Beautiful space, impeccable service, and even a birthday card from the staff. They made a special occasion even more special. Would easily recommend again and again.
Decided on Botanist for a birthday dinner. Awesome, food and service were outstanding.
Poor execution of the dishes. Tartare was overly salty, even paired with the bread. I ordered flank, which was slightly over medium rare, but edible . When I got to the vegetables, I noticed they were completely burnt on one side. However, the cooks had placed all the burnt sides face down on the plate. Friend had sablefish, but they found the fish excessively salty. Couldn't taste saffron in his mashed potatoes. House bread and butter was ok. We found the pouched egg /mushrooms ok as well. Really nice ambiance and presentation, but food not cooked well. Would not return.
Our server, who I neglected to get his name was excellent. He knew the menu thoroughly and helped with our selections. This was an annual New Years gathering, and the 4 of us raved about the food and presentation all night. Bravo!
Botanist, your food was gorgeous and delicious. So impressed by the interior décor of the restaurant and all the accessories/finishing touches on the table. The aesthetic is uniquely grand and service was impeccable. The food was up to par with the presentation, which isn't always the case. The celeriac sauce under the albacore tuna was out of this world.
The Society's favourite meal this month. Many thanks.
Tried tasting menu. Sablefish was very salty. The roster squab was half cooked. I was ok with it but my girlfriend was shock and refused to eat. I finished her dish at the end. The soup was amazing, very rich in flavour.
My Partner and I went with another couple to Botanist on Saturday night. Overall, we were very satisfied with the food, but I was disappointed with the service that we received. For the prices that this restaurant charges, I would expect similar customer service compared to a place like Hawksworth (i.e. 5+-star worthy service). It was obvious that the 4 of us were each ordering 1-appetizer and 1-entree each, but the server clearly took poor notes, and ended up serving (and charging) us 5 appetizer dishes. It would have been nice to get the pre-warning on us ordering 5 appies for a group of 4, even though each of us also ordered a separate entree also (this is just common sense).
For appies, we ordered: the burrata beet salad, scallops, tagliatelle, foie gras torchon -- and were erroneously served the watercress salad. Irrespective of the poor judgment call made by the server, we still enjoyed all five dishes very much. Following the appies, the entrees were also very satisfying (our table had 2 orders of the rib eye, the seared sablefish, and the mustard crusted chicken). I had a nibble of my friend's chicken and found it a bit dry, but the sauce was flavorful. The seared sable fish and rib eye were both very delicious and cooked to perfection.
Drinks were tasty as well, but of course overpriced for what they give you - but this is what you would expect from a place like Botanist.
Would I come back to Botanist? Probably, for the food.
Would I select the 25% tip button? No.
Great food and drinks! Def. Would go back!
Service is excellent. Live entertainment was not over bearing.
Service was great and quality of food was there. Beautiful presentation but definitely hotel prices. I hope they do better than Oru. I think for repeat customers they will need to make the prices a tad bit more competitive and ensure they rotate the menu regularly. Enjoyed the dinner but Vancouver is a tough fickle market.