West Restaurant
West Restaurant

West Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.westrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (604) 738-8938
  • 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
West Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)special occasion (88)notable wine list (73)romantic (60)neighborhood gem (41)great for lunch (22)hot spot (22)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (14)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great place to celebrate
    TomJ
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Celebrated anniversary here. They gave us a really nice table. Staff was welcoming and server was really excellent, she was very attentive and helpful . The food was of high quality and very tasty, I had the chowder and the tenderloin, my wife had lamb shanks (they could have been a bit more tender). Her scallop appetizer was excellent. A tad on the expensive side but we were very happy with West, and will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a very delicious dinner before the show.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Very good of them to allow one to order desert with your meal and come back to enjoy it after the show. This was the icing on the cake on what was already a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West for lunch
    MrLunch
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had a business lunch at West recently. Food was excellent. Try the truffle fries. You won't be disappointed. I had the halibut and others had the ling cod. Presentation was well arranged and not flashy. Understated elegance and very confident. Serving sizes are well-portioned. We were all full, but not stuffed. The crowd had a few Vancouver celebrities, but equal attention was given to all. We all felt welcomed, special and part of a great afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dinner
    OpenHearts
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    An exceptional dinner experience prior to an evening at the theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Risss
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was really delicious! The service was a tad slow though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Place for a Special Date
    DragonEye
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My spouse and I celebrated our 4th anniversary together at West. She was enthralled with the ambiance, service and especially the food! Nice extras like tiny home-baked buns for bread, a taste of watermelon gazpacho to start and a truffle to finish off the evening. While not inexpensive, I found West provided good value through the total the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality, quality....
    Cedric
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    From service to the products is it all about quality and perfection ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING
    WAYNE
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A fantastic restaurant with incredible food. The oysters were incredibly fresh and baked bread delicious. I ate the duck and was in heaven. The Sommelier also helped up pick out our wine and it was an amazing choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting menu
    Raldana
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I went for my birthday dinner. We chose the Land tasting menu with the wine pairing. The food was exceptional and wine pairings perfect. I'm not a fan of dessert wines and so wasn't drinking what they'd brought. Our server noticed and replaced it with a delicious dessert cocktail. Lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner at West!
    canadiandiners
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Didn't care much for the balsamic glaze on the sablefish (it kind of ruined it), but otherwise thoroughly enjoyed the evening and all the rest of the food & wine. Outstanding service...lively atmosphere without being too loud. High end restaurant without snooty servers, which we really appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diner56
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wonderful as always. A real treat. Perhaps the best in the City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The steaks were delicious. Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley was delicious with the aged steak. It was nice touch of West to treat the guests with a teaser appetizer. I really appreciate the fact that West treated our couple with chocolate ball dessert served on top of a plate that congratulated us on our anniversary. Thank you for your great service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    luvvancouver
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    To describe the ambiance of West, I would say it is an upscale bistro. It's fairly bright, but not inappropriately so. And the restaurant has an open design feel. This is the second time, my wife and I have come here for our anniversary. Each time we have had a very enjoyable experience, even though the setting is not precisely intimate, romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was great, food not so much
    Lunar
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was pricey, and overdone. Portions were small
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well worth it
    YumsVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Everyone was very nice and our waitress went above and beyond. The food was terrific. The wine and bar list is very comprehensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and fresh
    Mskai
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Had another lovely meal. Dined with my husband and we both enjoyed our meals. I had the baked halibut and he had the pork loin as our mains. We both enjoyed it. The service was also very very good.. yet again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soso
    Foodie1506
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The bartenders were awesome. Service was great. Was underwhelmed by the steak and sablefish mains. Especially for the $$$. $50 steak needs to be amazing and It just wasn't.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    luvfoodandwine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I went to West for our anniversary. We each had an appetizer, entree and dessert and the food and presentation were excellent. We were assisted in choosing a wine and were very pleased with the suggestion. We sat near the kitchen and could see the artists at work preparing and plating the food, this was a great experience. The overall experience was very expensive but for a special occasion it is worthwhile. We will definitely be back to try some other dishes in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WEST is "the best"
    Closetchef
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had the great pleasure of dining at your lovely establishment last week celebrating my Wedding Anniversary - and the other couple that joined us was also doing the same. In short - the service provided by Scott and Owen - coupled with the outstanding food - including plating, taste and texture - could not have been better! I would not be able to find anything that could have been done by you to make the evening more memorable! Congratulations to BOTH front and back of this House!! There is NO ONE BETTER in our City! I look forward to celebrating my Anniversary with you for many years to come!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some Suggestions
    Foodlovers
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our Server and the Manager both spoke to us individually re our meals. Since we believe that if something is well done tell the world but if something needs to be changed tell the management. It was our error in not asking whether the food we ordered was salted. One of us had the tomato and gin soup which was almost unpalatable due to excessive (by our standards) salt. I'm sure it is delicious but I would like to taste it without all the added salt. We both had chicken not realizing it was done in brine so it, too, was very salty -to the point it could not be finished. There are so many wonderful fresh herbs that could be used in preparing these meals that I recommend you experiment with them. We appreciate that you adjusted the bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    DineMeWellVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Four of us - for my daughter's birthday. Not our first visit but possibly our last! None of us will be returning any time soon. Food was acceptable; not amazing as in the past. The service was inattentive and flippant. Our appetizers were served and long gone before the waiter, with our prompting, took our main course orders. Music was loud, repetitive and irritating - for all of us (who enjoy a wide range of styles). If I had to guess, I'd think it was chosen by a 12-year old. My son-in-law commented on it sounding like a repeating tape loop; the waiter told us it couldn't be changed and assured us he knew it was a new song because "I've been singing along," - delivered in a blase, superior tone. We all agreed - not fun!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Marinara
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The menu was varied, and the restaurant was able to cater to my food allergies with no problems and no mix-ups. They remembered when I booked that I had a gluten allergy and even brought gluten free bread to the table when the rest of my party received theirs. I was able to have a full 3 course meal for the first time in years with a dessert that was no a fruit cup. On the pricey side, but definitely worth it for a special occasion or night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent service, and food .good seasonal choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meals in a delightful setting
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We returned for lunch after having a wonderful dinner a week earlier. We had the same wonderful and charming waiter (expat from England) and had the 3-course lunch special. The plates were delicious and beautifully presented. The price was quite reasonable relative to the a la carte items. The restaurant is quite attractive, and although there was a large group not far from us, we were not bothered by noise. Other than the caveat about the prices in general (but not if you get the 3-course lunch, available only at lunch), no complaints at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly a Gem in YVR!
    WestcoasterVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a memorable and wonderful 10th anniversary celebration at West. This is truly a gem and this restaurant is definitely our "go to" for any special occasion. We recommend West to all our family and friends as we have had consistent professional service and quality of food with each of our visits. Our hostess seated us at 1 of the 2 Chef's Tables and we had a terrific view of the team working their magic during a busy dinner service. We simply adored the Tasting Menus and every plate was a visual journey. Thank you to Owen, Dawn and Chef Alex/the team for an awesome dining experience at West. Would have loved to see Chef Quang in action but I guess he had a well deserved night off! : ) We look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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