1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery

4.4
213 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
1931 Gallery Bistro, located on the second floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery and boasting Vancouver's best patio, is a lush bistro featuring a menu inspired by Vancouver, its art and its peoples.

All proceeds from 1931 Gallery Bistro go to support the Vancouver Art Gallery and it's programming.

Support 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 213 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarcyH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will be going again!

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YuriW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent dining place. The only drawback is having to climb all the stairs to get there.
Also would be nice to have some light goodies like cookies or muffins.

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IsabellaC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the sablefish and duck and both were cooked perfectly - not over cooked and great flavours. Would love to come back in the summer as well. The patio looks like it would be lovely.

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Gitte
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined a few times at the 1931 Gallery Bistro and enjoyed both indoor and patio tables. The service was always pleasant and efficient, and the food and wine have always been of good quality and nicely presented. I will return often.

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FoodiePanda
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining at the bistro. Food was delicious and their service was on point!

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vipGlobotravo
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambience. Perfect for a romantic date or special occasion. Service was brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good representation ! Looks good and tastes yummy!

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little gem in the heart of the city. Excellent Happy Hour with the only true Buck-a-Shuck oysters I've found in the lower mainland. Will make this a monthly treat!

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CNDMaple
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small indoor space but large outdoor patio which is beautiful

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Mild
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service. Thank you

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RayG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional. Really as good as anywhere in downtown Vancouver.

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LisaV
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour with buck a shuck right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.

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Helen
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It is the third time I have been to 1931 Gallery Bistro. The first two times were very good but this time around was very disappointing. The service was quite inexistent. We weren’t told that there was a happy hour on Tuesdays, which is usually something that is put forward. We asked for bread to eat with oysters but instead we got a butter croissant cut in pieces. Weird. This was charged $5 though. The salmon was undercooked. Then, just before 8pm we were told that it was last call to order. So I ordered a dessert for later but I got it right away, while I was still eating my entrée. We felt like we had to rush to finish off. It was a little bit pricey for the experience we had.

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TiffanyL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services, and great foods.
Thank you!
I will definitely visit again soon.

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Atinatina
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe in this environment amidst the pandemic. The only restaurant I frequented during this time

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GillianS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had booked a table, and were seated nicely. Fortunately I was with my grand-daughter, so sh was able to show me the menu which had to be scanned. The service was excellent and the food good.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. There's no sign outside, so they don't really attract walk-byers. They have high quality menu at a reasonable price. Their daily specials and happy hour menu are what makes me keep coming back. Staff are always friendly.

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Luna
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

A real issue was the shrimp croissant. There appeared to be little or no mayo in the shrimp mixture and there was nothing spread on the bread. As well, The sandwich was tasteless.

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DaveD
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/drinks and a wonderful server.
Will be back soon

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TonyG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location, friendly staff and good brunch and lunch options! take a rest from shopping and also find some time to visit the gallery.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service in a beautiful setting.

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vipJamesSF
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to say whether the food or the service is better here. Both are really excellent. I am so grateful to have this wonderful patio open!

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HaydenH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Everything was good but sitting inside was a little underwhelming. It was night time and cold out so we could not sit outside so sitting inside was a let down compared to how outside looked.

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Nana
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The brunch was overall good. We ordered Salmon Benedict and Steak&Eggs, the steak was overcooked. Salmon Benedict isn't the best, but the taste is alright. Will definitely go back for the patio next time. im also willing to give the dinner a try.

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Dineradeaux
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very limited menu but seemed a very Covid safe space

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vipJamesSF
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on the patio is always a treat. The food truly is lovely and the price is very fair. But it is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff that really seals the deal. So happy that outdoor dining here continues to be a possibility!

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AnastasiyaT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely marvellous! That salmon was so soft and delicious! It was literally melting in my mouth. That is how delicious it was! My complements to the kitchen stuff and chef! Service was very good! And oh my....drinks were delicious too!

Definitely I will be back!
Best of luck guys, I will see you very soon!

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KazU
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance! Excellent service. Salmon was spectacular :D

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would definitely come here again. The service and food were both outstanding. Definitely worth the price.

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JennaB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sparse decor. Sparse diners - just us 2 which made it easy to hear each other. As vegans, the menu is inclusive and adjustable and so delicious!

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Koby
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was presented beautifully and delicious.
We were lucky enough to sit at the patio, must go when you're in the area

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Gobbler
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit since it re-opened and we loved it. The waiter was helpful and really pleasant. I had the salmon benny and it was perfect. It felt very safe given were in a pandemic, with the tables spaced well apart. The outside tables looked inviting too, if you were there on a nice day.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location

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BestBrunchinWestEd
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately computers not working so had to leave and find banks to pay in cash. Elevators not working so had to climb outside stairs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very good service!

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EmilyQ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good, oysters were great, the braised beef was tender and delicious. We also ordered the cheese board to share, which was very nice.
The atmosphere was nice, but I feel like the seating could be more comfy.
The only other thing was they ran out of oysters so I had to wait 20mins if I wanted to order more, so I ordered something else instead.
I ordered the O'keefs pims as my drink, but they ran out of something so they could only make me one.
Also I mentioned when I reserved it was my friends birthday, but they didnt do anything special for it, or say anything about it.
The dessert we ordered was really delicious though.
It wasn't a perfect experience but I would probly go back.

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Helen
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very well welcomed to this tastefully decorated place, very good service, amazing food and wine, beautiful patio, what else? 🤔

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Seven
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside patio is really nice. Wish they had more heaters to stay warm. The inside is nice but would prefer outside when warmer.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service!

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vipGlobotravo
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent outdoor space surrounded by greens in the midst of downtown

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You can order delivery directly from 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery using the Order Online button. 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 662-4831.

1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery is rated 4.4 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.