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Where to eat in Vancouver on NYE

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Breathe a secret sigh of relief that your crazy party-all-night-on-just-a-pack-of-Bulgles youth is behind you and now you can do what you really want for New Year's Eve: go to a restaurant and have a great meal with loved ones. From dumplings, sushi and Izakaya to Italian fine dining and casual beer-paired suppers, we've got it covered. In no particular order - here's our guide to eating out in Vancouver on New Year's Eve.
Don't forget: reservations are absolutely essential - as is tipping like a boss. If you think we've missed anywhere, let us know in the comments or send us a mail.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The August Jack

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Head to Kits for the August Jack party in two parts: a four-course craft beer-paired dinner between 5-8p.m. and then the party starts with Champagne, party favours and live music from Whiskey Songs. Dinner is $60 + tax and gratuity, the party is $30. Do the double for $80. For tickets e-mail Chris@theaugustjack.com
Talented chef Angus An has a four-course Chef’s Menu on offer for New Year, priced at $60 per person. A vegetarian menu is also available. An excellent deal for foodies in the city.
Book a special "Inspiration Dinner" by Chef Geoff Rogers for $125 which includes tax & tip - drinks are extra but we're told that some surprises will be included.

Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

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Kingyo Countdown Party with special Japanese prizes and party games at midnight. Plus: great Izakaya food.

Tableau Bar Bistro

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Chef MAC has created a four-course menu with goodies like lobster and duck confit, plus a New Year welcoming cocktail for $95 per person.

Lobby Lounge and Terrace

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Drop by the Lobby Lounge’s "Suit & Tie" party with live music, a complimentary Absolute Elyx welcome cocktail, and champagne and caviar features available throughout the night.

ORU Cuisine

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Splurge at the Eat, Drink and Be Merry Le Vieux Pin Winemaker's Dinner in ORU. Canapés will be served at a reception at 7:30 p.m. followed by a five-course dinner at 8:00 pm for $139 per person.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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Zingingly-fresh seafood and some of the best old-school service in town. Seating starts at 8p.m., tickets are $50 per person and include champagne at midnight, party favours and entertainment from the Adam Woodall band. Dance, sing and pick from the New Year’s Eve menu or Daily Fresh Sheet.

Black + Blue

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Black+Blue are going all out for New Year with a Golden Age of Celebration party. Gala seating begins at 8:00pm, and tickets cost $100 which includes a four-course set menu, bubbly at midnight, plus late-night nibbles and DJs. A “spectacular” midnight countdown is promised. Dine at any of the other Glowbal locations and you can join the party for just $19 on presentation of receipt - entry after 9pm, subject to availability. For reservations, contact info@blackandblue.ca (604)637-0777

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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The ex-Waldorf Hotel crew are hosting what looks like being THE party of the year at the iconic Fairmont Vancouver, yes, it's pricey - but it's going to be worth it. Very cool entertainment, delicious four-course dinner - we say go nuts and get the VIP upgrades with table service and Mumm Champagne. Tickets start from $99 + tax.

Cibo Trattoria

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Two seatings are on offer at Cibo (from 5p.m.at $89pp and then 9p.m at $109pp) - and the second is definitely going to be more fun. Both get a five-course menu with a house-made aperitif from Lauren Mote, but midnight gets a glass of sabered Champagne.

Tappo Restobar

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Two seatings on offer at Tappo for New Year with an Italian-influenced theme. The first is a three-course prixe fixe menu for $75 from 6:30-8:30p.m. The second from 8.30p.m. adds in an extra course and champagne for $100.

Wild Rice

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Try a New Year's dumpling platter for two at Wild Rice for just $40 per person, which also includes 2 glasses of Backyard Vineyards Brut. Seating from 5-10:30 p.m.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria

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Score an impressive deal at Nicli Antica with Chef Dave Tozer’s six-course Traditional Italian-meets West Coast dinner, tickets are $75 per person and includes a celebratory Prosecco Cocktail, taxes and gratuity.

Bambudda

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A five course set menu for $39 per person is on offer at Bambudda. Book into any of the three seatings on offer 530p.m, 7.30p.m and 9.30p.m Expect complimentary sparkling wine at midnight.

