Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

4.6
644 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation

Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Late Night: Monday - Sunday: 11:00pm - 12:30am
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Phone number
(604) 642-2900
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Alex Chen/ Roger Ma
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Private Party Facilities
Our private dining room boasts beautiful oak millwork, and spacious grand tables. Your dining experience can be completely or semi private.
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Private Party Contact
Jennifer Katchur jkatchur@boulevardvancouver.ca: (604) 642-2932
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Catering
We can accommodate all parties large or small and it would be our pleasure to cater your event. Please call the restaurant for more information.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Burrard at Smithe
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Parking Details
Leave your vehicle with our valet, or park yourself in the underground hotel pay parking.
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Public Transit
We are a 5 minute walk from the Burrard skytrain station. Exit toward Burrard Street and turn right (south) onto Burrard Street. We are located on Burrard between Robson and Smithe.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 644 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

NOISY . Had to raise my voice.
Food is good esp. the seafood linguine which I had second time in 3 weeks.
The seafood tower is OK but not worth the money of $65 for two or $108 for four.
Service is good by mature professional servers not some transient persons unable to find other jobs.

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F
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitstaff Jorge was very attentive and informative of the menu and recommendations. He went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations. Food was amazing with energetic bar/lounge/restaurant feel.
Congrats on the Van Mag Award!!! Well deserved.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Really good location in downtown Vancouver. Came here to celebrate Thanksgiving and was thoroughly impressed.

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MC
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had phenomenal service and beautiful food ! In a city full of great options this is among the best

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and warm service. High prices.

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PT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the halibut special and it was perhaps the best halibut I've ever had - moist, tender, subtle yet flavorful - in an imaginative and well-balanced preparation. My wife's sablefish was also excellent. Service was great, and we enjoyed the ambience.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. Would return for dinner next time. We had brunch.

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w
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We travel to Vancouver once or twice a year and always include this restaurant in our visit. We also ask to be seated in Aliki’s area as she is an exceptional server. We have never been disappointed with her presence.

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Miami
129 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We all loved everything about this restaurant. Delicious food, great service, gorgeous atmosphere. We were tempted to come back later for dinner!

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B
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent preparation on sablefish. Attentive but not intrusive service.

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HH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was a family celebration of my mom's 80th birthday. My mom has lots of diet restrictions, but the chef was willing to cook according to her preference. Seafood on the tower was so fresh, and the lemongrass chili source was very mpressive, which raised our appetite. All fish entrees were cooked to the perfect point and served with a delicated source and organic vegetables. The NY steak was super juicy and tender, which we all agreed was the best in the menu that night. The service was extraordinary in every single encounter, and all servers gave their best wishes to my mom for the whole evening. It is an elegant restaurant for fine dinning, but we felt relaxed and cozy when served by a cheerful and friendly team. If the environment can be less noisy, and the waiting time between courses can be shortened, it will be our best French fusion restaurant of Vancouver in 2018. Definitely it worths our next visit again later this year.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was good. The side with the steak was not so good. Otherwise it was a good atmosphere but expensive.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had anniversary dinner last night. That was amazing; especially there is a handwriting letter for us, and the waitresses came by and said “happy anniversary” to us; also they wrote “happy anniversary” on the dessert plate with candle. I had such a wonderful night and the service is awesome! Foods are good too!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

美味しいシーフードとカナダワインを頂くことができ、とても満足しました。また、友人は、お店の方に勧められて、スパークリングワインのサブラージュに挑戦し、貴重な体験もできました。

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D
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We renjoyed the sea food tour, delicious .Great atmosphere, amazing service.

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JL
Los Angeles
113 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Short ribs very fatty; one oyster was bad which spoils taste for all the rest. Steak was good. The server was very friendly and efficient.

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The oyster bar is not to be missed. Jimmy is Awesome, a real artist and a great host!

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AD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place! Such a pretty restaurant and great location. We’ve only been twice and for breakfast but both times we had such great food and we received amazing service. The mimosa cart is a must try!

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service but a little pricey for what you get. If they brought their prices down they would get even busier.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed! Great atmosphere, amazing service, Delicious food.

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T
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Chef has great talent. Server was old school obsequious and most obviously angling for a tip. Despite that irritation, I highly recommend eating here.

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o
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Too noisy especially when the connecting door to Gerard private room is left open. The food is excellent. This restaurant is good for - just enjoy the food and go. Too noisy.

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SM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were in Vancouver for a couple of days before leaving on a cruise. I found this restaurant on Open Table. It was a very pleasant experience!

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GL
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This time I was having dinner with my friends and her families, all the dishes were good; the most unique dish to me was the dessert - was made with white and black sesame. I definitely will go back and try their tasting menu next time.

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RG
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was hosting a combination birthday and end of season brunch for several friends. The front desk/hostess worked with me in advance to set up, even as the group size changed.. Our server, Ali, was personally introduced to me before the guests arrived and provided exceptional service from presentation of the introductory bubbly thru dessert. Along with her support crew they were on top of our orders and needs without being obtrusive. In the 15 years that I have been dining/hosting around Vancouver this was by far the most professional restaurant staff - the food and drinks were all quite good too!

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PV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was travelling alone in Vancouver, and I wanted to eat good food. I found a lot of the higher end restaurants in the city to be rather snooty, and I felt as if they didn't really want to seat a table for one (even if I was fine with bar seating).

Boulevard, despite being a rather high end restaurant was extraordinarily welcoming to me, so first of all - food aside - very welcoming, I did not feel awkward, unwanted, or out of place at all...which I was surprised given the chic appearance and upscale menu. The waitress was personable and funny and helpful...forgot her name but I'd like to give her a shout out.

The food was, of course, fantastic. I had Carpaccio, Crab legs, and even though I didn't want a steak...I had one, for some reason. I'm glad I did, It was very, very good. Desserts were creative, and I was happy to see they offered lighter and richer options. I had a poached peach crumble...which didn't sound like something I'd like but I ordered on the advice of the server...it was fantastic! I don't drink alcohol so my server surprised me with a Mocktail which was much appreciated and fun :p

Will be back next time I'm in Vancouver!

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AR
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The seafood tower can serve as a large appetizer for two.

We completed our dinner with the beef carpaccio and casaracce pasta.

The beef carpaccio is done well.

The casaracce is a pleasant surprise. It is light but flavorful.

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R
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular service and mouth water seafood. Very knowledgable staff that truly seem proud to represent and present all they have to offer.

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U
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The seafood tower was lovely and so was our server. Very attentive and pleasant. The main courses we had were so-so. Not bad but nothing outstanding. I may have expected too much from the seafood linguini... the halibut special was okay too. The beef short rib was great according to my husband. The tasting menu looked amazing but we didn’t go for it since we really wanted the tower and didn’t think we would be able to finish everything. Overall nice place for a special meal. Would like to come back for the happy hour sometime.

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W
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal in years...halibut, salmon, oysters Waiter informative, perfect pace, formidable wine list, tasteful surroundings

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St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasting menu was magnificent, elevated even higher by thoughtful and impressive wine pairings

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M
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible meal. Great service. We sat st the bar for a coup,e of drinks before seating. Good crowd with good conversation. Bartender was very attentive. When we move to dinner the entrees were very tasty.

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DP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining experience with complex flavorful food elements & compositions. Wonderful server with knowledge and great recommendations.

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JL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience. JP and our server took care of every detail. Our entrees were outstanding and the chef made my husbands favourite side, cream corn, even though it was no longer on the menu.

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New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great. The oysters were fresh and tasty, the carpaccio and goose liver likwise (small portion it was) the braised shortribs were tasty but a bit dry. The lamb was superb.

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MD
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Boulevard has yet again exceeded our expectations. We are glad to spend our anniversary. Food, service and ambience are always on point!

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CT
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Innovative preparations, attractive presentation, professional service.

My wife and I spent two of our four nights at Boulevard for dinner ... and we pledged to ourselves to do more on our next visit.

Our seafood — oysters, of course, and entrees of halibut and sablefish, which can be tricky to deliver — was first rate and beautifully surrounded by vegetables and sauces to use as one likes. (I liked.)

No room for dessert, but we wish there were!

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu is very tasty, lots of great combinations and flavours. The service was outstanding.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the service, the flavors, and the wines. We couldn’t have picked anything to improve on. Will definitely be back for a special occasion

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my boyfriend’s bday there. Great food and great service, we would definitely go there again!

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