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Sun, 5/27
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Notch8

4.4
336 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Notch8 features West Coast cuisine, with many dishes designed around items featured on archived menus from the hotel’s early days. Our culinary team has kept the fundamentals of those classic dishes, while modernizing them to suit today’s discerning palates. Our bartending team has created a wine list with offerings from around the world and recommendations for best pairings.
Behind the bar, vibrant cocktails made popular during pre and post prohibition times are being shaken up with bitters created exclusively for Notch8.
Be part of the journey of Notch8 – catch up with friends at breakfast, close that deal during a business lunch, unwind at happy hour, and reconnect with loved ones over an intimate dinner.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast Buffet (Mon to Fri): 06:30 to 10:30
Breakfast Buffet (Sat & Sun): 07:00 to 10:30
Breakfast A La Carte (Daily): Opening to 6:30
Brunch Buffet (Sun): 11:30 - 14:30

Lunch A La Carte (Mon - Fri): 11:30 to 17:30
Lunch A La Carte (Sun): 14:30 to 17:30

Dinner A La Carte (Daily): 17:30 to 22:00

Bar Bites (Daily): 11:30 to 23:00
Bar Beverage Service (Sun to Thu): 11:30 to 24:00
Bar Beverage Service (Fri & Sat): 11:30 to 01:00

Happy Hour Daily: 15:00 - 18:00
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Phone number
(604) 662-1900
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Will Lew
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Alberni or Hornby
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Parking Details
Parking is available for all guests both in house and local. The valet will inform you of your charge upon arrival. Pay parking is also available in the onsite parking lot or on the street.
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment:
Wednesday - 17:00 to 21:00
Thursday: 18:00 to 22:00
Friday: 19:00 to 23:00
Saturday: 19:00 to 23:00
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

If you are seeking an exclusive, discreet and memorable private dining experience then we have just the place for you. Our private dining room is an elegant space reminiscent of a historic luxury rail car and is the perfect private dining venue for your next event.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Wed - Thu 12:45PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri 12:45PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM

What 336 People Are Saying
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4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good a la carte menu. Portions good size, quality of food great

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and service. Celebrating husband's birthday- they brought out a wonderful treat for him!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Thought it was a regular lunch menu. The website didn’t even talk about a buffet. No indication that the regular lunch menu wasn’t available. Arrived and was told about buffet only... and $59! They finally gave us the option of very limited lounge menu. Only vegetarian option was nachos. Had gluten so I felt very sick for the remainder of the day. Nice staff. Ambience. But poor food experience. Also the music was insanely loud for such a place.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I was hoping that if a special celebration is selected, an e-mail would be sent to notify me that it’s a buffet.
The food was good, but not what I would have chosen.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Wonderful restaurant in The Fairmont downtown Vancouver. We had a charming secluded booth near the bar so we could listen to the musician. The food is amazing, service was exceptional. I would highly recommend dning here when you are in Vancouver!

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I had a mushroom tart to start, which came in a hard, sweet pie shell. The combination of sweet and savoury was odd, and didn’t suit the dish. The pie crust should have been puff pastry, or a classic rich and delicious pie crust. For the main I had the elk, which was tough and over cooked. The sauce was also too sweet and syrupy. Our server was great!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent food presentation and taste. Top notch service. We'll be back again.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We celebrated our friend's birthday and it was such a nice experience! Creative cuisine with lots of surprise! Stylish interior and great service made it more value-added.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a great dinner with great music

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Superb presentation, fun menu, great service and fun ambiance. Worth the upper end price-scale. A true culinary experience!!!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and great ambience. Good for quiet relaxing occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Lounge style top notch dining experience. Would totally recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We had a wonderful experience here. Everything was amazing. Our server was outstanding

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I often choose Hotel restaurants for entertaing clients because I can make reservations and find a table that is quiet enough to be able to have business discussions - the food is relaiable . In most cases, I have not been let down. That said, in this case, we both left disapponted. The Octopus was much tougher than it should have been, my Club sandwhich had very cold meat and in an overly soaked in butter style grill and less than satisfactory bits of fries ($20). My guest asked for some bread to compliment his meal and he was served a whole loaf (though good) and this combined with a refill on a cranberry soda became a $11 add on. Total bill was $77 (plus tip) which on reconsideration, seems quite excessive - even by hotel standards. Not sure I will return.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Bland food excellent wine

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was great but the food is bigger than the plate for dine out. It was a birthday and we told them when we made the reservation and they make a really delicious cake

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

In addition to the impressive variety and quality of buffet dishes (which most other restaurants that serve Sunday buffet brunch no longer bother to describe creatively beforehand), the creative flair of displays was charming for Easter. Although the service on arrival was a bit awkward and disinterested due possibly to flustered or confused guests who consumed attention, the service was remarkable: not just the pleasant welcoming table service (two different staffers), but also the food display service, in which several different staffers took initiative to welcome us and encourage us to try all of their dishes; in particular, the Eggs Benedict and canape team (two different staffers) were extraordinarily friendly and gracious.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went for weekend brunch buffet and found a moldy strawberry. And some of other strawberries also didn't look good at all. Reported to the server right away and the restaurant manager finally came (he showed up like 15 mins later after server went to look for him). His response was very casual and seemed he didn't think it was a big deal or something. It was a TERRIBLE, that's all I can say. NEVER GO BACK AGAIN.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very nice restaurant. But if you looking for romantic night, it’s a good place to go.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Beautiful weekend brunch with excellent service. The waiter was very thoughtful. We were
celebrating our mutual birthdays. We had eaten so much that we had no room for dessert.
Our wonderful waiter packed two boxes of delicious pastries for us to take home.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We very much enjoyed the meal. “Under the forest canopy“ lived up to the promise of its rather fancy name, and the BC pinot noir by Meyer matched it perfectly. A return visit definitely on the cards!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We rally enjoyed the food - drinks ...especially the ceasar mixing station 😊 Quality at it's best ...

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was exquisite, service was mediocre.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great selection at the breakfast buffet. It gets even bigger during the branch but we were early. Still had plenty of choices that were tasty and satisfying. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. I placed a reservation requesting the best seats in the house and boy they did not disappoint! We were seated in a booth that was quite private but still able to enjoy the view of the restaurant. There was live music right around the corner of our booth which was quite nice. The beef tartare was amazing! A must try! The presentation will literally blow you away! The Elk was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented and the classic prime rib was just that, a classic. Will definitely be back to try their afternoon tea!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Best burger !

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Good food, good service, will return.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Absolutely my favourite place in the city. I eat out a lot! Love everything about this swanky spot... from the chef’s creations, the impeccable servers, the atmosphere and live music, Sat and Sun brunch are phenomenal and dinners and drinks are as well! I keep bringing my entire circle of friends, family and colleagues here because I can’t get enough and want to share this awesome experience with them! They are always equally impressed! Thank you team Notch 8!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The place was nice. Friendly staff. The food was beautifully presented.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Good quality is good. Great menu selection for lunch. Tomato soup and sandwich was above average. Service was fair. Basic core service provided but for the venue and atmosphere notch 8 represents, I felt it was below expectations

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was very slow and the Sunday mid day menu was very limited as they want everyone to indulge in the very expensive buffet! What we did order from the menu was very average and expensive.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Notch 8 is one of our favorite restaurants in Vancouver. The environment is excellent. The service is always very good. The daily special menu is very good. It is a good place for friends to get together or special celebrations.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Loved it! Service was prompt and pro with a friendly vibe. Accommodated vegan guest with innovative delicious meal. Wine pairing suggested were perfect . Top drawer

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2018

All the cooking shows I watch always say, if you put it on the plate - it should be edible. I got an appetizer displayed on a rock and twigs.... luckily the server advised not to eat the 'twigs'. Food wasn't that great for the price, and ambiance is nil - the bar area looks nice, but the restaurant is on two sides of the walkway to the bar. Didn't feel special for $ and enjoyment.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Sat buffet brunch is very good when the restaurant is not too busy. Staff couldn’t handle it today. We were never offered water. Tea nit refilled and drinks ordered were not brought to the table. Plates were left on the table for s long time. I had to flag down someone twice to give them my used plates. We were there for one hour only and we were handed the bill while we were almost done. It was really bad today...very odd.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A very beautiful setting with live background music matching the vibe well. Wait staff were very professional and provided the perfect level of attentiveness. Food was extemely well presented with a creative and delicious combination of flavours that were well balanced. Only downside was that my octopus was over done and a little chewy as a result.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was bit noisy I was here for business meeting.
But overall good experience. Best vegetarian eggplant meat balls

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1.0Dined on February 12, 2018

never mind boring ambience or high price...
but the most important they seem not to have any cooks at their kitchen. at all.
raw minced meat with raw egg and onion pretending to be tartrar.
raw steak of unidendified animal (elk tasted the same as bizon)
same sause in two diff dishes (none?)

one of us puked when got home.
another one ended up with upset stomach. so far the worst dining experience in my life.

more details upon request.

recommendation: bring your date there if want to break up with them.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

This place should be busier than it is. The food is very good, none of the prices are shocking.

Best prime rib in town.

Honey bread is v good.

Kids menu is v good.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Incredible plating!

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