Botanist

4.6
954 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian
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Botanist celebrates harmony with nature, in an environment that is as rich and diverse as the terroir it represents. The experience reflects a new Pacific Northwest, one that has always been here, just waiting to be discovered.

Helmed by Botanist Executive Chef Hector Laguna, the menu represents the abundant botany of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, where ingredients sourced from their natural landscape are coupled with contemporary techniques; designed to showcase the best version of themselves.

Located in the heart of Coal Harbour inside Fairmont Pacific Rim, the inviting space offers four distinct areas with their own robust personalities; a bar, garden, dining room and lounge – all inspired by the principals of botany.

Private Dining

Our private dining room sets the ultimate backdrop for an intimate dinner for 18 guests.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We stopped in for brunch. The service was excellent, as was our fish and chips

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Responded 11 hours ago

Dear John, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your brunch experience at Botanist. We are glad that you were pleased with the customer service offered by our team, and especially enjoyed the Fish and Chips. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the tasting menu and it was fantastic! Drinks at the bar also not to be missed. The staff is attentive and very sweet... met all of our standards in personality and service. We would recommend this to anyone wanting an excellent meal in a nice environment with attentive staff.

Botanist
Responded 14 hours ago

Dear Princess, We are glad to hear about your recent Botanist experience and thrilled that you enjoyed the “We’ll take it from here” menu. It is also very rewarding to learn that you were impressed by the customer service offered by our Botanist team, and we will certainly share your kind compliments with them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant! Lovely and delicious dishes!

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Responded 5 days ago

Dear Pascalle, We are thrilled to read that you really enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Burrata comes with prosciutto and they didn't even bother writing that on the menu. Total disappointment for my vegetarian friend.

The place look so instagrammable, really looks so fake with no real substance on the food. Just avoid

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L
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Our server was extremely slow and kept forgetting about our drinks and food. My friend and I waited for 15min to get our Bellini and then my other friend waited for 20min to get her grapefruit juice. When my friend paid cash...he counted the money in front of her which I find quite rude.

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JY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service and food are both great, but they did serve the wrong food to wrong person.

Charging bringing our own cake at per slice rate is a bit over kill.

Botanist
Responded on July 8, 2019

Dear Jack, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback; we really appreciate it and we will definitely take it into consideration. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food offerings. We are excited to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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

Amazing experience for our anniversary. We loved the card they prepared for us. The food was awesome and the person who explained about the wines was very friendly. I could feel that she was trying really hard to let us understand the wines. Love the place! Probably will visit again!

Botanist
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Chef Hector Laguna’s menu and the customer service offered by our team. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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

We really enjoyed our meal at the Botanist. The food was delicious and the server delightful.

Botanist
Responded on July 5, 2019

Dear Elaine, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We are glad that you were pleased with our customer service offered by our team, and especially enjoyed the menu offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful 25th wedding anniversary celebration. Everything was perfect.

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Happy Anniversary! We are thrilled to read that you really enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great decor, great atmosphere, great service. However, the food served was just ok.

Botanist
Responded on July 2, 2019

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We are glad that you were pleased with our customer service offered by our team, and especially enjoyed the restaurant decor and ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasting menu was pretty and inspired, the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable!

Very good value tasting menu.

Botanist
Responded on July 8, 2019

We are glad to hear about your recent Botanist experience and thrilled that you enjoyed the “We’ll take it from here” menu. It is also very rewarding to learn that you were impressed by the customer service offered by our sommelier, and we will certainly share your kind compliments with them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic date night for our 1st Anniversary. Would love to go again!

Botanist
Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear Roberto, Happy Anniversary! Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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MR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his 23rd birthday and I was thrilled with the service we got. First of all when we arrived they had a birthday card for him which we thought we pretty neat. Then we went on to order the chefs tasting menu. It was phenomenal! We got the wine pairings and with each wine we got a mini history lesson on where the wine came from. They explained every dish to us as it came out, and recommended the best ways to eat it. I could not put into words how amazing everything tasted. You can tell how much thought and effort goes into the making of each and every dish. During dinner there was live music being played (which was super nice to listen to) otherwise the noise level was kept to a minimum. I would recommend this place to any one and everyone! I’m very glad I got the opportunity to eat at Botanist!

Botanist
Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear Michaela, We are glad to hear about your recent Botanist experience and thrilled that you enjoyed the “We’ll take it from here” menu. It is also very rewarding to learn that you were impressed by the customer service offered by our Botanist team, and we will certainly share your kind compliments with them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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CV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic "I love the relaxed feel of this place – I definitely would return to try more dishes.

Botanist
Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear Carmelo, We are thrilled to read that you really enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal

Botanist
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate us with five stars. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second visit. The service here was absolutely exceptional. Attentive, welcoming and gracious.

The food is beautifully prepared and served. Our server explained with pride everything about our dishes.

Th lobster risotto was divine. The flavour and seasoning were spectacular.

The lamb shank was braised for seven hours and just fell off the bone.

Botanist is one of the best restaurants in Vancouver.

Botanist
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Chef Hector Laguna’s menu and the customer service offered by our team. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!

Botanist
Responded on June 29, 2019

We are thrilled to read that you really enjoyed your experience at Botanist restaurant. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience

Botanist
Responded on June 26, 2019

We are glad to read that you really enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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RR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great client lunch at Botanist
I hosted another great client lunch at Botanist. Service was spot on, food was delicious and beautifully presented and the atmosphere was lovely.

Botanist
Responded on June 29, 2019

Dear Roni, It is very fulfilling to hear about your recent Botanist experience and learn that you enjoyed both the food offerings and presentation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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c
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

This is my second time at Botanist as my previous experience was really great and also lots of my foodie friends talk about a lot of good stuff of this place, which I agree with them, I love the food and aesthetic here. So I decided to have my birthday dinner here with my girl-friends (group of 7) Unfortunately, this time I was quite disappointed with the service as the food and server took forever to come by to our desk, it almost felt like we were being neglected. (not sure if it's because it's understaffed? on a Monday night.) I don't think we were loud or rude to anyone but the servers never really took care of us and we had to kept trying to ask someone to help us. Overall, everything was great, thank you, I would still come back for the food and environment. (Shoutout to the receptionist who was very professional, friendly and helpful.)

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

good place for dating,the food was nice!

Botanist
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate us with five stars. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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AL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect breakfast. Nice service. But even in the morning too noisy

Botanist
Responded on June 25, 2019

Dear Andrej, Thank you for taking the time to review us; we really appreciate it. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our breakfast menu offerings. We will certainly take your feedback into consideration. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible in every way.

Botanist
Responded on June 25, 2019

We are thrilled to read that you really enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Emilia was very good, food was excellent, wine pairing spot on and dessert very well presented. Only hiccup was semi rude hostess upon arrival and confusion about the reservation but otherwise a solid experience.

Botanist
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service provided by Emilia, as well as the food offerings, wine, and dessert to follow your meal. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome your again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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DK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a lovely experience at Botanist - everything I ate was both delicious and a work of art! It's funny that one of the ratings on here was for "value"... I feel like you don't go to a restaurant like this for a value meal, you are paying for an elevated experience. And that is exactly what we got. So incredibly enjoyable!

Botanist
Responded on June 25, 2019

Dear Dana, Thank you for your kind compliments! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We are so glad that you especially enjoyed the menu offerings and presentation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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DF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

good place nice management, Servers need training , overall good to have fun

Botanist
Responded on June 24, 2019

Dear Daimon, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your recent Botanist experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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JM
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great brunch here as always! The veal ragu and french toast are amazing!! Our server Miguel was so nice and a pleasure to talk to. Will come here again and would welcome him again!

Botanist
Responded on June 25, 2019

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your brunch experience at Botanist. We are glad that you were impressed by the level of customer service offered by Miguel, and especially enjoyed the veal ragu and the brioche french toast. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Decor and ambience was beautiful inside Botonist. I had brunch there and it was tasty, crab and avocado eggs Benedict. My mom had the beef tartare with egg and toast. We shared the Burrata and Melon Proscuitto salad and we were deeply satisfied. My only complaint is the noise level of the restaurant was very very loud. Would have appreciated the restaurant more if it wasn't as noisy. There were lots of patrons there however, the noise level was beyond comfortable.

Botanist
Responded on June 24, 2019

We are glad to hear about your recent Botanist experience and thrilled that you especially enjoyed the food offerings. Thank you for your feedback, and we will definitely take it into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food was excellent! The service was spotty as we were served the wrong dish twice! However everyone was friendly and the wine server was knowledgeable. The noise level is atrocious and almost impossible to have a conversation. Decor was reminiscent of a high-end airport lounge.

Botanist
Responded on June 24, 2019

Dear Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Chef Hector Laguna’s menu and the customer service offered by our team. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing birthday experience at Botanist! Incredible food, service, and the sweetest touch with a sweet birthday gift and card!

Botanist
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food offerings and the customer service offered by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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BT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very well prepared meals. Super service.

Botanist
Responded on June 19, 2019

Dear Bruce, We are thrilled to read that you really enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Hampshire
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were staying in the hotel and had had breakfast in this restaurant (which was also excellent) so we decided to give it a try for our evening meal. We'd asked to sit at the high-table at the end of the bar and when we arrived, it had been rearranged so that we were very comfortable.
We had food from the bar menu - lamb chops and a wagyu beef burger - and both were delicious.
The food in the main part of the restaurant also looked excellent.

Botanist
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food offerings at Botanist Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Definitely a pricier dining experience, but it's a special treat. Feels like eating in a spa environment. Very calming and airy, and the food is very good.

Botanist
Responded on June 17, 2019

Dear Deanna, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food offerings and the restaurant ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Botanist never fails to deliver on all fronts and I'm always excited to be back! Thank you for another impeccable service and the delicious food.

Botanist
Responded on June 18, 2019

Dear Keileanne, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your most recent Botanist experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the menu offerings you selected this time around, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and outstanding meal. Kitchen accommodated gluten and dairy allergies without question. We’ll be back.

Botanist
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Chef Hector Laguna’s menu and the customer service offered by our team. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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CS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious anniversary dinner at the Botanist! Service was outstanding!

Botanist
Responded on June 18, 2019

We are thrilled to read that you really enjoyed your anniversary dinner at Botanist. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from the moment we walked in the door of the Fairmont Pacific Rim and the staff at Botanist kept this going. I recommend sitting at the bar if you dig cocktails at all. Very knowledgeable, great wine selection and Somm, literally would not change a thing for our next visit.

Botanist
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cocktail offerings at Botanist Bar, as well as the service provided by our sommeliers. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently wonderful and inspiring. Outstanding food, craft cocktails, wine and service.

Botanist
Responded on June 14, 2019

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food offerings and cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

I had the tuna - it tasted like salty butter. was hard to finish it.

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Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

So third visit and after very good experiences previously, a disappointment. First, this time nothing on the menu really appealed to me or my foodie companion, which is unusual. Since there were no “wow” dishes, we opted for the chef’s tasting menu. My only modification was that lobster was in the standard, so they would sub me, keep my companion on the standard track. First course was a Douglas fir smoke infused beef. Looked really cool, tasted only like ashes to me; got a better reaction from my companion. Scallop dish next was innovative presentation, but the radishes and jalapeño oil totally overwhelmed the subtle taste of the scallops, so like the previous course, the protein was just to deliver a flavour other than the base of the dish. The sablefish with squid ink was nicely cooked, but again the protein faded in light of the sauce. The lobster my partner got next “didn’t work” as a flavour combo. My beef was fine but undistinguished. The lamb tenderloin with mushrooms that came next was the unquestioned hit of the meal, we both thought it was great, and my companion is not a big lamb fan. The dessert course was a fail, chocolate ganache with mint ice cream. The chocolate flavour was anemic, and the mint was aggressively vegetal, not really minty.

We opted for a bottle of wine from the shortish list of small family organic or biodynamic wines. I opted for a varietal I had never heard of from Australia, and it was unique as promised.

The electric guitarist music was fairly loud and not as accomplished as I would expect for that setting. The room was very nice as usual. Service was fine but not outstanding. The wait staff assistance in our initial review of the menu was not very helpful, and the sommelier tried, but didn’t succeed in giving me a feel for what I should get, which is important when there is little familiar on the list. I know wine, for context. Overall, this was a major contrast to two previous top drawer experiences.

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