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Went to Notch8 last minute for a date night. We ordered the Wagyu beef and beet salad. Food was tasty with good size portions. Service was great!
This is the worst experience I've had in Vancouver. From the very start, the waitress was straight out of a Denny's and acted like she was working in a diner. Their wine list sucks, they only have 2 real meat choices, lamb and prime rib... are you kidding? Avoid this place at all costs, so many better restaurants in Van.
Lovely dinner, wonderful food, and excellent service. But please bring back the OMG chocolate cake and the birthday dessert!
The prime rib is delicious! It took time though to place our order. Regardless, I’d go again, the food is that good!!
Our Sever Alina was not very good and did not come by our table to check on us if we needed anything and we had to wave her down a few times to get her attention. She only seems to be checking other tables but not us very poor reflection to the Notch 8 brand!
The food was excellent and the ambience is so perfect especially if you want to celebrate any occasion. Our server was so nice and very attentive. We will definitely come back. In fact, I will be booking another reservation for a family member's birthday again in October.
Enjoyed the brunch buffet a lot the first time! Brought family the second time, and although it was very similar and not exactly the same... unfortunately, the pancakes, French toast and egg Benny's were all dry this time. Service and ambiance was great though.
Very noisy but asked to be moved to a booth and then OK.
Staff was extremely rude.
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.
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.
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.
The food was amazing and so was the service!!!😊
Notch8 misadvertised their menu. Most of the “featured” items were not available at the brunch buffet. Was a great disappointment.
very nice place with good chefs!!! Also the food and the sitting ambiance is very nice!
Staff went above and beyond
Great food and the service was excellent
I was seated right beside the staff interviewing for a new position. No privacy, and the noise level was high
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.
Mistake done in credit card payment
It was great. Each of us enjoyed our meal and drinks. We would all definitely return again.
Just ok. Service was slow.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
The setting in the hotel was lovely, the staff were attentive, and the food was delicious. A lovely setting to celebrate a special birthday.
It was not delicious... But the service is good.
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.
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).
Great friendly service the only negative was the breakfast buffet closed at ten thirty ish and that is when we arrived
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.
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.)
Only problem was the BRIGHT booth lights. Other than that, the ambience is nice.
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
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!
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!
Great refined service. Vegetarian friendly. Beautifully presented plates. Wonderful desserts. Reasonably priced for a top hotel restaurant. Wedge salad )without steak) was superb.
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.
Great atmosphere and food
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.
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.