Botanist

4.6
1334 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1334 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were to die for. Our server Larry was very informative and attentive and we would come back again and again for the phenomenal food!

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ESSA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu it was amazing. The service was great too.

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StephanieS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service here is top notch .. always friendly and helpful. The food is beautifully presented and tastes wonderful !!

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Thary
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Botanist was a great experience. Their cocktails were amazing and the food was delicious. Would definitely go back for appetizers and cocktails.

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PeterP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional all around, service was wonderful.
Scallop appies were the best ever
We ordered Duck, Beef striploin, Sablefish and Lobster. Every meal was cooked to perfection, zero complaints.
Good value for the quality and experience, we will be back for sure.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! We enjoyed our dinner with safe distance between tables. Delicious food and great service

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yvonne
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the weekend brunch. It was so delicious. And their drinks have so much alcohol we got drunk. The service is really good and you really feel you're eating in a luxury hotel restaurant. The only problem with ambience is being so close to the kitchen. It doesn't feel really high class to look into a kitchen. I would go back. The price was worth it.

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SikhelelaM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and overall experience. I would highly recommend the spot

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JulianaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite brunch spot, can’t wait to visit again:)

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StanL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lobster was average, stablefish was 10/10. Exotic fruit 10/10

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Winediner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches in the city, great drinks and fantastic service. Ambiance is so lovely.

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible every time. A must for Vancouver. Simple, elegant and delicious.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good quality and restaurant had a nice atmosphere. I would visit again if there were more than 3 food options to choose from though.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is really good, food is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and quite filling, servers were friendly.

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KatherineH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Thank you for a lovely brunch! Happy holidays 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was wonderful and the server was extremely friendly and accommodating to our requests. The food was so tasty and worth it.

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vipJennyNguyen
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food presentation and ambiance was beautiful but food taste as well as service was very lack luster unfortunately

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vipKaye
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beginning to end of our dinner, the staff made us feel welcome and safe. Larry was a very patient and kind server; Stephanie was so friendly and went above and beyond with explaining our wines. The tasting menu was delicious and beautiful. Thank you for a great evening - we want to come back with more people once we can!

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vipJulieT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackie is such a wonderful server!!

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JennaL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, tad bit salty for my taste but the balance of the flavour is top notch. With no exaggeration, food here is as best as it gets in Vancouver. Service of the servers are good-average but the asian guy in glasses (he looked like the manager) has over the top customer service.I love it here because of the airy ambiance which is always kept consistent even with the holiday rush.

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Victoria
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very open space, protocol in place, you feel secure and the greenery makes you feel in a winter garden.
Hugo, attention to detail and professionalism, the best service we had in Vancouver for long time, however the female servers need more training.
Brunch menu: the steak tartare like in Paris, eggs benedict close to perfection.
I will come back with my family soon.

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VinoVillegas
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, one of our best meals in awhile!

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CamilleL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an exceptional time and amazing cocktails. Great ambiance

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JaskiranN
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb decor, fantastic food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ToddT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fresh with very creative presentation

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MackenzieL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
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 on November 28, 2020
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 on November 28, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience with our server! She was very informative and helpful throughout our whole visit

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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.

FAQs

Botanist is rated 4.6 stars by 1334 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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