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Sat, 4/21
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7:00 PM
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Five Sails Restaurant

4.7
1708 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Continental
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
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.
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Special events & promotions
* The Five Sails will not be participating in Dine Out Vancouver 2017. We will be open and offering our regular menu only. Thank you!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day with breathtaking views of Vancouver's inner harbour, the local mountains and Stanley Park. Experience Chef Ernst Dorfler's modern classics with European influences with fresh Atlantic lobster, Northern Divine Caviar, Wagyu Beef specials as available and our foie gras.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1708 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Fabulous view and great location

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service and magnificent food. Outstanding view and overall dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This is second time in a month dined at Five sails. The first time was amazing and unbelievably the second time the staff surpassed our expectations.
They consistently get a 5 star rating from us for everything. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Todo fue perfecto !
La reservación se respetó, tuvieron detalles ya que festejamos un cumpleaños y el lugar es muy lindo

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

excellent food and service! we had to wait for abit for our main course but we noticed whyy....because Rod Stewart was dining behind us :)

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love this place, we are always happy to visit. The food is fantastic and the service is incredible.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and location. Service is exceptional and wine selection is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

WE were very much looking forward to celebrating our 44 Years of marriage at 5 Sails and it did not disappoint!! The weather cleared up,the harbor was busy with planes coming and going,the window seats were perfect..The food(Beef medallions and rack of lamb) with presentation done by our wonderful server from start to finish was......DIVINE!!! Thank you for making this Anniversary one to remember for awhile...See you again soon !!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I always enjoy Five sail,had other fantasy Dinner with my family

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic food and service! The surver was very knowledgeable and helped us pick a great wine to go wine with our food. The duck was cooked to perfection and the “catch” was delicious! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful service. A rare treat to experience a meal with presentation and tasty flavour. The view of Coal harbour and the Convention was scenic. Wine selection offered a wide selection with many BC wines as an option. Everything about this dining experience was nice.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was Absolutely delicious. ☺ we will definitely come again and recommend it to others. ( they should notify you on the price of the specials before ordering). But prices on menu were good.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I was quite disappointed with the food at the Five Sails. I understand you pay the high price for the ambience and the fact that the restaurant is situated in a five star hotel. However, I value more for the food. Don't get me wrong here. The quality of food was fresh and excellent. However, for the cost of over $180 for two with no wine ordered I was expecting a little higher.

The plating was quite poorly executed. There were redundancy in the chef's design. Tempura as a side was used twice in two of the dishes we ordered that night. The use of fusion wasn't a wise choice. The chef should have focused on his forte rather than throwing in something that would show his inadequacy. In brief the tempura was soggy. The sauce made for the seafood salad was poorly done. It was too sour which took away the natural flavour of the seafood. Unfortunately, the seafood, scallop, shrimp, and crab, all inevitably tasted the same without much distinction. The plate could have been called Seafood Uno rather than trio!

The soups were good but not great at the price we paid.

The entrees were good but nothing of spectacular that would give you a WOW factor.

Lastly, the dessert was by far the most disappointing one that the two of us couldn't finish it not because we were full but it was quite distasteful. I liken it to having two Oreo cookies with few slices of overly ripen banana therein.

Ok...Happy? Sure, always a great experience with my wife any where we go. Would I go back to Five Sails? Ah...mostly likely not.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food, very friendly and professional service, amazing view

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We come to the Sails every year or two for a special date night away from the children. We always feel royally spoiled with our experience because the staff are impeccable with their fine dining experience. Being fine dining, the portions are small but not ridiculously so. Have an appetizer, main and dessert, and you'll have thr complete palette experience and feel full.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This was our first visit to five sails. The food , the view & the service will definitely bring us back. We will not hesitate to recommend your hotel & Fine dining too everyone.
Thank you again , for making our family day weekend memorable.

Rhonda B

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Everything was perfect and in point. I will be back next year for my anniversary.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Outstanding venue and view. Superb food and service. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner for the last evening of our family vacation. Food, service, and view were all fantastic. A true fine dining experience \.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Merveilleux! We had our anniversary here and it was a great choice! Very special and great service from staff! Will go again.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband and I had dinner there for a special occasion and were treated exceptionally well. The food is fine dining and gourmet and well worth the price. The service was impeccable. Highly recommend, we will go there again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

So glad we could dine at the Five Sails. We had heard it was great and we were not disappointed. We have dined at other restaurants in the downtown area and we will come back to the Five Sails.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Overall a wonderful evening - great food, service, ambience.. Did not feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Amazing food and dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

No complaints, great experience just like the first time. Staff went above n beyond for service. Food was amazing. Need to change policy on hats lol

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Over cooked steak, send beck few times. But overall server was doing excellent job.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was very so so . Service and ambient was good.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Worth every star and every dollar. Best meal I have every had. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Chef's tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

In Vancouver for one night to end our trip so wanted somewhere nice and preferably with a view. Five Sails has a great view, fantastic food and lovely staff.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Gerry, the Owner was in charge of the reception. Exceptional service and whenever i book for a table, I always get the best. The food was prepared well and the service was impeccable.
My choice of fine dining.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I would go to the Tea House or Le Crocodile. Yes, I would go to the Tea House or LeCrocodile

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Went for a Birthday! Great service. Food was good in general. Older Reno

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was amazing. The ambiance, the closeup view of Vancouver’s harbour, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains is unrivalled in Vancouver. The wine list was fabulous. The food, although portions were elegantly small and artistically displayed was delicious. It was old world elegance personified.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

very friendly staff member, we celebrate our birthday there very year, get to know the same staff members with great welcome when arrive. Good food and pairing wine, great waterfront view. Friendly service.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The food is consistently of high quality over several years of visits. From land to sea, the entrees are delicious, well balanced and satisfying. Save a little room for dessert, as these are some of the best in the city. We've been ho-hum about dessert lately (too sweet, too trendy, just okay) and Five Sails had us wanting to lick our plates!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food, good service, but unjustifiably overpriced

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We were somewhat disappointed considering the ratings. The food was very good but the delivery to the table disppointed. We waited very long for the main dishes and 2 of the 3 - both meat dishes, arrived relatively cold. Bit of a comedown. The interior looks corporate and dated, probably what you should expect in a convention centre. The service was ok-ish buy nothing special

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Great view, service and food. The only hitch was that one of a trio of appetizers - the ceviche - didn't have any flavor. To the restaurant's credit, after we brought that to their attention, they brought us a second one that was much better! Low key but friendly and professional service.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The food is good. The view is terrific. And the service is on another level compared to anything else I've experienced in the city. They keep a book of all their repeat guests and will remember you, your food preferences, any allergies or sensitivities, significant events. It's an amazing feeling to be treated this way.

Five sails is not cheap, but this is classic fine dining in every way. If you were looking for a place to take your picky parents or in-laws, or wow the socks off an out-of-town guest or potential business partner, this is the place to do it.

And both their seafood and non-seafood dishes, while not particularly daring, are always perfectly executed.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, cooked perfectly

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