Five Sails Restaurant
Five Sails Restaurant
  • Address:
    Located on R level Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
    Neighborhood:
    Coal Harbour
  • Cuisine:
    Continental
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Five Sails Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fivesails.ca/
  • Phone: 6048442855x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Last seating for dinner is @ 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Ernst Dorfler
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howe Street
  • Public Transit: The closest bus stop is located at the Sea Bus Terminal at the North end of Granville Street and Cordova Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking is available at Canada Place and valet services are offered based on availability at the Pan Pacific Hotel entrance. Flat fees for parking apply after 6:00pm.
A word from Five Sails Restaurant
Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers invite you to experience their unforgettable combination of breathtaking views of Vancouver, fresh and fabulous four diamond award winning cuisine and gracious hospitality in their beautiful Five Sails Restaurant located at the Pan Pacific Vancouver.




The Five Sails features world class dining in an unmatched setting with stunning views of the water, mountains, and Stanley Park. There is an intimate private dining room for up to 20 guests, a chic bar/lounge area with modern fireplace and the addition of cozy, elevated booths for more relaxed dining.



Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and his wife Gerry Sayers offer their hands on attention to detail with beautifully presented continental cuisine on their seasonal a la carte menu, vegetarian menu & Chef's Tasting menu with wine pairings selected by Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Five Sails Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (102)special occasion (101)romantic (81)fit for foodies (61)notable wine list (39)good for groups (19)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (9)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Outstanding as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A must do for a specials occasion or just a consistently fabulous meal. The service is attentive but not obtrusive, the food is superb and the ambience/view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you!
    LovedFiveSails
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Thank you Five Sails for providing such professional service on our mom's birthday! She had a fantastic night thanks to all of your staffs' hard work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the Cruise
    PandC
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We wanted a special final meal in Vancouver before starting a unique (first-time for us) Cruise from Canada Place. Every aspect of the meal exceeded our hopes. Thank you so much for a special, romantic and memorable night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Luvgreatfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were seated at a window table with beautiful views. The food was awesome and service impecable. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    doctor1VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Nothing but raves for our dinner. Food, service, ambience all right on. Wine list was excellent even by the glass. We were lost and late and they still seated us graciously. One of our best dinners in Vancouver!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good view
    Mark
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    View is excellent! Make sure you do reservation and get window view. The food is okay, but not like a "wow" tasting. I got a rib eye that's not on the menu, and ask for medium. But when I got it, it's almost like well done.... So the taste of the texture is not what I expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    gigivdm
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It is tricky to find, even when you're parked right underneath, but it is more than worth the hunt. We went all out and did the full tasting menu with a shared paired wine serving, and it was truly stellar - crunchy tuna dish was outstanding, followed closely by the quail and the lamb. Service was very attentive and professional, not stuffy and pretentious. Each dish was a delicious series of discoveries; lovely complementing flavours with a few successful surprises (finely sliced golden beets, green potato puree...) Only complaint - it would have been nice to have a serrated steak knife for the lamb course - short of picking up the bone and gnawing it, it wasn't possible to get the last of the succulent meat with the standard table knife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding view and food
    SuziinTNVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is a very classy restaurant. The food is exquisite (don't miss the Grand Marnier soufflé), the cocktails excellent, and the service is second to none. You will need a reservation and request a table at the windows (although I don't think there is any table with a bad view!). Arrive early and you will probably get your wish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great view
    davidVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The view out over the harbor is breathtaking. Service was fast and attentive. We have had better meals elsewhere in Vancouver. The acoustics in the dining room were not good, either. The ambient noise was high and made conversations a little difficult. The Five Sails is much like other restaurants with spectacular views -- I'm thinking of the Signature Room at the top of the John Hancock building in Chicago, or Windows on the World which was atop the World Trade Center in NYC -- which rely upon the view to wow their patrons. I'm not saying that this is in any way a bad restaurant; rather, be aware that the price you are paying for a spectacular view, not spectacular food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Formal, and with a great view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Since we like to dress up when dining, we really appreciated this restaurant having a more formal dress code; too many "fine-dining" restaurants will allow almost anything nowadays. The formal setting was complimented with attentive wait staff. Noise level on this Saturday evening was low enough to have conversation without having to repeat yourself or speak at an elevated level. Although main entree portions appeared "small", they were very filling and flavourful. The view is outstanding, and worth taking any out-of-towner, but it's unfortunate that the windows don't get cleaned more regularly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal we had in Vancouver
    PattyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant was by far the best dining we experienced in Vancouver for our first time in the city. The Sea Bass was outstanding! We were given a table by the window for a beautiful view, the staff were very attentive, and the food was, as mentioned, outstanding. Will visit here again on our next visit to our neighbors up north!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service
    pikovan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent service as well as food. When I called ahead to request the tasting-menu selection for each our dining group, restaurant staff kindly printed out personal copies of the tasting menu for each of us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RJS61
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Enjoyed Our time at Five Sails Restauraunt. Service was top notch, great view of the harbour, will plan to go again next time we are in Vancouver
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasting Menu was outstanding
    what
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was lucky enough to try the tasting menu on Friday night in late August '14. It was outstanding. From the tuna to the lamb, the dinner throughout was outstanding. Pair it with some amazing wines and you can't go wrong.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • International Delight
    JuliaBVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We dined at Five Sails on vacation and were enormously delighted to find such a superior quality restaurant. We were awed by the view of the harbor. We were very impressed with the fabulous food and service. Five sails has it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mike
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great and courteous service ,all staff were quite friendly and prompt.We thought the food,s variety was a bit limited but it was quite delicious and well prepared.It would be wonderful if a live music was present at least on some nights?we will recommend this place to our friends and will be visiting back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Gem of Vancouver Port.
    Anticosti
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything is perfect ! The view on the Coal Harbour is breathtaking. The service is first-class. The food is all finesse and top-quality. The filet was amazing. The halibut was delicious. Cheese plate and soufflé were treats. Birhtday attention was so delicate. Cassini and Thornehaven wines were delectables. Don't miss that wonderful experience, the best we had so far among all our trips. Danielle et Jean, Québec
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    MsCanada
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The best panoramic view of Vancouver which the food surpasses ! I have never wanted to go back to a restaurant to just have their green salad but this one is the most amazing compilation of tender greens I have ever eaten. Every mouthful was a burst of new flavours. The main course was as intoxicating to the eye as it was the palette. Polite and accommodating staff. This was a superb intro to Vancouver cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb view and dinner
    teatime
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The view was spectacular and the food was superb. Highlights were the spinach-mushroom ricotta ravioli, the best ever, and the green salad with berries and fruit crisps, every so fresh with sprouted greens. Enjoyed the sauteed sole and the lobster-halibut-scallop entrees very much too. Sauces are lovely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Meal
    MaurmckVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    What a great dining experience. The food was outstanding. My husband had the beef and I had lamb. They were perfectly cooked and delicious. The grand marnier souffle was scrumptious. With the glorious view on a beautiful suuny day in Vancouver it would be hard to top this dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great place!
    John
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food & local BC wine was divine, the service was outstanding and the view and sunset was simply breathtaking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    mstonecrab
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    After dining at 6 different restaurants during our stay in Vancouver, we voted this our favorite! The food was delicious, view was great & the service was impeccable . I recommend the Sable fish & the Weathervane Scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect romantic dinner
    simply
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had the 5 course tasting menu and the foods were well presented and delicious! Service was very attentive until a big group sat beside us which made the service to us slow, good thing we were already at our 4th course. But despite that, we appreciate their effort in seating us near the window to get a beautiful view of the sunset and the water. Also the greeting for our anniversary of mini chocolate cake and candle was a pleasant surprise. It's a bit pricey, the 5 course tasting menu was $90+ each without wine, $140+ with wine pairing so definitely we will come back again for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Vancouver
    BBJayz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It's my first time dining at this restaurant, I was impressed from start to finish. There isn't much to say except for it's the best restaurant in Vancouver. My new all time favorite:) Thanks for such a memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Honeymooners
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Couldn't have asked for any more from this restaurant. The food was incredible, service was impeccable and the view was breathtaking. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First rate restaurant
    Bigkahunatuna78
