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Bishop's

4.7
4.7
1819 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Northwest), Organic

  • Hours of Operation

    Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 till closing time. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Closed December 24th, 25th and 26th

  • Phone number

    (604) 738-2025

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Macia Bagur

  • Private party facilities

    For party's of 7 or more we strongly recommend a pre-set menu with 2 choices for appetizers, entrees and desserts

  • Private party contact

    Abel Jacinto: (604) 738-2025

  • Neighbourhood

    Kitsilano

  • Cross Street

    Yew Street

  • Parking Details

    We are located along major bus routes, or fifteen minutes from Downtown Vancouver via taxi.

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Dungeness Crab and Sockeye Salmon Cake$24.00

    grilled asparagus, lemon-basil mayonnaise

    • Grilled Plum Salad$22.00

      Sole Food mixed greens, tzatziki and honey mustard dressing

      • Cream of Cauliflower Soup$18.00

        Poached egg, pomegranate, horseradish, pickled cauliflower

        • Ahi Tuna Tartare$26.00

          Niçoise relish, ssamjang crumble, butter lettuce

          Main Course

          • Pan Roasted Sable Fish Fillet$42.00

            Watercress, seasonal vegetables, pistachio sauce

            • Dry Aged Duck Breast$38.00

              Smoked pomme purée, beet root ketchup, poached pear, daikon, port wine jus

              • Boneless Venison Striploin$52.00

                Truffle parsnip purée, pickled kohlrabi, calvados jus

                • Roasted Rack of Lamb$54.00

                  eggplant purée, mint, seasonal vegetables, labneh, lamb jus

                  • House Made Meat Cannelloni$32.00

                    sherry béchamel sauce

                    • Risotto$32.00

                      wild mushrooms, hazelnuts, truffle oil

                      Sides

                      • Pomme Frites$12.00

                        • Classic Ratatouille$12.00

                          • Theresa Daily Bread$8.00

                            Desserts

                            • Death by Chocolate$14.00

                              • Vanilla Crème Brulée$14.00

                                • Burnt Basque Cheesecake$14.00

                                  • House Made Ice Cream and Sorbet$14.00

                                    Cheese Selection

                                    • Cheese Selection$25.00

                                      assorted cheese, crostini, seasonal compote

                                      Special Night at Bishops

                                        Suggested Aperitifs

                                        • Bishop's Martini

                                          Vodka, passion fruit, pomegranate, bubbles

                                          • Bishop's 85

                                            Gin, Blue Mountain Brut, lemon juice, drop of honey

                                            • Bishop's Manhattan

                                              Bourbon, dry and sweet vermouth, bitters

                                              • Bishop's Negroni

                                                Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, elderflower, orange

                                                Selection of Appetizers

                                                Choose between Pan Roasted Sable Fish Fillet or Grilled Beef Tenderloin

                                                • Pan Roasted Sable Fish Fillet

                                                  Watercress, seasonal vegetables, pistachio sauce

                                                  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin

                                                    Truffle parsnip purée, pickled kohlrabi, calvados jus

                                                    • Grilled Eggplant

                                                      Pickled Kohlrabi, salad

                                                      • Wild Mushroom Risotto

                                                        Selection of Desserts

                                                        • Selection of Desserts

                                                          What 1,819 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.7
                                                          4.7 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 4.7Food
                                                          • 4.8Service
                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                          • 4.5Value

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                                                          1. PC

                                                            PamelaC

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            29 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            29 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We were so very saddened to hear that Bishop’s is closing. It has been our favourite restaurant since John opened in 1985. His impact on the dining scene in Vancouver, and everyone involved in the industry, is immeasurable. The staff, current and past, have always been exceptional. Our last night was a bittersweet experience. Of course, the food and service were excellent, as usual, and John was the consummate host. It was difficult to say goodbye, so we didn’t. It’s just until next time, somewhere…

                                                          2. S

                                                            Sean

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            10/10 experience. Service was great and food was impeccable. Thank you John and Theresa for the wonderful dining experience.

                                                          3. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Absolutely exquisite food and cocktails and excellent service. A little pricey but will be back.

