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About Washington Avenue Grill

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.

5 - 15782 Marine Drive
White Rock, BC V4B 1E6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Keil

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 541-4244

Website:
http://www.washingtonavenuegrill.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Wednesday-Saturday!

Parking Details:
Free parking in front 2 lots and side of building.
Extra parking on street and in the overflow lot behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Seio Kitagawa

Additional:
Entertainment, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can not reserve specific tables due to high demand.

Washington Avenue Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Scenic View (54)
Waterfront (51)
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Good for a Date (49)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Groups (32)
Casual (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Live Music (27)
Romantic (23)
Cozy (22)
Fun (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Healthy (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
People Watching (14)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Spicy (3)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I love this place from the moment I walk into the front door with the great ambience. We had a nice table for 4 by the window on a busy Saturday night but it wasn't too loud and we were well taken care of all night. We had multiple cocktails, appies, wine, dinner and coffees - every bit of it was great for everyone. Our bill was ~$140 for 2 people before tip, very reasonable and worth every penny.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent night, we had a reservation so getting seated was easy and had immediate service while we waited for the rest of our party. Service was non rushed and friendly, once orders placed there was appropriate time between appetizers and main course, again ..non rushed service. Food was great, portion sizes just right.
We will be back !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always great, good food well presented and fair portions .
Great taste. Good service and reasonable prices.
Ambiance could be better, the place requires some TLC, paint the stairs, touch up the decor. Ie. spend a little money on the place. You have to put some money back into the place to remain current.
The restaurant requires a good cleaning, particularly the lobby entrance. Not very welcoming.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We are regular patrons and this time celebrating a birthday. Sandy gave us EXCEPTIONAL service and we keep coming back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always nice ambiance...but we keep coming back for the food! Kahlua Prawns. Brisket. Peanut Butter Pie!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

All in all very good but very noisy . I paid with 2 / 50$ gift cards a bill wich was 87$ but the waitress kept the remaining 13$ on the gift card without asking me if I would like to keep the card with the remaining balance . Hmmm don't know what to say to this . Food absolut great in taste and value and quality

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My 2 teenage daughters and I went for dinner. The youngest is not a fan of seafood but our favourite server Eric assured her he would suggest a meal for her that the Chef could create. She was delighted and not disappointed. ( She ate the majority of it and ate the rest the next day; which she rarely does).The eldest enjoyed her favourite meal and I got to enjoy all the greatness that the WAG has to offer.
Highly recommend!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Enjoyed the lamb shank but found it to be quite small portion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Relaxed environment, good food, good service, would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

extremely noisy.won't return. tables too close together. have dined 2 x in last month. food excellent.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nothing bad to say. Food was delicious. Steelhead was cooked to perfection and just right potion size. My daughter ordered seafood hotspot and loved it. Martini was excellent just a little slow from the bar but forgiven due to rest of service. Always good food

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The seafood dishes were so much yummy. We tried lobster perogies, tomato mussels, hot pot & steak. All were perfect except it's too hard to read menu with dim light :(

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great restaurant overall. The service was excellent and the food was just fabulous. Great view and is a very good restaurant for groups, special occasions, dates, etc.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Live Sports
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a go-to for us when we want a good meal. We were celebrating my wife's birthday but her favourite ahi tuna wa slightly over cooked and the portion was very small compared to many previous visits. My ribs were excellent! Service was good and friendly! We planned to be there before sunset and it was TOTALLY worth it! Great view!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Jeremy and crew accommodated 22 people for my wife birthday on very short notice after another venue became unavailable. The whole event was perfect. The food, service and ambiance superb.

Thanks Jeremy and staff for a wonderful evening

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our first time at the wag, we loved the food, service was great, view was nice. Great restaurant

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great local restaurant. Always consistent, always good, never been disappointed in twelve years of comming here.
Our go to place for a great meal at a reasonable price.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I especially love coming here on Wednesdays as I love wine and they have 1/3 off a great selection of wines. Janie is also one of my favourite musicians. The staff, service and ambiance are my favourite things in addition to my favourite appies and entrees.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food as usual!
However the server, knowing it was my wife's birthday brought us a piece of cake with a sparkler. Very nice of her, yes. But we did not get to choose the cake nor did we order it and then we found she had charged for it when the bill came.
A little cheesy to give someone a birthday present and then ask them to pay for it.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Haven't eaten here for years. I wasn't even sure the WAG was still there. But we had a coupon and thought we would give it a try. We got a same day reservation for dinner for 4 of us. Our service was good and the food was very good. We enjoyed ourselves and would recommend the WAG to others looking for a nice place with good food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I always order the Curry Kaluha prawns and they are always delicious!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at WAG. A little on the noisy side and a bit hard to carry on a dinner conversation. The food was awesome and the service was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Thoroughly enjoy eating at WAG because meals and service always consistently excellent

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Really Good food. Very friendly staff. Excellent view of the water front.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Flies everywhere, bathroom was not well maintained. Food was delicious though.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Thank you, just as Always, A great dining experience

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

We got a gift card and thought we'd give it a shot. Even though it wasn't "our own" money, it killed me to part with almost fifty bucks for this experience. Marginal food at best; We-Don't-Care-to-Notice-You service; dishes which had baked-on food from the dishwasher...I could go on. I ordered a salad which in fact had a delicious balsamic reduction dressing, however there was so little substance to the salad itself I can honestly say I have had bigger side salads for half the 13.99 this effort cost us. Even the water had to be requested, and it came in cloudy/dirty? glasses with room temperature water. I ordered a coke just for something cold to drink and even that was awful. Surely for the price we can expect a reasonable reproduction of a simple beverage? This one was bottom-end bargain brand -- I am not being unkind, just honest -- and was so watered down with ice that it literally had no sweetness left. Awful. Had to ask for a refill of water. No dessert menu. We had a reservation (although to no surprise of ours we had no need for one)...but nobody asked. Nobody cared. And you know what? Neither do we! We will never, ever return to this dump, gift card or not. I feel badly for our friends who sacrificed the 50.00 for this gift to us. Appreciated the sunny view that day at least!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The evening was perfect - good drinks, great service & excellent food!! The live music also added a bonus to our night out 😊

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always enjoy dining at the WAG. Great food and great staff. Don't know of any other restaurant comparable here in white rock. Of course, nothing beats the view!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

very good menu, service, sunset, beach, lots of parking and knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food and service was good. Very welcoming atmosphere. Live music "Terminal Station" was the right fit for dining and sound was not overpowering. Overall would recommend WAG to all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We have frequented The Wag for a number of years. The food is very good the service is always good and sometimes you get lucky and get a great window seat on the ocean side as we did Saturday night. We initially were seated by a large 50th birthday celebration which was just too noisy for us and they were very gracious to move us to what we thought was one of the best tables for two in the whole restaurant. We had a great time, it was a great date with my Bride of 27 years.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Just not quite as good as first visit. Ordered seafood pot. Last time cornbread was served this time not. Broth not as coconut tubas last time and needed salt but still ok. Waitress screwed up on appt although got one on the house salmon wontons excellent. Thank you

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Well it was the second time I made a reservation for a window seat and didn't get one.
And both times they weren't that busy, I'm not impressed.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were entertaining a business associate from Italy and wanted to go somewhere that was different than the usual steak house he often is taken too when here. I was looking for somewhere that had good variety on the menu, a fun atmosphere and a view. This turned out to be a perfect place for that. Our server was great, the food was good and we had the perfect window table. We'll be going back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Overall this was not the best experience we had here at WAG. The elderflower Collins was horrible it tasted like sprite, returned it and charged us for the drinks we returned as they were not made correct. Gnocchi tasted as if it was a deep fried mini perogi, not fresh tasting at all. Have had better experiences in the past.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great view warm atmosphere complimented by fantastic food and awesome serving staff

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I surprised my husband for his birthday to WAG. It was crazy but super fun. A little loud, but what do you expect for a weekend night? It was overall tasty and our server was fantastic.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Absolutely amazing!
This is the second time I have eaten here, and just seems like the food only gets better and better.
The meat is so flavorful and mashed potatoes are to die for.
Pricey but we'll worth the money.
Thank you for an amazing experience and great dinner to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Everything exceeded my expectations with the Washington Avenue Bar + Grill (incredible ambiance, outstanding friendly service)... except the food. It was slightly disappointing and mediocre at best.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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