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

Arms Reach Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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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Diner Reviews
  • "My hubby and I come here several times a year if not several times a month. Delishish food amd a great wine list. Always a good bet."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very good Freshly professionally chef prepared fare. Nice sized portions, not too big, and not ridiculously small. I would describe it as elegant casual upscale dining. Wine list and staff wine expertise is excellent. This restaurant was a very nice find for us!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I have had some wonderful meals here in the last few months and have said so. But I was surprised on this last visit. Two of the four main dishes at our table were pastas and disappointing. Both were very dry including a linguine pescatore which did not have the vital juiciness on the plate and palate. I hope the kitchen can pick up the challenge of consistency because this is a great venue overall."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks n Appies - It's all good. Great wine list, local to me, the menu changes up fairly regularly and it is a fun place to hang out."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food and service are always reliable. A perfect spot for a summer lunch or dinner!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "What a great Location at the end of the street! Warm greeting by the hostess, a table with a view, good wine and beer list, excellent food, fair prices."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We loved the feel of this place, great view of the water, mountains, servers were attentive and friendly, very relaxed atmosphere and very accommodating staff. Although I found the pan roasted Halibut to be overcooked and chose to not eat it, the good news is that our server did offer to fix something else and eventually just didn't charge me for it. My wife was happy enough with the curry dish. As a lemon lover, I would not recommend the Lemon Curd dessert, but my wife loved the Mango and Banana Creme Brûlée. All in all, a very nice evening."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The perfect combination of great food, an interesting wine and attentive service. We felt looked-after but never oppressed. Friendly atmosphere and a real buzz. Couldn't have been better."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We boat into Indian Arm and tie up below this restaurant. Inside and out is delightful! I recommend EVERYTHING on the menu but my favorite is the Linguine Pescatore. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Have lived in Deep Cove for over 30 years and still love it. You really fit in with the special atmosphere of The Cove! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Arm's reach is an absolute gem. Tucked away in beautiful Deep cove, it has the perfect balance of beautiful scenery, delicious food, friendly staff and lovely ambiance. If nothing else, the food alone will have you coming back here again and again. Everything else is a big bonus!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I love bringing out of town guests to Arms Reach Bistro. I come mainly for the amazing calamari. After raving to my guest about the best calamari ever, we were informed there was no calamari. 😟 Other than that, we still had a pleasant lunch in a nice atmosphere. No other complaints."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We went to Arms Reach Bistro for the first time this past Sunday. The place was quite busy as it was the Sunday of a long weekend, so the noise level was quite loud that evening. Some of the dishes we had were great and presented well (carpaccio and crab cakes). Others missed the mark, my Pork Chop dish was far too salty and my dad's seafood pasta was dry and lacked any kind of sauce. My daughters shared the baked spaghetti which was good but swimming in oil. I don't think I would drive all the way from Port Moody to eat here again. If I lived closer I might. I just didn't feel the prices reflected the food quality and presentation. Lovely setting and ambiance. Service by our waitress was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Treating good friends who let us stay at their beautiful home in Deep Cove for a few days. It was a spectacular warm evening with a window seat. The waitress was exceptional in describing the pork chops which she recommended. One of our group ordered it and was pleased. He had been looking forward to the lamb ( but was not on the summer menu). I ordered the chicken penne and the flavours were great but I found it a bit dry. More sauce would be better. The chad salad was marvellous. The water glasses were kept full as well as the wine. I had a bite of the baked spaghetti. It was superb. I'll order that next time. Too full for dessert. Noise level inside was very energetic. Not good for anyone with a hearing problem. Nice cloth napkins. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Came upon this little gem at the recommendation of a friend. We were seated promptly by a pleasant host. Staff were attentive and the fresh bread was a great start. Both meals were delicious. Spicy Spaghetti for me and the Chad Salad with a side of chicken for my wife were scrumptious. We'll definitely eat there again the next time we're in the city. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Arms Reach is the BOMB. sounds like a jive statement, but it IS the bomb! although we live in North Vancouver, we've been there before and always loved it but, because of the distance, we would decide to go downtown for fine dining. the other night we went to Arms Reach, and had one of the best pasta meals EVER! the manager (or owner) Jason suggested we have a trio of pastas (our choice). It was a fabulous meal. 10/10. not exaggerating. this review is completely unsolicited. we were blown away by everything."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Had a lovely Mother's day Brunch and really enjoyed the food and ambiance. A nice change to downtown and great location close to the water and beach in Deep Cove. Just a bit tricky to park on a busy day. Nice patio for those sunny days. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Gorgeous view and location. The food is good, nice variety and great service"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is such a jewel. The ambience is perfect - cozy, casual, welcoming, happy. The view of Deep Cove, with its little sailboats bobbing, is lovely. The food is always flawless, and the servings are generous. The service is warm and caring. This is my favourite restaurant, bar none. It's a neighbourhood treasure and I urge you to try it for yourself. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I grew up in the Cove and my mom really enjoys this restaurant. I took her for Mother's Day dinner this past Sunday. The food was amazing but our server, Dave, was awful. I work in the hospitality industry so I know good ( or bad) service when I see it. Dave seemed very disinterested in serving us. My husband ran out of Icetea ( he was driving) but had to ask for a refill after Dave failed to notice the empty. To me, he seemed to lose interest once we gave our order. He was just phoning it in. The food was amazing. Well prepared and fresh. Please give my compliments to the Chef. Even do, I will not be coming back nor will I recommend it to anyone else as bad service, or lack thereof, is a deal beaker. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food, ambience, scenic view: all perfect! Arms reach Bistro is in our top 5 restaurants in Vancouver."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The new menu is another very good iteration of those that have preceded it. The Panacetta Penne will be a new favorite. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Always enjoy the atmosphere, view and food. Was craving the spaghetti!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We've discovered this gem some years ago. The menus are interesting as is the wine list. And Kelsey, our server, was lovely, too. It's a beautiful place and casual enough not to be intimidating! And, as somebody intimated; it's worth every mile the extra ten minutes drive. Vive la Arms Bistro!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The restaurant is next to the water, so the views are very nice. The food was very good, our server was excellent, and the prices were reasonable. The only issue we had was that the restaurant was quite noisy when we were there, although admittedly as some other guests left, the noise became more tolerable later. Overall, we had a good experience and I would recommend the restaurant to others. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The Arms Reach Bistro in Deep Cove is a vibrant place, full of good energy and better food. The service is very considerate and the food is fresh and cooked to perfection. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Johnny was awesome! He made our dining experience so homely!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great service in a neighbourhood gem of a restaurant! Menu was good too! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Had a lovely Easter Brunch. Beautiful view, great food & very pleasant staff. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "First time at this very cosy, casual and inviting bistro with a great location. The wine list (which should be on the website) was a real surprise with an extensive range of very good BC wines. Four in our party - we had the two mussel dishes, crab cakes, butter chicken curry and the cobia. All dishes excellent except for the cobia which was overly oily in texture. Unfortunately, service was incredibly slow - it took 45 minutes before our food order was taken, and only then because we went in search of our server. The staff did not appear to be terribly engaged in their work. Perhaps the bistro was understaffed that particular evening? If not, a charm school intervention might be warranted. Overall, a good experience and we will return! "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The view from almost anywhere in the restaurant is beautiful and peaceful at this time of year (Spring); don't know that it would be so quiet in the summer months! The ambience is pleasant and the service excellent. The chef has put together some enjoyable and unique tastes. The small plates are perfect for sharing and there is a nice variety of appetizers. If you want to eat a lighter meal, a share plate all to yourself is just right. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "This was a great place to go for a great night out-a special occasion. Will be suggesting this place to others. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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