Five Sails Restaurant

4.8
1781 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Continental
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, French, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Last seating for dinner is @ 9:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 844-2855
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Ernst Dorfler
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Howe Street
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Parking Details
Public parking is available at Canada Place and valet services are offered based on availability at the Pan Pacific Hotel entrance. Flat fees for parking apply after 6:00pm.
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Public Transit
The closest bus stop is located at the Sea Bus Terminal at the North end of Granville Street and Cordova Street.
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Special Events & Promotions
* The Five Sails will not be participating in Dine Out Vancouver 2017. We will be open and offering our regular menu only. Thank you!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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JC
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu with the wine pairings was amazing. Would highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When you are greeted by the owner by your name is priceless! I

I reserved this special evening for my hubby’s birthday, we were traveling from Chicago, and I read great reviews from this place.

Food was superb, as well as the service with Jason! And thec Rest orge Staff!

Wren you are in Vancouver you don’t want to miss that amazing restaurant!

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EJ
Hawaii
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good tasting menu with wine pairings. Main cource with veal and lobster was terrfic.

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London
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Highly recommend

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LK
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My mom hate western food, and she enjoyed her dining so much. She said the scallops were fresh and tasty, the sea bass was done perfect. She also like the souffle as her dessert. I highly recommend to anyone that like freshness, fine dining and nice view.

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d
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We choose the Five Sails based on the view but will come back for the creative cuisine and service.
All meals were outstanding and provided a conversation starter. The plates were artistic and the service was discreet. Overall we had an evening that was memorable and we are already planning a return. Thank you to all at the Five Sails who go above and beyond to ensure their patrons are treated as valued guests.

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. From host to server to buss boy all were very polite and helpful. The food was excellent. I will return shortly. It was my first visit but would not be last. I recommend the restaurant wholeheartedly.

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The quality and presentation of the food was very good. The ambiance of the restaurant is matched by the water views.

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F
San Francisco
33 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service. The Halibut, sea bass and lobster were the dishes our party of 6 had...all were fantastic.

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FO
Surrey
7 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the best meal we’ve had during our two week road trip around BC. The food was incredible, the service first rate & the setting is wonderful with great views across the harbour to Grouse Mountain. Highly recommended

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Chicago
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was so delicious (and beautiful to look at) and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The view over Coal Harbor is beautiful. It was a great dinner for our first night while visiting Vancouver!

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S
Vancouver
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and a beautiful view. We were well looked after. Nice way to spend a special occasion.

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P
Chicago
28 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, food and presentations.
Had a chance to try sea bass, duck ,halibut , sablefish. All excellent. Foi gras and desserts excellent. They care about not only what they serve, but how they serve it. Enjoy!

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DB
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Without a doubt, the best restraunt meal we’ve ever had. At $100 per person for the chef’s “tasting menu”, and another $50 for the wine pairing, it was an expensive evening, but well worth trying.

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S
Chicago
22 reviews
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Nice facilities, and they aim to please. Lovely reception and great service through amuse bouche. I ordered two appetizers (along with a main) and they were served at the same. Request for additional butter went unanswered, even while asked several times about additional bread.

The appetizers were good, if one became cool. The foie gras was wonderfully prepared and served. The taste was perfection.

The mains took 45 mins. Oddly, the halibut was almost cold, while the potatoes were cold on top, and very hot under the fish. The veal was excellent.

I disagree with the belief that one shouldn’t score an establishment poorly, if they haven’t been given a chance to correct the issue. Sorry, you get one chance to get it right. That’s what the expediter is for. If I have time to allow a retry, that’s my choice. Failure to explain the 45 min delay flushed that opportunity. The service and food was more consistent at Oceans 999, for half the price.

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Edmonton
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply spectacular service and exceptional food in a well appointed restaurant with magnificent views! Could not have asked for a better restaurant experience.

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TS
1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. We loved the view and enjoyed watching the sea planes take off and land.

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SC
1 review
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The view, ambience, and food was amazing and I was really glad that I chose Five Sails for our Canada Day celebration dinner. The "Silly Goose" was so good and the Halibut was amazing. My friends really enjoyed the dinner as well. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was an awesome experience for our 45th anniversary

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FP
1 review
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked very late in the day but thoroughly enjoyed over meal. The menu was very challenging but the food was delicious and the view was amazing. For a special occasion or just to feel good, go to the Five Sails, you will not forget it!

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GB
Kansas City
17 reviews
3.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Top level is described as ‘energetic’ ... for us it was SO LOUD we couldn’t hear one another across the table... FRUSTRATING SINCE WE WERE WITH South Africans and we could barely hear one another! NOT GOOD

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SB
1 review
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

wine list seemed a bit high priced, but otherwise exemplary, fine dining, fabulous flavours and presentations, would happily recommend

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LL
Vancouver
10 reviews
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

food was excellent
view was amazing
service wasn't as impressive as usual - server misplaced the gift certificate we had given to her when our orders were taken. It was all resolved eventually. We also noticed other diners were given special menus ,which we were not offered ??

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RD
Charleston
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Traveling for vacation - definitely a highlight of our time in Vancouver.

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SW
Hong Kong
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ordered the tasting menu for party of six people. The food, view and service were top class in Vancouver. It was really a fine dining. It is highly recommended for all kind of occasions.

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TB
1 review
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous!!! We enjoyed a dinner for 8...celebrating a retirement! The service was wonderful and the food was AMAZING!! Highly recommend!!

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CK
Edinburgh
1 review
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Superb food and attentive staff with amazing views

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
3.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The food was not great. It lacked seasoning. There was too much mixing of savory and sweet with the mains. The staff are fantastic!!! The views are amazing. It has potential.

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q
Philadelphia
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was nothing not to like about the restaurant. Amazing food,creative and waiter was
helpful . Views were beyond belief. Five Sails is a gem!!!!!

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EB
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal here on 17th June.
The food was delicious and elegantly presented and the service was attentive , friendly and not overbearing.
The dining room decor is calmly restrained but with a magnificent view of the harbour.
We would definitely recommend the restaurant to visitors to Vancouver.

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TW
Hawaii
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the tasting menu with wine pairings at Five Sails. The food is always exceptional, the views beautiful and the dining is elegant, quiet and very personal.
Thanks for always giving us a wonderful experience

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good experience. We order a lamb and a sable fish,tastes great!

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1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 39th anniversary at Five Sails. It was a perfect delightful evening. It was our hope to be at a window table but we had a great view and extraordinary service. It was an amazing night.

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MA
Vancouver
12 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Expert service as usual and new menu items were delicious!

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TS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of best meals we have had in years; and that is saying something as it had to compete with the view and action outside the wall of windows--of small planes taking off and landing in Vancouver Harbor.

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KD
Naples
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. The wait staff was the best we have ever had unbelievably funny, entertaining and gave superior service

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B
New York Area
42 reviews
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Five stars says it all. We were extremely impressed. The entire experience was exceptional.
If you visit Vancouver, enjoy a meal here.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre-cruise

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Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and we had dinner. We got a piece of birthday cake from a Five sails and received congratulations! The menu was super great. The staff in this restaurant is very helpful. I love this restaurant’s view and will be back.

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VB
New Mexico
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The greeting and seating sat the tone for a wonderful meal! Attention from entire staff as well as knowing of an allergy at the table. Excellent presentation of every dish. Food was spot on!
Highly recommended even if you have time for only one visit.

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