restaurant | 509 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2P3 | (250) 590-8795
Get ready to fall in love over local food and drink and celebrate that which is close to the heart with Valentine’s dinner at OLO. Reserve an early seating and enjoy a five-course menu of beautifully plated dishes comprised of the freshest local produce, meats, and seafood ($70, plus tax and gratuity). The second seating of the evening will feature a sumptuous seven-course menu to savour into the later hours ($80, plus tax and gratuity). Valentine’s themed cocktails crafted with local B.C. spirits and expert wine pairings will be available for an additional charge. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (250) 590-8795. olorestaurant.com
Valentine’s Dinner in Okanagan Falls
Liquidity Bistro | 4720 Allendale Road, Okanagan Falls, BC | (778) 515-5500
Liquidity Bistro is pleased to announce an advance opening of its 2017 season with the launch of an intimate, four-day Valentine’s menu. Guests may book reservations for Valentine’s brunch (February 11 & 12), Valentine’s dinner specials (February 10-12) and Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14. With 30 acres of panoramic vineyard scenery and a bounty of fresh local ingredients for inspiration, new Executive Chef Simon Bouchard and his team have crafted a variety of inspired and exclusive menus for the Valentine’s Week occasion. Diners can indulge in savoury tarts and pastries served alongside innovative brunch dishes, such as beef & eggs cassolette, Fraser Valley duck confit and crispy poached egg salad. Completing the meal is the signature mimosa, made with fresh orange juice and Liquidity Bubbly.
On February 10-12, guests can enjoy Valentine’s dinner specials inspired by the local harvest. On Tuesday, February 14, an exquisite three-course menu will be served, accompanying amuse bouches and mignardise with appetizers, mains, and sinfully sweet desserts. Guests may choose to add expert wine pairings with their courses for an additional charge. Vegetarian dishes will also be available. To book a Valentine’s dining experience at Liquidity Bistro, please visit www.opentable.com/liquidity-bistro. Reservations are recommended and are required for the Valentine’s Day dinner on Tuesday, February 14 ($52 plus tax and gratuity per person). liquiditywines.com/Bistro
Where are you doing to Vday? Let me know in the comments below!