Five Sails Restaurant
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.
Nice quiet high-end resteraunt with views.. Wait staff very accommodating and friendly. Food had good flavors. Wine was great.
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.
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.
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.
Lovely dinner celebrating anniversary
Good food and great
Recommendations from staff
Superb. Great ambiance fantastic view. Service and food first class.
Simply the best in every way......... a delightful place to dine!
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!
Excellent atmosphere with a unique view. Food is perfectly cooked with a delicious taste. Certainly a great dining experience.
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
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.
38th wedding anniversary
Good experience with fabulou service,
Not a lovelier view around! And the food was spectacular!
Super nourriture avec le soucie du détail c est un wow
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!
Oustanding restaurant! The tasting menu was great, except the wagyu quality was lower than expected.
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 :)
Allways good, perfect for anniversary birthdays and special occasions
Excellent food and beautiful venue!Outstanding service!
Not very accommodating for allergies. Only choice of 2 starters and 2 mains1
Absolutely above and beyond in every aspect! I adore this place. The staff and proprietors are amazing. One of my best ever dining experiences!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Beautiful view. Nice upscale restaurant. Perfect for special occasions.
Sehr angenehme Atmosphäre. Super leckeres Essen. Toller Service.
Wir kommen gerne wieder!
Outstanding Sampler Menu and can't beat the view of the harbour.
Spectacular in every way. Can’t say enough good things.
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.
It was a very good restaurant, I loved it, its view, atmosphere and spectacular service. I take the best memories
Amazing food experience, we had the Tasting Menu with Scallop option plus upgraded Wagyu as well as Wine pairings.
The service, view, food presentation and dessert were exceptional, the main dishes flavors were not quite there for me.
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.
Celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary and everything was 1st class. Food was spectacular
Great service, food and attention! Wonderful dining experience with lovely, attentive staff!
One of our favourite spots!
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...
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.