Boathouse New Westminster
Boathouse New Westminster

Boathouse New Westminster

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/
  • Phone: 6045253474x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Boathouse New Westminster reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (59)great for outdoor dining (37)special occasion (37)good for groups (27)great for lunch (25)romantic (25)great for brunch (18)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (15)fit for foodies (14)late-night find (8)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • 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
    nallas
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
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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
  • Gl4dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was terrific and we were there on a quiet night so the ambience was mellow, in my opinion its too open and bright to be really romantic but the server was very helpful and thoughtful and made it a memorable evening, definitely recommend to friends and familyGl
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boathouse
    Awaa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very good service and food lovely atmosphere awesome view quiet relaxing great wine and drink menu
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would have been great but very slow
    Bear
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The Host at the door was nice and got us to our reserved table quickly. The Server was very nice, came to the table fast and seemed efficient. We ordered our food and everything seemed great. The appetizers came fast but we finished them and then we waited for at least 20 minutes. The server eventually came to tell us that the food would be coming soon. This is way too long to wait for ones food at a restaurant of this quality and price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My dining disaster
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    For a restaurant of choice this was, much to my chagrin,a dining experience choice for which I am still embarrassed for our party of five. We chose this establishment to celebrate both 61st & 93rd birthdays and our 40th wedding anniversary. I am truly embarrassed for the choice as the food was the worst I have experienced in many years. Cold, totally undercooked to the point of raw with the salmon plates. Seafood pasta combo that was lacking in everything from taste to presentation. My steak was blue and the vegetables uncooked. Basically, oh 4 five. Will I return, no! Will I recommend; no! Not much more I can say other than it was a horrendous experience that I would not want to wish on anyone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Customer service
    TheBiz
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It was our anniversary and in th reservation I asked for a romantic spot to be seated. We felt very special when they commented on our special ocassional and gave us thebest seats in the house. The food was spectacular and the server outstanding. Our fist time there but not our last.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    AuntiDo
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Although the restaurant didn't seem to be very busy, the service was very slow. Our orders were taken in a timely fashion but then it took a very long time to get our dinners. We waited more than thirty minutes to receive our food despite the fact that the order was fairly simple. Once we got to the coffee stage, the beverages were barely warm.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service, Food & Dirty Utensils
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Unlike dinner service which is usually spot on the lunch service here and food quality was awful, coupled with dirty utensils our experience was pretty bad.
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  • Going Under.....Fast
    food4thought
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I have been going to dine at the Boathouse for many years. In particular we like the restaurant in Horseshoe Bay but occasionally we go to others in the chain. Our experience this past Saturday in Westminster was perhaps the worst we can remember. When the food finally came the salmon was dry on the outside and not cooked in the inside, potatoes were not cocked, veggies were way overdone and the combination of the accompanying agri-dulce salad was way overboard. How a kitchen or a chef can make such a horror with such a a simple meal is more than what I can understand. . New management?? Chef's day off? Fix it or we are definitely not coming back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the outdoor patio.
    kj987
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    New Westminster has changed so I trouble getting to the restaurant but maybe I'm just challenged with directions. Restaurant is quite large but nice. Requested an outdoor patio seat that would be quiet and got exactly that. Asked the waiter to recommend a dish and ordered the sesame encrusted seared ahi with rice and mushrooms. Ahi was excellent. Rice was good but could have been better. Service was good. Not too much or too little. View is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Great place
    Ally
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great food pretty view of the board walk and river. The service was great! We will be back again :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    As with all Boathouse restaurants, food doesn't justify the price as it is generally poorly done. had the appetizer sampler, the pita chips were ridiculously hard, crab dip was too salty, and kalamari wasn't very good.
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  • 75th Birthday
    Parky
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Six of us celebrated my wife's birthday. We have been to this Restaurant twice before in the last year and have always been satisfied. On this occasion our server and another lady took exceptional care of us in every way. We all came away very satisfied and we thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch
    Bula
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    had a great lunch with special company, food was great will come again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Despite arriving on time for our reservation, we were told we would have to wait a few minutes while they got our table "ready." Ten minutes later, we were taken to our table in a section where NOT ONE other table was occupied, all 18 (yes, I counted) tables were completely set, and a few even already had water glasses filled. There were still empty tables in the section by the window, where we could also have been seated immediately. What was the point of making us wait?? Though everything was OK after that, it was a lousy way to begin our dinner, and completely unnecessary. The reception staff needs management to explain fully the concepts of reservations and empty tables to them, and soon. I will not be back here again.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service with a smile
    Kikithebushkangaroo
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our waiter was professional and courteous. He served a table of 9 in an attentive manner and never left us feeling neglected. The food was top notch, and the pricing was reasonable. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service and absent wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The service at the Boathouse was prompt when we sat down, but slowed down very much after that. The food took a very long time to arrive. Once I even saw the waiter look over at our empty table while they were serving food to the table beside us (who arrived and placed their orders after us). He did not return until after the food arrived and even veered around our table to serve others another time, probably not wanting to hear us complain. It seems to be a common issue at this restaurant, judging by the other reviews. The food was good but overpriced for what it was, and not hot. This restaurant needs kitchen management.
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  • Not Great
    Gold
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Sometimes things don't go well and then they get worse. 4 of us went for dinner on Father's Day and encountered a series of errors that made the dinner odd. Service was slow. 2 of our dinners finally showed up from a different waitress. 2 dinners did not. One wasn't what what we ordered. The manager then came and apologized, which we appreciated. We were invited to take the two orders home with us and were promised that 4, fresh, correct, dinners would arrive shortly. Again, slow. Another two dinners arrived from a different waitress. the wrong orders again. Finally the correct orders arrived. I didn't recognize the waiter. The food was good, but it made for an odd evening. Perhaps it was just a bad night, everyone was trying hard, but...
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jasper
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The staff were good. The food was good. But too many young children and babies for our dining pleasure. I know it is a restaurant for families too, but I thought with the view it would have been quieter dining then what it was. I see no reason why children have to be running in a restaurant, which I feel ruins others dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    anniesRgoodhere
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a great night. Server was patient with our wanting to spend time and not order everything at once. The restaurant was not too loud, which we have found with other Boathouses. The view was grand and the food delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bee123
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The Boathouse New Westminster is in a great location with a lovely view! It's open and spacious, the food was excellent. I had the sesame crusted ahi tuna which was fabulous! My friend had her favorite halibut fish and chips that she says the Boathouse does perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happydiner
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food & services was very good. The waiter was knowledgeable, friendly & still very professional. It was a birthday celebration for my daughter & my 10 year old grandson was in attendance. The waiter gave him the same service as the adults & made it very special for my daughter & her son. We had asked for a window table & we got one. That also made it extra special. I would definitely recommend the Boathouse for an enjoyable experience. I do come to this restaurant often when we have a special occasion to celebrate or a lunch with someone I haven't seen for a while. I will be returning. Also liked the variety of selections on the menu Something for. everyone whether you have a small appetite or a larger one.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boathouse NW disappoints
    49erdiner
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The scallops were overcooked and the creme brulee embarrassing. Staff were great, our waiter was not. Won't go back, can't forgive the scallops.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    we went in for a been early dinner and got a very good deal on meal. food was great as always. Server was very good and on his toe but the people sat next to us had no sense of other people talking on top of their lungs ,I thought certain people should not be in a nice place like this location.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.