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About Five Sails Restaurant

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.

Located on R level Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, French, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Last seating for dinner is @ 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Howe Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 844-2855

Website:
http://www.fivesails.ca/

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.

Public Transit:
The closest bus stop is located at the Sea Bus Terminal at the North end of Granville Street and Cordova Street.

Executive Chef:
Ernst Dorfler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!

Five Sails Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (33)
Scenic View (32)
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Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Tasting Menu (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food, good service, but unjustifiably overpriced

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 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

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, cooked perfectly

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always and remains one of Vancouver's best... continuing the Five Sales standard of excellence

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful food and great service, as usual! We try to dine there at least three times a year, and Gerry Sayers makes us feel like family. A wonderful view makes it a treat for out of town guests, and Chef Dorfler’s food outshines even the appeal of the view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very well prepared and delicious food. Great service

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME WE HAVE CELEBRATED OUR ANNIVERSARY AT FIVE SAILS AND LOVED IT BOTH TIMES.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our dining experience was one of the finest of a life time. The wine, the entrees and the service would be difficult to improve upon and our guests were delighted.
Thank you for a quality experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The service was exceptional by all staff at Five Sails, we were not rushed, yet the food arrived at a very appropriate time during our evening outing - not too long, not too short. Also, the food was delicious and there were some small 'extras' like the white asparagus soup that was a pleasant surprise. The view from the windows is lovely, the room was just the right temperature and the atmosphere was totally relaxing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife's 50th birthday and we couldn't have picked a better venue for the two of us to enjoy special food with great service and a great outlook over the harbour. Thoroughly recommended and perhaps end-2-end one of our best dining experiences

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Five star fine dining! We had an amazing night here at Five Sails. We requested a window table which we were given so we had a beautiful view of the harbour lights. The service received was second to none and the food was exquisite. The wine waiter helped us make a really nice choice on the wines and to top everything off, the restaurant surprised us with a "happy anniversary" complimentary dessert which was fantastic. It is not an inexpensive meal, but we believed we received excellent value for money considering the extremely high standard of all aspects of our dinner. Thanks for helping us celebrate our anniversary in style.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, spectacular service and a nice view of the harbor. Thank you for the enjoyable experience

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing food and service. I had the filet and my wife the sablefish. Both were so delicious.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Menu presentation liked a fast food restaurant. The food items on the tasting menu were not impressive. Some table services were on request. Overall, pricey but not worth it. The best is the coat check in service at the reception.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very nice view, great service and delicious food. Thanks for the special arrangement. Definitely will come again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Scallops were amazing. Lamb awesome. Service was great. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and they gave us a cute little cake and candle. All the staff came over separately and quietly said happy birthday. Which was good as he doesn’t like a fuss

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The owner Gerry made us feel
Welcome and the staff treated us amazing! The food was beyond incredible and would love to come back!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

From the warm and personable welcome to the fine cocktails and wine and food - was a lovely evening. Ambience was relaxing, striking night view, and wasn't loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Beautifully presented, delectably delicious, impeccable service.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent ambience and service. Stunning sunset and brilliant night view of Vancouver harbor and Canada Place. Wonderful food and amazing service from both the chef, waiters, and hostesses.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went to Five Sails to celebrate our anniversary and the food/service were impeccable. Started the meal with the TRIO OF WARM & CHILLED SEAFOOD. Mains consisted of HONEY GLAZED SMOKED DUCK BREAST and ROAST MILK FED VEAL TENDERLOIN WRAPPED IN PANCETTA. The dinner finished off with luxe lemon mille-feuilles. All 3 courses were outstanding. We will definitely try to make it back there again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was great, my firmed and I are very new rock fine dining but the staff is very helpful with the menu and explaining the menu items. The food is full of flavour and I would recommend this to anybody wanting to try fine dining and Delicious meals.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A Sunday night. Quiet, comfortable, intimate. The service was fantastic, and the food was delicious.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was an exceptional experience. Staff are very professional and friendly. Overall experience was great except the wait time was a bit long between the dishes.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Five Sails is one of the best restaurants have had ever been to in vancouver. It's classy with amazing food and great service. I would definitely come back again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

And best view in Vancouver. Food was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic service, wonderful view, and delicious food. A very nice, elegant, white table-cloth dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Chef Tasting Menu
Worth every penny. We paired it with the recommended wines, superb!
I have attached the menu and wine list as well as photos of the appetizer.
Chef cared for guest shellfish allergy by providing substitutions for both shellfish items.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great venue and wonderful staff, but only thing that bothered me was that we brought outside coffee and was asked to have it put in a cup. Instead I drank the rest of mine and my girlfriend didn't feel comfortable and she left hers.

Overall great food, great view of the water. Very pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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