West Restaurant

4.6
2042 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 2042 People Are Saying
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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
40 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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d
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Last two dinners here have been the three course seasonal menu pre-theatre. Staff are excellent at timing the courses & getting us out without feeling rushed. My dietary restrictions were met with ease. Love this!

I had oysters as first course. Entree salmon course was lovely & extra vegetables in lieu of a gluten item on the plate was much appreciated. Dessert was a lovely plating of cheesecake, berries, almond biscuit --all divine.

Thank you again West for being in the Stanley Park Theatre neigbourhood: such a gem!

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CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we drove up to the restaurant the West team made us feel special and important. The recommendations from the bar for unique beautiful cocktails, to him suggesting the Appetizer dish/accompaniment to start our dining experience(he was correct in all areas). The Manager was welcoming, attentive and ensured that our first visit was not going to be our last. Our waitress was exceptional, she was there and covered all our needs but you didn’t feel her around you in an obtrusive way. The menu was exquisite and very unique. The items we ordered were cooked to perfect and the flavours were on point. All in all by far one of the best dining experiences we have had in Vancouver.

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AL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food at West was excellent. The flavours, the imagination and the presentation were all on the mark. There is nothing but positive feedback for the kitchen.

The issue was the service. We arrived early and stood at the bar, but neither of the two hostesses offered to take our coats. Then our server, Markus, had a real attitude which set a negative mood from the start. Two members of our group couldn't decide between the lamb or the sablefish, so decided to order both and share. They asked Markus to have the kitchen plate it that way and he couldn't hide his disdain, which remained for the rest of the evening.

The manager and assistant manager made the rounds looking at the tables and folding napkins when guests got up to use the bathroom. But two of us had empty glasses and we had to ask for more drinks as it hadn't dawned on anyone to offer. One member of our group asked for her water to be refilled, since no one had come by, and Markus obliged, but didn't fill the other half-empty glass on the table. Come on, you're already there with the water and you don't think to do the whole table? You even get that level of service at White Spot!

Overall, there was a real lack of any attention to detail on the front-of-house side. They keep up appearances well, but many of the details you'd expect at this calibre of restaurant - the kind of details they probably pride themselves on - were blatantly missing.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Lattés were luke warm. Food was ok. Server was professional. Not spectacular but fine for a birthday brunch.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Worst onion soup I have ever had. A lot of sugar in the soup.

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BW
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, been to West many times and will go again.

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JV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service the entire evening was impeccable. The staff is courteous, professional, subtle and the best part they are almost invisible but always there if you need them. We both had fish and the halibut and sablefish were cooked to perfection. The little extras really added up. The small appetizer and desserts they offer for free are perfect.
We will definitely go again. It’s by far one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver.

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S
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Must have the lobster starter! It captures the essence of lobster from ara to flavor. Skip the tuna crudo.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Don’t order any steak. Their knives are not sharp, so it takes a lot of effort to cut. Their tables have a slippery surface and their plates slide around the table excessively, so eating a steak will be ridiculously difficult and embarrassing. Just stick to fish.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have lived in Vancouver since 1987 and love really good food. Our meal at West was superb in every way. Highly recommended!

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V
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I appreciate the consistency of this restaurant. I have been here multiple times and I never had a bad meal here. Service is always top notched. Our friends and I had the summer prix fixe menu and everything was delicious!

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S
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Could not ask for any better service than the one we had. It never disappoints!

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e
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant with excellent service. The cocktail menu is very good, and we enjoyed the cocktails that we tried.

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JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were celebrating a visiting old friend after not seeing her for 11 years. This was the perfect place to eat good food, drink good wine, and have a noise level suitable for a conversation that didn't involve shouting across the table. Have eaten here before and enjoyed it and this occasion was no exception. Would definitely eat here again and highly recommend too.

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service great food and ambience. Was a tad bit cold in the restaurant but the experience was great

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z
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our 4th trip to West did not disappoint. Great food, wine selection and serving staff who really care about your 'first bite' We brought guests with us from the UK who frequently follow Michelin Star rated restaurants and they were suitably impressed. Thanks again to all at West.

