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Bridges Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bridgesrestaurant.com
  • Email: brginfo@telus.net
  • Phone: (604) 687-4400
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday thru Saturday from 5:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Shane McNeil
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room comfortably seats 150 for a plated meal, or 200 for a cocktail reception. Bigger thoughts, include the main floor rooms for a full-on party of 750!
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Sharun (604) 687-7351
  • Special Events & Promotions: Open and offering special service on all public holidays, Valentine's and Mothers' Day. Open for Brunch Mothers' Day. Closed for business on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnston
  • Public Transit: Public Transit Bus # 50 connects to the entrance on the island. Another option is via the Granville Island Ferries which crosses a short stretch of water and drops passengers who have chosen to walk from the city centre twenty yards from the restaurant entrance.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free surface parking is available on the streets of Granville Island, right at the restaurant's front door.
A word from Bridges
Bridges has a stunning location, overlooking the fishing boats in False Creek and the mountains of the North Shore. The dining room features a vaulted ceiling highlighting the original beams and trusses of this 1920's building, with floor to ceiling windows capturing every part of the view. In a casually elegant atmosphere, the chef presents a menu designed to be shared, featuring fresh seafood, rich meats and local produce. During the summer, the dining room's outdoor terrace offers a unique opportunity for white-linen service on the waterfront. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We went as a group of 10 for a batchelorette party. Great setting for a restaurant. Staff were lovely and very accommodating to us. Food was very good, and great value for money"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's 30th birthday there with a very perfect meal. I was there before about twenty years ago when I was in high school with my schools music group, and I vowed to go back there when I was old enough to truly enjoy the fine dining experience. It was great! We will be back. Hopefully soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Having dined at several restaurants over several nights, Bridges was second only to Cin Cin in food quality. However compared to the aforementioned restaurant the portion sizes were lacking greatly. The food was excellent, however given the proximity I would visit the other."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Delicious food, lovely setting but very poor service. The server seemed very unsure and uncomfortable, took away several people's glasses and/or dishes without asking if we were finished and generally did not seem to be remotely communicative, a complete opposite to the server we had prior to the meal at the bar downstairs. A lovely spot and I will be back and will hope for better service next time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The shrimp cakes were very tasty and had large chunks of shrimp in them"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We used a travelzoo voucher and still felt the menu was totally overpriced for what you received. Entrees consisted of meat / fish only and vegetables had to be ordered separate. I had ordered the sablefish which was about $18 and that is exactly what I received, a small 3x4" piece of mushy whitefish. I had to order fries on the side for an additional $10! My friend ordered scallops as an appetizer and received two very small scallops for $17. I guess you are really just paying for the beautiful view because the food certainly was nothing to rave about. I would not go back there again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our server Jason was extremely attentive, friendly as well as genuine. We came here with a TravelZoo voucher and ordered a few items. Butternut squash & lobster bisque; sweet as well as creamy with a lobster flavour. Seared scallops; perfect crispiness on the exterior and tastes buttery as well as moist. Mussels; although a bit small because not in season, taste plump with the light refreshing potato, paprika, parsley & butter broth. Rack of lamb; medium rare as requested, juice and tender. Paella; rice has a light pasta seafood taste, however, does taste slightly more tomatoey. Bridges cheesecake; creamy and not overly sweet, however, the crust was too moist."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Although the food was good, I was not impressed that all the entrees came with no vegetables or grains. These had to be purchased separately which meant more cost to order sides for the table. Also this made the side dishes cold."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Maybe we hit it on an off night, but we were all a little disappointed by the limited menu and the food. Shrimp cake appetizer, lobster, flat iron steak and tuna were all samples by our party, but the quality of food didn't warrant the prices. Not this it was terrible, just we have had better. Menu is a la carte (which is what it is - ordered two sides - mushrooms and pomme frittes) so with drinks and tip our bill was over $300 (including desserts which though were really delish). Plus we were overcharged for wine - instead of two glasses we were charged for one and a carafe. So many other choices in Vancouver - that other than the view and location, this restaurant needs to step it up a notch to be competitive."