What New Restaurants Do Dine Out Vancouver 2022?

Here’s a look at some of the new Metro Vancouver restaurants to get to know during Dine Out 2022, and what’s on the menu at these vibrant new places.

Each year for two decades, the Dine Out Vancouver Festival has given us the opportunity to enjoy our local restaurants in a fun and exciting way, with set menus and special offers. The annual event is a great opportunity to revisit familiar favorites and try a new place.

For 2022, there are over 300 restaurants on the list, and of course, even some long-standing spots may be new to you. But what about newer Vancouver restaurants that have opened in the past year? No problem! This year’s list of participating restaurants at Dine Out Vancouver includes several options for newcomers, and we’re spotlighting these newcomers.

Here’s a look at some of the new Metro Vancouver restaurants to get to know during Dine Out 2022, and what’s on the menu at these vibrant new places.

Paul Bakery Cafe

Loved in France for over a century, Paul is a bakery and restaurant on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver with a more casual dining space in the front and a more formal one in the back. They opened their first Canadian location here in Vancouver last May and are now participating in their first Dine Out, which includes a three-course brunch menu at $21 per person and a three-course dinner at $39 per person. The dinner menu is a great value (a main course alone costs $40, the steak frites with bĂ©arnaise sauce and a herb butter topping) and offers a glimpse into Paul’s bistro styling and dessert expertise.

Alouette Bistro

Submit this other newcomer to the downtown restaurant scene under French fare. Alouette opened in 2021 and replaced the previous Indian concept at the Executive Hotel Le Soleil. For their first DOVF, Alouette has a $45 three-course menu available for lunch and dinner, with their bistro fare including vegetarian options.

Bacaro (Giovane Bacaro)

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Escape to Venice via a prix-fixe lunch or dinner at Bacaro, opening in 2021. Photo Courtesy of Dine Out Vancouver Festival

For another stop on your tour of Europe through Vancouver, get a taste of Venice via Bacaro, which is operated by the Kitchen Table Group on the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Coal Harbor. Among the entrees you can choose from is their Beef Carpaccio di Harry’s, a tribute to the famous Venetian restaurant that has been open for nearly a century in the beautiful canal city. Don’t skip Bacaro’s wonderful homemade pasta dishes and consider adding their great wine pairings with BC wines.

Jess’ Restaurant

Jess’ opened last year, giving Kerrisdale an inviting new option that serves high tea during the day and transforms into a restaurant lounge at night. For their first Dine Out, Jess’ offers a $50 three-course dinner, with selections such as Hamachi Two Ways or sweetbreads as an appetizer, smoked honey duck breast or mushroom risotto as a main, and sweet finishes such as an Earl Gray mousse or a classic Paris-Brest as dessert.

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Dine Out offers a great opportunity to get a closer look at one of the most closely watched openings of last year, namely the new Italian restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. Here you can enjoy a four-course meal for $65 per person, which includes an appetizer, pasta dish, main course, and dessert. Chase the winter blues with “Jotta”, a soup of borlotti beans, smoked bacon, potato and sauerkraut, bite into thick strands of bigoli pasta in a house ragu and try Carlino’s signature seafood stew.

Hi Noric

This Robson Street sushi spot is laser-focused on hand rolls, using quality ingredients. Hello Nori’s DOVF menu is an affordable $25 and is available for lunch and dinner (no reservations) and features four of the restaurant’s signature hand rolls: Bluefin Tuna, Kanpachi, Anago, and Snow Crab. It’s a great introduction to the restaurant at a wallet-friendly price.

Pees Kohaku – Vancouver and Burnaby

Both Metro Vancouver locations of Tendon Kohaku, the Singapore-based franchise specializing in Japanese tempura rice bowls, are joining Dine Out for the first time, and both offer a $25 menu available for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The menu features their house special, the Kohaku Tendon set, which is a bowl full of rice; Kohaku tendon sauce; two shrimp; piece of tempura fried chicken, squid, baby corn, mushrooms, kabocha squash; two green beans and their soft fried egg. The tendon set comes with miso soup and for DOVF your choice of a specialty lemonade or dessert.

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Tutto, a modern Italian restaurant in Yaletown, is participating in its first Dine Out since opening in late 2020. Tutto offers a $49 three-course meal for lunch or dinner, and options include some of their signature dishes like their squid ink pasta.

Zaatar with Zeit

This global casual franchise, focused on quick, healthy Lebanese dishes, made its debut in the Canadian market in Vancouver. For its first Dine Out, Zaatar w Zeit has a $23.99 dine-in or take-out menu that is offered for lunch or dinner. For lunch, start with your choice of a quinoa salad or fries, enjoy a wrap as a main course, and finish with “Red Velvet in a Cup”. In the evening, start with lentil soup, have a potato chicken skillet as a main course and for dessert, scoop their Carrot Cake into a cup dish.

A. Bento

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A. Bento is participating in Dine Out Vancouver for the first time this year. Photo Courtesy of Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Launched in late 2020, A. Bento is a “modern Asian” restaurant specializing in Chinese, Taiwanese, and fusion cuisine on Broadway near Cambie. For the restaurant’s debut Dine Out, they offer a dinner-only dinner from 5-9pm for $35 and a menu of their Taiwanese dishes, such as squid with five flavors of sauce, or a spicy basil seafood stir-fry.

Zarak by Afghan Kitchen

The first Vancouver venture of the established Afghan Kitchen in Surrey opened its doors late last year, so this is a great opportunity to try out this brand new place. Enjoy a three-course Middle Eastern dinner for $42 with options such as hearty lamb for the main course and dumplings and savory dips for starters.

Acqua Restaurant & Bar – Burnaby

This newcomer is located in the Executive Suites Hotel and Conference Center Metro Vancouver in the Brentwood neighborhood. Their $39 Dine Out dinner menu is available for dine-in or take-out. Enjoy French dishes like escargot to start and apple pie tatin to finish, with decadent mains like grilled flank steak or baked sea bass with cauliflower couscous.

Britannia Brewing Ladner

The Ladner Village brother of Steveston’s Britannia brewpub is a lively spot that opened last year. For DOVF 2022, the new restaurant will have a $35 diner with their accessible West Coast fare, with choices like Korean fried cauliflower or their refreshing seared tuna to start, entrees ranging from house-made pasta with a beef brisket sauce to a health-focused “power bowl.” .”

Bruno Restaurant – Richmond

This groundbreaking new Richmond restaurant has a number of different ways to know what they’re up to, from the casual $29 three-course lunch with a fried chicken sandwich as the centerpiece to the decadent $59 dinner, where you can opt for experience business cards like their oysters, truffle lavender duck, black garlic balsamic glazed pork belly, or grilled wagyu flank steak.

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