Botanist

4.6
807 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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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ML
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The duck and sablefish were really good. The lamb though was okay, nothing really special and I dont think its worth the price. Service was good but there could be improvement comparing to other high-end restaurants.

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T
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service were awesome. Ambience was bit noisy during rush hour.

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N
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and drinks were FANTASTIC! Can’t wait to go back again.

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MF
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fun evening starting with some interesting cocktails and then appetizers (great recommendations from our server). The main courses were superb and then of course desserts and apres drinks. We’ll come back!

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ET
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience and amazing food! We enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Great place for a romantic night out.

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

I had lunch with my sister and we sat at the bar. Charles ( our server and bartender) made us beautiful , original and well balanced non alcoholic cocktails. I was really happy to be served in French and Charles offered a warm and professional service. The food looked and tasted amazing.

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S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Food and service was very good but they need to something about the drab ambiance. The room is new but needs a better design.

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EC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is a gorgeous space, and the experience was alike none other. The attentive staff looks after you and makes this place a must visit for a special occasion.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every part of our meal was perfect. Highly recommend.

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DC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good meal - we had the Scallops, Duck, and Striploin. The Duck dish was definitely the best out of the three.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a decent brunch

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GL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food, presentation and service. Limited menu that I suspect they all do well. First time there, will definitely be a recommend

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Y
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place to eat ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Highly recommended

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L
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I like it very well as I have been this place a few times already.
Only thing at that time is really very noisy.

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

Pricey and food was slow to come out of kitchen, server made up for it somewhat.

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

Always good. Great choice for business, breakfast or lunch.

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OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Phenomenal food. The lamb saddle and the duck entrees were very flavourful with complementary accompaniments; taste buds were dancing! The scallops starter also very tasty. A little hard to hear across the table as the background noise from downstairs was too loud.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely perfect dining experience! If your looking to treat your pallet to a high end but very affordable meal then Botonist is the place♥️ The servers, wine, food and atmosphere was truly a treat. Can’t wait to come back.

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R
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food here is both visually as pleasing as tasty.. seems everyone loves their complimentary bread- so much so, you can order it for take home (lol)

Anyways, started with their watercress salad.. lightly dressed and dusted with a hard goat cheese, a nice start. Our mains were the cavatelli pasta.. had interesting flavour and textures. But our other main, the strip lion was excellent! the sauce was delicious, and everything paired beautifully together.

Desserts are 'light' and again visually pleasing. This was an overall pleasant experience

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G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was outstanding but somewhat expensive, and the service was decent.
Somewhat disappointed that default service charges (on the payment machine) begin at 18% and run upwards from there... that's getting a bit much on a lunch bill, which is north of $120 for two people (without drinks).

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KL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Because of the name and location of the restaurant, I was expecting a more high-end vegetarian/pescatarian menu, but also my fault for not checking ahead of time. We chose this restaurant because mom (birthday girl) was on a pescatarian diet. The menu was primarily west coast- with fish, steak, pasta, duck, and lamb. We ordered the scallops, foie gras on waffle, and duck consomme as appetizers. For entres, we had steak, sable fish, and duck. They were cooked well and the ingredients were fresh. We also had the lemon cake for dessert. I didn't note in my OpenTable booking that it was for a birthday celebration. However the restaurant was very kind and was able to still make it special for us. They had all their staff sign a birthday card for mom and put a candle on top of the lemon cake. The drinks and wine pairings were good. I just expected more flare, maybe I just watched too much "Final Table"/Netflix. Overall it was a good experience,mom had a happy birthday, service was spectacular, food was delish, and we would go back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Trying it for the first time - puked it. Waiter was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great service at the beginning but towards the end it got hard to get the server’s attention. Coffee was very weak and the pasta was just alright. The crab and eggs Benedict were great and I would highly recommend that!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was extraordinary along with the cocktail experience!

