Boathouse New Westminster

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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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The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant has been specializing in fresh seafood from the West Coast of British Columbia and around the world since 1981. With stunning outdoor patios, fabulous west coast decor and spectacular views, The Boathouse is a favorite for locals and tourists.

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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

HV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

We had a 9pm reservation , we didn’t get seated until 930pm. Restaurant was empty so confused why the 30 min wait when we had reservations

JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been there many times - our preferred destination for special occasions. Food good - staff attentive but not in your face. We've always made a reservation days in advance and always seated at a window table. Great!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The door was cooked to perfection, the staff were slow and took a while, perhaps they needed more personnel.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Service was extremely slow , and everything was overpriced

J
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Made a reservation for my parents to enjoy a lunch together on their anniversary. They went 3 years back also for an anniversary and enjoyed it, so requested to go again this year. They said the host wished them happy annviversary and they received complimentary dessert at the end of their meal. Thanks for making my parents' special day extra special!

AG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Staff need to be more attentive. Had to waive down our waitress many of times for water and coffee. She seemed to be in a rush and it wasn’t even that busy. Bill dropped off and waitress never returned to see if we need machine or change. Lot of time spent waiting around for our waitress.

r
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I would add more appetizers and have more choices that are not seafood....I understand this is a seafood restaurant but I do not eat any seafood AT ALL! S when I go with hubby or friends my choices to eat are very limited....therefor I always try to suggest a different restaurant

ST
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Wait staff was good. Food has a hair in it and the manager didn’t charge ya for it so that was nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Arrived at 6:45 for our 7:00 reservation and weren’t seated until 7:30 despite checking in with the hostess four different times and being told it would only be a couple minutes. Waiter was good but run off his feet. Food was good. We really enjoyed the crab ravioli. The steak was perfectly cooked — sooo tender. The prawn skewer could’ve used some seasoning. Any seasoning. Creme brûlée was one of the best we’ve had — just too bad they serve it cold. Not room temperature, cold.

S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Our daughters non gluten meal came loaded with gluten and had to be returned. The salmon tasted like farmed salmon and wasn’t enjoyable, it also seemed to be lacking in any type of seasoning. Overall, the place is really lovely, and parking was easy as well.

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food & service were great with exceptionally good value during Dine Out Vancouver.

Parking was a bit confusing though, two different parking stations, different rates in the same parking lot.

CH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Overall was ok. Food is pretty traditional vs other restaurants of this caliber. Server you could tell was pretty new and inexperienced. Overall I was give it a average at best.

CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Server was excellent but the time to receive food at the table was a bit slow. We informed the server and the manager we had music performance to attend but it we still had little time left to get to the performance. Everything else was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service needs parking

RG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and great food

KC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the prices are great too! The server was quick and attentive and the atmosphere was lively. I would definitely come back again.

h
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful !!!!!!! Always a satisfying food experience.

KW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience3

I had a reservation for 2 for a "date night" on Saturday night at 8. I realize this is prinme time but I had a reservation. No table available. I had to ask for seats at the bar. I wasn't offered that option. The manager talked to me at the bar and I asked about a gluten free menu because I have Celiac. Didn't have one but the chef could accomodate me on most menu choices. Then we ordered and the waitress informed me pretty much everything on the appy menu was not gluten free. They didn't even have a gluten free soy sauce. That's an easy thing all restaurants should have. 45 minutes later still no table and had to ask. They needed my name. They weren't even trying to seat us. Then the seafood meals came and the shrimp were breaded. I ate one before I realized. I was bedridden the next day. The table by the window was drafty as hell. The windows and doors are leaky and it was cold outside. I never got a chance to check out my date's figure because she wore a blanket that she brought herself. Not offered. My first date with this beautiful lady that I had invested about 6 hours of chat and a nice coffee date into did not afford the opportunity for "chemistry" revealed in the reluctance to kiss me goodnight at her doorstep 20 yards away from the restaurant. The next day we unmatched each other and we both will have to accept our ultimate fate of dying alone.

SB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dine Out Vancouver 2020.
Waiter was attentive, and the food was delicious. Fresh flavours and product makes the coconut cod dish.
I have learnt from hole-in-the-wall restaurants that you shouldn't judge taste by plating or presentation, but I was worried when the bowl was placed in front of me.
Still a nice evening with my love.

DL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

As far as Dine Out is aware, the food simply wasn't very good. Couldn't even chew certain parts of my steak. Certainly not worth the price.

J
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience2

I would never go back and wouldn’t recommend

I ordered steak. My steak was really chewy and tough. It was like chewing a gum. Gave up and practically half of the small steak was thrown away. Service was wonderful our server was Sean he was wonderful. But food was not worth it at all

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server and the manager of the night was amazing!!! We originally went to the white rock location, but when we got there, we found the door was locked and then I called them and asked, they sz their manager decided to close early (probably due to the snow???), and I told them my reward will be expired and so what should I do, and the lady on the phone sz “oh, I’m sorry!” (But nothing they would do for us!!!) We then quickly went to the New West Location and glad that we made it there! The food and services were super!!! The manager honored our rewards and our server Ivan surprised us with a slice of icecream cake for my birthday!!! It was a wonderful night spent there with my family and we will definitely be back again!!!

C
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Something that had never happened before at the New Westminster Boathouse, an excellent meal was spoiled by the failure to appreciate that fine restaurants present feasts for the eyes as well as the palate.

CB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Sauces are all pre made and no options if you need gluten free and are allergic to garlic. They refused to make a shrimp cocktail for my husband who had no other options. They had shrimp. It a seafood place. served rice that was old and they fried it to heat it up and served it dry. A total a complete disappointing rip off. Would never recommend or go back after such a horrible experience. They were not willing to go out of there way at all to help.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Girls night out

D
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My friend and I enjoyed our visit on Jan 3. The food was really good and the service was great. The wine was a little expensive but we enjoyed as well.

PS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food, service and ambience in the dining room was a wonderful experience. Lovely spot for a special occasion dinner. Thank you.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Thanks to the chef who customized my order perfectly, as per my request!

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was amazing. Service was terrible. 2 hours to get our meal. Made a reservation and still had to wait 30 mins to get a table. No waiter to ask for water etc.

IL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Not sure... will definitely NOT go back for Xmas or New Years.... it took 2hrs before we got our entrees....food was ok... only warm
Waiter was ok... did not ask about any further drink orders.....manager was ok... and admitted about the slowness of the kitchen....but there was a lot more too it than the slow
I would like someone to respond to me about this reservation . Thank you

JS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The food, though good, was not cooked as requested. Also, there was quite a delay between the appetizer and mains.

TP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

It was Christmas Day and they had a set menu for $50. Our server didn't check on us much. Food runners brought food. I ordered seafood chowder, medium rare prime rib and creme brulee. Soup was a bit bland and nobody offered fresh cracked pepper for soup or my dad's salad. Prime rib was spot on. Sadly they ran out of creme brulee. I opted for cheesecake but it was dry as heck. They then offered a mocha Kahlua pie which was melted. We ordered $14 bourbon old fashioned cocktails and we got something with ginger beer in it. It was watered down. The manager took the drinks off the bill and gave me a card for free appetizer next time. He was nice. Sadly the waitress was either too busy or didn't care enough to check on us. The table next to us also had issues with their meal.

TB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Enjoyed a good dinner experience. Food better than the previous two times. Turkey portions too small; steaks good. Would come to this event again.

PM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had the fixed Christmas Menu..Both of us chose the "Turkey Plate," excellent a good plate full, white and dark meat, excellent stuffing and veggies, but I only got one brussels sprout - not a problem. We both chose Wild Greens to start - excellent, my friend had Prawns topping the Salad, as an add-on - and proclaimed them superb, as were the greens. Service was splendid, prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, pleasant and charming. Meals was hot; and Creme Brûlée Dessert - perfect. Fixed Menu price was $50 each - well worth it. We'll be back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to change tradition and eat out for Christmas this year after recently loosing our dad. We had the Christmas special place setting. The food was amazing. Our waiter Ivan did an excellent job and was very attentive to our needs and made our Christmas dining experience very memorable. Thank you boathouse and Ivan.

U
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Xmas Eve, so busy of course, but called in advance to advise we might be 10-15 minutes late. No problems in holding reservation. Great food and superior service, by a host of people who I am sure were looking forward to getting off early to enjoy their holiday. We got one of the last parking spots right out front too. Thanks for great evening.

VC
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Busy today and a bit noisy.