Vancouver is the international center of Canada’s west coast. There are a variety of landmarks for you to explore while in the city. Don’t be surprised if you work up a hearty appetite walking around, and lucky for you, you’ll find some of the best international restaurants in the area as well. If you’re searching for a place to have a special meal, Vancouver has a variety of fine dining restaurants to choose from. We have compiled a list of our top favorite fine dining restaurants to help make your planning a bit easier.

Bishop’s Restaurant

A locally owned and operated restaurant is what you’ll find at Bishop’s. This fine dining spot is consistently rated in the top 10 within the city and it isn’t hard to understand why. The continually changing seasonal menu means you’ll never be bored with the food. The daily specials are creative and full of flavor. If you want a drink along with dinner, the wine list has local and international choices.

Bishop is centrally located in the city and a great place to start your search for a good hotel in Vancouver. You’ll be able to walk to most places of interest.

Le Crocodile

A hearty meal is what you’ll find when you order from Le Crocodile. This special occasion destination is not for the light eater, as you’ll most likely be walking away with a full belly and leftovers to boot. The ever-changing menu is fresh, while the ambiance is a bit more relaxed than typical fine dining restaurants. The crab cakes have been touted as some of the best around.

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

If you are looking for some fresh seafood, you should make a reservation at Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar. The appetizers are light and fresh while the raw bar has food shipped to the restaurant daily to give you the best dining experience possible. The atmosphere has been acclaimed to be one of the more friendly ones around, especially when compared with other fine dining locations.

With the restaurants all over the city, you might want to consider booking a city tour to give you a better understanding of where everything is located. Plus, you’ll learn more about the city as a whole.

Federico’s Supper Club

A fine dining restaurant list wouldn’t be complete without at least one Italian place, and Federico’s is our top choice. Consistently listed among the top 10 restaurants in Vancouver, Federico’s has a fixed price menu, live music, and even dancing. If you’ve got a large group, don’t despair, as you’ll find Federico’s Supper Club extremely accommodating. If you’ve got a craving for some Italian cuisine, you’ve found the best place in Vancouver.

Chambar Restaurant

At the top of the fine dining food chain we put Chambar Restaurant. This Belgium-inspired restaurant is chic in its interior and exterior. You’ll want to make sure you spend a bit of extra time getting ready for a meal here as you’ll feel out of place if you’re casually dressed. The seafood is of particular note here and don’t forget to wash your meal down with a nice Belgian beer.