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 continental cuisine 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
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
Food was good but not superb. Appertize ...
Food was good but not superb. Appertizer goat cheese was incredible. Trout, local flare, was overcomes and dry. Dessert was great. My wife had the Thai curry veggie platter which was good not great. I used her Thai curry sauce to moisten my trout. Glad I wasn't dining alone.
Pros: I really enjoyed our meal. The foo ...
I really enjoyed our meal. The food was worth the cost, the service was the best I've had and the view was spectacular. Seafood is difficult to cook properly and everything from the huge scallops to the lobster to the salmon was done to perfection. The fresh blueberry dessert was also fantastic. The chef sent over a small tasting at no additional charge which made us feel special and also elevated the meal to an even more memorable experience.
I enjoyed watching helicopters and float planes landing during the meal. The view is just great.
The menu asks that you refrain from taking out your phone to take pictures. While I understand wanting the ambience to be preserved I was disappointed to not have a photo to remember the occasion/view.
I was surprised at the end of the meal that they could not validate my parking stub because the restaurant is not connected to the restaurant. We parked using the hotel vallet and were then worried how steep parking was going to run. We were happy to learn that it only ended up being $18 plus tip. Which I think was reasonable.
Our food was divine, the service charmin ...
Our food was divine, the service charming and upbeat. The ambiance is very restful and easy on the eye. You can hear each other talk! What a relief.
This is one of Vancouver's top restaurants. We love it and know you will too.
What better place to see the sunset over ...
What better place to see the sunset over the Northshore mountains than having a beautifully orchestrated dinner in a restaurant with impeccable service . It is rare in Vancouver to find a restaurant which showcases West coast cuisine with tastes which outshines the view. Whether a special occasion or just to have a very nice evening out with your loved ones. Its casual elegance makes it one of the best restaurants in vancouver. Don't miss talking to Ramon the sommelier about his extensive knowledge of Spanish wines.
The view is spectacular. Foie gras appet ...
The view is spectacular. Foie gras appetizer, paired with a sauterne as recommended by our server was excellent. The service was outstanding. The main course was average, and the wine list was surprisingly limited. All in all, not in the top ten of Vancouver restaurants.
Another year,another great anniversary d ...
Another year,another great anniversary dinner. The service from start to finish is gracious and efficient with our duo wait team having been there almost 60 years, non pretentious and knowledgeable. Lovely bus girl. Generous with breads and refills, water glasses never empty but barely aware of refilling.The whole staff is first class.
Although moderately costly, we still consider high value because the quality and creativity of the food is superb. There are nice complimentary touches such as very tasty and artful amuse Bouche and end of meal tiny sweet tray plus a nice mini anniversary cake and chocolate. Not overwhelming but nice wine list, including by the glass.
A waterfront table with panaramic harbor views adds to the experience. Very comfortable noise level with most tables occupied.
Excellent location and easy access for p ...
Excellent location and easy access for parking. The view is one of the best in Vancouver and every table has a view. The service was outstanding - but more so was the food. We enjoyed both the Halibut and the Dover Sole - and cooked to perfection!! This is a favorite romantic, quiet place and I highly recommend it. It is expensive but worth it.
My wife and I went to this restaurant to ...
My wife and I went to this restaurant to celebrate our honeymoon and we could not have been happier. We had the chef's tasting menu with the recommended accompanying wines and were delighted. The food was amazing and the wines were perfectly paired. The service, from beginning to end, was perfect; it was attentive but unobtrusive. The view's not bad either.
This stunning restaurant was highly reco ...
This stunning restaurant was highly recommended and did mot disappoint. The food was inventive and very tasty. The servers were all outstanding...but not intrusive...
The bill made this a special visit only, but we did enjoy it.
My wife and I celebrated our 41st weddin ...
My wife and I celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary at the 5 Sails.
We were shown to our table overlooking Coal Harbour and its spectacular view.
We were not familiar with the menu and spent a bit of time selecting. Our server was very helpful in answering the few questions we had and we settled on a 5or 6 course sampler menu and opted for the extra course of scallops which may have been the best tasting of all- but hard to definitively say because they all exceeded our expectations.
Each course was appropriately spaced and obviously just freshly prepared. Each was artistically presented with the swirls of this or that on the plate and some were stacked on interesting combinations of taste and texture which enhanced the experience. For instance, the tuna tartar was on a bed of 3 things including wontons. Who would have thought of that combination? Very tasty and interesting texture in the mouth.
We highly recommend this restaurant.
We came up to Vancouver from Seattle for ...
We came up to Vancouver from Seattle for a weekend and for the 2nd year in a row we celebrated our Anniversary at Five Sails. If anything, the food and ambiance were even more impressive than we had remembered it! The atmosphere is quiet and elegant, with a stunning view of the bay. The food is top-notch. - everything on the plate is full of flavor. The service was well-informed and professional.
We went here for an anniversary dinner. ...
We went here for an anniversary dinner. We wanted a beautiful place to have a dinner that offered great service and Wonderful food. We could not have been happier with our choice. Amazing views were the added touch
The food was delicious. The service was ...
The food was delicious. The service was not.....I found the waiters to be very pretentious. We had just come from a tour and we where dressed like typical tuorist. We did not have enough time to change into our evening wear. We were not dressed bad but we did not have cocktail clothing. It was very noticeable that our waiters had an impression that we did not have money. I would not recommend or go back even though the food was good.
Ahi Tuna Sashimi is very tasty. It is t ...
Ahi Tuna Sashimi is very tasty. It is the most creative Tuna dish I have ever ate in the past 10 years after tried many Michelin restaurant in Paris, Hong Kong , Japan & USA. The embarrassed thing was they did not allow us to change the table to seat by window even no more guest was coming & two window tables were empty already before our dishes came.
If you are looking for something special ...
If you are looking for something special in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. this is the place to book. We were lucky to have a beautiful evening, clear and sunny, the view was spectacular. From Stanley Park to the 2nd Narrows Bridge with the North Shore mountains standing out and iconic "Lions" mountains standing out! Boats coming and going, cruise ships going out to sea, this is as good as it gets in Vancouver. The restaurant is well appointed, we were lucky to score a window table, and the service and food matched the view. We will return on our next visit to Vancouver. No doubt about that.
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