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience. Food was art, the space romantic and the service excellent. I would suggest that they should have more vegetarian options as my guest had few options.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Unique selection of meats and fish. Interesting preparation...definitely will go back.

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l
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing service! Food was beautifully presented. A little noisy so we asked to move to a quieter table so we could have a better conversation.

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AF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great time at Botanist for my birthday dinner with my family. The reason for the 4 and not 5 star review is that I thought the appetizers were quite lackluster. The entrees however are a completely different story. The lamb, duck and chicken entrees were all AMAZING. Cooking in a way that I didn't know was possible. We were seated in a garden suite, which is a semi-private room with lots of greenery on the roof, window sills and just around the room in general. Really quite a nice room! Will definitely come back, but will probably just skip the appetizers and save room for dessert (which was also great).

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DL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our dinner was just Divine. Great staff.
Amazing “Take it from here menu” with wine pairing.
Special “Thank you “ to Chef Hector for composing such a delightful menu, Heather for the friendly and attentive service, and Stephanie the very knowledgeable bilingual sommelière.

PS: A little candle and fresh leaves/flowers (not dried out ones) would have been a great addition to our beautiful and special evening at the Botanist.

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KE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service - friendly and professional, however felt a bit impersonal. Ambience - clean and bright floral decor, comfortable seating and very nice lounge, however lighting in the main dining area lacked the warmth felt in the lounge - could have used candles and softer lighting to set a better mood for diners. Food - presentation was beautiful and innovative, and the flavors complex, however the hominy in the lamb main did not work- too hard and crunchy and just way too much of it. Skin on duck breast was divine, crisp and subtly smoky. Despite some minor hiccups, overall one of our favourite new dining experiences. Will be back.

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FS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Botanist was perfect for our special birthday dinner. It is such a pretty restaurant with a calm ambience, the food and drinks came out so quickly and the staff were lovely. We were even given a signed birthday card from all the staff ! Thank you!

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LL
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food was alright.

Service is not as good
Never even came to add more water just basically take your order and take your bill

18% tips is the first choice even you don’t feel they deserve that

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C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience. Our server was amazing and the food was first class.

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W
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. Host station was awkward as there was no one there to help but everything from the drinks at the bar to being seated and served was impeccable. The food was amazing and the wine pairings were outstanding. A truly first class dining experience.

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CD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. My wife and I loved the minimalist design/decor and the nature influence can be seen in all their dishes and cocktails.

The service was also great and we were greeted with a card wishing us a happy anniversary.

Overall, I would highly recommend Botanist, especially for any kind of celebration. The menu isn't cheap but it's in line with other high end restaurants. Even more so, the portions were a good size and we left feeling fully sated.

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it’s now my fav restaurant everything was amazing just trust me

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AM
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just love the new menu! We have dined and enjoyed Oru in the past, but the new rebranding of the restaurant just blew us away. Loved the lamb, crab salad, sturgeon and the bison tongue. The Meyer Lemon desert was amazing. Lovely cocktails as well. We shall return!

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful botanical experience! The perfect date night for those looking to spend a bit. A great brunch gathering for friends.

For dinner, 20-Day Dry Aged Duck is a stellar entree and the Bison Tongue alongside the Watercress Salad are two incredible appetizers for splitting amongst you and your company.

For cocktails we had the What The Flower. A sweet, fruity and flowery drink that's more flower than fruit. I myself had the Treebeard. A nice woodsy, pine flavoured gin drink for the Cascadian male.

I had heard many wonderful things about this place prior to my visit, and all expectations were met. Highly recommend

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SL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Taste was great .. we had the tasting menu and aside from the desert and the beat salad every thing else kinda looked the same ...in the Same bowl plated the dame way.. for 120$ kinda expected a lil more wow factor there as that is the most expensive tasting menu I know of in the city right now... flavours were excellent it just left us wanting a bit more..

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LR
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful décor, wonderful food, wonderful service! Thoroughly enjoyed our Valentines Day Lunch here.

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