Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

4.6
1219 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 Executive 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 1219 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshKb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s the best place to be in Vancouver, 5 star service, restaurant was neat.
Server was on her A game. Loved it in Total

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GS8593
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were buys but I had the waiter if the kitchen could cook for us. He came back and the chef did. The GM suggested a few whites as well. The wines and the service and most importantly the food were outstanding. Definitely will be back
Thanks

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DougK
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The overall experience was really good. One of the entrees just did not meet expectations however. The ling cod cioppino was dry, tough to eat and I thought should have had more broth

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S0202
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

Chowder and apricot mousse were the only highlights. Lamb shank was too salty and tasted like costco chicken. Long cod was very salty too and slightly overcooked. Although the chocolate terrine tasted rich, it's like stone hard. There's no much service. I don't feel very welcoming.

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BKRAS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dine out Vancouver for our anniversary and everything was amazing. The food was so good and the service was one of the best we’ve experienced. On top of that they gave us a special dessert for our anniversary which included earl grey sorbet...it was outstanding.

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RommelB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was great and the service was good. We would go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tanvir/Raj was dope. Made the evening much better and food was great

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DonB
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good service and good food. Wine list is very good, lots of choice, even if mark up is on the high side. Good selection of wines by the glass.
We will go back!

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SKat
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a serene place to enjoy fabulous food and wonderful service. The servers were attentive and knowledgable. The menu was varied but not overly extensive and the wine list was very good. We went for Dine Out, and the rest of the menu looked to so good some of us opted for the a la carte items. We loved it so much we will definitely be going again in the near future.

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Bootz
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was all nice and fine.
Seating was very good regarding Covid, ( we sat in a booth).
No complains.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must if you love seafood and our waiter (Robert) was amazing.

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vipAdall
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Under COVID-19 the team at Boulevard have done a great job to make you feel safe. Food is awesome, we had the seafood tower for 2, which is a great appetizer.

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shannont
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We booked with Dine Out Vancouver and enjoyed the set menu. The waiter helped us with our wine selection and choose a very, nice white wine pairing. When his original choose was not available, he matched prices with a higher priced bottle...very much appreciated. We had drinks in their bar before diner, and that was also very nice as well.
Boulevard is tops in Vancouver.

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vipWestie
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual, we felt safe after they had closed for two weeks after Covid exposure. Food was fresh and staff wonderful. Very good Covid protocols.

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JohnT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

We know we can rely on Boulevard to provide consistently high quality food and beverage, and again, we were not disappointed! Top marks to the culinary crew, and the wine/food pairings for the Dine Out menu were excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dining experience

JP
JenP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every detail was perfect. Service was impeccable; each dish exquisitely executed, and the accompanying drinks/wine were complementary. The service was exceptional throughout, and staff have been well trained on covid protocol and put them into practice.

We enjoyed the seafood tower for two, steak entrées, and imaginative desserts. You can’t go wrong with any choice - each option is delicious and memorable. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning soon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best cornbread ever! And probably best clam chowder in Vancouver! Lamb shank is really beyond expectations. Service is truly exceptional. Would definitely spend my important day here again.

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Paulm
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quality and attention to detail. The seafood tower was the winner, but something as simple as a hanger steak was also cooked perfectly. Lovely service...

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MzDvine
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t imagine celebrating big milestones anywhere else but with the professional, courteous team from Boulevard. My family absolutely love the food, the staff, and the ambience here! Thank you again for another memorable night! Cheers to the next outing 😉

MD
MoreDaquiriPlease
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did the prix fixe menu and it was delicious! We also tried the London Fog dessert in addition to the chocolate mousse and it was incredible. Will definitely be back!

GJ
GordonJ
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not have been more impressed with the food quality and presentation at Boulevard and Chef Roger. Service was also exceptional - you have 2 more FANATICS as of Wednesday night.

HG
HeidiG
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely evening at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar. Service was wonderful (although quite a wait even with reservation).

YK
vipYoungK
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative and delicious food! Always fantastic and friend service. Would definitely return and highly recommend!

EC
ErinC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top class all the way.

SP
SaraP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at Boulevard. The feature desserts were unreal!

GK
vipGregK
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Warning: Covid-Review... as usual the food here is exceptional with no complaints and only compliments to the chef and cooking team.

Ambiance in chandelier room poor. The sound from other patrons echoed loudly and the decor was a bit bare.

The server, although knowledgeable in what was in the dishes, he made no effort to explain the flavour or bring in any emotion on the food. I like to try new dishes, but settled for my fave, Sablefish as I knew it would be a winner. I wanted to try the pork or Arctic Char, but the server truly made them both sound boring.

In any event, things went great, just could’ve been better

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

It was okay, it wasn’t that great. We were expecting something remarkable based on the reviews. Food and service wise. A little disappointed.

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BarbD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have wanted to try Boulevard for a while now, and our 28th anniversary seemed to be the opportunity. This restaurant did not disappoint. We were welcomed with an actual hand written 'happy anniversary' card, and it got better from there. The seafood tower is the best in the city, by far. Our server was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the extensive wine list. We were treated to a (delicious) complimentary desert. All the nice touches added to a wonderful meal and overall experience. Boulevard, you knocked it out of the park! We thank you and we'll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience! Delicious food and friendly staff!

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Fritz
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Never disappoints! Good options on the menu for all in our party.

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anneen
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiancé and I celebrated the new year at Boulevard on Jan 1 to avoid the crowds, and it was just delightful. We ordered all 4 of the recommended specials as appetizers because each one sounded delicious. I ordered a turmeric sour and it was amazing. Service was attentive, but not overwhelming. Ambiance was as beautiful as I remember, with just a few guest sprinkled throughout. I highly recommend the restaurant as it’s not lost its charm for over 10 years (when I last visited)

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sherill
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing worth what we paid for. Very different from ordinary restaurant as expected. Very delicious. The service is exceptional. 5 star

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DoanhMacDonald
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! My husband and I came for our anniversary dinner on January 1st. Everything was perfect! We will definately come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Came for NYE set menu and the food was disappointing, we both left the restaurant thinking that was not special and wasn’t worth it.

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DannS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I went here for NYE as it's our custom that instead of buying each other Christmas gifts was go to a nice restaurant for NYE (what better gift than the gift of excellent food?). When Covid hit and all the restaurants were shutting down we were kind of afraid our tradition would die but thankfully a lot of great restaurants managed to remain open (even if alcohol cut off was 8pm with 24h notice - BAD government!). One of those places was the Boulevard! We made a reservation for 5pm and were seated once the doors opened up. Having a slight walking impediment the hostess was very gracious to ask whether I was okay with stairs or if I would prefer a table on the ground level, which was a service above and beyond what I have experienced in other places. Once seated our waitress introduced herself (Angela) was a complete joy the entire night! She was extremely accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing night - oh and she knows the oyster menu which I had her repeat at least half a dozen times (the oysters were delicious btw)! I dont think our water glasses went below 80% the entire night she was so attentive. The food was of course amazing, I really didn't expect any less though to be honest - what can I say I love my foie gras and the menu was bleeding it. Our night was definitely one of the best we have spent for our tradition and we definitely would love to go back. Thank you to the Boulevard staff for treating us so wonderfully on this night, I know it's been a hard time for a lot of restaurant and service staff so we appreciate you and all the work you did for us! The government has done a travesty upon hard working Canadians but after our experience I still see that we have the spirit of carrying on and fighting for our future. Thank you again Angela, & the staff at the Boulevard! Happy New Year & God Bless.

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RickB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our experience at Boulevard. Food was very tasty. Service was excellent and our server was particularly enjoyable. Drinks were great too!

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Teri604
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for Happy Hour, a quick drink before dinner. We had local oysters and salmon pate. They were both fantastic and great value. The oysters were fresh, plump and juicy that are far superior than those at Fanny Bay Oysters we had a few nights ago. Our drinks were just what we wanted - good quality and tasted great.

Our server Yvette was friendly and accommodating. We had a great time and definitely will return soon. Next time we will try their seafood tower which is also one of their signature dishes.

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SandraL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Would like to see more local wines and know where my food is from on the menu. Also clam chowder should be called fish chowder since it is fish based and not clam based like a pure, good quality clam chowder should be. She show ingredients for allergic people.

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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1219 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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