New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and if you’re in Vancouver and haven’t decided on how you’re going to celebrate the occasion, we’ve got some great options to consider.
Whether you want to treat yourself to a luxurious multi-course dinner or family-style feast with friends, dance to live music with a glass of bubbly, or all of the above, there’s plenty of great venues to choose from on the West Coast.
No matter which dining, drinking, or dancing destination you choose this New Year’s Eve, we hope your last night of 2019 is one to remember.
Here are ten Vancouver restaurants we’d love to bring in the new decade with on New Year’s Eve.
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
Ancora’s Ambleside and False Creek locations are celebrating New Year’s Eve with two seatings featuring two incredible six-course tasting menus. The second service features a premium menu with ingredients such as lobster, bigeye tuna, white truffles, and sablefish, along with party favours and live music from pianist Luis Giraldo (False Creek) and Nikita Afonso (Ambleside).
Acora’s New Year’s Eve menu is priced at $99 for the 5 p.m. seating and $149 for the 7:30 p.m. seating. Wine pairings are available for an additional $80 per person if confirmed in advance, or for $100 per person on location. Reservations for both Ambleside and False Creek can be made online.
Fairmont Waterfront’s ARC Restaurant is offering two services for New Year’s Eve featuring a family-style menu highlighted by a selection of seafood starters, salad and charcuterie boards, and a choice of four incredible mains, including prime beef tenderloin, pan roasted turbot, black trumpet mushroom and truffle tagliatelle, and Farmcrest Farms chicken albufera. Northern Divine caviar can be added to any starter, while black and white truffles can be added to any main course. Live music will be on location throughout the evening.
The first service is priced at $99 per adult and $45 per child, while the second seating is priced at $169 per adult and $85 per child. Reservations can be made online.
Bells and Whistles
Old school hip-hop and craft beer fans alike are invited to bring in the New Year with Bells and Whistles for their annual New Year’s Eve bash in Fraserhood. The Ball Drop features snacks, live DJs, glasses of bubbly, and happy hour specials on most beverages, including Bells and Whistles’ new core lineup of local brews.
Advance tickets to The Ball Drop are available for $20 per person and some $25 tickets may be available at the door.
Craft Beer Market
Craft Beer Market is hosting what is being billed as the New Year’s Eve party of the decade. The black and gold-themed festivities include an exclusive menu of hand-crafted canapes and live stations created by Craft’s executive chef, along with feature cocktails and a list of suggested wine and beer pairings. Craft guests will also get to enjoy a dance party featuring a live DJ.
Tickets to the dinner and dance cost $90 per person and include two drink tickets, reserved seating, and midnight Champagne. Tickets to the dance party only are priced at $40.
Feast, The Neighbourhood Table
West Vancouver bistro, Feast, The Neighbourhood Table is hosting a pair of New Year’s Eve dinner services this year. The first service begins at 5 p.m. and features a three-course prix-fixe menu. During the second seating from 7:45 to 9:30 p.m., guests will be treated to an elegant five-course menu that includes a welcome cocktail, amuse bouche, and a glass of celebratory bubbles when the clock strikes midnight.
Tickets to the 5 p.m. service are priced at $55 per person, while tickets to the 7:45 service are going for $85. Reservations can be made online.
Hawksworth Restaurant is offering two seatings for New Year’s Eve dinner. The first seating, available 5-7 p.m., features a four-course menu showcasing a trio of seafood starters, foraged mushroom risotto, Yarrow Meadows duck with sunchoke, lingonberry and foie gras, and a black truffle ice cream with hazelnut, dark chocolate and vanilla.
The second seating takes place 8-9:45 p.m. and expands on the first menu with three additional courses. Patrons are invited to join Hawksworth Restaurant for its after-dinner New Year’s Eve party featuring a live DJ, canapes, and party favours.
The first seating is priced at $98 per guest, while the second dinner costs $199 per guest. Tickets to the New Year’s Eve party are going for $40 per person. Reservations can be made online.
New Year’s Eve at Miku is a chance to treat yourself to a unique and luxurious Japanese culinary experience. The six-course menu includes wagyu beef carpaccio, a selection of seafood starters, a kumamoto wagyu and Aburi lobster tail main course, and of course, a sensational selection of sushi. Premium sake pairings are available for an additional $50.
Pourhouse is rolling back the clock to the night before Prohibition came into effect across the United States in 1920. Partygoers are encouraged to break out their best Prohibition-era costumes while they countdown to midnight with delicious canapes, a photo booth, live DJ, and bubbles.
Pourhouse’s gala celebration is priced at $60 per person. The restaurant will also feature regular dinner service until 9 p.m.
Showcase Restaurant and Bar
Showcase has created a fantastic four-course menu for New Year’s Eve for two or more people. After getting started with oysters on the half shell, guests will be treated to lightly smoked sturgeon with Northern Divine caviar, crispy duck confit salad, and house-made sourdough. The main course includes a 10-oz. pan-roasted tenderloin, miso grilled salmon, charred broccolini, and potato and ricotta gnocchi. Guests will then have their choice of two decadent dessert options.
Wildebeest executive chef Ian McHale has prepared an elevated four-course New Year’s Eve dinner that showcases the restaurant’s flair for seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients in dishes such as sweetcorn tortellino, sablefish with Salt Spring Island mussels, game pithivier with braised lamb, bison and foie gras, and apricot Paris-Brest with praline.
Tickets to Wildebeest’s New Year’s Eve dinner service are available for $95 per person. An eclectic array of hand-selected Old- and New-World wine pairings will be available for an additional $35 per person.