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.
Botanist Bar's Private Cocktail Tasting ExperienceCA$210.00 per person
Jun 24 - Jul 31, 2021A bespoke cocktail driven dining experience at Botanist Bar's private table, hosted by Jeff Savage, Canada's 100 Best Bartender of 2020. Enjoy this unique six-course cocktail tasting each paired and curated with Botanist's Executive Chef, Hector Laguna’s seasonal creations. Taste the inspired stories behind this collaborative 2-hour experience for $210.00 per person, plus taxes.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Went for cocktails after dinner and the usual exorbitant beautiful cocktails were unavailable due to covid. The restaurant was super quiet and ended up leaving due to last call being 10pm, even though the PHO extended the alcohol service to
12am. The waitress wasn’t helpful getting us a table downstairs and seemed to want us to leave. We were two couples, well dressed professionals. Probably won’t go back for cocktails.
We got the scallops, lamb, steak, strawberry rhubarb dessert and two cocktails and everything we got was absolutely delicious. The meadowland drink was a bit flowery for me, but other than that, everything was amazing.
The chef’s tasting menu is an absolutely perfect dining experience!
Wow! the Food was fantastic! I'm still thinking about the delicious food we had last night!
Our overall score is lower then we had expected. Food is excellent and service is expected. The setting, no table clothes and hard services distract from the quality of the menu. Disappointing and for price point difficult to come back.
Amazing food! Great service! The Sommalier was pleasant, knowledgeable, and picked us a great wine. Yes, it's expensive- but the food is excellent and it is definitely worth the money if you want to treat yourself. The kitchen is open to part of the eating area and you can see the professionalism - they are quiet and work together like a well-oiled machine - very impressive.
Everything was perfect! Staff friendly, great ambience, classy but not too uppity, a fun and casual luxury dining experience! The food was just to die for 🥰
Highly recommend the veal ragu 🍝❤️
The wait time for drinks was atrocious but they made up for it with amazing food
Lovely birthday dinner with dear friends, would definitely come back <3
Always amazing and creative, drinks are to die for 🥰🥰
Good experience. Wish you would bring the chicken dish back - but I know you aren’t able to. It’s what made me want to come back. Otherwise, a very good experience.
It was incredible. We got the tasting menu and instead of the opting for wine pairings, we worked our way through their well-reputed cocktail menu throughout the night. Incredible service and our seat by the kitchen offered us a special experience as we got to watch the magic happen behind the kitchen.
The Botanist is bar none my favourite place to eat in Vancouver. Sumptuous food, great service and ambience. This trip, my experience was made better by Patrick the front Concierge who helped my niece and nephew valet their car - so that they could make their reservation. Above and beyond service.
Beautiful brunch menu with wonderful service!
Best brunch in the city
Outstanding service as usual. One of my fav restaurant to enjoy with family, friends, work and business partners.
My friends and I had a fantastic evening from the start. Our server Brandon, was incredibly helpful with recommendations and made us laugh the whole time. We also requested the sommelier to help us with a wine selection and she was great (in both wine selection and personality)! We each chose the tasting menu and each course was delicious. We will definitely be back again soon!
Simple but posh atmosphere. Minimal elegance at its finest. The food/drinks and service was amazing. Will return for the next special occasion.
Wonderful experience, incredible food and impeccable service!
This is my favourite restaurant. I’m never disappointed. The food and service are exceptional. Thank you for a wonderful evening
Overall excellent. The food was beautifully presented - almost artistic - a dessert (exotic fruit sorbet) to die for.And an amazing waiter who was efficient, friendly and informative - wish I could remember his name. I’ll be back! Highly recommend - even if it’s a bit pricey
10th anniversary was a home-run. Service was amazing and the food was perfect. Complimentary bubbly was a lovely touch and appreciated!
Very good restaurant. The food was average. But the vibes were perfect.
I was very impressed with 1) the presentation of the dishes, and 2) the amazing taste of it all! All the food came in a timely manner, plates hot, service excellent! Also, the atmosphere was awesome! This is, until now, the best restaurant I've experienced in Greater Vancouver.
We had an amazing experience at Botanist. The room is gorgeous, first of all. The service was great. Our server was charming and attentive and funny. The food was so so so good. The quality of the ingredients and presentation was epic! The drinks were so well balanced. Great experience!
Food and service was great. We plan to go back again!!
The food and service were great but the ambience is too much of a hotel breakfast lounge.
The only two words I can use are - pure perfection. A memorable and exquisite meal
Foods is delicious, service is first class. Ambiance is wonderful and comfortable
Amazing dining experience. Exceptional service and great food!
The tasting menu + wine pairing was excellent.
Loved the food. Room is a bit like a cafeteria though.
Amazing service, delicious food and drinks
Being nearly 8 months pregnant I was served an alcoholic cocktail when I had specifically ordered a non-alcoholic cocktail from their menu. I even asked the server if the "spirit-free" drinks were non-alcoholic as I was pregnant.
I received my drink, smelled it and it did have a boozy smell but I thought it might have been the herbal tonics in it, took a sip and instantly realized there was either a large amount of gin or vodka in it. I complained to our server who seemed to be doubtful of this and said there was no alcohol. I had my husband and friend try it and both agreed it did taste boozy. After a second request to have the server check that it was non-alcoholic he then went to the bartender to ask. Ran back in about 3 minutes and confirmed the bartender had mixed up his bottles and that in fact there was alcohol in this drink.
COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE to serve a pregnant woman an alcoholic drink, let alone at a restaurant of this stature - I would expect this kind of mistake to happen at a college pub, not a high end restaurant in the Fairmont.
What is more disgusting was the lack of care / interest when the server realized the mishap. I spoke to the Manager (Mya?) who apologized and all they did was comp my $8 "non-alcoholic" drink on a bill that was almost $500. I would expect and hope this bartender to be penalized for such irresponsible bartending. Whether it was on the server who maybe didn't communicate that I was pregnant to the bartender, or the bartender - when a person orders a non-alcoholic drink there is no reasonable excuse for serving that person a boozy cocktail.
I will never return, have told all my friends about this and am considering going to authorities regarding this irresponsible treatment from the bar staff.
Food was amazing as always. Service impeccable and ambiance perfect for conversations. Decor and environment was calm and beautiful.
Always lovely brunch and particularly attentive bartender at times.
It was great food and service
And awesome reastaurant
Has the best cocktails in town, food are very fresh and creative, highly recommended for special occasions or date nights.
The food was excellent and so was the service. We were an hour early with a plan to get cocktails downstairs but it was a long wait. We went up to the lounge and were accommodated within 5 mins. Exceptional service upstairs. Very attentive. The atmosphere is quite loud, but you can still have a conversation. Food was very good.
Botanist is rated 4.7 stars by 1440 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.