Washington Avenue Grill

4.6
3365 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YourMom
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are never disappointed at the Washington Avenue Grill, the food was delicious and the view is spectacular. The only one thing I would change is that I would love a few more gluten free vegetarian options (because I'm a high maintenance pain in the butt)

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SandyNC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was late afternoon - best time to go and enjoy ! Great food and service . Our fav restaurant in White Rock.

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MelanieS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating by the sea. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly, and it was a nice place to celebrate.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! We can't wait to come back!

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vipCliffC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Walked in and we were asked if we had a reservation said yes and our friends were here. Just looked at us like okay go in. Have never gone to a restaurant and not had a server walk us to our table. Had to look for our friends….! Worst customer service….got told 5-6x that we will be kicked out and only have a two hour window.

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MarcB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Going to try another dish. Hopefully it will be better.

AM
ArneM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good as usual,will always come back there

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RichardP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent sooo tender thick cut prime rib. Good pasta and good Creme Brule. Service was pretty fast once the servers figured out whose table was whose.

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KateC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved all of it with one exception we asked for a window table when booking they told us they could not seat 2 at a table of 4. We understood but before we left they had sat two window tables with 2 people at a table for 4. So that was a bit uncool.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great service. Mediocre food.

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Aman
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I booked this restaurant for a family members birthday. I did put special notes in my reservation to hopefully sit at a good table (maybe with a view) and also to bring out a creme brulee surprise after dinner (one that I had no issue paying for). It was clear that no one at the restaurant read the reservation notes as we didn't get a good table and they had no idea that there was a birthday and to being out the creme brulee after dinner. I had to alert the server of this and then they brought it - so much for the surprise.

Regarding the food, I have to say that it was just okay. I feel they put too much thyme in the bread they serve at the beginning and this makes the bread taste bitter. I ordered the flank steak and it was served with cauliflower and peas (never had that combination with steak before) and I did not enjoy that. I was expecting a bit higher end like maybe asparagus and mushrooms. If I have to compare this restaurant to a Cactus, Earls or Keg, I have to say the latter are better in all respects. The WAG might be good if one is going for some cocktails or some appies as they do have the view.

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vipJacqueline
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to see the restaurant filled with happy customers. We enjoyed ourselves.

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datenight
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

we have always enjoyed our meal at WAG. The employees on June 11th were very professional and fun. We will definitely return. I am hoping that the plexi glass barriers remain there for some time.

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Rachelle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wasn’t as good as I had experienced there in the past.

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julesE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great night at the Washington Avenue Grill. Our server was so great and made out night really fun. The food was amazing! Definitely recommend the brussel sprout appetizer and the Seafood Hot Pot!

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GerryH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Mike, was very attentive and engaging! Food was excellent!

JR
JordanR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, drinks and service. Haven’t been here in awhile but wasn’t disappointed

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PaulW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The fish tacos were heavily fried - so much that it was difficult to taste the fish. Disappointed.

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DawnK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a birthday celebration and truly appreciated our server being patient with us as we opened gifts and delayed ordering for a few minutes. Thank you!

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vipPennyC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We love the W.A.G! However, the service was really poor last night. Had a very new server who made a mistake with the wine, and thought it was appropriate to negotiate with the paying customer, hoping we would cover her mistake. Rather than immediately discussing with her manager. She was trying to haggle like she was in market. It was very annoying to an otherwise beautiful meal. It seems there's some training of very young inexperienced staff happening...this particular one is not representing the W.A.G. well. A shame, but thought you should know. Cannot recommend right now.

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OUTONADATE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Generous portions, delicious food, friendly service. Pretty noisy when we first arrived (around 6:30) but tolerable. Server gave us just the right amount of attention.

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Grant
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable evening with delicious food, personable and professional staff and welcoming atmosphere.

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KarenO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I met for dinner and had the loveliest evening-amazing food, friendly and thoughtful server, amazing setting with the ocean views. Our table was not crowded with other tables, the noise level was such that we could talk with each other easily. I am not a big pasta eater, but the Seafood Penne was awesome! A real gem that is easy to find and just that little bit different and more special. Thank you!

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LyndaJ
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WAG is always a great place to eat. The atmosphere, the amazing view and of course the very tastey food.

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GrannySmurf
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere. It was busy (just after the COVID-19 re-opening of being able to eat inside), so service was a little slow. But the waiter was awesome!

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Nisi
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely window seat with a beautiful view of the ocean. Server was amazing, we were slow to order and she didn't keep bothering us but was right then when we were ready or wanted anything. Food was fantastic. I would definitely go here again. Thank you.

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vipalison10
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars & have never had a bad meal. Just think they should have given the birthday girl a little dessert on the house- would have been classy

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ArnieR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods was superb. Our hostess was great and friendly. Would recommend the WAG to all my friends and family.

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AMAM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful ! The food was hot and delicious and we will definitely go back

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MaureenV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant. Sadly there is no consistency in the quality of the food. We can have a menu item one time and it’s outstanding, the same item another time is barely average. For example we came back last night for the Caesar salad - it was poor at best. This seems to happen to us a lot.

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NormaR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although quite busy on a Sunday night and we had made reservation for 4, were initially shown to a poorly located table. When we noticed a table being cleaned and next to window view, we requested to move and were quickly accommodated.

Food and service were great and not rushed to leave when they closed at 9 pm.

Having to pay for parking ($5) seemed odd since giving WAG our business. However, Whiterock is known for limited parking availability.

JK
JeevinK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the drinks are delicious and great service!! Highly recommend.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food did not meet my expectations. Poor preparation and misapplied seasonings. This restaurant is on a steady downhill slide.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the area and went to WAG based on recommendation. It did not disappoint. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

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PamZ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance! Gluten free options were excellent and the rest of our meals were delicious. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. Overall we had a great time!

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RobinH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional! Service was great. Can't wait to go back

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SherryB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice place! Not to formal, not too casual. Lovely ambiance at night, and tasty, tasty food!!!

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening out for the second time in a year! The WAG always delivers a fabulous meal with excellent service.

DH
DHungry
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had in year's. The service was spectacular.

FAQs

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

Washington Avenue Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 3365 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.