Seafood Ceviche at Chicha Restaurant 



Record-breaking 288 restaurants participating in 2016 festival

Get ready to start the year off with a palate-busting bang: beginning January 6, restaurants taking part in Dine Out Vancouver Festival will be revealed, menus will be posted, and reservations will go live on

Tourism Vancouver’s 14th annual Dine Out has shattered previous years’ records with more than 100 scheduled food-themed experiences, 21 hotel options for special room rates and packages,, and a record-setting 288 restaurants dishing up three-course menus at $20, $30 and $40 price points (many with BC VQA wine pairings available at an additional cost). Dine Out started in 2003 with just 57 restaurants.

Every year, Dine Out invites locals and visitors to sip, sample and savour Vancouver’s array of exotic flavours (Peruvian, German, Brazilian, Italian, Greek, Ethiopian, Chinese, Japanese and East Indian, to name but a few), try new eateries (AnnaLena, Ancora, Bauhaus, Juniper, Royal Dinette and Supermarine, for starters) and return to locally loved haunts. Culinary events add extra sizzle and sparkle, and the roster is particularly spicy this year – check out the brand-new Vancouver World Chef Exchange  (a series of exclusive dinners that pair top chefs from Sydney, New York, Copenhagen, Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta with local chefs to produce powerhouse feasts in five Vancouver restaurants); Café Medina’s Breakfast for Dinner (four-course menu featuring cozy Medina standbys like saumon fumé, short rib fricassée and Liege waffles); Bhangra with Vij’s (a colourful evening of Indian flavours and bhangra dance hosted by celebrated chef Vikram Vij); and Art, Eat and Sip (showcasing local artisans, producers of beer and spirits, and Granville Island restaurants). Returning favourites include Secret Supper Soirée (travel back to the ‘30s and spend the evening sipping cocktails and noshing on capanés in a secret speakeasy) Street Food City (a weeklong, lunchtime food cart frenzy) and Hawksworth Side Dishes (four nights of family-style dining showcasing rustic, modern cuisine in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Heritage York Room).

Also new this year: an exclusive Dine Out Vancouver Festival beer made in collaboration with Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery. The English-style ale is a mild winter seasonal with notes of plum and chocolate, and can be sampled at the Winter Beer Hall and Brewmaster’s Breakfast. For an insider’s buzz on the brewing process, check out this behind-the-scenes video.

Dine Out is supported by festival partners Wines of British Columbia and YP Dine along with various preferred partners. Now quit your salivating and let the countdown begin. Happy Dine Out!


Blue Cheese Cheesecake at Francesco’s


About Dine Out Vancouver Festival:

Produced by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. Attracting more than 100,000 locals and visitors, the festival takes over the city with 17 days of culinary events, prix fixe menus at 288 restaurants (at $20, $30 or $40 CAD price points), as well as “Dine and Stay” packages and special hotel rates. The festival promotes local and regional ingredients, the wines of British Columbia, and the city’s exceptional culinary talent. Festival partners are Wines of British Columbia and YP Dine, and preferred partners include Air Canada, The Westin Bayshore, OpenTable, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Metro newspaper, Vancouver Magazine, Where magazine, The Georgia Straight and Western Living and Epoch Times. Dine Out’s official ticket agency is Tickets Tonight. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2016 runs from January 15 to 31. @DineOutVanFest #dovf

About Tourism Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver is the official destination marketing organization for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The not-for-profit, member-based organization represents over 1,000 tourism businesses in Metro Vancouver and beyond. Tourism Vancouver markets Vancouver as a premier leisure, business, meetings and group travel destination in strategic markets around the world.


Cioppino at Frankie’s Italian Kitchen


Restaurants Participating in 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival:

$20 Price Point
Afghan Horsemen Restaurant
American Cheesesteak Co. (The)
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine in Kitsilano
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Broadway
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Davie
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Denman
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Robson
Bayside Lounge – Best Western Plus Sands Hotel (The)
Bella Gelateria & Gelato – Downtown
Big Rock Urban Eatery
Bimini Public House (The)
Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar (The)
Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse
Butcher & Bullock
Cafe Kathmandu
Charles Bar (The)
Cheshire Cheese (The)
Cheshire Cheese Inn
Cinema Public House
Clough Club
District Brasserie (The)
Dixie’s Restaurant
Flying Beaver Bar & Grill (The)
Grant Street Social
Granville Room
Gyoza Bar Ltd.
Hapa Izakaya – West End
Hurricane Grill – North Vancouver
Hurricane Grill – Yaletown
Irish Heather Gastropub (The)
Lamplighter Public House (The)
Las Margaritas Restaurante Y Cantina
Library Square Public House
Lickerish Restaurant & Lounge
Mahony & Sons – Stamps Landing
Mahony & Sons Public House – Coal Harbour
Mahony & Sons Public House – UBC
Masa Japanese Restaurant
Max’s Restaurant
New Oxford (The)
Old Spaghetti Factory (The)
Park at English Bay – Best Western Plus Sands Hotel (The)
Reef Restaurant on Main (The)
Reef Restaurant on The Drive (The)
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. – Kitsilano
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. – Main
Romer’s Burger Bar – Kitsilano
Romer’s Burger Bar – River District
Romer’s Burger Bar – Yaletown
Stages Bistro & Lounge – Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
Tap & Barrel – Coal Harbour
Tap & Barrel – Olympic Village
Tai One Vancouver
Thai House Restaurant – Kitsilano
Three Brits Public House (The)
Troll’s Restaurant
Vaades Indian Restaurant
Verve Bistro
Village Taphouse
Yale Saloon (The)

$30 Price Point
ABODE Restaurant
Al Porto Ristorante
American Grille – Vancouver Airport Marriott (The)
Anatoli Souvlaki
Arms Reach Bistro
Baccano Restaurant & Lounge
Baci Ristorante
Baru Latino Restaurante
Beach Bay Cafe
Bella Gelateria & Gelato – Yaletown
Bellaggio Cafe – Downtown
Bellaggio Wine Bar – Convention Centre
Belmont Bar
Biercraft Wesbrook UBC
Boathouse Restaurant – English Bay (The)
Boathouse Restaurant – Horseshoe Bay (The)
Boathouse Restaurant – Kitsilano (The)
Boathouse Restaurant – New Westminster (The)
Boathouse Restaurant – Port Moody (The)
Boathouse Restaurant – Richmond (The)
Boathouse Restaurant – White Rock (The)
Bogart’s Bar & Restaurant – Hampton Inn & Suites
Bottleneck Bar & Grill
Brasserie Bistro – Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites (The)
Burnaby Riverway Clubhouse
C|Prime Italian Steak & Wine
Cactus Club Cafe – Ash
Cactus Club Cafe – Bentall
Cactus Club Cafe – Byrne Road
Cactus Club Cafe – English Bay
Cactus Club Cafe – Kingsway
Cactus Club Cafe – North Burnaby
Cactus Club Cafe – Park Royal
Cactus Club Cafe – Robson
Cactus Club Cafe – West Broadway
Cactus Club Cafe – Yaletown
Cafe Pacifica – Pan Pacific Vancouver
Campagnolo Restaurant
Campagnolo Roma
Cannibal Cafe (The) – Commercial
Cannibal Cafe (The) – Granville
Cardero’s Restaurant
Carthage Cafe
Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro
CAVU – Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Change Dining & Bar (The)
Charcoal & Woodz – Holiday Inn Surrey Cloverdale
Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar – Coal Harbour
Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar – Kitsilano
Chicha Restaurant
Chop Steakhouse & Bar
Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant – Empire Landmark Hotel
Copper Chimney – Executive Hotel Le Soleil
Cork & Fin
Distillery Bar + Kitchen (The)
Dockside Restaurant – Granville Island Hotel
Dunn’s Famous Restaurant BC
e.b.o restaurant & lounge in the Delta Burnaby
Ebisu on Broadway
Ebisu on Robson
Edge Social Grille & Lounge (The)
Edible Canada
Exile Bistro
Falconetti’s East Side Grill
Feast Neighbourhood Table
Fish Shack (The)
Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar
Fresh Restaurant & Lounge – Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Fresh Restaurant & Lounge – Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
Gramercy Grill
Greek by Anatoli (The)
Guu Garden
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ – Downtown
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining – Broadway
Hamilton Street Grill
Hapa Izakaya – Coal Harbour
Hapa Izakaya – Yaletown
Harold’s Bistro & Bar – Sheraton Vancouver Airport
Horizons Restaurant
Hub Restaurant – Denman
Hub Restaurant – Yaletown
Kaya Malay Bistro
Libra Room
Luke’s Corner Bar + Kitchen
Match Eatery and Public House – Langley
Match Eatery and Public House – New West
Maria’s Taverna on 4th
Merchants Oyster Bar
Milestones Grill + Bar – Robson
Mosaic Bar & Grille – Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Moxie’s Grill & Bar – Abbotsford
Moxie’s Grill & Bar – Guildford
Moxie’s Grill & Bar – Langley
Moxie’s Grill & Bar – Richmond
Nicli’s Next Door
Nonna’s Table
Notch 8 Restaurant & Bar- The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Oakwood Canadian Bistro (The)
Olive & Anchor
Ouisi Bistro
p2b bistro & bar – Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – Bistro 101
Perch Restaurant
Pier 7 Restaurant
PIER 73 Restaurant – Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport
Pink Elephant Thai Restaurant Ltd.
Portobello Ristorante
Pressbox Pub
Prestons – Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Refinery (The)
Salathai Restaurant on Burrard
Salt Tasting Room
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant (The)
Seasons in the Park
Seawall Bar & Grill – The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill
Showcase Restaurant & Bar – Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
Siena Restaurant
Spencer’s – Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel
Spicy6 Indian Cuisine
Steel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall
Sylvia Restaurant & Lounge – Sylvia Hotel
Teahouse Restaurant (The)
Ten Ten Tapas
Tivoli’s Restaurant
Trattoria – Kitsilano
Urban Thai Bistro
Village Bistro
Village Table (The)
Water St. Cafe
West Oak Restaurant
Wild Fig (The)
Yaletown Brewing Co.
Yaletown L’Antipasto
Yokohama Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant
Zend Conscious Lounge



Tuna from Forage


$40 Price Point
Ancora Waterfront Dining
ARC Restaurant – The Fairmont Waterfront
Arriva Restaurant
Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge- Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
Bin 941
Bistro Pastis
BISTRO SAKANA Neo Japonesque Sushi & Tapas
Black + Blue
Blacktail Restaurant
Blue Martini Jazz Café
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Bravo Cucina Ristorante
Bridges Restaurant, Bistro & Bar
Brix & Mortar
Cactus Club Cafe – Coal Harbour
Cafe II Nido
Cafe One – Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Carver’s Steakhouse
Chambar Restaurant
Ciao Bella Restaurant Ltd.
Cibo Trattoria – Moda Hotel
CinCin Ristorante + Bar
COAST Restaurant
DIVA at the Met – Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver
East is East Chai Lounge – Broadway
East is East Chai Lounge – Main Street
Federico’s Supper Club
Five Sails Restaurant
Francesco’s Ristorante Italia
Gyu King Teppanyaki
Hart House Restaurant
Italian Kitchen (The)
Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House
Kamei Baru
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Alberni (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Burnaby (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Coquitlam (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Dunsmuir (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Granville Island (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Langley (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Maple Ridge (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Morgan Creek (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Richmond South (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Scott Road (The)
Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Yaletown (The)
Kirin Mandarin Restaurant (Downtown)
Kirin Seafood Restaurant (Richmond)
Kirin Seafood Restaurant (Vancouver)
Kobe Japanese Steak House
La Buca
La Pentola – Opus Hotel
La Terrazza
L’Abattoir Restaurant
Lobby – The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier (The)
LIFT Bar Grill View
MARKET by Jean-Georges
Miku Restaurant
Minami Restaurant
Observatory – Grouse Mountain Resorts (The)
ORU Restaurant – The Fairmont Pacific Rim
Pat Quinn’s Restaurant
Poor Italian Ristorante
Provence Mediterranean Grill
Provence Marinaside
Reflect Social Dining + Lounge
Royal Dinette
Sai Woo
Salmon House on the Hill
Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro
Shaughnessy Restaurant
Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant
Tramonto – River Rock Casino Resort
Vancouver Fish Company Restaurant & Bar (The)
West Restaurant + Bar
WildTale Coastal Grill
YEW seafood + bar
Zen Japanese Restaurant



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