Bishop's

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1553 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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 flavours with a casual elegance that keeps clients coming back for a truly exceptional dining experience.
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OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another amazing dinner.
Great west coast menu with lots of daily specials.
Bishops is a must for any occasion.
We will be back soon!

M
Vancouver
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing as usual fantastico. Congratulations

L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We were really looking forward to this meal. Our last experience at Bishop's ten years ago was wonderful and we all held good memories of the food and ambiance. We arrived on time to a strange odour at the front of the restaurant that we all remarked upon. I ordered the soup as an appetizer and the halibut as a main course. I was shocked to discover the soup (over salted) that I had just managed to eat was also the base of the halibut dish. The other mains were fine - with the Chicken being declared delicious. We don't usually order dessert but decided to share two desserts between the four of us. It took so long for the kitchen to bring dessert that the waitress brought us a few biscuits as an apology. I'm not sure why this took so long as both desserts were cold - in fact the apple tart had clearly just been removed from a very cold chiller. So - not a happy ending to our meal - but the worst was yet to come. Within fifteen minutes of arriving home one of our party was violently ill.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mr. Bishop is so lovely. I’m very glad I got the chance to meet him.

R
Vancouver
101 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best of Vancouver. Dress nicely, make a res and bring your lady.
We broke pattern and enjoyed the beef after our scallop and oyster starters this time, and we chose well.
John is truly a fine restauranteur.

AM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service as always.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Ambiance sympa avec un pianiste.
La nourriture était excellente et les serveurs très sympathiques et efficaces. Les assiettes étaient belles.
Le seul point négatif est qu’il y a une odeur de cuisine très fort dans tout le restaurant.

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JB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. Menu items cover local items very well. I would have liked the desert menu to include some more local fruit based items such as blueberry icecream.

CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We had not been to Bishops in several years but remembered the quiet atmosphere and the excellent food. It is still quiet and romantic. Conversation is easy and the service is warm and attentive.
Unfortunately the quality of the food has gone down considerably since our last visit. Our family loves seafood. The seafood salad that sounds so yummy was not good. Mains were not high quality There was a mix up in our dessert order. It took a while for the actual order to come. (Dessert was free as a result of the mistake) and the poached pear was served cold so not sure what the delay was. They came with an after dinner tray of treats. My last bite was the chocolate cookie which tasted like a poor quality commercial biscuit. That was the taste I left with. Sorry to say we will not be returning soon.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service, imaginative cuisine and an overall wonderful culinary experience!

PC
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience at Bishop's never fails. Many chefs have trained here, each putting their special touch on the menu. No matter who is in the kitchen, under the guidance of owner and chef mentor John Bishop, diners are assured an experience to remember. Service is understated perfection. Under the leadership of front of house wine expert, Abel Jacinto, staff are friendly, efficient, and very capable. The wine cellar is deep and wide, so there is always a great recommendation for any dish. Although Bishop's is the perfect special-occasion choice, I'd recommend it for any time of year!

T
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. They have few more daily fresh offerings than on the standard menu. Every dish was done extremely well. Service was impeccable. I think their price is very reasonable for the quality. Street parking was easily available even on a Saturday night.

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for a special occasion. Food is always amazing. Loved the kusshi oysters.
Second visit and will return.

CG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It has been too long since we’ve been to this fabulous restaurant. Quiet, considerate service, immaculate surroundings and fantastic food. The apple tart desert, presented for the first time the evening we went was out of this world, interesting and unusual, was perfect for a fall evening.

1
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and awesome food. We will be back as this place is gem.

FM
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the staff are very attentive and provide exceptional service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone at Bishop’s made my birthday celebration special!

FL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beyond amazing. This is a gem of a restaurant. Innovative dishes with a classic feel and local ingredients. Impeccable service and cozy atmosphere.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Classy and intimate. A fine dining experience that one expects from a master chef and restaraunteur like John Bishop. So unlike many of the corporate chain restaurants that have become the norm....even at the high end.

SF
Western NC
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Kudos to Mr. Bishop! Always a positive experience when dining at Bishops. Try to dine each time I am in Vancouver.

B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bishop’s has been and will always be the most reliably innovative yet steadfast culinary Vancouver experience. The wine list is superb, the subtle input from the very professional wait staff, the right-off-the-truck freshness of the indigenous fare all combine to transport the diner to a gustatory level of pleasure that is impossible to replicate in this city, or, dare I say, in any other Canadian location.

This is the restaurant emerging chefs and restaurateurs aspire to.

Bishop’s is a world class gem devoted to their guests total experience.
#bistrobaby

KC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a guest from out of town and wanted them to have a unique west coast experience. From the moment we walked in till the moment we left we were pampered by amazing staff as well as John Bishop himself who took the time to talk to us. He also gave us a few more ideas on where to take our guest to highlight Vancouver. The food and drinks were phenomenal. I will highly recommend in the future as well as return for special occasions.

J
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing service! Chef was incredible and accommodated to our preferences and created something new and fabulous on the fly! Always looked after when visiting bishops!

b
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a very special treat for myself and my friends to eat to dine here so we always enjoy it. we can not dine here more than once a year.

l
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Probably the best fine dining in the city. Portions are small, but impeccable. My husband orders 2 appys and 2 mains to be full. I have a normal appetite and find the portions perfect. Incredible wine list. The resaurant seems like it would be snooty, but is so friendly. It isn't cheap. But it is worth every penny.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Our 33rd wedding anniversary dinner

P
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are always delighted by the whole experience of eating at Bishops-such a culinary treat!

JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a treat. Wonderful to be back. Love the artwork.

SV
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We love Bishops. It is quintessential fine dining. Unpretentious, "adult" waitstaff who know their offerings and seem genuinely interesting in your dining pleasure.

OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THE Godfather of fine dining in Vancouver is still in the kitchen and still on the floor, so why would you go anywhere else to celebrate a special occasion (like our 8 years together) or just have a fantastic meal.

HV
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sublime. The cold Beet root soup was a questionable menu item, but everything else over came that most handily.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The occasion was to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We have been several times over the years and we have never ever been disappointed. This one was no exception. The food, service and ambiance were exceptional and the entire staff made this dining experience a highlight of our anniversary. To John and his staff, thank you for attention to quality and detail with the right mix of attentiveness and service from your serving staff. We closed the place down. Thank you so much and see you again.

D
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Wine and appetizer were excellent. Dessert was good. Entree disappointing for the price. Duck was dry and salty. Seafood risotto had little seafood. Risotto should have been creamy and delicately seasoned. It was neither.

K
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
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 on August 13, 2019
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.

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