Five Sails Restaurant

4.8
2045 reviews
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Continental
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  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers invite you to experience their unforgettable combination of breathtaking views of Vancouver, fresh and fabulous 4 Diamond award winning cuisine and gracious hospitality in their beautiful, private restaurant located inside the Pan Pacific Vancouver.




The Five Sails features world class dining in an unmatched setting with stunning views of the water, mountains, and Stanley Park. There is an intimate private dining room for up to 20 guests, a chic bar/lounge area with modern fireplace and the addition of cozy, elevated booths for more relaxed dining.



Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and his wife Gerry Sayers offer their hands on attention to detail with beautifully presented cuisine featuring modern classics with European influences on their seasonal a la carte menu, vegetarian menu & Chef's Tasting menu with wine pairings selected by Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda.

Private Dining

From 10 - 140 guests, the Five Sails offers AAA Four Diamond award cuisine and service for the ultimate private event experience, all with a spectacular natural backdrop and views of Vancouver's inner harbour & coastal mountains. The Five Sails private dining room accommodates from 10-20 guests

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l
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! Really want to recommend to friends!

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j
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow. Just Wow. A perfect meal from beginning to end. Thanks to the staff for making our 18th anniversary so special.

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FG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service et vue magnifique

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L
Portland
83 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The food was definitely a hit. The halibut presentation was beautiful. The taste was perfect. There were several guests who had salmon and agreed it was cooked perfectly. The views from the restaurant are spectacular. A special place for a special dinner. We highly recommend this restaurant. Sometime the view is the selling point. I would say the food and views are worth the price.

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SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going to this restaurant about once a year for the last 5 years. The service, food, ambience and quality has not changed one ioty. It is amazing that they remember us and always go above and beyond what I would expect. They truly care about their customers and their experience. I would recommend this establishment to even the most seasoned connoisseur. They are a huge cut of any fine dining restaurant I have ever been to. Thank you so much for your service and true commitment to us.

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BW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hello,
on behalf of all ladies enjoying a fabulous evening at your lovely restaurant, I express our thank you to your staff and chef (outstanding lamb dinner), and enjoying our favorite wine (Burrowing Owl).
It was a wonderful evening and surprise to the Birthday Lady.

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FB
Toronto
162 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The views from the restaurant are really stunning. You have a great view of the harbour plus the mountains. There is constant entertainment from the float planes, passing ships and boats, etc. There is no compromise to the quality of the food. We had the wild salmon and it was very moist plus flavourful. The sommelier suggested a perfect BC Chardonnay (Painted Post) to pair with it. The extras like the tuna tartar and chocolates and cookies at the end were extra good. Service was OK and seemed stretched. The hostess stood out as exceptional and checked in with us a couple of times.

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SR
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive and friendly service, great food and an unbeatable location!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful experience. Food was delicious and wonderfully prepared & presented. The sauces tasted so good with the perfect amount of seasoning. Both quantity and quality superb. The desserts were magnificent: “Beautiful BC” tasted every bit as good as looked. And, I was thoroughly captivated by it’s beauty, flavour and execution by a clearly talented chief. This was my first time at Five Sails, and there were no disappointments!

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GG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A very special event in quiet surroundings with attentive service to complement the Dover Sole (out of this world) and the wonderful view over the Inlet.

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HB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The view of the harbor was magnificent but so was the food. My lamb and my wife’s salmon were cooked to our liking and the presentation was beautiful. Dessert was in another category. My wife had the lemon phyllo dessert and I had the Bailey’s Chocolate Opera Slice. A great end to a great day.

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JO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The waitress cleared the table and gave us dessert menus. I reminded her we had not yet had the main dish. She recovered nicely.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view

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HK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my 80th on Canada Day. Great food, service and ambience. Even a candle on my opera cake. Memorable!

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was a gift from our children. They researched the area for special restaurants and they did a great job with this one! The service was flawless and the flavors of everything we tasted were amazing.

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TM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had not been to Five Sails before and went their for my parent's anniversary.

The food was excellent and they made an effort to make things special for my parents.

There was good variety in the menu and we all enjoyed our meals. I had actually expected things to be more expensive but they were not. Although cost is not something you usually associate with fine dining I have to say that I definitely felt it was value for money.

Will definitely return again.

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RS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beyond amazing, the atmosphere the service the food the view. It's a must when you get to Vancouver

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu specials were EXCELLENT!

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JK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at Five Sails and we’re thrilled to be at a window table as requested. Excellent food and service!

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TD
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Genuine first rate food, preparation, service and presentation. Not just another pretty place. The view? Phenomenal. Pricey, but worth it.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding dinner experience. Amazing dishes and superb service.

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RM
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! Fantastic meal, great service and a beautiful view. Could not have asked for a better experience to celebrate my sons birthday. My son commented that he could not remember having a better meal. We will be back!

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Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We did the set menu with the wine and it was superb

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RC
Querétaro
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. My only complaint is the very small size of portions in general but especially of beef tenderloin: two pieces, one cubic inch each!

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M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional! Everything! The view was beautiful. Every bite...delicious! Service impeccable. The only minor minus was I had two bones in the last two bites of my fish. Other than that, it was an extremely memorable meal. You will not be disappointed!

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JW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was outstanding. The reception and food delivery was perfect.

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GK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

One of the very best, high-end restaurants in town--and one of the few that has been able to maintain extremely high standards for years. A wonderful place to take important guests while showing them a lovely view of Coal Harbour. Particularly in the summer, bonus views of cruise ships departing for Alaska, as well as great sunsets. Five Sails is a must for those special occasions, or to impress out-of-town visitors, or simply for a romantic dinner where the clatter of the room or the chatter of the servers does not intrude. Highly recommended.

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DF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! Very infrequently do you find a restaurant with a spectacular view that also has outstanding food. When in Vancouver this is a “not to be missed” dining experience. Impeccable service as well!

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FK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Bit of cookie cutter experience. Food was good and prepared well. Staff needs help as they were just going through the motions.

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DL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The veal tenderloin’s crab risotto felt like I died and got a peak of heaven and came back to earth. This is my second time eating at 5 sails and it’s safe to say this place really matches with my taste buds. Thank you for making such a great restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place. Wonderful views, fabulous food.

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DM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had

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SS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Five Sails is fine dining with a remarkable view. We drove to Vancouver from Bellingham for a night out and had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner with top notch hostess and table service. Menu and food are first class. I had Copper River Salmon cooked to perfection. No problem getting a reservation on a Monday evening. Parking is readily available at parking garages. This is for special occasions. Leave the kids at home.

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S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived there 30 mins early but Mrs. Gerry was kind enough to let us have our seats even though they havent started taking seats for 7’o clock. Really grateful for that . The food was good but we didnt expect that the lobster soup wouldnt have any at least pieces of lobster in it hehe . It was all soup but it was okay. We had waited approximately 30 mins for the entree but it was worth it. We really enjoyed the veil tenderloin risotto. the staff were all friendly especially Mrs. Gerry. 2 times i came here she had always greeted us with a smile and she made sure that all her guests were having a wonderful time. Of course when we were waiting i would always look around to watch how everything works. And there i was observing , she always keeps herself busy, she grabs every opportunity there is to even provide service even if the littlest request. She has a great attitude and Shes all around hosting,supervising her staff and you could see shes a very workaholic woman. Had i not seen any owner work this much around in their own restaurant but Ms gerry. our server was great also . Only if i could remember her name .

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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The views from the restaurant are amazing. The service was second to none. I did wish there were more than 2 vegetarian options available other than ravioli and mushroom risotto. I appreciated the dress code not being too formal. It's a great place for a special occasion.

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MA
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service as always.

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CL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding view, food and service!

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l
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Our second time her. View is amazing. Food is great. This time there was an extremely loud gathering in a side room which was more than annoying each time the door opened to the room. Seriously, it was like a stadium in there.
Our waitress is very pushy. We hadn’t been seated for more than 2” when she asked to take our order, then kept returning every 2” thereafter. We were celebrating an anniversary and wanted a leisurely dinner. There were only 5 tables occupied at the time. Not sure what the rush was all about.

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G
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and service, very nice place for a special occasion. Nice surprise for my wife with a birthday dessert.
Thanks!

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