My second time at Boneta.
My second time at Boneta. I had to bring my boyfriend and friends after my first amazing experience! Food was great, as well as the cocktail list and service. Some of the staff even recognized me from my first visit. Very impressive overall, thank you!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food, great cocktails
Amazing food, great cocktails (loved the Madame Blanche). Great location in the heart of gastown. Service was good but not amazing. $45 fixed price menu offers good value.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dinner and the service
Excellent dinner and the service was outstanding! Very good and will recommend it to everyone! thanks again
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place for good French
A great place for good French food while getting a little rowdy (not too rowdy) with friends. Very energetic and consequently, not so romantic.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time this week had
Second time this week had an excellent meal, the food and wine pairing was fantastic and had the short rib gnocchi which was the best I've ever had
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious... they
Food was delicious... they offered us a complimentary champagne as it was a 5oth birthday celebration- very nice touch
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recommend the beef carpaccio
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.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent!
Food and service were excellent! Will definitely recommend to friends and return for more in the future.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
They did it again, great food, service. You have to try the duck 2 ways, stunning!!
Try the Tasmanian Pinot... great recommendation Chris!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new location...
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.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to return.
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.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Good Surprise in Every Morsel
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!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are so extremely impressed
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!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty Food and Wine
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.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, great food, octopus chips are a must!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
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
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Care and Attention
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.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Requires some patience but yummy!
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.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boneta was good.
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.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dinner Experience in Vancouver
The food was beyond amazing, and the service was extraordinary! We're already talking about the next time we'll go there.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was fantastic. The food and the service could not have been better.
My wife and I had a great time here.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a family of 6 and
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!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
NEO for president!
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The attention to service is
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food & drink
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.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, great area
Highly recommend this restaurant. Interesting menu fit for foodies. Include the cheese plate in your selection.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Dinner in Vancouver
What can i say but thank you to Neil and his Crew, Great dinner, great drinks, and GREAT FOOD
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good choice in Gastown
Sat at the bar, nice simple menu with some great choices!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious but scant!
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM