If you’re not sure where to eat on a first date, you’re not alone. Here is a list of great first date restaurants that are sure to make your date a success! And who knows, maybe these first date restaurants will become second and third date restaurants as well.
The Boathouse is located at 1795 Beach Avenue. They serve tons of great dishes, including a prawn and chicken curry bowl, street tacos, Pacific cod and chips, and many more. The delicious food and spectacular view of English Bay will surely make your date a success. Average price is $15-$25 per person.
Black + Blue is located at 1031 Alberni Street and one of those restaurants that “sets the bar high”. Essentially, the restaurant is a massive 3 level dining room built around a custom-built meat locker. It also boosts a rooftop patio which is always full of life during the summer months. Average price is $18-$30 per person.
Seasons in the Park is situated in Queen Elizabeth Park and is poised at the highest point in the city. The neat restaurant offers panoramic views of the Vancouver skyline and North Shore mountains. Truly a hidden gem. Average price is $16-$28 per person.
Milestones is located at 1145 Robson Street. If you’re looking for a classic first date restaurant, Milestones is for you. They have great food and a warm atmosphere that will make you feel at ease if you’re a bit nervous around your date. Average price is $14-$25 per person.
Bridges is located at 1696 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. Their bistro and bar food is both delicious and moderately priced. They serve pizza, burgers, fish and chips, and much more. The beautiful view of Granville Island and False Creek is sure to give you tons to talk about and make your date a success. Average price is $10-$18 per person.
CinCin Restorante can be found on 1154 Robson Street. The Italian inspired venue is known for their wood-fired kitchen and places heavy attention to their ingredients. Average price is $28-$45 per person.
Hawksworth is located at 801 West Georgia . This restaurant is well known and has won the “Best restaurant in Vancouver award”. You’re sure to love the great food, service, and ambiance it has to offer you and your special someone. Average price is $19 – $29 per person.
1927 Lobby Lounge at Hotel Georgia is a unique lounge situated inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia on 801 W. Georgia. The lounge is promoted as a cozy and stylish venue for retro cocktails and casual fare venue to visit before or after your dinner.
Guu is located at 838 Thurlow Street. They serve tons of Japanese dishes, including Yaki Udon, Takoyaki, and Oden. The fun and loud atmosphere makes this the perfect spot for a casual first date if you want a fun and adventurous time. Average price is $12-$18 per person.
Cactus Club Café (Coal Harbour) is located at 1085 Canada Place. Since they serve a wide variety of dishes, it’s guaranteed that both you and your date will find something to eat. The location in Coal Harbour is so pretty and romantic, making it the perfect place for a first date. Average price is $14-$26 per person.
Chambar is located at 568 Beatty Street. This Belgian themed restaurant offers fine dining without the formalities. They are best known for their great cocktails, music, and of course food. Average price is $18-$20 per person.
Nuba is located at 207 West Hastings Street. If your date is into healthy food, Nuba is a restaurant you’ll want to check out. Their Lebanese dishes include falafels, chicken shish tawook, and taboulleh salad. They also have tons of vegetarian and gluten free options.
Lupo is located at 869 Hamilton Street. This Italian restaurant is a great place for a first date, because who doesn’t love Italian food? They serve tons of delicious pasta dishes, including ricotta gnocchi, ravioli, and penne Bolognese. The warm ambiance will make your date unforgettable! Average price is $10-$18 per person.
The Acorn is located at 3995 Main Street. Is your date a vegetarian? Then take them to this vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free restaurant. Their dishes are chalk full of yummy vegetables and even if you’re not a vegetarian, you’ll love eating here! Average price is $12-$18 per person.
Nook is located at 781 Denman Street. You really can’t go wrong with Italian food on a first date. They have margherita, ricotta, and Italian sausage pizza. All of their pizza and pasta dishes are moderately priced, perfect for a first date.
Joey’s is located at 507 Burrard Street. They serve tons of delicious dishes, including chicken souvlaki, fish tacos, and burgers. They even have sushi! This restaurant is great for a first date because they have such a wide variety of plates that anyone would enjoy. Average price is $10-$20 per person.
The Flying Pig is located at 1168 Hamilton Street. A trendy restaurant in a trendy location. The Flying Pig offers a wide variety of menu items with a casual atmosphere.
Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant is situated at 1509 West 12th avenue. White walls with simple, rustic décor, the restaurant provides a very natural and bright setting. It makes a great spot if you’re looking to switch things up and eat healthy. Average price is $12-$18 per person.
Ask For Luigi is located at 305 Alexander street in Gastown. It’s cozy Italian restaurant with a romantic vibe that specializes in handmade pasta. It’s a family style venue and all their menu items are created to share at your table.
Las Margaritas is situated at 1999 West 4th Ave. It’s one of the most popular Mexican eatery’s in the city with a very casual atmosphere. There menu offers a wide range of Mexican food and of course, margaritas. It’s a short drive from Kits beach which makes it a great location to visit before catching a romantic sunset. Average price is $12-$18 per person.
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Vancouver Restaurants to Eat at During Your First Date guide by Anna Ward