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Washington Avenue Grill

4.3
1847 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Northwest
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
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  • Waterfront

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(604) 541-4244
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Seio Kitagawa
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Keil
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Parking details
Free parking in front 2 lots and side of building.
Extra parking on street and in the overflow lot behind the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live Music Wednesday-Saturday!
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Special events & promotions
We can not reserve specific tables due to high demand.
Additional
Entertainment, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1847 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We really enjoyed the experience...good energy, great food, great service.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. We have been enjoying the WAG for years!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great as usual - menu is far better than the Vault’s menu

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

6 years ago my wife and I made dinner reservation for or anniversary. We were gives a table on an isle way , people kept bumping into our table and the service was nomexsitant . Our waitress was totally occupied with a large group. At one point I had to get up and retrieve my own drinks from the bar. Upon leaving I complained to the manger, he didn't seem to care. He was focused on the large group. We have never been back. Since then we have moved to White Rock and decided to give the W.A.G. Another try. Thank you for making last Monday a special anniversary for us. The food .the ambiance and the service was wonderful. Special thanks to Bobby our waitress. Will put the W.A.G. On our list of special places. Thanks again for a wonderful evening

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was great. Ocean view was beautiful, and the service was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner, as usual. The service was fair, pleasant waitress, just very busy. We were both commenting on how it would be so nice to have more options on the menu, or, it would be nice to see the menu change a bit. Overall, we enjoyed our meal, but, have been there so many times we are running out of new things to try. Thanks

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere and great food! Highly recommend a visit. Of course the ocean views and sunsets add to the ambience.
The stuffed chicken is my favourite!

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The tables were wat too close together. No privacy. The food was so, so. Not inclined to return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our dinner was great as usual. Our server was amazing. Always there when we needed him. Didnt have to wait long for our food and everyone loved their meals.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The WAG never disappoints! I have always had great dinners here, this time it was the Steelhead and it was delicious as was the rice. Food always comes hot and cooked just right. Great ambiance, great staff. Although this time our second server (first one finished) seemed a little stressed & not as friendly. Could of been because the place was packed and she had a lot of tables? This place is perfect for so many occasions, romance, anniversaries, birthdays with a group of friends or just a family get together. I highly recommend everyone try it once, you'll go back!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Snow storm that night but restaurant was still 50% full. Atrium was quite full so we selected to sit just inside that so it wouldn't be quite as noisy. Service staff and well seasoned and experienced which provided quick, accurate orders and attentiveness. Food was served quickly and tasted great. Server checked in with us often, but not overbearing or intrusive. Entertainment was not too loud and provided enjoyable background ambience.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great place to go without "breaking the bank"...... especially with a WAG coupon or a WAG gift card!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

My friend and I were both extremely pleased with our meals. I had the Mixed Seafood Grill which was delish and my friend had the Pecan Crusted Steelhead Filet which she said was outstanding. She has also had the Veggie Ravioli which she said was also delish. We will definitely be dining here again. Booking online is also a bonus.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Definitely an old building but adorable in its own way. We had an amazing time and it was perfect for the two of us to talk softly for a romantic dinner. Appetizers were smaller then expected but good. And the food was amazing

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Had an excellent evening and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had a very nice evening at the Wag .The service was good the portions were large and the entertainment was very nice.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a good experience at this restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and atmosphere. My only recommendation is that the place needs to be updated a bit, it is a bit worn. I would recommend some nice lights out the back that would make the view a bit better than just looking at the cars.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great fish, ribs and pasta. Great service. Seatinga bit tight.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place, Great food, unique atmosphere with an ocean view.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service is always incredible and consistent. No matter what I order the food is spectacular and delicious. Stuffed chicken and lobster ravioli is my top favourites.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a birthday celebration (was indicated on the reservation) & it was Valentine’s Day. It was never acknowledged. Also nothing was Valentine’s special but restaurant was packed so must be a popular place. Won’t be choosing it over Boathouse.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Washington Avenue Grill WAG is my favourite restaurant and has been for over a decade. Since I met my wife, I have been taking her to this restaurant and she quickly fell in love with it...and slowly in love with me. I have celebrated many different occasions at the WAG and have never been disappointed. From family lunch, birthdays, Xmas Dinner with our team or even a quick bite at the bar - the WAG is your choice. Friendly staff and a beautiful environment compliment the view out the wall of windows looking at the ocean outside. We used to live a few blocks away and visited quite often and now with a 40 minute drive, it is still our choice when we want to celebrate something special.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went here for Valentines day. Service is quite good. Food was good. Prices are a little high. I like that it has an oceanside view.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Meal of Seafood penne was great. Starter soup of potato leek seemed a little thick but flavour was good.
Service was friendly and attentive. Seemed a little quiet but that might just be what its like for a mid week lunch hour.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The pecan encrusted salmon was to die for as per usual ! My husband really enjoyed the Cajun cod . Excellent meal , excellent service

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service as always :)
Love coming here for our Anniversary and other special occasions

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was good but not memorable. Had a good special on drinks. Service was attentive. Last few times were better in terms of the quality of food and presentation.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Normally great, but this time it was almost a never again experience. The table was uneven, and the complaint was quickly forgotten, never to be attended to. Room was cold and very loud. The waitress was slow to even say hello, and this contiued throughout, with drink refills being very rare.
While the food is always a delight, it was the lone bright spot of the night. When asked if we would like to review the desert menu, a check was brought instead. Asking about the desert menu again, only getting it 10 minutes later was the icing on the evening.
They were busy, I get it, but the only time we were ever really attended to was the time of tip. Not a how is your meal, or would you like a refill. Just small talk at tip time.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I really like this restaurant. The atmosphere is great and the live music is a big part of that. The food is delicious and the view of the ocean is beautiful. I did feel rushed by the table staff at this visit. We were looking for a relaxed visit with friends that we needed to catch up with. The table staff didn't seem to be quite tuned into that and kept tying to clear our appetizer share plates before the food was all gone. But that was the only negative. Everything else was great!

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The setting here is wonderful with a beautiful view over the ocean towards Semiahmoo in the US. The food was decent (not exceptional). My wife and I shared the dry ribs which were tasty but perhaps a little too dry. They gave us focaccia bread with our meal and it was very dry (seemed like day old). My wife had the lamb shank and I had the pecan crusted steelhead salmon. Both tasted good but not something that I would refer to as "memorable". For dessert we shared a peanut butter cheesecake and that was the best part of the meal. Quite tasty. Service was friendly and efficient.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a good trip me. Food was good. Good value for the money. Cozy environment. Will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I love this restaurant! Brent, the owner is friendly and accommodating. The staff are excellent and always friendly and attentive. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. The ambience is always lively and pleasant. I would highly recommend this establishment to all my friends and colleagues in a heart beat!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Can't say enough about the delicious meal we had at the WAG last Saturday. We went with their "Dine Out White Rock" menu which was excellent value and recommended as such by our server, Mike. We were dining with another couple and all of us ordered something different off the menu: Pecan Crusted Steelhead Filet,
Seafood Hotpot, Stuffed Chicken and the 7oz Flatiron Steak....all were incredibly delicious! We started with the Caesar Salads and one Mesculin Wild Greens , great start to the meal. Tiramisu and Peanut Butter Pie and Creme Caramel to round off a delicious evening.
Our server was attentive but not too much. The noise level has got to be the only detriment to the evening....very loud and you have to almost yell across the table. It is the nature of the place and I guess you always have to take that into account when dining there.
All in all a very good evening!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great night. The server was very friendly and a little sarcastic which played well with our table. Her service all night was top knotch.
We ordered drinks (the WAG Ceasar was awesome and the Lemon Drops went down waaaay too fast) and appys. The crab cakes and Tuna Drop were both fantastic.
The currie and kaluha prawns were just the right amount of spice and the short rib fell apart on the plate melted in my mouth.
Overall the Washington Ave Grill is a place we would go back to time and time again.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place great food, great service

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed every mouthful of our meal, unfortunately we did not have enough room for chocolate peanut butter pie - next time. We could have stayed all evening listening to Michael on the guitar and the beautiful selection of music. All in all a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful! Well prepared food, great desserts. Would go back. Great place to take people from out of town.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It's a lovely location overlooking the water. The wait staff were great. Defintely return!

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2.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Unfortunately this was not a good experience for my partner after I had told her how good your restaurant was. She ordered a Caesar salad but the chicken was so spicy she was unable to eat any of it and sent it back. My fish hot chowder was so so. All in all not a good experience.

Peter Clegg

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