PIER 7 restaurant + bar - 'Shipyard Square' North Vancouver

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With 180° views of Vancouver, from the bustling Port to the green belt of Stanley Park, no other restaurant in North Vancouver gets you this close to the water. PIER 7 is built on the board-walk of the historic Victory Shipyards in the revitalized waterfront of the Lonsdale Quay area. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch, brunch, and dinner, with ocean view dining on two levels and heated patios. The menu is seafood focused, with an emphasis on boat-to-table choices, and seasonal offerings of meat and poultry. The lively bar area is a favourite stop after work for professionals coming home on the nearby Sea Bus. Happy hour features half price share plates, buck a shuck oysters and $4 cocktails daily from 3:00 - 6:00. We look forward to welcoming you to the North Shore’s newest neighbourhood restaurant and lounge built in the most historically significant area of North Vancouver. See you at PIER 7 soon!
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4.0
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4.3
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G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We are regulars and really enjoy their food. We decided to partake in Dine Out Vancouver. Very disappointed in the portion size. I expected it to be a little smaller than a usual portion, but it would have fit on a side plate. Won’t do it again.

TL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, everyone raves about there food and no not noisy at all! The view could have been better but cannot daily restaurant for an ugly rainy day!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable night. Food excellent.

AS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a relaxing lunch ... the setting is always incredible ... the service was excellent and the restaurant was quiet allowing us to have a relaxed conversation while enjoying a great meal!

NS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

waitresses I believe were tired since no helping to chose drink No Information
And just they wanted take plate which still we were eating and done

In General I was expecting more than this

MC
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like this restaurant. Good food, fantastic view. Definately would go there again.

D
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there on New Years Eve at 3 pm. Thus it was very quiet and the service was impeccable. We were literally the only table in our section. We sat by the ocean and the view was beautiful. The food was good. The salmon burger was excellent. The chicken burger was good and my daughters pasta with meatballs must have been good as she didn’t come up for air. We have discussed eating less meat and the menu had some intriguing meatless options... they will have to wait for another day.

LM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and a beautiful view. Our first time but will definitely come back.

SO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here for lunch. Not disappointed. Very good. Would recommend.

MM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband and I made a reservation for the 3-course Christmas dinner because we were on our own for Christmas and the dinner was offered at a very reasonable price. We arrived on the dot, but were kept waiting before being seated while the (only?) hostess sorted out an issue with another customer's bill. Then we waited 35 minutes for the first course. After we enquired and our soup arrived, which was delicious!, the rest of the service was good and we enjoyed the meal. Portions were generous, roasted brussel sprouts were tasty and unique.

BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Beautiful table right on the window looking over the harbour and Vancouver city lights. Our server, March, was amazing and very patient with us during wine choosing. Food took a long time to be served so she brought us a couple free nibblies - salsa and chips, and some braised brussel sprouts -- very considerate and nummy! Rack of lamb was very good and cooked exactly as I liked it. One of our party had the chicken/mushroom penne which he found did not have enough sauce which she brought additional right away. Overall we were very pleased and already have a lunch planned for January! Thanks!

MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very disappointing food limited wine list. I had the feature disk which was poor and small a portion.

A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent office staff Christmas lunch. Really enjoyed the traditional holiday menu!

CG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Lovely water view! Happy hour is a great value!

P
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as usual! Food was very good, service excellent, and you cannot beat the view!

BI
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We love this restaurant and visit often for one favorite dish - the Haida Gwai halibut. The last 2 visits have been disappointing as they have changed the recipe. The last visit, the dish had changed to include arugula (it states kale on the menu) and an almondine sauce which was flavorless. The fish tasted and looked like cod, not halibut. Very disappointing. The service however was excellent as usual.

L
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent place to go with friends or family to enjoy great food.

BI
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My favorite dish is the Haida Gwai halibut, however the latest offering of this menu item had an addition of arugula salad. Not enjoyable. If I order this again, I would ask them to hold the arugula...otherwise, we had a good meal and enjoy this restaurant very much.

