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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.

1. The August Jack

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2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
British Columbia V6J 1N3, Canada
(778) 898-3521
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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

2. Maenam

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1938 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
British Columbia V6J 1M7, Canada
(604) 730-5579
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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.

3. Fable

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1944 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 732-1322
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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.

4. Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

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871 Denman St, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L9, Canada
(604) 608-1677
Kingyo Countdown Party with special Japanese prizes and party games at midnight. Plus: great Izakaya food.

5. Tableau Bar Bistro

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1181 Melville St, Vancouver
BC V6E 0A3, Canada
(604) 639-8692
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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.

6. Lobby Lounge and Terrace

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1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada
(604) 695-5502
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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.

7. ORU Cuisine

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1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada
(604) 695-5300
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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.

8. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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777 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Canada V6E 3V5, Canada
(604) 669-1940
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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.

9. Black + Blue

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1032 Alberni St., Vancouver
BC V6E 1A3, Canada
(604) 637-0777
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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

10. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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900 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
BC V6C 2W6, Canada
(604) 684-3131
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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.

11. Cibo Trattoria

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900 Seymour St, Vancouver
BC V6B 3L9, Canada
(604) 602-9570
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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.

12. Tappo Restobar

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780 Richards Street, Vancouver
BC V6B 3A4, Canada
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.

13. Wild Rice

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117 W Pender St., Vancouver
BC V6B 1S4, Canada
(604) 642-2882
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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.

14. Nicli Antica Pizzeria

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62 E Cordova St., Vancouver
BC V6A 1K2, Canada
(604) 669-6985
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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.

15. Bambudda

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99 Powell St, Vancouver
BC, Canada
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.

16. Mamie Taylor's

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251 E Georgia St, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 620-8818
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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.

17. Campagnolo

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1020 Main St., Vancouver
BC V6A 2W1, Canada
(604) 484-6018
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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.

18. Burdock and Co

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2702 Main St, Vancouver
BC V5T 3E8, Canada
(604) 879-0077
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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.

19. Campagnolo Roma

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2297 East Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V5L 1V3, Canada
(604) 569-0456
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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.

20. PIER7 restaurant + bar

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25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
BC V7L 1A1, Canada
(604) 929-7437
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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

1. The August Jack

2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1N3, Canada
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
2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
British Columbia V6J 1N3, Canada

2. Maenam

1938 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M7, Canada
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.
1938 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
British Columbia V6J 1M7, Canada

3. Fable

1944 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC, Canada
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.
1944 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver
BC, Canada

4. Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

871 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9, Canada
Kingyo Countdown Party with special Japanese prizes and party games at midnight. Plus: great Izakaya food.
871 Denman St, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L9, Canada

5. Tableau Bar Bistro

1181 Melville St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3, Canada
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.
1181 Melville St, Vancouver
BC V6E 0A3, Canada

6. Lobby Lounge and Terrace

1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada
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.
1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada

7. ORU Cuisine

1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada
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.
1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada

8. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, Canada V6E 3V5, Canada
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.
777 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Canada V6E 3V5, Canada

9. Black + Blue

1032 Alberni St., Vancouver, BC V6E 1A3, Canada
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
1032 Alberni St., Vancouver
BC V6E 1A3, Canada

10. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

900 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6, Canada
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.
900 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
BC V6C 2W6, Canada

11. Cibo Trattoria

900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9, Canada
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.
900 Seymour St, Vancouver
BC V6B 3L9, Canada

12. Tappo Restobar

780 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4, Canada
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.
780 Richards Street, Vancouver
BC V6B 3A4, Canada

13. Wild Rice

117 W Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1S4, Canada
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.
117 W Pender St., Vancouver
BC V6B 1S4, Canada

14. Nicli Antica Pizzeria

62 E Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2, Canada
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.
62 E Cordova St., Vancouver
BC V6A 1K2, Canada

15. Bambudda

99 Powell St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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.
99 Powell St, Vancouver
BC, Canada

16. Mamie Taylor's

251 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
"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.
251 E Georgia St, Vancouver
BC, Canada

17. Campagnolo

1020 Main St., Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1, Canada
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.
1020 Main St., Vancouver
BC V6A 2W1, Canada

18. Burdock and Co

2702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8, Canada
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.
2702 Main St, Vancouver
BC V5T 3E8, Canada

19. Campagnolo Roma

2297 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1V3, Canada
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.
2297 East Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V5L 1V3, Canada

20. PIER7 restaurant + bar

25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1A1, Canada
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
25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
BC V7L 1A1, Canada