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 WinnerMost Booked
Washington Avenue Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (95)special occasion (73)good for groups (67)neighborhood gem (67)romantic (42)fit for foodies (41)great for lunch (28)great for outdoor dining (21)hot spot (17)notable wine list (15)great for brunch (12)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Great Staff, Food
    Cookie
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Our great experience at the Washington Ave. Grill was setup by the friendluy reception we got from the staff. Everyone was very accommodating. We moved tables because the first one was too warm and even though we left our first server's area, he was very good about it. That the food was just as good was a bonus after that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Catherine
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I always enjoy the food at the WAG! My favourite entree is the pork loin but this time I got steak and prawns which was divine! Top off any entree with the peanut butter pie and you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy and average
    Hollywood
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We found it to be difficult to hear each other speak as there seem to be several big groups celebrating birthdays. Our waitress was terrific but the girl busing could use some lessons on how to politely serve the clientele. The food was ok but nothing really special. I would visit again but not for a intimate experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • murrayjs48
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Came at 6pm on a Saturday night. Server was energetic and brought our drinks right away. Noise level was almost intolerable and the special we ordered was sent back as it was mildly tepid. The second service of the special was perfect, very delicious! Except for the noise and the warm not hot food we did enjoy our time there. May be a while before we go again as there are a lot of recommendable eateries in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    auntyal
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    the food is excellent and the atmosphere is perfect ..... special but not so much that you feel uncomfortable ... the music was perfect .... not so loud that you couldn't still carry on a conversation but also engaging. Overall it was a perfect evening and will definitely go again. Well done
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hairball
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our server was great , the food was served at the right temperature, and at the right time. It was a very pleasant evening for my friends 70th birthday party. My out of town guest were very impressed with the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exceptional food
    oldmill2
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Over many years and many meals I can find nothing to complain about, nor have I had a meal that wasn't exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved the old house feel.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The wait staff at first were friendly but then they seemed arrogant. I didn't feel like they were there to help customers- they were all better than the customers. Food was as expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peterm
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Probably the best meals we have had for a long time. The staff have been there for a long time which says something positive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bums RUSH
    WAGBUMSRUSH
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My girlfriend and I had dinner reservations for 8:15pm Oct 26/14. Dinner was good, waitress was OK(lil unatentive), support staff blew out candles on every table around us..then went to lock all the windows....we were going to order desert but felt like the staff would have turned the lights out on us so we left. Dinner for 2 $81.00....and RUSHED out the door....won't be going back!!!!!!!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food & service
    bossyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was very good, so was service. I'm not from White Rock area but heard that this restaurant is very good and popular. although, it was a rainy night, the view of the ocean would be stunning during better weather days. The decor is okay. It was very lively on the Saturday night we went. Good for groups and celebrations. very boisterous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Barb
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great views, service and ambiance combined with fabulous food. Great place to meet with your friends or even for a business lunch/dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Restaurant!
    foodsogood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When my boyfriend and I showed up they seemed unprepared to seat us even though we had a reservation. We walked all the way into the restaurant into the back and then had to come all the way back out because the table wasn't ready. But after that, everything went smoothly. The wine was delicious and so was the food! I had thr braised beef short rib and that was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend had a steak and prawns equally amazing. We had the peanut butter chocolate pie afterwards: so good. Overall such a good night, with great food, great ambiance and great wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Great service.
    tgramm
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I always come here for special occasions, and now for one on one romantic evenings. I love the food, ordered the chicken, and service was excellent. Never in your face, nor lacking. Just perfect. Favorite place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was a very good experience. The prime rib was done just right. Our dessert was delicious.The decaf coffee was very weak.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MuddyCat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great view if you can sit near the window. The food was good but over priced for the quality, presentation and mediocre service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch, and a proposal 😊
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I ordered the Mediterrainian Ravioli and my gf ordered the Salmon fish and chips. Both dishes were done to perfection. My gf had no idea what was coming for dessert, and I am not talking about the edible kind. We did refuse dessert, due too "no room left at the stomach inn". There were some awkward moments of silence with no Segway to help me out. I did once tell my gf that I didnt believe in mariage, but it would take a special girl to make me believe. So, I opened up by reminding her what I said. I told her she was that special girl. Placed the rind on the table to which she said, "are you ****ing kidding me. The tears started to flow. She mumble a yes, and we both sat there like babies enjoying a very special moment at the WAG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    DougT
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Enjoyed a Sunday lunch at the WAG. Great service, good food from a menu of pretty standard fare. Nice location on the waterfront in White Rick with great views.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Who you going to call?
