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Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

1505 2nd Ave W | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
+1 604-734-0101
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1505 2nd Ave W | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a culinary school, which means the kitchen and the serving staff are all in training. As long as one knows that, everything is fine. Food - good. Service - charmingly tentative. Atmosphere - relaxing, at least the lunches we tried there. Be tolerant,...More

Thank mnng1222
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We were celebrating two birthdays and it had been awhile since we last visited. The interior decor was elegant. The service fast, friendly and professional. The appetizer was a variation on a Deviled Egg combined with the ingredients of Pesto. It was a delight and...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We went there for lunch and dinner at separate times. The quality of the food is outstanding and arrived at a reasonable time. The wine list is so-so quality and the price reflect on that. Kudos to the student chefs for the details in preparing...More

Reviewed February 2, 2017

Four of us returned to Bistro 101 on a Wednesday due to its great value where all wines are half off. We had 3 bottles--started out with a Lamarca Proseco then 2 bottles of the Sonoma Valley Kenwood Cab Sauvignon and it was yummy! Larmarca...More

Thank cliu
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Was taken her for my b-day early this year. Very nice ambiance and the food was very good. We had chosen each of the three main entrees for January. I had the lamb shank, my wife the rainbow trout and my friend the flat iron...More

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picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2017

We're so delighted you enjoyed your meal and birthday celebration with us. We hope you join us again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review!

Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Food was Spectacular. Would not of known its just a school. Professional done. Deal semester ending tasting menu 7 course $35. Rsvp needed

Thank Little1Tia
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

I took a friend out for her birthday lunch. We ordered from the set 3 course meal selection prepared for November. The service was good but the food would have been better if served hot. My soup was luke warm and although our plates were...More

Thank D. W
Reviewed November 4, 2016

After months of discussion, 1 month successful advance booking (several failure) and 30 mins travelling time, I finally have a chance to visit them to try the food prepared by the culinary students at a good price. To be honest, food varieties are not many...More

Thank Hongkongboy55
Reviewed October 9, 2016

This restaurant gives students an opportunity to put into practice their learning at the Institute. Server was a student on a one year course and was excellent. Food fine dining at very reasonable prices. A great experience which I would recommend

Thank Elaine12
Reviewed September 23, 2016

We had a lovely meal, well prepared and served with great care. With the help of the instructor, an excellent wine are chosen for us. The price was very reasonable, especially given the quality of the meal and the location. Would definintely go again.

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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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It is a three course fixed menu for lunch which changes every month.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 2nd Ave W | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
  • 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>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighborhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-734-0101
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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