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“Warm and friendly local”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Arms Reach Bistro

Arms Reach Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Banbury Road
Description: The Arms Reach Bistro, established in 2004, in the heart of Deep Cove, offers a tasteful west coast style cuisine with a unique flare. Open at 11am seven days a week, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come down and join us, relax and relish in the spectacular waterfront view.
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
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“Warm and friendly local”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We are frequent diners at this cosy, busy, warm and friendly bistro. The chef creates some amazing dishes, so always look for the specials, and we have had some of the best flavours we have ever tasted anywhere in the world in this little gem of a neighbourhood restaurant. The patio in the summer is hard to beat but you cannot book a spot here. Inside in winter it is great for a date night, girls night or evening with family (children welcomed). Its worth the 25 minute drive after work from downtown and we always book through open table and have never been disappointed, ever.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Dee B
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Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
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“Really nice evening!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great service! Great food! Amazing location. Make a reservation. A really lovely place to go. Go for walk in this little town before dinner so go early. A great date night.

  • Visited February 2014
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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“During Work”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our crew of 6 went there for grub during storm repairs. We were hungry, in a hurry and had no reservations. They realized the situation and fit us in. The food was excellent and service good. Not really the place for 6 dirty linemen, but I have been back with my girlfriend 3 or 4 times (don't tell my wife). The food is high quality as is the service. Good view of Deep Cove.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Tony B
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Vancouver, BC
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36 reviews
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“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful views over Deep Cove. Elegant decor but not pretentious. Excellent service and food. The lap throws for guests that are sitting outside on the patio are a nice touch. I always make reservations online at OpenTable.com rather than wait in a line-up as it's a very popular restaurant. Brunch, lunch and dinner are all excellent. Sometimes we even go just for drinks!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Royalt8
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Canada
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111 reviews
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“Everything was good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

I decided to take a drive to Deep Cove on Saturday afternoon and ended up at the Arm's Reach for a late lunch. Everything was as it should be. Both service and food.

We were greeted promptly at the front door, staff were all very professional, courteous and friendly. The young woman setting tables in the restaurant was inspecting silverware and side plates to make sure they were clean, our waiter made sure we had water and coffee right away and was appropriately 'present' but not hanging over our shoulder. The bistro was quite busy and our food didn't come quickly but it also wasn't so long of a wait as to be a problem.

We had the chicken and brie sandwich and the burger. Both were excellent. The buns were fresh (which can make or break your meal) and the side salad was simple but fresh.

All that and a pretty amazing view of the water!

  • Visited February 2014
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