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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We’ll Take It From Here - Tasting MenuCA$148.00 per person
Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021Join us for a special holiday “We’ll Take It From Here” tasting menu on December 24th and 25th and enjoy Executive Chef Hector Laguna’s take on seasonal dishes including Wagyu Flank Tartare, Homemade Burrata Salad, Dungeness Crab, Ora King Salmon, and Dry-Aged Duck. Finish off with Pastry Chef Kate Siegel’s Chestnut Cake made with whisky candied orange ice cream.
New Years Tasting MenuCA$148.00 per person
Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022Ring in the new year with Executive Chef Hector Laguna’s tasting menu on December 31 and January 1. Enjoy a six course tasting menu that includes Roasted Green Apple Salad, Olive Oil Poached Snapper, and Lamb Saddle. Pastry Chef Kate Siegel’s Passionfruit White Chocolate Marquise brings a sweet ending to the dining experience.
Holiday Brunch MenuCA$78.00 per person
Dec 25 - Dec 26, 2021Prix fixe three-course brunch menu includes a welcome glass of sparkling on arrival, a festive brunch cocktail, a selection of carvings including Oven Roasted Prime Rib, Oven Roasted Lamb Leg, and brunch favourites such as Crab & Avocado Egg Benedicts and Baked Sablefish Cassouet, accompanied by live music.
New Year's BrunchCA$78.00 per person
Jan 1 - Jan 2, 2022Prix fixe three-course brunch menu includes a welcome glass of sparkling on arrival, a festive brunch cocktail, a selection of carvings including Oven Roasted Prime Rib, Oven Roasted Lamb Leg, and brunch favourites such as Crab & Avocado Egg Benedicts and Baked Sablefish Cassouet.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
We visited the Botanist for a group double birthday dinner. Some in the group have been several times. The host was very kind and greeted us by the names on our IDs. Our waitress acknowledged the birthdays in the group and wished us a happy birthday. Some points in the service were a bit slow but typical of a fine dining restaurant.
The cocktails were generally good; poetry in motion was a standout. The rest of the drinks, while good, didn’t reach the level of complexity used to describe them in the menu.
Complimentary bread was a great touch. The whole table received food at the same time, however, one person’s order was entirely missed. This was corrected quickly by the waiters but in the meantime everyone else’s dishes became somewhat lukewarm.
Everyone generally enjoyed their food but some thought the portions were small (for example, the maitake mushroom dish). Standout dishes are the winter squash salad (amazing!), mushroom tagliatelle, and the burrata. That said, the burrata needed more bread to accompany it (we ended up using the complimentary bread). One person in the group had vegan cavatelle and thought the pasta was very underdone. Others in the group had the regular cavatelle and had no complaints so perhaps it was an issue of consistency. Some others sampled the one vegan cavatelle and agreed that it was slightly underdone.
At the end of the meal, we somewhat expected to be offered a birthday dessert, but the waiter did not offer anything. We ended up not ordering any desserts.
The ambience of Botanist is incredible and is the shining star. The service was polite but there were rough patches (i.e. missing order). The food is beautifully presented and in line with the theme of the restaurant but there is slight room for improvement.
Love the food, love the environment and the service is excellent !
Wonderful mean and amazing service. The decor is beautiful but it was a little too loud. Maybe the music volume could be reduced?
Maitre’d was unwilling to accommodate a last min
Best dinner we had ever !!!
The lamb and the duck breast were incredible.
Our reservation was at 1:00pm, we were there for 1:05 and our table was not quite ready. We may have placed our order for brunch close to 1:30 and probably should have told the staff we had a 2:45 spa appointment at the Willow Stream. The fruit charcuterie came out quickly as did our fruit bowl. By 2:20 we still hadn’t received our main course. We had to get it boxed up and take it to the spa and have it after our treatments ended. Thankfully the spa staff refrigerated it for us.
Service of avocado toast with a poached egg shouldn’t take that long. Otherwise it was great.
Elegant decor, excellent food, superb service. Highly recommend.
The staff outshone the food. Staff were lovely and absolutely made us felt at home. The food was okay but isn't exactly great. The drinks were amazing though.
It probably comes down to personal preference, but the bread was a bit too burnt, one of the eggs on the eggs benedict was perfect while the other was overcooked, the chocolate dessert tasted fine with the ice cream, but once the ice cream is gone, it's just too overly sweet, the sablefish was cooked to perfection but pairing it with an entire plate full of beans seemed somewhat sloppy.
Space and server were fantastic but the food wasn’t that great. Scallops and duck were so salty it was not pleasant. Lamb was tasty though. Our server was awesome but I won’t come back because I wasn’t happy with the food
The staff were incredible knowledgeable and attentive. The food was absolutely spectacular and the drinks exceeded expectations
The Botanist was fantastic. Great food and service. Ambiance was amazing and cocktails divine. The servers gave fantastic explanations of wines!!
Came here for an anniversary brunch and had an absolute blast. Our server Jay was great and the food was phenomenal ! The cocktails are probably one of the best we've had in Vancouver. We will definitely be coming back !
Food and ambiance was good.
The service was very bad, especially for the money your paying for breakfast.
Been here a few times and always was good but this time ruined it all.
I had better service at KFC
There was a mix up with our reservation as we booked the 3 course dinner menu but upon our arrival we were told that the Chef was not expecting that so we had to choose something else from the regular menu. We picked the 5 course “we will take it from here” from the menu.
Each individual dish was more or less Ok except the risotto that to me seemed bland. The steak was great more than anything else but overall I guess it was not the greatest combination of foods altogether. Too fatty all around, we did not have an easy time digesting the food that night.
I should say drinks were amazing, definitely the highlight of that 500$ bill was the cocktails. We found everything else pretty Ok but not worth the price tag.
I guess I will not repeat the restaurant but the bar , oh Yes!! Not sure maybe my expectations were higher but I am not trying to be unreasonable when I say I guess the Chef should rethink the “we take it from here menu” it was not a pleasant experience eating all that fatty food.
Everything was fantastic with incredible attention to detail. Our server, Chris, was outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was perfect.
Amazing cocktails and food, worth every penny. Love the atmosphere as well!
I went with my partner for my birthday celebration. It was an exceptional experience. All the staff interactions were great, they were kind, warming and very professional. The food is perfection! The best I ever had in Vancouver and because it was my birthday they send me a delicious complimentary dessert. I had non alcoholic cocktails and they were also super tasty and quite fancy. I loved this restaurant and I'll definitely come back for another amazing night.
We had the pleasure of enjoying the tasting menu. Absolutely worth it. The servers are extremely knowledgeable and staff were super friendly. Definitely check this place out!
Fantastic meal as always. Such a wonderful time spent for my girlfriends birthday.
One of the best restaurants in Vancouver area. Very creative, delicious menu choices. Professional, friendly service. Beautiful room.
Really delicious vegan options. Impeccable service and great ambiance. Excellent COVID protocols for distance and spacing.
Bar - amazing menu, stunning and experienced bartenders, great menu and understanding of you;
Food - it is ok, but not really special. I would recommend scallops, not any other dish we had;
Service - I expected better service.
Note. For that pricing and positioning, I would expect staff to have clean uniforms and identical shoes )
Overall - won’t come back for dinner.
Outstanding service, superb food and truely knowledgebal Sommelier! Tasting menu with wine pairing is a must
Great place, the food is presented amaizingly but not as good as it looks.
Amazing food and cocktails. Server and Chef were nice enough to sub the halibut for red snapper since they were out of halibut. Extensive wine selection.
Wonderful service, food and drinks were very well crafted. Overall, tremendously lovely evening.
Absolutely delicious. Beautiful presentation. Will be back!
Food was a bit salty but otherwise, great atmosphere and service!
Amazing fall tasting menu. Lindsay was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Ian recommended great wine!
Lindsey was amazing! Loved everything about our experience.
Quality of food and service remains excellent!
An amazing brunch, one of the best in the city. We've come several times and will be back many times again! The new desserts were lovely as well!
Botanist creates the best food, drinks, and ambiance in all Vancouver and the service is attentive but not in your face. Everything is fabulous from start to finish every time I’m there — just wish I could be there more!
Absolutely everything about this place is amazing. Beautiful interior, outstanding service and some of the best and most creative food. Try this place out!
Incredible food, impeccable service. A little odd that they don’t have change for paying in cash but overall a fantastic experience.
Great service and amazing food, the live piano in the background was so nice
Booked an appointment for a birthday dinner: indicated this in the reservation process, the hostess asked if we were celebrating birthday (and we confirmed we were), and there was no complimentary dessert or drink that would’ve been provided by any other restaurant in Vancouver. On our way out, the waitress said, “Thanks and happy birthday again!” For such a highly priced restaurant, felt the combination of a few factors made this experience poor and a bit of a slap in the face: Asked us as guests whether we were celebrating something when they didn’t have anything to offer; emphasizing that they knew it was a birthday dinner as we exited; a long line of unattended guests waiting at the entrance, with a very in efficient check in process, or multiple guests were left unattended for up to 10 minutes at a time (in any other fine dining restaurant, a greeter would be there, ready, and standing by to greet and check you in right away), leaving as I’m sure if we should just wait and someone would eventually come say hello to us, or if we needed to walk into the restaurant and intercept one of the waiters or waitresses for help; lastly, the pricing of the food. I am fine with expensive, but at like a Blue Water Cafe, an Elisa, a Gotham’s, an iDen & Quan Ju De Beijing Duck House, at least the exorbitant pricing at those places give you a substantive amount of food. At Botanist, for $49, we got literally 5 thinly sliced coin/ Toonie-sized pieces of ribeye, and some vegetables. That’s approximately $10 per a bite of food. Other dishes were very similarly priced. Again, I am ready to pay, I am there to shell out the big bucks, but if it’s going to be pricey, at least let me pay for something worth that price. The $44 halibut was more like a $30 dish (the way it was made and the amount of stuff on it), and $24 pasta dish barely had more than 5 bites of food on it - no exaggeration. I am not sure what I paid for poor service, hunger, inadequate attention to birthday star.
Delicious food, excellent service, stylish setting.
Excellent food, creative dishes and beautiful presentstion.
Went here for my girlfriend's birthday and it was amazing! Great service, tasty wine, and food that melts in your mouth. Would definitely recommend.
Botanist is rated 4.7 stars by 1652 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.