West Restaurant

4.6
2079 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Sunday through Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Lunch
Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Brunch
Weekends: 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(604) 738-8938
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Quang Dang
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
13th Street
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Parking Details
There is a parking lot across the street and metered street parking available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

West can accommodate private parties up to 77 people.

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Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 10:30PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:15PM - 10:30PM
Sat 8:15PM - 10:30PM

What 2079 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely wedding anniversary brunch.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

West is reliably awesome for both food and cocktails.

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

We loved the fact that they wrote a card for our anniversary and personalized our dessert too! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable! Totally recommend it xx

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NL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome experience as usual. Will be back in a few weeks for the Christmas dinner get-together :)

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AS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attentive service, delicious meal.

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SM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Service was not good as I thought it would be. But I feel it was lack of organization when there was influx of people during the brunch period.

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WB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent starter--the Burrata. Attentive service. 'Birthday Person' liked the added touch of the Happy Birthday card. Waiters and staff were very patient with us when we asked to take home the Petit Fours,
and when one member had trouble using the credit card machine.

We will be back.

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PZ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful service! Good food. My parents had a wonderful time.

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b
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and wine in a comfortable setting close to theatre. If you are attending a play at the Stanley, this is a perfect spot for an early dinner before heading over to the theatre - only a block and half away. The Scotch collection is quite substantial, and likely deserves a return visit when one has a designated driver. Wine list also great. Love the glass decorative pieces between the restaurant and bar.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Meal!!! The food was terrific. The service was excellent. Our server suggested a wine that was also terrific! We will definitely be back.

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JA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service!! We live in the neighborhood and haven't been to the restaurant in a few years - food and service has always been great, however the wine if very expensive and there are no real mid price alternatives. We would come much more frequently as we do other local restaurants (we prioritize going to local business vs chains or outside the neighborhood) if there were other available wine options. We have asked a few of our friends who also live in the neighborhood and they are of the same opinion.

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YK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Superb service! The cocktails and food were executed amazingly. I felt like royalty. Worth every penny.

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RK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at West. From start to finish the service was attentive, the food deliciously executed and the ambiance warm and inviting. We found the sommelier particularly helpful. We would highly recommend West for a fine dining experience or an evening cocktail.

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AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding selection of cocktails... the bartender didn't mind sharing how they are made either e.g. he shared the recipe of a very unique cocktail. BTW, it's not that easy to make, even when I had the ingredient list and some verbal guidance! Lessons learned, go to West to enjoy the cocktails vs. making them at home!!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

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DG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fantastic service, great wine list! Easily accommodated our birthday party of 10 including one child. Highly recommend!!

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CE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Convenient location among many shops nearby. Food was good but cant tell it was excellent for the price performance. Nice presentation and may go again when you have your shopping finished.

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JL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive staff who gets a special call out for making our anniversary memorable. Little things count - seating, ambiance, card & dessert messages...

Fall prix fixe was a bonus and amazing surprise. Food was exquisite and, to be a bit of a cliche, was a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

Thank you!

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RD
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! From the greeting to the service to the food, an absolutely wonderful experience. Very sleek but still cozy and comfortable. Just the right amount of food, and everything was delicious. It happened to be Canada Thanksgiving, so my husband ordered the traditional Turkey dinner, which he inhaled. My steak was tender and juicy, and I savored every bite. Heavenly desserts!

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T
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Food was overall good. The plate could have been a little warmer to keep the food warmer longer. Also the server didn't seem to know the menu well, and stumbled several times when we asked what was in the dish. But overall we had a good time.

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b
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is very difficult to find a restaurant/chef who can do superb holiday meals. Today we went to West for Canadian Thanksgiving dinner and it was absolutely out of this world. Have been there many times for meals and tonight surpassed the best of the best.
my congrats to all concerned.
bobsan

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My girlfriends and I decided to come to West to try out the thanksgiving turkey dinner. Food tasted delicious. Service was great - the staff were super friendly and polite.

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J
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was delicious, matching a lovely presentation. We loved the baratta beet salad, the duck and the roasted chicken. Everything was presented in an inviting, colourful way. This has become one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver.

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JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

on our way to the theatre and had a quick bite to eat it is great to have the theatre menu delicious menu first you were very attentive to this and yet every thing was attended to thank you so much yummy food and excellent service!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The waiter was not very personable nor attentive. Everyone in there seemed to be quite uninterested in setting the tone for a warm and friendly experience. We explained as we were bring seated that we would be attending the play at the Stanley and then when the time came to pay the waiter took a very long time to come and process out bill.
Then as we were leaving nit one if the staff said goodbye, thanked us for coming or made any eye contact. I found this to be very strange as it’s a small restaurant.
I won’t be returning.

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b
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I was excited about going to West having heard good things. Not sure if I have been to too many toptable restaurants in past month but while the food was good, it was not a wow (like blue water or il caminetto)
For the money ($400) I expected to have something that was memorable. The diver scallops were just ok but not an amazing combo of flavours (try andina in Portland). The lamb shank was tasty but lacked a sauce that would have made it stand out. My friends lingcod was good but again not memorable. Great wine list. The best surprise was the chocolate soufflé.
We had a nice table but found the ambiance and energy in the room lacking. It didn’t help that the bar tender decided to grind coffee for 2 or 3 minutes
Overall It was acceptable, but would have been disappointed if it was a special occasion.

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cocktails are amazing. The food was elegant and delicious food.

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The food was excellent but you would think for the high prices it would include some kind of veggie at lest instead of nothing.....very disappointing that anything else besides your meat was extra at a very expensive price.... after sitting for twenty minutes our wine order was taken and we were having food first before our wine even got there....had to ask the waitress twice where our wine was.....
If the food was not excellent I would think twice about going back....

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you thank you Giovani and all who made my daughter and my night top notch 👌🏻 See you again!

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A
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We planned a date night for our 2nd anniversary, and it was so lovely. Elegant and attentive service, delicious food, energetic yet classy ambience. We enjoyed the evening very much and plan to return in the near future!

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BM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cuisine and service at West restaurant were outstanding. The many accolades that West has received over the years are well deserved. The staff clearly takes great pride in delivering some of the best food in Vancouver, a city in which fine dining restaurants are abundant. Definitely worth a visit!

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G
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

It has been awhile since we have been to this restaurant. Although much more casual than in the past it lacked in service. Bartender was excellent, however we had to constantly request service to order drinks, more water and extra long delay between appetizer and dinner being served. The sablefish was excellent but was served only warm. Other than the service value for money was very good.

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m
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Claudia our server from Germany was fantastic. We'd had her the last time possibly in the spring or summer. She seemed not hurried and very efficient and spent appropriate time "visiting" with us.

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N
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Had the chefs table and we enjoyed ourselves and our dinner. See u soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pet peeve... price fix but then all the extra charges. I can understand it for “dine out”... but for $99 a person there shouldn’t be extra charges. Just add the Burrata.

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WH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had an excellent meal and the service was outstanding.

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BF
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All six of us were very impressed by the quality of the food and service. I highly recommend West.

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

When I arrived, there was a person at the hostess desk but she did not lookup from her computer and, consequently I stood for about 5 mins waiting for someone to acknowledge my arrival. Finally, a sever popped by and said a seated guest, my mother-in-law, asked him to invite me to her table. When I told my mothe- in-law about the awkward arrival, she said the same happened to her...with the same person at the front door

That could’ve set the tone for the evening, but, our server was good and the food was decent. My salmon was underdone and though my wife’s Gnudi was beautiful, the sauce tasted like canned sauce. The type with sugar and salt. Home made sauce, it was not !

I’d go back, because usually it’s good.

Thoughts....
The person who was supposed to acknowledge our existence, but didn’t, should either be re trained or let go. Remind her that the customer is always more important than ANYTHING on a computer screen!

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a
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Perfect experience, as always. Love West. The food was beyond amazing. I had the halibut and they totally knocked it out of the park! The cocktails were so tasty and well made. The wine list is impressive. We capped off our meal with the new white chocolate cheesecake. Omg. Beyond epic.

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l
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal with cheerful attentive service!

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