Bishop's

4.8
1520 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
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.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was a wonderful place with the most professional & friendly staff to cater to your every need. Food was delicious .

A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. John Bishop greets every guest personally - truly a class act!

AG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gastronomic restaurant with excellent food and rarely available quality service in Vancouver. Perfect for a special occasion (buy maybe not if you very hungry).
Extensive choice of wines and delightful digestives.
Definitely worth dinning at least once!

AF
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a beautiful classic restaurant with amazing food. The owner John Bishop came around to greet us personally when we arrived at our table. Table was beautifully set with long tapered candle and fresh miniature bud flowers in the center. We were treated to an amazing pea and mint amuse Bouche cold soup. Two of us had the special hors d’oeuvre of duck foie gras do die for. I loved my crispy ling cod done in fresh clam chowder sitting on a bed of brocolini. One of our dining companions had the duck confit and pronounced it delicious and a large portion with plenty to spare for the next day. She also indulged in the scrumptious “tea and biscuit” dessert which she managed to devour despite having had the duck confit! We will be back...! Oh, did I mention that the restaurant is conveniently located next to a fantastic ladies’ shoe store (each of the four of us bought at least one pair on sale when we arrived early)...Bliss!

M
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect Food
Fresh and local products
Passion for their Job

RL
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening to celebrate an anniversary. Wonderful service and food. Always a pleasure to be here. From the welcome at the door to the end of the evening, the staff treat you like old friends.

CF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our conversation at dinner turned to calculating the year our first visit to Bishop's. Just under twenty. For us, it is a must stop during every visit to Vancouver. Seeing Mr. Bishop outside as we walked up, tending to the bed of flowers and plants by the front door reminded us how his attention to detail and continued involvement in the restaurant make this place special. It is not a just a business, but a personal expression that reveals itself in the menu, the tenure of the staff, the presentation, and conversation.

BB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Bishop’s several times and have always had a wonderful experience. This visit, we were met at the door by John, Abel and Jodi who were genuinely happy to see us. There were four in our party and we each had something different. Everything we had was delicious. The Kusshi oysters are amazing. They are always icy cold and the perfect size.
Bishop’s is a special place for us and we always have exceptional food and service.

e
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful evening out with our daughter and her partner who know and love good wine and food. The staff are all so welcoming and we had no problem moving our reservation to an earlier time. Perfect ambience for enjoying conversation and felt very well taken care of by all the staff. Great, friendly service without hovering; comfortable atmosphere without pretention. The owner visited tables briefly, which is always nice. And the food...AMAZING! Works of art visually and every bite seasoned to perfection and delicious. Nice that they use locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Everyone enjoyed the wine, one which was suggested by the waiter. All the staff work together, so if you do need anything you can ask anyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our time from start to finish. Highly recommend!

JF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were looked after from the moment we arrived to departure with very professional and friendly service. The meal was presented beautifully and everything tasted delicious.

F
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place to have a relaxing dinner. Cozy. Superb attentive service. Food is one of the best in Vancouver.

G
Vancouver
60 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bishop's never disappoints. Great food, beautifully presented with creative twists. The service is excellent, perhaps the best in the City. Attentive but not intrusive. Our large group of 9 was taken care of with the utmost care. Fabulous spot to bring your business associates or staff for a special event. With 9 people, we covered a good selection of the menu items and every one was terrific. The decor is tasteful but a bit dated. This is not a cheap night out, however, you will not find better food .

s
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Simplicity at it’s finest in both food and atmosphere. Each dish is elegant in presentation and contains perfectly fresh ingredients. Unlike the current trend to outrageous food combinations—Bishop’s balances creativity with comfort (and seems to do it effortlessly)!

GC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite and friendly service along with amazing food.
What else could you ask for?

F
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another excellent experience at Bishop’s! Food, service and atmosphere impeccable. Perfect for special occasions.

c
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our early dinner on a Friday night started with finding a parking space right in front. My two guests had already been seated in a cozy corner window table. Writing a review is not one of my talents so will just say that EVERYTHING was perfect, food, service, wine.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic. Highly recommend. Service out of this world. Incredible food.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is alway superb- innovative, delicious, and beautifully presented. Staff are knowledgeable and attentive, but never intrusive. Amazing how John finds ways to stay at the forefront of dining out.

DE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Great if you go to Bard on the Beach, you get a 15% discount

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a lovely experience, such care is given to both food and service. Fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. A Vancouver classic.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely fantastic meal. Service was attentive and friendly without overdoing it. Servers were experienced, mature, and sophisticated. Menu was varied and pricing was fair. Meal was beautifully prepared, and the recommendations for wine pairing were impeccable. It was a special occasion for us, and the staff knew and honoured that. They happily accommodated our early arrival, and did not rush us - allowing us to enjoy a wonderful evening. We will be back again soon.

B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time at Bishop’s after years of hearing good things about it. Everything, from Mr. Bishop’s gracious greeting, to the impeccable service, to the beautifully prepared and plated food, went beyond our high expectations. A thoroughly enchanting experience and a great way to celebrate our anniversary!

SP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent wine and Champagne collection.

H
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was delicious, the service was outstanding however if you are hungry, have a snack before because the portions are very very small.

R
Vancouver
99 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vancouver's best.
Service, presentation and product never fail.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is really slick. Great food, presentation, and super pro staff. Wouldn't mind some music, which maybe there was some, but there was a very loud table beside us.

D
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed everything! Will be back soon.

ML
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal, very attentive staff but not intrusive. If you’re looking for bling and glitz this isn’t the place for you. If you love good food in traditional surroundings then don’t wait

j
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant. The food is always fabulous and the service impeccable. We are always welcomed at some point by John Bishop who always takes the time to make you feel welcome. This is our go to restaurant for any special occasion that we celebrate and invariably bring any of our out of town guests here to have a memorable dining experience.

SL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bishops always will be one of our favorites. It's one of the best in the city. ambiance, service, elegance & the food is amazing every time.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have always loved dining at Bishop;s...a quiet, non hurried restaurant with sincere emphasis on fresh, local cuisine. The artists works on the walls lend a special ambience...you know you are in B.C., eating fresh food in a congenial atmosphere.

TB
Vancouver
53 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening for hubby’s birthday. Romantic setting with great food, notable wine list and excellent service. Would highly recommend for that special occasion.

D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The table service at Bishop’s is at higher level and the meal was top notch.

AM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best in Vancouver - every time

HW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening; a perfect celebration for our daughter’s graduation.

HK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Bishop's is always extraordinary--but just as enjoyable is the personal attention from the staff. All of them are nice people with whom one loves to chat. We had a wonderful evening. Thank you!

AM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Warm service in a pleasant atmosphere. It's hard to beat Bishop's. The restaurant goes for quality, not quantity, which I appreciate.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So glad we found this gem!

n
Vancouver
115 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Romantic ambience. Excellent service. Delicious food. Set dinner menu with variety of choices. Gem in the neighbourhood.

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

- A chair was in need of repair, backing slides off when picked up.

- Given dining spot had a musty odour.

- Next table over had a couple of irritating inebriated female diners, would not keep quiet
for others, nor would the staff inform them to tone it down.

- Served and charged for a bottle of mineral water which we did not order.
If you are to charge diners for a bottle of mineral water, please at least leave
a full fresh bottle at the table. Drinking flat mineral water and being charged for it
is just not fair to the diner. Nevertheless, we are kind and quietly paid for it anyways.

- Bread tasted very unfresh, "retail bought" like.

- Dessert tart was extremely sour.

- Duck was dry.


Other than the above critique, everything else was fine. Will return again in the future.

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