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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
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a very good meal and the service was great. The only negative is the restaurant
is very noisy. Hard to carry on a conversation.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, great music, excellent service - the WAG is incredibly consistent. We always have a wonderful experience!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Sat in patio area. Decor not the best. Good views of ocean and the trains going by. Great food. Great service.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was good, the Service was good. The noise level was such that my wife and I couldn't talk across the table. We were in a room with a large group who thought it was OK to speak or yell, sing and otherwise disrupt the entire room by their gregarious socializing. Couldn't wait to get out of there. It was like dining with a bunch of overly excited teenagers who needed to talk over-top of one another, vying for each other's attention. A great dining experience, it was NOT. We have dined here many times over the years, has never been that loud. Won't be going back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The W.A.G. has always been a favourite haunt of ours. Food is always great, and the music, too. Service is personal and plentiful. Only downside is the staircase upstairs. A good bet any time!

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This was the second disappointment at WAG. The first was a pre frozen mushy farmed steelhead buried in salt. Great staff. Not their fault they had to serve me an inferior product twice! 2 nights ago, we tried again. Firstly, pay attention to the menu or else your casear salad will come to you covered in balsamic. Really? WHO does that? My back ribs were ruined with Chinese 5 spice to the point I had to wonder if the ribs might be bad and thus required the rub to disguise it, or the chef was from a region that doesn't cook meat and was totally unarmed with the necessary skills to properly prepare ribs. And my wife's bearnaise smothered shrimp over flank steak (at least we think it was steak as you couldn't taste anything because of the sauce one would presume was concocted from a ground up salt lick) was a huge disappointment. You get drift. We absolutely love the staff there. But I can tell you that for my 66th birthday, TODAY, I won't visit again even if it were free. And that's what I really think... no sugarcoating.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My birthday, nothing special done by restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Can't loose . Character plus great food . I'm lucky it's a short walk.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food and service. Very noisy and difficult to have conversation

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Made a reservation early in the week. Stated it was a special birthday and asked for a nice table. We showed up,on time, NO table reserved for us.. people without reservations sitting at nice warm window tables while we were put on a cold patio , with an extremely wobbly table.. I was so disappointed with the way we were treated that after 5 min being seating, we got up and left. We will not be back, and we were regulars. special birthday evening essentially ruined. For what it costs to eat here, the service is absolutely atrocious. Sorry WAG, but your restaurant needs some serious help in appreciated the customer who pays good money.. you've forgotten about your customer..

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Something for everyone on the menu. Special bar drinks to make things exciting and the standards. Good for get togethers, and fun times!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was so rich in favour and the ambience was fantastic! Came for my boyfriend’s birthday and we will definitely be back on a weekend-where there is live music!!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The service was slow, but it was Easter Monday and very busy. Best water view in White Rock.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Server was excellent food pretty average.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The restaurant is unique and you can't beat the view especially on a sunny afternoon.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

WAG is 10/10 in all ways! We can’t wait for the next visit.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Busy and vibrant. Excellent live music. Amazing food especially the calamari and crab cakes.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Satisfaction with the restaurant and the food is fairly high but a table of customers were extremely noisy and I feel the staff should have asked them to keep the nose level down so others can also enjoy a nice quite conversation!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very nice setting in Semiahmoo. We were fortunate to get a window seat on a reasonably nice evening. Flat iron "Surf 'n' Turf special was a hit with my brother and wife. My pecan- crusted steelhead was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As locals this is one of our favourite dining spots. We love to showcase our lovely seaside community while enjoying a lovely meal at the WAG with our friends and visitors.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The carpacia and chicken caeser were both good on their own BUT the sauce and dressing tasted identical, it was too much. The calamari was not as good as previous visits.
Overall the food was disappointing, the wine was very good and our server was great.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always great food. However, more detail is needed in the cleanliness. My side plate had grease and food particles on it and my cutlery wrapped in a cloth napkin had cooked on food from the dishwasher. Not great to start off the dinner, but we had guests showing up and soldiered on.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was very good though a little bit slow in coming. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The music needed turning down a bit - not everyone enjoys jazz!
We had a beautiful sunny early evening so the view was spectacular.
The chandelier light fittings need to be given a good wash - the pendants are covered in greasy dust. They are supposed to sparkle!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great cod & chips. Manager wasn't there, but he usually is and knows what he's doing.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food. Better view. Lovely decor. Just an absolute gem of a restaurant. I can say the same about their chain restaurants The Vault and The Hawthorne. So good.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The service was fantastic !
The live band was also amazing
The crab cakes were burnt (the second time we've been there).
Everything else about the experience was fantastic!!!
The drummer even gave our daughter his sticks for her birthday! Nice touch!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I must say I rarely write reviews however, my experience on Mar 17 was absolutely fantastic. I had made reservations ahead of time for date night and requested a window seat for an Ocean view. To my surprise I arrived early amongst a packed restaurant and they had they best seat in the house saved for us. It may seem like a small thing but in world of generally average to poor customer service this made a great start to the evening. The host who appeared to be an owner took a personal approach to making sure we were seated and happy. The food was terrific, my girlfriend lived in Italy for 2 years and loves to cook, to get a glowing 5 star review for the lobster ravioli is not an easy task. I had the pork tenderloin which was delicious. Overall the food, service and ambiance was terrific. For comparison we were at well known steakhouse in Vancouver the weekend before and the value and quality of the WAG that evening was far superior. We will be returning.

Thank you for the great night!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Birthday dinner, service and food were terrific. Waitress suggested some good martinis:). The sunset view over ocean is incredible!

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food and drinks were both great. It was pretty noisy in there though and difficult to chat with the other people across the table. The WAG is always good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and service. It was busy but the service was prompt and the server was great.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Very friendly & efficient staff. Food was delicious & there was a fun upbeat atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Lovely food, great staff, nice atmosphere. Music was slightly loud but didn't effect the evening. Only something we noticed. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great dining as usual. We are regular repeat customers.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and We reserved under a Birthday but there was nothing done or mentioned... so that was a little disappointing .

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We were there for my wife’s birthday. We received good service and the food was great. We had a very nice evening and really enjoyed this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

All in all a good night.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our server (cannot recall her name) made our evening very special. She was attentive, accommodating and very knowledgeable. The meals were also all to our liking. It was a lovely experience. I have dined at the WAG many times and have been disappointed in the past so this was a pleasant upgrade.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I’ve visited this restaurant many times over the past 20 years and it never disappoints. They don’t skimp on the food and the quality is always consistent. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and our server was courteous and polite knowing the perfect time to arrive at our table.

Overall great value

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Nice restaurant with ocean views. Old building could use some tlc. Food was mixed.... mussels and seafood hotpot were very good. Lobster ravioli was good but too much cream. Service was attentive and friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Worth a visit. Good service, good food and live entertainment.

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