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About Botanist

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.

1038 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C2G8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Canadian

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

Cross Street:
Burrard Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 695-5500

Website:
http://www.botanistrestaurant.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Hector Laguna

Additional:
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

Botanist Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (41)
Fit for Foodies (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Romantic (30)
Business Meals (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Local Ingredients (20)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Live Music (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Scenic View (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Waterfront (13)
Cozy (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Healthy (8)
Organic (7)
Casual (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic brunch!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the most amazing restaurants in Vancouver. Stunning decor, interesting and tasty food and drinks. Expect to pay a lot but get a world class dining experience. Well worth it.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Kitchen was very slow. The server didn’t make any conversation. I was expecting more for the a restaurant located in the Fairmount

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Food quality and presentation was excellent
And the staff serving appear more stettled and seemingly comfortable
Sommelier advice was spot on but would really like to see more of the top BC wines on the list
On other visits the live music can be too over bearing and should be more in the background
Overall a major dining star in Vancouver

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, service, ambiance. The sommelier was exceptional.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything is amazing here. Try the Deep Cove cocktail at the bar, seriously game changing cocktail. Service is spot on for fine dining and you will feel like the only table in the restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed a very nice meal at Botanist for an early Valentine's Day. Fresh local ingredients used, and beautiful presentations, without being in your face about how local they are. They just let you enjoy the beautiful presentations. Quantities are adequate to good, and didn't leave hungry. Good attentive service. Would have liked more chocolate options on the dessert menu (Chocolate comes from a plant, right?) Would come back again for a special dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was an amazing experience! The staff were so attentive to every detail!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food. Went early with two young children (2 and 4 years old). Staff were friendly and accommodating. Smaller sized entrees but very delicious. The cocktail was amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a good time

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very disappointed , poor quality food, small portions and overpriced . I would never recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Best Arctic char ever

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 (London)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Expensive for brunch but, good. Service is great, tasteful and unobtrusive. Great wine list.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved the design and the attention to detail. Menu options were great, really enjoyed the two eggs Benedict I chose. The avocado crab and the pork belly were divine. Really great service!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Louder and a more casual feel than I expected, but overall an enjoyable experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I went to Botanist yesterday for dinner and had an incredible experience. The restaurant is beautiful, the service is top notch, and the food delicious. They even gave me a birthday card signed by the staff. My husband said his lamb entree was the best lamb he’s ever had and my sablefish was perfect.

Thank you for an amazing night!

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our table was in a lovely room. However, the piano music was extremely loud. We had difficulty having conversations with our party of 6.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything about this dining experience was fantastic. Food and service were amazing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food and the plate is just like a piece of art. The food taste just Ok. The restaurant surroundings and atmosphere are really good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Extremely impressed with the high level of professionalism and service both before and during our meal. I'm on a 30-day diet so I contacted the restaurant ahead of time to see if they could accommodate. They were friendly and helpful with their menu item suggestions. Our hostess and server were both friendly and very informative. Only downside is that they charge hotel prices for things like pop/soda water ($5) /tea/coffee ($6). Something to keep in mind if you're the DD, pregnant or not wanting to try one of their fantastic wines/cocktails. Definitely a must try!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Came in at 1:30pm, we’re given the breakfast menu for some reason. Service was alright -wasn’t warm, maybe our waitress wasn’t feeling well.

Scent of the hotel messed up with the nature of the restaurant - or if you like to eat oak and flowers in your food, might be for you. didnt get that west coast inspiration from the ambiance’s but definitely in the food. Maybe talk about fairmont about this.

Overall maybe just not suited for us or got that “home away from home” vibe.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I absolutely loved this place. The décor was beautiful, the service excellent but personable and warm so not stuffy like in typical high end restaurants. The food was exquisite and every bite was a party in my mouth. I had the octopus chorizo starter, rib eye and gnocchi main and shared the croissant dessert and the banana mousse dessert. Everything was presented like a work of art. It is of course expensive but worth it for a special occasion or if you want to treat yourself on a date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was a nice area that my friend and I enjoyed our breakfast there. Will definitely go to Botanist again to try other beautiful and delicious food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Ambiance was solid 10/10. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was great but others were not enough. Tables and dishes and interiors were not matched together. I felt like I was in a restaurant in a busy Chinese city. Especially big round tables were very strange look for me. Looked like a very cheap restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The portion is relatively small compared to other populist brunch places in downtown or Yale town but the taste was really good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Beautiful space, impeccable service, and even a birthday card from the staff. They made a special occasion even more special. Would easily recommend again and again.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Decided on Botanist for a birthday dinner. Awesome, food and service were outstanding.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very noisy

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Poor execution of the dishes. Tartare was overly salty, even paired with the bread. I ordered flank, which was slightly over medium rare, but edible . When I got to the vegetables, I noticed they were completely burnt on one side. However, the cooks had placed all the burnt sides face down on the plate. Friend had sablefish, but they found the fish excessively salty. Couldn't taste saffron in his mashed potatoes. House bread and butter was ok. We found the pouched egg /mushrooms ok as well. Really nice ambiance and presentation, but food not cooked well. Would not return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Our server, who I neglected to get his name was excellent. He knew the menu thoroughly and helped with our selections. This was an annual New Years gathering, and the 4 of us raved about the food and presentation all night. Bravo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Botanist, your food was gorgeous and delicious. So impressed by the interior décor of the restaurant and all the accessories/finishing touches on the table. The aesthetic is uniquely grand and service was impeccable. The food was up to par with the presentation, which isn't always the case. The celeriac sauce under the albacore tuna was out of this world.
The Society's favourite meal this month. Many thanks.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Tried tasting menu. Sablefish was very salty. The roster squab was half cooked. I was ok with it but my girlfriend was shock and refused to eat. I finished her dish at the end. The soup was amazing, very rich in flavour.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My Partner and I went with another couple to Botanist on Saturday night. Overall, we were very satisfied with the food, but I was disappointed with the service that we received. For the prices that this restaurant charges, I would expect similar customer service compared to a place like Hawksworth (i.e. 5+-star worthy service). It was obvious that the 4 of us were each ordering 1-appetizer and 1-entree each, but the server clearly took poor notes, and ended up serving (and charging) us 5 appetizer dishes. It would have been nice to get the pre-warning on us ordering 5 appies for a group of 4, even though each of us also ordered a separate entree also (this is just common sense).

For appies, we ordered: the burrata beet salad, scallops, tagliatelle, foie gras torchon -- and were erroneously served the watercress salad. Irrespective of the poor judgment call made by the server, we still enjoyed all five dishes very much. Following the appies, the entrees were also very satisfying (our table had 2 orders of the rib eye, the seared sablefish, and the mustard crusted chicken). I had a nibble of my friend's chicken and found it a bit dry, but the sauce was flavorful. The seared sable fish and rib eye were both very delicious and cooked to perfection.

Drinks were tasty as well, but of course overpriced for what they give you - but this is what you would expect from a place like Botanist.

Would I come back to Botanist? Probably, for the food.
Would I select the 25% tip button? No.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and drinks! Def. Would go back!

Service is excellent. Live entertainment was not over bearing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was great and quality of food was there. Beautiful presentation but definitely hotel prices. I hope they do better than Oru. I think for repeat customers they will need to make the prices a tad bit more competitive and ensure they rotate the menu regularly. Enjoyed the dinner but Vancouver is a tough fickle market.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We didn’t like the table

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

2nd time here and great as always! Everyone was so friendly and it was nice to watch the open kitchen this time!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food and interior. The lunch dishes are good looking and also delicious. Convenient location. A very decent and nice place to meet and chill with friends, even special events like birthday or else.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious. Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

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