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“West is best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of West Restaurant + Bar

West Restaurant + Bar
2881 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J4, Canada (Fairview)
604-738-8938
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Ranked #55 of 2,816 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: Dessert, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fairview
Cross street: 13th St.
Calgary
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“West is best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Vancouver seafood restaurants are always solid. We ate at West and sat up at the sushi bar. What a treat watch the pros go to work. The sushi was fantastic especially the lobster sushi what a treat then they make lobster miso soup. Wow here comes the rolls and great Japanese beer to wash it down. Heaven I say I'll be back soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pleasanton, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Vancouver Delight!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My son and I were recently in Vancouver for a few nights and were looking for a local restaurant that offered an array of local delicacies. We were very pleased we chose West as the food (local fresh halibut and local Frazier Valley duck) was truly outstanding and the presentation awesome.
Did I mention the thousands of wines to choose from? The service was great as the waiter was helpful in pairing the wine and going over the specials. Everyone we met went out of there way to ensure a remarkable birthday dinner for my son and I. Hope to go back soon for more great food,wine, and service!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Will definitely return!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This was my first visit to West and will not be my last. After a painfully slow start (apparently there was confusion as to which server was to be ours, so we were abandoned shortly after being seated) things improved considerably. Our server was very apologetic about the confusion and was extremely attentive for the duration of the meal. The food was good - our fresh oysters were nicely presented and of excellent quality. The entrees were beautifully presented and had a perfect balance of flavours and textures.. For dessert, we had a cheese plate and were able to choose from a variety of exceptional cheeses. Also impressive was the list of ports and sherries that were offered. The cheese option is a delightful alternative for those who do not enjoy sweet desserts. If you choose to go, I definitely recommend reservations. We were there for an early seating but the restaurant filled up quickly and there were quite a few people waiting by the time we left. I definitely recommend and hope to visit West again very soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent as always & our guests raved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Visited West with our out of town guests and we were all impressed with the menu, the food and the service, We hadn't been for a couple of years and now I wished we had been sooner. A really great restaurant! I won't let months pass until my next visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice evening out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It had been just over a year since I was here and I was not disappointed. The service and food continues to be excellent. again, my food allergies were taken seriously, not just by the kitchen staff, but our server made sure and reminded me not to take any food off the plates of my fellow diners. A very nice and pleasant evening out. Don't know why I waited so long to return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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