The Lower Mainland’s biggest restaurant festival is back on the menu in 2023, promising delicious deals at hundreds of local eateries. Running from January 20 to February 5, reservations are now open for this year’s Dine Out Vancouver event––and there are 30 Richmond restaurants participating in the taste-tripping extravaganza.
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. Some restaurants even offer brunch. And there are usually several choices available for each course (often including vegetarian and gluten-free options).
The most important Dine Out detail? Now in its 21st year, this event is very popular, so you should book ahead. Reservations are now open and you can view full menus and book your tables via the website link below.
Hungry? Read on to discover the Richmond restaurants participating in 2023’s Dine Out, plus some of the dishes they’ll be serving during the festival. Then loosen your belt and dive in to one of Canada’s biggest and best foodie celebrations. Bon appétit!
West Coast Cuisine and More
Along with its $35 lunch offer, the $60 dinner deal at 75 West Coast Grill includes tempting entrée choices such as lamb sirloin and smoked black cod. Nearby, Cavu Kitchen Bar is offering a $50 Dine Out dinner, with main course options including grilled salmon and Fraser Valley chicken.
Both restaurants are just along the street from Harold’s Kitchen & Bar where the $39 dinner deal includes an intriguing German-style braised short rib. And don’t forget: all of these prices include starters and desserts.
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.
The $42 dinner special at CF Richmond Centre’s Cactus Club Cafe offers six entrée choices––from steak frites to Thai green curry––while the $40 dinner menu at Moxies includes options such as miso ramen and lemon basil salmon. In contrast, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar at Lansdowne Centre is serving lunch ($35) and dinner ($45) Dine Out deals, with lots of options in each.
And while Chop Steakhouse & Bar also offers a sure-to-be-popular $45 dinner deal, their special $25 two-course lunch options include their celebrated burger (plus dessert). Steak fans can also hot foot over to the Keg on No. 5 Road, where the $55 dinner deal includes entrée options such as prime rib and New York striploin.
Notable and New
Looking to visit a place you haven’t been to before? Try the hidden gem Shoestring Cafe, where the top-notch menu belies its unassuming East Richmond location. Their $49 Dine Out dinner includes options such as roasted duck breast in red wine sauce.
Alternatively, consider two restaurants at the swish Versante Hotel, which opened in 2021. Bruno––its main restaurant, with a farm-to-table focus––is offering lunch ($39) and dinner ($65) deals––their duck ragu tagliatelle is a must. In contrast, the intimate Cask Whisky Vault offers a $59 dinner with options including miso roasted sablefish and Wagyu beef skewers.
Richmond is celebrated for its amazing Asian dining, and several local eateries are joining Dine Out this year. Afuri Ramen & Dumpling is serving lunch ($35) and dinner ($45) deals built around its signature noodle bowls. Over at Yuu Japanese Tapas, three-course lunch ($29) and dinner ($35) deals include entrée options such as rice burgers and their famous volcano ramen. And Yokohama Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar has a lunch and dinner offering (both $45) hat includes steak and lobster tail options.
Need more? Consider Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, where the $45 lunch or dinner option is a delicious introduction to authentic Japanese grilled dining. Or why not hit Meet Oyster, where dishes take an Asian-fusion approach––their feast-like $65 dinner special includes two appetizers (from a choice of six) and elevated entrée options such as a pigeon, dried meat and sausage rice claypot. Alternatively, consider Hot Pot Palace, where the lunch and dinner special (both $42) includes a traditional hot pot approach that’s perfect for wintertime dining.
There are several other international options to consider in Richmond this year. Spanish food fans should book the $60 dinner deal at Jamoneria by Arc, where main course choices include hand-carved Iberico ham and Yurrita tuna belly. Alternatively, there’s a $30 lunch and dinner deal at Steveston’s Little Mexico Cantina, with entrée options including torta, tacos, burritos and more––plus a churro doughnut dessert served with ice cream.
Keep the spice kick going at Freebird Table & Bar where lunch and dinner deals (both $29) have a Cajun and southern US feel that includes jambalaya and Nashville fried chicken. There are also tempting lunch ($18) and dinner ($34) options at Ember Indian Kitchen, where dish options include lamb tika Masala and Malai tiger prawns.
Several Richmond bars are also dedicated to Dine Out this year. The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill has a $27.50 lunch and dinner deal that includes their popular two-piece haddock and chips. Over at Milltown Bar & Grill, the $35 dinner deal includes a pan-seared yellow fin tuna option.
And at O’Hare’s Gastropub, there’s both a lunch ($27.99) and dinner ($32.99) offer, with options including their hearty house-made shepherd’s pie. Alternatively, the $35 lunch and dinner deal at the Canadian Brewhouse includes the bar’s beloved smash burger.
And don’t miss the chance to check out a couple of Richmond’s craft beer taphouses. Monkey 9 Brewpub has a $29.99 dinner deal that includes both steak and shrimp linguine options, while Steveston’s Britannia Brewing is serving a $32 lunch and dinner deal (delicious prawn ravioli included). Both provide the perfect chance to raise a glass and toast 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 January 16, 2023 by Tourism Richmond