Great spot and great service....a
Great spot and great service....a bit noisy, but ambience and food was really good.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another enjoyable outing!
The Arms Reach never fails to please and our server Melan (I'm sure I am not spelling that correctly) made the experience even more enjoyable. My calamari and sea scallops risotto were cooked to perfection and with the awesome pairing of wine it was a totally pleasant evening meal. Cheers!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love coming here
Every time we come here we enjoy the experience. The food is fantastic. There are lots of options, ocean-wise, gluten-free, etc. The service is great and they are very accommodating. We love relaxing and looking out over the cove.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, romantic special dinner
We went to Arms Reach Bistro for our anniversary. I'd hoped to book a patio table but they don't take reservations for them. We waited a bit then decided to sit inside; a great table by the window, fantastic view. Appetisers (Carpacio, Salad), dinner, deserts were delicious. Fish (Halibut, Salmon) was cooked beautifully and very tasty.
As a special restaurant (2 people, glass of champagne, appetiser, dinner, desert, 0.5l wine, tip == $180) it was a great change from busy vancouver on a hot summer night. Lovely to walk around deep cove. Would return!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service, great food
The service was excellent, the ambience was great.
Have been here before and the food has been very good.
The only difference I found was the Seafood Linguine did not have as much seafood variety as it did before.
It only has shrimp and crab meat whereas before, it had shrimp, crab meat, clams and mussels.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A top quality neighborhood gem!
Definitely worth the drive to Deep Cove. Great food, great ambience, great service, and great view. Only hassle is finding parking, especially if you go around lunch time (evening is better).
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the "Best"
Neighbourhood gem accurately describes Arms Reach Bistro. It nails it on all levels - food, wine, service, ambience and view (over-looking the ocean). This restaurant could easily move to downtown Vancouver and go kitchen-to-kitchen with the city's best. Spicy Spaghetti remains a favourite dish and then there's the Chosty Caesar... and the muscles... and on the list goes. Highly recommended.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Dining in Deep Cove
We are moving into the neighbourhood soon and thought we would try out one of the local spots. Arms Reach Bistro will definitely be a go-to spot for us!! The service was great, the food was outstanding and it definitely has a "locals" feel to it. We were so impressed and can't wait to become regulars!
We had out of town guests with us - thank you so much for making it such a great evening for us!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real gem in Deep Cove
Always great food and fantastic service at the edge of a beautiful waterfront park! The Arms Reach has the perfect blend of proper yet casual dining. It's our favourite spot for dining alone or with friends or family.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful! Food
Absolutely wonderful! Food and service were exceptional.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wed night pasta special
we are regulars at the Arms Reach and are always satisifed with the food, selections and ambiance. We've never had a bad meal!
The Wed night pasta specials ($15 for a pint and a huge bowl of the chef's weekly pasta special) draw large crowds to we reserve these nights. What we didn't realize though, is that the restaurant does not reserve patio tables.
So, if you absolutely must have a patio spot overlooking deep cove harbour, put your name on the list early and go wander deep cove......shop, get a donut from " Honey's" for later and stroll along the water.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in the "Cove"
A lovely location and a good destination restaurant to walk and enjoy nature. The restaurant is tight in that there are lots of tables in the space. That said the noise level was moderate and did not detract from our table conversation. The food was very good, prepared well and presented in an attractive manner. The server was attentive . He was very accommodating on our dietary needs. The wine list had some excellent choices and the red we had was great. The downside, it was served very warm, it was a hot day. The server chilled the wine so in 30 minutes it was down to a better temp.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Completely Delicious Food
I would heartily recommend the Arms Reach. My family seems to go there once a week. The food is amazing, worth what you pay. The service was warm and attentive, despite there seeming like we had two servers who asked us the same questions back to back.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday bash
Had a great time with great service on a great birthday. Only caveat is reservations are a must (very popular) and even then, not always at your table at the time you requested due to earlier patrons not wanting to leave.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deep Cove Gem
The chef really knows his stuff! The food is always excellent! This is a great place to bring visitors from out of town. Especially on a nice warm day to eat out on the patio. The service is always great and the staff friendly. You cannot go wrong here!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view was amazing over looking Deep Cove! The server was exceptional! The food was delicious with large portions!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dining experience! An incredible scenic view, unique food, prepared to perfection, interesting wines, friendly and great service.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two of us had a 1:30 reservation for lunch at Arms Reach and when we arrived, they apologized profusely, but said they were still waiting for patrons to leave: it was a lovely day and people were sitting longer than usual. Hence we were seated at the bar until a patio table became available. No hardship. The wait was brief. Our table and service was very good as were our meals.
