West Restaurant + Bar

Restaurant type

  • Steakhouse,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,
  • West Coast,


  • Seafood,


  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservations,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
2881 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J4
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

  • Diners Club

Meet the owner

Part of the multi-award-winning Toptable Group, West restaurant has been a staple of the South Granville dining scene since it opened in December 2000. At the helm since 2011, executive chef Quang Dang has been championing and re-defining what west coast cuisine means. “At West we’re locally inspired but use global techniques,” explains Quang. “We want to give people a lot of different ways to dine. You don’t have to come in and commit to a whole dinner, you can come and share appies at the bar. It’s a great neighbourhood to be in — more of an artsy crowd away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.”

Lunch service draws in the local business community and shoppers, brunch is a mix of everyone and dinner tends to be about date night and special occasions. “In the past, I guess you’d call it fine dining but there’s a stigma to that with the idea of pomposity and all kinds of frou frou chic! That’s definitely not the case at West: we use the best ingredients, have wonderful top-tier wines but we’re not stuffy at all. Our room is refined but it’s still a lot of fun.”

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This was one of the worst meals I have ever had...

This was one of the worst meals I have ever had in a restaurant any many in my group felt the same way. Duck liver salad was quite literally that, fried duck liver over some lettuce. It smelled like catfood. Pork entree was a think slice of pork swimming in oil. I was quite surprised as I had been told it was an excellent restaurant.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 3/5
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I love West!

I visited West with a friend that had been there a couple of times before. The outside of the restaurant was very unassuming. You would have no idea that there was a fantastic restaurant inside. Parking may be an issue as it's a busy streetfront but they did seem to have valet. We sat at the bar and had cesars until our table was ready--made fresh with muddled tomato right in front of our eyes. The food was all amazing both in appearance and taste. REALLY good. I would definitely eat here again!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Vancouver’s tony South Granville neighbourhood is known for its shopping and restaurants – and West is one of the best spots to dine along the chic strip, especially if you’re looking to enjoy a bite before a show at the nearby Stanley Theatre. The contemporary West Coast menu is prepared by an award-winning kitchen and has a distinct French influence. I recommend starting your night with a glass of bubbly or a craft cocktail at the polished bar, where you’ll be lavished with attention from the most gracious of hosts: West’s experienced and charming bartender, of course.

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