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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

1095 Hamilton St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604-688-8078
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Ranked #6 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $80
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Helmcken St.
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WEST PALM BEACH
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed gracious, attention from our arrival at their door until we left, delicious food prepared and served when we wanted it and the way we wanted it, unhurried. In addition the waiter's expert, intelligent responses to our questions about the food served to us and to others near us about the activities we were observing in the restaurant's very... More

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Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

doesn't get much better than this. Pricey but worth the money. don't give out but i got the steak (hadn't had red meat in awhile so was craving). also got the cheese platter as desert. highly recommend both!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

As a special family occasion, 11 of us dined in the Arctic a Room. There were 6 adults and 5 grandkids (5-8 yo). We had exemplary service from Chris our waiter and he went out of his way to make everyone comfortable. All 3 courses surpassed our expectations and the poached lobster has ( sadly) become a favourite of our... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We have dined several times there and it has always been exemplary. We can tell Blue Water has professional serving staff. Tara. Tara. Tara. What a gem Blue Water has on staff. We also told her directly how much we appreciated her but always good for her bosses to know. A big pat on the back for hiring such great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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424 reviews 424 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My final night in Vancouver before returning to Australia & as researched I knew this would be where I'd dine for a truly memorable experience…..I that's exactly what I had! I booked an outside table as Yaletown's Hamilton Street is very much a foodie location with lots of outside dining, flags & great lighting. While waiting for my order, nice... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Start with a pleasant location with great outdoor seating. Add to that great service from the staff and outstanding seafood, well prepared and presented. If you've never had it, try the sablefish (black cod). It was was moist, soft textured and delicious. Yes, this place is pricey and probably noisy inside. Outside is much quieter but with excellent service. We... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place has a good layout with oyster bar, sushi bar and open kitchen. Crab salad was very light and tasty. Oysters were excellent. Sushi was just so so.

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Boston
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218 reviews 218 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

You just have to hold your nose (and your wallet) at this hopping seafood-centric restaurant. It is really expensive-which does not mean that it is not crowded every night-it is. As a result, reservations are essential. But the food is really special. Everything our party of four had was incredibly well-prepared, and our waiter was amazing. The service was as... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The food here was amazing. We had a large group and ordered seafood towers as appetizers. That would have been enough food for all. If was amazing and also beautiful. All of the entrees were very good also. It is quite loud from the conversations in the restaurant and quite hard to talk among our table. I felt like I... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Situated in the heart of Vancouver's trendy Yaletown neighborhood, Blue Water Cafe offers customers a great experience of the vibrant restaurant life in the city. The restaurant's atmosphere is lively and festive - it's a "happening"! It calls itself a "cafe", but it is more than that. It is a large space, but still warm. The food and service are... More

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