Upstairs at Bridges

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Seafood
Bridges has a stunning location, overlooking the fishing boats in False Creek and the mountains of the North Shore. The second-floor dining room features a vaulted ceiling highlighting the original beams and trusses of this 1920's building, with floor to ceiling windows capturing every part of the view. In a casually elegant atmosphere, the chef presents a menu featuring fresh seafood, rich meats and local produce. During the summer, the dining room's outdoor terrace offers a unique opportunity for white-linen service on the waterfront.

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4.1
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4.4
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YEthanOum
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great food. Recommended to be a fan of seafood though. Nice view. Good for a date.

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RoseH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from being settled at our table, the service, the food and the ambiance were amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone and we certainly will return.

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vipBeancounters
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The "city-lights" setting is wonderful and so was the food. We were very happy with the service -- just enough without it being intrusive. I really liked that the restaurant is quiet -- we didn't have to shout to speak to each other. We will definitely be back.

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vipDeeJay
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Has to be one of the best views in Vancouver. And certainly not the pub fare like the downstairs at Bridges. The courses were excellent, and short of a tenderloin that was overcooked and sent back (it can happen), the meal was amazing. Service was attentive. We had the dine out Vancouver special menu. Butternut squash soup was velvet. Steak Tartar was world class and the Chocolate Ganache was divine. We will go back.

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vipockeghem
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

We went during Dine Out, and the prix fixe upstairs was good. The service, on the other hand...maybe our server was new (she seemed a bit uncertain), but at a certain point she just disappeared. We got and ate our mains, and then we sat for over 30 minutes with empty dishes and glasses on the table -- not even a water refill occurred. She finally came by and said she'd send someone to refill the water (which took another 10 minutes), but rushed off before we could place new drink orders (so we never did). All in all, we were there for 2.5 hours, and most of it was spent sitting, waiting for someone to remember to bring us the dessert that was a part of the prix fixe. We had a guest with us who was visiting Vancouver, and at least the view is nice, but the service was a bit embarrassing.

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EduardoL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and great views. The service was great too

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Anon
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

View from the restaurant was beautiful, service was nice, but all the food was extremely flavourless and bland. because of the food at this restaurant I would not recommend coming here to anyone! not worth the time or money.

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Food was unfortunately very bland and didn’t feel like it was worth the expensive price tag.
Service was attentive and excellent, and all staff was very friendly. Views are beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dine out Vancouver dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and friendly servers. The service was a bit slow. Overall a good experience.

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vipGAL1
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so impressed with the restaurant, the service, the food ! We ate from the Dine out Vancouver menu ... very good, well worth every penny ! We will be back !

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vipShorty
Vancouver
95 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating a birthday and Bridges was the perfect choice. Our waiter was very attentive, personable and knowledgeable. We chose the dine out menus, which was diverse and we both chose the same appetizer and main but differed on our dessert. The salad was excellent, just enough dressing, not overbearing. The steak was a perfect size and done exactly how we requested, accompanied by very creamy mashed potatoes and root vegetables and roasted broccolini. Very very tasty. Dessert was the Apple Tart with ice cream and the salted chocolate ganache. Yummy!

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NigelH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The menu on the open table website looks quite extensive. However they only offer a set three course menu with extremely limited choices. The restaurant upstairs reminds one of a hospital waiting room except that there was nobody else there. We asked instead to eat in the downstairs, which is a pub but where they offer a better menu choice. Food was just OK and it was very loud. The server was extremely busy but managed to do a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fuimos a cenar la noche de Año Nuevo , una gran vista de la ciudad

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great hidden secret

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Lucy
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal on New Year’s Eve.
Great wine pairing with our prix fix meal!!

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traveltheworld
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent New Years Eve dinner. Great location, service and food!

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vipRedd
Vancouver
111 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcomed politely, seated promptly, served in a polished manner.
Started with the excellent tuna.
We both had the cod mains, which chef accommodated small requests toward.
Room was nearly empty for our 930 seating which showed it off beautifully.
Go here, go late, and go soon.

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MarnieB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere, service, and delicious meal was well worth the relatively pricey menu. The cod was a generous portion and perfectly cooked. The prawns were well enjoyed. The curry got the lowest marks at our table. Desserts were fantastic. Fast, friendly service and the bill was 15% off since we were going to an Art's Club play. I chose Bridges upstairs primarily because it was a quiet calm venue for a holiday family get together. We all loved the view and appreciate that the floor plan is open and not crowded.

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ErikN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was very romantic. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank you
Lori and Erik Niit

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vipAlexG
Tahoe
26 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Awesome view, great service. Food was good but nothing special

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thanks for the 4 star review Alex. We appreciate the feedback!

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Alan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every year I go back for my wedding anniversary and every time it is amazing. Food is absolutely wonderful, the staff was friendly and helpful and the ambiance is top notch!

