Botanist

4.7
1559 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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1559 people are saying
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VIslander123
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised and intrigued with the use of foraged components of each dish. They complimented the main ingredient well. Larry, our server was attentive and we really appreciated the privacy provided with the table spacing; you did not feel the presence of people sitting beside you.

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Rose
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very professional, ambience was perfect, and the food was delicious. Two people within our party had different food allergies (lactose and fish) and the chef went above and beyond to accommodate.

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EvanO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. One of the best in Vancouver. You will pay for it though.

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SamuelN
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed because when we got there we were told that the tasting menu was not available that night because they were out of it?! It was the reason we reserved there in the first place. The rest was ok.

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Alyssa
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing service and the food was excellent. Great cocktails and knowledgeable staff.

The duck and sea bass were winners. Loved the charred octopus and the hamachi crudo appetizers.

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alessiastaff
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! I’d visit again.

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Arithra2007
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenonal for the price!

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IvaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place and the cocktails! We had only appetizers but really enjoyed the food. Would definitely recommend it to my friends.

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winesnob
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and this was a great way to do it. Great service (our waitress and semolaar were fantastic), great food and wine and fun vibe. We will definitely go here again when we visit Vancouver again. Thanks for the great night!

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StephenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly blown away on the food. Every course was perfectly seasoned and very tasty. Wine list list had some very nice selections with a little bit of age on the wines which I I have not seen him much around here. sommelier was great. Loved it❤️
The duck was insane

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience at Botanist. Felt very welcomed and taken care of. The food was better than we imagined, and the only thing better than the food was our knowledgeable and attentive server, Brighton! Not a thing missed. Will definitely be going back.

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Faith
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, and the staffs were very professional. I did notice the fabrics on the chairs are quite smudged, not clean enough, so cleaning them would elevate the experience there.

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AshleyD
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first night of our honeymoon. It did not disappoint! It was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails, impeccable service, delicious food, lovely ambience! Larry took great care of us , will be back for sure !!

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DonnaR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband there to celebrate his birthday and we took the 5 dishes tasting menu. I'm vegan and he has some food restrictions. The food was delicious!!! We both enjoyed it very very much! They had some amazing vegan dishes for me. The only thing we didn't like very much was the dessert, which was ok but not something I would order again.

We will definitely come back to eat there again.

The service was excellent, the food was excellent and the overall experience was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great!

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ScottP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Limited menu if you can’t eat seafood. The ribeye was excellent. Portions were small but delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 birthdays, came from US to celebrate here.

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JohnA
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best duck I have ever had! The mushroom tagliatelle were also delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Ambiance was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!!

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vipVictory
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and welcoming staff. Service is excellent. Food is delicious. Would have preferred a little more of an intimate style of ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome! The food was amazing and a great deal. You get 2 drinks and an appetizer and main course for $63. Amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner with friends!

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SanyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AWESOME
Probably one of the best restaurant we did in our life.

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JaniceH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!
Had the Halibut and it was delicious

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TobyL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were seated at a very dimmed area of the restaurant tucked in a corner that wasn't very appealing to the dining experience. The food was just alright but did not exceed our expectations in terms of flavours and textures of the dishes. Our waiter, Larry was GREAT and very accommodating to our table with frequent stops to ensure our dining experience was valued. Overall, it was a nice experience at the Botanist but it would be a rare occasion would I return.

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Metm
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Good entrées (scallops and kampachi fish but very deceiving main (sable fish) which was very salty.

Great service (very prompt), noisy however.

Overpriced and overhyped in my opinion

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vipCt76
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was very unique and delicious. We had beef and sablefish. My son said the pasta was the best he's ever had. The TREEBEARD cocktail was so good.
The server could have checked on us more frequently to ask if we wanted more drinks.
Lovely restaurant decor.
Pleased with meal.

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DaveP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall outstanding experience!

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DanielaB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Must go in Vancouver for a gourmet experience.

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JanaA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Outstanding food and incredible service

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Miki
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reserved a table last minute but was still given excellent seats right by the window with plants all around us.

Went for brunch with friends and I had avocado toast and chia seed pudding. My friends had the brioche French toast and wanted to order the bruschetta but there was none available unfortunately.

The chia seed pudding was okay but the avocado toast, French toast and the drinks were all amazing. Altogether everything was definitely expensive but we were all expecting that so it wasn't a big shock. A good tip for the avocado toast is to get eggs on the side as it comes just as is with no sides.

The waitresses and the bartender were all lovely and the service was fast. If you want to be fancy and have a fun meal with friends, I would recommend the Botanist!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good value for the brunch menu with two drinks included!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was average. Boozy brunch was overpriced. Would not return. There are too many other amazing restaurants in Vancouver to explore.

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Heinzalphagetti
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To say the food is good is an insult. The food is absolutely divine.
I ordered the charred octopus to start. The contrast between the chewy octopus and soft, buttery gnocchi was so satisfying. The combination of the rich lobster jous and the slight fermentation of the little mushrooms was perfect.
Ordered the lamb as the main. Decadent. Delicious. So flavourful. Perfectly prepared.
Our server also brought us an extra dessert because she felt like we “needed” to try the strawberries and basil, and was she right. I can’t remember her name. Starts with an A, she had short hair. She was lovely. I work at a relais chateaux property and she’s by far the best server I’ve had in a long time.
Cant wait to come back!

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jason78
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend.. great service!

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NoahM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours, variety, and service. A wonderful dining experience. Very impressed with their ability to accommodate for dietary restrictions, and that I was able to order the tasting menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I ordered was magnificent! The building is beautiful and the service was just as nice. I arrived 30 minutes prior to my reservation but the restaurant accommodated me and sat me down right away. The pistachio desert was my favourite of the 8 dishes I ordered but every dish was great. The non alcoholic cocktails were delicious as well.

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Jodine
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I expect a restaurant like the Botanist to be near flawless. The food was tasty, the restaurant itself is gorgeous, and the service was fine. I don’t think the food was reflective of the price. It didn’t make me want to return. The service was okay, but not overly great. Our food came fast, but our drinks did not, and the table was not cleaned very fast. We sat for long periods of time with dirty dishes in front of us. It’s a great restaurant, but definitely not the best fine dining experience I’ve had in Vancouver. For a $200+ meal I expected more.

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Botanist is rated 4.7 stars by 1559 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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