What’s Coming for Fall at Five Vancouver Must-Book Restaurants

When the summer starts to draw to a close, Vancouver’s restaurants begin to shift their menus to heartier fare and the bounty of British Columbia’s autumn produce. Cherries and berries make way for apples, artichokes, cranberries, and even kiwi fruit from Vancouver Island. The local seafood changes, too; you might even see Pacific sardines — available only in September and October. At least until rainy November, dining al fresco on Vancouver’s patios is still a great option.

The ever-changing pandemic means restaurants are making changes on the fly to suit the current circumstances, so keep your eye out for special events, changing opening hours, and expanded menus. Here’s what’s new and planned (so far) at these five must-book restaurants for fall.

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Restaurants:L'Abattoir Restaurant, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market, The Teahouse Restaurant
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:French, Seafood, Regional American (Northwest)
Neighborhoods:Gastown, Stadium District, Vancouver / British Columbia
Party Size
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Date
Time
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L'Abattoir Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Gastown
3,255 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

As the weather cools, L’Abattoir’s meat-heavy dishes become even more tempting. Try quail from Thiessen Farm with grilled foie gras or perhaps pan-fried sweetbreads on toast. But it will be hard to sk...

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Notable Wine List in Vancouver
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Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

$$$$·Seafood·
Stadium District
181 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date

Fresh seafood is the highlight at this tide-to-table restaurant on the edge of downtown toward BC Place. The restaurant celebrated its fifth birthday this summer, and new executive chef Tommy Shorthou...

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Seafood in Vancouver / British Columbia
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The Teahouse Restaurant

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Vancouver / British Columbia
3,341 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

The landmark restaurant within Stanley Park reopened this summer with a new executive chef. Sic Kim has previously cooked at Giardino’s, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Bin 941, and Cardero’s, and his...

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Romance in Exclusive

Notch8

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
893 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance

There are several big autumn 2021 changes at Notch8, the main restaurant in Fairmont’s flagship Vancouver hotel. New items on the dinner menu include an appetizer of side stripe shrimp served with cur...

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