Washington Avenue Grill

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2184 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Food was ok, but we will not be returning due to the service. Server seemed like she didn't even want to be at work that night. We were not informed about the specials, but after overhearing another server mention them at the table beside us after we ordered, we probably would have gone for them. Our drinks sat empty for a long time before the meal came. Although our food was fine, there was no check in from our server how everything was going. Paying the bill took an excessively long time - wife decided to go wait outside. Our reservation stated it was our anniversary which at minimum most places would wish you a happy anniversary, and in many cases (although not expected) send out a small appetizer or dessert. Nothing about our anniversary was acknowledged.

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BT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view, the service, and the food was perfect. Their spicy Caesar is by far the best! I cannot wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The only regret is, we can’t hear the live music from the back. There is no pipe in music I think. Otherwise, the experience is awesome.

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KG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, busy night so service was spotty the noise was unbearable we left earlier than planned

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was awesome....loved the Tuna poke and the seafood pot. Servers were very friendly. It was just a bit chilly when the windows were open but will definitely be back.

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

Great atmosphere and music! Food was amazing as usual! Thanks for the great night!

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MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Good parking , great view over the ocean , service fine but food was mediocre .

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C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I understand why they give coupons for your birthday. Calamari was small portion with bland sauce. Lamb was undercooked. Prawn curry was ok. Nothing special here. Our server disappeared for quite sometime and the restaurant wasn’t even busy? Window sills and menus need a good wash as ketchup was on sills and menus were sticky. Will not return.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent service and the food quality is always good.

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LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been going to WAG for many years and we love it !!

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The musicians were amazing and I’d go see them in concert anytime.
A little bit noisy as they have the tables jammed together but the server was excellent and the food was good.

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SR
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice variety of food – everything prepared fresh... not overly pricey

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We visited the WAG to celebrate two milestone birthdays. I made reservations in advance. We were a party of 8. We were seated in a dark dark corner. So dark we couldn’t even see our food. Service was extremely slow. In the two hours we were there, our waters were not even refilled. Our food took 40 minutes to arrive and was warm/cold. Ribs were nothing but fat. Brussel sprouts with tofu were nothing but salt. The rice tasted dirty. The stuffed chicken was tasty but cold. The fish n chips were overly greasy. The pork was satisfactory. When the food arrived, I asked the server to take a family picture. He stated that he was extremely busy and that I should ask somebody sitting at the table to take it. In the time he took to complain about how busy he was, he could’ve taken a picture or two. We mentioned we were there for two birthdays and the waitress just shrugged it off. We won’t be back here ever again.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful spot with a nice view and great food . We'll be going back for sure

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Lunch was extremely good and good value . Birthday coupons are offered which is a fabulous option!

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The servers are excellent here and the restaurant has a nice ambiance. The food here was not as good.
Firstly, who puts vinaigrette on a ceasar salad? Secondly-Why the chef thinks that cajun and dill yogurt go together is beyond me. That's a really mediocre contradictory blend of tastes. Luckily the cajun snapper was cooked perfectly and the dessert was good or the meal would have been a total bust.

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SO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A good menu but unfortunately the food was only okay. When I see prawns on the menu I don't want to be served shrimp. The Cajun chicken was good the steelhead was a very small portion. Good service and a nice view and atmosphere but the food was a disappointment.

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T
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service we're excellent! Love the crab cakes and lobster ravioli

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Planning on going there again soon.

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RL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

staff were great food was good noise was loud but we could hold a conversation trendy feeling warm atmosphere

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Y
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time and won’t be my last, we loved it!
Ambience, service, food the young lad singing! 5* for everything.

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SB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place for dinner as usual. We will continue to be repeat

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy the WAG

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always!!! Love this restaurant, always a go to option for date night or girls night

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TL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ALWAYS AWESOME.
We are always thankful for the coupons too. :)

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JA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff and outstanding service! Great view with delicious food! Just perfect!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The service was good. The food was good but felt over priced. They have outdoor long heaters on the inside of the ceiling which gets way to hot. Not only ourselves but people around us had to keep asking to turn them off way to hot!!!

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Menu was pricey
Food tasted mediocre
Seating was crowded
Reservation was made and we were seated at a tiny table in an aisle way with servers weaving themselves in and out of the guests

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

Great drinks, food and service!

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is about the sixth time we have been to the WAG and the quality remains the same - excellent.

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MD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful night, celebrating my birthday. Where people know your name, make you feel welcome, deliver exceptional service and food, enjoying live music. I love this spot and it’s one of my favourites. Danni, Bobbi, and Brent, made our evening out special. 1/3 off wine is great too, just because it’s hump day. The dry ribs were the best I’ve had. I am always happy.

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HK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The beef ribs my husband had were so tender and he really enjoyed them and the wine was excellent, too. My pecan encrusted steelhead was very delicious and the best I’ve had. The jasmine rice was also flavourful. Will be returning, for sure. The view and the heritage building rounded out a fabulous experience.

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P
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a great little restaurant with history
Use to be a bank
Sometimes you can reserve the actual vault
Great they left the iron teller bars up
The food is always good as well as the friendly staff

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BY
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server went above and beyond to make our evening even more fantastic. Her name was Hailey Boyd.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Tuna happy still had skin on it
Waitress was great
Water person literally just drop things in front of you without noticing us
Lamb was plain no flavours
steelhead was just off
They need to pay attention to quality of food, how hard can that be?
what a great location great ambience. This has happened before and now we regrettably wont go back again.

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JM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Have always been happy when dining here. Solid all around.

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EV
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My wife's seafood hot pot was excellent; however my prime rib was too chewy. Food and service is always excellent so we'll definitely come back.

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DL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Washington Ave Grill is one of our favorite White Rock restaurants

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant, excellent service

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was awesome! Food came out quickly and was good, drinks took a while but were very good too.

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