Christmas Eve can be just as special as Christmas Day—gathering around the fireplace with hot chocolate, anticipating Santa coming through the chimney, and devouring delicious food (the eating will likely carry over to the next day).
You may have your Christmas dinners planned out, but if you’re wondering what to feast on the night before, there are plenty of restaurants offering Christmas Eve menus around town.
Here are five Vancouver spots to find gourmet meals the night before Christmas.
YEW SEAFOOD + BAR (791 West Georgia Street)
Treat yourself to a fancy meal at this downtown establishment. It will be offering a three-course meal ($99 plus tax and gratuity) that features Dungeness crab and roasted sea scallops. Finish off with classic yule log cake and candy cane ice cream, or sticky toffee pudding with brandied sauce.
OCEANS 999 AT PAN PACIFIC (300–999 Canada Place)
The holiday season is when you go all out, right? Splurge a little and join in on the “Night Before Christmas” buffet (various prices) at Oceans 999. Featured gourmet creations include charcuterie, sushi, sable fish, dessert, and much more.
BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR (845 Burrard Street)
Indulge in a three-course dinner ($68 plus tax and gratuity) with dishes like pumpkin soup, slow-roasted turkey, and yule logs for dessert. The restaurant will be decked out in Christmas décor, which makes it a perfect opportunity to dress-up and snap some holiday photos.
WEST RESTAURANT (2881 Granville Street)
Its holiday tasting menu ($150 plus tax and gratuity) will serve up dishes like truffle scrambled eggs, braised wagyu beef cheek, and chocolate torte with pecan crumble and raspberry gelato. This gourmet meal may or may not overshadow your Christmas Day dinner.
MIKU (70–200 Granville Street)
This waterfront eatery is offering a holiday menu ($125 plus tax and gratuity) that will be available on the night before Christmas. Taste everything from American wagyu beef to its signature aburi (flame-seared) sushi, and pan-seared Hokkaido scallop to Champagne citrus praline bavarois (Bavarian cream).