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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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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 (75)
Good for a Date (64)
Creative Cuisine (59)
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Fit for Foodies (56)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Romantic (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Business Meals (37)
Local Ingredients (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Hot Spot (25)
Live Music (25)
Tasting Menu (23)
Great for Brunch (23)
Good for Groups (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Healthy (17)
Fun (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Waterfront (16)
Cozy (14)
Seasonal (14)
Scenic View (13)
Organic (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
People Watching (11)
Authentic (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We requested for a birthday event I was hoping we could get a small something just was wondering

Thank you

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·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday dinner

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was exceptional and the ambience and design was perfect! Perfect combination of modern style but still with comfort. The food is expensive but definitely worth it as it was the best tasting chicken I have ever tasted with the perfect velvety texture. We both enjoyed it a lot and hope to be back for another special occasion in the near future!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Kitchen timing and pre-lunch drinks were completely off. However our very kind server was very generous even if there was no apology for the poor timing. The food was ok. Not bad but surely not worthy of any hype. Limited lunch menu on weekends. We’ve been there, probably won’t go back. Too many restaurants to explore!!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 5 days ago

Imaginative food and combinations. Service on point and professional as well as friendly. Nice environment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Creative menu and delicious combinations but execution was poor. Most of the food came out luke warm which was disappointing (lamb, lobster, scallops) but the fettuccini was hot (the plate was cold so it cooled down quite quickly).

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Went here for lunch. Nice decor and very cozy. Menu has limited choice and food was either over seasoned (fish) or under seasoned (steak). Not too impressed

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Smashing. A true first-class dining experience. The very best in service. Incredible branding (who even says that, ever? I do.) Oh, and the food was nothing short of impeccable.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We recently celebrated my fathers 87th birthday at Botanist and it was a truly exceptional experience! The setting was warm and inviting, with a refreshing mix of natural beauty and modern style. The staff were attentive and personable, working together to make us feel very special. They gave my father a birthday card signed by all of the staff, as well as a complimentary chocolate tasting. The food was heavenly! Every dish was made with great care. The unique presentation and creative use of each ingredient was delicious and inspiring.
I would like to thank the staff at Botanist for treating us so well and serving up a beautiful evening for my friends and family.
Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fantastic in every way 😊 food is delicious and artsy, amazing presentation !! Great staff and ambiance is beautiful ... perfect place to enjoy lunch & dinner !!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was very good - but quite expensive! Service was excellent.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was gorgeous and delicious. Restrained wine list that wasn’t overpriced. Enthusiastic sommelier.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff, delicious brunch and cocktails

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had such a nice brunch at The Botanist. The space is BEAUTIFUL and our server was so attentive, checking in throughout our meal without being overbearing. We each got a sweet breakfast which was delicious and very filling. I'll definitely try the savoury options next time!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

A conscious experience. Attention to every detail was evident in the menu preparation, the signature cocktails, the dish presentation, the flavor pairings, and genuine service. It was an inspiration on how to live. Much love.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best Service! Good food! Have a very good impression as we were first time in this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have been to this restaurant previously for a friends birthday so when my significant other turned 40 he suggested we go back there. His family came from England and they really enjoyed it. There was a fashion show going on so it was busy and they did miss a few details but that can happen on really busy nights. We love the food so we'll definitely be going back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

We were very excited to try the Botanist as we heard good things.
The food was great and I'll give them that, presentation and taste was great... but the overall experience was kinda ruined by the service. The server just was not accommodating, her explanations were rushed, her service was rushed, and it just didn't seem like service fitting for this type of restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food, great service!

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very pretentious. Woman at the next table and a little chair for her handbag. I asked about this and was told that some patrons spend $10,000 on a handbag and don't want to put it on the floor. I can see why, that is more than my last holiday. I had the lamb with beluga lentils. The meat was good quality and the presentation was nice. However, the taste was bland and unoriginal. I asked about the beluga lentils and was told that they are prepared to look like beluga caviar. Again, they lacked any real taste or seasoning. My starter was mussels. They would get a 4/10. I would not recommend this restaurant to anybody except Donald Trump. Like the food, he is overblown and pretentious.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I came here for my birthday dinner and the host gave me a birthday card signed by the staff. Classy touch Botanist! The service and food were great! Highly recommended. I'm looking forward to visiting again to try their inventive cocktails!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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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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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dishes immaculately presented. Every plate a piece of art.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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