ARC Restaurant

4.4
1134 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Simple, fresh, local and handcrafted. Our waterfront Vancouver restaurant, ARC, is the perfect West Coast Setting to enjoy urban artisan food. Made with locally sourced ingredients, some from our very own rooftop herb garden and beehives, our food is rivaled only by our stunning harbour and mountain views.
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Experiences

  • Weekend Brunch

    CA$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Bottomless brunch is back and better than ever featuring new seasonal dishes and complimentary coffee or tea! Grab your stretchy pants and join us for your favourite brunch small plates from Chef Michael Pagnacco, featuring everything from Migas Breakfast Tacos to Liege Waffles with rhubarb compote and jasmine crème anglaise. WEEKEND BRUNCH Bottomless Tasting Plates | $49 per person | Available 9am - 1:30pm
  • Thanksgiving Dinner

    CA$69.00 per person

    Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2021

    Executive Chef Mike Pagnacco is whipping up a four course dinner in ARC this Thanksgiving. Let us do the cooking (and the dishes) for your family - now that's something to be thankful for! THANKSGIVING DINNER Sunday, October 10 and Monday, October 11 6pm – 9pm $69 per person | $39 children 6-12 (kids 5 and under eat free)
  • Thanksgiving Brunch

    CA$59.00 per person

    Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2021

    Add bottomless brunch to your list of things to be thankful for this year. Join us this Thanksgiving weekend for a special edition of our bottomless brunch featuring all your favourite dishes plus a turkey skillet. THANKSGIVING BRUCH Unlimited tasting plates Saturday October 9 - Monday October 11 9am - 1:30pm $59 per person | $39 children 6-12 (kids 5 and under eat free)

Offers

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    Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1134 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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Cortez
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

No thanks. With the Covid 19 difficult to operate as normal.

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AlainP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food. Service by Vivianne exceptionnel! So respectful.

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jasmin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

phenomenal experience. loved the atmosphere, the service, and the food was amazing

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adonat
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I am writing this for my Mother, who dined wirh a friend last week. She said the service was exceptional as well as their courses. Highly recommended, thank you for a great evening.

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Judes60
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a reservation on line, which was very easy, our table was ready, and the host pointed out the washrooms on the way to the table. Covid passport was a learning issue, but that was to be expected. As it was a business meeting, we were placed away from main room. We will be back! Thank you!

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JohnG
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a nice atmosphere at reasonable prices.

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DYner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class customer service! This restaurant knows how to take care of their customers; somehow my order was not entered in and thus delayed things a little and to make things worse for them one of the servers accidentally spilled my drink but they were so apologetic and completely handled this accident in a very professional manner which makes the difference between a happy customer and an upset customer. I have dined here several times before and have always had a great experience (both food quality-wise and customer service-wise) and the way they handle this mishap was exceptional and thus I will definitely continue to come here and support them.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at ARC and will definitely be coming back! Food was delicious and definitely worth a trip downtown. Service was great, everyone was super friendly and attentive. My new favorite restaurant, especially for brunch!

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PedroGil
Mexico City
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food for the brunch and excellent service. We were greatly surprised

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VictorM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was awesome and the food well prepared. We stayed past hours!!

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Review
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good service and food/drinks but for some reason my reservation was not listed in the system when I arrived. Managed to still get a patio seat though so no harm.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Went for breakfast, food came 40 minutes late, small portions and was cold. They sat us outside and we had to ask twice to get the heater next to us turned on.

JB
JackieB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Regular menu is not available on weekends until 1:30.

Crab guacamole is extremely bland.

Service is terribly slow.

Very expensive for mediocre food.

Would not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Great idea, but it did take a long time to receive food… for all you can eat with a time limit the food took long to get to us.

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Emily
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Bottomless brunch was decent - variety of food to choose from, drinks were very disappointing. Service was good but I can’t say that the almost $200 bill for 2 people was worth it.

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MuhammadA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service & tasty brunch. I would love to visit again

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Ceecee
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Didn’t end up eating here. Got seated and took a look at the menu and we were extremely unimpressed. Tiny menu with little variety. Nothing caught our attention so we left & ate elsewhere

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great meal. Generous and delicious desserts. The 3 Course menu was a great value.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was stupendous. Her food recommendations and help with wine selection were spot on

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ThirdPersonOmniverous
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A beautiful Vancouver afternoon, our wedding anniversary. We'd enjoyed the Imagine Van Gogh exhibit at the Convention Centre, then an early patio dinner at Arc. The menu is concise but delicious. The fig jam, local honey, and grainy mustard on the meat and cheese tray added exquisite flavours. James offered helpful, friendly service and made our day truly special. Thanks again, James!

