Notch8

4.4
353 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
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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Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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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 353 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Stella was very nice! Food was delicious!

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k
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

everything is good. but price is a little bit high

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OT
Vancouver
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Three of my colleagues ordered the feature prawns crab and pink scallop pasta. However neither of them had any crab in their dish.....

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OT
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was so amazing, service was good.
Such a peaceful place to dine.

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LD
3.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Was expecting more from a top shelf restaurant. The food and drinks were on par with fine dining in Vancouver however the layout and ambiance was disjointed and pretty loud. The service was ok at best. The server did not know the difference between elk and bison...two signature meals on their menu. Water was never refilled and it was almost awkward when she did come by the table. More "casual fine dining", not top shelf fine dining.

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CS
Vancouver
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Notch8 was truly TOP NOTCH. The whole group thoroughly enjoyed!

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S
Vancouver
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I purposely chose to make reservations to eat breakfast at 1030 to avoid the 1130 buffet as we like a la cart. The server was lovely but we felt we were forgotten at times. It took over an hour to get our meals. My husband’s eggs benny was luke warm and my daughter in law’s poached eggs were hard. We were on a timeline so didn’t complain.
For a prestigious hotel, I was underwhelmed.

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MC
Vancouver
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food always excellent at Notch8. Attention to detail and made sure we had what we needed

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FF
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for the Father's Day brunch and we were very impressed. There were lots of options for food. Everything we had was excellent. The staff were all wonderful to us and gave us excellent service. We will be back for dinner sometime.

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BG
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The singer was much too loud. The music too loud. Why does a quite dining experience need to have a cabaret noise level? We could barely talk and we were quite a ways from the band/singer. Food and service was great. Wine price a tad over the norm.

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C
Miami
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t begin to say how FANTASTIC this restaurant was.
Starting with the knowledgeable waitress to the Elk entree and the Bison entree to the fabulous dessert.
Rated it as the one of the best restaurant you can imagine.

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R
Vancouver
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed our food and the service we had from our servers. They were very friendly and made great food and drink suggestions to help us chose what we decided to order. We will sure be back!!

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a
Calgary
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Brunch was very tasty however service was a little slow as he was rather forgetful. Overall a good experience, would definitely return.

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TJ
2.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

It was my 3rd time visiting your restaurant. I have to say i was very disappointed . I booked for a special occasion for breakfast. We arrived there by 9 am. Unfortunately, by the time we got there; most of the food on the buffet were gone. I asked the servers to refresh the platters but that didn’t happen either! So I had to pick from whatever was left which was not many to choose from...
I was very disappointed!

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ET
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My friend was visiting from out of town. We are seniors with good memories of lovely family gatherings at the Hotel Van. The waiter was most attentive and made good suggestions. All in all a very pleasant lunch.

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MH
San Diego
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Initial waitress pretty much ignored us, but fortunately there was a change in shift and the waiter who took over - Spencer - was excellent and very personable.

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R
Vancouver
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was awesome! Will be coming back for sure

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P
Chicago
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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P
Chicago
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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LV
Vancouver
3.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Vancouver
3.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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SA
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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M
Toronto
3.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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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T
Vancouver
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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CC
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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C
Calgary
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great dinner with great music

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OT
Ottawa
4.0Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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GC
4.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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JS
Calgary
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lounge style top notch dining experience. Would totally recommend.

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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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RJ
Vancouver
2.0Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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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d
Vancouver
1.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Bland food excellent wine

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H
Vancouver
4.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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L
Vancouver
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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OT
Vancouver
1.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

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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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

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HF
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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HR
Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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CM
Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Vancouver
4.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Food was exquisite, service was mediocre.

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