Just gets better and better!Another fantastic meal at Wildlebeest, the service and food continue to be stellar. The star of the evening was the pork jowl, just a fantastic dish. The butter poached turnip was definitely not the turnip Mom used to make, never knew turnip could be so tasty! Could not resist the Poutine and it was worth every calorie. No room left for dessert unfortunately - next time!11/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an awesome time - theWe had an awesome time - the food was amazing, plating was beautiful and flavors tasty.10/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat vibe, excellent foodgreat vibe, excellent food with adequate portions. not for the faint hearted west coast vegetarians. lots of flavor. Some cuts of meat were not so fine but overall this was an excellent place to eat with a group of friends. Desert menu is sadly lacking compared to what is on the mains.9/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAll four of us in our partyAll four of us in our party are real "foodies" and each of us thought this was the best resto with the best food we have eaten in Vancouver in a VERY LONG TIME! Bravo to everyone involved with making this restaurant what it is!!! We cannot wait to return!7/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceI booked my partner's birthday dinner at Wildebeest on a Saturday night, and was extremely pleased by the entire experience. We were seated as soon as we arrived, at a great table across from the open kitchen. I was impressed that the hostess made sure to wish my boyfriend a happy birthday (meaning that the notes I added to the online reservation were actually read!) We had great service all night long, with dishes and cutlery being replaced frequently, by any server that noticed we had finished a plate. Our server was knowledgeable, and helped make suggestions for our meal and cocktails. The food was amazing, the staff extremely helpful and personable, and the ambiance was great. I can't wait to go back!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie destinationThe menu is very innovative and dishes may sound weird but they are excellent and delicious.
We can recommend the pork jowl with soft oats (the oats are an odd accompaniment but very creamy and delicious) drizzled with maple syrup, grilled asparagus and ramps with olive oil potato mousse (the potato mousse was an utter delight) and clam vinaigrette, the soft poached eggs with nettle pesto, cheese and grilled bread, and the special dessert we had which was honey ice cream served with alpine strawberries, salmonberries, pepper crème fraiche and shortbread crumble - a truly outstanding dessert.
All in all just great.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGastown DiggsThis place has a wonderful portland vibe to it with asian influenced western cuisine that is delectable. Service was great and ambiance was unique from all the new restaurants in Vancouver. They have a couple of good mixed drinks to try and the bar scene in the basement is a good place to hang out with friends and mingle.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food ever.The design is nice and unique. The open kitchen is a great concept. We were seated at a long table with other couples, spaced out evenly so that we each had our space. We liked the entire atmosphere, decor and music.
The service was great. We were seated right away and all staff was friendly and informative.
The food was amazing. It was our first time here so it was tempting to try everything. We ordered the oysters, short ribs, halibut, and angus rib eye steak. We finished it all, even though what we ordered was considered to be a lot. My partner said it was the best steak he has ever had. It was well worth the price. We like how they use organic and natural ingredients.
We will return here and have already told all our friends.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!You will not be disappointed with this as a dinner choice. The country pate was a meal in itself. Carrots, short ribs and shrimp was a fantastic shared meal.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Brunch a delight in GastownHad an excellent experience at Wildebeest - they have some great breakfast menu items that you do not normally see at most restaurants. The only downer was they have a very limited coffee selection so if you are looking for a Cappuccino to go with your savory breakfast you are out of luck.
My group enjoyed the Nettle cassoulet, sunchoke granola, confit shallot, poached egg, comte - $13 (all veggie) it was really tasty and very filling. Would recommend it for sure!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Wildebeest is a carnivore's treat. Everything was perfectly cooked, the service quick but not rushed. Staff knowledgeable and professional, but relaxed. We had an amazing time! (Also couldn't resist the menu item to buy the kitchen staff a 6-pack. Hilarious!)6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal and serviceWhat a delicious meal in a unique setting! We enjoyed the long, shared tables which would be particularly fun with a group but did not hinder our romantic dinner for two. The service was personal and attentive. The food was amazing, every morsel enjoyed!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTrendyGood food, though not amazing.
Good wine list, a bit pricey.
Nice atmosphere, a bit noise to my taste.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious pate.This was our first time to the restaurant and our server was very good at explaining the menu and portion size of the items. I especially loved the shaved ham plate and the pate. The bread and mustard that were served with these were also delicious. The pork and polenta croquettes were also a favourite with our group as were the shortribs.. I liked the family style menu and the casual atmosphere. It was also nice to see the open kitchen that was so clean so no worries about how your food was being handled. The restaurant was fairly busy but we received great service and our food came out very quickly. Overall, we had a really good night.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent service, excellent foodTook a client for a quick dinner and was very happy with the food and extremely attentive service!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant lives up to its nameThis is not a vegetarian restaurant. And I say that as a good thing. This is a remarkably stylish, clever and probably addicting addition to the Vancouver food scene. There were so many enticing items on the menu. Sad I could only manage to sample a few of them. The items are entirely appropriate (and suggested) for family style dining. After seeing the items presented by the server, you will want to try them all. The vegetable of the day (kale) was a treat. Too bad the bone marrow was sold out. But the ultimate entree of the evening was the pork jowl, served atop a thin bed of oatmeal drizzled with Canada maple syrup. One could only utter "Sweet Jesus." For this item alone I would go back again and again. Nicely done Wildebeest5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgoodFood was good but flavours are a little muted... Service was great until the end when we felt rushed ... I understand as i work in the
industry but we werent even there anh hour and a half yet.... Overall i would return to try a few other items... Great design too5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVancouver's new bestWe had a fantastic evening here. The menu and our selections far exceeded the hype generated by recent awards. And the service was outstanding. Our server was extremely generous, helpful, and knowledgable. This was probably our best dining experiences yet in Vancouver. Highly recommend.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBrilliantGo for the "they choose" option, every dish will be a delightful surprise5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAdventurous...Great food n service. Creative presentations. Good for groups but not families. No kids menu5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMeaty experienceImaginative and on-trend restaurant for carnivores in the edgier part of town, if Vancouver can be said to have an edgier side. A young crowd and charming and enthusiastic staff who guided us through the menu and the wines. We loved the short rib of beef, slow-cooked for 48 hours. As middle-aged London foodies from London where we think we have it all, we were very impressed by the vibrant restaurant scene in Vancouver of which Wildebeest is a fine example.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOffal doesn't have to be awfulIt's not an everyday eating experience as the food is rich and wonderful. We sat across from the kitchen - something that we as a family, love to see. It has been mom approved!
Great to see a local, new world restaurant promote good old fashioned, old world, eating habits. Please keep up your great work.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for drinksWe sat at in the lounge are and shared a couple of appies with our drinks - all were delicious. Good energy, with everyone in the room enjoying themselves. We'll be back for longer.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pig face was possibleThe pig face was possible the best dish I have ever eaten5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful WildebeestWe loved our 1st visit to Wildebeest. The food was outstanding..........all our food selections were wonderful. The ribeye dish was superb as were the specialty veggies. The farm egg was delightful.......... ditto the croquettes.The only dish that didn't deliver to the high standards of the others was the quail which I felt was somewhat underdone. Other than that it was all fabulous especially the amazing desserts! We ordered all 3 & they were all SO SO delicious!
Our server was a lovely young woman who was totally committed to ensuring that our dining experience was as good as it possibly could be. She was very professional , knowledgable & passionate about her job. She definitely enhanced our evening.........so nice to see!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experienceWe had a group of 6 people. The concept is share plates so it is designed for groups. A friend of ours told us that 10 items would be enough for a group of 6. The food was really good, and the plates were brought out to complement one another. The service was really good and knowledgeable about the menu.
It is on the pricey side (approx $190 for two including say 5 booze drinks, tax and tip) and if you are expecting to come out stuffed, then I would suggest a 2 to 1 ratio of plates to people (i.e. 12 plates per group of 6). The quality of the food and service makes up for it I think. I would probably go back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPig-nic delight!This restaurant out did my expectations. The food was adventurous but not over the top, everything was cooked to perfection. Also the marrow, short ribs, pig-nic are a must ...... well everything is. Go hungry and order a variety!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmm the food... The food!Wildebeest creates innovative dishes, combining fun techniques with age old ingredients. Because the chefs work closely with the different suppliers, they can trust the ingredients to shine brightly on each and every plate. The beet salad is fantastic, with the salted pears and creamy goat cheese as beautiful accompaniments. The bone marrow is delicious, the beef short ribs a well deserved best seller. The seawater-infused hazelnuts are my new addiction! But I would give them all up to just live on the foie gras poutine forever more...5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my boyfriend and I'sIt was my boyfriend and I's first time at Wildebeest. we were looking for a restaurant with exciting and different food and we definitely found it! we had the elk tartare-->amazing, bone marrow on toast-->could have been a bigger portion but also very yummy, sweetbreads-->my absolute favourite!really yummy and will definietly have it again, and fois gras poutine--> very delicious, the portion of the fois gras was very sizeable for the cost, definitely no profit for wildebeest on that dish. we also had a ceasar to drink, and they were simply done, but spot on! which is hard to find these days.
Overall it was a very exciting and delicious foodie adventure, extremely reasonably priced and we will definitely be returning.
Thanks!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique, cool and authenticWe are foodies and we loved Wilderbeest- it is relaxed and rustic but very skilled and progressive in technique- the result is foot that is profound and simple. While they are using molecular and new approaches those approaches serve to get the best out of the ingredients and aren't fussy. We did the omakase and let the chef and waiter pick our food and it was really a world class meal (we live in New York City and eat out almost everyday- but we found this place to be a real gem)4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gastown Gem!Always a staple to bring my out-of-town friends to dine for dinner.
Brunch is fantastic! There is no line (rare!), it's right downstairs from my yoga studio, and I am in love with Jonny (sp?) - she is so welcoming and its like I'm coming into her house for brunch.12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM