Hy's Steakhouse Encore

Hy's Steakhouse Encore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6046837671
  • 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
104 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)romantic (58)notable wine list (41)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (23)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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.
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  • Best. Steak. Ever.
    Morgan
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Wonderful steak, great service, awesome wine list.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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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
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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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    • 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.
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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.
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    romantic
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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.
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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
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    • 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.
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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
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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
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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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    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, but loud and slow..
    Aliciac04
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My fiance and I love to dine in 'fabulous' restaurants. We don't mind paying top dollar for great service and exquisite food. At Hy's Vancouver the venue itself, is gorgeous! the food was undeniably exquisite, but the rest of the experience felt unpolished.. Our waiter was very lovely, although extremely busy while other men in suits walked around looking regal and seemed to be pointing at things he was behind on. E.g: It would have been helpful if they'd taken our drink orders (& delivered our drinks) rather saying our cocktails were at the bar & would be brought soon. The dining room while beautiful, was very loud, so it wasn't the romantic evening we had planned, but it was a good experience and the Steak & Lobster, insanely delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    LucBenoit
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was amazing, service was impeccable, ambiance was lovely, definetely one of those special steakhouses and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Heidi
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We wouldn't go back. The new appetizer on the menu was awful and had to be returned. The steak was not done as ordered. Everything was desperately ordinary. Certainly not worth the premium price tag.
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  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    ember1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a great meal - Jeff was our waiter and he was great- attentive without being intrusive.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Steakhouse
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nondescript building that can easily be passed by, the interior evokes memories of your grandfather's favourite place to eat. The service is well paced and friendly without coming across as chummy. The options prepared at your table are worth exploring.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it
    nikki2dine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I love this place. Wonderful food, sweet drinks, and friendly service. Banana foster is a must order. Table side steak service is fun to watch. Even seafoods are mouthwatering. Oh, remember to start you meal with cheese toasts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mistake to go to a ripe off place
    HidCharge
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I booked this place for lunch because I like steaks. It’s just a quick lunch for 3 of us. 2 apps, 2 steaks and a lunch special. All that is about $135.00 I am OK with this except the waitress added on extra charge for the steak sauce. This is the first time I got charged for the sauce every in any steakhouse. I asked her. She was rude and said "are you ok with the charge?" that she did not tell me. I am not happy and she did not do anything. So we pay the bill and left.
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  • Mmust visit.
    Luvvancounver
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I went to Hy's for our 10th anniversary. The service and the food was excellent. Most meals there are made right at the table. Our waiting was actually very funny and added to the experience.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • An Event to remember
    Outofthenorth
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    From being greeted by a friendly valet/doorman, to the delightful server, and finalized by a meal to remember, this birthday dinner was a huge success. The reputation of this steakhouse is well deserved.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Date Night
    JustinD
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had date night at Hy's, as we often do, and as usual it was everything we expected and more. The atmosphere was just perfect and we managed to get the corner table we had never sat in (which is now our favourite spot). Dan our waiter was just outstanding, he looked after everything and help make our evening memorable and the cheesebread, ceasar salad and rib-eye were all to die for. Thanks Hy's for a wonderful evening!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was really disappointed with the atmosphere and the food. We started with the "famous cheesy bread" which was something I could have made better at home, it is just bread done in the oven with a slab of cheese melted on it. My bf ordered the steak and it was smaller than expected. I ordered the lamb and although it was good it was nothing over the top and I think I have had it better at home. There was nothing stand out for me about this restaurant for me and we personally felt ignored by our server probably because we were a young couple so he didn't think we would leave a good tip. That is one of my biggest pet peeves. Anyways if you want a good steak dinner I would try somewhere else that is not so over priced for the same quality.
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  • Fun, but not great
    Bowener
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place is charming in its own way. Very retro with the table side prep of the Caesar salad and all. The decor is midway between a gentleman's club and a mausoleum. Very pleasant and attentive service, but on the night I was there with my son, the steak was simply not up to par. When I asked about the steak, my server said it was aged for 28 days, and she could not tell if it was dry aged or not. I suspected it was not. My 60 dollar porterhouse (shared with my 10 year old son) was not bad on the filet side, but kind of tough and grisly on the sirloin half. Even my son commented "wow, this is really chewy!" Our server sensed our displeasure and brought a cheesecake slice later. Fun night, but won't be back. Skip the cheese toast...
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  • John though..
    Nottooimpressed
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My family and I have always thought this restaurant was our "special spot" because it is supposedly rated #1 steak in Vancouver and we've enjoyed it the two previous times we've been there. Though pretty quiet and a good interior, the food and especially the service was off. The caesar salad is usually good but John (our server who made the salad in front of us) but way too much anchovy sauce in it. The food also took over an hour so most of the food was warm at best being mostly cold. When John our server asked us how our food was and we told him our issues, he replied with "Sorry it's not perfect". John really made this what was supposed to be a fantastic experience to an overpriced undesired dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our waiter Tim was excellent as was the food etc. will certainly return for another special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Not worth the price
    valuedinr
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The steak and lamb were okay. They were not cooked to proper order, probably because our senior server probably didn't hear us well. We only went here because we were given gift cards. $21 for an add-on? Yeah..right.
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  • Best Steakhouse in Vancouver
    greatlunchVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We loved the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had Beef Carpaccio as an appetizer and truly enjoyed it. The steak melted away on your tongue, the baked potatoes was fabulous and I have never had a better cauliflower gratin. We really enjoyed our romantic dinner.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The host did say thank you while I was leaving the restaurant. Bad service.
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  • Nice and quiet
    Visitingfromsocal
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food is a bit average. Stay away from the special steak sauce which ruined our steaks, unless you think heinz57 is a great addition to a $50 steak.
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    romantic
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  • Belle
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My friend and I always have our birthdays and Christmas celebration at Hy's. My only comment on the food was a bit salty (Caesar salad) and the halibut is dry and also bit salty (next time will ask them not to make it salty). The staff give very good service & friendly.
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great service
    gregv99
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Love Hy's for it's old-school ambiance, so I was very relieved that the recent renovations did not take away from that. The food and the service were both great, as always; attentive but not intrusive. The table-side preparations are my fave, and again Hy's didn't disappoint! The table-side steak Diane (not on the menu as far as I could see, found out it was available on my previous visit) was incredible. And of course the cheese bread is worth the visit alone. Great martinis as well. Looking forward to doing it again!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great Steak, as Always
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is a legendary steak house and they don't disappoint. The halibut my wife had was also excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every cent!
    BobgourtBob
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Hy's is the kind of place you take that special someone on an important occasion, or your family when celebrating something. The ambiance is inimitable in Vancouver, something high class strait out of a yesterdecade. It's very quiet and the tables are well spaced. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Just as I remembered it
    BillP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We have not visited Hy's for years. I don't know why but the esperience was great and it is just as I remembered it from years ago. Good steak house food and very good service.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Cass
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My wife and I go to Hy's a few times a year for special occasions and have never had a bad experience. The food and service is exceptional. So glad there are no blaring TV's in the place! Love the atmosphere there. We also use the gift certificates we purchased at Costco. Highly recommend you buy these when available as you save twenty dollars on the purchase of a hundred dollars in gift cards. Great deal!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Five stars
    Muncher
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Ambiance and service is second to none, wine list is extensive with a neat Ipad App making choosing wine fun, steaks are of course as good as they can be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate