Saturday, November 17, 2007

Restaurant review - Arms Reach Bistro (Deep Cove, North Shore)

There are few things in life nicer than having brunch with a close friend at Arms Reach Bistro in Deep Cove (North Vancouver). For me, Deep Cove is the epitome of calm, beautiful, peaceful. It's a small community within the North Shore that has very pretty panoramic views of mountains, Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm.

There are many things that you can do in Deep Cove, but two of the activities I have enjoyed the most and that bring me some of the most beautiful memories are, respectively, having brunch near the water and walking around Deep Cove and the community of Panorama.

We arrived to Arms Reach Bistro thinking that we wouldn't be able to do brunch. However, they d have brunch and the food is amazing. They also have one of the best martinis in town. The staff were extremely friendly, particularly a beautiful young waitress who was born and raised in Deep Cove. She gave us the full 411 on the community... "Deep Cove in a nutshell".

Arms Reach Bistro is the type of place you would take someone you care very much for, or an out-of-town visitor, for brunch/lunch or dinner and then a nice walk around the shores. I absolutely love Deep Cove, had a wonderful time at Arms Reach Bistro and would gladly come back any time. It is even accessible via transit. The map is located here.

2 comments:

Erika said...

Hm, must be new! Sounds lovely! There have been a number of restaurants in that spot the last decade or so. Across the street is some great pizza, too. I'm a "Covie" :)

cathy said...

The Arm's Reach really "fits" the Cove - as it should. It really is a Cove family business.

Erick Kauko, co-owner and chef's family has lived in the Cove for over 50 years. He and his sisters went to Burrard View and Seycove.

His partner Allistar Knox is married to Erick's sister Kaija, who is a liquor rep and helped them with their wine list.

Erick's sister Leila and his fiancee, help them with their bookkeeping.

They all still live in the Cove.