Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
6695 Nelson Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7W 2B2Neighborhood:
SeafoodPrice: CAN$30 and under
Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/
- Phone: (604) 921-8188
- Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm
- 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, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
We are situated right on the edge of the water in beautiful Horseshoe Bay. Our view is very west coast and compliments our menu well. We are proud to present an extensive selection of great recipes, wines, and unique cocktails to provide you with an amazing west coast dining experience. Join us in our relaxed, casual atmosphere - come as you are.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
- Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
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Boathouse Horseshoe Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
scenic view (84)special occasion (53)great for lunch (38)good for groups (37)neighborhood gem (37)great for brunch (35)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (28)fit for foodies (25)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (13)late-night find (9)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
- Tiger2VIPDined on 11/9/2014Prompt courteous service and consistently tasty food.Special Features:
- Very goodgooseDined on 11/9/2014I really enjoyed the spectacular view of the harbour. The central wood burning fireplace was an added touch - made it feel just like home. The food was delicious, really enjoyed the lobster & crab ravioli. The snow crab legs were delicious - cooked perfectly. The bread was a mixed review, I thought it was good, but the other party thought it was too dry and more like the croutons in the caesar salad. If you like boats & great food I highly recommend you check it out!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/8/2014we had a very nice dinner at the boathouse; beautiful location. food was good, not excellent. best part of dinner was desert. service was outstanding.Special Features:
- ReservationsBrunswickDined on 11/1/2014We made reservations. Arrived 6:30 and were about to be seated by a large party table. Requested a different table and were told they (at least ten(10)) tables were all reserved. After some assertiveness, they "found" a booth for the 4 of us. By 8:00 advised their parties had been served and the kitchen was getting back to our orders! By 9:00, at least four of the tables that were empty when we arrived still had not had anyone served ther. They remained empty for the whole time. From 6:30 until 9:00PM grr The server at our booth was first class. Five stars for her. The other couple we dined with had been some time since we had seen each other so the experience was totally on our reunion, not on the how poorly we had been handled.Special Features:
- Could not have been more pleased!wendyholmDined on 10/30/2014This gem of a restaurant tucked into the cove of Horseshoe Bay a VERY special place! Stunning ambiance, unparalleled views and a wonderfully inspired menu and wine list. Open kitchen so in addition to enjoying the gulls, boats, snow-capped peaks and Howe Sound views you can also watch the talented chefs at work! Really enjoyed the Thai Shrimp and Crab Cakes for appies and the Scallops for a main. The scallops were tender and perfectly cooked, the vegetables were probably the nicest i have been served - fresh, tender and beautifully trimmed - and the potatoes (mashed with leeks?) were awesome. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend the Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- foodies2Dined on 10/18/2014Just discovered this gem. Great location and good food. We will be back in the summer evenings to enjoy the patio and the view and in the meantime it is a good place for lunch.Special Features:
- West coast at its bestSaloVIPDined on 10/11/2014The food and service at this restaurant are consistently very good, always a good choice, but what makes this restaurant really special, what sets it apart is its location in beautiful horseshoe bay in West Vancouver. Ask for a a table next to a window to enjoy the food and service in this fantastic setting.Special Features:
- TerribleRikoSuaveDined on 10/4/2014For reasons not clearly explained, the waiter apologized on three occasions for the lengthy wait time. One explanation what that the order is placed but the kitchen was simply not getting the order completed. . The bread came 20 mins after the the appetizer. My wife had Halibut and she claimed that it was overcooked. The waiter was very nice and professional though.Special Features:
- A favourite place to eatBigAlVIPDined on 10/3/2014As always, the meal was very good, the service was excellent and the location outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/1/2014We had an exceptional server who made the dining experience very pleasant. She was attentive and very professional. Food was tasty and well presented.Special Features:
- great for familly get togethersIslandDinerDined on 9/30/2014We needed a table for 7 people and the Boathouse was able to accommodate us on short notice. The noise level was quiet so that you could hear a conversation without shouting. The food was very good. Service was very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mostly satisfiedOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/30/2014Our group of 4 women in their 70's enjoyed the ambiance and the sunshine during our luncheon. Our server was patient, attentive and cheerful. The food was good but not outstanding in my opinion. Three of us who had tea received cold to lukewarm tea when it arrived, but the server immediately replaced it for us. Your location was good as two of us had to arrive by ferry to join the two from the mainland.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mediocre at bestPartyof9Dined on 9/28/2014We were really disappointed with the food. For the price, we were expecting something with a bit more flavor. 3 of us had the seafood grill, the salmon tasted as if it was previously frozen, and the stuffed prawns were so small it was comical (also no flavor). The service was good, and the view beautiful. We agreed as a group that we definitely would not recommend the Boathouse to friends and family.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/23/2014Very happy ! Good food service and we love the view .Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- kielortVIPDined on 9/21/2014all in all an average visit. I would not recommend this restaurant, as we find better places in West VancouverSpecial Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/17/2014My wife and I were celebrating our 47th wed.ding anniversary and we had a wonderful timeSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Birthday early dinnerjltastefoodDined on 9/15/2014The restaurant was very accommodating when with my request about a dessert that was diabetic friendly. Even though it was my birthday I wanted my Mom to be able to enjoy a nice dessert. Other than a few issues the our time in the restaurant was very enjoyable. a. A large party was at its last few members chatting, and their two kids where running around making a lot of noise. b. the crab cakes in my Eggs Benny I found a bit too crunchy and fell apart too easily and not enough sauce on the eggs, it's part of the dish and was skimped on. The service and food otherwise was definitely worth sharing with others.Special Features:
- My meal & the serviceEmmylouiseDined on 9/13/2014The meal I ordered was the Northern Seafood Pasta & it was great, however it was a bit spicy which I didn't totally love. I would have expected more seafood in it but there was such small chunks of salmon, one scallop & a few clams here & there. The service wasn't outstanding as I thought my waitress would have been more friendly. Our hostess was friendly & there was a man who brought my boyfriend & myself our food, he was very thoughtful & friendly. Other than that, my dinning experience was great & I loved the scenery & restaurant itself.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good SeafoodCat12Dined on 9/13/2014Good Seafood - We ordered Scallops in pepper sauce with the Wasabi mashed potatoes and the Ahi Tuna, both meals were good. Enjoyed the Horseshoe Bay and mountain views. Service was good. Added Bonus was free parking.Special Features:
- Manager Jake was great!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/12/2014Jake Arabiana, the store manager, delivered excellent customer service. He was humble and proactively sought my feedback and comments on the food and service. Will definitely visit restaurant again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Should have known betterwesterngardenerDined on 9/11/2014There's so much wrong with this 'restaurant' I don't know where to begin. 1. Given the lunch menu instead of the dinner one. Lunch menu had 2 choices in their steak options/dinner menu has 9. 2. Our first server who thought she was doing us a favor by serving us. Later, she was replaced with someone else who knew about customer service and was a tremendous improvement. 3. Appetizers: Coconut Shrimp (the best thing we ate all evening) and the Boathouse Signature Calamari which was fried to a crisp. 4. Dinner: Miso crusted wild halibut: dry and tasteless. Wild maple salmon: raw--sushi style. 5: Dessert: New York Cheesecake with seasonal berries. The seasonal berries were more like jam and a pasty mess. Will I return . . . never, ever.
- formerguestDined on 9/8/2014Disappointed ! been there for yers both private nd corporate ....slipping year over year... there is competition nd standards out there ...???ever heard of Cactus Club etc...?Special Features:
- Gorgeous LocationSaloVIPDined on 9/7/2014Good food and service, beautiful location! If you dream about dinner or brunch surrounded by typical gorgeous British Columbia scenary, there is no better choice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- sugrDined on 9/7/2014Had a fabulous anniversary lunch with friends yesterday, food delicious and the view as always, outstanding. Wondered why we don't visit more often. Thank you.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quality has droppedOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/6/2014A beautiful place to dine with a spectacular setting overlooking water. Unfortunately the quality of the food was poor which was a surprise as we have enjoyed many lovely meals here before.Special Features:
- Fading......JoyceVIPDined on 9/2/2014We went back because it was a nice evening and we watched a seal on the dock.....the food is still simply mediocre. The service ( Patrick ) was excellent . The seafood linguine not hot enough and slushy .....cant someone barbecue those prawns so that they are not rubbery ? No lobster ravioli, no bread pudding .......those were dishes that you did well ! You need a kitchen make-over but at least you have the view of the dock.....Special Features:
- Delightfully DelectableCodeDined on 8/30/2014I chose this restaurant for my Wife's birthday this year because of its beautiful location. Being annual regulars to the Boat House in other locations across the lower mainland I knew the food was going to be up to snuff, but it is the location that really makes this restaurant shine. If you want good food with a fantastic setting look no further.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- the right place, in the right placewayneDined on 8/30/2014Located at the confluence of Island, Sunshine Coast ferries and a major Vancouver freeway, this restaurant is the go-to location for family and friends to reconnect over consistently good food. The scenery is unbeatable, with marina and ferry activity in the fore ground and the snow capped peaks of the Squamish/Whistler mountains as a backdrop. Staff and management have been consistently attentive and responsive to special requests and inquiries. Excellent value overall.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Enoyable dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/29/2014Great experience and great food! There is something on the menu for everyone.Special Features:
- Great food, service and view!MomgooseDined on 8/29/2014A perfect place to celebrate a birthday and to bring our out of town guest. Thank you for the great food ad service. The view is amazing too!Special Features:
- Never disappointsLarryandLizDined on 8/28/2014The Boathouse at Horseshoe Bay has a great view, good food and friendly knowledgeable staff. A relaxing break close to home.Special Features:
- ScenicmunchyDined on 8/28/2014A very scenic view. Service was a little on the slow side, food was good though.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SeafoodLoverVIPDined on 8/27/2014Halibut and Chips were good except for the Chips. You shouldnt take the words "chips" literally by using the dried out ends of potatoes. As usual, the view was glorious and service fine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent ServiceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/26/2014This is an outstanding Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay. Terrific setting, great service and quality food. Highly recommended.Special Features:
- Not a morsel left...pickyeatersDined on 8/25/2014We arrived near the end of Appy hour and tried 3 of the dishes - all delicious - especially the halibut with miso. Our meals, cocoanut cod and the curry bowls were just as good and generous portions as well. We share 2 desserts between 4 to finish off. Our corner of the deck was lovely, overlooking the arbutus grove on the little islet and watching the herons put on a show. A great place to have a casual meal or celebrate a special occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Paying for the AmbienceWansharpDined on 8/24/2014We normally go to Boathouse in New Westminster, so we are familiar with their menu. However, we found, although our server was polite & courteous, the eye for detail lacked including the menu. Our coffees arrived, mine was obviously spilled, but instead of using a new cup or wiping if off the sides, still given as is. Food was not hot, poached eggs were overdone. Although I'm not one to complain to the server, I have had better experiences elsewhere.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Needs Improvement ....JoyceVIPDined on 8/22/2014This restaurant cannot continue to rely on the scenic view.....the food here has steadily gotten worse over the past six months .I feel very sorry for the servers ( doesn't that say it all ! ) when the food is so mediocre. Some dishes are still good ( the steaks are usually reliable ) but we've had a series of rubbery prawns and the seafood linguine is really not good. The desserts are few, unimaginative ( cranberry apple crisp microwaved into a puddle ) and Im not sure what has gone wrong ?Special Features:
- Grea experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/17/2014My wife and I have been to the Boathouse numerous times. Admittedly, we have had a few misses, but overall it is a great place, especially for that special eveing. In this case, it was our 19th anniversary, so the staff was kind enough to get a window table ready. Half the attraction of the Boathouse at Horshoe Bay is the view. Our waiter Mike was absolutely perfect. Not too much in our face, but seemingly always there when needed. He was willing (not all waiters are) to tell my wife 'not my favorite' when she asked, and what he recommended was perfect for her. Our meals came too early after appies, quickly returned, but other than that, everything went very well. Mike even brought us a small piece of cake with a sparkler.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Requests in reservation not doneOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/17/2014I had requested a window table and stated that it was my mothers 80th birthday when I made the reservation through opentable. Didn't get a window seat and no acknowledgement of her bday. Food was good but quite frankly overpriced. Just disappointed.Special Features:
- Sunday BrunchMamabearVIPDined on 8/17/2014Love the location and meet friends there often. Good food and great view. Love the Seafood Chowder and the Spicy Shrimp appies.Special Features: