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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
This is the second time in the last year ...
This is the second time in the last year or so I have been fortunate to dine at the Five Sails Restaurant. This second time was even better than the first. We were in town for a concert and thoroughly enjoyed our evening starting with the meal at Five Sails. The service, ambience wine list etc. - just first rate. I would recommend to anyone.
The perfect place to celebrate a special ...
The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. We had the chef's tasting menu and were not disappointed. The food & wine were amazing (highly recommend the scallops), the view stunning and the staff super friendly, professional & accommodating.
Five Sails Restaurant made sure to ackno ...
Five Sails Restaurant made sure to acknowledge the special occasion that we were there for, even offered a small but complimentary dessert to help us celebrate it, which was a very nice touch. Window seat allowed us to enjoy the beautiful view. While the food is expensive, it is certainly well worth it -- though if it wasn't for a special occasion we wouldn't be able to justify the cost. There were so many items on the menu I would have liked to try, but I guess I will have to wait for my next visit (whenever that will be!). I highly recommend the ahi tuna tartare for appetizer and the duck breast for entree. Everything on the dessert menu seems way overpriced ($6.00 for a small cup of cappucino!). Our server was very well put together and very polite, though he didn't seem to want to converse with us too much.
This is a beautiful restaurant with one ...
This is a beautiful restaurant with one of the most amazing views in Vancouver. Unfortunately the food quality was not what we expected for the prices we paid. The manager was quick to try to address by offering a different meal and made a fuss over my partner's birthday when dessert was served - so I do appreciate that. I might try this restaurant again in the future - because the view is spectacular and perhaps we were there on an off night.
We both had the seafood medley which inc ...
We both had the seafood medley which included large scallops and a lobster claw and tail, served in sauce probably containing lemon grass and kaffir lemon leaves. I thought the sauce was a bit strong for the lobster, although it certainly was delicious. The view was great, but ask for a table on the shady side if you go for dinner, otherwise the setting sun will get in your eyes and you will have to have the view blocked by the blind.
Beautiful Spot! We got a nice table to c ...
Beautiful Spot! We got a nice table to celebrate the occasion of my son's engagement. Lovely
food and great service! It was one of the most memorable meals! The server recommended
the caviar to share and certainly was great recommendation for the occasion. Views were
Every bite was fantastic as can be expec ...
Every bite was fantastic as can be expected from Ernst who I have know since 88 and a Overall Gold Medal at the 92 culinary olympis. Sea bas burst with juice no hint of fishiness. The lamb was devine. Foie Gras Steller. Amuse Bouch yum! Wine from former Clould Bay winemaker perfection!
Pros: -3 course set menu is pretty worth ...
-3 course set menu is pretty worth it for $50.
- Service was great!
- View was good!
- Atmosphere was great
- They take allergies very seriously!
- View is only noticeable if you are near the window
- Can be a bit hot depending on where you are sitting
- Bread was a bit hard, expected better quality from a high class restraunt
We ordered the full tasting menu with wine pairing
The tasting menu was well thought out. The wines paired perfectly with each of the food items. Each of the items on the tasting menu was superbly prepared and elegantly presented. We will definitely return to try other items on the menu. We had a number of servers and they appeared knowledgeable.
Probably the best food in Vancouver!
We ate here for my girlfriends birthday and had duck confit, beef tartar, fois grais, lamb loin, and topped it off with wine and chocolate opera cake for desert. Hands down the most amazing cuisine in the city. Not a single dish was less than perfect. I will be returning again and again!
Amazing view, wonderful service and nice ...
Amazing view, wonderful service and nicest staff anywhere. My first time to Vancouver and the first meal while there. From the amuse bouche to the complimentary chocolate served with the bill, Five Sails set a high bar for the meals during our stay. Kudos! We sincerely appreciated our five star dining experience.
This was a big disappointment despite th ...
This was a big disappointment despite the great location and superb views. The food was good. Everything else was mediocre for a restaurant in this price range. It gave off the feeling of "giving up" competitively. The restaurant had only a few customers there; and yet I seemed to always have to look for someone in order to ask a question or even ask for another glass of wine. The restaurant lacks colour and elegance compared to most of the competition. In a word it is "flat" Not much of an experience in any way - other than disappointing .
From a service perspective, the owners should dine at Miku. They could learn a lot about quality service. Or also Hawkesworth.
To be fair, no one was rude. One waiter in particular was friendlier than the others. Mostly though the team seemed to be just going through the motions . I suspect some sincere, positive coaching could make a big difference.
On last observation: We had been asked if this was a special occasion. We advised that this was an anniversary. In recognition of that we got a tiny piece of cake 1 inch by 1 inch by 1 inch and a wafer thin piece of chocolate saying Happy Anniversary. A nice gesture? Sure but without a doubt the cheapest most meaningless "gesture" we have ever had! EVER!
I booked this restaurant for the 19th bi ...
I booked this restaurant for the 19th birthday of my son. On arrival, the staff greeted him "Happy Birthday" which caught him by surprise, a pleasant one though.
Throughout the evening, we were treated to a very friendly and welcoming dining experience. Then there was the fantastic view of the harbour, too bad it was a rather cloudy day which took some shine out of the majestic setting. Nevertheless, it was beautiful!
We ordered all seafood dishes which turn out to be great. I had Catch, the lobster is done just to my liking and very well presented with the sides. Perhaps the ambient made us all more forgiving as I did not find any shortcoming.
One of the best views in Vancouver, food ...
One of the best views in Vancouver, food and service excellent ...consistant with the highest prices in the city. Had a celebration business dinner here on 5/19/16. Everything was great BUT the wine markup was actually offensive. $13USD bottle of memoi pinot at BC liquor store $23 - $80+ at restaurant. Bottle of joseph phelps current year marked up $400. I can understand double but marginal bottles you would buy for less than 30 are marked up 100/bottle or more. Would not return only because of this. Not worth drinking mediocre quality wine to not add $500 markup to the bill over every other first class restaurant in the city. Cioppinos used to have the highest markup.....now is in second place.
Five Sails dining was an extraordinary e ...
Five Sails dining was an extraordinary experience. We were welcomed by very gracious hosts and the background music made us feel very relaxed. I did not expect to be treated as a real special guest. The seasonal spotted prawns appetizer was very yummy. We also got surprise complimentary appie and desserts and they were oh, so delectable! My husband, my friend and I had a very lovely evening at the restaurant. I would love to go back there again... a wonderful place to catch up with long friends or have a business meeting.
Perfect Friday night
Wanted to have a nice Friday date with my spouse after working a long week. Sunny evening with a clear view of the mountains and water. Warmly greeted by Gerry, and shown to our table with a view to the park and water. Great food! Dover sole done just a little differently from the usual, but so flavourful and unique. We will have to do it again soon!
I came here with a good friend of mine while on a weekend getaway to Vancouver. This restaurant is definitely something special. The food was exceptional, the service outstanding, and the view remarkable. Our check was higher than expected but it was completely worth the cost. Whoever the chef is has a gift, not a talent, with food preparation - it was the most delicious, mouth-watering dinner I've ever had. Furthermore, our waiter was simply the cherry on top of the cake - he was funny, charismatic and just so skillfully delightful. Everything about this restaurant was spectacular and I would definitely recommend it to anyone coming into Vancouver.
We Love It!
We came here to celebrate the Mother's Day. My parents love it and we enjoyed the time a lot! Not just the food is excellent, the service is fantastic. Thank you Chef for the freebies like vegie soup and cute dessert! It was a nice experience at the Five Sails! We'll come again!
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