It’s time for another year of Dine Out Vancouver, where many restaurants offer 3-course meals at several price points. Throughout the years, there have been some stand out restaurants and some favourites that come back. Dine Out Vancouver is a good way to check out some restaurants you may not normally visit or were curious to try while supporting the local industry during the slow period of January-February. The festival runs from January 19 to February 4 and features over 250 participating restaurants. Besides the restaurant portion, there are many events happening during the time including “The Art of Tea Gastronomy” at TWG, an Ocean-Wise pop-up café, Spirited Master classes for different whiskys and a lot more!

I’ve put together a list of restaurants by price point that caught my interest this year. Let me know if there are any that you’re going to that didn’t make the list or you’re looking forward to!

$20 Dine Out Picks

Butcher & Bullock
If you’re looking for more homely, comfort food Butcher & Bullock offers fried chicken bits with buttermilk gravy, lamb shepherd’s pie with bourbon bbq gravy to name a few options!

Juke Fried Chicken
Juke Fried Chicken is a great place to have crunchy, but not too greasy fried chicken. If you haven’t checked it out yet, this is the perfect excuse to!

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. is a staple in the Vancouver scene, they offer up healthy items and are kid-friendly! Their portions are formidable and you never leave hungry! They also have lots of options for any and every diet restriction you may have.

If you’re a fan of Forage, you’ll have to check out Timber. Chef Chris Whittaker’s second restaurant consists of Canadian inspired dishes in a more relaxed atmosphere. I like how each day is a different entrée!

$30 Dine Out Picks

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar
Chewies always has a formidable Dine Out menu and this year is no different.

If you haven’t been to Chicha yet, get there stat! This Peruvian restaurant has delicious tapa-style food and killer cocktails.

Forage is always on my list of Dine Out choices simply because their menu is always so interesting and innovative. The atmosphere is cool and you get a beautiful meal served to you.

Cactus Club Café
Cactus Club Café is a Vancouver institution and if you’re looking for a place to please a crowd or different tastes, I’d suggest checking it out if you haven’t. At the price point of $30, their three course meal is worth it.

$40 Dine Out Picks

If you haven’t been to one of the highest rated restaurants in Canada, now is the time to check them out. Their menu is interesting, but make reservations quick!

Another restaurant that always is on my list, Chambar is one of my favourite places in the city – particularly for a cocktail! Their menu has great options!

La Mezcaleria
La Mezcaleria is perfect for a fun date night or gathering with friends. Their dishes are perfect for sharing and are always interesting!

Notch8 Restaurant
Notch8 is one of those restaurants you go to wow the person you’re going with. It’s beautifully designed (as it should be, since it’s in the Fairmont) and the service is attentive. The menu is intriguing and it’s definitely a place I’d like to check out.

For more information on Dine Out Vancouver and to make reservations, check out their website here: