Boneta Restaurant
Boneta Restaurant
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Boneta Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boneta.ca/
  • Phone: 6046841844x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary French, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Jeff MacIntosh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: mbb@boneta.ca x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carral St.
  • Public Transit: We are located 5 minutes from Chinatown sky train station and along most major bus routes.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Boneta offers ample street parking and 4 easily accessible lots are available.
A word from Boneta Restaurant

Boneta loves you.

Our seasonal menu, which is updated weekly on the website, offers modern European comfort food paired with a beautifully chosen wine list and classic custom cocktails. The lounge and speak easy bar encourages impromptu socializing while the main dining room provides secret hideaways and insider views to the open kitchen.
Service is relaxed and attentive with an atmosphere that is energetic and warm. Unpretentious dining in a gorgeous Gastown setting. Welcome to Vancouver.

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Boneta Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We had to go for pizza after
    NYvisitorVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    For the price, the portions were small. Trendy, but not much substance. For foodies who like to look, sniff and taste, but not feel full after a meal. No bread offered, would have eaten before if we had known. We went to Nicli Antica for pizza after, because we were still hungry. Missed the old tarte tatin. Apparently closing down. Sorry to see it go on this note. Not what it was when it first started, in its previous location. Too bad, the owner is first class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a memoriable christmas dinner
    jacinto
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    I took my girlfriend to bonita's for our annual christmas dinner. The food was outstanding, and our service was just as great. I've already reccomended this restaurant to 5 of my friends. One of who will be proposing to his girlfriend. This is a great place to go if you have a special occasion in mind. Its the best christmas dinner I've had! Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • don't forget about your guests
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    had a great dinner - amazing food that came at a quick pace, great service throughout the meal - until it came time to pay. both of our servers (yes, two) had completely forgotten about us after dropping off dessert. By this time is was closer to 11pm and the restaurant was slowing down so didn't see why this had to happen. otherwise a great meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but scant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I found the food absolutely delicious but there wasn't quite enough for me. I left feeling a bit hungry. I guess I could have ordered more but that would have made it rather unaffordable. Otherwise, I loved the ambience and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we loved the old boneta and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    we loved the old boneta and after some time decided to come back for a birthday dinner.. Sadly our experience was sub optiomal- not at one point in the evening did a server identify herself as our server - we were ordering drinks from whom ever walked by- after a great length of time of sitting without any service or contact with staff ( there were 3 mulling around refilling glasses etc). Our server?! at this point we have 2 people- no one came to check on our meal- there was no discussion about food options, no smiles and nothing made us feel at home or welcome, especially for our special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice in Gastown
    Mww87
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Sat at the bar, nice simple menu with some great choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much hype
    DatenightDiners
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Waited 20 min. for our table with a reservation. For appetizers we had the "house baked" bread and butter ($3) and the pate' with foie appetizer. The pate' it was too firm and the 4 melba toasts served with it were bland and too few. The bread was a small tasteless loaf that looked like it was a sysco product. The mains were VERY small, a 2" piece of cod, over a spoonful of shredded pea pods..The gnocci was good, but again very small portion for $18. For dessert we ordered the "lemon meringue tart"the crust was more like a bland cookie and the meringue was marshmallow. The meal was very disappointing considering all the hype we had heard about this place. Next time we will stick with Blue Water, we are never disappointed there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Dinner in Vancouver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    What can i say but thank you to Neil and his Crew, Great dinner, great drinks, and GREAT FOOD
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant, great area
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Highly recommend this restaurant. Interesting menu fit for foodies. Include the cheese plate in your selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food & drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Vistor to Vanouver and found Boneta on a local blog. We had an amazing cocktail ("30th Century Man"). Followed by poutine (never been to Canada before so I had to try it) and then trout. Desert was the pavlova and we finished up with chartreuse The food was really good, as was the service. The only negative was the printing of the menus was difficult to read in the low light. My only regret is that I'm leaving Vancouver tomorrow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The attention to service is
    Andrea
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The attention to service is really wonderful here. My date and I brought our own bottle of wine -- it was a special occasion and a bottle we had been saving, so we were glad to hear Boneta accomodates BYOB with a corkage fee of $25. When the restaurant opened the bottle for us, it turned out to be corked! Service staff and the sommellier/owner were gracious, friendly, and empathetic, and helped us choose a(n affordable) substitute from their concise but thoughtful list. I've been to Boneta before for special occasion dinners and this level of care is par for the course: attentive but never intrusive or forced. A wonderful experience start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEO for president!
    JOJO
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    NEO is amazing, a true aficionado, what a knowledge and love towards wine-food and exceptional down to earth approach to customer service, Boom! We’ll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a family of 6 and
    shibainuVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We were a family of 6 and a toddler celebrating Thanksgiving at Boneta. We really appreciated the fact that the restaurant took the trouble of borrowing a high chair for us when we requested one! Service was friendly, the food was beautifully prepared and delicious. I really loved the special that evening, duck. This wasn't our first time and it won't be our last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in small amounts
    Sebastian
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Everything was fantastic except for the portions. While not the smallest i've seen they were nonetheless significantly smaller than that of L'abbatoir, who are both very close by and at a similar price point. The experience was otherwise great; service was good, wine selection was interesting, wasn't too noisy or too quiet. Everything else about the night makes me want to return but the number of dishes I'd have to order to suffice a moderate appetite simply isn't worth what it would cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First anniversary
    Chadwick
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Everything was fantastic. The food and the service could not have been better. My wife and I had a great time here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dinner Experience in Vancouver
    Arsh
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    The food was beyond amazing, and the service was extraordinary! We're already talking about the next time we'll go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizer of octopus chips
    CeCeVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Appetizer of octopus chips different,salty but good. but a roll and butter is 3 dollars. the main dish,pork chop took 45 minutes,was dry. the people were very friendly,wine was good. Ambience was nonexistent,seated at a glass wall ovelooking a pedestrian walkway,men's clothing store 6 feet from where I sat
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boneta was good.
    armin
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I had a fantastic experience at Boneta. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday. i just wrote a huge review and realized that i can only use a certain amount of characters. That is stupid . Anyway to make it shorter, i loved the place, the server was great. wine was good. Food was amazing too. Only shortened critique i can make is that the amuse bouche was absolutely amazing however it was the best bit of food i had all night. The rest was extremely delicious its just that the amuse was so damn good it made the rest of the meal pale in comparison. Dont take it the wrong way tho the meal was spectacular. just perhaps they shouldn't start the meal with the best thing as it detracts from the rest of the meal. Thanks we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    bthepalm
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Great dinner for a birthday celebration. We were well looked after and enjoyed the room and service. Artic Char was a real standout and our young guest really loved the octopus chips!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, delayed service
    eatsout
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Had a reservation for 9 and our table wasn't ready. Not a huge deal. Once we were sat it took over 20 minutes for someone to come take our drink order. By that time we had appetizers and mains picked out so we ordered all at once. Appetizers came out in under ten minutes (just poutine and bread) but it was another 40 minutes for our mains which was strange because it was late and the place was thinning out. The duck breast was good, the pork chop which was more like roast ham, a friend got the trout gnocchi which she loved but the portion was TINY and my other friend couldn't find much and resorted to the poutine (although she can be picky so that's not necessarily a reflection of the menu) Ambience is great and the open concept adds a lot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I think Boneta was the highlight among many restaurants on a Seattle/Vancouver trip. The Downton and Peabody cocktails were both delicious. A spring salad, which could be dull, was wonderful--with interesting ingredients (including many kinds of unfamiliar greens) and a nice balance. The risotto and halibut entrees were also well balanced and contained little surprise flavors which is always fun. My only quibble, and it's a minor one, is wishing the chocolate cake were more intensely flavored. Someone here is being selective about quality ingredients and careful about cooking, and it shows! The space is pleasant and subdued, particularly considering the prevalence of "pub" style places around Gastown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Requires some patience but yummy!
