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Archer, Vancouver, BC

Archer

4.5
4.5
302 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Welcome to Archer, newly added to the Michelin Recommended list for 2023. We invite you to embark on a culinary journey through the coasts and waters of the Pacific Northwest. Our offerings highlight the bounty provided by the region's talented farmers, fisherfolk, and producers, celebrating the diverse cultures and flavors of Canada.

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Archer provides a casual fine dining experience perfect for any occasion. Join us for brunch on Saturday and Sunday, lunch Monday through Friday, and dinner seven days a week. Our cozy bar is a fun spot to celebrate birthdays, enjoy drinks and cocktails, and gather with groups.

We are excited to offer you a fun and extraordinary dining experience at Archer, whether you choose our Chef's 6-course tasting menu or our a la carte options.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (778) 737-6218
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Archer is open to renting out event space for special occasions. For inquiries please email us at eat@archerdining.com or call us at 778-737-6218. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
  • Private party contact
    Karen Ho: (778) 737-6218
  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Cross Street
    Alberni between Thurlow and Bute
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are approximately 3 blocks away from Burrard Skytrain Staion
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    $140.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 21 - May 31, 2024
    Indulge in an unforgettable culinary journey with our exclusive 6-course chef's menu. Immerse yourself in a symphony of flavors as you savor our carefully crafted staple dishes, each showcasing the essence of modern Canadian cuisine infused with a hint of Asian flair and featuring the freshest local ingredients. But that's not all—prepare to be delighted by our off-menu specials, curated by our innovative chefs to surprise and tantalize your taste buds. From unexpected flavor combinations to seasonal delicacies. Please note, we cannot accommodate all allergy and dietary restrictions for these menus and we do insist that all the guests at the table indulge, please contact us if you have any questions.

What 302 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver

    Canadian

302 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the chef prix set menu and it was super delish! I love love loved the venison tartare. The decor and ambience was super cool. I’m definitely going back.

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  2. SerenaV

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our Mother’s Day brunch here! Would highly recommend

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  3. stevie

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food Great service I'll be back as a regular

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  4. allison

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a night out at Archer. It was a great place to catch up with friends with the ambiance of the restaurant. Ordered oysters, scallops, duck and salmon. It was hard to pick a favourite dish but I'd say the salmon given the crispy fish skin with the softness of the meat that melts into your mouth. Would recommend stopping at Archer for a try

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  5. Vinzmike

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Delicious food; no question. But pricey. But overall dining experience is so-so. Empty restaurant.

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  6. MichaelB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at Archer was outstanding. Presentation of dishes was excellent. We visit Vancouver several times a year and Archer will be one of our regular stops.

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  7. zeeman

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative recipes, attractive presentation. Careful portions. Good service.Pleasant overall.

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  8. Wineanddineme

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top to bottom perfect meal! Our party of 4 split 2 appetizers and 3 mains and nothing missed. Don’t skip the venison tartare or truffle pasta.

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  9. FraserT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hold on to your hats because this place will blow you away!! My partner and I spent 3hs for a lovely dinner service and absolutely lived every minute of it. Instead of trying any of the mains, we decided to try all of the appetizers. The attention to detsil from our elegant server, the timely made meals and and presentation of each dish, we felt like we were taken care of. Watching the unvaling of the smoked oysters before us filled our space with delicious smoke. The display of the venison tartar was sublime as we oogled the shaved truffles blanketing the top. My personal favorite was the fois Gras, now this may just be me, but this dish actually transported me back in time to when I was 15yrs old on a nice summer day. That's unheard of and a 1st for me! Isn't that what food is meant to do? Bring us to another place in time as we sample the craftsmanship of the chefs handy work and the owners guidance !......I ordered it twice btw. By far, Archer was well worth the wait, the price and the time gor my partner and I to treat ourselves to something extraordinary. A must go

