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West Restaurant + Bar

#210 of 2,838 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
South Granville
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, 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
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
Surrey
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Bayleafroses
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank mesocyclone2011
Vancouver, Canada
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179 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Raul S
Menstrie, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

KT's eldest finished her Ph.D., so we wanted a good place to celebrate on graduation day. We were not disappointed. First Class. The service was attentive but no overbearing. The food was extraordinarily well-presented, and the staff had the patience of extremely patient people when dealing with a 21 month-old who could potentially do so much damage to glassware with... More 

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Thank TheBodach
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to West on a week night evening to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had an amazing experience from start to finish - excellent service, food and cocktails/wine. We were also very happy with the recommendations we were able to get from the staff, which made the dinner even better. For example, a recommended wine pairing... More 

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Thank EricaCLM
West Vancouver
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years have eaten at West a number of times and was always impressed with the quality of food and its preparation, so was pleased when an out of town friend suggested we meet there for lunch. There is no fault what so ever with the wait staff or the service. Everyone is well trained and attentive. The reason... More 

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Thank MarylinWestVancouver
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I found West Restaurant & Bar the last time we were in Vancouver and had to return Love the decor it is very hip Most amazing mixologist. He won best mixologist award and earned it. Must try the special cocktails The chef prepares outstanding dishes Art on a plate and so flavorful Seasonal and fresh

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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
$24 - $38
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.