About West Restaurant
Recognized as the ‘jewel in Vancouver's culinary crown’, West's outstanding contemporary regional cuisine and seamless service has earned much critical acclaim. Pristine seasonal ingredients are sourced to deliver superbly conceived dishes offering modern interpretations of classics.
For those keen to observe ‘behind the scenes’ action and experience West from a unique perspective, the two ‘chef's tables’ can be found directly adjacent to the presentation kitchen. One of the highlights of the dining room is a temperature-controlled wall of wine, and under it, the long cherry wood bar that gracefully anchors the conversation—where martinis and cocktails are composed of fresh herbs, juices and creative infusions.
Please note: online reservations are currently available for parties up to 10 guests.
Canadian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Weekends: 10:30am - 2:30pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is a parking lot across the street and metered street parking available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
West can accommodate private parties up to 77 people.
West Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Just what I expected... West Coast fine dining in a classy environment. Unbelievable service, outstanding cuisine. Highly recommended!
The food was delicious but the portions were small. The drinks were first-rate! We love the ambiance here.
We loved West's creative twist on some classic dishes. The service was impeccable, and we really appreciated the decor and the lively ambience that still allowed for easy conversation. Kudos on continuing to deliver outstanding west coast cuisine.
Food was delicious and the servers were professional and well mannered . Would definitely come again.
Food and service are always top notch at West. I have eaten there 2-3x per year over the last 20
or so years and always enjoy a fine meal which is original and beautifully presented.
Great dinner, love the ambiance and service.
My daughter and I wanted to do brunch before attending the Skating Gala at UBC. The restaurant is ideally located. It was our first visit and it didn’t disappoint...our brunch was delicious and the staff were kind and so very accommodating. The coffee and cappuccino were great! Love the open kitchen and seeing the chefs in action.
We look forward to a return visit. Thank you for a lovely brunch!
Definitely in my top 3 list. Every food we ordered were tasting really good.Services are also good.
All great. They nicely accommodated our modifications to the menu selection.
Great Food and Service. We tried the Holiday Lunch and it was excellent!
Our dining experience was fantastic. We went NYE and we were served a 5 course dinner and it was incredible and even though they were small servings I was stuffed when we left. Will definitely go back again and again. One of my favourite restaurants
It was a bit pricey, but it was New Years Eve. The earlier sittings should or could have been less pricey as there was a time pressure.
This place is top of the scale and made my birthday so elegant. Totally worth the experience! Love my server Shane. He is so passionate about what he does.
Wonderful! The Tasting Menu with the Wine Pairing was perfection.
Came here as a party of 3. Service was what you'd expect from a $$$$ restaurant. Ambience was fine.
Good: beef tartare, kanpachi crudo
Mediocre: sablefish itself was tasty but it was the smallest portion of fish i have ever been served at any restaurant. 2 pieces of 1.5 inch cubes accompanied by a lot of really bland rice for $41. Duck was slightly overcooked not bad. Tenderloin was okay nothing special but for the price hit the keg or cactus club for cheaper better steak. Everything was a bit too heavily seasoned for our pallets.
Bad: side of mushrooms super salty, oysters got a couple funky tasting ones led to a couple of us with some tummy troubles... also really small for the type of oyster
Overall if there are many other restaurants to choose from that are better in the city. For the price point, skip it and go elsewhere.
My wife, a son and his wife celebrated our 50th anniversary together. We all had individual or shared starters, a cocktail and a high end Naramata meritage wine. The mains chosen were a vegetarian, two lamb duos and a duck breast. The latter included cross slices including some fat and skin. The duck was done medium rare as recommended by the chef but the standard knife should have been replaced with a serrated steak knife to make the cutting easier.
We all passed on desserts and other drinks. They did give us a complementary plate for the special occasion with a message in chocolate and truffles. A memorable evening with help getting a taxi to our homes.
We recently relocated to Vancouver from California, and my colleagues gifted me with a Top Table gift certificate as a going-away present. We decided to try West for my birthday, based on their menu featuring local ingredients and sophisticated cuisine. We were not disappointed. The food was original, creatively prepared, and delicious, and featured local and seasonal ingredients. The service was outstanding, beginning with careful attention to our party's food allergies and highlighted with extras from the chef: an amuse-bouche of roasted squash soup and delectable Earl Grey chocolate truffles after dessert. The wine list was impressive -- there was actually a Sardinian canonau on it (I did fieldwork in Sardinia, in the region where this wine is produced; it's very difficult to find outside the island), though in the end we opted for a BC wine because we want to get to know the local terroir. The ambience is very relaxing: quiet enough for conversation, but with a nice buzz, and the restaurant was tastefully decorated for the holidays.
