12 Highly-Rated Restaurants Offering Exclusive New Year’s Menus in Vancouver
It can be hard to decide where you want to spend your New Year’s Eve. With so many restaurants that make outstanding food, which one is worthy of ending your year in culinary style?
Luckily, we anticipated your struggle and compiled a list of the 12 highly-rated restaurants that will guarantee an unforgettable New Year’s celebration.
1. The Victor At Parq Vancouver
The Victor’s 3-course meal, featuring an assortment of high-end steak and seafood options, will prove an excellent way to ring in the new year.
An amuse bouche of delectable Dungeness crab cake and lobster bisque leads into a rich and flavourful foie gras torchon with a cherry gastrique, candied walnuts, and toasted brioche starter. The main course is a tender, perfectly cooked Snake River Farm’s wagyu striploin with leek and mushroom tart, roasted bone marrow, and sauce bordelaise. For dessert, a baked Alaska with chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, caramel pear & rum sauce will be the exclamation point on an already magnificent night!
2. Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
A perfect marriage of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, Ancora is offering its delightfully nuanced version of surf and turf on the 31st.
The 1st seating begins at 5:30 p.m., with a delightful 6-course menu highlighting a vibrant ceviche Nikkei, a savoury soft shell crab taco, a mouthwatering caramelized Hokkaido scallop, and a tender, flavourful Snake River wagyu flank steak.
The 2nd seating, an elevated six-course menu starting at 7:30, boasts northern divine caviar, lobster tail and white truffles, and an assortment of other premium menu items. This more inclusive and comprehensive experience will also include party favours, dancing, and a live DJ.
Wine pairings will be available for both seating times.
3. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
As one of Vancouver’s best seafood restaurant, Boulevard is the ideal New Year’s hot spot for live music enthusiasts and gourmet cuisine-lovers alike.
Boulevard’s 1st seating option runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Executive Chef, Roger Ma’s 3-course menu hosts mouthwatering standouts such as duck consommé ‘pot au feu’, butter poached lobster tail, and a heavenly citrus cheesecake. Furthermore, live jazz will be performed by the ultra-talented Jennifer Scott Trio.
The 2nd seating, running from 8-10 p.m., features a 4-course menu and live R & B performed by the soulful Adam Thomas Band. Executive Chef, Alex Chen’s menu is highlighted by sumptuous items such as uni on rice, kanpachi crudo, roasted sablefish, and a caramel chocolate mousse for dessert.
Wine pairings will be available for both seating times.
Location: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Menus: View here
Pricing: First seating $125; Second seating $198
4. Origo Club
If you’re looking for a refined-yet-relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the year’s end, Origo’s chic ambiance and delicious food make it the place to be.
The night of indulgent celebrations offers two seating times between 5:30 and 6:30 and 8:30 and 10 p.m. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a delicious glass of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut, followed by a memorable six-course feast featuring oysters, a fresh winter salad, scallops, shoyu-glazed sablefish, filet de boeuf, and crémeux au chocolat noir.
At Origo, there’s no doubt that you’ll celebrate the New Year in style!
Location: No.110 6888 River Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 0B5
Price: $245 per person
Menu: View Here
Indulging in decadent, locally-sourced, farm-to-table, simple country cooking is a perfect way to kick-start the countdown to 2019. Wildebeest’s mouthwatering seasonal fair will be at the forefront of its 4-course New Year’s Eve dinner which begins at 5 p.m.
Talented Wildebeest Chef Ian McHale’s culinary genius will be on full display in a lavish feast with exciting local dishes such as fresh burrata and heirloom carrots, Vacche Rosse ravioli with Perigord truffle, bison flat iron with pommes lyonnaise, pan-seared turbot with BC spot prawns, and caramelized Spartan apple with salted caramel ganache.
Dishes are paired with a vast array of incredible wines.
6. Market by Jean-Georges
The first 3-Michelin star restaurant in Canada, Market is the signature restaurant of the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver.
This New Year’s Eve, you can bask in the sheer deliciousness of Executive Chef Ken Nakano’s perfectly crafted dishes such as celery root velouté, spiced pear granite, and Canadian Angus beef tenderloin during the 1st seating.
