Five Sails Restaurant

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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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Special Offers

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Five Sails Restaurant is exclusively offering a set 5 Course Holiday Menu for Christmas Day Dinner. Please check for details and for their cancellation policy.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 2185 People Are Saying
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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef and Gerry did an outstanding job. The city is going to miss them when they go off to their next projects.

It was my wife’s birthday and it brought back all the happy years she was associated with the restaurant and hotel.

Chef set a very high standard which I am the Five Sails will maintain.

Murray Safarik

CV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster bisque and soufflé is a must order! Service was amazing

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a lovely birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was wonderful. Thank you for a terrific time. Emily

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flawless dining experience, we absolutely enjoyed our dinner at Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver.

KN
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have concluded a conference we attend in Vancouver every year by enjoying our final dinner at Five Sails. Everything about this restaurant is 5 stars, including all the staff, the food and the ambiance! Would highly recommend and can’t wait to see everyone again next year!!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great! The staff were very friendly, respectful, and patient. They brought extra treats for us since it was my wife and I’s 25th anniversary! The food was great as well. I have never had a steak more tender than the one at 5 sales! Highly recommend checking this restaurant out.

g
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were very attentive to a serious food allergy, and produced outstanding and beautiful food that my friend could enjoy. They accommodated our large party with grace, and made it easy to host a reunion of friends. The quiet, refined atmosphere was perfect for convivial conversation. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

C
Vancouver
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a delightful experience. Five Sails made Vancouver better & the restaurant will be greatly missed!

J
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience overall with fast service! The dishes were very delicious and presentation was splendid! Thank you and will be back again.

M
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Very sad to hear that Gerry and Ernie are retiring at the end of the year. They will be missed!

DV
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. From the minute we sat down to the minute we left, the staff at Five Sails was incredible. The food was amazing and the view is to die for. I would recommend Five Sails to anyone and everyone. 10/10.

e
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, tasted amazing, great staff. Definitely would recommend to others!

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

It was my wife’s birthday so I asked them to provide a cake for her. But instead of a cake they brought a tiny/super small cake with a small candle.
Also it was so funny, they asked us to order dessert even before they brought the tiny cake just because of they wanted to be sure that we order dessert. It was super cheap.
We orders appetizer and main course and both of them were OK.
You can find much better place with the same price.
I really really don’t recommend this place.

BI
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Nothing to write home about. The food is old fashion.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Friendly professional staff and world class cuisine

N
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service. Friendly greeting from hostess.
Waiter was outstanding. Little extras like appetizers and petit fours made an amazing meal even more memorable.
Thank you for a great evening!

ZL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and ambiance - very quiet and intimate. Food was pretty great, service time was a bit slow but very attentive and personalized. Good value for an upscale French fine-dining experience, I would come back for special occasions!

h
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view from our table; excellent, personable, and informative service throughout the meal;
delicious food. Every dish was also a feast for the eyes!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is amazing; from the beautiful waterfront location, the more than excellent service, and a very romantic atmosphere (if that’s what you are looking for; if not, the ambiance of the restaurant is also great for a business dinner or a night out with friends), this shining star of Vancouver’s nightlife met, and went beyond, all of our expectations.

While the prices may feel steep, the food is assuredly worth it: fine dining at its best!

WZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food! Highly recommend this restaurant for sure.

TH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing, SO delicious, impeccable in every aspect and what a beautiful view, this was one of thee best meals we have had in a long time.

CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Other than a noticeable lack of ketchup at the table, the evening was very pleasant: attentive service without obsequiousness, well balanced flavours, portions of sufficient size to eat from entree to desert without loosening the belt, and a peaceful atmosphere.
Prices for this quality of food and service are quite reasonable; one can spend much more for much less.

d
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful evening, everything we ordered was exquisitely prepared and delicious. Highly recommend the scallop appetizer, probably the best I’ve ever had. 2 large scallops perfectly prepared w complex flavors, perfect texture,. We arrive before sunset, great view of waterfront and lovely catching the sky change colors. attentive service, at times a bit formal. Perfect for special occasion.

LR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal, very attentive service. Highly recommend.

A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can’t beat Five Sails. We have made Five Sails our tradition for an annual sibling get together. This was our second year. Fabulous food, service and ambiance. We could talk and hear one another. Lastly, what a view!

LB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals of my life! The food delicious ,hot (they heat the plates !l) expertly timed once apps were finished plates were whisked away only to be replaced moments later with our entrees. I had the ravioli with hazelnut brown butter, smooth buttery ricotta/spinach filled with crispy hazelnuts , then the lamb rack and loin with whipped potatoes yum ! Finally go for the souffle for dessert (take a 25 min so order after app) they really nail the textures and flavor combinations. The view was spectacular the ambiance muted enough so as to have your company and the conversation take center stage. Service was prompt informative and just personable enough not to take away from the dinner. Just superb will be back!!

O
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The restaurant occupies a large and rambling space, comfortable though not overly warm or inviting, with very nice views of the harbor from many tables. Service is extremely attentive and food is tasty but portions of some items were laughable even by fine dining standards. My fish entree was listed as including fingerling potatoes; there were three pieces of fingerling, each between 1 and 2 cm. in length. This struck me as silly and needlessly parsimonious. Everything we ordered was nicely prepared but those with hearty appetites may be disappointed.

KO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice quiet high-end resteraunt with views.. Wait staff very accommodating and friendly. Food had good flavors. Wine was great.

K
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wish we had known about this restaurant before. It was just wonderful. We could have conversations and visit with our dinner guests. Food was delicious and day the staff was great. Lovely location.
Hope the next owners can keep it going.

MD
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good and we had a great table by the window. The wait staff was very attentive but it took nearly an hour for our order to arrive. Although the food was good, it was overpriced and their wine offerings were significantly overpriced...even by restaurant standards.

TB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and view was perfect. The food was amazing. I was 100% satisfied. We celebrated our 10th year anniversary with my wife. I'm so happy with our decision. I strongly recommend this place.

A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We came here to celebrate our friend 40th bday. It’s my second time here for a special occasion. Love the the ambiance and service. They gave us a free appy which was a piece of lobster with a slice of orange and a cream of parsnip soup. So pretty and tasty. Food was very good. The only thing we didn’t quite like was the soufflé for our dessert. I haven’t had it before so not sure what it was supposed to be like but it was quite eggy and wasn’t as fluffy as I would imagine it to be.

Would come back for special occasions.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner celebrating anniversary
Good food and great
Recommendations from staff

PH
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb. Great ambiance fantastic view. Service and food first class.

C
Vancouver
51 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best in every way......... a delightful place to dine!

W
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 42nd anniversary and we were looking for somewhere memorable. Man, we found it at Five Sails!

The view was beautiful—an inner harbour view to the north, sea planes coming & going, ferries, cruise ships, birds, dramatic mountains, serene clouds, and the glinting windows of north Vancouver as the sun set.

Then the food was excellent. My wife ordered tje lamb, I the beef, and they graciously gifted us the most delicious soup I have had in decades—'celeriac'—which was like a cream of mushroom with celery and delicate spices. This was accompanied by a small tasty tuna sashimi.

My wife enjoyed her red wine selection and I had a smooth amber ale.

We finished with the soufflé & the 20yr old tawny port...WOW. They were also kind enough to bring us a couple of rounds of exquisite fudge squares until we stopped them!

I am so sad to learn that this hard-working husband & wife team who created this restaurant will be retiring and shutting this wonderful place down after more than three decades in business.

Our server was a warm and generous soul who has been with them from the beginning—an excellent server: attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and never intrusive or pushy—we wish them all the best as they move on to their next respective life-plans!

If you have the opportunity to dine at Five Sails—DO SO. I hope you find it as lovely an experience as we did. We hope to visit them once more before they close for good :)

Thank You, Five Sails, for a memorable anniversary dinner!

OT
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere with a unique view. Food is perfectly cooked with a delicious taste. Certainly a great dining experience.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best meal me and my wife have ever had together. Everything was so perfect couldn't of been happier. Thought about never eating again lol. 5 star food and service at a reasonable price. It wasn't stuffy or uncomfortable. Highly recommend

RS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Five Sails is a fancy, expensive restaurant but 100% is worth the coin. I am not a fancy person and sometimes I feel uncomfortable in fancy places, but myself and my wife were made to feel very welcome. The food and service was exceptional, and we were happy to spend our anniversary dinner there.