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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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)special occasion (17)great for lunch (9)romantic (8)notable wine list (8)hot spot (8)good for groups (8)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (4)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    What an improvement over the original hotel restaurant. Stuffed olives were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a little disappointing
    expatbritVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    For the last two years, the food at the Sutton Place has been beautifully presented but distinctly lacking in flavour. Things don't seem to have changed with this new restaurant. I ordered a light lunch of mussels-the presentation was amazing, the quality of the mussels was unsurpassed, the overall flavour? "meh", nothing outstanding. Would I order them again? Doubtful. The accompanying bread was cold, hard and dried out. The chef's famous cornbread was unavailable. Believe it or not the butter presentation was spectacular and yet the butter tasted slightly off. Finally, the tables on the Burrard Patio need to be placed against the wall - the deluge of beggars was a bit off-putting. Would I go back? I'll give it one more try.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
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