Notch8

4.4
556 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
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.

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 556 People Are Saying
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4.4
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LS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Martini and prosecco served in warm glasses. Should have been stored chilled or ice and water the glass before making. Especially when they were sooo slow for a Saturday.
Server didnt know what kind of oysters they served. She said they were notch 8 oysters? Picked specifically for them. (There still is a name for them....)
Appetizers, salad ok.

Dinner good. Ordered medium rare but for rare. 34 dollar wagyu was ordered and lamb. Wagyu was...... a 34 dollar wagyu if that's what is was. I would say was an Angus.

Server never performed wine service/topping of wine glasses.

Overall... for a fairmont restaurant... mediocre. Has better food value at cactus or the keg.

S
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Really nice hotel but the restaurant price is ridiculous with not many options even u don’t serve any poultry and beef related for a brunch buffet. Then u mixed up all kinds of meat such as bacon pepperoni sausage with fish and ect.... u should have separate section for all kind of meat coz u have a muslim guest as well.

JV
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I ate lunch with a work colleague at notch8 on Friday. They were not busy but the hostess did not seat me for 10 minutes leaving my colleague waiting for me. It was very curious. Lunch arrived without delay. My burger fell apart on my first bite - the taste was good but there was no way that I could eat it with my hands - I had to eat it with fork and knife. I would not recommend Notch8 for lunch.

MW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and so was the service!!!😊

GS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Notch8 misadvertised their menu. Most of the “featured” items were not available at the brunch buffet. Was a great disappointment.

W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

very nice place with good chefs!!! Also the food and the sitting ambiance is very nice!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Staff went above and beyond

KK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and the service was excellent

JF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

I was seated right beside the staff interviewing for a new position. No privacy, and the noise level was high

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We’ve been coming to the Sunday brunch frequently and the overall experience continues to decline. For the $70pp - which is pretty expensive - the food selection and service is lacking. They don’t even have basic fruit like fresh berries. I am sorry to say that I don’t think I will go again.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Mistake done in credit card payment

DW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was great. Each of us enjoyed our meal and drinks. We would all definitely return again.

G
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Just ok. Service was slow.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

the roast chicken we ordered was over cooked and the meat was very soft and bland. the sauce was too thick and mushy.
We expected a surprise birthday dessert as advertised but got nothing. open table did not inform them despite the fact I put in the reason for our visit that we were celebrating a birthday on your open table app. Very disappointing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KH
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food was excellent, the decor stylish, the servers lovely, and live music was provided, which otherwise would have all made for a five star experience. Unfortunately for us there was a large and exceptionally obnoxious group celebrating a birthday seared directly in the middle of the restaurant and between us and the live performer. Staff did nothing to quiet this group despite their obnoxious behaviour and numerous mentions that they were so loud we struggled to place an order. Members of the group loudly discussed their private parts, used obscenities, sat with feet on furniture, and walked openly about the restaurant space as if in a private dining area.

We could only assume it was due to the expectation of lucrative payment that nothing was done to moderate the behaviour of this group, but from a Fairmont hotel this was appalling. We would have expected them to at minimum have been politely asked to refrain from disturbing other guests or be either escorted to a private dining area or the exit. Be aware before reserving that your experience may not be the comfortable and intimate one the photos (and prices) suggest.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The setting in the hotel was lovely, the staff were attentive, and the food was delicious. A lovely setting to celebrate a special birthday.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was not delicious... But the service is good.

d
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful quiet little restaurant in Hotel Vancouver. The staff was attentive and the front desk rememberes that we visited last year and usually visit ~2 times a year. The food was excellent and service quick.

s
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Not very busy which is surprising because it has a great location, high end hotel (Hotel Vancouver), and good food.

Pricing a bit high, restaurant is very big (almost too big).

l
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great friendly service the only negative was the breakfast buffet closed at ten thirty ish and that is when we arrived

MT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

One member of our party ordered seafood paella which had a minute amount of seafood in it - also the rice was extremely stodgy and tasted much too strongly of parmesan cheese. She left half of her entree and wished she hadn't ordered it. Sea sar salad had 3 tiny shrimp and that was the only seafood in the dish - we shared so got one shrimp each!! Steak was delicious and halibut very good but overall the experience was disappointing as we had been looking forward to dining at Notch 8 for a long time and wanted to treat my sister (from Dublin) to a top notch dining experience.
Thanks for the chance to give our opinion.

AT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Holy crap. This isn’t only the best hotel restaurant I’ve been too, it’s the best food I’ve ever had in my life. The service was great & the food even better. Every thing seemed to be original to their restaurant and it was all amazing. No matter what you get or what taste your craving, anything served by Notch8 will surpass your standards. I want to give it 6 stars! (PS you HAVE to try their signature bread, it’s mind blowing and addictive.)

P
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Only problem was the BRIGHT booth lights. Other than that, the ambience is nice.

S
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Love Notch8 breakfast buffet but today was awful everything empty took too long to fill no more dumplings no more smoked salmon Benny I ordered one and took 25 minutes to arrive
3 kinds regular cheese only selection of food getting very limited pay 120 for 3 I think we should get better food hope this message get to chef and management

K
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. This was a special occassion lunch and we were delighted when a cake was presented to us to celebrate our birthdays. A lovely experience overall and will return again. Thank you!

EH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Went for pre-drinks before a function. Service was fast, friendly and attentive. We had a great time in the short time we were there!

GS
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great refined service. Vegetarian friendly. Beautifully presented plates. Wonderful desserts. Reasonably priced for a top hotel restaurant. Wedge salad )without steak) was superb.

CC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great business breakfast with one exception. There was a huge disturbance with a banging noise (construction perhaps?); it was very disturbing during a business meeting/breakfast. Otherwise fantastic experience. The date/time of incident was June 5 at around 9am or 9:30am.

BR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food

BT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Took over an hour to get a steak and wedge salad - two hours total for lunch - that’s unacceptable. Too bad because the room, food and people are great.

k
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Notch 8 was a delightful restaurant. The three of us each chose different entrees. The trout was fresh and tasty. The sauce was delicious. There were more vegetables than I expected from having read the menu, and they were cooked to perfection. The potatoes were lovely also. My husband ordered the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Once again there were many more veggies than stated. The beef was slow roasted and extremely tasty. Our son ordered the turkey which had fresh cranberry sauce, and the trimmings were perfect. The waiter was professional in every respect. The ambiance was pleasant and the noise level was delightfully low so that we could converse. The only issue was that the temperature was very cold, and although I had a sweater on, I was felt it was too cold. I would definitely recommend Notch 8 without reservation.

OD
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A well priced downtown brunch with good selection of seafood, salads, hot bar and desserts. Good service and leisurely.

s
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the setting and the service was very good. However, the fish and chips left a lot to be desired. The chips are actually roasted potatoes and mine were not cooked all the way through. The fish was plopped on top of the potatoes and lacked taste.
The clubhouse sandwich was very greasy on the outside

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took a coworker there to celebrate birthday. We were given a very nice private table and they even offer an expected delicate and tasty piece of cake to us. The birthday was was happy! Service was excellent as well! Thanks so much!

PL
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food came and no cutlery. Had to ask 4 times while our food sat. Overall poor service and the food was just okay.

JM
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The breakfast buffet was really good! Not tooo much variety as other places but quality makes up for it! The waiter was great with bringing over drinks that were actually included into the solid price of $59/person! (Found out feom the bill)

ES
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food selection. I went for the brunch buffet and it exceeded my expectation. The brandy and orange liqueur French toast, the truffle salami, and the dessert buffet were all delicious.

GM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

It wasn't what I expected,but I guess for a hotel restaurant its okay. The waiter was NOT very engaging..at first I thought he was the water guy.Food was great though. With all the other high end places...I wont be returning.

WG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service and attention to detail,
Wonderful food coupled with amazing presentation.
In the very centre of Vancouver.

K
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for a birthday lunch and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The food was delicious and all the staff went above and beyond.

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