West Restaurant

4.6
2094 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Sun - Thu 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Fri 9:15PM - 9:30PM
Sat 8:15PM - 9:30PM

What 2094 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
Vancouver
83 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Busy, great menu, and the feeling of being out at a nice place.
We started with scallops and oysters, followed by tenderloin and sable fish, all four dishes excellent.
Was a little off put by not receiving an acknowledgement of our wait past our reservation for our table.
Small things can make a big difference in the evening.

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

Great server and tasting menu was excellent. Lamb shank was sublime.

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

Went to celebrate my fathers milestone birthday. Good and service were top notch. My wife says we just found our new favourite restaurant!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great service. The new pastry chef couldn’t get the panna cotta to come together, which seems odd for a restaurant of this calibre, so I had to choose something else. But then they provided the desserts for free as a make up. Ergo good service.

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OT
Vancouver
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food. Had not been there in a while- still stands the test of time. My out of town foodie guests loved it.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was as good as it gets however it is expensive which makes it a good place for a special occasion. There is often a prix fixe menu which makes it a little more affordable without sacrificing any quality. And our server Monica was perhaps the best i have ever encountered

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p
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic brunch! Great oysters, very fresh with horseradish, lemon and red wine mignonette.
Excellent eggs benedict which can be served soft, medium or hard boiled. We also had the French toat and the brandade as well as the tartare.
All of the items were excellent.
Our server was discreet. The service was excellent. The restaurant has an open kitchen concept and offers a great wine list for the connaisseur.

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a
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Absolutely delicious and on pointe dishes. Ambiance and decor is dated and geared towards an older crowd but food was impeccable so I’ll be going back for sure.

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M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Overall great first time experience!

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HT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Vegetarian tasting menu good but the ravioli is bit tough

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Meh. Service was stellar! Everything else was mediocre. Menu was boring. My lobster app was over cooked. Onion soup was blah. Duck was chewy and undercooked. Was supposed to be medium, hardly even medium rare. Husband thought the gremolata on his lamb tasted like dirt. Sad cider selection.
Would never go back or recommend. Waited years to eat here only to be disappointed.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My wife’s birthday.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely spot to bring your significant other or any special occasion. I guarantee you won't be disappointed :)

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AD
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, West encapsulates everything we consider to be the best of West Coast dining. Their standards are never compromised - service, menus and wine list are 5 star perfection! Thank you again!

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AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took our elderly parents and enjoyed a classy dinner! Great service and excellent food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely wedding anniversary brunch.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

West is reliably awesome for both food and cocktails.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
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
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
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
2 reviews
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
4 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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