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West Restaurant + Bar

#202 of 2,852 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
South Granville
Canadian, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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2881 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J4, Canada (13th St.)
16047388938
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Surrey, Canada
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170 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank Ken H
Brownsville, Texas
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank campi4
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never been here before and I was pleasantly surprised the restaurant is lovely and you can be dressed up or in jeans the service was excellent and the food was amazing we will definitely go back xo

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Thank maggiewest
Delta, British Columbia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time this year that I visited this restaurant and was not disappointed. The chefs create beautiful and delicious foods with fresh ingredients. The menu was very creative and I have experienced few restaurants who can come up with such creative foods pairings. This is a special occasion destination for me and my guests. The pricing reflects... More 

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Thank Carolynberni
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner and loved all aspects of our meal. Our waiter was thoughtful and very knowledgable about the food prep and the wine list. We enjoyed the meal.

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Thank Kate G
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have been here for brunch on two occasions. The first, with our family of four and the second with a larger group. On both occasions, we were impressed with the food, service, and attention to detail. This is well worth visiting for brunch and I am sure other mealtimes are also excellent!

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Thank Mand A
Vancouver, Canada
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The food is average for the price. $38.50 for Lamb loin, the service was as if we were lucky that they were there to serve us. My friend choose price fix deal of $45 for 3 courses, salad, main and a dessert. Would have enjoyed it more,...but there was a liberal sprinkling of sarcasm with the food. We had two... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to West for a special birthday based on the reputation of the restaurant. I would say that this restaurant has passed it's prime. We both had tasting menus which were lacking in imagination and execution. Overall the food was lackluster and poorly executed. More specifically 4/6 of the oysters contained large chunks of shell. The beef with egg... More 

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Thank Kathleen H
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We visited West on the basis of great reviews and the recommendation of a friend. We decided to visit for after-dinner drinks and dessert, and were offered a kitchen view table in the back of the restaurant (which did indeed have a fascinating view of the chefs at work!). After our first round of cocktails (which were excellent), our waiter... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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181 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Still one of Vancouver's best restaurants. The setting, atmosphere, and service are top notch. The food is superbly done and presented. Prices are high but you get what you pay for and more. Perfect for special occasions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $38
Cuisine
Canadian, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 16047388938
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Granville

Neighborhood Profile
South Granville
The neighbourhood closest to the airport, a generous mix of locals and tourists populate the area. The blend has made it a go-to spot to find an eclectic collection of entertainment, from theatres and cinemas, to antique stores and last-minute kitsch souvenir shops. It gives off a transient vibe, and is one of the more higgledy-piggledy areas in terms of what you'll find, making it a fun area to explore and map out, all while taking in the hectic atmosphere of people coming and going, while others look for the best ways to spend their last few hours in the city.