                                                          4. BG

                                                            BradleyG

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fantastic as usual

                                                          5. M

                                                            Myac

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            We really enjoyed the salmon/crab cake and duck breast!

                                                          6. HP

                                                            HarryP

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            By far Vancouver’s best restaurant. A bit pricey according to some reviews but worth every penny.

                                                          7. CB

                                                            ChristopherB

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            A top notch fine dining experience. Service and food is exceptional

                                                          8. d

                                                            dianek

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            It was very kind of the server to give me a complimentary glass of bubbly when I was frazzled after being very late

                                                          9. GA

                                                            GeniaA

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Took my sister for a birthday dinner and everything was delicious. She has many complicated allergies and the chef was patient and accommodating to find solutions. The wine recommendation was delicious and a few other birthdays added to the celebration. Sure hope they can stay open in 2022 as I'd like to become a regular!

                                                          10. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was a wonderful birthday celebration with my three sisters. From the time we arrived we were greeted warmly and throughout the evening the staff was amazing. Yes, Bishop’s is expensive but the service is top notch, the food delicious and the “Bishop Team”, clearly love what they do. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out. You won’t be disappointed.

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                            Yearly Christmas get together

                                                          12. A

                                                            Alnoor

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                            The rack of lamb was nothing short of outstanding! The dessert was a banana flambe, not listed on the menu, was simply to die for! Value for my money though left me wanting for more...

                                                          13. PO

                                                            PamO

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We are so glad that Bishop's remains open as we always have a wonderful evening when we dine there. Excellent staff who make you feel very welcome and superb food.

                                                          14. V

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            35 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            As always, a perfect evening. Service, food and ambiance reign supreme at Bishops. I am so happy it is still here for our enjoyment. Sublime!❤️❤️

                                                          15. HZ

                                                            HattieZ

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 1, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was a fantastic experience for my birthday. Mr. Bishop came talked to us, felt like chat with a long time friend. The whole crew was nice. How they timed their food was outstanding. At the end, before we leaving, Mr. Bishop even gave me a rose for my birthday gift ☺️Such an unforgettable night.

                                                          16. WG

                                                            WineGirl831

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 1, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Wonderful restaurant; excellent food. Nice wine list & well-made cocktails. What’s not to enjoy…

                                                          17. CM

                                                            CarmenM

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 1, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Best service and highest quality food in Vancouver! The Basque cheesecake is outstanding. John Bishop is the most welcoming host and takes great care of his guests.

                                                          18. BT

                                                            BenedictT

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            A Vancouver staple. Bishops never fails. We try and eat here a couple times a year.

                                                          19. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The service is reliably charming and professional, and the food is just as consistently prepared to perfection — for the eyes AND the palate. This time we enjoyed a shot of wonderful chilled Thai soup (amuse-bouche), succulent oysters on the half shell, sockeye salmon and dungeness crab cakes, grilled plum salad, ahi tuna tartare, wild mushroom and truffle risotto, Spanish octopus on humus, pan-roasted sable fish, dry aged duck breast, venison strip loin, and the rack of lamb. Finished with creme brûlée and basque cheesecake. The evening could not have been more extraordinary.

                                                          20. RH

                                                            RodneyH

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Starters—Excellent oysters @ mussels. Main— well made beef tenderloin & duck.

                                                          21. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Good service. Good food

                                                          22. G

                                                            Ggkits

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Waited too long to come here. I regret all the dinners I missed. Yum!!

                                                          23. MF

                                                            MurrayF

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            For 30 years now, this has been where we have gone when we need to be spoiled. Never have John, Abel and the team at Bishop's let us down. Just the right wine with always impeccable food. A guarantee of at least one, "I would have never thought to have served that with that" moment. It used to be me impressing my girlfriend, who then became my wife, a mother, and next it was a table for our family. Last night we had the honour of the company of our daughter, her boyfriend, and her best friend. To watch our daughter introduce them to a 2+ hour to experience of dinner reminded me of her first visit 12 years ago. Some things become part of the family and Bishop's is definitely (and will always be) a constant for us forever. Thank you to John's wife who did not like the test drive of him retiring and gifted to us all at least another full year of perfection.

