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Hy's Steakhouse Encore

Hy's Steakhouse Encore Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This is a legendary steak house and they don't disappoint. The halibut my wife had was also excellent."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My partner's 14oz NY was thinly cut and (visually) underweight; it came slightly over-cook than medium-rare as ordered, steak was drenched and overpowered by excessive Hy's sauce. she struggled and managed to consumed half of her meal. My 16oz Rib Steak was cooked the way I ordered (rare) but fair amount of fat had to be trimmed off in pile, it was a bit of unsightly works. It was a one off, that won't deter us from visit them again."
    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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My sister visiting from overseas loves this restaurant and when she is in town we always come with the whole family. She now has a 3 year old and we were worried it might not be appropriate to bring a child (though well behaved and use to fine dining establishments) especially given it is a power lunch location. The server was so attentive and efficient. Food was fabulous as always."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Where to start, this place was amazing! From the food to the service, everything definitely gets an A++"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very professional and high end. No fooling around at this place. Nothing buy quality and atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for special events or important deal closing dinners. I really like the traditional steakhouse look to the place.Really like the fact that some of the salads and desserts are made right in front of you. Fantastic rustic tunnel you walk into the main dining area. The grill is exposed to the main dining room which adds a great anticipation for your meal. The price i felt had real value. The service was excellent and their job was taken real seriously which complimented the whole feel of the venue."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It was my boyfriend's birthday and Hy's made the experience spectacular. The staff was very friendly and provided extraordinary service. The food was very good and I would definitely recommend Hy's to any of my friend's and family. Great restaurant!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very nice place!!! It can be a signature restaurant in Vancouver. Not only the food is nice but the atmosphere is so comfortable and notable. Everything is very nice. The only little disadvantage is hard to book. People who are interested at need to book as early as possible."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great service. Catered to the woman and her needs of satisfactory. Took note of anniversary and accommodated as such. Always asked if we needed anything and let us take our time, no rush. Wasn't pushy on the big prices items. Positive attitude from staff. A bit crowded and loud but it is a hot spot. I will be back soon, bit pricey but worth it. And tip your waiters well, I sure did. They deserve it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were ignored by barkeep for drinks - despite the very gracious hostess telling him we were ready for a drink. We had to ask again while he served subsequent guests around us. Our water glasses were kept full. The friendly waitress did not make up for the unimpressive overcooked (huge chunks) of cauliflower, baked potatoes and mac and cheese and ny steak. My filet mignon was the only morsel worthy. Every other item was like a fast food dish. One drink came with a hair and took 15 minutes to replace (and it was not re-made - ice was melted and watered down). Cheese bread was served 10-15min before the Caesar salad which we were recommended to have with the Caesar, and then Caesar was not made at the table like everyone around us."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Always make Hy's a must do before returning home. Great wine, amazing food, fun and friendly staff, great service. A must do lunch or dinner location every time I come to visit"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "For once again serving a great meal with wonderful service!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Server was good, but forgot things and was a bit slow to come back to the table. Desert took so long we almost cancelled our order. Steaks were over done and a bit too salty, but they were very tender. Crab cakes were delicious - best part of the whole meal. The restaurant was very loud and I felt the seating was cramped. Overall a nice place, but was a bit surprised they even charge for water, although it's really not that expensive when compared to other similar restaurants."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "great service provided by Blaire. Excellent food and service. Cheese toast is a must have. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Been at this restaurant a few times generally good. Asked for my steak medium well. came medium, the green beans were under cooked. I found the service mediocre [had to wait approx 3 minutes for someone to greet us l, then we had to sit in the bar until our table was ready. Our waiter cracked jokes. Like" don"t tell anyone but would you like some complimentary Pepper or Hi Kids {we are in our sixties}" I just found it kind of corny for a high class restaurant . I thought the prices were quite high, same dinner at the Keg would have been 1/2 the price. My wife received a comp piece of cheesecake it was her birthday.Would I go back, probably not. they should update the decor, it feels like an gentlemen's club when you walk in. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Server Jeff had been very helpful and his recommendation was good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "as always the perfect evening especially for a special event.this is my kids, in their 20s, favorite place bar none. from the wedge salad with chunky blue cheese dressing and bacon bits, the ceaser salad made at your table( a rarity, maybe the only restaurant in Vancouver) to the beef tartare and then the main. my daughter and I split the porterhouse(more than enough for 2)1 son eats it all himself. we order it chicago style. my other son likes the cajun new york. a couple of glasses of reasonably priced wine (as it should be)for me . a beer for 1 son, and on to a dessert. Oh wait, don't forget the cheesy bread. to die for. GO NOW!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I like the restaurant but the porterhouse steak I had was a bit tough for a $60 steak! I think they're overrated and over price for steak quality!!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The waiter was top rate. Totally non-assuming. Gave the exact right amount of information at the exact right time. Perfect. The cheese toast was kind of mystical. The steaks were full of gristle, so I sent mine ($45 peppercorn) back. My girlfriend's ($65 steak and lobster) was slightly better, so she gave me 1/2 of hers. But we probably send 3/4 of it all back. The manager gave me mine for free. The desserts were amazing (pecan pie, and cheesecake) probably the best of either we have ever eaten. Ever. But somehow, the baked potato was the best of the meal. It was heavenly. Bottom line: would we go back? No. Would we recommend it? Maybe Was it clean? Sorta. Mostly it was just old. Was it worth it? Not at all. Was the service good? Yup! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Consistently great atmosphere, food a service. Front staff, servers are always warm and friendly. Never snooty which you might expect at a high end place. Cheesy bread is literally to die for. Everyone gasps when they try it for the first time and thereafter. Caesar or Wedge salad gets you to the main. Who makes a caesar at your table anymore? A real touch and you can really taste the difference. Plus you can change it to your taste. More anchovies and parmesan plse. My g.f. and i split the 22 oz. porterhouse. Plenty for 2. Twice baked potato is the only way to go . Add some brussel sprouts and califlower. You won't be disappointed. Finish with some cheesecake. One of the best in the city. Gotham, Black and Blue? Fogetaboutit!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "World-class experience (food, ambience and service). "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Hy's for her birthday. Our dinning session was overall pleasant and the services were good. For our dinner, we shared the porterhouse, some salad, and appetizers. I have no complain for the beef, it was done to perfection, but it is the fries that came with it. Sadly, I have to say even BurgerKing or McDonald has better fries than Hy's. Fries were over cooked, crispy. Apparently they are those frozen fries, really nothing special. Hope they could improve it."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food here is just more than good from the starter to the dessert. However the location is hard to find and the entrance is hidden in the city. Also I found the table sittings are quite close to each other and some people really talk out loud during the dinner. Overall, definitely right choice if you are picky on your food. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This place was a great local find! A waiter at another restaurant recommended it, and it was well work it. It is a little pricey, but I had probably the best steak I have ever had. The wine list was good as well. The cheese toast and the french onion soup is very good too! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I have been going to Hy's for many years and it remains a favourite. It never changes and it never ceases doing what it does extremely well."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed our visit to Hy's. The evening began strong but towards the end of our dinner, we felt that we had dropped off the face of the planet."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This has always been one of my favorite restaurants over the years. It is nice to see that after all these years it still has maintained its superior quality and class and outstanding service. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We were a party of 7. Three of us ordered prime rib and it failed to live up to all of our expectations. It appears as though the meat was cooked/warmed up on the grill rather than cut to order from a baked large piece. All pieces had almost as much fat as meat. The Caesar salads were great and of course your baked cheese bread is the best in the city. However the prime rib disappointed close to half the table. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and knowledgeable staff. Overall a great place for fine dining."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The best steaks, the best service, but only for those on an expense account. A full meal with wine will set and average person back a day's wage, but that's OK. People with money need a place to eat too. Besides the cost, the place is elegant, calm, sophisticated, and wonderful. It would be a pleasure to eat there every week."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This is my second time there - first time was our wedding anniversary last year and yesterday was for my husband's birthday. It's a step back in time kind of feel (a good thing - hard to find such a place nowadays). It's my husband's first pick of steak house in the city. Food was fabulous, service was friendly and the ambiance was perfectly set. I highly recommend a place to be for all special occasions."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The service was good nothing to complain about. Always clearing the table when plates were finished. Would recommend it to friends looking to enjoy a good meal with a good location and fine dining. Overall food first experience will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "$20.00 for a 9oz glass of wine is too much,next time I may pass on the liquor."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The disappointment was in the steak - the only (get it) reason we were there - I had the 10 oz NY only and if it was 7 oz I would be amazed - thinner than expected and not particularly satisfying - My companion had the 16 oz bone in rib eye - also too small and too thin - this is not consistent with our Hy's expectation - The veg (asparagus and mushrooms) were great and plentiful -"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Hy's never disappoints. We have been away from Vancouver for a few years, but this restaurant remains at the top of our list. The professional service always makes for a great experience. Do not miss Hy's The Only and the table side prepared Caesar salad."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The signature New York and Rib Eye steaks were thin and not seared, just cooked brown on the outside, indicating a grill that was not hot enough. I can do a better job at home. The cheese bread tasted like it was made from cheap cheddar and Wonder bread. There was no hint of a spice rub on the steaks. We had a reservation and arrived on time, but were initially ushered to the worst table in the joint, outside the kitchen door with a very bright flourescent light shining through the window. The waiters were competent and cordial, but it is too bad the kitchen prepares such boring, uninspired food. At this price point they should do a much better job."
    Dined on 3/28/2014