Amazing food and service!
The newly renovated West Oak is a great all-in-one spot to have a great steak or seafood under $30 and with the champagne lounge in the back open to 2am, it is the perfect spot to enjoy drinks with friends after dinner is done.
Definitively one of Vancouver's finest for the yaletown elite.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great room
From the moment our group of 8 walked in, we were greeted warmly by the owner and made to feel right at home. The Chef honoured us with an excellent scallop amuse bouche. Great drinks - I had their classic margarita. Great food - 5 of us had grass-fed, no hormone beef steaks (dreamy), 1 linguini ("fabulous"), 1 had the sablefish ("really good"). With my tenderloin steak, I substituted the brussel sprouts with bacon for the mushrooms and asparagus - the brussels were fantastic. Really cool interior with the massive original beams on display. Nice bar at the front, open kitchen at the back. I will eagerly recommend this place and will be coming back soon.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 5 of us and we were greeted in such a welcoming fashion as we entered. The manager and all wait-staff were so helpful and friendly. I had the Sablefish (melted in my mouth), the Brussels sprouts and bacon (like no other Brussels sprouts I've ever encountered- incredibly delicious - to die for). Others in my party had the salmon ("excellent"), lamb shank ( perfectly done and falling right off the bone tender, tenderloin - succulent, cooked perfectly to order. Everyone in our party cannot say enough about the Brussels sprouts and the mocha-java creme brûlée.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, OK Service
The food was fantastic, but the service was OK. After we finished our meal we were deciding if we wanted to get dessert and we figured that our server would give of 10 minutes to decide. She came by 30 minutes later.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ocean wise and sustainable too!
Patio, gorgeous interior, larger group seating availability, bar, sustainable/Oceanwise/grain fed menu options, this place has it all. Including, a trendy club in the back when you are ready to take your night to the next level. We have been to West Oak and tried patio seating, bar seating, restaurant seating and have always enjoyed lovely food with great service. You can use Open Table for convienieniant reservations.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great sevice
To be fair, we were the only ones at the restaurant so our service was amazing and friendly. We picked West Oak because it's walking distance to BC Place and we were heading to a game. We sat outside on a gorgeous sunny day and really enjoyed it. The food was good and lots of options on the menu - my favorite part was the baked-to-order cookies! We would come here again.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a beautiful restaurant serving really good food. I'm not sure why there's not more of a buzz but I'm defiantly recommending it to everyone I know. A very well rounded menu, something for all tastes and resonanly priced for the quality! we did not leave hungry! desert was great too! The signature cocktails are fab as well.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I went to West Oak for the first time prior to a concert. First impression of the menu was the impressive variety. Not a big menu but diverse. To start we decided to share an order of Chinois Prawns. These were absolutely amazing! As was the beet salad that consisted of ruby and orange beets and greens placed on a bed of goat cheese cream... yummy! My friend had grilled free range chicken caesar salad and I had the beef carpaccio. The former was good (particularly tasty was the maple bacon) but the carpaccio was just ok. The aioli was bland and the meat a bit stringy. I shared how fantastic the prawns and beet salad was to our server Stephanie but also let her know about the carpaccio as an FYI. She took it off the bill. Wow!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My New Fave!!!
Ate here for the 3rd time before Eagles concert . Brought some friends and they loved it. Food was nothing less than fantastic!! I love this place. Great service great drinks and a funky atmosphere. If you like Glowbal you will like West Oak. A new Chic gem. Try it! I am going back.!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back
We were just ahead of the dinner crowd so we had our choice of seating and sat outside on the patio. The beet salad was quite the delight and they gladly split the salad for us to share without a charge. The entrees we had --- the pasta with tomato and basil and the beef tenderloin were superb. The steak was cooked perfectly. I had the cottontail cocktail which featured watermelon, mint and vodka and it was a surprisingly good drink. All in all, a nice meal, good food, good service, and good value.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was great. Everyone was right on top of service. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. Food was good. Would recommend. Noice loud and hard to hear each other but other then that I'd recommend.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on our first date here and it was a perfect spot for that. Food/drinks were amazing and the service was great. Prices aren't cheap but it's definitely worth it.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but really loud
Our group enjoyed our seafood entrees, but the sablefish was quite oversalted. The mussel appetizer was very tasty.
Service was adequate. Restaurant was very loud - our group had trouble carrying on a conversation. Good for groups but not good for a quite conversation.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is truly one of the best restaurants in Yaletown - if not Vancouver! They simply do everything right. Enough said.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was varied, with an emphasis on local and fresh. I appreciate the Ocean Wise designation, to ensure sustainable fishing. The waitress was fantastic and the general wait staff attentive and professional. Very good experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to West Oak for a nice romantic dinner. Great location (heart of Yaletown). BF ordered off the Taste of Yaletown menu, I ordered off the regular menu for variety. Got the roast chicken with potatoes, broccolini and dijon sauce. AMAZING flavours and presentation! The only complaint was that the dish had a bit of pickled something that was too salty. BF's sablefish dish was delicious but the fish was a bit underdone. Great cocktails and appies. The restaurant was a bit too loud once it got busier. Music was a bit too loud.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
so much fun!
great vibrant scene! went with a group of girls and each one of us had a great time. beautiful scene.. delicious drinks and food.. we shared a few appies and was delicious!
def will come back again!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
taste of yaletown
I took my parents here for taste of Yaletown and it didn't disappoint. My parents had the cauliflower truffle soup and the seafood pasta. I had the sablefish with risotto. Everything was cooked to perfection and our server was so patient and attentive throughout the evening. My parents are already talking about going back for more. Great evening, definitely provided the same service as when I went on a regular night.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took a last minute chance on West Oak on a rainy Friday night and just snuck in before the rush. Great choice! Started at the bar while they prepped our table and enjoyed several features off their $9 bar menu (doubles!) which were well crafted. Followed by fantastic service and meals at dinner. Really enjoyed the personal attention by the owner and other host who added to the lively conversation and experience. We'll be back!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
didn't know what to expect, the location and service was very attentive and very good, food was slightly above average but not over the top, however was satisfactory to everyone
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great as was the service. I would definitely go back. If you're looking for a restaurant in Yaletown, definitely this is a very good choice. It's the best steak I've had in Vancouver (much better than the Keg). Per the menu, it's grass fed, etc and it definitely tasted like such. The prices were quite reasonable.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM