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About Boathouse New Westminster

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

900 Quayside
New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Lounge menu: Monday -Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-12:00am Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Begbie St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 525-3474

Website:
http://www.boathouserestaurants.ca/

Parking Details:
There is pay parking underground of the hotel.

Public Transit:
New West Skytrain Station.

Executive Chef:
Brent Fisher

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boathouse New Westminster Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

73% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (23)
Waterfront (22)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

A yearly gathering at this restaurant for a few friends. I was disappointed as they ran out of salmon. How can a seafood restaurant run out of salmon? In addition, for the 2 of us that ordered it, there wasn't even an offer for a free coffee or dessert to apologize. Thought something would have been a nice gesture. It's all in the details, and sadly I was disappointed. Next time I'll call ahead to confirm their stock. :) Will try again next year.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

With all the Construction going on near you right now, you really need to let people know this that are coming if they have reservations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was not to my expectations. Very little follow up, food took long to come (restaurant was pretty quiet). Mom food was over cooked. I wanted my steak well done and they gave me medium rare. Had better experience in other Boathouse locations.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lovely view of the waterfront. Food and desserts were amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Enjoyed the pace of the meal and the attentiveness of serving staff. Food was delicious!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The view was wonderful. Service was good. Food was ok, but for the price, it was not what I expected.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great spot to celebrate any special occasion. Service is topnotch and the food was delicious as always. Rainy outside yet still a great view of the waterfront.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and service. The big negative, however, was parking. Construction at the entry level prevents you from finding a spot there. Understandable. Underground, there was one single disabled spot by the elevator (that was occupied). Two lonely very empty spots were designated for electric vehicles. Really??

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice setting and view. Serving staff could do with more training or service. They should never be walking around looking aimless. Carry a tray or check to see if someones wine needs pouring. Other that that the staff was cheerful and tried to be attentive. They just need better training.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Hello, I brought a small group of customers with me to the Boathouse. The server was exemplary, great recommendations and the perfect amount of attention. Everyone at the table truly enjoyed the food, wine and atmosphere. Thank you

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Portions were fairly small, alcoholic beverages over priced.
Mediocre service

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We walked out as the table I reserved a week in advance was a lousy one by the toilets
No help from the staff. They yawned and seemed not to care

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food, my friends and I had my going-away party and dinner there.
Excellent service.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My meal was excellent (Stark and Snow Crab), my wife's meal was mediocre (Pork Ribs). Service was attentive but a bit slow, granted it was very busy. I would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Have to say we were a little disappointed with our experience at the Boathouse in New Westminister. The service was very very slow. The server himself was friendly and he was being "shadowed" by a new employee. But considering the restaurant was very slow and we were the only table sitting outside service should have been faster. Food quality for the most part was good. The market salad was excellent! The fish tacos were quite "fishy" and the chilli chicken had way too much sauce on it, it was literally drowning. The drinks we fabulous~~ too bad we couldn't get a second, but with the service being so slow by the time he came back to ask about a second round we were pretty much done our lunch and it took so long to get the first round we didn't want to wait around. It's a great setting on the waterfront. Great people watching on the boardwalk. We would give this place a second chance mostly due to the location.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Awful!! Lobster and potatoes were undercooked. I feel so bad taking the family out for an anniversary. The waiter was just too busy. The cooks forgot the rice and the waiter just made an excuse saying the menu is wrong. During dessert, the waiter didn't even ask if we want to order dessert drinks or anything. Next day I'm buying pepto bismol from undercooked food. Please don't get sick at this location.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was noticeably better here than at the Richmond location.
Our server was exceptional.

A little pricey but it was for a special occasion ( wife's birthday).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Incredible... the food and service was fantastic....

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

On the whole a positive experience, but the vegetables were at best luke warm. The waitress was cheerful and helpful.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Overall, the experience was not so good. The food was poor - the salmon burger was made of a tired-looking fillet and the fish and chips looked and tasted burnt. The service was passable. Disappointing – it seems to have gone down from before.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Would be nice if bread was offered while waiting for meal.
Portions could be a bit larger.
Plates were hot, food was hot which was very appreciated!
Better value for lunch or early dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everything was great as always - the halibut was fresh, and astonishingly good!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food and service were very good....would return to try other menu items

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Dinner was delicious! The only thing that could be added was a little extra light as our reservation was late and the sun slowly disappeared. Otherwise thank you for a very enjoyable evening!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was the most disappointing part of our dinner there. This is a seafood restaurant and when you order an entree that is $36.99 you expect it to be pretty good. My salmon was over cooked and dry and for all I know could have been frozen, not fresh. I sent it back and did have another piece made up that was a little better. I also had prawns and a scallop with this meal and all of it was under seasoned.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Disappointed in the service and the food quality especially for the prices. Took over 2 hours for oysters and 1 course, the manager did comp the oysters, but it wasn't enough to make me go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I've been to this location several times and I must say that this visit was far below what I have come to expect. Very poor, slow service. Food quality was just ok - nothing great. I was really disappointed and will have to think long and hard before going back.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food quality has gone downhill. Steak tough and meals over-priced. Used to be much better.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I tried the summer menu of Louisanna hot pot. Way over priced, worst meal and not worth the $50.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great service, food was wonderful. All around an enjoyable time. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

My Wife and I have been dining at the Boathouse for years. In particular the New Westminster location is a favourite. Our server was pleasant and professional. I did note that the oysters came much later than the other appetizers. Then right away the main course came. My wife, son and I had the steak with seafood skewers while my second son had fish tacos and my daughter had pasta.The food was delicious as expected. There was a small mixed and I received red potatoes instead of mashed but not the end of the world. We ordered dessert and had to weight a long time for the third dessert to show up after the first two were delivered. It was a great night out with the family in a very busy season. I feel that our server was top notch but that the supporting team was not. Will we come again? Absolutely!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Over all was very good food & service but air condition was kind of too cold
We requested to move the table and outside was not really warm enough to sit outside either.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

As always can't go wrong with boathouse. Great experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great place, always good quality and great people!

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Authentic
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had a decent birthday meal for my mother in law. The food was of decent portion sizing but lacked flavour. The crab on the chilled seafood tower tasted as if it was salt cured and took away from the dish as a whole. However the oysters and mussels on the tower were extremely fresh and delicious.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

has always been my family's 'go to' favorite restaurant (for many years) my daughter's birthday Friday night, reserved way ahead of time with her birthday noted. I, being a lobster fan, recommended it to everyone - it was not sitting on top of the tail as usual, it was cut down the middle and cooked in the shell, came out dry and having to be picked out bite by bite. I complained and was told that's the way they do them now??!! My granddaughter had the cheezy pasta (which she loves and always gets) she got a bowl of grease 'n cheese, with very little pasta - could not eat it! My birthday daughter did NOT get a dessert or a mention! She left 2 birthday cards on the table and they have disappeared (nothing in them, just birthday cards that no one can find) no one! 5 adults & 2 kids, so not a cheap evening at the 'boathouse'! Will never go back which makes us all sad :(

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Sorry to be negative but the food was awful. The service was excellent throughout the afternoon. I ordered the fish and chips with a side of mayo. Approx. value $24.00. A bit steep for 3 small pieces of Cod, very spicy fries, flat tasting coleslaw and no lemon wedge. The timing was fine, and the presentation was fine. The coating on the fish was very dark which indicated to me the oil in the fryer was old. The spicing on the fries overpowered everything on the plate so I couldn't taste the fish properly. The in house tartar sauce was a combo of a Thousand Islands dressing and more spices which again overpowered the flavor of the Cod. The side of mayo never came. The cream Brule was tasteless and it consistency felt like it had been made days earlier. Very disappointed. My guest had a cup of fish chowder and a side of sour dough toast. For 2 people without alcohol and tip $75.00. Outrageous for a suburban restaurant. A bit of gouging. You know what they say, a sucker is born every day. I will not return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Family visiting from Miami

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything was good

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were early for our reservation, but we were seated shortly after arriving. They assigned us a nice window view overlooking the river.

Then server was friendly and helpful. The food tasted good and nice presentation.
You have to pay for parking though.

The bathroom was nice a cool, considering it was hot outside.

Definitely will be back

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