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About Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
Burrard at Smithe

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 642-2900

Website:
http://www.boulevardvancouver.ca/

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.

Parking Details:
Leave your vehicle with our valet, or park yourself in the underground hotel pay parking.

Public Transport:
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.

Executive Chef:
Alex Chen

Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room boasts beautiful oak millwork, and spacious grand tables. Your dining experience can be completely or semi private.

Private Party Contact:
Eryne Ordel: (604) 642-2932

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (20)
Romance (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Group Bookings (12)
Pre/post-theatre (12)
Business Meals (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (8)
Brunch (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighbourhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Child-Friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-Night Find (3)
Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

We unintentionally booked Boulevard during dine out. We decided to take advantage of the dine out menu but wanted to order cocktails and to add on some fresh shucked oysters and clams. This caused timing issues. Our oysters and clams came to the table then our first course from the dine out menu came immediately. Our mains came as soon as we were finished our appetizers but the glasses of wine we pre-ordered to go with our mains didn’t come until we were halfway through our dishes. The food was very good, and the restaurant was very obliging with my dietary restrictions and the service was on point, but our dinner felt very rushed. When we left we had barely been there for an hour, and that was after taking a lot of time over desert and coffee. We left feeling rushed and headed to another venue for a preshow drink with almost 1.5 hours to spare. Would def. go back just maybe not during dine-out

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Could have been a little less noisy, and tables could be a little bit smaller for more intimacy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Had much higher expectations but the offering like the mussels appetizer wasnt great and the main course of the sous vide beef bavette was alright. Wasn't blown away that's for sure.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful meal with fresh ingredients and great service! Ambience was on point for night and very observant staff. I will definitely return

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was humourous and friendly. Food was yummy!! Happy hour was fantastic!! 😋

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious food and mostly impeccable service (the only complaint I had was that I was the only female with 5 men and the server kept addressing us as "gentlemen"...)

Scrumptious sticky wings, fresh oysters, just the right size pasta and amazing chocolate mousse. Definitely will keep it on the list of places to go when we are in Vancouver.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Chef Alex Chen is representing BC at the Canadian Culinary Championship for a reason. Incredible creativity and amazing flavor combinations. A treat from bite to bite. Unfortunately, the service needs to step up a bit to match the food. Also, watch your plate. We watched a server eat a French fry as he was delivering a plate to a patron. Thankfully, it wasn’t our server or dish.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Boulevard is our favourite spot in town. Try the tasting menu! We had a phenomenal date.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It doesn’t fit in my expectation

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place and the we had a wonderful time there.

Food1
Ambience5
Service5
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Been there for NYE dinner. Everything was way too SALTY. And EXPENSIVE. Doesn’t worth the money.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I had a great dinner date here. The food was excellent as was the service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went there for the weekend brunch. The service was excellent, and the restaurant was elegant. We ordered a slice of Black Forest for dessert but because of a problem with their fridge overnight, the server offered us complimentary cakes for not being able to provide the dessert we ordered.

Food1
Ambience2
Service1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Worst experience. The restaurant never advised they weren't offering a la carte but only a buffet. Also our reservation was at 10pm and the buffet ended at 10pm.

Food3
Ambience1
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on December 26, 2017

Booked Christmas Day dinner for six. We were put in what I would consider a hallway or store room (extra tables for the day that was in it). The appetisers were very good, but the main courses were not, the plates were cold and everything left in dishes but not kept warm. Bill was left on our table before we even finished the mains. Disappointing but could have been so much better

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very classy atmosphere and good service. Some of the food was wonderful (especially the oysters), but the linguini vongole was not very tasty and only had five clams. The sablefish was very tasty but a tiny portion.

Tags: Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

A very good restaurant and fairly priced for downtown Vancouver in a beautiful setting. We will be back .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My husband and I thought the service was amazing. The server was very thoughtful!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Bday and early Christmas brunch

Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Reserved table is colder due to closer to the door. They did not have any other table because a party was held. We are forced to like a bar table with high chair. It was uncomfortable, but their seafood were really excellent.
We’d like to visit again next time.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Freshest seafood. Delicious seafood tower. Entrees were well presented and so tasty! Good size portions. Great menu selections. Amazing service! Beautiful classy restaurant but fun atmosphere. Will return! We had a wonderful time - loved the food and service.

Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service slow, appetizers came out different times. 6 of us altogether for dinner. Only one person got their salad. The rest of us got our salad after the one person finished. When I told waiter I wasn’t happy about that he apologized but did not compensate for the inconvenience. Food was good service could have been a lot better. Not sure if I wi

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall a very enjoyable evening at the Boulevard. The service was particularly good and made our experience that much more special. We will definitely try this restaurant again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Boulevard Kitchen. The server, Brian C, was knowledgeable, friendly, and competent. The food was superb, beautifully presented, and just enough for a happy tummy. While I don't drink, one of our party did and was pleased with the wine Brian suggested to accompany the ling cod. The noise level was fairly high, but it was a happy hubbub, not at all uncomfortable (and I don't usually like much noise). Boulevard Kitchen is definitely going on our "let's go there again" list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great night overall - oyster selection was excellent, but I do suggest a printout of the list. It was hard to keep track of the oyster options verbally communicated and described to comfortably pick. One note - it did feel rushed there like they wanted to flip the table quickly. Food arrived very shortly after ordering and was overall very fast. Keep in mind if you are planning a quiet, slower meal. Otherwise food was delicious and venue is top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 30, 2017

thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will be back,
Judith R.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for 4 Year anniversary. Really great overall experience. We had oysters, mussels, beef carpaccio and a side of mushrooms; all fantastic. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic food...oysters are a must have! Service was excellent. Ambiance is great, restaurant is beautiful.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful service and really excellent seafood dinner. The seafood tower was excellent. The sommelier was really nice. We hope to be back

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Just a solo meal to enjoy some local seafood whilst passing through Vancouver. Excellent seafood and preparation, service was also very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Boulevard has become a real staple for brunch lunch and dinner, great food, great service, great value

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loved the restaurant, only complaint would be was that the music was too loud

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value1

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It took almost 3 hours to have 2 course meal and each refill of iced tea was billed $5, nice place but the kitchen needs more help, we waited over an our for our starter salads.

Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

The kitchen was out of all the things we ordered including the features that the waiter raved about. They never let us know until atleast 20 minutes after we ordered. The manager tried to blame it on how busy they were (a typical saturday night). I would not recommend going to this restaurant.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent service, attentive and attention to every little detail

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Discovered while doing Tourism Challenge - always tell everybody how wonderful everything is at Boulevard. Excellent with my dietary issues (AIP-Paleo). Everybody cares! Absolutely will return again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was scattered and unreliable. Required many interventions to complete the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was top notch. Would go there for a date or a meeting with clients or potential ones.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I dine here regularly and recently hosted a birthday dinner with a large group of friends. The staff is always attentive and the food is flavorful and well portioned. The oysters and foie gras are among my top favorites! I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was amazing, the braised beef was so good. Sea food tower for 2 was incredible, except the oysters were OK. Nevertheless the crab was good, the prawns, the shrimp salad, all good! Moscow mule was so-so ; not enough ginger beer or not enough alcohol, it was watered down, and I've had better. We will be back though 100%.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date

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