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Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

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1505 2nd Avenue West | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada (Anderson)
From downtown Vancouver, the #50 (False Creek) bus will take you right to our building at the corner of West 2nd and Anderson.
604.734.0101
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers gourmet cuisine...
Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers gourmet cuisine, in an elegant setting, prepared by the next generation of talented cooks. Our marina-view restaurant serves lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday. Choose from a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared by our talented Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts students under the watchful eye of our European-trained chef instructors. Monday through Thursday - Join us for 'Market Menus' and enjoy a three-course fixed priced menu with choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Fridays - Feast on our 'West Coast Buffet'. ***PLEASE NOTE: Please note that effective April 2, 2013, Bistro 101 prices will be as follows: 3 Course Lunch (Monday - Thursday): $203 Course Dinner (Monday - Thursday): $26Lunch (Friday - West Coast Buffet): $22Dinner (Friday - West Coast Buffet): $33Please note that the 12% HST will be replaced with the 5% GST at this time as well.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Pre-Show Choice

We have season tickets to the Arts Club on Granville Island and usually dine at Bisto 101 (with a reservation) before the show. It opens at 6 pm and the shows start at 7:30 so it works nicely. The seating arrangement is ideal with tables nicely separated. The daily specials are a creation from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Ted M
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We have season tickets to the Arts Club on Granville Island and usually dine at Bisto 101 (with a reservation) before the show. It opens at 6 pm and the shows start at 7:30 so it works nicely. The seating arrangement is ideal with tables nicely separated. The daily specials are a creation from the cooking class and the main... More 

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Hello Ted, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, as well as making Bistro 101 a regular stop before your show. We're glad to know you've enjoyed your meals, and we look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

Vancouver
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A fun evening in a relaxing atmosphere... reservations a must. The server is one of the bakery students so the service was not excellent, her enthusiasm was however. Excellent selection from the menu, fresh and flavorful, beautiful presentation.

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Hello, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Bistro 101! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, the students work very hard and they value the feedback. More 

canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had dinner at the Bistro last night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. They had the Wednesday night half price wine and the three course meal. The service and food were enjoyable but what I enjoyed most was the basket of fresh breads. There were eight different kinds of freshly baked bread. Really delicious. I will definitely be going back the... More 

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a message and review! Our students truly strive towards excellence and your feedback helps them in their journey. We hope you revisit us again in the future. More 

Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I love this restaurant. On Wednesdays the wine is half price and the selection is good. The food is always excellent and well presented. The student servers are very conscientious and knowledgeable. This is one of my go to places for lunch.

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! The students will be happy to hear how much you enjoy dining with us, and we look forward to your next visit to Bistro 101! More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Last week I went with colleagues and students to the “Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts” for lunch. They offered a “West Coast Buffet”. First we went to the wrong entrance. But then we found the right one at the opposite side of the building. The appetizer and dessert buffet looked great. Although the tiramisu was not a real one but... More 

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback, Ben! It's great to hear that you enjoyed our West Coast Buffet. Thank you, too, for your feedback regarding the plated entrée selection - we will pass this on to our chefs and students as it is a most valuable tool for their learning. While we can only... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We ate here for lunch. Food was good. It was interesting to watch people come into the restaurant only to be ignored. During our lunch we watched 2 different couples finally give up and walk out. My husband owns a resturant in Yaletown and we were both gobsmacked by this. Considering it is a learning institution and unless is was... More 

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting us for lunch. While we are glad to hear your food was good, I am sorry to hear of your account of this service (or lack thereof). Please rest assured that this will be brought to our students' and instructors' attention so that we can rectify this. We very much appreciate you taking the time... More 

Ponce Inlet
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

...and you won't be disappointed. The more you learn the more you'll know you don't know. menu changes so if you just passin' thru like me then ...roll of the dice...and maybe catch a good day.

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us this review. As we are a training institute, our students are still very much learning the ropes of the industry, compared to your typical restaurant, so it is appreciated that one would temper their expectations a bit. That being said, we hope that we can and have exceed those expectations during your visit. We hope... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I took my friend there for her birthday, we both really enjoyed the whole experience. The servers were doing their best while learning on the job...so we got lots of time and attention from them. The meal comes as package with choices for each course, take your time to enjoy this Bistro and combine with walk into Granville Island before... More 

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Bistro 101 to celebrate a special occasion! We hope you have a chance to rejoin us in the future - tying a visit to us with a leisurely walk on Granville Island is definitely a great itinerary. More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

they all tried very hard and succeed. located at the entrance to Granville Island, reasonable price, good food and service.

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a moment to leave this message. We value feedback like yours as it pushes our students to work even harder at their craft. We hope you can revisit us again in the future! More 

Victoria, BC
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Four of us met at the bistro recently for the Friday evening Pacific buffet. I would have preferred to eat mid-week, when they offer a three-course market menu that changes each month, but we were too late to get a reservation. In fact, the only reason we got a table for the buffet on short notice was because of a... More 

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a message and review here! Our students truly strive towards excellence and your feedback helps them in their journey. We hope you revisit us again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 2nd Avenue West | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
    (Anderson)
  • Public Transportation: From downtown Vancouver, the #50 (False Creek) bus will take you right to our building at the corner of West 2nd and Anderson.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604.734.0101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 26
  • Cuisine: International, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers gourmet cuisine, in an elegant setting, prepared by the next generation of talented cooks. Our marina-view restaurant serves lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday. Choose from a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared by our talented Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts students under the watchful eye of our European-trained chef instructors. Monday through Thursday - Join us for 'Market Menus' and enjoy a three-course fixed priced menu with choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Fridays - Feast on our 'West Coast Buffet'. ***PLEASE NOTE: Please note that effective April 2, 2013, Bistro 101 prices will be as follows: 3 Course Lunch (Monday - Thursday): $203 Course Dinner (Monday - Thursday): $26Lunch (Friday - West Coast Buffet): $22Dinner (Friday - West Coast Buffet): $33Please note that the 12% HST will be replaced with the 5% GST at this time as well.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?