Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://boulevardvancouver.ca/
  • Phone: 6046825511x5144
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Alex Chen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can accommodate all parties large or small and it would be our pleasure to cater your event. Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room boasts beautiful oak millwork, and spacious grand tables. Your dining experience can be completely or semi private.
  • Private Party Contact: Camila Blades 6046825511x5144
  • Entertainment: Live piano player nightly

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burrard at Smithe
  • Public Transit: We are a 5 minute walk from the Burrard skytrain station. Exit toward Burrard Street and turn right.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Leave your vehicle with our valet, or park yourself in the underground hotel pay parking.
A word from Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Boulevard is connected to the iconic Gerard Lounge at Sutton Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver featuring an oyster bar, private dining room and a large outdoor patio. This restaurant is the new showcase for the legendary and artistic fare of Chef Alex Chen. His inspiration comes from French traditions with a respect for the past while staying both current and modern. Our goal is to deliver an ambiance, service and cuisine that speaks of who we are and where we are located.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (66)special occasion (51)hot spot (34)romantic (33)notable wine list (30)good for groups (27)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (19)neighborhood gem (12)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (11)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It took over 2 hours to get our entrees then we were informed that dinner would be delayed?? After sitting there that long we couldnt sit there anymore so advised them to cancel our order...they were busy but if you go out for dinner you expect to eat! Thank goodness for the JapoDog stand outside!
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  • Alex Chen starts something great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Boulevard is an excellent spot for a business lunch or romantic dinner. Great food, wine, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome addition
    RPS8
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Boulevard is a welcome addition to the dining scene in Vancouver. The room decor exudes refined elegance. The service was attentive and unobtrusive. Excellent food and an extensive wine list. Definitely a keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food….!
    jas604
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent service and Amazing food…. had my first bite and couldn't stop. kept looking at the menu to see what else should I try..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit also splendid
    ChanterelleVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Day after first visit after a very long day we returned for a relaxing dinner. Salmon was best ever and signature burger, hand chopped, was scrumptious. A glass of LBV Port again was a perfect dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    fabulous service, wait staff have excellent menu knowledge. careful preparation of gluten free items. burrata appetizer was tasty but salmon entree was overcooked for my preference.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Splendid
    ChanterelleVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Love the experience, service and the food. Steak cooked perfectly, scallops delicious, choc. soufflé amazing perfection, LBV Port for the finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • BLVD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Servcie was decent but a little disorganized (perhaps because of recent opening?)...hostess could not find enough menus for all 4 diners at once so we had to share, server was unsure of a few questions we had about the menu/specials and had to get back to us. Overall food was really good. A bit too bright in the dining room, lights needed to be adjusted down.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Business lunch or nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    New and not to be missed. Chex Alex Chen's restaurant has a great décor for business lunches and has an equally great atmosphere for a nice dinner with friends or someone special. The food is excellent, well presented and thoughtfully done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The best restaurant in Vancouver.
    SeafoodLover888
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I don't do reviews so I will keep it short. This is the best restaurant in Vancouver. The oysters felt like magic going down my throat. Boulevard is so sexy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • excellent food & services
    Neko
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Nice food & great services and great atmosphere It' s my favourite restaurant now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Despite the hype, this restaurant did not measure up, and was half empty at lunch mid-week. The hostess was unprofessional and talking on the phone when I arrived for my noon reservation. She did not acknowledge that I was there in any way, so was left standing waiting awkwardly. Her dress and demeanour were not in keeping with what the restaurant is trying to portray. As this was first time at the restaurant, i was not left with a good first impression. Our server was ok and the food interesting but I am not in a hurry to go back.
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  • Good but not great
    choy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It's fine dining so you pay twice the price for half the food. The food was good but not great, certainly not something memorable. The portions are unequal. We ordered the Seafood Tower for Four and it had 3 crab legs. Again, the food, the taste, the quality, was all good. But for the price I'm paying I was expecting more, either in quantity or in a unique taste where you can't find anywhere else, or both. Service was top notch, as expected in fine dining restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome Promising Newcomer
    DouglasDiningDailyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Terrific experience all around. There are hidden gems on the wine list if you know where to look, otherwise its a fairly expensive list typical of Vancouver's upmarket restaurants. All the dishes were done perfectly with clean, distinct flavors. The Caesar salad is a standout, superior to any in town. The bouillabaisse is actually a deconstructed bouillabaisse more akin to a high end soupe de poisson with composed seafood ingredients and the rouille could be more assertive with garlic and thicker, but on the whole the best seafood dish to be found in Vancouver. The chicken wings are so amazing one wonders what the chef could really do if he weren't beholden to the timid tastes of a bourgeois luxury hotel. Loved it! Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    VancouverVisitor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best food in Vancouver. Everyone was very impressed with the food.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was very slow in the beginning but after we advised the restaurant about the slow service, it improved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Partyof3
    Partyof3
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We arrived early the hostess took us the the worst table in the place, I said 'No thank you'.. She then seated us at another equally bad table. The whole evening we felt like we were in the outskirts of 'the fun' with a 6pm diner reso felt like it was very unnecessary! The hostess then sat another single lady right on top of us half way through our dinner, when there were tons of other empty spots in our 'speculated area'. The food was mediocre at best, the room was nicely done, we had a great service because we spent a fortune and she could tell we weren't impressed. I explained nicely at the end of our meal to management my 'unsatisfactory experience', and he gave me his card and told me to return.. Which I highly doubt we will.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice new option for lunch
    Daylily
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Beautiful room, interesting menu, central location and very attentive service. Will likely become a go-to option for business lunches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    nawzir
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We have been there twice for dinner. First time was an amazing experience all around-food, atmosphere, service. Second time, food and atmosphere were excellent, although a few less people on a Tuesday night, but the service was terrible. Our waitress was not on the ball, forgetting drinks twice for my daughter and the food took forever to come out. When it finally did come out, it was very good. I recommend you wait another month or two allowing them to get it right. It's not an inexpensive place to dine, so one would expect very good service to go along with the great food and overall atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
    Willy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My party of 3 were very impressed with the new Boulevard Restaurant. The décor fabulous, lunches were excellent and the portion size perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Pleasant experience except service
    SeasonedPalate
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our waitress wasn't very friendly and accommodating but the bus girl with the shaved head was very good. Appies were ok but my sablefish was spectacular. Cooked to perfection filled with flavor without heavy sauces. Comfortable booth seating and nice decor. Loved the design of the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good try.
    Ianchoy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is our first time to try this restaurant. Good foods and excellence service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time
    Vancitydinner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Room is great nice and open service was good appy's took a little long but overall all pretty tasty would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Quality of food - very good Service from waiter - excellent, knowledgable and professional Our table just next to the bar - very noisy, we can hardly talk, have to almost yell Not too good to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary
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  • Great food horrible service
    cityfolk
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    For a new restaurant you would think that service would be a top priority. We went on a Sunday evening, there were probably less than 10 tables in the place and the service was horrible. Cocktails took over 10 min to get, we had to ask for plates to be cleared and replaced with clean side plates after oysters served. White wine was warm, and we waited probably 15 min after dessert before having to ask for our bill. Then after another 5-10 min having to ask for someone to run our visa. Then the waiter "assumed" the male at the table was paying the bill when clearly the credit card had a female name...was just a little disappointing to have such poor service at what is supposed to be a higher end restaurant, luckily the food made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bdaygirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Heard amazing reviews about the Boulevard, so tried it out for me birthday dinner with my boyfriend. We enjoyed our whole dinner, and loved the ambience. Food was amazing and great drink selection! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Host/Hostess
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Walking into the restaurant we were not greeted and when we were they brought us to our table but there were people already seated there who was not part of our party. When they finally got our reservation name correctly they realized the people at our table were seated on the wrong table. Other than that our server was great, wine and food were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New elegance and polished menu
    Mellow
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We hadn't heard anything really, about the new restaurant at the Sutton. Not hearing any buzz makes you wonder. Well, we tried it and were treated to impeccably professional and warm service and a meal that exceeded our modest expectations. Beautiful space, both in design and ambience. The Quinoa salad and surprisingly elevated wings were awesome. I'd go back for the quinoa alone. The halibut and bouillabaisse were refined and perfectly prepared. A side of creamed corn added a little touch of home cooking. We'll be back... to try more or just have a drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Birthday Dinner
    FraserBoyer
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Took my mom for her 78th birthday and it was fantastic. Server was a little slow but I don't know if that was the bar speed, the kitchen speed or his speed. The room is spectacular. Great use if a space that was a no-mans land for years.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Excellent and delicious
    JmealVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is a great new restaurant that we will definitely be going back to. The service was excellent and the food was delicious and everything had their own unique touch. I look forward to working my way through the rest of the menu at future visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Def. the new hot spot of Vancouver....similar vibe as Hawksworth and Yew Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best chef in town!
