Washington Avenue Grill

4.3
2355 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date

The Washington Avenue Grill is one of White Rock's favorite restaurants offering an upscale casual dining experience overlooking Semiahmoo Bay.


We feature Pacific-Northwest cuisine, an award-winning wine list, live music, and delicious martinis.


WAG has earned an excellent reputation for serving high quality food with exceptional service at value orientated prices.


The ambiance is unparalleled because of our unique decor, high quality entertainment and breathtaking ocean view.


Guests can dine in the pristine glass atrium, cozy main dining room, or on the award-winning patio.


The Washington Avenue Grill is the bright yellow building located on the ocean side of east beach, next to Semiahmoo park.


For a unique and fun dining experience with a personal touch, have dinner at the Washington Avenue Grill.


Lots of free parking!

We can not reserve specific tables due to high demand but do take requests.
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TL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was plentiful and tasty and our server was excellent. I've been to the WAG a few times and I have enjoyed my meal each time. Our window table view this time was especially fabulous.

GS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food is always great. Love the atmosphere!! And we had a clear day so could see across the water. We will be back!

LW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely view. Food was excellent but noise level was horrendous. I was almost hoarse by the time we left.

BG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall I enjoyed our experience. The food was awesome and the atmosphere was laid back . The only think that I noticed was that the table and seats were dirty so we mentioned it to the hostess and she took care of it. We had a reservation.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Memorable evening! Great food and even better service. Seafood hot pot was deliciously made. The fish entree was fresh. We will be back.

JV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

they were very accommodating to our time change and the calamari was excellent

G
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Its a fun quirky place that is what we were wanting for a fun White Rock dinner. But we were blown away with the quality of the food...great chef. Great flavours and our meals were cooked perfectly....we all had different entrees...chicken, halibut, lamb; we were all raving about our meals. Waitress was great; pleasant, attentive, and she really knew her food and described it all very well. Definitely will go back; already planning to celebrate our next birthday at WAG.

CL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious flavours, beautiful scenery and reasonably priced. We will be going back.

MR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nearly full house because of the Bare Naked Ladies concert in the park that evening. Staff and kitchen managed very well. Food was great.

LB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The restaurant was VERY noisy. We could not carry on a conversation or hear the live musician. This has not been our previous experience.

PL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We reserved a table on Thursday evening during Happy Hour at 4:30 p.m. On the night of the Crash Test Dummies concert. It was a great location for attending the concert afterwards. The Happy Hour food and beverage choices were excellent, tasty and well priced. The service was pretty good. It was a warm night and even though we were given a table by the open window, it was a bit too hot for a few of our friends. Also, we were seated right next to two quite noisey tables and that made having a conversation difficult. All is all we were impressed and will return to another Happy Hour in the future. It would be nice if Happy Hour went until at least 5:30 or 6:00. Stopping it at 5:00 is a bit early.

LF
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have not been to the WAG for a few years, and were pleasantly surprised by this visit. We sat in the “atrium” so had a lovely view over the water on a sunny evening. The breeze created by a large fan on the floor was quite welcome, but three times during our meal a cutlery wrap blew onto my husband’s plate, from plates being cleared by staff.
The food was very good with the exception of the pork, which was dryer than expected, for being brined. Our server was very friendly and efficient, as well.
All in all, a nice evening out.

EE
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would recommend the Washington Avenue Grill to anyone staying in the White Rock / South Surrey area. Food was high quality with fresh, local ingredients and cooked well. Service was great with the dining room right on the ocean offering beautiful scenery.

Lively atmosphere in prime dining hours so not a quiet, intimate place for those wanting that type of atmosphere, but would be perfect for groups or those that expect a lot of conversations.

SA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Andie was a great server, food was
Excellent, nice atmosphere.

LW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Food quality was not exceptional but the value was good.
We wanted an available table closer to the window to make my husband’s 65th birthday special, but the waitress said it was going to be used for a larger group. We noticed into the evening that it was not the case! Not sure why we couldn’t be seated there.

RK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good place! Love to come back each time.

BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous meal! Fabulous server. Great view! Great place to celebrate a birthday!

L
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food and service! The noise level at times can be deafening and there is little hope of having a conversation with others.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I request a seat on the patio by the window and they were able to accommodate on short notice.
Love the spicy curry noodle bowl. Always amazing!

JD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a very nice supper for two. View out across the water is great.
A little loud and breezy with the windows open but not a big deal.
A great varied selection on the menu , food was served promptly and hot.
Service was good. Will probably come back again but it was a bit pricey.

DJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I quite like the Washington Avenue Grill. Have been back there many times. Everything was good this time except that the meal came so fast we hadn't even half finished our first drink, might have had another. We were in and out of there in under an hour, felt rushed. Next time I will ask the waitress to wait 15 or 20 minutes before she puts in the order.

TB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious seafood hotpot!!! I’d go back in a minute for another go at it!! Yummmm. Hubby had fish and chips and stated it’s the best he ever had! Great view and friendly service!

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food eatable, service good, value so so, overall experience so so.

PN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice evening for dinner at the WAG. Good food and service!

LS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All was except when I made online res I mentioned a birthday and nothing was said or done

M
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. Mussels were delicious

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I often go for special occasions and this is the only restaurant on the White Rock strip that offers free parking. Thank goodness the restaurant offers excellent food, views and service. This time we went for our 24th wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. Afterwards we went to Crescent beach for free parking and a sunset walk.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Good food!!! Nice ocean view ... enjoyed it after not having been for a while.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a great place to go, and can always count on amazing food and great service.

JS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

The issue we had is that it was way to hot in the restaurant, like uncomfortably hot and unfortunately influenced the whole experience.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time dining here. Will definitely return.

WH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Initially served wrong cocktail, no real apology for error.
Server was somewhat attentive only, not very personable.
Food was very good.

AB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view, food was delicious and service was friendly and efficient.

SH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great waiter. Kitchen was able to accommodate a severe dairy allergy and peppers allergy.

CF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent, as always! They truly operate as a team at WAG. 4 out of our 5 meals were excellent! Unfortunately, the halibut special was underwhelming. WAG is a favourite of ours and we will definitely be back!

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The hostess was not welcoming and did not acknowledge we had a reservation for a special occasion. The server was short and to the point, but pleasant enough to cover her bases. The restaurant was clean with great food. It was not a friendly atmosphere amongst the staff. Despite the unfriendly service staff and lack of communication to accommodate the special occasion request, we will return of the great food and affordable happy hour prices.

T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

My wifes birthday no dessert sitn candle sparkle..yet other table had anyway felt waitress wasnt zttentuve..it was ok not as good as my 1st visit

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Enjoyed the view, enjoyed our server and really enjoyed the food, but I would have to say that from front door and up the stairs and the floor in the restaurant, we found it very dirty on the stairs and floors. It really looks like it could use a good cleaning.

RN
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A relaxed place to watch the sunset and enjoy good company and food

DF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

It was our Anniversary and wanted to make it special. We were one of four couples when we ordered our dinner, and our salad was wrong . It was supposed to be one thing and it was another. We then ordered a second drink and it was never brought to us. Instead of waiting we decided to pay our bill and leave. Our waitress spent more time talking to other tables than waiting on her tables. We finally just left our money on the table and left.

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