    sumdadace
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Although we didn’t see the ghost of the Washington Grill we did enjoy a wonderful meal with great service with wonderful ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    LOVED THE FOOD AND SERVICE BUT FAR TO NOISE FOR A INTIMATE DINNER!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Scenic beach view
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food is consistently good, service is great, reservations on-line very convenient. Nice spot to go for a stroll before or after your meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday freebie
    Esalita
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We always enjoy the birthday dinner that is so graciously sent annually. Two of our group had rack of lamb and enjoyed the moist tender morsels. Another had ahi tuba cooked to perfection. I had curry Kaluha prawns, it wasn't as good as I remember in the past but they brought me some extra sauce which helped. We enjoyed the peanut butter pie and our service was a great, as it usually is, I'm sure we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local favourite
    Fine2dine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We are lucky to live close to this well known,funky, vibrant restaurant. Always reliable to visit! We have been many, many times and are planning for many, many more visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected
    Munsters
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Once again, the restaurant provides a wonderful atmosphere, service and meal. A great experience regardless of the occasion. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely waitress, great meal!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very busy spot! Good menu , great food! Can adapt menu which I loved!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good all around
    gdouce52
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had very good service and all dishes were well prepared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    While the food was very good, it was extremely loud & made it difficult to even have a conversation with my husband.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Shahana
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went there for the (my) first time to celebrate our birthdays. My freind had a birthday discount and I had the points from Open Table. The food was excellent although each serving was probably able to feed two. Very tasty and believe me I did my best to eat it all! We were seated at the window so had a clear view out over the bay with the geese feeding below. The only thing to take note of is that to get to the restauant you have to climb stairs, a bit of a problem for some like me. Coming down I also found that the area was quite dark. Still I would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Wag but not this time
    Sharon
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Not as good as usual but 1st time ever- we have been many times. Server super friendly though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Booked a table for 6 which we later upped to 9 and we still had the position we requested and all was done cheerfully and politely. Great food with extensive choices - great indoor/outdoor ambiance. Can't wait to return to try some of the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    mv82
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic and generous...the servers are great and friendly...and the atmosphere is very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic view and an great food!
    ladypele
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I went to The WAG for my fiance's birthday supper. The food was fantastic, almost as good as the view! The waitress was a little slow and forgot a few things, but everyone has a day and it wouldn't prevent us from coming back. I highly recommend this location to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday, Sept. 7
    Piper
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was our 51st wedding anniversary which was mentioned in making our online reservation - no mention was made by the hostess or by our server. We chose to sit on their "patio" but this was far different from their indoor, white linen, etc. service. We had an excellent wine that was new to their list but we were aware of. However, the server knew nothing of it. We had to ask for napkins and cutlery when bread, oil and our appetizer arrived. After pouring the first glass of wine, we had to pour own from then on. That said, our server was very friendly, great with the "repartee", and the food was excellent. This was probably our 3rd or 4th time there but our first on the patio.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience.
    pwllheli
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were lucky to get a window table overlooking the bay, and with the windows open and a slight breeze wafting in, it was lovely. The service was attentive and courteous, and the wine was served promptly on ordering. I had ordered soup, which was delicious, but had been sitting around for a while and had cooled somewhat…normally I would have sent it back to be nuked, but it tasted so good, and I was so hungry that I went ahead and ate it as it was! The steaks we ordered were cooked as requested, and were also very good. Overall, a great experience, and would certainly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pots
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service was extremely slow. It appeared there were only two servers, and perhaps only one person in the kitchen. It was not "busy" Would hate to think how long we would have had to wait if there were another 10-15 people to be served. Need more staff as servers and in kitchen. Just not acceptable to wait 25 minutes after order placed. When food arrived, it was almost thrown on the table as server was in such a rush trying to keep up to customer requests.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!
    pickyxwaitperson
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food, service, ambience--top notch! Great for a special occasion or to treat visiting family. Wonderful place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaraunt ,our Anniversary
    Surreypeeps
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I was researching restaraunts for our 12th year anniversary. wanted something special. I found this one through another website. seeing it was 20 minutes from home and the menu options would suit my girlfriend, plus the fact I could reserve online was a bonus.I made dinner reservations for 7:15pm. the weather was horrible, making the drive slower but I didn't mind. we noticed they had a special on Tuesday. we ordered from that menu. my girlfriend ordered the soup du jour,seafood hotpot and for dessert the tiramisu. I ordered the mixed greens with pear and blue cheese salad,chicken stuffed with goat cheese and herbs and for dessert crème brulee. food was amazing my girlfriend loved her entrée. made our anniversary night special.thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special birthdays
    cheers2you
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    For a number of years now, both my husband and I have received your birthday dinner gift certificate and we make a point of using them. We know we will have a lovely meal and setting for our "special day(s)". The food has always been done to perfection, we have both enjoyed every meal we have had there and look forward to it each year. My husband said it was the best steak he has ever eaten. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had not eaten at WAG for a few years and came out for the occasion of a wedding anniversary. It was Sept 1st and labour day but whenever we had eaten there in the past it was always a fine dining restaurant. The staff and other diners reflected such. But this experience was very different. The staff were so casual and casually dressed and the fellow diners were so casual. However the menu and prices were that of a fine dining restaurant. We are not sure whether it was this particular day but it really lacked ambiance and felt over dressed and it was a disappointment for us. on a positive note the food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance and service!
    TheTaylors
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We came for our anniversary and they were very friendly and prompt. We asked to change our reversation last minute and it was no problem. We thought the appetizers were a bit small for how much they cost, but all the food tasted amazing. Our server Matt was outgoing and took great care of us. We loved the ambiance, all the fresh flowers and open air with a beautiful view. We would definitely come back and recommend this place to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.