Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

4.6
1444 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the New Years at Boulevard while enjoying a premium set menu priced at $150/ guest. For information about our menus please visit boulevardvancouver.ca. Reservations are strongly recommended.

What 1444 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent plating. Feast for the eyes and creative balance of flavors. Dessert is a must.

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JuliaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience was pleasant and inviting. The oysters were delicious and I was happy that our server separated them by region, so we knew what we were eating. The Seafood Pasta and Sablefish were to die for, so delicious, fresh and exactly what a dream meal consists of. Our server was very attentive and kind. It was a wonderful experience!

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FlorenceJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious , and staff were very friendly. We will visit again.

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HK604
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Staff was incredible and accommodating. Of course, Chef Ma is a genius!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service ! We had a lovely time everything was perfect.

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VanessaR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

The restaurant looks fancy. But the experience is dull.
The plate and food are very good
The service isn’t what you would expect to emphasize the amazing food we get.
Wines are awfully pricey.
Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seafood tower was amazing

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SarahL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing. Her recommendations were excellent. She was very friendly, yet professional. Would come back!

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. We will pass this review along to the server and let her know of your kind words. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! All the best, Johann Hart Restaurant Manager Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar jhart@boulevardvancouver.ca

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KieranF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in the city! Stunning wine selection and service, dish execution second to none.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Kieran, Just wanted to reply and thank you for your lovely review. We pride ourselves in all these categories so we are very pleased to read this review. We look forward to having you join us again soon! Thank you again! Johann Hart Restaurant Manager Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar jhart@boulevardvancouver.ca

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Tiffany
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I had a date night here the other day and it was quite pleasant for my first time dining here.
We ordered the seafood tower for two and we really enjoyed taking our time to eat each item. I appreciated that they gave us wet towels to clean our hands with and when my partner let one of the servers know about one of the shrimps not being deveined, she promptly apologized and took it away.. only to return with TWO deveined shrimps. My partner had order the prix fixe with the clam chowder (which was flavourful), the hangar steak, and the chocolate terrine while I had the risotto.
I really enjoyed the flavour of whipped basil ricotta in the risotto dish although i can't say the croutons did much for me. The Hangar steak was cooked well and the potato espuma was definitely an interesting concept.. we enjoyed the not quite mashed potatoes but not quite foam either texture. We couldn't really eat too much of our mains as we were quite full from the seafood tower and I appreciated that the waitress asked to see if we were just full or if we didn't enjoy the food for some reason. After packing up our leftover mains, we had the chocolate terrine and I normally don't like dark chocolate much.. but i really enjoyed the creaminess of this dark chocolate along with the whipped cream. It made for a delicious finish to the evening. The only thing I would say that was a bit weird was that for a place with "service" like this.. they just brought out the boxes for us to pack our own food.. It was slightly uncomfortable as I had to pick up my large plate to scrape the risotto into the box.. I did not look very elegant doing this.. but perhaps there is a COVID related reason to this?

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Tiffany, I have sent you a private note regarding the shrimp however, I am glad to hear that your meals and experience were positive otherwise! As for the packing up of leftovers, unfortunately, it is a Covid rule in all restaurants at the moment that the guest must pack their own leftovers. I hope this has helped answer your concerns. Any further questions or concerns I would be happy to help! Johann Hart Restaurant Manager Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar jhart@boulevardvancouver.ca

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JoanB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great experience we had at Boulevard. Service is impeccable! Had the Ling cod, which was really scrumptious. The seafood linguine was also excellent. Alas we did not have dessert, but the coffee was great! Highly recommend this restaurant. Worth every penny!

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Joan, We wanted to reach out and tell you how much we appreciate your review! We strive to provide the best experience for our guests and we are so happy to hear from you. We will pass this along to the staff so they know what a great job they are doing! Thank you very much and we hope to have you in again soon! All the best, Johann Hart Restaurant Manager Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar jhart@boulevardvancouver.ca

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

After having gone to this restaurant for so many years from hosting dinners to family gatherings we were so disappointed in the service and food. Firstly the server was this pushy, passive aggressive man who was rushing us non stop. From the minute we sat down (we were a group of 5 ladies) he barely gave us a chance to look at the menu. He kept coming back though we asked for time to look at the menu. While taking our order he wasn’t too happy when we made special requests. He insisted that the hotel doesn’t have a side of avocado for our eggs and was pushing us to have spinach which was on the menu. Then we were astonished that the most basic breakfast on the menu came without bread while it came with meat Abe potatoes and egg only. Then when had a long back and forth over the bread. Once our food arrived, the server disappeared for so long that I had to go find a server to ask for coffee, water and extra ketchup. Then when I found another server he told us that our server “disappears often”. He brought us the coffee end water and then it took such a long time foe our server to come back and once he did , he smelled like smoke . Basically we had an awful experience! Felt like we were at a Denny’s! I have never in the last 30 years of going to this resultant and lounge experienced such poor quality of service. Very very disappointed and will not return. In fact I am planning on reaching out to the hotel General Manger. Too bad I didn’t get the name of the server!

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Salia
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff! They made our 11th anniversary so special for us!

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KristineM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceeded all expectations. The food was outstanding. One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Staff were incredible and very attentive.

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Nana
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prefect as usual, never disappointed

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SushiCraving
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Four of us celebrated a birthday. Being on the older side, the space was noisy at times. The lobby was hopping with customers and was quite noticeable. However, the server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with selecting both food and drinks. The chairs were also comfortable to sit in for an extended period of time. One of us was allergic to dairy, so that limited the menu extensively, yet the meal presented was tasty. We enjoyed the experience and would return to try the other sections of the restaurant.

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JenessaC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter who served us was very professional and pleasant.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Janessa, Thank you for your review! We are very happy you had an enjoyable experience with us and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Johann Hart Restaurant Manager Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar jhart@boulevardvancouver.ca

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Amber
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The chilled seafood platter was amazing! The risotto was great too. I had ordered the sablefish and I think it was smoked a bit too much for me. Ambiance was very nice. I would come back again but I think to try a tasting menu - maybe that needs to be promoted a bit more?

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HojunH
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very authentic experience, will return in the future

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vipYasminB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

No one in our party was asked to provide proof of our Covid Vaccine Passport. We were a group of 7 and we arrived in groups of 2. As our group is all nurses, we are horribly disappointed that Boulevard was not complying with the Public Health Order.
Do better Boulevard.

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CindyP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Servers very knowledgeable- could have checked back a little more often.

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LuisG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was not good, and really expensive for really small portions.

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KevinK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Capable chef and sommelier, but the rest of the service staff were poorly trained which hurt the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The experience was amazing! The only exception was the waitress taking away our drinks before we had finished them.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server really took care of us and went through the list of what we ordered and helped our friend with dietary restrictions navigate the menu.

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vipAmarr
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and friendly service, the menu selection kinda ok

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NinaE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our meal and service was top-notch. I highly recommend the caviar and accoutrements - outstanding!

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FelixD
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The patio location is OK but suboptimal purely and simply because it really is practically on the Burrard street entrance which is a very, very busy roadway. No real ambience! The food was good but not exceptional. My wife and I both had a fish serving for Mains and acceptable but not memorable. The fish needed to be a bit moister in texture - a bit too dry. The service was superb, The wine pairings were very good selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word to describe everything, they are just “fantastic”! Thank you for keeping a nice n clean restaurant, excellent/fresh food that I can clear the plate like a mirror every time, and extraordinary service! Appreciate so much for All of your contributions during pandemic. 😊 btw I miss your soufflé 😋

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was probably the best I've experienced at a restaurant ever. Food was outstanding. Not a single thing I could complain about.

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious oysters and cornbread, fabulous fresh orange puree daiquiri, excellent service, beautiful decor. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, truly amazing presentation, very creative chef.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Superb staff, wine list and food. One of the best dinners I have enjoyed in years.

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SAvila
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience4

Went here since it's considered one of the best restaurants in vancouver to celebrate my birthday. Overall, the food was fantastic really really good. The service was atrocious and one of the worst experiences in a fine dining establishment I've ever had. Server comes introduces himself and takes our drink order. We get our drinks, I pretty much finish mine then he comes back and we order entrees. After taking the entree order the server disappeared. Our drinks are empty for the rest of the night and we got utensils without any napkins. I ate my entire meal without a napkin and didnt get the chance to order another beverage because the server never came back. He was too busy with whatever he was doing to come back. I wanted to get dessert and another drink but I decided to end the meal because I was upset about the treatment at this place. Spoke to the manager to inform him of the situation and he offer us to come back but I didnt have the time to. Bottom line though this kind of service should never happen at a restaurant of this caliber. I got better service at a hole in the wall bar in vancouver.

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corkdork
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great ambiance, fabulous food and attentive service, 5-stars all-around.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, not great.

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JRloez43
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

I would never come back I had eating of some of the best luxury restaurants around the world but this one needs some improvement on the service and food presentation the flavours are below average the price of the meal is fare the stuff is rude

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vipmelissa993
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

A wee bit overrated.

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Jackie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and super good service from Richard. Great experience!

CJ
ChristineJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Love the Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar - it's always great.

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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1444 OpenTable diners.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://boulevardvancouver.ca/gift-cards/.

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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