vancouver restaurants to feast at for thanksgiving dinner

6 Vancouver Restaurants To Feast At For Thanksgiving Dinner

October is here! This means it is time to bring out the stretchy pants as the family festivities are about to begin.

First up is Canadian Thanksgiving and it’s just around the corner!

For your family, it might have been a long tradition where you and your relatives come together and enjoy a nice big turkey dinner together. But for those who want to avoid the hassle and stress of cooking up a turkey feast, we’ve compiled a list of Vancouver restaurants where you can sit back and let the award winning Chefs do the heavy lifting.

Here’s 6 downtown Vancouver restaurants to indulge at for your Thanksgiving Dinner:

1. Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio

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The Waterfront Seafood Restaurant’s Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde puts his Peruvian culinary heritage in the spotlight to host a one-night-only Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday, October 8. Ancora’s three-course dinner will feature roasted mushroom bisque to start, arroz con pato (rice with duck) with huancaina sauce, and end off with carrot cake for dessert. Optional B.C. wine pairings chosen by Ancora’s sommelier team (wines from The Hatch, Le Vieux Pin and Sperling Vineyard), is available for $48 per person on top.

 Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde doing the final touches | Photo provided by SMC Communications Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde doing the final touches | Photo provided by SMC Communications
 The  arroz con pato  (rice with duck) with   huancaina sauce | Photo provided by SMC Communications The arroz con pato (rice with duck) with huancaina sauce | Photo credit: Ancora

“I’m extremely passionate about honouring my Peruvian culture and the cuisine I loved while growing up in my hometown of Lima. These special holidays give me an opportunity to showcase some of those traditional dishes and culinary styles for our guests.”

— Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde

Date: Monday, October 8th
Location: 1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9
Price: $59 per person and additional $48 per person for wine pairing
Menu: Thanksgiving Menu
Reservation: online | 604-681-1164

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2. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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Touted as Vancouver’s Best Seafood and Best Upscale earlier this year, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar adds their subtle, unexpected and playful approach to the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner feast with a 3 course meal. On Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8, Boulevard’s three-course menu features a butternut squash velouté as appetizer, roasted Fraser Valley turkey with all the elegant trimmings as the main course and ending off with apple tart for dessert.

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Date: October 7th and 8th
Location: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Price: $74 per person plus tax and gratuity
Reservation: 604-642-2900

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3. Cibo Tratoria

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Located in the heart of busy downtown Vancouver, Cibo Tratoria combines simple, rustic and authentic Italian food, casual service, and good wine. New Executive Chef Curtis Luk will be serving up a four-course Thanksgiving feast from October 6th to October 8th. The holiday menu will feature zuppa di cavolo nero (Tuscan kale soup, cannellini bean, chicken-clove consommé), potato gnocchi (sage, brown butter, bread crumbs), tacchnino alla Milanese (turkey cutlet, cranberries, arugula salad) and crostata di zucca (pumpkin pie, sour cream Chantilly).

Date: October 7, 8, and 9
Location: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
Price: $59 per person plus tax and gratuity, with optional wine pairings
Menu: Thanksgiving Menu
Reservation: OpenTable | 604-602-9570 |

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4. Railtown Catering

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Chef/Partners Dan Olson and Tyler Day from Railtown Catering is making your Thanksgiving less of a nightmare with their hassle-free ready-made turkey dinners. Remove the stress with their ‘Heat-and-Serve’ Thanksgiving To-Go packages that features a 16-lb. sage-roasted turkey and comes with all the traditional festive fixings like Giblet Gravy, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Chives,Dried Apricot, Chestnut & Brioche Bread Stuffing, Classic Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly Cream and more. The To-Go package is made to serve 8 to 10 guests.

The To-Go packages are available for pickup between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Railtown Cafe at 397 Railway Street in Vancouver on Saturday, October 6, Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8, or by delivery for an additional charge. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, October 3 at Noon and may be placed online at or by calling 604-568-8811.

Date: October 6 – 8
Location: 397 Railway St., Vancouver, B.C
Price: $319 plus tax
Reservation:  | 604-568-8811 (orders must be placed by 12PM Oct. 3)

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5. YEW Seafood + Bar

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Take it up a notch by bringing the fam jam to award winning YEW seafood + bar in Four Seasons hotel. The Thanksgiving spread will make any relative go wow! Pick between a Classic Fraser Valley Turkey Breast and Leg Confit, Braised Beef Short rib, Ling Cod or Stuffed Turkey to indulge on as your entree. And then finish off the night with your choice of Pumpkin Quinoa or a Bourbon Pecan Tart.

Date: October 7th & 8th 5:00 PM
Location: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2T4
$72 per person
online or call 604-692-4939.

6. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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The popular San Francisco styled seafood grill spot, Joe Fortes, is helping you celebrate Thanksgiving by offering a special three-course meal on Monday, October 8th. Enjoy a warm comforting squash bisque, roast turkey with trimmings, and a slice of pumpkin pie at the award-winning restaurant. The Thanksgiving meal at the iconic Robson Street restaurant is available for lunch and dinner for $46.95 per person.

Date: Monday, October 8th
Location: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Price: $46.95 per person
Reservationonline | 604-669-1940

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