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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

The perennially trendy Araxi offers a 100-mile menu in elegant surroundings with an expansive wine list. 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

The flagship location of this upscale chain pairs chic, modern décor with Rob Feenie’s cuisine. 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

Perennially packed, this is the place to go for generous portions of 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...

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...

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
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...

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