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Washington Avenue Grill

4.4
1791 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Northwest
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays

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 1791 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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krein (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Had an excellent evening and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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DebbieW 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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DawnA 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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AndrewB (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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Foodie (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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Marqbloq (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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DarcyC (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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EdwardM (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 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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RoseK (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 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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muffin79 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 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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ScottC (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined 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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AlyssaN (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 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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Albro (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined 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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Maggie (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 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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loverofgoodfoodandwine (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 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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Barbzie (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 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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BobJ (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place great food, great service

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Diana (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

4 people crammed in a small table, my back was hitting the lady behind me,food was ok, nothing special, the view was beautiful, I sat for about 15 minutes waiting for my bill.. and yet so many servers . Would Not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food and good service. Live music was nice and ambience is cozy.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The menu was not varied enough for us, only a couple of things that we would choose to eat. The steaks dinners we had were excellent .

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Our friends had a 2 year old who unfortunately got sick and committed all over our table. The staff was amazing and handled it with a good attitude which was so appreciated. Thank you.

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