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Vancouver Restaurants

West

Updated 05/08/2012

Fodor's Review

Contemporary regional cuisine is the theme at this chic restaurant, one of the city's most innovative dining rooms. Among executive chef Quang Dang's creations are grilled quail with chanterelle mushroom tortellini, milk-poached sablefish with späetzle, and herb-crusted lamb served with crispy sweetbreads, beets, and pickled ramps. The decadent desserts might include pears sautéed in maple syrup and paired with a blue cheese biscuit, or a surprisingly delectable tofu

"cheesecake" wrapped in a crepe and served with roasted pineapple. If you can't decide, order from the tapas-style "Elements" menu (C$8–C$15) or opt for one of the elaborate multicourse tasting menus (C$58–C$78), which include vegetarian, seafood, and meat options. Marble floors, high ceilings, and a wall of wine make the space feel simultaneously energetic and cozy.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

2881 Granville St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3J4, Canada

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Phone:

604-738–8938

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 05/08/2012

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By Debbie

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Oct 10, 2006

An absolute must...

Everything about West was great. We'd been to C-Restaurant the night before, and West was far, far superior. All three courses were fantastic - couldn't be faulted. The service was impeccable - plenty of attention, but not over-bearing, and the general atmosphere of the restaurant was nice & buzzy. In terms of price, it also wasn't too bad - given the cocktails ahead of the meal & wine (although the healthy exchange rate probably helped a bit...).

I think Fodors has got it right by selecting West as their choice.

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By Phil

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Aug 4, 2004

Disappointed on the food

My special someone wanted to try out West Restaurant. Searched on the web, including this forum, and the reviews seem to be okay. Called them and wanted a table at 8pm. I was told couldn't do 8pm and suggested 8:15 instead. No problem then. Went there on time at 8:15, the place was hardly half full. I have no idea why they can't take the reservation at 8pm. Their service is perfect and they have an impressive wine list. However, we were a

bit disappointed by the food. Our appetizer foie gras was good, but the octopus with fennel (daily special) was totally off, both for the taste and texture. Likewise the main course, the scollops was good, but my yellow fin tuna was overcook (I ordered medium) and off on taste. Having said that, I have to give top mark to their desert (we ordered souffle) and treats. Atmosphere missed the top mark because towards the end of our meal, lots of other tables were finishing as well and ordered coffee. The whole room was noisier than your average Starbucks, with the cafe attendant working hard and banging coffee grind.

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By Sally

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Sep 6, 2002

Fabulous food, great service!

Don't let the small front entrance on a busy street fool you. Inside is a warm and friendly staff serving excellent food and wine from a 30+ page list. I had the best lamb that I've ever had and the plum tart for dessert was outstanding!

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