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West Restaurant + Bar

#185 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
South Granville
Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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2881 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J4, Canada (13th St.)
+1 604-738-8938
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 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
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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My office is close to West Restaurant. Over 30 meals here and I am always pleased at the experience: food, wine, drinks, service, staff are dependably fabulous. Kitchen and front end staff work hard. Tables are close but not uncomfortably. It is easy to have a private conversation and be heard without being overheard. Comfortable seats and truly inspired décor.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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511 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our family doctor out and she chose this place and it looks great on the internet with a good wine list ( highly rated by wine spectator ). Anyway, how was the food & wine? The answer is that it was disappointing and surely overrated by any means. The wine list was extensive but not as interesting as I... More 

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Thank Ianfung
vancouver, BC
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful pre-theatre meal at West. Excellent service, delicious food and we sat in the chef's booth too where we got to watch the chef's perform! Really nice atmosphere too.

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Thank pattypepper
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To start with, the service is excellent. The cocktail menu is amazing. Even if you're not booked for dinner, it would be a perfect spot to sit at the bar and enjoy a few delicious mixed drinks. We had the fresh Kushi oysters and split a crispy duck salad to start. For mains we had the ling cod and sable... More 

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The Road
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378 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From other people's reviews, you can already see that this is a stylish, upscale restaurant. I'll only add two things: 1) The pre-theatre prix-fixe menu makes this restaurant a lot more affordable than it would be otherwise. 2) The leather chairs are very nice to look at, but are too slippery to be comfortable. I had to turn sideways!

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Thank WandererOnTheRoad
Calgary, Canada
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Granville Street is a major thouroughfare, so parking is a problem, but after you get to the restaurant you are totally rewarded for this bit of inconvenience. The restaurant is not large, but it is not overly crowded and feels trendy and comfortable. There was a warm, sincere greeting at the door and our server, Markus was equally professional and... More 

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Thank George B
Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

One of the best and most beautifully designed restaurants in Vancouver. It has been awhile since we've dined here and it was by happenstance that we found ourselves checking out their brunch menu. We were out shopping for our daughter's school gear at Pottery Barn and passed by. We've brunched our way through the city but the brunch here is... More 

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Thank MommyonJune10th
Montreal
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253 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The restaurant is very tastefully decorated and the service professional and friendly. The food is definitely "upmarket" and trendy. I had lamb and merguez meatballs in a tomato sauce. The bathrooms are great, no paper towels for them. Real towels.

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Thank tedster074
Surrey, Canada
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198 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I went here to celebrate my Daughter's Birthday with my Wife, my Son-in-Law and of course my Daughter. I had high expectations of the restaurant as I had heard that it was supposed to be very good. I ordered the Salmon ($31.50), my Wife and Daughter each ordered the halibut ($44.50) and my Son-inLaw the ravioli ($31.50), My Wife and... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Went for dinner here after not having any luck securing reservations at our first and second choice. The bar was great having a large selection of specialty coctails and beers. The barender was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were seated for dinner quickly. The atmosphere is very comfortable and liked the open kichen. When it came to the menu, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $38
Cuisine
Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2881 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J4, Canada
    (13th St.)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Granville
  • Neighborhood: South Granville
  • Phone Number: +1 604-738-8938
Description
Recognized as the 'jewel in Vancouver's culinary crown', West Restaurant'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. A Werner Forster installation floats under the ceiling-a study of light and motion. The leather chairs are the Mario Bellini designed originals found at MOMA, surrounding etched stone tabletops, highlighting a handsome and inviting room that speaks to contemporary Vancouver.

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South Granville
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