We had dinner there on Canada Day, perfect location for a great dinner and excellent view of Vancouver harbour and directly in front of the fireworks.
Execellent meal, bread, down to our main course and deserts and coffee. I had the salmon and was cooked perfectly. Everyone's entrie came out perfectly.
The only down side to the evening was that our service was not as good as it could have been. Waiter was running around, had to flag him down several times to refill water, and coffee. Didn't ask us if we wanted desert, until I asked for menu. Really nice restaurant, improve the service and it will be great restaurant.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice restaurant, great food
Nice restaurant, great food and fantastic view. Even had a seperate veg menu which was fantastic.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Great View
We had the 3 course tasting menu with wines and it was fabulous . Each course came with a full glass of wine and the pairings were perfect. The presentation of the food was lovely. Would definitely come again .
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time at the five sail restaurant, it was an amazing first time experience that we had to come back and try it again.It was so romantic, peaceful just the perfect atmosphere while enjoying your company. The wine selection was outstanding definitely keeps us coming back for another fine evening.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Execellent Dining Experience!
This is our second time and really enjoy the food, the view and the service. Actually, first time experience wasn't impressive about the food, but they really got the view and service, so give them a second chance. I am glad I come back and the food is improved a lot and my wife and I are really enjoy it. We will come back on our next celebration.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and view!
Great food and best view! Service was great. 5-course meal was great ($90), but wine pairing for $61 extra was too much ...
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We finished a 2 week family
We finished a 2 week family with a celebratory dinner here before leaving Vancouver. Fabulous view, great food and very attentive service. We could not have chosen better.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Treat before Sailing
Highly recommended by a friend and my wife and I were truly pleased with her recommendation. Food, atmosphere, service, view (of the port) was wonderful. This was an anniveresary dinner and we were treated royally. Rated a five star and the title fits 'Five Sails' well. This restaurant is very convenient to the Pan Pacific Hotel and our overnight stay before our Alaska cruise.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Memorable dining experience
An excellent evening, beautiful food and service. We will go to Five Sails again
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superlative across the board,
Superlative across the board, and then to top it off there's the most spectacular view of Vancouver harbour and Stanley Park!!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A family birthday
Six family members of widely differing ages all had a wonderful dinner. One guest who has severe food intolerances received personal attention from staff and was completely happy with her specially prepared dishes. Each of us found something to suit us on the varied a la carte menu and each meal was beautifully cooked and exquisitely plated. Staff were attentive and courteous.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, Outstanding
Excellent service, Outstanding view towards Coal Harbour. We had a short single course menu with Halibut , good, but not outstanding as we were expecting.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two happy campers
We came here for our 2 year anniversary. We were quiet please with the service as they knew and made us feel very welcome for this special day. The little cake at the end was surprising as well. Overall we would recommend our friends.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great mood and scene
Had a great time, the view is amazing and the place perfect for a special occasion or a nice business meal.
We went there to discuss business and the noise level was low and perfect for us. The service very appropriate and welcoming. Certainly a place I will come back, maybe next time for a date instead of business.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant with great views
This is one of the few restaurants I have ever visited that combines excellent quality with superb location (views). It is not cheap but worth the money.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend the Five Sails restaurant for those special occasions. Food and service were outstanding. We were also seated at the window and watched the sun set over a gorgeous view of Stanley Park and the north shore mountains. A very nice way to celebrate our anniversary.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Vancouver's best
We were a group of six on Tuesday evening. Every single person raved about their food, from venison and lamb to sablefish, halibut and catch of the day which included lobster, scallops, and mussels, in addition to halibut. The service was perfect, attentive without hovering. The view of the inlet was wonderful being just high enough to see everything. And the prices are about the same as the tourist restaurants in coal harbor with hit or miss food and service. We will definitely be back.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful experience and great
wonderful experience and great way to celebrate our 35th anniversary
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Very Best!
The view is the best in the city. The food is wonderful, artfully presented, beautiful flavours and a menu to suit, I think, everyone.
The service was perfectly attentive. The dining room is elegant, the view spectacular. What more could you ask for?
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our best dinner in Vancouver.
