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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.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm;
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
Wildebeest Ratings and Reviews
Dineout Vancouver menu on the website stated that everything was gluten free (GF), however the menu at the restaurant did not display that. All the appys and entrees were labelled as G, which meant it contains gluten. My dining partner was unable to order anything except for smoked olives and the pannacotta dessert. Menu was misleading and I wouldn't have reserved a table at wildebeest, if it wasn't for the "gluten free" menu as stated online. Extremely disappointed. Also, we were seated in the basement of the restaurant, which was definitely not as nice as the main level dining area. Better options out there, will not return. I emailed wildebeest and sent an Instagram direct message, stating that their menu was misleading and was false advertising. I am yet to hear from them.
Came for the Dine Out Vancouver $40 3 course menu, we were all sort of disappointed with the experience, none of the courses stood out, and some were very bland, not that we like food over seasoned as we can appreciate the natural flavors of some dishes but there was no flavor at all and the protein portions were pretty lacking. The cache creek flat iron steak came with 3 small pieces. I may need to come back for a normal dining experience to see if that is any different, but other restaurants I have tried during the Dine Out festival have been great so it’s unfortunate when you feel like you’ve wasted your money.
We came for Dine Out and we were pleasantly surprised with the portion sizes. I highly recommend the confit duck leg - it was amazing and melts in your mouth. The only downside to the experience was I felt they took drinks away a little too quickly. I was barely done my drink when it got taken away and I saw this happen to another patron was well. Not a big deal - the area is dimly lit and it was hard to see but it would have been nice to finish.
Johnathan gave us excellent service and recommendations; we enjoyed every part of our visit, from the host hanging up our jackets upon arrival to our server Johnathan stepping in as cameraman for our sherry bone luge shots (we highly recommend the bone marrow!), and our food was incredible.
We will definitely be back with more friends!
Great space and service. The Dine Out Vancouver menu was a little spartan. The pork polenta appetizer was delicious but the duck confit was terrible. It lacked flavour and was almost burned to ash. What they called a chocolate cake was a small sliver of a regular cake slice no bigger than my middle finger. It was decorated with almond shavings and some sweet "stuff". Luckily the sake saved the day.
Our waitress was great, very enthusiastic and ready to give recommendations - She was very knowledgeable about the wine pairings.
The dine-out menu wasn't great - the portion of the steak was quite small according to the two guys in our party that ordered it. They thought they were getting a full steak not just a few small pieces of one.
The food was delicious and the service was quite attentive. I had a salty element on the plate that I let the kitchen know about. I was in no way complaining, I just wanted them to know. Management came to talk to me about it and apologized which was not necessary, but very appreciated. Overall a completely wonderful experience.
We've been to Wildebeest before, and decided to take my parents for dine out Vancouver. Out of four restaurants we visited for the festival, this was definitely one of the best - a great menu which was just as good as it looked on paper, fantastic atmosphere as always and great service.
We really enjoyed all the food and the wine pairings were on point with the dinner! Cocktails were just OK, i feel like out old fashioneds maybe had too much ice so they watered down really fast, but the rest was great.
Reviews have raved about Wildebeest so we finally decided to come. I have to say, I'm not sure what the hype is all about. To be fair, we went during Dine Out and the event is notorious for either making a restaurant look very good or very bad. Unfortunately for us, it was the later. This was our anniversary dinner, which disappointed with mediocre flavour and inattentive service. Our waiter never came back after we ordered other than to drop off our bill. Our water was not topped up and the food wasn't checked on. The drinks though are lovely but pricey. Seats and tables were uncomfortable as well. The tuna tartare to start was ok, but lacked pizazz while the pork belly didn't have much meat. The duck confit was overly heavy, missing a nice accompaniment like most restaurants. The steak, which I really looked forward to, just didn't cut it for me. Though tender, the flavour pairings did not taste pleasant so I traded mains with my partner. The wine pairings were decent though. The panda cotta was the saving grace to an overpriced meal while the chocolate cake was too heavy. Overall. We were disappointed and do not plan to go back.
Heard good reviews of Wildebeest so decided to try their dine out menu. Pork belly polenta & tuna tartare appetizers were really good. Fried chicken marinate was tasty & the lemon in the sauce dip was good as well. Main courses (duck Confit & flank steak) were alright but was abit dry & chewy respectively. Dessert had the choco cake & was pretty good even though would have preferred rum raisin ice cream to be less creamy as it felt quite heavy to go with the chocolate cake, cake was really good and paired well with pineapple slices & lemon meringue. Overall food was good.
Came here for Dine Out Vancouver. THANK YOU, WILDEBEEST, for participating in Dine Out!! I don't think we would have tried this place otherwise, but we sure are glad we did, and Wildebeest is now on our favourites list. Extraordinarily good. Neighbourhood is sketchy, but totally worth the trip. The cocktails were creative and complex without being overdone. And the food... Usually a dish's main ingredient is the focus, with the garnishes and such serving to enhance; but here every element was a star in its own right, but without overpowering the dish, so in concert they all worked together brilliantly, even when there were unexpected combinations. For example, the flat iron steak with chocolate jus (yum!) was served with some pickled squash, which I never would have thought of combining, especially with the jus, but it worked beautifully. The duck leg was not a typical "confit," but rather butterflied and simply roasted to perfection, combined with ungarnished roasted parsnips and parsnip puree, which created a dish of comfort food elevated to elegance. The tuna tartare was served with a paper-thin shaving of pickled daikon was was perfect to add a touch of tang without overwhelming the delicate and fresh tartare flavours. The pork belly with polenta was so good, my partner practically licked the plate! At the end of the meal, the server mentioned that outside of Dine Out, Wildebeest has an "omakase" option. Yes, please!!!
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