Always enjoy our time at this restaurant.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meals were all fantastic and had a lovely view! The service matched the dining experience!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in Deep Cove
This restaurant is in a great location with a nice view of Indian Arm. The food was well prepared and the portions wwere ample. It all was rounded of by am attentive staff.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a very good experience
Always a very good experience. The food is consistent, the service always personable and attentive and it's tough to beat eating looking out at Deep Cove.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent 5th time there!
Excellent 5th time there! We will be going back again!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit triggered
This was my first visit triggered by positive reviews online & I was not disappointed. My partner & I both ordered the curried chicken & the portions were v generous.
My only criticism was the noise level that would make conversation with more than 2 people quite challenging.
Shall certainly return & look forward to trying more items on the menu.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
end of summer splurge
We enjoyed the evening immensely! Fine dining without the exorbitant prices. Lovely location although our table did not have too much of a view. Our waitress was terrific. She made good recommendations and was attentive without being in-your-face. My only negative comment would be that it seemed just a little dark but could be my aging eyes. We will return!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arms Reach Bistro is one of
Arms Reach Bistro is one of our favourite restaurants. The service and food experience is consistently great and I love the fact that there are many gluten free options. I always order they're signature dish 'Curried Butter Chicken' but opted for their (GF) pasta special and it was amazing. I have recommended it to many of my friends.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It doesn't get any better
Excellent, as always. Brought family visiting from the Maritimes and it was, by far, THE best dining experience of the many they had while in Vancouver. The downtown restaurants paled in comparison.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was above average and the price points were acceptable; waiting service was good as well, view excellent; only negative was that we had asked for a good table in reservation system as it was a special occasion, but were seated immediately opposite the kitchen door and beside a waiting station with plates and flatware, so the noise from that was obnoxious and almost ruined our evening...sadly.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner with a lovely view and extremely attentive service from Marlen .
We would definitely go again .. Vicki
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went in to celebrate a recent achievement and made a last minute reservation and were accommodated. Our server stopped me from ordering one of their beers on tap because she didn't think I would enjoy it as much as another beer they carried. She was right. The pilsner was the right choice. We had the oven baked spaghetti and a tenderloin cooked to perfection. Every time I go to arms reach I leave feeling fulfilled.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great spot!
We had a very tasty and all round enjoyable lunch. One hint for the future for us will be to book early; we thought 11:30 for lunch would give us easy parking.....we arrived to a very busy scene with a few surprised people having to wait as they didn't reserve.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely find
Everyone really enjoyed their food, from the seared scallops, to the lamb pasta (yes, lamb!). We all raved about the food. We agreed that we definitely have to go back to try the other dishes on the menu! The service was excellent and attentive. Highly recommended.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a birthday dinner
We celebrated a birthday dinner and had good service. Cute place, tucked away in Deep Cove. Dinner for myself was a seafood pasta. Not good, only ate a couple of bites and left it. It was cold, and very bland with no flavour. It was nice they did not charge me for it. The rest of the meals in our group were fine.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Reach
Overall impression of a comfortable, friendly bistro. The seafood linguine was lightly spiced and delicious. The service was professional and unobtrusive. A great place for lunch with friends and family.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being a Monday, the fixed price menu was on offer - 3 courses c/w wine pairings for $40. We rated each course as excellent...just delicious and the wine selected was just right. This adventure was so great we are thinking of repeating the experience once a month. The menu changes every 2 weeks.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Birthday Treat!
