Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

4.5
1141 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Vancouver’s critically acclaimed and awarded Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar provides a distinctive showcase for the celebrated culinary vision of Chef Alex Chen and Chef Roger Ma and redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1141 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRedd
Vancouver
120 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Excellent greetings from Stuart at the door, as well as the hostess.
Waiter was a pro.
Oysters were nice, chowder not.
Kobe beef excellent, halibut not.
Nothing bad or off, simply not great.

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HZZZG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

love the wine list. Music was not fitting and loud

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JoanT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dining experience here!! Food was great and service was excellent.

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sanjayg
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team has done an outstanding job to accommodate covid and still maintain a convivial atmosphere. We were there for Happy Hour - great experience.

NM
NeilM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s an excellent place! We will be happy to going back. The food is just amazing!

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vipANDconcierge
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Service was great. Extra special anniversary treats. Thank you!!

MD
MzDvine
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and had the most amazing experience. Best service and accommodating staff! Never disappointed!

DM
DallasM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best dinner experience you’ll ever have! Chef Roger Ma and his team put on a true master class of culinary expertise. To go along with some of the best service I have ever experienced!

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BlakeD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great ambience. Lively yet not overwhelming. New York strip was the best steak I've had in memory. Service was friendly and professional. I'd certainly return.

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Nana
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed, one of my favorite restaurants, love everything.

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AlexB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First class service and food. Well spaced out and safe environment

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Vien
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and dessert

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Cassidy
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambience... friendly staff. High standards as always.

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service in trying times. We will be back.

DC
DisappointedCustomer
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The clam chowder was amazing! Ordered the seafood tower, clam chowder, seafood linguine, shellfish rice - all were good, but not mindblowing. The seafood tasted very fresh which was nice. Dessert did not appeal to me. Would prefer more selections.

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StuartS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and was aesthetically pleasing to look at on our plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Our first "Happy Hour" experience and it was very, very good. Service was excellent. Boulevard has become our "go to" destination.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, amazing food & drinks! The seafood platter for 2 is a must.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Visited with my wife recently. Disappointing. Rated as best Vancouver restaurant 2020 by Vancouver Magazine.

Appetizers were very good (beef carpaccio and chowder). Main courses were very disappointing. Seafood and rice (cross between paella and risotto without the flavour). Halibut dish: halibut served with an overpowering soy-saki glaze. The cut was a thin tail end which was somewhat overcooked. Nondescript bone broth emulsion. Service was good. Sommelier was knowledgeable. Lack of evident cloakroom so we put our coats on the spare chairs at our table (perhaps Covid-related, but no advice at reception).

Perhaps an off night, but not value for money. Had a much better meal at our apartment the following night (whole sea bream with sautéed asparagus and olive oil-roasted potato wedges. $35).

We have been there for enjoyable lunches in the past and will return but reluctant to go back for dinner.

TK
TaniyaK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a delightful experience to come to Boulevard kitchen. The food and the service was exceptional. I simply cant wait for another visit with my family this time..Thank you to the entire team of Boulevard.

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vipKeithW
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food and service as always.

However, wait staff are mostly wearing half face shields with no mask which I don’t think is good enough for my comfort. Will probably not return until I hear they are requiring masks like pretty much every other restaurant I’ve been to.

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SebastianS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

I’ll start by saying the Wagyu prime rib was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted so that was great but carpaccio, squash salad and seafood pasta was not very good. I recently saw that Boulevard won restaurant of the year so my expectations were very high and it definitely disappointed. There was also a hair in the carpaccio which they made again but still I didn’t think it tasted very good. I applaud the management for taking several items off the bill that we didn’t enjoy but I wouldn’t dine at this restaurant ever again. So many other restaurants that I’ve had better experiences at and are less expensive.

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vipMikeG
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding if pricey. Good adherence to Covid prevention protocols. The wine steward was exceptionally obliging.

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Tizmania
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Boulevard features a very high caliber of food and experience. The dishes were all multi-faceted and excellent. the ambiance is great, and full of energy. We were also treated very well. A very positive experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, fantastic food and service

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MableT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for Happy Hour and was very happy with the service, food and cleanliness. All servers was pleasant and interacted with us to ensure we had everything we needed. The drink selection for Happy Hour was good. We had the oysters, meatballs and chicken wings. Everything was spot on in presentation, taste and getting it out in timely manner. I would not hesitate to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Host was excellent. Oysters were devine ! Meal delicious. Music bit too loud ,service ok. Pastry chef outstanding nice detail

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vipNadine
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such an enjoyable experience! They had the gnocchi appetiser today so I ordered a double portion and made it a main, then I headed straight for dessert: chocolate crisp!

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joshuajcb
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Food and Exceptional service all across the team!

ML
MimiL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Ambience!!! Great Atmosphere and good food!

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SuburbanNic
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a lovely restaurant. I knew from researching articles and reviews that it was a more expensive eatery than my usual budget so my expectations were high. Unfortunately I was a little underwhelmed. I was excited to try the seafood tower for two in particular and it didn’t quite meet my expectations nor the wow factor I’ve experienced from other seafood establishments with similar “novelty”, share platter items. Service was great though. The place felt clean in that they took all the necessary covid precautions. Ambiance was warm and lovely so I could see why it’s a special occasion spot. Overall not worth the price for me. Would try again for a seasonal menu or happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a Birthday Dinner here. Had two different servers during our experience. One server was for our cocktails before our actual reservation. Both were exceptionally knowledgeable and delightful. The food was outstanding. The ambience couldn't have been better. A must try!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing dinner experience at The Boulevard. First of all, I made a mistake and booked the wrong date but they were able to accommodate us for the evening. We started off with drinks, oysters and cornbread, it was a delicious start. I had the seafood rice which I can’t stop raving about. My hubby had the Japanese Wagu. It was worthy! We ended off with the chocolate mousse cake for dessert and we couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience. The chefs and staff were phenomenal.

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Bobby
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The presentation of the dishes was outstanding and was only overshadowed by the superb taste . We can hardly wait to come back . I absolute treat from start to finish . Bravo

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was exceptional
Restaurant was beautiful and the service was outstanding

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DonW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Great experience except for the noise level from loud patrons.

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ktyngyn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service all around!

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marym
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food

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HoYeeL
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Boulevard is outstanding. Great flavours in all their dishes.

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George
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just celebrated my wedding anniversary with my wife at Boulevard over the weekend.
The service was fantastic and the food was excellent.

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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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