The Lower Mainland’s biggest restaurant festival is back on the menu in 2024, promising delicious deals at hundreds of local eateries.
Running from January 17 to February 4, reservations are now open for this year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival––and there are 25 Richmond restaurants participating in the taste-tripping extravaganza this time around. Read on to learn more about the festival and all that Richmond has to offer this year.
How it Works
The festival’s foundation is the specially priced multi-course dining menus served by each restaurant. Typically including three courses––starter, entrée and dessert––this year’s Dine Out menus are categorized into three prix fixe price ranges: $20 to $34; $35 to $49; and $50 to $65.
Some restaurants provide menus in more than one price range, especially if they’ve added a lunchtime deal to their Dine Out dinner offering. A few restaurants also offer brunch. And there are usually several choices available for each course (sometimes including vegetarian or gluten-free options).
Hungry? Read on to discover the Richmond restaurants participating in 2024’s Dine Out, plus some of the dishes they’ll be serving during the festival. Then loosen your belt and launch your adventurous appetite on one of Canada’s biggest and best foodie celebrations. Bon appétit!
Notable and New
Keen to discover a place you haven’t visited before? Try the hidden gem Shoestring Cafe. Their $50 Dine Out dinner includes options such as roasted duck breast in red wine fig sauce. Or consider the under-the-radar Little Karp Seafood Restaurant & Bar where their $65 four-course menu choices include deep-fried oysters, hearty clam chowder and much more.
Alternatively, book ahead for the restaurants at Richmond’s swish Versante Hotel. Its main eatery, Bruno, is offering lunch ($39) and dinner ($65) deals––their lunchtime bacon cheeseburger is a show-stopping gourmet treat. In contrast, the hotel’s Japanese-inspired Cask Whisky Vault offers a $59 dinner featuring everything from shellfish udon to truffle chicken karaage.
Along with its $35 lunch offer, the $55 dinner deal at 75 West Coast Grill includes tempting entrée choices such as beef ribs and grilled octopus. Also in the city-centre, the $45 dinner special at Cactus Club Cafe includes six entrée choices––from steak frites to blackened creole chicken. Alternatively, the $50 dinner deal at Moxies includes a delicious chipotle mango chicken dish.
Over at Lansdowne Centre, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar is serving both lunch ($35) and dinner ($45) deals, with lots of options in each––including a tempting truffle tortellini. Chop Steakhouse & Bar is offering a sure-to-be-popular $55 dinner deal where options include slow-roasted prime rib. Steak fans should also consider the Keg on No. 5 Road, where the $65 dinner options include bacon-wrapped filet mignon.
Steer over to Steveston
In shoreline Steveston Village, Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant is offering a $39.99 lunch or dinner deal where main course choices include miso glazed sablefish, braised short rib and more. It’s a few steps from Catch Kitchen + Bar, where the $45 dinner deal includes their popular Surf & Turf as one of three entrée options.
Over on Moncton Street, the $45 dinner choice at Steveston Seafood House includes AAA filet mignon, blackened red snapper and a velvety seafood linguini. They’re also offering a $29 Sunday-only brunch––crab crepes included (Steveston Seafood House is temporarily closed due to a fire incident. Please check their website for updates). Steveston’s Britannia Brewing is serving a $35 lunch, dinner and vegetarian deal with options ranging from a special Dine Out burger to chilli crab and prawn spaghettini.
Richmond is celebrated for its amazing Asian dining, and several local eateries are joining Dine Out this year. Afuri Ramen & Dumpling is serving lunch ($38) and dinner ($48) built around its signature noodle bowls. Over at Yuu Japanese Tapas, the lunch and dinner deals (both $24.95) include entrée options such as their ever-popular tonkatsu cutlets. Alternatively, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is serving a $45 lunch and dinner option where authentic Japanese grilled dining is the main attraction.
Ever-popular Cantonese and Northern Chinese favourite Kirin Seafood Restaurant is also diving into Dine Out this year. Their $55 special is available for both lunch and dinner, and its options include fish maw and wonton soup as well as lobster in cream and butter sauce.
There’s a full array of other international cuisines to consider in Richmond this year. Spanish food fans should book the $60 dinner deal at Jamoneria by Arc, where main course choices include their secret recipe Iberico pork ribs. Italian, French and Asian influences combine at Broli Kitchen, where the $56 lunch and dinner options include duck confit with saffron fingerling potatoes.
The French-Asian fusion continues at Missing Chopsticks where their $65 Dine Out dinner deal includes seared Hokkaido scallops plus striploin with a Chinese-style Char Siu marinade.
In contrast, there’s a $30 lunch and dinner deal at Steveston’s Little Mexico Cantina, with tempting entrée options including torta, tacos, enchiladas and more––plus a churro dessert served with ice cream that will have you planning a swift return.
Keep the spice kick going at city-centre Freebird Table & Bar where the $39 dinner deal includes a Cajun-style prawn jambalaya option. There are also tempting lunch ($20) and dinner ($39.95) options at London Landing’s Ember Indian Kitchen––plus a special $29.95 vegetarian-only alternative that features a delicious paneer tikka masala option.
Hunkering in a warm bar is always a good idea at this time of year. And several of Richmond’s finest have joined Dine Out this time around. The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill has a $27.50 three-course lunch and dinner deal that includes their popular two-piece haddock and chips.
Over at Milltown Bar & Grill, the $35 dinner includes a grilled ahi tuna steak option, while the city’s Canadian Brewhouse is serving a $34.99 dinner menu with great pub grub options such as yam fries and chicken alfredo.
And at O’Hare’s Gastropub, there’s both a lunch and dinner $29.99 offer, with options including hearty, Irish-style meat pies. Whichever bar you visit, of course, don’t forget to raise a glass and toast to yet another great Dine Out festival!
For more information on Dine Out Vancouver, including full menus and booking links, visit the festival’s dedicated website.
Last Updated on February 5, 2024 by Tourism Richmond