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Arms Reach Bistro

4.4
1048 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Northwest
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Neighborhood Gem
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*
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(604) 929-7442
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Erick Kauko
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Banbury Road
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Parking details
Free Parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Thank you for celebrating Mom with us! As this is one of our busiest days of the year, we will require a valid credit card number to secure a reservation. Cards will only be charged in the event a reservation does not show up and does not cancel 24 hours prior.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1048 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Always our go to for a nice night out!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great location, nice patio, good food (great breakfast potatoes) and good service. Would go back again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome night. Thanks for a wonderful evening. The food was amazing.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

For a birthday lunch this was a good choice. The calamari was out-of-this world fresh and delicious and my friend’s celiac option was appreciated. We did find it was quite loud though which made conversation a little difficult. The service was attentive and friendly!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Mussels were amazing but the Coq au vin was so-so. Amazing views and service

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had a lovely family dinner entertaining guests from out of town. The set menu for Monday and Tuesday evenings complete with the wine pairings was delicious and good value.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The Arms Reach has gone through many changes over the years. It’s gone from a place I love to not so much. The menu is limited, selections poor, and very few vegetarian options.

However, the quality of food remains strong for what they do serve but overall I would not call it a spectacular dining experience.

The price point is above average but if the menu fits your taste then you will have s good experience.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

A local favourite. Wednesday nights are $15 pasta special with beer - I would be hard pressed to make the meal for the cost of dining out. Wonderful scenery. My daughter loves the bread and the Shirley Temples. My only concern with writing this review is that so many more people will dine here and I won't be able to get a table and the line up will resemble Honey's Donuts across the street. Parking is a challenge especially in the summer. They do take reservations!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Loved the prix fix menu! The ceviche and halibut was fabulous. Small group of 4 was good for conversation- large group in our area got a bit loud ( young children forced to sit too long while adults talked) made it harder to hear. Our server was attentive but not obtrusive.
We keep going back!!!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great selection of delicious food for all of us including one Vegan diner. We had a nice quiet table and a lovely server. Always a pleasure dining there.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was great as usual. Service was average; gaps between servings too long.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent Food and great atmosphere right at the Beachfront in pituresque Deep Cove

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always, Arms Reach does Deep Cove proud. We are so fortunate to have this local gem.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Greeted nicely at the entrance, shown to our table without any waiting, server was excellent, food very good. We even managed to get a parking space within an easy walk.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Deep Cove is a beautiful village and Arm's Reach Bistro did not disappoint! The food was excellent and the service exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I have visited this restaurant on many occasions because I am a local. It never disappoints. Food is excellent, view is fabulous even on a rainy day and the staff are friendly and efficient. I liked that this winter they introduced some less expensive drinks and menu items for the quieter months.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Honestly, this place is perfect!
The food is delicious and interesting.
The service is always genuine.
What more do you need?
How about a view of the ocean?
#nailedit
Thanks to everyone that works at Arms Reach. From the prep team, the owners, the dishwashers and service team... you are all contributing to something special.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Our friends really liked the food and the discount on wine on Sunday and overall we had a good time and great meals.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The ability to book a window seat would really add to a special occasion. We were brought to a table next to a table with a window view, with no one seated there? Same size table.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We were celebrating a special occasion and they greeted us with bubbly - what a lovely touch! We love Arms Reach for a kid-free evening out (though I hear they are very accommodating for families). While it's a little bit of a splurge for us, the food is consistently good, the service is great and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

As you know, the only downside is the lack of parking. It's a problem for all the businesses in Deep Cove.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

A very good experience overall; from food, wine selection, ambiance and staff.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service was outstanding! We were pleasantly greeted with glasses of prosecco as it was our anniversary. Our server (I think Kelsey) was extremely informative and all around great server. Thank you :)

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were enjoying our last night visiting Vancouver with our son. He is both vegetarian and celiac, and the restaurant could not have been more accommodating! All our dishes were unique and very tasty. Large portions and a reasonable price. All the staff were very professional and inviting. A very lovely view by the window. All in all easily one of the best dinners out we’ve ever experienced.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

They had a window table waiting for us. Went for a quick lunch - Food was really tasty! Service was good. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything from booking the reservation through OpenTable to arriving at the restaurant and being welcomed and seated. The ambiance was romantic and the speed of service and menu and pricing selection was very impressive. We will Be definitely going back and recommending many others to experience this beautiful place in Deep Cove.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always, Arms Reach Bistro continues to delight - from the warm greeting at the door to the pleasant staff and well-paced delivery of each course and, of course, the fabulous food. We love that Arms Reach offers new and interesting specials and that some of their menu changes with the seasons yet "old favourites" are always on offer. We are so fortunate to have Arms Reach and their wonderful team in our neighbourhood.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

great restaurant .....have been coming here for a number of years and are generally not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Totally enjoyed prior to going to theatre with friends. Served in a timely manner so we could go to theatre on time

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Pasta and a pint night - a Deep Cove classic. Always fantastic.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Asked for Caesar salad not split and it came split. Great salad!
Asked for ham on side with a slice of tomato on each English muffin Okayed up charge of $1. Got two slices of tomato on each English muffin which I removed one slice of each and on the bill was charged $1.50. Excessive hash browns came which were packed up. Why don't you offer a veggie Benny of some type as menu so limiting!
Partner ordered ground beef in hash and told okay but instead charged $2.50 on bill which was removed.
Can't one just have a nice brunch!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Arms Reach is consistently awesome! Location is beautiful. Food and service great.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Always a go to when we are in town visiting our family and/or friends. Great for birthdays, anniversaries or for just getting together. One of the best wine lists featuring our superb BC Wine.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Love Arms Reach but the new menu is super limiting if you don’t want a lot of carbs with your meal. Some non pasta or sandwich protein options would work, even with the existing proteins available in the sandwiches - salad or grilled veg instead of bread with the trout for example? Otherwise, it will be wine and appies only going forward.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Our dinner was excellent as usual we are local patrons and we love Arms Reach.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service and the food were very good, but the ambiance needs improvement. There's not much competition, so I see why they wouldn't invest in upgrading, but it's way past a face-lift!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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