JB
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful day to eat on the patio
of this lovely local restaurant. Our tuna poke bowls were delicious and our server was great without being too cloying. Overall a great waterfront spot on the North Shore

S
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

Beautiful ambience!

Mussel Monday 😃

Best Caesar salad 🥗

Many gluten free options for my guest!

MN
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I made reservations for a friend's birthday dinner who has never been to Pier7. I mentioned in on line form in my note thst it was Milena's birthday, asking for a table by the window and expecting a little something (like a piece of birthday cake or similar for Milena) I phoned to reservations a week before to explain and ask them for a special consideration for this occasion. On the day , Sat 16th of November, we arrived to all window tables were taken. Hostess tried to tell me that there was no requests specifically for a window table... after a quick talk, she changed the story that nothing can be guaranteed, it is first come first serve basis. So my conclusion is - don't ever go to Pier7 for any special occasions. We ended up by the window in the tent heated patio. Much more casual with little kids etc and no table cloth. No special attention to our birthday guest. Very mediocre service. Good location. Great views. Okay food. Please, step up your services, Pier7. Otherwise, you are nothing but yet another overpriced chain eatery.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends were visiting from Germany and it was a birthday celebration. We were sat outside with a beautiful window seat. The food was excellent and the service was prompt and pleasant. I definitely recommend this restaurant! One recommendation is the heat could be better circulated, sitting directly under the heaters was uncomfortable.

LI
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is always a good place for us to bring visitors to the North Shore. The view is fabulous. The service was good. The lunch menu is okay for the price but, yes, we will be back.

AW
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour menu. Beautiful view. Busy for a Sunday night.

CP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

They had live music on the Saturday evening. It was so loud my wife and I could not even have a basic conversation. My halibut dish was good but my wife’s Caesar Salad with prawns was nothing to right home about - below average.

I had a double spicy Caesar drink before dinner and it certainly was not a double, barely a single.

Overall, waste of our time and money even though I did think my meal was OK.

BJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It was my husband’s 50th birthday and all I wanted was to have a seat with a view. There was plenty of tables with just that, but it was painful to get one of those tables. Several servers took us to multiple tables. One took us as far away from the window as they could which felt like be bullied. When I said why can’t we sit at the open table be the window they said just a minute an another woman came over and took us out side. The heaters where so hot 🥵 that I couldn’t breath. Then we where finally taken to a table by the window with a post in the way of the view. Thank goodness the food was delicious 😋 because the hostess and service staff where horrible. Several other couples went through the same hassle I noticed as we where eating. The window seats with the view should never be the section you close if you are closing areas . We won’t go back after the way we were treated and on such a special day. I ever called several times to request a nice table so I would have to go through this frustrations. Too bad the mussels were to die for. Please compliment your kitchen staff.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Drinks were ordered first but came out after the main meal was served. The restaurant was not busy but the server did not come back to check up on us at all nor did we get our water refilled throughout the night. Food came out and tasted great, was supposed to return the following day for breakfast but due to the quality of service, we opted to go to a different restaurant.

BW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice spot, food was very good, unfortunately the service was pretty poor for being there at a quiet time.

