21 Restaurants To Impress For Date Night in Kelowna & West Kelowna

Where to go for date night in Kelowna? My hubby and I have been asking ourselves this monthly since we began a new date night ritual. Luckily, this last decade we’ve seen more options than ever before with new locations, cuisines in chic or relaxed atmospheres. If you really want to splurge on each other and impress your date then then these are the finest for date night in Kelowna! Charming atmospheres, some with outstanding views, all with impeccable food and a large bill might be a recurring theme. It doesn’t have to be with the Kelowna Foodie Card. But hey, this date night is to impress and these will deliver the wow factor you may be looking for.

Updated April 2023*

21. BNA Brewing & Bowl

Probably everyone’s go to date night in Kelowna, it is BNA and Bowl. Yes, you might find a few kids at the bowling lanes but if you go after 6 odds are its adult time. And adult time means good beers, the best appetizers in downtown Kelowna and maybe a few frames of bowling. If you are seriously considering bowling, where you can get dinner and drinks brought to your alley, I highly suggest a reservation otherwise there’s no guarantees.

Who this will impress: You just need to feel like a kid again without the kids. You want a lively atmosphere. 

20. Skinny Duke’s Glorious Emporium

This is unlike anyplace you’ve been before. The entire vibe is 1970s down to every detail including the television. Great pizza and dishes are served in what you might think is your grandparents’ living room. It’s a trip.

Who’ll this impress: Anyone who was a kid during the 70s although it might cause any childhood trauma to return over deicious pizza and drinks.

19. Bernie’s Supper Club & Cinema

Since opening, Bernie’s hasn’t had a quiet night. You can dine downstairs while surrounding TVs play memorable clips from iconic movies. Or you can join them in the cinema where they play old favourites on select evenings with dinner and drinks delivered to your seats. It’s a must if you’re searching for THE date night in Kelowna.

Who will it impress: Movie aficionados who love a good martini…oh and banana cream pie!

18. Gather

Gather is an Italian Korean fusion restaurant and it hosts dishes that are craveable. Their carbonara with Korean influence and I can’t forget to mention the most uniquely delicious Caesar salad in the Okanagan. It’s the perfect date night before a Kelowna Rockets game, a show at the Kelowna Community Theatre or the Kelowna Actor’s Studio as all 3 venues are within walking distance.

Who this will impress: People who like a new spin on old favourites.

17. The Modest Butcher (Mount Boucherie Winery, West Kelowna)

The Modest Butcher located in the Mount Boucherie Winery in West Kelowna, is one of the best date night spots in the Okanagan. I like to go primarily for the tomahawk steak with fixin’s. Now this is date night. And this will impress! Not to mention the wine list with both Mount Boucherie wines as well as international selections, stellar cocktails and dessert to die for.

Who will it impress: Any carnivore who loves a good wine pairing. 

16. Provisions Kitchen & Catering in Kettle River Brewing, Kelowna

Provisions is my go-to for date night. They adhere to no rules. You never know what will inspired their next menu. I love their big boards which can be reserved during the week (do so before Thursday to guarantee one for the weekend) and enjoyed at home or in house on your selected weekend evening. Anything from pork to premium beef cuts and the occasional vegetarian delights can be served up. The thing is, you won’t know until they post about it on their social media during the week so you must be ready to pounce once you see a board you enjoy. They typically sell out.

Who it will impress: True foodies who like 5 star food with a laid back atmosphere. Plus Chef Brock is a Chopped Canada champ.

15. Frankie, We Salute You!

14. Humo Izakaya

This brand new downtown restaurant on Bernard Ave offers asian latin contemporary dishes. Unique tantalizing dishes like lobster and spot prawn corn dogs, wagyu tongue katsu sando, uni udon carbonara as well as carne asada bone marrow tacos, will pique the interest of foodies. The interior features modern yet minimal aesthetic with pops of green like the plants hanging from black geometric chandeliers and the stylish bar seats.

Don’t miss this date night in Kelowna. You’ll be feeling like you are on vacation at Huma Izakaya!

Who will it impress: Someone who is dying to getaway or someone who needs a vacation. It’ll amp someone up who’s about to go anywhere tropical.

13. Krafty Kitchen

12. Oak & Cru

11. RauDZ

This is Kelowna’s “go-to” fine dinning restaurant. It has the guide of a casual atmosphere but it is run by Canadian celeb chef Rod Butters. Order a seasonal martini made with local fruit puree or select from their extensive wine list featuring Okanagan, Similkameen and BC coastal wineries. The crab cappuccino and RJB beef tenderloin burger with poached crab and bacon will make you understand why it is the most popular restaurant in downtown Kelowna. No reservations so get there early at 5:00 pm or be willing to wait!

Who will it impress: Someone who enjoys the classics with a twist at Kelowna’s OG of farm to table dinning. This place kinda started it all and put Kelowna on the map after all. If it is their first time to Kelowna go here.

10. Waterfront Wines

Chef Mark Filatow just knows the way to my stomach and wallet. His food is always stellar.
Maybe the biggest nod to this restaurant is the fact that it was THE ONLY Okanagan restaurant named in the massive compilation that is “Where Chefs Eat.” I love it for its foie gras topped with gelée, usually made from a local Gewurtzraminer or sometimes a local fruit like cherries. You can never go wrong with the beef or the duck for dinner options.

Who will it impress: A foodie looking to be treated to a delicious evening out at one of Kelowna’s most notable restaurants.

9. Erica Jane

Erica Jane is Kelowna’s most anticipated restaurant opening after construction delays and plenty of teases at local food events. You can now head to their location on Sunset in the ONE Water building for a taste of fine dining unlike anything we’d seen in the Okanagan. It’s giving Vancouver fine dining vibes with dishes like beef carpaccio and bone marrow, foie gras oyster, and their beautiful platting with deconstructed desserts. It’s a spot for foodies to enjoy date night done differently in Kelowna.

Who will it impress: People from Vancouver or any other big city centre who may not expect this kind of dining from the Okanagan.

8. Bouchons

7. Roma Nord

6. Home Block at Cedar Creek Winery

5. Summerhill Bistro

4. The Eldorado Hotel

3. The Fixx Cafe

2. The Terrace

1. Old Vines Restaurant

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  1. My mouth is water just by looking at these pictures. All these restaurants look amazing, and so many of them are close to me! Thanks for this list.

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