Boathouse New Westminster

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Seafood
The Boathouse is an upscale casual restaurant with premium waterfront dining featuring crab, shrimp, lobster, and salmon festivals.

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Open on Christmas Day from 2-8pm. Treat the family to delicious Boathouse favorites with a special three course dinner. Reserve today.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 1777 People Are Saying
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DE
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I had their special "Steak & Lobster" at $35.00 each on a Tuesday night. It was delicious with roast potatoes and a 3-vegetable serving, with slices of bread. Also, ordered a shrimp skillet appetizer which was also outstanding. Since the appetizer ordered was forgotten, so it came after our main course. Because of the mistake, the cost of the appetizer, out of courtesy, was removed from our bill. The N.W. Boathouse is one of our favourite restaurants, so two thumbs up.

j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

had promised window seating. had to beg for it. then they give us a table where all the servers were coming out from the kitchen. we refused to sit there and was then given a table that they should have given us to start with. i was not very happy about my 40wedding anniversary dinner with you people.

MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michael was fantastic. Very nice and helpful. The food was amazing. A great experience.

OT
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal tonight at Boathouse. The Special Landry's Menu was fantastic.

BI
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Other than two mistakes with one of the meals - it was an enjoyable evening.

TN
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual. Thank you Michael!

KN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Okay meal but pricey for what was served. Nothing exceptional

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the place good food, good service

CH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hostess started to look up reservation, then took a phone call. I waited 1/2 minute until another server came by and led me to my table. The phone call should have been put on hold while the hostess attended to me.
Our food server was very engaging and attentive. The rest of the experience was excellent.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I could tell they were understaffed, which I get it, it sucks. But it was our wedding dinner and we waited over 1/2 hr for drinks, and they put a candle in our wedding cake. Food was good tho. And our waited was friendly.

W
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great table by the river. Too bad it was raining. Wish they would offer a reimbursement for the parking.

DM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friend & I thoroughly enjoyed our Steak 🥩 & Lobster 🦞 dinner special on Friday night at a lovely window table with a river view. The food & service were very good.

CB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I ordered the Thai Sweet Chili Chicken appetizer and only a few pieces of chicken. I also ordered it with rice in which I was charged $3.50 and there was less than half of a cup of rice. We are regular customers but I must admit everything has been continuously been going downhill for the Boathouse. Too bad because now we have to find a replacement for the Boathouse for our monthly lunch.

B
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was fine. We had fish and chips, salmon and steak dinners. All were prepared well and served by pollute and friendly staff. The view of the river was excellent and the restaurant was comfortable. No complaints.

TC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very disappointed in Vegan options, if not for this I would gladly be a return customer. Our server was amazing and our overall experience was outstanding. I wish there was food there that I was able to enjoy.

LM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The restaurant was fairly empty, but it took over an hour to get our lunch. We sat with empty drinks at the table for over 20 mins. When the food finally come out it wasn’t hot.

DI
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the steak and lobster special for lunch today.

CS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks for helping us celebrate my brother’s birthday.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

PB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our searcher was very good, attentive but not obtrusive and he brought us a desert to celebrate our occasion. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

R
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

As a member of the lundry's select club, the first couple of years were good experiences and value for money. It seems now that no matter what the location, it's extremely poor.

Service, food and overall experience is not good here. The staff need training on customer experience and not rushing customers even when they're the only ones in the restaurant.

OT
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great! We sat on the patio. It was a beautiful day.

m
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic and the service was top notch. We were seated by the window, and had a lovely view of the river while dining. Restaurant was a bit noisy, but tolerable.

DI
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service.

E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, I always recommend the Boathouse as it is guaranteed to provide excellent food, good service, and a view of the mighty Fraser River with its tugs and ferries.

TH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed our evening at the Boathouse. Our meals were good, not great. Somewhat pricy for the meals not being great. The service was very good.

N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Great location....expensive menu....mediocre food...poor service.

SM
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Conveniently located to enjoy a meal before catching a movie at nearby Landmark Cinemas.

Love the views, and the service is always great.

I enjoy being able to book through OpenTable whenever possible.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I've had better service at Denny's. They were out of several types of wine, forgot sauce on a wrap, mentioned 2 baskets of free bread but only gave us 1 for a table of 8. We got charged for a complimentary piece of birthday cake. The food runners had no idea who ordered what. It was disappointing from start to finish.

TL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here as it was close to where we stayed. My last experience at the boathouse in English Bay was not the best but this was many years ago, however that left me with not a particularly high level of expectation on this visit. Im happy to say the location here was great, awesome location, good food and our server was amazing. I will definitely be back

CP
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Boathouse has been at New Westminster Quay for ages and is a great option for those of us who live in Queensborough. It’s a bit dated however so could use some sprucing up. We took the QtoQ ferry over which is really fun. Unfortunately it broke down so we had to get a taxi for the return trip but that doesn’t happen too often. It was a great choice for a dinner out for 4 people, great to see the river views.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Slow service. Sampler appetizer overpriced.

RW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant is very dated and needs a facelift. The menu is also quite stale and should be updated as well, The staff weren't very upbeat as well. I would have expected a much more friendlier attitude especially for the cost of the meals.

A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal! Our server was very kind! Thank you for the excellent service!

i
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

You’re better off going to the Keg for better EVERYTHING and the same price. Good view though (only if you book in advance). Also have to pay for parking.

P
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Out server Michael was lively, friendly and good, he was very efficient.

SM
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Prices are high and service is slow. River views are nice.

H
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service is slow. 2 hours from start to finish. Otherwise everything was OK. Wouldn't come here on a regular basis.

P
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The setting is very nice, but the food mediocre for the price. Service was good, though.

PA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a nice place and good food