Across the Americas, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are destinations in and of themselves. Steeped in history or daringly modern, each delivers Fairmont’s uncompromising dedication to exceptional guest experiences.
That commitment to transformative stays in world-class hospitality extends to every aspect of the guest experience and, for non-guests, can be appreciated by dining in one of our signature restaurants. Whether for a romantic evening, a celebratory dinner, or simply cocktails with a breathtaking view, these five fine dining establishments promise elevated cuisine in unforgettable surroundings, with the attention to service and details essential to the Fairmont experience.
Limewood Bar & Restaurant
Built in 1915, the historic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, a Fairmont Hotel has long been the social epicenter of San Francisco’s East Bay. Stylish Limewood Bar & Restaurant is a natural extension of that legacy, offering exceptional American cuisine, a vibrant bar scene and Fairmont’s much-touted world-class service. Signature dishes include Pacific Coast crispy rockfish served with housemade fermented chili sauce and buttermilk herb dressing, and rotisserie barbecue chicken with fried potato salad and sweet corn slaw. Chef Joseph Paire calls these offerings “the embodiment of the American summer.” The buttermilk fried chicken and skillet pancake are sweet and savory brunch favorites. When he’s ordering for himself, Chef Joseph goes for pan-seared diver scallops served with a succotash of spring vegetables on a bed of ajo blanco.
For a memorable drinks-to-dinner-to-dessert experience, ask for table 54 to enjoy a stellar view of San Francisco Bay, the lively ambiance, and privacy at the same time. If that’s booked, the patio offers panoramic views.
For nearly a century, the main dining room of Fairmont Olympic has been known as Seattle’s choice for events and socializing. That tradition continues at The George, the newly minted, brasserie-style restaurant within the historic space. Past and present harmonize in the restaurant’s fresh and timeless interior. Diners enjoy the rich collection of vintage maps of downtown Seattle and the surrounding area and hand-painted tiles depicting early maritime themes. Signature entrees such as bouillabaisse and diver scallops pay homage to the region’s heritage, while a lofty Olympic seafood tower, coveted geoduck and flavorful Pacific octopus a la Plancha, Executive Chef Thomas Cullen’s favorite dish, evoke decidedly modern notes. For views of downtown Seattle, table 16 is a show-stopper. Or you can ask for a table with sweeping views of the glamorous dining room.
Low-key and built in harmony with the natural environment, Fairmont Mayakoba combines luxury
accommodations, rainforest ambiance and the idyllic Caribbean Sea to create an extraordinary getaway on the Riviera Maya. Among the unexpected pleasures of this tropical resort is Tauro Steakhouse, which captures the look and feel of a 1950s Parisian boucherie-charcuterie. Kick off the evening with a craft cocktail at the sophisticated martini bar before hand-picking your entree from Tauro’s selection of prime cuts, all dry-aged in-house. The crab cake with spicy gribiche, lemon and fresh herbs is the perfect starter for the 90-day house-aged ribeye steak, both favorites of Tauro’s general manager. Or choose Chef Cristian Schwuger’s current favorite: the decadent OMG Burger, a wagyu beef patty topped with foie gras, shaved truffles, onion jam and comte cheese. OMG indeed! For a romantic evening, ask for a table facing the tropical lagoon.
Brown’s Beach House
Consistently ranked as one of the top luxury resorts in the Hawaiian Islands, Fairmont Orchid consistently exceeds expectations. Its tropical postcard setting on the lush Kohala Coast embodies the spirit of aloha: warm, welcoming and genuine. Breathtaking vistas abound at Brown’s Beach House, the Orchid’s signature fine-dining experience in a gorgeous, open-air setting. Featuring fresh, island-inspired cuisine, live Hawaiian music and spectacular sunsets, a dinner at Brown’s is a feast for the senses. Hallmark menu items include crab-crusted Kona Kampachi™ and the adventurous Big Island Ka’u coffee venison. Executive Chef David Viviano’s newest menu addition elevates vegan fare, pairing locally sourced roasted and pickled red beets with vegan macadamia nut cheese.
To celebrate a special occasion, ask about private dining at The Pointe, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with an intimate table for two and a dedicated server.
With its strikingly modern architecture, Fairmont Pacific Rim is a landmark in the Vancouver skyline, promising a sophisticated experience in Canada’s western metropolis. Like so many Fairmont properties, Fairmont Pacific Rim is of its place, chic and cosmopolitan, but also reflective of the region’s history, heritage and terroir. Nowhere is this more evident than at Botanist, the hotel’s bright and innovative signature dining experience, which celebrates the abundance of British Columbia. Helmed by Executive Chef Hector Laguna, Botanist focuses on locally sourced ingredients and transforms them with contemporary techniques.
Chef Laguna’s singular talents shine with “We’ll Take It From Here,” a private dining experience featuring a six-course tasting menu selected daily by the chef and highlighting in-season ingredients and chef favorites. To cap off the evening, each guest departs with a freshly baked shortbread cookie. This Laguna family tradition, passed down from the chef’s grandmother, represents a token of thanks to guests for leaving their dining experience in his hands.