Arms Reach Bistro
Arms Reach Bistro

Arms Reach Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.armsreachbistro.com/
  • Phone: 6049297442
  • 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: Comfort Food, Northwest
  • 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
Arms Reach Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (84)neighborhood gem (76)great for outdoor dining (62)special occasion (50)great for lunch (37)romantic (34)notable wine list (30)fit for foodies (28)great for brunch (26)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (11)good for groups (9)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Excellent
    Rookie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was excellent, server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Overall a very pleasant experience, would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food
    ccastro
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Curry chicken and chicken penne were made with thigh meat. They kindly took our dishes back and we got other pasta dishes which were too salty and oily.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NVan Diner
    KKirk
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The server accommodated my vegetarian request quite enthusiastically. It's a high energy popular place - we would not have been seated had we not had reservations. We will definitely go again. There are so few spots on the North Shore that are actually by the water. This is one of them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Been here lots and love the restaurant in all ways. Great location, service was outstanding, and the food is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comments
    comments
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Hello I frequent Arms Reach,love that we have a quality restaurant in the cove, rave to people about the place. The service this night was horrible. We were seated, yes the restaurant is busy, it's always busy - then asked how everything was just after (about 5 minutes later) our food was presented to our table. We never saw our server again until we asked for the bill (1.5 hours later) and we had to find her to ask for it. Not acceptable and extremely disappointing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great all around.
    tattooeddiner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This place has it all. Bang for your buck, great atmosphere, great service , amazing food with diverse menu. Killer wine list with a great view ..definitely a recommendation for fine occasions or a foodie night out with a nice scenic drive for free...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have been many times and love it-it never disappoints!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    wineanddine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Arms Reach is a great Cove dining experience, we live near by and treated out of town guests to a lovely evening, great food, wine and service, we are semi regulars and love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic casual date place
    mook
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went for brunch prior to a Deep Cove date. Food and service was good, would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    Neal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Tried this place on recommendation from friends. It lived up to it's billing. Food was great and service was excellent. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice hideaway in Deep Cove
    Food4thought
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It's a nice, cozy, spot tucked right in Deep Cove with a great view and relaxed atmosphere. The waitress was attentive and personable. The angry chicken was flavorful with a nice seared crunch to the skin but was overcooked. Overall, the dishes were tasty and well presented. We never felt rushed even though the restaurant was busy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had the seafood linguini - very little seafood and tiny pieces - flavourful but not worth the price
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUMMER DINING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Four of us had a great dinner here. Made a reservation for 5 pm Sat and our table was ready when we arrived. Even though the restaurant got very busy we never felt we were being rushed. Outside patio was already full with a waiting list. No reservations taken for the patio so this was not an option. Have had lunch here in the past and was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't miss
    AimHigh
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The cheesecake was amazing! The Linguine Pescatore and the Halibut special were something we would come back for all way from California. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but noisy!
    Marl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We often eat here, the owner and cook are great and it is scenic. I booked 4 adult people for a birthday dinner and could only get 7:30 pm. You cannot book on the patio. The restaurant was packed and we were seated near a large group with 2 screaming kids, one in a highchair. Made it through the first course and then had to leave taking the rest of the meal with us. Should there be a rule that children under 12 not go to later seatings? My advice on a sunny day, eat outside and go early.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    Superstar
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our perfect date night bistro, fantastic food, delicious wines & beautiful location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch at Arms Reach Bistro
    fishfud
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food as usual. The Harissa chicken sandwich on ciabatta was fabulous as was the addition of avocado to the BLT sandwich. Everyone in our group of 5 was impressed by the food. The only thing that could have improved our visit on a hot day would have been air conditioning inside the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenery Fit the Fine Food
    theplace
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had excellent servers whe kept filling the water glasses and bread basket. The servers were genuinely interested in how we enjoyed our meal. Our food came in correct sequence and our entree was hot and delicious. So delicious, I wanted to discontinue conversation and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant. One of my all time favourites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Service
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Outstanding experience, the server we had made our night. She anticipated our every need, and insured we had a great time. The food was hot and tasty and we'll prepared. A problem with one dish, the mussel dish, had a lot of empty shell's, was immediately replaced with a whole new order. We will return and will recommend to everyone. Our server " Kelsey" ? Was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deep Cove heaven
    Englishninja
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great find. Booked for my wife's birthday, took our 8 yr old son. Great service, great food, great location. The set menu 3 course with wine pairings was awesome. Our server gave recommendations and changed the recipes to suit the needs of our group. We will be going back again.....and again, and again....... Don't tell everyone though, it's a great local secret.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 22EAT
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I HAVE BEEN HERE ON MANY OCCASIONS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER AND HAVE ALWAYS FOUND THE FOOD EXCELLENT AND THE SERVICE WONDERFUL AND HAVE RECOMMENDED IT TO MANY FRIENDS.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arms Reach dinner.
    luv4wine
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Best restaurant in Deep Cove. Mussels in coconut and beef carpaccio are superb; one of us had both on successive nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deep cove
    Hope
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This is the best restaurant for lunch at Deep cove!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We really enjoy the Arm's Reach Bistro. The location is spectacular, overlooking the Indian Arm. Food was great, we really enjoyed our seafood choices, creative and satisfying.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • covelocal
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Arm's Reach is a favourite neighbourhood restaurant. We have tried many of the dishes on the menu; the food is fresh and flavourful, and we have never been disappointed. We have vegetarians in our family, and the chef will adapt menu items for them, which is really great! The restaurant often hires staff locally, which is very supportive of our community, and also means that we (or our sons) often know our servers or the bartender. The service is efficient and friendly. Love the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favourite!
    BirthdayBoyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Have been to this restaurant at least half a dozen times, including two anniversaries, and it never fails to impress and delight!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with out-of-town guests
    Renlatte
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our evening was superb! Great food, service and ambiance. Our friends from Texas were here on their last visit and insisted that we eat their again. Bravo!! Excellante!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service, Great Food
    MisterD
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Will go back again. A little less formal than expected but nice. Food was excellent and server was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Place
    leah
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Fresh Food
    8itall
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place,usually great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Rick
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food in Deep Cove
    westvanclanVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food and service are always reliable. A perfect spot for a summer lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambience...Food Fell Short
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paterson
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 68 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 491 reviews are from the Arms Reach Bistro reviews archive.
  • Dinner at the Arms
    Donluvtodine
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Have lived in Deep Cove for over 30 years and still love it. You really fit in with the special atmosphere of The Cove!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply amazing
    foodiecentral
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday lunch
    luvcalamari
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.