Mamie Taylor's

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"Think lumberjacks and ballerinas" that is the advice that Mamie Taylor's is giving to those planning on attending their New Year's bacchanal. Tickets are $100 + tax and include all food and drink for the evening.

Campagnolo

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Keep it casual with an Italian seasonal feast of antipasti, primi, pizza, secondi and dolci  served alla famiglia for groups of four and more. Tickets are $48 per person seating from 5p.m.

Burdock and Co

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Ring in the New Year with a four-course, locally-sourced menu by chef Andrea Carlson for $65 which can be paired with natural additive-free sparkling wines for an extra $45. There are two seatings—6Pp.m. and 9p.m.

Campagnolo Roma

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Enjoy a chef’s choice feast of antipasti, primi, pizza and dolci priced at $39 per person for parties of 2 or more from 5pm till close. Fingers crossed there’s some eggnog soft-serve ice cream in the kitchen.

PIER7 restaurant + bar

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Recommended by reader Mat. Pier 7, perched on Lonsdale Quay with a gorgeous view of Vancouver - and a great fireworks view for midnight - are offering a gala menu from 9p.m. till midnight at $66 per person

The August Jack

Head to Kits for the August Jack party in two parts: a four-course craft beer-paired dinner between 5-8p.m. and then the party starts with Champagne, party favours and live music from Whiskey Songs. Dinner is $60 + tax and gratuity, the party is $30. Do the double for $80. For tickets e-mail Chris@theaugustjack.com

Maenam

Talented chef Angus An has a four-course Chef’s Menu on offer for New Year, priced at $60 per person. A vegetarian menu is also available. An excellent deal for foodies in the city.

Fable

Book a special "Inspiration Dinner" by Chef Geoff Rogers for $125 which includes tax & tip - drinks are extra but we're told that some surprises will be included.

Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

Kingyo Countdown Party with special Japanese prizes and party games at midnight. Plus: great Izakaya food.

Tableau Bar Bistro

Chef MAC has created a four-course menu with goodies like lobster and duck confit, plus a New Year welcoming cocktail for $95 per person.

Lobby Lounge and Terrace

Drop by the Lobby Lounge’s "Suit & Tie" party with live music, a complimentary Absolute Elyx welcome cocktail, and champagne and caviar features available throughout the night.

ORU Cuisine

Splurge at the Eat, Drink and Be Merry Le Vieux Pin Winemaker's Dinner in ORU. Canapés will be served at a reception at 7:30 p.m. followed by a five-course dinner at 8:00 pm for $139 per person.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

Zingingly-fresh seafood and some of the best old-school service in town. Seating starts at 8p.m., tickets are $50 per person and include champagne at midnight, party favours and entertainment from the Adam Woodall band. Dance, sing and pick from the New Year’s Eve menu or Daily Fresh Sheet.

Black + Blue

Black+Blue are going all out for New Year with a Golden Age of Celebration party. Gala seating begins at 8:00pm, and tickets cost $100 which includes a four-course set menu, bubbly at midnight, plus late-night nibbles and DJs. A “spectacular” midnight countdown is promised. Dine at any of the other Glowbal locations and you can join the party for just $19 on presentation of receipt - entry after 9pm, subject to availability. For reservations, contact info@blackandblue.ca (604)637-0777

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The ex-Waldorf Hotel crew are hosting what looks like being THE party of the year at the iconic Fairmont Vancouver, yes, it's pricey - but it's going to be worth it. Very cool entertainment, delicious four-course dinner - we say go nuts and get the VIP upgrades with table service and Mumm Champagne. Tickets start from $99 + tax.

Cibo Trattoria

Two seatings are on offer at Cibo (from 5p.m.at $89pp and then 9p.m at $109pp) - and the second is definitely going to be more fun. Both get a five-course menu with a house-made aperitif from Lauren Mote, but midnight gets a glass of sabered Champagne.

Tappo Restobar

Two seatings on offer at Tappo for New Year with an Italian-influenced theme. The first is a three-course prixe fixe menu for $75 from 6:30-8:30p.m. The second from 8.30p.m. adds in an extra course and champagne for $100.

Wild Rice