My one quibble was with the duck, which came out underdone: the skin was still soft, with the quill holes palpable to the tongue, the fat unrendered, and the flesh bloody -- I needed a scalpel to cut it. However, it was quickly refired, and, while not perfect, was at least edible the second time around. The staff took care of it extremely professionally, and deducted it from our final bill.
I appreciated the extra personal attention to the occasion -- the dessert came out with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate in chocolate syrup for a festive touch. Luckily, there was no singing. Whew!
Overall, it was a lovely dining experience. I would definitely recommend West for the excellent service and ambience, the impressive wine list, and the delicious food.
Simply amazing!! The service is one of the best in the vibrant Vancouver restaurant scene and honestly, the meal could be one of the best I've ever experienced. I can't wait to try CinCin tomorrow, as it's part of the same restaurant group!!
Our server was great, food was good, a bit pricey and we feel kinda disappointed was that we have mentioned about celebrating our anniversary but both the restaurant and the server has shown nothing on it. Not expecting any freebie but they have not even congratulated us.
We were there on a cold rainy Thursday night. The first impression was very good, beautiful decorations and cozy restaurant. Food is awesome although is at smaller portions and expensive side. Love the service, very attentive. House wine is tasty, steak and pork cheek are my favorite. It’s a great place for family get together.
Great Christmas Eve dinner! Food is cooked to perfection, very delicious and I did not leave any left overs on any of the dishes. Always have confident in West Restaurant.
I have been dining at West for several years, and am always impressed by their consistent approach to creating a fine dining experience by paying attention to every detail of service, drinks, ambiance, and of course, the food - absolutely delicious! For a special occasion, it continues to be a top choice for celebrating in Vancouver. Well done, West!
The food (e.g., risotto, beef tenderloin) was very good, but the service was impeccable and the ambience is what keeps me going back.
Absolutely a wonderful experience. We have the Chef's tasting menu and it was fabulous. The server was very knowledgeable and they had delicious non alcoholic drinks for me. We had a great time and enjoyed the atmosphere and the amazing food.
Great service and great food. Large assortment of wine and great recommondations. Thanks for making our anniversary special.
Great food and great service. The atmosphere was nice. The only complaint but main course's portion was way too small for the price.
Fabulous restaurant. Great food, wine and service. Had a cocktail at the bar and enjoyed both bartenders for their skill and conversation. Will definitely be back and thoroughly recommend West .
Service was slow and erratic
excellent experience; great food service and ambience
Had a great time. Food was great, staff are very attentive! Glad we decided to dine here for our wedding anniversary!
Excellent food though not overly generous helpings. Service was slow but restaurant was very busy. Great selection and well presented. The West fries were better previously
I met a friend for a Christmas lunch. West looked beautiful and festive and the food was wonderful!
Really amazing experience. The food is top quality ingredients presented beautifully. The price definitely matches the experience though...2 people chef tasting menu with tip was over 400.00 dollars. Definitely something we would do again....in another couple years. The service was top shelf as well, never felt ignored by the staff....and all are attentive to your needs, even if they aren't your specific server.
Finally made it to West for a girls night and it was worth the wait. It's fancy without feeling stuffy and, though it was still somewhat loud, it was only because of conversation and not because they were piping in loud music. I hate when you have to shout to talk with your dinner companions. The food was beautiful and delicious and the drink selection was one of the biggest I've ever seen. I would definitely go back for the lamb entree, and the cauliflower amuse bouche with celery was delicious. Highly recommended.
It was my birthday and we got the chefs table and Lara was our server. Food was fantastic and Lara was the best. Had a really great time and I even got a birthday card
Excellent food and accommodating service. Not too noisy.
Fabulous dinner as usual. West never disappoints. Service was better then before. I wish I remembered our servers name. Will be back.
We had an excellent experience with the food, wine, and service at West, as we always do at Top Table group’s restaurants. Shane, our server, was particularly exceptional. He was impressively knowledgeable about the menu items we picked, every kind of wine on the list, and how these paired together. His attention to the details far surpassed what is expected of even the best servers, and made for a wonderful evening for me and my date. Although there was a mixup with our order, he handled it with ease and make our experience all the better by giving us each a complementary glass of his favourite champagne. Thank you Shane for your hospitality!
Food was Great. And the service was superb! Wine pairing was perfect with each plate.
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