1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery

4.4
191 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
1931 Gallery Bistro, located on the second floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery and boasting Vancouver's best patio, is a lush bistro featuring a menu inspired by Vancouver, its art and its peoples.

All proceeds from 1931 Gallery Bistro go to support the Vancouver Art Gallery and it's programming.

Support 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 191 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJamesSF
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s hard to say whether the food or the service is better here. Both are really excellent. I am so grateful to have this wonderful patio open!

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HaydenH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience2

Everything was good but sitting inside was a little underwhelming. It was night time and cold out so we could not sit outside so sitting inside was a let down compared to how outside looked.

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Nana
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The brunch was overall good. We ordered Salmon Benedict and Steak&Eggs, the steak was overcooked. Salmon Benedict isn't the best, but the taste is alright. Will definitely go back for the patio next time. im also willing to give the dinner a try.

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Dineradeaux
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very limited menu but seemed a very Covid safe space

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vipJamesSF
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch on the patio is always a treat. The food truly is lovely and the price is very fair. But it is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff that really seals the deal. So happy that outdoor dining here continues to be a possibility!

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AnastasiyaT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely marvellous! That salmon was so soft and delicious! It was literally melting in my mouth. That is how delicious it was! My complements to the kitchen stuff and chef! Service was very good! And oh my....drinks were delicious too!

Definitely I will be back!
Best of luck guys, I will see you very soon!

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KazU
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance! Excellent service. Salmon was spectacular :D

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I would definitely come here again. The service and food were both outstanding. Definitely worth the price.

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JennaB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sparse decor. Sparse diners - just us 2 which made it easy to hear each other. As vegans, the menu is inclusive and adjustable and so delicious!

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Koby
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was presented beautifully and delicious.
We were lucky enough to sit at the patio, must go when you're in the area

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Gobbler
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit since it re-opened and we loved it. The waiter was helpful and really pleasant. I had the salmon benny and it was perfect. It felt very safe given were in a pandemic, with the tables spaced well apart. The outside tables looked inviting too, if you were there on a nice day.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and location

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BestBrunchinWestEd
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately computers not working so had to leave and find banks to pay in cash. Elevators not working so had to climb outside stairs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Very good service!

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EmilyQ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good, oysters were great, the braised beef was tender and delicious. We also ordered the cheese board to share, which was very nice.
The atmosphere was nice, but I feel like the seating could be more comfy.
The only other thing was they ran out of oysters so I had to wait 20mins if I wanted to order more, so I ordered something else instead.
I ordered the O'keefs pims as my drink, but they ran out of something so they could only make me one.
Also I mentioned when I reserved it was my friends birthday, but they didnt do anything special for it, or say anything about it.
The dessert we ordered was really delicious though.
It wasn't a perfect experience but I would probly go back.

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Helen
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very well welcomed to this tastefully decorated place, very good service, amazing food and wine, beautiful patio, what else? 🤔

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Seven
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside patio is really nice. Wish they had more heaters to stay warm. The inside is nice but would prefer outside when warmer.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent service!

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vipGlobotravo
Macau
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent outdoor space surrounded by greens in the midst of downtown

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vipBeze
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time there, tried some new dishes. The food made us wow again! People working there added credits to this dining experience! We will definitely go back again. ! Thank you 1932 galley bistro !

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Connie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I came back to eat and recommend this Bistro to others. All aspects were very good, however as a result of the technique used in the kitchen to poach the eggs for eggs-benedict, one touch of the knife and the air bubble around the egg yolk burst open in a big splash of egg yolk over plate and table. It was also on the cool side to eat. Otherwise a great place.

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ShellyS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our lunch on the patio. Had a heater nearby..it was wonderful

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CamillaT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot for brunch or a coffee on the fly. Tastefully decorated with wonderful upbeat staff. A hidden gem in the city

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CharleenS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We spent a wonderful time having lunch. The beet salad was delicious.

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LornaR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

This quiet garden patio with excellent social distancing is, to quote my guests, "A Hidden Gem".

Daniel is a very friendly, efficient, and professional server who goes beyond our expectations. He is an exceptional individual and employee.

We will be looking forward to dining at the Bistro again!

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gina
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The salmon bowl was outstanding. The fish was crisp on the outside and moist to the bite. Plentiful and delicious. Expresso was excellent. Good value for excellent quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was perfect in every way!

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Catiepie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This was a great option for outdoor dining enabling my friend and I to enjoy each other's company at a distance. The food was tasty, service was just right and the sun was shining!
Indoor seating looked inviting, with well-spaced tables. We'll definitely return.

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LornaR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and our server, Frank, was very gracious, friendly and an excellent host. I am looking forward to going back next week for a weekday brunch!

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angie
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

This is a very lovely outdoor setting in the middle of downtown.

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HeatherS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Today, I had the roasted vegetables dish. It was delishhhh!!! I’ll be coming back for sure!!! Thank you!! Service was very friendly!! Loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved being outside and the food was amazing. Great service from our French waitress

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vipJamesSF
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful spot for happy hour. The beef short ribs were especially good, the wines fairly priced, and the service was excellent. I will be back!

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Bushleague
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Not sure I like the "new look" for the patio- seems somewhat "ordinary" compared to the former decor. We miss the trees, flower boxes, and birds. Silly me, I paid $21 for a 9 oz. glass of red wine which seems rather excessive. My partner was disappointed with the outfit of the hostess considering the simple elegance one would expect for what was once considered one of the nicer restaurants downtown- jeans, runners, and a wrinkled white shirt- all of which looked like they were on their second or third day. The atmosphere we were expecting did not materialize for us. Quiche was great, as always.

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DonnaI
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Impressed with both food and drink menu. Interesting ingredients and combinations

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Janet
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was fantastic (sorry, I don't recall his name!!)

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vipkfnd
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Beautiful space. We opted to sit indoors only cause it was a bit chilly but the patio here is amazing. The brunch menu has a little something for everyone and it's reasonably priced for downtown Vancouver.

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vipBeze
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A gem inside the art gallery!delicious food and good atmosphere! Daniel was our server. He made our dinner more joyful! Will definitely go back !

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TomR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

No longer for dine and dash and a little pricier than the old operation but good value considering the quality and service. They’re doing an excellent job in strange times.

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JaneA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Bbq mushroom eggs benedict was amazing! Great quality at a decent price.

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You can order delivery directly from 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery using the Order Online button. 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 662-4831.

1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery is rated 4.4 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.