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About Wildebeest

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.

120 W. Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Abbott St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 687-6880

Website:
http://www.wildebeest.ca/

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.

Executive Chef:
Ian McHale

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

Wildebeest Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (62)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Creative Cuisine (50)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Special Occasion (41)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Local Ingredients (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Cozy (25)
Casual (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Romantic (21)
Tasting Menu (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Authentic (19)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Seasonal (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Great Beer (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Healthy (10)
People Watching (10)
Business Meals (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great happy hour...the Brussels Caesar is fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Fresh ingredients put into interesting combinations. The flavours could be more balanced. My favourite dishes were the elk loin and burrata The service was outstanding.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A little disappointing. Everything just seemed a bit off.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Will definitely return! A wonderful dining experience: food, service and ambience were all excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was great. Great wine, great server, named PM

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Sub par food over cooked sweetbreads, very fishy fish
Service was good tho,

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went for dine out and the food was below average. You could tell they had the sides sitting out as the yam was cold and hard. Was not impressed. The tuna tartar was great though.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was excellent, and we never felt rushed or pressured, despite it being dine out. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Super yummy breakfast. Tons of choices and all delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved the food & ambiance. The service by Julie & Robin, par excellence. It was totally Robin's sell how he convinced us during Dine Out to check out the weekend brunch. It was so worth it! Thank you guys

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went for dine out, so I think to get the full experience you would need to go at another time.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious selection of cocktails, wonderfully prepared food, and desserts that are to die for!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was good, portions were ridiculously small for the price.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tried it out during Dine Out Vancouver. The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. However, bit pricey for a regular evening out. Save it for a special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

We have never been before, came for dine out vancouver. What a spectacular meal! We will absolutely be back!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I was humbly surprised by Wildebeest this year. It was one of the dine outs I wasn't too excited about but boy did they deliver. Delicious entrees and dessert left us wanting more!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The dine-out menu was interesting and the price for the quality of the food was exceptional. My only complaint was the music selection: too loud and jarring for dinner time.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for brunch for a friend's birthday. Excellent service, delicious mimosas. Everyone enjoyed their meals, great ambiance. Would recommend and come again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I've been coming to Wildebeest for years. It's one of my favorites.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Unbelievable.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

All courses were excellent! The cocktails were also delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Vegan
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It's delicious! I was scared it was going to be pretentious but it really wasn't. Very nice waitstaff. Food was also divine. It's more than I like to pay for normal dinner out, but when I do decide to splurge, I'll come back here.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always great service! Went for Dine Out. Food choices were great and sent to the table in a timely manner, did not feel rushed. Flavors outstanding - will go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great staff, great food and the best dessert was the best I have ever had. Food came fast and spaced out well. Fun drinks and my drink was never empty. Fun atmosphere, I would go back and recommend to friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love the food, portion is generous and good service!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was good and innovative. The service was knowledgeable and friendly. The ambient noise level was too high.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great tasty Dine out meal - loved watching the kitchen orchestra play - nice coordination and hot plate delivery

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food excellent service excellent value

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were really late for our reservation and the restaurant seated us at the bar, which was good of them. We were there for dinout, so not the standard menu, but it was good value and well presented. Would go again.

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