Five Sails Restaurant

4.8
1991 reviews
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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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C
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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J
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect dinner! At that time me and my girlfriend were a bit late to order course menu but they made it for us I appreciated it really!!! . Don’t hesitate either go or not just go and enjoy your dinner or lunch they will make special day for you. Also, price is acceptable no worries :)

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G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the ambience. Great views. The food was good we had original decided on this location because a friend told us they had been there and had sea food tower. Try no longer do. Somewhat initially disappointing but the lobster was great and the Halibut was divine. Would definitely recommend.

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

Great location! Food and Service were excellent.
Quite ambiance and the staffs were very friendly.
Love the place.

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

We could see a wonderful view from this restaurant. Foods especially Kobe beef were great.

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

Excellent choice when in town. The view, food and service are all top notch. I will go back the next time I visit my his beautiful city

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way !!

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RC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicate food, excellent ocean view, very professional service.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dropped in with my husband tonight. The view was amazing! The food was perfection, the service was incredible. We had duck, steak, lobster bisque, and multiple glasses of wine and when the bill came it was surprisingly affordable. It was a great experience.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Quiet place and has a nice view. Good location. Food is a little bit Pricey. Such a fancy restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around terrific experience. Highly recommended

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars for Five Sails. We had a wonderful birthday dinner for partner, on vacation from the UK. First the view was amazing. Second the staff were top class - perfectly judged, great suggestions, lovely rapport. And the food was really good from veggie to Kobe beef ! Thanks for a really memorable meal.

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C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five Sails is definitely for special occasions as the view and food are spectacular. The service and presentations of food are great too. Glad we came here on our visit to Vancouver.

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JU
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went alone for an early dinner, and the food and service could not have been better (and I was lucky the spring halibut was available). Old school style and new world flavor. Real attention to detail. Just excellent.

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G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall, I give it 4 stars because waitress was not very attentive. She also forgot simple requests,such as Cappuchino with dessert not after. It was a great choice for a birthday meal. Small portions, a bit pricey . I was not full at the end of my meal, but was satisfied with quality.

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t
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this is a wonderful experience. The staff treat you like family and with respect. They had noted from a past visit my food allergies. I was impressed when they confirmed that with me. The halibut with fresh vegetable was moist and delicious. My husband had a venison chop and it was cooked perfect and was tender. Staff do not "hover" but are very attentive. What can I say, there is not anything to complain about. Excellent service and excellent food!!! Always

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JK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Even on a rainy evening, the views are great but are surpassed by the amazing food. The attention to detail by the staff is also great. We will definitely be back to enjoy.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and views. Not ideal for a family dinner which is probably not their audience. Excellent food and good service. Recommended for a “posh” night out.

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DB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In our opinion the best restaurant in Vancouver. On a nice evening the view is nothing short of outstanding. My only suggestion is that there could be more BC wines featured. There are a lot of reasonably good wines coming from the Okanagan valley.

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic night. Food were excellent as well as the service was excellent. View was pretty good. We're sitting right overlooking the water and the bridge. Price was not that bad. We'll come back again. That was our second time actually. We loved our experienced before. That's why we came back again.

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MA
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service as usual!

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could figure out how to do it, I'd give six stars. Lamb was exquisite. Sablefish likewise. Lobster bisque full of flavor.

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NF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, steak was amazing, the suffle incredible. We are planning another visit to night.

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MV
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, our experience was superb. Gracious and attentive service and wonderfully flavorful dishes were complemented by suggested wine pairings that made this a notable dinner. I warmly recommend Five Sails. It was a fitting culmination of our meeting with best friends for several days in Vancouver - and the weather was most congenial! Sail on!

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the wine at the end is the best highlight of the meal

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