Bishop's

4.8
1425 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 flavours with a casual elegance that keeps clients coming back for a truly exceptional dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), Organic
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Hours of Operation
Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 till closing time.

Closed Sundays and Mondays.
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Phone number
(604) 738-2025
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Juraj Dado
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Yew Street
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Parking Details
We are located along major bus routes, or fifteen minutes from Downtown Vancouver via taxi.
Additional
Full Bar, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:00PM

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JF
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had another wonderful dinner here. The food was delicious as always. The service was great. They are always friendly and explain items on the menu. They made the night special by bring my husband a special Happy Birthday chocolate with candle. Can not wait for another reason to go there.

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DB
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal with two friends visiting from Spain. They remarked on how good the European fusion aspect to the food was. Warm cozy setting for friends to chat and enjoy a thanksgiving meal together!

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DB
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the 3-course tasting menu- excellent value! We started with oysters on the half-shell, which came wih is a delicious in-house made hot sauce. The breads were also very fresh and were nice to snack on with the oysters. Highlights were the Prawn salad and Ling Cod / Duck Confit mains.

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

Bishops offers excellent execution of favourite dishes, with excellent service. The menu is simple and effective, however not creative new foods and interpretations. Well worth returning.'

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M
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bishops was great, as always. A longtime friend and I have dinner about once a year, and this was a great place to have this year's dinner. We both had tenderloin; I had the scallop appetizer. Portions are not large, but they're exquisite, and everything was superb; as it always is.
Bishops is a small restaurant in an old house, and deserves its reputation as one of Vancouver's best.
The wine list goes back to the 40's; bring your best charge card.

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PT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bishop's has been a Vancouver fine dining gem for years and for good reason. The food is exceptional and the service simply amazing. It represents what traditional fine dining should be, not the noisy establishments that seem to be popular today. Simple elegance, amazing food, brilliant service - all very good reasons why this remains one of the best places in Vancouver to dine.

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b
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going to Bishops for at least 30 years. It has never failed. We have had the odd occasion where it was not up to par but we keep going back and the dinner the other night was wonderful.

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m
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great service with very polite staffs! Food is scrumptious! Highly recommended! Only drawback is tables r bit crowded.

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JW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very romantic place to take a beautiful lady to impress her.

Food is great
Service outstanding
Well worth for value!
Our favourite place to go.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

bishop's was hands down one of the best dinners my husband and I have had. my appetizer was the scallops and main was the sea bass and it was the best! my husband said his main course was the best duck he had ever had. amazing service and John bishop actually makes his waythi every table! highly recommend it!

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SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best meals I have ever had. Brought tears to my eyes!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Decided to try this restaurant based on the positive reviews read. The option of a set 3 course meal was an attractive idea to help with deciding on the dinner items as each appetizer, main and dessert were very tempting.

The food was indeed prepared and set very creatively, and each bite was delicious. My only comments would be that the portions for each item was a bit on the small side, and my simple request to have the food bill sent to me at the end of the meal so that I can treat my guests, resulted in the food bill being dropped on the other end of the table away from me instead.

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NV
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hadn’t been back for years as it dropped off our radar. The three course menu for $55.- is terrific value. All three courses were “right sized”. We didn’t desire more food, we weren’t stuffed...it was just right. The pan roasted sea bass was flavourful and cooked perfectly. My ahi tune carpaccio was outsanding and the light sweet popped corn caramel was a fun spin on the classic crême caramel. Wine prices are reasonable as are cocktails. All servers were knowledgable, friendly and attentive. The sommelier was tops...he knew his wines! It was busy for a Tuesday night so make a reservation!

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R
Vancouver
80 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arguably the best experience in Vancouver.

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

We always love to come back to Bishop’s. The staff are so helpful and local foods so tastefully prepared. There’s just no comparison. Mr Bishop came round to chat 3 times. Our whole family enjoy dooming from his books. Can’t wait to buy his next one. Bravo!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great service good food

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the very few places in town where you get exquisite food and attentive, unpretentious service in a busy setting with a wonderful vibe, but which is still quiet enough to have an intimate conversation at your table. Vancouver has so many wonderful restaurants but this is still our favourite spot.

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p
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

El servicio y la comida excelentes. Una gran atención, se adaptaron sin ningún problema a mis alergias y siempre con una sonrisa

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

Great experience: service personalized, great balanced of flavours on the plate. Cooking of the beef and lamb was perfect. Couscous was so good: we would have take more ;-) We liked the 3 course concept.