Our best dinner in Vancouver. For appetizers my wife had jumbo prawns and I had the ahi tuna tartar. And, for the main course she had the rack of lamb and I, the sautéed dover sole. Everything was prepared perfectly. We enjoyed all while overlooking a very picturesque view of Vancouver harbor. What a treat!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers are amazing in making this restaurant one of the best in town. It is a very pretty restaurant and great choice for a romantic evening or a quiet evening with friends. Service is always great and the food amazing, not to mention having easily the best view in town. The food is always well prepared and presented and the meal perfectly paced. Very relaxing and enjoyable. I have brought many guests to the restaurant and without exception everyone walked away impressed and wanted to come back. Make sure you make reservations ahead in time to get those perfect tables by the window. Definitely worth putting high on your list of restaurants to go to in Vancouver.
Tom from Vancouver
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We spent a week in the Pacific Northwest and had found Five Sails online and were interested in visiting for the food and for the view of the water. We weren't disappointed. I requested through OpenTable a table by the windows, which we got. The server and rest of the staff greeted us by name and were pleasant, helpful and attentive throughout. We ordered a bit off the menu, which wasn't a problem at all, and everything turned out incredibly. The Tuna Tartare appetizer was absolutely sublime. We had the Catch entrée, which was tremendous. Server's recommendation for dessert was perfect, and the staff even slipped us a couple of extra petit-fours after dinner. Hopefully we return to Vancouver so we can enjoy the place again!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived and were immediately seated. I think because we had a reservation thru Open Table, we were given a great table by the window overlooking the harbor. The service was excellent, always attentive but never pushy. The presentations were wonderful and the taste was just as good. While the prices are on the high side I think we got our money's worth.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding as
The food was outstanding as was the service. The view of Vancouver Harbor was incredible.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A most lovely setting together
A most lovely setting together with fine food, excellent service and attention to detail....would go back for any special occasion.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular in all ways!
There is no other more fantastic Vancouver view than from this restaurant. But unlike most places with "views", this one offers equally spectacular, delicious food, along with meticulous service.
It was such a treat to have a waiter who understood that it is distressing to be interrupted with annoying questions and was sensitive to our reunion with friends. He let us chat until we were ready to order but meantime did not neglect us. Wow! we had forgotten how much we appreciate this kind of attention and low key service.
Two at our table had the Prix Fixe menu - yummy. I had perfectly cooked and beautifully presented duck.
We would highly recommend this restaurant. It is a special place in which to create wonderful memories. Enjoy!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner ...
Wonderful business dinner with excellent food & service ... but I'm always amazed at how much these cost.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best non-Michelin stared
The best non-Michelin stared restaurant I have ever eaten in. Everything was outstanding.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. Wonerful
Great food and service. Wonerful seared foie gras.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A five star meal
It has been a long time since I have had a meal as good as this.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view, amazing food
We loved the ambiance and service of Five Sails, not to mention the view and the food! Try your best to get a table by the windows to fully experience the view of the Vancouver skyline and bay. The service was amazing, very personalized and attentive. They made sure we felt we were being taken care of properly.
I had read good reviews online about this place and the food certainly didn't disappoint. There was not a single dish we didn't like! I would recommend the lobster bisque and The Catch if you like seafood.
It's a bit on the pricy side, but it is well worth it for a special and/or romantic night out.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. cannot
Great food and service. cannot beat the view. We ate their 2 of our 4 nights in Vancouver.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing view and good food
The view is over the harbor and most tables are next to a window, making it a perfect location to watch the sunset while you dine.
We were disappointed there was no tasting menu as there had been nothing to indicate it is not always available. The starters were perfect (ravioli and scallops) and the beef was excellent. My duck was very slightly tough but still good and everything with it was amazing. The deserts (lemon mille-filleux & apple strudel) were also really good.
The wine was a bit disappointing, we had the two 'flight of B.C wines' (three 2oz glasses of local wines) -- white with starters and red with mains -- but out of six glasses, we would only really recommend three. We also had desert wines, which were fantastic.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful and Tasteful View
Five Sails is one of those restaurants you want to return to again and again. Not only to try the wonderful offerings on the menu but to take in the expansive view of the harbour. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house and we certainly had one of the best, right at the windows.
After starting with foie gras, we each had a soup, one, the bisque the other the asparagus and pea soup. Both so hot, flavourful creamy we could have asked for more and been satisfied there. Our main course was absolutely perfectly done and the sauces some of hte best we have ever had. One of us had the Alberta Beef and the other Fraser Valley Duck. You can't much more Canadian than this. We could have easily opted for the wonderful fish offerings as well.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated by the owner. Immediately we're greeted by waiter who answered wine questions intelligently and warmly. Extensive wine list; waiter helped us choose a lovely Okenagan wine. An amuse bouche was presented-a lovely slice of salmon with a few capers. One of us had The Catch, consisting of a half lobster tail, sea scallop, chunk of halibut, seasonal vegetables.The other chose Dover sole, coated lightly and fried, big thick piece of sole with beautiful matchstick veggies. We sat in a half-rounded booth with a view of water and mountains, a gorgeous view. Our wine glasses were kept full, as we're our water glasses, throughout our meal, by several attentive and unobtrusive waitstaff. Pricey and well worth it. A lovely restaurant.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great. More
Everything was great. More often than not I have something bad to say about a restaurant, this time I do not. I ordered the duck, which was succulent and delicious. I highly recommend it. My boyfriend ordered the lobster, which was very different from my own dish. We ordered beef tartar for a starter, which came with prawns on chips, a very interesting touch. I highly recommend the duck. Try to get there early enough to get a seat near the window, but if you don't, the views are still equally as beautiful and with more a panorama view.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful place, excellent food and attentive service.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Honestly, the food could be mediocre here and this would still be a fantastic restaurant just for the view alone. But the food is very good ... Four stars only for being lukewarm on arrival. Otherwise, a stellar experience from cocktails to dessert.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed an amazing evening on Saturday, the food was simply fabulous, the service was impeccable and the choices were dazzling, not to mention the fact that it has a view to die for. We plan to go back soon as we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, but wanted to try everyone else's! The owner was gracious enough to come by and welcome us, and then even took the time to check in once during our meal. We would highly recommend this restaurant!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband, between the ambience, beautiful view, excellent food and exquisite service, felt that this was one of the best dining experiences ever.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We don't get to the Five Sails often (once every couple of years), but the ambiance, food, and staff always make our dining experience SPECTACULAR! Our waiter suggested wine pairings that we would have never thought of and it was terrific. This was our 43rd anniversary and we had a wonderful time, but the Five Sails makes everyone feels special. Can't wait to go back again!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was there for a Convention
I was there for a Convention and ate dinner with a customer. The food was fabulous.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Une soirée exquise
Ce restaurant nous avait été recommandé pour sa vue, donnant l'impression de flotter au-dessus de l'eau, ce dont nous avons aussi eu l'impression, notre table étant immédiatement près de la fenêtre donnant sur la baie. Le service a été très attentionné, et ce depuis l'accueil par l'hôtesse puis par les serveurs. Aux menus dégustation et table d'hôte, des vins sont suggérés pour chacun des services et sont servis à l'aide d'une burette. Les plats que nous avons consommés étaient présentés de façon raffinée et étaient d'un goût exquis et d'une cuisson absolument parfaite. Ce souper nous a permis de passer une soirée vraiment particulière pour clôturer nos vacances.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Order the Soufflé!
It's still one of the top restaurants in Vancouver, aside from the difficult parking. Definitely worth it. Also if you have some extra time, pre order the soufflé so you can time it right for dessert time.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The foods and service at Five Sails were great. The hostess and the servers were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the night we went was a very foggy one so we couldn't enjoy the spectacular view the restaurant had to offer. We would recommend this restaurant for lunch as we believe that the view would look more beautiful during the daytime.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I celebrated my graduation
I celebrated my graduation with my family. Service and food was excellent. Everyone really enjoyed their dinner and the dining experience. I highly recommend Five Sails Restaurant!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wife's Birthday Dinner
We were staying at the Pan Pacific Hotel so I thought I would take my wife there for her birthday. There was a great view of the harbour, Stanley Park and the north shore mountains. The service was terrific and the food was awesome. The chef gave us a sample of ahi tuna and some cream of carrot soup that was delicious. My pheasant was great and my wife loved her lamb. We would definitely go back there again if we were considering fine dining.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
That day was our wedding anniversary and was treated as special kindness.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for an Anniversary
The dinner I had at Five Sails was perfect for my anniversary I celebrated with my girlfriend. The food, service, and ambiance were perfect.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful all round
I booked this restaurant for my boyfriends birthday celebration on our first visit to Vancouver.
The whole night was so pleasant. Great service, attentive but not overbearing. Amazing view of the harbour and mountains in front of you, and the food... there is nothing quite like fresh, perfectly cooked local fish on your plate. Overall and amazing dining experience for a special occasion. Would recommend to everyone!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM