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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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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

78% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (25)
Waterfront (25)
Special Occasion (20)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Romantic (13)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined a day ago

Food was ok, service was excellent. Over all a soso experience- the over priced food just bugs me.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice place. Very busy.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Not Happy with our service , waited almost a hour for our food , and more than half hour for a glass of wine.
Will not recommend the Boat house to anyone.
Not even sure , how this restaurant is still in business.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The three of us ordered from the lunch menu and our cuisine was totally different from each other. We enjoyed our lunch very much. Also, prompt and excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

From the moment we entered, we had a good experience. The service was excellent as our waiter was brilliant; friendly and approachable and attentive. Unfortunately the young lady who seated us mentioned the coat rack was available but didn’t take my coat to hang it up or offer to show the way. The people who brought our food did not being the pepper and our waiter checked and brought it both times. Justin I believe his name was. Fabulous food. Best steak we’ve ever tasted. Sat by the window and had a pleasant view of the Fraser. Ambience was romantic and tasteful. We will be back.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Beautiful view. Good food, fantastic service. i will come back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Service was very good and the restaurant was quiet enough for good conversation. Food was good and presented well.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service was overall very good - flexible, and accommodating! But Greeting could have been better - the only place we been to that could not hear "Happy New Year!" on new year's day
Also, heat was down and no portable heater as backup (but blanket was offered). Paid parking was hard to find.
Waiter was not accessible at times and had to wait for at least 5 mins. I must say I had better dining experience at different boathouse location before.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Not happy!!! It was New Years Eve!!!! When I arrived at Boathouse about 35 min before my reservation. I was greeted and told I would be seated as soon as the table was ready....the hostess was nice. Then she asked if I wanted a window, but said if I was cold then she can seat me somewhere in the middle...which I was ok with. Then couple mins later told me there was. Table but kinda tight with a few other guests. Which I just said I’ll wait till my reservation. So as I’m sitting n waiting at least 4 ppl came in and out and I over heard something about 75.00. So I walked up to the hostess and asked her what she was talking about. That’s when she told me there was a set menu that we can only order off of. So I asked her why she didn’t tell me as I’ve been here doe so long and she said oh I thought u knew. Then she said we told everyone about the menu when we confirmed reservation. I said no one called me. She said oh did u boom today and I reply yes. She then said yeah we didn’t get to call anyone today. Then I asked her why it wasn’t online when I looked at the menu she said oh we tried but the computer kept crashing. I was pretty upset that I wasn’t told as I was super excited I even got a reservation at Boathouse. I was upset I couldn’t eat everything nor could my friend eat anything off the set menu. The hostess then said to me there paddlewheeler pub u can go to. Umm no thank you. There’s a reason why I booked fine dining. Got me even more upset n now I’m walking up and down new west to find somewhere to eat. Thanks Boathouse for an amazing experience on NYE great start 😡

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had to flag down a waitress after sitting for 15 mins with noone coming to even bring water. Once we ordered grom the set NYE menu one in our party was told they were out of their selection. Appies came fairly quickly and were good but then we waited an inordinate amount of time for our main course. The meals were delicious but it shouldn't have taken 75 mins to get. Dessert came very quickly after the mains but cheesecake was still frizen and creme brule had seperated.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

You should let us know that you theres nothing happening in New Years Eve ..it was cold and 3 or 5 people around totally did not injoy....have to move to other place...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Forgot some of our food they sat us in front of a freezing cold window and was freezing cold the entire dinner , we didn’t feel it was worth the money and have had much better dinners on a average day , and was expecting a little better for a New Year’s Eve dinner

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been to the Boathouse in New Westminster many times and the food and service never disappoints. Two of us had the King crab and it was fabulous. As always, the service was superb.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Super quiet place, the view was fantastic next to the windows. Food came pretty fast and tasted delicious. Would go back again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall a pricey but pleasant experience. Nothing negative to comment on, but nothing outstanding either except for the view.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We attended for Christmas dinner. Service was slow and not server seemed like she was new. Forgetful and not very knowledgeable. I ordered the Christmas Dinner. Turkey and stuffing. Not very hot, room temperature. Portion was really small. Totally not worth it.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Pretty disappointed, though I suspect your staff was inexperienced due to the fact that it was Dec 25 and it would be tough to schedule. Food-average, Service-very poor, value-pricey for what was ordered/wouldn't return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was great tasting, but a very little amount!
I had asked the server a couple questions about the food and she wasn’t sure if there were sauces, ect!
Proper etiquette is she should have found out!
As soon as we finished the meal, she was there with the bill!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was a very good experience overall. Service was great. Food arrived fast. Only thing we weren’t fond of is the snow crab dish. It was very disappointing plain dish that no sides came with it and we only got crab legs that had very little crab meat in it so I didn’t understand the point of the dish especially that it doesn’t say in the description that the dish is only crab legs. Other than that, the other plates were cooked well with great taste and service was very good as well. i would go dine there again but just avoid the snow crab dish.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was great. The service was terrible. Our waitress was seldom seen. We finished our entree and sat for almost half an hour with dirty dishes on the table. We were not offered desert or coffee. Finally we went to the bar to pay our bill. We won’t be back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

After a shaky start at the Hostess stand (3 girls seemed confused with the open table reservation) we were sat right beside a loud table of 4 when the restaurant was almost empty. The table was 2 feet away from ours.
We were offered drinks almost immediately but when we only ordered coffee and tea service went downhill from there. (We had to ask for milk and cream which should have been served automatically I think.) A refill of coffee or hot water was not offered at all!
Food came after a reasonable amount of time, but I burnt the roof of my mouth with the scalding hot hash browns which was odd because my eggs were only warm.
The waiter asked how our meal was but only when I was 95% finished.
After a lengthy wait, we had to ask another server to hunt ours down for the check.
They had 3 or 4 servers and only 7 or 8 tables so they werent that busy.
I was a bit disappointed but at least the food was good.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great crab dinner !!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Unfortunately the Boathouse has lost their touch with cooking great dishes. We had to return a dish and it still was done incorrectly. My fish was over cooked and lacked flavour. Appys were good and service was excellent.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

My family enjoyed the food. All dishes were exceptionally tasty esp. The seafood pasta and mix appetizers

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The location on the Fraser River makes this restaurant special. The food was tasty and one guest said it was the best salmon he'd ever eaten. Our server was personable.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love this restaurant, service is excellent in the dining room, not as good in the bar. It's a bit noisy but one is still able to talk without shouting. The food is fresh & the cocktails are innovative & sensibly priced. I am looking forward to eating there on a sunny afternoon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The Boathouse does not disappoint! It's been years since I've been there so was curious if the service or food had declined over the years. It has not! Still great food, perfect location, good service. It was a super foggy night and having not been there in years, it was tough to find. Lots of construction in front of the hotel and restaurant entrance. Missed it the first drive pass. Not very good signage in the dark. It was frustrating in that respect.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was amazing and the staff when above and beyond for my girlfriends food allergies.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We have been going to the New Westminster Boathouse for special occasions for at least 15 years. We have never been disappointed in the food or the service.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lunch with a friend. On a time constraint & service was prompt and very good. Good food as always.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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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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