TC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I never generally complain or complete these forms, but in this instance i will be honest, there were some shortfalls. i think you were understaffed. We had a 7:15 reservation and waited until about 7:30-7:40 for the table to get ready (which may have been because my daughter requested a window seat, so this may have been why. The the tuxedo clad musicians with the cellos in the bar blocked the view of the reception desk, so though my daughter got the wheels in motion re our table when she arrived at 7:15, there was no one manning this booth thereafter. The server was very lovely VERY LOVELY, so excellent there. The Boil was frankly a disappointment. I liked the potatoes, sauce and chorizo, but the prawns and mussels had little flavour. I was happy to be eating The Boil simply because i had a craving for seafood but it was certainly not worth $30 for my portion. The immediate noise levels were no trouble, but the din of the people in the bar was heard but it by no means bothered us. I stupidly failed to order Pier 7 Caesar (which i was expecting and thus explains why i didn't have a prawn in my drink), but had the server said "regular or Pier 7 caesar?" i would have ordered the larger drink. This didn't happen. Ummm...i had great company, and we had a lovely window seat, but i fear in my mind Pier 7 is associated as one of those restaurants with a killer view but mediocre food. The Tsatsiki on the calamari was awesome!!! I found the calamari side was a smidge small. I was surprised by the size of this plate as well as the small calamari pieces, but i am accustomed to big fluffy calamari like one finds at Mythos. I had a great evening with my daughter and her boyfriend, but his 1/2 rack of ribs looked wanting. Lastly, I quickly toured the corporate room upstairs as we own a NV business with 25 employees, but i don't expect to be booking the room as sadly the food wasn't what i was expecting. All this being said, the server was very lovely.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Saturday night - October 26. reservation made for 9pm for 3 , service was slow, we ordered 3 drinks and 3 shareables. Ordered truffle fries and a second round of drinks after the 3 shareables - server apologized that fries were taking long - didn’t bring drinks as well. 20 min later- Still didn’t get the fries, she said they would take care of the fries and not add those to our bill. By the time this all happened they said their food orders are closed - nobody even came to give a heads up that it was last call for food or ask anything. At the end we left, server apologized we couldn’t order food and didn’t get the fries - didn’t even discount the bill or offer anything else to make it better. I’ve been here before and there service is great- but that night’s experience was not good!!

MM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our main dishes came out before the appetizer. The waitress couldn't remember that we had ordered an appetizer. The Crab Cobb salad was unimpressive. No dressing or vinaigrette provided, waitress stated it doesnt come with any, and the blue cheese was a dollar extra, on top of the $25 the salad cost. The pot of mussels were very good, however, and chock full of mussels. View of the Vancouver skyline helped to assuage our disappointment of a fairly unimpressive meal.

BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service and ambience are great. The fish and chips could have been a bigger portion for the price. The batter overwhelmed the fish. Chips and coleslaw were good though.
Parking reimbursement was a great feature.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a stunning view. The food and wine were delicious and the atmosphere quiet and enjoyable. The waitress was very kind and attentive.

LR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful date night (married 26 years) at Pier 7. Calamari, Pan Seared Halibut and Seafood Boulliabaise were fantastic. Service, city view and wine were outstanding and the Value for our experience was great. Eager to return with friends from out of town and our kids.

CK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My daughter and I went to have Thanksgiving dinner and we had an enjoyable time. The dinner was fabulous.

m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and very friendly staff. Highly recommended.

DB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

First time visiting this restaurant and in a great location and they did give us a window seat as we had our friend from out to town who was treating us to the dinner. I don't think we would go again a fri night, I actually asked the server which are the quieter nights, it's way too busy and so loud you couldn't carry on a conversation. When you are with some people who are older and have some hearing difficulty it was very unfcomfotable. Go on a tue or mon night which is when the server suggested you come. The food was good and presentable and tasty. Other than the unbelief noise level all was good.

CE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pick pier7 for lunch or dinner. Based on our experience you won't be disappointed.

DS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The heated deck was awesome and a great place for food and drinks. Amazing views of Vancouver and the shipyards.

RD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was an overall great evening for my husband and I 👍🏽 At first, I was extremely annoyed by the loud group sitting near us as they had no consideration for people around them! We wanted a nice dinner for two when we can relax and enjoy some conversation without our kids and we couldn’t hear each other over that bunch👎🏽 The food was super tasty, small tiny little oysters n mussels but still tasty👌🏽 We fully enjoyed the night after noisy’s left and we got full on the small but perfect portions if tasty treats🙏🏽 For a full house, the server was very on the ball!

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