Arms Reach Bistro

4.4
1173 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • 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

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Daily: 11:00am - 1:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 929-7442
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Erick Kauko
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Banbury Road
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Parking Details
Free Parking
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us to ring in the new year! We'll be offering a special menu this evening. A valid credit card is required to reserve and a fee will only be charged in the event of a no-show or cancellations less than 24 hours prior.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1173 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The menu is not huge but the food quality is very good. There is a nice balance in the flavours, regardless of the dish (we had 5). An entree easily fills a normal appetite. Staff are efficient and the setting is very nice. This is a local standby and can be relied on for good food at fair prices.
There is a solid wine list to please a variety of tastes.
The boys rated the creme brulee as one of the best they have had (and they sample them everywhere).

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PS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place. The ambience and food is wonderful. The staff are too. And you can’t beat the view.

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S
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arms Reach Bistro is always fantastic. It is my favourite restaurant in Deep Cove. The service and food are always top notch!

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LD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Would be nice if a small salad could be added to the eggs benny. You also used to do a crab base Benny...is this seasonal or off the menu?!
Your happy hour prices are great.
Servers attentive.

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CD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I had a lovely brunch, great service and delicious food. Loved the venue and the view!

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MD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent as always!!!!!!!,!,!,!,!!,!!,!!,!!!!!!!!!!!,!?,

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Always love visiting. Was particularly quiet on a Wednesday at noon in November and I think the food and service reflected that. Service was not as attentive as usual and our eggs benny were just satisfactory. Never fear, we’ll return

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went there for my birthday. Why don’t we go there more often? The food was fabulous and our waiter made it even more lovely.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I’ve enjoyed both dinner and brunch at Arms Reach Bistro - both meals were very good. Fresh & flavourful ingredients and excellent service - I will be back!

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NK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We shared the mussels to start—they were great. I liked the goat cheese salad and my pasta with the mushroom and an egg mixed in was delicious. Competent and friendly service, we will be back!

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K
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arms reach is our neighbourhood favourite! The food is always excellent and the ambiance is perfect for a nice, intimate, relaxing evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I wish they would bring back the angry chicken!!!!!

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MP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice venue for a special occasion.
Patio would be nice in warmer weather.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as usual! My very experienced dining out friends were impressed. Thanks to the team.

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K
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Arms Reach is always great! Good food, good service, great location.

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RP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great place for a delicious dinner with friends or family. Excellent service.

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JA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the restaurant.
Hugely disappointed that I had been saving Open Table points for many ears, and have just gotten back from overseas only to find that Open Table had taken my accumulated points away ,👎

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C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It is always a good time at Arms Reach Bistro. You can count on excellent service and the food is very tasty. There are delicious cocktails too. The restaurant is on the small side so reservations are recommended but it's nice to be able to enjoy the lovely Deep Cove waterfront view from anywhere in the restaurant. If the weather is nice, the patio is a joy! Highly recommend always.

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f
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food as always! Ambiance is great.
Great for date night or for a group. Never disappoints

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SL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Occasion was a birthday dinner. Service was superb. Food was excellent but we want to go back and try the brunch as we hear it is excellent.

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JR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arm's Reach Bistro is my very favourite restaurant. I love that it is casual and warm and welcoming. The food is reliably excellent, the service is excellent, and it just never fails to satisfy. I recommend it unconditionally.

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JT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Generally I have not had a bad experience at arms reach until this time had the seasonal greens salad- 2 of us- very bland and would not order again. Carrot bisque was very tasty though as was the goat cheese salad. We ordered martinis. Did not have 3 of the offered guns and the service was very slow. My martini sat on the bar while we found a gun listed that we actually in stock... 15 mins later and we already had waited 10 mins . Not acceptable.
With that said, that has been my first negative experience out of a dozen visits so I will go back , but maybe not as enthusiastically.

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BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

our local restaurant but it has not changed over the years as many successful restaurants do...food quality and value drops, no appreciation for the customer and the space becomes run down...not Arms Reach! Still tasty and good with value

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D
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Matt is an example of local folks , good, always smiling, atmosphere second to none
Thank you for all your efforts to make us at home every time we come

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JO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was one of the best I've been to for a long time, lovely place and service that was attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent and they gave us as much time as we wanted between courses so we were never hurried or left waiting.

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NH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server Katy was outstanding. Whole group of staff made us feel welcome. Glad i chose AR for this occasion!

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JC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meals at Arms Reach are always good - we love the food, location and the staff. This was an anniversary dinner and we were treated to a free glass of bubbly to start our dinner off.

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s
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great time and our server was wonderful. Food and service made the experience memorable and I certainly will come back again with more friends.

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KA
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arms Reach Bistro is a North Vancouver favourite whenever we visit the Vancouver area. The food , waterfront setting, service and ambiance make it very special for us.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The hamburger I had, tasted like pre-frozen and very dry. I ate a few mouthfuls - let my friends try it and they all agreed it was terrible. The ciabatta bread was too much bread for a burger. The side salad had 1/2 slice cucumber the rest was lettuce - dressing was OK for $19.00. Verna ordered a side Caesar salad with her burger and got only a Caesar salad consisting of lettuce and a small amount of parmesan sprinkled lightly on the side of her dish. Waitress forgot her burger but after tasting mine said no thanks. Carrot soup was tasty but the fries were soggy (my friends comments) Waitress removed 19.00 charge for burger but charged me tax and pst on it.

It was not a memorable birthday lunch for us all. I was still hungry when I left.

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ET
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, the ambience lovely, relaxed, and our server was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. A lovely dining experience.

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KA
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are huge fans of the Arms Reach Bistro... it's the complete dining experience with reasonable prices and a very good wine list. It's located right off the Cove and the views are great, too.

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IA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The penne pasta/chicken was great for me and my husband.
Our guest had the spaghetti with shrimp and he was very impressed.
Maybe some more dishes in the $20.00-$30.00 range would be nice.
Service was great and friendly.
We usually bring our out of country guests to this restaurant for either lunch or dinner because we can always count on good food, pleasant ambiance and fabulous location.
Thank you, Irene

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JD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Dinner is starting to feel a bit rushed the these day; there was little down time for social conversation between courses. The restaurant is losing its charm...

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KM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our service was very quick. The server was attentive and thoughtful. And, as always, the food was excellent.

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D
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a local Deep Cover and we eat at Arm’s Reach a few times per year. My wife and I went out with friends and had a great meal and great time. If I could change one thing I would add a few more choices in the $20-$30 entree price range. It feels as if the pasta choices are $15 - $21 and then the seafood or steaks are above $35. (Maybe I didnt’ look hard enough.).

Very glad to have this option in the Cove.

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RA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a good idea to reserve well ahead. It is a favorite spot for many. Service is very good and the food is excellent. French fries are the best. Baked spaghetti is another favorite.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You gotta order the mussels! A great wine list and wonderful service. Highly recommend the trip to this deep cove gem.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

consistently great food and service. nice to have blankets to sit outside

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

food and service very good. Unfortunately last 3 times we have gone we have had fruit flies around us which was annoying. An aspect from the kitchen they need to address.

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