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ARC Restaurant and Bar

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US$26 - US$57
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Bar, Canadian
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 21-08-24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-08-24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great service by Katie in the restaurant; food is between average and good, nothing special...Nice ambiance and the staff is great!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered short rib entree, and mushroom rigatoni, both were superb. Beautifully presented, enjoyable.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From previous visits (a couple of years ago), I was surprised at the limited menu, sort of average quality and yet still a high price. Only one type of fish on the menu. Four dessert options that were all pretentious.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of an evening at ARC last night. The food was amazing, as always as was the service. Many thanks to Emilee and all of the Team who took such great care of us. We greatly appreciate that they...take the time to help us with Vegan requests on the menu and I highly recommend the smoked olives, beet salad with citrus basil and pistachios, smoked lentil & squash main with broccoli rabe, fingerling potatoes, and mushrooms on the side, and a wonderful vegan chocolate ganache for desert. ARC is the best restaurant in the city, don't miss it if you have the opportunity. Service from every member of the Team is always outstanding.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

The title says it all. We ate all of our meals there when we stayed at the Fairmont Waterfront. My wife and I enjoyed the food and drinks very much.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022

We enjoyed our time in the bar with our server, Melin. She was so friendly and had a great sense of humor.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022

We love the Fairmont Waterfront and Arc is a great option for dinner. After flying in, we kept dinner close and ate at the hotel. Arc never disappoints. The service was excellent. The view out to Canada Place and the port of Vancouver is really...nice. Mr. Bee opted for Fish and Chips for dinner, and he got two large pieces of perfectly fried fish. It was nice and crispy on the outside and tender and flaky on the inside without being a bit greasy. The fries were crispy and well salted. I chose the Mushroom Orecchiete. Diving into the bowl there were crispy bits of guanciale, truffles all in a creamy pecorino cream sauce. It was seasoned well, the perfect portion and I could have licked the bowl clean, as the sauce was rich and flavorful. The drink menu is great and the bar is a nice place to enjoy a cocktail before dinner. Enjoy!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022

4 for dinner on a Tuesday night. walking distance from the convention center and cruise terminal. $500 for dinner and wine. Can't beat the view and service but it is pricey.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022 via mobile

Great location with easy access from Canada Place. Nice ambiance and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Menu clearly labelled with food allergens and kitchen able to adapt some none labelled options to be gluten free on request. Overall, a pleasant meal, thank you

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

Alcina met us at our table with a cheery good morning. She continued in a irreplaceable vibrant manner to take our order, bring our food, and check that all was well throughout our meal. We would justify another trip to Vancouver to enjoy another meal...with Alcina.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

We celebrated our 10th anniversary at the Arc for brunch and it was wonderful. We live out of town and it’s a place that we tend to enjoy annually for very special occasions. The staff is always kind, efficient and accommodating. This weekend, our server...was of the highest caliber. She went above and beyond, and we lacked for nothing as she anticipated our needs before we even had to ask. The food came out in a timely manner, with skill and care put into every dish. Starting from sweet to savory, the menu items took us on a palette-pleasing gastronomic journey, pleasing all the senses! It is obvious that this restaurant runs like a tightly run ship, with everyone doing their job well and working together to provide an exceptional experience worthy of continued loyal patronage. Our visit was everything you’d expect in a perfect brunch. Thank you to the whole team for making our special day extraordinary.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

Food was good throughly enjoyed our meal and the staff the two girls that served us made the whole experience a pleasure their names were Emilee and Millan what a pleasure to be served by these girls.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

Easter Brunch Buffet is distant memory since the pandemic hit two years ago , this year ARC at Fairmount Hotel offer a " Bottomless Easter Brunch " on Easter Sunday and Monday , for $69 per person , the restaurant very upscale spacious we choose...the Easter Monday brunch because mum going to church all day on Easter Sunday , also it is for a while since the whole family can get together , we have reservation for five of us , lovely tablets setting , their concept is they offer various ultimate choice of small plates to try and enjoyed , about 18 items , we all like the idea lot safe and comfortable atmosphere , the food quality is first class , the Duck Poutine and the Beef short ribs so tasty and flavourful , coffee very fresh and hot , lot of body in it , service very friendly and excellent " Can Do Attitude " special she took care our mum so good , they automatic apply 18 % gratuity to the bill , I am so impressed with her service , I put down 30 % for her , she was so happy and shock , but great service is hard to find these day , also they do offer bottomless weekend brunch too for $49 , try it out it is different , price very reasonable .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

Popped in on the off chance for breakfast and was not disappointed. We had Alcina as our host and she was excellent. She looked after us so well and she obviously enjoyed her job immensely. The food was delicious and we were set up for...the day with full tummy’s and a great dining experience. Lovely to meet you Alcina - keep doing what you’re doing, you are fab xMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022 via mobile

First of all our server was fantastic but that’s where it ended. Chose the restaurant for location and while the menu was uninspired, had hoped there would be some evening specials but not!! The clam pasta had no visible clams, the steelhead was barely seasoned...served over vegetables some of which were cooked perfectly and others tasted old and fermented. The chocolate fondue was the savior!! Won’t be back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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F38KYdavidj
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June 10, 2016|
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Response from DCFoodyDV8 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of...and I have not heard of a restaurant in Vancouver that does have a dress code....we are pretty chill here and just like to eat good food
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Dear Anastasiia K, Thanks for your question! We are pleased to offer a variety of menu options, including many items that are either already vegan or can be made vegan. We would also be happy to personalize a menu for you... More
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ARC Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5