Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
The open dining room is relaxed yet refined, wrapped in spectacular floor to ceiling windows, while the lounge offers warm intimate surroundings for evening cocktails. The award-winning patio catches sunlight from morning to late afternoon. Protected on three sides it’s an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek. Recent renovations have added fireplaces and casual seating areas to this Vancouver destination.
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm,
Small Bites Menu - 3:00pm to 5:00pm,
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Lounge - Closed for the season
Night Valet: $11.00
Food prepared as ordered and delcious
It was a lovely meal. My son and I were taken to a table right at the window for our Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Further, it's not every restaurant that puts on a holiday turkey dinner, but this place did it so very well. We were both very pleased.
Turkey a little dry- a little skimpy in portion.
The food could have been warmer
Very nice place for dinner
Excellent food, very tasteful and good size portions. One thing the glass of House Wine was exhobatantly exspensive. $18.00 .
Real rip off. Will never order a drink there again.
Avoid at all cost! My family and I came here during the Thanksgiving long weekend. We ordered crab cakes, fish and chips and eggs benedict. The crab cakes were hard, overcooked and bland. The eggs benedict were extremely salty. The fish and chips had a thick batter, you can taste the flour. Our water was never refilled. The brunch menu is extremely limited. No longer an upscale restaurant, now serving diner quality food.
Beautiful restaurant.love the location and love the seating for two along the window.
It is a little pricey.
Food was wonderful and service excellent
We were happy to have found the experience so delicious and comfortable- happy to recommend it to others!
I made reservations for a table in the sun on the patio, the table we were seated at was only pRtially in the sun and on,y for the first have of our lunch hour. This disappointed me, otherwise everything else was enjoyable.
Menu is a bit limited in choice. I think our waiter was not feeling well as the service was ok but not exceptional
Excellent service and a great place to meet old friends
Over the Summer, my girlfriend and I enjoyed many romantic evenings dining, sipping wine while relaxing together in the cozy outside couches under the white tents by the Water... thank you for that...
Now the Fall is here and on Sept 21st we dined inside for her birthday at a table for two by the windows overlooking the water, as we consider Dockside to be “OUR” restaurant for special occasions and drove from West Vancouver to celebrate. We weren’t disappointed.
Nathan our Server was outstanding and handled each request most professionally and with his great sense of humour added to ours, fun was served and made the evening most enjoyable.
All of the Servers at the appropriate time requested collected and brought the special dessert with sparkler table side and sang a fun and sincere Happy Birthday to my girlfriend.
Thanks to Nathan, the ambience and great food, we will be back to celebrate again.
Food is so so. Waiter not particularly friendly, service without a smile. Quite noisy once more people come in. Thought we had a romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary but as things turned out, below our expectations
A great place to meet a friend for lunch! Wonderful ambience and service is always great!
wonderful food - excellent service and a great view make this a favorite dining spot in vancouver
Waiter was excellent. Food very good. Room beautiful.
Only caution, and one that would influence to whom and how many people I might recommend this resto to, assuming they can't get on the patio: the diningroom has very poor acoustics (hard surfaces) : even early in the evening when only 1/3 full, it was so loud it was difficult to include 4 people in the same conversation.
Really fun and a spectacular view! Would totally recommend a little get away stay in the city.
EVerything was fabulous but servers should be more aware of the wine list and what is dry, sweet etc...Our server had no idea.
Lovely time at Dockside while on vacation in Vancouver from NYC. Perfect setting, overlooking the harbor. Generous portions, good service. No issues when we asked for a table closer to the water -- they initially offered us something farther away, in the tent (outside), because they felt it would be warmer on a very cool day (thoughtful). Happy to return next time we're in town.
Waiter and food was awesome but unfortunately the food took a while to be served.
I love having lunch here but dinner was a major disappointment. The menu itself is a mish mash of things that has a lot of gaps. The lunch burger is missing from the menu as well as the kids menu items lacks items with meat on it like a kids burger. Most items on the kids menu is carbs and chicken strips is too frequently the default cop out.
Back to the adult menu, I get it...you have a million dollar view and want to charge for it. I have no problems paying, but your mains are over priced for what you get. I ordered the prime rib and was offered medium or medium rare. What came was medium well to well done. The veggies were sadly limp from overcooking. Yorkshire pudding was an oversized mass that was not appealing to look at.
My wife ordered the mussels. The mussels were over cooked with an uninteresting broth. Bland almost.
The crab cakes were the best thing on the menu. Flavourful, full of crab, minimal filler cooked crisp with nice balanced sauce and fresh sprouts.
Service was slow and waiter got the kids order wrong. Asked for pizza, got chicken strips.
I will return for lunches as I love the view, beef dip and burger, but i won’t be returning for dinner. If you are going to charge those prices for dinner step it up even if you need to charge another $5 for it.
My childhood girlfriend and I just re-connected and it is at Dockside that we schedule our rendez-vous..Since I work on the Island I have frequently lunched at Dockside. We ask for the same waiter Laurie and have the same salad. It is a great venue.
Tess was our server, not the first time, very good. Very happy with our entire experience. This time and every time.
Food was exceptional and service even better. Have been coming to this restaurant for many years and have never had a bad experience. Staff are so professional and accommodating and food never disappoints.
The service was great and the server was very friendly and attentive. Some of the food was a little disappointing in that there were some flavours that didn’t go with the main course (ie too much balsamic reduction with the Arctic char). The prices of the main course were dear for the amount of food served. Overall the dinner was ok and of course the patio is the star attraction.
Service was rude and appalling. Slow to take our order, rude when we asked where the food was. Just overall ruined the evening.
One of my favourite places, overlooking our False Creek.
My lobster pasta dish was not quite up to my liking.
I always, and I mean always, have trouble getting the table I want even though a long term client and even when reserving well in advance. It would be better if they had a no reservation policy. On this occasion I waited 20 minutes for a window table and then i was seated at a non window table. My food was not delivered as ordered. The view is great the food not bad, but the head waiter, not waiter,service is terrible.
Food overall was pretty salty. The fish and chips batter was a bit burnt. Service was average, it took a while to flag our waiter to get some fresh pepper for our soup.
Annual get together in a great summer location. Food is always excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the service was very pleasant. We'll come again. Thank you.
Very nice to be in a quiet restaurant for a change where one could actually carry on a conversation without yelling. Server was most helpful, her recommendations were good and she seemed to know the menu well. The food was well prepared and cooked properly making for a delicious meal. The fish was very fresh and paired with complementary sides. Coffee and dessert was also yummy.
Waitress appeared bored and would rather be somewhere else. Took the order, and brought the food, and warm water. Made no effort to interact or be hospitable. Brought the credit card machine and the bill at the same time. Fish batter was burnt. We had a similar experience last summer but thought we would try again, but was disappointed again. Unfortunate because the ambience is inviting but the food and service need improvement.
First Class - great food, wonderful service and delicious food!!!
A lovely meal in a lovely spot!
Awesome seafood fettuccine and delicious apple crumble dessert
Visiting from California and enjoy dinner immensely. Great quiet atmosphere while we dined. Thank you.
I reserved patio seating for 4:45 on a Sunday for my husband's birthday with my mom. My mom arrived first and they said had to prepare the table. I arrived moments later and asked about our table. They said they had no patio tables. I said I reserved it over a week ago. She said they didn't reserve seating on the patio. So I pointed to several empty tables on the patio and said what about these. She said there were people coming shortly for the tables so they obviously had reserved them! I asked about another table that had empty wine glasses and she said she would check. Yes, there was a table available, and it wasn't that one. So there was a table she just didn't want to give it to us. The table next to us didn't get filled for an hour so I don't know what the issue with reservations was. This was just the beginning of our visit!
We ordered yam fries as an appetizer and they were overcooked, but as the menu was changing we didn't send them back. My husband ordered the 6 ounce tenderloin $36 medium well. It came dry and well done, the vegetables were rubbery. The beans were dry and hard and not fresh and the carrots were rubbery like they were precooked and heated. These were not fresh vegetables! They didn't come and check on the food or the steak. When he is being treated he also didn't want to make a fuss. It was disappointing to say the least. We didn't order wine, because a basic BC wine was way over priced at $48 and prices went up from there. I ordered a caesar salad with a side of salmon and the salmon was nicely cooked. My mom ordered the Cob Salad which was also good.
Overall, if you want a good meal, don't come here! Maybe it's okay for an overpriced drink and appetizer. It only gets a 3 because of the patio and view, that's all it has! Please read the reviews before you reserve as the 3 star reviews are pretty accurate and I wouldn't want you to be disappointed with your experience of coming to a special dinner.
Everyone was very nice and helpful and our server was great. Food great as well
We had dinner at Dockside on Friday night and sat out on the patio. It was nice! The food was excellent. We will go back.
Restaurant was busy but food wasn't hot. Good flavour just wish it was served warmer.