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Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
8:30 PM
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Wildebeest

4.5
1265 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Wildebeest (winner of Best New Restaurant and Best New Design - 24th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards) invites you to experience deliciously decadent yet simple country cooking. Explore a farm-to-table menu paired with a diverse selection of Old and New World wines and a carefully crafted cocktail list. Set in a refurbished 19th century building, the multi-level space offers a front house cocktail bar & lounge, open-concept kitchen, an inviting dining room with banquette seating, and an intimately-set private dining room.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Organic
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm;


Dinner: Nightly: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Phone number
(604) 687-6880
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ian McHale
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Abbott St.
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Parking details
Metered street parking is available on West Hastings Street, as well as on Abbott and Cambie Streets to our west and east. A secure pay parking lot is available for guest use across from us at the intersection of Hastings & Abbott.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1265 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Father’s Day

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

this is a very nice spot! Our server was wonderful and the bottomless mimosas are a great deal!

The only negative thing I would say is that the tomato and burrata salad is very small. BUT it is delicious.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

What an amazing meal! Tell them your budget, and they prepare an amazing meal that is beyond flavourful! You will not leave hungry or unsatisfied. The dishes are rustic but refined, inventive and locally sourced. The service is by far some of the best I have ever had. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous here, it will be well rewarded! I suggest the bone marrow with a bone luge to follow!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Very slow inattentive service, they seemed very understaffed, good food in general with some Great dishes !

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

What stands out is the service. Staff were clearly knowledgeable of what they were serving and described the meals presented in excellent detail and with pleasant enthusiasm.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Service was excellent and the food did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I had a wonderful Sunday brunch here. The host and waitstaff were very accommodating and made some wonderful menu suggestions. I went for a Long Island Iced Coffee cocktail to start. I had never seen that on a cocktail menu before and it did not disappoint. I then ordered the bone marrow with roasted mushrooms and leeks (next time I think I will get the optional scrambled eggs to go with it) and Guinness doughnuts. It was a wonderful meal! I can't wait to come back again!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Cocina creativa, equilibrio de sabores, sorprendente, siempre es diferente.buenisimo!!!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This was my first time to Wildebeest and I can't wait to go back! The staff are amazing! Super friendly, knowledgeable about all aspects of the menus, no problems recommending things and genuinely seemed happy that we were there.
The food is out of this world good! From the smoked olives to get your palate warmed up, to the appetizers (we had the heirloom tomato salad and sweetbreads on toast) and on the mains (we shared the 22 oz cache creek ribeye, miso glazed green beans and duck sausage poutine) everything was so flavorful and just delicious!
The wine list is great, lots of options and price-points and the Old Fashioned I had was exceptional.
Wildebeest is now my favourite restaurant in Vancouver!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Food tried too hard to be fancy. Some starters were fantastic but overall entrees were adequate but not great.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great service. Staff was very friendly and food tasted great. Would gladly come again

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

It was a pleasant experience especially for my out of town relatives. The waiter was very personable and knowledgeable to introduce us the menu. My husband and I would definitely go back for a date night.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

One of the best weekend brunch experiences we’ve had!!! Service was incredible and the food was delicious. We really appreciated the complimentary mimosas to celebrate our friend’s upcoming wedding celebration as well! What a thoughtful gesture!
All of us were very impressed with the quality of the food and cocktails too!! We will definitely be back!!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was very delicious and service was great.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great tasting appetizers and wonderful service to boot. Didn’t have the heart to try horse meat but will be back for other dishes next time.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent food and superb, knowledgeable service staff. All meals were full of flavour. Exciting different things to try. Portions can be a bit small... I would definitely recommend Wildebeest to anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. Love the burrata cheese and tomatos!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Every dish was superb and the service was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Great food, great service and great prices. The pastrami eggs Bennie is particularly good. Definitely have an order of Guinness and caramel doughnuts!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing from the time we walked in, until days later when we can't stop telling our friends about it. Everything was awesome. Food, drink, service, ambiance.....5 star all around.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went with my wife to celebrate our 39th anniversary and were not disappointed at all. We went with the “omakase” which means the waiter chooses your meal. He asked if there were any items on the menu that we either definitely wanted or did not want and ran with it. The result was a very enjoyable meal with so many different and incredible flavours. We were treated to 8 or 9 dishes and each was a flavour treat. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a relaxing and flavour filled meal. We ended up being there for almost 3 hours.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Came to Vancouver for a quick overnight from Seattle to see a concert. Best Brunch we have ever had! Food, service, drinks! Amazing. Go!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I love this place. The food has never disappointed, the staff are lovely hipsters, and the decor is Gastown industrial modern but with creative flair.
Best for dates, dinners with friends, birthdays, business, brunch and cozy comfort dinners.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The service was a bit slow and they made a mistake on my order, but once we got our food it was delicious. Great dinner - tasted fantastic and the portions were great.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Love the small platers!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We ended up staying at the bar for dinner we were having so much fun! Great food and service with amazing craft cocktails!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Loved the green beans as well as the heirloom tomato and burrata. Had the Bison Tri-tip entire. Flavors were all spot on.
I highly recommend Wildebeest.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The smash potatoes isn’t smash. It’s just three hash browns. No flavour

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great music and vibe, good place for social drinks and/or dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

one of my sons had the Bison which was way too rare(the waiter didn't ask our sons how they wanted their bison done when I think of it) and he felt sick and had to go to the restroom
We found the portions a bit on the small side overall - especially when sharing was suggested
and so the value for our family of 5 was not the best. this is why we only gave it a good to fair review.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food is very good, somewhat overpriced, though. Excellent service!
The rolling wooden chairs are very uncomfortable, and the noise level is substantial.
Overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

My experience at wildebeest was awesome. All of my dinner courses were phenomenal. The staff was friendly, observant, and knowledgeable. I highly recommended this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was delicious. I like to experiment and this was a great place to try something different. I will come back.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Lovely brunch. Delicious food and friendly staff! Will go again.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It has been the only place in Vancouver that has a unique vibe with a soul. Food and service is also exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Beautifully designed and incredibly creative cocktails. We sat in the back underneath a roof of dried hydrangeas and flowers....gorgeous.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food average. Dishes as a whole were under
seasoned. On the Sweetbreads, the Olive tapenade was too heavy handed and overpowered the dish. Scallops and Pork Belly, the pork was tough and almost inedible. Every drink came out late. Dessert (bread pudding) had cold creme anglaise that cooled the warm dessert.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had brunch here on a Sunday morning. Great atmosphere, awesome backbar and good food. Service was good and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Looking for a tasty and entertaining dinner while downtown on my own for business. Narrowed my choice to Wildebeest for the selection on the menu. They allowed me to order Omakase and I was not disappointed. Great use of acids to balance the savory flavors. Love and technique demonstrated on each plate. The bartender was knowledgeable and answered my queries with ease. Same for the kitchen. The meal was paced nicely without feeling rushed which is easily done when dining alone. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing food at wildebeest ! One of the best meals I’ve had in Vancouver. Loved how our server came over and explained each of our dishes. We went for the early bird set menu which was great value at $35, my only criticism is that the early bird dishes were quite small, think they were half portions. As I said, meal was amazing, just didn’t leave full.

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