    danielleow
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Boulevard has Vancouver's hottest new chef, Alex Chen! Thanks for bringing class and a new vibe to the city!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Not as good as I hope
    Faye
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The environment is very pretty and elegant on the high-end side. It's a big dinner room with additional lounge and patio sections. Food were a disappointment. The fresh oysters were awesome though they had nothing to do the chefs skill. Other food items were so-so and nothing special. We paid the premium price but didn't get the premium taste. The service was very attentive and friendly. Food came very slow although our wine and water kept getting refilled. We waited 30 minutes for the entrees to arrive, which was wait too long and unacceptable. Though the server didn't acknowledge that was a problem (not sure if it's a norm there). There are definitely choices out there to satisfy taste buds especially for the price you pay!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Won't Return
    oysterbar
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was good, but expensive. The dance beat music did not fit the fine dining decor. The service was good, but drink service was very slow even though it was quiet. $4.00 charge for a glass of water is crazy, altough was removed from bill when I complained. Maybe this place will find it's stride eventually, but too many other great restaurants out there to waste my time on again.
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    special occasion
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  • Totally disappointed
    Intheindusrty
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    GST member cheerful Server, sweet but gave extremely poor service. Felt like an after thought. Sat for ages with out ordering & empty water glasses No guidance through the menu. Proteins cooked well. Rice was not good at all, mushy in parts, crunchy in others. The one carrot with the pork chop was cut and displayed like a 4 years painting.;( I'm a server in a local high end restaurant and even with my patience and being server accomadating, this was a total disappointment for the $260 I spent.
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  • Fantastic & Long Overdue Change
    MissVVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We live in the neighbourhood and the Sutton was definitely in need of a revamp, and wow, did they deliver. It is beautiful to look at, but even better, the cocktails, food and service are top notch. We sat at the bar (my dining companion had already dined there twice, while this was my first time), the service was very friendly and knowledgeable. The cocktails were really fantastic. Since it is not oyster season, I didn't partake from the oyster bar, but come the fall/winter, I am sure I will be there a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Dinner for 2
    YleeVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Must try new"fine dining" hot spot for dinner & see what they have to offer. Unfortunately we were seated right by the grand piano closest to inside entrance adjoining Sutton Place,it was very loud and we could barely hear each other. I saw a lot of walk in deuces were sat in the banqutte or tables by them maybe next time.We started w/2 cocktails both were summery & refreshing. Appetizers of fresh oysters and chicken wings were ordered,the wings I had to try once but may not order again. Bouillabaisse I always order on any menu was heavy on saffron with 2pcs of lobster,1 prawn, few pcs of rock fish and fennel. Halibut dish with israeli couscous was plated beautifully, however fish was sous vide and my friend would have preferred otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just opened...
    AnnickVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food but scarce food. For VIPs or very rich people as this new restaurant is extremely expensive.
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  • Fabulous
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    What an improvement over the original hotel restaurant. Stuffed olives were delicious.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow -- just WOW!
    SportyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    From the understated luxury of the decor to the service to the food, this is a MUST visit for a very reasonable price. Bubbles, Oysters to start; red wine, white wine, entrees, dessert, port/dessert wine came to $319 per couple, including gratuity. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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