Boathouse Richmond

3.8
1182 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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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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Portland
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Steaks were perfectly grilled, salmon was wonderful. Our server was knowledgeable & very personable. Will definitely return!

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CH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Waited for 1.5 hr for all of our food!! we were hungry like hell....

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PR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

My family and I have been to this location several times for different special occasions. This past visit was for Mother’s Day. It was a very busy evening, the restaurant was full of people and the staff were definitely doing their best to keep up. Once our party was sat, we were served water right away and then preempted that the kitchen was very busy so it would take a bit longer than usual for our food to be served.... totally understandable. When all our orders were given to the serve we patiently waited for refills on our water, bread for the table and for our appetizers to come. I had requested my toddler’s food first as she was hungry and all that was ordered was a bowl of plain rice. An hour and 15 mins later... the appetizers came.... 30 mins after that, I had to remind the server about the small bowl of rice. 2 hours after ordering we finally got our entrees. The food was ok, it served its purpose to nourish us. My ravioli was just a bit warm, not hot, the salmon was a bit dry, but overall the food was ok. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish my food because the server unfortunately accidentally dropped a utensil onto a water class as she was clearing someone’s plate, and it shattered in front of my 2 year old daughter’s face, sending shards onto the table, her clothes and her high chair. To say that I was panicked was an understatement. I cleared the shards and large pieces off of her lap and her hair and arms right away... but who knows if I was able to get it all. My biggest concern would be that shards of glass got in her mouth or her eyes. The server casually apologized a few times and went back and forth trying to clear the glass. As glass got everywhere, there was no way to predict where else the class could have gone. I couldn’t finish my ravioli, by husband didn’t finish his fries, and the high chair was still sprinkled with glass slivers. My appetite was lost, and my worry for my child and glass slivers was real.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food came out room temperature and quality was average.
Disappointed but nice and friendly waitress

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Tahoe
30 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Our waiter needed some interpersonal training. I needed to ask for water, which to me is a big no no. There were two Rose wines on the menu and he just brought me the more expensive of the two. The food was great, portions good sized.

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C
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We went on Mother’s Day and it was a little disappointing. We got there before the dinner rush but the food took over 45 minutes! We even asked if the kid’s dinner can come first since it took so long. We got a “let me check with the kitchen” and didn’t hear back after. Value for food was also lacking. I don’t think I’ll be returning.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good is great service is good little bit pricey though

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EA
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overall experience dining here was okay. The staffs are nice, friendly and accommodating especially our server. I will definitely recommend this place to everyone and will definitely comeback and dine here in the future.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

It was a hot day. The restaurant's air conditioning did not kick in until we were about to leave.
The food took a long time to come after ordering.
Overall, the quality of food and service were not up to expectation.

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A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great. Thanks for another great time!

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

No complaints at all. Service was great as was the food. The manager was very polite as well and came to check on us after our meal. Seems like the staff at this location really care about service.

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V
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food is good, the warm sourdough bread is always something to look forward to! It's soooo good.

We had two dishes which both had a hollandaise sauce. That hollandaise was quite sour, too acidic, which affected the balance of the dishes' flavours.

Otherwise great service as always and rest of the food was tasty (nothing wowed though).

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T
Atlantic Canada
18 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had eaten at the Boathouse years ago and had a good memory. Was not disappointed. Went for an early supper while over nighting in Vancouver to break up a very long trip. Great food and service. Not the greatest location but this should not deter anyone from going there. This is a good value restaurant doing what a good restaurant should; serving good food with good service at a fair price! I will be returning to the Boathouse next time I am in Vancouver. Would have given an overall 4.5 rating if that was a choice.

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V
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good choice of food and service was very pleasant and efficient. We hit the restaurant during lunch at what seemed a very quiet day with only a few tables occupied. It was strange then that food arrived cold, good but cold. Perhaps some inattention in the kitchen and unusual from our previous experiences.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The only thing I can say didn’t go as planned was that I requested a table with a view. Our table wasn’t with a view but other than that it went well.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The food was good bus service was extremely slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We were a party of 4. The medium well steak was served very well done, almost like a rope in coloration. We sent it back and was advised a new one would come out. The manager even came out saying it wouldn’t be long as it was on a rush basis.

20 min later it appeared, really way too long.

We also ordered fish which was so over cooked it was tough. Edible, but tough.

I had the Poké and opted for the additional crab meat, which was fortunate since there was so little tuna in the Poké bowl.

The other diner had the Seafood Chop Chop salad where the salmon was rather dry.

The atmosphere was great, however the food was a disappointment.

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ST
Detroit
150 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I haven't visited Vancouver in a number of years, and this was on my list, as it is a Landry's facility. It is just a few miles from the airport, and I was staying nearby prior to my flight out. This was dinner. The location appears to be historic. The seafood was good. I got the "3 course" version of my seafood (sesame encrusted salmon). The crème brulee was tasty.

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OV
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the Happy Hour offer before the main dining and to celebrate our36th Anniversary, we came back 2nd time of this month! Wish they can keep going and more snacks in Happy Hour ~ special thanks our waitress Hedi and she’s excellent

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MD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Came here for an early evening business meeting. Ambiance is definitely more casual compared to weekend/evening crowd.

Our server, although was very attentive gave me a more casual aura about her.

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Our dinner was so rushed even though it wasn't busy at that time. My 50th b-day dinner was not off to a great start serving dinner before we finished our starter. The plan was to enjoy some cocktails relax and have dinner but that didn't happen since we were rushed. What happened to the Boathouse we had such great experiences with the waiter Matt too be he wasn't our server. I had to send my food back while I finished my starter. Not smart.

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GA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good but not outstanding. Service is very friendly and fast. Good enough for lunch.

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SB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our Server, Amanda, she was awesome!!! Always smiling and checking in on us and attending our every need. The food was good to but the service won me over. I would ask for her the next time we’re back.

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G
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

A bit tired looking. Did not take advantage of the available view.

Not comparable with English Bay Boathouse

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KG
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant is located in an industrial area close to YVR airport, but the food and atmosphere make up for lack of scenic views. The service is prompt and friendly. The portion sizes are reasonable and very filling. My entree of pacific coconut cod was a perfectly cooked piece of cod, served with very spicy quinoa. My husband ordered a 'surf and turf' combo and the steak was cooked exactly as requested.

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OV
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very appreciated and very happy once stepped inside the restaurant greeted by two nice ladies and our waitress Hedi are excellent too, and we caught the Happy Hour value and continue our dinning after.., steak great and whisky crab soup still very yummy ! Thanks the Manager step in and said Happy Birthday and free my dessert .. it’s not much but shine my day again !

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The crab risotto is the best! Boathouse never disappoints.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Server was excellent.

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NM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Not very impressed with our steaks. My dad and I had the sirloin Oscar. Both of our steaks were tough, chewy and tasteless. We would have sent them back, but we had show tickets for the river rock, and didn’t have time to wait for new steaks. Instead we took our steaks home for the dog.

Our server was great and friendly, we would definitely sit in her section again if we were to return.

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KL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was delicious and some great deals! Food and drinks came quickly, and they didn't try to push us out at the end!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an extremely good time with the friendly staff also because my girlfriend is very allergic to a lot of foods they helped out immensely

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S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food is good but could be better. Serving is small for the appies.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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t
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant many times. Food is always good

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was great. The waitress was friendly and helpful. It is a great restaurant. The best Creme brûlée!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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JH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The server was more interested in selling the Landrys card than anything else. The food was cold & by the time the server got back to see if things were okay we were finished eating. when we told him that the things were cold he gave us a free appy card.

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

The food was not good at all. Lobster bisque was great. My risotto was undercooked and extremely crunchy with minimal flavour. The ice cream pie for dessert tasted like cheap watery ice cream. Would not come back which is super unfortunate.

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Bridgette was an excellent server. We love this Place.

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JO
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Vancouver Dîne Out menu was good and priced well.

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