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“Service good, very expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
637 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
604-683-7671
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Ranked #187 of 2,801 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $185
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Grill, Canadian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dunsmuir St.
Description: Hy's has been Canada's first name in steaks since opening in 1955. For nearly 60 years the Hy's name has meant the finest Canadian beef and impeccable service in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Hy's is Canada's premiere steakhouse. We are Hy's, and proud of it, since 1955.
Wales, UK
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Service good, very expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Always wanted to try this steakhouse! It is very olde-worlde with classic decor and very subdued lighting in the bar area. Chefs are viewed cooking behind a pane of glass - this is worth watching. The old-fashioned waiters are very attentive and well trained, genuinely nice people. The food is superb. You could argue that Hy's is overpriced and gimmicky (even the hand towels in the loo are monogrammed!), but eating here is an experience and booking is essential. The place is very busy - people are not put off by the prices as the standard is so high. Try it!

Visited October 2013
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vancouver
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Evening of Food and Wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This place has been in Vancouver for a long time and it is not resting on its laurels. The service was impeccable and the steak, seafood and sides were all perfectly cooked. The before dinner cocktails were a very nice start to the evening with a beautiful classic martini, a champagne cocktail and a Singapore Sling. It is timeless and tasteful in its decor. One minor criticism was the large table of eight rather loud men in our proximity, however, the restaurant was very busy but not too noisy and or intrusive. Overall a great place to celebrate a birthday, especially if you want the old school steak and service.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I eat here one or twice a year and the service is always excellent. The atmosphere is nice old style steak house. The food is usually very good, but this time the cheese bread and salad was excellent but the steak was just ok. For the price you are paying it should be better.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The Best Steak in Canada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I've been a regular at Hy's since I could walk, and that's going on 35 years. Premium cuts of beef. Old school charcoal grill. Amazing service and ambiance. There are very few steakhouses like Hy's. The only ones better that I've experienced is Bohannan's in San Antonio , TX and Rathbun Steak in Atlanta, GA. At Hy's, you must have the cheese bread. I'm a fan of the ribeye steak - a total classic. Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We ate here on Friday evening 11/04/2014 with business colleagues ,service was great as was the food and drink,all reasonably priced.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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