West Restaurant
West Restaurant

West Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.westrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6047388938x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly - 5:30pm - 11:00pm.
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday - 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Quang Dang
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: West can accommodate private parties up to 66 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Hopkins 6047388938x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lot across the street and metered street parking available.
A word from West Restaurant
The "jewel in Vancouver's culinary crown" presents innovative, seasonal dishes brilliantly conceived by Executive Chef Quang Dang and talented pastry chef Rhonda Viani.

Service is seamless and hospitable. The exquisite surroundings include a custom built temperature controlled wall of wine complete with sliding library ladders, providing the backdrop to the bar. The leather chairs are the Mario Bellini designed originals found at MOMA, surrounding etched stone tabletops, highlighting a handsome and inviting room that speaks to contemporary Vancouver.

Over seven hundred labels reside in the collection including an excellent range of half bottles and over thirty wines by the glass. ‘BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE’ Wine Spectator since 2002.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES UP TO 10 GUESTS.
Reservations are not required for seats at the bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
West Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)fit for foodies (77)notable wine list (65)romantic (50)neighborhood gem (35)great for lunch (23)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (13)hot spot (13)good for groups (7)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • foodie
    foodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very nice great food and wine choices available services was very friendly I would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    Enjoyers
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my first time to West even though I have heard about it for years. It was all that I had expected- excellent service, delicious food with attention to details that made the luncheon very memorable. The decor is stunning with wonderful attention paid to small but very important details- dishes, napkins, table tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in South Granville
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I took an out of town friend to West not having been for many years. We had an OUTSTANDING dinner. We took advantage of "tomato month" and had the tomato gin soup and the hanger steak with smoked tomatoes and a tomato relish. Everything was fabulous. The service was superb. Attentive but not intrusive. The decor is clean and modern without being cold. I be going to West more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary at West
    Mike
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were from out of town and found West on both google and trip advisor. Our waitress was superb. The ambience was nice and by the kitchen (chef's table) where we could watch the food prep. Nice presentations and tasty food throughout the courses from tomato and gin soup to fish of the day. A nice halibut with lobster buttons and a light au jus. Only item we could not recommend was the foie gras which came out undercooked and not exceptional. A nice Bordeaux style BC wine rounded out the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable evening!
    Cathie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very classy establishment with out the downtown pretentiousness. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was outstanding and they had a very substantial wine list. Very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood @ West
    Mskai
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was a girls dinner get together that I organized and I was so pleased from the moment I got in to the time we left. My cosmo was wonderful. The food was so fresh and perfect. I had the leafy salad to start followed by the sablefish. Both were divine! I am already planning to go back with my husband. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fairviewkid
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food was outstanding. Loved the fact that the music was kept at a level where one could still speak with table companions without having to raise the voice or shout at them - definitely a treat these days when so many other restaurants feel compelled to raise the music levels to the point of being uncomfortable and intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still one of the best!
    Nickm007VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Classy, chic and unpretentious. Great, tasty food; but good hearty portions too. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Next time, appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The question is, should you pay twice as much money but get 5 times the food quality and service? Yup, you should.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    oiffieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was excellent, almost no disappointments at all, service wise needs bits of improvements, there was no birthday candle nor birthday celebration when we ordered the dessert, the "happy birthday" was written on the plate followed through with some chocolate balls, no names on it although we called and specify, no surprise. Compared to majority of fine dining restaurants that wasn't what we were expecting for.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For the money??
    Isabel
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was good but not what I would say as "wow". We had the halibut and sablefish. Pretty pricey for just a good meal. Service was a bit too stiff as well. Our waiter was attentative but too robotic. Need someone with a genuine smile that can engage.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Vegetarian tasting menu!
    gaprice
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food stands out above everything else for vegetarian in the city unless you want standard fare. The highlight for us was the potato with Blue cheese and tomatoes. The mix of flavours in each dish blended so well together that, unless you ate each item on the plate individually, you were presented with a new experience with every bite. Although I had my favourites, everything was very good and cooked to perfection. Service was fantastic and ambiance was good (a little noisy). The only detail that we didn't care for were the chairs. They were covered with leather and leaned slightly back. There was a tendency to slide forward on the leather so they weren't quite as comfortable as they could have been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing too special
    LLUU
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    After hearing from many friends how great West is, I was so excited to try the restaurant. The hostess and our server were super friendly and nice and we felt very welcome. Food was alright…to be honest it's not worth the price. 9.50 for a small portion of thick, starchy fries and almost $40 for my piece of halibut…seriously it wasn't worth it! I've had much better in other places. I wasn't a fan of how the restaurant was set up. First of all, no view (I like my views). Second, the place just looks very outdated and old. Sorry West, I wasn't impressed no matter how good people say you are. However, I am willing to give it another try eventually in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the Best in Vancouver
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always enjoyable to dine at this fine restaurant. Great service, beautiful interior and an above average meal. We have made a point to stop here the last four times we were in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Vancouver - ever
    TrishandChips
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I selected the restaurant as the wife and I try to mostly be vegan/vegetarian, but still enjoy nice romantic meals together. West hit the spot with its Vegetarian tasting menu and wine pairing. The service was beyond excellent and the food was some of the best we ever had. The restaurant was busy, but not slammed so the attention to every detail was perfect. Each plate was presented with surprisingly very good wine that we would not have selected on our own. We were able to sit at the "chef's table" and were impressed by the kitchen's skill and attention to the quality - especially the fresh made pastas. This is a place that will be on our list to visit every year we visit Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with guests
    Maggie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was a lovely place to highlight the great food Vancouver has to offer. Service was great at the beginner but slowed down as the evening progressed. We will go back/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We decided to try the 7 course taster menu with wine pairing. I had the seafood menu and I was surprised by how many of the dishes and pairing were overall sweet. My husband's choice was the Land (meat) pairing - I think his choice was overall a better one. We have been to West a number of times before and never disappointed but this was not good value for the money spent. I was surprised that there was little or no explanation of the pairings - it was simply here is the wine - then once the course arrived here is the meal. Overall it was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Lucy54VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great lunch. Food was fresh & delicious. Service was great. Wine list great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fallen a notch
    luvfabfudVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    West has always delivered flawless food and service, and this is a tough standard to maintain. That is why I was very disappointed when they did not follow a food sensitivity request I made when ordering my meal. They offered to replace my meal when I noticed the problem food on my plate, but that would have left my husband to eat while I wait for another meal on our wedding anniversary. I declined the offer and picked out the problem food so we could eat together. This would never have occurred previously, and there was no offer to compensate the error with dessert or an aperitif. The food, service, and atmosphere was all great, but they have lost their polished standard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so underwhelmed
    wineNdine
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Have always wanted to try West and finally went for lunch on my birthday. Started off with a fantastic cocktail which ended up being the best part of the meal. The food was very mediocre and nothing special at all. I was so disappointed with the linguine carbonara. It was bland and heavy and the pasta was overcooked. The server noticed my disappointment and sent the manager over to us. He took away the dish and had the kitchen 'whip up' another pasta for me. The new dish was good. Not amazing, but good. I would go back for the passionfruit and coconut cocktail in a heartbeat, the service was good but I'm not interested in coming back for a meal. Not at these prices!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Looking forward to a return visit to Vancouver so we can east at West again. Trendy neighborhood, away from water with delicious local food. Enjoyed the sablefish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food and wine
    Misseighty
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great beef tenderloin, very juicy and tender. Lamb is OK not as good as beef. Server is friendly but long wait for placing our order and for the main. At least 20 minutes to place our order and 45 minutes for the main courses and it's only a Thirsday night. Got a feeling of them understaffed. If the service was faster, we'd try their desserts too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well operated restaurant but.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We heard much about West so decided to try for our first time. Everything was great except our evening was ruined by some crying toddler. The staff were terrific about trying to address the situation but we believe the policy should be if you have kids, take them to White Spot or fast food. The parent was oblivious to the other patrons and the disturbance this kid was causing in a top restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veryparticular
    VeryparticularVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I dined here with a gluten free vegan and the staff was completely accommodating, the chef creative and knowledgable and the entire experience excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Vegetarian Tasting Menu
    englak
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We came for the tasting menus (we had sea and vegetarian) and were glad that we did. Equally good were David's world famous cocktails. This is a terrific vegetarian option when you want a food night out. When we go again, we will get seats at the bar where the ambiance is better and you can watch the bartenders ply their trades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • West is the Best!
    Fud4FlavR
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I am not a "foodie" but I know good food when I taste it and the food at West is fabulous. The portion sizes were perfect and I felt fully satisfied by the end of our evening. To add extra value to our experience we were seated directly infront of the kitchen and were able to see all the hardworking staff prepare the beautiful dishes. It was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent meal as it always is! West never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    HomeSlice
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Just shy of being exceptional. Recommended. Ask for a table close to the front.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JTG1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Interesting menu. Excellent food & service. Fine selection of BC & international wines. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Absolutely had an amazing dinner there and the service was second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    jandj
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good!
    Beckster
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is the perfect restaurant for a special occasion. The staff are polite and attentive, you are made to feel extremely welcome. They even made a note of our dietary preferences from a previous visit! Food was out of this world, so exciting to be surprised by new flavours, new food combinations and incredible presentation. Love love love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Vancouver
    stacy
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    one of vancouver's best - never disappoints - food is fantastic - an array of flavours, treatments... portions were substantial (I remember them being smaller at Ouest!) - should have had red wine to see them use one of their crazy fabulous decanters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was our second time to West for dinner to celebrate an occasion. Each time that we've been there, the experience has been wonderful. The service is friendly and professional, yet everyone is very personable and makes you feel comfortable. The food was delicious: paced perfectly, beautifully presented, artful and delicious. The cocktails were imaginative and a fair selection of wines. The only downfall was the pits in the olives for the martinis! We were also overcharged for the number of oysters we received. After a quick call to the Manager the day after our dinner, we were assured that a refund was being processed on our card. This was yet another 'win' for the restaurant in delivering a top notch experience. We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Happyandfull
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to West for his birthday dinner last week and it was amazing. The food was delicious, service was great and the restaurant itself was beautifully decorated. Kind of expensive but worth the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food; pretentious
    Zontar
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was excellent, the service very good, but the restaurant is a bit pretentious. For example, the menu emphasized their "biodynamic" organic approach. As best as I can tell, this means local organic foodstuffs in season. The wine -- by the glass -- was outrageously expensive; alternatively, the volume was miserly. The restaurant was also noisy, but that was due to a loud patron.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An off night
    Parbuster
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    West is one of our favorite restaurants to bring visiting family andfriends to but unfortunately on thios visit the kitchen was having a very off night. The tuna dish was almost inedible due to the crust being far too spicey, the vegetables were grossly over cooked for 3 of the 4 diners and one dish was far too salty. Our reservation was on a Saturday evening so the chef should have been in the kitchen, and it was not overly busy so there are no excuses for a restaurant of this calibre. One more meal like this and we'll be taking our business to another of Vancouver's fine dining establishments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ObanoneVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was fabulous. We enjoyed the three course pre theatre menu and were not disappointed. Service was outstanding- friendly and efficient. Impressed and appreciative of the fact that all four of us were searched each course at the same time. Great touch. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • almost perfect
    Kurt
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    everything is great except the glasses are covered with dust...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is key!
    HoneyBVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The waiter comes off as quite arrogant and when he was told he brought the wrong bill, he didn't even apologize for the mix up. To me, it was a difference of a $130 lunch versus a $45 brunch. Saying sorry doesn't hurt; some people in the service/food industry really need to learn when to say sorry and own up to mistakes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.