These 9 Vancouver Restaurants Are Designed For Summertime Patio-Dining

Reflections Patio

The sun’s out and the rain is (mostly) gone.

Is there a better time of year for patio-dining then now?

Well, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best restaurants in Vancouver for dining out in the sun.

Vancouver Restaurants With The Best Patios


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Reflections has one of the most serene and stunning patios in the city. Dine on the garden terrace, which is part of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and enjoy anything from steaks and wine to pizza and dessert. On top of it all: a hard-to-beat atmosphere with mood-setting lighting.

Location: 801 West Georgia Street

Tap & Barrel Olympic Village

Nothing beats pub grub while on a sprawling patio overlooking False Creek. Tap & Barrel is best known for their burgers, wood-board pizzas and, of course, variety of craft beers available on tap. The patio is award-winning, and also heated, but you probably won’t need that feature.

Location: 1 Athletes Way

Joe Fortes

City Of Vancouver Extends Summer Patio Hours To 1AM

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A bustling seafood joint overlooking Robson Street, Joe Fortes’ rooftop patio is the ultimate venue to take in some people-watching while digging into a nice meal. If you ever stop by, you definitely have to try the oysters (or just get an entire seafood tower). They also have some pasta and steak options!

Location: 777 Thurlow Street

Black + Blue

This classy and modern steakhouse has a sprawling patio and a raw bar with freshly shucked oysters and caviar. Sign us up. But make sure to save room for dessert, cause they’ve got a pretty decadent line-up. Try their s’mores cake, espresso ganache tart, or buttercake.

Location: 1032 Alberni Street

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Dockside Restaurant

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It’s been consistently voted the best patio in Vancouver and it’s easy to see why. Dockside’s right on Granville Island, giving it some of the best views in the city, and the menu has breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner options.

Location: 1253 Johnston Street

Lift Bar + Grill

Dinner with a view is the perfect recipe for a nice evening. Soak up the scenery with unsurpassed views of the ocean and mountains while dining with an expansive menu of seafood, sushi, steak and much more.

Location: 333 Menchion Mews

Tacofino in Gastown

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Tacofino is always a good time. You can’t beat an evening spent with your best friends and a bunch of tacos. Their Gastown location in particular has an awesome patio—with exposed brick and twinkle light for you to eat away at the evening.

Location: 15 West Cordova

H Tasting Lounge

Find this gem at the Westin Bayshore. It features a patio overlooking the seawall. Take in the sights and sounds while enjoying their vast array of cuisine. The menu has a bit of everything, including: lobster, mussels and truffle grilled cheese.

Location: 1601 Bayshore Drive

Ancora False Creek

With a unique blend of Japanese and Peruvian food, Ancora’s cuisine is hinged on sustainable seafood. Combined with a modern space designed to embrace the waterfront landscape, Ancora is ideal for intimate get-togethers, or even small parties.

Location: 1600 Howe Street

Looking for more fun restaurants to grab a bite, check out our Food section!

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