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About Notch8

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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 (Sat & Sun): 11:30 - 14:30

Lunch A La Carte (Daily): 11:30 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

Cross Street:
Alberni or Hornby

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 662-1900

Website:
http://www.notch8-dining.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Will Lew

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

1,000-Point Tables
Festive Lunch Buffet

Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Offers

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy an intimate four-course Christmas dinner. Dec 24th & 25th: 5:30pm-10pm: $89pp, not including taxes & gratuity.
After the presents have been opened, join us for delectable brunch favourites including a live carving station. Dec 25: 11:30am-2:30pm: $79 per person, not including tax & gratuity

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

As 2017 draws to a close, make your last meal of the year a glamorous one! Join us in Notch8 for a delicious five-course dinner and toast at midnight. Live music by the Don Stewart Quartet. $180pp excludes taxes & gratuity.

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Details
Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Festive Lunch Buffet

Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Details

Bring the office to celebrate the holidays with sumptuous festive cuisine. December 15th, 18th - 22nd :: Noon - 2pm :: $65 per person. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017 on Fridays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

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.

Notch8 Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.2

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Live Music (8)
Pre/post-theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Group Bookings (6)
Romance (6)
Casual (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Child-Friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
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Lunch (2)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Gear for lunch.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great vibe had a fun evening with work colleagues. Will have to check it out again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 16, 2017

I met my daughter there for dinner. I looked at several best rated restaurants online and picked Notch8 because of central location, parking options as well as I am coming in from Bowen Island. But I'd say mostly because I thought your dinner menu looked good. So kudos to your chef...they brought me to you. I did look at the menu of the #1 rated by someone ( as well as many others) restaurant at The Georgia. But I just didn't see anything that really appealed to me. And I could not see a dessert menu online. When I go out to dinner I absolutely want a good dessert menu. It's a treat. And in my opinion the desserts should be rotated, deleted and added to on occasion. Especially if I decide to choose a particular restaurant to frequent.
I ate the Shoots, roots and leaves I think it was called with Bee Pollen. I loved it. It was healthy, light yet substantial and beautiful to look at. I loved having a vegetarian option right on the menu instead of having to ask for something to be adjusted.
Shoots, leaves, they score!
Take care, I am positive I will be back.
Kathy

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We decided to have a fancy breakfast on a day off. It was good.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fairmonths have high standards and Notch8 will not disappoint

Tags: Fun
Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good food from a creative chef. Enjoyed the food and service. Lobby location the only problem. Makes it a bit loud and not very private.

Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Over all still good. Our main taste the same as before but not very warm.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Creative seasonal menu. Excellent service and a great guitarist in the background

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Expected a lot more from a restaurant in the Fairmont. Although the dining room space is good, food quality and service were both sub-par.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great cocktails

Food3
Ambience3
Service4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Expected a little more given the pricing. Food and service were ok, nothing out of ordinary. I gave a note , asking for a quiet corner for a romantic bday dinner but we were sat at a normal location in the middle and the waitress did not mention anything about the occassion.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Notch8 has pretty dishes, a nice atmosphere and they will even customize to your preferences.

Food1
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dinner was horrendous! Would never recommend this place.

There was a foul smell like dirty dish cloths coming out of the kitchen and they had to change our table. That didn’t help because the smell kept coming and it was nauseating. The food was also horrible, lacking of flavour and over cooked. We had to send some dishes back because they even burnt the sablefish we ordered. Service was poor as it took 25 mins for our waiter to even come to get our dinner orders and we sat there trying to wave her down for hours.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Celebrating a 9th birthday, it was made truly memorable with Chef Will touching the table turning it into an interactive experience talking us through the campfire tartare dish including black truffle and smoked egg yolk.

We were blown away by the dessert platter created for a special occasion which was deliciously indulgent and a perfect way to end our evening dinner.

Thank you for such high level hospitality from Chef. I will definitely be recommending to friends and family!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing dinner and service. Christian took care of us well and had great recommendations. It was a perfect anniversary dinner.

Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wide selection on menu and food was good. Service was O.K. Very noisy, not at all romantic and not much room between tables.

Tags: People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was extraordinary, I am in the food and beverage industry and I was impressed. My congratulations to the chef. The turkey was marvelous. The whole meal just the best. I will be back and I am planning it for Christmas dinner on the 25th.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I booked with OpenTable a day in advance when we arrived my name & reservation was not on file. They sat us down quite quickly and we had a great meal of prime rib on there set 3 course Thanksgiving menu.

Food5
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food is very good here focusing on west coast and local ingredients. Good choice of various seafood meal. Food is well prepared and well served. Also have a good wine selection though I find their prices a little high. Only downside is the ambiance. It is a lobby location and feels cold and is noisy and echoey. Not a good place for a date but fine for business.

Tags: Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Live singers were talented and singing great popular covers. The food was delicious. Large servings and very well plated. Will definitely be coming back.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very creative!!! The tables near the front of the restaurant get “breezy” due to restaurant’s proximity to hotel entrance.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Fantastic service! We went in to have afternoon tea as we had dinner reservation elsewere that night for my mom's birthday. However we didn't know that the last seating was at 3 for the afternoon tea service. So we were seated for dinner instead. We just had bread, soup and salad but we never felt any pressure to order mains or dessert. And during our stay we never felt rushed. A nice surprise was the live music - a guy on acoustic guitar started playing and singing around 5. Finally, there came a birthday cake slice with candles compliments of the chef! My mom and I were both surprised. It was a really nice gesture. I know now I'm having my birthday dinner here! Thanks Notch8.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great live entertainment! Great service! Great food. Couldn't ask for a better place to celebrate a birthday.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went there for a friend's birthday, it was a very good dinner. Not a big menu for food but all dishes are creative and special, they are all delicious! The sea-sar salad is so special and unique, I strongly recommend everyone to try. Wine menu is big, they have lots of good selections. Overall this is a good place for friends gathering or any special event.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was very nice, my only complaint would be that the BC hot pot was too salty.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

I would not recommend even though the service and the food were good.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Very pleasant

Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Convenient and good value. Inovitive food options after a busy day sightseeing

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

my girl friend and I were so impressed when I took her there for her birthday; therefore we took my friend and her whole family from China to your restaurant. I bragged about the place ; unfortunately the presentation and the food though still good, came up a bit short than when I was there with my girl friend. The difference in the lamb chop was more obvious meaning they were not great. But I have a good memory of my first visit to your restaurant with my girl friend. That counts . Thank you
I'm enclosing the dishes that we ordered on our first visit : the presentation and the food were outstanding

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good but not on the top , no near at the italian style.

Tags: Late-night Find
Food4
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The food was delicious. The service was appalling. I have to figure out how to get the food without having to go there.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food, excellent service, yummy cocktails and amazing bread!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Kid-friendly
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on August 8, 2017

We waited for a bottle of champagne for 20 minutes to start with, our glasses were never refilled in lounge at all. When we moved to table things never improved. The food was quite good but not good enough to compensate for the lack of service. We waited for 20min for our packed leftovers to return and decided to leave and cut our losses.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent !

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

My husband I went here for our anniversary - each year we go to a different Fairmont Hotel for our anniversary as we were married at Lake Louise Fairmont. Our dinner at Notch8 was our BEST anniversary dinner yet (6 years). The food was incredible - every course - the ambience truly lovely, and the service was superlative. We highly recommend Notch8!!

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great location. Seated right away. Once at the table, it took a while to place an order for the drinks and food. Seem the server was pretty stressed and busy. It was all better when the food came. The prime rib (classic) was exceptional!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

another great experience via 'open table' and the Notch 8 is outstanding in all respects....keep it up.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Too many seafood dishes and not enough of American food. Too expensive!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great experience. Food was spectacular. Prawn and crab risotto was outstanding. Fantastic service and great wine. Can't ask for any better. Will return soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Very nice and upscale place. Love the decor. Breakfast buffet was great. Great variety.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic

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