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About Hy's Steakhouse Encore

One only needs to enter the cozy establishment to realize the extent to which Hy's adheres to tradition. The polished mahogany walls, cocktail bar, solid furnishings, and art have been lovingly maintained since they were first installed in 1962. And, with minor exceptions, the menu remains unchanged, featuring the finest Canadian Prime beef and seafood, not to mention Hy's sublime cheese toast.

637 Hornby
Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Lounge - Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close; Happy Hour in our Lounge from 3:00 - 6:00

Cross Street:
Dunsmuir St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 683-7671

Website:
http://www.hyssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered during the evenings only. Street parking is also available.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hy's Steakhouse Encore Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (80)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Romantic (53)
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Good for a Date (53)
Business Meals (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Notable Wine List (38)
Cozy (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Authentic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fun (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Casual (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner at Hy's was outstanding. From the appetizers ( table side caesar salad presentation
and cauliflower soup) to the perfectly cooked steaks (steak and lobster, filet mignon topped with gorgonzola cheese). The service was top notch. The atmosphere was wonderful to celebrate our anniversary. The Manhattan cocktail was one of the best I have had. Highly recommend Hy's

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·Dined 6 days ago

Steak portion was not as advertised

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·Dined 6 days ago

The stakes are tasted by only salt and paper,it,s very nice. So we feel the essential of beef.
They have old-fashioned interior. So it,s the best for the special day.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Meal was average overpriced steaks I guess you are paying for the name. Would not go back to this location.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

As usual, we had a great time. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food served in elegant surroundings.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was my wife’s 50th Birthday yesterday. Typically we hold our celebratory dinners at the Keg as we enjoy good food and steak and lobster is my wife’s favourite. An acquaintance recommended us to try the fantastic steaks at the Hy’s Restaurant instead as they were known to serve phenomenal steaks. We made a reservation requesting that it’s my wife’s 50th birthday and hoping that it would be a spectacular experience.We ordered your famous cheese bread and Caesar Salad which were rather delicious. We were eagerly anticipating the New York striploin as it’s recommended to be more flavourful and tender however we were quite disappointed. In this aspect, we definitely compared your steaks to the Keg’s. My wife had cut off approx 1/3 of her 10 oz steak which was all fat. We don’t eat steak fat and like it lean. My cut was quite fatty but not nearly as much as hers. We checked with our waiter and he informs us that it was like that with that kind of steak. Last I remembered, we ordered steak not fat. Overall, they were so-so steaks with a baked potato. There was Nothing spectacular. We have yet to encounter a similar experience with the same sort of steaks at the Keg. When it came to dessert, I asked if the waiter was aware it’s my wife’s birthday and he was. So when asked what we would Iike, I ordered the cheesecake, her favourite. The cake tasted ordinary. I would like to point out that it was not a complimentary birthday dessert, as I found out when I made payment. I guess exceptions aren’t done for special occasions at the Hy’s.
There you have it, this was our first impression and experience. As you can tell, I have put in some effort in elaborating our visit to the restaurant considering that it’s a high end establishment, charge for their meat and get paid for it. We are totally prepared to pay top dollar for really good food and service however sadly, Our meal experience at the Hy’s was not worth the expense and the quality of the steaks were much to be desired.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything about HY’s leaves you feeling like you had a great experience. The staff are friendly and good humoured. The service is top notch and the food is excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Hy's is exactly what a steak house should be! Great ambiance, delicious drinks, apps, steaks, sides, and desserts, and wonderful service. Bottles of wine are overpriced, but I'm not complaining. Dining at Hy's was a memorable experience!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Nice services. Food are good as usual

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Cheese toast amazing. Caesar salad made at the table was incredible and the steaks cooked perfectly. Wrap it up with great service and a wonderful classy old style restaurant feel and you can't miss. Not cheap but you won't be disappointed

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great place to celebrate a birthday

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

The atmosphere was very nice and welcoming. Love all the millwork. The service was great as was the food. Very classy and upscale appearance. We had a very lovely evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing food and wonderful ambience. I always love dining or even just coming in for Happy Hour at Hys.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

A classic and always a sure thing! Impeccable service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The filet mignon was delicious. The cheese toasts are also a must. The service from Blair was excellent also - he knew his stuff. Pricey restaurant but great for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The server was amazing

The food was amazing! The atmosphere of restaurant was amazing. What else can I say!!

