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Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

1505 2nd Avenue West | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
604.734.0101
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Ranked #25 of 2,868 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $26
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: International, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Anderson
Transit: From downtown Vancouver, the #50 (False Creek) bus will take you right to our building at the corner of West 2nd and Anderson.
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.
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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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
174 reviews 174 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
72 reviews 72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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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
274 helpful votes 274 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 

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant before and have always enjoyed our meals. We went on a Wednesday and were pleased to learn that Wednesday's are half off bottle of wine night, so we ordered a $40 bottle of wine for just $20...And because we were driving, we did not have more than a glass each, so they bagged the... More 

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

Hello, we would like to thank you for your constructive feedback for our students! Your patronage at Bistro 101 is the best teaching tool during their program here at PICA. We appreciate your words so very much and are grateful for your patience and understanding as their continue their training. Rest assured that this feedback reaches the students and will... More 

Wisconsin, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went here on a tip from a friend who had visited, and she was right on all counts. A restaurant run by the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, where the students take turns learning the "front of house" in addition to the kitchen skills. We had reservations and eventually found the place near the entry to Granville Island (parking after... More 

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

Thank you so very much for visiting Bistro 101 on your Vancouver trip, and for leaving this feedback for our students and their chefs. Your words and patronage are indeed building blocks for the chefs of tomorrow. We hope you can join us again in the future! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Located in Granville Island is the restaurant run by the culinary school. The students serve and prepare the food. There is a fixed price menu ($20) for lunch, with a nice selection of beer and wines for an additional cost. There is always a special appetizer, entree and dessert in addition to the regular menu. Quality and presentation were wonderful.... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for making Bistro 101 a part of your visit to Vancouver. Your patronage is much appreciated and our students truly value your feedback as a part of their education. We hope you can join us again in the future! More 

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Additional Information about Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

Address: 1505 2nd Avenue West | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
Phone Number: 604.734.0101
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 26
Cuisine: International, Bistro

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