AMAZING There is no other
AMAZING There is no other word to describe it... just the most amazing delicious food and amazing helpful staff.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner at Hy's was wonderful.
Our dinner at Hy's was wonderful. The food was excellent, with particular praise for the meat dishes which are of exceptionally high quality. Our steak and rack of lamb were cooked perfectly. Accompaniments to the entree and desserts also were excellent. Hy's is a traditional restaurant with added contemporary touches (e.g., the wine list on an iPad). This dinner was a celebration for us and Hy's was the perfect place for it.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a good time
My wife and I had a good time and enjoyed the steak. Wasn't happy when despite the noisy surrounding we were asked to curb our baby's enthusiasm. Not baby friendly I guess.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful. Never fails to
Wonderful. Never fails to impress and delight. Please get the cheese bread, it amazing and you'll thank me later.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Steakhouse downtown Vancouver
Has a classic steakhouse feel inside and the open window to the steak grill is awesome to see. Has a nice size private room too. Potato dish is included with the steak making it a great deal for a la cart and the Potatoes O'Brien are worth going for. Recommend the cheese bread for a starter.
3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hy's - This is how you do it!
I am lucky enough to have eaten great steaks around the globe. In my opinion Hy's consistently serves some of the best available. It is an old school steakhouse in the very best of ways. None of the hi-jinks and kitchen accessorizing of the contemporary steak house. No convection grilling drawers that fire the meat at 5000 degrees on both sides while gently dousing it with butter. Just a straightforward charcoal burning grill, some fantastic cuts of wonderful beef and a few guys who actually know how important all these elements are to each other.
The starters and sides are no afterthought either. From the famous Cheese Toast to the tableside Caesar salad. Service from hostess to waiters to manager is always impeccable.
I'll be back!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
High praise for Hy's Encore
Hy's Encore has an amazing ambiance! Dimly lit but perfectly suitable for a romantic night out.
Pricey but worth every penny.
The service was amazing; my water was never less than 1/3 empty, my napkin was folded each time I left the table but the highlight of the evening was the Steak Tartar made fresh and to order right at your table!
Our server was personable and knowledgeable, a real asset to the evening.
The decor is fabulous, very high class but comfortable. The viewing window to the grill is a special treat and adds a lot to the experience.
I love Hy's and would gladly spend every special occasion there!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time I've been to this
First time I've been to this restaurant and it was great! The food was mouth watering and couldnt ask for better quality served. Our server was also very great and very attentive. Overall, great dinner and night!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great return visit...
Hy's is an old favourite for my husband and I. We hadn't been in quite a while due to us both removing beef from our diet but we found a gift certificate from way back when and decided to go in and check it out. So glad we did. They have great seafood options (the lobster was fantastic)and their service is attentive yet not intrusive. When I made my reservation we advised that I was gluten intolerant and they were so accomodating to us. We'll definitely be going back, even if it's just for the seafood.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a great dining experience.
Always a great dining experience. Love to go to a restaraunt where the service is so good you never have to ask for anything.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
What real steakhouses are made of.
Watch carefully or you will miss the old building housing a Canadian steakhouse classic. Hys remembers and celebrates the old dayswhen dining was classic elegant experience with grade A servicw. Table side made salads and deserts are as entertaining as the extensive menu. Hys shines on steak but has other foodie finds. Do get the cheese garlic bread and take some home for snacking later. Hys also has kept with the millennium; their wine bible is on iPads. Expensive but worth it. Hys has several other steakhouses in Canada. I've go to their Toronto Location every time I visit.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stunningly excellent steak,
Stunningly excellent steak, as always. This is our favourite choice for carnivorous cuisine!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out!
Great evening all around! Steaks were excellent, wait staff was very attentive. Nice cozy ambiance.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant for excellent
Great restaurant for excellent steaks that are cooked to perfection! The staff are extremely knowledgeable on the wines and always make suggestions if asked.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must go when in Vancouver!
Celebrated my father's birthday here in Vancouver, what a great little gem in the city! It was only about 3 blocks from to our hotel, so we all walked, however it is kind of unmarked from the outside so we had walked by it by mistake - If you're walking here keep an eye out! Our reservation was around 8pm on Friday and the noise level was pretty low but it was busy inside! We were seated right away, awesome hostesses, great menu, outstanding food/steak and great service. Everyone was very attentive! I will definitely be back when I'm in Vancouver again! Thanks again Hy's!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great steakhouse, I ordered
Great steakhouse, I ordered the best steak I ever ate there.
The porterhouse was Huge and so tender.
I admit it was expensive but it was worth it!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Night Out
Hy's continues to deliver the best steak in the best setting. Will always be a favorite!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an amazing time! Beyond incredible food and outstanding service! Will definitely be going back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fiancée and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to make reservations at Hy's. We were sat quickly and our server, Bonny, introduced himself and got us water right away. Wine was perfect...ordered appies, a salad, and two entrees. Everything tasted amazing. Their famous cheese toast is a must! Steaks were cooked perfectly...and sides were fantastic! Was provided with dessert menus...but Bonny surprised us with a slice of their famous cheesecake for our anniversary...on the house! Great experience...will definitely visit again!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
ENCORE FOR HY'S
Hy's is one of the few first-class spots left downtown. It's always my first choice for a business lunch.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our wedding anniversary (with our little one in tow) and the experience was fantastic - food, service and ambience (though the group of three men next to us were a bit vulgar with their language). Looking forward to another 'treat' meal there again soon.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable dinner for two
Prompt friendly and professional service. Delicious appetizers (wedge salad with blue cheese; french onion soup; cheese toast) and entrees (the steak special and prime rib). Perfect for our 24th anniversary!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Hy's several times over the years and always enjoy the experience. It is a "comfy" steak house and we always have had a good meal there. We consider it a special place to go for dinner.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hy's is a restaurant with the kind of service you don't find anymore. Right from our arrival to our very late departure, they were helpful, warm and knowledgable. I had changed our reservations to a later time and they were very accomodating. Then after we arrived there was a delay in seating us so they offered us a free round of drinks at the bar. Upon seating us at our table the server was friendly, engaging and very helpful. We had advised them ahead of time it was a birthday celebration and the server acknowledged our friend and made her feel special.
All of our meals were excellent, served piping hot and delicious!
I would highly recommend Hy's for any special event.They make you feel like a friend, not just a customer.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time for my husband and I eat at Hy's. It was our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and this was acknowledged by our server Tim. He was super! The atmosphere was romantic, it was quiet and a wonderful experience! My Dad had done service work at Hy's Mansion. Both my parents had eaten there a few times, so this was one thing that was on my bucket list, even though not at the Mansion but it was outstanding never the less. Thank you so much for a great evening!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience!
Excellent dining experience! Friendly staff and outstanding food.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome steak . Server Willow
Awesome steak . Server Willow was knowlegeable hospitable And charming.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been going to Hy's Encore for years and the steaks are always dependable. The cheese toast is delicious as is the prepared at the table side caesar salad.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is GREAT as always and
It is GREAT as always and the Caesar Salad was the best I have ever had and Blair is just simply the best waiter anywhere!!!
Every time in Vancouver this a MUST.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Busy for a weekday, great service!
Our server was pretty good, he asked how every dish was and popped his head in once a while to see if we needed anything. Our dishes were the black and blue ahi tuna, mussels normandy, filet mignon with lobster tail, bone in rib steak, key lime pie and hy's famous cheesecake. The tuna is cajun style, which I personally do not prefer, but it is perfectly cooked. The mussels are fresh, but they did not get rid of the seafood funky taste that most restaurants can. Both steaks are perfectly cooked to medium rare, no complaints. The lobster tail is perfectly good as well. The key lime pie has lime zest which is good for fans. Hy's cheesecake is simple, sticking to an original recipe without trying to be different and ruining it. Recommend!
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Anniversary Dinner!
Celebrating 30 years of marriage meant a special night out for dinner and Hy's was the perfect choice. The atmosphere was elegant and the quiet. The food couldn't have been any better. We started with a Spinach Salad made by our waiter at our table. It was by far the best spinach salad we have ever had. The warming of the bacon, dressing and plate made each flavour jump right out. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and melted in our mouths. Our waiter was attentive but wasn't at our sides at all times which made for a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. Thank you Hy's!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
It was a wonderful experience for us. We had our two kids with us and the restaurant made great effort to keep them entertained. The food was outstanding and the service just made our experience much more enjoyable.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took 3 10yr old boys out for a fancy dinner. We had a fantastic time. Food was perfect and the staff was great. Highly recommend Hy's.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hy's has been there forever, and continues to provide a solid fine dining experience. A good room with tables widely spaced enough for privacy, and quiet enough to have a conversation with your dining partner. Great perfectly cooked steaks. Good service.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best of Vancouver
We went for dinner at Hy's Encore the other night to quietly celebrate a birthday. As always, we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, everything was better than perfect, it was outstanding. We have come to expect high quality food and service from Hy's, but they always seem to surpass those expectations, again and again in all areas.
Whether or not you are local, or just visiting Vancouver for your first time, go and treat yourselves to the best that Vancouver has to offer, will not be disappointed.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a high end place but worth the money and experience. I would definitely come back again!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, service was even better. Loved how the salad was made at your table. My boyfriend said it was the best steak he has ever had. It was for his birthday and the server had brought out a piece of cake at the end of our meal. It was a very nice surprise. Will definitely go again.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hy's defines the perfect elegant old school steakhouse with food, service and decor that are impeccable.
We started our meal with caesar salad prepared fresh at the table. For the entrée my wife had salmon and I had the filet mignon with gorgonzola, both cooked to perfection, tender and juicy. We added creamed spinach and sautéed mushrooms. The flavours complimented both the salmon and steak. Our waiter, Timothy, made excellent suggestions for wine to accompany each meal. We finished with a light desert of Bananas Foster, also prepared at the table. We certainly put Timothy to the test with these labour intensive dishes, he is equally a fine chef as well as attentive server.
A wonderful evening!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted to be coddled, and we were
Old world charm, professional waiters, very nice menu and great food. This is the reason we chose to come to Hy's and it is why we went away very satisfied. For a small premium you pay in price over the usual, mainstream steak houses, (Keg, etc) this is a worthy upgrade in experience, menu choices, food quality and overall satisfaction.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Visit Made Special
I took my friend to Hy's for her bday (we are both ladies in our 30's). We enjoyed the quiet, private, atmosphere. It was warm, cozy, and seemed dark at first but once your eyes adjust it really is quite nice and adds to the feeling of privacy. It is a nice restaurant to get away from the cold winter or fall chill.
From the moment we stepped indoors we felt taken well care of. The hostess was friendly and personable and our server Blair was an absolute sweetheart. He helped us with food suggestions and really ensured that our first visit to Hy's would be memorable. They gave my friend a delicious chocolate cake on the house (for her bday).
Food is delicious, we ordered Prime Rib and Steak Neptune (filet mignon). We ate like Queens!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I haven't been to this restaurant
I haven't been to this restaurant for a number of years and this dining experience was excellent; very good service and excellent food. All the wait staff were excellent. I will definitely return more often
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Porterhouse steak is a must have. They definitely know how cook em steaks! Will come back again
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with my husband for my birthday dinner ... Our meal was fabulous, as one expects at Hy's! However, our server, John, was overwhelmed with a large party who dominated his attention, so unfortunately, the service suffered. Caesar salads made table side, Filet, onion rings, and the complimentary birthday cheesecake were delicious.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing experience !
Went to Hy's for my 1 year anniversary and it was absolutely incredible, no trouble getting a reservation, doorman was incredibly polite and accommodating. Our server was phenomenal, cracked jokes to make sure we were at ease, very knowledgable about wine for my lady and Scotch for myself, and even though we didn't order the Caesar Salad, he made sure when the next table ordered it that we were able to see him making the dressing from scratch. As a chef it was nice to see someone so professional in the dining room and he was top notch. The food was incredible, my steak was a beautiful rare-medium-rare, the temperature was perfect. Everything tasted just like I expected it to, but better. 5 stars for sure!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hy's has been around for years as a steak house. It is as good as we remembered it 20 years ago. I would recommend it. Our waiter was very attentive. The only sour note was the tenderloin steak could have been a little more tender. The ambience as dark as a steak house should be.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hy's Steak was amazing!
Filet mignon was outstanding. Probably the best I've ever had. The Ceasar salad as a starter was also amazing and oh so garlicy.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have dines at Hy's now a dozen or more times and it is still my favourite steakhouse in the city. The service is always the best and the food always perfect. My wife only took a few sips of her drink and the wait staff promptly removed the item from our bill, without us ever asking. There was nothing wrong with the drink, my wife was just not in the mood to drink.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good steaks
We had an excellent meal. It was a bit loud when we arrived as there was a group of young men talking loud and showing off. They left soon after we arrived which was nice. Cheese bread and Caesar salad were very good. Steaks were wonderful and we ended up taking some of the meal home it was so big.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've never had such great service! The food and drinks were fantastic. I will definitely be coming back!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
About as good as it gets
Unpretentious fine dining. If I'm not in the mood to grill at home, this is where I go for steak. One of Vancouvers finest restaurants
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM