Boathouse - Port Moody
Boathouse - Port Moody

Boathouse - Port Moody

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/
  • Phone: 6049315300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
    Friday 11:00am-11:00pm
    Saturday 9:30am-11:00pm
    Sunday 9:30am-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brent Fisher
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Murray Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking available in the front of the restaurant.
    Valet offered on weekends during the summer months.
A word from Boathouse - Port Moody
The Boathouse - Port Moody is a casual-fine dining waterfront restaurant specializing in seafood cuisine prepared in a West Coast style.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Boathouse - Port Moody reviews from OpenTable diners
186 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (148)special occasion (99)great for outdoor dining (73)good for groups (70)neighborhood gem (60)romantic (48)great for lunch (45)great for brunch (37)fit for foodies (32)notable wine list (31)kid-friendly (30)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)Show More
  • poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    we were there at 5:00pm . there werent many people, yet the service was very infrequent. the appy was good, the dinner fair
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Fooodiemom
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have frequented the boathouse in white rock and always been pleased. I have been to the port moody location previously but just for drinks. We decided to book reservations for dinner for our family as it was our anniversary. The kids meals, for the price charged, were the smallest portions ihave ever seen. Even the kids made comments of this. The service was slow and not once did the waitress ask how everything was. Then we were brought out at the end a cake to share as it was our anniversary which was a nice surprise. In going over the bill however we were charged for this nice surprise. I noticed, advised the waitress and it was taken off. All round not thrilled with out experience at this location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We always enjoy the Boathouse and go there often. The evening was a romantic night out for my wife and I. The food is great and we always have a good experience. But this time, the service was slow, the wait staff did a great job, but the kitchen took a long time to get our entrees out, over 30 minutes from when we were finished with the appetizers. My wife's swordfish was cold as were my mashed potatoes when they were served. Then the after dinner coffees took another 20 and the excuse was the coffee machine was backed up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance and Space
    livv
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Out of all the Boathouse locations, The Boathouse Port Moody is definitely my favorite. The food is above average, but not exceptional. However, the ambiance and service make up for it in my opinion. This is a great place to celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great - a lot of fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Really enjoyed the food, people & service. Food options were great and everyone loved what they had. It was a 60th birthday celebration and a memory that will last a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Disappointed in over all experience, even though location & view nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not overly impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our server was not very good - her attention seemed to be some place else ... we asked for several items and never received them ...noise level was almost unbareable for the 1st hour of the evening .... this restaurant really needs to find a way soften the noise ... but then again it has been this way since it was opened. We asked the server to substitute one item from a platter to share, but it was denied ... we have been coming to the restaurant since it opened and never have we been refused a substituation ... not sure what has changed
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A real gem!!!
    tugboat2015
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was my wife and my 27th wedding anniversary. We have been to the Port Moody Boathouse before and it is always memorable. From the moment we were greeted at the front door, the 1st class experience started. We were warmly greeted and take to our table. What a great view!! The service and the food were fantastic. My wife and I said to ourselves that we have to start coming here more often. I highly recommend the lobster!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a special spot
    foodlover
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I've dined here 5 or 6 times in the last couple of years and each time I'm reminded why I don't eat there more often. It's boring. There isn't one thing about the atmosphere, service or food that makes me eager to return and after my recent visit ( $$$ anniversary dinner with a dull waitress and a seafood dinner I could have made better at home ) I definitely don't plan to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    Nightingale
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The service was excellent, thanks to Luigi. He was very informative, attentive and engaging. We are not big eaters and we don't drink but the food was great and enjoyed it. We were also treated with a delicious complimentary ice cream pie for our anniversary. We were seated by the window overlooking the inlet and that was amazing. We definitely recommend it and we will be back. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poutineater
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great ambiance and view inside restaurant and friendly staff. I had the steak and lobster tails; meat was tough and not much lobster for the price. Foid quality was below expectations for a "higher end" restaurant. Beer was good though!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive!
    Willbeback
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Love the staff, location & food. The menu is great but priced higher than it should be.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • .....difficult to beat!
    by9446
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Like always, phenomenal service and food! Parking is not a challenge in the fall versus the summer months.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOUD
    irishboy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Extremely loud atmosphere, like a bar and we awere at the end of the restaurant away from the bar. The food was average, like th keg, but the noise was difficult to handle. Lots going on and echoes everywhere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    luvseafood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We go to the Boathouse every year for our anniversary. We have always been asked if we were celebrating anything. We were made to feel good. We were not asked and the server was not at all friendly. The food was good as usual, could have been hotter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pammy54VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Server was good. Had a large party but was still great with myself and my husband. Table wasn't the best however but food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Serene Setting
    Boomer
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Anniversary celebrated at the Boathouse with my husband. Was a beautiful night out and the service was awesome. Tina is a great server. A few issues with one steak (had to go back twice) but overall a great meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boathouse Restaurant
    nitalikes2write
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My niece and I enjoyed a birthday and congratulations dinner on her graduation from university. Nice surrounding and nice server
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had an absolutely delightful dining experience on Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had made reservations well in advance and specified a window seat. As it was a special event. When we arrived the lady at the front desk said there were no window seats left. I was really disappointed. A window seat become available shortly after we sat down, and no effort was made to accommodate us. Also 2orders of crusted halibut was ordered at our table and the batter was burnt which left a burnt taste. Thanks for asking. We have frequent your restaurant many times and was always pleased. Very dissapointed for this occassion. Regards. Charlene Hooey
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boathouse Special Night Out.
