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Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge

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$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
+1 604-681-9321
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the sea wall in the rain from the Westin hotel and stopped in for a well deserving glass of wine. The bartender was awesome. Fun and very attentive. The smoozy music and wonderful atmosphere made us stay there a bit too long. We...More

Thank BeautifulBC-7
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visits and your glowing words about our beloved Sylvia Hotel! We truly are a perfect spot after a seawall walk. Please stop by again soon! We have live music on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and a bustling Happy Hour from 3pm...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was out for a walk so I thought I would stop by for breakfast. Great view of English Bay; liked the window seat while eating my breakfast.

Thank kmh124
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your breakfast! Come by for Happy Hour during the weekdays or our Live Music Nights on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Sundays!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to the Sylvia in some time. Same million $ view of the bay! Quite enjoyed the meal, I see the menu has been changed to compete with the local competition. We started with the recommended squid appie which was excellent. For lighter mains,...More

Thank Robert D
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your raving reviews about our food and wine and glad you could witness our billion $ view! Sorry the service was slow on this occasion - we are always addressing different facets of the operation to make our hospitality more...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

Stopped in for a cocktail before dinner, took 10 minutes to get noticed and 15 more to get two Caesars. They were not at all busy. Lovely location, has a view, near the Strip. Just no service. The Caesar was stellar, if it had been...More

Thank Tom D
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very sorry to hear about your recent visit and the below average timings. We are trying to improve our deficiencies in many areas so please come back and give us another visit. I am glad the Caesar beverages were at least beyond satisfactory :) If...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I stayed at the hotel. We had dinner once in the restaurant as well as two breakfasts. The food was very good in all cases. The service at our dinner however was very slow. Service at our two breakfasts was much better....More

Thank Ridelikeyastoleit
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us recently and your kind words about the food and breakfast experience. Sorry if the service was slow on this occasion for dinner...we will continue to try and improve our efficiencies. Please drop by again very soon and...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018

I had dinner at Sylvia's with a friend who had just arrived that afternoon from Japan. We were staying in a nearby hotel and I had been familiar with the Sylvia for fifty years, so thought it was the perfect spot to take him for...More

Thank Ross L
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

:) So happy that I was able to accommodate your table request as our Window Tables are highly sought after because of the beautiful sunsets and beachscape here in English Bay. We take great pride in our food and service so I am glad to...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant with an awesome location. I have eaten here a few times and stopped again the other day for breakfast after a nights stay in the hotel. This is such a beautiful location, with classic beauty. The service was once again...More

Thank Ian K
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visits and your glowing words about our beloved Sylvia Hotel! We truly are a bit of a hidden gem in our little corner of English Bay :) Our views and beachfront access cannot be beat. Please stop by again soon and...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Great location and great views in this historic room. Good deals for happy hour and overall well priced especially considering the location. Service was friendly although slightly slow. Great place to have a drink and people watch with a view to English Bay. Will come...More

Thank Martin F
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us recently and your kind words. Sorry if the service was slow on this occasion...we are trying to improve all facets of our guests' experience and we will continue to focus on crisp, efficient service. Please drop by...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

The Sylvia has been around for a very long time and is the place to see and be seen in Vancouver. Good food, and fine drink combined with a spectacular view make this a must see on any trip to Vancouver.More

Thank Carlo E
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by in mid-March! We are so glad you enjoyed our recently changed Food and Cocktail Menus and got a chance to witness our ocean views right on the beachfront. Please check out our website for our seasonal menus and information about booking...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a turn of the century historic hotel lots of pictures of what it used to be. restaurant is totally current with good food and service and great view of the ocean. They even have parking unusual for down town restaurants. Food, service and...More

Thank gordon r
Ryan H, F&B Director at Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining and staying with us recently....and for your very kind words. We hope to see you again very soon! By the way, we just started offering a Brunch Menu on Saturdays, as well as the usual Sunday Brunch Menu. And,...More

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Response from DoubtfulDiva | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. We were there for cocktails only.
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fifthline
August 24, 2015|
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Response from JULOfrVan | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Slyvia Hotel has a toll free number you can call 1-877-681-9321 or send them an email ( see their website) I have only dined there but I'm sure they will make arrangements for you. Traffic in Vancouver can be heavy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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