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About Arms Reach Bistro

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

*Please note that we do not take reservations for the patio*

4390 Gallant Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Daily: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Cross Street:
Banbury Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 929-7442

Website:
http://www.armsreachbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Executive Chef:
Erick Kauko

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day! We will require a valid credit card number to secure a reservation. A fee of $20 per person will be charged only in the event that you do not show up for your reservation and do not give us 48 hours notice of cancellation.

Arms Reach Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Scenic View (31)
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Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (24)
Cozy (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Casual (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Romantic (13)
Healthy (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Bar Seating (5)
People Watching (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The waitress actually helped me prepare before my guest arrived (special guest!), by serving the dessert that I have prepared beforehand. Everything was fantastic (especially the special guest). However it is quite pricey, except the truly excellent New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. CERTAINLY well worth the price overall. I will be back and I will be back with my Special Friend (if she will have me).

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Cozy restaurant with view of ocean and good food! Caesar salad was the best I’ve had, friend enjoyed steak tartare.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for Saturday Brunch (50% off bennies ). Server was friendly. Food was served in decent time and was delicious. Would come again for brunch.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Great location. People are all friendly and kind. Food was really good too. Carpaccio was something I would definitely order again. Egg benefits was such a big potion and it was 50% off because of their promotion for weekend lunch. We will go back again.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing wine list. Enjoyed the setting and the food was fantastic too.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food very well prepared but was disappointed that the Calamari sauce changed. New Chef, nice sauce but the other sauce is much better and goes with the Calamari very well.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came a little earlier then what we were supposed to. And unfortunately we had to wait for a table quite long. But with overall experience after, it was worth of my waiting.
We had a server Michael, he is very polite and went above and beyond. Meals were very tasty! It was a good finish of 2017!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We greatly enjoyed our meal at Arm's Reach before heading to the Deep Cove Panto. We had family visiting from out of town and they were very impressed with everything - the food, wine, atmosphere and excellent service. Thank you, Arm's Reach for always being a source of pride for the locals.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Lovely evening. Food and service was great. Just found it a bit too cold. We had to wear our coats. We were by the window though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This place is a gem! Housemade pasta cooked perfectly, with just the right amount of sauce. The carpaccio and Brussels sprouts were two yummy appies. And the wine - a very well-chosen list in all price ranges with an incredibly fair mark-up. Best place for wine in the Lower Mainland! In the summer, sitting outside and looking out to Deep Cove is spectacular. In the winter, the beautiful tall trees seem to fit in with the rain. We are always happy to return to the Arm's Reach. The challenge with all these great reviews - it is difficult to get a reservation!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Order the daily special. I ordered the Bolognese which was delicious...could have had more sauce less pasta.

Waitress was awesome!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very enjoyable despite screaming kids but that’s pretty standard these days.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The location is perfect, and the ambiance was lovely. It was cozy, yet classy. The server was amazing. She knew why different things were used in each dish, and the desired outcome of the flavour combinations. I will for sure be going back! As a side note, the food was also incredible.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our outing to AR was great! Lots of GF options, delicious food, and a great adult setting for a dinner outing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was wonderful except the table of 8 behind us who were actually screaming at each other as if they were at a concert. We complained several times to our server as did the table beside us but I did not hear anyone ask them to tone it down. It was almost impossible to converse with my friend across the table from me. It really did ruin the evening. I have been to your restaurant many times and this is the first time I have had that experience.Not sure if I should have spoken to them myself.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a lovely date night with the missus. Reserved on a Friday night which got us a window seat. Had the beet salad, chicken penne and the AAA steak, followed by crème brule. All excellent. Cozy, quiet and a great end to the week.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always great food and service, and a decent wine and craft beer list .

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were disappointed with our meal. The calamari, which used to be our favourite, had thick batter and the dipping tomato sauce was sweet and not spicy as advertised. Not at all what it used to be like. The spaghetti sauce had a strange spice flavour . Service was great.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I have been to the Arms many many times. In the past I had always enjoyed the food. And while the service still remains excellent the “main” dishes have been changed. I had always relied on the “Angry Chicken “ but it had been removed. The other selections were not appealing but tried the Coq au vin”.
Bland and tasteless. I am not enticed to return any time soon.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always a great experience to dine here.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went for brunch on a rainy Sunday morning. The brunch options are limited but reasonably priced and nicely presented. The venue is small and intimate with a nice view of the water (we had a window seat) and the service was good, wait staff friendly and competent. All in all a pleasurable experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Arms Reach Bistro is a lovely place to eat. The view is beautiful, the food excellent and service attentive. I went with friends and we never felt rushed. It really was some of the best food I've had in a long time. Not cheap but worth the money.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server was awsome! Food was great. Best calimari in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The place is small but very intimate. Great views and the food is well made. Good portions (allow half portions which is a bonus if you don't eat much) and good prices.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Four ladies went on the Wednesday pasta night - excellent! nicely presented on plate, good selection of wines! quiet atmostphere. Waitress was pleasant and very efficient!! Not rushed to leave just an relaxing evening celebrating two birthdays.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food and a place to go without fear of disappointment.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Small, quaint restaurant. Menu is small but food was good, service was good. We didn't have a view but if you get a window seat it is quite lovely. Patio offers blankets and is dog-friendly. Better for small parties.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, great service but very noisy atmosphere. Close quarters doesn't help. If you want a quiet, intimate meal - go on a Tuesday, not Friday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our favorite local go-to for special occasions and just mid-winter comfort food. You can't go wrong with the baked pasta or any of the fresh seafood.

Tags: Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was excellent like always. The Mussels were spicier then usual. I still really enjoyed them but they were a bit much for my wife. We have had them here numerous times and I wouldn't generally say they were too spicy for Caucasian Canadians. I had the Kale Salad. It was excellent. Our kids had the baked spaghetti. It's always hard to know whether to get the half order or full order for our kids as they are growing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great views, good food and friendly staff. A nice afternoon spot.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a favourite: good food at a reasonable price; never poor service; grade A location; excellent wine selection. Sorry to see that a couple of favourite items are no longer on the menu - understand the need to change the menu from time to time but disappointing of course if the items are a personal favourite. Don't ever remove the beef carpaccio though, that'll end our relationship!!

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ideas our first time at this restaurant. It exceeded my expectations. This service was very good. The food was outstanding it's a bit out of the eat h but well worth the drive

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We have enjoyed the Bistro many times. This was a first though for a quiet conversation lunch with friends. It was very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were disappointed in the menu - it had very few lunch options compared to previous visits there. The service was good but we were not impressed with the food. The parking is a nightmare in Deep Cove on a busy weekend. We will choose another restaurant when we go out with friends next time.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Every time we go with friends or family this place offers the best, quality of food and drinks is amazing love it here

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wonderful food, terrific server, and great energy :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great dining experience but miss the angry chicken which was previously on menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Visited Arms Reach for brunch after a hike nearby. I had the kale and goat cheese frittata, and it was exceptional for something so simple. Very high-quality ingredients. My friend had the hash bowl, and it was reportedly great. Friendly service, lovely view of Deep Cove and our food was quick to come out. We'll be back!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent location in the heart of Deep Cove, excellent wines and spirits selection. Appetizer and main were excellent.
Personally, I think that main courses are a bit overpriced.
I strongly suggest going there after 8.30 pm, the acoustic is not a strong suit, and if rooms are full it can be noisy. After 9/9.30 is much better, fewer people and you can actually enjoy the view on Deep Cove Marina.
Overall, very good experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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