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I am always skeptical when it comes to these higher end restaurants but took the plunge and decided to celebrate my anniversary there. Apprised the establishment it was my anniversary via OpenTable, and they greeted us accordingly and sat us at a window seat with a killer view overlooking the marina. The food was epic from start to finish and the owner would personally check in with us periodically. What I thought was really classy is the special dessert they threw in for our anniversary compliments of the house. Although not particularly expensive it was thoughtful and showed heart. Definitely recommend for special occasions or meeting with clients.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Bigbear
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Highlight of our dinners during our vacation. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the food and views were amazing. I had the pea soup which was lovely , followed by lobster and a beautiful chocolate desert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    hamlit
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner for our 25th anniversary. The service was excellent and the special treats for our anniversary were delicious. We will come back more often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    Daisyloo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We made reservations prior to our arrival in Vancouver. We chose the Five Sails for it's location as we were staying in the Pan Pacific Hotel, and because of the good reviews we read on Trip Advisor. We went with high expectations, and we were not disappointed. The view from the dinning room is wonderful, the service was very good and the food was delicious. Two of our party had the Sablefish and the third had the Dover Sole. We all loved our meals, including a nice bottle of B.C. wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had a great dinner
    thanksgivingdinner
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Service was exceptional. Get the soufflé, its worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service + great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Went to Five Sails as an Anniversary dinner with my boyfriend. When I received a call to confirm the reservation, the lady also asked if it was for a special occasion and made sure we were greeted and congratulated. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and not overly imposing. Being young sometimes it feels like you're not good enough to eat here yet but definitely didn't get that feeling here. As well, they even gave us a little cake with a candle and sign that said Happy Anniversary so that was definitely a nice touch. Would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for smth special and the view is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Surprise
    GP2610
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Even though I live in Coal Harbour, I was completely unaware of Five Sails. Being in the Pan Pacific, it has no walk-by presence. The way I found it was by Googling 'Best Vancouver Restaurants' and it was rated quite highly, I think #1. When I asked a few long time Vancouver residents about it, their response was, 'I was there a few years ago. It was fine'. So I had a bit of trepidation when I booked it for my girlfriends birthday dinner. Guys, what an awesome surprise. The view is absolutely spectacular. It was a great, clear evening and we had a perfect table overlooking the harbour. Service was great. The restaurant was about 1/3 full, and really quiet. And the food was SPECTACULAR. Really, really, good. No superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing spot for celebrations
    foodieforlife
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The hostess greeting us was very friendly and inviting as we entered the dining room. The service was the impeccable as always. The view of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and North Shore is breath taking especially on a sunny summer evening. The food is its usual high standards. We had the Miso Soy Sablefish and the Catch made up of Atlantic Lobster, Scallops and Halibut which was done is a coconut broth. Both dishes were delightful with the sauces that complimented each dish very well. The amuse-bouche of tuna and tomato soup was a wonderful start the meal. Their souffle was fabulous as always. Nice touch with the small chocolate square to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5-Sails Restaurant=5-Star Treatment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The Five Sails Restaurant was fabulous for our business meeting. They were kind enough to arrange a somewhat private area for our dinner/discussion. Meal was superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafooddiet
    Seafooddiet
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Wonderful restaurant with great food and service and ambience. The view was great. It was fun watching the sea planes take off and land. The clientele was nicely dressed which makes it more elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Salmon was prepared sous vide method and overcooked, and the albumin was very visible. The finishing was sauce rather than broiled or seared. We have loved this restaurant in the past, but unfortunately will not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Set Sail for a great meal
    ilovelaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I visited Vancouver and wanted a good view and a good meal. We found 5 Sails in the Canada Center which met both of the requirements. The restaurant is in the Pan Pacific Hotel on the second level. We have a window seat with an amazing view up to Stanley Park and North Vancouver. The meal was prepared with care and attention to detail. Although on the pricey side (a convention hotel) the flavor and presentation was top notch. Recommended for a quiet meal with great views, good food and an interesting selection of BC wines.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Marti
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Best seafood I've ever eaten. Wonderful service, everything delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    was a great dinning experience. the stuff were incredible, brought us cakes with "congrats!“ after they found out we just got engaged. will definitely go back again to enjoy the great food and scenic view soon! so glad we made a right choose to go five sails with our family to share our great news.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaw Dropping Views
    DiningbirdVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    360 degree all glass harbour view. Fine menu, food, preparation, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet