Five Sails Restaurant

4.7
1877 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Continental
Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers invite you to experience their unforgettable combination of breathtaking views of Vancouver, fresh and fabulous 4 Diamond award winning cuisine and gracious hospitality in their beautiful, private restaurant located inside the Pan Pacific Vancouver.




The Five Sails features world class dining in an unmatched setting with stunning views of the water, mountains, and Stanley Park. There is an intimate private dining room for up to 20 guests, a chic bar/lounge area with modern fireplace and the addition of cozy, elevated booths for more relaxed dining.



Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and his wife Gerry Sayers offer their hands on attention to detail with beautifully presented cuisine featuring modern classics with European influences on their seasonal a la carte menu, vegetarian menu & Chef's Tasting menu with wine pairings selected by Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Last seating for dinner is @ 9:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 844-2855
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ernst Dorfler
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Howe Street
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Parking details
Public parking is available at Canada Place and valet services are offered based on availability at the Pan Pacific Hotel entrance. Flat fees for parking apply after 6:00pm.
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Public transit
The closest bus stop is located at the Sea Bus Terminal at the North end of Granville Street and Cordova Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1877 People Are Saying
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Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The view at Five Sails is magnificent. That is the primary reason to go. Vancouver sets a high bar on food variety and preparation. The menu and food deliviered at Five Sails is adequate to good on the Vancouver scale. But the service that we had was perfunctory and rather inattentive. The restaurant was only half full, but our server still could not provide service that was anywhere near what one expects of a “top tier” restaurant in Vancouver. The glass of wine I ordered was proferred at the end of our meal. Rather a disppointment, overall. Spend your high end food dollars where you will be excited, like at Blue Water.

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Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This experience was phenomenal. They proprietor is very attentive. The serving staff is excellent. The food... OMG... Beyond words... Excellent wine list. Great view. Very romantic. Highly recommended!

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m
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food excellent views of water, Lions Gate bridge and mountain. Service was excellent. We did enjoyed our time and comfort food.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were treated in such a welcoming manner. Everyone was very professional and well informed. The only disappointment was that the dress code was too casual. In fact there was a table next to us where the clients were wearing a hoody. It is such an eloquent surroundings that one would hope for a code that at least required a shirt.

Best Regards
Linda

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LK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and tasty food with character. Excellent service.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, nice view.

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MC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Was disappointed that pretty much every desert had some sort of dairy component. Yes, could order one and eliminated the cream or ice cream, but not very good value.
Non dairy coffee creamer was not available either.
I asked for non dairy creamer and server didn't know if they had any. I responded if it was available I'd have coffee with my group, if not, I wouldn't. Three coffees were brought for my companions, and not even a word to me... I was ignored. Finally I called to a server to ask if there was mint tea - but the staff didn't suggest anything while bringing the coffees.
A large portion of the entrees also were heavy with dairy. When I asked the server for help to chose the non dairy options, her respond was pretty lukewarm.

Quality of meal was excellent, but interaction with staff was pretty average. We all came away with the same feeling that it was a one off visit and would not recommend this place to our friends.

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CL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been dining at Five Sails for close to 15 years, and it is always outstanding. Food, service, and the view are all top-notch.

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely meal here with some colleagues. One guest was celebrating his birthday, and the staff did a very nice job of recognizing that occasion. The chef also accommodated this guest's specific allergies, which was greatly appreciated. Overall, it was a wonderful evening, and I would recommend Five Sails, especially for a special occasion.

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d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal-the tasting menu- with wonderful service; a truly Michelin experience!
Do try it, you won’t be disappointed.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable dinner. Sea bass and tenderloin of veal were excellent. Both house specialties. Apple strudel was authentic and delicious, perhaps because the chef is Austrian this dessert tastes
Like it’s really Vienna. Overall great meal with a wonderful view of the harbor.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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CC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu is delicious, excellent service and environment. Good for friends' gathering and anniversary.

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g
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As close to old school European service and gastronomic food you can get in Vancouver. MICHELIN worthy with amazing view to match.

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MW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a special birthday and were not disappointed. The service and food was excellent. They gave us a few special items for the occasion. We talked with one of the co-owners who was out working among the tables. She was very personable and pleasant. Thank you for a fantastic meal.

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CM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Overrated. Service was poor. Disappointing We enjoyed the view.

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M
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant all around! The food and drinks were heavenly and it was mesmerizing to watch the planes land and take off in the sunset.

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LT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top-notch food and excellent service. Want to impress your colleague/date? Take them here.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were running behind and a quick call pushed back our reservation without trouble. Once everyone had arrived, we were very promptly served and had a lovely pre-appetizer complements of the chef. Both presentation and flavour were top notch.
Wait staff were attentive, polite and patient.
We had a wonderful evening.

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my husband birthday last night and had the best time, very romantic and food is amazing

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S
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice place to visit when in Vancouver but nothing “special” as one would expect in comparison to the charges. Food was well prepared. For the most part the staff was gracious and engaging but the staff member serving our table was simply poor in both attitude and attention.

There are so many choices in this very cosmopolitan when it comes to dining so my advice to fellow travelers is to bypass this establishment.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there celebrating my wife's birthday. The staff was very accomadating, suggested we change tables as better quiet table was available. They ensured when a had a great experience. The service and food was top notch to go with a magnificent view of Vancouver. Will definetly
return.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my parents there for their anniversary, and this place was amazing! Everything was just well managed, from the service to atmosphere to the food all 5 star. They tried to call me a day in advance to ask if we have any food allergies, if we have any special diet. When we asked their recommendation on the menu, our server did provide his honest recommendation. The food was literally the best food I had ever had. On top of the appetizer and dessert that we ordered, the restaurant provided us complimentary soup and desert.
Great work FiveSails. Thank you for making this a great memory!

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BF
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is worth the price. Beautiful waterfront location, exceptional cuisine prepared by a kitchen staff that knows what they are doing and truly cares about your dining experience and a wait staff that is friendly and fun while being extremely professional. We are from Arizona and this meal was the highlight of our trip to the Pacific Northwest.

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OT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Couldn’t fault a thing. The food was absolutely amazing; prepared and presented beautifully.
Service was perfect.
Would totally recommend to others.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular meal!

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LS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tolles Restaurant an der Waterfront mit Essen im 1-2 Michelin Sterne/ 15-16 gault-millau Punkte Niveau.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Five Sails for our five year anniversary, and enjoyed every bite and every minute. The view, even on a cloudy day was lovely, and everything down to the bread and butter was delicious.

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant provided excellent food and service that made a special occasion even more memorable. The quality of the food was exceptional and was matched by the service from first to last throughout the evening.

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RP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and staff were excellent. The soufflé was to die for.

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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RK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find during our short stay. Staff was exceptional.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

We were there for my birthday and it was excellent. Food was very tasteful. We had a table by window and the experience was unforgettable

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chocolate Opera is definitely killing me so good

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PH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got engaged with my x wife there in 1990. I was in town with my new woman and her cousins and we all were extremely satisfied. Awsome! will see you again

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DR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. The view was very cool.

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RE
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our first anniversary here & they presented us with a dainty cake topped by a candle
Food location & staff fantastic
Thanks for a superb evening

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AV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Very nice tasting menu and accompanying wines. Fantastic view.

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N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was even better. With a good view to boot, this place is excellent for a special night!

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NP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A small menu choice but the food was excellent. Our party had the beef,lamb and sea bass and all were cooked to perfection. Great desserts too and the soufflé was well worth the wait! Ask for a table by the window to enjoy panoramic views of the bay. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Thank you!

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