Boathouse New Westminster

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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
The Boathouse is an upscale casual restaurant with premium waterfront dining featuring crab, shrimp, lobster, and salmon festivals.

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What 1877 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.7
Value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place!!

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DEEMACG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to the New Westminster Boathouse Restaurant with relatives and friends many times, whether it be for lunch or dinner. The ambience is very nice, excellent seafood and service very good. It is very pleasant to look out their windows and view the Fraser River with boats passing and the general public strolling by.

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vipDanI
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Canada Day get together with a friend and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent. Clean environment and all physical distancing protocols were in place. I found my pasta dish a little on the salty side but other than that was a great experience overall.

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I felt the restaurant may have just reopened recently and like everywhere else are finding their way. We were seated in the lounge but had not asked to sit there and were not given an option. There was no warm bread served as in past visits. We both had mixed seafood grill, I enjoyed mine but my friend thought her salmon was a little off. Server was lovely and attentive, but a little rushed.

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LyndaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our FIRST dining out venture since Covid. My husband is 89 so we were concerned. We are regular Boathouse patrons (New West and Port Moody).
All systems were in place, staff were great and our server Jacqueline could not have been nicer and was very helpful with menu suggestions with it being reduced in options.
Loved the paper menus and all staff in masks. Great job. Stay safe.

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PatriciaR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was great. Drinks were tasty. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty!! Loved the classic eggs benny!!

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BurtS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The view is wonderful
Friendly and good customer service.
Food is consistently good
The portions are of a fair size average dish is $25-35
Overall ambience is good, not noisy at all.
Had a great meal!

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passion4food
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Menu was a little limited due to the 'new normal' but they had all our favorites. Service was really good. We were celebrating a birthday and received a free dessert which was a very nice touch.

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WendyA
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made reservations at the Boathouse, it was our first restaurant outing since COVID-19.
Restaurant was quiet, however service was great, food was delicious and our server was happy to have us. The restaurant staff was happy to be back to work. Thank you Boathouse New Westminster!

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aRLENEM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious
Beautiful setting sitting outside on patio with view of river
Would definitely come again

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DonnaM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dine out experience since Covid-19 hit. We felt comfortable and very pleased with all the precautions. We’ll go back.

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Sportygal
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to the New Westminster Boathouse for my birthday Saturday. The food was brilliant, the waitress was on point. The social distancing was very strategic and our waitress wore a mask. What a great celebratory dinner. Thank you so much. 😊

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Flatlander
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

This is the first time we have eaten out this year because of Covid19 and overall it was a disappointing experience.

Social distancing of tables was good.

Service: Slow with coming with drinks. Not attentive throughout the meal. Not much personality.

Food: The taste of the Caesar was not good; it lacked flavour and it tasted "off". Rest of our meals were fine. Not outstanding. Fine. Wine list had Chardonnay down twice - we wanted Sauv Blanc. Server said it was a printing error. Should have let us know up front. We had to ask.

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ShirleyO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

All procedures were followed due to the virus. Tables were set up with every second one vacant. Staff wEre wearing protective gear and you did feel comfortable and safe.

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DeanR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Didn’t have Apple on menu. My favourite is Tina tacos and rib appies. That’s why we go. Howrverbgping again tonight. Used to be a Browns Fan. Now boathouse

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ShelleyS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I both ordered the halibut special and found it to be perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. We look forward to going back again.

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boathousereg
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was the most pleasant person and we loved everything about our visit. I’d rate this visit 10 out of 10. Food was amazing. Clean and not busy.

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tiggyandfriends
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Beautiful scenery and ambience in the restaurant. Friendly, attentive and prompt service. My daughter's coconut shrimp dinner was tasty and the fries were awesome. My seafood platter was mediocre. The salmon was overdone and a bit dry and the rice was plain. We really appreciated the cake our server gifted my daughter with to celebrate her grad.

