Notch8

4.4
386 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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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What 386 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We experienced Notch8 both as a restaurant and as a bar - and the two were rather different experiences. We had previously enjoyed the bar, but this time, our servers mostly ignored us, delivered incredibly weak cocktails, and gave me the wrong wine. By sharp contrast, our server at dinner was attentive, gave excellent reccomendations, and never left us wanting. We would come back based upon our seated dinner.

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PS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was healthy and delicious , beautiful decor, nice atmosphere for friends, business associates, client lunch

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RE
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious treat. I’d recommend for special occasions.

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C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Very attentative and accomodating. Food was fresh and delicious. Comfortable seating

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OT
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Loved the food. The outdoorsy theme was pretty cool. Very fresh tasting dishes. Most flavor is in the starters for sure though. Booze is super expensive though!

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v
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is fantastic. However, there is a sports bar feel in the back of the restaurant that doesn't mix with the fine dining. However, the food! Service was attentive and professionalism was high.

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KL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. We always go here for special occasions with family. Staffs are always friendly and very accommodating. Thank you everyone for making our day extra special!!

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D
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I absolutely love this for Sunday brunch. Have been three times in the last three months. My only concern would be consistency in the food. I have ordered the same breakfast all three times but the third time out it was quite different than the first two times. I did mention it to the waiter but was told that it depended on the chef.

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OG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday branch buffet is amazing. Great selection, beautiful presentation

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AB
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent in all aspects, but for one at-the-end bad note. Despite being one of Vancouver's prime places to dine, the hotel seems to be locked in the past concerning paying bills. No machine drought to the table. The server took my card off somewhere to process my payment. No server should, in 2018, take a client`s card away from the table. This should never happen, for the obvious reason of preventing card skimming. The next time I go there, I`m going to feel obliged to carry a wad of bills. Wake up. Hotel Vancouver, this is a new century! Every coffee shop knows better.

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DK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A love.y place to dine while visiting Vancouver. Servers were very accommodating and efficient. Food was delicious and presented nicely.

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AR
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The grilled cheese and the clubhouse are impressive

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N
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

No service whatsoever. Had to keep trying to get ahold of a server (we were a table of 5 ladies for a business lunch). However, 3 tables of business lunch for men had server having their meals out to them before we even ordered. Salmon was forgotten on a salad - we never saw it - nor the server no matter how we tried. Food was good, ambience was great but service was terribly lacking. Took me a few tries to get someone over to the table to pay the bill.

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The elk dwas very tasty and the service was great. Highly recommend!

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M
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Too noisy.The restaurant has hired a disc jockey and the noise level was unsatisfactory.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

nobody told us breakfast was closed at 10:30 am and it's not written anywhere either... so we had to rush to get enough food while they were cleaning out right under our plates, not cool
average food, good fruit juices/teas

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Good food, nice place! Service was okay. The server seemed to be in a bad mood. Get the honey bread, it’s really good!

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T
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional service! Attentive, not too pretentious but just right! Food presentation is a wow! And tastes good too. Would definitely visit again

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EJ
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, unique dish names. A bit pricey compared to other restaurants around.

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NP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time there. First time for lunch. Cauliflower soup was yummy. Garden salad was really delicious, fresh and hardy. Husband had delicious prime rib sandwich from carvery with onion rings. Wish they had discount for valet parking when dining in.

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T
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful dinner at Notch 8. Our server was very nice and the food was great. Only hiccup that evening was a very minor mistake with my brother’s order. He ordered a French Onion soup for starters but got a Seasar Salad instead. We didn’t bother to complain because it was minor plus our server was nice. We really enjoyed the elk and the bison. They were perfectly cooked and so tender. It’s a nice place to have a nice quiet dinner. No complaints.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

overall is good

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KP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Memorable n probably the best meal I’ve ever had. Had the honey wheat bread , n grilled bison. Was beyond great! Nice Ambiance too!

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

We stayed 25 mins waiting for somebody attend us. there was not anybody to receivebthe

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best prime rib ever! Excellent service. A bit pricey, but very nice for a special occasion.

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P
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it, I will try again for sure in summer. Next time, I would definitely love to try the Great British Tea Party there.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was good, environment is top notch. The biggest drawback is the service. The server had no welcoming attitude. No smile, and no attentive service. I almost need to call the hotel front desk to get a server. My wife used to be a Fairmont platinum member. We really upset to see the service level going down quite a bit.

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RS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent. Sarah, the waitress, was patient with me, as I arrived from a cross continent business trip. I worked and ate a storm while waiting for other colleagues joined. Service was outstanding and the food was great. I had a pasta dish with wild boar and sausage. Odd but wonderful tasting combo. I highly recommend this restuarant.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful meal at Notch8. The staff were wonderful and very friendly. The food was a bit slow to come out, but the staff were quick to offer us complimentary desserts for the inconvenience. The prime rib was one of the best meals I have ever tasted. Thank you for the great experience.

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Poor, slow service from a rather unfriendly server. Didn't enjoy the meal at all. Very strange fish dish floating in broth.

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KS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant but food is not as good for its price. One is too salty and one is too plain.

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BD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

We were surprised and disappointed to find that this restaurant is in the middle of the lobby of a busy hotel. It's open plan and feels like a place where a continental breakfast might be served. With entree prices hovering around $50 we expected something a lot more upscale. On the plus side, the food was very good (prime rib & wild boar) and the portions generous. Our waiter was fantastic and added a touch of class to an otherwise pedestrian room. The decor doesn't recommend it as a fine dinning experience but the prices are a little too steep for a casual dinner. Especially since the location is in the heart of a city rich in restaurant choices. You are literally a few steps away from other places offering magnificent high end pampering or delicious cheap & cheerful fare. Not sure what "notch" Notch8 is trying to fill.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Stella was very nice! Food was delicious!

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LC
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went to Notch8 to get a buffet breakfast rather than using the restaurant at my hotel which had no buffet. I much prefer to have a little bit of everything for breakfast rather than just a plate of fruit or a big basket of bakery goods. The quality and choice at Notch8 was excellent and the staff were very helpful.

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k
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

everything is good. but price is a little bit high

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
14 reviews
Dined 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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