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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "fantastic eveningcheck the wife for her birthday dinner the food was great the place in self is fantasticour waiter was overly friendly which was excellent and you make sure that our dinner was good"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Picked this restaurant for a first date due to the good reviews. Had the braised short ribs and my friend had the lobster ravioli. Both were very tasty. Got there for an early reservation so we got a table in the patio area right by the window. Very scenic and romantic! If you get there early there is even a few free parking spots up front. Overall, a great experience! Definitely recommended."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a table overlooking the view, and that was great. The food, however, left a lot to be desired. I had the chicken, doused in cheese and cream. The mashed potatoes were the worst I have ever had -- swimming in fat and inedible. The green beans were barely cooked. My two dinner companions were equally unimpressed with their meals -- fat-needs-to-be-trimmed prime rib, with those mashed potatoes again, and the Mediterranean pasta, which was topped with way too much pesto. Our servers were good and the overall atmosphere was fine but don't go to the Washington Avenue Grill if you're hungry or have a thing about good food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Always good food, attentive service, unique place, one of the few places on WR Beach, where you can dine & enjoy the view!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. Table space for our group of 4 was on the small side. Coffee after the meal was a big disappointment! When we mentioned it to our waitress she admitted it was a common complaint. Our party agreed we would all eat there again but would skip dessert and after dinner coffee in future as it left us with an overall let down feeling."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I've been countless times to the WAG over the past ten years. It is always consistently good! Our fav. restaurant in White Rock."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great view overlooking Semiahmoo Bay and excellent fresh west coast menu. We come several times a year for brunch and dinner. WAG never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner, fabulous view and EXCELLANT service"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for a romantic dinner or a group. You can dress up or down. Food was very good. Service a bit slow to begin with but got better ."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Ambiance and décor have great personality (somewhat Portland-esque), at least in the main room. Unpretentious and a great spot to go for dinner after a day on the beach. If you're looking for a patio or a romantic evening, this probably shouldn't be your first choice. Patio is glassed in, the view is decent but there are definitely better views on the strip."
    Dined on 6/1/2014