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  10. TomI

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Archer did not hit its target. Should not be Michelin recommended. The vibe of the restaurant is uninviting and the lack of service and hospitality was pretentious and unwarranted.The menu is very limited. No salads are currently on the dinner menu. We ordered the $27 smoked oysters for a starter and what came was 4 small Fanny Bay oysters in a very big fish bowl with a lid. No serving utensils and no small (fish) forks and no side plates. We had to ask for side plates and fish out the oysters from the aquarium like bowl with our hands and use our large dinner forks. It was ridiculous. If you are not ordering a bottle of wine they only offer a very small menu for wines by the glass and wines by the glass only come in a 5 ounce portion. I had finished my wine and left the empty glass by the aisle edge side of the table and the waiter walked by several times never stopping to ask if I wanted another. Finally after 10 minutes we waived down a waiter and ordered another glass. After about 15 minutes our dinner arrived and the glass of wine had not arrived. We has to ask for dinner forks since they had not been replaced the ones we used that were cleared away. I finished eating my dinner and still no glass of wine so we cancelled the order for the glass of wine. Again, ridiculous. Of the two fish main dishes (sablefish and salmon) the sablefish has chorizo and chef would not prepare the sablefish dish without the meat. Most people who order fish order it as an alternative to meat so this was off-putting. There was only one vegetarian main menu item (not vegan). We therefore ordered the salmon and it was disappointing and not accurately described. The salmon was drowning in a creamy soup like broth with small pieces of Brussel spouts and zucchini yet it was described as "pan seared BC salmon, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, smoked butter emulsion." We were so disappointed in our meal and the experience we did not order dessert and will never return.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and we had a great time. However the portions were very small and it was pretty expensive.

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  12. AmandaSung

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The first time I visited Archer was winter 2022. My sister and I checked out the place only for drinks. As we sat at the bar, the Australian bartender, named Kyle I believe, was a great conversationalist, who was definitely the reason why we had an amazing first impression of Archer. He even said I looked like an Asian Camron Diaz and Miranda Kerr! Last night was my second time at Archer and this time, I ordered 2 cocktails, plus a miso sablefish. The 1st cocktail I ordered, as seen in the photo, was creative and delicious. I didn't take a picture of my sablefish, but it was also absolutely delicious. Archer definitely is a great restaurant, but like a lot of great restaurants in downtown, everything is quite pricey, hence my lower rating on the total value.

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  13. AshD

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it … will be back. Had the duck and salmon and both superb

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  14. allison

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been wanting to try their newly launched lunch menu. Tried it and love it. Ate the chicken karagge and thought it had a good taste. Can't wait to try the mussels on the menu next!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional, if Duck is in the menu ORDER IT! Cocktails were excellent

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice curated space. The brunch menu was just ok. Wasn’t outstanding. Wasn’t bad. Does not justify throwing price point. Maybe I’ll try going for dinner instead. Service was great. There was never an empty water glass or coffee cup.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor quality food. Service was fine. Typical overpriced food for dt.

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  18. LisaC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am visiting from out of town and looked for a place for brunch with a friend and the reviews were great, the menu looked great and nothing disappointed us! I had the Empress75 and the Fish Benny and my friend had a mimosa (grapefruit based) and the Pork Belly Benny. Wonderful service, great ambiance and excellent food!! Definitely visiting again when I am back in town and will be encouraging my family to go for a meal! Thank you 😊

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  19. MinterC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding. Owner of the place was very friendly and it's nice to see him connect with customer. The food was amazing. Belly benny is highly recommended

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service in a beautiful spot! Can’t wait to go again, the venison appetizer and salted caramel pot de cream were off the charts!

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  21. NMRE

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, the food was good. Two concerns: 1. The truffle dish had no trace of truffle as far as I could tell. It’s pretty difficult flavour to miss. 2. The burnt basque cheesecake was dry. Not really what I’d expect from a Michelin recommended restaurant. Service great. Ambience great.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend!! We're in Vancouver for one night and this was a nice treat.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is upscale, posh, excellent layout, though could be a tad cramped when it full. I oddly expected more from the level of food - by more, I mean an exhilarating culinary experience, but alas. The burger was truly sub par, too dried out, and honestly not a 6oz cooked down to a measly 3.8oz. The fries were just that, more potatoe skin, dried to the max. The clams were tasty, a rather sparse offering of their tomato base, and overall too mingy a portion to warrant a return visit

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  24. NigelF

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was imaginitive and delicious. Small choice but what there was came beautifully cooked. Service was attentive and friendly.

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  25. KynaH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for dinner there previously and thought it was amazing. The brunch menu however I thought was just mediocre. Nothing was special. I was expecting more from Archer for their brunch menu.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and service. Unique twists on classic dishes, in a great environment.

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  27. Hoppy

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are both celiac and the food was delicious and safe. Very accommodating. Highly recommend the smoked oysters and the matcha dessert.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall Enjoyable Meal… Load Tables around us and both wait staff and hostesses made many errors on our order. However, food was Amazing and we liked the location.

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  29. SarahT

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in Vancouver for only one night and were very happy to come across Archer on OpenTable. We had a wonderful “Dine Out” meal consisting of three courses for $65. We also chose the accompanying wines for $35. All in all, it was a great deal with some really delicious food. The Hamachi, venison carpaccio and duck were amazing. Highly recommend.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are very happy he we tried this restaurant’s dine out menu! A lovely experience of flavours, service and ambience. A must try in Vancouver for any special occasion or just for the sake of a cool dinning experience.

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  31. yanal

    Vancouver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dinning at Archer. We had the pleasure to try their dine-out menu. The tartare and duck were tender and delicious. The host approached our table a few times to check on us and was very attentive. Overall a wonderful experience.

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  32. Nick

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Despite being a limited tasting menu, they were sold out of several of the very few options, leaving you stuck with a single app and dessert choice. Subpar service for the cost and emphasis on culinary dishes — no effort to connect and explain dishes. Quality of ingredients and presentation were so-so. Flavors were nice but nothing revolutionary.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    So happy Dineout 2024 was extended so I could come here. Was seated near the bar and all the drinks looked amazing. Had the Tartare for the appie and the meat just melted in your mouth with the chips having a strong favor of malt. The Duck breast was very meaty with the fat above it cooked and scored perfectly. Normally I dont like kale but it was seasoned and pared nicely with the foie gras sauce. The pot de creme had house made biscotti with caramel and gold flakes with fresh fruit.

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  34. Phoebe

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner here exceeded expectations and we were absolutely blown away the Dine Out menu. The venison tartare and duck main course were standouts. The interiors are beautiful and the ambience is calm and secluded - which makes it the perfect date spot. We would definitely come back here again even if it’s just for a cocktail!

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  35. Elderick

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Archer uses fresh local ingredients. One of the best meals and dining experience in Vancouver. Also they have great cocktails.

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  36. EstrellaL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dine out Vancouver event. Great value. Good good. Trendy. Good date place. Youngish crowd

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  37. Chopstix

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of food was excellent. Unfortunately when ordering a side of scallops, we only got ONE! Aside from that, we had an enjoyable experience.

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  38. Kleewyck

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly, I was very disappointed. It started well, the host was friendly and my lavender yuzu cocktail was both pretty and tasty. But when we got to dinner, things took a turn. My duck had a very mealy (pasty) texture, and odd flavour like something was off. I couldn't finish it. The appy was just OK. The dessert was nice. Our female server was friendly and efficient, but the male server interrupted us mid-sentence each time he came to the table, and the bathroom was messy with a waste basket overflowing onto the floor. I think the folks at Archer really need to sharpen their edge.

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  39. LaurenH

    Calgary

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first experience at archer. We had the three course dine out menu and it was nothing less than fantastic. Great portions, flavourful food and good variety. The room is absolutely gorgeous and inviting. Great for any occasion. We will definitely be back to try more dishes and a great setting.

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  40. Nina

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice decoration, food and service is outstanding. Dessert is beyond expectation…

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FAQs

Archer is rated 4.5 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Archer

1152 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Alberni between Thurlow and Bute
  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are approximately 3 blocks away from Burrard Skytrain Staion
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (778) 737-6218
  • Private party facilities
    Archer is open to renting out event space for special occasions. For inquiries please email us at eat@archerdining.com or call us at 778-737-6218. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
  • Private party contact
    Karen Ho: (778) 737-6218
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