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a
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had the set menu and were very happy we did so. Great value for money, beautifully prepared and presented.

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f
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Coming from a foodie town in NY, West was a very welcomed surprise. Perfect all around

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C
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was BC Day and our daughters took us out for dinner at the West. We loved the decor: patterned glass ceiling and what looked like applique walls. On the bar side of the room was floor to ceiling built-in shelves with a very extensive collection of wines & liqueurs. We decided to have the summer three course menu. The meal was tasty interspersed with the occasional amuse bouches. Our meal selections were the Heirloom Tomato Salad, Melon Gaspacho, Flat Iron Steak, Beef Tenderloin, the Salmon was replaced by Trout (no charge), BC Strawberry Shortcake & Guanaja Chocolate Suffle. The overall rating was a 4.5 out of 5 by the group! The service was efficient & friendly. Thank you Angela. We went just before the dinner rush so the ambiance was mild but picked up to moderate as the evening went on. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kids friendly environment, good foods and service. The manager Giovanni especially nice to kids and great sense of humor. Have a lovely dinner before and have a relax bunch today.

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d
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

West embodies the new West: casual,elegant, authentic .... confident!

Absolutely delicious and delivered with aplomb ....

The Vancouver you want to get to know

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s
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Really enjoyed dinner here again, excellent service & food, love this place (except for how close some of the tables are together, intimate it’s not). The noise level spoils it too, wish there was some way to deal with that...

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EV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Hands down one of the best places to go for superb service with attention to detail. This is the place I recommend going for a special evening.

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TR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

In the Top 5, in town, for sure. Excellent cuisine.

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MU
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. Food was delicious. Waiter was engaging. Plan to come back.

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KF
Vancouver
78 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to West for the Chef’s dinner and it was terrific! The service, from when we arrived to the table staff was welcoming and professional.

The drink selection and menu was so good it was hard to choose what to drink! The ones I did have were top notch, hand made with fresh ingredients.

It’s not our first time to West, but it had been a few years, but we can’t wait to go back. You won’t make a mistake going here, I have no doubt about that!

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EF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much to WESTfor making my pre theatre Birthday dinner to spectacular! The card and birthday greeting on the dessert pkate were so thoughtful. We cant wait to visit again!

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E
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Coming to West for us IS the “Special Occasion”. There’s not enough room allowed to type everything amazing that I want to say about this restaurant. The staff is incredible and the food is truly an experience rarely found. You HAVE to make this a regular spot. We literally fly in from Calgary and make this one of our stops every time we are here. #amazing.

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SF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I will certainly recommend this restaurants to my friends.

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NT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

I have been to West many times and every time it was a spectacular experience. However, this last time we went, two out of the three dishes we ordered really didn’t taste that great. I had to try very hard to stomach the spinach/mushroom omelette. Upon leaving, I respectfully told them about my experience and they just said thank you for letting them know. It is quite unfortunate because this is a restaurant we like to dine at when strolling on Granville but I would be hesitant to come back in the future.

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m
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent all round, the food, and service , not forgetting the sommelier's recommendation of a very good farm wine from the Okanagan.

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JD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Back after 12 years. Evan better than before. We arrived early and had great cocktails and conversation. The room is beautiful. The windows to the street and to the kitchen expand the room.
The salmon was delicious. The desserts were special and the service was perfect.

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B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very attractive venue, excellent service, very good food. A lovely choice to celebrate a special occasion.

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SS
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Clearly one of the best year after year. Great for lunch.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Giovani and the rest of his team do an amazing job with dinner service. Food was delicious and nicely plated with great taste. Always enjoy a great meal here!

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was amazing in this restaurant :) I'm so happy that we went. The only thing is that I like quieter environment for dining, so music was too loud to me to have a nice conversation during the meal. But again it's just a personal preference.

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RC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overall food quality is good wine selection as always been excellent.
Server seems new and rush the order taking too fast.
Disappointed this trip.
Food and wine maintains good value for money.

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