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Mark
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A regular, quarterly lunch - excellent experience.

Service from Vivian (waitress) and Frank (bar) was exceptional.

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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and the place were amazing. Our server was polite but too pushy at the same time. We were also hurried several times to order and we just wanted to take our time and enjoy the date. Overall everything was okay.

JA
JAWJAW
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience at ARC. Fantastic service. Incredible food. In particular we loved the Dungeness crab and Guacamole appetizer!!! Ordered it a few times! Everything we tasted was phenomenal. Low key celebrating my daughter’s birthday.

Excited to visit again in the near future.

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vipDDinCambridge
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Everything was great, but just a little slow with bringing the bill

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harrys
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

A nice restaurant with good service. Food was just average for the price and location. Good ambiance and quiet which is a plus.

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TerriM
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing.
Great options and amazing flavours. We sat on the patio and listened to street music which really added to the experience!!!

MJ
MickJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the food- heaters were nice - the busker music across the street was not the fault of the restaurant - patio very good

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vipMunchy
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy Arc

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TheophiliaP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, food was so worth the price and quantity for the brunch flat rate. Highly recommend

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Katie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

I would have liked a few more options for the menu.

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vipMyview
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The server choose to ignore us and never asked us for anything. We left after 20 minutes. Sadly it was not even busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We tried several cocktails- they were unique but not impressive. Same for the food - only a few dishes stood out. That said the service was outstanding and the wait staff were friendly, accommodating but professional. This is a solid 4.5/5 restaurant in a city with many choices. PS all the COVID safety protocols are appreciated, we felt safe.

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vipLuvGudFood
Toronto
74 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Polished and attentive staff seated us on the nicely appointed patio (view is of a busy street with slivers of waterfront, depending on where you sit). Although the menu is a bit pedestrian, food is solid... nice presentation, reasonable portions and tasty. Overall - definitely worth returning to.

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MUchi
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Professional yet friendly service.
Food was overall great. Too much salt on Veggie/potato, but the steak was cooked right and tasty.

My son had Mac/cheese off the kids menu, disappointed as it was just like Kraft dinner.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The quality of the food was pretty good, but perhaps not good enough for the prices charged. The service was prompt and friendly. Overall, very enjoyable experience - albeit a little too pricey.

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Kiran05
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our last day in Vancouver, so we wanted to fancied it up. We went for brunch at ARC restaurant, part of Fairmount Waterfront hotel. We had our reservation, and at arrival, we were quickly seated. Our waitress Vivian section was hopping. She was having hard time to reach us after she introduced herself. We are waiting patiently and little hungry. The assistant manager or manger Tobias saw us , decided to help Vivian and take our orders. He was super amazing and helpful. I started with hibiscus mimosa, and had and amazing and delicious salmon Benedict. My sister went for an egg and bacon sandwich. We both enjoyed our dishes; we devoured our plates completely. If you are willing to sworn extra money, this is one is good place.

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JeffL
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Location is great, server was top knot and we enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall a positive experience , good service and prompt follow up . The reservation line was a bit long but once we were seated it was great :)

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John
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was me and my moms first time coming to this restaurant and our server Gabriel was kind to start off with the food he recommended from the all inclusive menu. He was patient and served us delicious food.

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ManiG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The location and ambiance was great! We went for the Weekend Brunch where you pay $49 and have a menu of about 13-14 items to choose from. One person in our party had dietary restrictions (no dairy) which meant there was almost nothing they could have which was a bummer so they had to get something completely different. The food itself was a hit and miss.

Some things we really enjoyed including the buttermilk buscuits and honey butter, the ooey gooey skillet, and the beef shortrib poutine. The beef was so flavourful and melted in your mouth and the skillet was the perfect blend of sweet and spices with the sweet and tangy cream cheese.

Some items that were so-so include the Croque madame, the Jerk Fried Chicken, and the Traditional Benedict. Perhaps our expectations for the Jerk Fried chicken were too high, but something didn't sit right. The sauce for both the Croque Madame and Tradtional Benedict had a bit of a bitter aftertaste which was not so pleasant. One item we absolutely weren't satisifed with was the Migas Breakfast Tacos. No flavour whatsoever and very bland. Would not recommend.

If the menu was switched around every once in a while, we might consider coming again. Otherwise, this is manily one of those bucketlist type things where you can come to once for the experience.

FAQs

ARC Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 691-1818.

ARC Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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