Upstairs at Bridges

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730 reviews
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Upstairs at 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
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SG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat the view and loved the new menu! The Shrimp Cakes and Halibut were especially great!

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SP
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation here on open table for 9:30 and when I got there the pace was empty all except for the staff who was sitting at a back table eating. My husband and I stated that we have a reservation and one of them told us that since it was dead that they've decided to stop serving food even though they are supposed to be open until 10:30pm. I drove all the way from Tsawwassen just to eat there. It would had been my 2nd time dining upstairs, ive been downstairs several times.

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MG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was nice - fabulous location on the upper patio. The only complaint from our table was the very small serving for king crab legs.

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VA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The wine and our (4) dinners were good. The order of a med-rare steak needed a redo. Second time around was better. The ambiance was the most disappointing after making our reservation and counting down the days to meet our dinner-dates on the Friday night of a weekend in the city. I had enjoyed a lovely lunch with friends the last time I was in Vancouver, but we were downstairs, I must admit my expectations were pretty high.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The evening was beautiful - was able to get an outside table for two - great weather and scenery!
Service was very good.. a bit disappointed with not more FISH options - only haddock and salmon... no scallops, but ALL food was delicious and really glad we chose to come to this restaurant - would definitely recommend...

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I called to find out if it was a pre fix menu. Had to talk to 4 people before someone knew the menu. Forgot to bring my drink, staff ignored you, Ordered the risotto ($23) was 3 bites and no protien. I added 5 prawns for $8 and they only put 4 on the plate. Ran out of muscles and we were there at 5:00 pm. Children running around restaurant playing hide and seek. The only good thing about this restaurant is the view but you get the same thing at the sand bar. It is cheaper there and a way better experience. Will not be back.

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AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Despite a slight hiccup by not receiving cream with our coffee after asking, our service was very good and professional. We always enjoy the beautiful view and lovely food.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was the worst restaurant experience I've ever had. Inexcusable lack of service, filthy table, and cold, yet stale, pre packaged starters. Was never notified that their menu was preset at $40, even with a reservation confirmation made over the phone. We were not greeted for 13 minutes, and our table was coffee stained and covered in crumbs. The starter was a basket of grocery store muffins and cold croissants. 50 minutes later, we finally got our brunch. We ordered the exact same thing, and yet they managed to bring us two incorrect orders. I wish I was overexaggerating as to how poor of an experience this was. The waiter did not know the price of any of the drinks, was short and disgruntled the entire time, and never once came to check in. Needless to say, I won't be coming back. I take the aquabus to work everyday, and ensure every tourist knows to not eat at Bridges.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food wasn’t too exciting. We ordered the Mother’s Day menu and the toast served was over toasted and food wasn’t special. It was okay.

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EM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect except for the fact that my gluten-free father didn’t have many options. We wasn’t able to have the starters of baked goods nor the desserts. He was only able to have one of the two gluten free entrees. That was a pretty big bummer. It’s too bad because the rest of the experience was great! The server took a while to get our drinks, but it wasn’t a big deal.
Wouldn’t recommend to gluten free friends.

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K
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You come here for the setting. The food was fine, the service was fine, but the setting is outstanding. I am talking about the upstairs portion of the restaurant. Sitting out on the dock is lovely in good weather, but the lounge inside is noisy and has televisions and both spaces are very casual.

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FD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

For a smart casual restaurant we were disappointed with the very casual welcome and the very casual attire of the hostess. The restaurant was empty when we arrived and we were seated at a window table-fabulous view! The menu is very limited but the food was excellent! The service was very good. Overall good but not quite the "smart" evening we were anticipating!

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DG
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

For a Saturday night the upstairs was worse than a morgue! Only three tables, music was dreadful, atmosphere was cold and drab, we were glad to eat and run, not a fun place.

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RG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view of the downtown and false creek water.

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GW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing beats the ambience of a sunset over the Burrard Street Bridge. Well, almost nothing. When you pair it with the friendly service of Andree and when you taste the excellent food (chicken supreme in my case) you have an unforgettable evening.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thanks

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JS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dinner with our baby girl
Wonderful experience because our server made everything comfortable for us because we had a infant with us.

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WE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very much resented being called by them, three days before valentines when there were no other options, to be told that the chef had decided on a set menu for valentines and that it would be $75. Been going to Bridges for years and will never go again.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Extremely disappointed as we have been here before and had a good time this time last year.

Service was awful, the waitress was robotic and disinterested and did not know standard serving etiquette.

Zero atmosphere along with allowing a large family party with four screaming kids.

The standard menu was not available, only the dine out, although the food was good to be fair.

We will not risk going there again at those prices. Would have expected at this class of restaurant for them to have taken control of the noisy family situation but there was not a manager in sight, just two inexperienced waitresses.

Oh and got overcharged and had to point that out to the waitress. I’ve never complained online before, but that was awful.

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E
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious, rich in flavours overall everyone was happy with the choices and selection. We had a beautiful city view.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. But Vancouver really loves their Dine Out here, lots of people and lots of noise.

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SL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a magnificent waterfront view that is iconic to Vancouver. The service is excellent and I would recommend it for a special night out or when you are showing guests around town. The restaurant is divided into the upstairs portion and the downstairs bar portion. It is a bit confusing as only the upstairs can be reserved through Open Table.

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WC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Too expensive for the food and service provided. Wonderful ambiance

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

recommend to come up with new desserts, seems its the same as 2 years ago! Otherwise all good!

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GB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Service was excellent.

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AF
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was prompt and truly excellent. New menu was interesting. The mussel in coconut curry sauce was to die for. The mains less so. They provided a complimentary dessert for my birthday without any prompting. Good and reasonably priced wine and cocktail list. Could have a quiet conversation without loud music intruding into it. Great view of the water from upstairs window table.

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D
Miami
147 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all loved this restaurant that had a wonderful view, great cocktails, good service and delicious food. We were thoroughly spoiled. The fireplace was also a lovely touch.

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RM
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely location with both views and ambiance and an extremely well presented tasty dinner

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for our anniversary and the food is still amazing despite the change in ownership. Both the ravioli and steak were nicely plated with layered flavor profiles!

Amazing experience every year!

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Ordered the lobster n salmon both were under cooked. I guess this is the way they prefer it.

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JS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Nashville, great dinner, excellent ambiance

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Indiana
64 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to eat on Granville Island. Steak was our main course. Good salads. Not busy upstairs in a busy downstairs restaurant with a fine view of Vancouver skyline.

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E
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it there, food was great, service was outstanding and the atmosphere and view were perfect.

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ED
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Bridges. The Halibut was delicious. I would have liked to have seen a bit more seafood offerings on the menu, but everyone at the table loved their choices. Sitting outside, right next to the marina, at the waterfront on False Creek, on a warm September evening made the whole meal even more enjoyable. The service was exceptional as well. I would highly recommend this restaurants to out-of-towners.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we received wonderful service and great food! Thanks Bridges!

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N
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kudos to Andre and the chefs for accommodating the requests of my picky eaters 😊

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A
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We came here for my fiancé’s birthday. The view was amazing as expected. Definitely recommend sitting out on the patio on a nice warm evening. We ordered the ravioli and prawns and tenderloin steak. It was very good except the steak was a bit more on the rare side even though we asked for medium rare. The night before I had called in to request for a seat with a view and a happy birthday message on our dessert. I was disappointed there was no birthday message when our dessert arrived! We usually don’t go for dessert at restaurants except on special occasions and one reason was for the birthday message. The chocolate cake we ordered was also rather mediocre (but the vanilla gelato paired with it was delicious). Save for the lackluster ending to the meal, it was overall a good experience mainly for the view and outside dining atmosphere.

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ES
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic! We had a lot of fun with him

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were on vacation ... first time in Vancouver. Wanted a nice restaurant with a scenic view ... Bridges delivered on both! Based our selection of Bridges on OpenTable reviews and the restaurant's website. Granville Island is quirky/touristy, but once upstairs at Bridges we felt removed from that. The food was delicious and service great. It was not crowded at all, and sometimes that makes you wonder why. But it was a Tuesday night, so we attributed it to that. Restaurant prices in general in Seattle and Vancouver seemed high compared to our hometown of Baltimore. But the local seafood was so fresh, it was worth it!

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SS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We got married here several years ago and it was really nice to go back and dine. The quality and ambience was wonderful, only thing was depending on where you sit you might get hit by the sun as the sun sets. Beautiful view and overall we had a wonderful dinner!

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