Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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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OT
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful night in Blvd.

DT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

The space was chilly and the food was just okay. Drinks were the same and service was solid.

TG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A great meal. Very lively on a Friday night, so a bit noisy for my older ears.

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely my favourite Restaurant in Vancouver!!!!! Loved it !

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

N
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice environment, short waiting time, standard quality food. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends

K
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh seafood and excellent service. Great place to have raw oysters and some champagne

e
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

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!

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on February 16, 2020

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

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MM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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n
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb and masterful dishes with sumptuous surroundings. This is easily our favourite restaurant in town, but they really outdid themselves tonight. Thank you!

V
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all had the seafood linguini (home made pasta) and its exceptionally delicious!! The restaurant is moderately quiet so that we can have a good conversation. We will definitely be back.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought my girlfriend for her birthday and the food and experience was amazing as expected. Definitely will be returning again

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Great food and amazing service. Though my body did not quite agree with the food, as it came back out the other end rather quickly.

Had the seafood linguine, mushroom, for grais and seafood tower.

MN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic dining experience. We went for dineout on our anniversary. The staff were very friendly and brought a special dessert at the end since we were celebrating. All the dishes and cocktails were delicious. I would definitely go back and recommend to others.

BK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my wife’s favorite spot to dine at. With all the love the restaurant is already getting, i still think it’s one of the most underrated restaurant in town.

One thing is, I miss the Badenhorst Chenin Blanc they used to carry on their wine list.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good, service sucked. Very slow and he seemed very new

SJ
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We went for the Dine out menu which was fine for $50 but not that great.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Not worth the money
Portions is too small and quality is mediocre at its best. Good service though.

KK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The place is quite authentic. Classy and chick although a bit old.
Service was really good.
You need to pay for the water and the bread they bring you at the beginning. It is usually a complimentary service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

The oysters and desserts were amazing. The service was mediocre at best for most of the meal. Then the bill came. First the server did not ask us if we wanted our bill and placed it on the table. That’s fine. But we wanted to each pay for our bills separately. Had she asked us before she brought the bill, we would have informed her. When she came back with the machine, we told her we wanted the bill separated and she gave us a very dirty look and lots of attitude when she came back with the bills. Not impressed and will not be returning nor recommending your establishment to others.

R
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants we’ve eaten while visiting Vancouver and Whistler. Excellent food and service. Every dish we had was prepared just right.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My foodie friend from New York thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience at Boulevard.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great, food was decent, the courses just came a little slower than usual.

L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service from waiting for our table with a confirmed reservations was slow... wasn’t offered any drinks or drink menu while waited a good 25 minutes.

When seated. Wait to order was slow, assuming they are understaffed as we see 2 larger parties. Still. Dine Out is about good exposure, not all exposure is good.

Off the top of my mind... my starter of tuna, the green sauce is fishy? Sauce was flavorless and beans were super al dente... didn’t help as it was also cold.

Hanger steak was excexuted well... had to ask for salt and pepper as the horseradish was creamed, fluffed and sweetened baring only as a moisturizer and nothing else in flavor.

Brownie is half a brownie, soft and nothing special.

Wine at $14 the Pinot noir is flat ... for what it is is over priced and under ounced. Feels like its been sitting out for a while uncapped. Which as I looked over... is true.

For a 3 course meal and one drink for over $70 that is cutting so many corners... no thank you.

j
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal. Oddly, my client and I chose the exact same meal - a salad with a lemon vinaigrette followed by the seared scallops, which were among the best I’ve had anywhere (San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle included). The bread basket is nice also; sourdough and cornbread. Service was nice, the ambiance is great. Location is convenient being a short walk to the train station.

CI
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service team! Good food but the main sablefish is a bit on the salty side. Will surely be back.

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I would have given 5 stars if they had the cider I wanted to order. Otherwise it was fantastic! Great food, not one shell in my oysters (you’d be surprised how many places do that) and I just loved the mini corn breads. A bit on the pricier side, but in the Sutton Hotel it’s to be expected. I’d definitely go back!

JT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was my friend and I's first time at Boulevard and the service and overall experience was fantastic. We ordered the albacore tuna, lingcod, and split the desserts (for dine-out) and the flavours were fantastic. Highly recommend Boulevard to my friends and family. Will definitely be back!

LK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was not at proper temperature. Dessert was delicious but appetizer and the main course was average.

UZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Went for dine out and our table server was a really nice guy. Just the lead one, the lady who direct me and my friend to the table was not very nice. And we didnt feel welcome the moment she started talking. She didn’t say hi or anything just ask for what what time name, which was quite rude with absolutely no smile! Overall the food and service was good only the beginning part was really disappointing!

C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food good services! Very nice dinning and bar area, homemade bread basket is a must try!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food

CW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Went for dineout. The price is expensive for what we were served. Probably won’t return.

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Boe the server provided exceptional customer service!!

LL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The flavour profiles were rich and definitely decadent, however the selection was lacking. I was disappointed that both their desserts contained gelatin and the only one that didn’t was a sorbet. I don’t agree with paying that much for a set meal only to get a plain (small scoop) of sorbet for dessert.

OT
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and super good service!!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Small portions.

N
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

Unfortunately was not for me. We went to try the dine out and unfortunately it didnt even happen. When we arrived there the ambient is very beautiful, and service very friendly.
My partner is a cook chef, so we really like to explore good restaurants, even higher scale than Boulevard. But we wanted to give them a chance.
What bothered me was how "cheap" they are. I was super interested on the steak, but then I noticed a note with an extra $5 to the price which could be understandable if was a really good cut or with reasonable sides. If you want to play Dine out, play it right. Even The Victor was offering SO MUCH better stuff (steak tartare, beef tenderloin, everything for the same $45). So when i started to understand where I was, things started to get even worst when they asked us if we wanted some bread but there as a change for $5 for it. Im like... how broke you guys are? Im wondering like, we have been to superior sophisticate restaurants michelin stars and I was never charge for bread, I thought it was a joke or they are really having a financial problem.
I will be honest, the problem is never the money, we like paying more for good food but Boulevard is the first restaurant we go and we literally ordered one carpaccio and left . For the fact we are VERY experienced in regards food and service, it was very funny when they charged us the bread. The only thing I could thing was " I dont deserve to be in this poor restaurant" I can pay for more and get more. And thats what we did, went to Elisa Steakhouse that was not even offering dine out and we had a great experience.

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service always amazing! A friendly, warm and beautiful ambiance.

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