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Washington Avenue Grill
Washington Avenue Grill

Washington Avenue Grill Details

  • 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: Northwest, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is a perfect balance of fun and formal. I had the tomato boccocini salad and the seafood hotpot and both were excellent."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "food was very good however i should have asked for the in house tartar sauce on the side as it was a bit much on the nice vegetables the area with the ocean view was quite noisy"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Eaten at the WAG multiple times and found the food quality to be sub par this time around. Might choose to try a different restaurant at a similar price point before returning again"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We were seated on time which is always a good start, the food was good, the fish super fresh. Wine selection is limited but well balanced. The live band was good but just a little too loud to have meaningful conversation without doing the exaggerated faces trying to get your conversation heard. However, as soon as we asked to go into a quieter area we were immediately accommodated. The service was excellent. Just the right amount of attention."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our friends ordered from the regular menu and seemed happy with the mixed seafood grill and the lobster-stuffed ravioli, while my husband and I opted for the Tuesday 3-course dinner special. The mixed green salad and the Caesar salad were both attractively served. I enjoyed the seafood hotpot but my husband was less enthusiastic about his curried prawns, which arrived lukewarm. We enjoyed both the dessert options of creme brulee and tiramisu. Service was good, and we enjoyed the view and a welcome breeze through an open window."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Been many times and keep returning. Always a good dining experience. This time we did try the crab artichoke dip for an appi and wasn't impressed. Dip was a little dry and the chips had too much cayenne pepper on them so they over powered the flavours of the dip. It want terrible but won't order it again. Main course was a flat steak cooked perfectly and very tasty sides of veggies and garlic mash. Unfortunately had no room for dessert."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "we had reserved for a windown seat/did not get one until we had a table of four guys who sat near the windown and one of them decided to spit out the window/we then talk to the manager and he moved us to the other side where we got a window/what is the point of making reservations if you cannot get what you asked for/this isn't macdonalds/neither did he comp a free desser/this group of guys should have been asked to leave/not a very happy customer"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our reservation was for five people at 5pm August 02 - my husband's birthday. We didn't get an open window table, but a closed window table at the extreme right hand side at the back, behind an open window table. We had to lower the shades when we first sat down because of the sun coming through the window at the people sitting closest to it. It helped for a while until the restaurant started filling up and getting hotter. After eating a delicious dinner, we all had full intentions of ordering dessert and special coffees, but at that point, everyone at the table was sweating bullets !!! To the point of being so hot and uncomfortable, we chose to leave instead. It wasnt what we wanted from the evening by any means. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Had dinner here in enclosed patio after finding the restaurant in my entertainment book and reading reviews. The online reviews were spot-on but I still didn't expect such good food and top notch service for what feels like hanging on a nice beach-view patio. Variety of menu from $10 salads to $25 entrees, daily drink specials (looks like a great place for 1/2 price wine bottle night) and as I left a blues group was playing. I'll be back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Although this is right in ou neighbourhood, we hadn't been there before except for drinks (which are unusual and very good). The food was delicious and well presented. We will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Washington Avenue Grill, all of them for supper and none of them disappointing. Food and service have been consistently excellent, and the location and ambience are terrific. It was a beautiful summer evening and we were seated in the southern addition with all its windows open to admit the gentle ocean breeze. The flatiron steak with seafood béarnaise was wonderful, as was the chicken and pesto linguine which was so obviously calorie-laden but a rare treat. An extensive and interesting wine list is an added bonus, as is the low-key live entertainment."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a lovely time at WG. The service was very good, the scenic view and ambience were all very appreciated. We were a group of four. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. However, if I could make a suggestion regarding the Ahi tuna entrée that I ordered. Since I order Ahi tuna frequently and have eaten this dish from various restaurants in Canada and the U.S. I would suggest that it be sliced thinly as opposed to thick slices as it is served quite rare. I would also recommend that your sauce be modified to a lighter glaze. As a local hillside resident, we have always enjoyed WG very much! Thank you and keep up the fine work of entertaining the many who walk through your doors of hospitality and warm welcome."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "went for lunch and place was not busy. Sat in covered outdoor patio with view of ocean. Waitress very friendly and efficient. Nice to have draft craft beer. Food OK not great. Place looks pretty tired , ripped seat not impressive."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "a memorable dinner with a superb waiter, he knew his menu and could give good recommendations when we asked. I think your vegetables need to be cooked more, the day of crisp veggies has passed. Uncooked are not flavourful."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a great table with the ocean view. The food was excellent but the wine list could have had a larger selection. Our server was very friendly and efficient. The timing of the courses could have been spread out more to allow us to finish enjoying one before the next arrived."