Washington Avenue Grill
Washington Avenue Grill

Washington Avenue Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.washingtonavenuegrill.com/
  • Phone: 604-541-4244
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Seio Kitagawa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Wednesday-Saturday!
  • Special Events: We can not reserve specific tables due to high demand.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Keil
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in front 2 lots and side of building.
    Extra parking on street and in the overflow lot behind the restaurant.
A word from Washington Avenue Grill

The Washington Avenue Grill is one of White Rock's favorite restaurants offering an upscale casual dining experience overlooking Semiahmoo Bay.


We feature Pacific-Northwest cuisine, an award-winning wine list, live music, and delicious martinis.


WAG has earned an excellent reputation for serving high quality food with exceptional service at value orientated prices.


The ambiance is unparalleled because of our unique decor, high quality entertainment and breathtaking ocean view.


Guests can dine in the pristine glass atrium, cozy main dining room, or on the award-winning patio.


The Washington Avenue Grill is the bright yellow building located on the ocean side of east beach, next to Semiahmoo park.


For a unique and fun dining experience with a personal touch, have dinner at the Washington Avenue Grill.


Lots of free parking!

We can not reserve specific tables due to high demand but do take requests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Washington Avenue Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (130)special occasion (89)neighborhood gem (77)good for groups (61)romantic (54)fit for foodies (41)great for lunch (35)great for outdoor dining (23)hot spot (18)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (13)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • Our server was newer and when
    Hillbobaggins
    Dined on 4/1/2010
    Our server was newer and when he brought our seperated bills (3 couples), they were all wrong. I wrote down what should be on which bill so he could easily change them, but after waiting for 10 minutes or so, we just made sure the grand total was covered and beat it. Apparently the computer system is difficult, so maybe they need to look into an upgrade. The food was outstanding as usual, but it would have been nice to have drinks with our meal. It took on average 10 minutes to get one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place is wonderful! There's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/1/2010
    The place is wonderful! There's a view of the water, and the decor is distinctly classy and yet comfy. My only complaint is the noise. The place is large, and when it fills up it's hard to carry a conversation anymore...and I went on a Thursday night. I'd still go there again, though, definitely. The food was perfect and the service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant was packed full
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2010
    Restaurant was packed full at 7 pm on a Wednesday night! Made for no free parking in their lot. Had to meter park which is a pain on White Rock beach. Food presentation excellent, however could have been hotter. Had the seafood mixture on rice so lukewarm fish isn't the greatest. Very noisy table of diners, men hollering, etc. I was surprised management did not ask them to tone things down. Seemed acceptable which shocked me as other diners were obviously disturbed by it. I have had better experiences at this restaurant however, so would return again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Atmosphere Good Service Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2010
    Good Atmosphere Good Service Good Wine Great Food The 30% discount on the bottle of wine makes it an affordable dinning experience We Will Be Back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we went for a birthday dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2010
    we went for a birthday dinner. the steak and crab were very tastie and went dowm smooth.service was great just a all around relaxing place
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my dinner guests had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/21/2010
    One of my dinner guests had a Seafood Hot Pot ( I think that was what it was called)...It had curry and coconut milk in it with seafood....Unfortunately this time she said that the broth was rather watery and lacking in subsstance...I tasted it and agreed..I enjoyed my meal for the most part..I had the Sunday Special of Surf and Turf....but I found the garlic mashed potatoes to be overcooked like they had been warmed too long and the vegetables also seemed overcooked....For the first time after dining many times at the Washington Ave.Grill....we were disappointed.....Wondering what has changed?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    The dining experience was very good. The food was great and the service was good. The tables are a little close togther so it is difficult to have an intimate conversation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff were attentive. No wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    Staff were attentive. No wait to be seated with on line reservation, even though there was a considerable door line up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I enjoy going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    My husband and I enjoy going to the Washington Ave. Grill. I do recomend a reservation. They can get busy but will usually be able to fit you in without one. The food is great and the survice is always good. Our waiter was very good and knew tons about the food on the menu. Hw was very attentive but not so attentavie that he was always in your face. We will continue to go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    This was our first visit to Washington Avenue Grill. The staff/servers were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! We will return. The only problem was it was very noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was fabulous, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    The food was fabulous, the west coast decor and scenery spectacular. One of my favorite local restaurants. Rack of lamb to die for.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A decent place in White Rock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    A decent place in White Rock that doesn't pretend to me any thing other than what it is. Solid in everything, just dont expect anything outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good as always....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/3/2010
    Food was good as always.... service was fine. A bit noisy but great for a group!!! Not for a romantic night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated in the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    We were seated in the patio area and when the heaters kicked on it got very warm quickly. We did complain and were soon moved to the main area. We had 3 couples dining together and were running separate bills. The first waitress said that wouldn't be a problem but as a result of moving, our drink orders were quite mixed up. All in all, it worked out OK and we were fine with it. We have frequented the restaurant and have always been happy so we won't hesitate to come back. Our waiter did comp deserts so helped.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    Great food great service, what else is there to say!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I came here for my birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/17/2010
    I came here for my birthday with my boyfriend and we both had a great time! The live music really set the mood, and our waiter was extremely friendly and made us feel right at home. We started with the dynamite prawns which were delicious....then I ordered the rack of lamb which was incredibly tender and flavorful. My boyfriend tried the NY steak which he said was the best steak he'd had in a long time. We finished off with blueberry cheesecake and both left very satisfied. We will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there on Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Went there on Valentines Day and wasn't expecting a lot (because of what day it was). However, we were blown away with the service, atmosphere and food. All were exceptional and there was a beautiful night view of the ocean and American coast line out the window that we could enjoy (even though we were not sitting right next to the window). We will definitely be revisiting this amazing spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been there twice, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    I have been there twice, the first time was quiet, i like quieter restaurants. The cajun snapper was outstanding. The service wasn't the best, it seemed like the bigger groups were getting all the service. Our table had 4 people. There were others that were served before us, that came after us.So i came back with my husband, and this time there was a live band, the music was very good, but i like quiet romantic dinners on valentines. that's just a personal preference. i ordered the chicken penne, i have to say i was really disappointed, didn't have much flavor, should of stuck to the snapper or tried something else. This time the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Husband and I were treated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    My Husband and I were treated with amazing service!!! From the Host to our Server, they did a very great job!! Thank you WAG for an wonderful evening!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall I had a great evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    Overall I had a great evening. It was to loud to have a decent conversation with my table and my dinner was mediocre. The service was outstanding though and that would bring me back on a quieter night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The WAG is an awesome restaurant,
    Erica
    Dined on 2/5/2010
    The WAG is an awesome restaurant, great service and an incredibly unique atmosphere. The food is of top quality and the service is very good. This is one of my hidden faves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A pleasant evening. Nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/3/2010
    A pleasant evening. Nice atmosphere. Specials were well thought out. Service and food will ensure that we return soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been here a few times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/30/2010
    Have been here a few times. Always have had a great time and great food.Would definitely recommend the Short Rib for dinner. It's amazing!!Large portion too.Noise level gets a little high, especially if you're sitting in the front half of the restaurant. They do have a band on certain nights. And the view is great!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was our first time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/30/2010
    It was our first time dining at this restaurant. My entree was very good, but was served luke-warm (normally I would have sent it back, but we waited so long for it I was too hungry). Chicken Con Cray - chicken breast stuffed with tiger prawns with a tandori cream sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans which were cooked perfectly. The service was not good - very slow, we had to ask for bread after seeing other tables had it and then it didn't arrive until after our entrees. We were brought another tables food twice by mistake. The waiter filled my water glass, but walked away without filling my husbands which was sitting next to mine empty. I would give it another try, but my husband won't due to the poor service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic