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Water Street Cafe

#126 of 2,799 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
Italian, Cafe, Seafood, Bistro
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300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
(604) 689-2832
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Anniversary dinner

We went to the Water Street Cafe for our wedding anniversary dinner. We were given a very nice table by the window looking out at the famous clock in Gas Town. Service was efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was very good as was the wine. Price is what you would expect for a restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
IAG2608
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Vancouver, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the Water Street Cafe for our wedding anniversary dinner. We were given a very nice table by the window looking out at the famous clock in Gas Town. Service was efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was very good as was the wine. Price is what you would expect for a restaurant of this calibre and reputation in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Loved the Veal Scaloppine. We had a great lunch directly across from the steam clock. Service was fantastic. Waitress was very friendly.

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New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

In Gastown...just a short walk from the hotel. Excellent service and food was delicious. Across from the Steam Clock.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had a lunch meeting and Water Street was recommended as having great food friendly staff and a very efficient kitchen so we would get our meals within the short time we had available. I was very impressed, the place runs like clockwork albiet with very friendly cogs. The tune was great cooked to perfection and the whole place had... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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91 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

we had a late lunch here and it was very good. The waiting staff knew their stuff and were very helpful. The food was delivered in good time and we'd forgotten about the portion sizes. We struggled to finish off the food and left full when we left. Didn't eat again on the day. We sat outside which was near... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The manager was very accomodating, and we only had to wait maybe 10 minutes on a saturday night. The best part of the meal was the beef carpaccio app. Small but delicious. I like that you can order smaller portions of the pasta dishes if you don't want the full plate. I had smoked salmon with penne and my boyfriend... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Well worth eating besides the main windows - you can watch the Clock and all the passing tourists whilst eating super food. A fine chilled out evening.

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had enough meals to realise we could not eat as much as the average Canadian so we opted for two starters - soup and a ceaser salad, both light and more than enough to fill us up. I had the chowder and my wife had the cauliflower soup and we both had the small salad, perfect. The wine was... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had a lovely meal outside with incredibly attentive and pleasant service. Perfect for our first night in Vancouver. Salmon and beef carpaccio were excellent starters and very well presented. Main courses had perfect al dente pasta and a good range of meats, veg and sauces.

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Athens, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The food was perfectly prepared and presented, and reasonably priced. The waiter was very attentive and offered helpful suggestions.

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Additional Information about Water Street Cafe

Address: 300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 689-2832
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Cafe, Seafood, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (604) 689-2832

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?