Hy's Steakhouse Encore

Hy's Steakhouse Encore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (604) 683-7671
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Thank you for choosing Hy's Steakhouse. Should your plans change or you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to serving you

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dunsmuir St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered during the evenings only. Street parking is also available.
A word from Hy's Steakhouse Encore
One only needs to enter the cozy establishment to realize the extent to which Hy's adheres to tradition. The polished mahogany walls, ornate bar, solid furnishings, and art have been lovingly maintained since they were first installed in 1962. And, with minor exceptions, the menu remains unchanged, featuring the finest Canadian Prime beef and seafood, not to mention Hy's sublime cheese toast.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Hy's Steakhouse Encore reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (93)romantic (71)notable wine list (61)fit for foodies (55)good for groups (37)great for lunch (16)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Love Shannon
    RoseVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great service and we love the new virtual wine list for the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great first experience!
    TaRo
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went here for the first time as a surprise birthday dinner for the bf. From the moment we stepped inside the restaurant, we immediately received exceptional service. Our server was overall amazing - attentive, knowledgeable and nice, the way you'd expect from a high-end restaurant and then some. The food was delicious..perfection in every bite. We'll definitely come here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • josiecritter
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A classic since I was a child.Great variety of steak and fish options.And of course the salad prepared at the table is a special touch.We would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    Marshall
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Tim was our server and he was great! loved our anniversary and my birthday dinner!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Hy's has not changed much over the years and there is something reassuring about that. The atmosphere, redolent of a private club, the visual of the chef cooking steaks over a searing grill, and the tableside preparation of some of the salads and entrees all contribute to a feeling of warmth and friendliness. While not cheap, the steaks are first rate and the accompanying dishes always please.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My expirience
    Jen1181
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I walked in the lobby. I stood there and the two hostess didn't even welcome me The waiter was loud , unhappy and he never adjusted his personality to ours. My friend John is allergic to fish and the ceaser salad contains anchovies. He kept asking my friend " do u have trust issues , do u have trust issues". "Do u not trust me" .. My friend can't eat fish!!!! We should have understood and said of course I will make you a salad without anchovies. Instead he gives a speech and makes us feel soo stupid. He was bossy!! He was not inviting me back to dine at HY'S. I must tell you, that I am so hurt of this overall experience that I am refusing to be treated like this ever again. I will NOT return again and I will NOT recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The real thing
    Bardo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Could not think of a more appropriate stop for my wife's birthday dinner. We ate, cried, ate some more, until no more tears were left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Cheese Bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The cheese bread was suggested by our waiter and it was surprisingly good. Can't good wrong with anything you order. The large window looking into the large charcoal grille is impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    luv2celebrate
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My experience was great. The server made my wife's birthday celebration special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hys Steak
    Critiqual
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Very good food the steak is one of the best steak in terms of flavor but needs more finesse getting steak and mashed potatoes for a romantic dinner for 40+ dollars isn't very appealing without veggies, 10 dollars for extra broccoli is a very high price to pay.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rockdoctor
    rockdoc
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We held a small retirement dinner for one of our group - 8 people. Service was very good, food was excellent as was the wine selection. The entrance is very unobvious so make sure you know where it is if it is your first time or if you are meeting people there who have not been there before. It was a bit warm when we first arrived but it gradually cooled down to a pleasant temp. Wait staff was very obliging in allowing us to split the bill several equal ways.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost perfect!
    GreatEats
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food-delicious. Staff-welcoming, personable and courteous. Atmosphere-Upbeat, lively, cozy but not too loud. Almost PERFECT- Only problem was the wait. For the price of the food, I feel you shouldn't have to wait almost 25 minutes when you have reservation. We were offered a seat in the lounge while they waited for our table to become available, but no one even offered us a drink or asked us what we would like while we waited. Don't get me wrong, the food is delicious, but when you're paying 200$ + on dinner for 2, I expect not to wait unattended for that long when you have reservations. However, maybe just a one time hiccup... Will still continue to go back, as once we were seated, everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Revisiting Hy's
    1Fussylady
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My best friend and I recently decided to have our annual birthday lunch at Hy's. After going through all the downtown restaurants we could think of - we finally thought of Hy's - a classic. Neither of us had been there for years and we were delighted as soon as we walked through the doors and into the lovely, comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Classic and just as we remembered it. Our waitress was very warm, friendly and kind. We particularly enjoyed the table side food preparation which seems to be a lost art. If you are in the mood for first class service and a wonderful throw back to gentler times and great food - Hy's is the place. We will definitely back and highly recommend it for a quiet, elegant, delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic steakhouse
    Pistol
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I've eaten at a lot of steakhouses across Canada and the US, and Hys ranks up there as one of my faves. The ambiance is great, the food is delish, and the service is always personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Herb
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It was our anniversary and our waiter made it a special night. Loved the caeser salad made up at our table. All in all made for a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    dinner101
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I brought my girl friend to the restaurant because it was her birthday. We had a fantastic experience at the restaurant. I called the restaurant a day earlier to see if they could prepare a birthday surprise dessert for my girl friend. They had it all planned out for me and did not charge me a single penny for the dessert. We did not have any wine for the dinner as neither of us were fond of having wine that night. But I did notice they have a pretty good wine selection for those who preferred wine. Overall, it was a great experience at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always have a great dining experience but our server John made it that much better.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Steak House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great service. Great food. Solid wine list. Traditional old-style steak house that never looses its appeal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty steaks and wine
    Valork
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Enjoyed a dinner here but wasn't wowed. We ordered the table side cooked steak dinner and were underwhelmed when the food was brought out already cooked only to be reheated in a frying pan for us. Really don't understand what the point of this was. Luckily the steak did still taste great though which is why I give the 4 stars. Ambience wise I still prefer Gotham though.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our First Time
    jgc40
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Visited HY's for the first time. The food was very good. Perfectly cooked steaks and appies all served on hot plates. Cocktails were also nicely made. The "famous" cheese bread is not worth ordering though... Expect a big bill at the end of your meal. Very expensive. Overall, very nice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweet nostalgia
    asiantravellerVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I took my old friend (of 35 years) to Hy's on Monday the day before his retirement and return to Japan. Over the years, we have enjoyed meals here many times and the food, the service and the room have stayed virtually the same over all these years, so Hy's was the perfect spot for our farewell meal. An "old standard" and always perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent night!
    grannykat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Another wonderful dinner and great meal and service!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FIRST CLASS
    Welshies
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The service, from the moment we entered the building, was top notch. The food was utterly delectable and Tim, our server, was both attentive, polite and knowledgeable. He didn't make us feel as though we needed to rush our meal, even though there only one other party in the restaurant after we left. Karen, the hostess, was delightful. We would definitely recommend and can't wait to visit again on our return to Vancouver in 2016!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best service!
    SweetArtbakeryRoxy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We got the best service!! Our waiter, Blair, was so kind and knowledgable not to mention funny and entertaining . The steaks were amazingly delicious! The ambiance was very nice. I would defintely go again :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE the Cheese Bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have going to Hy's for 30 years and I am never disappointed. Great Caesar Salad at the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what happened?
    James
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Hy's was one of our favorite Vancouver restaurants until our latest experience. The menu has changed, but it still has a great variety. You can no longer select your preferred potatoe, as the Chef will decide what potatoe is best suited for your selected meal. So, instead of my preferred fries, I received 2 nugget potatoes, boiled & cold. My fillet was cooked much less than medium and not hot. Actually, at least 2 of our meals (6 in total) were not hot. Also, the portions seemed to have been larger in the past. The Steak Dianne was very small (2 small, thin fillets). A major disappointment, given that Hy's food was always excellent. Very expensive for the lack of quality received this time. The waiter was great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best. Steak. Ever.
    Morgan
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Wonderful steak, great service, awesome wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retro style
    BrianH
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Still the best steakhouse in Vancouver. Exceptional service, especially from John, our waiter. You would be hard pressed to find better steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Steak House
    LadybugcecVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Hy's Encore is a great old style traditional steak house, by old style I mean dark wood and leather and dim lighting, it's really kitschy and I love that. The service is fun, they make a lot of the items table-side, or at least do some of the presentation at your table, it's fun. The servers were great - amazing wine list and really great cocktail menu. We had a lovely time. Try the chateaubriand for 2 - delectable!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beefnoodle
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had the mixed grill and it was one of the best (possibly the best) I've ever had. Cheese bread is a must for every visit. Fresh oysters were good but the only regret was that some broken shell pieces fell on the oyster meat. Overall very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tradtional Steakhouse
    Buckmeister
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything about Hy's says tradition. From the dark wood paneling and portraits on the wall to the selections on the menu - where else can you find classic dishes like chateaubriand or beef wellington? - Hy's is through and through a traditional steakhouse. If that's what your in the mood for, this is the place for you. Our steaks were excellent cuts, and well-prepared. The service was also very good, any questions or requests promptly answered.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed!
    YumMy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was amazing. Sautéed prawns were spectacular. Both my boyfriend and I really enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greeter not too friendly
    chuck
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The general experience is great. The servers are knowledgeable and helpful. The food quality and temperature are both superb. The only complaint is that the female greeter isn't friendly and did not have any smiles.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PENDERDOUG
    penderdoug
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    You can't go wrong with this place. I've been going for over 15 years, and have never had a complaint (and I'm quick to do so if appropo!) It's a great place for either taking your loved one, or a client. Attentive service, but not annoying (the right balance, in other words).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak is not very good.
    ChipandDaleVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The last time we came here, we were disappointed with the service and the food. We thought we give it another try. But we were still disappointed. We ordered steak tartare. Our friend likes hers not spicy. We like ours spicy. As they didn't make it separately, we have to eat the steak tartare not spiced to our liking. Previously, they will mix them separately. The three steaks we ordered are chewy. My husband and I ordered medium rare, closer to medium. The steak were rare. The best food here is their garlic cheese bread. But I'm not sure I want to come back just for the toast.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch Food & Service
    Bella
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From appetizers to deserts ... everything was awesomely great. Especially the Baked Sea Bass was the best I've ever had. Service was friendly and on the ball for all your needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BMlikegoodfood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Best steak and cheese bread. Best place to be for special occasion, romantic dinner or dinner with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice scallop and filet mignon
    smallfishVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    scallop so tender. medium rare filet meltable in mouth. nice and tasteful art works for decoration. Sense of age is charm. Services are polite and nice, especially the valet parking guy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hy's is a Vancouver Treasure
    CartierGirl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Hy's is an elegant lunch spot for friends and a distinguished location for dinner. Wonderful Old World ambiance is combined with exceptional food & service. I am a fifth generation Vancouverite and a third generation Hy's customer .... Hy's is always a luxurious and fulfilling experience. My latest discovery is the Key Lime Pie, without a doubt, the best I've had anywhere!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A truly steakhouse
    Charger
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    No disappointment....still the best place for steaks and great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.