ARC Restaurant

4.1
531 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
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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.
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 531 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was fresh and delicious. I ordered Albacore Tuna and my friends ordered Tuna Sandwich. We also enjoyed Pinot Grigio. Darren, our server, was professional with a great sense of humor.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I have had 2 business lunches and 1 evening business event at Arc. I love love the ambiance and the food. The food is top notch, and so is the service. My office is not even 2 blocks away and I am embarrassed to say I am only discovering Arc now. I will be back again very soon.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We were there for brunch; service was slow but the food was good. Excellent location and venue.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Jennifer the “best” but we love ARC ! Everything fresh and so so good ! Wait staff the best. Everywhere we went we would say “our resturant” is better than this! Love you guys and the food!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Love the food! It was amazing and service was nice and attentive. Not the friendliest server but still got us taken care of! As soon as the live music started it was hard to hear each other talk and he wasn’t that great to begin with. The noise really did put a dampen on our meal.

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

It is one of our favourite place to come for lunch but this time bit disappointed for quality of food & cleanliness.

I asked for no salt for my fries but it was salted. My turkey sandwich wasn't good as before.....and so as cobb salad.
We still enjoyed meal but some how it wasn't as good as used to be.

Hostess who seated us had some white flakes all over on her black dress (shoulders) and directed us to the seats where also covered with some bread crumbs. Bit turned me off. Server was attentive and bartender was nice.

Overall still good place.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Excellent food, exquisite drinks, exceptional service. Quality live music as well.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The service was very good and the best part of the meal was dessert. The dinner menu is very limited with few choices. I would recommend adding a few more entrees.

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Disappointing. Small menu little choice. We used tourism passport and they limited us order only $30 and below and there are only 3 items to choose !!! Cheap restaurant!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Best place for a business lunch. The tables are far enough apart that you can hear your luncheon companion with the cackle from the other tables.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Server provided amazing customer service. Food was quite good. All in all a great lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service - as always. One of my favourite places to eat in Vancouver. Well done - I am never disappointed. Jennifer is a wonderful host and server. I always look forward to seeing her.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Service was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good service and good food. Good ambience and they had live music while we were there. Would definitely recommend.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The experience was more like being in a more average restaurant like the Cactus Club.
The atmosphere was cold and dull. the lighting had no dynamic. Most of the sconces and ambient lighting was not even turned on. No art, no focal point ho hum. The prices were extremely high for the food... and we left hungry... after sharing an appetizer between 2 of us,
baked bread and 2 main entrees . No value here. would not recommend. Pretentious, it would make a better tapas bar but not fine dining. The room just doesn't cut it.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The service was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Sable fish was not as rich and fresh as expected and the beef tenderloin was cooked past med rate as ordered. The host Svetlana was very nice and the food Service was good.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My only complaint is value. I had been at Le Crocodile the night before where the prices are similar to Arc but we received a complimentary amuse bouche, bread, shoe string fries, palate cleansing sorbet and parting chocolates. No such extras at Arc. Had to pay for bread.

Service was very friendly and attentive. Decent wine list. Lots of windows makes for a bright room. Nice hotel restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The most amazing Currie Cauliflower couscous said.
Super friendly staff

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Waitress was great. Food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful service and the special of the day was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 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.

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2.0Dined on February 2, 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.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 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.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good food and nice place to spend a night

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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 :)

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Saw a mouse

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good service!

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2.0Dined on January 19, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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 !

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