Notch8

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892 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
Notch8 features regional cuisine including new favourites and prized classics created by Executive Sous Chef Dennis Peckham, a curated wine list with offerings from around the globe, and vibrant cocktails made popular during pre and post prohibition times.
Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner and lounge.

Best Hotel Lounge, 2020 - Georgia Straight, Golden Plates Awards
Best Hotel Dining, 2018 - Where Magazine, Where to Dine Awards
Honor Award - Play, 2017 - International Interior Design Association (Awarded to EDG Interior Design for the design of Notch8 Restaurant & Bar)
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Experiences

  • Brunch Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Brunch Menu - Available Saturday & Sunday from 10:30am - 2pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 892 People Are Saying
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MikeH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were at Notch8 on Oct.17th for a birthday. Our waiter. Christian was anazing - all four of us agreed. For anyone cekebrating a special occassion and looking for lovely ambience, delicious food and wonderful service, you should give Notch8 a try. Tell them Mike sent you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I love the understated elegance and quiet ambience. But I was not impressed by the food nor service.

The food was very ordinary.
We ordered: Salmon Avocado Toast, Notch8 Potatoes, (Kids) Grilled Cheese with Fries, and Beef Ribs.

Overall, it was a lackluster experience.

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GoranS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice ambient, mediocre food, mediocre latte, good service.

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SteveM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very accommodating, friendly wait staff. Food and wine selection were very good and the food was delicious. Really enjoyed the live music. My one small quibble; all these otherwise top notch (and expensive!) Restaurants seem compelled to have a big screen TV playing sports. Canada, eh?

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vipRaloha
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a very enjoyable brunch here. The short ribs were delicious.
We had a semi private booth seating. Service from Jacqueline was excellent and welcoming. We will be back.

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FeyN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic night with very delicious food and friendly environment . I highly recommend this place to everyone who appreciates high quality foods.

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Notch8
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Notch 8 is much larger than it first appears. We walked through two rooms of diners, were led down some steps and were seated at a cozy table for two in the "library". It was quieter than the main parts of the restaurant which was fine for us as we like to chat during dinner.
Our waitress, Duchess, was very friendly and helpful. The food was quite good. My wife enjoyed her risotto and I had the Notch 8 version of steak frites (pan steak) which was one of the best that I've ever had.
Highly recommend this restaurant for the food, attentive service and ambiance.

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Mrjw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff and service. Fairmont experience!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service , food was excellent . Will definitely gonna comeback :)

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Turkey dinner was very dry. Server didn’t do quality checks and lacked attentiveness. Overall felt like a number, not a person. However, the ambience was lovely and bar cocktails looked good.

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Hungry
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

We ate two meals at Notch 8. We expected more ambiance from the Fairmont based on our many past experiences at several Fairmont locations. The setting was far from elegant. The Thanksgiving dinner was mediocre at best.

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ReyhanaN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Thanksgiving brunch

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Staydontdine
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Inattentive to orders (two mistakes for a party of two), avoid pastries (small and dry), just okay food otherwise. Staff okay, but not particularly friendly. They miscommunicated when brunch was for the long weekend. Make sure you ask about what (breakfast vs. Brunch) is actually offered and at what time, because it seems subject to change without notice.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Sophisticated elegance for the masses

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MURSAL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Not a large selection of choices, the roast was too rare, the pumpkin creme brule was runny, the egg Benny English muffin was too hard.

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LiMac
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, ambience and food were all excellent. However, they only have one bathroom for the entire restaurant which is extremely inconvenient. The restaurant seats 50+ people at a time. Poorly designed and a poor decision to think one bathroom would suffice for an entire restaurant. I’m not sure how that’s up to code. When dining here just be ready to wait in an extremely long line for the bathroom.
Also, the cleaning lady was cleaning the bathroom during the brunch buffet which was another decision that was poorly thought out.

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vipChipandDale
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Thanksgiving brunch buffet. The food was outstanding, especially the prime rib. There are also lots of selections for dessert.
People is very courteous and keep their distance when getting the food.

