The shrimp special was really
The shrimp special was really good, we both had it and enjoyed it. The view is spectacular and the service was very good. I think the downstairs seating is a better spot but upstairs was okay. The inconvenience was that there was no washroom upstairs.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view is spectacular, the
The view is spectacular, the food great and the staff very friendly. A perfect combination for a prefect evening!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dine with surprise
We booked brunch on Mother's Day, but we received a phone call saying they only offer buffet in lunch time a few days ahead. We have no choice but accepted. Surprisingly the food was so good, with lots of fresh seafood. Refill was fast, and service was excellent. Highly recommended.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service. Seafood
Outstanding service. Seafood is good, steak not so much. They just can't seem to get it right - always underdone or overdone. View is amazing.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love coming out to the Boathouse
I love coming out to the Boathouse for dinner, the view of Horseshoe Bay and surrounding mountains is spectacular, the food is always excellent and the staff is always great.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful dinner with old friends to celebrate my birthday. Food was very good & our server, Jessica, made it all a memorable experience!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a really nice girls' night out at the Boathouse. Food was great, not the best seafood ever, but really good. Pricey. I don't understand the point of Open Table though, as I have booked places for years and not a single one has ever qualified for 'points'. I don't see why I should go through you guys instead of phoning the restaurant myself and talking to a human. Frankly that's whatr I prefer to do. Anyone else fed up with this system?
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding in every way. Service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive and sensitive to our dining experience. He timed the dinner coarses with our table converation.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure
When my parents arrive from Vancouver Island, our first stop is always the Boathouse and it never fails to impress. The food and service is always top notch. We typically dine early so the restaurant is always quiet but the open atmosphere can increase the noise level as it fills up.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a terrific experience the staff were very helpful. We were meeting family there and our ferry was late but the staff were very accommodating to our situation. Food was well presented and everyone enjoyed their meals. Thank you for making our family dinner wonderful we will be back.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for a graduation event with family. Unfortunately the meal I ordered was bland and I did not like it at all but the server was very pleasant and attentive and did not charge me for my meal. My other guests were amazed with their meals and the flavors they experienced. They brought my son (the graduate) a complimentary dessert with a sparkler in it which was a very nice touch. The appetizer's before the meal were superb and full of flavor! The wine menu was delightful and the view from our table at Horseshoe Bay's Boathouse was spectacular. I would highly recommend it for outdoor summer appies or a special occasion for all.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxing, pleasant seaside ambiance with excellent menu selections.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to the restaurant to celebrate Father's Day as a family of 4.
It was very busy and our order took a little longer than usual, but we were taken care of extremely well by our server, Geoff.
He was extremely attentive and went "the extra mile"!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outdoor Father's Day visit
I took my Father to the Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay for Father's Day and had a wonderful time. The place was very busy as expected so we opted to sit on the outside deck that was uncovered. The weather was nice so it was warm for us. I ordered the Steak and Alaskan King Crab legs and my Father had the Prime Rib. My steak was unfortunately overcooked but the staff quickly replaced it with a properly cooked steak. my Father's Prime Rib was done to perfection and he commented that it was one of the best ones he has had in a long time. As we left we noticed just how loud it was inside the restaurant, so if you do go there during a nice warm day I would suggest taking advantage of the patio area.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day Dinner
I definitely enjoyed the relaxed &casual feel when I was out on the patio. Considering the caliber of the restaurant, I did expect the patio to be better furnished: they were still using plastic chairs & tables. Disappointing. I found that the dining room, while bright, seemed rather old. The entrance to the restaurant was dark and not super inviting despite the location. Service was good from the beginning, with an early drink at the very limited bar that was situated right outside the kitchen pass. It wasn't anything special, but it was some place to be while waiting for the entire party to arrive. The food tasted good; but, food service was slower than I had expected. I would return but only with family only & not with friends.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
Excellent table ambience and atmosphere.Great service and food exceptional.
Our server was particularly good .
