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Best Vancouver Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Vancouver.

Araxi Restaurant Pacific Northwest
16/20
Dining Room at Araxi Restaurant, Whistler, BC 4222 Village Sq.
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Araxi offers a “100-mile” menu and an approachable wine list. More...

Bella Gelateria Yaletown Italian
13/20
1089 Marinaside Crescent
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Z4

Waterside venue offering gelato and authentic Napoletana pizza as well as views. More...

Black + Blue Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at Black + Blue, Vancouver, BC 1032 Alberni St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V6

A classic steakhouse reimagined, celebrating in-house-aged fine cuts of beef in swank surroundings. More...

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar Seafood
15/20
Dining Room at Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, Vancouver, BC 1095 Hamilton St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4

Vancouver destination for fresh, innovative and meticulously prepared seafood. More...

Cactus Club Cafe Pacific Northwest
14/20
Dining Room at Cactus Club Cafe, Vancouver, BC Bentall 5
588 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6C 1A0

Chic, modern décor with cutting-edge art and Rob Feenie’s cuisine mark the flagship location of this upscale chain. More...

Caramba! Restaurante Mediterranean
13/20
12-4314 Main St.
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

Mediterranean dining in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. More...

Coast Restaurant Seafood
15/20
Dining Room at Coast Restaurant, Vancouver, BC 1054 Alberni St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 1A3

This perennially packed, welcoming restaurant nets fresh, imaginatively prepared seafood. More...

The Galley Patio & Grill Barbecue
12/20
Jericho Sailing Centre
1300 Discovery St.
Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5

Enjoy Vancouver views at this casual beachside restaurant. More...

Giardino Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Giardino, Vancouver, BC 1328 Hornby St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L8

Vancouver restaurateur Umberto Menghi welcomes all to his Giardino featuring Tuscan and Mediterranean specialties. More...

Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, Vancouver, BC 615 Seymour St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 3K3

Extravagance is on the menu at this premier Vancouver steakhouse. More...

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House American
14/20
777 Thurlow St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5

Specializing in classic American-style cooking, this restaurant in the heart of Vancouver buzzes with personality. More...

La Terrazza Italian
14/20
1088 Cambie St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6J5
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Discover classic Northern Italian cooking and one of the city's best Italian wine lists at this lovely Yaletown ristorante. More...

Le Crocodile French
16/20
Dining Room at Le Crocodile, Vancouver, BC 909 Burrard St., Ste. 100
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N2

At the top of his game for three-plus decades, chef-owner Michel Jacob turns out elegant French cuisine. More...

Miku Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at Miku, Vancouver, BC Granville Square
70-200 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R6

Flame-seared sushi stars at this upscale, waterfront Japanese restaurant. More...

Oru Pacific Northwest
14/20
Dining Room at Oru, Vancouver, BC Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Pl.
Vancouver, BC V6C 089

Bright, accessible Pacific Northwest dishes lure savvy diners to this harborside favorite. More...

Provence Marinaside French
14/20
1177 Marinaside Crescent
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3

Provençal-inspired fare stars in a seductive waterside Yaletown location. More...

Rimrock Cafe Pacific Northwest
14/20
Dining Room at Rimrock Cafe, Whistler, BC The Highland Lodge
2117 Whistler Rd.
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

A favorite with locals and in-the-know visitors, this spot's European ambience and consistently well-executed dishes seal the deal. More...

Sidecut Modern Steak + Bar Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Sidecut Modern Steak + Bar, Whistler, BC Four Seasons Whistler Resort
4591 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Modern, mountainside Four Seasons steakhouse featuring Prime cuts and savory rubs. More...

Trattoria di Umberto Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Trattoria di Umberto, Whistler, BC Mountainside Lodge
4417 Sundial Pl.
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Warmth, romance, and fine Northern Italian cuisine in the heart of Whistler Village. More...

Trattoria Italian Kitchen Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Trattoria Italian Kitchen, Vancouver, BC 1850 W. 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6J 1M3

Casual, lively trattoria serving tasty, rustic Italian dishes in the heart of cool Kitsilano. More...

The Wine Room at Joey Bentall One Wine Bar
12/20
Bentall One
507 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V7X 8A8

An exciting wine list and eclectic menu draw wine enthusiasts. More...

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