1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery

4.3
426 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

Experiences

  • Dine Out Vancouver 2022

    CA$55.00 per person

    Jan 14 - Jan 31, 2022

    Dine Out Vancouver 2022 is here! 1931 Gallery Bistro is excited to offer our special 3 course menu from January 14th to January 31st from 5pm Tuesday -- Saturday. Please note we are not offering Happy Hour or our regular dinner menu at this time. Come in and enjoy!
  • 1931 Bistro Growing Freedom High Tea

    CA$80.00 per person

    Jan 22 - May 15, 2022

    $80 PER SET SERVES TWO PEOPLE - AVAILABLE EVERYDAY FOR DINE IN ONLY 10AM - 4PM A contemporary afternoon tea offering inspired by Growing Freedom – The instructions of Yoko Ono / The Art of John & Yoko Check out the High Tea Selection on our website at 1931gallerybistro.com

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
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 426 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
Ambience
4.0
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DianaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner. Great dine out Vancouver experience

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Boshna
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This was a wonderful dine-out experience, the 3-course meal catered to all dietary preferences and it was a beautiful, quaint little restaurant and ambiance.

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JeffC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall very good dine out menu, our 5 spice duck was the show stopper, and our appetizers and desserts were amazing, the only slight thing was the crab risotto, but I guess it's hard to compare to the duck.

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JaydenG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The high tea at the 1931 Gallery Bistro was amazing! It was my first experience at high tea and it was spectacular! I love the Asian twist on the dishes and how affordable the high tea was compared to some other places! I hope 1931 Gallery Bistro continues to do high tea with Asian flavours intertwined! I will be back!

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Carol45
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was very good and so was the food. The server was helpful in guiding us through the menu.

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ArtFan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Good food. Good service. Nice atmosphere. Not too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Dine out Vancouver
Food not worth than value of the menu
Is very rush
Duck was very chewy

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vipJaniceC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family decided to visit 1931 Gallery Bistro for DOV. We loved the food and our server was super kind and friendly! The food was excellent. Even my 12 year old son ordered from the DOV menu and really enjoyed his dishes! My daughter ordered off the kids menu and even the grilled cheese sandwich was really good, not what you'd routinely see in a kids meal.

We'll be back for sure! I can't wait until the weather is nicer because their patio looks lovely!

Another thing I love is that proceeds from the restaurant go to the Vancouver Art Gallery!

Thanks for the great dining experience!

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vipEVEL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

The crab risotto had no taste at all and felt very plain, and the appearance for the food looked very depressing

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Chris
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is very good but the prices are beginning to get a little steep for a lunch

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vipPoetFiona
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The high tea was innovative, fresh and very tasty.

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Ninini
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was wonderful and so was the service! Great friendly staff

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DreaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Service was perfect. Coffee drinks were perfect. Food was perfect. A lovely experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent staff lovely bravo!

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Plimages
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the convenience of having a good restaurant in the art gallery. I was able to substitute due to dietary requirements without an issue. Compliance with covid restrictions made the meal more enjoyable. Mission Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Salmon , green salad, hot tea. Perfect Christmas Eve lunch.

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GordonH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The plating is superb! The tastes and all very good. A place you can count on!

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kath
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went to 1931 Gallery for their high tea menu and they provided a great variety of food that you wouldn’t typically find at high tea. The server was nice and attentive and food was delicious!

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NicolleN
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Waited too long for food.Waitress too busy and non attentive.Had to ask for kids menu. FOOD took too long to arrive and nothing memorable. Would not return

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RobDon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic presentation of savoury and sweet items, coupled with an attentive service nestled within the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

1931 Gallery Bistro made our special night even more special. Food was delicious. Service was great and everyone was super nice. I wish it had a little bit more holiday decorations in there but that’s okay!!! We would be back again :)

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CandaceD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an excellent dining experience. Service and food were amazing and an amazing location. Definitely recommend.

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BarbL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was the perfect lunch spot. Lovely ambiance, great menu, good service. We had a wonderful time

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DeeB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The ambiance was great but could have more festive decor eg berries, boughs, poinsettias etc. Service was very very good. Waiter was very informative and went beyond expectations. Food was great. Compliments to the chef. Will make this a go to place for lunch.

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NanciC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Special "Freedom High Tea" was excellent. Enjoyed every minute and every morsel!

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LaisR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We were very excited to go check Bistro 1931. The server started really well. However we felt he forgot to send our order to the kitchen, so we waited almost 1 our for 3 eggs Benny. There was no explanation or apology at all, but we realized that tables around us that arrived after us got their food first. It was disappointing. My salmon Benny was great, but my friend’s bison Benny was overcooked. Not sure if I’d return.

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Hlu7
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Afternoon tea is not bad especially for the price.

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Cdngal
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was good but oysters were disappointing. Perhaps it was because we dined later, but none of the special items noted on the menu for the oysters actually made it on the oysters)

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BevW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. I had the Bahn Mi Croissant & salad- delicious. Lovely servers. Quiet & easy to talk. A great experience. (as always)

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ShirleyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Freshly created, tasty food combining using high quality ingredients, attentively served. My go to lunch destination.

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trishw
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely setting with pleasant staff and interesting food options.

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Chris
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A great spot to meet friends and enjoy very good food from a varied menu

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Friendly, professional staff. I had the seafood chowder -- delicious!!

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Ktsim
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great dishes with fresh ingredients and a nice bright dining space. Loved it

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vipNhower
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super lunch spot!

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vip148jules
Vancouver
158 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

I was looking forward to dining at 1931 but I felt that I was in a cafeteria with the placement of tables all facing pretty much the same direction. Also pretty much everyone including staff had to squeeze down the main “aisle” between the bar stools, a HUGE plant and two occupied tables to enter or exit or go to the washroom. There is a wide wasted aisle which leads to the stairs (former main entrance) which some thought was the exit.
Please get someone to redesign the layout to make it more intimate and inviting with better placed dividers and tables. As you can tell I was not enamoured with the cold feeling room with poor lighting.
The food was good and the service friendly.

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DavidS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Service was a little slow and inattentive at times. Food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The oysters are so fresh. Real nice place to enjoy happy hour or dining.

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vipLiztaymac
Vancouver
4 reviews