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West Restaurant + Bar

#168 of 3,031 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
South Granville
Pacific Rim, Seafood, Contemporary
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2881 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J4, Canada (13th St.)
16047388938
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Recognized as the 'jewel in Vancouver's culinary crown', West's outstanding...
Recognized as the 'jewel in Vancouver's culinary crown', West's outstanding contemporary regional cuisine and seamless service has earned much critical acclaim. Pristine seasonal ingredients are sourced to deliver superbly conceived dishes offering modern interpretations of classics. For those keen to observe 'behind the scenes' action and experience West from a unique perspective, the two 'chef's tables' can be found directly adjacent to the presentation kitchen. One of the highlights of the dining room is a temperature-controlled wall of wine, and under it, the long cherry wood bar that gracefully anchors the conversation-where martinis and cocktails are composed of fresh herbs, juices and creative infusions.
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A treat at West

Went here last Saturday night as part of Dine out Vancouver. From the moment we walked in I knew we had arrived at a great place. We had a bit of a wait for our table which was fine with us as we were seated at the bar and got to watch two of the finest bartenders at work. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carlo E
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Vancouver, BC
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Vancouver, Canada
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157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has been a special event place for us for several years. But this visit for the three of us was 2/3 very good and 1/3 awful. First the positive. Great service and a very good wine list. Our guest had the local and sustainable caviar and chose the duck salad as a main. He raved about the caviar and... More 

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Thank REO-LTL
Vancouver, BC
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here last Saturday night as part of Dine out Vancouver. From the moment we walked in I knew we had arrived at a great place. We had a bit of a wait for our table which was fine with us as we were seated at the bar and got to watch two of the finest bartenders at work. A... More 

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Thank Carlo E
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate with friends for Dine Out Vancouver. It's funny how these events are an opportunity for restaurants to really display what they have to a different cross section of people yet some skimp on portions or rush service. West is definitely not one of those restaurants. Service was A+. Our waiter was patient, knowledgeable and helpful. Food was awesome.... More 

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Thank WanderingSage
Vancouver, Canada
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87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

…with many nice little touches, just felt that since I was dining alone that I wasn't a priority…Will return making a reservation for "two" and will see if it makes a difference! Some of the guests made it "sound" like it was girls night out at a pub, not a high end dining establishment, kind of took away from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautifully designed restaurant and bar area with an impressive selection of wines. The atmosphere was buzzing and the view to the kitchen created a casual fine dining feel. The food spoke for itself and was presented well. The staff were friendly and we would definitely visit again. This was best fine dining experience we had in Vancouver.

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Thank Btwtheh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is the best place in Van for craft cocktails, period. They nail the classics and have some very inventive house creations. They can geek out on bitters or talk top shelf tequila. I found the staff to be solid, engaging but not pushy. Knowledgeable but not snobby. It's not cheap but then again quality rarely is. The decor does... More 

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Thank Andrew S
Vancouver, Canada
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206 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

West is one of those restaurants (like Boulevard at the Sutton Place) which provides an excellent experience from the moment you step in the door. Beautiful decor, professional and charming staff – the bar is set high from the start. The remainder of the evening didn’t disappoint. The wine list is table-of-contents extensive, with many options at all price points.... More 

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Thank lomimu
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Although West is really too high end for a regular go to restaurant, we find the wait staff and management extremely accommodating to our style of dining. We often go in and sit at the gorgeous bar to have a drink and some really prime appetizers. Did I mention they make the best cocktails in town? Though David is gone... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The West is our go to restaurant when we visit Vancouver. I have previously mentioned all of the details that keep bringing us back but let's not forget their reputation for the best cocktails. Try the After 4. !! It never disappoints.

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Thank Fair-by-nature
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Exceptional service from a knowledgeable staff was the best part of the dinner. I had the shrimp and tuna ceviche which was just too acidic. My wife had the roasted carrot and beet salad which came with a huge portion of goats cheese and two paper thin and tasteless slices of carrots and two slices of beets. My branzino main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J4, Canada
    (13th St.)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Granville
  • Neighborhood: South Granville
  • Phone Number: 16047388938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

Recognized as the 'jewel in Vancouver's culinary crown', West's outstanding contemporary regional cuisine and seamless service has earned much critical acclaim. Pristine seasonal ingredients are sourced to deliver superbly conceived dishes offering modern interpretations of classics. For those keen to observe 'behind the scenes' action and experience West from a unique perspective, the two 'chef's tables' can be found directly adjacent to the presentation kitchen. One of the highlights of the dining room is a temperature-controlled wall of wine, and under it, the long cherry wood bar that gracefully anchors the conversation-where martinis and cocktails are composed of fresh herbs, juices and creative infusions.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Granville

Neighborhood Profile
South Granville
The neighbourhood closest to the airport, a generous mix of locals and tourists populate the area. The blend has made it a go-to spot to find an eclectic collection of entertainment, from theatres and cinemas, to antique stores and last-minute kitsch souvenir shops. It gives off a transient vibe, and is one of the more higgledy-piggledy areas in terms of what you'll find, making it a fun area to explore and map out, all while taking in the hectic atmosphere of people coming and going, while others look for the best ways to spend their last few hours in the city.