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Sun, 4/22
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7:30 PM
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ARC Restaurant

4.1
521 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Canadian, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(604) 691-1818
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Karan Suri
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cordova at Howe
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Parking details
Parking is available on the streets and at the public parking below the hotel at the Waterfront Centre.
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Public transit
The Waterfront Sky Train Station is right below the hotel.
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Entertainment
Join us for live music every nightly.
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
What 521 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Plat excellent tout était parfait je recommande à tous

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Great foood

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Call to ask if they had vegan options on their menu and was assured that they did. On arrival there were no vega options on the menu and servers really did not understand what a vegan diet meant.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Emma and I loved the music! The food was amazing and the drinks were delicious. Need to go back for the food!! Service was very professional.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2017

If live band/performer can be visible when sitting anywhere in the restaurant, that's perfect. Or try to ask performer to say something; maybe just simple greeting in order to make better atmosphere and remind customers that they are enjoying live music... Performer that night was good, but sometimes people ignored. Also, the sable fish that night was a bit too salty...

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

There was very good live music, someone with a looper, guitar, saxophone, and flute. The service was great, food was very fancy and delicious, but also quite expensive.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

The live music was a highlight for sure, not too loud as other restaurants tend to be. Casual but romantic at the same time. And our waiter was so cute! The honey lavender butter was so amazing, really thankful one of the waitresses gave us more to have! She also told us the honey is made in house, happy she shared the fun fact with us, made us appreciate it more I think. Wonderful staff, great atmosphere and delightful food. Was

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Great place to eat, atmosphere is nice to bring a date in. Live music is on point, service is great!!
Only got to tryout the Dine out menu, was hoping for a bit more variation, but overall food quality is great.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2017

ARC is a pleasant upscale restaurant with a nice harbour view. The service was courteous and attentive and the layout of the restaurant is fairly open and modern. Our food was quite good - my only complaint really - is that the portions were a little on the small side - but what we did get was exceptional.

They did have a live performer who wasn't too annoying, although we were around a curve in the restaurant - it could have been much louder closer in.

If you're looking for a nice dressier place for dinner, this is a good choice.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2017

Great Dine Out Vancouver menu and service but little atmosphere

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2017

Excellent Customer Service by Gabriel. Great atmosphere with live jazz. Creative menu for DOV 2017. Contemporary presentation. Food on hot stone plates. Modern cozy seating atmosphere. Good food. I highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2017

We were 5 people at ARC as part of dine out. My entree, the ricotta gnocchi was outstanding. The gnocchi were like clouds. I did reluctantly share a few and everyone thought they were excellent. The people that ordered the short ribs said they were warm bordering on cool. The sauce that was decoratively place on the side was starting to coagulate. The flavour was very good but it would have been a better experience if it warmer. The service was excellent. We all enjoyed the fact that we could speak without shouting which is a problem in a lot of restaurants. The regular menu looked great so we will probably come back to try that.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Excellent Service

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

We came here for dineout. The service was good and the food was okay. The portions were quite small. We enjoyed our food but would have liked a more fulfilling meal. Would recommend for anniversaries but not for everyday occasions.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

The service was prompt and friendly but we felt rushed to decide on our meals and to eat. The food was ok, we had never eaten here before and thought we would try somewhere new during dine out Vancouver. The dessert was the best part which was outstanding but didn't quite make up for an average appetizer and entree. We were expecting the appetizers and entrees to have some really good flavour based on the description and price but they did not live up to expectations. The r&b Vancouver IPA was delicious as was the Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. We also very much enjoyed the atmosphere, they had some live music near the front of the restaurant. I would try out other new places before revisiting.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Loved the recommendation from our server, Gabriel, for the ARC platter. Food is tasty, fresh, well proportioned and enough for sharing! It's our first time but it will not be our last! Definitely will return to try the seafood platter next time! Also love the ambiance and the layout of the restaurant!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2017

I always find the ARC service to be above the expected. From the start people attempt to make the occasion very special. We were there for Dine out Vancouver and the menu was excellent. Good value, great taste, beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2017

Lovely ambiance. Attentive staff. Beautiful plating. Tender shortribs. Flavors on point. And the maple nut bourbon sour was absolutely delightful. Great dineout experience. Definitely coming back for the regular menu!

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