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "- the short ribs were exceptional (tender and flavourful). - portions were most appropriate. - looking forward to our next visit. - the service was great (polite, accommodating, and professional). - loved the entertainment. - seating isn't an issue at the WAG...every seat has a wonderful view."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Outstanding I had a allergy to tomatoe sauce and explained it to him he understood. Was very formal and fantastic service."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Despite a full house, food was prepared flawlessly and service was friendly and helpful. Slightly longer wait that usual was to be expected. Entertainment was good, but unnecessary - would have preferred it without the singer as it was difficult to have a normal conversation. Will definitely be back, however."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We arrived early and were seated at one table and at our request moved to a table beside the windows. This was good customer service, and we will be back. Beautiful evening with the breeze flowing in, and the incoming tide gorgeous."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It was very noisy...................found was fine, but not great...had the prime rib which was a bit tough..and the glace' ....well could have done without that and just had an au jus..................nice place, will try it again...however............hopefully the experience will be better...very, very loud......................(everyone talking loudly........prehaps it was the acoustics................"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What a lovely venue for a birthday dinner, especially since I signed up with the restaurant online to receive a free entree for the Thursday of my celebration. The service was impeccable, my lobster ravioli divine, my hubby's tuna perfectly prepared and the view over the ocean sublime. The live guitar music was at just the right volume to allow for easy conversation. A friend had told me to try the WAG for our next dinner out and I'm glad that I took her advice!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Took our friends from out of town to the WAG for a nice dinner.. they were so impressed! The view is always great and the service was good as always. Food was yummy although mine was slightly cool .. busy night so maybe it sat for a little while before being brought out. Joining the mailing list and getting our birthdays registered is a must.. free dinner around your birthday!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Awesome as always! I always bring out of town guests to WAG for those special occasions and it always delivers."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and unforgetable dinner menu will definately return"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Thank you for a great night!! Fabulous food, fantastic wine selection and beautiful music!! We always love our time at the WAG!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "we are able bodied but you must do something to make access for people with mobility issues"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed our food and service was excellent. The view is fantastic and live music was a nice touch."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed the dinner at the restaurant except for having a couple beside us who had some drama going on. Had to keep my face to my plate as every time I looked up she was in tears. Very upsetting. They had the window seat so could not enjoy the view. We were placed beside two planters with Lavender, almost dead. If you are going to have plants take care of them. All in all the food was good."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Reservation system worked well.. Difficult to reserve specific table for our anniversary, but still nice. Food good reasonable prices. Would recommend to friends"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have been to the Washington Ave Grill many times and keep coming back...one of our favourites."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable evening Food was good and also enjoyed the live musiv"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by a co-worker. It didn't disappoint. The food, staff & view were all very good. Dessert was also very good. I had the creme brule & my husband had tiramisu. I would go here again & I would definately recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Parking a nightmare prices too high table arrnagement not so good"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The one disappointment we had was that we did not get a window seat as requested. It seemed even though we made a resservation, no specifc table was held for us. If you make a resrevation, you should get a preference of a window seat as opposed to the people that walk in randomly. That's the whole point of making the reservation. Music was great but not enough of it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife's birthday so wanted to try Washington ave grill with a great view. This was a big mistake. Reservation was for 6 o'clock and the restaurant was not busy at all. Was seated between 2 large noisy group. Other side which was not busy with a better quiet ambience was empty. Ask to move to the other side but was told the restaurant was busy that night and they could not accommodate. My wife is also 8 month pregnant and noise is an issue. Either way we ordered appys at 610pm and received it in 5 min. Entree comes out a few minutes later. "What's the rush?" We were half way done with our meal and 2 servers asked us if we were done with our meals 6 times within 5 mins. Overall felt rushed and will never come again. Out at 645pm."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "we have eaten here many times but this was probably the worst for quality of food, main entree, four of us had the halibut, off the menu and the special, severely over cooked. We did not even stay for dessert. Ken"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Its been a long time where our entire group said the dinner was superb. Service was also perfect!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We enjoy the WAG several times a year. Their chef is especially talented at cooking fish to perfection. Always order a fish dish - snapper, salmon. The view is pleasant and the staff attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Have never had a bad experience here. It's grade A every time! My favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Lunched with family on the weekend and enjoyed a nice selection of lunch items along with a gorgeous view of the beach at White Rock. Lots of window tables but if you don't get one, the view is still spectacular from most tables. Didn't feel rushed at all...our server was attentive but not intrusive. Great time was had by all! Definitely returning."
    Dined on 6/22/2014