Cuisine: A La Carte, Canadian, Cocktail Bar
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

An artisan dining experience in the heart of the city, with gorgeous waterfront views.

ARC, named after the crescent-moon shaped dining room, is a buzzy spot in the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel that’s a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

Chef Michael Pagnacco and his team draw inspiration from the third-floor organic kitchen garden, where they grow more than 20 varieties of vegetables and have several beehives.

The menu is a love letter to local ingredients from land and sea, prepared with contemporary flair. Think char with cabbage and apple butter, steak tartare, harissa cauliflower and kale caesar salad.

Tipple on sophisticated cocktails, including tipples, garnished with herbs grown on-site, and don’t miss quality wines, many from local regions including the Okanagan Valley.

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ARC
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver B.C V6C 3L5

Open Hours:
Mon - Sun 6:30 am - 11:00 pm

Phone: +1 604 691 1818
Website: www.arcdining.com

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ARC

ARC
Location: Waterfront
Cuisine: A La Carte, Canadian, Cocktail Bar
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

Belle Eist

We had a lovely experience at Arc, the service was exceptional and our server Jule was very patient when we needed a bit more time with the menu. I 100% recommend the crab cakes as an appetizer, they came with the most lovely sprouts and sauce. The risotto, Pacific provider salmon and seafood pasta were other highlights! Dessert also is a must have at Arc.

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Gary Nisbet

We had a great time at the ARC, our server Gabriel was absolutely top notch, there when you needed him, and but not when you didn't. Going on a Friday night was great as they had a live musician in which really helped the atmosphere (I believe this is a special treat for guests on Fridays and Saturdays). The quality of the food was great, we split an appetizer, but couldn't help ourselves to a dessert each as they all just looked so good, I had the ice cream sundae, and the pumpkin ice cream was just the right amount of sweet and spice.
Definitely one to treat yourself too, don't forget to grab one of the cocktails too, a great way to start off your meal.

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Alex Gladley

Our Server Katie was brilliant, she was really good fun and awesome at explaining the menu and specials. Every single dish was incredible and the wines were great too. I got carried away and finished with the Maple Crème Caramel (you have to do dessert on First Table!) as well as a Port from the Okanagan. I can't wait to go back!

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Kathy Lee

Dining at ARC was amazing! I absolutely loved all of their food, favourites being the tenderloin and the Maple Creme Caramel! The steak was perfectly cooked and my dessert blew my mind.

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Thanks to first first table! The experience was fantastic! Upon going in, the staff immediately found our reservation and lead us to the table. She let us picked the table that we want. The waitress was very friendly and there was live music in the restaurant. Food was amazing - we tried the arctic char and this is nothing like the other ones that we have tried so far! Super crispy skin and juicy! The Sundae best was vety unique too! The pumpkin icr cream definitely reminds us of thanksgiving! We will be back to Arc again!

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Arc was absolutely wonderful! I went with three friends and we were seated right away in big comfortable couches and there was live music playing in the background. We shared several appetizers that were all delicious and the main course was just as good! I would 100% come back for the filet mignon and risotto! Our waitress Bailee was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She surprised us with a big platter filled with desserts to help celebrate my birthday. I will 100% be back! 5 stars!

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Simply amazing and exquisite. A 5-star treatment. The manager and the server both came forward to greet us when we arrived. The server did a special note for us and made our date very special. She sat us down beside the fireplace where we enjoyed the aroma of the crackling firewood, embedded in the sweetness of the scent flowing straight out of the kitchen close to us. We ordered the seafood pasta and the Atlantic char. Both were cooked to perfected and the desserts were sinfully delicious. We both sat for over 5 hours there. A perfect place to go on a date with your loved one.

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My companion and I had a wonderful meal at ARC. Service was spot on and we greatly enjoyed each course. The room is gorgeous and the view was lovely. The live music as at a great volume so that conversation was easily had but ambience was maintained. I will 100 percent be back - and soon!

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This is the first restaurant I have been to that offered a coat check and we were blown away, I knew I had made the right decision to choose ARC. We ordered the Cauliflower and the Risotto, which were great dishes, but I recommend ordering the bread as an appetizer! Our server was very kind, her name is Leane and brought us a slice of cake as we were celebrating our 3 year anniversary. Will come back again :)

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Kyzly Peralta

We decided to try first table and booked a reservation for our Anniversary dinner at the Arc last night and we are so glad we did! The atmosphere was great, our server Katie attended to our needs promptly even though she was so busy! We had the chowder and shrimp cocktail to start and both were phenomenal. For mains, my husband had the ribeye and he inhaled every single bite. I had the roasted chicken, it was cooked to perfection and seasoned well. We had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert and Katie even had the chef prepare a 'Happy Anniversary' edible note on there and it was delicious! We did wait quite a bit for our mains but it was worth it. Valet was complimentary for us because our bill was over 100$ so that was a plus! Overall we had a great experience. Thanks first table and Arc!

