The pressure is on to secure a spot for date night on February 14th.

There are lots of options when it comes to a Valentine’s Day night on the town but a romantic atmosphere is key. Most restaurants also introduce set menus for the occasion and wading through all the options can be overwhelming.That’s why narrowed down the list to five spots we think are among the most romantic in Vancouver. The best part? All of them have specials for Valentine’s Day.

Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge

The spot: Located inside the Wedgewood Hotel (a Relais & Châteaux property), Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge is a sultry Michelin-recommended spot inspired by the romance of Venice.

The special: Chef Hartmann’s Valentine’s Day menu is $175 per person and begins with an amuse of Tuna Tartare, followed by your choice of four appetizers; a main of Merlot-Braised Beef Short Ribs, Maple-Glazed Sablefish, or Parmesan Dumplings (vegetarian); and concludes with Passionfruit Crème Pavlova and Macarons for dessert. Curated wine pairings can be added for $65 per person.

845 Hornby St,, @bacchusvancouver

Seasons in the Park

The spot: Seasons in the Park is a cozy and inviting restaurant and bar inside the heart of Queen Elizabeth Park. It makes for the perfect special date night spot because you can pair it with a walk through the park or a trip to Bloedel Conservatory.

The special: The three-course prix-fixe menu includes an amuse-bouche of pan-seared scallops with salsa verde, a choice of appetizer and entree selections that include Surf & Turf, plus a dessert for $89 per person.

W 33rd Ave,, @seasonsinqepark

Jungle Room


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The spot: Jungle Room opened in the West End last summer and is of Vancouver’s coolest restaurant and cocktail lounges. The modern verdant oasis serves up Indonesian and Japanese street food influenced by French techniques with a stunning cocktail program.

The special: From February 12 to 18, Jungle Room is offering a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu featuring scallop gyoza with pickled chili aioli, Cornish game hen with longanisa stuffed leg, and rose hip crème brûlée with ume sugar, candied rose and a burnt shoyu chocolate sauce for dessert.⁠

961 Denman St,, @jnglroom

Dahlia Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

The spot: There’s always something special about going for dinner at a hotel restaurant and Dahlia is located inside Azure Legacy Collection, one of the latest to open in Vancouver. The Art Deco design and European coastline inspired cuisine makes for a cool and romantic date night. Plus the hotel is offering an overnight package that includes an upgrade to a soaker tub room or suite; two complimentary cocktails and a $100 voucher for Dahlia.

The special: The $85 per person three course Valentine’s Day menu with optional wine pairings, features a choice of three appetizers and entrees, and a decadent dessert course of Chocolate Cake with vanilla gelato, Chantilly cream, butterscotch and red velvet to finish. 

833 W Pender St,, @dahlia.yvr

Dear Gus Snack Bar


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The spot: Dear Gus Snack Bar is like a slice of Europe in the middle of Mount Pleasant. The small under-the-radar wine bar opened late last year and doesn’t take reservations but if you’re able to walk-in, it makes for the perfect date night.

The special: For Valentine’s Day Dear Gus is offering a six-course family style tasting menu for $130 per person. The ticket price includes a welcome glass of prosecco and then other drinks are optional wine pairings are available. The exact menu hasn’t been released but due to the nature of the event, the restaurant is not accommodating dietary restrictions. The regular menu usually consists of oysters, gnocchi, pork belly, house made bread, nuts, cheeses, and charcuterie which can give you an idea of what to expect.

2040 Quebec Street,, @deargussnackbar