Good food, good service. Will
Good food, good service. Will go back there again.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a team dinner here after work and it was really good. The meals were expertly cooked and portion size was perfect. We had the trout and the halibut. It was a warm sunny evening and so nice to sit outside with the great view of the fishing boats and the ocean.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined here many times,
We have dined here many times, and once again Blue Canoe did not disappoint. Great service and creative, tasty food.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant and Accomadating
We had prompt, hot and delicious food. Tried the spot prawn appetizer, and though it was small, it was very good, as was their selection of seafood. Nice wine and nice little community, far removed from the normal hustle and bustle oftrendy Vancouver restaurants. I was reminded of Parksville and Tofino, with slightly less scenic harbormaster visible from our table.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night at Blue Canoe
Beautiful view, outstanding food and excellent service made for a very lovely evening!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Right on the water, great food, good service and a good beer selection ... what more do you need?
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service. Great
Good food and service. Great covered and heated patio with best undistrubed view (no pedestrians or railing) on the Steveston waterfront.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Late Fathers Day
Perfect place to take your Dad for a late Father;s Day. The sun was shining and there was a light breeze, perfect for sitting outside, although they do provide blankets if you get a little chilly. Fish and chips was good, a little greasy, but still very good. My father ate everything!! Staff was very good.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food - View - Service at Blue Canoe
Four for dinner on Wed. Two appetizers among us were great - prawns bruschetta and chicken drumettes. Server very attentive. No long wait for food. Wine suggestion was really good. Four different entrees - steak, chicken, fish and chips and I had ling cod paella for the first time. Everyone enjoyed their meals and followed dinner with dessert - also delicious. Despite being mid week, the restaurant was very busy but there were no delays. Not our first time there and we will go back. It has become one of our favourites. Nice view of the harbour and sky from the patio afterward just as it started to rain.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
You gotta visit this place. The food is superb, the service is great & the ambience & view is wonderful.
Everything we ordered, from appies, the drinks, the main meal to dessert was out of this world- simply delicious. we were there with my wife to celebrate our Anniversary. They made it very special.
The executive chef came to say hello, we even got to meet the owner. Bonnie, our server was fabulous. We give this restaurant a really high 5 stars. Go check it out...
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Five of us walked down into Steveston to enjoy a celebratory dinner. Blue Canoe offered us a great place to eat, talk, people watch and enjoy the view. Well looked after by the staff. The only downside was that I had reserved to sit at one of the high tables but was told that 5 chairs would be too many - however, I have had 5 around the high tables before. I wasn't prepared to argue and sat to a lower table.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent service. Wish I lived close enough to go more often. Two of us (out of four) were vegetarians. There could have been more selection for them, but they were very happy with what they got.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a wonderful night with good friends, the view and outdoor atmosphere fantastic. The food was delicious and one of the appetizers that we were not crazy about , got promptly removed from our bill. The service and knowledge of wine and food excellent. We will be back.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Text book Steveston
Good Bar, good seafood, good choices, good staff, good location with great view - ambience.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had friends in from Toronto and this was the exact perfect spot to bring them to enjoy the harbour and the sights and sounds of Steveston. I got a message back from them once they got home saying the venue was ideal and the dinner, great.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm evening on the patio
Group of six on the patio. All had different choices from the menu and each one enjoyed their selection after starting with drumettes. Service was very attentive. Food was served quickly. Menu changes were accommodated for a vegan in our group. It was busy in the restaurant even though it was a Monday but we were never neglected. Another great night at the Blue Canoe.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noise level on patio was no
Noise level on patio was no problem. Had lunch indoors a few weeks ago and we had to ask our server to have the music turned down - it was so loud that conversation was difficult.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a bit of a wait for the patio table that I reserved. We were aware that his might happen on a beautiful summer night. Lots of choices on the menu. Service was good. Drinks were served right away and the food followed in good time. Tasty mussels and salmon chowder were enjoyed. The only complaint was the heat was on and we were too hot. It was turned off when we asked them to turn it down. No worries. We were not cold on the patio. The music speakers were right above our table so it was a little hard to hear. Our friends from out of town really enjoyed the view and the meal. A bit expensive for us as we had no main dishes and even shared the dishes.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and ambiance.
