Arms Reach Bistro

4.5
1242 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
*Please note that we do not take reservations for the patio*

In the heart of Deep Cove lies Arms Reach, a quaint, cozy, bistro next to the beautiful Burrard Inlet & North Shore mountains.

"Deep Cove is a crowd of discerning, food loving folks in flip flops" The Georgia Strait
"This Bistro is one of those local gems that foodies like me dream of discovering but dread revealing for fear of exposing its virtuous flavours" Cathy Bullen
"Simply Devine" The North Shore News

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner! We'd love to help celebrate that special woman in your life and say thank you to Mom for everything she's done.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 1242 People Are Saying
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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful window seat, the ambiance is lovely (a cozy warm atmosphere) and the food was great. But the most outstanding of our experience was our server, Rachel. We had a hard time deciding which wine to have since three of us had very different preferances with white wine. During what seemed to be a very long process...Rachel was extremely patient and very very helpful. We would definitely return. The only drawback was that parking in Deep Cove was horrendous...especially on Easter Sunday! But not the restaurants fault. Its too bad the restaurant doesn't have its own parking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy scallops are back! ❤️

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NC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, pleasant service, comfortable room.
But why do they insist on playing music so loud?

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BB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and great view. Service wasn't as prompt as in past visits. Restaurant was too loud for me although energy is not a bad thing....just more difficult to hear my guests

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KD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visitors in town. Perfect evening.

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L
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely evening, very good service, great wine a food, the calamari starter was delicious, will definitely be going back.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Overall, Arms Reach did not disappoint.
Service was well-timed and friendly and our waitress, Rhiannon, was excellent.
We both had the Chicken Penne dish and it was, as always, very tasty, hot and well presented. Only complaint was the music. No only way too loud, but of extremely poor choice! (Memo to Owner-Chief Dishwasher at Arms Reach Bistro, Alistair: Please change over to different, more low-key music - we are not all 18-year olds enjoying Disco..)!
Thank you.

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EH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a Plum and Beet salad that was a little bland, but lovely presentation. We both had the Arctic Char with rice and chorizo which was delicious. The wine list is uninspired, so we took our own bottle and there was no problem doing that but there is a corkage fee which was fine.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tantalizingly food, excellent service, fantastic wine, great anbience, my favorite spot in the world!

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived for our brunch reservation 20 minutes early yet we were seated immediately near a window. It's the kind of place that's perfect when the sun is out! Jen was a lovely server who didn't hover over us too much and was there when my drink was empty :)
A more expansive cocktail list would be my only recommendation (there were only three on the menu), and I strongly recommend the espresso creme brulee!

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SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service and great location. Food was very good

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RF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quaint setting that provides an intimate ambiance for the discerning diner. Lots of beautifully presented dishes with fresh ingredients and interesting options. This is a special place for any occasion. the outdoor patio faces west, so able to catch the light at the end of the day. Gorgeous.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best lamb I’ve had ! Beautiful in presentation and absolutely delicious in taste ! Very cute location .

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per usual, a great evening. Staff is so attentive, and even though my friend and I split and appie and a main, not an eyebrow was raised. We always have had nothing but great meals and wonderful evenings at A.R. Dianne.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the PLT and it was delicious with a perfect side salad. The flavours were exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Regular favorite of mine for many years whether for brunch,lunch, dinner or appetizers and wine on the patio

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There was a large table of very, very loud girls behind us, which forced everyone else to talk loudly as well. My ears were ringing by the time we left. However... our waitress, who was lovely, gave us our first round of drinks for free on the bill as an apology for the unusual noise level. We didn’t even complain, so it was nice of her to acknowledge it on her own. She said it’s not normally loud in there, which is why I didn’t give it full volume stars in my rating.

The food was good. The kale Caesar salad needed a bit more massaging to soften the kale - it was pretty rough. The baked spaghetti was good too, but a little heavy on the nutmeg. Carrot and ginger soup was tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought friends from out of town. Perfect location to show off the beautiful North Shore. Great service, terrific food and a spectacular view. A perfect dinner.

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PW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant all around. You won't be disappointed.

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S
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love coming to Arms Reach but having been a regular customer for many years

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Excellent food and great value for money. Tables are tight and noise level is quite high,but would not hesitate to recommend.

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BM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I would recommend to friends. The service was very good, the food was very good but it was way too noisy. Sorry, I would love to give you 5 stars but the noise level stopped me from doing that.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best. The food is exceptional and the staff so friendly. I like the fact that the survey asked about the noise level. It was loud when we first came in....first customer of day BUT music was toned to a perfect level without having to ask. Great work. Couldn't ask for more.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, it was everything I expected. Always outstanding food, friendly and efficient service, nice ambience and never feel rushed.

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BA
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent location, views, friendly staff and good service.

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JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Arms Reach last Friday. The service was excellent. The food was great. We were sitting by a table of 8 ladies so it was a little difficult to hear. As my husband has a hearing problem.
Thanks for the enjoyable evening.

Jan Schafer

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GB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service but very loud when seated next to the bar, the speaker and the entrance to the kitchen.

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p
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant. The food is fantastic ... we will be back for sure.

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AM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Arms Reach is a wonderful place to steal some time for lunch with the girls!

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JW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My burger was burnt. Server was excellent

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A
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food was amazing, the service was spectacular. We went later in the evening hoping for a bit of a view but the windows were steamed up so sadly we couldn’t see anything but that was alright. It was a little louder ambience then I had expected but otherwise i’d Definitely recommend the Arms Reach to my friends

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden treasure out in Deep Cove.

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MH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been dining at Arms Reach Bistro for years and have never been disappointed (although I'd love you to put angry chicken back on your menu :) ). The service is always outstanding, the food consistently great and an all-round terrific customer experience - one that we appreciate feeling valued as customers.

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JI
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A. Very pleasant evening. Great food and ambiance.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Beautiful view of harbour. Food was fairly good - portion size was way too small for the price charged
Maybe only some things on menu are worth price.

Daily specials are a good idea.

Music was not ambient at all - and too loud.

Arms Reach Bistro
Responded on February 20, 2019

Hi Janet, Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry you didn't find value in the dishes you ordered. May I ask which ones they are so we can perhaps consider prices for the future? We know the music isn't always everyone's taste. We don't mind changing it or turning it down on request though. I'm sorry if it affected your evening negatively. I hope you'll visit us again regardless. Take care.

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m
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is very good. Service was good. It's a little jewel in Deep Cove. Small and quaint.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my husband. We love coming here but I feel the prices are higher than what the value is. We still always have a great time and service is great thus the reason for always coming back!

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CO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were very disappointed in the food. Soup too thick and the salmon croquettes very dry. The setting is great and service good but food needs to be improved.

Arms Reach Bistro
Responded on February 8, 2019

Hi Charlotte, I'm sad to hear you didn't enjoy your meal with us. I appreciate you taking the time to leave some feedback for us though. I've passed your comments on to the kitchen staff so that we may make improvements. Please let us know if you're ever not happy with a dish, we would always prefer to be able to re-do a dish or get you something that you'll enjoy! Hoping you'll give us another try.

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

My wife and I had our first date here 8 years ago. We still love it and come back many times a year. One of the North Shores best and most romantic spots.

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A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The best dessert I’ve ever had, and beautifully presented

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