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thanks for the great review Alan! See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Two steaks had to be sent back as overdone and king crab sent back as very poor quality. Manager dealt with issues and discounted entire bill 25%, deducted the crab and comped the deserts. Good Custer service dealing with issues

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Laura
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. Food was excellent and service was great. Had a good time catching up with friends in a beautiful restaurant. Will be back again soon :)

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review Laura! We appreciate all the great feedback!

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Calalvira
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for a date or birthday celebration! It is beautiful!.

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thanks for the great feedback! We hope to see you soon!

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Laura
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was wonderful! Our server was attentive and pleasant to talk to and the menu is a bit pricier than downstairs but well worth it. I couldn’t recommend this place enough. Sit on the terrace during the summer if you can, the view is stunning!!!

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thanks for the great feedback Helen! See you soon!

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LucaC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I had a really relaxing evening overlooking the water. The tomato soup was really good as was the cajun halibut.

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review LucaC! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Maurlev
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

My family and I have dined upstairs at bridges nearly over the past 5 to 6 years or so. The food has always been good. On this occasion, service was unprofessional. It appeared that our server has not been well trained. He is very pleasant but not attentive. Really lacked attention to detail regarding service. Not what we expected from this expensive restaurant.

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SteakGuy
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t beat the view and loved the new menu! The Shrimp Cakes and Halibut were especially great!

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thanks for the great feedback! Looking forward to hosting you and your group again!

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vipSangriaP
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made a reservation here on open table for 9:30 and when I got there the pace was empty all except for the staff who was sitting at a back table eating. My husband and I stated that we have a reservation and one of them told us that since it was dead that they've decided to stop serving food even though they are supposed to be open until 10:30pm. I drove all the way from Tsawwassen just to eat there. It would had been my 2nd time dining upstairs, ive been downstairs several times.

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ManojG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was nice - fabulous location on the upper patio. The only complaint from our table was the very small serving for king crab legs.

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ValerieA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

The wine and our (4) dinners were good. The order of a med-rare steak needed a redo. Second time around was better. The ambiance was the most disappointing after making our reservation and counting down the days to meet our dinner-dates on the Friday night of a weekend in the city. I had enjoyed a lovely lunch with friends the last time I was in Vancouver, but we were downstairs, I must admit my expectations were pretty high.

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Sharps
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The evening was beautiful - was able to get an outside table for two - great weather and scenery!
Service was very good.. a bit disappointed with not more FISH options - only haddock and salmon... no scallops, but ALL food was delicious and really glad we chose to come to this restaurant - would definitely recommend...

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Jake
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

I called to find out if it was a pre fix menu. Had to talk to 4 people before someone knew the menu. Forgot to bring my drink, staff ignored you, Ordered the risotto ($23) was 3 bites and no protien. I added 5 prawns for $8 and they only put 4 on the plate. Ran out of muscles and we were there at 5:00 pm. Children running around restaurant playing hide and seek. The only good thing about this restaurant is the view but you get the same thing at the sand bar. It is cheaper there and a way better experience. Will not be back.

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AllisonJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Despite a slight hiccup by not receiving cream with our coffee after asking, our service was very good and professional. We always enjoy the beautiful view and lovely food.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This was the worst restaurant experience I've ever had. Inexcusable lack of service, filthy table, and cold, yet stale, pre packaged starters. Was never notified that their menu was preset at $40, even with a reservation confirmation made over the phone. We were not greeted for 13 minutes, and our table was coffee stained and covered in crumbs. The starter was a basket of grocery store muffins and cold croissants. 50 minutes later, we finally got our brunch. We ordered the exact same thing, and yet they managed to bring us two incorrect orders. I wish I was overexaggerating as to how poor of an experience this was. The waiter did not know the price of any of the drinks, was short and disgruntled the entire time, and never once came to check in. Needless to say, I won't be coming back. I take the aquabus to work everyday, and ensure every tourist knows to not eat at Bridges.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The food wasn’t too exciting. We ordered the Mother’s Day menu and the toast served was over toasted and food wasn’t special. It was okay.

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EllenM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Everything was perfect except for the fact that my gluten-free father didn’t have many options. We wasn’t able to have the starters of baked goods nor the desserts. He was only able to have one of the two gluten free entrees. That was a pretty big bummer. It’s too bad because the rest of the experience was great! The server took a while to get our drinks, but it wasn’t a big deal.
Wouldn’t recommend to gluten free friends.

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Kizzie
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

You come here for the setting. The food was fine, the service was fine, but the setting is outstanding. I am talking about the upstairs portion of the restaurant. Sitting out on the dock is lovely in good weather, but the lounge inside is noisy and has televisions and both spaces are very casual.

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FrannieD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

For a smart casual restaurant we were disappointed with the very casual welcome and the very casual attire of the hostess. The restaurant was empty when we arrived and we were seated at a window table-fabulous view! The menu is very limited but the food was excellent! The service was very good. Overall good but not quite the "smart" evening we were anticipating!

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Upstairs at Bridges offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 687-4400.

Upstairs at Bridges is rated 4.1 stars by 758 OpenTable diners.

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