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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
With an innovative approach that blends a respect for the past with a celebration of the present, Boulevard's seafood-focused menu is grounded in classical technique and training, while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair and creative hints of his international influences.
From the all-star, front-of-house team led by Executive General Manager JP Potters to the acute attention to detail in design, to the understated elegance of Boulevard's cuisine, Boulevard has set forth an uncompromising, multi-award-winning standard of excellence that is sure to excite both food-savvy Vancouver residents and visitors alike.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
soy-sake glaze, baby harukei turnip, bone broth emulsion, marinated seaweed
lime, cilantro, onion, tomato, chipotle tortilla chips
gem lettuce, cocktail sauce
4th time having a special dinner out here. Consider it high end dinning but worth the money. Fantastic food, service, memories. Even in this covid19 time it was an amazing experience. The roasted cauliflower appy was incredible and our steaks were done perfectly. Thanks again for the great time.
We asked for recommendations for the best seafood in the Lower Mainland. A few of our friends recommended this place, so we decided to make a reservation. We were celebrating our 12 year anniversary. We got seated right away upon arrival. Unfortunately, we got seated right by the door, it wasn’t ideal as it was chilly, but I didn’t not want to make a fuss about it. My partner did not mind. Of course we got the oysters, they were delicious, however, we only used one of the three sauces they offered (we do appreciate the options) We both got the seafood pasta, it was good. The desert was delicious. Overall the experience was good, but I’m not dying to go back. I think my expectations were a bit too high.
As always, Boulevard and the staff were amazing! My visit was combined with a work purpose but Boulevard is always a highlight🙂. The staff have done a great job in continuing to provide exemplary service amidst the new covid environment - I feel for them and appreciate all their work! Thank you, Boulevard!
While it is not the full menu everything on the menu is well chosen to satisfy the palate of the most discerning diner. The lingcod was perfectly cooked and tasted excellent and also the Humboldt squid stood out in the seafood pasta which had a nice tangy spice sauce. It was difficult not to lick the plate. Perfect sized portions and the service is top notch. Make sure to speak to the sommelier as he is great and will enhance your dining with recommendations.
We ended up sharing both desserts on the menu and they were different and delicious each in their own way. The dessert chef is an award winner at this restaurant and you will understand it the moment they arrive table side.
We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and thank you for choosing to dine with us during this unusual time. We're all big fans of Pastry Chef Kenta's creations as well! We look forward to serving you again soon. Isaac Olivier - AGM
Had dinner on first night of re-opening. Very nicely laid out and professionally managed. Staff all have very cool clear plastic partial face masks that make personal experience normal and service was excellent as always. No feeling of crowding whatsoever.
As alway the food was all outstanding.
Wonderful to have this gem back.
We're overjoyed to be back! We missed the thrill of serving our guests. Thank you, Keith for your positive review! We hope to serve you again soon!
Welcome back Boulevard! And you didn’t miss a beat. Felt safe. Felt welcome. And left feeling happy. Can’t wait to go back.
Thanks, Colleen! Always great to have you in the restaurant :)
Great food, great service, overprice.
Amazing for special occasions!
We deeply appreciate your positive review! Thank you for choosing to dine with us!
Decided to try something new for a change. We were completely blown away by our phenomenal server, Lisa. She was exceptionally welcoming and accommodating towards us and really made our night. The food is just as amazing as the service! I can't wait to visit again.
Yvette was great!
Great food and service. Generous portions. A bit pricey but worth it. I'd definitely go back.
Their services was amazing. Oyster are the best. My server was really knowledgeable and I really like his recommendations. Yesterday is my anniversary with my boyfriend, they provide me a free dessert as well. I had a such great night. For sure I will back to this restaurant again and will recommend to my friends as well.
There is never any great joy in writing a critical review of a restaurant, especially one that clearly has a loyal following and the potential to live up to its lofty reputation. Unfortunately, our meal fell far short of reaching the bar that Boulevard clearly aspires to, and left us with the feeling that the kitchen was coasting on its reputation. That said, there were certainly positive elements. The Catena Cabernet Franc from the off the beaten path wine list was both unusual and delicious. The oysters were also impeccable, fresh and redolent of ocean. Sadly, the celeriac Waldorf salad was an unmitigated culinary catastrophe. Not only was the salad barely dressed, with virtually no hint of apple or walnut, dusted with the slightest skiff of Valdeon cheese, and unremittingly flavorless, but the celeriac had been robbed of any vestige of texture, taste, or crispness. I imagined that it had, perhaps, been extracted from a can predating Canadian independence. Our desperate attempt to salvage it by pouring the serviceable shallot mignonette from the oyster on top was a categorical failure. Then there was a wait, a long, long wait of nearly an hour until the remainder of our meal arrived. The sablefish was well-cooked, flaky and moist, but with flavors that erred on the bland side of subtle. The ling cod arrived with a nice crust, and the sunchoke curry was flavorful, but it had clearly spent an extended tenure awaiting the arrival of its partners before delivery to our table, to the detriment of both taste and texture. My “enhancement” of broccolini with Calabrian chile and Parmesan was, again, adequate, with good flavors but somewhat indifferent preparation where a bit of roasting could have been used to great advantage. In contrast, my wife’s roasted brussel sprout “enhancement” only served that role by remaining an uneaten table ornament after each of us made a one sprout trial foray. It was more boiled than roasted, coated with a mishmash of incompatible flavors.
We came to experience the special menu from executive chef Roger Ma's Canadian Culinary Championship win.
The menu was very nice, very well executed. Dessert was rather weak though, pretty meh! Unfortunately the portion size was very small and led to the proverbial, "Leave the restaurant to find some food". If you can't do it for $75, charge the extra and give people a decent meal! The portions on the regular menu seem very adequate, so what gives?
Good time, service was tremendous and food was even better. Definitely recommend to anyone for the tight occasion
With Chef Ma now the 2020 Canadian Culinary Champion, this is a superb spot to visit! And, most of all, taste the winning dishes if they are available as they were when we visited.
You're looking for the BC coastal terroir as a starter; the duck 'cassoulet' next; the oat crusted elk follows (incredible) and finish (make room) with dessert - sea buckthorn creameux which includes a stunning caramel mousse and just a touch of yogurt ice cream.
Wines are pricey but you have your choice to stick to BC in the 'new world', follow Chef Ma's pairing or head to 'old world' wines. The list is extensive and probably meets almost any palate.
So pleased too with the service - attentive but not intrusive - and a great spot for a special event, in this case a birthday.
Great experience, from making the reservation, being seated at our table to the attentiveness of the server. Thank you!
What a wonderful night in Blvd.
The space was chilly and the food was just okay. Drinks were the same and service was solid.
A great meal. Very lively on a Friday night, so a bit noisy for my older ears.
Absolutely my favourite Restaurant in Vancouver!!!!! Loved it !
It was a lunch with the ladies for my birthday! The wait staff service was great with requests and their service was also very prompt. Portion sizes were reasonable everyone was happy with that and also the food was delicious. I would definitely want to come back again. And might also inquire about it for larger parties!
Nice environment, short waiting time, standard quality food. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends
Fresh seafood and excellent service. Great place to have raw oysters and some champagne
Service was fantastic and the mimosa trolley was a fun touch. I really appreciated how the restaurant made our birthday girl feel special with a note and surprise dessert! Thank you.
A friend and I had the Valentines Day set menu and it was absolutely delicious—worth the high price tag. The cucumber infused oyster was refreshing; the kanpachi was the perfect balance, and the prime beef striploin was mouth-watering. The portions were all the ideal sizes that left me feeling full but not overly so. Big fan!
Thank you for your incredible feedback. Our Chef's always take their time to prepare thoughtful cuisine, but they do like to test the limits on Valentine's Day. We look forward to having an opportunity to serve you and your guests again in the future! Isaac Olivier - AGM
We had the chef’s Valentine’s menu. The food was fantastic. The service was excellent. Unfortunately the wine paring was awful. Mostly cheap, undrinkable wines for $85 per person. Significantly reduced the quality of experience.
Thank you for the positive review! I have passed along your comments to your server and the kitchen team, who appreciate the kind words. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the pairings, though I would like to mention that our price for the wine pairings was at a very discounted rate - ie the '77 Port is a listed $33 portion. The other 4 pairings were similarly valued. At any rate, do give us another chance for your next celebration, we would love to try again! - Liam Fox, Asst Wine Director
Superb and masterful dishes with sumptuous surroundings. This is easily our favourite restaurant in town, but they really outdid themselves tonight. Thank you!