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About Bridges

Bridges has a stunning location, overlooking the fishing boats in False Creek and the mountains of the North Shore. The 2nd floor dining room features a vaulted ceiling highlighting the original beams and trusses of this 1920's building, with floor to ceiling windows capturing every part of the view. In a casually elegant atmosphere, the chef presents a menu featuring fresh seafood, rich meats and local produce. During the summer, the dining room's outdoor terrace offers a unique opportunity for white-linen service on the waterfront.

Reservations are for the 2nd floor dining room only

1696 Duranleau Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week (May to October) from 5:30 PM

Tuesday thru Saturday (October thru April from 5:30 PM

Cross Street:
Johnston

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 687-4400

Website:
http://www.bridgesrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Free surface parking is available on the streets of Granville Island, right at the restaurant's front door.

Public Transit:
Public Transit Bus # 50 connects to the entrance on the island. Another option is via the Granville Island Ferries which crosses a short stretch of water and drops passengers who have chosen to walk from the city centre twenty yards from the restaurant entrance.

Private Party Facilities:
The dining room comfortably seats 150 for a plated meal, or 250 for a cocktail reception. Bigger thoughts, include the main floor rooms for a full-on party of 750!

Private Party Contact:
Paige Wilson: (604) 687-7351

Additional:
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Open and offering special service on all public holidays, Valentine's and Mothers' Day. Open for Brunch Mothers' Day. Closed for business on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Bridges Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (12)
Scenic View (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Casual (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Fun (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

For the second time, we went with a Travelzoo voucher and we received excellent service. The server was friendly (but not too much), knowledgeable and efficient. The food was seasonal, tasty and varied.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I hadn't read the online reviews for Bridges before going to dinner there, but I have to say I'm surprised at how many negative reviews there are. We had a dinner reservation in the upstairs restaurant on a Saturday night for 8pm. We got there about 30 minutes early expecting to wait, but they got us in after about a 15 minute wait. The restaurant has a very romantic and upscale feel, we were seated at a table facing the water and enjoyed beautiful views of the water and the city at night. The wine selection was fantastic and the wait staff was very knowledgeable and well-trained. We did not have to wait long for our appetizer (oysters on the half shell), waters, and bottle of wine. Bread was served right after ordering (delicious!). I had the West Coast Bouillabaisse, it was fantastic, and my boyfriend had the poached lobster, and we ordered mashed potatoes as a side to share. Both meals were on the smaller side, but delicious, and we ordered creme brulee for dessert. Yes, it was an expensive meal, but you don't go to an upscale restaurant and expect to pay less than we did (a little under $200). For an appetizer, 2 entrees, a side to share, dessert, and bottle of wine, and tip I do not thank that's unreasonable. We looked at the menu and prices online beforehand and knew it would be a pricier than normal meal, but it was definitely worth it for excellent food and service. I would go back and would recommend Bridges to anyone! Also, when we waited before our reservation they seated us in the pub area (near the bar and fireplace past the bistro downstairs), brought us waters and drink menus. It was very cozy and the hostess came to get us when our reservation was ready.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Beautiful location inside out. The view is phenomenal! If you go right before sunset, you can catch the glistening waves of the sun in the water. The food was delicious and came out in a timely manner. We ordered the truffle fries and they were to die for! They have the best truffle fries in Vancouver! Throughout our meal, our server touched based with us a few times to make sure we were doing okay and constantly refilled our glasses. The food was delicious and we were extremely satisfied at the end of the night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

They need to figure out how to make Arctic char. The wine selection is pretty good.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We found the staff pleasant and attentive and the tables nicely spaced throughout the attractive room. The view is spectacular and the location is in the lively area of Granville Island. The food prices struck me as being on the high side.....I prefer to have side vegetables included in the price of the entree. When they are ordered " for the table" (of two) they are unnecessarily large in size and therefore cost over $20 extra. When given the option for a tip they offer a blank dollar amount or a choice of 10% or 20%. One shouldn't have to type in 18% which is the amount I usually leave. I was tempted in annoyance to press 10% but didn't think this would be fair to our waitress. These two negatives unfortunately left an aftertaste.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our server was great, attentive but knew when to just back off and let us entertain ourselves. The menu was limited and a little disappointing for being fairly pricey. I don't mind paying premium for a meal but I expect a premium meal. The food was cooked properly but the flavors, especially on the steaks was nothing to rave about. The sauces were overpowering and left no room for the natural flavor of the actual beef. The members of our group that had the Halibut and Salmon were quite happy.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

One of the best views in Vancouver. I had the salmon it was done perfectly. Unfortunately
ala carte. Vegetables etc. added cost. I had the roasted tomatoes and pomme frites very tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Had a beautiful date night here . Great view and attentive service. Will totally be back

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Had a group of 9 people there for business dinner. It was on a Monday evening that was relatively slow. At our 6pm seating, very few others were there.
By the time we left, it was about half full.
Waiters and all staff were very attentive.
Our food arrived in a timely manner, quickly served so that we could begin once the last persons food was brought.
All meals looked great, and everyone seemed to enjoy theirs.
I had the halibut and it was delicious.
The side portions are decent sizes. Suggest you get one for every two people though.
We did not have a sunset to enjoy due to the overcast weather, but otherwise view is good in this Granville Island hot spot.
Restaurant does not look like much from the outside, but the interior is very updated and comfortable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A bit dark in the patio after 7 but the food was delicious and the view sensational

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My wife and I went to dinner at Bridges last Sunday (upstairs) for a 6:30pm reservation. We had wanted to go a month earlier to celebrate an anniversary, but other plans and weather got in the way. It was a bit breezy when we got there, so we requested, and were seated inside at one of the windows overlooking the water. Lovely! The restaurant was not very busy, so the wait staff were very attentive and helpful with our choice of both food and wine. We ended up ordering the lobster (a bit pricey, but well worth it!). Everything was delicious! I recommend Bridges highly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 6, 2017

-Wonderful presentation
- Delicious and fresh ingredients
-Friendly and attentive staff
-Great wine list

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I'm sure the non-seafood options are fine but if you come here you have to have the seafood (Crab Towers, Salmon, Halibut were all fantastic!)

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Attentive service. Best patio view in town on a lovely evening.
It would have been nice to have received a complimentary dessert since we were celebrating our 49th Anniversary.

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

My Mother came to town on a quick visit she is 91 and we shared the mussels wonderful starter. Then we ordered the spring salad with the apricots, not great and then the prawns super choice. My Mon got a little cold and they brought her a blanket, best staff ever really nice and caring.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food. Great service. Amazing view.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

All my problems wth this reservation involve OpenTable's system which would not
accept changes to the original reservation (for 6) both the day before and the day of
the reservation. Corrections could only be made by phoning the restaurant directly.
Who needs OpenTable !

