Praise

AWARDS

 

Four-Star Restaurant Award
Forbes Travel Guide, 2014

Wine List Award, Gold
Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2013-2014

Best West Side, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2014

Best Upscale Restaurant, Honourable Mention
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2013

'Best of' Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2013

Best of the City “Gold for Best West Coast Cuisine”
Westender Reader’s Choice Award, 2013

Certificate of Excellence
Trip Advisor, 2013

Achievement of Distinction in Dining
DiRoNA, 2013

Silver, Executive Chef Quang Dang
Gold Medal Plates, 2012

World’s Most Imaginative Bartender, David Wolowidnyk
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition, Morocco, 2012

Wine List Award, Platinum (Best Overall)
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, 2012

Top 50 Restaurants in Canada
Vacay.ca 2012

Sommelier of the Year, Owen Knowlton
Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, 2011

Four Star Award
Mobil Travel Guide, 2011

Four Diamond Award
AAA / CAA, 2011

Guest Chef Dinner @ James Beard House
Two sold out events at the prestigious James Beard Foundation, New York City, 2006 + 2002


REVIEWS

 

“Best Restaurants Canada 2014: West”
Chef Chuck Hughes via Huffington Post, 2013

“David Wolowidnyk runs the bar program. He’s considered one of the better bartenders in the world.”
Globe and Mail, 2013

“West’s wine director Owen Knowlton offers meticulous pairings for each course.”
Huffington Post, 2013

“For 10 years she's (Rhonda Viani) been delivering cutting-edge, mind-blowingly delicious desserts out of the West kitchen on South Granville.”
Vancouver Magazine, 2013