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DonM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ate out on the deck, with great views over the boardwalk and the river. Our meals were perfectly cooked and good volumes for the price.

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vipCarlJ
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

First time our for dinner since the reopening. Very nice to see the manager from the closed Richmond location working there.

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SandraZ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

My husband and I had dinner on there on Friday and we were extremely disappointed he ordered the crab and it was very dry and looked freezer burnt and my fish and chips were good but my coleslaw had a rust colour to it so our experience wasn’t great . I really hope things turn around because I really love this restaurant and we go there often

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ElainaK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to enjoy dinner out again.

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BESocc
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back at the Boathouse for lunch! Thanks for opening!

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vipDanI
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to have the Boathouse reopen again after the lockdown. Beautiful sunny weather socially distancing with a friend on outside deck with view of FRASER river and awesome food and wine that we were missing.

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snehc
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and drinks.
Best customer service
Good evening

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DonnaI
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The four of us were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the "Happy Hour" choices that we made: Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Sticky Ribs, and Buffalo Cauliflower. I tried all except the cauliflower and Popcorn Shrimp. Loved the Coconut Shrimp and Calamari. Enjoyed a taste of ribs.

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peterd
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was good, but the service was not good at all!

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JimH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Should be free parking. Got an $80 parking ticket☹️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Ordered steak with lobster . Doesn’t taste good . Drinks - seems like bartender doesn’t know how to mix drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Had the sesame crusted AHI Tuna...it was sinewy and chewy. Couldn’t eat 2 pieces. I eat a lot of Ahi Tuna and this was legit the worst I have ever had. The worst was I told the server and no one even came and apologized or asked if they could do anything to make it right. Nothing was deducted from the bill even though I couldn’t eat it.
Wasn’t looking for anything major but to have no response or acknowledgement isn’t acceptable. I won’t be back, not because of one bad dish but because of the lack of response.

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WarrenB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The pasta I got was good. Good flavour and portion size.

My wife's crab dish, not so great. The crab was simple and good with the butter, but the seasonal vegetables were a total miss. No seasoning, no taste, small portion for the price point.

And the child menu pricing is ridiculous. $13 for child's chicken strips and fries and no dessert, c'mon. Small pieces of chicken and we could count the total number of fries on the plate. Compared to other restaurant's child menu, this was a total disappointment.

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Supermom
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We went for a birthday dinner and have been many times before. What struck me as I sat down for a 7:45 reso was how bright the lighting was. Sadly, it kind of ruined the evening for me....food was still good, service prompt and attentive.

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deenas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was ok just not great service. Had to ask twice for coffee and ask for refill. It wasn't busy but I felt we were all sitting close together. Food was ok. I like the concept so I will be back I'm sure.

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Froggerman
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, awesome service, and the food was excellent.

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chriss
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was nice and quiet for a romantic date night. Food was good but it was not like other boathouse locations. Service staff was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was great. Haven't been in awhile, probably a decade but you guys haven't lost a step. A little salty towards the end but that may be due preference. Keep up the great work.

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HelenV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the location. The food was awesome and Michael the server was very friendly and attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Just a brunch. The food was ok. It was not bad food what so ever it just wasn’t special. Wasn’t fine dining food or experience. We waited a while to get a server, however when we did get a server (Trisha I think her name was ? Beautiful Canadian-African server who was working mornings) she was very very good at her job. She was attentive and checked up on us regularly without being annoying. Honestly, I have managed restaurants for a living and I can honestly say I’m an unbiased opinion. She is very very good at what she does. Honestly from her work ethic I could see this woman managing a fine dining establishment in a year or so from now. If you are so lucky to get this amazing woman as your server, please get ready for one of the most amazing dining experiences and some of the best service ever through out your fine dining courier/lifetime.

FAQs

Boathouse New Westminster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 525-3474.

Boathouse New Westminster is rated 4.1 stars by 1877 OpenTable diners.

Boathouse New Westminster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.