    EH555VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Food was fantastic. Salad was overdressed, but everything else was amazing - especially the beef carpaccio and shortrib gnocci. We sat at the bar where service was ok. I sent back my Southpaw cocktail a third of the way through because the ginger was just too strong for me, and we were charged for it. I know it's not a gimme when you've consumed 1/3, but considering we ordered a very nice bottle of wine and had to wait over 30 minutes for our mains to arrive, I hoped for better. Yes, it took an extremely long time between apps and mains - don't go overly hungry or impatient. But we'd happily return because the food and ambience were so fabulous. Really a cool spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Care and Attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    For the high calibre of food, we were surprised at the casual-feel of the restaurant - not at all pretentious. The crab salad was lovely, and like all of the other food, was prepared with a high degree of attention to the details. Very enjoyable on a rather quiet Monday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Come Hungry
    BBFood
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Portion sizes were a little on the light side. Food was well presented and delicious but each plate looked like it needed a little more substance to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun times!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    I had made resos for my friends birthday at Boneta and had never been myself. The space is beautiful, the food is great and the staff are friendly and amazing!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife loved her food, but
    jjfad
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    My wife loved her food, but I made the mistake of ordering the vegan ensemble of vegetables and rice. It was fine, but not particularly tasty. Mellow, laid back atmosphere. Would be good for a group and/or date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    The food was good but the place was loud even when it wasn't full. This was not energetic good noise but just loud echoing noise that made it difficult to talk as a group and would not go there for a romantic dinner. The restaurant is in a quiet cove in gastown and the ambiance did not fit the setting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boneta Gastown
    Hugh
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Boneta was a very nice casual place,the two servers were friendly an helpful. Appetizers were good but a bit small, the pate was very nice. Overall it was great, but all portions were small but very nicely presented
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Good
    Pete
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Great place, great food, octopus chips are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Food and Wine
    OccaionalVancouver
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    We had a good experience at Boneta. We meet up with a friend for a drink and a few snacks. We shared the octopus chips, Salmon tartare, and Risotto with truffles. We drank the Neslois Sangoviose which was excellent. The Risotto was also excellent. The salmon tartare was refresshing but not that interesting and octopus chips were a bit chewy(to be expected) but also didn't have much flavor other than the tapioca batter which wasn't much. Otherwise an excellent place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are so extremely impressed
    willyouacceptthisrose
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    We are so extremely impressed with the exceptional service we received when having dinner at Boneta. The staff went out of their way to make our dining experience extra special. Boneta is now "our" restaurant and can't wait to return for an amazing meal and outstanding service. Special thanks for bending over backwards to find me a rose!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a little disappointed
    3cuties
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We were a little disappointed with our first experience at Boneta. We are small eaters and the portion was so small, definitely not enough for average people. My halibut was only a tiny 2"x2" cube. My girlfriend's beef was too dry. The 2 way duck only had tiny shredded pieces of duck's leg. The octopus chip was very tasty, but again it is such a tiny portion.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good Surprise in Every Morsel
    ScottieVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Each bite of each morsel of food was a delight of flavours....every vegetable has been individually cooked and seasoned to bring out it's best and add another layer of flavours to enhance the experience. Each bite was a surprise....and a good one. The steak was perfect as was the halibut. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return.
    BurgundyboyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner with friends. The food was outstanding. We look forward to returning to experience some of the other menu items. What a great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new location...
    ConnoisseurOfGoodTaste
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Love the new location and fresh ambiance of Boneta in Gastown. The big skylights and big glass front make the ambiance very bright and beautiful. I prefer this over the old location in which they had mirrors hanging off the ceiling. New location is elegant and the food is sublime. Very enjoyable. Going to Gastown always makes me feel like I'm on holidays someplace special, which most definitely it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly good
    willbikeforwine
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    They did it again, great food, service. You have to try the duck 2 ways, stunning!! Try the Tasmanian Pinot... great recommendation Chris!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Food and service were excellent! Will definitely recommend to friends and return for more in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I recommend the beef carpaccio
    catinthehat
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I recommend the beef carpaccio and octopus chips. Menu overall is fancy but not intimidating. Cocktails were fantastic. Servers were fast and attentive yet we never felt like they were hovering.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for good French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    A great place for good French food while getting a little rowdy (not too rowdy) with friends. Very energetic and consequently, not so romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious... they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Food was delicious... they offered us a complimentary champagne as it was a 5oth birthday celebration- very nice touch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic