February 6 2014
Gastown's Picks: Where to Dine on Valentine's Day (Part 2)
Written by Gastown Admin
Brioche Urban Baking & Catering
401 W. Cordova St.
Brioche is a place that makes you feel at home and the perfect spot for a cozy, heartwarming date. Brioche offers a café-style dining experience with authentic Sicilian dishes, daily fresh pastries made in-house. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Brioche will be offering a four-course ‘Sicilian Experience’ for lunch and dinner. View the Valentine’s Day menu below:
Soup of the Day
Green bean salad with feta cheese and berries, topped with Alaskan crab, and sautéed scallops
Entrée (choice of main course)
Braised Lamp shank marinated with wild mushrooms
Pescatore cioppino with marinera, spinach and pasta
Sicilian style ribs marinated with Italian merlot and mushrooms
Veggie option, eggplant parmigiana, roasted with marinara and garlic
Heart shaped chocolate celsa cake, chocolate mousse with cheese cake topped with wild berries
All day special for $22.50 per person, $45 per couple. For lunch $18.95 and no soup.
Call 604-682-4037 to book your Valentine’s Day reservations.
3 Alexander Street
Casual yet sophisticated, Chill Winston is one of the hippest places in town for an informal date. The Gastown lounge is a great place to relax, enjoy one of the best views in Gastown over a few cocktails and comfort shared plates from their seasonal menu using locally-sourced ingredients. Visit here to view Chill Winston’s menu.
Care for a pizza-and-beer kind of date? Incendio offers Italian food, from pastas to pizzas, a list of local and imported ales, and wines from around the world. Incendio’s reasonably priced food, quality pizza and craft beer selection is perfect for those wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Visit here to view Incendio’s menu.
12 Powel Street
Lily Mae’s is another place that makes you and your Valentine feel at home. At Lily Mae’s you can satisfy your craving for comfort food in a setting reminiscent of a prairie kitchen meets European café. Visit here to view Lily Mae’s menu.
280 Carrall Street
Notturno is perfect for a more sophisticated night enjoying fantastic drinks and sharing plates. This Italian restaurant offers cicchetti plates using fresh meats and cheese, an all Italian wine list, and crafted cocktails created from an award-winning bartender in a sophisticated, demure cocktail bar setting. Visit here to view Notturno’s menu.
238 Abbott Street
For a funky and fun date, Revel Room should be on your list. This two-level casual joint offers a lively atmosphere with exposed brick interiors, award-winning cocktails and libations, and tasty South American tapas. If you prefer a casual experience, sit by the bar, hightop tables, or grab a table at the second-level loft for a more intimate spot. Visit here for Revel Room’s menu.
Rodneys Oyster House
52 Powell Street
Visit Rodney’s Oyster House for a fun and literally hands-on Valentine’s Day date. The two-level fishing shack has a reputation for serving (or shucking) the freshest oysters in town. Rodney’s Oyster House is perfect for striking up a conversation over a plate of raw oysters, washed down with a beer or their famous Caesars.
The crew at Rodney’s have netted a feast for Valentine’s day. To start, they are offering 6 kusshi oysters for $15. For their main feature, feast on shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, scallops galette (potato encrusted scallops) as well two glasses of rose bubbles for $50. Visit here to view Rodney’s Oyster House menu.
203 Carrall Street
Is your Valentine a beer connoisseur? Take your date to Six Acres for a night of lively conversation inside their cozy, brick lined nook enjoying a couple of rustic sharing plates and cold ones from their top shelf beer selection. Six Acres offers 34 bottled beers and have recently installed nine new rotating taps offering local craft beer and the odd special import. Visit here to view Six Acre’s drink menu.
The Flying Pig
102 Water St.
Keep Flying Pig on your Valentine’s Day agenda if your Valentine appreciates mom-and-pop food. The Flying Pig has a modern and rustic setting with an open kitchen concept and serves warm bistro cooking that is bold and satisfying. Visit here to view The Flying Pig’s menu.
The Greedy Pig
307 West Cordova Street
At Greedy Pig, you’ll find a cozy bar ambience and menu filled with delicious, home-style comfort food including mac and cheese and duck confit shepherd pie. If you’re not in the mood for a hearty feast, sit by their long social bar and enjoy a couple of first-rate cocktails. Visit here to view The Greedy Pig’s menu.
The Irish Heather
210 Carrall Street
If you’re Valentine is a Guinness lover, take a visit to the Irish Heather for an authentic gastropub experience. The Irish Heather offers proper pints of Guinness and appetite-filling comfort foods such as steak, bangers and mash, and pot pies. Make sure to check out their vintage Irish posters and hard wood floors made from old Guiness vats. Visit here to view The Irish Heather’s menu.
The Sardine Can
26 Powell Street
Add a small slice of Spain into your Valentine’s Day by spending your night at The Sardine Can. The intimate Spanish tapas bar has an inviting interior with reclaimed mahogany bar, antique lighting, and retro wallpaper, and offers a flavourful dining experience, serving authentic Spanish tapas. Wash down their classic tapas with an all-Spanish beer, sherry, wine, and brandy list. Visit here to view The Sardine Can’s menu.
Tuc Craft Kitchen
60 West Cordova Street
Tuc Craft Kitchen is like going to a friend’s house, but better, offering satisfying food in a rustic yet refined space. Tuc is the perfect place to dine comfortably on Valentine’s Day and enjoy Urban-peasant style cooking. Visit here to view Tuc Craft Kitchen’s menu.
For more dining options, check out Gastown’s Picks: Where to Dine on Valentine’s Day (Part 1)