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

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4.6
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good

Botanist
Responded 12 hours ago

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

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CL
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a lovely experience every time, and this visit was especially lovely since we were also celebrating a very special birthday. Service was great at the restaurant. Food was exceptional, as always. Slightly new menu! But they just seem to get it right no matter what.

Botanist
Responded 12 hours ago

Dear Carol, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Botanist. We are so 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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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JL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Fantastic all around.

Botanist
Responded a day ago

Dear James, We are pleased to read that you really enjoyed your experience at Botanist restaurant. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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TD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambience, very nice staff. Food was great, unlike many fancy restaurants these meals actually fill you up. I requested to make the evening special as it was my wifes bday, and they certainly did that. Thanks Botanist team!

Botanist
Responded a day ago

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

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PG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and presentation. We loved the open kitchen and the innovative cocktails too.

MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, delicious food, fun cocktails, and love the zones of ambience. The food is expensive, but worth it due to the fantastic service. They made my friend feel so special for her birthday. Can’t wait to come back.

Botanist
Responded a day ago

Dear Maya, It was very fulfilling to hear about your recent Botanist experience and learn that you enjoyed both the food offerings and décor. We are glad that your friend had a great time for her birthday celebration! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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AJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, impeccable service, and the setting was very beautiful. My only critique is the long wait times for food arrival.

Botanist
Responded a day ago

Dear Adrienne, It was very fulfilling to hear about your recent Botanist experience and learn that you enjoyed both the food offerings and décor. We will share your feedback with regards to the wait time for food arrival with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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LH
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Girl brunch that was relaxing and delicious. Comfortable and beautiful surroundings - great selection large and quality of good. Service was on point with a relaxed and knowledgeable approach.

Botanist
Responded a day ago

Dear Lauren, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your brunch experience in Botanist. We are so 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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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TL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious, creative entrees. A bit boisterous at times (which I actually enjoy); great ambiance and decor

Botanist
Responded 6 days ago

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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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TD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My waiter was extraordinary. Lovely stylish Asian man.

My Salmon was fabulous, I was not a fan of the pasta like food underneath it.

My friend is a vegetarian and mentioned she would like a few more options.

Everything else was wonderful

Botanist
Responded a day ago

Dear Tammy, Thank you for taking the time to review us; we really appreciate it. We are thrilled to read that you especially enjoyed the King Salmon which is designed by our very talented Executive Chef, Hector Laguna. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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t
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience5

Ordered no Hollandaise on my eggs and they were covered in sauce. Other than that everything was great. Thanks

Botanist
Responded a day ago

Dear Tony, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and feedback; we sincerely appreciate it. We will share your feedback with regards to the eggs Benedict with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful and flavorful cuisine. Wonderful environment situated in a great hotel.

Botanist
Responded a day ago

Dear Mike, 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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was extremely polite and welcoming. The drinks, are probably the best drinks we have had at a fine dining resturant. Finally, the duck, lamb and foie gras are a breath of fresh air.

Botanist
Responded 6 days ago

We are glad to hear about your recent Botanist experience and are thrilled that you enjoyed the food offerings and cocktails. 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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MY
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

The food level is really low. other than that look place to people watching. that's all

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Everything was out-of-sync. Service was spotty and inattentive. FOH doesn't seem to communicate with BOH. Actual delivered food was beautiful and delicious, but the experience of getting to the food (which was unfortunately the incorrect order - ate anyway; too hungry) was painful. Don't go for the service. Sit at the bar and enjoy cocktails.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my absolute favorite places.

Botanist
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you consider us one of your favourite places! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome your again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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VM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. I only wish the lab cocktails were available at the restaurant and not just the lounge - wish this was written on the menu in the lounge.

Botanist
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Chef Hector Laguna’s menu. We will certainly take your feedback into consideration. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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BW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful ambience.
Way to recommend.

Botanist
Responded on February 18, 2020

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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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WZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Bit expensive. Food okay

Botanist
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear William, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your recent Botanist experience. We will certainly take your feedback into consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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V
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food that was served quickly and for excellent value.

Botanist
Responded on February 12, 2020

Dear Vinny, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We are also glad to learn that you especially enjoyed our food offerings and the customer service offered by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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DF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Our food took a very long time. Some orders forgot to go through and my eggs where undercooked (whites where still clear) and I got hard boiled and asked for scrambled Server didn’t seem to care or be apologetic but still waived it from my bill. One girls food was served cold (Mine was served cold too but was too scared to tell server cause he was kinda rude about all our orders having issues) and waited 20 min just for ketchup. Server seemed annoyed I accidentally called him Andrew instead of Alex. Over all extremely slow service I was there from 11AM-1:45 and just for my tea took 15 min. Expect to be there for a good few hours. For the price it is, i definitely expect better food and service

F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our Anniversary, an impromptu date. The service was excellent and attentive. My main plate was served with a story of the oceans and their decline - every item on the plate told the story. That was a first experience for me. Most importantly the meal was perfectly prepared, delicious and lovely to look at. We will happily come back again.

Botanist
Responded on February 13, 2020

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Botanist. We are so 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, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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L
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just wow! The food is so delicious and the cocktails are well balanced, unique and fun. Don’t miss the lab cocktails that are available only in the bar.
Enjoy!

Botanist
Responded on February 11, 2020

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food offerings and our cocktail lab. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always first on our list to go to when in Vancouver

RG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful and comfortable room, great food, great service!

Botanist
Responded on February 10, 2020

Dear Regan, 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, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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AH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, very tasty and delicate. Drinks are superb. Staff are super friendly.
My Gf fall in love with Emma's service.

Botanist
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Andres, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience in Botanist. We are so glad that you were pleased with our customer service offered by Emma and especially enjoyed the menu offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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R
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like the quality of food. It was great experience for me and my family. Ambience is amazing and service is too good. Every thing was perfect.

Botanist
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Rahila, 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, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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SD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service made our evening very special.

Botanist
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Sarb, 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, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Drinks were delicious! LOVED the Garden room. A great spot for 'date night'!

Botanist
Responded on February 4, 2020

Dear Carrie, It was very fulfilling to hear about your recent Botanist experience and learn that you enjoyed both the cocktails and décor in the Garden. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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L
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Busy for a Saturday. Hadn’t realized it would be a brunch, but worked out fine.

Botanist
Responded on February 3, 2020

Dear Leonard, 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, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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F
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service and ambience are outstanding. Food was somewhat less than we expected given the prices. Our salad was a rather bland collection of lettuce and not much more. Lobster was small and very expensive. Chicken was delicious but too filling. Steak and seafood dishes otherwise nice. But overall the experience was good.

D
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My table agreed: the cunard, the lobster, and the sirloin were all incredible and each had unique touches we had not experienced elsewhere. My favourite was the ricotta with the sirloin; truly a flavour combination and texture that was completely new and unexpected—along with delicious.

Botanist
Responded on February 3, 2020

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food offerings, and especially enjoyed the peppered beef striploin with the ricotta gnudi. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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TW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Prices not matched by the food/experience. Wine prices were ridiculous.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The proteins on each dish were very high quality and the presentation beautiful, unfortunately, the flavours were at best bland and uninspired. The service was friendly but inattentive. The dinning room is very loud and hard to have a conversation. The desert, raspberry/chocolate was AMAZING! and the highlight of the evening. Will not be returning.

T
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at botanist while on our anniversary trip and it was beyond perfection. One of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever seen. Excellent food and service!

Botanist
Responded on January 27, 2020

It was very rewarding to hear about your recent Botanist experience and learn that you enjoyed both the food offerings and décor. We are pleased that you appreciated the engaging customer service offered by our Botanist team, and we will certainly share your kind compliments with them. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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c
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was exquisite, as always. Service great. Live music -wonderful ambience .

Botanist
Responded on January 28, 2020

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, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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YD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Really not impressed with our food or service - asked for specific things for our food and they were all wrong.

CW
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second floor in the Pac Rim hotel, there have been some nice restaurants in this space. This a beautiful room, as in previous iterations. Service is elegant and friendly at the same time, as always. But I think this is the best restaurant that has ever been in this space. The menu is the reason. Every dish I saw was multi-layered, colorful and beautifully presented. The lamb shank was no exception, beautiful and intensely flavorful. So tender, I don't know how they got it from the pan to the plate in one piece. A great experience.

Botanist
Responded on January 27, 2020

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Botanist. We are so 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, Toby Tseung Restaurant Manager, Botanist

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FF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service decor 10/10 but food wise I think it’s soso, worth a visit regardless

M
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

What happened? Food was heavenly at dinner, early January. It lacked love and nurturing yesterday at lunch.

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