About Five Sails Restaurant
Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers invite you to experience their unforgettable combination of breathtaking views of Vancouver, fresh and fabulous 4 Diamond award winning cuisine and gracious hospitality in their beautiful, private restaurant located inside the Pan Pacific Vancouver.
The Five Sails features world class dining in an unmatched setting with stunning views of the water, mountains, and Stanley Park. There is an intimate private dining room for up to 20 guests, a chic bar/lounge area with modern fireplace and the addition of cozy, elevated booths for more relaxed dining.
Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and his wife Gerry Sayers offer their hands on attention to detail with beautifully presented cuisine featuring modern classics with European influences on their seasonal a la carte menu, vegetarian menu & Chef's Tasting menu with wine pairings selected by Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda.
Continental, French, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Last seating for dinner is @ 9:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Public parking is available at Canada Place and valet services are offered based on availability at the Pan Pacific Hotel entrance. Flat fees for parking apply after 6:00pm.
The closest bus stop is located at the Sea Bus Terminal at the North end of Granville Street and Cordova Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
* The Five Sails will not be participating in Dine Out Vancouver 2017. We will be open and offering our regular menu only. Thank you!
From 10 - 140 guests, the Five Sails offers AAA Four Diamond award cuisine and service for the ultimate private event experience, all with a spectacular natural backdrop and views of Vancouver's inner harbour & coastal mountains. The Five Sails private dining room accommodates from 10-20 guests
Five Sails Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I spent a beautiful Sunday dinner with m ...
I spent a beautiful Sunday dinner with my partner for my birthday and I'm so glad that we picked the right restaurant. Beautiful view, clean & modern look, kind staff and very tasty food. Not too crowded but definitely not empty either. Would recommended it for any special occasion or just casual dining.
One of our favourite restaurants that co ...
One of our favourite restaurants that consistently delivers. Gerry, Chef Ernst and their very capable team make sure every little detail is there. I love knowing that Dover sole is available year round and the 3-course seasonal alternative is always enticing. My guests enjoyed the 3-course and stated that they have not had salmon that tender. The plating and presentation is beautiful whether it's the appetizers, full entrees or the Prix-Fixe. Great wine list as well.
Five sails was simply outstanding - the ...
Five sails was simply outstanding - the service was very personal and friendly and the views spectacular.
The scallops were the perfect entree and others had the lobster bisque and the quail which were both amazing
The venison was beautiful as was the beef and the wine list was exceptional too
It was a fabulous last meal in Vancouver before returning to Australia
We were visiting Vancouver from the Seat ...
We were visiting Vancouver from the Seattle area and wanted to take in the local favorites. Five Sails had great reviews on line so it was our choice for a Birthday dinner on Saturday night. The staff was extremely warm and friendly and the food was fantastic. We started with Ahi Tuna Tartare and the “SCHLUTZKRAPFEN” Austrian-Style Ravioli then moved onto the Rack of Lamb. The flavors of each dish were fantastic! And if the food wasn't enough then the view made it even more spectacular, with a beautiful view of the water. I would highly recommend Five Sails to anyone!
The reviews I read were all very good, b ...
The reviews I read were all very good, but our experience was probably even better. The seafood we had was excellent, even the steaks were good--the best we had in Vancouver. Can't beat the location and the staff was very accommodating. Expect to pay a lot for wine.
Our hostess was nice and offered us a co ...
Our hostess was nice and offered us a coat check. At the table, the server was attentive at first and the after we ordered our wine, the attentiveness went south. The server could not answer the wine question and had to ask. We waited and she finally came back with the answer and took our order. I cannot believe that a place that serves food at this prices will not even have pepper at the table. The shaker were empty and we had to wait 5-7 minutes before we could flag down a server to get some. Rather than apologizing for the missing pepper, we get a response of "Oh!" from a different server. We tried to flag down our main server when we needed pepper, but she was too busy helping other and we felt ignored. The manager of the restaurant asked us about our experience and food. That was a nice touch.
We had the seafood plater for the appetizer which was amazing in taste and preparation. The seafood was very fresh and delicious. We had a bottle of white wine. We went with the prefix menu and all the courses of food was great.
We were thrilled with the food, wine and ...
We were thrilled with the food, wine and service. The table by the window to enjoy the fabulous scenery was unexpected but very much appreciated. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant and if we had time would visit again.
We started with a beet salad with goat c ...
We started with a beet salad with goat cheese. Ordinarily I am not wild about beets or goat cheese. The beets were lightly pickled and the goat cheese tasted smoked and very mild. It was just delicious. The main course was the sablefish and was prepared perfectly and was served with vegetables that were not over cooked. The service was very efficient. I recommend Five Sails for seafood.
It was my boyfriend's birthday and I too ...
It was my boyfriend's birthday and I took him out to this restaurant. It was by far, the most luxurious and high-end restaurant we have ever been to in Vancouver. From the beginning, we were greeted and seated by the window that overlooks Waterfront and the city lights. All the servers and chefs there wished my boyfriend a Happy Birthday which made him feel special. They even remember that I was a vegetarian as I had told him over the phone when booking the reservation. The vegetarian menu is amazing and I especially loved the white asparagus soup which I wouldn't have ordered myself either, but was given a sample to try by the chef. They also bought out a complimentary layered chocolate cake after dessert for my boyfriend and the cake also had a small chocolate plaque saying Happy Birthday! Overall, an amazing place to try in downtown Vancouver. It is a very high-end, expensive restaurant but for special occasions the price is definitely worth it!
All I can say is, "Wow!" It's been three ...
All I can say is, "Wow!" It's been three days and I'm already craving this delicious food! Too bad they aren't in the states. The ambiance, the views, the staff, and the food are all outstanding! As you walk into this beautiful restaurant you are greeted by the Maite r'd, who is also the owner and chef's wife. What a nice lady! So accommodating and friendly. The hostess (also friendly) seats you at your table and you are awestruck at the beautiful views of Vancouver Harbor. We got there in time to enjoy the views by light, watch a few floatplanes land and takeoff, and observe the city growing dark and all the lights popping on for a romantic sight. Then the food begins and you are seriously lost in your own world. It's just you and your food. Mmmm! My mouth is watering just thinking about the delicious tastes. It was seriously like a circus in my mouth. And if this makes it sound all fancy and romantic and only a place for couples, well, it is, but it's also accommodating to kids - if they can appreciate the quality of the food. Great staff, extremely friendly and helpful servers, and an awesome chef!!! So glad we chose this place over all others!
This is the first time that I am disappo ...
This is the first time that I am disappoint with a recommendation from Open Table
Service at the restaurant is very poor
The food is nothing spectacular, is a little above average
It looks that this restaurant had better times, decoration is depressing, this restaurant is still in the 50s or at the most the 60s
Furniture is a disaster
I will never go back and I will never recommend to anybody
The restaurant is in a great location, t ...
The restaurant is in a great location, the food is excellent, keep in mind this is considered fine dining so the portions are not large. If you can, I would recommend a table along the windows facing Coal Harbour/Burrard Inlet.
Dinner with my wife on a Saturday night ...
Dinner with my wife on a Saturday night in September. The view is to die for. Recommend reservations and early arrival to be sure of a window table. We enjoyed a cold seafood appetizer platter for two ---clams, oysters salmon etc. Main courses of chicken and beef were excellent. Souffle for desert was fine though it would have been better if we knew it was an option so we could have ordered in advance and avoided a long wait. But it was worth it! Will dine here again if in Vancouver.
Everything about the restaurant was exce ...
Everything about the restaurant was exceptional.
The only negative was that the email confirmation from Open Table linked to the wrong location and since we'd walked in the rain from our hotel, that was a bit annoying. NOT the fault of Five Sails, however.
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