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Arms Reach Bistro

4.4
1065 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
*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

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
What 1065 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

We love going to Arms Reach. The food is delicious, ambiance is wonderful and they have a great selection of wine.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Very expensive beet salad for the amount of food; was expecting more or some bread with it?

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Very disappointing as we live in the Cove and this is one out “go to” places for “walking distance” dinner out.

Food not the best we have had...pasta special and the steak.

Service hurried in terms of timing of dishes ( do not recall the last time an appetizer came this fast or a main course colliding with the appetizer ) seems like we were being hurried out to make way.

Server also ignored us for the longest time.

Not pleasant and now unlikely to return until the off season.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The restaurant food was excellent. The only issue with more frequent visits is the problem with parking in the Cove.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Location is great food is good parking is terrible
Plan 30-45 minutes to get a spot

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Amazing Mother’s Day dinner. Excellent mussels and calamari and the recommended wine was perfect! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing experience. The food, wine, ambience, and especially our server were outstanding. A unique and special place. A good place for a date because you can walk around deep cove and surrounding area too.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had lunch at the Arm's Reach on a Saturday. Food was amazing and the service was fantastic. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a romantic getaway or even just a family get together. You won't be disappointed. The restaurant gets busy, so I would definitely make reservations!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is a true neighbourhood gem and absolutely worth the drive. Unlike many "view" restaurants, Arms Reach Bistro offers lovely cuisine and perhaps the most fairly priced wine list in BC. With such a wine list before wine afficionados, it makes sense to go to top bottles!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Wonderful meal, great service. Parking was a bit difficult

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

I recently took my friend to the Arms Reach for a special birthday celebration. They did not disappoint as is always the case. Food was delicious and ambiance and view unbeatable.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Rather disappointing experience. The menu choices are quite limited, heavy on pasta. Seafood pasta I had was very good, but no Parmesan cheese offered with it. This was provided on request. Expensive salads. The restaurant was extremely noisy, we had 2 larger parties around us, impossible to carry on a conversation.
The location is one of it's best features, but I would rather grab take out and bring it to the park, to avoid the noise.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Always good food and service in a lovely location.
Parking can be tricky so leave enough time.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

As always the food was excellent. Parking can be difficult but it is deep cove. The area is great for walking and just sitting outside enjoying the view.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The "all customization will be polite declined" does not make sense when a client asks for, instead a pouched egg, a sunny side one... Please be more mindful.

Thanks
EB

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Been here many many times, Arms Reach was top notch as always. Our server was very attentive.
We had some specific dietary needs and the kitchen obliged with no issue.

Love the new menu, can’t wait for the elderflower scallops to return though
Make sure you visit Arms Reach this summer. You will not be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The beef carpaccio is a must!! I could eat 2 plates of this. The smoked trout with salmon candy Benny is heavenly. The eggs are perfect.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Always our go to for a nice night out!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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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