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Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

1505 2nd Ave W | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
+1 604-734-0101
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1505 2nd Ave W | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

The best baked croissants I’ve ever had. A lovely gem next to Granville Island to eat , drink coffee, take away fresh baked goods, or private functions.

Thank Edsia
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! Tasting Menu and Parings. Were Spectacular. Saturday night dinner by harbour inlet and city lights. And being at Culinary School Priceless

Thank Little1Tia
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The good news is that my wife loved her meal of trout. She loved the appetizer, assorted tomatoes, her main course, trout and her desert, the tiramisu. I on the on the other hand was disappointed by my selection. The appetizer, three small scallops perfectly...More

Thank BareboatCaption
Reviewed 2 August 2017

i never like Granville Island despite everyone is talking about how great it is. To me, it is a place where all the struggling poor wannabee artisans can have a chance to exhibit their works. Finally, i have a reason for hanging around there--the restaurant....More

Thank oldbutcool
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We have dined here several times in the last couple years. The menu choices are, obviously, limited as the meals are fixed price 3-course meals, but the monthly menu is posted online so one can check ahead and at $30 it is a good deal....More

1  Thank joswon
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a culinary school, which means the kitchen and the serving staff are all in training. As long as one knows that, everything is fine. Food - good. Service - charmingly tentative. Atmosphere - relaxing, at least the lunches we tried there. Be tolerant,...More

Thank mnng1222
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were celebrating two birthdays and it had been awhile since we last visited. The interior decor was elegant. The service fast, friendly and professional. The appetizer was a variation on a Deviled Egg combined with the ingredients of Pesto. It was a delight and...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went there for lunch and dinner at separate times. The quality of the food is outstanding and arrived at a reasonable time. The wine list is so-so quality and the price reflect on that. Kudos to the student chefs for the details in preparing...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

Four of us returned to Bistro 101 on a Wednesday due to its great value where all wines are half off. We had 3 bottles--started out with a Lamarca Proseco then 2 bottles of the Sonoma Valley Kenwood Cab Sauvignon and it was yummy! Larmarca...More

Thank cliu
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Was taken her for my b-day early this year. Very nice ambiance and the food was very good. We had chosen each of the three main entrees for January. I had the lamb shank, my wife the rainbow trout and my friend the flat iron...More

2  Thank Cynicc
picachef, Manager at Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

We're so delighted you enjoyed your meal and birthday celebration with us. We hope you join us again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review!

Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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Jemima S
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Response from sccfsac | Reviewed this property |
Please log onto their web site; each month's offerings are listed with description and price.
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It is a three course fixed menu for lunch which changes every month.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 2nd Ave W | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: From downtown Vancouver, the #50 (False Creek) bus will take you right to our building at the corner of West 2nd and Anderson.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-734-0101
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Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers gourmet cuisine, in an elegant setting, prepared by the next generation of talented cooks. Our marina-view restaurant serves lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday. Choose from a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared by our talented Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts students under the watchful eye of our European-trained chef instructors. Monday through Thursday - Join us for 'Market Menus' and enjoy a three-course fixed priced menu with choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Fridays - Feast on our 'West Coast Buffet'. ***PLEASE NOTE: Please note that effective April 2, 2013, Bistro 101 prices will be as follows: 3 Course Lunch (Monday - Thursday): $203 Course Dinner (Monday - Thursday): $26Lunch (Friday - West Coast Buffet): $22Dinner (Friday - West Coast Buffet): $33Please note that the 12% HST will be replaced with the 5% GST at this time as well.
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