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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

5
4
3
2
1

3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (44)
Waterfront (43)
Special Occasion (39)
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Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Romantic (25)
Great for Lunch (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Business Meals (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Healthy (16)
Great for Brunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Hot Spot (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

last minute booking. enjoyed our dinner. great service.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food like always!

Highly recommend to others for any occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Danielle was very positive, sweet and knowledgeable 😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Beautiful sunset view, excellent patio dining as well, loved the large glass fireplace. Service was great. The gentlemen that brought us our bread and our water was even top of things, my glass was never empty. The fish was cooked to perfection and so was my date's steak. Thank you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My salmon was dry. Waitress was very good. Friday night was noisy.

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

For a restaurant that was practically empty, we were shown to table in a corner.
We requested an alternate one by the window and were relucanty seated there.
Service was terribly slow. We never got asked or were served a bread basket.
Our shared appie came without side plates. Waited an eternity for the main meal.
It's a pity, as it's the only nice restaurant in the Tricity. Maybe they know that, and so it doesn't matter what the service is like. Request for a hot sauce? Feel on deaf ears .
Be a while before we go back.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very efficient in and out. Would like some pomo craft beers available.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went there to celebrate my daughter in law's birthday. We had a good time there. Nice environment, great location and good food. I will come back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Portions for soup & salad with dinner very small
Mains were very slow to come & after a long delay we were told one of ordered fish entrees was no longer available. We should have been told this when we placed our order

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday. At our reservation time, we were seated at a table that was in the middle of other large groups in the middle of the restaurant.

Our friend is hearing impaired so we requested another table tucked away in the corner so it would be easier for him to hear throughout the evening. There were many empty tables in the restaurant, so we didn’t see that it was a big deal. It clearly was a big deal to the hostess! She was clearly put out that we had asked to move. Her body language and curt responses clearly showed we had put her out in some way. Will not be back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We ordered the mussels to share and they were mostly bad. Some of the items felt a tad over priced. One of our meals came out half prepared so we had to wait for their food to come back out properly before continuing our meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was spectacular as she was very attentive to special requests. Beautiful high ceiling and blazing fireplaces make the ambience lovely. I had the muscles which were okay. A little heavy on the garlic and they tasted not as fresh as I would have expected. In fact I wouldn’t let my friend use this as her first taste of mussels because they just weren’t good enough.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our focus was on our group and the reunion we were having, so we were not so focused on the shortcomings on service, as lovely as our server was...unfortunately, drinks took an unusually long time to come to the table along with requests for water and refills and further unfortunately, for the same guest who was not very patient or pleased to have to ask repeatedly for those items. Otherwise the items from the special Lobsterfest menu were lovely and the ambiance at the Boathouse is always wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fun, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wife's 70th birthday. Found service was slow considering there were only 4 people in the dining room. Ladies washroom not particularly clean. Entire restaurant needs a good dusting. Sun coming in upper windows showed a lot of dust higher up on the wall above the kitchen as well as the windows at table level. Had gone downhill since last visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner with a couple of family members. We had a 6:00pm reservation. The turkey dinner was disappointing. It seemed the top slice of meat was a turkey slice and the under piece seemed like it was pork with fat veins in it. The stuffing was dry, with parts of it actually slimy and mushy. The best part were the garlic mashed potatoes. They were excellent. The pumpkin creme brule was sold out. We ordered three but were only able to get two. Surprising as we were having an early dinner. Felt disappointed by the mediocre meal as well as mediocre service. We have been coming to this location since it was built. After our Thanksgiving experience we have decided to give up on the Port Moody location, as there is nothing special at this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a family lunch. Ordered off the lobster fest menu - definitely not worth the price. The 7oz steak was tough and flavorless. The butter wasn't clarified very well.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

But if a problem with salads not arriving before meals but otherwise we all six enjoyed the beautiful room and setting.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I was very happy with the friendly staff. The food was outstanding as usual. This was a 1st date and the Keg did not fail. However the use of online booking was really easy for an older guy like me. Thanks

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was slow! Took a long time to get wine, then appy and then the main course!

Food tasted great!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

I took my friend from Winnipeg for her birthday. Chose this location for the view and was not disappointed. We have eaten at other Boathouse locations and had good experiences previously. We started with the seafood platter. Everything on the platter was over cooked which was obvious visually. We sent it back and manage agreed and offered to have his top chef replace. We declined. We ordered the chop chop salad and the lettuce was wilted from being in the dressing to long. The prawn and chicken bowl had flavour but the chicken and peppers over cooked. Not sure why top chef was not checking what is leaving the kitchen to ensure the quality of the food. Typically do not do reviews but we felt this to be just a disappointment we need to let the restaurant know and will be contacting them

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Extremely slow service.
When food did finally arrive , roasted potatoes were rock hard (sitting under heat lamp) swordfish was undercooked (Raw)
Other meals were only satisfactory.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Had a great time at boathouse! Foods are good and service is exceptional. A mexican fellow served us well, very friendly, helpful and cheerful. Spent extra time to take us pictures which I appreciate so much. Sorry i forgot his name... i will recommend boathouse to everyone!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Family birthday. Restaurant was overly air conditioned for late September and service was really slow considering we had a 5:30 reservation. We had to wait about an hour for our food. Otherwise, service was friendly and food was good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice job overall. Initial greet was quite slow.... felt that a manager or a host could have remedied this... I am think our server had a large table. Nice table, nice ambiance. Food was quite good. All around very good. Did not ask me is I was a Landry Select member...

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Service was great, food was good, views are lovely and a stroll through the park before or after dinner is a bonus. We had Maple Salmon (ok), Swordfish (ok) and Sirloin w/prawns (great). We were there for an early dinner (5:30) before the restaurant got too busy - once it started filling up the noise echoed a bit in the high ceilings making conversation more difficult. Tip for anyone going weeknights during rush hour - allow extra time to get across the bridge from St John's Street as the traffic was heavy; that 3 block stretch took us 15 minutes!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We have been here before and always enjoy the view and lovely seafood specials. They make many appies and have great wine selection as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was a great dinner and our waitress was super polite. However we waited for quite a while (45 minutes) for our appies and I think she forgot to ring them in. But overall a good experience.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I mentioned it was my husband birthday when I booked with the open table app, there was no thing done to make him feels special for his birthday.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Not impressed
We came for a birthday and would never recommend.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everyone loved the food, service and view. Very relaxing and clean. The only negative was being billed for the "complimentary" cake to celebrate our anniversary. Oh well. We still loved it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I always enjoy the boat house We enjoy the view very romantic. Beautifull place for all the occassins

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were first time to this location. We loved the good and location.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We come here a few times a year with family for special occasions since they have gluten-free options and a family member likes the view (it is lovely). However, without fail, any seafood is always overdone. Not burnt, just cooked way too long. I had the mixed grill (skewer of 1 scallop and 2 prawns with a very small piece of salmon) and it was all tough and overdone (for $27!). Another family member had the coconut cod, which was shrivelled and tough.

Nice view, but the food quality is not worth it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I wish I could give a 5 as many of the other times we have been to the boathouse it was been worth a 5 star. I booked for 7 for a Birthday and our appies/drinks came out quickly and were delicious except for the crab cake which just didn't taste fresh. Then about 30 minutes later our mains came out, this was probably the longest it has taken the mains to follow up appies in the 10+ times I have been to this location. It seemed like the mains were also not as fresh tasting. Mine was only a bit warm so it must have been sitting for while before being served. My son's food was not very tasty either. The Chicken Stripes from White Spot were on par with what was served and I would NOT expect that from a restaurant of this price point. The service was great but that kitchen needs to get itself in order because that is what will make me book another restaurant in the future.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The particular server who serve us hiding himself in kitchen.

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