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2881 Granville St. (13th Ave.) Send to Phone
Surroundings of leather walls and marble floors provide a 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

: Sit at the cherry wood-and-marble bar, sip a cocktail opposite the ceiling-high “wall of wine," and then glimpse diners’ plates reflected in the wavy sculpture. Chef Quang Dang's sophisticated menu may feature first courses of diver-caught scallops with celeriac, caramelized onions and maple jelly, and a biodynamic risotto with butternut squash, almonds, sage and black truffle. His main courses are equally inventive: albacore tuna seared rare with crispy honey mussels, and saké miso emulsion; braised bison short ribs with couscous and Swiss chard napped with a sweet chili emulsion; and double-stuffed ravioli filled with mushrooms, spinach and truffles, and topped with chive butter sauce. There are three eclectic five- and seven-course Sea, Land and Vegetarian tasting menus focused around top seasonal ingredients, with wine pairings. “Sea” courses could be lightly charred Langley organic trout or line-caught lingcod; among “Land” offerings, one might encounter twice-cooked foie gras with Agassiz hazelnuts or Thiessen Farm quail. Vegetarians receive the royal treatment with tomato gin soup, Yukon gold potato gnocchi with Parmesan and wild mushrooms. Pastry chef Rhonda Viani’s chocolate tasting stars a chocolate cornmeal cake with butterscotch sauce. An early (before 6 p.m.) prix-fixe menu is a steal at $46. The wine list focuses on boutique wineries, both old- and new-world. 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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