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About ARC Restaurant

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, Dennis Packham.

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.

Life is complicated.
Good food shouldn’t be.

900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Canadian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Mon-Fri: 6:00am - 10:30am, Sat-Sun: 6:00am, - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar: Mon-Sun: 10:00am - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Cordova at Howe

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 691-1818

Website:
http://www.arcdining.com/

Entertainment:
Join us for live music every nightly.

Parking Details:
Parking is available on the streets and at the public parking below the hotel at the Waterfront Centre.

Public Transit:
The Waterfront Sky Train Station is right below the hotel.

Executive Chef:
Karan Suri

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

ARC Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Romantic (8)
Live Music (8)
Scenic View (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined a day ago

Waitress was great. Food was amazing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful service and the special of the day was outstanding.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Good service and delicious food in an elegant setting with good views of the harbour. Hostess who helped us take photos deserves a special mention for the time and care with which she helped us. The waitress was also very polite and courteous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a beautiful restaurant in the Fairmont Waterfront. The ambience is spectacular - you can enjoy beautiful views from within the restaurant, there is live music and there is ample space for a large get-together.

I've been to Arc many times, including back when it was Heron's. We went on a Friday evening, and it happened to be Dine-Out.

Service was remarkably slow - we were ignored for the first 20 minutes that we sat at our table, even though the restaurant was mostly empty. Service didn't improve once we ordered. Our server was not rude in the slightest - just completely inattentive.

The food from the Dine-Out menu was not enjoyed by any of us. I eat fish, but not other meats - I ordered the ling cod, but there was a very noticeable aroma and taste of bacon on the vegetables on my dish. My other friends who ordered the pasta and beef where also underwhelmed.

I think the point of Dine Out is to make people try new restaurants to find a new spot they like - this experience actually did the opposite; despite my previous positive experiences, I would not go back to Arc.

Again, beautiful restaurant, great location, mediocre food and mediocre to deficient service.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went there for dine out. The environment was nice and cozy with live music. We both ordered the tuna tartar as appetizer and it was a great disappointment- the tuna didn’t taste fresh and the crispy chip on top of the tuna was soggy.

After the appy we didn’t expect much from our entree- we had ling cod- good portion, taste was fantastic! And dessert was good too. My friend ordered a hot chocolate with baileys and I ordered black tea with sugar and milk.

Overall it was good so I will give 4 stars.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great dine out experience... Great service overall had a fun night

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good food and nice place to spend a night

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came for the dine out dinner and found surprisingly good value! The tuna tartare and the ling cod tasted amazing, and the chocolate bar and bourbon punch were also pretty good. Really nice service and atmosphere and probably will come again in summertime.

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great modern decor with very opened high ceiling. Great food, great wine selection, valet parking option if spent >$100.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service! Delicious and elegant meals. A good place for date night or fancy gathering with friends. 100% recommended

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

First time i’ve been there with my boyfriend. It was awesome! Nice mood, food, service are all fantastic 👌🏻 I wanna bring my parents or friends next time :)

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I was created by name & everything was amazing! The beef cheeks fell apart in your mouth...so good. We were not kicked out even though it was a dine out night & I was able yo sit & relax with my friend. Service was impeccable...thanks Vivian!!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a good experience at arc restaurant overall, only nitpicks were the tuna tartare was quite bland and unflavorful, but the beef cheeks were spot on and the chocolate cake dessert was out of this world. Our server was extremely courteous and accommodating as well. As we were seated rather close to the lounge, the noise level was a bit unbearable as it was difficult to talk or communicate to the person in front of me. Live music is a great touch but need to save the loud music for the lounge instead of the dinner area. Suggestion to pick a seat closer to the back end of the restaurant!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Saw a mouse

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good service!