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C
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tres bonne adresse avec un menu de prix tout à fait abordable et des mets très fins ( salade de fenouil aux pêches , carpaccio de thon ou encore salade mi cuite de tomates excellents ; en plat principal le saumon sockeye mi cuit était un véritable délice de même que la pièce de bœuf . Enfin l’apothéose, le dessert , pana cota au basilique et spumosa à la fraise, dessert au chocolat , ont ravi les papilles des convives . Nous y avons passé une excellente soirée . Accueil très sympathique. Adresse à ne pas manquer à Kitsilano

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AG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the simplicity of the menu...3 courses with ~3-5 choices for each. Excellent combinations on every dish. And the service was extremely attentive.

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JD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I came to Bishop's for an early dinner before the theatre. Our experience began with warm welcomes from the staff, our sommelier was well read, incredibly entertaining and informative. We chose a bottle of St.Emillion (France) and had Foie Gras and Scallops as an appetizer - both were immaculately prepared, beautifully presented and completely delectable. Our entrees were the Pan Roaster Sea Bass and the Beef Tenderloin. As before, the entrees were the definition of perfection. The sea bass was served with bacon mashed potatoes, crispy shallots and an incredible sauce that defies description! The beef tenderloin was served with incredible mashed potatoes, a roasted carrot (I wish there were a few of these - they were spectacular) and beef jus.

The pace of service was on point, we never felt rushed yet the staff seemed to be there just at the right time. When I booked the reservation I asked if my wife and I could be sat next to each other instead of across a table, we were seated at a banquette which allowed us the intimate seating we prefer yet gave us the space to sit, holding hands and chat directly. Perfect.

Highly recommended.

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HY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An overall wonderful dining experience. Friendly and professional service and delicious food.

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AR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with unpretentious, generous service!

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really lovely dinner here, fixed price 3 course dinner for $75 (excluding tax & gratuity). Also had a lovely glass of Bordeaux. The portion is just right and the quality is good. I had the scallops for starter, the lamb for main, and a fantastic special summer tart with ice-cream. John came by to speak with each table and it was a delight to meet him. Ambience is cosy and romantic.

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CW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food, and ambiance

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K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was for my husband birthday dinner. Everyone enjoyed their dish. The service was outstanding. Very attentive and Kind. The portion was good but I gave 4 starts on the value because I wish I could get more dishes for the price maybe with less portion on each dish?

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KG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing service and good atmosphere.

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B
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dinners we have had ever in combination with the food, service, knowledge of wine and ambiance. A must do for anyone in Vancouver and for all visitors. Thank you Mr. Bishop for your attention to us!

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SS
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful. A gem in Vancouver. With John Bishop still at the door greeting guests!

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ST
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bishop's is consistently fabulous. The food was fantastic. There is a set menu with lots of options however, very little for vegetarians. Knowing the restuarant though, if we had wanted a vegetarian main course we would just have had to ask and something fabulous would have been custom made. It's also nice to find a restaurant that serves organic meat. You'd be hard pressed to find service like this. John Bishop meets everyone at every table and talks to them as though they are friends. They are very attentive. At one stage I sneezed, and within seconds tissues were delivered to my table! Our overseas guests that we took with us could not praise the experience highly enough. Highly recommended.

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AC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This after all these years retains its ability to satisfy and delight. From the warm greeting , to the excellent service this restaurant gets everything right. The food was superb the wine perfect the ambience just what we wanted for our anniversary.

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My brother was there about a month earlier and highly recommended it. We went there and was very happy with the experience, food, service was excellent and we come from New York area with great restaurants. A gem of a place been there for many years.

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GN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bishop’s is our favorite restaurant to visit in Vancouver. The food, service and ambiance are above and beyond. If you haven’t been, you must go!

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b
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Terrific meal - appetizers were perfect - scallops and foie gras, mains were a real treat - lamb loin and venison, and nicely finished with desert

Wine list was good and we picked something affordable and it was very good. Attentive and very helpful service made this a great meal

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, we had a wonderful meal. The food never disappoints - so fresh and seasonal! The service was perfect - very attentive without being intrusive.
The wine list could be a bit broader in the affordable range.
Overall, we have always enjoyed a special dinner at Bishops.

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BF
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We visit the area every few years. Dining here is always a treat. We visit from Denver.

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ZS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was top notch. Four our first course my wife got a blue cheese & pear salad which was excellent and I got the soup of the moment which was cauliflower. It was decadent, rich and flavorful. For our entrees we choose the Duck (which was cooked to perfection) and the Venison both were superb. For desert I got death by chocolate & my wife got the Strawberry & Rhubarb crumble which was out of this world!

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! We went for our anniversary, and talking about it afterwards we had a hard time ever remembering getting the quality of service we had here. The food was as outstanding as the service!

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A
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in Vancouver, or even in Canada. The staff was attentive, assured, friendly, and knowledgeable. I loved that they did not hover, but simultaneously brought so many special touches to our anniversary dinner. We will certainly be returning!

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