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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.
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
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, Discover, 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
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* The Five Sails will not be participating in Dine Out Vancouver 2017. We will be open and offering our regular menu only. Thank you!
Five Sails Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We wanted something special to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, we picked Five Sails off of the reviews we read. It did not disappoint. The food was exceptional, the service was professional (there really is a difference), the atmosphere was lovely, the whole experience was well worth it.
The best food and wine we have had in a very long time! Would recommend to anyone looking for a romantic setting with phenominal food, great views, and a one of a kind experience in dining.
Outstanding food and service. We discovered 1 hour before our expected reservation that we had reserved on the wrong day. Gerry was very accommodating when I called to make a change. We had the 5 course tasting menu with the wine pairings. Everything was well balanced and the wine selections just right. We had a table right by the window which added to the experience. We’ve been fortunate enough to eat at some of the best places around the world and this reminded us of some of those wonderful experiences.
View from a table at the window at sunset was spectacular. Service was friendly, and adequate, but hardly attentive at a 4 or 5 star level. The featured desert requires 35 minutes but we were not told about it until it was time to order desert...a missed opportunity for us and them. No specials were described to us, although an adjacent table with a different waiter did have a conversation. I had to refill my own wine glass 3 Times and, I was presented with the wrong check at the end.
The food was flawless, a cold appetizer of scallop ceviche , crab stuffed avocado, etc. was superb. Halibut and sea bass main dishes were beyond reproach, good food well presented. The ability to order a half liter of wine from a nice, if limited, selection was very much appreciated.
A nice, if pricey, experience. With a little more attentive service it would be worth the price.
One of the best dining experiences I've ever had! I booked Five Sails for my mom's bday dinner and can't be happier. From when we arrived at the restaurant to the time we left, everybody made my mom (and all of us) feel very special. Everyone greeted my mom a happy birthday. They were very attentive and warm towards us. The food is excellent, the service top-notch, this is one of the rare times I feel the restaurant should have charged me more. We were just blown away! Thank you Five Sails!
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal, with a great view and very good service. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the experience.The only reason I did not give it a higher rating is that it is up against tough competition in Vancouver. The other two nights we ate at Le Crocodile and Blue Water Café both of which just hit it out of the park.
Absolutely phenomenal from start to finish......arrive at 5:30 opening if you wish a window table. Recommend the full tasting menu along with the wine tasting menu - every aspect was perfect. Impeccable service.....each course was almost too beautiful to eat - but we did!!!
A perfect evening.
I booked on OpenTable and made a special request (a window table because both my wife and I were celebrating our birthdays). We arrived and they acknowledged our birthday and accommodated our request with a beautiful view. My wife has chosen a gluten free lifestyle (I know I know) and the restaurant was respectful, and completely on top of it. No issues (they even customized the tuna tar tar for her). The menu is actually very GF friendly FYI. This was our 3rd time there and we will keep coming. Food was amazing and very reasonably priced for a fine dining experience.
Surprise ruined! It was for a special birthday dinner and I preordered a dessert with a customized message. After our meal, I expected them to get us the dessert I preordered, but instead, they gave us dessert menu to order. When I asked about the preordered dessert, they didn't know about it, then came back later and said they got it. When the dessert did come, it was a poorly written message on a piece of chocolate, put in front of tiny slice of cake on a tiny plate, instead of the actual dessert I preordered!
This was a tourist restaurant. The C$290 meal for 2 people (no extravagant wines or food) was not commensurate with the taste and preparation of the food or service - it was more expected from a B restaurant that might charge less than C$70. We were promised the amuse bouche, however, it had been forgotten only after we mentioned it - it was brought after the starter; a tuna sashimi that was not fresh - it didn't even taste or look like tuna. The woman who served us was very likely good at many things, however, one of them wasn't service. We were hoping to have a cocktail then a glass of wine with our meal. By the time she got around to taking our order and bringing us the wine, we were nearly through with our mains. In addition, she was not a friendly host that we'd come to expect of the restaurants typical of Vancouver.
We were celebrating our youngest son and his wife's first wedding anniversary, her birthday and my birthday. The Five Sails made all spectacular. The food was beautiful and tasted superb. The service was efficient, informative and helpful without being conspicuous. Thank you Five Sails, once again for celebrating with us our special moments and making them more so.
We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and a birthday on September 3 @ 730pm. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" by the Maitre'd. That really impressed us and got the evening off to a good start. We had a table overlooking the Harbour where we could watch both the setting sun and the 5 sails light up. Our waiter Ben got the message when we said we were in no hurry and preferred to enjoy our martini before ordering dinner. He provided excellent service and knowledgeable suggestions.
What a nice surprise when we were treated to a tasty amuse bouche - piping hot celeriac soup and a bite of fresh tuna. Thank you.
We spent some time looking at the menu and finally decided on Dover sole for myself and Sea bass for my husband. Oh my goodness - what a fabulous choice we both made! Cooked to perfection and bursting with flavour.... beyond what we had anticipated.
We were advised to preorder the Grande Marnier soufflé. Served with home made run ice cream, it was the perfect ending to our dinner.
Prices were what we expected and we topped up the dinner with a nice Sauvignon Blanc Semillon - perfect with our seafood. Glasses were kept topped up.
The atmosphere and music were gentle, we felt comfortable throughout the meal and all service attendants knew the menu well and were able to answer our questions. We are definitely returning to the 5 Sails. Reservations recommended even on a Sunday night. Thank you again for making our celebrations one to remember. - Linda & Bill
Made a reservation for an anniversary and a secondary celebration and was blown away by the service and the amount of knowledge my waiter had on wine and overall service. Gave great recommendations for which wines goes well with which foods. The staff catered to my nights need, window placement was a bonus , the views are amazing! Planning on going back for a second night of dining.
Wir sind aufgrund einer Empfehlung in dieses Lokal gegangen und waren begeistert. Wenn auch nicht wirklich preisgünstig, stimmt doch das Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis. Sehr netter Empfang, leckeres Essen und eine wunderschöne Sicht. Umbedingt weiterzuempfehlen in Vancouver!
Went for the view expecting the food to be typical hotel dining fare. We were very pleasantly surprised. Despite being in the Pan Asian hotel this was unlike any other hotel dining experience. From awesome food to attentive and gracious service and an outstanding view of Vancouver's harbor this was a first rate experience. If we lived there we would definitely go again and again.
The start of the evening was great staff was welcoming and the view is lovely. Waiters were slow to bring water to the table and didnt do so until the entire table arrived which was too bad. The food was good however the waiter got my order wrong and brought the wrong appetizer. Wine selection is also good. All that said, I had high expectations, this being my first time at five sails, and I'm now happy I didn't go to five sails sooner! At the price point of the meal there are restaurants in Vancouver that will provide much better service and dining experience as well as have a similar style of cuisine that is prepared much better. Five sails does have the advantage of the view. But for my money I would go to blue water first every time.
We were celebrating a birthday, unfortunately, there was a boisterous group nearby and we asked to change seats and the hostess was quite haughty about it. Anyhow the rest of the meal was good. The food was cooked to perfection, drinks and wait staff was awesome. Tip: If you want window seat ask during the reservation itself. Bit on the pricey side but great for celebrations!
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