The detail is right. Superb view. The service was unobtrusive and just right, allowing us time to savour the food, scenery and atmosphere. We will be back.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood Share Platter
Had an enjoyable time, though found everything to be a bit pricey for the amount of food served.
Best value was probably the Seafood Share Platter for $29.99 - though not huge, it was probably the best value for what you get compared to all the other individual appies and entrees - and it was arranged in a pleasing way.
Found drinks to be priced too high - $9.25 for 20oz Beer? - and it didn't really look much bigger than a pint (was expecting a pint, so would've been nice for them to tell me there were two sizes first)
Should also update their online menu pricing - specifically for kids menu which says 9.99 for all (but it's actually different priced depending on selection (but does include juice/sundae)
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, food & service
The perfect Vancouver experience. Your out of town guests will not be disappointed. The menu has something for everyone, and all our choices were prepared perfectly. The wine list is concise, very well put together with great information on the varietals and food pairing. The ambiance was vibrant and a little noisy. Great view, right on the beach. Overall very good experience. Remember to ask for your parking to be validated as the parking is very expensive.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A table with a view
The Restaurant Manager went out of her way to ensure we had a table by the window. It was a lovely night and it really made the evening special.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very charming environment.
Very charming environment. Great place to take out of town visitors. Lots of pay parking.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND TASTY FOOD!
Second time at this location. Service, food and ambiance is outstanding. Would recommend. No matter where you are seated you will have a view of the mountains and Bay area. The beach is busy, and offers a great location to walk after feating at the Boathouse. I had the breaded coconut shrimp and it was a big portion. My mom had the planked salmon and it melted in your mouth. I love that they have sustainable dishes on their menu. This is definitely a location that I would recommend to all. It is very busy so reservations are a must!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place on the Beach
We took my husband here for Father's Day 2013 and it was a lovely dinner. Service was attentive, food was great - very flavorful and good portions, it was busy and a bit loud, but we had a great table and looked out onto Kits beach. Had a great time and would definitely go again.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need your sunglasses
The food was great and the staff were really good.
The only down side were the windows,as the sun sets, there are no blinds so every diner and staff facing west was shading their eyes.I had to rearrange my chair and put my back to the view until the sun went down.Only problem was the sun was beating in on my back which made it very hot.It was funny to watch people trying to talk to one and other while trying to strategically line up the other persons shadow(head) to block out the sun.Maybe some type of window dressing would help.
Next time I'll be booking later,so the sun isn't a problem.Other than the glarring sun it was great.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service. Great
Good food and service. Great location with very nice views.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, accommodating staff
We took our relatives from out of town here for a birthday dinner celebration. Our waiter Luke, was very accommodating of our change in wine choice, as well as making substitutions for all the children. The meal was nicely paced and the food was very tasty. All with a view of the ocean, what could be better!?
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the location with a spectacula
Love the location with a spectacular view of English Bay. Food was very good and service was just right with our attentive server. We have been there before so we knew what to expect and we were not disappointed.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic! so accomodating!
We had out-of-town guests and had requested a window table, if at all possible, knowing that it is first- come-first served. At the last minute, we had an friend ask to join us. I called the restaurant to add this person, knowing that we now might not get a window table. We arrived and were immediately taken to a beautiful window table and proceeded to have a wonderful meal.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A place for lively occasions
We have lived in Kits for many years (on and off since 1962) and often have special out-of-town guests - family and friends. Now we have a place we can walk to that shows off Kits Beach, our great sunsets and seascapes, but which also serves great food and wine in the best of casual westcoast style. Service is friendly and well informed. You can expect a "lively" ambience - so for quieter tables move well away from the bar - bring your sunshades too - it can be extremely bright on sunny evenings.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out group had a fantastic dinner sitting by the window overlooking Kits Beach on a beautiful night. Our server was absolutely perfect - always there when we needed him without ever being intrusive. The food was delicious as well (I'd definitely recommend the share appetizer platter).
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Evening at the Beach
We chose The Beach House at Kits because of the location and stunning views however the food and service was exceptional! We were a party of 10 with 6 children, and our waiter was attentive, bringing the kids vegetables to nibble on while we waited for all of the guests to arrive. He made some great drink and food suggestions and seemed to know the menu very well. He was patient and good humoured with the children as they practiced ordering food and drinks for themselves. The menu was expansive and there were many choices that satisfied the vegetarians in our party. The fish was fresh and creatively prepared and the children's meals arrived promptly and were very satisfactory. All in all an excellent evening.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wine and service
Great dinner out on the patio. We had the mussels entree to start as an shared appetizer. I had the halibut and upgraded for $10 to add a caesar salad (which my husband had) and the dessert - such a great deal!
My husband had the tenderloin and it was cooked perfectly! I tasted it and it was better than the keg.
The server was very pleasant and attentive yet gave us the time we wanted when we said we wanted to take our time and enjoy our anniversary dinner.
She was very sweet and put two sparklers in our dessert to make an 11 for our 11th year anniversary. We will definitely go there again for the food and atmosphere and recommend to friends.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first visit to this restaurant was memorable. I met an old friend for dinner and couldn't have picked a better place. The interior was well laid out, and being right on the beach, was open, airy, and very bright. The sunset was spectacular from our table with the views of the ocean and north shore mountains. The calamari was cooked to perfection - melted in your mouth, and the halibut was fantastic. Our server (wish I had caught her name) was incredible. Very attentive; did not have to top our wine once during our 3.5 hour dinner there! She interacted very well, making recommendations when asked, and placed sparklers in our crème brulee (my friend had mentioned something earlier in the evening). Highly recommended!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very good fun evening.
We had a very good fun evening. Waiter Bobby was very good
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breaking the Rules!
Hello - I treated my two Sisters to a Birthday celebration on July 25th.
We went for Appy Hour. I had made reservations with Open Table which was great. I entered a message for 'Open Table' asking if I could reserve for a 'Bar / Lounge spot' but I didn't receive and answer.
When we arrived the lounge was full and we didn't want to sit at the bar. So we said OK - let's forget about
'Appy Hour' and sit in the restaurant and have a meal. So we went to the restaurant area, sat down and a
few minutes later the hostess and waitress came over and said we could have Appy Hour in the restaurant.
We were so delighted! Thank-you to everyone there that made our experience so exceptional.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff, made our anniversary dinner memorable. Waitress, chef and bartender took extra steps to make night great. Oh yeah food, matched with the view...tremendous.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a window seat and dined
We had a window seat and dined late (after 8) so were able to witness an amazing sunset over the ocean and mountains. That was the biggest "plus" of the experience, however the food was very tasty, and the service prompt. On a night like this, it's a perfect restaurant for out of town guests to experience. Mine were totally impressed!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too hot to handle!
Fantastic views across the water. Initially fantastic service but as the restaurant started to fill, it got progressively worse. By the time the food came, we were begging for water and drink refills. Then no service for approx. 30 min. On the website it said that it would be hot but golly Miss Molly! I felt like a rotisserie chicken! We should have been given a pitcher of ice water. We surely weren't the first patrons to mention the intense afternoon sun beating through the floor to ceiling windows. The noise level was unbearable given that they spread the young families throughout the space instead of concentrating them in 1 part of the room. I would leave this restaurant for the tourists & would only return in the cooler, quieter months.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
View to Die for!!
We went with another couple for lunch on a Wednesday, at 1:00 P.M. The lunch crowd was done by then so it wasn't as busy and much less noise. On a clear summer day the view is amazing. The food and service was great!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff are friendly and the
Staff are friendly and the service is great. Extensive selection of great food.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had friends visiting from Auckland, and wanted to show off our city. The table was by the window, the food great and the ambiance perfect.
Our waiter was fast, knowledgeable and charming.
We look forward to returning soon.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was ok but pretty noisy and hectic for a first date. Would have chosen someplace else for a first date if I could go back in my time machine.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had guests from out of
we had guests from out of town and wanted to take them to a spot that featured our city's fish and view. The restaurant did not disappoint. The service and server was fun and yet attentive. The view was tremendous. each of our meals was tasty and presented beautifully. All round it was a great evening.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Celebration
We booked The Boathouse to celebrate our daughter's 20th birthday - it was great! The scenery was amazing, food was great and service was great. Wonderful time had by all. Would recommend this to all my friends for a special event or even just to go for brunch.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Seafood with a Marvelous View
This restaurant is consistently good. The view at sunset is incredible. Bring you friends visiting the city.
The service is consistently good. We always have the seafood entrees, so cannot comment on the others.
I especially like the miso crusted halibut.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
EasyPark should cut some slack to the local merchants. With such fancy parking meters, it would not be too difficult to add a note, stating, "Patron is at the Boathouse Restaurant", and have the meter transmit an SMS (i.e. short message service) to the restaurant, confirming this information. The parking meters are already enabled to communicate to the credit card companies, so they can easily send a message to the restaurant, too.
Remember, the local merchants draw customers to the area. They already pay extra taxes for their business licenses, so they should be allowed to pass on some savings to their patrons, not sting them with a parking ticket.
Receiving a parking ticket, after a wonderful evening, totally sucked!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Booked on recommendation from a friend and was delighted with the excellent food and great service. Made to feel welcome from stepping into the place to leaving and had a very attendant table host. One of the best meals we ate on our vacation.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we entered
From the moment we entered (Hostess) to our lovely and efficient waitress...it was a great experience. The food was amazing (prime rib, steak and salmon burg all), the menu has so many great choices as well as the wine list. We sat next to a window which made the view a selling pt as well...beautiful evening..gorgeous beach...I was entertaining friends from Ontario and they were all impressed with the choices and the energy in the restaurant...Fun evening..thanks for asking...
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to beat this view
The familiar Boathouse menu which is great but this location has to be the best setting of all of their locations! The beach, outer harbour, mountains and unobstructed sunsets are amazing.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great for lunch. I
It was great for lunch. I particularly liked the tuna fish tacos as a starter. Ambiance good. i would definitely return.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch with friends!
We recently visited the Kits Boathouse location to celebrate our friend's upcoming baby. Service was great! The gentleman accommodated our large group and gave good food advice. It was a pleasure- not to mention the priceless ocean view!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and the view at 6:30 was amazing. The recommendations from the waitress were very helpful- I went with her favourite and it was delicious. Decent fresh mint Mojito also- not quite as good as Cuba but a reasonable approximation!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience. We missed our reservation and they were quick to accommodate a new one. The food was exactly what we expected and beyond. The service was excelent and the ambiance incredible! This restaurant is a real gem. Highly recommend it :)
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Setting
Top notch brunch food. Served hot, fresh and in a timely way but helpful staff. This location is a gem, one of the best outlooks in the city. This is a place to impress someone you are with.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
WOW.....a real find
This is by far the top of the Boathouse Restaurants. Food is just right in size, taste, and presentation. The Chicken &Prawn Curry is Thai Tomyum base with chunky pineapple......innovative, palatable, just great. Service is fantastic. Only problem we had was not being able to drop off elders at door.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great place with
Always a great place with the view specials and wide selections for all- This time was special with a good friend who had never been and really enjoyed the view on perfect Sunday after a concert at Vancouver Music.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to celebrate
A great place to celebrate for any occasion! Early evening is especially nice to view the sunset from virtually any table in the room. The dining room overlooks Kits beach with floor to ceiling windows for a fabulous view. Food and service are both excellent! We have tried something from each area of the menu! The servers are knowledgable about the menu and the food, is both attractively presented and delicious. You could feel comfortable in walking in off the street, or dressed up. Casual dining at it's very best!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view, good food
Enjoyed this restaurant. It was not busy as it was a Thursday lunch, but I appreciated the quiet as often restaurants are very noisy and you can't have a conversation as you can barely hear your friends speaking.
The food was good, service was fast and the waiter was very attentive.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
With a fabulous view of the
With a fabulous view of the harbour, this neighbourhood restaurant proved to be more than expected for special evening out. The service, food and general ambience were great. We were surprised at how few were present at 7pm but obviously this is a popular place for later dinners, too - by 8 it was full, so make a reservation next time!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Even on a rainy night, the view over West Van is great. Really nice dinner, not too busy and it's possible to talk to your family/friend accross the table.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found the lighting at our table very dull - had to use flashlight on cell phone to read the menu.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better to go in the summer time
It's at the best location but only suitable for summer times. The floor to window seating has awesome view but too cold to dine in it reven in fall. We can feel the wind blowing right through it not to mention the first seat we had has no window seal on it. The regular dining area is just too normal. Like a three star cheap hotel restaurant setting. Overall the food and service were awesome, not process well. Another thing is parking too far away from the restaurant and there is no closer drop-off areas. If you like the enjoy food and view, totally recommend this place in the summer time.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Brunch Spot
My friends and I always book the Kits Beach Boathouse for large group brunches - especially in the fall and wintertime, because it's such a large venue, we know we will have space. The service is impeccable, always. And the food is also always, always good. We will definitely keep coming back - great job, Boathouse!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been there many times...never disappointed!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were having our annual administration lunch, and the Boathouse was fantastic. The server was attentive without being intrusive and responded to our every request promptly and graciously. There were 11 people in our party, and the food was delivered correctly and hot. We will definitely go there again for this occasion.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like fish? Eat near water.
We chose this neighbourhood gem because it was between our home and our guest's home. Very pleased we did.
Clear skies and no wind so the north shore lights put on a fantastic reflected-on-English-Bay view for those facing north and west.
Dinners were all excellent. The two bottles of wine were good, the second choice nudging on very good.
Total bill for party of four with generous help-a-psychology-student tip was $300.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM