Washington Avenue Grill

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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.
What 2385 People Are Saying
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RK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, great food. So noisy it was too difficult to fully enjoy the ambience.
We should have asked to be moved.

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

It was our anniversary

KH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

we have been there lots of times with just wife and me most times but all so with are 2 kids also with friends we will be back its a bit of a drive it about 25 km yes we are in surrey as well but north surrey ...

J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best service we have ever had anywhere! Always delicious food, and a warm and friendly atmosphere...highly recommend!

TA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and the food was fantastic...
I will definitely be going back.

a
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It's a very pretty place with a lovely view. The food was okay depending on what you order. It was super noisy, not ideal for a date .

W
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was far too noisy, you should review available noise dampeners!!

We won't be back on a weekend or any evening perhaps unless the noise issue is addressed and dealt with!!

SR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! Great atmosphere. I go every year for my birthday dinner!

L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love food; great location; consistently great dining

GP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really Great Food and really friendly staff. This is a true gem. Everyone should try this place. Family Friendly and 5 star food!

CM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took a friend who was visiting from Ottawa. Loved it! Said it was the best rack of lamb they have had in a long time and to boot we were there for the live piano player, was a great night!

MD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Every time I visit this restaurant, I’m greeted warmly by owner and staff. The service here is exceptional. I also love the ocean view and eclectic decor. 1/3 off wine on Wednesday’s is also a great deal! This past dinner, my friend and I ordered a few appies instead of entrees and it was more than enough to keep our bellies and mouths happy. I am a big fan of Brent Grey, the live music selection and the service staff really do make the experience special. Thanks again for another wonderful night.

Miki

TH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. They make a delightful pomegranate martini. Our waitress was very informative about the resident ghost which made for an enjoyable experience. Overall a wonderful evening spent with good friends.

CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

My wife and I have been to the WAG a number of times over the years, mostly in the evening when it is dark. This time, coming in when it was light night really made me notice how grungy the porch entrance is and how the athletic gym-mat style flooring could use a good cleaning.

The food and service was pretty good and predictably expensive but the thinly sliced butter soaked bread served in the beginning, that seemed like it was was heated on a flattop griddle, with the olive oil and balsamic was not appealing at all. Right next to us was a couple who had a thick cut bread without the butter-soaking. Hmmm. Well the view and fresh air was great but I am not in a hurry to take my wife back there unless its dark out.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always have an awesome time. Wonderful food & service, never disappointed!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome lunch!

SH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary and we were blown away phil was a server and he was honestly the best server we have ever had the fod was hot presentation was outstanding portions were big and the caesar salad is to die for.

LN
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the shabby chic decor and of course the view. My bother and I have an tradition of going for dinner on our birthdays every year. Love the flat iron steak very good and well priced. And of course, the cesar salad to go with it. the only complaint I would have is the green beans!! Hate green beans. But, that's me! We will differently keep our tradition up for years to come.
Thank you Lorraine :)

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, great location, and the service was terrific.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great night out. Good food, service and ambiance.

a
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal with friends. Both service and food items excellent. Am a local and this is my go-to place.

LW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely seat in the outside area with a beach view. The service was excellent and food was quite good but my expectations were not quite met. I wanted mussels but they only offered them with a tomato base, which I can not eat. I ordered the lobster ravioli but am pretty sure it was canned lobster. I was very disappointed with the price of wine as it cost us $30 plus taxes for two 9 ounce glasses of house wine.
There are many other restaurants I will try before going back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had wonderful dinner overlooking the beachfront

CT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food! Good service and an ocean view! It was quite busy but overall good!

T
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Hasn’t been in years but didn’t think the food was as good as it should’ve been for price ... service was very slow and too many tables cramped in there

s
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Service was inattentive and slow at first but improved significantly midway through the evening and turned out to be very good overall. Tables in the veranda offer potentially nice beach or water views but this area of the restaurant is noisy and less spacious. We asked for a half-booth inside and it worked very well for us. Everybody enjoyed the food. Dessert menu is outstanding, but maybe a little but on the pricey side. Parking appears to be scarce and probably is insufficient during peak times.

SB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great view and ambiance here on a summer eve! Surf and Turf were lovely.

JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I usually love dining at this restaurant & have a couple of items that are my favourites. The seafood penne is usually my go to menu item, but this time around it was nothing to write home about(it was lousy actually). The sauce was runny & watery. There was an over abundance of red onion in it as well(I love onion, but not a whole half of onion!). Pretty disappointed considering what they charge for it!
The only saving grace was the chocolate peanut butter mouse cake!

JC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent along with the service level.

V
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The WAG is a great place to go for a nice meal with friends or family. The view is fantastic, the food is presented well and tastes great, and the staff are very attentive.

TL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
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 on August 19, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
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 on August 17, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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

G
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
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
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
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.

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