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West Oak Restaurant
West Oak Restaurant

West Oak Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.westoakrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (604) 629-8808
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:30 PM - LATE

    Brunch coming soon!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Have dined her many times - great steaks at decent prices. Enjoyed a wonderful lunch last week. Highly reccommend."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Loved every moment at this restaurant. Fantastic food, ambiance and service. Beautiful surroundings, including the people!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Amazing food, great decor and really good service!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great place, great service, food was a little on the bland side."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Excellent Food - fun service -and if you want a bit of peace -dine on the patio - good fun on a winter night"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The service was amazing - friendly , efficient staff. Food was even better!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Only negative is the noise level which makes it difficult to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went in this past Sunday for a birthday brunch with a table of 8. Our reservation was at 12pm and we didnt leave until past 2pm. The food was good....service was friendly...but we felt that the pace of everything, from the food coming out to us getting our cake and billing....it was very very slow. I'd also like to mention that we were the ONLY table there throughout the entire service. The kitchen only had our order to make...our waiter, only had ONE table to serve. If you're going to go, make sure you are not in any rush or on a tight timeline."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Great energetic atmosphere but didn't feel rushed at all. The sablefish was very good but risotto, although tasty, seemed more like rice, as did a friend's side order of mushroom risotto. At the end of our meal, the server brought us a complimentary order of their famous cookies because of the delay in serving our meals but we hadn't even noticed. This tells me management is on top of things and proactive, which has been consistent over the course of my many dining experiences at West Oak. Thank you Peter and your team for another great evening!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had an amazing time @ WO. Some of our party had food restrictions that were accommodated so well. The service was exceptional as was the food - especially the mussels. The decor is gorgeous. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Four friends getting together to dine and chat - ordered the platter for four as it seemed a logical choice. The food on the platter was excellent but we all felt (even the fierce carnivores in the group) that it was too heavily weighted to meat and potatoes. Would have loved more seafood and brightly colored veggies. The complimentary scallop appetizer was a very nice touch and also delicious. Our server was excellent; friendly and attentive. Our only complaint was that as the evening wore on the restaurant was so noisy that we couldn't even hear each other and that was at a table for 4. For that reason, I would think twice before recommending this restaurant. It would depend on what type of experience the diner was going for."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "basic standard fair, good food, nothing groundbreaking or memorable. your standard fish, steak, seafood and carbs. can't remember what i ate by the time i left the restaurant. simply yet another vancouver restaurant hashing out the same thing."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The staff and patrons were almost uniformly scenic but the good was, on the whole, average. Not bad, but hitting below their weight. An exception: the Brussels sprouts were out of this world (no, really) and a dining companion said the fries were too. The bartender wasn't very versatile either -- if your cocktail isn't on their bar list, don't expect them to know how to make it. I might go here again for drinks and snacks, but not a meal. And not for conversation -- too loud."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013