West Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver
Vancouver , British Columbia
Canada V6H 3J4
Tel: 604 738 8938
Concierge.com's insider take:
West's menu changes with the seasons to highlight the finest sustainable ingredients the West Coast has to offer. Chef Quang Dang's contemporary interpretation of classic dishes is characterized by fresh, herbaceous notes with Asian influences from his Scottish–Vietnamese heritage. Order à la carte or indulge in one of three six-course tasting menus. Winter selections may include thyme-marinated grilled Thiessen Farm quail with chanterelle tortellini, Brussels sprouts, and sherry vinaigrette. Dang's single-ingredient Elements menu is ideal for a casual shared-plates nosh; Asian-style beef tartare with a hint of cilantro is a standout. Save room for dessert—celebrated pastry chef Rhonda Viani's sweet creations are not to be missed. The artfully elegant room features a Werner Forster mirrored sculpture winding across the ceiling and an impressive temperature-controlled wine wall housing 5,000 bottles. The two intimate chef's table banquettes offer prime seating for watching Dang and his brigade in action.—Kasey Wilson
Open daily 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 to 11 pm, Sunday brunch 11 am to 2:30 pm.