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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 #3 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
Cross street: Helmcken St.
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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

So ....when in YVR where does one go for an amazing dining experience that satisfies the fish , veg and carnivore ..... its Blue Water. The holiday season brings out the best or worst in dining establishments and i think the busier the BW team are the better they look after their customers . A holiday tradition for 4 years... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

i would have to say I loved the fresh seafood that we had for an appetizer but I had to send my sturgeon meal back as it was dry and overlooked. They promptly brought me a fresh scallops meal which was very good... Service was excellent.. which it should be at those prices!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Blue Water has been going strong for nearly 10 years. With a funky "old warehouse" interior with exposed beams and brick, the ambience is very good. With a focus on seafood, using fresh, local ingredients allows the restaurant to consistently serve very good to excellent meals. If you have a group of 12+, you can go for one of the... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Had the calamari special, I still can't get over how fresh and succulent it was, we barely needed to chew it! Colleague had the sablefish and oysters, his favorites here. We had the scallops and they were perfectly cooked. We got to sit in front of the kitchen and we were thoroughly entertained by the precision and organization of the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our company booked the private dining room for our annual Christmas party. The room is perfect for a group of 25 with all able to mingle and chat. The food is delightful with good choice for even the picky eaters. The Artic char was cooked to perfection. The service was a bit rushed but overall was quite acceptable. It was... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I don't even know where to start this review. Every staff member was friendly and professional, and we loved all the little touches - we were given a Happy Anniversary card at the beginning of our meal, and a personalized dessert before we left. Our server was wonderful, and gave us some recommendations of what else to do while in... More 

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Laval
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went there for a business dinner. Food is outstanding - service impacable - ambiance perfect. Gluten free menu available. Could be however pricy but worth the extra $. Highly recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Too Priced ! Special the service we get ,he look at us like we are from the space ! I ask for a mid dry red wine ! He said to me ! Have you drink wine before ?they don't come mid dry ! You should order a beer ! Food is o.k ,with service like that ,t.hank you but... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Don't come here for a quiet dinner. This restaurant is always busy and always loud. Food and service quality are excellent. Prices, particularly the wine list, are expensive to over-priced. On balance, a destination for a special occasion but not a regular neighbourhood hangout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not to sure that I wanted to share this review and expose this to potentially ruining an opportunity to get into this place next time. In other words the secret is out and you will need to book way in advance to get in here. From the moment we walked into this restraint the service was off the charts. We... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Address: 1095 Hamilton St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-688-8078
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood

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