Boathouse New Westminster

4.2
2119 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Steakhouse
As an Ocean Wise partner, The Boathouse Restaurant is committed to serving only the finest seafood caught sustainably from British Columbia waters. Combined with ingredients from local farms and an extensive selection of B.C. VQA wines, The Boathouse offers a taste of fresh, local, honest food—all with a great view on the side. Whether grabbing brunch with friends, sharing a pot of steamed mussels on date night, or celebrating a milestone over perfectly grilled certified Angus sirloin, you’ll see why The Boathouse is like no other dining experience on the B.C. Coast.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2119 people are saying
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4.2
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Josh
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaz was awesome! He was very accommodating and friendly and made our date night the best it could have been. The food was excellent as always.

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Seahawk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I really didn't enjoy my meal. My wife liked hers.

Ordered calamari to start. Was not good. I wouldn't even put it in my top ten.

For my main I had the Coconut lime cod with quinoa and fresh veggies. The cod was dry, rubbery and really small. There was way to much quinoa. It was really salty and greasy. The veggies were greasy and overcooked. I ate the fish and left the rest.


My wife had the same appetizer and same feeling about it as myself. For her main she had a seafood pasta dish that she really enjoyed.

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KenT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good menu choice, tasty food, timely and friendly service.

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TaraP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious.
The view was awesome and would highly recommend

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NoraN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Getting seated and orders were slow,was given wrong order, food were almost mall foodcourt standard.
Was a special occasion ( wife birthday)
wrong choice, wife unhappy, i got “ grilled “ when the bill arrived!
Rather go somewhere elese next time , lesson learned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location and food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! The staff is wonderful!! Thank you

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Sylvia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, appreciated the safety protocols in place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try!! Halibut with black pepper sauce and crab&lobster ravioli were amazing!

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ThierryN
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Belle place, une vue splendide avec un excellent service!

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PeterV
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to dine. Very friendly and great food.

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ShellR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Husband ordered salmon for his entre but it was quite dry and fishy. The server was very good about taking it back and replacing with the miso encrusted halibut, which hubby said was fantastic.

Overall dinner was very good and our server was delightful.

I'm grateful we had the opportunity to celebrate New Year's Eve outside of our home this year even with the COVID variant swirling around. The restaurant provided a lovely evening and allowed us to enjoy a moment not thinking about a virus.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years Menu was awesome, lobster bisque 9.5/10, Eden’s service 10/10.

Thank you for a great way to end 2021

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AndrewG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Had a nice view of the river from my seat.

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Leemarnhart
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

We sat for 20 minutes before we were offered water or asked if we wanted drinks. There didn’t seem to be a shortage of staff. It felt like we had simply been forgotten about. We were trying to decide which one of us was going to approach the front desk and inquire when we might expect to be served, when our server finally came to our table. It simply seemed as though they had sat in us in a section without any servers. We then sat waiting for our drinks for another 20 minutes. By this time we had been served our first course and had the plates taken away. When my drink finally arrived my husband ordered me another one right away. We were being served our dessert when I was informed that there was some kind of problem with a machine that would have had nothing to do with the making of my drink and that they wouldn’t be able to serve it to me. At that point I no longer wanted the drink anyway. I had ordered the most expensive cocktail on the menu and was prepared to have 3 drinks throughout the course of my supper. We ordered steak and lobster and I noticed that everyone around us had their butter brought to them before their main course was served. We had to ask for ours to be brought to us. When our main course was brought to us the girl serving noticed we didn’t have steak knives and asked if we would need them! All of that said, thankfully the food was excellent. It had been years since we’d been into the boathouse and won’t likely be back anytime soon.

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heidit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

the place was so cold that guests had to wear their jackets at the table. was not informed that it was a set menu. for the price they charged it was not worth it. we were starving after the dinner. would not go back for a new years dinner

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vipCarlJ
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good for the most part. Steak overcooked for one person. Salmon was excellent. Restaurant was very cold

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Found the food delivery was confusing.long time waiting for my drink. Had to ask for bread for our table. Side dish did not come with the main order, waiting for it & the order was getting cold. We like what we ordered but not the delivery.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The restaurant was freezing cold and the service was slow and when talking to the hostess she was abrupt. The appetizer came to us cold.

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Dining Room was freezing, no heat! Understaffed long wait for good.
Hot chocolate (to warm us up) was ice cold!

Would have expected some sort of discount.

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JessicaG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Food was good and service was good.
Heater was not working in the restaurant and the front door wasn't full closing. It wasn't enjoyable because we froze!

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EricH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

What was supposed to be a special night out was anything but 'special'.
At 6:45 there was no one at the entry, No greeting beyond "do you have a reservation?" After being screened in we waited for 5+ minutes while a number of staff discussed where to seat us. The first option was unsatisfactory the second barely better. The third was good but in what had to be the coldest corner of the building.
There were some Christmas decorations up at the entry. In the rest of the premises the only visible reference to the holiday season were strings of plain lights. The music was not seasonal which would have been OK had it been more for dining...being inappropriate the volume did not make it more bearable.
Service was satisfactory but overall less than we expected and have experienced in previous visits. The food was nicely presented and tasty - altho the turkey breast was overcooked and on the dry side,
The end of the evening (approx 8:30) we simply a walked out of the restaurant - withno Thank you for coming, no come again, no Happy Holiday.
Dispite Covid a better effort should have been made for a ''special' evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner without the mess and outstanding quality meal!

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KimC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas dinner was very good, our server was great. My only complaint was the music was a little loud for having a conversation.

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DavidK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant was fine but they really need to provide free parking so parties can stay longer without worry. I got a expensive ticket while I was dinning!!!
I would not go there again and would not recommend anyone to go if the parking situation was not changed and fixed!

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BruceR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service. Coconut shrimp is excellent! Had the miso halibut; was surprised it was breaded. Was expecting a filet. It was quite good. Veggies were perfect. They brought a nice desert for our daughter’s BD

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Sev2021
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Quality of this restaurant used to be fine, now it is not…food presentation was poor, sticky glasses from bar are unacceptable…salad was low quality and quantity, pasta looked like slop with too much sauce on a small black plate which reminded us of a cheap restaurant, the seafood ‘platter’ was not worth the cost and certainly was not for 4 people, bringing deserts all at different times was nonsensical, we booked weeks ahead yet they sat us at a freezing cold table by the door-so much for our ‘special’ Christmas Dinner. We will never go there again…this used to be our dinner place for special occasions, not anymore.

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AnneMarieN
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service in a lovely venue. Server was attentive to our needs.

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vipJohnR
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was named Michael, service was excellent fish was also excellent. Minor complaint is calamari way too much batter. Wine selection was also good, thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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JohnW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was very good but we had a brand new waiter who cannot even open a bottle of wine I respect everybody has to learn but they need to get some basic training before they come to the table that’s a business dinner but once again the food was very good

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KevinO
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good meal and the waitress was great we realy enjoyed our time there thank you

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Keepsmiling
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Michael, was very helpful. Great atmosphere.

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BrettO
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed myself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very poor service from the start to the end.
Never coming back. Really bad experience for our wedding anniversary.

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Dissatisfied37
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Basic food didn’t get condiments asked for. Worst yam fries ever. Very okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with friends. Joon was a great server, thank you for the wonderful service Joon!

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foodie
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The sirloin steak was tough
Minimal light so dark at the table
Service was good

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DavidR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Beer list is terrible and the taps were broken. in this day and age- GET A CRAFT BEER LIST that isn't Granville Island. Ordered a Guiness, came in a cold can and a frosted glass... so wrong. The "Lobster deal" was on the table advertising, but had expired the day before, so not available. The restaurant, the menu just needs an overhaul. It's tired. No one there, so the service was excellent!

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KathyP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A must for a special occasion !

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ElizabethL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although the place was half empty, they won’t give us the window seat saying those are for group of 4 people ( we were only two ) The sad thing was there were two groups of couple using those supposed to be seating for 4. Where we sat, there were 4 big TV screens aiming at us and cold sir drifting. We could not enjoy sitting there. My salad was supposed to have Quinoa but I could not find in my bowl. The service was slow … we didn’t enjoy eating there

FAQs

Boathouse New Westminster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 525-3474.

Boathouse New Westminster is rated 4.2 stars by 2119 OpenTable diners.

Boathouse New Westminster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.