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Arms Reach Bistro

4390 Gallant Avenue, #107C
North Vancouver, BC V7G1L2
Tel: (604) 929-7442 Reserve Online
  • Cuisine: Pacific northwest
  • Price: $$$ ($30 - $45)
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Features: Ocean Wise, Patio, View, Wheelchair accessible
  • Hours: Mon - Thu: 11AM - 10PM, Fri - Sat: 11AM - 11PM, Sun: 11AM - 10PM
  • 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.

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Great food, despite flies buzzing around us.
By MeowMeowHead of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 12:56pm [Dine in]

Second visit to the Arms Reach and let me start off by saying the food and drinks were fabulous. Took a while to get to us, but well worth the wait. I had the Angry Chicken and my husband had the Veal. Both fantastic. Although in beautiful Deep Cove with gorgeous views, the interior of the restaurant was lacking. We were seating at a dining table by a couple of couches, where a mom and her toddler were seated. Apparently so the toddler could bounce off the couches and walls. Always fun. =P Our chairs were falling apart underneath us, they were so old, and there were flies buzzing around us the entire time. The place should consider some fly tape or something. None the less, we had a real good time there.

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friendly staff and cozy atmosphere
By kare39 of Richmond (8 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 11:22am [Dine in]

My husband and I went to Arms Reach with another couple. It was a typical cold and soaking wet evening in Vancouver, so I was pleased to see they had cozy blankets available at the entrance and every table. We were seated promptly and our waitress was very friendly and helpful without being too "in-your-face." The food was delicious -- the AAA steak was the best I had ever seen. Creme brulee was delicious as well. Cozy, friendly atmosphere that still provides a "fine dining" feel. Excellent!

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Looks great, but it's not
By Menuplease of north vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 14, 2008 - 9:19pm [Dine in]

After eating at Arms Reach, i can tell the difference between what looks good, and what tastes good. Arms Reach has one of the best locations in the city, there can be on question. The quality of food and service on the other hand is a different matter. Simply watching the food network will teach you the value of fresh food, but Arms Reach hasn't gotten the message. My food was cold, had clearly been sitting around for a while, re-heated once or twice, and then served right back to me. the service was poor, with waitstaff more interested in talking with each other and their friends at the bar than in serving paying customers.

Next time i want to eat in Deep Cove, I'll pack a picnic, because Arms Reach isn't worth it.

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Nice view and good food
By choco of North Van (9 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

We sat by the window and the view was nice. The brunch that we all had were pretty good, especially the mushroom on flatbread. The spinach and cheese just melt in your mourth.. The benny that i had was ok, nothing too different from the one that I had in other restaurants.

When we got the receipt, we saw that there's a note in there saying that they will adjust their price starting June 10. Hopefully it will still be affordable.

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Tasty
By Jaboing of Kelowna (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 9:00pm [Dine in]

Spanish coffee and Martini were prepared just right. We ordered mussels in coconut milk with Cilantro and curry to start. Superb. I ordered seared jumbo scallops and my companion ordered the AAA steak. The steak was delcious but the 4 scallops had very little flavor despite a light pesto and some unknown sauce. Desert was creme brule and it had an artistic twist to it, a passion fruit in a twisted carmelized pillar rising from the surface of the desert. The view during daylight hours is beautiful as you can see the ocean through the trees and Deep Cove has a haunting atmosphere with an appeal all of its own.

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You must try this place!
By fred44 of North Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 11:40am [Dine in]

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent value! If you haven't been here, go, go, go!!!

Try the chicken penne or curry on rice- fantastic. I have been here numerous times and it has been consistent every visit. Well worth the drive out to Deep Cove.

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Eclectic menu friendly atmosphere
By mbattistel of North Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

We've been to AR several times... breakfast, lunch, dinner. Just the two of us and with a whole gang, including teenagers and their friends. We've always been happy. The menu is inspired but not 'over the top' chichi. Interesting experimentation and combinations but at the same time grounded so that everyone can relate. The servers are fun, attentive, friendly and there to serve. Always a smile and 'I'm happy to do that for you' attitude. The wine list is remarkable for a bistro of this size (and location) and the staff are very knowledgeable about their wines. Deep Cove is a funky kind of place and the view to the cove is very restful. The decor is relaxed and there's always a nice buzz of conversation but not overwhelming. Weird bits... the washroom is in another, albeit, adjacent building. Its hard to get in (the restaurant, not the washrooms) so make sure you have a reservation.. even on weeknights

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Something for everyone
By sarahsstark of north vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 6:49pm [Dine in]

Arm's Reach is a beautiful spot for a date but its casual enough for the whole family. I love the menu because there is something for everyone and every price range. The wine list is awesome too...Definately worth the trip to the Cove!

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Best breakfast- and Great Dinner
By snowgirl of North Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 1:49pm [Dine in]

I love this cozy bistro in all seasons. In the summer the patio is a great place to people watch and sip delicious margaritas with real fruit. In the winter a lazy Sunday morning is best spent enjoying the view of deep Cove while savouring the absolutely delicious "Timo's Benny" with wonderful smoked wild salmon. I've tried most of the menu, and the Angry Roasted Chicken is my favourite. The Juicy, spicy, vibrant tasting chicken with seasonal roasted vegetables will satisfy a large appetite. Go for a walk around the Cove after dinner to complete a great experience.

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Order wine by bottle not by glace
By tolla of north vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 25, 2008 - 4:51pm [Dine in]

My second visit to Arms was not us good us my first. Server make us to drink wrong wine’s ,we order glace of viogner for me and glace resling for her but she switch on us .I had the sweet resling and she had my viogner ,food was simple . Room is cold and dusty and servers need to be well train.

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Lives up to its rep.
By krackaboom of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 3:41pm [Dine in]

I came to the Arms Reach with a date for dine out ’08. Both our meals were delicious and I was especially impressed with the shrimp cake paired with the Sumac Ridge ‘Black Sage’ VQA Sauvignon Blanc. The service was good, the atmosphere cozy and friendly. It’s definitely a place I’d come back to.

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