Took my husband and friend here for dinner. Being a Tuesday it was not as noisy as usual. Love their crab cakes and the Table D'Hote ( full dinner incl. wine) were excellent. Erik is an excellent cook and although Alistair ( his partner) wasn't there that night, they have made the Arm's Reach a perfect restaurant. Thank you so much, Marilyn and Don Burrows
I don't understand the point system????
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Italian bistro
This is a great neighbourhood Italian restaurant. Great wine list, ambiance, delicious food and great service.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening with friends
Lovely evening with friends - very lovely view of the water. Deep Cove always has a nice feel!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arms Reach never disappoints
Arms Reach never disappoints - the food and the service are consistently good. It is our "go-to" spot as we live 10 minutes away. Our server was great - she has worked at the restaurant for a long time, and she is outstanding!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every visit has been what you look for in an evening out! Ambience, service, quality of food, and an excellent choice of wines and food! A great place to show off what North Vancouver has to offer to visitors and locals! This restaurant also has the best Calamari and Caesar Salad!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I highly recommend the crab cakes and curried butter chicken! My husband had the lamb shoulder and said it was exceptional!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and attentive server
Always a reliable meal in a great environment. The servers are first rate.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special birthday!
We couldn't fault the choice we had made with this very special restaurant. Excellent service made my son's 8th birthday a very grown up but kid friendly. They have a kids menu but make the food really well and the main menu is out of this world. Our server was so kind and made our son feel so special.
Next time I want to go back for a romantic date because it would also be out of this world for that sort of occasion!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five stars: food was delicious, service was exceptional, great location. Went there for my mom's birthday. We had an excelent time. I will definitely be back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine list is unreal
For anyone whom has a describing taste for fine unique wines try this place out. Each Sunday we discovered 30% off if their wine selection. Highly recommended all around though the cuisine was over salted. Typical West Coast themed dishes.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Prior to attending the theatre four of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Our server told us about the evening special which linguine with a mushroom, bacon, garlic in wine sauce. Both my wife and I ordered it. It turned out to be one of the best linguine we have had. Not only was it outstanding, it was a generous portion. One of our friends ordered a buttered chicken, which she enjoyed. Our other fried ordered the baked spaghetti plate which he found to his liking.
The bill came as pleasant surprise as even with drinks it was less than $50 for the four of us.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and drinks were excellent. The staff was great and the ambiance was very nice. It was very busy, so book ahead if possible. A little on the pricey side, so it's not somewhere you can go every night.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is simply amazing. Such amazing food but very reasonably priced. The pastas and curries are unbelievably good and the service is exceptional. Very nice and classy interior that is still welcoming and relaxing to diners, including a family (they have a great kids menu!). Ended the night with a terrific cheesecake dessert. As perfect a meal as I can recall.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always love this restaurant. It is low-key but high enjoyment!
The food is always scrumptious. It's our first choice for a neighbourhood dinner but last night we met two sets of friends from further afoot....West Van and Lions Gate!
No wonder it's hard to get a reservation!
Thank you it was delicious and enjoyable!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can't go wrong at the
You can't go wrong at the Arm's Reach - a small but thoughtful menu prepared expertly. Consistently good. And While I am not a Wine expert, one of our party considers himself knowledgable and he thought the list was great. I will be back!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Birthday Dinner
Celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday at Arm's Reach Bistro. We enjoyed our appys consisting of calamari, crab cakes and mussels - all were great. The lamb shoulder was done to perfect and the scallop dish was also perfectly prepared - not overcooked.
Service was attentive and cheerful. We really enjoyed our evening and will return.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM