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Atro Jun 15, 2010 04:34 PM

Hey,

I'm planning a trip to Vancouver this weekend and while doing research as to the best restaurants in Vancouver I stumbled upon a post on here saying that a place called West may be one of the best restaurants in north America.

The problem being this post was from 2006 and trying to search for the word West on these boards is pretty difficult with it being used it just about every other post.

Anyone know if this place is still any good?

Thanks.

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  1. LotusRapper RE: Atro Jun 15, 2010 07:18 PM

    ".........doing research as to the best restaurants in Vancouver ........"

    These threads may be of help:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/693772

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7114...

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      cheeseshredder RE: Atro Jun 15, 2010 09:15 PM

      Try searching "West Restaurant" WITH the quotations on here: http://www.yummyvancouver.com/

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        Sam Salmon RE: cheeseshredder Jun 15, 2010 09:56 PM

        http://dinehere.ca/

        http://www.yelp.ca/vancouver

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        clutterer RE: Atro Jun 15, 2010 11:17 PM

        More to the point, yes, West is quite good. I believe the other responses might be implying that there may be other options you'd want to check out.

        You may want to note that, since 2006, the head chef position at West has changed over multiple times. I may be wrong, but I think they're still in the midst of transition right now. Still extremely high quality though.

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          cheeseshredder RE: clutterer Jun 15, 2010 11:33 PM

          Yeah, they just had a new head chef come in earlier this year. According to some sources, there has been a bit of an long adjustment period, but quality is still high.

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            clutterer RE: cheeseshredder Jun 16, 2010 09:17 AM

            Cheeseshredder - Warren Geraghty recently left in April/May or so and I thought (perhaps wrongly) that their chef de cuisine David Gunawan is currently at the helm. Perhaps they've since found a new head chef?

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              fmed RE: clutterer Jun 16, 2010 09:24 AM

              I haven't heard anything and there is nothing on their site - David Gunawan is still CdC: http://www.westrestaurant.com/profile...

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                cheeseshredder RE: clutterer Jun 16, 2010 09:48 AM

                Oh sorry, that's what I meant when I said earlier in the year.

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              Atro RE: clutterer Jun 16, 2010 09:33 AM

              Thanks for everyone's input. I decided to go ahead and give West a try.

              I've also made reservations at Le Crocodile and Bishops based on the posts in the other linked threads and for the last night we're planning on waiting in line at Vij's.

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              Vij's Restaurant
              1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

              Le Crocodile Restaurant
              909 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z2N2, CA

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                fmed RE: Atro Jun 16, 2010 09:35 AM

                I'd love to hear about your meals...please report back!

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                  waylman RE: Atro Jun 17, 2010 07:54 AM

                  great choices! please do report back.

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                goop RE: Atro Jun 15, 2010 11:49 PM

                I ate at West a few weeks ago and the food & service were fantastic. As clutterer said, there may be other restaurants you'd want to check out; but it is still a quality restaurant.

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