I can’t wait to come back. I wish I get the same server, he was so kind and great

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best steak I’ve ever had, awesome service waiter was really genuine and did a good job with preparing the salad and desert at the table. I recommend getting the desert with the banana it’s really yummy. We were celebrating a birthday so they put a candle on the ice cream. They didn’t sing happy birthday which was nice since I find it a little corny especially for an adult lol overall a really great time and will definitely take others there to celebrate special occasions.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing upscale restaurant! Staff is well trained and knowledgable. The decor and ambience of the restaurant is perfect for a date night. A must eat at restaurant in Vancouver.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I have been to Hy’s many times however I have never made reservations through OpenTable to them. A week and a half ago I made the reservations online. Hy’s called the day of the reservation to confirm the reservations. We arrive at Hy’s and we were taken to our table upstairs. I have never been up there to eat. I didn’t know anything different until I sat and looked around. It was more of a casual, Bar setting with a game happening on the TV. The clientele upstairs were all dressed more casual. People came upstairs with their coats on even though there is a coat check at the front door. Every time in the past which has been maybe 6 times a year we have always sat downstairs where the atmosphere is more formal which is what I wanted. Maybe daughter called that day to find out which fish was on the menu that day. When she asked for it upstairs they informed us that That is only offers downstairs. Ummm. They let her order that so they are very accommodating. The service however was excellent upstairs. Just like downstairs. At 10 forsure!! Food is always a 10 at Hy’s. I feel that because I made reservations though OpenTable that they put their “guest” is a less desirable location in the restaurant. I won’t be doing that mistake again. I will from now on call them directly after I make the reservations online and make sure I get the location downstairs.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was wonderful except that the hostess seated our guest at another table and after about 20 minutes we were texting each other and found out what had happened. I wasn't very pleased about this. Everything else was just great and the waitperson was just super.
A bit on the expensive side but for a celebration or special occasion and if you are prepared to splurge it is worth the experience. Even though they have remodelled it still has the same feel as it it did 35 years ago.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was great, drink list and wine selection was very good, and the service was just awesome. Our server was Blaire and he was hilarious and very attentive. Try the Caesar salad!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great service awesome talented servers!
In the past few weeks have dined at Hys in Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. All experiences have been solid.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Hy's Encore is a Vancouver institution, particularly noted for its steaks. If you like steaks, this is one of the best restaurants for good steaks in Canada.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. She made sure we were satisfied the whole time. Honestly the best steak I’ve ever had it was delicious. The restaurant was very warm and cozy. We would definitely come back and have already recommended Hy’s to our friends and family

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing atmosphere! Love it here!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Hy's is our favourite place for dinner. We always go for the cheese bread and Caesar salad. The service is always excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Steak sandwich were amazing but I took two beef dips home, both did not have enough au juice and were dry bread and meet.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was a group of six of us together celebrating a birthday. Great experience, great service, great food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Outstanding. Vancouver's best steakhouse, hands down. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Service was impeccable, and I don't mean that lightly. Go for house specials: Cheese bread and the Caesar Salad, prepared tableside. That said, this is a pricey restaurant, but it was a celebration, so worth it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

An intimate birthday dinner that was warm and cozy because of the ambiance, snd, we sat at a nice little corner nook. The cheese toast was delicious. My steak was done perfectly. And my yummy brûlée was presented to me with a lit birthday candle in it. No loud embarrassing birthday song . Just a relaxing fun and very tasty dinner.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I really enjoy Hy’s generally but our lunch was dreadful. Brown lettuce for the Caesar salad which is inexcusable. Steaks tasteless . The liver and apple crisp were excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Best steak in the city, everything was great as well as the service. The Caesar salad is very good, unlike any other place. Crème Brule is excellent, light and not too heavy

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Hy’s steak compared to Black n Blue or Glowbal is inferior but still very good. I order the same steak at every place and Hy’s used to be the best but niw I have to say is third on my list. The classic ceasar salad has changed and there was way too much raw garlic this time. We had car service and 6 out of 7 of us had the salad...can you imagine how the car smelled? Even after brushing our teeth tongues we smelled like garlic. The service was impeccable and our server was just the best. We loved him so much. The outfits have changed but that’s ok. Wine was awesome but even the cheesetoast was not as good this time. The server made up for all of it and we enjoyed our evening very much. Forgot his name but he was the best ever. Veggies were great, dessert was well, ok. The server was on point, kind, not overbearing, helpful and fun. I will still go to Hy’s and enjoy it. Maybe pass on the salad and have the tossed greens instead.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We ordered the cheese toast for two and ceaser salad.They made salad lively,it was amazing and professional.The steak was also good,we ate New York steak and Lobster ,It was a wonderful combo.
I enjoyed dinner with best friends.I ate Perfect steak with My friends
But one of my friends is foodie so she wanted to eat more. Please give her more haha

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

A great upper scale restaurant! The service was professional and sincere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (México)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excelente comida y servicio

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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening with friends to celebrate new years eve

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (México)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food nice place

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent service, and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Disabled Access
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