About Pier 73 - Pacific Gateway Hotel at the Vancouver Airport

PIER 73 Restaurant is a great destination for casual lunch meetings, relaxed dinner gatherings, or evening drinks with friends. With floor to ceiling windows and a magnificent view of the Fraser River and North Shore Mountains PIER 73 offers an eclectic yet comfortable menu. Located behind the hotel and suspended above the Fraser River in the heart of a 138-slip Marina, PIER 73 is a popular spot to take in the beautiful West Coast Sunsets after a long day of travelling or meetings.

3500 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC V7B 1C7
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Russ Baker Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 276-1954

Website:
http://www.pier73.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking. Please sign in your license plate number with the host upon arrival.

Public Transit:
Near the Bridgeport Skytrain Station

Executive Chef:
Morgan Lechner

Private Party Facilities:
The Sandbar is located on the second floor of the restaurant. This 750 square foot private area features: a fireplace, a pool table and a television. The Sandbar can accommodate up to 80 guests reception style or 50 guests seated. It offers great views of the main dining room and the river while providing guests with the privacy and exclusivity of a private event space.

Private Party Contact:
James Addington: (604) 968-1178

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pier 73 - Pacific Gateway Hotel at the Vancouver Airport Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.8

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
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Romantic (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Local food prepared well, with many interesting choices and many gluten-free options. Great location for views and unique ambience. Caring, responsive servers. I've recommended this restaurant to friends since I discovered it.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Seasonal, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Enjoyed the experience and had a great get together with relatives. Nice river setting and the restaurant has a nice ambiance; the food was excellent. Too bad the place is so hard to find first time and ditto re the return back to Richmond.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved our server....sorry to hear that the restaurant was closing for a longish time for renovations....

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love going to Pier 73 in the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond. I go with my girlfriends, I go with my husband, and we go with couples. Everytime we go, the food has been outstanding. They have just completed one of the biggest outdoor patios that I’ve ever seen, could possibly be the biggest one in Vancouver! Lookout Summer of 2018! The food is fantastic and quality is superb. The chef is amazing. The staff is always friendly and have been there forever. Love the gluten free calimari. It is a more casual dining atmosphere with a water view and fabulous tasting food.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We chose Pier 73 because of its location near the airport (we were meeting a friend from Toronto who had a flight early the next morning). It has a pretty good menu, although somewhat over-priced for the quality of the higher end dishes. It is a very large room and is probably best in the summer when you can enjoy the patio and the water views. Service was good, if a bit quirky. Good selection of craft beers and a reasonable wine list.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Just right

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

our 2 guests and family members both enjoyed the ambience and were surprised as had never been there before. The chicken sandwich was very so so but the rest was good especially the app and the dessert.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was good but service was slow. It was busy and the atmosphere was good. Not easy to find by Vancouver airport.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Sitting on the deck on the water was such a great experience and the food was delicious. The employees were very friendly and efficient.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Relaxing place for brunch. Excellent view

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Olivia our server was excellent. Attentive to our table. Once the reno on the marina deck is complete we will be back again. Menu selection for appetizers was a bit dull. Nachos so so.. need the option of more than one layer and more toppings.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Overall food was good. Kids menu does not have fries as a side option! They only have lentil soup or vegetables! We asked the waitress for another minute to decide what to order and she didn't come back for 10 minutes. We never saw her again after that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Understaffed so we languished quite awhile before seeing a server. Food so-so and uninspired.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Brenda our waitress was fantastic. Pitcher of Sangria and dinner with good friends. All of our dishes were excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Loved the new Menu. Service was great. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Smiling & helpful service; great options in children's menu; very tasty food; great timing for delivering our food and the bill - didn't ask or wait for anything.

