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Boathouse White Rock
Boathouse White Rock

Boathouse White Rock Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca
  • Email: bhwr@ldry.com
  • Phone: (604) 536-7320
  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed food and company. Noise level of party behind us made conversation difficult "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I love their upstairs deck but then any seat in this location is great because of the water views. I've come here often over the years and have had consistently good service and food. I especially enjoy coming with friends/family for brunch on a sunny day."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "No gluten free menu. Small portions. Disappointing experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was good however description of seafood pasta called for prawns however what I got was tiny shrimp which has no taste and alters the look of the meal. A little disappointing"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the White Rock Boathouse - the meal was excellent and our server, Jenna, was a gem! We love this restaurant and always enjoy our dining experience there!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My Chicken Asiao was delicious and the ambience so nice overlooking the ocean.....would recommend this restaurant to my married friends for anniversaries as well as out of town quests. It was my birthday and was surprised with a lovely piece of ice cream cake yum yum......when I went to take out the sparkler at the very end near the bottom closest to the top of the cake it burnt my finger. The waitress was so sorry and offed me an ice cube right away..........maybe recommend the sparkler be out for a few minutes to your next birthday guests.......all in all a great evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went for a birthday lunch and it was all very good. Not too busy when we arrived so it was quiet. View is very nice and the food is good. Both of us had salads and the quality and freshness were excellent. Service was attentive without being overpowering. I would go again."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The entrees were nicely presented and delicious. For example, the Grilled Steelhead with Mango Ginger Chutney was delectable. However, one of us ordered a steak with Garlic Shallot Butter, and the kitchen was out of it, and offered the peppercorn sauce instead. Our companion has a very sensitive palate and would not like peppercorn sauce - we felt it was a little deficient that nothing else could be offered."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Have been to the White Rock ( & Richmond) Boathouse several occasions. This evening was a relative from the United Kingdom. We reserved a window seat. On arrival we were seated near the furthest away from the windows. Told tables at the window could only seat 4. Yet 2 tables were put together for where we sat? The restaurant was far less than 50% full. 2 red wine were unavailable. Settled on a 3rd . My Tenderloin and Lobster. the tenderloin unusually small and tough. I asked the server if they made a mistake as my tenderloin was uneatable. He smiled and t my plate away. No apologies or adjustment. Out of space to write any more."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "There is nothing better then watching the tide come in amongst the company of good friends."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We visited on a tuesday night in march so the restaurant was very quiet. Service was a bit slow - our server did not get to us for about 5 minutes after we were seated. Once our server took our drink orders we were attended to very well. Food was fantastic - try the "firecracker shrimp" appetizer. Best shrimp dish I have had in a while. I also had the miso crusted halibut and it was excellent. The view from the restaurant and the rooftop deck is great and in the summer, their street level patio is fun for people watching."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food and service was great until they forgot about us when it was time to pay. Wasn't busy, but I had to wait forever to pay bill."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This restaurant needs to be refreshed as far as the decor goes. You can't beat the beautiful view and the food is good. The service was good. We had a fairly new waitress who was pleasant but lacked some skills. Overall a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We took advantage of the Bite of White Rock deal. The staff was wonderful, food was excellent but the portion was very small. We chose the more expensive option and I don't expect a huge plate of food but this seemed particularly skimpy to the point that I thought it was maybe overpriced. Even the desert was this super tiny sliver of cake. We ended up going to a nearby pub afterwards and ordering some wings. Anyhow, other than portion size it was a great experience overall and tasty good food!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Boathouse Restaurant has always been a #1 eating destination for us and our family. We have always had a great experience at all the Boathousw Restaurants but White Rock is our favourite. Definitely recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and service. Two weeks before we had booked the table with special request for a window seat as we were entertaining one of our guest. We were surprised to note that a couple who came later than us were sitting on a table for four while we were given an interior table. We had to call the manager and he was very polite to arrange another table as requested and we appreciate it. This could be done by the girls at the front desk itself. regret to place this note as I have always enjoyed our meal at The Boat House"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been three times in the past month and a half and each time, the service was very slow. We had to keep seeking out our server. Not happy."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We went on the day after Valentines Day for our special evening out and our service was absolutely terrible. Our waitress had little or no regard for our table, 15-20 minutes between ordering a drink and having it arrive, not being told the specials, being brought the wrong dish then being over charged, it was not a pleasant experience. We saw her a total of 3 times the whole meal - seat, order and pay - and sat with dirty dishes in front of us for the majority of our time there. We usually attend once a month, yet with this latest experience I have been very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was impeccable,however, the soups were not hot,more lukewarm. The meat entrees (prime rib) was also not hot and were extremely fatty. Overall disappointing."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We've been to most of the locations in the lower mainland but prefer the White Rock location for sunday brunch. It's always quiet and window seating is never an issue. Food is always exceptional and service is always with a smile."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It was my hubby's bday I made a note in reservation with open table however when we got to the restaurant they had no clue about our reservation even though I called in the afternoon to confirm table for 4. Not a very classy place."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Roasted potatoes were supposed to accompany our entrees and then 3 out of 4 of us received rice instead of potatoes! When my salmon arrived, it didn't taste very good; it was bland and mushy. For two of the entrees and two desserts, the orders were mixed up and wrong dishes were placed in front of 2 of our party; this made the service seem a bit chaotic. The booth we sat at had a large coating of dust on the wainscoting on the wall. Yuck! The waiter told us that the staff folded the linen in that booth and that was why it was so dusty!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Overall it was a fair experience. The food was very good which helped the overall experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Way to loud we got stuck at a table not a booth as per requested. Waiter was polite its not her fault it took us over an hour to get out food. The food was nothing. Special at all for the price. First time visitors and will probably not be back and I would never recommend this to anyone I know I would tell them not to waist their time or money if I heard. They were going there Boston pizza a better restaurant !!!! lol Probably the worst place my wife and I have ever been."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Waiter was non existent. Was there for 2 hours and never got asked about a second drink even though both mine and my wife's drinks were empty half hour into our sitting. Had reservation for 7:30 but got seated after 7:50."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good, with no deficiencies. Service was attentive, without the five-times-repeated "how are you enjoying your soup". The view will always be this restaurant's greatest strength; it is the finest! We arrived some 20 minutes later than our reservation on a very busy night (hard to have anticipated for us, but not very nice for the business) yet were received graciously. Luck of the draw, I suppose, but our table was one of the best."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was Valentines day and very busy. The staff was working hard to sit everyone in a timely fashion. Ester, was an awesome server. She was friendly and efficient. The seating was very crowded. We were on the upper level at the end. My husband commented that it felt like we were in an airplane aisle. Too close to the table next to us. Price was ok for a special occasion. Parking was horrible as usual in White Rock."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Boathouse did little to fulfill my request and when I spoke to hostess she was not hearing my concerns. The hostess could not get away fast enough who said she would return, never did which confirmed her disinterest in customer satisfaction. I may not return for special occasions! E"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The overall experience was quite pleasurable, staff was very friendly and helpful, service was excellent and the food was perfect. Overall a very pleasant experience and we will return at another time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As usual the Boathouse experience was excellent all around. The server was excellent at knowing the menu as well as meeting any needs or requests we had. I look forward to returning for another special occasion or just because it's always enjoyable!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal very much at the Boathouse Saturday night. It was very busy and server was running off his feet so we did t see him much. I ordered the steelhead and it was amazing! Would have it again!! We were very disappointed we weren't offered dessert. Just the bill showed up. But would still give the restaurant another try based on the meal."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were 30 minutes early to our reservation and they managed to give us a spot. We took recommendations from our server and it was an excellent choice. We had a 3-course lobster dinner, with lobster bisque, steak and lobster tail, and sourdough bread pudding. We also tried the miso halibut, recommended again by our server and it was absolutely amazing. One of the best seafood meals I've had."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Got in right away with our reservations but then the waiting started. Probably waited 10 minutes to be greeted by the server. Then after getting aater, waited another 10 to order. Finally got soup but had to send it back because it was cold. Other than that the food was good. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant at a small table in a high traffic area so it was not relaxing at all. People constantly walking by and far too close to our table for our comfort while eating. Not sure we would return."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food and service were almost good. Female server came to take orders and were informed of allergy to many spices. We agreed to not put any spices in my meal, coconut cod with couscous. Also, we even joked about how my dessert was not to have spices as well e.g. cinnamon. My dish came and it was spicy hot, except for the fish. Further, the creme brulee had cinnamon in it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Dinner was ok - not great, just ok. Normally it is great place to eat. For some reason the server was forgetful, didn't refill water glasses, food was brought out separately. My wife found her food bland, mine was good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Whether the staff were undertrained or overworked was hard to tell. We repeatedly had to ask for knives,forks and spoons. No-one asked if we wanted drinks. Water had to be requested several times. My food was satisfactory, though my starter Caesar salad was very small, but two members of our group had to send their soup back to be reheated, and one person's prime rib was tasteless and tough. The noise level prevented easy conversation. This restaurant chain used to be very reliable: what a falling-off!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "First course lobster bisque tasted like buttery tomato soup. Main course lacked any flavour, lobster didn't taste like lobster, salmon was rare and very tasty, served w/o lemon And all the food was served luke warm. Won't go back. Big bucks and very little to recommend it. A sad dining experience. The bill was 112.00 and we didn't drink any alcohol. You do the math."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We recently took our son to dinner for his birthday and we all enjoyed the meal thoroughly. We've been to the W.Rock location many times before and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We love the Boathouse! The ambience is great, although this past time we were there it was extremely loud; but it was a Saturday night. The food never disappoints, great dishes and delicious flavours. I had their mocha ice cream pie for the first time and it was amazing! I would highly recommend coming here."
    Dined on 1/25/2014