Boathouse New Westminster
Boathouse New Westminster

Boathouse New Westminster

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/
  • Phone: (604) 525-3474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Lounge menu: Monday -Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-12:00am Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brent Fisher
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Begbie St.
  • Public Transit: New West Skytrain Station.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: There is parking underground of the hotel. It is validated for the first hour at lunch. After 5:00pm, it is $2.50.
A word from Boathouse New Westminster
The Boathouse is an upscale casual restaurant with premium waterfront dining featuring crab, shrimp, lobster, and salmon festivals.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Boathouse New Westminster reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (62)special occasion (41)great for outdoor dining (26)good for groups (26)fit for foodies (25)romantic (23)neighborhood gem (18)great for lunch (17)kid-friendly (15)great for brunch (10)notable wine list (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Our favourite special event restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We have been going to the Boathouse for my son's and husband's birthdays for more than 10 years. My son is a great fan of lobster and so he was particularly pleased this year that we attended during Lobster Fest. As always, the food was excellent. I had the Alaskan Crab legs, which are a favourite of mine and my husband's blackened steelhead got top marks. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and really helped make the occasion special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the prices
    karen
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Overpriced compared to the overall quality of the food and service. There was nothing really special about this place that made it stand out.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great river view, with friendly staff and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We were not offered the Boathouse special 3 - 6 pm dining menu. The reservation was for Nov. 11th at 5:30 pm. Perhaps because it was Remembrance day??
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • slow service
    nitro12345
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    When we entered, we noticed there were at least 4-5 staff members in and around the bar area. we could tell they were busy but not one staff member looked up to say HI!! some will be right with you. Hostess was a little slow but apologetic. staff mentioned they were busy, but the restaurant was only 1/2 full!! waited a long time for our second set of drinks. dinner looked like it had been sitting under heating lamps for a bit. overall it was ok but ya gotta kick it up a notch with the service folks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wetindelta
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    enjoyed the food, wine and service, perfect fit for a family gathering
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed
    AverageJoe
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had lunch on Sunday. I am used to superlative food at BH (we are Landry club members and go often). But the roast potatoes were sad and old - they must have been sitting in a heating drawer for a very long time. The green beans had suffered the same fate - they were rubbery and inedible. I was quite shocked - NOT what I expect at BH. I did not complain as I did not want to disturb the family gathering. The steak as usual was excellent. PLEASE bring back the market fish trio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just awesome....
    Snickers
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent dinner evening with a view, our waiter Phillip made suggestions for dinner and wine menu. Very satisfactory with the overall experience. And definitely would come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not disappoint! Again!!!
    BW0909
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food and service were both outstanding... Just as we have come to expect here! Found the music to be a bit loud and not really dinner type, hard to have a conversation across the table. Still remains our go to restaurant for a seafood and or steak dinner with family and friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebrations
    girls
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My friend and I have been coming to this boathouse for over 10 years now celebrating each girlfriend's birthday....we love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I had a Ahi Tuna diner that was well prepared and well presented. The winw selection was satisfactory. Service was fast and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another fabulous anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Visited the Boathouse during LobsterFest to celebrate our anniversary. Our server Shakeel was topnotch. The view from our table was lovely even though it was raining. Our food was prepared exactly as we requested (steak & crab-stuffed prawns for me while my husband had the coconut cod over quinoa dish with a lobster tail on the side). Enjoyed the espresso bean creme brulee dessert - it's seasonal but I hope it stays on the menu! Thanks again to the staff for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a2e3zwartz
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Service was slow. Ambiance was good. Portions of food were small. will not recommend for groups. Probably good for romantic and intimate dining. I will not categorize as fine dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kent
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great place to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. I asked my wife what she would like, but she asked me what I would like. I had been craving a delicious steak. We both decided to order the Angus sirloin steak with mashed potatoes and greens. We both enjoyed the delicious food. Waitress obtained a window table for us to enjoy the the beautiful of the lights on the river and the passing boats. After dinner we went for a walk along the riverfront walkway, it was beautiful to see the moonlight dancing on the river. Thank You for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not going back! E-V-E-R!
    healthyvegan
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Few vegan/vegetarian options. The yam fries were burnt so we sent them back. The second batch was highly over-salted and seasoned with a spice blend that did not compliment the yams. The chunky hash browns with the omelet were unbearably salty besides tasting flat/strange. My salad had greens that were quite brown. The two other ingredients in it were few and far between. The waitress was pleasant, refilled water glasses but never asked us about the food or whether we wanted dessert or anything else. We gave a decent tip - but why? All-in-all, this lunch, which was supposed to be a birthday treat, was extremely disappointing. Was also there during the summer and had a similar negative experience. We were drawn in by the riverside view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Freeze
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent service and very good food........................................................................,,,,,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our visit.
    Junkman
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Had a great steak and lobster dinner, complete with lobster bisque starter and mocha ice-cream pie dessert. Steak was prepared the way requested, and our service was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great night
    dining42
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    They've done it again. The lobster stuffed crab was delicious. I would definitely order it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LobsterFest
    YYen
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We happen to go on the first day of the LobsterFest. The food was very tasty! Selection was good, and there was a 3 course option for 10 more which was awesome! I started with a delish lobster bisque, then the Lobster Thermidor, the flavor was nice and steak was perfectly cooked! Finished with a yummy mocha pie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner with kids
    Vancouver
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed our evening but food took a bit longer than the kids at our table would have liked so we had to leave before they could have their dessert as we saw a melt down happening and didn't want to share with the adult patrons. Food was good, we probably should have just sat in the lounge.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A disappointment
    Outandabout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Hostess was terrible-reservation was for 4, and we confirmed upon arrival that 2 more would be coming, but hostess told addl 2 that we weren't there and had no reservation. We had already been seated! A dirty dish was delivered for use (it was filthy). Skimpy drinks. Will NOT go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over pay for plagerism
    Horrib1e
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was good, but I needed fresh cracked pepper. Long story short. Food got cold. Drink was bad. The waiter however was great, personality wise. But I believe they may have been understaffed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted to be by the water
    DJSDave
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Boathouse is one of the few restaurants in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, Port Moody and New West that you can dine with a view of the water. Interestingly, my family (wife, kids aged 10 and 7) went to the restaurant for a Sunday dinner and it was not crowded and as such we had very attentive and speedy service. There was nothing spectacular on their menu and while it was seafood which tends to be more expensive, I felt that the prices were a bit beyond what I'd expect for the dishes that they served. There was nothing memorable about the food, but the package of typical (good) service; relatively good food, and a setting that is above average makes this restaurant modestly desirable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SLooooow
    Redd
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food, nice server but the kitchen took forever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday party celebration
    clipper
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Enjoyed the fish stew which was super filling. There were lots of mussels along with shrimps, salmon and other white fish. In a tomato broth on jasmine rice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • too bad
    girshy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I would like to say that the Boat House is my wife's favorite resturant but for sine reason this time was really not the best... The service was great, but the food has had much better days. My wife's fish was over cooked, my steak was dry and tough, and the potato's were cold.. Maybe just an off night for the kitchen, never the less we didn't get what we played for....
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fire Cracker Shrimp
    nallasVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The quality of above item has changed. It is not as good as what it used to be about a year ago. This menu item should be revamped. The sauce is really very light and not spicy as the name of the item.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Restaurant
    willdoagain
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Second time we have come here while staying at the Inn. Find it very intimate and the view is nice. The food is exceptional which brought us back and probably will again. The wine list is a bit pricey and the house selection is great but a little overpriced. Food came at a resonable pace
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All time favorite
    Jenn
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is 'my' favorite restaurant! Whenever someone in my family, or among my friends has an occasion for me to take them to dinner this is where I take them! Great food, Great service and just the best Lobster!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood excellence!
    Seafoodlover2
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The The chop chop seafood salad had a very generous piece of fresh wild salmon on top of a bed of greens and salad shrimp. The dish also advertised scallops and when I searched for that I was told it was shaved scallops. Either remove scallops from the description or else add enough and slice so it is recognizable! ambiance and view lovely and server very attentive without interrupting our time in restaurant. The mustard salad dressing was delicious and overall a fine dish. This restaurant consistently serves excellent seafood with conscientious servers and a stunning water view. Never disappoints. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time
    Snickers
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our first time visit was amazing and was not disappointing at all. We were greeted in a friendly manner by your hostess and seated us by a window view. Server Ivan was very knowledgeable and made some recommendations. Dinner was serviced very fast and the presentation looked great as well as taste. We would gladly return again for another dinner evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow Service with No Enthusiasm
    WestcoasterVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant was slow for a Sunday evening and our server was slow in greeting, did not mention any features or recommendations, did not check on us with our appetizers or entrees and we had to ask for bread. I'm sad that The Boathouse has gone downhill in my last few experiences. My feature heirloom tomato salad was barely average and cost us $10 and my feature scallops were $30 (luckily it was delicious- I really enjoyed this) Our booth seats were very narrow and we had no trouble getting in and out of our seats but it was not possible to feed my baby. I headed over to a corner of the deserted lounge area to feed my baby only to be swiftly addressed by the bar person that I could not feed him in this area! #disappointed
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  • Very accommodating
    Shera
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The server/restaurant was very accommodating to my dietary needs. Server was very patient with us - we were a group of four with a small child. I, personally, couldn't make up my mind as to what I wanted to order due to a restricted diet; the restaurant gladly made my special requests.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Are we on TV?
    AlyG
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong for us at this meal. Our food sat under the heat lamps far too long, enough to turn our potatoes hard. Next upon receiving our food we did not have steak knives nor butter for the crab. When it came to ordering dessert there were only 2 options left on the menu, but that was unknown to our server who had to come back twice and let us know that it was unavailable. It was our server's first night at the restaurant and she tried her hardest but everything just seemed to not work out for us. Many factors turned this into a poor experience for my family and I, who were simply looking to celebrate 2 birthdays and have a night of good food.
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  • Excellent night out!
    TMPeters
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've never been to this restaurant location before and it was such a fantastic experience! The food, service and environment were spot on and I will be a repeat customer. Would recommend dining here for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Summer Dine
    Playladies
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Watching the busy river, very comfortable outdoor seating. Has heat lamps if needed. Awesome service, and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service awful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waitress was great but we were seated at a table that was slanted and keep tipping over and it was so close to the table next to us. It wasn't very romantic. And the food was not good! I order fish and chips and they were awful I was so disappointed with the food. The only thing I finished was my drink cause dinner and dessert were terrible. Definitely won't be going back for dinner.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have to say that this dining experience was at the the top of the list for us. All the staff were very pleasant and our waiter " Ivan " was top notch.Service was excellent,food was excellent. I enjoyed watching the fishboats harvest the salmon. Kudos to the chefs and the management for providing customers with a superior experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night out
    Satiated
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great location on the New Westminster Waterfront. Really enjoyed the Crab Cakes for our appetizer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfront gem
    gourmadeeze5
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    we were celebrating our 30 year anniversary. the ambience was more touristy than romantic. i could of chosen another boathouse location that would have catered to our wish, however, this area was close by. the food was very good and the service was good also. we especially enjoyed the surprise dessert to celebrate our occasion. Overall we would recommend this place for outdoor eating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate