Five Sails Restaurant

4.8
1963 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy our spectacular natural backdrop with breathtaking views of Vancouver's inner harbour and local mountains in a beautiful restaurant setting and experience Chef/Owner Ernst Dorfler's modern classics with European influences for your Mother's Day celebration.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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JU
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went alone for an early dinner, and the food and service could not have been better (and I was lucky the spring halibut was available). Old school style and new world flavor. Real attention to detail. Just excellent.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall, I give it 4 stars because waitress was not very attentive. She also forgot simple requests,such as Cappuchino with dessert not after. It was a great choice for a birthday meal. Small portions, a bit pricey . I was not full at the end of my meal, but was satisfied with quality.

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t
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, this is a wonderful experience. The staff treat you like family and with respect. They had noted from a past visit my food allergies. I was impressed when they confirmed that with me. The halibut with fresh vegetable was moist and delicious. My husband had a venison chop and it was cooked perfect and was tender. Staff do not "hover" but are very attentive. What can I say, there is not anything to complain about. Excellent service and excellent food!!! Always

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JK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Even on a rainy evening, the views are great but are surpassed by the amazing food. The attention to detail by the staff is also great. We will definitely be back to enjoy.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and views. Not ideal for a family dinner which is probably not their audience. Excellent food and good service. Recommended for a “posh” night out.

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DB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In our opinion the best restaurant in Vancouver. On a nice evening the view is nothing short of outstanding. My only suggestion is that there could be more BC wines featured. There are a lot of reasonably good wines coming from the Okanagan valley.

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic night. Food were excellent as well as the service was excellent. View was pretty good. We're sitting right overlooking the water and the bridge. Price was not that bad. We'll come back again. That was our second time actually. We loved our experienced before. That's why we came back again.

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MA
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good service as usual!

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If I could figure out how to do it, I'd give six stars. Lamb was exquisite. Sablefish likewise. Lobster bisque full of flavor.

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NF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, steak was amazing, the suffle incredible. We are planning another visit to night.

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MV
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, our experience was superb. Gracious and attentive service and wonderfully flavorful dishes were complemented by suggested wine pairings that made this a notable dinner. I warmly recommend Five Sails. It was a fitting culmination of our meeting with best friends for several days in Vancouver - and the weather was most congenial! Sail on!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

the wine at the end is the best highlight of the meal

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DM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly a superb experience. My wife and I dine all over the world at the finest restaurants and this is if Michelin Star quality.
The view and ambience were magnificent.
The tasting menu was creative and balanced. A beautiful mélange of flavors and textures.
The wine parings went well with the dishes which were served a little too quickly for our leisurely pace ... but that is a quibble.
Overall excellent.

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AV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my 30th birthday there! The service was amazing, staff extremely professional and attentive. Food was delicious, view was stunning! We’ll be back for sure!

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K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstaning on all levels. We were celebrating three generations of birthdays and the restaurant made everyone feel very special. Soufflé for dessert is an absolute must!

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great view, great service. An outstanding experience.

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CV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

from the arrival time being greeted by the hostess and the server taking our order the food presentation and food are second to none. it was really a fine dining serving to start to finish. the staff are all professional and no question on my mind that five sails is still the best in town.

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BW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole evening was just awesome. The food was exquisite, the wine excellent and the service very good.

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N
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have dined here many time and the food and service are always impeccable!

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K
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great! Ambience and view terrific. Food was good but not outstanding, especially given the gourmet prices.

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place! Excellent food,great service and a beautiful view. My new favourite restaurant!! What a great experience it has been!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent chef's tasting menu with wine pairings, all dishes tender and delicious.

Attentive service from staff who were very well informed.

Fantastic views.

Ambience slightly disrupted by large, loud party not adherent to dress code - they left early into the dinner however.

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OD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Went there for my birthday dinner. We were given a great table overlooking the water. Our server was hard to understand as we often had to ask him to repeat himself. He spoke very rushed and with a heavy accent. We ordered a bottle of wine which we were left to top up ourselves over the course of the evening as our server seemed more interested in his other tables. The food was disappointing. We specifically chose to visit Five Sails as they advertised truffle in two of their dishes on the menu however when we got the dish you couldn’t taste truffle at all. I inquired about this and first they indicated there was no truffle in that dish but when I pointed out the menu they said that they only minimally infuse butter with truffle but it’s not very intense. Fair enough but if that’s the case don’t advertise truffle because it set up for my expectations to fall short. Had I known that I might have chose a different dish. Also the veal portion was only 3oz. Very tiny for the price. Over the course of the week in Vancouver we ate at several high end establishments and noticed we received significantly more at other restaurants with the same quality and price. As huge foodies, we wished we had picked a better restaurant to celebrate and I don’t think we will be back when there are so many great options in the city.

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BC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Celebration Birthday my pre birthday and my brother early birthday. Family gathering.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience. Service was excellent. Food was excellent and a great wine selection also.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, though prices could have been better. Quite pricey for small portions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there with our family & cant say enough about it. The service, the food & the ambiance was amazing! Will definitely come back next time we’re in Vancouver.

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DS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner, service and view

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DG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's hard to choose another place in Vancouver when thinking of a high-end dinner reservation. I perused all of the other options, all very fine restaurants with great reviews, but in the end, the view and the ambiance, along with the great food, service and friendliness wins out every time!

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BL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff very knowledgeable, service punctual, food is worth many visits!! Going again for sure!! Eager to accommodate dietary needs. :)

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ML
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were excellent, could not ask for better. The view and atmosphere were incredible. Had a great time there.

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U
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Magnificant view
Nice wines
Good service
Good price quality

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TH
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Taste so good and good service too

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always nice to be remembered and welcomed so warmly when we arrived (early) for our reservation. Everything is just so seamless. Our meals were perfect and served as requested. The view is awesome. And of course, Gerry is the perfect host. We'll be back soon as there are a few menu items that still need sampling.

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ST
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was done in perfection.

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AH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My go to place for Valentine’s Day!

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k
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food can't wait to dine here again

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I have always loved this restaurant but was disappointed at our last visit 2 nights ago. The scallop appetizer, 2 for $24.00, had always been my favourite. This time, the scallops were much smaller and chewier. Three of the 6 people had the ravioli appetizer and they were very happy with it. The only salad one the menu was only okay. The lamb was enjoyed by those who had it but the fresh halibut was not particularly tasteful. The desserts, particularly the lemon one, were excellent. The presentation of all the dishes was wonderful! Unfortunately, the service was not up to par so we felt that the 18 percent tip which was imposed on us was not justified. One might wonder if there had been only 5 of us, if the service may have been better as the tip was not assumed. When making the reservation, it had been mentioned that it was a birthday celebration. Jason phoned to confirm the reservation and the fact that it was someone's birthday. There was no recognition of this special event by the staff.

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V
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food, wine, and service were great. However it was a bit “fancy” to be “fancy”. Would recommend in the summer when you would have better views of the water/mountains.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Come every year
Very friendly and warm
Enjoy very much

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