    addicted2food
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    View was great, food was excellent as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service is terrible
    Kroberts44
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    After multiple times disappointed in the past, this experience was like all the rest. The service is terrible the food comes out wrong and the management doesn't so anything to address your issues. Won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner on September 13th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was good. Atmosphere was good. Food just okay! I had the seafood share platter for my meal and found that the crab dip too salty to eat. Other guests each had mixed seafood grill and rated it so-so.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Spot
    BigAlVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've eaten here a couple of times and are completely satisfied with the restaurant. Wish the parking was a bit better, but other than that, it is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Service, and Location
    RogerB
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant itself is beautiful.....nicely laid out. The food was excellent as was the service. Really had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't be back!!
    llwi
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Years ago was at the Boathouse and experienced terrible service. Thought we'd try again, given the beautiful building and amazing scenery. Well, the place was empty (lunchtime) - our table and one other and the food was cold. You would think that the kitchen could get it right with just two tables to deal with. The service was a bit slow but pleasant. In any event - won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Evening
    portmoodydiner
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I had a memorable experience at the Boathouse last Tuesday. The food was excellent in quality and presentation. Our waiter "Arturro", however, made it the memorable night that it was. He anticipated our wants and surprised us at every turn.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Actually I like food mostly but am not pleased with service. Waitless's attitude makes us feel awful. And I want you fix inconvenience due to the different height of table. Whenever I go to Boathouse, I always experienced same problem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish the food was better
    FabPlaceVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was the third time that we have eaten at the Boathouse. We love the location and being outdoors on the water. We keep trying, but the food is not prepared to our satisfaction. The eggs benedict are not the best that Canada has to offer. Expected thicker Canadian Bacon and it was very thin and lacked flavor. The hash browns were over cooked, the omelet was over cooked and dry and the coffee was weak. Waitress was very excellent. Wish the food had been better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not too hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Slow slow service to finally receive our dinner entrees. When they finally came, the food was not hot all all, just warm. This on a moderately busy Friday night.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great seafood fit for sharing
    jessw811
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went on a Friday night through open table reservation and we were seated quickly. Food is great as always. Food is tasty and fresh. Mussel steam pot was great. Bellinis was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst service
    Jsto
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Took 30 minutes to get our drinks. The manager came over and served us attitude. Saying they were "over customered". Umm. What? I can solve that problem! On the flip side the food was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Felt ripped off
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    From the initial hostess greeting "how may I help you today" something You would hear in a pharmasave, after all it is a place to enjoy food, not welcome how many in your party, drinks came well after our ap's, I mean 20 min after, waited another 45 for entree's, I would have left if I didn't have my daughters with me, normally a good boathouse location, but my last 2 visit have been horrible. They need a complete revision on procedures.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MRTraveller
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Very casual lunch atmosphere; surprised at so few folks in restaurant on a holiday Monday. Smoked salmon hash way too salty but others quite liked their choices. Needs a redo décor wise - starting to look a little tired. But great views.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waterfront with Great Food/Service
    Spils33
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant boasts amazing service from friendly attentive staff, breathtaking sunset views and a boardwalk to enjoy a walk after you have had your fill of flavor infused steak and seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Eats.
    foodpolice
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Notwithstanding the shared parking lot with non restaurant patrons, you gotta eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobaloo
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very nice setting (on the wwater and a spectacular sunset) and the appetizers and meals were very good although the meals were a little on the luke warm side by the time they reached us. A little shocked to pay $10 for a mere1 ounce shot of Drambuie but it did cap off a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed once again
    Jimd
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Prices are high and the food is never very good. Service was rushed at times and nowhere to be found at others.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid
    buch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A great spot for dinner in the Port Moody neighbourhood. We enjoyed a lovely meal with the only suggestions being a bit more actual crab in the crab dip and a bigger lobster tail to go with my yummy steak at that price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • solid
    CoquitlamResident
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I find that the Boathouse is usually solid in its consistency for their food and service. Our main server was polite and friendly, and when someone brought in our appy plate but dropped part of it and didn't come back with the replacement, he did when we inquired about it. Answered questions about the food with no hint of exasperation. Much better compared to when this location first opened.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate