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About Boathouse - Port Moody

The Boathouse - Port Moody is a casual-fine dining waterfront restaurant specializing in seafood cuisine prepared in a West Coast style.

2770 Esplanade Avenue
Port Moody, BC V3H 0C8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-11:00pm
Sunday 9:30am-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Murray Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 931-5300

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

Parking Details:
Parking available in the front of the restaurant.
Valet offered on weekends during the summer months.

Executive Chef:
Brent Fisher

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boathouse - Port Moody Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Scenic View (36)
Waterfront (36)
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Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Casual (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Romantic (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (10)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service as always!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The space is very big and it could use sectioning to make it more intimate.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The Music too loud, but great service and food was cooked perfect!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Given that the restaurant was not busy, I was disappointed at the level of service received. Our server wasn't very attentive and service was slow. My burger was burned on the bottom and the dessert was not up to the Boathouse' s usual standard. I got the impression that the staff didn't want to be there. Perhaps they had been busy the night before (New Years Eve) and were tired, but they created a poor environment for our meal.

This was a disappointing experience and I will think twice about visiting the Boathouse again in the future.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food is simply not good. Over priced and not very well prepared. You can do so much better. Wouldn’t consider going again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My wife and I had another amazing experience! It was our anniversary and the Chef and staff went out of their way to make it an extra special dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Tapas, Live Sports, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lighting was very bright. Could have had them on dimmer. Was like cleaning bright.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I had a very good steak, ordered blue but came rare. Which matched my companion's prime rib ordered medium well which came rare. They do rare well. The sides were basic and well prepared --not stellar or stunning, but very tasty. The dining room is very large with very high ceilings and many tables not too close together. We were lucky to get the corner by the windows, giving us a lovely view of the water and the lights across the water. The service was excellent, but relatively slow. We weren't in a hurry at any point, but we didn't see our server at all for long periods of time.

We were early, and sat in the bar having appies and drinks, which was also pretty slow, but pleasant enough. The staff is clearly happy to be there, even on New Year's Eve ... the fixed price menu had lots of options, especially for seafood lovers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Arrived on New Years Eve with no notice of a special set menu. Comment from the hostess was they tried to call me serval times, but funny enough no one left a message. Terrible value for the money. Additional $15 person for the same food on regular menu just with less choice and smaller portions. Unable to get any substitutions and the server was less than helpful. Didn’t make for a very nice start to New Year’s Eve. $75 per person should be way better than that! Left feeling ripped off and disappointed!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had only few options because it was New Year’s Eve, food quality was not even close to what I have experienced before, chewy halibut and squid to little to find, only batter.
I like this restaurant, this has been my worst experience there so I’ll keep going but NOT when menu is that limited.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The third time in a row when we’ve waited over an hour for our food, which isn’t the best when you have a toddler in tow. The server was friendly and apologetic about the wait time and let us use an unused portion of the restaurant for our little one to run around a bit while we waited. The food is good, not excellent and a bit expensive. We keep going back since the location is convenient for us.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice , quiet & quick nice meal

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Not inexpensive but service , atmospere and the food was well worth the price. Made a great meal to celebrate a birthday with special friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

All 4 of us loved our drinks and meals. The salmon on the seafood grill was overcooked but the scallops made up for it. The server had no personality but might have been having a bad day. The view is amazing and the restaurant is really nice and clean.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was terrible.
Cold & dry food..
But the waiter service was good...

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

First time we went was for a special occasion. The service was outstanding and the seafood excellent. The waiter was always there when we needed him. The bread was freshly baked, hot and out of the oven. Very large ceilings and spacious interior. It was comfortable despite the cold Winter temperatures outside. Warm fireplace in the middle of the dining area too, which was a nice touch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Took my neighbour and friend here for Christmas Lunch. The food (crab cake, ahi tuna tacos, shrimp skillet) was very good, and our server was friendly and attentive. My only complaint was the after-meal cappuccino I had was sub-par. Espresso was pretty much tastless. I can do considerably better at home!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lots of fun ! Great oysters !

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

we had a 630 reservation. Once seated we had a slight wait for drinks, not too bad. Once we got our drinks we ordered appies and dinner together. So far ok. However we ended up waiting til 815 for our main meal. Not ok!! We had a 2 year old with us and hence the wait was not a good experience!! Our waiter was very nice and apologized for the kitchen delay and brought an extra appie but we ended the night on a very sour note!! And no apologies from management. Not cool!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The service was slow, and food sub-par. I was expecting so much more from a restaurant in this location.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This dinner was to celebrate a 50th Birthday. We chose the Boathouse because we could not confirm a reservation (at a decent time) at the Keg. We ordered premium food and drinks ($600 for 6 people) and ALL of our food came out lukewarm or cold, $50 for 4 King crab legs that were overcooked and lukewarm. From the time we sat down (7:15 PM) to the time we received our meals was an hour and twenty minutes. The server who served us was very apologetic.
I hope this was an off night but you only celebrate a 50th once, I doubt we will go back, there are just way too many other choices.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have chosen this restaurant for a Birthday dinner for many years! We have never been disappointed! Fantastic as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was my partner's and my first time at the Boathouse and we were absolutely thrilled! Amanada B was an exceptional waitress and made our visit enjoyable, entertaining, and truly memorable. The restaurant was beautiful and online booking day of made it really easy to guarantee a spot.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Thanks rather not.
Lobster was chewy
Shrimp not cleaned properly not deveined properly.
Found and eyelash hair in butter.
The food runners almost bulldozed my child.
Cutlery was dirty

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have gone to Boat House Port Moody a number of times. It is conveniently located for us, we like the ambiance and location and find it very good value for money. The food is quite good. Normally service is very good and friendly. One observation this time relates to our server. We were taking out employees and spouses for a pre-Christmas dinner. We ordered drinks and then wine. Our server asked one couple what type of wine they would like. They indicated the variety they liked best and said they would leave it up to the server to select a wine for them. My husband heard this and decided to see what she would return with. She did bring back a good one - and the most expensive one on the menu. He certainly was not going to say anything to anyone, but if management reads these reviews they might suggest to servers that when a customer asks the server to make a recommendation or to select the wine, it would be good form for the server to ask what price range the customer is thinking of, to provide a couple of options, or if they want to suggest the most expensive, indicate that it is a very good wine, but also the most expensive and is the customer fine with that. Ultimately it turned out to be a fine evening that we all enjoyed and no damage was done - except possibly for the server. Because we had a larger group, she pointed out that they automatically set the tip at 15%. Normally we would tip more and would have done it that night, save for the server's decision on how to handle the wine selection. She ended up with a 15% tip, lower than she would have otherwise received.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was a very good experience. We were seated on time - according to our reservations, the waiters were excellent - courteous and helpful. The ambiance was great - not so noisy that you had a hard time with conversation but also not so quiet that when we burst into laughter we were not 'obvious partiers'. The food was also great despite the confusion between King Crab and Snow Crab. A good time was had by all!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Delicious food. Good service. Nice view

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food and service! Will certainly
go to this restaurant again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server was Pegah. Very pleasant,attentive and helpful.We had a great seat and meal with good wine. James the general manager was also very friendy and attentive, Very enjoyable and will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Started at the bar for drinks. When it came time moved to the dining area. Didn’t have to settle bill in bar before moving which was nice.

Food was excellent.

Service was excellent.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Last minute decision to go and got there early and enjoyed Happy Hour. My wife had several Happy Hour snacks. I had oysters in the half shell, very good, and then the maple salmon on a cedar shingle. Excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We made a reservation and were seated in a booth by the door and kitchen in the dining room. We didn’t like that but had no other choice. Our server was very good. The menu selection is boring especially the starters. The food is mediocre, and expensive the vegetables were undercooked. The Boathouse is advertised as a fine dining restaurant. It is ordinary. We won’t be back anytime soon.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and food. Sat by the fireplace on a cool rainy night

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Not super pleased with our last visit here. Had requested a private table and was initially seated in a busy, noisy area by the kitchen and a large party even though we could have been seated elsewhere. This was accommodated after we mentioned this.
Noted on the reservation it was a celebration. Server did not ask what the occasion was - perhaps they don't get this information when a reservation is made through this method?
Prime Rib is no longer served which is what one of us had planned on ordering.
It took way too long for the server to initially come to our table after we were seated. The restaurant was busy, but not full to capacity and no patrons waiting to be seated.
The server we had was good throughout the meal.
The steak meal was okay but the root vegetables lacked flavour.
The baby back ribs meal was average ( not impressed with the vegetable servings with this meal - more or less French fries and coleslaw).
Sorry but we won't be back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

last minute booking. enjoyed our dinner. great service.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The lobster bisque was more watery than last year's. The portion seems smaller.

We ordered a 1/2 bottle of wine, and the waitress waited until we finished the first course to tell us that there is no stock. After that, we had no mood for any more wine.

The waitress also did not check the bill and charged us an extra soup. Glad that we checked and found out.

Service was bad overall, even when it's not busy.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This location has traditionally been the franchise's 'problem child' with inconsistent service. Service was OK this time and our server Joshua was friendly and helpful throughout the evening. Note to managers: let your servers sample the menu items so that they can give meaningful advice to diners.
It's a large dining area but they seated everyone in one section which took away from the ambience and limited intimacy. Would have preferred if they spread diners out and then filled in the gaps that packing everyone in one section.
Reasonably diverse and affordable wine list. We were there for Lobster Fest and appreciated the staff's accommodating our request to split some of menu items to share. Lobster portions were good (we had the Atlantic AND Caribbean lobster tails and shared the two entrees)
We were there to celebrate a couple of anniversaries 'of sorts' and appreciated our server 'comping' the desert AND for the kitchen staff decorating the plate.
The staff redeemed some previous bad experiences so we will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food, excellent ambiance. The waiter was very attentive and exceptionally good at looking after us. Food was fantastic and the wine recommended by the waiter was perfect.
Very much looking forward to visiting The Boathouse again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good food, good service and great atmosphere. Wasn't busy at all maybe because it was Halloween night. Great family get-together.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went to the restaurant on my mother's birthday.
The food was delicious though a bit pricey, but it is ok for fine dining. We enjoyed perfectly cooked lobsters, swordfish and pasta, and deserts. The only big problem as I can see it is noise level which is really loud. We had to almost shout to each other during the conversation. This is basically the only drawback. Overall we were satisfied with experience.
To the owners of the restaurant: if you could reduce the noise level using some noise absorbing technologies, that would be great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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