Botanist

4.7
1572 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 1572 people are saying
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AsherD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. For a night out, special occasion or not, this is our top pick.

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MaeveF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrival, departure, and everything in between can only be described as perfection. Thank you to the staff for a truly memorable experience. Botanist captures an energy so special, you just want to bottle it and save it for later. Try the duck, and whatever wonderful wine the sommelier Stephanie recommends!

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vipErehwon
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The Sommelier was first class. Knowledgeable and passionate about her art, was the 5 star act of the show. Everything else was third class minus. The wrong appetisers served at the behest of an arrogant chef and then lamb then served raw was only the start of it. All style over substance and an absolute fail.

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ClemenceB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best meals I have had in my entire life!! Every bite was an explosion of flavour, I was in heaven!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Watching the chef and his kitchen at work was such an amazing experience. It’s honestly an art and was an honour to watch. However, the service was very pretentious and left a bad taste in our mouths. We were visiting from out of town and botanist was #1 on our list of restaurants to visit. When our server came around it felt like he instantly profiled us as a young couple and that we maybe weren’t worth his time. It’s really too bad that happened but the ambience is amazing and we highly recommend sitting close to the kitchen to gain a better appreciation of the time and effort that goes into each plate.

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BeaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and awesome food! I will go back for the chocolate praline fondant

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing! highly recommend- quality is unmatched and the vegan menu was sensational. service 10/10

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PaulD
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very interesting food with outstanding combinations of flavours - good service can be a bit noisy but then we are oldies !

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RyanR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. Had the vegan tasting menu. Will definitely go back

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AngusC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday. Great place for dining. good service

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RachelC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, clean, amazing service, and beautiful! Perfect for special events.

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sheldonj
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice spot.
Octopus was fantastic
Server was very kind and made us feel special.
Cocktails were really good
Ate at a few top spots in Vancouver and botanist was the best.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Botanist was fantastic! A very enjoyable culinary experience

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VIslander123
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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SamuelN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
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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Bonnebouche
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As great as expected for this level of restaurant.

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Alyssa
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
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 on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! I’d visit again.

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Arithra2007
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenonal for the price!

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IvaC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
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 on September 10, 2021
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 on September 10, 2021
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.

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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

FAQs

Botanist is rated 4.7 stars by 1572 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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