Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
The Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city, guests can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the mountains of the North Shore.



The open dining room is relaxed yet refined, wrapped in spectacular floor to ceiling windows, while the lounge offers warm intimate surroundings for evening cocktails. The award-winning patio catches sunlight from morning to late afternoon. Protected on three sides it’s an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek. Recent renovations have added fireplaces and casual seating areas to this Vancouver destination.

Private Dining

Are you planning an event? The Dockside Restaurant offers a range of options perfect for groups of 30 to 300. From corporate dinners, wedding parties, tour groups, private receptions or gala events, the Dockside Restaurant has several different spaces available for rental or buyouts.

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Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day with our Holiday Prefix menu created by Executive Sous Chef Joel Chiasson $89.95 in our main dining room with breath taking views and a Glass of Cipes Brut and live music. Looking for something simpler we are offering a la cart service in our smaller dining room. Call today

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1940 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Thankfully it was a slow Friday night! We enjoyed not having all that many people in the restaurant. Service was good. Staff very friendly and efficient. Food was good.

AM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service, nice location and lovely view of False Creek

VN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place, with good food, view, and service. We got a present card from our friends, it's why we went there, otherwise, it would be a little bit pricy for our budget. However, if you have a hundred bucks gift card to this place, you will experience unforgettable taste, they know how to surprise your taste buds.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great waitress n the food portions was just right, hopefully parking more easily in the future

AW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came here for a birthday. Beautiful spot (even in winter), service was seamless and thoughtful, and dinner was gorgeous. This is one of the only places I would say there should be a little more music/noise for the sake of privacy, but otherwise it was an awesome experience and we’ll definitely be back. Thank you!

HA
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for a nice dinner out with my Travelzoo deal, and the food and service was excellent.
The chili squid was so good, I could have eaten 3 more plates of it!

Had the Cioppino, lots of flavor and left Dockside totally full.

Definitely recommend, thank you for the lovely evening.

AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent about our evening and meal at Dockside. We were celebrating an anniversary and were delighted with everything. We made the decision to come back every year for our anniversary!

FD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

I have been to this restaurant a lot over the past few years. It appears they have just changed their menu. The prices seem astronomical for the appetizers: crab cake: a single one for $$$. The server was attentive enough. The value has been compromised.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Food has gone a bit downhill.

SM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Went for New Year's brunch with my son. The food, service, and view of the marina were exceptional. Have been here a few times and have enjoyed it immensely. This time, the only downside was that we were seated near the bussing area so the noise level was somewhat distracting and a bit intrusive at times. I'll be sure to ask for a table away from that area next time.

ST
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

I have eaten here a few times in the past and it has such an incredible view. Great location with walking trails, harbour ferry close by, and walking distance of Grandville Island. This time there was only a brunch menu so I chose the Corned Beef sandwich. Unfortunately it was not very lean so I had to take the sandwich apart and eat the leaner meat. I would not order this again or recommend it. I am sure next time I visit there will be better luck on what I choose off the menu.

MM
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gods food and excellent service !

LJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location. Food was tasty. Service exemplary. Aoife, our server was terrific!

SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We came to Dockside for Christmas Eve dinner and were really pleased. Although serving sizes were on the small side (pasta excepted), the food was very good and of excellent quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was very good. We started with the chili squid and arugula salad. My friend had the tenderloin which was cooked a perfect Chicago medium and I had the lamb which was delicious but a little veiny.

The service was great as well.

The only reason I gave it a 4 star was because I couldn’t drink my Americans. It tasted extremely bitter and burnt. I had to send it back.

The room was beautiful and the columns of noise not too loud except for the cell phones ringing front some tables which had a glowing blue aura 🤣

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good local spot for lunch or prime rib dinner.

CA
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience as always. Thank you!

P
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Made ano early reservation and was called the day before to say we would be in the side room because of a big booking. Didn't have a view which is why we like to dine here. But fireplace was nice and server awesome.

P
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

The food and service were great. We come here often. This time for lunch for a special preChristmas visit.
The restaurant still hasn’t learned that the new trend in dining is to have soft music or no music at all. The base boom boom with no melody discernible was jarring and annoying. The manager turned it down after three complaints. But the excuse is always” we can’t turn it off” or” we can’t regulate the base volume”. Nonsense!

Be a leader in pleasant atmosphere for dining.

