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“West shines!” 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 #84 of 2,935 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Dessert, 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.
vancouver
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251 reviews 251 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“West shines!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Chef Quang Dang, is out standing! the entire team, kitchen, wait staff, everyone put on a fabulous event. We have always been impressed by Quang's cooking , it is one thing to cook for 2 or 6, but 64 amazing. Food was served quickly for the group, slight delays obviously but quick.
Courses were tasty, beautifully plated and the correct size. really a top level effort.

  • Visited September 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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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Expensive but good work in the kitchen and plating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Look, there are those who probably demand a dining experience like this most days. I would go broke buying dinner for two with a modestly priced bottle of wine and a 20 percent tip more than once in a while ($300). But there is little I would criticize when it comes to the food beyond its wildly huge markup. Fresh BC halibut and sable fish were expertly prepared. First courses of heirloom tomato and beet salads were generous (at approximately $15-20 dollars they should be). But everyone should try West once. Unless of course you don't care about the bill. Then simply enjoy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Fl
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cocktails are out of this world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Don't come here first because everywhere else will leave you a little disappointed. Vancouver has excellent restaurants and wonderful drinks, but it is hard to beat David's specialties. Words cannot explain it, so you will have to experience it for yourself. Don't miss this amazing restaurant when in town.

Visited September 2013
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vancouver
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Proper Grown-up Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It was our anniversary and my partner and I wanted to go somewhere special. Most of the time I enjoy noisy places where you might have to shout to make yourself heard, or places with long queues where you feel duty-bound to eat and run, but this was a celebration and we wanted a restaurant we would be comfortable in over several hours. West Restaurant and Bar is quiet - but never uptight, decorated in a style that is modern - but not trendy, and the food is really good. We had halibut with a drizzle of currant sauce, and strawberry and lemon tart. Each dish was well-prepared and very well presented. A really good choice for a special occasion.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“excellent cuisine and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

had dinner at West a week ago with friends visiting from Toronto. choice was Bluewater Cafe and West. had had a mediocre experience with Bluewater and had to convince friends that West was the place to go ( had been here before ).
Phew!! the pressure was on us for talking our friends coming here ---and West delivered magnificently!!
i had the special halibut ( cooked to perfection ). my son had the rack of lamd while the other dishes ordered were the lincod special on the menu.
had a long conversation with the mixologist specialist ( who had just won an international award for his signature drink ---delicious ). interesting to learn of the intricate processes involved with making the ingredients of his cocktails ( more like a chemistry lab. experiiment ).
of special note for me was the octopus chorizo ( huh?? ) which was outstanding.
in summary ---if you want a seafood dinner of note in Vancouver --this place has not let us down yet! it delivers food wise and service wise too --impeccable!
keep it up and i will back for more when i am in town next ( we are from North Carolina ).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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