Would definitely go back with our family; will suggest going there with friends and other family too!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I ordered the seafood pasta...It ended up being fishy...Which leads me to think the seafood was frozen not fresh.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 28, 2017

I dine at Pier 73 whenever I stay at the Pacific Gateway Hotel. The restaurant is welcoming and the food is very good. The menu makes the most of west coast seafood, meat, and produce; dishes are prepared well and presented beautifully; and the service is excellent. Our server, Yvonne, always remembers me even though I may only go to the restaurant a couple of times a year and offers excellent suggestions for food and wine.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Excellent service I never knew it was so easy to make a reservation!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2017

It would be nice if more choices were offered in the DineOut menu, only two choices available for appetizer and for entree and none for dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the Dine Out Vancouver menu at Pier 73. Everything was delicious, and beautifully plated. Our server was friendly, prompt, and unobtrusive. We will be back, thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Loved the Night View. Great location. Can't wait to try the new renovated patio when it gets warmer. The Soup was filling. Entree was tasty & new. Never tried it before. Reminded me of the Korean Chewy Rice Noodles. Dessert was just right. Not too sweet. Dine Out Vancouver $30 per person.

Thank you & have a great day. Huggies.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Very nice Dine Out offering, well executed. We'll definitely be coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The menu was SLOW ROASTED LAMB SHOULDER
Ricotta gnocchi | sundried tomatoes | kale pesto | buttered peas | parmesan foam | fried cauliflower. There were about 5 shreds of lamb meat on a lot of ricotta gnocchi, and it was quite cold when served. Very disappointed with food. Portion was awfully small. Waitress service was excellent. Location was good, nice view and easy parking.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Very friendly staff, had reso. Place was packed. Food was awesome!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Very nice place. Service was great. It was a very warm feeling there. We were from out of town but come around often so we will be back. The deck looks like it wasbe the place for summer time

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2016

My husband and I love coming here for their good food, great service, and amazing views. I would recommend their fish tacos which is my favourite item on their menu. They also have a nice craft beer selection that pairs quite well with their menu. We've recommended this place to our friends and work colleagues who have also been pleased with their impressive service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2016

We were there for a very soecial 100th birthday. The staff went out of there way to make it special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Yvonne, our server was very friendly and gave great service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic, Outstanding Value
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2016

great find on our visit to Vancouver! Food and service were great. Enjoyed the view over the water.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Been here before and its always very good. Occasionally when they get busy the servers get a bit overwhelmed.....the management need to keep an eye on this.
The food is very good now with the new menu

Tags: Great Beer, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Tapas, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Have been there for lunch many times, so tried it for dinner. The menu had good choices, from curry to fish, with excellent soups. The service was very good from Joanne( sp ) who recommend some great dinner choices and beverages. The view is always changing on the river, so this adds to the decor.
Will go again for dinner as well as my lunches

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Overall was good, food came out slowly, restaurant didn't check the special message within the reservation. Sigh.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Well sited on river both views and food were excellent. Service also very good. The tacos are both great value and very tasty.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Four of us dined at Pier 73 for the second time. The service was excellent as experienced the last time, and the view is great in the summer (daylight) and overlooks the Fraser River. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the Warm seafood Salad was a standout. We would definitely come back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 8, 2016

This is a neighborhood gem. On the river on stilts with lovely views. The menus is a new one to me and was lovely. Lots of choices for all styles. the server a lady (cant remember her name) was very attentive and knowledgeable. So we had a lovely time.
Shal go back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The ambiance was great! We wanted to sit outside but was a bit too chilly so they moved us to a table inside by a big window and they were very happy to accommodate us. The service was great and all who helped us were wonderful! the food was good, we wished for a few more choices, but did find some wonderful things to eat. We would definitely go there again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Food was reasonably tasty. Like that they use local sources (was one of the selling points for me). Unique dishes (at least in description) but the meal wasn't as good as I expected and a little overpriced (but maybe due to local sources which I'm ok with). I would probably eat there again but unsure.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Our waiter was pleasant and friendly + gave us good recommendations on menu items. It was an overall very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Great menu. Some sort of kitchen snafu that delayed our food delivery. Very disappointing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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