The menu for the 2nd seating is infused with even more gastronomic genius, boasting further tantalizing offerings such as cold smoked beet-cured steelhead, seared foie-gras, heritage Angus beef tenderloin, and a Mont Blanc for dessert.
Both seating times come with a glass Veuve Cliquot Champagne to get your festivities started off right.
Location: 1115 Alberni Street, Located on 3rd Floor of Shangri-La Hotel (1128 West Georgia), Vancouver BC V6E 0A8
Menu: View Here
Pricing: First Seating: $145 per person; Second Seating: $190 per person
Reservations: 604-695-1115 or Online
7. Teahouse in Stanley Park
As a delightful spot in the park, the Teahouse offers a divine blend of elevated seafood and new Canadian cuisine.
Teahouse’s New Year’s Eve menu kicks off with an irresistible smoked salmon macaron amuse bouche. A ginger and pear intermezzo will cleanse your palate after you’ve enjoyed a delicious crab cake or cauliflower soup starter. There are several sumptuous options for the main chorus, including a tender braised lamb shank with creamy polenta, or a 7 oz filet and lobster with a rich beamaise sauce.
Cap the night off with a sinful vanilla bean and pear tarte tatin.
Bringing elements of natural beauty and expert culinary brilliance to the dinner table, Botanist is a new, exciting restaurant on the Vancouver scene and a great place to spend your New Year’s Eve.
With 2 seating times available, the 1st from 5-8 p.m. and the 2nd from 8-12 p.m., the Botanist’s New Year’s feast will impress even the most discriminating palate. The 6-course meal is filled with brilliant dishes, including a butter-poached lobster bisque, grilled swordfish with caper berries and brown butter, perfectly cooked dry-aged striploin, and orange cube with mandarin marmalade, champagne cremeux, and profiterole crunch.
9. Hawksworth Restaurant
Located in downtown Vancouver, Hawksworth is known for creative pacific northwest cuisine and an extensive wine list. If you choose this gourmet culinary staple for your New Year’s cuisine, you’ll indulge in a menu filled with perfect textures and flavors.
Your table can share a variety of delicious choices such as scallops with mandarin and dill. For the main course, you can decide between expertly cooked veal or perfectly seasoned sablefish. Finish off your satisfying meal with the petit four; a collection of milk chocolate citrus madeleine, and toasted white chocolate candy cap bonbon.
Location: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7
Menu: View Here
Pricing: First Seating: $175 per guest; Second Seating: $205 per guest
10. Bauhaus Restaurant
Applying unique construction and design approaches to each item on its menu, Bauhaus blends function and form to create truly incredible dishes. On the 31st, you can enjoy executive chefs David Mueller and Tim Schulte’s fantastic five-course handcrafted menu.
The options are tenfold with quality and culinary excellence, with tantalizing selections such as fresh trout, red cabbage, and caviar for your 1st course, a delicious beef tenderloin with oxtail ragout, rutabaga, and pearl onion as a main, and chocolate with pear and chestnut for dessert.
11. Burdock & Co.
Burdock & Co, named one of Vancouver’s Best Restaurants earlier this year, is a cozy and hip spot to enjoy the holidays. Chef Andrea Carlson will continue her philosophy of sourcing from the Canadian Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and local farmers this holiday season with decadent menus.
Burdock & Co's is having 2 different seating times to cater to early birds and late-night partiers. The"New Year's Lite" Seating at 6:00pm or 6:30pm features lighter plates to set the celebratory mood for the rest of the night. And a second seating at 8:30PM or 9:30PM, where Chef Andrea will highlight an exciting multi-course tasting menu.
Location: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8
Pricing: First seating: $69 per person; Second Seating: $99 per person
Reservations: Purchase tickets
12. Minami Japanese Restaurant
Craving Japanese food, but missed your chance with booking at Miku?
Head down to Yaletown and ring in the new year at Minami by indulging in their special New Year’s Eve Set Menu. It features five courses of signature Aburi cuisine, including their chef’s creative Amuse Bouche starter, seasonal fresh Sashimi course, famous Aburi Sushi Selection, Miyazaki Wagyu entrée, and a New Year’s Eve-exclusive Espresso Caramel Mousse for dessert.
While you dig into the set menu and cherish the last moments of 2018, a jazz band will be playing throughout the evening.