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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
My wife & I celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary there this week & really enjoyed the food, the wine, the service, the ambiance and the beautiful view. It was nice to have the manager come over & say hi. Of all the wonderful restaurants in Vancouver to choose from to celebrate our silver anniversary, we are glad we chose The Five Sails. Every thing and every one there made our evening truly a memorable one. Five Sails deserves a Five Star rating. :-)
Food was excellent but service was sub par for a restaurant of this caliber. Had to ask to have water glasses refilled. Dessert timing was the worst I have had at a restaurant in this class. We indicated we would have a soufflé early due to the 25 min prep time. It comes out before dinner plates were removed and before others in our party had a chance to order dessert. So rather than have it go cold we ate it while others in party waited for their dessert to arrive
2017-08-03: Dinner was at 1900 at Five Sails Restaurant, across the street from our hotel. We selected the Chef’s Tasting Menu (96) with wine pairings (59). First came an amuse-bouche of carrot soup with a bit of ahi tuna. The first course was Chilled Quebec foie gras terrine infused with port and red wine and asparagus “mimosa” accompanied by a glass of Mumm Brut Prestige, Napa. The second course consisted of Dungeness crab and avocado with crème fraiche, apple and citrus, accompanied by a glass of Black Hills “Alibi” 2015, Black Sage Bench, B.C. The third course was Honey glazed smoked Brome Lake Duck with caramelized mango, pink peppercorns and huckleberry sauce served with a glass of 1st R.O.W Estate “Big Red” 2013. Fraser V. B.C. The fourth course was Roast milk fed tenderloin wrapped in pancetta with crispy veal sweet breads, crab and herb ravioli, morels in a silky Port wine sauce served with a glass of Torres “Ibericos” Crianza 2012/13, Rioja, Spain. Finally, dessert was Luxe lemon mille-feullies delicate layers of crisp phyllo pastry with chilled lemon cream & parfait garnished with pearls of orange “caviar” fresh berry puree served with a glass of Ch Armajandee Ormes 2010, Sauterne, France.
We were 6 people, all guests of the hotel. We arrived on time for reservation but had difficulty getting service. We waited for water, waited for our cocktails, waited for our wine order - worked with sommelier who was very helpful but waiter did not attend to us to pour when needed, had to ask passing bus person or sommelier to pour. Waiter did not take our order in a timely fashion nor did he explain pre-order for special soufle for dessert. When we questioned him after dinner about dessert, he just shrugged when we said we would have liked to order the souffle but it was too late. Food was excellent, service was awful. Waiter did not explain dishes well and interrupted our time to order by leaving and attending another table. Very poor. We all felt the same after the meal. Food A+ but wait staff D.
The evening was very relaxing after a hectic week - with excellent food, service and ambience ( no rushing to seat the next reservation - they treat everyone like a valued guest). I definitely recommend Five Sails - especially for a special evening out at Vancouver's harbourfront.
Excellent restaurant! Well above any other restaurant in the area! View was incredible! Food presentation, flavors, variety of choices, wine list excellent, service above average, and taste...OMG! Grand Marnier Soufflé was the best I have ever tasted. Sea bass, Catch, lamb, steak, lobster (out of the shell) were all prepared to perfection! Foie gras was extradionary! Ostera caviar was fresh and served beautifully. I could go on and on about the food, service, and wine but you will have to go and enjoy your selves. Perfect evening
Service and food were excellent, and the view was even better. A bit expensive, but worth it, especially for special occasions. Highly recommend and reservations are a must. Only drawback was parking was crowded and could be expensive, depending on when you arrive.
I enjoyed an excellent meal with picturesque presentation. The chef served complimentary appetizers to the dining guests on the day of my visit. There are two points that should be noted that kept this restaurant from receiving my highest rating: (1) a dining guest should never have to ask to have to ask to have their water glass refilled in an acclaimed 5-star restaurant; and (2) when ordering a desert in an acclaimed 5-star restaurant that has an ice cream accompaniment, a guest should never receive melting ice cream. Overall, the ambiance was complemented by the great view of Coal Harbour.
Beautiful setting at the harbor in Vancouver. Excellent food, very good service. Extensive wine list. Great for special occasions. Pricey but hard to complain since the food and service were so good. Plus we were able to linger over our meal without feeling rushed. Eating here is always a special treat when visiting Vancouver
Wonderful restaurant with incredible views! Service is flawless and waters and bread basket were always filled. Price is extravagant for portion size but everything we had was well cooked and flavourful. For me, it's a special occasion only restaurant but it's well worth it for an event. Order the soufflé!
Our dinners were excellent and the atmosphere quiet and calming, with a lovely panoramic view of Vancouver's Coal Harbor. Lisa, our charming server, was very attentive and helpful. The chef adapted some of our selections to meet non-dairy requirements. Truly a terrific choice for a delicious dinner in a special setting!
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