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ARC Restaurant and Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20-08-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-08-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$28 - US$63
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Bar, Canadian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite possibly the worst service I've ever had. 45 minutes before waitress even took our dinner order. An hour and a half to get our dinners on our table. It's unacceptable when they're charging $18 for a cocktail and $50 for an entree. Got better...service at the Cactus Club down the block.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is located in the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel ,,very upscale first class restaurant ,I had been here lot of time , my business partners surprised me for their $39 Bottomless Brunch , at their out door patio , only Fri , Sat ,Sun , not a...big area ,around 10 tablets , we all very happy and comfortable about their safety guidelines , wow . so peaceful environment , you can smell the harbour air and watch the marine birds fly around at the harbour , their bottomless brunch menu is very creative with variety dishes , fresh ingredients good quality , total different them the Average Sunday Buffet ! poor quality , crowed every where ,noisy , great place to relax , and enjoyed every bite and zip ! we all love their berry smoothie also the drip coffee ,very flavourful , the short rib poutine and the salmon benedict must try ! just a classic dishes , service very professional , if you have not been here ,try it out amazing ,you will exceeded your exception ! reservation must less a few weeks ahead ! we all having a lovely time together ! Thanks ARC !More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021

It is our Family once a month get together ,and also my oldest sisters 78 years birthday .,our family so fussy about going out for dinner , due to our family running number of restaurants around the world , so I choose the ARC located...in Fairmont Hotel ,very upscale relax flour to celling window ,lovely views of Coal Harbour ,,they have a special bottomless tasting small plates ,only $49 per person , from Thu, Fri ,Sat , just like Tapas style , menu very creative ,not over size , lot to choose from ,good selection of wines , happy to say their Covid 19 guidelines excellent , tablets separated by plex glass , great job , restaurant almost half full , when you first order is limit to four dishes ,but you welcome to order as many as you like after , but slow down and enjoy the exquisite fresh quality ingredients , and the cozy atmosphere ,,just amazing tasting plates ,never felt rushed , my personal favourite is the Chicken Liver and the Mussel pasta , over all ,just impressed ,all my sisters and brother love it , not pricy at all ,excellent service ,our wine glass never empty ,,limited hours they open ,so reservations must ! I truly recommended it ! I wish all my girl friends here ,they will love it !More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 13, 2021

Myself and my partner are both from the industry of fine dining at the worlds best hotel (Ashford Castle Ireland ) and my my my did the Arc leave us to think there may be a better place to visit then the Castle , first...of all a big thank you to James what an absolute gem and gentleman ! So attentive and so mannerly , always on the ball with re fills cleared empty plates he even noticed our candle had burnt out and replaced it for us , after our meal he wiped our table clean before our drinks arrived , James was the highlight to our evening , the food ! Wow ! Every dish that came was just wow ! Mouth watering so flavorful , presented so perfectly . Made with care for sure , the music was also perfect we couldn't hear anyone around us but yet the music was at the perfect volume to enjoy just us :) . We will most definitely be back , thank you to all the staff , highly recommend !More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 18, 2021

The food here is absolutely delicious. We came here for their weekend brunch special and it was amazing! We wish we were even hungrier so we could try more items. Alcina was our server and she was awesome! She was so kind and so funny,...she definitely added to our whole experience here. I highly recommend checking this place out for their brunch special!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 30, 2020

Staying for a few nights at the Fairmont Harbourfront, great location across the street from the Cruise Terminal and the Canada Place Convention Center. Service was excellent, very friendly & attentive staff, nice full pot of hot coffee, I had the Eggs Benny, was very...good, soft & runny yolk, just the way that I like it, with tip the breakfast was $35.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

Went there for a quick lunch of sandwich and salad, food was good and price was surprisingly low due to coronavirus. The wait staff was so friendly and quite attentive. The restaurant is at the waterfront with floor to ceiling window so most tables can...enjoy the view of Coal Harbour.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

Went there for a quick lunch of sandwich and salad. Food was good and the wait staff was so very friendly and attentive. Because of coronavirus, they got rid of the usual paper menu but there is QR code on each table, you can see...the menu by scanning the code. Think that’s great idea. The restaurant is at the waterfront and has floor to ceiling windows so both indoor and patio seating can enjoy the view of Coal HarbourMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

I was on the patio at Arc yesterday and they brought me out all the menus except the happy hour menu. I was there during happy hour. I ordered a glass of wine and when the server came back, I asked about happy hour. She...said they did have a happy hour (I knew this because I had been there before). I asked if I could get the menu and she said no need. She told me about the beer, wine and cocktails but neglected to tell me about the food. I asked if there was any food on the happy hour menu and she said no there was no food. Having been there previously when they had food, I looked up their happy hour menu on their website and yes, there was actually quite a bit of food. I was somewhat baffled as to why the server would say something like that. I was leaving and they came by and I mentioned that I looked at the menu online and there was food. The server then indicated that all the menus online were incorrect. I thought that was odd considering that this is a restaurant at a Fairmont hotel where the standards are very high. As I was leaving, I told the hostess what had happened and if the menus online were inaccurate and she said no. She offered to have someone speak to me, but I said it wasn't necessary because I wouldn't be coming back after that experience.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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FWsocialmedia, General Manager at ARC Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2020

Dear Barbara_E186, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is with concern that I read your feedback and I am very sorry that your recent experience in ARC fell short of expectations. If you would like to discuss this further, you...More

Reviewed June 22, 2020

We were staying at the Fairmont a few years ago and stopped in here one night for a few cocktails, which was fun overall. The prices were a bit high, but the cocktails were excellent and perfectly made. We enjoyed being able to relax here...as the lobby area was very comfortable. This is a good place to get a drink inside a very nice hotel.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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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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Anastasiia K
April 17, 2015|
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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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Yes, ARC Restaurant and Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

ARC Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5