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vipRedd
Vancouver
133 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

Expecting Hotel Vancouver but got the Keg.
Loud big top in center of restaurant, no tablecloths & very limited non reflective menu.
Quick nicely prepared food served by plesant staff.

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VIslander123
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent; very good flavors. Despite our server seeming less than enthusiastic, not very personable or attentive, we appreciated Lorena taking the time to check in with us on our experience and introducing us to Executive Sous Chef Dennis.

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Darlene
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An elegant and quiet place to catch up. Food and service excellent.

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WinnieL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 3 course meal was very good, and the chocolate cake is a must-try!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service very good; strong adherence to Covid protocols; food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG, the food and service were amazing! Our server, Christian, was the best!! We will go back for sure!!!

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Resofan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The services was great. Very professional but still fun. Great for a business lunch but would also go again for Happy Hour. Food was lovely.

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RichardA
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific location with great service and an enjoyable

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BethK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome, amazing prime rib, must try the French onion soup. Live music was such a treat

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Leslie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The prime rib was great however the chicken entree was dry and the French onion soup wasn’t great. For the prices one would expect better.

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vipSandyF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

An amazing night out. The food was delicious, I had prime rib and the bf had trout. So very good. Outstanding service from our server, Pedro.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the French guy at the reception

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CatherineY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

As part of the Rocky Mountaineer package we had a limited menu. Was disappointing that 2 of the choices were not available and we were dining fairly early at 6:30 pm

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Rebecca
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I took a friend for a belated 21st birthday celebration for the Prime Rib set dinner -it did not disappoint, as she said it was the best prime rib she’d ever had. She also enjoyed the French onion soup and chocolate cake. For myself, I wanted the whole roasted trout but they did not have it, so I went with the roasted ling cod, which was very good. The gem lettuce salad was good and the raspberry sorbet on the pavlova was excellent.

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HaxeyTraveller
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A wonderful evening from start to finish. Service was attentive and the food was very good. A great atmosphere within the restaurant ensured a memorable reunion with our son and his partner.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Unfortunately for an upscale restaurant, they failed to achieve in service and quality. We ordered breakfast which should be easy enough. The food was cold and eggs were underdone. The toast was burnt and still cold. Service was mediocre as the waiting staff preferred to yell things from a distance vs. Coming by the table.

Overall I feel like this could have been an off day however this doesn’t change the experience. This restaurant certainly has the potential but seems to lack quality control in the kitchen as well as the house.

Ambiance is nice as should be expected for a restaurant at a fairmont hotel. I just wish the food/service met the same standard.

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Wino
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Server was very attentive.
Temperature in the area was really chilly. Food became cold quicky. Brunch was not as advertised.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The Fraser Valley chicken breast was excellent and definitely will be ordering again
The bacon cheese burger ordered from the lounge menu was excellent

The Notch 8 Gem Lettuce Salad was a joke . It was outrageously expensive for a few lettuce leaves . You needed a magnifying glass to see the cheddar . Certainly no taste of cheddar as there was so little of it . Ashed Brioche crumble?.? What was that? Ground up burnt toasted brioche from breakfast ….really? No taste whatsoever . What is the point ?

The Flat Iron steak was flavourful but wasn’t hot

The OMG chocolate cake was excellent as was the special birthday dessert .
The wine prices are outrageous

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Short rib was dry. French toast was soggy. Avocado toast was not worth the price. Server was very good

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vipRJJN
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

It was terrible. The experience was an overpriced, well below average hotel coffee shop.

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vipTracyV
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was great. Shared a meal. Large portions. Glad we went.

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Kelley
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Expected more , food is not that good and service is slow

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The OMG chocolate cake is not what it used to be pre covid. Its more like an OH my gosh instead of Oh my God. As well the pasta dish we ordered was extremely small for the price vs the Prime Rib we also ordered (which was delicious)

FAQs

Notch8 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 662-1900.

Notch8 is rated 4 stars by 892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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