Notch8

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
Notch8 features West Coast cuisine, with many dishes designed around items featured on archived menus from the hotel’s early days. Our culinary team has kept the fundamentals of those classic dishes, while modernizing them to suit today’s discerning palates. Our bartending team has created a wine list with offerings from around the world and recommendations for best pairings.
Behind the bar, vibrant cocktails made popular during pre and post prohibition times are being shaken up with bitters created exclusively for Notch8.
Be part of the journey of Notch8 – catch up with friends at breakfast, close that deal during a business lunch, unwind at happy hour, and reconnect with loved ones over an intimate dinner.
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J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and so was the service. It was expensive but would do it again for a special occasion

l
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Closed out an amazing day with our Anniversary dinner at Notch8 in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Incredible dinner (OMG Bison Carpaccio with hazelnuts & blue cheese crumble and Cheese Curd topped Mashed Potatoes!) with fun staff that made our evening super memorable. And we were double surprised with a decadent dessert platter comped by the hotel and the couple at the next table bought us a round of cocktails.

PY
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I immediately booked right after we celebrated my sister's birthday last time because of the great experience we had. But last Sunday's experience was a BIG disappointment, from the service to the quality of food. I originally requested for a seat by the fireplace since I wanted it to be special too because it's my birthday treat to my sister's boyfriend. But it was given to another customer who arrived just few minutes ahead of us despite my early reservation. The server was nice but needs to be more proactive and keen to details. Our plates and cutleries were already on top of each other before she could even remove them. We had to remind her about the coffee we requested 15 minutes ago before she could bring it to our table though she already brought fresh ones to other guests. There were two of them in the area at that time but both have poor service. The English muffins from the eggs benedict were to hard and the sponge on one of the desserts was too dry. I was expecting also that a birthday cake will be served to my sister's boyfriend like the last time when we celebrated her birthday too. It could have made the experience more personalized and memorable. Hopefully, we'll have a much better experience next time when we come back...If we ever we have the confidence to come back.

TH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorites in Vancouver. Exceptional service, well plated and great flavored food.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is an unusually busy evening. We blame our last min reservation and food does not met our usual expectations from previous visits. An unfortunately disappointment from our usual favourite joint.

VI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and an excellent selection. I will definitely go back. The prime rib was superb.

i
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice meal , ate here originally as we are staying at the Fairmont but would eat here again

MV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When I booked there was one question for what occasion. I clicked on bday because that was my bday. I thought and was hoping they would give me a little surprise like greetings or a small cake but nothing.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, but the food was an absolute disappointment. Egg bene’s were dry under the heat lamps, and with an hour still to go, zero replenishing of sausages, and watery scrambled eggs. Only saving grace of the warm foods was the potatoes... guess you could not mess sautéing baby potatoes.

A
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

the waitress was not engaging or attentive and we had slow service

LZ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Poor food by the taste and look. Especially the lunch. We ordered a fish and a steak. They both looks like 5 dollar food. The environment is good but not the food. High tea is awesome.

E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!
Atmosphere was good, the food was amazing.

YV
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was slow, food display was all over the place -- seafood section did not feel fresh -- flies as well; egg station serve the smallest portion I've ever had before; each hot food in a cast iron pot, every difficult to self-serve for all ages and genders --- I was helping others to remove the lads many time.

Place was so noisy, the dessert section display was stacked and crowded -- I felt sad for the chef with good work but didn't have a fair chance to show-off.

We have been many brunch places, this for sure on the lowest ever!

S
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Notch8 last minute for a date night. We ordered the Wagyu beef and beet salad. Food was tasty with good size portions. Service was great!

I
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is the worst experience I've had in Vancouver. From the very start, the waitress was straight out of a Denny's and acted like she was working in a diner. Their wine list sucks, they only have 2 real meat choices, lamb and prime rib... are you kidding? Avoid this place at all costs, so many better restaurants in Van.

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner, wonderful food, and excellent service. But please bring back the OMG chocolate cake and the birthday dessert!

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The prime rib is delicious! It took time though to place our order. Regardless, I’d go again, the food is that good!!

W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Our Sever Alina was not very good and did not come by our table to check on us if we needed anything and we had to wave her down a few times to get her attention. She only seems to be checking other tables but not us very poor reflection to the Notch 8 brand!

PY
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the ambience is so perfect especially if you want to celebrate any occasion. Our server was so nice and very attentive. We will definitely come back. In fact, I will be booking another reservation for a family member's birthday again in October.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the brunch buffet a lot the first time! Brought family the second time, and although it was very similar and not exactly the same... unfortunately, the pancakes, French toast and egg Benny's were all dry this time. Service and ambiance was great though.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very noisy but asked to be moved to a booth and then OK.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Staff was extremely rude.

LS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Martini and prosecco served in warm glasses. Should have been stored chilled or ice and water the glass before making. Especially when they were sooo slow for a Saturday.
Server didnt know what kind of oysters they served. She said they were notch 8 oysters? Picked specifically for them. (There still is a name for them....)
Appetizers, salad ok.

Dinner good. Ordered medium rare but for rare. 34 dollar wagyu was ordered and lamb. Wagyu was...... a 34 dollar wagyu if that's what is was. I would say was an Angus.

Server never performed wine service/topping of wine glasses.

Overall... for a fairmont restaurant... mediocre. Has better food value at cactus or the keg.

S
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Really nice hotel but the restaurant price is ridiculous with not many options even u don’t serve any poultry and beef related for a brunch buffet. Then u mixed up all kinds of meat such as bacon pepperoni sausage with fish and ect.... u should have separate section for all kind of meat coz u have a muslim guest as well.

JV
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I ate lunch with a work colleague at notch8 on Friday. They were not busy but the hostess did not seat me for 10 minutes leaving my colleague waiting for me. It was very curious. Lunch arrived without delay. My burger fell apart on my first bite - the taste was good but there was no way that I could eat it with my hands - I had to eat it with fork and knife. I would not recommend Notch8 for lunch.

MW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so was the service!!!😊

GS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Notch8 misadvertised their menu. Most of the “featured” items were not available at the brunch buffet. Was a great disappointment.

W
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

very nice place with good chefs!!! Also the food and the sitting ambiance is very nice!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff went above and beyond

KK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and the service was excellent

JF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I was seated right beside the staff interviewing for a new position. No privacy, and the noise level was high

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We’ve been coming to the Sunday brunch frequently and the overall experience continues to decline. For the $70pp - which is pretty expensive - the food selection and service is lacking. They don’t even have basic fruit like fresh berries. I am sorry to say that I don’t think I will go again.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Mistake done in credit card payment

DW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great. Each of us enjoyed our meal and drinks. We would all definitely return again.

G
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Just ok. Service was slow.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

the roast chicken we ordered was over cooked and the meat was very soft and bland. the sauce was too thick and mushy.
We expected a surprise birthday dessert as advertised but got nothing. open table did not inform them despite the fact I put in the reason for our visit that we were celebrating a birthday on your open table app. Very disappointing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KH
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was excellent, the decor stylish, the servers lovely, and live music was provided, which otherwise would have all made for a five star experience. Unfortunately for us there was a large and exceptionally obnoxious group celebrating a birthday seared directly in the middle of the restaurant and between us and the live performer. Staff did nothing to quiet this group despite their obnoxious behaviour and numerous mentions that they were so loud we struggled to place an order. Members of the group loudly discussed their private parts, used obscenities, sat with feet on furniture, and walked openly about the restaurant space as if in a private dining area.

We could only assume it was due to the expectation of lucrative payment that nothing was done to moderate the behaviour of this group, but from a Fairmont hotel this was appalling. We would have expected them to at minimum have been politely asked to refrain from disturbing other guests or be either escorted to a private dining area or the exit. Be aware before reserving that your experience may not be the comfortable and intimate one the photos (and prices) suggest.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting in the hotel was lovely, the staff were attentive, and the food was delicious. A lovely setting to celebrate a special birthday.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was not delicious... But the service is good.

d
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful quiet little restaurant in Hotel Vancouver. The staff was attentive and the front desk rememberes that we visited last year and usually visit ~2 times a year. The food was excellent and service quick.

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