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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 #17 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $26
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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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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The young people who serve and cook at this culinary school were amazing today, my family thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We arrived without a reservation and Adam the maître d' fitted us in (we raised a glass to the people who cancelled their table!) and we were so glad he did. We all started with the appetiser of scallops which... More

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

Hello Sally! Thank you so much for leaving this review. We're happy everything fell into place and we were able to have you join us on your visit here in Vancouver. We will be passing this along to our students and we appreciate the time you took to leave it. All the best to you and yours -- we hope... More

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food and the service were excellent. Every morsel of food on my plate was a delicious experience. Reservations required.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave this message! We hope you return to us again soon. Have a great day! More

Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I initially went to eat at Bistro 101 as a birthday treat and, being a food lover but not a food snob, I was worried that it would be wasted on me! However, the food was great- different things to what I'm used to eating and presented beautifully. All the staff are really friendly and it's great to be a... More

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

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, as well as choosing to make Bistro 101 a monthly stop for you and your boyfriend! We're glad to know that you've enjoyed your meals here and we look forward to delivering amazing food and service to you again in the future. More

Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This bistro is operated by students of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. There is supervision to assure its success. The price is what one would pay at a normal 3 or 4 star restaurant. Some selections change every day, but there are also continuing items of excellence. The student servers work diligently to provide a first class setting. We... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us here at Bistro 101. We are sincerely appreciative of both your patronage and kind words. The students do indeed try really hard to provide an experience that surpasses expectations. We are pleased to see our efforts were successful. We look forward to the next opportunity to be of service. More

Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

IHave been there four times and have been never disappointed. It is a four course meal for $20.00 and you have many choices. You do have to reserve but if you are going down to Granville Island for the day, it is a wonderful lunch to have.

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

Greetings and thank you for your continued support. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and look forward to the next opportunity to be of service. Thanks for sharing you experience with us and the Tripadvisor family. See you again soon. More

Chilliwack, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I took my husband to Bistro 101 as a birthday treat on a rare day in Vancouver. We reserved,and asked for a quiet table, as it can be busy. Once again, the staff at Bistro 101 was amazing - efficient, courteous and kind. The food was lovely. My husband chose all the daily creations for his courses and raved about... More

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

Hi there! Thank you so much for choosing Bistro 101 as the location for your husband's birthday! We're always delighted to host special occasions. I'm glad your meal was delicious and we very much appreciate this feedback -- we will pass it along to our students as a part of their growth and education. We hope you can join us... More

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went here for our first time and enjoyed the full course meals thoroughly. Perfectly made. Great service. Flavourful food. Course meal for two was well priced. Minimum seating requires reservations in advance but ensures a personal and intimate dinner in the granville island area. Great place for a date!

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

Hello Andy, thank you very much for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed our students' creations and service, and we hope to see you again in the future! Have a wonderful day! More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wonderful food very busy I had the salmon my wife had the halibut very well prepared excellent service good value would highly recommend - worth the wait --

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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 this review! We're happy you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope you come by again in the future. More

Toronto, Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While I didn't have a reservation, thank gawd I got there at 6 pm, otherwise they probably wouldn't have had a table for me. It fills up fast after 7-8 pm. So I was in Vancouver for 3 days & had terrible or average meals for every meal, not to mention most of them were VERY expensive, so I lost... More

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

Hi there! Thank you so very much for leaving this thorough review of our Bistro. I'm glad you were able to come join us for dinner to wrap up your visit to Vancouver. We really appreciate your feedback as we do pass this on to our students for them to learn and improve their skills even further. I do hope... More

Topeka, Kansas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our server was delightful. There was a surprise appetizer followed by the three course prix fixe menu. The salads and entree were great. The desserts somewhat disappointing. The entrance is around the corner from the school's address. We enjoyed a short walk around Granville Island market beforehand.

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

Hi there, thanks for choosing to join us during your Vancouver visit! We very much appreciate you stopping by as well as taking the time to leave us this review. I'm sorry the desserts were less than stellar, but am glad you enjoyed our students' creations nonetheless. We hope to see you again! More

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