ARC Restaurant

4.2
588 reviews
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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.

Life is complicated.
Good food shouldn’t be.
What 588 People Are Saying
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GL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming her for years at the time of the Pacific Dental Conference and continue to patronize the place. Good food and service consistently.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We were entertaining clients after seeing Barack Obama. We arrived at 620pm and ordered right away. By 8pm we still didn’t have our food. They did end up comping our drinks but it should never happen in a place like this. It was embarrassing as our clients really needed to get going.

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P
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, food was well presented and good value! Our server Julie was delightful, engaging and cheerful! The whole dining experience was 1st Class!

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SB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Delicious meal. Fantastic environment. Bit pricy side but worth it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The platings are perfect, the window side view is super recommended as it would face the Harbour view with the Canada Place and the Conventional Center.
Side bread was also great that I have never tasted such rich bread before. Super recommended during the meal.
My Hosetess Emilee gave me the greatest service ever!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was charming! Over $50 for two small soups & two cafe lattes seems a bit steep. The soup was good and the bread rolls excellent. My associate had a bit of a view and the tables are a discrete distance apart which was worth something to me.

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KK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went dine out Vancouver. Really good food and service. My husband, my 2yo boy and myself really enjoy the night! Excellent dine out experience!

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R
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Even with the reservations we had, we still had to wait for 20 minutes to be sat. The hosts were apologetic. Food was very disappointing maybe because we did the dine out menu. We expected more because of the price point. The cured salmon had still the skin on, which made the taste really fishy and less appealing. Red snapper was a little salty for my liking. The duck confit could have been braised more. The only thing that we enjoyed was the dessert and live music.

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out of the many high-end downtown restaurants, this place has got one of the friendliest staff you can find. They make everyone feel welcomed, and they take time to get to know you, and their intentions seem genuine. Our server was very observant as well and really personalized her service to us. We never once felt rushed in our meal, and overall it was an impressive experience for Dineout. Service aside, the food was absolutely amazing and creative. Most other high-end restaurants serve Dineout like it’s a chore, but this one really blew us away. We will definitely come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent - just the right amount of attention and privacy - super good touch.
Very knowledgeable and clear communicator. He was just outstanding. Food was stellar but a bit pricey ($140 for lunch for 3 people - only one adult beverage then add $40 to valet the car) - Seems a bit rich for what was received
That said really enjoyed myself and would likely go back
Steve Nowak

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Like the surround sound system with mix music & view to Coal Harbour, caring services with enjoyable food & night out

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

dineout meal but not like iknow. need pay more than dineout menu

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall good experience except for the fact the french toast i wanted coming into the restaurant had some small bugs on the fruits. Oh wells.. haha they didnt charge me for my food and coffee

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B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

As a 5 star hotel restaurant, it was the worst dineout experience I had. We've been waiting for an hour after we finished appertizer. We did asked the lady who took the food out, what she said was everybody is waiting, this is a restaurant! Our waiter did apologize for the delay and gave us a complimentary glass of wine. Food was extremely salty but we didn't want them to redo since we've been waiting for a long time. Duck confit was extremely dry and tasteless!

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a
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and the restaurant really made it special. Fabulous service, amazing food, and we're so appreciative of how well they accommodate celiac disease!

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H
Calgary
67 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Love coming here for lunch. The restaurant has big windows with a great view of the harbour.

Their menu is delicious although their menu is a little pricey for what you are getting.

The service wasn't anything special.

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P
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very good evening overall. Server maintained the right balance between attentiveness and overkill. Food was well balanced and the wine excellent.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the hotel and decided to try the restaurant due to the convenience and we were not disappointe

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GX
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is great and soup tastes so delicious .

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you go to ARC you must get the ARC board! It never disappoints. At $50 pp it is expensive, but always just fantastic and is a very large quantity of food so no appetizers needed.
There seems to always be live music. The service is very high quality. There is a little bit of a view but it is somewhat obstructed by the bright billboards of Canada Place, which is my one complaint about the otherwise relaxing ambiance inside ARC.

