Washington Avenue Grill

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Northwest

The Washington Avenue Grill is one of White Rock's favorite restaurants offering an upscale casual dining experience overlooking Semiahmoo Bay.


We feature Pacific-Northwest cuisine, an award-winning wine list, live music, and delicious martinis.


WAG has earned an excellent reputation for serving high quality food with exceptional service at value orientated prices.


The ambiance is unparalleled because of our unique decor, high quality entertainment and breathtaking ocean view.


Guests can dine in the pristine glass atrium, cozy main dining room, or on the award-winning patio.


The Washington Avenue Grill is the bright yellow building located on the ocean side of east beach, next to Semiahmoo park.


For a unique and fun dining experience with a personal touch, have dinner at the Washington Avenue Grill.


Lots of free parking!

We can not reserve specific tables due to high demand but do take requests.
What 2568 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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VirginiaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I really appreciated the distance between the tables. I know it is the new protocol but I like the breathing room that we now have. It use to be too crowded. We were seated right away but had to wait a bit for our drinks. I had a delicious lemon drop martini and ordered the short rib. It was excellent.

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE this place. Ask to sit by the window (or close to) so you can see the amazing view. The food is amazing (I suggest the lobster ravioli.. I get it everytime) and the white sangria is TO DIE FOR!!! Service is also amazing. Great spot for a cute patio drink/lunch or romantic dinner setting.

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vipRoseb
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, awesome service and great food and drinks!

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LarryO
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in months. Food and service were top notch

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BalB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the gnocchi and their famous peanut butter pie!

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NancyQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re so happy to be able to go back for an incredible meal!!

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RichardE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as usual!! Bobbi was our server, she was great. Can’t wait for our next visit. 5 stars

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DanaW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly. Food was delicious. Beautiful view of the water.

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LiliaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As alway we are impressed with services and food!! Happy that we discovered you recently! We bringing our friends with us and get real appreciation to have dinner WAG. Thanks a lot

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BarryA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

arrived on time and we were seated immediately but it was very noisy so the waitress moved us to a quieter table [great].we ordered the 3 course special which was very good
and good portions .Caesar salad was exceptional and the chicken breast was juicy and flavorful with tarragon .All in all a great dinner.We will always be back

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my Son

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our server was horrible. She practically ignored us most of the evening, never came around to ask us how our food was and we had to ask for our bill multiple times after our dinner and she never came around! After waiting for an extended period of time, I finally got up from our table, walked to the bill station for her to print out our bill which took her seconds. Not even a word of apology. In addition, she didn't even come around to refill my coffee. Worst service I have ever experienced!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was Ok. Requested table by window and they seated us be side fireplace. For price expected a little more. Way too noisy.

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love to go to the WAG and are never disappointed with the food. Always delicious! Staff is always friendly with good service.

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Jefro
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Asked far in advance for a water view, got a view of the parking lot. Place was almost empty.

Watery caesar's.
French fries were tiny pieces of shrapnel.

Complained to the server, got no love.

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MarleeG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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NicholeW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A usual, WAG was fabulous. Great wine selection, love the lamb and great service!

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MikiD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the people here. From the moment I walk in, it feels like a special experience and place. I went with a dear friend of mine and this has become one of our favourite spots to visit and catch up. I was so happy with our service and dinner. Lovely place and even lovelier people. Thank you Brent and Keith for making it another wonderful evening to remember.

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DinaA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was really bad it’s frozen fish I hated it . The noise was really annoying . Never going back again

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Had mussels, steak, and brussel sprouts. Delish!!! Only suggestion was beer could be colder

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JoanneL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Don our server has been there for years. This time unfortunately when he served us, he reeled of smoke. It was really gross and I was on the far end away from him. Drink came quickly but they came after water and the bread.. which was delish! Maybe he arrived late as a lovely lady took our drinks and served us initially. Asked Don for take away but I asked for just the chicken to be packed but he didn’t listen to what I had asked and dumped everything. We were greeted with a friendly hello by the owner Brent and he sat as quickly and remembered where we prefer to sit. My family goes there often and have been going for 15-20 years. We love the location, the food, wine selections and the live music by Jani Jakovac. We will go again but we were not impressed by Don this time.

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JacquelineW
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come often to the WAG and have always experienced very good service, the food has always been very good, the ambiance and views are also terrific! That's why we keep coming back!

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ianl
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

all good! we were served water without ice (which is nice, not everybody have dental insurance). my new favorite place to eat!

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JillS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I’ve been here before and thought it was amazing. The quality of food was that of a high-end restaurant. This time however, I was very disappointed. The Brussels and tofu were awesome but I just could not get past the seasonal vegetables! And the plating. They served green peas!!! And cauliflower and carrots with little to no flavour despite being basically green in colour from ALL the herbs on them. No flavour at all! I couldn’t believe that a wonderful restaurant like the WAG would actually serve frozen green peas out of a bag on their menu. So gross! I could’ve made the entire dinner myself for way less. I was so sorry that we didn’t remember to bring our entertainment book coupon because it was that bad. My husband had the salmon special which was supposed to come with four prawns. The kitchen completely missed them and when he asked where they were, the server brought out only three prawns. He didn’t complain further. He also had the seasonal veg with peas. Mine was a stuffed chicken breast and the flavours were only so so. I am very hesitant to leave my money here again so we won’t be coming back anytime soon and if we do, we’ll be sure to bring our $16 off coupon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in from out of town. Great food, service and they even saved a window table as per our request ! ❤️. We had a great night, thank you WAG for the awesome evening. Oh, and that Peach dessert the waiter recommended Divine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and not intrusive. She was always around but it never felt like she was in the way. Awesome food awesome service.

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DonP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always nice to come by and get some very good food . The music was great and the waitress was right on thru the night . Please thank Brent for me and tell him it was great to see him again. Back when possible for sure. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful, exceptional meal, server was great, the only complaint was that the drinks we ordered were a little off. Seemed like a new/inexperienced bartender. Otherwise great, will be back!!

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We heard the Tuesday special was good but we have to say it was fantastic
The service was very good
Food above expectations and we all left completely sated and satisfied
We will definitely return

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FayW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were served very efficiently and the server was friendly and recommended a very nice wine. It was our anniversary and we asked for a nice table and they were able to accommodate us. My only con would be that it was quite cool and drafty. Many diners kept their jackets on throughout their meal. We should have brought it to their attention but didn’t feeling that it is an older building and can’t be helped. Otherwise a very pleasant evening.

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Diane
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service - good menu - nice atmosphere

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KarenA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot make a wrong choice from the menu
Excellent food, service and ambience

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Used to be one of our favourite restaurants. 4 of us went for dinner and not one of us enjoyed it and we had 4 different dishes.
So disappointing!

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WarrenC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Are crab cakes supposed to be hot? Mine were barely warm. Shouldn't the foccacia bread be served before the entre? Many people were getting it during their meal. Food was just ok - no real flavour. Not good - as it should be for the price. Vegetables were hard. Service was just ok. Servers need more training on how to serve food, hold the dishes, fill water glasses, make eye contact and smile, etc. Our waitress was pleasant but we didn't see much of her as she worked mostly in a different section - many other servers for each thing.

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romanoc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. Ordered the seafood penne and it was very tasty and generous with the seafood not to mention the decent pricing. The view of the water adds ambiance to the meal. The only negative is a lack of free parking but this is more of a White Rock city council issue.

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JuanD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here and I would definently go again, loved the food and service, love the heritage place and the vibe I got from it. Keep it up

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malcolmr
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious, our server was friendly and attentive. It was just a bit too loud for our liking, probably because it was a Saturday, we will try it again on a weekday. My wife and I overall really enjoyed our time at the WAG.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are regulars at the WAG and our last visit was disappointing. We decided to give it another go and so glad we did. We both decided to try something that we had not ordered off the menu before so we went with Lamb Shanks. Boy were we both happy we did! The meat fell off the bone and was so tender. The gravy was great as were the mashed potatoes and peas. Probably one of the best dinners we have had at the WAG. Great service from the staff who took over from Emily. Definitely gave us reason to continue dinning at the WAG.

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed our martinis and our salads. Bread and dipping oil was complimentary, but you need to ask for it. Excellent food quality. A nice view to the west from this 2nd story restaurant. Expect the noise level to be high as the dining area is full and the restaurant is very popular. Service was great, once we got into the loop after a 13 minute wait to get started.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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Washington Avenue Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 541-4244.

Washington Avenue Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 2568 OpenTable diners.

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