Boathouse Richmond

3.9
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Seafood
A Richmond Landmark-just minutes away from The Vancouver International Airport, and nestled next to a small marina between two bridges. We specialize in the ultimate West Coast dining experience, offering the best quality and freshest seafood and premium meats. We are committed to BC wines, and are proud to feature an extensive wine list with the best and largest selection of BC VQA wines, as well as wines from all around the world. We are also a convenient and a great venue for small to medium size groups.

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We offer private and semi-private rooms. There is no room rental fee, however we do have a minimum spending requirement.

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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.2
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.7
Value
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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

We sat for over 15 mins and no server approached. I had to ask someone to locate our server just to get water. Our server was friendly all night but I was disappointed with the lack of upfront attention.

Was very excited to try the lobster and crab ravioli since I've had this elsewhere and have nothing but good memories with this combination. The ravioli was dry and the taste was just not there. Had to work hard, not in a good way, to finish the dish.

The ambience was very good. Nice hidden restaurant that was pleasantly quiet, although it was a Tuesday evening.

s
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience1

We were expecting a place similar to other places of the same chain and we were disappointed as this has a "worn out" look. We arrived early on our reservation and there were several people waiting to be seated and it took about 20 minutes to get our table. The kitchen was probably understaffed that night and we waited a long time to get our food. The couple next to our table had to ask several time before they got their food. At the end of the dinner, staff started to strip off all the tables preparing for closing; not exactly what you want to see when you're trying to get some atmosphere.
Food was good and our server courteous, but that's all the positive I found for the evening

AN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

I went there for Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend and we weren’t told that the menu would only be the Valentine’s Day menu. There was a $55 menu and a $65 menu. Our ordered drinks came the same time our first appetizers did. The truffled Brussels sprouts were decent portion and good. The calamari was small portion and mostly veggies. It took our main entree 45 minutes to come as it was getting busy. I ordered the crab ravioli with shrimp and my boyfriend had the steak and prawns. The portion sizes were SO small and I was shocked I only got 4 pieces of shrimp to go with my 4 pieces of ravioli. We both had the mocha ice cream pie which was good and good portion. The food here is overpriced and small portion, tastes mediocre. Thought it would’ve been a good Valentine’s Day dinner but would have liked to have been warn about the regular menu. The restaurant itself needs a renovation and the washroom was so ghetto I couldn’t believe I paid $65 for a mediocre experience/dinner. Would never go back.

C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Food at this location was “ok” compared to other boathouse restaurants I have been to. For the price it wasn’t worth it but it was Valentine’s Day and it was busy. The service was slow but the waitress was amazing. The place looks like part of it is stuck in the 80’s. Not much of a view compared to others locations. I don’t think I will return to this location.

DD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Interiors quite dingy all in all

Food a fair bit pricey all things considered, and because almost all tables were for couples, elbow room was definitely compromised.

IL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Disturbing to be seated beside a couple of loud speaking ladies and a little girl jumping about on the couch.

BW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Valentines Day promotion, my wife and I had a wonderful evening

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service ,friendly staff ,the food tasty ,nice ambiance with fire place .We had 6 happy hour starters ,and a bottle of wine .Next day lunch was equally as enjoyable ,seafood salad and hamburger .

K
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The lobster bisque was horrible. Sirloin steak dinner was ok. The mashed potatoes were terrible. It came with roasted beets and carrots. I’m not a fan of roasted beets. And the desert which was the mocha icecream pie was phenomenal.

Will definitely not be returning given that I can get a better meal for the same price other places. Perhaps I should’ve went for the seafood not the dineout $45 menu.

S
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

There were two choices for the dine out menu. The lobster bisque was excellent. We had the sirloin and it was cooked to order

c
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was super good and did take care of us very well!!

OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have a Landry’s Select Club membership and had received a $25 reward for my birthday a few weeks ago. Finally, I had sone time to enjoy a leisurely meal alone and use my reward before it expires in another few weeks. I ordered the $35 Dine Out Vancouver menu with the following items: Wild Greens Salad, the Coconut Pacific Cod entrée and Mocha Ice Cream Pie. The salad was a nice blend of vinaigrette with several types of greens, candied walnuts and goat cheese. The entrée was light yet filling with a nicely done piece of cod, a good mix of vegetables with red quinoa. The sauce was not overwhelming with just a hint of coconut and a nice twist with the lime flavour. The desert was light and rich at the same time but not too sweet. Everything was delicious and my server was excellent. She was attentive, friendly and engaging. She was great with following up after each course and checking if I needed anything during my visit. Also, I tried the ginger twist tea with my dessert and it was yummy. Thank you very much!

VP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

My SO and I went to The Boathouse on Saturday, January 25 for dinner to experience Dine Out Vancouver. I selected the 7 oz steak. The food was delicious (abet a touch salty).

Was told Casual Business attire which really did not matter as most of the people in the restaurant were dressed very casual (ripped jeans, dirty work boots, sweat pants).

HC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress Donna was nice to our table and did everything right. I will be coming back with my friends in the future. :)

ES
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our dining experience. The service was great. It was a bit too noisy to be able to have normal conversation but other than that we really enjoyed our evening.

AH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

So enjoy the boathouse. The food service was great.

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

We came here for Dine Out. Three out of four of us had Dine Out. Told server it was my sons birthday, she didn’t say or do anything about it. Food was mediocre. She brought our dessert but never asked if we wanted coffee or tea. She never asked if I wanted a refill or another drink despite empty glass. Menu seemed dated as did decor, felt like we were stuck in the 90s. Will not go back. Needs update.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It is good to come again

r
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Heidi is always so great at taking care of us. Food was good too.

AK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Not too loud!

C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Service was extremely bad and had a terrible dining experience at the restaurant

DR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Hostess was lost, took 1/2 hour after reservation time to seat us. Many people waiting but empty tables. It was a 3 course set menu but 2 out of 3 of our choices for courses were unavailable. Long wait between courses even though only couple of choices available. Very poor new Year's

TH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Set menu, nice choices but lobster bisque ran out at 1900h. Our main meal was brought to the table 2 min after our appie. When they said they would bring it back in a min, I simply stated maybe 20 min. Meal was placed under heat lamp, lobster tail was so Shriveled it was amazing they served it, when mentioned to server she stated, “ I will mention it to the chef, would you like more water?” Potatoes and veggies were cold and the garlic butter started to harden. It’s a shame because the steak was very good. Very poorly Managed restaurant, will never go back and would never recommend.

A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to go even with kids. Food only slightly not as good as usual because it was New Year's Eve. My husband thinks his pasta dish was smaller than expected. All else was fine.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for Christmas dinner. It was lovely. We’ll be back next year!

JT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Recently visited for Christmas dinner. Service and food excellent!

LH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very cheerful Staff and made us feel like it was Christmas!!

a
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

This place used to be good but it changed alot and I didn't like anything about it. Will not return.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

No good 😰😰😰😰😰

l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We went in with a party of 7 with 2 impatient young toddlers at 11:30 AM but after receiving the appy, did not get the entree until 1:00 PM.

At bill time, I indicated that there will be a reduction in the tips and the waiter instead of apologizing, gave a few excuses such as "my shift only started at 12:15" and "there was an office party of a few hundred people in the morning." After I indicated that none of those excuses would affect my tippin gdecision, he offered me appetizer coupons in an attempt to secure his tips. He didn't offer them before.

There were barely any other customers for the duration that we were in. The office party had left by the time we got in.

CV
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food3Service2Ambience3

Our server wasn’t terribly attentive. She was training- we had no objection to that We were never asked how our meal was and once our plates were cleared we waited at least 45 minutes for our server to approach again to ask if we wanted our bill. We tried a few times to get her attention before that but weren’t successful. Two of us had the dinner special. It was tasty but swimming in butter. Not a very good impression. I used to like the Boathouse but I cannot recommend it now
Disappointing.
Christa Van Antwerp

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go to restaurant. My daughter had s craving for lobster and we took advantage of their steak & lobster special. The steak was cooked perfectly. Great service as always

m
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Friendly staff; attentive service; mediocre execution of quality food; non-flavorful hollandaise sauce; bone in sole filet.

c
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, not a great old fashioned however

AG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very quiet on a weekday. Hosts were welcoming. Service was quick. Food was great. Portions were a little small for the price.

NB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

It is a nice restaurant, the fish in my tacos was not the best, but otherwise fine.

GR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Service was fast and friendly.

JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

On special lobster n steak week,is a wonderful experience,worth to take this opportunity again.

OT
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Fast and friendly services. Food portion was smaller than 2 months ago. Nice xmas decorations

JG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family brunch, charming staff, good service, great view

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