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Arms Reach Bistro

1014 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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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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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Cross street
Banbury Road
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Parking details
Free Parking
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1014 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Searay310 (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

SusanH (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

Dory (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined 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.

RyanH (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 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.

MarkR (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

MariahK (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

pamelas (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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?

Susan (Vancouver)
5.0  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.)

NiamhB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Ollie (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 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.

DinerDi (Vancouver)
5.0  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!

AnnaC (Vancouver)
4.0  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 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼😻😻😻😄😄😄

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  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.