Arms Reach Bistro

4.4
1139 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Neighbourhood Gem
*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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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
What 1139 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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JD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
22 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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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were in a hidden corner that seemed a bit claustrophobic. Our waiter (Michael) asked the manager and they kindly moved us to a quiet but larger table and space.

Food was of good quality, fresh and spicy and large portions. They divided the caesar’s salad and it was plenty for both of us.

The Pinot Noir was well priced and complemented it all.

Thanks for a lovely time.

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PK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We’ve been coming to Arms Reach since we moved to Vancouver 8 years ago and I’ve lived their Baked Spaghetti until this occasion. It was absolutely horrid. Looked like the sauce was from a cheap branded jar and was totally tasteless. My husband had a chicken pasta dish and was up all night with an upset tummy. Will not be going back.

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NG
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arm's reach is a neighborhood gem for sure. Good work ladies and gentlemen. You manage to deliver a superior product creatively and consistently.

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KN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not our first time. Consistent quality at a great location

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great olace with great food

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DE
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food great service great. When we arrived we were placed beside an extremely noisy table and asked to be seated elsewhere. We were told all other tables were reserved even though we had made a reservation. We couldn't hear each other across the table and asked again to be moved and we were but under the speaker for the music. The music was so loud we asked for it to be turned down and they did so immediately. The concern is what is Arms Reach turning into, the music level would rival a bar and we felt totally unnecessary for a quaint restaurant. The couple beside us thanked us for asking for the music to be turned down. The positive after we got this ruble and the mouse level down it was a great night with very good service and food.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

The two plates of pasta we had were not tasty at all, I ordered the mushroom pasta, it looked like a soup, the sauce was watery and did not stick to the pasta at all, had to constantly dip it into it to get some flavour.

The service was fast and good no complaints there.

Not sure you can call this place "romantic" or great food like a lot of the reviews indicated.

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j
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely Deep Cove patio setting with view to the ocean and action on the street. Pasta was delicious and the service great. Definitely recommend.

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DN
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had the Spicy Spaghetti and the Penne Chicken plus shared the Mussels for an appetizer. All were delicious. We had enough pasta leftovers for lunch the following day! Service was great.

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BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend... you can tell they put a lot of love and thought into their food. Service was very good!!!

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S
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent as always love the food and have never been disappointed. We take all our guests to Arms Reach when they come to visit us.

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SQ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

service was average at best. upon leaving no one said goodbye was not busy.
new owners need some help.
menu use to be better

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b
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner with friends! We shared the mussels (amazing), calamari and Caesar salad. Had the Steelhead Trout as a main...it was fabulous!!

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DF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great spot for dinner. Staff went above and beyond to accommodate two more people to our reservation when we arrived. We really enjoyed the Rose flights, and as always the food was delicious.

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c
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

All good.
That’s all I have to say.

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner at ARB was marvellous! Amazing pastas, great wine and beer and even better service from friendly faces. Every night out here is perfect.

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ES
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Unfortunatley far too noisy inside even with table for two in the corner at the back.
Noise level was extreme.

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WC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Mike, our server, was thorough, knowledgable and timely efficient. Thanks.

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This place is quaint as heck, with a good view. My favourite part is how the kitchen door says “heart and soul” and they sure mean it. They do a beautiful small west coast menu and they do it well!
They accommodated my request for a window seat for my boyfriends birthday, and we loved our seat, our food and our drinks. Three courses and a couple drinks was 100$+tip. Beautiful experience and warm professional service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great, restaurant was very busy - service was slow at the start - bar was backed up so drinks were slow to arrive. Would have liked more time to enjoy our drinks before our food arrived.

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NJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service as we had an amazing young lady that took care of us for my friend's birthday. The food was excellent as I tried both dishes we ordered. I tried the flight of Rose wines they offered and I'm glad I did. Dessert was great too. I'd go back.

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s
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The hash with poached Eggs was awesome (had the vegetarian version)...it was perfectly cooked yolks and the sauce on the potatoes was fabulous!

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KG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great but it was too hot in there, with no air conditioning. I will go back again any time except during a heat wave.

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3
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. Always enjoy dining here

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pretty toasty inside. No AC. But the food was outstanding and wonderful service.

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F
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very delicious food, and great dessert! The lemon poppy seed cake is great with their lavender whipped cream!! The place is usually quiet full, recommend to make a reservation!!

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The positive: calamari and Caesar salad was outstanding!

The bad: Scallop dish ($38!) was very strange ... 6 scallops on top of a bunch of lentils. The scallops were great but replace the lentils with rice or something else. $8/scallop is robbery.

My chicken penne was killed by big globs of goat cheese thrown on top!

Waiter had thick accent and was nervous. Friendly but not someone to joke around with given language barrier.

Great location and decent ambiance but fix the food, reduce the prices! We won’t be back until we see those changes.

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EC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great, nice atmosphere and service was good too.
Would like to visit again!

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CN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Everything we had at Arms Reach was great and the service was fantastic in spite of the fact that the restaurant was full. We loved the brunch options but would be very happy if the BLT with avocado returned to the menu.

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GL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice. Good food and nice setting in Deep Cove.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, great location, great atmosphere. A great place to take friends, family or business associates from out of town.

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JI
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Servers attentive as always.

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LP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Favourite spot unfortunately got sick from the meal this time.

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