Botanist

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian
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, making people go to the gathering place for our culinary community.

Located in the heart of Coal Harbour inside Fairmont Pacific Rim, this casual fine dining restaurant offers four distinct areas with their own robust personalities; a bar, garden, dining room and lounge – all inspired by the principals of botany.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
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Charlotte
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jackie was great, she provided outstanding service.

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KristinaZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience was magical! The decor, the service (including a sommelier) and the food was amazing. This was a honeymoon highlight for us and was fine dining at it’s best!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for weekend brunch and it was amazing. They accommodated our 3 year old very well.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food is pretty average for what it is. Botanist is best enjoyed as a bar. Their flagship drinks are world class. The food, not so much.

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CherylF
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Impressed with service levels and quality of food. We will be back again.

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Robicheaux
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food in a relaxing but interesting setting. Service was superb. A most enjoyable experience.

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AlexMagas
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and wine was absolutely exceptional. Very creative tasting menu from the chef, who made it vegetarian for us. A fantastic meal, with plenty of food and wine.

Service was fabulous, very kind and passionate team members. Mya is so amazing with wine, Chris was a very kind and gracious server, and Geoff(Jeff? sorry) was a fantastic bartender to start off our night.

The ambiance and atmosphere was very lovely, we had a fantastic table.

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Kels
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious drinks. Super cool atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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BeckyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a lovely place for our anniversary dinner. We had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing and it was fantastic.

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vipLaurenH
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Botanist is one of the best spots in Vancouver. Always offering up great tasting dishes and amazing cocktails and wine. Service is excellent.

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DraganaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been for brunch with my husband and for dinner with friends. Each time great experience.
Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing from our server to every dish we have. The mushroom tagliatelle is a must have. Our server was fantastic and super knowledgeable. Perfect place for my gfs bday. The brown butter cake was top notch. Not a bite was left behind

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JasD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Amazing staff.
Awesome drink!

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vipEliasE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Must try beef tartare. Food and ambiance top notch.

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Kassandra89
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and really great service! My bf and I did the “they take it from here” highly recommend as the chef creates items not on the menu.

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EvaS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lives up to the hype.

Amazing food, amazing service, lovely little touches to make the evening special.

Go for the Chefs Tasting Menu and enjoy the surprises.

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Sebastian212
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Looking forward for lunch to reopen again, and have the bartenders back

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MelissaJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Classy, formal, devious, kind and professional service that goes above and beyond to give you the most special experience.

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vipTiffanyW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best server named Brandon who made our dinning experience exceptional! Food was amazing and we can’t wait to go back, especially if Brandon is our server :)

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Julia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

The server was not attentive. She didn’t come when she said so. She didn’t explain well about the menus when we had a question about them. We felt ignored while we were there.

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Jenniferw
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely, but their bar is currently closed and we came specifically for their cocktails, so that was a little disappointing to learn upon arrival.

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Humaam
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing, thank you to the staff! A memorable evening for sure.

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vipSliceablemango
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food at the botanist is simply amazing. I have been there a few times now and have never been disappointed. The halibut was perfect.

The only downside this time was that the service was quite slow (especially considering there were hardly any other tables), and also that their upstairs bar with all the fun fancy drinks is not currently open.

Still a very wonderful evening - highly recommend for a date or special occasion.

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Chai
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must-eat brunch in Vancouver that I promise you can’t go wrong with. Great flavours from start to finish.

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an incredible brunch my husband and I had! From the top notch service, wonderful food, amazing drinks made by a lovely bartender and incredible atmosphere to top it all off, this is one place I will be always recommending.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So beautiful and great service and food. Always a favourite when visiting Vancouver.

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CyBecker
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

If you’re looking for a full pre-Covid dining experience, then don’t bother going right now. The regular bartenders and bakery chef are apparently laid off at the moment, so you won’t be getting the house made bread or regular cocktail menu (things that they are known for). But instead, you get the cocktails from the bar downstairs which are definitely not worth the price. The floor also seemed to be understaffed, as it took way too long to get a menu or bill, etc. We spent over three hours there and half the time waiting and it definitely did not need to take that long. Overall, we were left quite disappointed as we had good experiences before.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails, super-friendly waitress. Tagliatelle = so delicious and creamy.

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HernanAres
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food excellent. Ambient beautiful

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Alex
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food. Best meal I've had all year. I have Celiac (zero tolerance to gluten) and the kitchen modified their dishes and I don't even care what the original recipe was, it was so good. Fantastic service, and very safe COVID measures.

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MichelleL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 11yr anniversary and they made it extra special. Thank so much!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Executive Chef Hector Laguna and his team created a wonderful meal for us. The food was flavorful and the presentation was amazing. The service staff were very friendly and attentive. Overall an exceptional experience!

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JaneM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Botanist didn’t disappoint. It was one of my fave restaurants in Vancouver and remains so on re-opening.

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LoganS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Light, modern, experimental & unpretentious. The food was absolutely delicious. You pay for an experience here, not just your meal. The staff were lovely.

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CSac
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the 5 course meal with wine pairings. The meals were delicious and wonderfully paired. Staff were very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Congratulations to all the staff for their very successful re-opening!

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vipJMace
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time with our server and was a quiet day in March. She was very helpful and super nice the whole time!! Always glad to come back to the Botanist :)

Botanist
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. It is also very rewarding to learn that you were pleased 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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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vipCoco
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tasty dishes nice presentation. Pretty decor.

Botanist
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the presentation of our food offerings and decor. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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RatheekaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bartenders and serving staff were absolutely amazing and went above and beyond for my birthday. Thank you and I can’t wait to come back again!

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SimonP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience had the tasting menu beautifully prepared dishes

Botanist
Responded on March 17, 2020

Dear Simon, We are glad to hear about your recent Botanist experience and thrilled that you enjoyed the “We’ll take it from here” menu. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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