Botanist

4.7
1440 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.

Experiences

  • Botanist Bar's Private Cocktail Tasting Experience

    CA$210.00 per person

    Jun 24 - Jul 31, 2021

    A 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.

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 1440 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MS
MarkS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef’s tasting menu is an absolutely perfect dining experience!

SB
SabeenaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! the Food was fantastic! I'm still thinking about the delicious food we had last night!

PF
PittFoodie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

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.

LF
LauraF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SophiaN
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 🍝❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The wait time for drinks was atrocious but they made up for it with amazing food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner with dear friends, would definitely come back <3

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and creative, drinks are to die for 🥰🥰

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

JV
JacindaV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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schnad
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

CL
vipCarolL
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful brunch menu with wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in the city

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Christopher
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service as usual. One of my fav restaurant to enjoy with family, friends, work and business partners.

DB
DaniB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple but posh atmosphere. Minimal elegance at its finest. The food/drinks and service was amazing. Will return for the next special occasion.

KP
KikiP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, incredible food and impeccable service!

PM
PeggyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant. I’m never disappointed. The food and service are exceptional. Thank you for a wonderful evening

MN
MairetteN
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

LW
LisaW
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10th anniversary was a home-run. Service was amazing and the food was perfect. Complimentary bubbly was a lovely touch and appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. The food was average. But the vibes were perfect.

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KassianA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipasbetts
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBudL
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food and service was great. We plan to go back again!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Slow service

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Alex
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food and service were great but the ambience is too much of a hotel breakfast lounge.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only two words I can use are - pure perfection. A memorable and exquisite meal

CY
CarrieY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods is delicious, service is first class. Ambiance is wonderful and comfortable

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Matthew
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Exceptional service and great food!

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vipjohny
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu + wine pairing was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food. Room is a bit like a cafeteria though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food and drinks

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Private
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

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.

JA
vipJoAC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Service impeccable and ambiance perfect for conversations. Decor and environment was calm and beautiful.

CL
vipCarolL
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely brunch and particularly attentive bartender at times.

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hyunjuD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food and service
And awesome reastaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Has the best cocktails in town, food are very fresh and creative, highly recommended for special occasions or date nights.

KS
KevinS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

FAQs

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.

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