Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

4.6
853 reviews
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Boulevard is connected to the iconic Gerard Lounge at Sutton Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver featuring an oyster bar, private dining room and a large outdoor patio. This restaurant is the new showcase for the legendary and artistic fare of Chef Alex Chen. His inspiration comes from French traditions with a respect for the past while staying both current and modern. Our goal is to deliver an ambiance, service and cuisine that speaks of who we are and where we are located.

Private Dining

Our private dining room and lounge can be configured in a variety of ways to suit each individual event. We can accommodate up to 48 guests seated or 80 reception-style. Additional adjoining spaces can fit up to 100 guests, and the restaurant is available for buyouts (total capacity 200 seats).

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JM
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a good experience but service was a little slow in the middle for a brunch day which wasnt so busy. But prompt service for the brunch cart to come by! The clam chowder was great and he omelette too but the fried chicken was a little dry and tough. Though the mashed potatoes, biscuit, and slaw were tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, service, and atmosphere!

MH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great Variety of food, wines and cocktails which are very different from any other resturant in the town. We had our anniversary dinner there sitting outside and we did really get the feeling of being in France. Service got bit slower as it got dark and not many people sitting in the patio but it was still better than most of the resturant in town.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and fantastic service. One of the best places for seafood in Vancouver.

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

Our waiter was absolutely amazing he had a ponytail so sorry I don’t know his name

FC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very Lovely staff and wonderful vibe to the restaurant.
Food was amazingly good. Bar staff really knew their Scotch.
We would definitely go back and bring friends next time. Maybe even hold a corporate dinner there.

d
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff was super friendly
The seafood was nice and fresh
Price is moderate

MG
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visiting from La Quinta, CA. Nothing exciting about the dining room but Tanbier, our server, was friendly, helpful and efficient. The heirloom tomato salad and oysters for starters were wonderful. The seared foie gras and beef carpaccio as entrees were super tasty. The matcha tea desert was one of a kind delicious. Will be back.

RA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

The food was actually not bad. The service was awful. Our server basically gave attitude for asking for cutlery for our birthday guest.

Server did not know what the letters on the bottle of wine were. She went to ask someone and when she came back couldn't remember what she was told to tell us.

Couldn't remember what type of Oysters she brought us.

Was a poor poor experience for such a great chef's restaurant.

We will not return here again due to the really poor service even though the food was good.

DA
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere for dressy or elegant casual dinner. Food was superb. Dessert of rose and lychee was poor and very disappointing. Service was efficient but quite curt.Michael was unfriendly
A young man Issac however stopped to speak with us. And he was a wonderful representative of your business

RH
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my birthday celebration with the girls and you didn’t disappoint. Everything was outstanding! From the food, to the wine to the service, the birthday cake & birthday card and attention to detail. I really felt special! Thank you very much!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the food. Loved the dessert. Loved the ambience. Will definitely go back

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever experienced! Perfect service, incredible food in an amazing atmosphere!

B
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service were both fabulous! Unfortunately, we were seated next to a rather boisterous table of 4, which made conversation difficult at times. Overall, it was a wonderful dinner and evening and we would definitely return again.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I’ve been to a private dinner prepared by the Boulevard Kitchen team so I was really looking forward to taking my friend to the restaurant for her birthday lunch.

First thing we noticed was the volume and heavy beat sound of the music. We got past that. Next there was a baby in our section that was crying and screaming pretty frequently. Again, we got past that.

We both ordered the Crab & Shrimp Louie Salad. They arrived and honestly, if there was 100 grams of seafood in mine, I’d be surprised. The dressing was cloying and sweet which took away from the shellfish flavors.
I expected more from this establishment and for the price.

Our drinks and wine were nice.

Overall not a terrible experience but I expected more.

v
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed excellent service and food during our dinner with friends from out of town

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I believe our servers name was Lisa, she was amazing. We will be back!

They went over and above. The Capracio, Octopus and our mains were delicious, and they brought out a birthday sorbet after they learned it was my girlfriends birthday.

E
Vancouver
64 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food at Boulevard was solid, but somewhat unimaginative. The appetizers and mains were cooked properly and tasted good. However, unlike other restaurants of this caliber in the city, I would not say that the dishes were exceptional or particularly memorable, which is unfortunate given the high prices. Their wine list was one of the best I have seen in the city, and their use of the Coravin system allows diners to try wines by the glass that they normally wouldn't be able to. Their list of dessert wines by the glass was was also impressive. The one thing I would return for is the chocolate souffle, although an old fashioned dish, it is rarely seen on restaurant menus these days, and even rarer still, executed properly. Boulevard's execution of the chocolate souffle was perfect, resulting in a light and not too sweet chocolate cloud. However, at $300 for dinner and drinks for two, including tax and tip, this is definitely a place that I would consider over priced for the type of unimaginative fare they serve. I have had memorable meals at Michelin star restaurants in the USA and Europe for only slightly more money.

OT
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit. The experience was tremendous. I have to say our server Jorge was one of the best that I have ever had. He was exceptionally knowledgeable and a true professional.

The food was excellent from the oysters to dessert. I had the halibut which was excellent. The black cod was even better.

However, the highlights were the desserts. The praline bar was tremendous. However, the Lychee and Rose was very different but very good. It is easy to see why it has been so acclaimed.

Great place for a special occasion or a splurge.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food as well as service. I would highly recommend it his restaurant

RM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Beautiful venue, went for my son's birthday . Restaurant wasn't busy. Food was really good, service was very slow and inconsistent. Food came out at different times. Don't understand what the issue was.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous fresh seafood with superb service

GY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Convenient location downtown Vancouver. Great food and service, restaurant is well run and efficient. Will make reservations when in Vancouver.

RC
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good recommendation of Sparkling wine
Good seafood selection .
If you have an early dinner it’s a great place for food and value . After 8:30pm more people and could be too noisy .

DD
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent seafood, wine and service. Highly recommended restaruant, very active near the raw bar, makes it a fun place to eat. Many items are off the main menu and are in limited quantity, so you might want to call ahead to reserve them. Also, they have a 4 course whole king crab dish for four that has to be reserved. At $750, it’s a little pricy, but seeing it served next to us, looked quite tasty. Food is creative and wonderful flavors.

MP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was impeccable. The menu is extraordinary. The food is delightful. Great wine list but just chat to the staff, Liam nailed the pairings. Can’t wait to go back.

t
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No complaints. Everything was amazing from start to finish! The champagne cart was an excellent touch and were extremely tasty champagne cocktails.

N
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic experience all around. Thank you everyone.

SC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beyond delicious! Seafood linguine was so fresh and tasty. And don’t hesitate on the oysters!

JB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food tasted delicious. They have accommodated my daughter’s food allergies. Able to order that’s not on the menu for her. Service was excellent!

L
London
24 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was spectacular and the presentation beautiful. Your staff is wonderful. We were very jet lagged and had a quick dinner to celebrate our 13th anniversary. There was a card from the table and a lovely rose cake to acknowledge our day. All of the staff went out of their way to make our dinner special including the greeter hostess who chatted us out the door. Will return!

G
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant is part of the hotel. Open plan. Not formal in that there are no table cloths, etc. Service was excellent until the hot towels arrived at the end of the main course then ceased. We had ordered the fish special for two then were informed that they only had two available and we just missed getting any. It was 6:30 pm. The fish dishes we did then order were really excellent. Some of the best we have had and the fish portions were very generous. The accompanying vegetables were purely decorative so we suggest a side of something be ordered. Eventually, we were able to order dessert. Another dessert from the restaurant celebrating our occasion arrived simultaneously. Odd. We still really enjoyed our evening and the restaurant deserves its Vancouver Magazine rating. In retrospect, given the inconsistencies, we will likely go elsewhere next time.

y
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice place to have a chat with friends the setting is quiet and roomy. Food portion was on a smaller size for the value. I have higher expectation on the taste of food but overall it's good. Service is excellent.

B
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Much reviewed and highly anticipated but a disappointment.

I think they try too hard; too many ingredients on the plate that aren’t integrated and that don’t contribute much to it he symphony.

The octopus was quite dry and was sent back.

Waygu carpaccio-good quality meat but too many things on top like marcona almonds.

Risotto was too al dented and quickly dissolved into much.

Miso black cod was good but too salty.

Service was excellent.

GF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious oysters, every dish better than the last.

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent seafood tower although oysters not as good. Think due to time of years. Table service excellent and reception excellent.

OT
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for a group dinner. Fourth time here.

Started with the well-appointed seafood tower for four, and another dozen oysters (Totten Inlet Virginia, highly recommended!). All the cold dishes were as fresh as they come.

Proceeded family-style with an assortment of appetizers (foie, geoduck), and feasted on the cod, halibut, sablefish, and wagyu beef after. Main dishes came lukewarm, and we found most of the dishes palatable but underwhelming.

I would definitely return here for the ambience (good for groups), experienced staff, and raw seafood offerings. Appetizers and mains didn't stand out, but the service and wine selection sure did!

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

Excellent service and great recommendations on wine and port.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing experience although the seafood tower could have more items

o
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Started with the freshest oysters and foie gras and octopus. Octopus was a bit chewy and the only thing i didn’t like. Halibut is outstanding. Great cocktails and impressive wine list. Chef Alex Chen came out of the kitchen and spent some time with us, which I really enjoyed. Highly recommend if you are looking for a higher-end night out.

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