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Arms Reach Bistro
Arms Reach Bistro
  • Address:
    4390 Gallant Avenue
    North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2
    Neighborhood:
    North Vancouver
  • Cuisine:
    Northwest
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Arms Reach Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.armsreachbistro.com/
  • Email: info@armsreachbistro.com
  • Phone: (604) 929-7442
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Daily: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Erick Kauko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Banbury Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking
A word from Arms Reach Bistro
"Deep Cove is a crowd of discerning, food loving folks in flip flops" The Georgia Strait "This Bistro is one of those local gems that foodies like me dream of discovering but dread revealing for fear of exposing its virtuous flavours" Cathy Bullen "Simply Devine" The North Shore News
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I really enjoyed arm's reach. This is my second visit in a week. The manager on the weekends (Saturday lunch) does an excellent job! All the staff are very helpful and friendly. Great to see a place so well run."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent dinner and service! A bit too noisy for us."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Never had a poor meal at the Arms Reach. Thursday night was lovely. The server was warm and competent. The food arrived on time, hot and delicious. It's a charmed location, overlooking the marina. This is a well run restaurant that consistently delivers a great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The Arms Reach is a considerable distance from where we live. Nonetheless, we try and get there 3 or more times a year. It is great for special events if you live some way away. The food is always great and one cannot beat the view and setting."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I had not been to Arms Reach in some time. I think that it is better that ever! We had a lovely window table. The server, Lindsay, was excellent!! I had a burger with fries and would return to have both again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Live on the North Shore and love this restaurant. Food is always good and mixed variety to choose from."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Lovely view of the Cove, friendly and efficient staff, cozy atmosphere, and delicious food. It doesn't get much better than this."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Had a wonderful evening! Food was delicious, service excellent and the view spectacular!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Have had many things on the menu and never disappointed. Staff helpful, knowledgable and friendly. You can dress up or go casual!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Arm's Reach never fails to impress me when it comes to the food served. It is always very delicious, very fresh, very tasty and presented in a gorgeous format. The desserts are home made and to die for!! Try the sampler of 3 and be sure to include the bread pudding and creme caramel. Decadent!! Only small issue was with the service. Just felt the waitress was not attentive enough to our needs nor very engaged. She was pleasant enough but just didn't seem too interested in serving. Maybe understaffed for the lunch hour crowd and she had one too many tables as service was slow. Is it a showstopper? No way...the food, the view, the atmosphere are always great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We recently went for my husband's birthday. Our group of 6 included 2 3.5 year olds (who behaved) so we made reservations for an early dinner. The staff were very forward thinking with the kids and we didn't have to ask for anything as they were offering right from the start. Dinner and appies (mussels++, crab cakes) were great and dinner was applauded all around. Lovely view and relaxed yet eloquent setting."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food, service and ambiance were all great. Good wine list and wonderful view. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "First time for our party of four dining at Arms Reach. We ALL were very impressed! From the outstanding service, to the unbelievable tenderloin, great ambience, and I have to mention the fantastic bartending!! Great place, looking forward to heading to this little hidden gem in the summer months to enjoy there patio! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent as always. Good tasting food, served hot in good spirit by staff. Good wine list selections so if you want value or select wines, you have your choice."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will go again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 10 pp 3 weeks in advance for a bday party. Our table was small and for a Tues night at 5:30 they could have done better. The server was ok but he kept reaching over guests as they were talking .Our meals were just ok. We spent $200 on a med priced bottle of white, 2 rum and cokes, a shared appie and 2 mains. they added a 17% grat that we had no choice on!! It was a birthday dinner for 5 of the ladies at the table and they charged $10 each for the little chocolate slice of birthday cake. I have been to Umberto's Il Giardino with 20 birthday people and they don't charge for the little birthday cake when the bill is at least over $2000 like ours was."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The hubby and I went there for Valentine's Day, and had such a wonderful night. The food was unbelievably delicious, and the service was awesome. Already looking forward to the next time we can go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Friendly service, good view and good food!! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our experience was a not quite as enjoyable as it usually is because we had a very loud twosome at the next table; they were old enough to know enough to use their 'indoor' voices but the wine was making them a tad lax. We found out more about their lives then we had any interest in! Of course, this wasn't any fault of the resto...and we'll keep returning."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the blanket offered as it was a pretty cold night and the restaurant felt chilly when one was seated near the windows. We like to see the lovely view from the windows though, so wrapping up in the blanket really helped. The appetizer soups were excellent, one choice being the potato/celeriac soup and the other the navy bean/pancetta soup. The entrees were also well received. One person had the scallops and risotto and the other ordered the lamb dish which was flavourful and robust. We enjoy this restaurant with its' favourable wine and coffee selections."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "One of the guests was disabled and the staff were most helpful. Service was thoughtful and attentive. Food was just right and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit--will certainly return."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We had another great evening - food was excellent off the "Dine Out" menu, and our server, Kristy, was awesome - as always!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We are never disappointed. This is truly a neighbourhood gem although our friends who live in Coquitlam wanted to dine here having been once before and loved it."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Came for my Mom's birthday. Overall a great experience. I thought the menu could have a better selection of Mains. It's quite a casual dining experience. Enjoyable in general, but I think they should be more competitive with downtown restaurants in terms of selection. Had the scallops with risotto and found them delicious. I was surprised that there were few mains to choose from, however (around 7?)."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We decided to have a quick meal at the ARB. It wasn't a special occasion but the staff always make you feel as though it is. The Ine Out Vancouver menu was a great deal. Any of those items could easily fit on the permanent menu. Thanks again for a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We have been here for 2 years in a row on our wedding anniversary. Consistently excellent."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Had a window seat with a great view of Deep Cove inlet so loved it! Good brunch spot to look at what's happening on the water. Really nice people serving!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We started our evening off with crab cakes and ceaser salad which were excellent. Then had the chicken penne and baked spaghetti which was excellent. And had the trio for dessert, flour less chocolate cake, crime brûlée and banana choc bread pudding. Everything was amazing. The server was top notch!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "we were VERY disappointed that the 3 course menu that is advertised to cost 18.00 was in fact 28.00. The server more or less shrugged this off as a miner mistake. We did not choose the set menu and were happy with the quality of the a la carte items we had."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Tried this neighbourhood gem resturant for Dine Out Vancouver. The food was very good and they did offer a vegetarian choice on the Dine Out menu! Dessert was to die for! Would probably be a great spot to eat for lunch/brunch as the view of the water is pretty nice! Wine list is pricy though."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "And the dine out pasta was terrific esp the the truffle one"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "the food was good the service good... but really bumbed out about the location of our table... the other table was so close to us i got bumped and had to move cause the server serving the next table kept hittin my chair and his bumb was in my face :{bob"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We tried all the available menu choices with the offered wine flights and everything was superb!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous (mussels, lamb chops, butter chicken to die for) except price listed on Open Table for Dine Out Vancouver fixed price special was $18, and restaurant price was actually $28. We thought they could have apologized and given us a free dessert or something, although I suppose it was Open Table's mistake!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great service. Personable staff, liked the seating. Dine out menu good. We did Yakima rack of lamb. Outstanding."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was great to go here for dine-out Vancouver. It is a pricey restaurant and so can't justify going normally. The dine-out menu was reasonable and very good. Would recommend it."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the service was superb. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I had another amazing dinner at Arms Reach this weekend, personally I could not complain. One of my girlfriends did find it a bit hard to choice something from the menu because there are no entrees that are suitable for vegetarians. Personally, I had not noticed before, but when she brought this up this is clearly true. She ended up having the Penne Chicken pasta dish without chicken. Her only other options were the salads, which are great, but not a proper entre"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Had another wonderful meal at the Arm's Reach on Friday. Additions of steelhead and Cioppino to the Menu were excellent. A very wide ranging and eclectic wine list courtesy of Alistair. Love the place."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had a special occasion dinner on a Friday night and all went very well. The Angry Chicken was as good as ever. The pasta - a long time favorite- was flawless. The owner circulated and provided expert wine advice. The key to this restaurant is the staff. All are very good and are friendly and relaxed. A very good evening even with a noisy birthday party nearby. Thanks again to all of the staff."
    Dined on 1/10/2014