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1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery

4.4
4.4
524 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
1931 Gallery Bistro, located on the second floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery and boasting Vancouver's best patio, is a lush bistro featuring a menu inspired by Vancouver, its art and its peoples.

All proceeds from 1931 Gallery Bistro go to support the Vancouver Art Gallery and it's programming.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Pacific Rim
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 10:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 662-4831
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Gleb Podshibyakin
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Robson/Howe
  • Parking details
    While the Gallery itself does not have public parking, your best bet is to use one of the many local parkades – Robson Square Complex (enter from Howe Street), Hotel Vancouver Parkade (enter from Hornby Street) and Pacific Centre Mall parkade (enter from Howe Street). There is also limited street parking on Hornby and the surrounding cross streets.
  • Public transit
    Skytrain Stations: Vancouver City Centre Station (Canada Line), Granville Station (Expo Line) Bus Routes: 4, 7, 10, 14, 16, 50 at Howe Street + West Georgia (Stop ID: 54830)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 524 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

524 Reviews
  1. Sara

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was kinda disappointed this time. I have visited this café before pandemic (Actually the owners changer during pandemic.) . It was wonderful atmosphere , you hear clasical music and birds sounds. I remember all good memories there. However this time its all gone. I would not go back again.

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  2. JoanieD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented. I highly recommend the raspberry cheesecake! It is so pretty that I almost didn’t want to eat it…but was sooo glad when I did! Great service too.

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  3. LaniP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location for brunch and catching up with old friends!

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  4. JGeo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Slow to get a table. Good food, but the fudge cake was a bit dry and the croissant bang mi was a little white washed. The location and overall ambiance of the bistro was great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had such a lovely brunch! Me and my friends really enjoyed our eggs Benedict and can’t wait to come back!

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  6. None

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The deck outside is wonderful but the Music and vibe is a bar space and so not suitable to a gallery visit with my niece. I sure hope the new gallery will offer a cafe more suitable to a variety of gallery goers. The price point was too high fir students and seniors, constant bar beat too loud for seniors and others, menu limited and quality of food much lower than the price point. Total disappointment.

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  7. Anne

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    All three of us ordered the Avocado and Tomato Eggs Benedict and were very unimpressed with the bread it was served on - apparently focaccia bread. The bread crust was very thick and nearly impossible to cut through and the bread itself felt tough and stale. It was truly a task to cut through which very much took away from the enjoyment of the flavour of the meal as well as our conversation as we were wrestling with our food. Would strongly recommend that you either serve this dish on a croissant or other less tough bread or ensure that the focaccia is fresh and the crust is soft and cut-able.

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  8. CDub

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, lovely and quiet surroundings (outside), efficient and pleasant staff

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  9. JudithS

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What do you mean WHERE to eat? Why not WHY eat there? Anyway, sorry to be picky but thought the question was rather limiting. The staff was excellent, the location superb, the menu a bit short, and the dish I chose - szchezwan (sp) prawns had very few prawns. The bread, while it looked good, was hard as a rock. The meal was not inedible but certainly could be improved. Regardless, I am very glad the Gallery Restaurant is open again and would like it to remain that way. Thanks for a nice time.

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  10. oscarn

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They changed the menu, but still good

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  11. Quynhie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Keegan - thank you for being great at what you do. Best patio in Downtown Vancouver for me! Food is satisfying and never disappoints. Sharing is fun! Dirty Chai, oat milk, iced lattes! Awesome meeting spot or date spot or Birthday! What a gem. And the profits go to the Art Gallery. Brilliant!

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  12. BBurnaby

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The avocado and humus Benny was VERY underwhelming. Not good value for money at all or even very tasty. Much too heavy on not very fresh bread. The avo was quite elderly too. Thank goodness my gin cocktail was good.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance. Good menu. We had the avocado toast, and the kale Caesar with a pitcher of Sangria. Best sangria I ever had- it had Cassis in it.

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  14. Dutchtreat

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was prompt and friendly. Food was nicely presented, good portion size and tasty! Love this patio!!

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  15. Nadipops13

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My goodness, the food was really good and the view was lovely above the art gallery. We had a great girls day with very good service as well!

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  16. BJPO

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great deck, very nice menu for lunch. Would be nice to have something simple for dessert, like a cookie or ice cream ...

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  17. AshleyA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely lunch spot or for evening drinks. Food and cocktails are consistently good.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The special occasion wasn't acknowledged. Not sure why they asked. The rest was great

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Mgray13579

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the patio and it was beautiful. Nice music and great food.

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  20. Mauve

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful outdoor location excellent food great friendly service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Horrendously slow service! Food and waiter were good but kitchen was unacceptable.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. deemc

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Like all other places over the planet the Bistro could use more staff. There seem to be more hosts than wait staff. Given it's a long walk from kitchen to outer end of patio it might be good idea to have stations holding cutlery, coffee, water and salt and pepper etc. in couple of locations outside? Also, it could use more vegetarian options.

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  23. Globotravo

    Vancouver

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food but AWEFUL service. 1. Server did NOT come to ask for drink orders 2. Server did NOT come to ask for food orders 3. Service put bill on table without asking 4. And they dare to start with 18% gratuity I’ve been coming to the throughout covid to support the business. I understand wait staff may be difficult to come by but basic training or courtesy warrants more. She did not once smiled or offered to take orders. Every time we had to wave her down. Only thing done spontaneously is put the bill on the table. II understand service needs time to return to normal but the attitude was uncalled for. On top of all this, they have the audacity to start at 18% gratuity. This is NOT the US - we actually have healthcare and a social system. Extremely disappointed. Will not return until they sort out the service.

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  24. GloriaA

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat outside and the ambiance was lovely. Our server was very friendly, attentive and efficient. Food was good.

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  25. MaureenM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent outdoor dining and fantastic rice bowl option.6

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  26. MirandaC

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Really amazing food and vibes. Would go back!

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  27. RalphWiggum

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food came out cold and soggy. Had to send it back. The eggs were cold and salmon was soggy.

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  28. PaulP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1931 Gallery Bistro is an awesome place for brunch. Went here for a Father's Day brunch with my wife, mother, father and grand-uncle. We all really enjoyed it, so I'd say it was mission accomplished. If you're going to the Art Gallery, make sure you reserve a spot at this bistro for a bite to eat after your visit.

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  29. DavidH

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Minimalist environment giving just a step up from a cafeteria for the inside space. The outdoor space has much more atmosphere. Wait staff was superb.

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  30. lizw

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food itself was excellent, each dish memorable and delicious. We appreciated the fact that our server prepared our bills separately, without being asked. He was also very patient, we took ages to decide on our orders

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  31. HKHK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and ambiance! Members of our party tried the steak and eggs, salmon benny, and the bison burger. All were excellent!

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  32. MTCA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service, food and location were great! Their fancy Caesars though need a bit more work. They look lovely but they don’t taste great. Brine or salt or something is missing that could make these Caesars excellent.

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  33. DianneH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    April I had s fabulous meal of a Bidon burger and truffle potatoes on a toasted sesame Brioche bun. I returned to have again and was so disappointed. Amazing square potatoes were gone as was bun. It was not toasted and had thousand island dressing which made bun soggy. Wait time was very long. I will not ever be returning.

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  34. Marc

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Craig was an amazing server and the supervisor, Carol was an absolute delight.

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  35. Dave

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server was fantastic. Very friendly and efficient. He really made me feel comfortable and not rushed at all. It was a perfect end after browsing the museum!

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  36. ColleenS

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were six women who hadn't been all together for years. The service was excellent and we weren't rushed at all - we ended up staying for 2.5 hours. Such a pleasant change to be able to carry on a conversation in a quiet restaurant. The food was delicious, the setting is lovely.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely brunch. The ham Benedict was delicious as was my latte. Definitely will be back!

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  38. CathyW

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been eyeing the food here for a while. Pics looks amazing. Finally made it and it was for our daughter's 19th bday. Very relaxed atmosphere as well as service. No pressure and super chill. Unfortunately the food was only 'ok'. Everything was cold and looked sad. Maybe bad lighting, who knows. The plus is that they gifted a cake for my daughter's bday which was unexpected and a pleasant surprise.

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  39. RichardS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had high hopes for this restaurant, and liked the ambience, but were disappointed by the undistinguished food.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food

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1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery is rated 4.4 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

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750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Robson/Howe
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 10:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Pacific Rim
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    While the Gallery itself does not have public parking, your best bet is to use one of the many local parkades – Robson Square Complex (enter from Howe Street), Hotel Vancouver Parkade (enter from Hornby Street) and Pacific Centre Mall parkade (enter from Howe Street). There is also limited street parking on Hornby and the surrounding cross streets.
  • Public transit
    Skytrain Stations: Vancouver City Centre Station (Canada Line), Granville Station (Expo Line) Bus Routes: 4, 7, 10, 14, 16, 50 at Howe Street + West Georgia (Stop ID: 54830)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gleb Podshibyakin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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