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“Old Vancouver Steakhouse” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
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Ranked #183 of 3,537 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $23 - $185
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Canadian, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Dunsmuir St.
Description: Hy's has been Canada's first name in steaks since opening in 1955. For nearly 60 years the Hy's name has meant the finest Canadian beef and impeccable service in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Hy's is Canada's premiere steakhouse. We are Hy's, and proud of it, since 1955.
Vancouver
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Old Vancouver Steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We went as a group from work...had the usual cheese toast, striploin steak and Hy's cheesecake.
Hy's has been around for quite sometime and it is one of the classic steakhouses in Vancouver!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TequilaVancouver
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Hy's-Not So Much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I've reviewed other Steakhouses but this was disappointing. This had been at the top of our list but can only be rated on the dinosaur standard. It was dark and clubby-a business person's stomping ground with a rather cool looking Dante's inferno type of cooking service front and center. The steak was just adequate with some twice baked mashed and some fairy parsley. Come on, you can get a decent steak anywhere but 170$ (2 steaks,40$ wine and onion rings) Not a great value,not a great steak.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank stimeysmom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We decided to dine at Hy's as we hadn't been there in a long time! We had cheese toast and escargot as an appetizer, it was great! We ordered our main coarse I had the Halibut special it was very good! My husband ordered the Ribeye Steak bone in, medium,It appeared to be a thin cut and the steak was under cooked! They took it back into the kitchen, the steak came back cooked to medium, however it was not at all up to Hy's quality, the steak tasted like bacon, the server was very apologetic! It was just disappointing visit!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Travelwithad
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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Grotto in Vancouver”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The restaurant was a throwback to the steakhouse of yesteryear. Waiter was very friendly and the food came without a long wait. The meal was good, the wine recommended by the waiter, a Canadian merlot, paired well with the food, and overall the experience was very pleasant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Joel W
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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Big Steaks & Big Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We visited on a Sunday night. We had a wine principal from Napa Valley and we invited the Sommelier to join us. We were enjoying a big Napa Cab which just lead us to a sit down dinner of Chargrilled Steaks. The double baked potato and the cheese bread are a must. Delicious and this place was famous in it's day, but on a Sunday night, we had a surprizingly good meal and the service was excellent.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Katherine M
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