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ARC Restaurant

511 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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, 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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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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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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Join us for live music every nightly.
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 511 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdeBare (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Waitress was great. Food was amazing.

Michele (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful service and the special of the day was outstanding.

SD1andOnly (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 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.

TaraM (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined 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.

Lyly (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good food and nice place to spend a night

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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.

604XFR (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

EstherT (Vancouver)
4.0  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 :)

DK604 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

I was created by name & everything was amazing! The beef cheeks fell apart in your 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!!!

challz (Vancouver)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Saw a mouse

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good service!

sarahef (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined 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.

1234 (Vancouver)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Riccardo (London)
4.0  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 !