ARC Restaurant

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
ARC offers simply inspired, handcrafted fare in a relaxed setting. With its beautiful West Coast views, it’s the perfect place to partake of urban artisanal food created by our Executive Restaurant Chef, Tony Marzo.

The uniquely curved space is destined to be the spot you’ll come to meet with old friends and new. Enjoy the local in-season items on the daily fresh sheet, or gather at the Chef’s Bench. The bar features local craft beers, world-class wines and cocktails mixed to perfection.

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montyl
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great food, nice drinks, what more can you ask for.

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vipfarley
Vancouver
100 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent gluten free French toast

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tanya
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, I found good value for the food.

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viplovedisney
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent lunch - Clubhouse, Caesar salad, grilled cheese and tomato soup was quite tasty. Very quiet during our lunch since it was not busy...appreciated the attentive and friendly service.

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LizM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Everyone’s meal was tasty and we were pleased with the meal

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The meals were quite nice (Arctic char, venison) the desserts weren’t as nice (peanut butter pretzel pie thing, pumpkin ice cream). One dessert was free since it was my wife’s birthday which was a nice touch. Good service, good ambience, good drinks (but pricey).

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FrancisE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is excellent. The food is excellent. Windows face the convention centre, so if you have a table by the window, you see only a bit of the harbour, in the gap between the two buildings of the convention centre. The shape of the room is a bit strange.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food well prepared. Arc exceeded our expectations! Stephanie was our hostess for breakfast and she was delightful, engaging and customer focused as well as our server for dinner. Enjoyed the live music during dinner and the bar was busy! They offer a diverse wine list. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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skule7T9
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A stylish downtown venue suited to a business lunch where making an impression is important. Attentive service, wonderful cuisine, beautiful views of Canada Place and harbour. As you might expect, all at a premium price.

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vipPhilH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on a week night and wasn’t that busy. Had a Good view of Canada Place and the harbour at night. The food looked and tasted Fantastic. Enjoyed the evening very much.

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MarcusS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Caesar salad was tasty and fresh, flavour of Ribeye was good but quality of meat was poor, hard to cut and gristly, not worth the $58 price tag, crab cakes were disappointing, tasted like they could have been previously frozen or supplied by generic food supplier. Wine list was limited

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LuluT
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, service was great and food was good. Wasn’t disappointed

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vipCarol
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went for dinner, food was mediocre and not worth the price point. Had the gnocchi and it was very bland. The liver pate had an unusual texture/too liquidy. I couldn't finish either dish. Service was good but overall would not recommend.

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NateL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a decent place for a quiet date night. :)
Definitely will recommend, although it is definitely kind of pricey

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Cynthia
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The complete package. Great food experience. Exemplary service. Lovely setting. Well priced. The ideal date night.

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Tong
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service very slowly,and the food so so , in the restaurant very cold.

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BrentP
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Nice ambiance, very comfortable seating, open and bright, yet warm and a good place for a quiet lunch. Our server, Karla, was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Met with a colleague for a business lunch.
Setting is nice near Canada place near the water.
Very elegant decor. Highlight was our server who had that perfect sense of being there just when you needed them and also going you room to have a conversation.
Food was excellent as well.

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vipBeancounters
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet lunch day January Monday. The food was outstanding and has an excellent selection on the menu. The service was also impeccable; we were very impressed with the quality, speed and professionalism of the wait staff. We will definitely return.

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Coraline
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining and live entertainment experience.

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ChandraL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Thought a holiday season family dinner at a Fairmont would be memorable... it wasn’t !
Main dining room was the breakfast place with dim lighting. No holiday atmosphere!!
Server was great... menu limited! Nothing lived up to expectations of the Fairmont name.

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vipSharijacs
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. It was so enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Wonderful service, food and ambiance!

PH
vipPaulH
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Arc continues to deliver. Excellent food and arrive.

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Ginger
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arc was recommended by a friend specifically for brunch. We went for a birthday brunch and once we let our server know, service was all about her, as it should be! Our server was amazing, he was attentive and took very good care of us. The birthday girl got an amazing platter of desserts at the end of our meal that she was very happy with. Thank you for making a part of our day special!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very noisy with live music and music from ballroom. Service was super slow. They are really understaffed.

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vipjohn
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The Cobb salad is usually good. This time it was below the usual standard. Two lumps of chicken ( vs sliced) and large chunks of lettuce ( usually more finely chopped) isn’t the way it is normally prepared.

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Centauri27
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our family dined at the ARC last night to celebrate my wife's birthday. This was our first visit there. First the positives:
- Central location, with great view of Canada Place
- Excellent ambiance in this arc-shaped restaurant
- Excellent, friendly service from our server

Now the areas that left us unenthused:
- SLOW service. It seemed to take forever for the next dishes to arrive. And not even a single dinner roll to keep us occupied in the meantime. Was there only one server for the entire back half of the restaurant?
- The food was good, but not any better than other popular restaurants that cost half as much.
- The price seemed really high for what you get. $10 for a virgin cocktail; $6 for a coffee with no refill offered. $14 for a dessert that was a scoop of ice cream with some sprinklings of "pie shards".

We were puzzled by the menu, which was just several sheets of paper in a clipboard. The food selection didn't seem that great. They used a lot more ink describing their alcohol.

We were trying this restaurant as we had a sizable gift certificate to defray most of the total. Without a certificate, I cannot say that we would dine in this restaurant.

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BrianR
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I have been to ARC several times over the last 2 years and have had great experiences. I love the space, and service is always excellent and thoughtful. I think that the happy hour pricing and choices is excellent. And when I've taken clients here (on expense account), perhaps I'm not super price-sensitive.

A couple of days ago I invited a friend for lunch at ARC and was shocked at the bill. Well over $100 for two starters, 2 small-ish mains and 2 glasses of wine. I think the wine prices were particularly shocking. I can't justify coming back again when there are so many restaurants around that would serve something as good for much less. ARC has tweaked its menu recently, and perhaps set prices too high. I'd come back for happy hour, not for lunch.

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vipjohn
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food

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TS1989
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came for the seafood platter for 2 (appie-sized), and we were NOT disappointed. Everything on it was amazing.

Our server went the extra mile to have the kitchen prepare a separate seafood chowder without bacon for us. Soup is usually made ahead of time, so this was extra effort.

The risotto was good but not excellent. The rice was slightly crunchy and the flavour could've used more layers; it was a bit too simplistic.

I ordered the burnt honey (from their own beehives!) ice cream – phenomenal. Incredible flavour.

Modern atmosphere with both dark tiled floor area with floor-to-ceiling windows, or more cozy, carpeted area with more padded seating away with the windows.

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Harold
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Overpriced for subpar service and food quality. A multitude of options to pick from that provide far better value for the price they charge here.
Ambiance was lackluster.
Service was nonchalant and awkward.
Came for birthday which no enthusiasm was displayed.

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Malcolm
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For the price, the food quality was slightly underwhelming. But the location, view, and service are great. I like this restaurant for a business lunch in the area, but don't think it give good value, even on an expense account. Wish I could be more positive.

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BrianR
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ARC is one of my go-to restaurants for a business lunch. The location is great, space is bright, the service is very friendly and attentive, and the food (limited menu, have liked everything I've ordered) is quite good. Drinks are pricey, except at happy hour.

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JMJS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The appetizers were balanced and refreshing, particularly the crab cakes, albeit the portion were small. However, the mains lacked any significant depth of flavor. The arc board was also almost room temperature by the time the food got to the table. A bit of a disappointment since the ambiance and service was exceptional.

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AdamK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible. The service was fantastic. The only concern was the pricing was a little high but not unreasonable.

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vipJohn
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, small portions, expensive

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ChaseP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered the Arc Board for myself and wife. Along with local veggies had duck, salmon, and perfectly prepared scallops. Wonderful flavors.

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vipLyndaS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual,our birthday celebration for a friend was lovely. We especially appreciated the beautiful birthday treat plate. Thank you Anna and all who make arc our first choice for lunch!

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was our server for the day, and she was phenomenal. She was tentative, excellent in recommendations, clear and concise.

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