Botanist

4.6
624 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

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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Neighborhood
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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us in Botanist on Christmas Eve from 5:00pm - 10:00pm for our 6 course We'll Take it From Here tasting menu for $108 pp. A la carte offerings still available.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us in Botanist for Christmas Day brunch with a $68pp prix fixe menu that includes an amuse bouche, choice of entrée, and a festive sparkling cocktail. In the evening, Botanist will be offering our 6 course We'll Take it From Here tasting menu for $108 pp. À la carte offerings also available.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Eat, drink & be merry! Botanist will be serving a 6 course We'll Take it From Here tasting menu with two seating times, from 5:00pm-8:00pm ($149pp) & 8:00pm-1:00am ($169pp). Live music and midnight bubbles will help ring in the new year!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 624 People Are Saying
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K
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with smiles all around. The quality of the food was perfect. Generous portion and the flavors were perfect.
Cant wait ro come back and try dinner

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S
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The breakfast was average for the price they charge.
Service was good and similar to average restaurants.
You can get the same quality dishes half a price at other brunch places in Vancouver.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Botanist, and we had such an amazing time. Food was beyond amazing and service was wonderful

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BN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and a lovely spot for a reunion.

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DD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. Our waiter was perfect, the food delicious and the overall experience impeccable. We did a Sunday brunch to celebrate my mom’s birthday and they had a card ready for her, signed by the staff! Very sweet.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am really pleased with my food. One thing I have to comment is instead of substituting something for me to make the duck dish glutenfree they actually take away one component which is very disappointing.

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

They had a card signed by the employees congratulating us on our wedding anniversary. That’s very thoughtful. The food was amazing and perfectly cooked. I’m a chef so I’m ver particular about my meals and they rocked it 🙌🏻💪🏻

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JY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Initial impressions were good. This was my first time at Botanist after previously dining at the now-closed Oru and I was very impressed with the new space. We were promptly seated at our 7:45pm reservation time and our orders for drinks were quickly taken. We then ordered our appetizers and main courses at the same time. Between the four of us, we ordered the Steak, Duck, Chicken and Fish. We ordered one appetizer (Hand-cut Tagliatelle) as well. This came out relatively quickly along with fresh bread.

After this point, however, our server disappeared, and our service had become non-existent.
We were not offered refills on our drinks (and had to ask) a while after we had finished them and our water was rarely topped up.

Long after we finished the bread, we waited close to an hour for our main courses to arrive. Given that most of us had not ordered appetizers, most were frustrated and hungry. I asked another server (not, ours, as he had vanished) to check up on them and was told they would be out within the next 5 minutes. This took another 15. Our food arrived at our table 9:10pm, with absolutely no apology or explanation from staff as to why this took as long as it did.

Similar to the appetizer ordered and the complimentary bread, our mains were cooked to perfection.
It is an absolute shame that I have no desire to dine here again, nor will be recommending this restaurant to others due to service we received that hardly reflected the price we paid for dinner.

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DC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but inventive and delicious. Kudos to the sommelier for a delicious wine pairing.

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P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was lovely from start to finish. The room is beautiful with soothing colors and lush greenery. The cocktail list is creative. I had the martini and it was perfect. We shared the tagliatelle pasta starter and it was creamy but not too rich with wild mushrooms that gave it a earthy flavor. I had the duck and my husband had the sablefish and both were cooked to perfection. We finished with the Meyer lemon cake which was melt in your mouth and heavenly. The service was attentive but not rushed. I should also mention that they also have an excellent wine list including a very nice selection of wines by the glass. We loved our dining experience at Botanist and happily recommend it for all occasions.

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KG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Botanist. Loved it. the Food was delicious, our server was awesome - lots of attention and not over bearing, and just a really great experience all around. Will definitely be back.

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K
Surrey
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The polite and welcoming staff was one of the things that made this dining experience so wonderful. I absolutely adored the fact that the dishes we had ordered included ingredients that were in season (e.g. carrots, turnips, quince). The cocktails were elegant and I am truly blown away by the flavours. I am definitely coming back again from maybe either the brunch or lunch menu.

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LL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I am not much of a foodies, but I like to try new restaurants. I googled best restaurant for 2018. And this restaurant was #2. Our server was Brandon, very attentive. Service was top notch. Food was delicious, can’t complain. It is on the pricer side. But you get what you paid for.

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CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great decor, beautiful presentation, excellent food and service.

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LW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The sablefish was truly wonderful and they modified it for my allergies for gluten and lactose intolerance

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps the best restaurant in Vancouver

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J
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too pricey for pretty ordinary menu offerings. Server was very nice and attentive.

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Y
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is on the second floor, with the bathrooms closer to the ballrooms. The decor is muted, but elegant and the little details make a difference. Great cocktail, wine and non alcoholic drinks.

The sablefish was really good, as was the tagliatelle pasta (appy size). The only complaint we had was that the kitchen took a long time with the main course. Otherwise, it was a great experience.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and professional, knowledgeable service. Thoughtfully creative, superbly prepared dishes using top-notch ingredients. Creative cocktails with several great non-alcoholic options. Beautiful dining room and bar area. My only complaint is that the room is very, very loud. This is not the place for a quiet, romantic dinner. Otherwise, five stars.

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g
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It came highly recommended by friends in the food industry in another city. I didn't think it could live up to my expectations and it didn't; rather, it totally surpassed them!

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had very high expectations going in, but I was unprepared to be so wowed by my entire experience at Botanist. It's a beautiful space, the staff are extremely attentive and thoughtful but not obsequious, and the food is exquisite perfection. In a town with an exceptional restaurant on every corner, Botanist is a standout.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. The sommelier was something very special, though. Clearly she loved where she was from and was exciting to teach us all of the nuances. It was a really special experience and definitely one of my top 5 dining experiences. Would definitely return again

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D
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at the Botanist was to celebrate a milestone birthday and we were absolutely thrilled with the meal, service and ambiance. The winelist was varied and interesting and the sommelier well informed. A perfect evening was enjoyed by all

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and delicious food. Absolutely loved the tagliatelle.

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptionally great service. delicious food. beautiful interior. lived everything about this place

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E
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I found this very popular restaurant, only average. Staff really needed more training. Pricing was high end but did not match the experience sadly.

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d
Toronto
55 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, exquisite food and impeccable service.

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SG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, however was noisy at lunch. Found the seating a bit cramped and uncomfortable.

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f
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Hello,

Myself and three of my girlfriends came to the restaurant to have dinner last night Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The service was great and the food was great, the only issue I had was to do with dessert at the end of the evening. We were celebrating my birthday and my friend asked what dessert I would like. We ordered from the menu and when the bill came the $12 dessert was split four ways. We spent over $500 last night at the restaurant and I would’ve appreciated having that dessert free as I had made the botanist team aware ahead of time that we were celebrating my birthday. Overall I enjoyed celebrating there last night but was a bit disappointed that the restaurant did not cover dessert. Just wanted to make the team aware.

Thank you,

Fae

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VZ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food delivery and service are too slow., but good environment and food taste good. I prefer the brunch.

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately the food did not stun me as I usually experience from fine establishments. I left quite disappointed. However the plating, service and ambiance was outstanding.

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NC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best restaurant we went to while visiting for four days in town. I would highly recommend it!

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OT
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Heard a lot from this place,good and bad. Finally decided to go there for a brunch because I heard the dinner menu.... Well, I'll say it's great place to take photos but food. Service is excellent.

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FM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our only issue was that our reservation was for 8:45 pm but we were not seated till 9:20 pm. Not a total loss as we enjoyed drinks at the little lounge area.

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KK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner - we had the tasting menu to celebrate an anniversary and every dish, every drink was simply amazing. Great experience, would highly recommend. Hard to hear the servers over the live music, but it wasn't too loud for conversation.

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GT
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. We ordered the tasting menu. It was a great dining experience that took 3 hours. The live music provided by a single guitar player was perfect.

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D
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INCREDIBLE!!!! Highly recommend!!!

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JW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tasting menu! Your wine list was amazing. Jill has done a wonderful job sourcing small batch wines. Thanks for taking such good care of us. Sincerely Park Avenue Wines, Portland, OR

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Music was a bit too loud for business setting. They may need more servers as the service was not bad, but not quite attentive.

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