Birthday dessert to boot
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not the best
Do not get the title wrong please. Although I have been going to the Boathouse many times over the last 10+ years I must disagree with your noise level being called " energetic " Even with a quiet corner table it was diffecult to here a normal conversation. It seams that the noise level has increased and I do not have the answer. Having said that I would probally look somewhere else for a quiet evening dinner.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our entire family enjoys the Boat House at Horseshoe Bay. The food is always good and so is the service.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Memorable Family Luncheon
I couldn't think of a more perfect setting to arrange a surprise luncheon for my Mother who was visiting from Prince George and who has not had her daughter (me) and precious grandchildren together in more than 2 1/2 years. Her frail health has limited her from travelling now, but the location enabled us to all be together for a day that I know she will always cherish.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
4 generations together; all very happy and well-fed; favourite place to eat amongst us . Not disappointed at all.
Daughter, grand-daughter, 2 great grand-daughters.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
On a ;lovely summer's day my wife and I had a great time as we celebrated her birthday. Prices were very reasonable and it was a very enjoyable experience.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Up There With West Vancouver's Best
Great location, nice area to walk about after having a great meal. Staff are very good and the ambiance is delightful.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have visited the Boathouse over the years many times, and always enjoyed a successful evening. On occasions, it can be a little noisy but the food has never disappointed and the service has been good to excellent.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside on a delightful
We sat outside on a delightful evening! It was nice to watch the ferry come in and be in the harbor. The Boathouse was recommended by a gal at the service desk at Capilano. It was a bit tricky to find but soooo worth it! (GPS didn't make it easy!!!)
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice lunch with my 93 year old Mom
Had a great lunch with my Mom and an old friend. Shrimp and salads all round. Only problem was the lack of disabled parking (used by a person(s) not tagged with a proper handicap sticker).
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner in Horseshoe Bay
Hi there -- we had a very nice time, but the service was not particularly thoughtful, and not proactive to our needs. (ie always had to ask for things -- wine glass, cutlery, etc.) And slow. the food was good, though.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our 36 th Anniversary and we hadn't been at the Boathouse for a few years,it was the best experience ever, we were so glad we chose your restaurant for this special occasion!
Thank you for such a lovely evening!!! Beautiful weather ,lovely view, and very good service,the food was outstanding,we had the seafood platter for 2 it was great!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the Boathouse. Parking
I love the Boathouse. Parking is a normally a disaster though. Great food, service is great.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location couldn't be better, it is just beautiful, an otter passed by outside the window while we were dining, how much more British Columbia "west coast" can you get?
Of course the food and service are very good, but again the location is the cherry on the pie.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had a great lunch on the deck on a beautiful day with a lovely view.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, outstanding service!
I visited the Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay with friends to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious and prepared to perfection. The portions were generous without being over the top. Great value for the money!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
from the first contact by phone to the final goodbye at the end of the evening, staff were a class act.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Experience.
Our experience was excellent - Particularly The Boathouse at Horseshoe Bay. So picturesque and serene. Great staff. My Prime Rib was a touch tough, but still very tasty. We'll be back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
By the Bay
Always love the views at the Boathouse. Food was OK but not a "wow". Would like to see healthier choices on the kids menu.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most of the boathouse locations are beautiful. Usually a wonderful view over the water, a great kitchen, professional staff, you really can't go wrong. However, the Horseshoe Bay location is the most intimate and romantic location in my opinion, and also the most aesthetic. With the ferries in the background you feel like you landed in a foreign port and you are on a world journey. The waitress pointed out some seals on the pier just outside our window. For a moment I thought I was on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. All in all a great evening. I have dined here three times in the past year, and it is always great. I love bringing visitors from out of town to show them how exotic Vancouver really can be. A little pricey.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Place for Any Occasion
My son and I stopped in for a quick lunch while waiting for the water taxi a few weeks ago. A group of us met the other night for dinner. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. I am training a service dog and I sometimes have to convince the staff that he is entitled to enter the restaurant. Not here. We were treated like celebrities! We were dining with people with intellectual disabilities, which sometimes requires a little more patience. We never felt that we were demanding any extra energy. The Boathouse in Horseshoe Bay is a place I would recommend to anyone, any time! One area that could use improvement is the lack of vegetarian options. I had a lovely salad but it was light on the protein and lacked personality.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with a spectacular view of Horseshoe Bay and the incoming ferries. I would recommend this restaurant to locals and visitors .
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A 50th Birthday celebration ...
A perfect night for dinner at the Boathouse. The scenery of Horseshoe Bay adds to the atmosphere and makes it a beautiful spot to indulge the senses. Seven of us enjoyed a delightful dinner. The two seniors enjoyed the Chicken and Prawn Curry dish. If you like a bit of spice then it's for you. The remaining under 30 crowd dined on burgers, shrimp tacos and fried shrimp. Our server was very attentive and later brought over a surprise dessert complete with sparkler compliments of the restaurant. It was a thoughtful touch and all of us indulged in a bit of the ice cream cake.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some good some bad
The bad was that the Alaska King Crab legs as a full dinner was not up to my expectations. Although I was told that it was flash frozen the meat in each leg was surrounded by a sheath of tough material that proved to be too difficult to chew and thus detracted from the meal. In the end I removed the sheath and found that the remaining meat was essentially tasteless.
The good was that my wife had the Crab Cobb salad and she tells me that she would have it again. It was excellent.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
So good I'm going back this
So good I'm going back this week and I live on Vancouver Island!!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I still believe!
In the space of two weeks I had the chance to meet a friend for lunch at the Boathouse, Horseshoe Bay. I remembered it fondly from years ago with family or larger groups of friends, and had enjoyed many meals at their other locations.
Of these two occasions, one was brilliant - and one was not as good. I know we all have "a bad day" - and we ask forgiveness, ask for a second chance. With so many options, it would be easy to take the not-ideal experience and not go back. However, I am prepared to go back, once back in Vancouver after nine months of travel. The location is spectacular - rain or sun. The restaurant and staff have been consistently engaging, and I will return to try the food one more time, at least.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was lovely thank you, with the exception that I found the room temperature to be on the chilly side and needed to wear my coat....
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Snow Crab.
Next time I will book for 7:00 pm, so don't have parents with a kid that is constantly crying and fuzzing. The waitress was very nice, and patient when we were experience the noise from this one kid.
Your snow crab was the best we have ever had at the Boathouse Restaurant.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were recommended this restaurant
We were recommended this restaurant by some family members and when we came from the Kootenays to celebrate a birthday this is were we went.
On arrival we were greeted as we walked in the door and everyone who worked there seemed very happy.
We were seated immediately at a great table by the window and Lindsay our waitress brought us water right away.
We were waiting for family to arrive and when they did the service was excellent.
Thank you Lindsay for a wonderful night out, with great family, great views and atmosphere .
A wonderful surprise was the dessert for the birthday guest that had a nut allergy, it was very touching and delicious!
We will definitely make this a go to place when we are in the area!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood with a view
Once again The Boathouse did not disappoint. The food was very good and the service prompt and friendly.The crabcakes were the best ever tasted, according to my friend. The surprise mudpie birthday treat was delicious.
On a bright sunny day the view of the marina, ferries, and the mountains was BC at its best.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great and food was divine. Had guests from europe and they loved it. Great location
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
from start to finish, our
from start to finish, our dining experience was perfection. The service we received was outstanding, and the food we ordered was amazing! Of course, could be our experience was heightened simply due to the fact we were on a 1st date, ;). but regardless, we were very happy patrons of/with the restaurant.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time there with
Our first time there with Calgary friends so the setting/view was of particular bonus for them. Outstanding, and well timed service in that we had two pre-teen guests with us. I particularly found the cod quinoa dish exceptional and my wife really enjoyed the whiskey crab soup and crab cakes.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service . Recognized the birthday with a sparkler in a delicious iced cream cake. Your reservation service was great with follow up by you as well as the restaurant. Could not have been done better . Our party of 6 was completely satisfied.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great and the service extrordinary, couldn't have asked for a better evening.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM