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“Best bar on the West Coast” 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 #98 of 2,802 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Dessert, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fairview
Cross street: 13th St.
Portland, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best bar on the West Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

While we did not eat at West, the bar was amazing. David, the bar manager, takes such care with his cocktails all while being friendly and personable. It is no wonder he has won international cocktail competitions and numerous "best bartender" awards. I highly recommend that you go see him and try his creations.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Keeping up the good work”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Trendy but friendly . Nice open space, large mirrors, great location on Granville.
But, most important, the cuisine stands out.
Sophisticated, centered on the freshest ingredients and served by seasoned personnel.
Even on a very busy friday night , it was a great experience.
West is now an institution in Vancouver and totally deserve it.
The restaurant would shine in any major city in north America

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MICHIGAN
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent. We went two times in one week - hope this review counts twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We were in lovely Vancouver for a week. West was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. It was so good that we brought a colleague later that week.
Starting with greeter at the door, the barkeeps, our great waiters and the managers there wasn't a false note or misstep. It was world class service excellence.
The food was great. One of us had the branzino each night. Fantastic. The other dishes were also very good.
It was not inexpensive but well worth the time and money.

  • Visited June 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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Martinsville, NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb seafood with good wine list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

My husband and I went to this small up-scale bistro like restaurant with three friends and everyone of us enjoyed our meal. I ordered the local salmon and my husband had halibut. The dishes were cooked to perfection (and we're picky). Our waitress was lovely and very attentive. West is about a 10 minute cab ride from our hotel (Pan Pacific) but worth the trip. I would go back next time I'm in Vancouver.

Visited April 2013
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Ajijic, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner So Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Four of us dined at the West Restaurant just over a week ago to celebrate our son's Birthday. We had heard some excellent reviews and were anticipating a top notch meal. We ordered oysters and the charred mackerel and spot prawns as an appetizer. The oysters though very good were tiny and the mackerel dish was miniscule and not enough even to get a decent taste. Additionally, it was supposed to be a hot dish and arrived at our table barely warm. For the entrees we had the tuna, sable fish and 2 duck. Portions were small, good but not stupendous, but again, all entrees arrived at the table just barely warm. We were starving by this time as it had taken quite a while to receive our entrees, so we didn't send the dishes back but ate them as they were. There was a tiny amount of vegetable garnish on our plates, but vegetable dishes would have needed to be ordered separately in order to get a decent serving. As a result, we were all left feeling disappointed and still somewhat hungry. On the positive side, the service was excellent and when we complained about the dishes not being hot, the cost of all the entrees including the mackerel dish were removed from our bill.

We would not eat here again for those reasons stated but additionally because the restaurant is expensive, and we feel far better value for money and superior caliber of food can be had at many other fine restaurants in Vancouver.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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