                                                          24. s

                                                            samanthaw

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I’ve always had a great dining experience at Bishops over 25 years of dining there. Had the best Sable fish dish ever last night. The food was perfectly balanced and I we always look forward to chatting with John when he comes around each table.The service was first class and the Basque style cheesecake we had was the perfect ending to a great meal! One of the best restaurants in Vancouver if not the best!!

                                                          25. PG

                                                            PierreG

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                            Tasty Food. Interesting mix of flavours. Small (French) portions. Recommend the sides. Bit loud/noisy (could be the need for masks) Would definitely go back

                                                          26. CJ

                                                            CJKO

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Love this place and everything about it! John Bishop is still greeting guests on a Tuesday night! 5 stars all around. We really appreciate that they have remained open during these difficult times. Thanks again.

                                                          27. R

                                                            Redd

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            144 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            144 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            John still runs the best house in town, without question.

                                                          28. DP

                                                            DawnP

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delicious food, impeccable service! Perfect place for a romantic dinner or celebration.

                                                          29. E

                                                            Emma

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing service plus amazing food! Wish we could go more often

                                                          30. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Toronto

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fabulous food and great service while catching up with a friend!

                                                          31. t

                                                            tiramisu

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent food and service in a cozy atmosphere. We were greeted warmly at the door and sent off personally at the end of the night, which was a lovely touch. It was my birthday and they even brought out a candle and some sweets to enjoy. An overall lovely experience! Worth a visit time and time again.

                                                          32. JT

                                                            JohnT

                                                            Toronto

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This was our first trip to Vancouver and this restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel server at the Pinnacle. John Bishop and his staff were outstanding, our wine and water glasses were never empty. They made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Very romantic setting, food was amazing. We will definitely return to Bishops later this year when we visit Vancouver again. Thank you John for making us feel like family!

                                                          33. SR

                                                            StuR

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Everything was superb. Duck beautifully prepared. Ratatouilles was a lovely companion. Cheese plate to close the meal was delicately balanced with condiments. We enjoyed a port and late harvest Quails Gate Riesling to go with the dessert. Service was seamless and courteous. We got expert help from the sommelier. The ambience was ideal for a quiet meal and intimate conversation.

                                                          34. AR

                                                            AndreaR

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 3, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was amazing food, amazing staff, in a beautiful romantic place. Totally recommend.

                                                          35. AB

                                                            AlisonB

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 3, 2021

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            Bishops is our favourite Vancouver restaurant in which to celebrate special occasion. The food is excellent and the service is gracious.

                                                          36. JF

                                                            JoanF

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We always enjoy dinner at Bishop’s. The atmosphere is wonderful. The food is amazing and the staff are all so friendly.

                                                          37. WB

                                                            WineBarbarian

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            39 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            39 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had another delicious meal at Bishop’s with John Bishop himself visiting us several times during the evening, which made our anniversary dinner particularly special! Excellent venison and duck dishes preceded by oysters and sparkling wine unfollowed with a vanilla crème brûlée dessert - all wonderful!

                                                          38. D

                                                            Dandylion

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Best everything. Simply glorious. No way to say enough good things.

                                                          39. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was my birthday dinner and it was perfect.

                                                          40. CD

                                                            CDew

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Once again, an outstanding dining experience with perhaps the best service in the city. Don’t ever stop, John!!

                                                          FAQs

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

                                                          Bishop's is rated 4.7 stars by 1819 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Not available on OpenTable

                                                          Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                                          If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


                                                          Is this your restaurant?
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                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross Street

                                                            Yew Street

                                                          • Neighbourhood

                                                            Kitsilano

                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                            Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 till closing time. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Closed December 24th, 25th and 26th

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Regional American (Northwest), Organic

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                          • Dress Code

                                                            Smart Casual

                                                          • Parking Details

                                                            We are located along major bus routes, or fifteen minutes from Downtown Vancouver via taxi.

                                                          • Payment Options

                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                            Macia Bagur

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

                                                          • Phone number

                                                            (604) 738-2025

                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                            For party's of 7 or more we strongly recommend a pre-set menu with 2 choices for appetizers, entrees and desserts

                                                          • Private party contact

                                                            Abel Jacinto: (604) 738-2025

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