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Water Street Cafe

300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
+1 604-689-2832
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Great window seat on a rainy Sunday evening. We could order from the three-course menu or from the regular selections. The service was prompt, the wine list by the glass was sufficient and the food was well prepared and beautifully presented. A good choice and...More

Thank evamurray2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought about having brunch at the water street cafe but settled on items from the lunch menu. We started off with some tasty mimosas. The chowder is excellent. It is was a light cream broth that was rich in fish. The fish and chips...More

Thank Kit L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Isn't it a felony to overcook salmon in this part of the world? Apart from that lamentable lapse, soups were yummy and the salads attractive and highly edible. Warm welcome and excellent service all round.

Thank 4masei5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arriving in Vancouver today we headed out to Gas Town in search of a dinner destination. We were attracted to the Water St Cafe first up due to it's boutique beauty. On entering we were warmly greeted and seated. Being served by Madeline we...More

Thank Sleby
Reviewed December 18, 2017

My wife and I went here on the last night of our honeymoon in Vancouver. We were searching long and hard for the perfect restaurant to cap off our honeymoon. We couldn't be happier with this restaurant. We hadn't had a chance, prior to this...More

Thank derekkilps
evancouver, Owner at Water Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear derekkilps, So great to hear about your great experience with us! We thank you for joining us and look forward to seeing you next time you are in Vancouver. Congratulations on the marriage! All the best! Eli Brennan Host/Owner

Reviewed December 4, 2017

We went for a family dinner with 7 of us and had an amazing meal with great service. There was a table of at least 14 next to us, which were seated at the same time. I was expecting service to be slower, however it...More

Thank Travel_Mom0003
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We hosted my aunts surprise birthday party in the private room. The views from the private room were beautiful & they were very accommodating with our party. We had to opt for a set menu which was fine however the only down side was that...More

Thank Gaganrai
evancouver, Owner at Water Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Gaganrai, Thank you for choosing to celebrate here at Water Street Cafe and for your positive and constructive feedback. We agree that the inability to separate checks leads to a less than perfect hospitality experience so we have invested in a new system that...More

Reviewed November 30, 2017

This is a typical Italian with white tablecloths, lovely dining room, and good, attentive service. We shared a very good and fresh Cesare Salad, followed by plates of Spaghetti Carbonara and Linguini con Vongole, two glasses of wine per waiter's recommends and a slice of...More

Thank Anna G
evancouver, Owner at Water Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Anna, Thank you for taking the time to write us about your dining experience. We use all feedback to coach and build our team to bring our standards to the next level. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best, Eli...More

Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

I love this place! We were first in the door on Nov 11th after attending the Cenotaph downtown. It was great because it was only a short walk away. They got out an awesome high chair for our infant daughter. We were the only one...More

1  Thank Adrian N
evancouver, Owner at Water Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Adrian, Thank you for the kind words and for your support! We will continue to work hard each day to bring the best hospitality experience to you and our guests on a daily basis. We look forward to having you come join us again...More

Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to the water street café last night. We haven’t been there since Dine out, but I remembered loving the lobster ravioli. I really enjoyed our evening. the restaurant is beautiful with large windows and the candlelight makes it a nice...More

1  Thank Ally E
evancouver, Owner at Water Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Ally, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. Our chef team works hard to make all of our dishes from scratch on a daily basis and the Gnocchi has to be one of my favorites as well! I...More

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 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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