Great food, service and ambiance. I will definitely be going back.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seafood Restaurant
My first time at the blue canoe. Great atmosphere and great service. The starter dish was very tasty . The next time will have a main dish. Otherwise, it was all good.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rustic good food
Large place with a long deck on the pier/dock -- busy Sunday, but we got a table thru the OT app. We were both happy with our dishes and the local beers we tried. I had the mussels (bread on the side for the yummy sauce) and my husband wolfed down the lobster mac&cheese. Service was not rushed -- and since we were not in a hurry it did not matter that we had to wait a bit longer than expected for our lunch dishes -- but the place was packed so that is too be expected. Lunch for two with beers, tip & tax about $55CAD. Enjoy!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favourite Restaurant
The waterfront view is unbeatable, just beautiful! The owner, chef, staff are outstanding from service to fresh food. Love it.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy food with a stunning view
We took friends who were visiting from out of town to Blue Canoe. It was the perfect place to sit on the patio and enjoy everything Steveston has to offer. The food was delicious and the white wine Sangria was tasty.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best patio in Steveston
Can't beat this place for the great menu, fabulous patio, excellent food and of course the friendly, informative service. Fish options offered are varied and soooo fresh. Oyster lovers are gonna love this place and wonderful selection available. A good all round local gem. I'm a local and in my view Blue Canoe tops any restaurant in downtown Vancouver for location and price.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I find if customers reserve tables they should have first priority where they want sit especially if they wish to seat outside the hostess should not say there would be another 45 mins wait. I was not impressed the hostess did not know what she was doing nor had any experiences! I saw tables on the patio were free so I think they should re- think or asked their preferences whether they want out or inside.
Otherwise service was not there. Food is excellent but waitress too should be more attentive as well.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Canoe Summer Lunch
Lovely patio atmosphere and attentive service; the seafood is always fresh and prepared beautifully.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
Food specials were excellent, lots of seafood
This is the place
Tuna was very nice
Fun night out, again
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
Friend and I both enjoyed the seafood salad on the deck overlooking the river. Artfully presented assortment of seafood had my mouth watering before I enjoyed first,bite too bad no cappuccino but understand and support reasons behind this decision and their coffee was good.
I will look forward to my next visit and plan to help a friend celebrate a special birthday here in October .
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great chowder, lots of fish and no filler (potato). Reasonable beer list. Knowledgeable servers, great salads. Parking is something of an issue have to be lucky to find a spot not in a pay lot however the area needs a few art galleries to compete with Ambleside!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
best of steveston
i live in Richmond and although this place has been open for a year i had yet to try it, my friends (7 of us) went on a thursday night and we did not have a reservation and only had to wait about 10 minutes. I had the chicken breast sandwich (one of the staff favorites and it was possibly the best i have ever tasted. I was so impressed I booked it for 3 days later for lunch for my daughters birthday, also the steak and quinoa salad is yummy. Service was excellent, ask for Raquel and Gabby the hostess is a dear.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I reserved a table for 8 via Open Table, and they accommodated our seating request. The servers were efficient and friendly. Everyone enjoyed their food. Wine list was good. I recommend reservations if you have more than 4 people.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the seafood dishes are tastefully and artistically presented. The ambiance matches the seaside location. The open air environment brings the sea inside. For lunch on a weekend it was quiet enough to enjoy one's conversation at the table.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Canoe Steveston
We booked, got our request, food was good and service very good.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
ONE GOOD SERVER
As a customer, I am very pleased with the recommendations of food & wine from the waitress.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor Eating Gem in Steveston
Made a reservation a week or so before Fri Aug 30 but still had to wait almost a half hour for a deck table. We did not want to eat inside as we wanted to talk & it can be very noisy, (very energetic!!!) if you are trying to carry on a conversation, so we waited the 20-30 mins. It was worth the wait as our dinner was so tasty & our waitress was a GEM! Our waitress was happy to see us & could not have been better. She was always there if we needed her! We started with a Martini since we were walking & then chose two pricey 9oz glasses of Joie Noble Blend...Excellent! We both had the Red Snapper & we could have licked our plates!! Our waitress suggested the Pecan Pie Parfait & it was a winner!!! YUM!!
Thanks! Loved the evening!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time at Blue Canoe. Were seated around sunset on the patio without any enclosure, but there were heaters on and the staff offered blankets. We enjoyed the view while sipping the wine. We ordered the seafood pasta, and found it an ample enough portion to share. It had salmon, cod, prawns, mussels and clams with a lovely light sauce. Delicious!
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brought out-of-town relatives
Brought out-of-town relatives - sat on the patio on a warm September evening. Food tasted and looked fantastic. We all had seafood dishes and each of us commented on how great it all tasted. Service was great as well. The Chef visited our table just as we were considering dessert and he told us about a new dessert he had just taken out of the oven a couple of hours earlier. I ordered it and it was delicious! We have enjoyed our experience at the Blue Canoe many times but it is a treat to take visitors there and let them enjoy it as well.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Never disappoints
Another great meal with a beautiful sun set view. The restaurant didn't have air conditioning or if it did we couldn't feel it. A little uncomfortable on a warm night. Overall the food was great.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Set high expectations and delivered
This restaurant presents itself as being "a cut above" and it certainly is. From the hostess at the door through to the servers, the needs and wants of the guests are top priority. The scenery (inside and on the patio) is gorgeous - overlooking the harbour. The fish and chips that I ordered were carefully prepared and tasted "a cut above" the usual. The corn on the cob, which I expected to be standard fare, came perfectly cooked, lightly grilled, and basted in butter, parmesan cheese and paprika - making it "a cut above" as well. While the meals are not inexpensive, one definitely has the sense of getting good value for the price. I was on my own for this visit. I'll definitely be bringing my wife here next time I'm back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Neighborhood Gem
We visited Blue Canoe with another couple who were from out of town. We were all very impressed with the presentation and the cuisine. Everything was excellent including the desserts. The service was very friendly and we were very well looked after.
Water was brought without us asking, which I really appreciate.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We use this restaurant frequently for our birthday get togethers and have always enjoyed the food, service and the area. Situated on the Fraser river in Steveston, it has a marvelous view of the harbour and the rest of the restaurants in the area. Service is always friendly and prompt.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, pricey food, next to water
This is an attractive, outdoorsy (with canoey-wooden interior accents) that sits on the harbour in Richmond. We had a nice table for two inside next to the window overlooking the dock. We started with the delish smoked salmon flatbread and the pork ribs (gimme me a break, we're BBQ judges and these are not good pork ribs!) I had the wild salmon and succotash, partner had the fruits de mer with pasta. Both dishes very good and fresh. I ended with the pecan pie parfait - very good. With two beers and two cups of coffee, our bill came to $114. Certainly not cheap, but given it was our last day in Canada, it was worth it. On a Saturday night, it was very noisy!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the Blue Canoe
Service, food, and location were all excellent. Would definitely go back to this restaurant when I am in Vancouver again. I had the coho salmon with rice which was delicious.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another enjoyable experience at the Blue Canoe. They just introduced a new menu so we selected an appetizer, prawns and calamari, which I highly recommend, and then we each ordered an entree. I had the BLT&T open faced sandwich with tuna and it was delicious. My wife enjoyed a dish which set into was in half of a squash. It was also delicious. It was an enjoyable anniversary and the new menu items were great. Added to that was a sunset which was fun to watch as the sky changed colour against the clouds.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, staff and location.
Mid week dinner venue for business that worked very well. Conscientious staff but not overbearing -- let us take our time. Food optioins were fabulous and the desserts were devine ! Pumpkin Creme Brule to die for !
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great night
I have been to the Canoe many times since it opened and as ussual they never fail to impress. The servers are very friendly and most importantly allways knowledgable about the menu both food and wine/beer. I will continue to comeback when I'm in that neck of the woods. A big shout out to Chef and his team
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of five. We were slow to order and took up real estate for a great part of the night. The server did not rush us at all. We all agreed that the food was very good - and we'd likely return. Desserts were shared among the table - pumpkin crème brule was perfect!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Canoe, for you?
Good food, good service, great location, although inside decor is a bit "pedestrian". Slightly more expensive than might otherwise be justified but worth the small premium for ambiance and service. Summer evenings allow for protected patio dining, with Steveston's fresh air, and the harbour view just feet away. Overall, a very nice place for brunch, lunch or dinner. Tuna Ceviche is favourite of ours. Freshly prepared from sashimi-quality albacore tuna, served in large cocktail glass, with dried banana (or plantain?) chips, for scooping, it makes a great, lightweight, starter for two sharing. Local mussels, last night, were plump and juicy and perfectly prepared. My wife's Fish Taco was enjoyed immensely. Blue Canoe is well recommended.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
birthday get together
we had an awesome waitress, don't remember her name but her service and attitude were excellent
there were four of us, the other three meals were good but I had 2 pieces of fish and chips (its Steveston after all).
worst fish and chips I ever had, the batter was rock hard and one piece was a tail piece and it was dry and chewy - they were using ling cod, not my favorite
won't stop me from going back, but I won't have their fish again
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at it's best
Two of our party had lamb shanks which were delicious, portions were sufficient. I had the paella with ling cod, it was not the traditional Spanish style, but the chef's version was exceptionally good, ling cod was cooked to perfection. The fourth person had sablefish which was again exceptional. We shared 3 desserts, all of which were delightful. It's a fun atmosphere, great location, staff friendly, knowledgeable and polite.
One thing to note, if you are looking for a romantic (and quiet) dining experience, this is not the place for you. If however, you are looking for a great place to eat in Steveston and appreciate good quality food, then this is the place for you.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM