Boathouse New Westminster

4.2
2062 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 2062 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went there to celebrate my bday and my mother in law's bday..we ordered lobster and steak, mixed seafood grill, premium oysters, calamari, coconut shrimp, popcorn shrimp, bacon cheddar burger, and west coast seafood chowder..it was soo good! the food is yummy and price worthy, the service was excellent, and we even got a surprise bday treat from the staff that we did enjoy...

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FrankieG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Couldn’t drink our dress Caesars asked for not spicy and was very spicy we didn’t even drink them very disappointed

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CindyR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent deal on steak and lobster service was impeccable.

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TracyH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good experience at the Boathouse, if you can get there before 6:00 pm and take advantage of some of the happy hour deals even better. That wasn't the case this time for me but there was a nice special on for dinner that consisted of steak and lobster so that was nice. The only downside at this location is having to pay for parking which is almost at any of the Boathouse locations but $ 5.00 gives you 2 hours. Not my first time here and won't be my last.

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AdrianoA
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and stuff as well. I will recommend

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Chelsea
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Our party had a noon reservation and was sat immediately; however it was a while before our drink order was fulfilled. The restaurant was incredibly quiet as they'd just opened, but our food took about a half hour to come out - even longer for one individual in our party, who had only ordered pasta. Although the service could have been faster, our server was pleasant and friendly. The food was fresh, healthy in proportion and tasty!

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LesW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great view and nice feel.
Most of all, safe!
Go away COVID

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole experience was great - my birthday dinner.

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BarbaraG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We were disappointed with our dining experience. We were surprised to learn we could not order off the Happy Hour menu in the dining room even though we were ordering the steak and lobster. We eat at higher end dining restaurants than the Boathouse and they allow us to order off the Happy Hour menu. The waiter was not informed about the free offer of a cup of soup we received by email. The lobster was pale in colour and the food not presented well on the plate on the old scratched table.

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BARBE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi, the steak and lobster special was perfectly done. The service and server was exceptional!! Thank you for making dining out during Covid a most enjoyable experience!! Thank you!!!!

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RICHARDS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The diet syrup (I think had expired) , mentioned it to the server and only had a sip and left over 90% of the drink . The diet sofa was not taken off my Bill ( I didn’t say anything) All I drink is diet sofas and have for 40 years . I am diabetic .

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MelanieE
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we didnt get the table i wanted . The server was rude and lacked ambition for living, let alone being a sever.

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DonM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our expectaions were exceeded. The service was great, the food was good, and the atmosphere was just what we were looking for - relaxed, casuls, not too noisy. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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ShelleyM
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was friendly knowledgeable. He was funny and kept up with our ever increasing demands with humour and tactfulness.
The food was prompt and delicious.
There were 5 of us for a family dinner and it was nice to get out of the house and be treated so kindly.
We had a great experience 😊

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Steph
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing night out at the boathouse in new west. The restaurant was quiet, clean and the service was amazing. Michael was our server and he did a fantastic job. Food was fantastic, my boyfriends steak was cooked perfectly (medium rare). Our experience felt very intimate which we loved. Would highly recommend the boathouse in new west. Can’t wait to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and quiet
Food took a bit long but overall good experience
Would go again

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annann325
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Yummy food . Lovely place . Will come back again

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davidc
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

soon after arriving , i am usually asked if i am "celebrating anything today."
i wasnt asked this time and thus did not receive the free piece of cake for
the wifes birthday .
the free fresh bread took about 15 minutes to arrive (longer than usual and we felt it necessary to inquire)
the dessert we wanted was "sold out"
the food was delicious , the ambiance was good , and it was pleasantly quiet.
(until the the 3 year old arrived and was seated social-distant but the next table over)
the wife wants to go there for her birthday , so we will go there again.
i would be up for trying the happy hour specials mon-fri 2-5 pm

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ReneeN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The staff looked stressed and under staffed. The food and selection was great as always. The environment was missing the positive energy is usually has, pre-COVID.

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HannahV
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, drinks, and overall experience.

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AnnC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

My family went there for a 68th birthday dinner and were sorely disappointed. I ordered a lobster bisque and it was incredibly fishy tasting and smelling. My mother could smell it and she was two seats over. The steak was also bland. Other members of my family ordered seafood and it did not taste fresh as I could tell from the lobster bisque. We will not be going back to the boathouse especially at that price point.

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jeannetteo
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our table by the window and the fireplace.
Ordered off the Dine out menu so it was nice to get an appie, a main and a dessert.
Good variety of choices.
Friendly staff.

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MoreenB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, although my friend found the seasonings too strong so she had to have hers redone. Overall, good, but my $40 meal became 97 with tip (drinks were nearly 30, and they charged nearly $11 for 4 extra prawns, which I found ridiculous!)! I will def avoid any add ons in future, and stick with only a glass of wine or just water to drink. The dessert was only average (I’ve definitely had better mocha ice cream pies!), but my steak was cooked perfectly! Definitely worth the money if you skip drinks or add ons!

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meeshy69
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

I have been a customer of the Boathouse for many years. I decided to try it out for Dine out Vancouver at their New West location. Boy i wish i didn't bother. The interior was something like a Denny's. The bathroom was not any better.. You would think that with Covid things would be clean. The dine out menu is misleading because it is $40 but the soups you get are basically an exact Cup of soup.. and that disappointing as it was the best part other than the bread or the wine we selected. My gf's steak was grisly and the prawns were overcooked. My ravioli was tasty but not all the pasta was cooked enough. The dessert was also good but again, the size i think was reduced for dine out. All in all I would not spend my money there again.

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Sportygal
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to The Boathouse many times over the years. I expected a wonderful evening with delicious food and s chill ambiance while looking out at the water. The Boathouse did not disappoint.

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DEEMACG
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I always enjoy dinners and lunches at the New Westminster Boathouse.
In fact, we are thinking of going their for brunch this coming weekend. The food is great and service is excellent. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Dine out Vancouver. Impressed for quality. Felt bad for waitress she was alone

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Miappp
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very slow with staff, good food though just hard to track staff down.

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MaritaB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Dine Out Vancouver the night after Valentine's Day. It was lovely! The value, food, and service was amazing.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Booked a reservation at 4 on family day, Monday. Earlier that day the Boathouse sent out an email reminding me of Happy Hour and Oysters.

Showed up at my chosen time, paid for parking, sat down, asked about the oysters. They were sold out.

We left, the oysters were why we went.

Asked to get my parking refunded, I was told they pay for parking.

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JimS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Followed Covid regulations with social distancing. Food quality excellent (as expected) and service very good. When ready to leave, they called a taxi for us. We'll be back soon.

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TracyH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a very enjoyable Valentine's Day dinner. Anytime I don't have to cook and clean up is a wonderful thing and you can never go wrong eating at a Boathouse restaurant. It was my first time at this location and I wouldn't hesitate to return to this location.

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VerneG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Restaurant is looking tired and we were seated in the bar area for Valentines with football and games playing. Not that romantic. Needs a major reno to update gold chairs and table for Valentines could have been done better.

But! Food was great and service was great and view is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A OK...... IT WAS GREEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

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LoisW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Fantastic server!!! Always enjoy going here!

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LillianE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for dine-out. Our server was great, food was delicious and hot. No big delays with food either. Great overall dining experience.

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RioR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was nice. Hostess didn’t feel particularly warm and friendly.

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EricaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Used the Dine Out 2021 menu. Seafood Chowder - not much seafood - mostly broth and croutons. My husband enjoyed his steak and prawns. My lobster ravioli was rubbery, dry and served warm with a couple of hot spots. Special margherita was good but overpriced at $15 each. Server was very attentive. No offer of fresh ground pepper or cheese for my ravioli - perhaps due to COVID? Not the best but not the worst food experience.

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Mariana
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sean our Server was amazing. Food was excellently prepared. We were not rushed.

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JorgenB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, this is not the first or the last time we have been 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 2062 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.