YEW seafood + bar - Four Seasons Hotel - Vancouver

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2088 reviews
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Crafty culinary surprises await at YEW seafood + bar delivering award-winning cuisine, fresh catches, great wines, innovative cocktails and a fun, welcoming environment.

Our menu changes with the seasons and honours the bounty of the Pacific Northwest region surrounding Vancouver, on land and sea.

Whether you grab a drink at the bar, sit at the cozy lounge or opt for a spot near the fireplace, you’ll be treated to YEW’s cocktails, created by our own long-time bartenders.

Private Dining

Guests planning a private get-together or corporate event will appreciate the sophisticated flare of YEW seafood + bar’s private dining experiences. Vibrant cuisine, creative cocktails and well-matched wines blend with the infectious buzz of the see-and-be-seen room.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not many people know it but they serve breakfast here and it is wonderful.
Fantastic, reliable service for all times of the day.

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G
Vancouver
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from the beginning. Everything was tasty. Had the tuna tartare to start. It was fresh and not fishy at all. Nicely balanced by the avocado. Had the lamb as main, which was perfectly cooked and moist, and not gamey at all. Also had creamed spinach and french fries on the side. The creamed spinach wasn't really "cream", but more pan fried, but still tasted good. French fries could be a little crispier.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very pleasant . Food is always good. Two of us had the Mixed seafood dish and the salmon was cooked perfectly, moist inside. Server Matthew was great. Restaurant was not full so noise level was “good”.

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T
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ourselves and another couple visi Vancouver (from Victoria) on the first weekend of the year. This year marked the 25th annual visit. we stay at tbe best Hotel offering the best rate. This year it was The Exchange on Howe Street. On the Saturday night we dine at a fine dining facility and one which we have not dined at on our Vancouver weekend. This year we selected Yew at the Four Seasons and we were not disappointed! We were delighted with every aspect of another memorable evening.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and yummy food! They even had a no carb meal of zucchini noodles and salmon!

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

New Year party.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Their new year eve set dinner was $96.00 before tax. The food was great! The portion was reasonable. Yew always has good food and services.

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GH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Year's Eve dinner was spectacular. Started with 3 amuse bouche--all delicious. We shared the first course to have both choices, both had the sturgeon as the main course, since it's a seafood specialty restaurant; and each chose one of the 2 desserts to again share and taste both! All fabulously prepared with excellent service. Not inexpensive, but less than half the price of NYE meal in San Francisco with more food and better taste! Highly recommend. Unfortunately, this Four Seasons Hotel, in a dispute with the shopping center owner, did not renew its lease and is leaving soon.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yew was fabulous as always ... service was great ... our server was funny and courteous. The food was amazing.

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d
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely incredible dining here! Primo service, fabulous wine list and delicious cocktails. Can't say enough

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We just probably had one of the best dinner experiences we’ve ever had in the city of Vancouver at YEW seafood + bar! Our waiter was incredible and super accommodating and informative about the menu - he even recommended great virgin cocktails for me as a very pregnant lady! Our food was amazing followed by a desert that they literally flambed for us at our table which was a neat experience. Highly recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to go back!

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ST
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday dinner for family

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food and ambiance was good. Service was good but a bit slow to to get the bill and pay. Waited about 15 minutes for our server to come back so we could get change. But overall she was lovely.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Christmas buffet

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1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great place to dine with family over the holidays!

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c
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

last christmas, we had a legendary experience! went again for mothers day and was sadly disappointed. since four seasons vancouver is closing early 2020, we decided to go again this christmas. unfortunately, it was a very average dining experience. excellent ambience, but service was not as attentive (plates were not cleared right away); side plate options were not made known to all parties at our table; different-quality orange juices served to different tables; the seafood selection was very limiting... if i had not ordered the side plates, i would think the value of the buffet was $30. plus we were served the bill before we grabbed any dessert items. not going back next year!

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NH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Christmas breakfast buffet was beautiful. The sushi was sadly a little less than imaginative but the seafood overall was excellent. There was much that we didn’t try but looked delicious. The salad “bar” had a nice selection of items though they were a little hard to access in the bowls they were presented in and especially some of the higher containers. The desserts were fabulous both in presentation and flavor.

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MW
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was excellent. He was friendly, very attentive and provided outstanding service. Food was very good.

