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Botanist

4.7
4.7
2150 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Vancouver's newest restaurant features a collection of four diverse spaces, dining room, cocktail bar and lab, garden, and a champagne lounge. The experience reflects a new Pacific Northwest, one that has always been here, just waiting to be discovered.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 695-5557

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hector Laguna

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room sets the ultimate backdrop for an intimate dinner for up to 14 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Botanist Dining Reservation : (604) 695-5557

  • Neighborhood

    Coal Harbour

  • Cross street

    Burrard Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    From Waterfront Station, walk west along Cordova Street. Once you reach Burrard Street, you will see Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. Botanist is located on the second floor.<br /><br />From Burrard Station, walk north along Burrard Street. Once you reach Cordova Street, you will see Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. Botanist is located on the second floor.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,150 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Unspecified

  • Vancouver

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The duck breast (crispy but medium rare on the inside) and rack of lamb was so good, but the wine (from South Africa Cab Sav 2019) was not worth the $110. If you’re going to go, bring your own aged wine and just let them charge a corking fee. The place has nice ambiance but it was loud so had to talk over each other!
  2. MB

    MelissaB

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived up to the hype! From start to finish our experience was perfection. We had Chris taking care of us and we were in very good hands. He completely made the experience for us. Chris was so helpful with drinks and food. I am so upset I don’t remember the name of our sommelier, he was wonderful and totally went above and beyond. I was worried the drinks would be too floral for me, however, I found them to all be very mild when it came to the floral notes. The food was everything you could want in a contemporary fine dining restaurant. Every bite we had was exquisite. Nothing was out of place of missing. Our table enjoyed the Wagyu Carpaccio, Charred Octopus, seared scallops to start and the duck, steak and lamb as our entrees. Not one of us had any issues with our meals. The bread and butter were also delicious, I will definitely be driving out to that bakery to get some of the bread for our home. I would highly recommend for any of your special occasions or really any occasion.
  3. z

    zengoat

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a round table in the middle of dining area so that affected ambience. Live piano was a nice touch and not too loud or overpowering for hum across the floor. Service was thoughtful, attentive, and knowledgeable. They brought us champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The duck was divine with an incredible mole and black bean purée. The octopus was drenched in an overpowering sauce. The tagliatelle with mushroom was delish! The cocktails were well balanced and wine selection was standard.
  4. x

    xgx88

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch, the eggs Benny and short ribs poutine were fantastic. Cocktails were slightly off the mark, but lovely non alcoholic beverages, service and ambiance.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The saying is true when they say you get what you pay for. The “let us take it from here” tasting menu is phenomenal and never disappoints. The sommelier is engaging and ready to answer any questions. He was even so kind to show and explain when a wine has turned. His passion toward wine made our evening that much more special. The cocktails are exquisite. Our server was thoughtful and attentive. We are so grateful for such a lovely experience! We cannot wait to come back! Thank you!
  6. KS

    KathleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the most wonderful food I’ve ever eaten, our server was amazing, very thoughtful, and informative. I will definitely be going back many more times.
  7. S

    Slay

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice concept but the food was trying too hard and missed the mark. Flavours were indistinguishable. Service could have been better (waiter took away drink before we were finished and did not check up on us after we got the main course). Would not go back for the price. The ambiance was nice however.
  8. A

    Annie

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience.
  9. MM

    MonicaM

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. We opted for the Leave It To Us chefs selection and we’re delighted by real culinary masterpieces. Our favourites were the squid and persimmon and the white chocolate goat cheese dessert. The potato glass and candy cap mushroom marshmallow were outstanding and mysterious. We agreed we were surprised the Botanist didn’t receive a Michelin star!
  10. JS

    JSJKim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere, amazing food. We also checked out the xmas market after the meal. Cool location.
  11. IF

    IngeF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing experience here for our anniversary. Filipe was outstanding and took such great care of us. We’ll definitely be back again 😊
  12. SE

    SusanE

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my two companions had the tasting menu with wine pairings, all courses being chosen by the chef subject to any likes or dislikes. The food was absolutely stunning in taste, plating and originality. Some of the dishes were plant based, and we gave no thought to any animal protein whatsoever as we ate them. The only concern I had was that at $70 per person for the accompanying wine, that came to $210 which probably was a little overpriced for the amount of wine served, albeit wines of excellent character. I would still order the wine pairings again, but wanted to be honest about the pricing.
  13. DS

    DerekS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals I've had in a very long time. An incredibly impressive dinner outing.
  14. CG

    ChiGirl88

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, gorgeous decor, exceptional service.
  15. AS

    AviS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and ambiance. Very enjoyable!
  16. g

    genelleb

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had such a great experience! Thank you to Rolland, Lucy and our server ( her name starts with A .. beautiful and unique but I can’t remember it … sorry) for providing excellent care and service for our evening out. The botanist team is top notch. Kind regards, Genelle B.
  17. J

    John

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An AMAZING dining experience. The restaurant hit all the right notes - right from the greeting at the entrance. Ambiance was great - lively but not too noisy. The service was impeccable - Thanks to Brandon for his attention. The food was well made and presented elegantly. Cocktails are among the best in the city - quite unique. It’s clearly evident that the kitchen staff and bar staff take care and pride in their creations. Overall an amazing dining experience - will be back very soon. To the entire Botanist team - please keep up the good work.
  18. AS

    AdrianS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was alright. Staff was friendly and prompt. They were not completely familiar with their menu. A garnish for a dish was nowhere to be found on the menu. Otherwise the food was good.
  19. S

    Shaq

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Very poor service. Food was disappointing. Things seem to have declined since I came a year ago for brunch. I love Fife bread too, but don't think it worked with the beef tartare or on the croque madame. Too crunchy. Beef tartare wasn't seasoned. A waffle potato chips would have worked better and made up for the lack of seasoning on the beef/egg. The croque madame needed cheese ontop and was minimal on any bechemel/hollandaise. The ham was thin/sandwich ham. Parmesean didn't work wih the roasted potatoes. Server forgot our sparkling wine when we told him we wanted the sparkling to start and coffee (not substitute). We had to remind him and then he still didnt bring it. During the end of our breakfast he then asked if we still wanted it! Didn't check on us at all during the meal and spilled water while pouring and didn't clean it. Shockingly bad service for a restaurant of this level.
  20. t

    timsmith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great spot - very unique cuisine and fascinating drinks
  21. JS

    JeremyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Unreal dinner. Enjoyed watching the cooking staff prepare meals.
  22. ZB

    ZackB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks, fantastic. Food was great, too. Service was even better.
  23. H

    Hello

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Is there a ranking higher than 5 Outstanding? This was truly one of the best
  24. DF

    DanielF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I made the reservation for my wife's birthday but unfortunately they do not allow us to bring our birthday cake to the restaurant and can't give any other options instead. OK, if it is the rule we can accept that. The ridiculous thing is that when we arrived the restaurant the receptionist ask who is the birthday girl and mark it on the note, but till the end of the meal we didn't receive anything special for the birthday girl. Neither a small cake or card. So I'm just curious if you can't do anything for the birthday why you asked for that? Anyway the appetize is not bad but the main couse is so-so, not worth the price, will not come again.
  25. SR

    ShaffyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & ambience. Loved the visit to the Botanist
  26. L

    Lisa27

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Botanist is a wonderful place to dine. Service was excellent and from the specialty cocktails to the presentation and taste of the meals it was a place I would return. Desserts were like art on a plate. Highly recommend
  27. AD

    AdamD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional all around. Cocktails lived up to their reputation. Did not feel cheated by portion size at the price point. Very attentive and welcoming service from all members of staff. A must try in Vancouver.
  28. MS

    MrSmithsonian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great and the duck was very tasty. The steak wasn’t impressive, and the cost was high.
  29. A

    Aimee

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic brunch experience! Loved the menu options, drinks and food were wonderful, and a great environment with good service.
  30. RG

    RayG

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We were really excited about this place. The decor was okay. Loved the live piano player. My biggest concern is that they added on food items without consulting with us. Then when I ordered a cordial, I was impressed by how much I was given, only to find out later they gave me a double with out asking. Even without that happening, the experience was mediocre. This was supposed to be our dining highlight, but ended up being the one experience we could have done without. Very happy we had some other amazing food experiences while in town.
  31. SB

    SeanB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We tried 7 dishes coming here and honestly it was so-so food. Great decor and ambiance but if you're coming for a culinary experience, in my opinion all their attention is on plating and the recipes are dull and uninteresting. None of the dishes I tried stand out as anything special and I'm rating it at 2 stars because a high end place like this should have higher standards of food quality. What they call homemade burrata tastes and feels like ricotta and is an insult to anything remotely close to burrata. Pasta was plain. Sides were emotionless. The food had no careful consideration on quality or flavor. I don't want to say the food was bad, because it wasn't, it just was average in terms of flavor and bumped down because at that price range, there's a higher expectation. Won't be coming back, sorry.
  32. HP

    HannibalP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic experience dining here for dinner. The ambience is lovely with a modern yet cozy feel. Our service was excellent, and the staff did an amazing job seating us promptly, attending to all of our questions in needs, and yet not making us feel in any way rushed. The food was outstanding. We got cocktails which were excellent, a variety of appetizers, and two entrees both of which were absolutely delicious. Overall, a must visit for anyone in the Vancouver area.
  33. SK

    ShaliniK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food ... great service and ambience. We had a great night and will be back for more :)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and location. Over the top waitress and sommelier- but we are British.
  35. TL

    TimL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food, energetic ambience. An evening you won't soon forget. Easily one of my new favourite places in Vancouver.
  36. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vegan options were amazing! The service was great as well.
  37. MT

    MaryT

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were excellent and the food was delicious and well presented! We would definitely return.
  38. KK

    KristinaK

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came out here to celebrate my sisters 24th golden birthday, and let me tell you. We were blown away by everything! We haven’t been in Vancouver BC for years, and this specific brunch spot left us speechless. From the service to quality of food to extrinsic cocktails to attention to detail, the Botanist is a place I plan to return to. We did the 3-course brunch each, and I ordered the espresso martini. It is by far the best one I’ve ever had. We loved the croissant pastries, burrata salad (so fresh!), lamb dish and Benedict. Every dish was designed to perfection. Very creative and tastes better than it looks. Both desserts deserve a standing ovation. The ambience and scenery is a garden indoors which makes it more special and memorable. Thank you Botanist staff.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Little bit too loud. Also most of the dishes were almost very good but missing a little something. Brunch however was enjoyable and decent value. The dining room is quite a nice escape from dreary weather.
  40. M

    Mandy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice, definitely great for photos. We enjoyed our drinks a lot, the food was good but definitely overpriced. It was unfortunate that we sat down for over 30 minutes and had to call down the hostess to ask her to get our server to help us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Botanist is rated 4.7 stars by 2150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Botanist

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Burrard Street

  • Neighborhood

    Coal Harbour

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    From Waterfront Station, walk west along Cordova Street. Once you reach Burrard Street, you will see Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. Botanist is located on the second floor.From Burrard Station, walk north along Burrard Street. Once you reach Cordova Street, you will see Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. Botanist is located on the second floor.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hector Laguna

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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