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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good service!

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·Dined on January 14, 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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·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 8, 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 January 1, 2018

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 20, 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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·Dined on December 11, 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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 19, 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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·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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 (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 14, 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 9, 2017

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

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 (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 October 1, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Plat excellent tout était parfait je recommande à tous

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 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 17, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great foood

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 25, 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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 (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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The service was good however i would say the Kitchen overcooked everything! Green beans were overcooked so we sent it back and i would say even my Fish was over cooked as well ...

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We were greeted very warmly and congratulated on our joint birthdays....2 life-long friends celebrating a total of 164 years of life! Waiter Darrin was excellent,friendly helpful and patient!
We hope to be at Arc again next year for the same event . It has become a custom for us!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Enjoyed being served by Jennifer,attentive without being intrusive. Food was well presented but more importantly,tasty. A perfect way to spend our last night in Vancouver!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a nice pre-Mother's Day dinner. The service was sluggish. There was quite a break in between courses. The server, however, was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Service: awesome. Needs major design overhaul. Too many flaws to list. Overall: all patrons were cold thus left asap. Servers lost lots of $$$ because temperature was way too cold. All due to interior design errors.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Overall this is a good restaurant. Staff are friendly and accommodating. We wanted a nice dinner to celebrate my brother running the marathon. We took a chance on this because we thought it would have an ocean front view and some steak options. It's not an ocean front view and only one very expensive steak item.
I would suggest they have the full menu posted on their website (only the breakfast/brunch menu was posted).
We still enjoyed the meal and had a good time. Live music was nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 27, 2017

It’s good to hang out with friends here. They have live music and the atmosphere is really good. Foods are Ok, no surprising but good enough.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Went to the restaurant for my wife's birthday. The waiter who served us was great, knew his stuff and knew the menu. He made suggestions and was extremely helpful and attentive. Would definitely recommend to friends and will dine there again.

Tags: Live Music, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 23, 2017

The location of Arc is outstanding...big windows in the heart of Vancouver.
They have a couple of spacious tables for family or business gatherings...a nice touch.
The food was very good; especially the chowder...yum
I had a duck sandwich special; the flavour was just average
I will be heading back; making better choices from the menu

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Always great. The service was wonderful. The food was almost too pretty to eat. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 22, 2017

At lunch, the restaurant was not too loud which I appreciated. There was a good selection of options on the menu and we all enjoyed our meals. The server was very friendly but perhaps a bit too attentive which disrupted our conversation.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Staff are really friendly and the atmosphere is great and food is tasty! I highly recommend it for special occasions!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We were attending an event at Canada Place so it was nearby. Nice sustainable local foods cooked well. The bread/rolls were delish and just couldn't pass them up. It is a big restaurant but tables are far enough apart to make it "intimate" enough:) I had the duck breast.. yummy but not too sweet sauce with it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 13, 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The menu had a number of options and each person's meal was really good. I had the beef short rib, which was probably the best that I have ever had, as was, apparently my husband's sable fish. Daughter had the ling cod which was great. Our son had the rib eye which did disappoint somewhat. The seafood sampler was very good and the desserts as well. The restaurant is very well laid out with ample space between tables and there are a number of partitions through out the space so we had the feeling that we were off by ourselves which we really liked. The live music was lovely and I would like to go back for a drink just to listen to him. All in all, a lovely time.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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