Five Sails Restaurant

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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.
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MG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very good restaurant, I loved it, its view, atmosphere and spectacular service. I take the best memories

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service, view, food presentation and dessert were exceptional, the main dishes flavors were not quite there for me.

GP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful relaxing dinner - server was friendly and efficient and the food was amazing . I can usually find something to whine about but not this time- beautifully presented and just as tasty.

The friendliness of the rest of the staff and the lovely view capped it off nicely .

Thanks for a wonderful evening.

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary and everything was 1st class. Food was spectacular

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and attention! Wonderful dining experience with lovely, attentive staff!

One of our favourite spots!

DC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As two couples celebrating a much anticipated vacation to the US and Canada, we were very pleased with our evening at Five Sails and throughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for a job well done...

s
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our requested table by a window was perfect for viewing the harbor and the night lights. Service was very good. Food was excellent but small portions for the price. Don't ask for ice tea refills. You will get charged for each refill. First time I've ever been charged for each refill. But overall, it was a good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, from the moment you step in. Quality and presentation of the food is amazing, top notch. Great value too you get what you pay for. Will definitely be coming back!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food along with the art of the food. There was a lot of attention to detail with beautiful presentation. The service was amazing and a great wine selection. We will definitely be back.

L
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. The food was wonderful, warm inviting and unique. We loved watching the sea planes take off and land and watching the always changing mountains and water activity. We had a very special date night, not one we will soon forget.

N
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very creatively prepared, wide and excellent variety of wines. View on the waterfront is perfect!

DK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to Van for vacation and were celebrating; amazing food and ambience! Would definitely recommend and would come again. Thank you for a nice evening!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! The highlight of our 50th Anniversary -- most personal, thanks to Gerry, the Chef, our waiter and the numerous extras showered on us!! We've recommended you to several other couples this week.

V
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome harbor view. Very elegant place. Food is very good, but it does have small portions. Adequate, but small, yet very tasty.

M
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service; great food, wonderful ambience

LZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and top notch service. Could use a decor update and some items, including wine, a bit overpriced. View is unmatched and very quiet which allows for good conversation.

AM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience. The cuisine was delicious and the staff exceptional.

F
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special birthday dinner. We did the Chef's Menu with wine pairing. Excellent. Lovely servers. A night to remember.

OT
Iceland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect ..... we couldn’t have asked for anything more.... everything was wonderful ... the food the service the view .... awesome!!

f
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food is always tasty and very good presentation.

TO
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a high end restaurant, this is it. The food and service are wonderful. The views are amazing. Try it, you will love it

CP
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and careful presentations. The service was perfect. A few dishes are overpriced but overall it was great. Nice views of the waters and North Shore!

BK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with a gorgeous view of the Vancouver harbour. Good food, nice service. Check the price of the glass of champagne before you order!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we went to the Five Sails. It was a wonderful experience. The food and service were exceptional. We will definitely return.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were so happy with everything except the party beside us that took photos of each other and the view during our entire meal, which we found very disconcerting, especially as it was quite clear from the menu that this was discouraged

GD
Hamburg Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner. Outstanding service. Magnificently prepared courses. Michelin Star please!!! Highly recommended. Don’t miss the tasting menu please.

p
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable, there when you want it, not when you don't. The hostess took down my allergies, and followed up when I ordered and saved me from an unpleasant result. The severs were relaxed, there is a lovely view, the food was excellent.

A
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Slightly flustered meal. Tasting menu didn’t feel relaxing. Some good standout dishes like the crab and the dessert. Suck skin wasn’t crispy and fat not rendered enough plus the beef whilst great had a burnt tasting sauce. Overall it was ok and with just a few tweaks could be great. Lovely views.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, this restaurant blew me away. I didn’t know it existed until i literally googled “fancy restaurants in downtown vancouver” and it did not disappoint. The view is breathtaking, the food is scrumptious, and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend this place to anybody, you won’t be disappointed.

JS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We had the duck and the lamb and it was perfect. The souflee was the best I’ve ever had. The staff were absolutely wonderful. Considering the view, the ambiance, and the quality of the food, it’s quite reasonably priced for downtown Vancouver. Will absolutely come again!

RM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had relatives from England with us and they were as impressed as we were.

K
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious dinner with a spectacular panoramic view of the harbor. The triple seafood appetizer was a great mix of flavors, the main courses of steak, duck and veal were all cooked perfectly. The mushroom crab risotto was extraordinary All topped off with a delicious desert.
Lisa provided service throughout that was top of the line.

Definitely a stop for us next time we are in Vancouver..

GD
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely evening overlooking the harbour. welcoming service, mouthwatering menu, excellent food

k
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. Quality of food and service was outstanding plus there is a fantastic view. I wanted to return immediately for another dinner The food was lovely to look at and even better to eat. A great place for a leisurely meal and good conversation.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and excellent service. Highly recommend.

CH
Malaysia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The view was incomparable. The restaurant decor is kinda faded and kind of crying out for an update. What does not need any update is the service which is kind of old school and very personable.
The seafood was outstanding - the halibut and the Dover sole were perfect.

p
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I misread the price range on OpenTable. That said, it was a wonderful experience! The meal, view and service were extraordinary while comfortable at the same time. Would highly recommend for a special occasion.

RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super friendly and professional staff. Went the extra mile to help us celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary.

BB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visits to the Sails never disappoints! We always look forward to the next opportunity to sample their cuisine.

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