The menu focuses on delicious local ingredients prepared with integrity. Every component has been thoughtfully nurtured by executive chef, Ian McHale, from field to finish. We work closely with surrounding farms and farmers to organically raise healthy, happy animals and grow custom produce. Employing classic butchery traditions and contemporary techniques, Wildebeest presents delicious menus of the season. This is food for food lovers.
Awesome meal and service. Bottomlesss mimosas are a win!
Way over priced for mediocre food. $14 for 4 tomato slices? $14 for a tiny plate of under cooked string beans with sauce that tasted like cheap store bought teriyaki sauce. Do yourself a favour and head to Chambar instead.
Husbands birthday- really great innovative food, interesting cocktails and funky atmosphere.
We loved the chefs choice menu and sampling the wines selected to go with each course. A wonderful culinary experience and exemplary service. Thoroughly recommend
Very unique and tasty menu, loved the decor. Loved the smoked olives even more!! Main courses are small-ish portions, which is fine, just something to note. Friendly staff, would definitely recommend and I will be going back!
attentive staff and amazing atmosphere—plus a truly delicious brunch! can’t wait to bring more friends for bottomless mimosas!
Wildebeest is simply the carnivore's dream, the best restaurant in Vancouver!
Horrible food , never go back there ever again , order a meat plater to share , very small portion , poor quality of food and the bread felt like 10 days old , we paid and left
Sat at the bar and had great service and conversations with bartenders. The food was fantastic.
We did the omikase. They asked for a price range and any requests. It surpassed our expectations. Good wine selection. The smoked olives are a incredible!
Incredible service, quality of ingredients, and unique menu offering. One of the best tasting menus I have ever had. The chefs took great care of my dietary restrictions as well.
Excellent food with a emphasis on local sourcing and unconventional proteins (i.e. game meats)
Fantastic every time I’ve been. Cannot wait to go back!
Our first visit to Vancouver from Los Angeles. Could not have encountered a better dinner experience. Excellent bartender. Anyone who knows how to make a Horseradish Sour - and it tastes great - that's a quality bartender. Our server (may have been the manager) apologized for the noise and the crowd. Very thoughtful yet unnecessary - we're used to it in LA. The food was delicious. We asked for a restaurant recommendation for Victoria. The chef recommended Olo. Which was a fantastic recommendation. 6 stars out of 5. Keep up the great work.
We had a great hostess who was very attentive and made our meal enjoyable. The food was a bit hit and miss. We ordered a salmon Benedict, pork jowl Benedict, bone marrow, and FBLT. We found the biscuit for the Benedict's to be really dry and overly dense. The bone marrow was delicious but come with bread which we found too hard.
Great soundtrack to brunch
Delicious locally sourced fish and meats. Everything prepared in house
Great ambiance, great service, and great food. We ordered the deviled eggs, heirloom tomatoes, Vacche Rosse Ravioli, Miso-Glazed Heritage Beans, and the Peace Country Lamb Loin. We finished off with the Santa Rosa Plum and the Red Haven Peaches (must have!!). This was our favorite meal when we visited Vancouver!
This was the first place I've been in a long time where everything on the tasting (omakase) menu was both interesting and excellent. Great execution on each dish, and even simple things - padron peppers, grilled corn on the cob - were done with real attention to culinary detail (I marveled at these simpler dishes almost as much as the more elaborate ones). The bone marrow dish, which culminates with a small glass of sherry for each guest in order to do a bone marrow luge (look it up), is not to be missed. The wait staff is helpful, friendly, knows the food, and describes each dish as it is presented. The omakase is well worth it: you can name a price point, and the restaurant constructs your menu around that - and your food preferences. My wife and kids (13 & 20) loved it as well: it's the best food experience we've had when traveling to Vancouver (along with Richmond Night Market...).
100% perfect. The two nice young ladies who looked after us were knowledgeable, friendly, funny, professional and very very good at what they did. The chiefs made some beautiful food and the Omakase style dinner for the four of us was perfect.
We had friends in town and Wildebeest was a great choice for a fun evening of food and wine. We enjoyed the share everything style. Highly recommend!
Excellent restaurant! Highly recommend. Food was really good. The bone marrow is a must try.
Excellent, creative food and drink in a hip environment. From entrance to exit, the service experience was top notch. I will definitely return to dine and drink.
Service was pretty terrible, food & drinks were great
One of the best meals we had in Vancouver! The omakase is a great value and awesome experience. We named our price and got so much more than we expected. The staff was especially accommodating as we were a group of 6, but 2 wanted to order a la carte. Our server chose excellent wines for us as well. I really appreciated how inventive the food was. Each course was surprising and delicious.
Great tasting menu. Got to try really unique dishes.
We already have recommended Wildebeest! Our server Liam was spectacular, as were all the dishes Chef selected for our group of three. We loved having different kitchen staff run the food out which we all felt was excellently presented. We had fun with the adventurous sherry marrow shots!
This was our second visit - first was brunch with another friend. Also a great experience.
See you again soon! 👹
We are avid foodies and ordered omakase courses. We were very excited to nosh and reviews were either love or hate. Unfortunately everything we had was extremely salty. After 4 consecutive dishes we decided to abort. Our server was very thoughtful and we tried to soften the blow as this was the first time we have ever walked out of a restaurant during the middle of service chef needs to sit and taste his own food.
Great little cozy place to have yummy food with a different flare! Our server was great and we loved the charcuterie platter to start and the fresh fish specials! Would go again!
Excellent food, great wine, and our server went out of his way to make the night more memorable.
The service was a bit disorganized but was very friendly. Food was delicious and high quality.
Food was inventive, but portions small for sharing and the price. Waiter was reasonably attentive but kept butting into our conversation and was rather arrogant.
Food was delicious. Could use less salt in every dish. Lamb was excellent and tasted very gamey. Wagyu-ragu spaghetti was phenomenal.
Came for brunch, great cheddar omelette. Loved the crispy Kennebec Potato, and the salad was a good light complement to the dish. Service was great. Would definitely return for brunch, or to try dinner offerings.
Great restaurant, but there’s no justifiable reason to charge that much.
The lamb is amazing!!
Good food, great service.
Chose Wildebeest by chance from Google map and good reviews. Was very pleased we did, excellent service from Michael, good advice on how the menu cud be used, either sharing or solo choices. Interesting menu including deviled eggs, steak tartare served on sourdough toast, and other different from the norm dishes.
Good selection of local wines, by the glass or bottle. Pricing quite reasonable so all in all wud recommend as a restaurant with a difference.
Remember to pass by the nearby steam clock in the Gasworks area on the quarter hour to see it puff
Food was over-prepared, overcooked, and just unappetizing.
A very mixed review indeed. We booked this place for our 19th Wedding anniversary and the server greeted us with some complimentary bubbly once we sat down. We had our reservations at 5pm which is when they first opened so it was slower than normal.
We ordered off the happy hour and also went for a Wagyu steak to share. The Bone Marrow was interesting and very nice but I don't get why they serve it with a big piece of bread instead of smaller sized toast. We were ripping the bread with our hands which is ok with the family but not sure I would want to do this with friends and colleagues. We also order the Ragu spaghetti which was probably our favorite next to the Waygu tenderloin steak. The poutine was a large size and tasted great when hot but nothing special. We also ordered the cornbread which I didn't try (not a fan) and the BBQ brisket.
The brisket we found to be extremely salty / strong in it's flavor and couldn't eat it without washing it down with beer or water. When we mentioned this to the server, she seemed put off by our remark and we stated it was just our suggestion that it would be better with white rice, pasta or any carb to offset the strong flavor. It felt like our server was offended and walked off midway through our explanation. This was a damper on an otherwise "decent" meal.
Summary is that this is a neat restaurant with some great dishes but all plates lean towards the salty side. It's ok but I won't be planning on going back anytime soon.