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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy an intimate set three-course festive dinner in the glamour of Notch8. Tuesday, December 24th 5pm - 9:30pm Notch8 Restaurant Adults $99, Children $49.5 (Not inclusive of taxes & gratuity) For more information, please call the Festive Line at 604-647-0517 or email hvc.festivedesk@fairmont.com.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

December 25th 10am - 2pm Notch8 delectable brunch favourites Adult $129, Child $64.5* (Not inclusive of taxes or gratuity.) Traditional four-course festive dinner 5pm - 9:30pm Notch8 Restaurant & Bar Adult $109, Child $54.5 (Not inclusive of taxes & gratuity)

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 593 People Are Saying
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PG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

31st wedding Anniversary.

DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful , unhurried brunch with old friend who had a nostalgic history with Hotel Vancouver.
As older gals we found the noise level to the advantage of our hearing .
Servers were more than attentive without making us feel rushed over a 2 hour! sit. Hotting the teapots was a lovely touch.

CD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst experience I have had so far in Vancouver by FAR

MK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Terrible food, I had the strangest tasting piece of fish, the pork belly app was not good.

EK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! This is my 4th visit to notch 8. For downtown Vancouver, I am always looking for a balance of food, service and ambiance. There are many places that is trendy without substance and this place is not it. It’s a gem of a place! Our service staff Tyson who helped my family (twice) was attentive and authentically nice!

DD
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night. Chef Peckham and staff made it a memorable night. Chef Peckham came out and talked us through the menu along with recommendations and he made a a few special risotto dishes just for us. TRULY AMAZING. The food was so fresh and full of flavour alongside great bubbles and wine selections. THANK YOU. We are going back in 2 weeks. 😀

DN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience, congenial staff but a little noisy (as is everywhere these days).

PB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome, I really appreciated the food and the ambience!

CG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Had to wait to long for service. Food was satisfactory for the price.

CF
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great live music

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was poor. Server appeared dishevelled in appearance and did not engage when spoken to. No eye contact and no smiles....expected more from this restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was the ultimate professional! The food was amazing

S
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The price is really high for the quality of the food

SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolute joy staying at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver this past week. Notch 8 is the restaurant found in the lobby of the hotel where we enjoyed late-night food and drinks in the bar after a concert at the Orpheum Theater and then breakfast the next morning. Everything was lovely on both visits. The host was very polite, the restaurant is well-appointed, the service is professional and efficient and the food was very good!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portion is small than I expected for the price. Was difficult to scoop up the desert without using fingers.

J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service2ambience5

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.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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

LZ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

YV
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall4food4service1ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff was extremely rude.

LS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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