About Arms Reach Bistro
"Deep Cove is a crowd of discerning, food loving folks in flip flops" The Georgia Strait "This Bistro is one of those local gems that foodies like me dream of discovering but dread revealing for fear of exposing its virtuous flavours" Cathy Bullen "Simply Devine" The North Shore News
Northwest, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Daily: 11:00am - 1:00pm
CAN$30 and under
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Arms Reach Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic Alaskan Cod and Tomato Risotto
The new menu offered so many fabulous choices - I went with the Alaskan Cod served with a tomato risotto and eggplant puree . It was delicious, melt in your mouth fish and very flavourful risotto with just the right amount of puree swirl - all the flavours blended into a delightful taste experience, washed down by a local Pino Grigio. The service was attentive and pleasant. Arms Reach gets better and better each time I visit - so thankful for this little local gem
Great location, good service but food disappointed
we've been patrons of AR since it opened and have enjoyed many dinners there - including a few NYEves. very nice neighbourhood bistro with good food, a nice wine list and friendly helpful servers.
Lovely scenic location. Great food. Great service. Cosy bistro atmosphere.
What happened to The Arm?
Not the quality I remember. It seems that the recipes have changed though the names have stayed the same. I hope it was just a fluke that the food was so different. I drove up from Bellingham for lunch and was very disappointed.
The best restaurant meal we have had in years! Fantastic food, and attentive friendly service. Go here... Just don't take our table! G&T Heyes
overall good, but overpriced
It was overall a good experience, but we found it overpriced, and they were missing a drink ingredient on a Saturday night for many drinks. We were attending a play at the local theater down the block, this restaurant has a monopoly as on of only 2 restaurants in this area, the other being a casual Japanese restaurant.
A Great Deep Cove Facility
The Arms Reach is a perfect restaurant for the Deep Cove village. Beautiful location and excellent food and a great wine list. Beautifully romantic. One of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver.
Amazing as usual. This is our neighbourh ...
Amazing as usual. This is our neighbourhood gem, and it is always on point. Our server tonight was so great, he totally went above and beyond. You can never go wrong at Arms Reach.
Now and then, if we feel like going to Deep Cove, we also visit the Arms Reach Bistro for a snack or for brunch as we did this time. Given the limited capacity at Deep Cove, this is one of the best places to enjoy a fun brunch after enjoying the Cove and the surrounding park.
Great place, keeps getting better
First class across the board, had a great evening. The food was excellent.
Consistently the best
Consistently excellent food and service, after many years of dining here. Innovative menus using fresh ingredients. If you see the blueberry bread pudding on the menu - order it! For a dessert without chocolate it is truly amazing.
Wehada nice time celebrating my husband' ...
Wehada nice time celebrating my husband's birthday there. Nice place for a special occasion.
Deep Cove's Bistro
The food was satisfactory for the menu prices. But what stood out the most was that we were kicked out after only 1.5 hours because apparently another couple was waiting for our table when there was clearly empty tables elsewhere in the dining room and we were not informed of a seating time limit at any point of our visit.
Overall, excellent food, great service, great ambiance, amazing views. Food was very good, though my dish was too salty for my taste (I tend to use less salt than other people). Love the Arm's Reach, definitely recommend.
Me and my friend had a very nice brunch at Arms Reach Bistro, everything was perfect I have nothing to complain about. I totally recommend this place and I am surely coming back for lunch.
You need to eat here - one of the best k ...
You need to eat here - one of the best kitchens in the lower mainland. Pro tip: Risotto
Awesome food and service as always
Been coming here for years. A great spot located in the heart of Deep Cove. The views are fantastic and the food is always a treat. Price wise it is on the more expensive side, but worth the $$. The staff are attentive and very accommodating. The trout I had was especially delicious as was my husbands baked spaghetti. My kids always love the pasta there and my Mom too enjoyed the trout.
Made our special night pretty special
We had reservations here for our 5th anniversary. After reading the reviews I figured it would be perfect for a romantic evening out. We started with the beef carpaccio, which was amazing. We shared but I know for next time to get my own because I wanted more 😉 I had a yummy Giggle Juice martini and my boyfriend had their house lemonade. My main course was the angry chicken, which was super delicious. And the vegetables were cooked perfectly. My boyfriend had the spicy spaghetti. I tried it and it was great but definitely spicy. I wouldn't be able to handle the whole dish, it made my boyfriend's nose run. We also had the Chai ginger creme Brule, and it was a great ending to our delicious meal. We will definitely be making a second visit, because my first choice the lamb shoulder was out by the time we ordered.
Prix Fixe Menu
The Arms Reach is one of our favourite restaurants. The location is great, with a nice view of Indian Arm from the patio or window tables. We finally made it on a Tuesday for the three course menu they offer on Monday and Tuesday and the food was excellent as well as the paired wines. The Chocolate Ganache Torte was a very memorable desert. Service was as always very friendly and attentive.
As always food was excellent. We have never had a bad meal at Arms Reach always tasty and reliable for great food.
My daughter took me here for my birthday brunch it was very good and the server was great, the only thing was my Benny was not very hot, wondering if it was sitting around for a bit? I would have re- ordered but we had my 8 month grand baby with us so we had a timing deadline.
Excellent Valentines dinner menu
The Seafood risotto included 3 very large spot prawns and large scallops.
Dinner at the Arm's Reach Bistro
We had a wonderful meal. The meal choices were very creative as well as delicious. Amy our server was friendly and attentive. Wouldn't change a thing for the evening. This is a neighbourhood gem.
Simply the best
Our dining experience was in one word--Outstanding!
Another pleasant evening
We had some family in from out of town and decided to go out for dinner somewhere close. We were able to book a table at a reasonable time with reasonable notice. The menu was very similar as on previous occasions, I do not believe that it has changed much in the past few years, which is why we have not been here as often. The service was fair - we did have an infant with us and the staff were very respectful and accommodating of this - however we were checked on very infrequently (I wished to order another drink but that took almost 10 minutes before we were able to gain the attention of one of the service staff. The wine list is quite sufficient, however the bar is lacking - mostly just your regular drinks and mixes, nothing too fancy. The food was very good and we had no issues with any of it. However, we were told by the server who attended to us that there were no specials that evening, however when our food arrived, we overheard another table being told of a special that turned out to be something that at least two of our party would likely have ordered instead. Arms Reach is a great little neighborhood gem, close by and comfortable, however some moderate changes in the menu would be greatly appreciated.
We love Arms Reach as it is a local for us and don't have to travel for a great dining experience!
Great location with friendly staff and j ...
Great location with friendly staff and just the right selection of menu items. Provides lots of choice without overwhelming. Really enjoyed our evening out here.
A great limited menu. Not a lot of optio ...
A great limited menu. Not a lot of options for big salads. Only one cab sauv on wines-by-the-glass and it's $12-13. Setting is lovely and ambience is relaxing.
A Neighbourhood Gem
On our most recent visit to Arm's Reach Bistro we enjoyed both the dine out menu and items off the regular menu. We live nearby some come fairly often and always enjoy, but for some reason this evening's food was particularly good. A very nice time!
Deep cove special
We enjoyed the delicious food and the ambience. My family enjoyed the night, we got plenty of the delicious bread and butter through out the night,
Enjoyed the evening at Arms Reach dining on dine out Vancouver menu. The pasta was superb and the lentil salad was a nice change from lettuce. Did not enjoy the desert as much so the waitress changed it up for a different desert. Always find this restaurant most accommodating. We have been to Arms Reach many times and never had a bad meal.
Dine out Vancouver is on, and the $30 menu special was very good. I had the salad to start, trout for the main course and a delicious lemon tart for dessert. All very good, and would recommend.
Our favourite spot on a cold, wet winter evening
Still our favourite spot on a cold, wet winter evening in the Cove. During the summer it's just too busy and hard to get a table but off-season it's a wonderful cozy spot we can walk to, and the food is consistently top quality. A bit noise at times, but still our go-to for special occasions and when company is visiting.
Thoroughly enjoyable experience
I wanted to take my wife to a good restaurant to celebrate her birthday, so googled "Best Restaurants in North Vancouver." The Arms Reach Bistro was rated highly, and even though we had not had a dinner there before, I made a reservation, and asked for a table for two by the window. This was ready for us on our arrival, although the restaurant was busy. The ambience can be described as friendly, warm and cosy. Our server was very attentive, and able to answer very knowledgeably the questions my wife had about various menu items. We both had the beef tenderloin, which was cooked to perfection. My wife likes Spanish Coffee, and even though it was not on the menu, the restaurant was happy to provide it. Although it was a bit pricey, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and would recommend Arms Reach Bistro to anyone looking for good food, service, and atmosphere.
The meal was spectacular, the scallops were on the menu as a special. The scallops have been my favorite dish for many years so I was very happy to indulge again. I have been to Arms Reach many time and always the food is fantastic.
A perfect way to kick off 2016!
We enjoyed an early dinner on New Year's Day. The service was outstanding, the food amazing, and the staff was knowledgeable on both food and drinks. I had one of the evening's specials - Scallops with Lobster Risotto prepared perfectly. The other people in my party all raved about their dinner as well. I have also had business lunches here and always proud to bring business guests as it is a wonderful spot for great food and quiet enough to hold a business conversation. Thumbs up.
Maintains high quality
The ARB has been our favorite restaurant since it first opened. The food is always first rate with a few subtle changes every menu revision while keeping crowd pleasing favorites like the Calamari. Having said that the best thing about the ARB is that owners Ali' and Eric have maintained quality of service through the hiring and coaching of serving and kitchen staff. It's the staff that makes an evening there a great experience.
Excellent restaurant in every way!!!
A sign on the door to t he kitchen reads "Heart and Soul." It exemplifies the extra effort that all the staff display in offering superb food and professional yet friendly service. My wife and I have been enjoying outstanding qualities of the Arms Reach for many years. We recommend it highly!!
Dining Treasure in Deep Cove
Outstanding dining experience in a scenic setting that is hard to beat. A complete menu designed by caring, creative culinary geniuses. First rate appies, starters, mains and deserts, accompanied by an extensive wine list offering something for everyone. Serving staff is friendly and efficient ensuring your dining experience will be one you won't soon forget. A perfect example of good things coming in small packages.
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