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Notch8

4.2
4.2
1316 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Notch8 welcomes a new era of glamour in the lobby of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver with a luxurious atmosphere and classic cuisine inspired by the romance of travel in the 1930's.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 684-3131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Danai Hongwanishkul

  • Private party facilities

    If you are seeking an exclusive, discreet and memorable private dining experience then we have just the place for you. Our private dining room is an elegant space reminiscent of a historic luxury rail car and is the perfect private dining venue for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Christopher Robinson: (604) 662-1900

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Alberni or Hornby

  • Parking details

    Parking is available for all guests both in house and local. The valet will inform you of your charge upon arrival. Pay parking is also available in the onsite parking lot or on the street.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment:Wednesday - 17:00 to 21:00Thursday: 18:00 to 22:00Friday: 19:00 to 23:00Saturday: 19:00 to 23:00

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch Buffet at Notch8

    CA$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sunday Brunch at Notch8 from 11 am - 2 pm Join us for brunch this Sunday! Indulge in delectable favourites like Classic Eggs Benedict, French Toast, and our ever-popular Canadian Striploin chef-attended carving station. Pair with your favourite Bellini, Mimosa or Caesar at $10 for a perfectly rounded meal. Cheers!
  • Valentine's Day

    CA$95.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2023
    February 11 - 14, 5:30pm - 9:45pm (two-hour dining time) $95 per person, not inclusive of tax & gratuity. Limited a la carte menu available. STARTER Choice of BEET TARTARE Chilled Cucumber Soup, Plum Butter, Hazelnut, Goat Cheese -or- BAKED OYSTER Spinach, Parmesan Crumb, XO Sauce, Potato Foam MAIN Choice of BROME LAKE ROASTED DUCK BREAST Glazed Button Mushrooms, Gruyere Bread Pudding, Truffle, Madeira Jus -or- GRILLED ARCTIC CHAR Turnips, Radish, Charred Green Onion, Dungeness Crab, Salmon Roe Beurre Blanc -or- GOAT CHEESE & POTATO GALETTE Peas, Smoked Oyster Mushrooms, Candied Apple, Roasted Veg Jus DESSERT BITTER CHOCOLATE & GRIOTTE CHERRIES BAR Creme Fraiche Gelato, Aerated Milk Chocolate
  • Dine Out Vancouver

    CA$50.00 per person

    Jan 20 - Feb 5, 2023
    Available from January 20 - February 5, Notch8 is once again proud to participate in the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Price is not inclusive of taxes and gratuities. STARTER choice of DUCK RILLETTE Apricot Mole, Pickles, Pistachio, Crostini -or- PARSNIP SOUP Apple Chutney, Grilled Cheese Bread Pudding MAIN Choice of PORK CHOP SCHNITZEL Sweet And Sour Carrots, Trout roe, Chive Cream Sauce -or- ARCTIC CHAR Broccoli And Potato Hash, Beets, Pinenut Milk Veloute DESSERT MANGO TART Whipped Coconut Cream

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What 1,316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Unspecified

  • Vancouver

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver

    Good for business meals

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  1. CK

    ChrisK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We participated in the Dine Out Vancouver festival and we’re excited to try Notch8. My husband is gluten allergic so it was exciting to see a higher-end menu offered with gluten free options. Unfortunately, they weren’t substituted with anything else - if there was a gluten component to a dish, it was just removed (ie: the cheese bread topping on the parsnip soup) so it ended up taking away from the overall flsvor experience of the dishes.
  2. RS

    RamishS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The was was mainly hood but my arctic char was salty as was my friend’s steak. The dessert was still frozen but the service and ambiance was wonderful. Beautiful space and great staff
  3. DD

    DiningDebbie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Notch8 in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on a Tuesday night before our show at the QE theatre. Our server, Alex, was amazing! He was attentive, friendly and helped us select the perfect dinner from the menu. The 3 course pre-fix menu was a great choice. The French Onion soup was amongst the best we have ever had. We enjoyed the prime rib dinner with very tender beef perfectly prepared at medium rare, a giant Yorkshire pudding, creamy rich mashed potatoes and broccolini. We chose the salted caramel cheesecake for dessert. All courses were delicious! We enjoyed our meal listening to the live performer who was very talented. We highly recommend dining at Notch8!
  4. HS

    HelenS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Sunday brunch and all the food was amazing. We will definitely be going again.
  5. BL

    BLAIHINT

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First we have been to Notch 8. Loved it and will definitely return!!
  6. DD

    DanielD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had the chicken for main, the chicken ball feature had cartelage/bone marrow in it which can easily happen with ground chicken but took away from the dish. Had a lovely evening and more server was excellent.
  7. GK

    GKYVR

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was great but food was not even close to being 'ok'. Definitely wouldn't recommend
  8. E

    Essess

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dined here for the first time at lunch yesterday and it was so peaceful and lovely. Our waiter was so wonderful and although our food was late she was so sweet and brought us beverages while we waited and also left the carafe of coffee on the table for us. Loved this! We will definitely return for lunch and dinner. We also had our toddler with us and we found the seating and entire restaurant was quite spacious. Loved Notch 8! :)
  9. KJ

    KarenJ

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Not the kind of food or service you would expect for a Fairmont
  10. DI

    DanielI

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I liked the food overall, but the eggs Benedict were cold and were not replaced. I also think it wasn’t an extensive offer for a breakfast buffet. The service was ok, but we had to wait long just to ask our waitress for something; it was obvious that there wasn’t enough staff.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The prices and offerings listed on the opentable description were not true.
  12. C

    Cindy

    Vancouver

    117 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant in an upscale hotel. We went for Buffet Brunch. Food at this hotel is always very good. However, the organization and layout of the Buffet could be improved upon. Unless you went exploring you missed quite a bit. Everyone at our table found the beverage service disappointing. In contrast the service for High Tea is always exceptional.
  13. A

    Abcd

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was overall slow and for the price point and the quality of the food it was quite poor, except the oysters which tasted great. We did the Nye set menu and my partner's dish seemed to be sitting in the kitchen for awhile before it was served because the sauce was dried up when it arrived to us.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    New Years Eve Dinner with 4 course meal. Everything was delicious. One of the tenderloins was tough. Great inventive desert and great oyster appetizer
  15. V

    Vivi

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had an early new year celebration dinner and it was overall a lovely dining experience Pro- 1- Service is good. our server is attentive and friendly 2- booth table requested and they be able to switch for us immediately Con 1- music selection for the live performance seemed not as fit during holiday season. however, it’s subjective opinion, we didn’t not enjoy however appreciate the performer’s hard work. 2- food presentation is average, nothing special 3- prime rib is a bit too salty. seafood and black cod was good 4- take home leftover food packaging was done poorly as they threw everything into one box Overall 3.5 star
  16. MF

    MichaelF

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Happy hour during the holidays! Enjoyed wine, beer and nachos.
  17. A

    Anonymous

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We came for a Christmas lunch. At first they tried to place us in the back to stare at a column which we then asked to be moved and they did. Our server Sunil was fantastic! A super charismatic individual who was talkative, welcoming and humorous. We will be back for his chatter!
  18. h

    hangout

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gordon was a great host at our table! Loved sitting in private booth at the back too.
  19. S

    Sabrina

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food quality wasn't what it use to be.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service never disappoint. You have to try for yourself.
  21. S

    Sandralouis

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Well, this was a very special occasion as it was Christmas day Christmas dinner evening. We were thrilled with the elements we gave the high score to but in our estimation, the most important aspect is the food, was disappointing. We got a late booking as that was only available as an option even in early November. Our reservation was 8:30 PM-it felt like we were literally getting the last of everything left in the kitchen. The choices were very limited, as it was a fixed set menu to begin with. With that being the case, the kitchen should make every effort to be able to accommodate every diner equally. We did not feel that was the case for us. One of the appetizers was no longer available ( which one of us wanted ) and the main courses for 3 out of 4 of us were not as up to par as what we saw coming out of the kitchen when we first arrived. One of us had the meat option-his portion was very skimpy. Two of us had the turkey dinner which is tradition, and one said it was as if it was the scrapings at the end… Three measly carrots -shriveled and limp, and not very beautifully presented as a vegetable… No cranberry so just kind of disappointing for the main course unfortunately. The soup, the intermezzo, granita, and the desserts were all very delicious, however. Ultimately, we were a little let down . We pay a lot to go to a restaurant like this, and it just felt a little unfair in terms of consistency of food. We really do love a Christmas buffet and urge and recommend Notch8 present that option next season. If a Buffet was offered, we would be back in a heartbeat, despite our disappointments this year. That said, the ambience, the pacing, not being rushed, and the service was all exemplary .
  22. B

    Benson

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Went for christmas dinner and got the set menu $99 each for starter, main, dessert. When I go out to eat, its the food that I am most focused on. So although decor/ambience, live music, and service was very very good (Santa and Mrs Claus even came around to greet people in the restaurant), I was very underwhelmed by the food at this price point.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG, the Christmas supper was so amazing! We never had a bad meal or service at the Notch8, that is why we keep coming back.
  24. CP

    CindyP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food selection was a lot less than previous years especially the dessert table. They used to have a very nice and impressive dessert table and now only serviced in two small crowded separate locations. There also used to be kid’s menu such as chicken fingers and fries. It’s quite a disappointment compared to previous years
  25. M

    Minny

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    When I first reserved for Christmas brunch buffet, I’m pretty sure it said tax and gratuity included in the pricing. But when I was paying for the bill, they were all separate but I didn’t argue as it was Christmas with my family and it is what it is. However, as I was paying the waitress was looking at the card machine in terms of what I was punching in for the tip. Also, this was after the waitress telling me to press the percentage preset rather than punching in the amount I want to tip. To be honest I did not feel comfortable and ruined the whole experience as I was quite enjoying the brunch until the bill payment time came.
  26. TF

    TriciaF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Hot food was cold, not easy to access, heavy lids on pots. Was no where worth $130 per adult. A complete waste of time and money.
  27. JP

    JoaquinPrecoma

    Baja California Sur

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The hotel/restaurant decoration was amazing, such a festive place to have Christmas dinner. Stephen was a blast, the best taking care of us. The options for gluten free were terrific. Food was more than plenty but slow. We take the first plate in different times and food was not hot enough. We understand it was crowded and enjoy wine and the ambiance but can be better for next events.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Meat (Chicken) was raw and gave us a new one, food in general a bit salty for me
  29. KC

    KolesC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a reservation for 7:30 PM, but our table was ready after 8PM. We were a party of 4, but two dishes arrived only after two had finished... To apologize, they gave our bolltle of wine and dissert for free.
  30. j

    joannem

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    not quality at all poor service waiting over 40 min for appetizer
  31. P

    Plimages

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For lunch ordered the Power Greens with salmon which was cooked to perfection. Good flavours and textures. Dressing on the side was a nice complement to the salmon and vegetables. Never been disappointed at Notch 8. The kitchen knows how to prepare a beautiful looking and beautiful tasting meal.
  32. GB

    GiuliaBuratti

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect : food was so good, the staff was truly kind!
  33. NH

    NatH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding dinner, everything was absolutely delicious. I had the onion fontina tart, oozing with melted cheese and a great crust, followed by the best prime rib slice with jus and an extra crispy amazing Yorkshire pudding. Even the house red was delightful. The hotel housing the restaurant itself was beautifully decorated for Xmas. My only beef was the loud live music when we arrived but it didn't last more than 20 minutes.
  34. MS

    MeganS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful festive buffet, we might make it an annual family Christmas tradition!
  35. MN

    MaggieN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Poor quality if seafood, unable to deliver what was on the buffet menu
  36. m

    mehungry

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Food was good, but service was terrible. Had a reservation for over a week, and we were seated closest to the front and was very cold and loud. Could barely hear any of the live music or gain any insight into their restaurant or ambiance.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Good location good service , but the hot food is not delicious and desert is almost gone
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We arrived around 15 mins late due to inclement weather but the hostesses were very kind and understanding. We were seated right away and Sarah, our server was attentive, polite and very accommodating. My father asked for hot lemonade and she was able to oblige! The food quality was excellent, the crab was fresh and the food was continuously being filled. The dessert was the best part! A glass of prosecco came with our meal. Overall it was a very special Christmas lunch for us.
  39. B

    Bddvvvvvv

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service is slow but the ambience and food quality is excellent.
  40. SB

    SandraB

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had never eaten at Notch 8 - was very impressed. Our server Adrian was lovely and always attentive. The food was awesome - lots of fresh seafood! I appreciated the allergy alert tags. Was hard to avoid dairy items but I managed. Dessert was full of classics! Will come back - we have already told friends how lovely it was.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Notch8 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 684-3131.

Notch8 is rated 4.2 stars by 1316 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Notch8

900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alberni or Hornby

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available for all guests both in house and local. The valet will inform you of your charge upon arrival. Pay parking is also available in the onsite parking lot or on the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Danai Hongwanishkul

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment:Wednesday - 17:00 to 21:00Thursday: 18:00 to 22:00Friday: 19:00 to 23:00Saturday: 19:00 to 23:00

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 684-3131

  • Private party facilities

    If you are seeking an exclusive, discreet and memorable private dining experience then we have just the place for you. Our private dining room is an elegant space reminiscent of a historic luxury rail car and is the perfect private dining venue for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Christopher Robinson: (604) 662-1900

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