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KM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was so friendly and had great recomondations for food choices. Everything excellent!

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l
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been disappointed in visiting The Arc and this birthday/Christmas celebration was absolutely delightful. The service was wonderful with a waiter who was friendly, thoughtful and efficient. The food was delicious and the festive atmosphere of the hotel perfect. I'm always happy to recommend The Arc and look forward to returning myself.

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MD
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Huge portions and tasty. Linguini had biggest prawns I have ever seen.

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j
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ancina is wonderful! Always a pleasure

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EL
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food portions were small. Not quite worth the money if I did not have a coupon. A group of lousy guests having their Christmas party were laughing and screaming after get a bit drunk. Their noise overshadowed the live guitar music.

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c
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here to celebrate a milestone in our project and had a great time. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and had some great drink recommendation for us. The food was delicious, and well-portioned. The ambience was classy but not overly formal or pretentious. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were disappointed. I would not recommend coming to the Arv. The service was inattentive, the menu limited and excessively pricey. There are so many options in this beautiful city that I would never return here.

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D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We all really enjoyed our meals and our waitress was very lovely. Thanks!! We’ll be back...

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, service, and location. The menu is changed regularly, though popular mainstays have anchored it year over year. The daily specials, particularly lunch, are creative and quite good. I have dined at Arc (and its predecessor, Heron’s) over forty times - consistently excellent.

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FR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at ARC was exceptional. The meal was definitely among the best we've been able to enjoy. The flavours, presentation and ingredients were just amazing. The ARC Board is a great meal to share and serves two people wonderfully. The big highlight was the elk tartarre which was superb! Dessert was also perfect and decadent. Loved every bite of every dish. Also of note was our fantastic server who was very friendly, great to chat with and really made our experience all the more enjoyable. She had a great sense of humour and helped us a great deal with our selections. Overall a top-notch experience and can't wait to go back someday.

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RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks ARC! Service and food is amazing. The best restoran in Vancouver

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 30th anniversary at Arc Restaurant was truly special. Elmer, our waiter, was personable and professional, and attentive to the smallest details. Our food was amazing as was the ambience.

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C
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Thanks for great service and willingness to meet our time requirements.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went here for our anniversary dinner, so were willing to splurge a bit. Menu is pricey but that would have been okay if the food was creative and tasty. However, everything was just so-so and not worth the splurge, surroundings included. Live music was a plus, but with the awkward wraparound layout of the restaurant, not visible and barely audible from our table. Giant windows with no real view. Was expecting a waterfront view at the Waterfront Fairmont. Overall, a disappointing evening. Not good value for the money.

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AS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely decor, nice views, good people watching, good Manu variety, wonderful service, and very well prepared food. The oil poached sturgeon with favs beans and peppers that I had was beautifully plated and perfectly cooked. We would definitely come back.

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k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our first meal of our Rocky Mountaineer meal plan at ARC as we began our trip. The food was amazing! We did not feel like we missed out at all on a limited menu. Our server, Jennifer, was also amazing - very personable, responsive, fun to talk to, and on top of her game! Great experience and highly recommend it!

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to our server Janice at the Fairmont Waterfront Arc restaurant. Since our wedding reception almost 15 years ago up until now, whenever we decide to visit the hotel, the service has always been above and beyond. We recently took our 4 children with us to dinner and Janice was very helpful and kind with our children. We were in a nice quiet corner and well taken care of. The food including the children's dishes were excellent and up to the exacting standards that the Fairmont is known for. A great evening for the family. Thank you Fairmont Waterfront and Janice. I note too that this has been consistent! We have been coming here once or twice a year since this was called Heron's and the staff have always been excellent.

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to ARC for our anniversary dinner. Service was wonderful and when they found out it was our anniversary, they wrote us a special message on our dessert. Most of the food was excellent, but the vegetarian main dish I had (the panisse) was lacking some flavour development.

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