West Restaurant

4.6
2001 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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 - 10:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

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 2001 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
Vancouver
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food and service are always at the upper end at West.
Consistently one of the best restaurants in Vancouver over a long number of years. Original delicious food.

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FT
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Celebrating a friends birthday. Lovely ambience, great exclusive wine, delicious food and of course courteous and attentive servers and staff.

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GB
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

Never disappointed at West, food and service always outstanding.

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OT
4.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

Great service

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EN
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Artistic presentation, attention to detail, impeccable service.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Absolutely flawless from start to finish. Even at the best restaurants there's usually one or two small things that could be improved. None here.

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b
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

West is one of Vancouver's best. Had dinner tonight which was one of the best we have had in Vancouver.
Bobsan

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s
3.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

15 min late seating us
Excellent Bar tenders (conversational)
Food expensive for what it was
Was ok experience for 3 star

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CC
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

I took my mother and my two nieces to this place and tried their tasting menu. We were very happy with the creativity of the chef and very happy with the food. The only thing we felt a bit dissatisfied was the crowded tables. As our table was in the middle of the restaurant, people were constantly walking around and I got knocked on my head by the waiter as he was collecting dishes from the table next to us. He didn't even realize he knocked the plates on my head!

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OT
Edmonton
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was well done, but greeting staff lacked etiquette and finesse. Arrived with dinner partner in wheelchair after recent surgery. Had notified them and was pleased they set up table with easy access. However had to manipulate chair through massive entry door and hostess only ran up afterwards saying she could have helped. Hard to believe because on the way out the same thing happened. Actually walked by her and she said goodnight, but did not follow the 40 ft to help with the door, again only running up at the end when we were jammed up half way out the door (oddly diners waiting at door stood out of way but also did not offer to hold door - sad to see that today and reminded of past surveys saying Vancouver is Canada’s most unfriendly city ).

Similar experience last year - lovely dinner, but hostess looked confused when a group of 3 of us asked about hanging up big wet winter coats during a rare snow day. Although she said she would be back to take them, she never did and we spent dinner with a pile of coats in the 4th chair at the table. After dinner realized I had not seen a coat rack. Do they have one? Given the price of this place and that they present themselves as a fine dining establishment, both these incidents have me wondering if I would go back.

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RS
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

I have eaten at West on various occasions and each time the meals were excellent. The staff is very attentive and service oriented. Recently I have hosted a business dinner for someone from Milan. We wanted to take her to a restaurant with local options. She loved it.

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CK
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Would highly recommend. Food was amazing, and the service was exceptional. Manager floor presence was evident, he greeted us when we first walked in, showed us to our table and later on even made wine recommendations with our meals.

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ML
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Exquisite menu. Excellent service! Very attentive staff.

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Hawaii
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Absolutely brilliant meal. Love dining here!!

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HP
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

We had the price fixe 3 course dinner which was outstanding!! A great value!! Service was excellent.

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LG
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

I love this restaurant. I have NEVER had a bad meal, whether it was brunch, lunch or dinner - they have all been exceptional The service is superb and they accommodate the little extras you request. At the end of dinner, their homemade truffles are to die for. Go and enjoy!

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HP
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

One of the best meals I've ever had. Vegetarian tasting menu was superb, and pacing was great. And the price was reasonable for the number of courses and the quality of the food. My partner had the non-vegetarian tasting menu, and he thought it was one of the top 5 dinners he's had. Cocktails are inventive, and there are many wines by the glass. Service was friendly and efficient.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Food and service are excellent. Good value for lunch special.

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OT
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Always a great spot for a nice dinner

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FS
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Beautiful setting, modern and classic; intimate; wonderful staff/service; creative local cuisine; fine dinning.

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CN
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderfully flavourful lunch at West. The occasion was a friend's 70 birthday. My friend and I both loved our soups - pea for one and onion (unique preparation with intense broth) for the other. My friend ordered the halibut cakes with salad and I absolutely loved the duck salad. Service was excellent. My first time at your restaurant, will not be the last.

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BP
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

West continues its usual high standard! Thanks for a great meal.

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S
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

Had a very nice, enjoyable meal at West. We ordered one of the set menu and the special which was a steak. Other than the steak being rather salty, the food was good. I didn't find it to be anything outstanding though. They have some really great cocktails and I'd probably come back just to try some more of those!

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DS
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Fathers day

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OT
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was excellent, but took a little longer than expected to serve.

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JO
Vancouver
1.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

West has been our go-to restaurant when we have theatre tickets at The Stanley, unfortunately the last three times we've eaten here the food has been so salty it had to be sent back or we just didn't eat it. For this price point the meals should be exceptional, sadly they're not. For us it's three strikes and they're out, need to find a new date night go-to.

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DT
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

While the servers seemed somewhat distracted, it was not enough for us to not have a lovely meal.

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RF
5.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Still an excellent restaurant. Warm contemporary environment featuring a very high ceiling, a huge wall behind the bar with plenty of wine, a glass enclosed kitchen and spacious seating with very comfortable leather seats. The menu has lots of delectable options heavily focused on local seafood, meats and fresh vegetables. A great bar selections and lots of reasonably priced wine. The staff was attentive with just the right amount of visits from the Maitre'D. Will check West out for a Friday evening drink!

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OT
Montreal
3.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Although the food was excellent, the service was very snobby. We were asked 3 times to leave our bags; they were not in the way and one of our party had valuable camera equipment. Also, one of our party was asked, none too politely, to put her bottle of water back in her bag. We asked to receive separate bills and this was quite a problem...all in all, excellent food but unpleasant experience !

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P
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

The lobster gnocchi appetizer was among the best dishes ever. The gnocchi was fluffy, the lobster was sweet and the broth was perfectly seasoned. The halibut was also perfectly cooked.

The petit fours were perfect.

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d
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Had the special fixed price Spring menu . As I am gluten free by necessity, my choices were limited. However, I enjoyed my asparagus salad, mushroom risotto Main & a rhubarb based dessert. I would have liked the salmon but the gnocchi were not gf. Chef did not suggest that any substitutions could be made. I would have welcomed more of a choice in my Main course. I didn’t have one. Service was very nice, although with many of the diners theatre bound it must be challenging for staff. We appreciated the timeliness of our courses.

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z
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

2nd time at West for their 2 course lunch. Excellent value for quality and great service

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OT
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Noise level is lower at lunch time

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LR
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

We had dinner pre theatre and had the pre set menu option, very delicious food. Be aware though that they tend to cook their beef on the underdone side. A medium flat iron steak was served rare and a medium rare was served very rare. Service was attentive and professional.

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J
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

Delicious food. Expensive but excellent. Fantastic service. Tasteful ambience. Too expensive for my budget as a frequent place to dine but wonderful for a special occasion. Took my father there for his birthday and Father's Day and it was perfect. He loved it.

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VB
Vancouver
4.0
Dined on June 5, 2018

Enjoyed spring special. The main was a bit too salty for me this time, but overall was great.

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CH
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

The food and service as always are amazing- great menu for drinks and dinner. The fires are to die for!

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w
Singapore
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

What a joy to eat at a restaurant that is focused on food and the customer. That seems self evident, but so few places pull it off consistently. We had brunch on a Saturday and were very pleased with both the service and the food. The fresh squeezed orange juice was the best I have had in a long time, and the eggs Benedict were done perfectly. Happy experience.

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D
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

I think this is one of my new favourite restaurants. I don't go very often but if I really wanted to treat myself, I would come out here with a friend or family member. I think the meal portions should be a bit more but they are delicious, beautiful and mastered really well. I love the service and the fact that servers are so well dressed. Very classy atmosphere and creative cuisine, I love this place.

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F
Vancouver
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Pre dinner cocktail was excellent. Enjoyed the show of watching it be made. Service was very attentive and the Spring 3 course meal special was appreciated.

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