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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

Arms Reach Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Waterfront (36)
Scenic View (34)
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Good for a Date (33)
Cozy (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Casual (21)
Great for Brunch (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Romantic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Healthy (11)
Authentic (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Fun (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great Beer (2)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

As always, it was great! Frittata should come with something. A small salad maybe.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a pleasant experience dining here - good food and surroundings.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

We were very disappointed with our special date. Food lacked presentation, kitchen was out of the entrees we wanted and service was dreadfully slow. Pork chop was drowned in so much salt it made my wife physically ill afterward. Sorry to write a poor review, but it is the second time we have been really disappointed here.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

I've never been disappointed with Arms Reach. The chefs do a great job, especially with the fancier, more pricy dishes. The options are actually quite variable though they seem simple at first glance. The restaurant is cozy and I have always had awesome service. Polite, friendly, and professional. If there is one thing I'd recommend, it would be to spend a bit more time on the more casual dishes in terms of flavor. Salads don't have to be fancy but making sure the dressing isn't too much and the ingredients are sufficient, that makes a huge difference. All in all I'll return in the future and it's a great experience, thanks.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

My fiancée and I recently dined here for the first time in a few years. Great service and spectacular food. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

It was a sunny day in deep cove and so I’m so grateful we made a reservation- we were seated right away and thoroughly enjoyed the attentive friendly service and our beautiful eggs bennies (they have the best hollandaise!) I was shocked when we got our bill to see that brunch was half price!! - it was more than worth the regular price we were expecting to pay. Will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Loved going to Arms reach. Service friendly and welcoming. Food great and price great.
But - I will not be back because there is only a very tiny amount of parking in Deep Cove and the Deep Cove business owners association has done nothing to improve it.
I came to Gallant Avenue as a child to have ice cream in the very same building that Arms Reach is in... and I do not see anything that has been done by the community of Deep Cove to welcome visitors by adding some parking, SOMEWHERE!
Need to get the district to offer some land or something...otherwise how can the businesses survive?

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

EXCELLENT smoked trout bennies!! (Plus they were priced 50% off, which was even better - although they are reasonably priced at the normal price.)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We decided to eat here during the dine out festival. Food was beautiful and atmosphere perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I had the Dine out menu - the salad was fabulous! The pasta though tasty for the first few bites was so heavy that I hardly got through 1/4 of it. Very disappointing. Dessert was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

What a gem of a find in my neighbourhood ! 😻😻😻😻
This calamari ( picture below) is absolutely to die for 😋😋😋! My friend and I have had many calamaris in various restaurants and this by far has reached the peak of my ratings 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼😻😻😻😄😄😄

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic meal great service. A real gem - don’t want to recommend it too much or we won’t get a seat next time!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We often visit this restaurant and are always completely happy with the food and service.
The food is consistently good and we always feel very welcomed when we enter the door.
The wine is reasonable and they stock our favorite wine Blue Mountain.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a very bad experience at the restaurant. We booked through Open Table for Dine Out
table reservation. I had contacted the restaurant and informed them this was my wife`s birthday and could it be possible to have a window seat for the occasion and they assured me that they will place this request on their reservation to confirm it.
We arrived 15 minutes early and informed that we had arrived for our 8 o`clock reservation and the receptionist did acknowledge us and we were told to have a seat. While we were seated another waitress asked about us and she was informed we had reservations, then another couple arrived and they were asked if they had reservations and they said no and receptionist proceeded to seat them at a window table. At 5 minutes before eight o`clock another couple arrived and again they were seated before us. Finally at 8 o`clock we were informed our table will be ready in a few minutes and we had to wait another 10 minutes and we were seated at a wall table
The meals we did order were only slightly warm when they did arrive, I had order a seafood pasta and if you call seafood with all but two mussels having nothing in them and two shrimp I guess you can call it seafood
During our meal the people at the next table had several friends stop to chat with them, we had to move all glassware away from the table edge closer to these people because their rear backside were hitting the table and we did not want to have the glasses knocked over. This I know the restaurant had no control over but the ultimate was when the waitress came and and also carried a conversation with them, during this episode she seemed to have a problem with her rear end as she was scratching it in front of our face, after approximately 10 minutes the people left and she turned to us and excused herself because these people were close friends and asked if we need anything
I guess you can say we had a very interesting birthday for my wife

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was exceptional and extremely good value for the money. The service was beyond reproach. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and a joy to deal with. We would definitely recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

They were very accommodating for our large group with a baby. Our server, Katie, was the perfect mix of being available when needed but allowing for good conversation. A great evening all around.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We were seated around 1:00 pm, the server came by our table at 1:05 pm and I was disappointed that the Brunch menu especially on a Sunday ends at 1:00 pm. I was really looking forward to having brunch again at this restaurant. They serve great coffee here; however, the restaurant should extend the Brunch menu to at least 2:00 pm on weekends.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

A real gem in an area where choices are quite limited. Terrific food.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 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 15, 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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 (Vancouver)·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 9, 2017

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 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 25, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 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 24, 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 23, 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 19, 2017

Always a great experience to dine here.

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 (Vancouver)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 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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