Good was great, loved theGood was great, loved the mini soup (complimentary), the house made bread and the little wing oysters! It was my fiancé's birthday and they added a special 'happy birthday' cookie to the dessert which was delicious! Loved the panna cotta dessert! Wine list was very attractive, but some rare bottles were out of our budget... Great experience overall!12/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBishop's still sets the barJohn Bishop and his staff continue to set the bar for excellence in food, service, ambience, attention to detail, and making every guest feel special. Timing of service is always impeccable. It was a special evening for a reunion with an old friend, and afterward, she said she felt like a VIP. I had to let her know that she would feel the same on the next visit. It's that special. Great service does not a restaurant make...the food is equally stunning. To sum it up in two words...simple elegance. The wine list is beyond smart...it's thoughtful, deep, and passionate.12/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb restaurantMy wife and I were delighted with every aspect of Bishop's. They were always there just when needed, shared stories in an unobtrusive way, and made our evening very comfortable. My wife had halibut with potatoes and asparagus along with a locally grown salad; I had a local free range beef filet with mashed potatoes and a beet goat cheese salad. Wonderful flavors and preparation. Maybe best steak ever for me, rich, beefy flavor, unusual for a fillet. Desserts were superb, strawberries and cream for my wife were ripe and sweet and perfectly complimented by the homemade whipped cream. My chocolate lava cake was beyond delicious...rich cake and even richer chocolate filling with fresh raspberries...
a wonderful cozy friendly restaurant.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt never disappoints.Bishop's is our special occasion place and it never fails to llive up to our expectations. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and food,Outstanding service and food, you can't get any better.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautifully presented dishes.Beautifully presented dishes. Our favorite was the beet salad with a selection of baby beets in different colours with hand picked greens. Wonderful experience from start to finish.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMbest restaurant in vancouverthis is what fine dining should be about: warm, attentive service; clean west-coast flavours that are perfectly executed; attention to detail in everything. john bishop is an institution in this town, and it's no wonder ... he runs the most inviting restaurant with the most honest and elegant food in vancouver!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOf the placeThe menu is thoroughly representative of the best in North West cuisine. Sustainable; organic where possible.
The menu is short, as expected in this intimate restaurant. The spot prawn bisque (spot prawns are in season as I write this), was superb.
The wine list has a very good selection of the best of local wines, many of which are excellent value. For those who want a wider geographic (and price) selection, there are global wines from an '83 Petrus on down.
John Bishop's restaurant is a gem.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBishop's is the bestDining at Bishop's is like eating in a family friend's dining room. I've been there a few times now and the service is consistently excellent and the food mouth watering. This most recent time I enjoyed a meal there with my parents and fiancee and we call thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you once again!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great and so wasFood was great and so was the service! When they found out we were celebrating a birthday, they even went to the effort of putting together a small dish :) Two thumbs up!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Find!For our first trip to Vancouver, my mother, sister and I wanted to experience one of the best restaurants the city had to offer. I believe we found THE best in Bishop's. Everything was exquisite. The food was beautifully presented, and expertly prepared. The wait staff were perfectly hospitable and engaging, without being overbearing. The ambience was warm and pleasantly peaceful but conversational. We had an amazing dining experience, and would most certainly recommend this beautiful bistro to anyone visiting Vancouver. It is a must!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMService was beyond impeccable.Service was beyond impeccable. Loved everything we tried! Must have the seafood rissotto5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent mealguest 1- Beet salad with Happy Valley Goat's cheese was wonderful...a combo of beets with a delicious creamy quenelle of goat's cheese. Main was lamb 3 ways....a chop grilled to perfection, a portion of tender silky shoulder to melt in the mouth and a delicious lamb croquette,crispy on the outside and a creamy taste sensation within.
guest 2- beef tenderloin as the main, done to a turn and gloriously tender.
guest 3-duck pate...delicious (got to taste a piece) ...also had the lamb 3 ways.
guest 4-salad with the quail's egg...egg was perfectly poached and became the dressing for an assortment of veggies. Main seafood risotto....came with mussels and clams steamed to perfection,,,risotto perfectly cooked.
Staff was wonderfully attentive5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWith all the glut of new restaurantWith all the glut of new restaurants in Vancouver, it's easy to be dazzled by the "next big thing". Ask yourself how stalwarts like Bishop's continue to thrive in this competitive food market. Consistent and excellent local food, impeccable service and warm classic ambiance. That's how. And my last vist was no exception. Visit Bishop's to see how it should be done.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIMPECCABLE SERVICEHello everyone!
My partner and I was at Bishop's for dinner two nights ago and we had a wonderful experience. The food was very tasty & beautifully presented. We do have one comment on the Dungeness Crab Risotto - we can barely find any dungeness crab in the risotto. I can certainly tasted the crab flavor in the Risotto but if you named a dish with "Dungeness Crab Risotto" - people will expect to see a few bigger pieces of crab meat with it? ;-)
The service was very very attentive, professional, efficient and friendly. It happened that I was sneezing at the table - within a minute, our Maitre D' "Abel" came to the table with a small package of Kleenex on a plate. We were very impressed! Abel is also very charming and handsome.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, really beautifulAmazing food, really beautiful presentation and totally delicious. The wait staff is very attentive and very accommodating.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBishops on FridayHad a very pleasant meal at Bishops last Friday - my wife had spot prawns and Halibut. The spot prawns were the star for her - they were fabulous. Her halibut was very good and very nicely finished, perfectly cooked and nicely presented. I had raw kusshi oysters which came with two lemons to squeeze onto them, a grapefruit ice reduction and hot butter - they were extremely good - I love oysters and these were great. The standout for me was the risotto which had clams and mussels in shells, spot prawns, crab - this was in a light sauce that was incredibly tasteful - some light, tasty reduction of some sort. It was a winner and each piece spot prawns, mussels, clams were cooked perfectly. I think it was the best risotto I have had.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceThis was my first visit to Bishop's. Our party was very well taken care of by the polite and attentive staff and Mr Bishop himself. The food was excellent, the wine divine. Carefully chosen artworks hung on the walls. They could not have improved a thing. My brother and I chose this place to take my mother who is hard of hearing and we were able to enjoy our conversation and she wasn't left out, a concern at most other restaurants.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMmemorableWe enjoyed our dining experience immensely. It wasn't just a dinner, it was a dining experience. Thank you for continuing to offer exceptional service. Such a treat to encounter.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReally nice foodWas there for a business dinner. Great service and great food - good experience!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM