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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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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (38)
Waterfront (37)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Great for Lunch (18)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Seasonal (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Healthy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I reserved table the day before and I specially asked for a ocean view side table as it was my date night. When My gf and I got there waitress gave not the ocean view side table but the construction site view table. I gently asked if I can move our table to the ocean view side. Return was “no, sorry all table were already booked.” I talked to the waitress that I also booked in advance so she when to talk to the host but still declined with no reason why. And finally by the time my gf and I finished our dinner and got the bill, a couple came to take the ocean view stop.
We were probably the youngest couple at the restaurant but I spent $125 on food. I felt like because my gf and I were young we could not get the ocean view side table because they knew elderly couple will want the table and they will order more food and give them more tip.
In my opinion, I did not get treated equally as other elderly couples at the night.

Not to mention, my gf and I were dressed semi formally and our manner was top notch if anyone is concerned. I even paid proper amount of tip as well that night.

It could be that someone reserved table before I did so it was unavailable but the way they treated our were not worth of my money and time. I never got treated disrespectfully when I went to white rock “ Boat house” or one in Richmond. All the food were amazing but service, we are not going to go out for dinner at “Boat house New West” ever again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Birthday lunch and note in reservation. Reservation table was not ready with the dining room half empty. No one at front door to greet. Bar staff walked over to greet but left to find a hostess. Was seated and waited 10 minutes for server, water, menus. My guest ordered from brunch menu and has a food allergy which was not listed on menu or she would’ve ordered something else; when asked if the entré plate had the specific allergen fruit touched the plate the server said, “um, I don’t think so...”. When asked to check with the kitchen staff she returned and was equally unhelpful with an open ended answer; my guest opted to avoid the side fruit dish just in case. No mention of occasion, unhelpful, unfriendly, slow, inattentive server and hostesses. My absolutely final time doing business with this location. Fourth and final visit and it’s always the same disappointing dining experience.

The views are fantastic, besides random people walking in and out of the dining room floor door to the Quay.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Restaurant was short staffed according to the Manager, extremely long wait for dinner, and arrived cold and had to return to kitchen twice for 1 dinner and three times for another dinner and restaurant was full. Costly menu and did not live up to expectations. Management advised us after our dinner problems that were encountered. She should have advised us in advance as we were celebrating a milestone birthday.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

we had a party of 11 to celebrate a birthday. Unfortunately the service was slow and the food was disappointing

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 5, 2018

very good. service was excellent. Value, not so much.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

the staff is friendly, but it took too long to get the food served, the food taste so so, not worth the waiting time at all! besides the crab meat is kind of smelly.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything was "ok" , but nothing really impressive, and while we took advantage of the Dine-Out promo, it just wasn't good enough to prompt us to return (certainly not at full price).
The bathrooms were quite dirty, hadn't been tended to all night by the looks of things.
Have been once or twice before, and hoped it would have improved, but was disappointed as it seems like nothing has changed / improved in years.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Steak was salty. Vegetable portion was small. Service was just OK

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Server was great and food was delicious as always

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Unfortunately difficult for a non-driver to get to but worth the trip. Went for Dine Out; my partner had a very nice full plate of fish and chips. My steak, mash and vegetables were delicious and perfectly cooked but portion size was underwhelming compared to prix fixe $30 cost. Service was attentive and excellent, very personable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had an excellent venue for a family special occasion and our grandson was occupied with colouring his placemat. Worked like a charm. The food for everyone was very good except for 1 lobster tail my wife had which was on the mushy side, but the other one was delicious. Our waiter, Evan, was excellent. Only one drawback.....we didn’t know the outside parking lot had disappeared under tons of concrete and both families had one ton trucks to park that couldn’t fit underground. The cold rainy night made the parking problem even larger for us. It would have been nice if the person taking the reservation could have told us . But! Thanks for making the evening successful otherwise. Keith1

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

In terms of ambience, the lights were WAY too bright for the evening. We sat in the booth, and the lights were so bright that it completely ruined the ambience. The music also didn't help. It would have been nice to be listening to classical or more mood setting music instead of pop music. It didn't seem to go with the style of the restaurant at all.

The bread we got to start was literally just a chunck of warm bread. It looked like there were some cuts in it but they weren't deep enough to make full slices so we literally had to rip chuncks off to eat. Kinda awkward.

The server was nice and attentive but the courses weren't well timed. That is probably more of a kitchen issue and I understand it may be hard to time courses for dine-out Vancouver.

Overall, it was a mediocre experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

There was no parking for the restaurant. Would have been nice if we were reimbursed for paying for parking. May not come back because of that reason.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The waiter was taking care of us. He stopped briefly & checked how we were doing a few times. A very cosy atmosphere for gathering & a spacious environment made me feel carefree. A good place for a nice chat w/ friends & family members.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It took a while to get my table. I made reservation at 8 and didn't get in till almost 8:30. The food came pretty slow I know it was dine out but everyone around was serving dessert or already done and I was still waiting for my entree.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

our server Jackson was super friendly, efficient and attentive on a very busy night. kudo's for making our evening even more enjoyable!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had made a reservation online . When we got there they couldn’t find our reservation. They put us at a table that was in the middle of the walkway. We asked to be moved and they said there we no tables available. They were already reserved. They said we could sit in the bar which we did. We had no bread before dinner and when the meals came our waitress never asked us if we want any pepper. So overall it was not a good experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service are excellant. Pretty servers and nice attitude. Not happy with the pay parking

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I took my wife here for her birthday, and we both really enjoyed ourselves. To our surprise, it was also Dine Out Vancouver, so we both went with that menu, and the food was delicious. The servers were pleasant and attentive, and the candle in our dessert made my wife smile. We were also provided with a window seat per my Opentable request, so Boathouse delivered!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Casual, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, great service! Definitely I would go there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was so so. The waiter was polite but a bit slow in attending to the table. He also smelled of smoke.

The food was not great. The cut of steak I had was fatty and not very tender. The same was true when I was there a week ago.

The location is nice and the restaurant is clean and well appointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The restaurant location is very good. Dine out menu is fair. The fire-grilled sirloin is awesome and definitely recommended

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We sat in the lounge to have a few drinks before dinner and the service was so bad that we paid our bill and didn't even go into dinner. We will never go back to the boathouse again the service was just so bad.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good comfort food and value for dine out. Service was good as the restaurant was quite busy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My wife and I were thoroughly disappointed. Not only with the time it took to get the courses but also with our meals. My cod did not come with the lime, coconut sauce as was listed on the menu. It went back to the kitchen and came back, supposedly with the sauce, but there was no flavour to it. On top of this the fish was dry and chewy so I did not finish my meal. The manager did ask if I wanted something else but I declined so my meal was comped. The best thing about my meal was the seafood chowder but was a very small portion. The creme brûlée was supposed to be warm but wasn’t. My wife’s Caesar salad did not appear to have any dressing or flavour to it and her meal was supposed to be curried but there was no curry taste to the meal at all. My wife’s mocha dessert was mostly melted ice cream by the time it got to the table. All in all, a terrible experience. Will not be returning any time soon!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 19, 2018

Went & enjoyed the DineOut Vancouver Festival menu. Food was amazing! Crab oscar topping on my sirloin was to die for!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice place. Very busy.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 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 5, 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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 (Vancouver)·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 2, 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 1, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

New Years Eve.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service

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