Bishop's

4.9
1858 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Regional American (Northwest)
The fare at Bishop's is regional and seasonal. In restaurateur John Bishop's view, it makes sense to showcase British Columbia's lush bounty of seafood, organic produce and meats. His exquisite West Side restaurant blends classic and modern flavors with a casual elegance that keeps clients coming back for a truly exceptional dining experience.
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4.9based on recent ratings
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Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Ruthellen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent duck and great ambiance.a wonderful place to celebrate sp3cial occasions.

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chung006
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Haven't been to this institution in a while.. still amazing

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DCortes
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both the restaurant staff and the flavour of the food are impeccable. Every person we encountered was friendly and welcoming. They offered helpful suggestions and always seemed to arrive at the table just before you realised you needed something. Our water glasses / coffee cups were never empty and we were served at a good pace (quickly and without feeling rushed). All of the food was beautifully presented, incredibly tasty and we were even treated to a lovely amuse-bouche and several small mignardises at the end of our meal. Overall, it made our special occasion very special.

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SwissJess
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time back at John’s restaurant since Covd. We were not disappointed with the food or the service which was always of the highest standard. I am sure to return. Thank you ! J Rupp

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vipjames
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great to be able to revisit this restaurant. Superb food and service but bring strong credit cards!

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CarmenM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a stellar experience. John Bishop is gracious and welcoming, and all of the hosts and servers were attentive and friendly.
A very memorable dinner, made more so by the wonderful team.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our anniversary dinners are always a treat at Bishop’s

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff we gracious and timely in service and knowledgeable about all the various menu options.
The restaurant has a perfect ambience to allow for conversation while listening to soothing music as you enjoy your meal.
The portions were ideal as you never felt stuffed by having too much, thus allowing you to enjoy a 3 course meal.
Wed definitely go back again?

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect evening of food and drink at Bishops. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. The cocktails were excellent. The food, appetizers and mains were all beautifully cooked and presented. We love the room. Cozy and warm without the din from other diners that’s often the case at other restaurants.

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KMiller
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely quaint spot on 4th Ave. John Bishop is always a gracious host, with him and the staff making you feel comfortable and welcomed. Good food topped off with a great atmosphere.

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vipCookie
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

As usual, food quality and presentation were great. Bottle of bubbly we ordered was brought to us at room temperature so we needed to advise them to cool it down.
Waiter should have known better.

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anotheramazingdinner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BISHOP'S REMAINS ONE OF THE VERY BEST RESTAURANTS, IF NOT THE BEST, IN VANCOUVER. WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. THANK YOU JOHN, ABEL AND ALL THE OTHER EXCEPTONAL STAFF MEMBERS.

FROM LOUIE (a.k.a. Martha Lou Henley!)

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DwayneF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bishops has been my favourite restaurant since 1986. Throughout the years John Bishop, owner, has kept the quality of food to the highest level. September 29th my wife and I had the halibut with Death by Chocolate for dessert. Outstanding as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dinner. Thank you!

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SilverFox
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Classic ratatouille feels like grandma traditional recipe. So good.

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MarilynB
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant. Amazing ambience - loved the candles. Excellent food - subtle and rich flavours at the same time. Lovely to have John B come to greet his guests personally. On the high end price wise but worth it. Highly recommended.

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Dedicatedfan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place! Wonderful! We are often out of town and cannot wait to come back to Vancouver and dine at Bishop’s. The service, the staff and John Bishop make it a very special time every time and the food is exquisite.

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DarylP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bishop's has been an icon in the Vancouver scene since the 80's and I can honestly say I've been a fan since those early days and I don't even live here. John , Abel and their staff are the consummate hosts where EVERYONE is special. What amazing service, personal attention and oh, did I mention the food is outstanding.

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vipArtW
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My duck and crab cake were excellent but my wife's cannelloni was disappointing. Service was outstanding.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Classic solid excellent food and John Bishop was interactive and gracious.

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KarloF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff was accommodating and knowledgeable of want the restaurant could offer good that day, it worked! We all loved the dinner!

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vipWolford
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A truly special place, but you don’t need a special reason to enjoy it.

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vipRandy
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Truly a gourmet delicious food experience! Two people in our party remarked the steak tartare was the best ever in their lifetimes! Staff was a joy to converse with. Overall a fabulous late night dinner experience.

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Bishofilia
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been going there for many years and the standard never slips below excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely wonderful dining experience. The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. The crab cakes, venison, and rack of lamb were delicious. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the owner even went around and greeted all the guests. Their reputation is well deserved!

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PamelaC
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

John is the consummate host, and his influence is felt throughout the entire dining experience. Staff are top notch, and every chef that has ever spent time in John’s kitchen, has left better for the experience.

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YVRshopper
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for a birthday dinner and it was very special from the moment we walked in. Each bite of food was amazing. The staff was attentive and we felt well cared for.

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ColeenR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10 years in Vancouver and I don’t know why I waited so long to try this place. The entire experience was top notch!

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DonG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The people are what make Bishop's restaurant so enjoyable; the staff, from busboy to waiter and sommelier, know their stuff and perform gracefully - all graced by John Bishop's personal visits to each table. It doesn't hurt that the food is first class either!

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ontheroad
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for taking such good care of our group of 6. It was a fabulous dinner and evening.

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Alison
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Food was good but menu and decor is outdated. Super overpriced for the portion size and quality.

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Jennyfromtheblock
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another beautiful evening at Bishop's celebrating our anniversary! Thank you so very much!

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DougS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although the initial aroma was that of an old bookstore the friendly staff, a glass of wine and some fabulous bread quickly overtook the initial sense. Crab cake starter and salad feature were scrumptious. The halibut and meat filled cannelloni were spot on. Burnt cheese cake and creme brûlée with coffee finished off a terrific meal. A small dish of assorted sweets with a candle was brought to our table discreetly to celebrate our 45th anniversary. Overall, a delightful dinner worth every penny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10 years and counting, and still my wonderful wife's most favorite ROMANTIC spot in town to celebrate (or, to just have dinner)!!

And each time, I understand why . . .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were delighted to find one of our favourite restaurants had reopened after covid and particularly that John Bishop has not yet retired. We had a delightful visit with him during an outstanding birthday dinner for my hubby. We chose the crab and salmon cakes to share, the Buratta salad and each had rack of lamb, which we agreed is the best we have ever eaten. So tender, so meaty and cooked to perfection. The basque cheesecake is not to be missed!

Can’t wait to return

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!! Great food, great service - a wonderful time!!

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TEDM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our expectations for Bishops were high, we weren't disa pointed.

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NickL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good great service great price, must go visit

BC
BCDAnina
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Remains one of the best fine dining experiences in Vancouver. The staff is friendly and professional with all the little touches one wishes for. The amuse bouche is unique and the food of superb quality and perfectly presented. Truly an experience that shows why John Bishop has been one of the best restaurateurs in the City for almost 40 years.

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LABlake
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

55th birthday

FAQs

Bishop's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 738-2025.

Bishop's is rated 4.9 stars by 1858 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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