Notch8

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762 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 762 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.5
Value
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Wizz
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

It feels we were being fed extremely overpriced pub food. I know it's Covid times and we all have to tighten our belt, but that was a bit much.

Notch8
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your honest review and for providing us with the feedback. Covid is certainly an easy scapegoat, but we are certainly not looking to hide behind this to justify our shortfalls. Please know that your comments have been shared with the culinary team and we will aim to improve on them moving forward.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

This place may be advertised to be something it’s not. If it’s a hotel restaurant for guests to eat, then great, no complaints, you pay a premium to get food in the hotel, no worries. But when it’s advertised as one of the top restaurants in the city, then my review gets critical. I won’t complain about the wine list, it was pretty good. The restaurant is under staffed... we barely received adequate service. The quality didn’t live up to the hype either. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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vipMichaelS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing brunch! Flavours were fantastic. Service was very good. Highly recommend.

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BrendanG
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent steak.
Great service.
Romantic booth setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

We had New Year brunch on Jan 2nd and ordered two fried chicken nothing was memorable... there was significant discrepancies between the two waffle dishes; one order the waffle was done nicely while the other were soggy. The salad was a little watery and the sliders were clearly overcooked as the patties had the texture of a cardboard. The braised short rib was the only acceptable dish. The food were certainly not acceptable for such an establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

We ordered 3 dishes. 2 had to be sent back as they were cold. 3rd dish came at wrong time. When it finally arrived the pancakes were undercooked and doughy. For a high end new years brunch this was an amature effort. Staff was polite and courteous though. All in all not impressed and will not be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cocktail menu was fabulous. Everything we sampled was delicious.

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Jenny
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The salads we had were very small flavourless and cost almost $30 with chicken. Don't waste your money here.

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MissJenny
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Highly recommended! Delicious food with reasonable price. Received a complimentary dessert for birthday. Great ambiance. Will definitely return for more gatherings!

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RandyP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

I love the decor, but the place was lit up like a retail store. We had to ask twice for the lights to be dimmed. I don’t recall there being any background music. Our wine glasses were dirty (mine had lipstick on the rim), and one of the plates we were given was filthy with someone’s food residue, like it came to us after being cleared from another table. The waiter was appropriately apologetic, but it makes one wonder about the state of the kitchen. It was a disappointing experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful place

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CherylK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to have the same impeccable service with Jacqueline serving us as we have had for many, many years. Your restaurants have morphed numerous times over the years but we still enjoy making it our place for family memories. Thank you.

Dave and Cheryl Koop

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vipBrianE
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Food was pretty basic and not great value and the wine was over priced. However, our server, Stella, was outstanding. She made the evening the success it was.

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ArleneG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

I cannot recommend this restaurant. The turkey dinner was just okay.

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SpencerG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious four course Christmas dinner in a beautiful setting with live piano. Excellent service, great cocktails. There was a Christmas tree competition in the hotel so we were able to see several trees all decorated in unique ways.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Christmas
When we booked we were told 89.00 when we arrived it was 108.00. Shouldn’t someone have told us?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Christmas Day with our bubble cause we couldn’t have it at home as wasn’t big enough to social distance responsibly for others in our building.

There was no atmosphere nothing to even suggest it was Xmas Brunch, no crackers or little features. The lights were too bright, there was no atmosphere. Service was very poor and to have to continually ask for water was ridiculous.

Won’t wast the money to return again that’s for sure.

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TamsinP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

the food was served so late , we had to wait over an hour, the atmosphere was Christmas like however the quality of the meal was not at the satisfactory lever, the whole service was degraded the value of the hotel. After a long hour of waiting for the meal I finally got meal that I did not order, the wrong dish was served and the presentation of the dish was poor.

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PeterC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Different food experience. Fun place to go w family

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rightatmosphere
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food very thoughtful service we were not rushed but pampered. The atmosphere allowed for easy conversation. We stretched out meal over 4 hours.

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Giogio
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great service in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend :)

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DebP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The setting is lovely, and service was superb.
The happy hour snacks are good.

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Laughingmule
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch (bananas should always be brûlée’d) on a comfy couch by the fireplace. Attentive service. Cozy atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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SeanS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

The service was fantastic

But the food was strictly... ok

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LeaH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

The cocktails were amazing but the food was mediocre and the service was poor.

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veniceD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had our wedding dinner for 4 at the Notch and it was amazing! Food is SUPER yummy and the ambience was perfect for an intimate dinner.

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vipWoodG
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A quiet Christmas lunch with my daughter.
Lovely surroundings, delicious food and excellent service.
For me it was simply ten out of ten.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was acceptable, service was absolutely non existent. This isn’t the first time either. Same thing happened last week at the bar in the lounge.

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PatM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We like the hotel and Notch 8 space.
Food wasn’t that great nor was the service considering there was hardly anyone dining.

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NSNS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

The service from the the entry of the restaurant was fantastic, the host and server were both kind and welcoming. I had reached out privately to the restaurant to let them know that while everything else was on point, my French toast had a fishy smell to it which is what took away from the whole experience. No one has gotten back to me with regards to my complaint that I had made and that too put a damper in the whole experience of dining here.

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Eater
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Food is not very impressive, considering it’s in a luxury hotel.

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Reimond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We ordered a couple of soups to start, nothing to die for but the bad was to come. My wife ordered the sablefish, which is regularly one of the featured dishes. This one was raw, cold and hard, one of the worst we have had, specially for the prices they charge.

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MatthewL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good for a hotel restaurant. Been there 3 or 4 times and always have had a really nice meal.

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Lemony
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service, really good value happy hour choices and spectacular wine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome. Loved the food and ambience.

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Kakey
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch on Saturday was wonderful. Delicious eggs Benny. Side order of potatoes was huge and definitely enough for four people. Highly recommend Notch 8.

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Disappointed
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Honestly it’s shocking how much they have let this location slide. The drinks were terrible and over priced. The server was rude and not knowledgeable not to mention that it took 30 minutes to get a drink. There was zero ambiance and we were sat in a crooked booth with an uneven table. Overall extremely disappointing. It’s a shame because it used to be such an amazing lobby restaurant/bar.

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The place is quiet for a Friday night. Food selection is limited but overall quality is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was awesome . Steak was perfect. But I don’t recommend the high tea , it doesn’t worth at all .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Cozy evening after a long, tiring day at work. We felt comfortable with the Covid safety procedures in place which are important to us. Staff very professional, however the kitchen was a bit backed up, but we were not in a rush. Food arrived hot and nicely presented. Very enjoyable meal.

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Notch8 is rated 4 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.

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