There are more than 40 new restaurants joining this year’s Dine Out Vancouver festival, which includes everything from legendary eateries to brand-new culinary spots.
If the options are too overwhelming to choose from (almost 300 restaurants in total), take a look at this compilation of Dine Out newcomers to help you decide where to make a reservation: 11 noteworthy picks that will likely garner plenty of attention from local and international food lovers.
(2183 West 4th Avenue, $40)
This Kitsilano restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Indulge in seasonal West Coast fare in an upscale and cozy atmosphere; you don’t need a celebratory excuse to visit this renowned eatery.
(1898 West 1st Avenue, $40)
A relatively new addition to the Kitsilano neighbourhood, this restaurant is already bustling with fans of its progressive Latin dishes. Chef Jefferson Alvarez serves up culinary creations with flavours from Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and more.
(1944 West 4th Avenue, $30)
Have a taste for farm-to-table cuisine? Check out chef Trevor Bird’s restaurant that offers menu items made from locally sourced ingredients. Its Dine Out dishes will feature roasted-squash salad, slow-roasted lamb shoulder, and much more.
(590 West Georgia Street, $40)
Glowbal Restaurant Group’s newest culinary venture, at Telus Garden, features 17,000 square feet of chic space, perfect for a group dinner or a fun night out. Its multicourse Dine Out menu includes a “BLT” salad, roasted Angus strip loin, and salted-caramel fudge cake for a sweet ending.
(898 Homer Street, $40)
There’s more to this downtown Vancouver establishment than rotisserie chicken: think brined pork loin with buttermilk potato, or baked ricotta gnudi (gnocchi-style dumplings) with tomato and Parmesan cheese. Don’t assume this restaurant is for adults only; its atmosphere is perfect for the entire brood.
(1269 Hamilton Street, $40)
Who says Vietnamese food can’t be upscale? That’s exactly what you’ll find when you walk into this Yaletown eatery that opened a few months ago. Its Dine Out creations include beef Wellington on green-onion-pancake pasty and lemongrass flan, among others.
(2042 West 4th Avenue, $40)
This critically acclaimed restaurant is no stranger to multicourse menus: it is famed for its exceptional tasting menus that feature Pacific Northwest dishes. With only 60 seats, you may want to make a reservation well in advance to avoid disappointment.
(1181 Melville Street, $40)
Located at the Loden Hotel, this stylish bistro offers classic cuisine that ditches the snobby connotations often associated with French menus. Indulge in its culinary creations made with West Coast ingredients amid a sleek and welcoming backdrop.
(3995 Main Street, $40)
The Acorn, often voted one of the top vegetarian and vegan spots in the city, will finally be participating in the Dine Out festival. This vegetable-forward eatery and bar offers creative meals that will likely even satisfy meat lovers.
(1300 Robson Street, $20)
Nothing screams “Canadian” more than a classic poutine and a pint of beer, right? Timber offers those choices and more. For those who enjoy comfort fare, this establishment will be serving a Dine Out menu that includes nightly roasts (bison, free-range chicken, and more) and a sticky-toffee pudding with maple ice cream.
(3106 Cambie Street, $40)
Besides Rangoli joining Dine Out for the first time, its celebrated sister Indian restaurant, Vij’s, will also be participating. Expect a multicourse menu with tasty options as well as lively music in a contemporary and family-friendly atmosphere.