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About
The Five Sails offers award winning cuisine & personalized service in this spectacular waterfront setting. Our award winning culinary team offers their take on modern classics with European influences in an elegant, upscale fine dining room set against the natural backdrop of Vancouver's inner harbour with breathtaking views of the local mountains, Stanley Park and Lions Gate bridge. Experience our seasonal a la carte menu with the option to include Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda's selected pairing of wines to best complement the menu. The Five Sails Team is honoured to be recognized with the 2018 Les Clefs d'Or Silver Service Award voted by Vancouver's concierges as their favourite restaurant to
PRICE RANGE
US$60 - US$80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
French, Fusion
FEATURES
Valet Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The panoramic views from our table was jaw-dropping. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable and top-notch. We've eaten at some fine establishments all over the world and this is one of our more memorable meals. The complimentary hors d'oeuvres and the glasses...of Prosecco and chocolate mousse in honor of our anniversary was the icing on the cake.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

3 of us enjoyed the Dine Out experience at the Five Sails oh Jan.30th. The food selection was very good and we all enjoyed the 3 courses. My only comment would be that one of our group is a Vegan and there was not much...selection, they did come up with a main course that she enjoyed after some discussion. In this day and age when there are so many vegan/vegetarians it would be nice to have a better selection for them!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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JASON HUSMILLO, Owner at Five Sails Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2022

Dear Juliet S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed all three courses of the Dine Out Menu. All feedback from our guests is greatly appreciated. Increasing our options for vegans and vegetarians...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 31st anniversary. The 6 course tasting menu and wine pairing was wonderful. Shawn took good care of us. The restaurant has all round windows which offer a fine view of the harbour and sunsets. FYI this is a tasting menu so the...6 courses are basically like appetizers. We opted to each have the wine pairing at $110 each. It was excellent; however be warned that the wine servings are from 2 to 5 oz per course I wish we had shared 1 wine pairing between the 2 of us. Great time !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came from Seattle to celebrate my birthday. Five sails was the best choice for my birthday dinner. I couldn’t ask for better service, view or food. Everything was up to perfection. I also want to thank Jordan for her amazing hospitality and service. She...really made our dinner unforgettable. Also we appreciate recommendations from the menu and drinks. I loved watermelon sangria that was on their specialty menu. It was so refreshing especially during these hot days. We had table by the window and It was a little hot but once sun sat we had amazing view and we were able to open blinds to enjoy the beautiful view from Five sails. Appetizers Our appetizer selection was duck rillette which was absolutely mind blowing. It woke up our taste buds for more amazing dishes to come. I loved that it came with liver parfait and little crackers & strawberries to accompany the perfect flavors and little jelly cubes of broth. Mains For first time I tried Sablefish which is very light white fish filet cut. Amazingly paired with mini cucumber balls and light sauce. My husband took Sea Bass perfectly seared to the crisp with pesto sauce and fennel. We also shared truffle mashed potatoes that were melting in the mouth! I highly recommend, its a good portion that can be easily shared. I loved that portion sizes are very moderate and filling at the same time. I wasn’t overwhelmed with the food but flavors were perfectly balanced. Dessert I was debating between pear and soufflé. I really wanted to try a good soufflé because I had not so good experience in the past. And their soufflé is a must try! It comes with mixed berry sorbet. People come here specially for the soufflé. Very talented culinary & restaurant team. Everything is exceptional from beginning to finish. We will recommend this place to all our friends & family and we can’t wait to come back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely experience at Five Sails! The food was perfect and so balanced. The service perfect and friendly. The views can’t be beat! If you’re looking for the perfect mix of excellent food, views for days, and friendly service, look no further. (History bonus: this was...the site of the US-Russia Vancouver Summit during the Clinton administration.). It’s a top 5 restaurant in all of Canada. Exquisite!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined at the restaurant on the eve of our cruise to Alaska, and had a fabulous experience. Our server, Jordan, was friendly, courteous, and paced our meal perfectly. Her menu recommendations were spot on, as well. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

Probably one of the best examples of food, service and care ever received. The staff outdid themselves, going over and above the call to ensure that our visit was exceptional with personal and attentive care throughout our meal and at all levels. We are not...easily awed and the food as well as the service were without question 'awesome'. The food was fantastic from start to finish with every nuance and flourish designed with thought and care to further enhance the amazing flavors being presented. Thanks to the staff, from Table to Chef, for such a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Took a moment to find it in the hotel complex, stunning location looking across the harbour. We were able to stay until sunset and enjoy the last rays of the day. The food was delicious and well presented. Their attention to detail was impeccable including...recognising a birthday for one of the diners. Lovely food, attentive staff and stunning locationMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022 via mobile

Phenomenal experience! Great service and very attentive! Jordan was so knowledgeable and sweet! The GM Jason was so warm and kind hearted and angus the bar manager was so creative! Five out of five! Don’t change a thing!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Very unimpressed. The two stars is only because the view and ambiance were favorable otherwise it would be one star. Food was pretentious and uninspiring for the most part. Paying $89 for tough lobster is not really acceptable and none of their prices were justifiable....Service was equally disappointing. We are visiting from Manhattan and this was our first dinner during a 4 day trip. The favorable reviews posted are completely inconsistent with our experience and I hope this is not a trend during our trip.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

We had a very positive experience visiting Five Sails on July 2nd, 2022 for afternoon tea. Antonio, our server, was very polite when greeting us at the table. Antonio made our experience exceptional by explaining our dishes to us when serving us. Thank you Antonio!...:)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

We were at 5 Sails for a company dinner. It was a fabulous evening. We had a really nice table with the killer view that they are known for. Michael, our server was excellent. He was very effective in taking care of us; and had...a great sense of humour to boot. The food was wonderful and the apple dessert was a work of art. Thanks to all at Five Sails for a great evening.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

Best fine dining, the food was amazing, Jordan helped with food choices, on a very professional level.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

We happened upon Five Sails as a result of the rain. It was conveniently located across the street from our hotel. The setting is indeed elegant with great views, including the five sails just outside of the windows. The clientele was basically divided in two...types. The tourists who were more casually dressed as opposed to the locals, many of whom were dressed up celebrating something. The amuse bouche was a lovely salmon preparation set the tone for a wonderful meal. Most notable were the fish preparations.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

Food was good and place nice. But somehow it felt like it needed an overhaul. Service was a little too clingy. Good experience, but not the best. Lunch menu is pretty reduced so I would not use it for a business lunch. Not to mention...that the music was too loud.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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I honestly don't know but restaurants in Vancouver are usually very accommodating. I am pretty sure the menu would have some options for you or that could be modified to work.
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Five Sails Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5