Arms Reach Bistro

4.5
1258 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
*Please note that we do not take reservations for the patio*

In the heart of Deep Cove lies Arms Reach, a quaint, cozy, bistro next to the beautiful Burrard Inlet & North Shore mountains.

"Deep Cove is a crowd of discerning, food loving folks in flip flops" The Georgia Strait
"This Bistro is one of those local gems that foodies like me dream of discovering but dread revealing for fear of exposing its virtuous flavours" Cathy Bullen
"Simply Devine" The North Shore News

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service.

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VM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely lunch we had here as a post mother’s day celebration. Our meals were split conveniently between two plates as our senior parent’s appetites aren’t huge. The vegetarian sandwich was scrumptious too!

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LN
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice casual atmosphere overlooking the harbour. Risotto was to die for!

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GA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great dinner date night! Food was good, service was excellent and it's a beautiful location. We didn't have a long wait to be seated. The waitress was very good and made sure we were comfortable. A little pricey but a nice special occasion.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

John Broderick is an excellent server. Service was so good it made the experience stand out.

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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WE ate outside on a warm evening - The food and service was excellent. Perfect!!!!

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! The salmon risotto is THE best salmon dish I have eaten in a very long time. Kudos to the chef!

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our servers were all very personable which made it a so enjoyable. The dessert was particularly attractive and delicious and the Mother's Day tulips were such a nice touch.


Thank you !

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JC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. Calamari starter was generous, and more importantly crisp, not soggy or rubbery. Kale Caesar salad starter good, too. Scallops on Scafata was a new combination for me, worked well. Nice selection of wines by the glass. The inside room was busy, but even though we were not at a window table we still had a good view over the water.

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AR
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant many times. I fee that they have reduced to a small menu for dinner. I believe in the past they had many more items to choose from, it took us awhile to pick as of the choices.
But always a great neighbourhood gathering!

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HR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lovely birthday brunch here. Really enjoyed it and will be going back. Fantastic view, nice food, friendly waitress.
Was great! x

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Been going here for years and we’re rarely disappointed. Overall was great once again. A couple of minor issues -the beef carpaccio appetizer was smaller than in the past and the rib eye steak was good but in our opinion is not as good as the filet that used to be on the menu.

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DS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great views. A jewel of a restaurant in the cove. Sometimes hard to get seating, but worth the wait.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always good food, beautiful view and friendly staff

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B
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great night out with friends. The food was excellent - scallops over a very tasty, herby cauliflower puree with edamame beans and asparagus - surprisingly good. Our server was attentive, fun and cheerful - great service. Nice to see the Arms Reach keeping up its good standards both in food and service. We will definitely be back.

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MN
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice spot to be on a warm sunny evening. Enjoyed an anniversary dinner with my wife

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a beautiful window seat, the ambiance is lovely (a cozy warm atmosphere) and the food was great. But the most outstanding of our experience was our server, Rachel. We had a hard time deciding which wine to have since three of us had very different preferances with white wine. During what seemed to be a very long process...Rachel was extremely patient and very very helpful. We would definitely return. The only drawback was that parking in Deep Cove was horrendous...especially on Easter Sunday! But not the restaurants fault. Its too bad the restaurant doesn't have its own parking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So happy scallops are back! ❤️

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NC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food, pleasant service, comfortable room.
But why do they insist on playing music so loud?

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BB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good food and great view. Service wasn't as prompt as in past visits. Restaurant was too loud for me although energy is not a bad thing....just more difficult to hear my guests

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KD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visitors in town. Perfect evening.

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L
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a lovely evening, very good service, great wine a food, the calamari starter was delicious, will definitely be going back.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Overall, Arms Reach did not disappoint.
Service was well-timed and friendly and our waitress, Rhiannon, was excellent.
We both had the Chicken Penne dish and it was, as always, very tasty, hot and well presented. Only complaint was the music. No only way too loud, but of extremely poor choice! (Memo to Owner-Chief Dishwasher at Arms Reach Bistro, Alistair: Please change over to different, more low-key music - we are not all 18-year olds enjoying Disco..)!
Thank you.

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EH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had a Plum and Beet salad that was a little bland, but lovely presentation. We both had the Arctic Char with rice and chorizo which was delicious. The wine list is uninspired, so we took our own bottle and there was no problem doing that but there is a corkage fee which was fine.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tantalizingly food, excellent service, fantastic wine, great anbience, my favorite spot in the world!

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived for our brunch reservation 20 minutes early yet we were seated immediately near a window. It's the kind of place that's perfect when the sun is out! Jen was a lovely server who didn't hover over us too much and was there when my drink was empty :)
A more expansive cocktail list would be my only recommendation (there were only three on the menu), and I strongly recommend the espresso creme brulee!

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SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and great location. Food was very good

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RF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A quaint setting that provides an intimate ambiance for the discerning diner. Lots of beautifully presented dishes with fresh ingredients and interesting options. This is a special place for any occasion. the outdoor patio faces west, so able to catch the light at the end of the day. Gorgeous.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best lamb I’ve had ! Beautiful in presentation and absolutely delicious in taste ! Very cute location .

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As per usual, a great evening. Staff is so attentive, and even though my friend and I split and appie and a main, not an eyebrow was raised. We always have had nothing but great meals and wonderful evenings at A.R. Dianne.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had the PLT and it was delicious with a perfect side salad. The flavours were exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Regular favorite of mine for many years whether for brunch,lunch, dinner or appetizers and wine on the patio

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

There was a large table of very, very loud girls behind us, which forced everyone else to talk loudly as well. My ears were ringing by the time we left. However... our waitress, who was lovely, gave us our first round of drinks for free on the bill as an apology for the unusual noise level. We didn’t even complain, so it was nice of her to acknowledge it on her own. She said it’s not normally loud in there, which is why I didn’t give it full volume stars in my rating.

The food was good. The kale Caesar salad needed a bit more massaging to soften the kale - it was pretty rough. The baked spaghetti was good too, but a little heavy on the nutmeg. Carrot and ginger soup was tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Brought friends from out of town. Perfect location to show off the beautiful North Shore. Great service, terrific food and a spectacular view. A perfect dinner.

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PW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant all around. You won't be disappointed.

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S
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We love coming to Arms Reach but having been a regular customer for many years

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Excellent food and great value for money. Tables are tight and noise level is quite high,but would not hesitate to recommend.

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BM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I would recommend to friends. The service was very good, the food was very good but it was way too noisy. Sorry, I would love to give you 5 stars but the noise level stopped me from doing that.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely the best. The food is exceptional and the staff so friendly. I like the fact that the survey asked about the noise level. It was loud when we first came in....first customer of day BUT music was toned to a perfect level without having to ask. Great work. Couldn't ask for more.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, it was everything I expected. Always outstanding food, friendly and efficient service, nice ambience and never feel rushed.

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