The menu focuses on delicious local ingredients prepared with integrity. Every component has been thoughtfully nurtured by executive chef, Ian McHale, from field to finish. We work closely with surrounding farms and farmers to organically raise healthy, happy animals and grow custom produce. Employing classic butchery traditions and contemporary techniques, Wildebeest presents delicious menus of the season. This is food for food lovers.
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smoked castelvetrano olive tapenade, shallot, malt, grilled sourdough; finish with sherry bone luge
Mushrooms on Toast
foraged mushrooms, poached farm eggs, water buffalo ricotta, alliums
Maple Breakfast Sausage
We had a 4-person tasting menu. They serve 3(!) oysters. When I asked what happened to the fourth, the server said that's the sizing size, three. "So if we'd gone with the 2-person tasting menu we'd have got 1 ½ oysters?" The server (blond, female--pointed out only because she was the only snooty one there; the Belgian male with the Aussie accent was great) gave a weak smile and walked away. In the end, the smoked oysters were terrible, so it didn't matter. Lots of raw meat followed, *some* of which was tasty. The flank steak and potato-cheese balls were delicious.
Okay, maybe it was our tastes (all four of us, mind you), but we felt the Emperor had no clothes. And at that price point?! Ludicrous. Sorry, Wildebeest.
Went on a weekday evening for a birthday. They have a coat check. One waiter for 5 tables. The waiter was very kind and accommodating but the food was a complete letdown. They have a great wine selection. Menu was their winter special. I don’t recommend the heirloom pickled carrots or the large brisket. Carrots were hit or miss on texture some were so firm we thought they were raw. The brisket was very salty on top of their homemade bbq sauce . We had to drink a lot of water to tone it down even though it’s served with a neutral nutty spinach purée. It is a very gastown atmosphere. Overall not the experience we expected as far as the food. Don’t know about dessert.
Food was tasty, portion on the smaller side, music was to loud causes everyone to yell over it making it even louder in the restaurant
Always delicious, with outstanding service and ambience!
Food was good, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.
Amazing dining experience
Omakase was the best choice. Reasonably priced, each dish was just fantastic
I really wanted to love this place but sadly left disappointed. My dining partner and I were prepared for a nice evening out and ready and willing to spend the money for it. We understood that her being a vegetarian did limit her with this particular menu but there were still some options. The cocktail list was vast and interesting. The execution did not match my initial impression. They were just lacking. My partner ordered the ravioli which was listed under the large plates section and in the $30 range. The portion was significantly smaller than expected and in no way should be classified as large. It was not enough as a full meal. I understand quality of ingredients used but perception of value should really be considered here. The few items I ordered were good. But what ultimately turned us off the most was that the food arrived almost immediately. It made us question how much had actually been made to order. Because the portions were so small we finished very quickly. I have never gone out for an evening and finished food and drink in so little time. It felt rushed and we were not given the experience that tables around us were receiving. We just asked for the bill. It all took about 45 minutes. We left and went for more food and drinks elsewhere. It’s a beautiful and cool spot but it just fell flat for us.
The food is very good, and so are the staff. The wait times after ordering with the uncomfortable seating is pretty rough; I don't know who decided on bar stools for fine dinning. But it's literally the only thing wrong with this place. Probably a bit rich for most people. But I didn't have a bad bite all night.
They tried to hard with over seasoning.
Everything was too salty.
Loved the bone marrow. Service was excellent. Ordered bottomless mimosas and the server kept them coming!
Portions for the main dishes was small but surprisingly filling. Loved the taste of the food and our server was very helpful and friendly! Would go again :D
This was our second time at Wildebeest. The service was top notch. Thanks to Devon for the bubbles when we arrived...much appreciated! :)
We did the menu that the restaurant curated for you based on budget and food preferences! It was an outstanding experience and the food was delicious.
Wasn't expecting bone marrow on toast to be on the menu. It was a mouth watering experience. Avocado toast is well plated with charred marks on halved avocados, beautifully presented by your cripsy toasts. We had a good friends' get-together here, the ambience is relaxing and warm cozy.
While the ambiance and overall decor was beautiful, I was underwhelmed by the food and service. Server was nice but it was slow. Took more than 15 mins to get my glass of wine. Food was tasty but we found the portions to be on the smaller side - left hungry.
The who,e experience was amazing. Looking forward to the next time.
The venue was nice and the food was pretty good. I was there for valentines and it was just kind of ok. The food was decent but the portions were strange for a tasting menu. It also didn’t seem to be a great value and no particular dish stood out as great.
Music was a little loud and the bass was a little too much. My date had a worsened headache and we just couldn’t leave fast enough.
Overall, food was good but not amazing or a great value. The server kept trying to upsell the dishes by adding prawns, lobster tail, or fois gras. It seemed a little strange and lacking in grace to just throw an extra piece of meat on a dish and expect a greater result.
Lovely, as always. We’ve come here for Valentines dinner two years in a row now and they always blow us away with their “omakase” option on the menu... trust the chef! Great cocktails and lovely service too.
As always, amazing service, atmosphere, food, and cocktails!
We were not impressed with the quality of food.
Great staff, reasonable menu although a tad limited and the beef selection is dominated by Wagyu which is not everyone's choice. I do find it annoying that 1. they didn't ask how we wanted our meat cooked and 2. They slice it - I like my steak uncut to keep it warm
So good! Lotta meat. Great service. Loved our guy, he was from Belgium.
A great selection of beautiful and creative food. The menu is fantastically creative and excellently executed. A beautiful balance of flavours and styles of food with a great seasonal element. Thanks so much Widebeest.
Fantastic food and vibe. Unfortunately, I called in a week prior to let them know we were celebrating a friends recent wedding and was told they would do something special, but nothing was done. It was a disappointing miss, but the rest of the evening was great.
We had a delicious brunch, the mushrooms on toast was divine. Fresh-squeezed OJ, tasty eggs benny, and a great atmosphere. We will be back.
The food was delicious! Every bite full of flavor!
Fish was overcooked and odor was strong. Steak was good. It was okay.