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Boathouse New Westminster
Boathouse New Westminster

Boathouse New Westminster Details

  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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 WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food pretty view of the board walk and river. The service was great! We will be back again :)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "had a great lunch with special company, food was great will come again"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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..."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The service was excellent as my family was well taken care of. The view was great, our table was next to the window by the river."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Dinner was great and food was excellent, the drinks priced on the high side which deterred me from ordering more than one. I had asked for a booth or a nice table for our special occasion and was disappointed in being stuck at the smallest table in the whole place while there lots of better tables available. When booking the reservation on line I specifically mentioned the special occasion and it was not recognized or acknowledged. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was just OK....it took a very long time to get it and when we did, it was only semi-warm. We were too hungry by then to send it back. And besides, the server was not very attentive to our table so by the time she came back, we had already given up and ate some of the just OK food. Not much impressed when the bill came either. Too high a price for just OK food."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Beside having to wait for an hour for our food, we were told they ran out of bread, and it was only when we asked for it that they told us. Both me and my wife ordered stake and they were low quality meat. We had to cut it to tiny pieces in order to eat them. Portions were very small for the price we paid...$40 each."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my parents there for Mother's Day dinner. Had reservations, yet we still had to wait for a table as they were overbooked. Ended up sitting in the lounge which was their "best" table at the moment. My mother tried to order a shrimp rice bowl of some sort but the kitchen was out of it so she had to order something else. After waiting forever for our food, two out of the 3 meals were cold. Would not recommend that location Boathouse to anyone."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was a buffet for mothers day I was not told it was a buffet especially a buffet that ends at 3 and my reservations were for 230, everything was cold and picked though. Everything looked like a dog's breakfast by the time I got there. Why would they allow reservations that late? I havenever been so dissatisfied with a meal in my life."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The quality of the food and service does not match the high price point for the food at the Boathouse."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a very nice evening at the Boathhouse. Our food was well prepared and very flavourful. The brocolini was however a little overcooked and dead. Or server was very polite and attentive. He could have used a bit more trainign when it come to serving wine. All together a good experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We've been to the Boathouse in New West numerous times and the last couple of times we have been really disappointed and are looking for a new seafood restaurant to go to. This time, the fish was really overcooked, the drinks were poor, and we waited quite a while for bread. The four of us shared two salads and we would have liked the kitchen to split them for us. We were planning on having bread with salad, but the bread came much after that."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This place was great. Been there many times and have never had a complaint with food or wait service"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is a regular two month dine out. The fish dishes are always prepared correctly and very tasty with many different spice options. Each visit we try a new dish mostly Salmon, Steelhead or Halibit some others on a special menu. After working a hard day it is nice just to sit and relax, enjoy the view and great food. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We are long-time patrons of The Boathouse and, when it comes to "Special" celebrations, that's where we head. This time around it was to acknowledge 3 birthdays in our 6 person group of life-long (60+ years) friends. As usual, service and food met all our expectations and the free desserts were gratefully devoured.!! Thanks once again. Bob"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have been dining at this location's Boathouse for several years and I found, on this latest visit in April, that the quality of the food has deteriorated. I ordered the wild salmon on a plank, and the fish had a 'fishy' taste. This tells me it's not fresh, as I prepare various kinds of salmon in my own home and it doesn't take like that. My dad, who also has dined here many times over the years, ordered swordfish. The presentation on his plate looked like a chunk of styrofoam; it was also tough, cold and tasteless. Given the price of the food is not cheap, we were really disappointed. The service is excellent, though."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Awesome view even on a grey day. Great service - everyone's water always topped up or drinks refreshed. First-ever food mishap (and we eat here frequently); someone found their chicken entree undercooked on first cutting into it - server immediately apologized, took the entree and asked she wanted a replacement meal or different entree and then said I'll bring you a house salad right away with your choice of topping/dressing while we prepare a fresh entree for you. Not only did the server promptly return with promised salad but the manager came & apologized & advised no charge for the diner's lunch (not the salad or the entrees). Very impressed how it was handled quickly & with the comp meal."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have always loved the Boathouse restaurant in English Bay, when we were looking for a place in New Westminster and the Boat House popped up we were pleasantly surprised. We weren't disappointed the location is excellent, the service super and the food was as good as the English Bay or better, Everyone in our party was pleased with dinner. We chose wisely. Thanks Boathouse."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had a great late dinner at the Boathouse - reservations on-line were easy and they responded to our request for a window table which was a nice treat for our visiting guest to Vancouver. The wine list was excellent - not too pricy - and the menu was chocked full of seafood dishes such that it made it hard to choose. Our waiter - John - was excellent - both colourful and energetic - and lead us to the what turned out to be the best dishes as we all greatly enjoyed the meal. The deserts were also excellent - I favoured the cheesecake but all looked delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Me and my wife came here our first time the other day. I was a bit hesitant as the reviews before hadn't been all that great. However I had nothing but good things to say. We were seated quickly, our server got our drinks quickly, and the food was hot and tasty. My wife had the seafood stew and it was a huge portion. My meal was manageable but a tad small. Service was excellent and our server was very friendly.. he even didn't charge us for coffee. Overall a great experience and I'd definitely come back. My only criticism would be that the menu is a touch too expensive."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • ""The Kitchen was too busy" was the explanation that we received from our Server, there was only six tables occupied in the Restaurant."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food and service are always top notch and the view is amazing! Love the patio when the sun is out too."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "As with most of the Boathouse restaurants, they seem to be mediocre, but in scenic settings"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food and ambience fir well together. The view was exceptional with the boats on the river, the sunshine pouring in made it all the better. We truly enjoyed our time there. We have been coming to the Boathouse for years and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal very much and can't wait to go back! The restaurant decor was beautiful! The service was adequate and friendly and will recommend to my family and friends. ER"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Boathouse for birthday/anniversary. The food was excellent, especially the three piece cod and yam fries that I had ordered. The waiter even brought a cake at the end of the meal for our special occasion. Looking forward to our next dinner at the Boathouse!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014