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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
13th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 738-8938

Website:
http://www.westrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot across the street and metered street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Quang Dang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Details
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 10:30PM

Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:15PM - 10:30PM

Sat 8:15PM - 10:30PM

Private Dining

West can accommodate private parties up to 77 people.

West Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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Good for a Date (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Business Meals (23)
Tasting Menu (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Pre/post-theatre (18)
Romance (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Lunch (15)
Neighbourhood Gem (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Seasonal (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (9)
Brunch (9)
Cozy (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Fun (4)
Group Bookings (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten-Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Child-Friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Definitely in my top 3 list. Every food we ordered were tasting really good.Services are also good.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

All great. They nicely accommodated our modifications to the menu selection.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great Food and Service. We tried the Holiday Lunch and it was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful! The Tasting Menu with the Wine Pairing was perfection.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food (e.g., risotto, beef tenderloin) was very good, but the service was impeccable and the ambience is what keeps me going back.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service and great food. Large assortment of wine and great recommondations. Thanks for making our anniversary special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and great service. The atmosphere was nice. The only complaint but main course's portion was way too small for the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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 .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was slow and erratic

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

excellent experience; great food service and ambience

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a great time. Food was great, staff are very attentive! Glad we decided to dine here for our wedding anniversary!

Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I met a friend for a Christmas lunch. West looked beautiful and festive and the food was wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and accommodating service. Not too noisy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous dinner as usual. West never disappoints. Service was better then before. I wish I remembered our servers name. Will be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was Great. And the service was superb! Wine pairing was perfect with each plate.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was served very slowly.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Consistently professional service and delicious food. Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

West has always been our goto restaurant when attending the theatre, this past visit (Nov 2017) was surprising as the service was very disappointing. The dinning room was at 60% capacity but for some reason the staff, including the kitchen could not seem to pull it together. We will return in hopes that management can address these issue and return to the five star we remember it as.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always have dinner riot to the play at the Arts Club and West never fails to deliver
Excellent food and service

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious, enjoyable brunch -- excellent food and service as always.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time at West and we thoroughly enjoyed ourself.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies

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