Notch8

3.9
810 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 810 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GregM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch
Accommodated mywheelchair easily

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kmariemadsen
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing decor, great service, and a wonderful signature cocktail list.

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GemRmills
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

superb service, good atmosphere & good food!

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Fflm
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ok but I expected more for such a high end restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Terrible server.

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LinS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was elegant and classy with unique ceiling lights. There wasn’t a lot of people so it was nice and quiet for having conversations. We had the sweetest waitress attending to our needs. Definitely will visit again!

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Arialee
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I didn't like the service at all. The waiter seemed unhappy about everything - his attitude was grumpy. He threw the menu paper on the other side of our table after we ordered. The main dish took more than an hour to come out, and the taste wasn't the so good either. I felt like cooking at home would taste better. It was my friends bday, so they gave a complimentary dessert. The only thing I liked was that it was quiet place, and the interior of the place.

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CassandraT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

All our food was cold, restaurant was not busy maybe 2 other tables. Expensive for what you get, server was rude.

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LouiseY
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a tad dark . Could have used some brightness. Paintings could be more colorful and feature beautiful BC rather than abstract art. Loved our server Duchess S. She was efficient, attentive and caring

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RobertW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very nice but service was a bit slow. Food was a bit on the expensive side but it tasted very good.

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Halo11
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this restaurant as part of Vancouver Dine out event. We really enjoyed our meals and the service was fantastic.

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KavehKh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place with nice waitress and delicious food.

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Mnir
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food's portion was not worth the money! The portion's were too small especially for a vegetarian!

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SeyeonK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great experience at Notch8. Especially this season, I took dine out menu, and it was worth.

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AK95
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Food was very average for the price, little to no flavour or excitement in our dishes.

Service was very slow, 10-15 minutes to make an order for wine

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ZehanC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Foods on the dine out menu have great taste overall, but don't have enough portion for adults. Braised lamb was just a tiny piece.

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OHSE
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be there. Love the service, the ambiance and especially the nachos :)

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Reena
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing foood ! fast service we had a wonderful time!

best mimosa's ever :)

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TryNewThings
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Our waiter was very polite and helpful

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DarcyH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good “dine out Vancouver “ menu
Also good value with Dine Out Van.
Tasty cocktails.

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SusanM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

More casual than I was expecting but that's on me. Had the Dine Out menu. Was very good. Not keen on the wine list choices. Dont think the waiter understood wine differences.

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MatteoS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Valentine Dinner at Notch8 taking advantage of the DineOut Festival. Everything was perfect: food, drinks, atmosphere and service. Highly recommended!

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RebekahI
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar our server was so awesome the food was great!!!
Thank you for a great experience!!

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AliN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Food was absolutely spectacular, the servers were really attentive and helpful and the booth we had was a great location.

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Filip
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing valentines dinner, would go again

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Went here for a valentines meal. We normally love the fairmont restaurants and have been to many. However this meal was sub par and way over priced for what it was. The dessert tasted like something you'd buy at 711.

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HT98
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Overall, I would say the money was not worthy to spend in Notch 8.
We were greeted by a server that looked like he was in a hurry to get each table done. And we came at 11am, when the restaurant just opened. My girlfriend and I ordered Braised Beef Short Rib and Egg Benedict, along with coffee and orange juice. The menu said all meals are accompanied with the choices of different sides and drinks like juice, coffee or tea. They charged us $6.00 for an OJ that was probably poured from a Minute Maid juice box into a tiny glass. Since there weren’t any price mentioned next to that line, we assumed that the drinks were free of charge, but it could be our mistake on misinterpreting the menu. Anyway, the server came back with our drinks and placed my drink on my girlfriend side and hers on my side, so I thought not a big deal, probably too early of the morning for this guy. But what I noticed was that he placed the two coffee spoons right on top of the table’s surface, and he did the same thing on others’ tables. Not trying to be picky but even in IHOP the server would placed your spoon on a napkin, or even a small plate that you put your coffee mug on. We all know tables’ surface are not that clean!
Fast forward to when the food came, the server again placed our dishes the other way around and quickly walked away to serve another table. Now we were pretty shocked because we didn’t expect this kind of behavior in such a restaurant. Again, in any regular diners the server would ask which dishes belonged to whom and correctly placed them. The food quality was fantastic, I won’t lie. My Benedict was beautifully done as well as the short rib, very tender and juicy. Delicious Hollandaise and corn bread! On the other hand, during the entire meal, the server not once came to our table and checked on us.
In general, the service in Notch 8 was poor and below its standard for the type of restaurant it is. I would rather spent my money on places like Joey’s for better servic

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Leanne
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I think the food made up for the whole experience . The tables they have set up for guest are very uncomfortable and just awkward when you have to sit right beside your guest instead of in front of them . I see many people request to changes their tables because of this . Service was subpar for a big end restaurant . We waited for at least 10min before evening getting asked if we would like some water or anything to drink . I actually had to ask twice for water . It just seemed like the waiter was very stressed . I would go back for the steak but not the service .

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MarkY
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant ambience is very nice. The service was excellent. The meal came out quite quickly considering the large amount of people in attendance. The meal is good value for the money.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. My boyfriend and I both had the steak frites and it was the best we've ever had. Great ambiance, vibe, look, food and service. We really enjoyed our dinner. Highly recommend.

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Vegetakun
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great service & beautiful atmosphere. We came for dine out & everything was really good.

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RandyC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine out Gnocchi is the best dish ever!

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed. Seat cushions were filthy, had to ask to be moved.

Service was rushed and our $23 glass of wine was spilled everywhere when Server poured, and no replacement was offered.

Dine out menu was underwhelming and expensive.

Over all has huge hopes for this restaurant and it was very poor from start to finish.

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PHILIPM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great evening, but there was no pianist to play the piano. Only downside.
Great other than that.

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MichelleH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Notch8 was perfect for an intimate round of birthday cocktails and appies before dinner reservations. We ended up have quite a bit to eat, everything was delicious and the cocktails ( we tried a variety) were perfect. The service was prompt and efficient. The best was the decor and ambience, so beautiful inside.

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KimM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unimpressed with snooty waitress who couldn't be bothered to serve us, so we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 2021 Dine Out menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great. Would go again. The tuna tartare was exquisite!

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LVancouver
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, looking forward to returning in the future

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liuavakian
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had gaiven up on Notch 8, even though I am passionate on all things Fairmont. The food, no matter whether it was morning, noon and night, had much to be desired. A year later I craved High Tea, so we headed to the only place in town serving teatime starting at noon. Superb is not enough to say what a pleasant surprise awaited us. From the scones, to a variety of tea sandwiches that by now I’m totally addicted to. There was no scrimping on anything, everything including the service was impeccable. So much so, we returned the next day for Prime Rib Sunday Dinner, another hit. Nothing was missed, from the Yorkshire pudding to a rib roast, medium well done to perfection, as I had requested. Hotel restaurants are usually overpriced and underdone, not here at Notch 8. Coupled with the old world ambience the Fairmont chain of hotels are famous for with outstanding service to match, what’s not to love?

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Notch8 is rated 3.9 stars by 810 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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