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JE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Reserved a table for Christmas Eve dinner. Wasn't aware that it was a set menu for $105 per person. The food was just ok—limited selection and nothing to write home about—but our service was pretty terrible. We had to catch and ask at least five different people for bread, pepper, a wine list, our server was nowhere to be found most of the night. We ordered two fairly pricey bottles of wine, one was off, the second was not at all good. It was a pretty disappointing dinner. I've had other excellent meals here, so it was surprising how bad it was.

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MB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We had our annual Christmas lunch at this restaurant last year. WOW, what a difference a year can make. Last year our meal and service was outstanding. This year, the meal was poor and the service atrocious. We waited over 1hr for our lunch and 25 minutes before we received our 1st round of drinks. The meal arrived very late and was lukewarm. The service was atrocious. Our waiter was not attentive and other tables around us with different waiters were being served before us even if they sat down after us. Our waiter seemed disinterested, distracted and it was as if he forgot about us way in the back.

I would stay away from this restaurant and save your money!

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E
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great dining experience, my friends and I were celebrating

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WK
London
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding. As usual.

Andy, our server is clearly one of the best in Vancouver, total professional.

Thanks Andy!

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c
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

very good food, pricey though. The crab salad was very good, the crab chowder amazing...wouldnt get the lobster again. Service was a bit slow, but it was dec 22 and a busy weekend so understandable

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R
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

It's a beautiful room, the service is quite good but portion sizes tiny. I get the pricier items but a handful of French Fries for $8.00 - Come on!!!! Cheaping out on low cost items left us feeling totally ripped off.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We came here because Yew used to have an outstanding vegan menu. However, as I understand it, the menu and kitchen direction has changed and the options are so disappointing. A hummus wrap? Veggie skewers? That’s not what I expect of a restaurant of this caliber.

Someone please open a decent fine-dining vegan restaurant in this city.

Service was prompt and responsive. Ambiance was a delight if a little fishy.

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MW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went with my wife and 4YO daughter and the staff went above and beyond to ensure we were welcomed and were fantastic with my daughter

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C
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Very busy! Our table was left for approx 15 minutes before we could get someone to come to our table (after asking for service). Restaurant was very loud and made it difficult to talk. Only redeeming factor was the food was very good and they started our service with a plate of wonderful homemade donuts! I’d go back for the food but not necessarily the ambience.

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HB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was too rich/high fat without a balance. My toasted bread was burnt. We liked the ambiance and the service was good and friendly. I wasn't offered any compensation for the burnt toasted bread though. The small sweets to start were very good - brioche and waffle - but the overall taste was very sweet - I would have preferred a more balanced flavour (something tart).

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c
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and great recommendations

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overall it was a great dinner, the only short part is I have to ask for more water. My water glass was empty and didn’t see my server for a while, the buzzer was busy setting up other tables to breakfast. And also at the end we waited for a while for our server, asked for the server from the table next to us to get our server. Since we couldn’t find him on the floor.
Our steak was great, lobster rice is not soft enough, the rice was still 1/3 raw. Dessert was excellent.

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AO
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant; in the hotel but accessible to visitors to neighboring mall; nice presentation of food; good for breakfast, lunch & dinner

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AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, wonderful server, great ambiance

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NS
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have picked this restaurant to redeem my Open Table dining cheque and was hoping for a flawless experience. I made a right choice - my waiter Jason was great: professional yet with a sense of humor, food was on point: tuna tartare for a starter was light and delicious, mixed seafood for the main included lingcod, salmon, prawns, and scallop - fantastic. They gladly substitured the roasted cauliflower for broccoli and asparagus for me. I will be definitely back next time I am in Vancouver.

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Very slow service. 1 1/2 hours to get main course served.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic service, and a very pleasant dining experience overall.

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A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dennis is the best!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was amazing. The ambience was great. We truly enjoyed our dinner and drinks for the evening. The only thing that was unfortunate was the wait for food. Over an hour and a half. It was a crazy busy night with work parties so I understand why the wait was so long.

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

Great seafood! Like the atmosphere and interior design.
* Noise level relatively high.

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OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Traveling for shopping and business. It’s what you’d expect from the Four Seasons. Good food and haute-couture environments that right in the center of everything the city has to offer including a shopping mall just outside. The server was kinda clueless however - while the table in the next section would get the full details for every aspect of the dishes they were contemplating we got a little more than mono-syllabic responses only after pressing for more information. We were seated in the way back when there was plenty of better seating available- not sure why. The food was good but not exceptional. I expected more but might try it again if only because the shopping is so close.

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