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Although I should have listened to our excellent waiter and ordered the tuna, because the sturgeon I ordered turned out to be kind of mediocre, everything else, including the appetizers, my wife's main course, and the dessert, was delicious. Another thing I liked was the ambiance. There were a couple of large groups that night, but the restaurant still seemed quiet and intimate, although I'm not sure if that would still be the case in the summer when the patio opens up. All in all though, if you're interested in a romantic dinner on a cold, wet Vancouver evening, this would be a good choice. Plus, you get 15% off of your food bill if you're going to a performance at the nearby playhouse after dinner."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Bad service, nice looking but badly cooked food, great view, overall not worth returning for."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I made a reservation over a month in advance for a special occasion ... Called twice to confirm, but then the restaurant called me 3 days before to tell me there had been an "oversight" and we could not dine in the upper dining room. They placed us in the Bistro, but service was poor... Was annoyed that I didn't change restaurants. Highly disappointed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The desert size is lovely......:) Definitely will go again and again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I had visited Bridges this past summer as part of an evening out at the Arts Club theatre. When the opportunity came up to bring my sweetheart there for a special Valentine's Day dinner, I didn't hesitate! Bridges did not disappoint! The food was fantastic, the views set evening for romance. Bridges is the spot for casual share plates on the patio or that very special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My significant other and I dined here and the ambience and service was great however the fixed menu was disappointing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great upper dining room experience on Granville Island. Very comfortable dining room and amazing views of False Creek and boats in harbor under the lights of downtown. Amazing tastes from the dine out experience too!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I had the mussels, which were delicious until I got to the ones that were in the sauce. The sauce was very salty so I didn't enjoy the second part of my plate at all. Rose wine was good. Husband had prawn cakes. Good prawn cake, salty sauce. Again, he ate them dry so he wouldn't have to eat the very salty sauce. For main I had tuna and mushrooms. The tuna was ok, not great. Bland. The mushrooms them self were good but the bread was not. Too soggy. Husband had chicken fricassee with tomato couscous. Was ok. A little too simple. The chicken fricassee that he likes is much more moist. Then I had the lemon tarte, which was pretty good. I had tea with it - African rooibust - which was good. Husband had espresso terrine which was delicious."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I have lived in Vancouver for more than 20 years, and of course had dined at Bridges in the downstairs outdoors space in the summer time but I guess I had somehow always missed going upstairs. Thanks to Dine-Out Vancouver and lured by the wonderful menu put together by Executive Chef, Shane McNeil, I had a chance to "rediscover" this wonderful gem. The upstairs has the most breath taking view of the city and waterfront. The decor is elegant but inviting, very natural with all the wooden beams. The food did not disappoint. Amazing! Me and my friend loved it so much, we decided to return the next week to celebrate my husband's birthday with family. Service was excellent, thanks Kristy! Try the Sable fish, Steak, and Concorde chocolate cake."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We went for the dine-out menu and the food was fantastic. Every course was beautifully presented. I would love to come back again on a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I went here for my uncles's wedding and the dinner was spectacular, and that was three years ago. I saw they they participated in Dine Out Vancouver even and thought I wanted to give it a try. I also wanted to order other food than just the one for dine out, but they didn't have their regular menu available till when the event is over."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "After getting seated, no one came to our table with water or anything. Had to flag a waitress down before anyone noticed that we have been sitting there for a long time. Food was good. Potatoes fingerlings and figs? Not too sure about that."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for Dine-Out 2014 and were amazed by the ambience of the restaurant at night. It had a spectacular view of the city and False Creek area. Food was really well prepared and service was great. The most romantic dinner I've ever had! Overall, no complaints and we would recommend this restaurant a try."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had never been to bridges before and we were there for done out. The service was great and the bisque, chicken entrée and cream brûlée was very good. My husbands steak was tough, not very flavorful and has lots of grizzle. His sticky toffee pudding was like a bran muffin with a tiny bit of caramel sauce. Overall, we would return, just will not order the steak or toffee pudding."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Unfortunately our experience was sub par. We were seated after waiting 10 minutes (this is with a reservation) once we were seated our waitress was immediately upon us asking if we knew what we wanted, we asked for a few minutes, since we had just been seated; 15 minutes later she came back, took our drink/food order; literally dumped our wine into our glasses splashing me; 20min for our starter which was cold, no one came by to see how things were, our main meal was another 20-25 min. Main meals were cold and tasteless. Experience left a lot to be desired and the food was nothing I'd return for. First time dining at Bridges upstairs, great views and atmosphere unfortunately the rest of is was very disappointing."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My first experience at Bridges was part of Dine Out Vancouver. There were a lot of nice options as part of the fixed menu, and my partner and I each got something different so we could have a nice variety to try. The tiger prawn cakes I had as an appetizer were my favourite part of the meal, closely followed by the salmon entree. Our only suggestions (and they are really small!), is that the bread come out warm and toasted and that they turn up the heat just a little. I found it a little chilly towards the end of the meal. But other then that, we had a wonderful time, the service was excellent and the view of downtown and the Burrard Bridge from the edge of the water made for a pretty evening view. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great place, beautiful building and amazing view, though I didn't think the food was anything special. Don't get wrong, it was good, but considering its reputation I was expecting something more."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The food and service at Bridges has always been very good and during this Dine Out Vancouver season, the menu is extremely tasty and well prepared with lots of choices. It was a wonderful dinner!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "An excellent experience with dine out vancouver at bridges. The menu has an excellent choice. My mussels tasted amazing, nice large size and very flavoursome. My Entree of the albacore tuna was also extremely flavoursome. I very much enjoyed the meal, along with my friends who enjoyed their meals a lot also. I will definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here during the Dine-Out and we had a wonderful time. Our server was amazing - both professional and incredibly friendly and charismatic at the same time. The food was also terrific - I'd recommend the seared tuna. It was foggy, but the that just made the lights look even more beautiful. We had a lovely table right next to the window. It was great!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "After winning a gift certificate to Bridges, my fiance and I decided that we were going to go to Bridges on one of the Dine-Out-Vancouver nights! Best idea EVER! The food was absolutely amazing! My meal consisted of these scrumptious prawn cakes that were more prawn then bread (perfect)! An entree of the most moist chicken I've ever eaten with little mini onions, mushrooms and tarragon cream sauce. Followed by a delectable crème brûlée! OMG...I was in heaven. Will definitely being going back!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Delicious seafood options on the Vancouver dine out menu. Great service. Elegant,comfortable setting."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Impressed by the appetizer : mussels and tiger prawn cake. Both fresh and tasty. Good portion. My sister said the mussel was the best she ever haf. Entree and side dishes were good too. Service was good even during dine out. Will go again after dine out."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was great, everything we had wanted, good food and great views coupled with excellent service from competent staff. Everything went like clockwork"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Have been here before and food and service were excellent. This time we were not impressed. Some of the food was not so great. The bill we received were incorrect. It took a while to get things straightened out. A little disappointed in the evening in the dining room upstairs."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "A good place for a romantic dinner. A nice view. Attentive service. Food quiet good. Good wine list. A bit pricy for the overall quality."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Great food especially the kale sides and toffee pudding"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The evening started very well with a nice table close to the window. We had a 6:00 reservation and confirmed with the waiter that we would have sufficient time to make our 8:00 show that evening. A couple of my friends had checked the menu online and were looking forward to lobster only to be told that they were out of lobster already, and this was a 6:00 dinner. We placed our order and then waited and waited. At about 7:15 our dinner finally arrived leaving us barely enough time to gulp down dinner so we could make our show time."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Disappointing. Food quality, presentation and amount not worth the price. $10 for a plate of oily green beans is ridiculous."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great ambience and service - the staff recognized that we had limited time as we were going to the Arts Club Theater after. The whole experience made for a perfect date night!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Wonderful setting and very helpful servers. The food was delicious"
    Dined on 12/19/2013