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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KO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice quiet high-end resteraunt with views.. Wait staff very accommodating and friendly. Food had good flavors. Wine was great.

MD
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and we had a great table by the window. The wait staff was very attentive but it took nearly an hour for our order to arrive. Although the food was good, it was overpriced and their wine offerings were significantly overpriced...even by restaurant standards.

TB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and view was perfect. The food was amazing. I was 100% satisfied. We celebrated our 10th year anniversary with my wife. I'm so happy with our decision. I strongly recommend this place.

A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate our friend 40th bday. It’s my second time here for a special occasion. Love the the ambiance and service. They gave us a free appy which was a piece of lobster with a slice of orange and a cream of parsnip soup. So pretty and tasty. Food was very good. The only thing we didn’t quite like was the soufflé for our dessert. I haven’t had it before so not sure what it was supposed to be like but it was quite eggy and wasn’t as fluffy as I would imagine it to be.

Would come back for special occasions.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner celebrating anniversary
Good food and great
Recommendations from staff

PH
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Great ambiance fantastic view. Service and food first class.

C
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best in every way......... a delightful place to dine!

W
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 42nd anniversary and we were looking for somewhere memorable. Man, we found it at Five Sails!

The view was beautiful—an inner harbour view to the north, sea planes coming & going, ferries, cruise ships, birds, dramatic mountains, serene clouds, and the glinting windows of north Vancouver as the sun set.

Then the food was excellent. My wife ordered tje lamb, I the beef, and they graciously gifted us the most delicious soup I have had in decades—'celeriac'—which was like a cream of mushroom with celery and delicate spices. This was accompanied by a small tasty tuna sashimi.

My wife enjoyed her red wine selection and I had a smooth amber ale.

We finished with the soufflé & the 20yr old tawny port...WOW. They were also kind enough to bring us a couple of rounds of exquisite fudge squares until we stopped them!

I am so sad to learn that this hard-working husband & wife team who created this restaurant will be retiring and shutting this wonderful place down after more than three decades in business.

Our server was a warm and generous soul who has been with them from the beginning—an excellent server: attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and never intrusive or pushy—we wish them all the best as they move on to their next respective life-plans!

If you have the opportunity to dine at Five Sails—DO SO. I hope you find it as lovely an experience as we did. We hope to visit them once more before they close for good :)

Thank You, Five Sails, for a memorable anniversary dinner!

OT
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere with a unique view. Food is perfectly cooked with a delicious taste. Certainly a great dining experience.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal me and my wife have ever had together. Everything was so perfect couldn't of been happier. Thought about never eating again lol. 5 star food and service at a reasonable price. It wasn't stuffy or uncomfortable. Highly recommend

RS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five Sails is a fancy, expensive restaurant but 100% is worth the coin. I am not a fancy person and sometimes I feel uncomfortable in fancy places, but myself and my wife were made to feel very welcome. The food and service was exceptional, and we were happy to spend our anniversary dinner there.

RM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

38th wedding anniversary

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience with fabulou service,

BG
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a lovelier view around! And the food was spectacular!

J
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nourriture avec le soucie du détail c est un wow

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D
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five Sails was amazing! We went for an early birthday dinner on October 2 (I was on the Canadian for my actual birthday) and they kindly gave us a table by the windows. The food was delicious and the service really friendly and outstanding. They even gave us a little piece of Cake with a candle as a birthday treat! Would definitely recommend to any foodie visiting Vancouver!

M
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Oustanding restaurant! The tasting menu was great, except the wagyu quality was lower than expected.

M
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with excellent food and service! My husband had a memorable birthday dinner there! We enjoyed a great time and will definitely come back :)

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allways good, perfect for anniversary birthdays and special occasions

C
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and beautiful venue!Outstanding service!

JT
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not very accommodating for allergies. Only choice of 2 starters and 2 mains1

JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely above and beyond in every aspect! I adore this place. The staff and proprietors are amazing. One of my best ever dining experiences!

r
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a truly wonderful dinner, and a very lovely time last Wednesday evening. It is always such a pleasure to dine at Five Sails. Mrs Sayers and all the staff are courteous and kind, and the food is always excellent. It was my mother's birthday, and she enjoyed it immensely. They even brought her a small piece of cake with a candle, and my mum was thrilled not only that they did that for her, but that it was so good. We had a very dear friend with us as well, and he was pleased with everything too. This is why we love Five Sails. Everything is excellent, and always done right. Five Sails never disappoints.

JB
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here several times over the years and it never disappoints. It has a beautiful view, delicious food and excellent service. I will definitely return before Chef Dorfler leaves.

T
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked because of the view and hoped the cuisine would be as good. We were very pleased with both. Service was attentive and pleasant. Food was excellent from first to last. My wife had Sea Bass which she said was best she ever tasted. My Wagyu beef (special) was perfection. Superbly prepared. We will return here when next in Vancouver. Highly recommend!

PG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an impressive experience at Five Sails. The food, service, and ambiance coupled with spectacular views never fails to impress. A great place for a romantic/quiet dinner experience or to totally treat that special client. My experience over the past 13 years has been consistent all around.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view. Nice upscale restaurant. Perfect for special occasions.

PN
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sehr angenehme Atmosphäre. Super leckeres Essen. Toller Service.
Insgesamt hervorragend!
Wir kommen gerne wieder!

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Sampler Menu and can't beat the view of the harbour.

GR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular in every way. Can’t say enough good things.

s
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was unusually good... we were impressed! Service was first rate, and the view was fun, watching seaplanes land and a cruise ship depart. Yes, it's pricey, but we thought it was worth it.

MG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
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

SB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food experience, we had the Tasting Menu with Scallop option plus upgraded Wagyu as well as Wine pairings.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
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 on September 12, 2019
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.

S
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
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
9 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.

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