I had high hopes for this spot! Great atmosphere and drinks. Food was very over cooked, the crab cakes were so tough I could barely cut through them with a knife and the calamari was like rubber. Portions were smaller than most upscale restaurants and our server seemed annoyed and rude. We ended up leaving and having dinner somewhere else after appetizers.
This hidden neighborhood gem executes really well. Fresh ingredients that are well balanced and perfectly accommodated. Service was great. The venue can be a bit on the louder side, especially on weekends, but otherwise the ambience is quite comfortable.
Very nice. Our guests enjoyed it! Food was great and the service was wonderful.
Honestly excellent service. Friendly servers who took the time to talk. Excellent drinks and spots. Happy hour so best deal for great food that I have had on the city. Will be back
Good Food and service was wonderful. We were a group of 5 that were going to a concert and the cook and service staff made sure we were able to meet our time deadline. West Oak is a go to for good food in a warm, inviting room.
Booked this place for Mothers Day with wife and kids. I have never been here before but always wanted to try.
We arrived for our 5:15pm booking and were seated immediately. The place was not busy at the time as it was still early.
Pleasantly surprised that they still had "Happy Hour" for Mothers Day on a Sunday and we took a chance on some appys. Wow, were we happy we came earlier as these were 50% off + regular portions.
The Mussels + Fries, Prosciutto and the Calamari were all execllent in quality and freshness. I am not a big mussel fan but found myself chowing down multiples as they were fresh, not frozen.
We were probably 75% full by the time we had to order entree.
I just had the lamb shank and the meat fell right off the bone. It is very "gamey" but that's why I ordered lamb.
The desert we had was the chocolate gelato which was freshly made - with actually melted chocolate.
Very impressed with the quality of ingredients, temperature, taste and presentation of the food. The service was also top notch as we did not have to ask for water or refills.
We are already planning to visit again when we are in the area.
The food and drinks were delicious. I just found the service to be slow. Especially considering the restaurant was only 1/3 full.
Birthday dinner for my wife on a Saturday night. Once it got to 10pm the place practically turns from a nice restaurant to a loud bar. Quite an obnoxious crowd appeared behind our table at 10pm on the dot. Before that though the food and service were excellent. Just try to dine and be out before 10pm on a weekend night.
This was my first visit to West Oak and i was pleasantly surprised. We were looking for a place to go and have a few drinks before the Pink Concert and sometimes it's hard to find a place that will take a reservation on an event day. Well West Oak did and we were a party of 6. We came at around the happy hour time started and i was very happy with not only the drinks on their happy hour but also the food items. We picked a few things to share and enjoyed some Coronas on the patio. A great day! I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.
Went for an early Mother’s day brunch. Service and atmosphere was great. Food was average (but only had items off the brunch menu). Will have to try their dinner menu next time
It's wonderful experience. Nice food, friendly staff. Awesome.
Food and service were excellent but the restaurant was very noisy and it was hard to hear people at our table without shouting or leaning forward.
Excellent standout service! Steak done to perfection. Appetizers were creative and well sized. Wine list was satisfactory but not expansive. Good selection of local options. I would return!
Autanding food from beginning to end! I highly recommend This place. I can not wait to return to this restaurant!! Also, the atmosphere is classy and fun!
Food was great - the scallops and sablefish were excellent. The service was great; nice waitress and attentive staff. Noise level started getting loud just as we were leaving - I was glad that we had booked early so we were able to enjoy our conversation and visit before it got too noisy. Overall a great dining experience. I would go again and would also recommend it to others. Cheers!
Peppe provided incredible service!
Beautiful & trendy restaurant. The vibe was a mix between LA & Vegas. The service was phenomenal and the food was absolutely delicious. I’ll definitely be dining at West Oak again when I come back to Vancouver.
Great service. The waiter knew his stuff and was quick to spot that I wanted to pay the bill for our table while pretending to go to the washroom. His coffee recommendation was also spot on.
I had the sable fish and it was one of the best meals I have had in a long time.
Too noisy to have any decent conversation. Otherwise food, value and service met my expectations.
Nice atmosphere, service and food. The building foot traffic to and from the nightclub in the back became rather distracting; they should create if possible a different entrance. Also, who may have been a DJ kept coming out to fraternize with the cooks and waitresses, which wasn’t very professional. That club component needs rethinking in my opinion. Otherwise, a nice quality dinner.
This is our favourite restaurant in Yaletown. Always delicious food with nice presentation. Portions seem to be just right. Great varied menu. Good wine selection. Very good, attentive and timely service. Was a pleasure to have Tyler as our server.
One criticism is the couch cushions are too soft which makes sitting at that side of the table too low for the person. Perhaps it’s time to get them re-stuffed or a new couch :) Otherwise, excellent as always!
Had a reservation but didn't end up getting seated until half an hour later. Food was excellent, and service was good after we had our table.
Brussels sprouts and fries were great! Crabcakes were okay.
Found this place by chance through open table
Great service and food, the waiter Leo and the manager Ron were great guys to deal with
We will be back again
Ahi Tuna and the beet salad were delicious
Lobster Mac awesome
Had a great time at West oak. Service was excellent and food was delicious would highly recommend you check it out!
The food was tasty. Personally not really my crowd but we had a nice time.
We were well pleased with the meal, service and surroundings. We wished, however that there was a quiet corner where we could have enjoyed our meal in quiet comfort. We do understand however, that we were there on a Saturday evening when people were enjoying themselves by being noisy, and it would be wrong to deprive them of that. We will be back but likely on a week night.
Great meal, Great Service at a reasonable price. Would definitely be back
Excellent food, excellent service
Excellent service and food. Especially found that our waiter, Greg, was very helpful suggesting gluten free and other dietary menu items which made dinner very enjoyable.
Everyone was so warming and happy. Service was amazing, the engagement was awesome. I love Rachel. Food and drinks deliciousness not so pricey
I really do enjoy going to west oak but the last few times it took 40+ minutes for the food to come out. For larger groups I can understand but not so much for a table for two.
Too noisy for a date
Went to West Oak for the first time and was very pleased with the ambience, food, and service. Heard only positive things about the place so I decided to go their for my birthday. Had the best time ever and had the best server ever! :) Will definitely be returning here and will recommend this place to everyone!
Disappointing eating at West Oak for Valentines Day. We requested the Pasta with no Spice, we were told there won’t be any heat. First few bites in it was very obviously it was very Spicey. Upon telling our Waitress it is too spicy, she merely took the plate of food and walked away without asking if we wanted anything else or another option, or remake the Pasta with no Spice, or even an apology for the issue.
Great atmosphere. It’s for those looking to fine dine, and party together
I live 2 blocks away and had never been. I was very pleasantly surprised. Our server was wonderful the food was very good. I recommend the lamb shank.
Food was great and the managers are awesome, our server was not so great, spilled wine all over my girlfriend and the girls sitting next to us and then she tried to charge us extra.
Excellent service - the manager and our server went above and beyond to make us feel special because we were celebrating our anniversary. Food was amazing and came up quite quickly.
Beautiful restaurant and delicious prawns!