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Lisa Chan

The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding at Arc. We were happy to discover that there wasn't a time limit for our table so we had a very romantic dinner that lasted 3 hours. We went on a Friday night and was surprised to discover live singing by a beautiful vocalist. Valet Parking was also free with over $100 spend at the restaurant. I highly recommend Arc and First Table!

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Kaitlyn Milani

From the moment we met our server we knew we'd enjoy our visit. She was very accommodating and had great answers for our questions. The cocktail that my husband ordered was incredible, it was made using the fresh honey and herbs being made/grown on site!! I had the Atlantic Char and enjoyed Every. Single. Bite. (shameless full disclosure ...I may have dreamt about it that night.)

The atmosphere (including lighting, music, table spacing and view) was very welcoming and seemed quite private.

We will definitely be returning to Arc, and thoroughly enjoyed our first First Table experience. Im planning to book another first table at Arc for when my parents visit in the new year.

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The service was very good. Food arrived promptly. My friends and I have never been to Arc before and it was a wonderful experience to try out the food and restaurant with 50% off!!! Will definitely be booking with first table again!

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Bryce Gieschen

Wow - what a night! For our 1st FirstTable experience, we decided to take out our in-laws to ARC Restaurant, situated inside the Fairmont Hotel. Here's how it went:

- We were greeted with a friendly host, who quickly found our reservation under the last name. She brought us into the dining room and gave us seating options, which was nice.
- We quickly noticed the live music that we were treated to; it was a solo guitarist/singer who was unbelievable and added to the ambiance.
- We tried a bunch of things on the menu - both the Ribeye and Tenderloin were delicious and filling, the Beet Salad was refreshing but a little on the small side, and the salmon was well-cooked and tasty.
- I'd recommend ordering the craft beer flight. It gives you the option to try 3 local beers of your choosing.
- The favourite dessert was Sundae's Best, which is essentially a mashup of pumpkin pie, ice cream, berries, and caramel. A unique spin on things, which we appreciated.
- The only thing we had an issue with was one of the steaks came out lukewarm, however this was quickly rectified; the server went back to the kitchen to cook another steak and even poured my father-in-law a free glass of wine while he waited.

All 4 of us gave this experience a 10/10 and look forward to going back. Thank you, First Table!

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Espoir Espoir

It was the first time we dined at this restaurant... excellent and friendly service as well as deliciously prepared and elegantly plated food. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the food and made some excellent recommendations regarding food and beverages. Overall, an excellent dining experience!

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Belle Eist

We had a lovely experience at Arc, the service was exceptional and our server Jule was very patient when we needed a bit more time with the menu. I 100% recommend the crab cakes as an appetizer, they came with the most lovely sprouts and sauce. The risotto, Pacific provider salmon and seafood pasta were other highlights! Dessert also is a must have at Arc.

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Gary Nisbet

We had a great time at the ARC, our server Gabriel was absolutely top notch, there when you needed him, and but not when you didn't. Going on a Friday night was great as they had a live musician in which really helped the atmosphere (I believe this is a special treat for guests on Fridays and Saturdays). The quality of the food was great, we split an appetizer, but couldn't help ourselves to a dessert each as they all just looked so good, I had the ice cream sundae, and the pumpkin ice cream was just the right amount of sweet and spice.
Definitely one to treat yourself too, don't forget to grab one of the cocktails too, a great way to start off your meal.

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Booking was easy. Food was great. Service excellent.

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The service by Julie was great! She talked about every menu item and was very friendly. The appies were really good, my favourite was their crab cakes.

The beef tenderloin was overcooked for mine and they took it back and remade a new one for me. And since I had to wait longer, they also gave me a complimentary beet salad which was really nice. The tenderloin was perfect the second time. I also loved the potatoes but the veggies were a little burnt.

The Arctic Char was made perfectly, very moist while the skin was crispy.

The Ameratti Affogato was super delicious! Right balance of sweetness from the ice cream, alcohol, and espresso all together. Will definitely get this again.

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Discovering first table was one of the best things ever, the concept is brilliant and I’m super excited and happy to be trying it and witnessing the program coming to life!

Yesterday we went to Arc to have their amazing dinner. This was my first time there, I’ve drove past it various times but I’m super glad to have stepped foot in it. With first table I love how there are so many different type of cuisines and fusions! There’s definitely the variety that fits with everyone’s pallet! Vegetarian? Don’t worry first table has you covered! Prefer specific cuisines? They got options for that too!

You have to pay $10 to reserve a table and it’s an early reservation but I love it! Earlier the better as it’s less crowded and better for spending time with you significant other, family, and even with friends. Loved catching up and really feeling like the time has stopped during our dinners!

The concept is amazing and it’s for sure something everyone should try out! It’s perfect for date nights, and mini friend gatherings! The option is available for groups of 2-4 which is most ideal! Can’t wait to bring my parents to one of the restaurants.

I had a blast going to Arc with my significant other, and I can’t wait to share my next adventure with you guys. Next stop? Definitely water st Café!

I liked to thank first table for existing in the first place! I can’t wait to see it grow and expand and incorporate other restaurants! Thank you for making our lives easier and better! Now there’s no excuse to try new things!

Join me in my adventures: @vancityfoodstuff

My New Years goal: GO AND TRY EVERYTHING THAT IS ON FIRST TABLE!!!!

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Had amazing service and was shown in right on time! Food was amazing and server was super sweet! Would definitely go again

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Jennifer Liu

Great experience!

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Tyler Yang

Service was top-notch. Jennifer was very friendly and such a delight. Food was above average and the cocktail was pretty solid though. Overall a great experience with the discount for 4!

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ARC was great for a first timer using First Table. Food was amazing. We left the restaurant very full and very satisfied

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Alex Gladley

Our Server Katie was brilliant, she was really good fun and awesome at explaining the menu and specials. Every single dish was incredible and the wines were great too. I got carried away and finished with the Maple Crème Caramel (you have to do dessert on First Table!) as well as a Port from the Okanagan. I can't wait to go back!

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We were given a choice of seating when we first arrived. Not many are bad tables though. Atmosphere was nice and the waitress was prompt and friendly. Three of us shared a started and 3 mains. All the food was great and they were happy to hear we were first table customers! Would recommend.

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Kathy Lee

Dining at ARC was amazing! I absolutely loved all of their food, favourites being the tenderloin and the Maple Creme Caramel! The steak was perfectly cooked and my dessert blew my mind.

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Thanks to first first table! The experience was fantastic! Upon going in, the staff immediately found our reservation and lead us to the table. She let us picked the table that we want. The waitress was very friendly and there was live music in the restaurant. Food was amazing - we tried the arctic char and this is nothing like the other ones that we have tried so far! Super crispy skin and juicy! The Sundae best was vety unique too! The pumpkin icr cream definitely reminds us of thanksgiving! We will be back to Arc again!

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Took my wife and the little one (13 months old) out for a nice weekend dinner. Our server was very friendly and have provided us a nice and quiet spot with very good scenery. Appetizers are good but not my favorite (just personal preference) but the mains were just pure AWESOME. I would definitely go back again.

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Aurora Chiu

We had a great First Table experience at ARC. Upon checking in, we were lead to a cozy table by the fireplace and then greeted by our friendly server. She made us feel comfortable and let us know about the dinner specials. Service was quick, and the food was delicious. When the bill came, it came with the original bill, then the one with the discount applied. It's a great feeling to see it 50% off! We will definitely book with First Table again and dine at ARC!

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Amazing and so delicious!!! Our server was the best and so attentive! Will definitely be back!

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Arc was absolutely wonderful! I went with three friends and we were seated right away in big comfortable couches and there was live music playing in the background. We shared several appetizers that were all delicious and the main course was just as good! I would 100% come back for the filet mignon and risotto! Our waitress Bailee was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She surprised us with a big platter filled with desserts to help celebrate my birthday. I will 100% be back! 5 stars!

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Simply amazing and exquisite. A 5-star treatment. The manager and the server both came forward to greet us when we arrived. The server did a special note for us and made our date very special. She sat us down beside the fireplace where we enjoyed the aroma of the crackling firewood, embedded in the sweetness of the scent flowing straight out of the kitchen close to us. We ordered the seafood pasta and the Atlantic char. Both were cooked to perfected and the desserts were sinfully delicious. We both sat for over 5 hours there. A perfect place to go on a date with your loved one.

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My companion and I had a wonderful meal at ARC. Service was spot on and we greatly enjoyed each course. The room is gorgeous and the view was lovely. The live music as at a great volume so that conversation was easily had but ambience was maintained. I will 100 percent be back - and soon!

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This is the first restaurant I have been to that offered a coat check and we were blown away, I knew I had made the right decision to choose ARC. We ordered the Cauliflower and the Risotto, which were great dishes, but I recommend ordering the bread as an appetizer! Our server was very kind, her name is Leane and brought us a slice of cake as we were celebrating our 3 year anniversary. Will come back again :)

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The food and service were on point and receiving the meal for 50% off was a great bonus.

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Jonah Acken

My wife and I went to Arc excited to try what seemed like a great menu. The waiting staff were great and allowed us to start at the bar and transfer our drinks to the table which was appreciated. We ordered three mains for dinner: crab cakes, Arctic char bouillabaisse (special), and the half chicken. The crab cakes were small but decent. The Arctic char was kindly split into two plates for us and while the sauce and clams/mussels were delicious, the fish was underwhelming and the rice was undercooked. Finally we had the half chicken which was fantastic and came with two sauces. It was also supposed to come with sunchokes which we didn’t receive and we had to remind our waiter of (and he promptly brought). All together, it was a good experience but certainly far from perfect and without the first table discount we would have left disappointed in the value and quality.

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Kyzly Peralta

We decided to try first table and booked a reservation for our Anniversary dinner at the Arc last night and we are so glad we did! The atmosphere was great, our server Katie attended to our needs promptly even though she was so busy! We had the chowder and shrimp cocktail to start and both were phenomenal. For mains, my husband had the ribeye and he inhaled every single bite. I had the roasted chicken, it was cooked to perfection and seasoned well. We had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert and Katie even had the chef prepare a 'Happy Anniversary' edible note on there and it was delicious! We did wait quite a bit for our mains but it was worth it. Valet was complimentary for us because our bill was over 100$ so that was a plus! Overall we had a great experience. Thanks first table and Arc!

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Great meal, great service, live music a nice bonus.

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Had a wonderful experience at Arc using first table. The server was quick to notice that we had made a first table reservation, and promptly guided us through the menu (and gladly mentioning that we get 50% off!). The food was great, and the service was on point. Only criticism is that our food was a tad warm when it got to us, perhaps it was sitting out for a couple mins before being served. But overall, a wonderful experience.

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Had never been to ARC before so curious to try. We were sat by the fire which was lovely. Probably would have been a gorgeous view an hour earlier. We each ordered a cocktail & appy to start. I very much enjoyed their gastown boulevardier (with rum!) but his old fashioned was just okay (kinda figured as much when it arrived as filled to the rim with ice) The steak & egg tartare was not the typical finely minced steak with egg yolk; instead it was diced steak with a scoop of egg salad. Tasty but not what we were hoping for. The shrimp cocktail was served in a pool of actual Bloody Mary cocktail (yum!) but the shrimps themselves were teeny! Again not what we’d hoped for.

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Dinner was outstanding,

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Stunning location especially at night time! Absolutely gorgeous view and perfect for a date night. The staff was attentive and friendly from the second I checked in to the moment I was leaving.
ARC had their own twist on their beef and egg tartare, and I was informed the dish is made to order - freshly minced steak and perfectly seasoned eggs.
Highly recommend their seafood seashells, as it was packed with umami and full of flavor, but did not feel heavy at all.

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Lisa Chan

The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding at Arc. We were happy to discover that there wasn't a time limit for our table so we had a very romantic dinner that lasted 3 hours. We went on a Friday night and was surprised to discover live singing by a beautiful vocalist. Valet Parking was also free with over $100 spend at the restaurant. I highly recommend Arc and First Table!

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Kaitlyn Milani

From the moment we met our server we knew we'd enjoy our visit. She was very accommodating and had great answers for our questions. The cocktail that my husband ordered was incredible, it was made using the fresh honey and herbs being made/grown on site!! I had the Atlantic Char and enjoyed Every. Single. Bite. (shameless full disclosure ...I may have dreamt about it that night.)

The atmosphere (including lighting, music, table spacing and view) was very welcoming and seemed quite private.

We will definitely be returning to Arc, and thoroughly enjoyed our first First Table experience. Im planning to book another first table at Arc for when my parents visit in the new year.

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The service was very good. Food arrived promptly. My friends and I have never been to Arc before and it was a wonderful experience to try out the food and restaurant with 50% off!!! Will definitely be booking with first table again!

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Bryce Gieschen

Wow - what a night! For our 1st FirstTable experience, we decided to take out our in-laws to ARC Restaurant, situated inside the Fairmont Hotel. Here's how it went:

- We were greeted with a friendly host, who quickly found our reservation under the last name. She brought us into the dining room and gave us seating options, which was nice.
- We quickly noticed the live music that we were treated to; it was a solo guitarist/singer who was unbelievable and added to the ambiance.
- We tried a bunch of things on the menu - both the Ribeye and Tenderloin were delicious and filling, the Beet Salad was refreshing but a little on the small side, and the salmon was well-cooked and tasty.
- I'd recommend ordering the craft beer flight. It gives you the option to try 3 local beers of your choosing.
- The favourite dessert was Sundae's Best, which is essentially a mashup of pumpkin pie, ice cream, berries, and caramel. A unique spin on things, which we appreciated.
- The only thing we had an issue with was one of the steaks came out lukewarm, however this was quickly rectified; the server went back to the kitchen to cook another steak and even poured my father-in-law a free glass of wine while he waited.

All 4 of us gave this experience a 10/10 and look forward to going back. Thank you, First Table!

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