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Wildebeest

4.3
1201 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 1201 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Phenomenal food and even better service!

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GTPN (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

A very nice meal. Attentive but not pushy service.
The chair i had was not that comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had delicious cocktails to start our meal and good advice about wine and food choices. Food was from good to excellent, depending on the dish, although some what small portions for the price. Surprisingly for a meat-based restaurant, I thought the sesame green beans were superb, and the brussel sprouts ceasar a knockout. The bison steak with fois gras was delicious. We also had pork belly with scallops, my least favourite dish - the pork belly was more like pork hock, smoky and chewy rather than melty. Service was competent and friendly but a bit rushed. I would have liked to linger, but food came very quickly , dishes were whisked away instantly, and suddenly we were out of there. All in all we had a good time and good food and drink. I would go back.

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Cell 
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

The service was amazing. She was very friendly. The good however wasn't too good. My salad was quite salty I feel that the chef definitely oversalted. My friends dishes were the same. It was nice when my friend asked them to add more hash so it wouldn't be so so salty and they went above and beyond to make a new dish which tasted great after.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Best birthday brunch ever!

The food was incredible q

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vipJmsfo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very nice staff, with warmth and knowledge.
I think I was the last reservation of the night at 1030pm. The dining room was still extremely noisy and the noise from the bar downstairs was over the top. Ok, so I'm the oldest person in the entire restaurant and I sound like my parents! Other than the noise volume, a wonderful place.

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LesleyG (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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Anonymous (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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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Pete (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A little disappointing. Everything just seemed a bit off.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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MackenzieJ (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Super yummy breakfast. Tons of choices and all delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 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.

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Jasmine (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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Laura (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 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.

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oliviac (Vancouver)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 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!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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Mcctag (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 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.

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DineoutDud (Vancouver)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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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