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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
  • "Excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant. One of my all time favourites."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Deep Cove. Mussels in coconut and beef carpaccio are superb; one of us had both on successive nights."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant for lunch at Deep cove!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Will go back again. A little less formal than expected but nice. Food was excellent and server was top notch."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    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
  • "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
  • "The food and service are always reliable. A perfect spot for a summer lunch or dinner!"
    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
  • "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
  • "Gorgeous view and location. The food is good, nice variety and great service"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Johnny was awesome! He made our dining experience so homely!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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
  • "Great service in a neighbourhood gem of a restaurant! Menu was good too! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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