Came here with friends for
Came here with friends for the ambiance and view. Instead it was the great service and good food that left a more memorable impression in our minds. Would love to come here again for another occasion!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding,
The food was outstanding, presented beautifully and the servers were friendly, professional and had a passion for what they were doing.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food service ok
the food was awesome, the view was spectacular made the dinner worthwhile.. service was ok..
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Robert our server was outstanding
Robert our server was outstanding - knows the menu inside out and makes great suggestions for our meals. The food were delicious; the view was breathtaking. Bread pudding is the highlight for us.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quest for the perfect salmon fillet
We enjoyed the window view and Caroline's friendly, efficient service. The Classic Calamari starter was just the way we wanted. The veggies Caroline (and the kitchen staff) arranged for us were much appreciated. The key lime shrimp were exquisite, however, as too often happens, the salmon fillets arrived a little overdone. I suppose wee should really have been more outspoken at the time .
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect place to meet with friends
This was the perfect place to meet our out-of-town friends. The location is amazing, the food fantastic and the service was ideal (attentive, but not overly so). We're not huge fish people, but if we could eat here all the time, maybe we would become them because this was some of the best dinners we've ever had...
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was exceptional!
Food was delicious, server was warm, friendly and helpful with the many choices. Exceptional experience!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food & service!
We had a amazing waiter that was enthusiastic & gave great recommendations for food & drinks. The restaurant views are beautiful & the food was very delicious!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great atmosphere. The outdoor dining area was busy so the noise level was a little high for conversation but then that could be just me. That said, it didn't stop us from staying for 3.5 hrs so it was all good and our Eastern guests enjoyed the experience.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view on the patio!
Our food was great and the service was very good. The seafood pasta was delicious and the boathouse salad was really good. The view from the patio is unreal. We had a beautiful sunset over sparkling English Bay. A nice place to linger over an after dinner beverage.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks so much, i wrote on my reservation that is was my GF's Bday, Josh the server saw that, remembered wished her a happy bday and brought her a desert with a sparkler, very very much appreciated.
I was actually going to call the manager or send an email in regards to Josh the server. He did an amazing job!!!!!!! He made the boathouse experience a great one!
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6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Father's Day brunch
They served the regular brunch menu for Father's Day instead of some crazy prix fixe set menu, which I appreciated. It wasn't actually that busy and we had a great view of English Bay from our window table. The food was delicious and prompt, and our server Stephanie was probably the best server I'd ever had at a restaurant. Ever. If you go here I hope you're lucky enough to have her as your server as well!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fathers Day lunch
Reserved a table for six - promptly seated next to the window. Our sever was attentive and gave us good recommendations on food and drinks. The windows were open to Beach Street and a nice breeze came through.
We had originally wanted the upstairs outdoor patio but one of the group needed an elevator (unable to climb stairs), this was a disappointment since the view from upstairs is much better. So make a note of this if you require an elevator.
Boathouse Kisses oysters were delicious in particular.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another enjoyable experience
Another enjoyable experience at this excellent seafood restaurant. Only flaw on this occasion was an unusually long wait for food & not the usual excellent service. Not enough of a concern to preclude a return visit soon :)
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a lovely, lovely dinner at the English Bay Boathouse. The food was delicious and the view spectular!!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
In-laws loved it
My in-laws were in Vancouver for the fist time so we took them to the Boat House English Bay for dinner. The service was outstanding, the food was very good and the view was exceptional. I'm glad we went. It made their trip even better.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined with friends one Tuesday night. Great view at sunset. Food was very good, including a sharing plater to start for four. Timing of starter and mains a bit off, starter was long wait then mains turned up before starter finished. Apart from that, faultless service. Good sized wine list with lots of choice in each price bracket. Thanks for a lovely evening.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience, food service and servers combine to make for a total welcome.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very acceptable and met our
Very acceptable and met our expectations. Service was excellent and our server definitely worked hard to make sure all of our needs were met.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food was excellent, the waiter was ok, he didn't fill our glasses or see if we needed anything else. Maybe you have to drink alcohol to get these extras?
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Catching up with Friends
We made a reservation for 8 of us to enjoy dinner tgether. Our two kids and their two kids really didn't know each other before dinner but after sharing a meal they became great friends. The menu satisfied even the pickiest eaters in the crowd.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some reviews I read did not give this place a good rating
The food was amazing,miso halibut was so good
Service was best, like really amazing.
Try them out
This place rocks
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Booked for the first Festival of Light as we had overseas guests. Didn't know there was a set menu from the website, the opentable booking, or the confirmation which could have been a real let-down. In the end the set meal was UK themed (UK were 'hosting' the fireworks) and was great provided you liked fish (which we all did). At $65 it was very reasonable especially compared to the $150 across the road at Cactus Club. Our waiter Kip was excellent - friendly, efficient and paced the meal to our needs. Drink selection was great including virgin cocktails. We had amazing seats for the fireworks (window seat Table 12) and would definitely recommend for anyone looking to enjoy a great meal in a brilliant place to see the Festival of Light.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Special Time
The servers at this restaurant are outstanding. Lesly who was our server was efficient, friendly and she arranged a table for us after dinner for a better view of the fireworks! The food was delicious! It was a set menu to the theme of the UK who were doing the fireworks that night. Sticky toffee pudding was absolutely YUMMY! It was a very special night for the three of us.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing night out.
We had booked the boathouse for the 27th of July so we could see the fireworks, and we were amazed with the service we got. One of the waiters sang to us -he was very good, he had us all singing along- and even though it was a set menu (with a choice of maincourse,) it was the best meal we have ever had. Also when the fireworks display started they turned down the lights for ambiance and we had a perfect view of the fireworks. Great night out, completely unforgettable experience!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the best
We have been to almost all of the Boathouse locations and English Bay is my favorite.
This is the first time back since moving to AB 3 years ago. As always, everything was perfect.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fireworks & Dinner
We booked the Boathouse on the last night of the fireworks. Although they had a set menu, they accommodated our needs and we totally enjoyed our night out. Thanks.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic for Groups/Parties
Excellent place to have a group or party style event. Food is so-so, but, you can't beat the location/ambiance etc.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time at The Boathouse Restaurant. Although we were late for our reservation, we received a friendly greeting and still got our table right away. My wife and I shared the Shellfish and Sirloin Platter for 2 and highly recommend this dish as it provides a mix of West Coast tastes with something to please everybody. The upstairs patio provides a nice view of English Bay adding to the ambience of either a romantic dinner or treating guests to the area.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful but noisy.
Although the food was spectacular and the service excellent, up top in the restaurant was extremely noisy.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting Vancouver
We were visiting Vancouver from the US. The food was awesome and so was our server. The only thing that would have made it better was if the family with small children didn't let their kids run around the table and restaurant while we were eating.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but not Great
At first I choose the restaurant because it's has ocean view, but the table we were placed in is a little far from it. The service was okay, we got the smile and information but nothing exceptional. Basically they did what they were suppose to but didn't really pay attention to their customer if there's water need to be refilled. The parking was hard to find, due to time constrain, I paid $10 for valet parking included tip. Food was good, but again missing wow factors. The only down side on food is blackened salmon salad was the amount of pepper it got is too spicy for my friend.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
After 20 years married and the kids all teenagers, we are now finding time to go out on dates. We decided to got to Vancouver which doesn't happen much. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. The food was so very perfect. I have never had Lobster so perfectly done; not overdone. Calamari was great too. Portion sizes were just right. We were not interested in the bar scene and were not disappointed. It was just right. Our server and the bar server treated us like they were there just for us and did not rush us out. Valet service was excellent. We walked on the beach for an hour before picking up our car so parking was a non-issue. Definitely a 5 Star all the way around. Will go back and bring friends next time.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Evening meal 19 August 2013.
Visiting from the UK.. The two of us had A superb meal with very attentive service.. Really appreciated the excellent table location with the view over English Bay. Would definitely recommend restaurant to friends.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I take out of town business colleagues as a change from Yaletown and Coal Harbour. The setting is unparalleled and really shows of Vancouver and the best of BC seafood and wines.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a perfect night for a 45th wedding anniversary. With the sun setting in the west, we made our dinner choices: popcorn shrimp and calamari appetizers, followed by seafood linguini, all delightfully accented by a bottle of crisp gewurtz. The linguini had a delightful and plentiful array of seafood, prepared perfectly. All things considered -- including a very gracious and patient waitress -- my wife and I had a wonderful meal, and we won't hesitate to go back next year for our 46th.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding cooks in the back!! I have been to the other Boathouse restaurant's in the lower Mainland and not one has ever come close the reaching the level of flavor and top notch quality with the 40 dollar steak as this one. Every mouthful is bliss. Add to this the effort the hostess put into obtaining a window seat for the anniversary of my wife and I and the overall ambiance, makes it the best restaurant in all of Vancouver for my wife and I.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Especially impressed with
Especially impressed with our waiter Terry- genuine,very thorough- reminded me of the quality that you encounter in fine dining establishments in London & Paris
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A highlight of our weekend!
We never get tired of this wonderful restaurant and it's beautiful view over English Bay! Our server was very good and the menu was tempting in several categories. The desserts were great, too!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd wedding anniversary
I booked my anniversary dinner here for a table of 8. The food was amazing!! Service could of been slightly better but they were really busy.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good a location as you get on the waterfront at English Bay. Sunset particularly nice.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My guest and I made a reservation with seafood in mind. After arriving I changed my mind and all I could think of was a bacon cheeseburger. My guest listening to me decided on a chicken burger - which is not on the menu - but they made it anyway. Both were delicious. Most of all that evening, was the outstanding way our waiter took care of us. He was attentive, fun, courteous and a genuine nice guy. If I remember correctly his name was Richard. Great voice too! All in all, a very pleasurable experience.
We have been to the restaurant several times before and the experience was always memorable.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a lovely dinner at the boathouse. The particular cut of steak had a tough vein in it. Other than that the crab Oscar was good and all very tasty. The view is fantastic and is what it should be known for. The service, as usual, was great. Our waitress was professional and genuinely friendly. Thanks
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service very really great. The waiter was fun, attentive and helped us make selections. A great choice when visiting Canada
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place and pasta
My wife and I have a nice dinner at nice place. Particularly food is pasta.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
good food, great waiter!
Had heard of the place online, and had anniversary dinner with my wife...staff went out of their way to give us a great view of the bay and the was smart/decent enough to leave us to ourselves so we could enjoy an intimate dinner celebration. Loved the food and atmosphere, and will go there again!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great and the four
Food was great and the four of us appreciated the care and attention paid to presentation. Will go back.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed the crab fest meal. The food was delicious. My friend and I shared the platter for 2 with scrumptious crab cakes, crab legs, crab stuffed shrimp and tenderloin steak cooked to perfection. Another friend ordered the crab stuffed salmon and commented it was excellent. Everything was simply amazing. Great evening shared great long time friends.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant has a good
The restaurant has a good selection of very good food and an excellent view. The prices are reasonable, especially considering the prime view location. The staff was very friendly and it has a nice laid back, quiet ambience where you can have a conversation. I very much enjoyed my birthday dinner there.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
great evening for a grad celebratio
Great dinner, ambiance was superb, view splendid. Booking mid week worked out well as there weren't many people there and it was particularly quiet and enjoyable.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM