West Oak Restaurant
West Oak Restaurant

West Oak Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.westoakrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6046298808
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:30 PM - LATE



    Brunch coming soon!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Tim Cuff
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: DJ from Thursday - Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nelson Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from West Oak Restaurant
Fresh, local & sustainable cuisine served in a high energy atmosphere in the heart of Yaletown.



To book parties larger than 6 people please contact us by phone
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
West Oak Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (28)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (20)special occasion (16)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (10)romantic (8)late-night find (8)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious Food
    Fred
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    West Oak has half price appies until 6 PM and after three visits in the past 3 months, we have to say the food is excellent. The bruscetta, barrata and proscuito appetizer and the prawns Chinois were all amazing. We, also, very much enjoyed our main course selections of chorizo bolognese and Fettuccine. Service could be better but the restaurant is very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening
    snupeVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a lovely evening at West Oak. The food was delicious, the service was prompt and friendly and the ambiance was very nice. I had the sablefish, as did several of my companions, and it was cooked perfectly. I would definitely order it again. One of our group had the lamb which he really enjoyed and another loved the seafood pasta. The bruschetta appetizer was very good. I think the only criticism was that some liked the crab cakes and others found them only average. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had been to West Oak in its previous incarnations. It was a slow night so the owners dropped by the tables a few times. Very impressed with the chinois prawns and oddly, enough, the burger and fries (best fries in Vancouver). Also ordered the bolognese, carpaccio and brussels sprouts (all good). Finished off with the key lime pie and sundae - skip dessert here and just have another order of chinois prawns!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great service
    KandS
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My daughter and I recently had dinner here, and the kindness and prompt attention to a few problems was exemplary. I found my dinner was just too spicey for me. Within a few minutes of mentioning this the manager immediately came over and said they would prepare me another dish. Not only did they NOT charge me for my dinner, the manager also served us a lovely dessert. Again GRATIS. It was not the free entrée that impressed us, but the classy, gracious way everything was handled, no excuses, no hesitation. We eat out often, have tried many restaurants in Yaletown, and this was without doubt the best service, the most obliging, and to make it even better the food was delicious. Would highly recommend, and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great.
    Ace27
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Been to West Oak many times, including special occasions, and the food quality and service never disappoints. Great place - even for the finickiest of eaters, which I am.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    had the prawns and the salmon, both were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sevice, Food Could Be Better
    constantdiner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was very impressed with the service... too notch, kind and we'll dressed. Food could have had more tsste; crab cakes were over cooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissapointed
    Eatie13
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was really looking forward to dining here for a while now. I had the caprese salad and the crab cakes. The caprese salad was awful because the tomatoes were under ripe and the whole salad tasted like it was swimming in water therefore tasteless and bland. The crab cakes were very salty. The sauce they cake My sister had the muscles and a handful smelled really bad and not fresh. My girlfriend had the salmon which was just ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    tzippy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Its a little noisy...but not so bad on the patio. Fun place to go with friends for a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • horrible service! disappointed!!!!
    chantel007
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was pretty good, comparable to Earls. I expected better considering how highly regarded thus place was. Hostess was very nice and pleasant but our server had zero personality and was rude. Came took our order and left. Never checked in on how the meal was. I've seen better service at Boston Pizza. Totally disappointed with the whole experience , we won't go back and recommend this place to anyone. Not a great experience for our out of town visitors from Germany to have had either.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, good wine list
    kathy328i
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I had scallops and my husband had the salmon. Both were cooked very nicely. The wine list had a nice selection. It was a light night but the echo from the other three tables along with the overhead music made us feel we had to shout to each other.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We've been to West Oak a number of times, although not this summer. But we were anxious to return as we enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Wow. What happened? The menu itself has been pared down and consequently diluted. It is unimaginative. The service was reasonable but the young lady was not strong on personality and did not engender confidence that she was familiar with the menu and the kitchen. The food itself was...fine...but in no way did it stand out. My salmon was tasty but the accompaniments were inedible. My wife's entree came with gnocchi, which she said had no taste. The first several times we ate at West Oak made us want to go back. Now? We're not sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Delicious Food
    Louisa007VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Have dined her many times - great steaks at decent prices. Enjoyed a wonderful lunch last week. Highly reccommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious meal
    Heags
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Loved every moment at this restaurant. Fantastic food, ambiance and service. Beautiful surroundings, including the people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmm...
    asbetts
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I didn't love West Oak as much as the first time. It was a bit more like a lounge than a restaurant this time around. The food was still pretty good. The service wasn't nearly as good. I would probably go back again just to see if I am still into it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Evening on the patio
    Peony12
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    West Oak is a great dining experience but it is also great for a vibrant late night bar scene. I've eaten here a few times and the food and service is always great! My last visit was with a friend and we ended up chatting so much we were there for over 4 hours and the staff did not rush us at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair at best
    LCOPE
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Expecting much more from West Oak. Small portions. Over priced wine and not a great selection of wines under $70.00. Scallops were tasty. Gnocchi was thick and not very tasty. Dessert menu lacks - if you don't want chocolate the only of choice was pecan pie.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, atmosphere
    Sandilou
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food and atmosphere was good. Seating at the bar, outside, in the restaurant or at the food preparation area. So, although it's not a huge room, each area has it's own vibe. I arrived early and, while waiting for friends, was made comfortable by the friendly staff. I'll visit again. Will have to stop by to check out happy hour sometime.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Very impressed with the staff attentive nature and knowledge of the high quality sourcing ie grass fed beef etc outstanding meals and do not miss the freshly baked cookies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • je ne c'est quoi
    SwissMiss
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The first time I ate here it was a quick snack of breakfast Mimosas and whatever else my friend ate. The mimosas were delish! The second time I brought three other friends with me, all very picky, one a vegan. Bringing them there was a great success we shared the goat cheese bruschetta, which made our mouths water and our stomachs even hungrier for the next course. I am a small eater and so ordered a salad to follow, mixed field greens. It says a lot about a restaurant if they can make a simple salad delectable, West Oak did this. The ambience is great, what a nice day to have an outdoor dining area, the Vancouver sun was shining down on us and the people watching was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was not good
    kat1455
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    we made the reservation on the open table for 6.30 for 6 people and when we arrived the hostess told us that we have to leave by 8.15 do not have the opening for6.30 if you book the table for 8.15 it was very unpleasant it is not a cheap restaurant so we did not expect to be treated that way we will not be back and we will not recommend this plave
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing brunch, great service
    Yummy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took my roommate here for his Birthday brunch and it was amazing. It was a great looking space, the patio was heated and warm, even on a rainy day! The food was delicious. I would eat the hash brown potatoes all day long. When our server found out it was his birthday, she brought us an amazing plate of cookies to celebrate! She even went out to look for candles. It was fabulous all round!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Dinner
    littlelibrarian
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Would love to have sat outside on a beautiful evening but large screen TV with sports isn't our thing. Disappointed. Food excellent but dark on a lovely evening
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & vibe
    asbetts
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This place wasn't even on my radar, but I am so happy I went! The food was very west coast and very well made and presented. Quality ingredients for sure. The staff were so friendly, inviting, accommodating, and attentive. Small, but effective wine list. The cocktails we had were delicious as well. I loved the room. It was modern and warm. I would definitely recommend this place to people, and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Place for Foodies
    uncleoogie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Superb dinner, but we were seated in the bar and it was crowded and noisy due to the Stanley Cup playoff game on the big screens. Not ideal for dinner conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 48 reviews are from the West Oak Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great date-night place
    infrequentdiner
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went to West Oak for our anniversary dinner. The beet salad was amazing (huge) - plan to share it! Followed by the sablefish upon the recommendation of our server - great recommendation. I would definitely recommend to friends! Try for a seat on the patio - great people watching too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    i did't get her name, but i was there on friday MAY 9 at 6:30 pm, table behind bar....our server (her) was awesome and the chicken dish was delicious...it was beyond my expectations and i dine out ALOT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • West Oak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Amazing food, great decor and really good service!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Owner / Manager
    Robinalix
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The Canucks were in the restaurant and the the owner/ manager was overly aggressive in letting us know that we couldn't take pictures before we could even tell him, we had NO interest! Thought he was very important and really didn't make the experience good at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place, Bland Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great place, great service, food was a little on the bland side.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a good time
    aepage
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We got their early when it was quiet - but it did get quiet noisy when it filled up. Food was good and service was good. I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, energetic room
    Dimitri
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Good food, good service, lively room. Only quibble I have is that the tables are way too long when facing each other. Kind of kills the idea of a cozy, romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Neighborhood Gem
    Louisa007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Excellent Food - fun service -and if you want a bit of peace -dine on the patio - good fun on a winter night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and ambience
    niknat
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Recently visited for lunch with out-of-town guests. Staff were exceptional - welcoming, courteous, knowledgeable. My guests were in transit with their suitcases and the staff volunteered to store them safely away, without acting like it was an unusual occurrence. We were made to feel completely comfortable remaining at our table after lunch to visit without being pressured by staff to vacate (or buy more). Menu is a little bit safe - standard west coast contemporary type fare, but prices were good, and portions surprisingly generous. Beet salad was a standout at less than $10
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was amazing -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The service was amazing - friendly , efficient staff. Food was even better!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy rstaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Excellent food and service. Only negative is the noise level which makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and delicious food
    Foodiep
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Went there for dine out with a friend and had a really great service. Food was absolutely delicious for a dine out menu. Their cookies are the best desserts on the list. It's warm and fresh from the oven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    My friends and I had a great experience at West Oak this weekend. Great food, great wine and cocktails, outstanding service.... overall I can't wait to be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Years eve experience
    BlueJeans
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had dinner at West Oak on new years eve - early seating. Warm atmosphere, lively, pleasant staff, awesome food. My husband had tenderloin and I the sablefish, both perfectly cooked. Loved the carpaccio to start and the Moscow Mules. Everything was delish. Charmaine our server was efficient and very pleasant. The champagne and vodka bar at the back looks like it would be great fun. We loved Chinoise (the former restaurant in this space), it's the same owner but a different style altogether. We'll definitely be back, looking forward to trying the crab cakes, mussels & fries and...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good alternative to chains
    MissVVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    I can't say I was really "blown away" by anything, but it was a nice spot to have a causal bite. Everything was good, and the service was very friendly.
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