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“Great Food with a View.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge

Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #236 of 3,678 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: West End
United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Food with a View.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast at The Sylvia and we were served by Rey. I had a delicious smoked salmon and spinach omelette and my daughter had the blueberry pancakes. It was all so good and the view of English Bay must make it one of the best locations in Vancouver. Rey was attentive and very friendly which added to the whole lovely experience. Highly recommended!

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A little disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

We had breakfast here when staying at the hotel, having many good memories of eating at the Sylvia over the past 20+ years. This time we did find it a bit disappointing--not bad, but not as good as I know they are capable of. The croissants were a bit dry, and my husband was convinced his three-egg omelette was only made with two eggs. The service was not bad, but was a bit perfunctory. But the view is great, and it is a pleasant place to sit. I like the Sylvia, and I am just a little concerned that they are coasting on their reputation. I would hate to see this place lose its edge.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Dover
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

First had breakfast at Sylvia's in 2005, have been back almost every year since. The menu looks the same, the service is consistently excellent, food is always really, really good, view is amazing - why change what is already brilliant; we'll be back again! Favourite menu item: West Coast Benny, but there are plenty of good alternatives if that isn't your choice. If you're only going out for breakfast once in Vancouver - go to Sylvia's

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The food is good but the ambiance is great ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

The meal we had was nothing to write home about but was good, but the sitting in an old chair, in an older lounge area, looking out at a magnificent seascape ... well what else could you say but beautiful! The location is to die for and being able to leisurely eat your meal with that viewpoint is worth every penny and more.

Visited March 2014
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LANGLEY
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Location is fabulous!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Great ambience, great food, good location. One of the older hotels on the block but well maintained and beautiful. Food is a little pricey :)

Visited October 2013
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