Arms Reach Bistro

4.7
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
*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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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m
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saw a play after dinner.

AT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The hamburger special on Thursday nights is a great deal.

KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came to Arms Reach for our 10th wedding anniversary! Wonderful service and the food was delish :)

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Family Day brunch overlooking Deep Cove! There were many waiting for tables, but we didn't feel rushed. A very relaxing venue! Fabulous location, good food and great service. We'll definitely be returning for another brunch or dinner.

SE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very attentive and accommodating as I have multiple allergies! Thank you!

F
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very impressed by the food and service. What a little gem in deep cove. We will definitely be back.

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Arms Reach Bistro is always delightful. The location is wonderful and the restaurant is casual but warm and the staff are very professional while being friendly. The food selection (we had lunch) was adequate although I would have liked to see some more interesting salads on the menu, and it is odd that they offer hamburgers - I think they might be trying to cater to all types of customers. Overall, I highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

JK
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our go to place in DeepCove since the Savory closed. Consistently good. Their house made dill pickles are to die for. Always busy so suggest reservations. Despite being very busy it still is able to seem intimate and the servers do a great job.

AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always leave looking forward to the next time to come back! Delicious!

j
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Brussels sprouts and tagliatelle pasta ever!!! Wonderful service too!

GS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Our favourite spot.

LW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Armsreachisourfavoritecasualdier out on the North Shore/ Food and service is consistantly excellent

H
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a special foursome dinner at Arms Reach this weekend. It was really enjoyable. The service was spot on - efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and the food couldn't really be better! It's fresh and innovative and there is something for everyone. I love the menu. Noise was the only reason I didn't have five stars all around and maybe a candle on the table would be nice. We wish we had one in our own neighbourhood. Thanks for a great dinner out.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful date night experience with a visit from the sommelier and tasting natural wine. Both the beef carpaccio and Brussels+delicata squash appetizers were amazing!

DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food,friendly service.Very enjoyable experience

TB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No where else I’d rather dine in Vancouver when I’m visiting!

C
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner, excellent service. We celebrated an anniversary there and they treated us very well!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dine out Vancouver and it was fantastic. Food and service were wonderful.

NA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delightful little restaurant! The food was delicious, our server was lovely, and it's just a cute cozy little spot. When our server found out we were celebrating our anniversary she brought us each a glass of prosecco as a little surprise at the end of our meal, such a thoughtful touch. Looking forward to going back in the warmer months to enjoy the patio!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great restaurant. We go there often because we have never been disappointed. Highly recommend the mussels, golden beet salad and the Argentinian Prawns.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date with my husband.

K
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

After we got home we got home and I paid for all I was told by my wife two,guests had ordered the dine out Vancouver but we were charged for these as regular menu items.

Arms Reach Bistro
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hi Kilgore, I'm sorry for any confusion. We charge for each dine out course separately on your bill. First course is $10, main course is $15 and dessert is $10 totalling $35 for 3 courses. Those items should start with "DOV" on your bill. We don't normally carry those items, so they don't have a set regular price. If there is an error on your bill, please call or email us and I would be happy to solve any issues and make sure you aren't overcharged.

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LM
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Family dinner to celebrate a wedding

DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had scallops and risotto- was delicious. Best meal I’ve had in awhile! The service was professional and friendly.

RK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant in all of Vancouver, without question. We go there often for dinner, lunch and brunch. All special occasions are celebrated there! The food is amazing, the atmosphere is charming and cozy and the staff are experienced and attentive. Do yourself a favour and make a trip to lovely Deep Cove to experience this restaurant- you wasn’t regret it!

h
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another excellent meal at Arms Reach Bistro! Excellent service and food. Great neighbourhood restaurant.

CB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

It was clean. Service was pleasant. The view was nice
Parking was an issue

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A favorite for years!

AT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfectly situated with a lovely view of the Deep Cove Yacht Club and municipal pier this is THE place to eat out in Deep Cove. The staff is friendly and helpful and the is food pretty good, if a little over-priced. Great value on Wednesdays (for the pasta special and a beer) and Thursdays (for a burger and a beer) when you can eat for $15 to $17 per person.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal - Arms Reach never disappoints !!

T
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

It was our wedding anniversary. We have celebrated here many times before. Food was great as usual. I would say we were seated at the worst table in the place beside the fact the place was not full and we had specifically said it was our anniversary at the time of our reservation. That was disappointing but we could have said something. We will be back, just felt they did not take the time to look at our reservation.

Arms Reach Bistro
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hi Tania, Thank you for your comments. Our apologies that we didn't meet your seating requests for your special night. We try our best to accommodate everyone especially on anniversaries and birthdays. It's not always possible on busy nights like Fridays to meet all the requests. But, we don't mind trying to find you something different if you don't like your table and we have others available. I hope that you still enjoyed dinner with us and I'm happy to hear we will be seeing you again.

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CA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were excellent about accommodating our granddaughter’s severe dairy allergy.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal and service were wonderful

U
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is always exceptional. One of our favourite spots on the north shore. They even have a kids menu which is very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

JK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We live in the Cove & go often - I had my niece her husband & their 15 month old baby as well as my 2 friends from Vancouver with their 2 year old & my husband & I. We could not have had a better time, table well set up with 2 high chairs & crayons etc for the little ones. Our food & drinks were all excellent & my family & friends were quite impressed - we love the place & are thankful they are doorsteps away from us.

E
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious as always and service, provided by Erica, friendly and efficient.

Music, as is so often the case, was "energetic" as well as wrong choice for this dining experience. Pity that no-one appears to pay attention to this.

Also, 3 or 4 service staff tended to gather around the Bar/area to chat with one another – did not think this to be too professional, especially since one could hear whatever was being said!

Arms Reach Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hi Esca, Thank you for your comments. We noticed you've left a few negative reviews regarding our music. We try to carefully pick playlists for a casual dining setting. But, realize it's not everyone's tastes. I assure you we are paying attention and have made a note in your reservation profile to seat you away from speakers and turn the music way down whenever you visit us. Please feel free to let us know in person if you have any further issues with volume and we would be happy to accommodate.

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AD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A better wine selection by the glass would have been the perfect touch.

DS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is awesome but when it gets busy, it gets loud. That food is amazing and that ambiance is wonderful. That staff is very good and the views are one of a kind. Overall, very worthwhile and we have been back over and over again.

LT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the squash soup (it was warm but not hot yet still yummy) and a Caesar salad. My husband had the chicken curry. All were delicious! I had the rosemarina (tequila and grapefruit juice) which tasted like an upscale margarita with a sprig of fresh rosemary. Great service. We got in on a Friday night for 7pm on Open table with only 20 mins notice! So happy. It’s hard to get in to this wonderful restaurant.

5
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a favourite, it’s a treat to come here anytime