Notch8

4.3
534 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • 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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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.)

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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.

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S
Vancouver
22 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

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K
Vancouver
1 review
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!

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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!

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GS
Vancouver
50 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.

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CC
Toronto
6 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.

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

Great atmosphere and food

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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JM
Vancouver
24 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)

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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.

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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.

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WG
Vancouver
3 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.

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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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o
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a good weekend breakfast buffet, the full Sunday brunch did not start until 11am. We were not told that until we finished our breakfast.

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DV
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

What i like about the venue is that the tables have room between them — you can have a conversation without someone else overhearing it — it is roomy and airy and provides privacy for your and your guests. The service is fabulous — attentive but not intrusive. The food is excellent — highly recommended.

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

High end comfort food, consistently good across the menu. No innovation here, but lots to like. Notch 8 bread is a favourite.

A go to business lunch spot for me.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent breakfast buffet- the pastries were amazing!

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was wonderful . The decor was stylish and inviting. The live music was great. And last but not least the service , it was second to none . The server had a wonderful smile when he greeted the table , he described the menu items perfectly and was just truly nice person to talk with.

We will be returning again soon.

Thank You,
Shawn Newman

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I went for brunch and it was below average at best. The service was terrible. I would not go back

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WE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed a great Friday night meal at Notch8. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. I tried the Lavender Corpse Reviver and found it did the trick for a long week .The appetizer was delicious. We had the honey bread and charcuterie tray, and it satisfied both the vegetarian and the paleo folks in our group. The meal was delicious. I had a steak and it was done perfectly. The presentation was beautiful and all the items were fresh and perfect. We had dessert and I had my favourite, cheesecake, but next time want to try the frozen lake dessert which looked intriguing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Wendy was our server and she went above and beyond in providing wine options and suggestions.

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DD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Sorry breakfast was cold, The eggs and the sausage the bacon potatoes etc. it was a big disappointment The server Apologized and told us she brought to the attention of those kitchen. When we return to the brunch menu we noticed they were hot plate under all of the serving dishes $60 each, you would expect warm food or even hot. Everything else was excellent.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Compared to other Fairmont properties, the dining experience here was poor. The plates were not of the quality and creativity one would expect for a Fairmont, and for the price. We had to send a plate back that lacked flavor, had very average ingredients, and poor appeal. The service was fair, but should have been excellent given there were very few patrons and a lot of staff in the restaurant. The wine options were a bit limited and uninspired, and the bar manager that acted as the somm did not seem to have a strong knowledge of the wines. I wanted to give Notch8 a try against my better judgement because I love this grand old hotel, but now am certain I would not dine here again.

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LB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed it! Food was excellent, and the service was great! The only minor issue was that the three of us (out of the 4) received our food, and according to the server, the kitchen had made an error on the 4th order so it was delayed. However, she brought a soup, on the house, for this person who was able to start eating with us. It didn't take long for the order to come, and it was stunning, not only the presentation of it but the taste! It was the lingcod and was amazing! Thank you!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Can be fancy, can be casual good for larger groups.

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L
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Big portions, nice presentation, good cocktails. Seasar salad was great. Wednesday Porchetta special was very greasy. Atlantic char was good but the meal was not very hot. We had higher expectations, especially given the prices.

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d
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Had a late lunch with my husband and daughter today at Notch 8 restaurant. We were seated promptly by the hostess. After waiting for 10 minutes before anyone came by to acknowledge our presence and offer us drinks, I had to flag down a waiter. I understand that they were changing staff from serving the brunch buffet that starts from 11:30-2:30pm, but they had enough staff running around the restaurant to at least check on the newly seated patrons would have been nice. I noticed a couple of tables were having a hard time trying to flag someone down too. As for the food, I had ordered steak and fries,while my husband had fish and chips and my daughter had chicken strips and fries. The steak portion was very small...about six slices of meat that was slightly burnt. There was more fries than steak. Definitely not worth the expensive price tag. Perhaps management should take notes from Milestones or Earls on customer service and staff management. Not impressed and will not return anytime soon.

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RC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Eggs benny was disappointing but everything else was great!

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S
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We were originally going to Notch8 for brunch but realized when you arrived they only served brunch on Sundays. As we did not have reservations elsewhere we decided to stay for lunch. We were celebrating an occasion where all my girls was not working and we could spend time together as a family. We can say the lunch was delicious especially the West Coast sandwich! We were a little disappointed with the steak frites as it did not provide value for its price. I would definitely like to commend our server Wendy as she was friendly and attentive. To top things off, when she found out we were originally there for a brunch and found out it was only on Sundays, she surprised us with an awesome dessert. Nice Work! I do recommend this restaurant for special occasions and friendly and attentive service.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and beautiful ambience. We had live music with our dinner on Thursday night. Highly recommend.

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n
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

I would never recommend Notch8 to anyone I know.

The server on February 26, 2019 reserved at 8:45pm table was horrible.

In long sentences short; his attitude was very unpleasant. My friend and I were very excited to have a bit of cocktail moment for my birthday and I did not expect this type of horrible service at all. The server was in a bad mood to start with. We didn't even get a glass of water until we were about to leave. His motion of handing out the menu and serving the drinks seems like he was basically throwing it. To make matters more uncomfortable, he was forcing us to order anything on the menu although we just wanted cocktails for the night. I didn't want to make the situation awkward for my friend who I have invited so we ordered a cheese platter. I was going to give complaints, but I didn't want him or Notch8 to make my day more awful.

Additionally, I would very much like a sincere apology for adding extra charge to my credit card.

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J
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Took my boyfriend here for his 21st birthday. He loved it! The restaurant was nice and the service was great. It also wasn't noisy at all so it was very romantic. They also gave him a complimentary birthday dessert.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Went for the high tea which ended up being disappointing from start to finish. First our reservation was messed up then when we were able to get a seat we ended up in what I can only describe as a basement. The tea was fine but you could get the same thing with better deserts and seating at Starbucks. If you are looking for ambiance or an interesting experience go elsewhere.

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t
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Sunday brunch is awesome!! Includes a ceased from the Caesar bar!!

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