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 WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Boathouse - Port Moody reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (146)special occasion (101)great for outdoor dining (73)good for groups (68)neighborhood gem (56)romantic (47)great for lunch (42)great for brunch (37)notable wine list (30)kid-friendly (29)fit for foodies (28)hot spot (19)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    BigAl
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    22aa
    Dined on 8/20/2014
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    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballmech888
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    made reservation for a group of 10 to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. We all thought the food and drinks were good but the service very poor. It took way to long to get our menus, drinks, apps, entree's and desserts. Our meal took over 3 hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    THolland
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I reserved a table a day in advance for my fiancés birthday and requested to sit next to the window overlooking the water (more romantic). When we arrived I was told they were all taken. It's highly unlikely the 10+ tables along the window were all reserved on a Tuesday night by other guests. Our appetizer showed up and there was plastic in it, pointed it out to the waitress who was apologetic but never offered to replace the dish or do anything else. I ordered a $10 caesar that was mainly ice and had no flavour. Waitress didn't check in to see how our meals tasted or if we wanted to order additional drinks. Entire meal felt rushed. Extremely disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our server Christianne was excellent. Our food was delicious except for my steak which was tough - I expect to get a tender cut of meat when I spend over $30 for my entree!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room for Improvement
    dinealot
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We attended as a large group of 12. They delivered the food to us all at the same time, which was great. Found some of the items overpriced, such as a small soup and salad at $13.99. Chicken club was very salty, maybe they were salting pre-seasoned chicken breasts and very garlicky. French fries could be better at a nice restaurant like this. Didn't seem fresh from scratch potatoes. Salmon burger was bland. Would have liked to have known if salmon is farmed or wild. Room for improvement in such a beautifully set restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NO PARKING!!!
    by9446
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I've been going to the Boathouse for the last 20 years to celebrate special occasions! We had a 6:30p dinner reservation to celebrate our 24th anniversary with family and friends. I dropped them off at the door to get seated while I we parked the vehicle. Spent over 30 minutes doing laps around the lot! Yes, I tried to park along the street by the restaurant but its only for vehicles with boat trailers. 30 minutes! Needless to say, I was no longer in the celebration mood. I would suggest everyone make reservations at the NewWest location on the nicer days since the parking situation is horrible. Yes the NewWest location is further, trust me you'll be in a better mood..........or even another restaurant in the PM / Coq area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor
    alkat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Steak was not tender. presentation was 3 out of 10. Stuffed prawns were coated with mushy bread crumbs with no seasoning. potatoes were watery. again, another bad experience at the Boathouse. They did, however, deduct some money from the total bill. We will never return to that Boathouse or any other one. Also, we will never recommend the Boathouse as a place to dine. Al Williams
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was excellent, service was ok, average, nothing that made her stand out. We waited a long time once we were seated for her to finally come and get us drinks/started. View spectacular! Like that we can reserve online. Also seemed "tight" like we were on top of each other.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I came for after work drinks with co-workers - we did not eat. The server was attentive. The table was dirty when we were seated and it was difficult to find parking.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced and Underwhelmed
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Bad experiences at the Boathouse PoMo. Went for happy hour and early supper with a friend and sat out in the patio in the past. Fantastic view, great service and excellent food. So I thought that by treating my family for my birthday would be a great experience as well, wrong. First parking hassles, then wait for the table to be ready - we were already 15 mins late arriving for our reservation. (I have a Landry's card) Then we waited to have our orders taken, then waited be served, then another 2 hrs for the food. The food looked great when it arrived but our tastebuds were underwhelmed. Really, not worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Birthday Celebration
    HeidiMom
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The atmosphere and food was terrific. We all enjoyed our meals tremendously.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Overall, we were disappointed. Our table was broken (very slanted) and we spent the dinner concerned we would spill our drinks on ourselves. Our steaks weren't made to our order. The pasta and soup we ordered were cold. There were also fruit flies around our food/table throughout our dinner. I'm usually a big fan of the boathouse, but I'm not too sure if we will be going anytime soon. For a $400 meal, I'd expect delicious food and a good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Summer Night Restaurant
    Playladies
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very busy park and fun to people watch while eating in the restaurant. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Molleyh
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A little disappointed, I've been before and didn't have the same experience. This time I took my parents out, seeing as they have never been, a nice treat. Food was good, service was ok, but the location of where we were seated was right by the kitchen and so very noisey! And withy the hot weather we have been having, and then people seating by the windows have to open them, so it's smoking hot in the restaurant. I would go back, but would ask to be seated along the windows. There was no shortage of servers, so the service should have been better. The valet service was the best choice for parking, parking there is the pits! They should have designated parking for the restaurant only.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.