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Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

#116 of 2,831 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Granville Island & Fairview
International, European, Canadian, Pacific Rim
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1505 2nd Avenue West | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada (Anderson)
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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512 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner dining at the restaurant run by the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts is a unique experience. Enjoyable to watch the students learn the ropes of restaurant service along with great food, nicely presented for a reasonable price all in a great location with views to Granville Island and the Granville Street Bridge. Fixed price menu starts with an amuse-bouche... More 

Thank Ted M
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Bistro 101 is an amazing restaurant for a three course lunch for $22.00 On Wednesdays the wine is half price. The food here is what you would expect in a high class restaurant. The appetizers were superb. The two entrees were exquisitely prepared and were so delicious. The desert was unbelievably good. Our server was so friendly and very professional.... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The High Tea is put on by the graduating students 3 or 4 times a year. It is so popular that you have to reserve early or you may not get in. I went with 6 friends to the June High Tea - it was my second time and was equally as good as the first. This is not like... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Our relatives living in Richmond made a reservation for lunch here once they knew we were coming to visit the Vancouver/Richmond area. My wife and I are so glad they did. The restaurant is located right before you get onto the Granville Island. Beautiful setting inside - classy, really more for adults. For CAD$22, you get to choose an appetizer,... More 

1 Thank Robert C
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch here served excellently by Jia a student like all the staff here. Standard is excellent and a few surprises were added like stuffed mushrooms and a mouse bouche stake tartar. At $22 for 3 courses plus the 2 extras you won't find better value or even quality in Vancouver.

1 Thank FreddyC
Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

One of the closest restaurants to our Granville Island vicinity home, a night out at Bistro 101 is always a treat in creatively presented food. We particulary enjoy the popular monthly seafood buffet as have a number of our friends and out of town guests. Even if the service style isn't totally polished, the servers usually make up for that... More 

Thank Travelsak
South Boston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We had dinner here on 5 April 2016. The restaurant is staffed by culinary students, with oversight from their teachers. The students that we spoke with were about halfway through their studies. Anything that they lacked in polish, they more than made up for with eagerness to please. The food was uniformly very good, and it was great fun to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The food was good, well priced with pleasant service. These youngsters on balance offer much more than fully-fledged commercial restaurants with pretensions. Give them a go -- these students are the future.

Thank Burma J
Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Another perfect meal at 101! We travel a long way to eat here because it is absolutely fabulous. Beautiful prawns has the wow factor as a starter, succulent beef in a light Bernaise was perfectly cooked, delicious salmon with tarragon mayonnaise, silky and subline Tonka bean panna cotta - not to be missed. These students beat the pants off chefs... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My server, Nikki, was great and went above and beyond and threw in a complimentary dessert to celebrate my friend's birthday. The three course lunch meal only set me back $22. I were very satisfied with the level of service, the quality of food and ambiance and above all the price. I would definitely go back and recommend this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $26
International, European, Canadian, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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 Avenue West | 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: 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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Staying in Granville Island & Fairview

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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 wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.