Botanist

4.6
1306 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Botanist celebrates harmony with nature, in an environment that is as rich and diverse as the terroir it represents. The experience reflects a new Pacific Northwest, one that has always been here, just waiting to be discovered.

Helmed by Botanist Executive Chef Hector Laguna, the menu represents the abundant botany of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, where ingredients sourced from their natural landscape are coupled with contemporary techniques; designed to showcase the best version of themselves, making people go to the gathering place for our culinary community.

Located in the heart of Coal Harbour inside Fairmont Pacific Rim, this casual fine dining restaurant offers four distinct areas with their own robust personalities; a bar, garden, dining room and lounge – all inspired by the principals of botany.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the botanist was amazing. The food was delicious, service was great and environment was really nice. Would definitely go back again!

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ToddT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fresh with very creative presentation

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MackenzieL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was incredible as expected! The ambiance was stunning and unique! However, our server was quite dismissive and not welcoming. I went with my partner for her 30th birthday because it is one of her favourite places and we experienced a lack of fine dining service.

We were looking forward to trying new cocktails but unlike the table next to us that was offered last call, that courtesy was not extended to our group. Instead our drinks were whisked away. It made us uncomfortable and so we did not stay for dessert. When it came to ordering our meal, my friend wanted the burrata salad, to which the server responded curtly, “that’s all you’re getting.” (She has various food limitations and love of burrata so she is careful when ordering). We also were not checked on when food did come which is an expectation at any restaurant. I felt like I needed to bring this up because we were all excited to either return or try The Botanist for the first time and I don’t know if we would return.

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AmandaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, we did the tasting menu paired with wine and it was unreal. I couldn’t have enjoyed myself more. Will be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and cocktails with great service. Great attention to covid protocols with lots of space between tables, temperature checks. A real treat.

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Kay02
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I've requested a candle in advance for my bf's dessert cake, but they forgot. I went there for his birthday but it kinda ruined the day. won't be

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vipvoraciousvees
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! It was one of the best brunches I've ever had!

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TCappellini
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible experience, beautiful environment, wonderful food, impeccable service. I can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Too many utensils at the table. Waiter didn’t seem as knowledgeable as expected for a restaurant of this caliber.

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TashaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful dining experience and highly recommend The Botanist for celebrating those special occasions with friends and loved ones. Arrive early and enjoy a uniquely crafted cocktail at the bar. If you are in the mood to be truly spoiled, indulge in the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings - it will not disappoint!

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Hunbobao
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was great value, dishes were well creative, well composed, and consisted of great ingredients that highlight the Pacific Northwest. One standout dish was the beets with nori and XO sauce. Great service throughout the night and a wonderful sommelier who educated us on the wine we were drinking.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our first visit to botanist and it was amazing. all the staffs were friendly and helpful.

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FancyJane
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for brunch, post covid-19.
The service was fantastic. The food and mixology was excellent. The fact that it's reduce capacity was nice, because tables were spread apart which provided added privacy. Noise level is as expected, don't expect quiet.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The ambience was nice, classy and inviting however, we were disappointed with the service. It was our dinner anniversary and requested a table so we can sit together and my partner could ease off his back pain and be comfortable. They denied us a booth that was just recently sanitized when they could easily just sanitized the table we were given and made the consideration. For a $260 bill, I think that’s the least they could’ve done. We huddled with our bulky coats in our small chair throughout dinner until we requested an extra chair to rest our coats. Won’t be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing even though portions are kind of small for the price, however most of the staff were rude and our server gave us a lot of attitude for no reason? Could’ve been a lovely upscale dining experience if they trained their staff to be more polite.

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HelenC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice for special occasion. Attentive server and great presentation.

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DanielleW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food. Can’t wait to go back.

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Arpy
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way and by far the most interesting, modern plates in the city

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GordonK
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very attentive. Food was phenomenal in flavour. Thank you!

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beliese
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch experience I’ve ever had. The service, food and ambiance was outstanding.

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SaraT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have been to Botanist a few times and this time the food quality was very mediocre and was not satisfactory at all. We were 4 people and we ordered different appetizer and main dishes and although the presentations were beautiful, the taste was not good and very average.

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vipJenjen0312
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cocktails were good and very easy to drink, could be a bit stiffer imo. We had the tasting menu and we really enjoyed. It was quite different from the regular items on the menu. Our favs were the dry aged duck and halibut. Was very very well done. I’ve not had a better halibut (not comparing fish and chip style) anywhere else. And my goodness the dessert was 100%!! I would go back just for dessert!! Oh and the ambience. Loveeeee!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience.

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JordanCR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poetry In Motion cocktail is new favourite!! And awesome service. Will be back soon!

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Joffery
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavours, ambience and service were fantastic! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal and a great night.

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Spencer
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We waited several months to go to Botanist and we were not disappointed. Hopefully we can return soon.

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Alexandrad
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I treated my friend for a birthday dinner Saturday evening. The service was so poor that it put a damper on our lovely meal. Our waters were almost empty and only filled when plates were cleared. My friend finished her drink fairly quickly and wasn’t asked if she wanted another until midway through the meal. We weren’t asked if we wanted dessert and had to wait around to order. We had to flag our server down and she rudely asked us “did you decide?” We weren’t actually offered anything to decide on. My friend asked for a glass of port wine, was told it wasn’t on the menu, and it was served to her, the waitress gave her the glass by going over my head (no warning) and then in between us. Our food and drinks were delicious but the service was so bad/non-existent that it was difficult to enjoy.

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MandyD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for brunch, food was great. Will definitely be going back.

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Ryan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food. Our waitress was prompt and professional and was super knowledgeable about everything. Couldn’t have gone better!

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TerrilynnC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The botanist never disappoints!! Highly recommend. The service is top notch and the food is absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall good, but the brunch food wasn’t the best.

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Anightatthefairmont
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service great atmosphere was a little bit loud

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Katxxxxx
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing, awesome food and fantastic services.

Great place to enjoy any occasion

Look forward to when they bring back the specialty drinks.

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HannahM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had the tasting menu- interesting and delicious as always. The duck was outstanding

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KateR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, great ambience, good COVID protocols

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FarzinB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Room is Beautiful and the food was great. 2 of the sides were not done well. But everything else was beautifully done.

It is not at all pretentious or stuffy. A casual and comfortable environment but sophisticated at the same time.

The vegan menu was very much appreciated even though my wife is only vegetarian.

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Charlotte
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackie was great, she provided outstanding service.

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KristinaZ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was magical! The decor, the service (including a sommelier) and the food was amazing. This was a honeymoon highlight for us and was fine dining at it’s best!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for weekend brunch and it was amazing. They accommodated our 3 year old very well.

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Botanist is rated 4.6 stars by 1306 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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