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Water Street Cafe

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300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
+1 604-689-2832
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Italian based cuisine and excellent service in the Gastown based restaurant Excellent menu and wine and beer options

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Sammamish, Washington
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Being the first customers on a Sunday lunch we had the whole staff serving us. Really nice experience. The restaurant atmosphere and interior made me feel like Soho in NY. Food was great. We took pasta. Kids version also got good rating from our daughter. Nice historic feel in the neighborhood. Great visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

I went here for dinner on the last night of dine out. The atmosphere was lovely and food was reasonably good. The real standout though was the service. Friendly and efficient without smothering us while we ate and chatted. I wish every restaurant's staff conducted themselves in the same way.

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Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Went with a large group in the upstairs private room and the food and service were great. We had a limited menu but all our choices were enjoyed.

Thank Robert S
Port Moody, Canada
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

We were rushed because one of our party was late and people were waiting for our table. We understood this and had no problem hurrying our dinner along. However the rudeness from the waiter because of this was not acceptable nor expected. They've tried to cram way too many tables into this tiny place and my back was against the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

I hadn't been here for a few years and due to Dine Out Vancouver, I was invited for lunch. We had a great meal, with friendly, efficient service at a very reasonable price. I will return.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

I'm wondering if this is the restaurant which has a table made of books close to a terrace, can anyone help me with this ?

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Vancouver, Canada
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307 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Hadn't been to the Water St. Cafe for years, and Dine Out brought us back. Primo Gastown location, great interior, excellent service. The Dine Out menu had fabulous options and every course was divine. Salmon was perfectly cooked, best I've had in ages. We were already planning a return visit while we were dining. So impressed!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We had a table that gave us a full view of the steam clock, but quite honestly, we were having such a good time that we often forgot to watch it "steam". You'll need reservations, but will be glad you went as the meals are memorable.

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Vancouver, Canada
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266 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We loved this spot. It has big windows giving people a good view of steam clock and gastown. The staff were friendly and helpful, the wine list was good, the atmosphere was wonderful, and the food was tasty. They had specials the night we were there. My partner had crab cakes and I had pasta with meatballs. We both were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-689-2832

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Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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