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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
Sun - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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

4.5

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Tasting Menu (25)
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Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Business Meals (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Romance (20)
Pre/post-theatre (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Seasonal (10)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (8)
Authentic (7)
Brunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten-Free Options (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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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
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always outstanding! Best service, food, decor and hospitality in Vancouver!

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I had previously been to West on several occasions for dinner both intimate and with business groups. I was excited to share with an out of town friend over lunch. there were not as many lunch time menu items that appealed to us. we had a burger and an omelette both were good but similar to what we would find at many downtown hotel restaurants which I found disappointing. I also thought that wine by the glass was outrageously priced. In the future I would only return for dinner and will caution acquaintances that might be interested in lunch here if they are not on a business or power lunch.

Tags: Business Meals
Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love their cocktails and the Asian touch of the dishes.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Professional service accompanied good food.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

West never disappoints! The food and the atmosphere are top notch. Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, with fantastic food.

The location, service, menu and wine list are above most in the city.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was fantastic, and we started with two very well made cocktails to boot. The prices was very reasonable given all that we ordered. We were very happy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Ambience is great, service outstanding and food is beautifully presented and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been to West only 3 times but each experience has been wonderful. The only complaint is that we have sat at the same table (coincidentally!) and it is the one at the end of the bar by the kitchen and there has always been a draft and we have always been chilled. Other than that, we will definitely come back, especially for our family's special occasions, and will make sure to ask that we are not seated at that specific table. Thank you.

Tags: Hot Spot, Organic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Awesome service!!! Our server was extremely friendly and always on top of things! Totally would recommend this place for special occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent meal, great service and a nice quiet venue.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

West Restaurant never disappoints you. I love this restauarnt.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food, very good service. Enjoyable experience for our 29th anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Loved West- it lived up to its reputation and then some. Service, ambiance, quality, cocktails and menu all stellar. Bravo.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A really good dining experience. It was a bit louder than we had hoped, but the food was delicious and very much worthwhile.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Second visit here was as good as the first one. Great atmosphere, great service and great food. Very impressive wine menu as well. Brought a friend for a birthday celebration and the restaurant even left a birthday card before we arrived at our table.
Plated the birthday cake(s) I brought. Needless to say we enjoyed the hospitality very much👍🏻

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything about West is excellent--service,food and ambiance. Great for that special meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

An excellent evening: beautiful and tasteful meal (lamb, sablefish, French onion soup, scallops with the best red cabbage purée EVER!); professional yet personable wait staff; nice wine selection. Would highly recommend West

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We enjoyed a family Thanksgiving lunch at West on the holiday Monday. We were lucky that the restaurant was available and the options on the lunch 3 course combination were great! The delicious beet risotto could not have been more vibrant in appearance! The lamb meatballs were flavorful. The plum cake was a special combination including lemon whipped cream. I hope our next visit to West can be for the tasting menu options available at dinner including seafood, meat or vegetarian choices.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Went here for Thanksgiving dinner. We chose the tasting menu and the food was great ! Service was also excellent except the waiter charged us for 3 bottles of sparkling water. We only ordered the one bottle but he kept filling our glasses and didn’t ask beforehand if we wanted to order additional bottles. Bit of a shocker when the bill came.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Never have we celebrated our anniversary in a restaurant with such exceptional ambience! Thank you West. We loved the menu and the wine list was sensational! We shall be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

West’s Tasting Menu is our go-to for special occasions. They never disappoint. The food is delicious, they are extremely accommodating with my Celiac/ gluten free diet, and the drinks are fantastic. I love that the tasting options are divided into land, sea or vegetarian, so you can get a menu made up of exactly what you like to eat. The wine pairings are always spot on, and just the right size to be enjoyable but not leave you reeling ;).

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Carmen assisted us with service and was absolutely wonderful. We all truly appreciated her input and recommendations. She made our dining experience even better than it always is.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very nice staff. The food was very good and the portions were very generous for a tasting menu.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had fabulous service from Paul and they were very helpful about accommodating our food allergies. We loved the ambiance at West and my mom loved her organic chicken dish, but my lamb loin was desperately under seasoned and I had to use a lot of salt to give it some flavor. Overall it was a good experience and we'll be back for sure, I'll just order a different dish next time.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Didn't even realize this great Vancouver classic did lunch. Had the fantastic 3-course lunch that was beautifully prepared and presented. There was one appy that didn't suit my palate. Our server took note I had only pushed it around the plate and so removed it from our final cheque without being asked. It is this kind of preemptive superior customer service that will ensure we return. 10 out of 10.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is our second time here and the food never failed me. We had the best lobster gnocchi ever! The striploin with bone marrow butter was also very juicy and it just melts in my mouth. Super good service and experience. We will definitely come back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

One of my favourite restaurants. It never disappoints. I always leave happy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on September 20, 2017

Eating sea tasting. Salon est ordinary and all plates have the same décoration. Lots of beets

Tags: Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience3
Service5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is our special place for special days and the team made our night with their wishes and sweets. Kudos to the kitchen team. We really enjoyed our Sea Tasting menus and Chef Alex is a gem!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Took new friends here and they couldn't stop talking for days about the cocktails and food. I try and stop here every time I visit Vancouver

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

As usual, excellent. West never disappoints me.

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I don't have a problem paying a lot of money for a meal where the food is fantastic. However, that wasn't the case here, as some dishes were good, some not so good, some mediocre and nothing was fantastic. The scallops were so covered in bacon jam that the scallop was no longer the star of the dish and given it's delicate flavour seemed to be drowned out by what should have been a condiment. The duo of pork also was not well balanced, with two large pieces of pork cheek and only one piece of pork belly. The addition of the bone broth really did not add anything to the dish as it wound up being pieces of pork swimming in liquid, and I wondered why it was even there. Overall, the meal left us feeling disappointed and perplexed. Such a shame since we expected much more from the same restaurant group that owns wonderful places such as Araxi and Bar Oso in Whistler, both of which we really enjoyed.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Booked dinner before a show at The Stanley Theatre, the food was excellent and the service top notch. Would recommend to any foodie, especially ones that require gluten free. Being Celiac it's always a treat to go into an establishment where they fully understand the importance of a GF meal and make the effort to provide a wide variety of options. West goes above and beyond, including making their own in-house GF bread.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Had a fantastic pre-theatre dinner. Delicious and beautiful food and we made it on time for the curtain!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great dinner. It's obvious why this remains a top food choice in the city.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and service were amazing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and it's great for a special occasion or to take your date out.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 30, 2017

A bit under the radar in Vancouver but is second to none. Offers sophisticated, creative, well executed dishes. We have dined here many times over the years, and have celebrated several special family occasions. Consistently excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

As always, West delivers. The food - lobster gnochi and squash salad for starters, duck breast, halibut, trio of pork, and sablefish - was lovely, as expected. The service was quick and professional, while still being friendly and welcoming. The wine list is varied, and while it covers the range of price points, it is oriented to the high end. For a long time, West has been our choice for a special dinner - birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or sometimes, "just because."

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies

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