Boathouse White Rock
Boathouse White Rock

Boathouse White Rock

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/
  • Phone: 6045367320x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
    Friday 11:30am-11:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am-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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vidal
  • Parking: Public Lot
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Boathouse White Rock reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (101)special occasion (59)romantic (38)good for groups (35)great for lunch (29)great for outdoor dining (24)fit for foodies (20)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Memorable!
    Harry
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We took my in-laws for their 50th Wedding anniversary and were pleasantly impressed. They made the proper seating for our occasion, including placing my mother-in-law comfortably in an area for her wheelchair that did not interfere with any other diners or servers, thus, she wasn't self-conscious and looking over her shoulder or being banged by passers by. The food was wonderful - there was one error that was quickly corrected and taken care of. A complimentary dessert was brought to the anniversary couple. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Linman
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have enjoyed going to the Boathouse for many years. It has been one of our local favourites. This time we felt let-down, badly. The service was terrible, the restaurant was virtually empty, yet our drinks order took for ever to be served (with apologies, when they eventually arrived! ) Our meals for four persons were served with one person missing. So annoying! We had to remind our server twice for our friends coffee's to be re-filled. We felt obligated to leave a gratuity! for this mediocre and expensive lunch and were reluctant to complain. After years of enjoying AND recommending this restaurant, we will think twice before going again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service
    jancarmit
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Group of 6 and we were served our dinner at 3 separate times. First meal was served and finished before the next 4 meals were served. Then another five minutes went by before the last person got their meal. Then they automatically added 18% tip to the bill which my husband changed to 15% which he thought was still too generous. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed ourselves
    JustmeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Altogether an enjoyable lunch celebrating a 90th birthday. Nice touch bringing a lovely mud pie dessert for the birthday girl. Not convinced the server knew anything about beer. She tried to tell us the Granville Island Pale Ale was actually a Pail Ale - she said it was brewed in a pail hence the name. Hmmm...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place and great food
    Eat001eat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We come to the boat house in white rock once in a while and it has always been a wonderful place to visit. My friends and I usually come for brunch on Sunday and we all agree that the dinner experience is just as great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The rooftop is a beautiful place to dine. The view is wonderful and great day or evening. It was our first time on the roof but will not be the last.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and food were not good
    DiningMamaVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service and food were not up to boathouse standards. Server kept disappearing. Veggies were soggy. steak was burned. My potatoes and steak sauce were forgotten and by the time they came out steak was cold. Server never came back to take our drink order. Forgot to bring our bread- came out at the same time As our entrees. Could never find server. Very negative experience. Not up to boathouse standards
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thedininglife
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The view from the Boathouse is spectacular. The ocean is so close and all the action on the beach walk and road is interesting. The service was very attentive when we were there which was at 1:30 on a Sunday afternoon. The food was certainly very good and no one in our party of four had any complaints. The presentation of the food on the plates was especially attractive and a number of sounds of appreciation went up when the food arrived at the table. I have a loyalty card for the Boathouse (Landrys) and by this visit I had earned a $25 discount. It was a wonderful place to take our guests to impress them, without being too expensive. God bless you everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very nice restaurant, great food and great service. Requested a window seat and we received one, terrific view. Only thing is special occasions only, can not afford to come to something like this on the spur of a moment. Too pricey.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My friend was craving for seafood that night and he always wanted to try different places so we decided to try the boathouse in white rock. Turned out he was a little disappointed as some of the crabs tastes funny. But the seafood pasta I ordered was great. I will go back to try different dishes in the future. It is on the beach with fantastic sea view. Service was slow but friendly.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Penny
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Wonderful quiet location for a Date Night during the week and a walk along the pier!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good!
    Jhelms16
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Good dining experiance service was a little slow but overall we enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most outstanding!
    HighwayStar
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is by far my favourite restaurant in the Greater Vancouver Area. We ordered Northwest Seafood Pasta and Mussel Steamer Pot, and also had West Coast Seafood Chowder. Everything we ordered was fantastic and delicious. Our server Rachel was most excellent. She was very kind, friendly, and always attentive to our needs. No wonder it is my favourite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Server was not the most attentive. As I had made a special note in messages through my OpenTable reservation I had expected that the staff would have been aware and handled the experience differently from the normal greeting, etc. Better communication between OpenTable and the restaurant would have made a world of difference for us.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, Service lacking
    robert
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took almost 15 minutes to get any service after we sat down and we had to ask for water and then they wanted to take our entire order. There are a lot of people working but it looks like they could be much more efficient. The food made up for the lack of service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Annpbc
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had been to this restaurant on several occasions before, but previous time felt that the food was not as good as it had been in the past. However, this visit changed all of that. The food was excellent and we will be back soon. The Heirloom tomato salad was good and beautifully presented. Main course was wild salmon with citrus marmalade which was superb. The other guests had baseball steaks, which were cooked exactly as ordered. No room for dessert! The view is wonderful especially at sunset.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seams2Fit
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were seated by the window, had a great view, fantastic food and excellent service. Would not hesitate to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marilyne
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoyed our evening at the Boathouse. The service was quick and the server very personable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    supper2
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had dinner and I feel in previous times we have been there that the food was better. I ordered Maple Salmon which after I asked what it came with the waitress told me roast potatoes and then said nothing else, so I asked if there was any vegetables and she said fried peppers. When it came it has the roasted potatoes, green beans (which were really chewy) and one slice of a pepper. As far as it being Maple Salmon I tasted no maple at all. The fish was not to bad. The waitress had to go to the bar to find out what a bottle of Pellagrenno was, which I think she should know. My husband had fish and chips and for the price he got three small pieces of fish. Overall it was what it was.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive for what you get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our group of 4 adults and one 12 year old split 2 appetizers, chose modest entrees from the menu, and split 2 desserts with one drink per adult and the tab with their recommended 18% tip was nearly $300. Food quality was pretty good but not special and portion sizes were small. We could have dined on prime rib and lobster elsewhere for around the same price. Nice place but the value isn't there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Willow
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was put in charge of finding a restaurant for a special dinner on our bachelorette weekend in Canada (we live in Seattle). I spent a lot of time combing reviews and searching for just the right place. I thought I'd stumbled upon a great find that would suit a variety of people. We were so disappointed by the results. There were a few glaring problems: - we were there in August during sunset and the restaurant was HOT. Sweat pouring down your back hot. Our waiter seemed miserable. It just didn't seem to be a suitable temperature. It was actually warmer in the restaurant than it was outside. - My white wine was served in a red glass. Not a big deal - but not ideal. - the food was good, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out - a miss tonight
    Ahsouji
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Normally the service is excellent, tonight was a miss, food runners were deliver food a number of times to wrong tables, little attention to detail, and spotty service....we normally have zero issues with this place.....water dripping from ceiling - which we've seen before by the bathrooms....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I always order my favorite, miso-crusted halibut. Always a treat. We had a window seat which was very nice. We went early (6:15)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Will not go back to the Boathouse in White Rock! Asked for water when we gave the waitress our drink order. Waitress then went to a table of eight and took their order, after entering that order she finally came back with some water. At least 15 minutes later. It was extremely hot in the dining room. Ordered appetizers and these arrived, then after 5 minutes we received the bread. Ordered fish and chips, fish was good, fries were horrible. We were a table of four, the restaurant was not busy as it was a Thursday night. When the bill came we had given the waitress our two free appetizers cards, but this was not taken off the bill. We then had a new waitress so the bill was fixed up. Received the free appetizers on our last visit in June.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Keray
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was good, waiter was ok but talked way too fast. The food was good, but the waiter really didn't talk up the features very well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to dine outside
    Lexusbc
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    View was great, food was good, noise level was a whole lot less on the roof. Would recommend as a place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view
    Couples
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a window table with a great view of the sunset. Service was good but two dinners came first and had to ask our server to check on the other two dinners. Three of us steakordered the special New York Oscar. They were extremely small steaks. 6oz? My husband's was considerably smaller probably 4oz. We showed our server and she ordered another steak. The manager delivered the second steak with her apologies.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting & Bright
    nicetogoout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed meal. It was a special 16th anniversary for daughter & son in law (& grandson). Nice wine. Dinner was enjoyable. Only unfortunate negative was the server. Not very attentive to table & almost forgot what she looked like. Had to often grab someone else to help us. Server have to remember, we can't get up and get it ourselves, or we would just stay home and do it ourselves. That is what an amazing night out is all about, SERVICE & FOOD. Overall. still would try again to visit. Try putting a beef burger on the menu for children. They love burgers. Had to bring sandwich & cheerios just in case this option was not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent everything
    DaveK
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent view. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This Boathouse has 3 choices for dining. The rooftop for outside dining, the dining room with great windows for ocean view and the casual bar with menu on the ground floor. I chose the dining room for this trip because it was too hot for the rooftop. The food is great, the ambiance is great and you have 3 choices for eating areas. Also, the big bonus to the Boathouse, is that they joined the Landry's Restaurant group. A nice program, check it out, if you don't have it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungry
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    we had to track down our server after waiting quite awhile to get some water and drinks. After that, she was all right. The food arrived extremely quickly. We hadn't even finished our appies. Only complaint is that we went during the heat wave, and the restaurant had no air conditioning on. It was really hot and stuffy on the second level.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    MarylVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My 2 guests enjoyed their meal very much. The food and service was excellent. I always enjoy going here for a meal, either lunch or dinner is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtheview
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I have always enjoyed going to the boathouse, with great food, great service and of course a great view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service inside not so good up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We made a reservation for the second floor dining room. When we arrived we noticed the roof top deck also. The hostess said we were welcome to sit on the deck instead of the dining room. We decided to give the deck a try. We were seated fairly quickly. After being seated we were not greeted quickly. I am a former restaurant manager and noticed at least 2 tables that were seated after us were greeted before we were. After sitting without being greeted for 15 minutes we decided to move back down to the dining room. We were greeted promptly downstairs and had a wonderful dining experience the rest of our night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better service dining at The Keg
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was delicious. We started with the boathouse salad and coconut shrimp. I ordered stuffed prawns and sirloin. My hubby ordered the seafood mix plate with salmon, shrimp, stuffed prawns, and a large scallop. Their food tends to be quite good; we have had a couple times we didn't enjoy it as much so it can be a hit or miss. Their high claim is their seafood, on occasion their salmons tends to be a bit dry and bland. When ordering it is difficult to get what you want without "extra charges" for the slightest thing other restaurants would do without blinking. If a meal comes with broccoli but you would prefer to have another vegetable they will charge you to substitute. They also charge you a fee if you split a salad for an appy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rrgirl
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The food, service atmosphere made for a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super
    IslandGal
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Good food, great service, friendly atmosphere, fabulous view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow service
    good4group
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Even thou the restaurant was only 30% filled, the service was very slow. We ordered 1 dozen fresh oysters and it showed up with 1 wedge of lemon and no spoon to scoop the sauce over the oysters and no small fork to use to eat the oysters. Servers do not come around to ask about the food. We constantly have to wave dt own a server to get service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    For the price I would expect much tastier food. Everything was just plain. Nothing eceptional.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    cpdiner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We have dined at the White Rock Boathouse restaurant several times, usually special occasions. I made the reservation online and when we arrived we had a table by the window as I had requested. The food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic