Upstairs at Bridges

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Seafood
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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and friendly servers. The service was a bit slow. Overall a good experience.

GA
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with the restaurant, the service, the food ! We ate from the Dine out Vancouver menu ... very good, well worth every penny ! We will be back !

NH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The menu on the open table website looks quite extensive. However they only offer a set three course menu with extremely limited choices. The restaurant upstairs reminds one of a hospital waiting room except that there was nobody else there. We asked instead to eat in the downstairs, which is a pub but where they offer a better menu choice. Food was just OK and it was very loud. The server was extremely busy but managed to do a great job.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fuimos a cenar la noche de Año Nuevo , una gran vista de la ciudad

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden secret

L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal on New Year’s Eve.
Great wine pairing with our prix fix meal!!

t
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Years Eve dinner. Great location, service and food!

R
Vancouver
109 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcomed politely, seated promptly, served in a polished manner.
Started with the excellent tuna.
We both had the cod mains, which chef accommodated small requests toward.
Room was nearly empty for our 930 seating which showed it off beautifully.
Go here, go late, and go soon.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service, and delicious meal was well worth the relatively pricey menu. The cod was a generous portion and perfectly cooked. The prawns were well enjoyed. The curry got the lowest marks at our table. Desserts were fantastic. Fast, friendly service and the bill was 15% off since we were going to an Art's Club play. I chose Bridges upstairs primarily because it was a quiet calm venue for a holiday family get together. We all loved the view and appreciate that the floor plan is open and not crowded.

EN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was very romantic. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank you
Lori and Erik Niit

AG
Tahoe
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Awesome view, great service. Food was good but nothing special

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thanks for the 4 star review Alex. We appreciate the feedback!

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year I go back for my wedding anniversary and every time it is amazing. Food is absolutely wonderful, the staff was friendly and helpful and the ambiance is top notch!

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thanks for the great review Alan! See you next time!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Two steaks had to be sent back as overdone and king crab sent back as very poor quality. Manager dealt with issues and discounted entire bill 25%, deducted the crab and comped the deserts. Good Custer service dealing with issues

L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. Food was excellent and service was great. Had a good time catching up with friends in a beautiful restaurant. Will be back again soon :)

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review Laura! We appreciate all the great feedback!

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a date or birthday celebration! It is beautiful!.

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thanks for the great feedback! We hope to see you soon!

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful! Our server was attentive and pleasant to talk to and the menu is a bit pricier than downstairs but well worth it. I couldn’t recommend this place enough. Sit on the terrace during the summer if you can, the view is stunning!!!

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thanks for the great feedback Helen! See you soon!

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LC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a really relaxing evening overlooking the water. The tomato soup was really good as was the cajun halibut.

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review LucaC! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

My family and I have dined upstairs at bridges nearly over the past 5 to 6 years or so. The food has always been good. On this occasion, service was unprofessional. It appeared that our server has not been well trained. He is very pleasant but not attentive. Really lacked attention to detail regarding service. Not what we expected from this expensive restaurant.

SG
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Upstairs at Bridges
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thanks for the great feedback! Looking forward to hosting you and your group again!

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SP
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

MG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

VA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

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.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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...

J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

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.

AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

EM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

K
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

FD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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!

DG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

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.

RG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanks

JS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

E
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

AM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

SL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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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