The 22 Most Romantic Restaurants in British Columbia: Open Table

From Gotham Steakhouse in downtown Vancouver to Block One in Lake Country Winery, here are some cozy and classic spots for you and your Valentine.

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Open Table has released its list of Canada’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants for couples looking for a great place to book a Valentine’s Day dinner.


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Six Vancouver restaurants made the list, including L’Abattoir, but don’t google what it means in French when you look at the menu and look into each other’s eyes.

Also on the list are East Is East Chai Lounge, Frankie’s Jazz Club, Gotham Steakhouse, Lupo Restaurant and Moltaqa Moroccan.

Sixteen other restaurants across British Columbia also made the top 100, meaning the province had 22 of the most romantic eateries in the country – only surpassed by Ontario’s 42 (of course).

And in this time of COVID, most are also offering takeout.

Here are the most romantic places in British Columbia, in alphabetical order, all linked to the Open Table reservation and takeout website.


East Is East Chai Lounge

Ornate room focused on trans-Himalayan foods (think Afghani, Tibetan, Indian) from tapas to kebabs and curries with plenty of vegetarian offerings.


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Frankie’s Jazz Club

The jazz restaurant with Italian cuisine offers a three-course dinner with music from New York’s Anthony Wonsey Trio on February 13.

Gotham Steakhouse and Bar

Vancouver’s chic steakhouse and cocktail bar replete with velvet banquettes and leather upholstery.

The Slaughterhouse Restaurant

Yes, the name is a bit macabre, but it’s located in Gastown between Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley — so its West Coast French-inspired cuisine pays homage to the region’s meatpacking roots.

Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca

The Yaletown spot offers modern Italian and is close to the downtown bullring. A Canucks game at 4 p.m. Saturday followed by dinner? Is your date a sports fan or — heaven forbid — the Leafs?

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant

The Moroccan restaurant presents a seven-course dinner for Valentine’s Day on February 13.


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Restaurant in Victoria offering an all-organic local menu and wood-fired pizzas.

Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery

Lake Country location with a great cantilevered outdoor dining area in the summer, although you’ll be sitting in a nice indoor spot this time of year.


Urban Open Kitchen Maple Ridge Restaurant focuses on seasonal—it changes, as the name suggests—Pacific Northwest dishes.

Ferris Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar

A cozy spot on the second floor (duh) in one of Victoria’s historic buildings offers plenty of oysters, seafood, and strip loin for the earthlings.

Hospitality block at CedarCreek Estate Winery

Kelowna’s cellar fieldstones and century-old barnwood space with a wood-fired grill offer classic British Columbia cuisine, from sockeye salmon to duck.


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Restaurant in Old Surrey

Considered Surrey’s “well-kept secret”, this place in a house built in 1918 has been a family restaurant since the mid-1970s.

Phoenix Steakhouse

The steak and seafood restaurant is located in a historic building in downtown Vernon.

Pitchfork Eatery

The name of this restaurant in Nelson indicates that it is owned by a farmer and offers local, seasonal Kootenay cuisine.

Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant

The Kelowna Winery brings local Okanagan Valley produce to the table in its airy, beamed dining room.

Catering 62

Seating at this farm in the Abbotsford location is limited right now, so reservations are recommended for their local lamb, chicken, pork, halibut and more.


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Gorgon Tavern

Fresh classic Greek cuisine is the specialty of this Ladner spot.

Restaurant with patio, Mission Hill Family Estate

Another winery, this one in West Kelowna, is offering a luxury dinner in its fireside space on February 12 and 14.

Butchart Gardens – The dining room

The Brentwood Bay Botanical Gardens Dining Room is located in the original Butchart House and features local Vancouver Island food and wine.

Fixx Cafe

Another one in Kelowna, this neighborhood eatery offers everything from sandwiches, salads and burgers to pasta selections.

The Wildflower Restaurant at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Luxurious resort setting with cuisine ranging from halibut and oysters to lamb and game.

Villa Rosa Ristorante

Penticton restaurant offering classic Italian cuisine.



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