Boathouse New Westminster

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1596 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
The Boathouse is an upscale casual restaurant with premium waterfront dining featuring crab, shrimp, lobster, and salmon festivals.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 6:30am-10:00pm
Friday: 6:30am-11:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am-11:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am-9:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 525-3474
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Brent Fisher
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Begbie St.
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Parking Details
There is pay parking underground of the hotel.
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Public Transit
New West Skytrain Station.
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Special Events & Promotions
The Boathouse Restaurant is the perfect place to host a Corporate Event or celebrate Birthdays, Anniversaries or other special occasions. Enjoy awe inspiring views of the west coast waterfront as the setting for your next reception or private party.

We specialize in the ultimate West Coast dining experience, offering the best quality and freshest seafood and premium meats. We are proud to feature an extensive wine list with the best and largest selection of BC VQA wines, as well as wines from around the world.

Please contact the group sales department at your preferred The Boathouse Restaurant location today.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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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What 1596 People Are Saying
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3.9
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Had a couple friends visiting from NY and they wanted to taste Pacific Ocean seafood. We took the QtoQ ferry across from Queensborough which was so convenient. Had a lovely table with views of the water. Our server (Shawn) was phonomemal and the food was outstanding. A perfect evening.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent customer service and food. Beautiful view.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We have been coming to this Boathouse for many years. We were very disappointed this time. Usually the service is very good but we found it somewhat lacking and not very professional. The food was not up to the quality that was expected given the prices charged. We were given 2 buns to start that were hard as rocks and not really eatable
They did bring 2 more buns after we complained which were just ok. Not at all like what was served in the past. Our main meal was just ok and nothing special. At the start of our evening we ordered a bottle of wine. When it arrived it was the wrong wine. During our main course the waitress actually came by and scooped our side plates away which we were still using to put our shell fish remains on. It is a shame that this restaurant appears to be going downhill in quality and service. We likely will try other restaurants for our next special occasion.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Quality of the food was good, but we had to wait quite a long time for our meal.

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The boathouse is a staple in New Westminster and I have been going for over 30 years, since I was a kid. I feel like quality has declined but maybe my expectations have just increased. Food is ok but given all the options in Vancouver seems subpar. View is good and service is average. We wanted a pitcher of sangria but despite offering glasses of sangria no one was willing to offer making us a pitcher. Not a great desire to please customers.

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1.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Over cooked vegetables, bland fish and expensive. I’d equate to cafeteria or hospital food.

Service was slow, but if the food was better, it might have been worth it, but not for the price.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Pricey. Can't afford to come much or often. Food was not so exceptional

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Meals and service were second to none, I was very impressed, but it came with a steep price. I just can't do this too often.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Although the food was good, we waited an hour for our main meals.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

nice table inside by the window so we had the best of both inside and out. Our server was very good

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

we had the firecracker shrimp as an appy & another server delivered with the garlic bread all soggy in the sauce. we mentioned to our server Jackson & he quickly replaced with a new garlic bread. sometimes its the little things that make the difference. dinner was very good. Ask to sit in Jackson's section, he will take good care of you & most importantly he is very genuine and a nice guy! he's an asset to the Boathouse for sure! = ) thanks

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

When I reserved the table, I told the staff the dinner was for my mom’s birthday and hope they can get a dessert to write happy birthday or maybe a candle on the dessert, he told me he would make a note to my reservation. And when we were having our dinner and made our order, I told my server it’s my mom’s birthday and hope she can get her a candle on her dessert or something. However, when my mom’s dessert came, there’s no candle or any writing of happy birthday on the dessert, which I was kind of disappointed. I am not sure if I will go to new west boathouse again for any special occasion. I hope your restaurant can take this comment and reflect to your staffs so it will not happen to other customers in your restaurant again.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I ordered salmon which was over cooked and dry. But they changed to crab stuffed shrimps which was good. Very quiet place with few people only. Not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great service. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable and friendly. Great food and view. Enjoyed our meal. Will come again.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Birthday dinner. Everything was great and they brought me a birthday dessert!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Quick service. Good food and presentation

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Another delicious family dinner...love the location

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We went for father's day brunch - 3 of us and we had a reservation for 10:30 am. The servers were very attentive however the food took a very long time. We arrived at 10:30 and ordered our meals and drinks at the same time. Food did not arrive until more than 30 minutes later. The server said they were very busy and that is why there was a delay, however, the restaurant wasn't very full at all. I think they just didn't have enough staff which is unfortunate.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Food was great! Many choices available. Setting on the river beautiful.
When we arrived i was surprised that there was no reservation recorded for my party. Used open table on line. Fortunately, we were able to get seating by the window without any further problems. Service was adequate. Food was great.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service was top notch. We had a get together with friends who were in town from out of country, and we had a wonderful time.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We ordered tuna in wonton skin. DELICIOUS! Entree came 1 hr later. Not busy tat night so who knows. They gav us discount on our bill. Would recommend tis pl to others.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Was an amazing meal. Would recommend to anyone to check it out. Not that busy on a Saturday night

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It was great

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The first time my husband had halibut here, it was delicious and absolutely fresh, noticeably less fresh this time, unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Our server made the experience
He was great!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I am very happy with the gentlemen served us on that night , Jackson.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Was seated in a timely fashion. Waitress took drink order and returned about 15 min later. Asked questions regarding menu. She said she didn’t know. Ordered meals . Salad was delivered to table - had to ask for bread. When meal came she asked how it was and didn’t return. Another server cleared our table as she saw we were finished. At that point a management person stepped in and handled our table. We were celebrating a birthday and mother’s day. Our celebration was ruined.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch buffet. Desserts where quite basic
Typical buffet with nothing to spectacular or original.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Worst reservation & restaurant ever!. Made reservation like a week in advance to celebrate Mother's day and our Wedding Anniversary for lunch. Well nobody ever mentioned to us that the only option was buffette not a la carte until we arrived to the restaurant. Having a Daughter allergic to peannuts and with no choice but to order an expensive buffette and the food was worst!!!. When the check arrived we decided to complain why we weren't told before (during reservation and or when they phoned me to confirm) that it was buffette. Thanks to Kim (the server that brought us the check). She talked to the Manager and she managed to reduce significantly our bill.

Honestly this experience was the worst ever I had in a restaurant.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

PREVIOUS DINERS LEFTG A LOT OF FOOD SCRAPS ON THE FLOOR UNDER AND AROU D THE TABLE WE WERE SAT AT WAS NOT CLEANED UP AFTER REPEATED REQUESTS . BUFFET IS NOT REALLY WORTH THE VALUE.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day Brunch was wonderful. Great Seafood Selection. Yummy dishes. Desserts could have been a little better but ate plenty to fill me comfortable.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

was lovely to spend Mother’s Day brunch there with the family. the view is beautiful! place was busy but not too crazy as i’ve seen it way more crowded on Mother’s day a couple of years ago. large variety of food, from breakie to lunch items! truly enjoy the omelette and crepe station! food for anybody. will come back again. our waitress was very attentive and always made sure our drinks were topped up.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Did not like that we couldn’t order off a menu...only had a buffet. Hot Buffet food was cold and very poor selection of desserts. Definately not impressed. Bill for 2 senior women....$125.00 for brunch....ridiculous!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome Mother's Day brunch outside deck with view of Fraser river on a cloud less blue sunny day.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was disappointed at the quality of the food for the price we were charged for mother’s day brunch.
Normally I enjoy boathouse food but the food at the buffet was no where near the quality I’m used to. The crab stuck to the shells, the eggs benny toast was too hard to bite and so were the waffles. I should have gone for an omelette or crepe and I likely would’ve been more satisfied.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Being Mothers day, we expected a bigger price tag, but at $45 per person, it was not worth it. While the choices were extensive, the food was cold and waffles in particular were stale. Then to find that coffee was an extra charge after asking three times for refills, convinced us never to return! The view is great, the restaurant is comfortable but food and service is absolutely not up to standard.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Buffet food was cold. Service was terrible. Grossly overpriced. Not going back.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was slow, food took an hour and no one would come around to let us know what was happening with our order. Wouldn’t go back to this location. Unprofessional.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I thought everything except the crab cake on the appetizer menu was good value. $17.99 for a single crab cake is a little bit pricey.

Enjoyed the lunch though, tasty food and good service.

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