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.
Canadian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Weekends: 10:30am - 2:30pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is a parking lot across the street and metered street parking available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
West can accommodate private parties up to 77 people.
West Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
First time at West and we thoroughly enjoyed ourself.
Always outstanding! Best service, food, decor and hospitality in Vancouver!
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.
Love their cocktails and the Asian touch of the dishes.
Professional service accompanied good food.
West never disappoints! The food and the atmosphere are top notch. Can’t wait to come back!
Lovely atmosphere, with fantastic food.
The location, service, menu and wine list are above most in the city.
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!
Ambience is great, service outstanding and food is beautifully presented and delicious.
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.
Awesome service!!! Our server was extremely friendly and always on top of things! Totally would recommend this place for special occasion!
Excellent meal, great service and a nice quiet venue.
West Restaurant never disappoints you. I love this restauarnt.
Great food, very good service. Enjoyable experience for our 29th anniversary.
Loved West- it lived up to its reputation and then some. Service, ambiance, quality, cocktails and menu all stellar. Bravo.
A really good dining experience. It was a bit louder than we had hoped, but the food was delicious and very much worthwhile.
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👍🏻
Everything about West is excellent--service,food and ambiance. Great for that special meal.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 ;).
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.
Very nice staff. The food was very good and the portions were very generous for a tasting menu.
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.
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.
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.
One of my favourite restaurants. It never disappoints. I always leave happy!
Eating sea tasting. Salon est ordinary and all plates have the same décoration. Lots of beets
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!
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
As usual, excellent. West never disappoints me.
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.
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.
Had a fantastic pre-theatre dinner. Delicious and beautiful food and we made it on time for the curtain!
Great dinner. It's obvious why this remains a top food choice in the city.
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.
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.
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."
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