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1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery

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178 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 178 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Very good service!

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EmilyQ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent service!

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vipGlobotravo
Macau
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent outdoor space surrounded by greens in the midst of downtown

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Beze
Vancouver
1 review
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
33 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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AngelaR
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was great! Food was excellent; service and ambience were perfect. It’s a little oasis of tranquillity above the busy downtown streets.

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PrabhleenK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very good experience. Recommended this place

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KayL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Great patio, great vive. Food tastes great but a bit on overpriced side especially for lunch. Service was slow and not feeling very welcomed. Would like to try their happy hour though.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Artful menu - just as good as before if not better

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vipPattyN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful surroundings and excellent food. I have been twice in the last week. Once for lunch and once for brunch. I felt transported to Europe!

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YVan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff were very nice and attentive. They included the tip on their end and not sure why the did it. Coz usually customers do it. Not sure they do it to everybody. The server told me that (he already added the tip) though.

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Coconutboy
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is AWESOME.
Great food, the best Croque Madam since Paris.
The service was good but the ambiance was outstanding.
We will be back.

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Nice patio but a bit noisy with surrounding construction.
Service was a bit slow but very friendly and pleasant.
Food was fairly good but side salad was very sparse but tasted excellent.
House wine was terrible and not good value for $10 a 6 oz glass.

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JeanK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tables are well spaced and the overall atmosphere is very pleasant. The food is creative, beautifully presented and of excellent quality.

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Summer
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

I’ve always got impressed how amazingly professional and kind servers are working in the bistro. Thank you for the great moments!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, proper social distancing and safety protocols, delicious food, and an amazing view!

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oldfogey
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I sat outside despite the cool weather and the smoky atmosphere. But we were very impressed by the efficiency and friendliness of our waiter, and the smoked salmon benny that we ordered was by far the best ever for us.
Our only disappointment was the music - we would have much preferred classical, mainstream Jazz, or good-old-rock-and-roll.

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SylviaG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves in the outdoor patio under lovely umbrella on Saturday, 12 2020. The food was excellent, coffee was delicious the service was incredible we loved our waiter Craig I believe. Will definitely be back thank you very much.

FAQs

1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery also offers takeout 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 178 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.