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Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge

#215 of 2,945 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West End
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
+1 604-681-9321
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Trail, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by the lounge after a nice long walk thru Stanley Park. The views are incredible, as is the service and cocktails. Great selection of drinks and snacks to enjoy. We continued our walk along English Bay and on to Granville Island. Always a must do when in Vancouver!!!

Thank Pogue12
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When we come to Vancouver, English Bay is the spot and we LOVE the Sylvia Hotel! The bar and restaurant have great ambience & a gorgeous view. The good is great and reasonably priced.

Thank Michelle D
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Vancouver's lovely west end and after exploring this wonderful city, I ended each day with a "Vancouver" cocktail in the pretty lounge at the iconic Sylvia Hotel. As a woman travelling on my own, I hesitate to go into a bar, but the Sylvia's bar is different. It is a warm and lively room with picture windows... More 

Thank ladydiver27
Santa Cruz
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sylvia Hotel is a wonderful piece of history, as well as a great place to stay in Vancouver. And their restaurant & lounge are very convenient, and seem to be open all day for our enjoyment. I have to say that the food isn't wonderful; but there are many choices on the menu, and you can surely satisfy your... More 

Thank Sid569
kirkland, WA
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 15 did a train trip from Seattle to Vancouver BC. We wanted a group dinner and found that Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge was the most willing to work with a group. Jodie Ewen, the restaurant manager was great. She suggested we order off the catering menus so that they were able to feed everyone at the same... More 

Thank travellingflemings
Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here a couple of times in our last trip, ad have been here often during other stays. The food is fine, and the staff friendly. We got a seat for Sunday brunch booking on the day. The views are really good, and on warm days you can sit outside. A safe bet when in Vancouver!

Thank Enfant_teribl
Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

During our three-night stay, we had three breakfasts in the Sylvia Restaurant. The wait staff were excellent, full of humour and attentive to our group's needs. The food was excellent and served hot. We enjoyed the daily arrive of Vancouver's finest motorcyle police and the views out the large windows to the walkers, cyclists, boaters and swimmers at English Bay.... More 

Thank onditquoi
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ate here twice during our three night stay and everything was delicious, particularly the salmon and beef. We were too jet-lagged to be up for breakfast, unfortunately. All the staff were lovely. Basically you just sit wherever you like - bar, bistro, restaurant and the menus are the same everywhere. It is completely relaxed and unpretentious - just sit... More 

Thank PH1Napier
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Ambiance lovely, particularly the view. Food was unappetizing at best. I chose Thai curry. It's appearance was a put off, mostly filled up with celery and a few carrots. We ordered a starter of calamari which was forgotten until after our meals were served. By then we cancelled. It was brought anyway by the server and we were told there... More 

Thank Jay T
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Had breakfast here on two mornings. Both times very good. Ambiance is excellent with incredible views of English Bay. In the evening, the bar was a cozy place for a quiet drink. Live music on some evenings, but not while I was there. This is the classic type of hotel bar that I love to visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-681-9321

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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