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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 champagne lounge – all inspired by the principals of botany.

Botanist has been named to the long list in enRoute Magazine’s annual Best New Restaurants in Canada ranking. Discover the country’s top openings at CanadasBestNewRestaurants.com

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
Champagne Lounge (Daily): opens at 5:00pm

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Good for a Date (69)
Creative Cuisine (62)
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Fit for Foodies (56)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Romantic (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Local Ingredients (37)
Business Meals (36)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Live Music (26)
Tasting Menu (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Healthy (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Organic (18)
Fun (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Seasonal (16)
Waterfront (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Scenic View (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Cozy (12)
People Watching (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 17 hours ago

We had a great time tonight. Thanks for everything!😘😘

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Just amazing. Would go here for dinner or for any special occasion.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

Josh was wonderful. Made our meal even more enjoyable. Sadly, he did not push us to our rooms on a luggage cart.

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·Dined 7 days ago

This is a very nice restaurant. The nice food and good service and very elegant ambience. We were very enjoy that and we will recommend it to my friends.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Missed a table cloth and candles...both would improve noise and ambience. Also expected a few fresh flower given the name.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

So good so fancy so pricy so sexy wow wow wow wow wow

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Jasper was AMAZING! Hands down best waiter I've had in a very long time. When we come back, making sure to request him. Truly made our experience 100% perfect.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Enjoyed the ambiance here with the piano player and great unique designed space. Service was excellent and the food was fabulous. Fine dining prices but with quality and service to match and not overly busy or noisy. Loved it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Delicious food as always, in a beautiful plant filled setting. We had starters of watercress and goat cheese salad plus beef tartare with smoked egg yolk. Both were beautiful to look at and taste. I had main of seared Tuna which was melt in the mouth and my husband had the Char with wild rice. Both dishes tasted wonderful. We enjoyed the large selection of wines by the glass, perfect for lunch.
Our service dog in training slept under the table and was rewarded with 2 bone shaped warm biscuits which he really appreciated.
All the staff are very welcoming, the service is excellent and there is a warm atmosphere in the room.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Have experienced multiple fairmonts in the last year. I travel for the food experience. We were sat next to a table that was a foot away from our table and dreaded that the table would be occupied the whole night..
we ordered the tasting menu, which was amazing. But our server was clueless, and was not prepared for any questions about the dishes she served us. The ambience of the restaurant felt cluttered, and not as high end as I expected from staying at the pacific rim. The drink menu was also dissapointing, as I had all the drinks I wanted to try in my head but couldn't because there's was such a limited menu for the dining room. I was told tho if I sat at the bar, I could enjoy the whole selection. Overall the chef and his brigade made up for the overall feeling, with amazing flavours and food techniques..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The octopus was really cold but otherwise awesome experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food and Good services.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very disappointed by our dining experience. The chicken was good and so was the wine list. The cocktail was bad and it seemed like they did a lot of pretentious things to try to justify a clearly over-priced dining experience. Great food and great service stand on their own, and they had neither.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, everything was well prepared
It was the end of a business trip and I had an early flight out so this would be an early dinner for one.
I could not have been happier with the service and the table I had for one was perfect

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sexy and so delectable ... interior design , wine, food, ambience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Live Music, Waterfront, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The service although professional and friendly, is painfully slow; this experience on repeated occasion as well. There was a pint when we were looking to pay with no server to be found for 10 minutes.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lovely dinner, great vibe, excellent service. It was my friends birthday and two of us are new moms. I’m glad we picked here for our dinner. I’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dishes immaculately presented. Every plate a piece of art.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Appetizers were barely warm. Food service very rushed. Noisy room

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Just overall a great place and the staff were very friendly and accommodating! They were very knowledgable with the menu. I just wish some of the "bar only drinks" could've been bought at the dining tables. The one waiter/runner Miguel was spendid to talk to! Will come back again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Waterfront, Tapas, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great atmosphere, innovative food creations that is aesthetically pleasing

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

TOOK MY FRIEND THERE FOR HER BIRTHDAY DINNER, AND THE LADY WAS HELPING US WASNT VERY NICE TO US. SHE KEPT ON ASKING IF WE WOULD LIKE TO ORDER MORE WINE ... AS I TOLD HER TWO GLASSES OF WINE IS ENOUGH FOR ME DUE TO I HAVE TO DRIVE HOME. AFTER I SAID THAT SHE HASNT BEEN CHECKING UP ON US AND SEE IF EVERYTHING WAS OKAY, NOR IF IT WAS ENOUGH FOOD FOR US NOR ASKING IF WE WOULD LIKE TO ORDER DESSERT. I ASKED FOR THE BILL, TOOK HER ABOUT 25 MINS COME TO BRING US THE BILL AND THE MACHINE. SHE KEPT ON HELPING TWO OTHER TABLE THAT ORDER BOTTLES OF WINE. SO MY QUESTION NOW IS, WITH THE TYPE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE REGARDING HOW POORLY SHE TREATED MY FRIEND AND I, WE NEED TO ORDER BOTTLE AND BOTTLE OF WINE TO BE NOTICES BY ? I AM DISSAPOINTED WITH THE SERVICES....

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

My BF and I came here for our anniversary and it was so worth it. The team at Botanist knew and were so sweet (they all personally signed a card for us). The food was amazing! I am a vegetarian and the server gave me an option for the chef whip me up a dish not on the menu and I am so glad I did that. I was so pleased with the service and food that I made another reservation here for GNO.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Andrew was great with his service and knowledge about the menu. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was refined. However we were not allowed to order the specialty cocktails in the dining room, which we kind of understood. The desserts were the most confusing. The menu wasn't that easy to imagine as the desserts were too special. I think we were expecting something classic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The servers were all EXCEPTIONAL!!! They were very friendly, attentive, engaging, knowledgeable, fun, and accommodating. They added to our amazing first experience at the Botanist. The food surpassed our already high expectations in every way... creative and unique flavours and dishes. The cocktail menu was also equally creative, unique and the cocktails delicious! The whole concept and theme of “botany, botanicals, botanist,...” is so clever and well-done, that it added to the fun and flavourful experience. We were sat in the VIP section and we were treated like royalty. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel valued, appreciated and well taken care of. I dine out all the time and have for many many years and this was one of the top experiences I’ve ever had! Way to go team Botanist!!!!
Sincerely, Steven

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The quality of the service was below par in comparison to the food and overall ambience of the space.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Waiter was quite rude to us, and it was my girlfriends birthday. The host and hostess were amazing.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Botanist is an absolutely stunning restaurant. The decor and ambience reminds me of California with the greenery and airy vibes. Not to mention the amazing live music (Adam Thomas Duo were playing when I dined at Botanist).

The portions are appropriate for the price point and every dish was well made, highly recommend the roasted lamb. The entrees are hearty in flavour but not in size which is refreshing. If the dish is made well, you won't need a large portion of it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The best restaurant in Vancouver!

Food was fantastic, Service was spot on and the atmosphere was jut right. Not Stuffy and not scruffy

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall was decent, the food was disappointing. The wagyu didn't taste like wagyu at all. Flavours together on the plate was alright, not bad. Food wasn't amazing.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Exceptional food and service.
The bison was incredible . Perfect anniversary dinner.

10/10

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Tonight we had my husband's birthday dinner at botanist. Upon arrival the hostess gave my husband a birthday card that was signed by staff, which is a nice touch. Service was amazing - I had a long list of dietary restrictions due to medical condition and my server Avital and kitchen team went above and beyond and made huge modifications to make sure there was an appetizer and an entree that I can enjoy. I truly appreciate the accommodation and will definitely be back again!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Egg benedicts were egg-celent! Portioned well, warm, and velvety sauce. Rose Sangria was perfectly paired for late lunch. Our server was friendly and quick too! I have a reason to come back again!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Came here for an anniversary dinner with my boyfriend. We sat down in a secluded area with 3 other tables-- exactly what we wanted.

Service started off okay, waitress didn't fill our water glasses until 10 mins after our drinks arrived but we shrugged it off-- it was probably a busy night.

The food was fantastic. Delicious and perfectly cooked. Slightly smaller portions than what we were expecting for the price.

Since we sat in the corner we could see the waitress servicing other tables. We were checked on once and our water was refilled once. Other tables were checked on at least 3 times in the same time span as us. We found it odd but again, gave her the benefit of the doubt.

When we finished our meal we were waiting on the waitress to come and clean our plates and offer us the dessert menu. 15 mins we waited with no service. In those 15 mins, again, the waitress services the 3 tables surrounding us but ignores our table full of empty dishes. Eventually, one of the managers came by and cleared our plates. Waited another 6-7 minutes for her to come by with the dessert menu but we soon got tired and just flagged her down for the bill. She soon comes back with the credit card machine when she saw my boyfriend take out his credit card (mind you this is the fastest service we've received all night), inputs the total, and roughly drops it in front us. We were both taken aback by the loud and rude gesture. To top it off, while we were paying, she never once asked us how our meal was nor said thank you for coming, leaving this awkward silence in between.

Hesitant to come again and recommend the restaurant to others. It was a delicious meal but for the price that we're paying, I shouldn't need to constantly look for the waitress just to get a water refill. In the end, the service we've received really ruined an exceptional dinner and put a damper on our special night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent, but live music was quite loud so difficult for conversation. It took a very long time for food to arrive at the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was awesome definitely recomend.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Amazing food, service and decor. Five stars all the way.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

A memorable & a truly amazing dining experience. Every dish we ordered was sumptuous & flavourful. Love the creativity & impressive presentation of all the dishes. Definitely a must try!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Enjoyable experience, great food. Decor feels dated and service was awkward.

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