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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4.6
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4.6
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vipSliceablemango
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
4 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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vipBernadette
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most amazing first experience at The Botanist. They took great care in acknowledging my birthday from the start, with the host being the GM who greeted us warmly and showed us to our table. I received a very nice signed card from the staff and a special dessert at the end of our meal. Every course was delicious, service from our waitress and staff was fantastic and the ambience and decor in this place are beautiful. Will absolutely be back and would highly recommend to anyone for a perfect dining experience.

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vipRC322
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Brunch have good selection and good value for the price.
Service excellent and table space is not too close .
Overall an enjoyable experience.

Botanist
Responded on March 10, 2020

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your brunch experience at Botanist. We are so glad that you were impressed by the level of customer service offered by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Botanist again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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vipVancityGeof
Vancouver
78 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Vibrant and energetic all around. We dined for lunch on a Friday, sitting near the open kitchen. I enjoy watching the kitchen staff prep and serve with such a high level of care. The food and drinks were excellent and visually stunning. We enjoyed our conversation with the sommelier when choosing wine to go with our selections. Two things I feel could be improved were that the noise volume from the kitchen was sometimes a bit high as orders were called out, and we didn't receive an offer to have our coats held before going to our table--we had to keep them with us.

Botanist
Responded on March 17, 2020

It was very fulfilling to hear about your recent Botanist experience and learn that you enjoyed both the food offerings and drinks. We will certainly take your feedback into consideration and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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MaxineM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really wonderful service and absolutely delicious food. Portions were bigger than expected. Highly recommend the beet salad and the Lamb Entree. Will definitely be going back!

Botanist
Responded on March 10, 2020

Dear Maxine, Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service provided by our team, as well as our food offerings. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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Conni
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really lovely service and imaginative food. We were seated in the Garden area, which would be fine for a less formal date. We were entertaining friends from out of town, I had only ever eaten in the dining room, didn’t want to fuss about our table, and so I didn’t ask to be shifted. I should have. It was just too casual.

Botanist
Responded on March 6, 2020

Dear Conni, We are thrilled to read that you 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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GeorgeY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. The ingredients tasted fresh the fish was not overdone and smelled fresh. This was my third time at this restaurant and I will definitely come back

Botanist
Responded on March 6, 2020

Dear George, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on your 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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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maggiemay
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A very lovely atmosphere- a good place for a business lunch

Botanist
Responded on March 5, 2020

Dear Maggie, Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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TylerA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time coming here. drinks and food were amazing and arrived quickly. Knowledgeable staff and nice place.

Botanist
Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear Tyler, Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent Botanist experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the service provided by our team, as well as our food offerings. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Kristin Unger General Manager, Botanist

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Mummacaron
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Back in my good books. Yum❤️

Botanist
Responded on March 4, 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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place and space to be in! The environment was absolutely therapeutic for stress relief. Got some nice cocktails to go along with unique entrees (particularly the lamb Barbacoa)! The staff were friendly and professional as well! Both my partner and I think highly of this place, so keep up the awesome work!

Botanist
Responded on March 4, 2020

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, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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viprealmtlbagel
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable, the food was delectable, and the ambiance was elevated but casual.

I had the vegan mushroom main dish and they did an excellent job of making both taste and texture interesting. I am not vegan or vegetarian and I would order it again.

Botanist
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for your kind compliments on your recent experience at Botanist. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food offerings, and especially enjoyed the Pan-Roasted Maitake Mushrooms dish. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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DanS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When it's busy there, the sound level is out of control. It was good this time. As always, the food and the service are exceptional.

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DanielO
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything. Just think that it is too overpriced. Besides that it was a great experience.

Botanist
Responded on March 2, 2020

Dear Daniel, It was very fulfilling to hear about your recent visit to Botanist and learn that you enjoyed your experience! We will certainly take your feedback into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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vipDavidB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

I like botanist and I want to like it. This meal was mediocre at best. Salmon was undercooked (like really undercooked). Other dishes better but server was awful. Inept and borderline unpleasant. It was like she was doing us a favour by getting around to us. And it was early and less than 1/2 full. Disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good

Botanist
Responded on February 26, 2020

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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CarolL
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
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 on February 26, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This venue consistently provides an exceptional experience. The food and drinks are sublime and perfectly flavored/portioned. Staff is always accommodating, giving you a balance of attention and privacy.
The space is gorgeous, and the menu and mood match each other to a tee.
Every time I visit I come away feeling appreciated and satisfied. I can not recommend the Botanist any more highly.

Botanist
Responded on March 2, 2020

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

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JamesL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Fantastic all around.

Botanist
Responded on February 25, 2020

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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TanDos
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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 on February 25, 2020

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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PaulaG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

Botanist
Responded on February 27, 2020

Dear Paula, Thank you for your kind compliments on your most recent experience at Botanist. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Ismael Sielinou General Manager, Botanist

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MayaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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 on February 25, 2020

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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AdrienneJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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 on February 25, 2020

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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vipLaurenH
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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 on February 25, 2020

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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