Arms Reach Bistro

4.5
1222 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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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4.6
Service
4.5
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4.3
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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BA
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent location, views, friendly staff and good service.

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

We dined at Arms Reach last Friday. The service was excellent. The food was great. We were sitting by a table of 8 ladies so it was a little difficult to hear. As my husband has a hearing problem.
Thanks for the enjoyable evening.

Jan Schafer

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GB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service but very loud when seated next to the bar, the speaker and the entrance to the kitchen.

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p
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant. The food is fantastic ... we will be back for sure.

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AM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Arms Reach is a wonderful place to steal some time for lunch with the girls!

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JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

My burger was burnt. Server was excellent

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A
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our food was amazing, the service was spectacular. We went later in the evening hoping for a bit of a view but the windows were steamed up so sadly we couldn’t see anything but that was alright. It was a little louder ambience then I had expected but otherwise i’d Definitely recommend the Arms Reach to my friends

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a hidden treasure out in Deep Cove.

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MH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been dining at Arms Reach Bistro for years and have never been disappointed (although I'd love you to put angry chicken back on your menu :) ). The service is always outstanding, the food consistently great and an all-round terrific customer experience - one that we appreciate feeling valued as customers.

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JI
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A. Very pleasant evening. Great food and ambiance.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Beautiful view of harbour. Food was fairly good - portion size was way too small for the price charged
Maybe only some things on menu are worth price.

Daily specials are a good idea.

Music was not ambient at all - and too loud.

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is very good. Service was good. It's a little jewel in Deep Cove. Small and quaint.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my husband. We love coming here but I feel the prices are higher than what the value is. We still always have a great time and service is great thus the reason for always coming back!

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CO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We were very disappointed in the food. Soup too thick and the salmon croquettes very dry. The setting is great and service good but food needs to be improved.

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

My wife and I had our first date here 8 years ago. We still love it and come back many times a year. One of the North Shores best and most romantic spots.

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A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best dessert I’ve ever had, and beautifully presented

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fabulous chicken penne.

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RS
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great little neighbourhood restaurant with an AMAZING LOCATION Food was good Not Sensational. Variety was too limited need more salads and main courses. Our server was a 10

Again. Not High End

BUT a wonderful casual place for a lovely lunch or dinner.

Deep Cove will always be something like Saucilito for me We will come back for the ambiance, and the location. Now that the Beach House at Dundarave Pier is closed for 5 months

Ciao Ciao
Ralph

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R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner, lovely table by the window, did not feel rushed, service was amazing and the food was excellent as always.

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MS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good brunch, once again. Really nice setting and very friendly staff

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HT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at The Reach this week. Service was impeccable. Pasta is locally crafted up the road. Great drink options. Very reasonably priced specials! Check it out

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K
Vancouver
84 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

My local favourite! We had the eggs benny with the little potatoes. So delish! I don’t know what they season the potatoes with that makes them so tasty! It was a beautiful day and you cannot beach the view of Deep Cove!

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Never disappoints. Another excellent dinner and you can't beat the benefit of Sunday night wine discount.

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R
Vancouver
88 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful evening, and even though it was on the late side, was perfect.
Started with salmon cakes which were wonderful, followed by the lamb special and beef tenderloin.
House was willing to accommodate adjustments due to allergies.
Summertime, this pace must kill! Put it in your calendar now.

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MM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

While we always enjoy the food, we were reminded during our last visit why we don’t frequent this restaurant more often. We often feel very rushed to finish our meal and leave. Our appetizer arrived 5 minutes after ordering and despite asking our server to slow down our mains they arrived 5 minutes after we finished our appies. We were finished our meal in 50 minutes which doesn’t feel like a night out unfortunately

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JR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food served quickly—fresh and prepared perfectly

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B
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wife's birthday.

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

Fantastic as usual.

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AT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The ultimate successor to the old Savoury restaurant the principal claim to fame for this restaurant is its location on Deep Cove. Parking can be an issue but it's worth the short walk from the parking lot behind Gallant. Staff are friendly, service is reliable and well-paced. New offerings of hamburgers on Thursday night and pasta earlier in the week are reasons to go other than on weekends.

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n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Did not disappoint. Food delicious, excellent service, especially when it came to dealing with a food allergy.

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place !! Matt the bartender and Amy the server always make a great experience!

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

Our traditional New Year’s Day brunch was fantastic as usual. 😊

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AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location to enjoy brunch on New Years Day! Food, cocktails and service were fantastic. I had the new Butter Chicken which came with fresh baked Naan that was to die for! My friend had the Roasted Mushroom Toast off the brunch menu; the mushrooms and eggs could not have been cooked more perfectly! Well done!

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BI
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great night out here as we always do. Our server was attentive and funny and our meal was delicious!! Great way to bring in the New Year

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KM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

So glad they had the a la carte menu on NYE as well as their special menu. Food is so, so delicious, with many great options. Pre-meal bread is always a highlight.

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