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

The overall service was good, however the lighting was so dim we could barely see each other. The portions are very small and overpriced for their quality and size, the bar however made good drinks. After several visits to this restaurant we will not be retuning, the music was also way too loud.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great ambiance and excellent service. The small food portion was typical for what you pay for. Good locally brewed honey lager beer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server vivienne was outstanding! Made my husband feel so special for his birthday. Quite evident this restaurant has standards of customer service they teach their employees and only hire friendly, interactive staff. Thanks so much will be back! Don’t usually take time to leave a review unless the service was incredible

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

As usual,our family were completely satisfied by our cozy get to gether at Arc.Thankd!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great spot for New Year's Eve, the band was excellent . Food and ambience was good, but all good things come at a price !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We celebrated a birthday at Arc. It was easy booking the reservation on Opentable and writing in the special request for celebrating the birthday. Once we arrived at the restaurant, they already knew all of the information. Great service. Delicious food. Wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was a wonderful time with attentive servers we had that had all of our needs met on our very special anniversary dinner. I would like to thank the chef and service staff for an unforgettable experience!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Service at ARC is always top-notch. In fact, I have not felt so welcomed and a restaurant in Vancouver in a long time. Everyone from greeting staff to our server was very professional and friendly. The food prices are a little bit high, but you are always getting quality ingredients and fantastic service. I find this place ideal for a relaxing lunch or a business meeting. In the evening it's a lovely place to stop and grab a quick drink.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We very much enjoyed our evening at ARC. Our server was tremendous, and really went out of her way to look after us. We began our meal with mushroom soup and fresh oysters. Both were delicious (I should have ordered more oysters!), and nicely prepared us for our mains of sablefish and salmon. Again, both were delicious- my salmon nearly melted in my mouth. Dessert and cappuccino topped off the meal. There is a nice wine list- we chose a Barolo that nicely complemented the meal. Not inexpensive, but about what you would expect to pay at a restaurant of this calibre. Perfect for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food here was very good. We had good service. I thought the prices were a bit high.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Healthy, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Arc has a delicious menu for brunch. Their lobster benny is amazing. This time I had their heirloom tomato toast, which was really good.

The restaurant is a beautiful space for quiet conversation or getting together a group of friends to catch up.

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent meal with the family. Service was very good. Wine list was lacking but food was excellent.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was not very good. Food tasted cold and for the most part, too sour.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our first time dining at Arc and it was a great experience. The restaurant is bright and airy with big windows. Our server was friendly and cheery, which was a pleasant surprise from other servers we've had (at other restaurants) or seem like they don't want to be there.

We ordered their lobster benedict, which was super tasty. Highly recommend trying it. They provide a good size portion of lobster with a light salad and green juice on the side.

Great spot for brunch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants to go to on a special occasion - or just for a nice night out! The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. They have interesting cocktails and a good wine list. We also tried their beer for the first time and it was really good! I can't recommend it enough!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Plat excellent tout était parfait je recommande à tous

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is a busy hotel on the waterfront and the restaurant is very open and high-ceilinged, so it lacks somewhat in "cozy ambience." It also attracts a wide range of diners who are hotel guests, cruisers awaiting their ship the next day, or tour groups. However, the food was outstanding and our server made us feel special, so that made us very happy. We had the "ARC Board" for two people which was outstanding. We would definitely eat here again next time we are in Vancouver.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great face-lift from Heron restaurant before. It is now fun, trendy, updated, and suitable for all ages. The price is fair for a restaurant inside the Fairmont Waterfront hotel. The beer selections were not bad but over-priced slightly. Our server was excellent. If they know it was a birthday booking, you may get a good surprise.

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Casual, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Fun, Scenic View, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great foood

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We were celebrating our 30th anniversary of meeting. The food and service was stellar.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Ambiance was nice and bright. Though a tad pricier, food and service was outstanding. We would definitely come back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The halibut was delicious! Service was good. The live music was nice - not too loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent food, indeed. The Haida Gwai Salmon steak was to die for! Cooked medium, making it tender and juicy.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 25, 2017

First tame at Arc, food was outstanding and service was just right; will be back for dinner soon to hear good music!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Tables are far enough apart to provide a sense of privacy in a large, high-ceilinged venue offering good views, tasty and well-presented dishes, and a varied menu. The bar was surprisingly limited in liqueur choices, which limits the cocktail choices available.
The live music volume was a tad loud, but the acoustics of a glass-walled, high-ceilinged venue make it difficult to render the excellent entertainer's voice ( Cassandra Bangel) legible without being a bit loud.
Overall a good and reasonably priced dinner outing.

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