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Five Sails Restaurant

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300-999 Canada Place | R Level - Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1, Canada (Howe Street)
+1 604-844-2855
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Celebrated our anniversary here with our son and his partner and thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening. Appetizers were delicious, entrees scrumptious. Wait staff were very attentive. Highly recommend.

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Montreal, Canada
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587 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and wine was truly outstanding from start to finish. Appetizer was tuna tartare. What an amazing combination of flavours. The fish was clearly super high quality. The flavours would explode in your mouth. Mains were daily catch, salmon and the Pacific halibut. All the mains were truly outstanding. Very tender and fresh flavours. The sauces were a perfect... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was terribly expensive and the food was not terribly delicious.. The meat was not tender (off course, I am aware my friend should order fish and no meat here), but it is not an excuse for mediocre quality cooking. The staff was so nice, really friendly, helpful. However, my friend tipped a bit under 15% (that seemed fit... More 

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San Diego, California
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a very bad experience, today we went to this restaurant and the service was poor, they don't do corck cage and the atmosphere is not good enough, this place is in a wondeful location water front but the ambience and the environment is not good, they need to improve in service and in The ambience, maybe live music... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with my husband and our 23 year old son while visiting from Australia. we were warmly welcomed and taken to a window table with great water views. The waiting staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Every one of our meals were not only beautifully presented but quite delicious. Overall a wonderful night. Would certainly recommend it for a special occasion.

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Thank Yvette R
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wonderful experience dining on delicious meal with breathtaking view of the waters and mountains. Food was sooo yummy and beautifully presented! It's a bit pricey but worth it!

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Thank Mimi V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch service with excellent service. Went to Five Sails Restaurant for our anniversary and definitely enjoyed there. Both me and my girlfriend ordered the seasonal 3 course menu. We both had squash soup with pumpkin seed for starter, and then we had slow poached salmon with infused whipped potatoes for main course. And finally we had lemon curd tarte... More 

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Thank Michael T
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at the Five Sails is truly delicious and presented beautifully as well. The view from the floor to ceiling windows is breath taking. It is one of the most lovely restaurants in Vancouver and I highly recommend to visitors and locals equally.

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Thank csdakin
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Foie gras to die for.... amuse bouche always surprise me... impeccable services, sometimes owner will even chat with you, of all these years, best husband and wife team, love it...

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant and its partner lounge have huge glass windows pointing out into the Burrard Inlet and across to The Northshore. It can be a beautiful view and entertaining too with seaplanes, rowers, seabuses and cruise ships coming and going. The service is excellent but it is expensive. Even the lounge fare however you may be tempted to stay awhile... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 60 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300-999 Canada Place | R Level - Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1, Canada
    (Howe Street)
  • Public Transportation: The closest bus stop is located at the Sea Bus Terminal at the North end of Granville Street and Cordova Street.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-844-2855
  • This restaurant is at Pan Pacific Vancouver
Description
Dramatically situated on the waterfront pier at Canada Place, this AAA Four Diamond award winning fine dining restaurant offers a breathtaking natural backdrop of the inner harbor, Stanley Park and Coastal mountains with gracious hospitality in an understated elegant setting. Proprietors Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers, a husband and wife team, bring years of experience to Five Sails skillfully fusing modern, continental cuisine with European influences to cultivate a memorable dining experience. Showcasing the mastery that made Chef Dorfler an internationally acclaimed Culinary Olympic World Champion, his signature mountain raviolis stuffed with fine herbs, spinach and ricotta then finished with a drizzle of hazelnut butter harken back to his Austrian childhood. The innovative "Catch!", a veritable cornucopia of seafood is enrobed in a lemongrass sauce perfumed with coconut milk and hint of chili, displays world-class passion and artistry. Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda, always brings impressive knowledge and unpretentious flair in providing optimal wine pairings from a list consistently honoured with the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. The gracious service and exemplary dining combined with sweeping views of ships sailing off into the setting sun is an experience like none other.

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