Riverway Restaurant

4.5
264 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
Nestled at the edge of South Burnaby, the restaurant’s Pacific Northwest-inspired architecture presents spectacular views with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the verdant Riverway Golf Course. Here, you’ll find an eclectic menu that fuses global flavours to create an unforgettable dining experience.
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BF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants to go for special occasions. The ambiance is cozy and the food is always cooked to perfection.

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SL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best food as always, great seevice and beautiful ambience.

My husband and i always like to eat there. The price are very reasonable. I couldn’t think of any better place to dine other than Riverway Club.

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AO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Had lunch but staff were moving tables around us while we were eating. Awkward and didn't enjoy the experience

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WL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have dined hear numerous times. Food, location and service are always excellent. Unfortunately the location caters to weddings and does not leave enough space for regular patrons to dine during those occasions. Sometimes very difficult to reserve and usually you can only reserve 2 weeks in advance which does not work well for special occasions.

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FB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We made it our annual valentine's day lunch location.

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OM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A quiet night, food choice was limited due to snow storm / repair. Service was good and we were well informed.

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JD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This is our 3rd visit here.

Ambience:
Never fails to impress....especially for guests we have invited here for the 1st time.
They exclaimed they will be coming back with other friends and family.

Value:
Food this time kinda fell short of expectation.
Although value for money was good. The 1st 2 times we were here the quality and taste of the food really floored us.

Quality of food:
This time the dessert (toffee cake) was hard.
A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or the side would have saved it (as this also pairs very well).

For my entree, I ordered the seafood linguine. Some of the pasta were undercooked. Pasta also was not tossed properly. The sauce did not coat it well so I had patches of just plain pasta in sight.

Service:
While our server, Loon, was accommodating and nice, you can tell his inexperience in serving.
He tried his very best with a smile on his face and that is commendable!
Also, important to note how impressed I was with the staff's teamwork as everyone seem to pitch in and help one another out. That is refreshing to see.

Other comments:
We ordered alcoholic drinks (as we were celebrating 3 birthdays) but it seemed 4 different drinks (beer and ciders) were out of stock.

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Awesome value. My parents loved it. Get lots of food for and variety with the $28 3 course meal. Lots of parking, good ambiance, friendly service. Make a reservation beforehand!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice environment, good price

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j
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was good for the price, we got the $28 set menu for 3 course. But the soup wasnt hot? It was lukewarm which was kinda weird. Service was
Good but super slow. Our waiter disappeared for a while. Very nice quiet place. Wouldnt plan on coming back but if someone invited me then i wouldnt mind. Super nice restaurant for a wedding or event though!

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SL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Riverway club has always been our favorite dining restaurant. The ambience are awesome and the service is always excellent . The food is delicious and very well presented. I highly recommend to everyone the Riverway club restaurant.

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n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

the place was not busy, yet we were still seated right beside another couple..... I suppose seating arragements are difficult, but they should space people out a bit when it was clearly not busy nor did I need a reservation judging by their chart I saw, so they easily could have spaced us apart since it's so quiet with elevator music in the background. Also, our waiter had on a very dirty white shirt. Long sleeve dress shirt was splattered with either wine or spaghetti sauce and his pants were dirty too! Very gross. Overall, it's just ok. I've been there before with lovely service when it's been packed in the summer. But, on a quiet dull weather day we did not find this restaurant changed the atmosphere for the times....

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food tasted great and had exceptional service.

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CS
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent everything! Our lunch lasted from noon until 2:30 ... not for a minute did we feel rushed. Lovely table by the window, great food, efficient and friendly server. We'll be back - often.

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JL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best restaurant, the food was amazing! Thank you Chef Jason!

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Came here for dine-out Vancouver. This was our first time to this venue and we had wanted to try this restaurant in the past but never got around to it. Had the ahi-tuna as a starter. Found it to be on the bland side. We all had the sablefish and lobster as our main. Liked the smooth, velvety texture of the sablefish and the miso marinade did not overpower the flavour of the fish. We all found the amount of broth in the dish to be a bit disconcerting as it made the dish almost soup-like. Lobster was okay. Undecided as to whether we would return.

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PL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service!! The Dine Out menu was so yummy!! Sablefish and the Tea dessert was amazing!! 😋

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DL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Michael was an exceptional server! He took the time to explain the different dishes and made sure that the customers feel welcomed!

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JB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were there during dine out. This is a family friendly dining place. There were kids around yelling a bit, and baby crying, so the noise level was a bit high, but not intolerable though. The beef Wellington was warm not hot, pastry a bit soggy, but flavour is good. The entrees were really good, especially the sablefish. The cook on the lobster was good too, but the rice and broth was bland. NY steak was reasonable, and the prawns were very delicious. There were, however, only 2 prawns. I personally would prefer a smaller steak, with 3 prawns. Dessert was excellent.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For my first time being there I was impressed with the location, food and service. Thank you. Julietta

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C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and environment are perfect ! The server were very nice and caring!

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SW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I came for her birthday lunch. We each had the grilled lobster sandwich and the salad - $15 special.
It's so pleasant eating at Riverway. Cactus Club is so noisy.
Riverway has become a go-to place for me.

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n
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for Dine Out, and had a great experience. Often during Dine Out one can have subpar service or food, but that didn't happen. We were seated quickly, and our wait staff was very friendly and attentive the entire meal. Our food was excellent, particularly the Beef Wellington. The ambiance is peaceful and even though full, the room didn't feel crowded or overly noisy. I would definitely recommend coming here.

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DW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great tasting food and presentation, lovely ambience with the soft piano music.

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G
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good time and good food

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SE
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks to Josh our server for a great dining experience. Wonderful and attentive service. Check on us every now and then at the right times. The food was excellent of course. Dine out here is 5 stars.

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BL
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The only thing I am not into it is the dessert. That is too sweet.

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DW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and service with great views and relaxing, casual ambience.

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We both selected the seafood linguine.
It was delicious filled with salmon, white fish and muscles.
The restaurant was clean and the tables were apart far enough to have conversations.
It is somewhere that will be revisited and recommend.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most Comfortable place to enjoy a day with friends & family. Outstanding restaurant, excellent food, outstanding service, waiters & waitress are warm & friendly....

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere with the holiday lights hanging. I went at night so there was no view but I imagine it to look beautiful during the day. The waiter was very attentive and has a sense of humour.

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C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great night out and delicious food

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SY
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time at the restaurant. Excellent service. Our server, Michael, attended to our every need and he was very informative about the menu.

We had their special 3 course dinner for only $28, and it was worth every penny, especially their surf and turf! The only complaint was the gravy was a tad salty but I didn’t care as the meal was delicious.

I highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely come back again, during the day, to see the view.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The service and ambiance were excellent

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DB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was very good and price was good but the service was pretty slow that we have to wait almost half an hour for us to be given water and get our order. Not recommended to bring kids coz they get bored for waiting.

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Service was not so good
Waitress brought our course with our appetizer - crowded the table and made us feel rushed but the bill was slow to come.....

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous place

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M
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were having friends gathering and enjoyed the 3-courses meal from their menu. Food was excellent and service is fantastic! Will definitely come back again!

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DW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent service serving great tasting food in a very pleasant atmosphere.

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This is a very nice out of the way restaurant with good food and service. My only slight negatives are that it feels a bit dark even on a sunny November afternoon and the doors are locked to the building until the 11:30 opening time leaving restaurant goers to wait outside or in their cars (which can be some distance from the entrance).

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