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2881 Granville St. (13th Ave.) Send to Phone
Sleek contemporary surroundings are the backdrop for innovative, finely executed seasonal dishes.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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5.0 rating over 8 reviews
West, Vancouver, canada

West Restaurant Review

: A warm greeting awaits each diner at this lovely west-side restaurant. Sit at the cherry wood-and-marble bar opposite the temperature controlled, ceiling-high “wall of wine." Look up and glimpse a reflection of diners’ plates in the wavy sculpture above. Chef Quang Dang's menu might feature first courses of crispy duck salad with cucumber, green beans, watercress and sweet chili vinaigrette, or diver-caught scallops with red cabbage and bacon jam. Mains are inventive and have included a northern ling cod and slow-cooked Yukon gold potatoes, zucchini and smoked carrot sauce, and roasted lamb loin served with heirloom beans, grilled fennel and black olive jus. There are three eclectic five- and seven-course tasting menus: land, sea or vegetarian, focused around top seasonal ingredients and each with wine pairings. Biodynamic risotto with octopus ‘chorizo,’ fresh basil and soffritto, and Queen Charlotte halibut with a watercress potato salad, clams and mussels are options. Another is a seven-course sequence of classics such as chicken liver parfait with hazelnuts, dark chocolate, cranberries and brioche. Pastry chef Rhonda Viani’s raspberry custard tart with sorrel ice cream and cinnamon syrup and petit fours are among the delectable dessert offerings. An early (before 6 p.m.) prix-fixe menu is a steal at $55. The wine list emphasizing boutique wineries (old-world and new-world) and seldom-found varietals complements the cuisine. Service is seamless.

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Average rating    3.5
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by michellej on Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:13 am
While traveling in Vancouver last week we dined at West for a special occasion dinner and were very pleased. We had the Seafood Tasting Menu and the West Tasting Menu with the wine pairings and everything was absolutely delicious. Our favorites were theYUZU MARINATED VANCOUVER ISLAND OCTOPUS, BIODYNAMIC AGED RISOTTO WITH SPOT PRAWNS and TORTELLINI OF THIESSEN FARM QUAIL. My boyfriend doesn’t eat shellfish and they were very accommodating of substituting out dishes for him. The ambiance in the restaurant is very comfortable (open and airy) and the service is very good. Our server was a bit on the reserved side but otherwise pleasant and helpful. The food is pricey but well worth it. Plan to spend a couple of hours indulging!
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by Dionc on Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:20 am
I was expecting much from West, based on the awards etc they have won, and was disappointed. The food was mediocre. Visually pleasing, but ultimately, and I hate to use the word, bland. The chicken/kalamata olive starter was tasteless, while the sablefish ravioli was reasonable at best.The Salmon main meal was undercooked with barely any flavour, while the beef was easily the best dish of the night. Desserts were average at best. Won't return.
As for the service, there is a fine line between good and excellent service. I really dont need 4 different servers, 10 times at a sitting. At times it felt intrusive. Definitely won't return and do not understand what all the fuss is about.
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