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Five Sails Restaurant

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300-999 Canada Place | R Level - Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1, Canada (Howe Street)
+1 604-844-2855
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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381 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have dined at our share of amazing restaurants around the world, including Michelin starred restaurants. Based on the reviews of this restaurant, we had high expectations. We were a bit disappointed. The food was good, but NOT amazing. We were, frankly, a bit disappointed. We were greeted promptly upon arrival and taken to our table. Our server was polite... More 

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Thank IzzyEdmonton
Maple Ridge, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even though this place is very expensive it is worth every penny. The staff and the owners are amazing

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Thank tjt1122
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to stick with the classics. The serving staff are very professional and they cater to your specific needs. Always best to stay with some of the specialty items they recommend. They do these items with care, they are not as flexible when it comes to specialty diets.

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Burnaby, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lovely evening. We enjoyed our window table as the view of the harbour and mountains is great. The service was extremely accommodating and the food, delicious. We haven't had scallops that good in 20 years. We had hoped to return in December but have been unable to get a reservation. In 2017, we will definitely return.

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Thank j181314
Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had dinner here on Feb 11th. When entering the restaurant you are greeted with a very friendly hostess, she goes over any food allergies you may have and proceeds to seat you, all the while making you feel like the guest of honor. We were seated with a gorgeous view of the water. We enjoyed the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the tasting menu for our anniversary dinner. Felt so welcomed from the moment we walked in to the time we left. Both food and service were extraordinary…scallops were done perfectly, never had quail so moist and flavourful, venison was so tender…My husband who usually leaves places like this still hungry was happy with portions. I know, being full shouldn't... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an elegant dining experience at Five Sails, which looks out from the Canada Place wharf which you can spot from around the bay by the sail like canvas decorations that are illuminated varying colors at night. Seafood entrees were fresh and elegantly prepared.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Five Sails restaurant (in the Pan Pacific Hotel) last night. Perfection. Choice of a la carte menu or chefs tasting menu ($94 or $54). Excellent wine list including a respectable by the glass offering (well, aside from charging $30+ for a glass of Taittinger nv champagne...). My seafood creation of local cod, prawns and scallops was perfect with... More 

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor under "seafood" but it has a broader menu: steak and game (venison) the night we were there. The bar has an extensive list of spirits, wine list is excellent, and food exceptional. That would be plenty enough, but we had a window seat looking out over the harbor and Stanley Park. Grand Marnier soufflé... More 

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Vancouver
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for our anniversary, and it was perfect. Serving staff were efficient, attentive, and friendly. The food was perfect. I had the sable fish, and my wife had sea bass, and both were cooked perfectly, seasoned just right, and well presented. Would highly recommend for a special meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300-999 Canada Place | R Level - Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1, Canada
    (Howe Street)
  • Public Transportation: The closest bus stop is located at the Sea Bus Terminal at the North end of Granville Street and Cordova Street.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-844-2855
  • This restaurant is at Pan Pacific Vancouver
Description
Dramatically situated on the waterfront pier at Canada Place, this AAA Four Diamond award winning fine dining restaurant offers a breathtaking natural backdrop of the inner harbor, Stanley Park and Coastal mountains with gracious hospitality in an understated elegant setting. Proprietors Chef Ernst Dorfler and Gerry Sayers, a husband and wife team, bring years of experience to Five Sails skillfully fusing modern, continental cuisine with European influences to cultivate a memorable dining experience. Showcasing the mastery that made Chef Dorfler an internationally acclaimed Culinary Olympic World Champion, his signature mountain raviolis stuffed with fine herbs, spinach and ricotta then finished with a drizzle of hazelnut butter harken back to his Austrian childhood. The innovative "Catch!", a veritable cornucopia of seafood is enrobed in a lemongrass sauce perfumed with coconut milk and hint of chili, displays world-class passion and artistry. Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda, always brings impressive knowledge and unpretentious flair in providing optimal wine pairings from a list consistently honoured with the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. The gracious service and exemplary dining combined with sweeping views of ships sailing off into the setting sun is an experience like none other.

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