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THE SERVICE AS WELL AS THE MIX UP OF SEATING MY FRIEND AND I. I MADE A RESERVATION AND WAS SEATED DOWNSTAIRS, WAITING FOR A GIRLFRIEND FROM ENGLAND. SHE WAS SEATED UPSTAIRS AND WE WASTED 25 MINUTES BEING IN THE SAME RESTAURANT SEATED IN DIFFERENT AREAS. NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN AN APOLOGY. ON TOP OF THAT, THE WAIT STAFF KEPT COMING TO CLEAR OUR PLATES BEFORE WE WERE FINISHED EATING. SOMEONE CAME AT LEAST FOUR TIMES TO TAKE AWAY OUR PLATES, INTERRUPTING OUR CONVERSATION, AND NEEDED TO BE SENT AWAY. THEN, WHEN WE DID NEED OUR WAITER, WE COULD NOT FIND HIM, ASKED A MANAGER, SHE DIDNT' GIVE HIM THE MESSAGE AND HE SAILED RIGHT PAST OUR TABLE TO SERVE OTHERS. POOR, POOR SERVICE.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Four friends dined together and we all had a great time.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Very accommodating and Skyler was an outstanding server. Food was tasty and restaurant kitchen was closed at 9:30 pm but skyler made out coffee and desserts. Fireworks were beautiful as well. Lovely evening!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Good food, especially the entrees. I absolutely love the lobster even tho it costs $50. The pork tenderloin's also awesome. However the desert sucks. We ordered turtle pie and it turned out to be an ice cream pie. Chocolate gelato was in fact not bad but the dolce gelato...a disaster.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great Service and tasty Food. The menu was perfect for the time of year.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Went to Bridges for my son's graduation dinner. We were seated and there seemed to be a lot of confusion as to whose section we were in so we waited a good 15 minutes before anyone came to the table...this was the beginning...
I ordered an appetizer only to find out that the table next to us who had been seated AFTER us but I guess in a less confusing area had ordered the last one. No other recommendations were made. So we were told not to order an appetizer...
My fish was served raw. It was not sushi. It was the halibut.
We ended up eating at separate times. I watched my son eat and then he watched me eat. So we ordered some veggies so we could eat those together at the same time.
No one apologized for anything. The bill came and they didn't even have the decency to take a single item off the bill. I asked to speak to the manager.
This is the last time that I go to Bridges. Which is too bad because I have been a good client for at least 10 years. Never again.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

An amazing view, a beautiful patio, a sunny evening and great food: what more could you want? The service was excellent. Our server was conscious of our time constraints and made sure we were all done when we had to leave to go to a play. We will definitely be back next time we are going to Granville Island!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 20, 2017

With the sun setting on a warm summer day in Vancouver it doesnt get any better than this>!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Stunning view; great food and service. Don't come hungry, though, as the portions are very small, and pricey for what you get!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Excellent food, service, and values!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We had a lovely anniversary dinner! It was very nice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Bridges patio is a nice play to be. The food is good but the location is excellent. Highly recommend this on a sunny afternoon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The views were spectacular- sit outside if you can. The food is pricey as you have to purchase your sides separately and portion sizes are small. While the service was friendly and attentive, the food and drinks came out really slowly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

from Start to finish a great experience. Small but interesting menu. fresh food, excellent service

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 24, 2017

For my birthday, my husband took me to bridges and I was blown away by everything! I've never had a bison steak and it was incredible- the salmon was unreal too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Had not been here for a while but had a great meal and a great night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Everything was fantastic. We had two of our party order the prawns and they were surprised that there were only three served. The expectation was six.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day dinner with the family. The service was satisfactory the food was average the price appeared to be high. Would not return would not recommend

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Awesome place to eat, fantastic view of the harbour, superb & creative food, and excellent service. I highly recommend Bridges to everyone!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went to upstairs for mother's day brunch. Views were spectacular but food was largely tasteless.
My date asked for fresh ground pepper and they brought the old fashioned salt and pepper shakers where it was hard to get any pepper out. They never said sorry we don't have freshly ground.
Then a few minutes later we saw another server bringing freshly ground pepper for another customer.
All in all a disappointing experience upstairs for mother's day.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Beautiful setting. Fresh seafood and excelllent options for dessert.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 2, 2017

I am sad to report our poor quality food at Bridges Restaurant during our expensive family meal, on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. Very small steak served. First staff denied our size concern, questioning our judgement, then 'shrinkage' was winked to us. Finally staff admitted it was only a 5 oz steak instead of the 8 oz ordered, and staff eventually offered to 'adjust the bill'. Gnocchi was tasteless and sauceless, with the consistency of pencil eraser. Although we saw what appeared as a pizza oven, the flatbread had taste and consistency of the cardboard package from a freezer. The other meals were just ok. We remained polite, ate because we had a play to see, and tipped, although some members of our family debated that. We are educated by this poor food expensive experience. We wish the poor tourists better luck.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Took a while to get any service as our server was occupied with very large party in the back. She was pleasant but should've been the large party's dedicated server. The other server in our area could've easily been our server as he had the time to be overly friendly with the couple planning their wedding and testing out the various menu items at the next table!

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