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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 a few of these top airy hot spots 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...

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

One of Vancouver’s most extravagant places to dine. More...

La Terrazza Italian
14/20
1088 Cambie St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6J5
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Enjoy modern Northern Italian cooking at this romantic Yaletown spot boasting one of the city's best Italian wine lists. More...

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

Chef-owner Michel Jacob's French cuisine and professional service elevate this classic restaurant. More...

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

An upscale Japanese restaurant on Vancouver's downtown waterfront serving flame-seared sushi and oshi. More...

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

Fresh and flavorful local ingredients are showcased in the Pacific Northwest cuisine at this harborside favorite. More...

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

Nice native Jean-Francis Quaglia cooks Provençal-inspired fare in a hip 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

European ambience and consistently well-executed dishes. More...

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

Juicy steaks and personalized rubs take top billing at this modern Four Seasons steakhouse. 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

An unpretentious, warm ambience and tasty, rustic Italian dishes. 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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