Top 5 Spots for Your Next Rehearsal Dinner in Vancouver
If you happen to live in Vancouver, you are already blessed with mountainous landscapes and an energetic atmosphere. Already used to the beauty and bustle of this city, these spots have the quality that will complete your wedding rehearsal dinner by providing excellent food, proper ambience and spectacular service. Mainly based on Vancouver’s 2016 award-winning restaurants, here are the top 5 restaurants you cannot miss for your next rehearsal dinner.
Location: Suite 410 – 999 Canada Place
Get ready to experience award-winning West Coast cuisine and breathtaking views! Located on the waterfront, Five Sails showcases the stunning views of Vancouver’s Coastal Mountains, Stanley Park and the inner harbour. Choose between the bar and lounge, a private dining room for up to 20 or pick a seat in their lavish dining area. You also have the option of renting the whole dining room for up to 110-seated guests. The husband and wife team, Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers are on a mission of excellence to provide every guest the best possible experience. For groups of 10 people or more, Five Sails also offers a customizable menu.
At this chic place, you celebrate fine dining with the classic a la carte menu. This menu is designed to introduce an elegant tasting plate menu with the perfect wines to pair. This team focuses on sourcing the freshest seasonal, West Coast ingredients. Specializing in seafood, they buy from the best local suppliers including the annual Summer Trout Lake Market in East Vancouver. Between their talented sommelier, chefs and servers, this place will surely impress all your wedding rehearsal guests.
“Excellent food with an wonderful view. Staff was very attentive and make you feel welcome.”
Black + Blue
Location: 1032 Alberni St.
With 3 levels, this restaurant offers the best of all worlds. On the first two floors, we have many dining options – both for small and large groups! Fitting anywhere from 10 – 200 people for private dining, this place has different rooms you can choose from based on your preferred ambience. On the roof, Black + Blue has an outdoor restaurant and lounge and it happens to be Vancouver’s largest rooftop dining spot!
Aside from the architectural layout, they are known for serving the best steaks in town. Proudly displaying their beef in the center of the dining room, they also have a wall made of Himalayan salt bricks that purifies the air and naturally removes moisture. This process tenderizes the meat and creates a truly unforgettable flavour.
This place has all the features you need to run a spectacular wedding rehearsal dinner!
“Everything was perfect from start to finish… It’s become one of our favourite restaurants in a city full of great places to eat.”
Location: 905 Dunsmuir St.
David Gunawan opened this place in 2016 and it is already making headlines! Working with head chef Jack Chen, this duo has given their customers a creative and constantly changing experience. Their farm-to-table cuisine has diners gawking and taste buds watering. With fresh pasta made on a daily, local craft beers available to serve regularly and a menu based on local freshness, Royal Dinette has been far from disappointing. Choose between, lunch, dinner and even a cheese and wine menu!
Casually comfortable, their décor ranges from wine rack walls, blue chairs and a very modern feel. Make sure to make your reservation early to get the spot of the restaurant that fits your guest’s mood. If your wedding rehearsal dinner is that large, you can book the whole restaurant as well. Eat out at one of the best restaurants in downtown Vancouver for a truly memorable night.
“Assisted by suave service, a daring bar program and a beboppy diner setting, Royal Dinette is winning over the masses.”
– Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail
Location: 350 West Pender St.
Offering modern European cuisine, Chefs Lucais Syme and Gill Book uphold the traditional Italian-inspired cooking techniques. Using the freshest and finest quality ingredients, Cinara makes almost everything in house. This includes the naturally leavened breads and pastas, and preserves and cheeses. The aim of this restaurant is to make each guest feel as hospitable as possible.
Approachable and comfortable, the ambience suits their old school mentality of a good meal. With woodwork being the prominent feature, this simple style will have your rehearsal guests relaxed in no time. Book a table for up to 20 people, or call to reserve the whole restaurant. Whatever the numbers, this place has just the right mix of casual and quality.
“Everything I had exceeded my expectations. Very friendly ambience.”
Location: 537 Tinhorn Creek Road
This is one of the best vineyard dining spots to date. Equipped with panoramic views of the valley, cuisine prepared by an award-winning chef and a variety of wine aged to its finest, it’s no wonder Vancouver is going crazy for this location. Adding a hint of Mediterranean, Miradoro restaurant emphasizes on seasonal products and authentic dishes. The Miradoro Philosophy is all about food inspired by the bounty of the Okanagan.
Although only open from March – December, this place is definitely worth the trek to the country. Winning Vancouver’s magazine gold medal for best winery/vineyard dining for the fifth consecutive year, it’s no surprise both the chef and owner come from an experienced and passionate background. Book up to 20 people in this cozy vineyard, and I assure your rehearsal guests will love the simplicity of this unique experience.
“Exqusite preparation of tasteful creations…Perfectly paired Tinhorn Creek wines compliment the creative dishes.”