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“Great seafood”

West Restaurant + Bar
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Ranked #225 of 3,751 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South Granville
Cross street: 13th St.
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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Recommended by a customer for dinner. Lovely decor, friendly staff, great menu. The scallops as an appetizer were really good. I split the sea bass entree for 2 with a colleague. It also was very good, however I did have 3 rather large sharp bones in my piece. The steaks also looked very good. I didn't have dessert, but the consensus from those that did was they were excellent. A great place for a business meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jospos
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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“My favourite place in Vancouver”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

It´s expensive, but amongst the good restaurants in Vancouver, it still is affordable! It became my favourite place, because it has this nice combination of restaurant, lounge and bar, so after dinner you can switch to the lounge. Or you sit at the bar and only take appetizers and wine, enjoy the atmosphere and watch the barkeeper at work. Everything they do with fish tastes great, I´ve never been disappointed and even if you come frequently, you always find something new.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Golosa-I
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Seabeck
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Family birthday celebration for 8.”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Prix fixe dinners were wonderful-wine pairings were had by some. Ala carte also available. If you are a "foodie" and like to watch kitchen action...ask for one of the 2 booths (that seat 4) adjacent to the kitchen serving area. I only wished that they had had a round table for 8 as it was difficult to join and hear conversations at the ends of the rectangular table.

Visited March 2013
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Thank SeabeckMartha
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Sidney, Canada
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“ALWAYS MEETS OUR EXPECTATIONS.”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

When we travel to Vancouver we like to visit our favourite places time and time again. The West Restaurant has never disappointed us. This visit was the first time for a luncheon; the quality of service and menu selection every bit as good as the dinner hour. I can hardly wait to return to have the gnocchi! Probably one of the best pasta dishes I have ever ordered.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Fair-by-nature
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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302 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Exceptional Food, smaller portions”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

A group of 10 of us went there for dinner recently. Five course meal. All courses were, truthfully, of exceptional quality and flavour. My only complaint was the portion size on the main - sablefish (mmmmm!) was tiny - an inch, by an inch, by about 2.5 inches. The previous courses, all small, and bread (small buns) had fairly filled me but I still expected a little more than I got of this excellent fish. Service was VERY good - attentive, prompt, efficient. No idea on cost - someone else paid.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Late-Day-Traveller
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