If we want boom boom, we can go to a dance hall or nightclub

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

No birthday acknowledgement

V
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Even with the busy pre Xmas lunch crowds we had a window seat and good service. My only quibble is that the menu could use a bit of refreshing. I eat here a few times a year and the menu seems a bit static. I can’t recommend the Beyond Meat burger. The lack of condiments and lack of a good char rendered rather bland to say the least.

JP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Not enough serving staff. Took us 25 mins to place our drink order.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I had a made a reservation for two people on Friday the 13th at 7:30 PM. Apparently Dockside was not taking any reservations for that day because they had a large party booking, and claimed that OpenTable had changed my reservation from 7:30 PM to 7:30 AM. I tried calling the restaurant when I realized what had happened and they explained to me that they were full for the night. I was extremely disappointed that nobody contacted me to let me know cause we were really looking forward to going to that restaurant and I made the reservation about a week ago.

HA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable the noice level was too much. Love the setting

s
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The shrimp sliders were excellent, should’ve had more! The Happy Hour beer didn’t materialize as there was a problem,it was hot! The view always makes up for anything, beautiful sights and lights! Service was great, can’t wait for summer on the patio!

M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The view at Dockside is always incredible whether it is raining or not. Dockside is one of my favorite places to go. The food and service is always great. You cannot go wrong.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Huge disappointment not being given service when we showed, on time to our reservation. No one was serving the host desk. It was embarrassing to wait as I was treating my man to dinner.
When seated , given a table that required fixing: could not put any wait on it or it would topple .
Appy did not come for an hour . When it did , we were comp’d 2 veggie appys instead of the burrata that never showed up . I guess they didn’t have ??? No explanation. Although the veggies were tasty and comp’d
In the end , we were also comp’d the bday dessert as I think the restaurant was really trying to make a satisfied
Unfortunately, the first impression at the unhosted host desk set the tone .
Will not be back .

MM
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great service always!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food was good except the Fruiti de Mare, it was very fishy tasting. The service was slow and the meal to come was even slower...

r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! nice and quiet environment on a Sunday evening.

D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The service was so slow. We were 6 people at the table. However they gave 5 glasses of water. We had to ask at least three times to servers to bring the extra glass.
The food was over priced. The lamb was so salty and garlicky.

P
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Dockside for our 10th Anniversary and everyone was aware of it, due to the message I sent through OpenTable. Amazing service, great food (the chowder is outstanding) and the price is not bad for a classy place like Dockside.

MW
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location right on the water. Service was great and food arrived quickly. Definitely would recommend this restaurant especially if you have guests visiting as it showcases Vancouver’s picturesque waterfront.

W
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Very nice atmosphere and service is excellent. The waitresses are very polite and courteous and let you feel at home. They would patiently answer your questions and give you good suggestions. The high ceiling is an attraction and the seating is spacious and you do not fell any pressure at all. Being by the water is another bonus and you feel extremely relax. The restaurant being inside a luxurious hotel adds its ambiance and you feel like to spend time enjoying.

FF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Had read good reviews but experience was not good. Slow service by a waiter that seemed new to the role. Food was "okay" but not worth the $$$. Wine was good. Desert was abysmal: needed steak knife for what should have been chocolate. Overall very disappointing and will not ever go back.

TK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food all around, great friendly service, peak dinner time is a bit loud, ambiance is great however. Well worth it for a nice gathering, date night or special occassion.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing thanksgiving turkey dinner! Great service. The pumpkin cheesecake was delicious.

SM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My son treated me to Thanksgiving dinner. The food was truly tasty - entree and dessert! The noise level was a little high but not too intrusive. Server was exceptional. Friendly, humorous, attentive and observant. Would certainly go back - particularly for a special occasion.

JT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food quality and generous portions! Friendly staff but they seemed very busy to manage patrons, so plates sat on table for while before being cleared and no one came around to refill waters. But very friendly and helpful once we flagged them down.

A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dockside is a special venue in terms of its location. The restaurant area is bright and modern with windows looking out onto False Creek. Very nice getaway. The server was extremely friendly, informative and attentive. My guests reported that their Thanksgiving meal was very tasty - I opted for SEAfood and a small caesar salad. The salad was delicious and so were the scallops with squid ink. The crab cakes looked very appetizing, but I was disappointed with their flavour and texture. I would hope the chef could 'liven' up the crab cakes and perhaps use more select pieces of Dungeness crab. The desserts were sensational. I would recommend Dockside for a friends get together or family meal. On the whole, I thought it was a good evening out. The server helped to make it a special night out!

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