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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Miami
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! Very infrequently do you find a restaurant with a spectacular view that also has outstanding food. When in Vancouver this is a “not to be missed” dining experience. Impeccable service as well!

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FK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Bit of cookie cutter experience. Food was good and prepared well. Staff needs help as they were just going through the motions.

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

The veal tenderloin’s crab risotto felt like I died and got a peak of heaven and came back to earth. This is my second time eating at 5 sails and it’s safe to say this place really matches with my taste buds. Thank you for making such a great restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Wonderful views, fabulous food.

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DM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had

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S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived there 30 mins early but Mrs. Gerry was kind enough to let us have our seats even though they havent started taking seats for 7’o clock. Really grateful for that . The food was good but we didnt expect that the lobster soup wouldnt have any at least pieces of lobster in it hehe . It was all soup but it was okay. We had waited approximately 30 mins for the entree but it was worth it. We really enjoyed the veil tenderloin risotto. the staff were all friendly especially Mrs. Gerry. 2 times i came here she had always greeted us with a smile and she made sure that all her guests were having a wonderful time. Of course when we were waiting i would always look around to watch how everything works. And there i was observing , she always keeps herself busy, she grabs every opportunity there is to even provide service even if the littlest request. She has a great attitude and Shes all around hosting,supervising her staff and you could see shes a very workaholic woman. Had i not seen any owner work this much around in their own restaurant but Ms gerry. our server was great also . Only if i could remember her name .

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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The views from the restaurant are amazing. The service was second to none. I did wish there were more than 2 vegetarian options available other than ravioli and mushroom risotto. I appreciated the dress code not being too formal. It's a great place for a special occasion.

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MA
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service as always.

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CL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding view, food and service!

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l
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Our second time her. View is amazing. Food is great. This time there was an extremely loud gathering in a side room which was more than annoying each time the door opened to the room. Seriously, it was like a stadium in there.
Our waitress is very pushy. We hadn’t been seated for more than 2” when she asked to take our order, then kept returning every 2” thereafter. We were celebrating an anniversary and wanted a leisurely dinner. There were only 5 tables occupied at the time. Not sure what the rush was all about.

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G
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service, very nice place for a special occasion. Nice surprise for my wife with a birthday dessert.
Thanks!

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MW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal and venue for a special dinner with friends/family from out of province.

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SR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the view was beautiful. Great for a fancy date night.

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E
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five Sails was impeccable from the start. When we walked in we were greeted by Gerry who is one of the proprietors and we truly felt like she was waiting for us to make our evening great. Our server and sommelier were so attentive. It was our first night in Vancouver and they had wonderful tips about the area and we had questions about the scenery outside. We were sat by the window and the view of the harbor is stunning. It’s rare that you would experience excellence in views, service and food, but Five Sails bring the whole experience. We had the chef’s tasting menu with wine and we can’t say enough about the flavors and wine choices for our evening. The amuse bouche with carrot soup and sashimi was a wonderful start and it kept getting better until the last bite. Don’t miss this special restaurant if you’re in Vancouver! Gerry brings the love and hospitality alongside her wonderful team with Sommelier Ramon and Chef Ernst. You can’t go wrong with this full spectrum dining experience.

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MS
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was of the highest standard and we had no complaints. The meal was the best that we had had on our visit to Canada

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PV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful views and the tasting menu was very good, especially the duck.

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EW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Had the tasting menu; highly recommended.

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MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views over Vancouver Harbour to the mountains beyond make this a fabulous place to dine just by itself, but this restaurant more than matches, rather than relies on, its location. The welcome from Gerry Sayers herself was warm and engaging, while the waiting staff were both hugely knowledgeable and great fun - a rare combination. And the food is gorgeous. Steak tartare melted in the mouth, while for the veggies, the signature ravioli dish was a highlight. The thought and quality behind the menu and wine list is obvious, but not overwhelming, and the whole package made for a very enjoyable and rather stunning evening.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, great service and awesome food. Best meal that we have had in a long time!

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t
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu and presentation. Food was delicious. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. I was with my 21 year old son. It was a very nice evening. We would do it again next time in Vancouver.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great service, great view. After a very rainy day the sun came out as we sat at our window table. We watched an amazing sunset.

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B
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This dinner was absolutely delicious. Best dinner I have ever had in Vancouver and we dine quite often, though not always fine. Not one single complaint.

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EF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner at Five Sails was very good and the ambiance was wonderful. The issue we had was my wife could not do the setup that was with the halibut but she definitely wanted the halibut. Instead of offer to change the set up for the fish she was told to eat sea bass because she liked that set up. If she wanted sea bass no problem but we came to Vancouver to eat halibut. So what was the big deal about changing the set up for the fish. If everything is made fresh to order what was the problem. I guess at five sails the customer does not get what they want. The food was excellent but I was very disappointed that they could not accommidate. It will definitely give us cause to question a return visit. Also, no parking validation

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RG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and view! Highly recommend the Five Sails!

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C
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best! Food , service ambiance 5 Sails is a delightful dining experience. Owners Sayers & chef Dorfler are top of their game & know how tomato their guests feel valued in every way!

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DW
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience with efficient, friendly yet discrete service. Relatively expensive but quality relates. Terrific setting but the ability to reserve a window table would be a bonus.

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a jewel of Vancouver. The food was unbelievably delicious. All the flavours complimented each other so nicely. The service was very good and the view was outstanding. Such a wonderful evening.

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T
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff, from ownership to table service was engaging and enjoyable to speak to. Tasting menu well prepared, presented with perfection with each course. Great venue for a special occasion or a reoccurring dinner.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Spent the birthday celebration here. Was super cozy and romantic. Would recommend to anyone

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g
Hawaii
87 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been staying at the Pan Pacific since 2003 but this was my first visit to Five Sails. It's a beautiful space with stunning views of the harbor, decorated simply but elegantly. I started with a Hendricks and tonic (with the preferred slice of cucumber) and was served an amuse-bouche consisting of a shrimp covered in sauce and a small cup of soup...I don't recall the ingredients but both were delicious. I ordered the foie gras appetizer, lobster bisque, and a 10oz Wagyu strip steak. Accompanying the foie gras was a glass of Sauternes, followed by a glass of cabernet for the steak. The foie gras was served with a terrine (yin and yang)...each was superb. The bisque was okay, nothing special. The strip steak was the highlight of the meal...to die for! With no room for dessert (alas!), I ended the meal with a cup of coffee. This ended up as a five star meal even with the (okay) bisque. The restaurant contacted me and corrected an error in my bill so the meal ended up being much more of a value. So, highly recommended for a special meal.

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G
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tasting Menu for Mother's Day dinner was an excellent choice. The food was delicious. Presentation was was beautiful and it was hard to destroy a work of art. Food Arrives on time. The service was superb. The family enjoyed the Dinner especially Mom.

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BL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, once again!! Service, detail to fulfilling your order is fantastic! From the moment you walk in, everyone is "serving", whether it is the food, or just friendliness, to make sure the experience is meeting or exceeding your expectations. Food selection is great, quality and amount per plate are appropriate. Have been here three times...will go back again!!!!

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h
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was seated by a window with a fabulous view of the harbor and the departure of two cruise ships.
Service was attentive and friendly - several people saw that my wants received immediate attention.
The martinis (and I am very particular) were excellent. My entire - sea bass - could not have been
more delicious. I will be back!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and had the most wonderful experience. The care and thought they put into the food and service made it so special. A favourite restaurant of ours for special occasions. Always walk away feeling wowed. Compliments to the chef for making the most incredible seafood dishes, everything popped! Plus the care for allergies was top notch

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s
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have a wonderful night , stunning view and great food. One of the place will visit again!

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F
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Vancouver if you want to hide or a special date the food is outstanding the service is great and the view is the best in the world

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JM
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little more of the expensive side but wow what a view of coal harbour! Not a very busy place at all, maybe cause its a little hidden treasure! Top view for sure ad it makes you feel like you're just over the water (when you're on the left side)

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrate birthday again. Also our top pick for special occasion

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OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morgan provided exceptional service. We both had the sea bass picante and it was super.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing for our 23rd Anniversary!!! Love this place!

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