Botanist

4.6
538 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
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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.

Located in the heart of Coal Harbour inside Fairmont Pacific Rim, the inviting space offers four distinct areas with their own robust personalities; a bar, garden, dining room and lounge – all inspired by the principals of botany.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast (Mon - Fri): 6:30am - 10:30am
Breakfast (Sat - Sun): 7:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch (Mon - Fri): 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner (Daily): 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar (Daily): opens at 11:00am

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Phone number
(604) 695-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hector Laguna
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Cross street
Burrard Street
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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.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 538 People Are Saying
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AK
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing. One of our party was vegan, and she had no issues finding something. The chef was quite accommodating. But it’s not primarily vegetarian. Quite the opposite, great fish options.
I had the gazpacho and mushroom tagliatelle, both was amazing with a capital “A”. Friends liked their meals too.

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w
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service, good food , found the atmosphere a little cold and sterile but nonetheless recommend it

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RE
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but the service was awesome. We did go for brunch to celebrate my birthday and they welcomed me really nicely.

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AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, top notch service. We sat near the kitchen and they were great to watch. Cocktails on point. 300$ for 2 with cocktals and a bottle of bordeau. Average price for this type of evening for us and it was well worth it.

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R
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly excellent meal, very good example of multilayered taste and texture, with very good service, very good value

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w
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here for both breakfast and dinner . Fantastic meals at both hours . Beautiful restaurant. Very romantic in the evening . Service here and throughout the hotel wasn impeccable .

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M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful experience, amazing food and attentative service.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here for a special honeymoon dinner celebration and did not leave disappointed. The tasting menu was superb and we opted for the wine pairing which really made a big difference and helped it go from superb menu to outstanding one! Service and ambience were equally great

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this restaurant for my husband’s birthday and chose it because the menu was intriguing. It was a group of six of us and we all appreciate creative cocktails and food and Botanist did not disappoint. The cocktails were very original and we all sampled each other’s. The food was outstanding and again we all enjoyed sampling each other’s dishes, noting the unique flavour combinations and trying to guess what they were. There wasn’t anything we didn’t like. We were close to the kitchen and we enjoyed watching the care the staff took plating the food. My husband was extremely pleased with the entire evening. Thank you for making him a happy man on his birthday!

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BM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd outstanding experience here this summer! What an incredible menu and outstanding service! Highly recommend it

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BK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Main dishes were so so not impressive. Presentation was good

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JM
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time for my girlfriends birthday! The waiter Chris was very attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly! He definitely made the day special for her and even brought her a birthday card from the staff and a sugar cookie at the end from the chef! We had the kitchen 6 course special and we were really full + satisfied at the end :) 3rd or 4th time here together and always a good time

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c
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food and great service. Expensive but great for a special occasion.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Was great - tooo noisy, could hardly hear my companions

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O
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our experience at The Botanist, we had to have the special drinks, which were lots of fun. Service was very good at The Bar. And we enjoyed our meal. We will go back.

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c
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was brunch and the menu was pretty simple. The food was alright. The service was quite good. Will visit again for dinner

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MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent presentation and flavors.

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J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the entire staff was amazing.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is not only visually stimulating, but the food is also fantastic. Beautiful ambiance with the most subtle details and the most caring staff a restaurant has to offer. Truly a 10/10 experience overall

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was excellent but service could have been better. The waitress rushed through when explaining our dishes and brought it all out so fast. The plant-filled room was interesting, but very loud and not as intimate an experience as I would have liked for a special occasion. Probably wouldn't go back when there are other options in Vancouver that provide a better experience with just as high quality food.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff are always friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Servers are knowledgeable and attentive. Made our anniversary getaway amazing both at dinner and breakfast.

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good place for photoshoting
Nice for birthday
But food is just fine

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JN
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is so much to say, but I will narrow it down to one word. "Incredible"

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CP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great setting, design and service. Food is ok, but not as spectacular as I would have imagined based on their PR, design and marketing.

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i
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best fine dining experience we have had in Vancouver. Exquisite tasting menu and a wine list featuring organic and regional wines. An incredible meal!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced the tasting menu with paired wines. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. Food was incredible, paired wines perfection. Service team was top notch. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We came here for breakfast and despite having reservations, had to wait while everyone else in the lounge was seated before us. While not in a bad mood to begin with, early mornings and events such as this one did not help. We had the "Kitchen Table Set" which included a main, juice, and coffee. You can choose your coffee-based drink and juice, which they had a wide selection of. I love juice so this was a plus. The main was okay. The Botanist Benny tasted like avocado toast because the crab and other flavours were overwhelmed by avocado. I couldn't finish the potato that came with it. Service was friendly and quick.

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CJ
Munich
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very dispointed about service and food. Too noisy, like eating on a food court

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LS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, fresh and creatively prepared and presented dishes. We will definitely dine here again when we visit Vancouver again.

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WR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully designed restaurant with excellent food. Every dish we had was perfect.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great environment and service, a little loud though

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S
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made reservations for breakfast using Open Table. Excellent waitstaff, very nice atmosphere. Everyone seemed to have their own French Press (tea, but presume for coffee as well) which was very nice. But I could not help but wonder how awful washing all those things must be and where the heck they store them?

Loved the Avocado Toast and poached eggs. Hubs said pancakes were also very good.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had lunch with a friend here. The space is gorgeous and the service was amazing. I had the halibut which our server recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed the dish. Will definitely be back.

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EA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very ellegant restaurant with excellant food, good service and good selection of wine. Live music - in our case sole guitarist - was very entertainig, but hard to hear as overall noise level in Botanist very high, kind of disturbing!

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm glad that I chose Botanist to celebrate my fiance's birthday. The staff were genuine, fun, welcoming and professional. Our server, Larry was wonderful - cool, attentive and has a personality. We were very impressed with the manager, Sean/Shawn (sorry for misspelling your name!). He was super cool, smart and just provided us a very good impression of the restaurant. My fiance thought that the birthday card was a brilliant way to make guests feel special. Aside from the amazing service from the team, the food was also spectacular. My fiance is still talking about the scalllop and sablefish. Oh, he's also trying to recreate the charred corn ice cream.

Bi thanks!

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JN
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED! 10/10 would recommend. Beautiful design, incredible food & presentation, outstanding service.

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AK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being in the hospitality business for over 20 years sometimes make you a constant critic...
Absolutely nothing to complain about here. Looking forward to dining with botonist and their amazing team in the near future 💃🏻

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VC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were greeted when we arrived and when we left from the friendly hostess. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. Our waiter catered to our needs. He was friendly, well mannered and thoughtful. The ambience made it easy for us to hear our conversations. Will definitely return and recommend to friends & family.
The only thing is the price for the food was a bit pricy so I/we will not be coming for casual events.

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j
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall great experience. Food was amazing and beautiful and truly unique. Every item had something creative and unusual but always delicious.
Only downside were the tables for 2 opposite the kitchen. They were very close together. We were seated next to a couple that was essentially doing a food photo shoot complete with slr camera phone and video. We all take food pictures but this was extreme and off putting.
I must admit I was envying some of the separate tables.

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RL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I think the Botanist has its own unique flavor in Vancouver. Its refreshing to go in and out of this place.
I the taster menu was very good and a fun experience. The food is always good but some can stand out more than others.

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