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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

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (50)
Scenic View (44)
Special Occasion (44)
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Good for a Date (40)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Kid-friendly (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Romantic (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Cozy (13)
Seasonal (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Business Meals (11)
Healthy (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Authentic (10)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Spicy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The ambiance was splendid. The lighting was just right, the tables were fairly large, and there was enough room for just the two of us. Thankfully, it wasn't too loud in the restaurant. Our server was so nice and made light conversation. I wasn't overly pleased with the length of time it took to receive our order though. The salad came fast but the main course took a while. In terms of the salad, the greens were fresh and the cheese was strong (in a good way!). Apple cider vinegar was the primary base for the dressing; having used apple cider vinegar as in ingredient in my household for more than 10 years, I would definitely recommend mixing the ACV with a bit of agave nectar and white wine vinegar, paired with fennel and radish to tame the pungency of the salad. It was overall quite good but could have been better. I ordered the Wild Maple Salmon and my boyfriend ordered the 9 oz. Sirloin Steak. His steak came out just the way he asked for it, could've used a tad more seasoning but all in all, it was a well made steak. My dish on the other hand was mediocre. I specifically asked for my salmon to be cooked medium-rare, closer to the rare side but it came out over done, dry, and chewy. The taste was just right though. My potatoes were also incredibly dry and flavorless. The seasonal vegetables (zucchini and carrots) were tasty, nothing to write home about but to say the least, they were the only thing on my plate that wasn't over cooked. Overall I would give my experience at Boathouse a 6/10. I'm an avid seafood lover but my salmon did not make the cut.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Set menu this Valentine's day was pretty promising. Steak was good but TINY for a $59 plate. 2 of twelve oysters were beyond off ,yellow and smelly as he'll $40 dozen kinda ridiculous . Snow crab legs were like rubber faux crab shell filled with ok crab ,precooked and reheated. The veggies and mash were tasty but sparse and way too "pre cooked" . Cheescake was pretty decent.drinks were spot on service was great the waitress was in the weeds but a great server.

Standing by a solid 3 stars. Expected more to be honest. Even late eve on a set menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Staff was great! Food was good!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

I put 3 stars for value. Only because we went Valentine's Day. And all menu items are about twice normal cost. Also service: staff did better then most on that special day. They were busy - but great overall.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Noisy atmosphere. Service was slow and food was slow. Quality of the food was not to its price, likely due to Valentine’s Day, but having to wait more than one hour for the food isn’t really worth it.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Went for vday dinner with the family. They were gracious enough to prepare a chicken dish for my son as only meat and seafood were featured on the vday menu. The prime rib dinner I ordered for medium doneness and it came out more rare than my liking. Our waitress was kind enough to ask if I wanted it redone, but I did not want to bother because we had waited sometime for my son's meal as she said it took longer for his meal to be prepared because it was not on the menu for that night. My husbands prime rib came out with the crab oscar topping but he did not order the topping. They took his back and replaced it with the correct order. My daughter ordered the salmon maple glaze and after a few bites she wouldn't eat anymore because it was spicy. She is not a spicy food type of person at all! We thought that was odd because there was nothing noted about spice in the description on the menu, so my husband and I took a couple of bites as well and could taste that there was definitely some spice on the salmon. I asked our waitress and she thought that was odd, so she was kind enough to investigate. She came back to let us know that the salsa topping that is on top of the salmon had some chilli pepper flakes in the mixture, so what was on the salmon must've had a a scoop of salsa that may happened to have more of the pepper flakes and it seeped into the salmon. Our waitress, again, asked if she could get my daughter a new salmon but we politely declined because she ended eating some of her brothers pasta. We just got it packed up for my husband to eat for lunch the next day.
The service was great, but unfortunately our meals were just ok.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Waterfront, People Watching, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing sirloin which was really tough with a lot of tissues and was replaced with maple salmon which was still a bit dry and overdone.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Where to begin? Well, let’s see... despite having a reservation, we were asked to wait for 20 minutes while our table “was being prepared”. When we were finally brought to our seats, we were surprised to see many (many!) empty tables — but here’s the catch...our long awaited table still needed to be cleared and set. Never mind, we thought, we’ll focus on the food and drink. The server was nowhere to be seen. When she finally appeared and then reappeared after taking our drink order, she announced that there were no soft drinks available. On Valentine’s Day?! Okay, never mind, we thought again..on to the food. And herein was the biggest (and most expensive) disappointment — the food was terrible! Between the overcooked steak and the undersized portion of mussels, we were woefully disappointed. Our Valentine’s Day meal was certainly memorable...but for all the wrong reasons. We won’t be going back there. Too bad. The setting is great. But a restaurant can’t rest on its location laurels. Oh my heart...

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·Dined 4 days ago

Not so good as I expected...The best part of this restaurant is its location because it is steps away from the lake

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was very lacking and unresponsive.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointed with our dinner out. The restaurant was very empty yet our server was never around. She didn’t even take our drink order. Didn’t tell us about specials. We had to ask for drinks and bread. The food was only ok and not worth the cost in my opinion. My daughter ordered the cheese burgers and they were so over cooked she could hardly bite through them. When it was time to pay our server disappeared for over 10 mins. We just wanted to pay and leave. We won’t be back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed an eggs Benny brunch. It was very good.
A great setting with an awesome view. Our server was respectful and did not rush us.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I dined at the boathouse, which we've done quite a few times before. While we had a reservation, we were asked to wait 10 minutes before we were seated, although there were a lot of open tables. In the past the service has been excellent, however this time, our waitress was rarely available. My husband ordered a steak, and it took 10 minutes for the waitress to come by with a steak knife, and while our food was very good, his steak was cold by the time the waitress came by. We've come to the boathouse quite a few times, but we will consider going somewhere else next time, due to the poor service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was mediocre. Maybe a new hire. The potatoes with our steak were cold. The seasonal green veggies were mushy and the steak wasn’t cooked right. Didn’t want to send it all back as it took 2.5 hrs from start to finish for our whole meal. Very long time .

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Two out of four of our meals were under the heatlamp for more than 15 minutes then were brought to our table. As well, a mistake was made in the making of a meal and a burger was gutted and manhandled before being brought out. So, two people at our table got to eat while two people had to wait for meals to be remade and replaced. I should not have chosen this location for my birthday; I was very disappointed. One meal was not charged for after the mistake was rectified, but I was still left unhappy with my overall experience as I looked so forward to my birthday dinner with my family.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good, server was friendly, service was slow... not very busy when we were there not sure on delay. Great view. Wouldn't give window seat, lots of empty tables.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service wasn’t very good at all but the food was great!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was great, food was tasty, and we enjoyed every thing about this restaurant. It was the busy night, but this restaurant didn't disappoint us at all.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

We all opted for the Dine-out Vancouver menu and all meals were great and cooked as ordered. Steak Oscars x4 with 2 coconut shrimp and 2 soups for appi's. We had a New born and a 2yr old with us and staff helped to keep things moving in a timely manor which we all appreciated. We have come to expect great things with the Boathouse and are never disappointed. Thanks!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

We were both very pleased with our dining experience at the Boathouse in Port Moody! We decided to go for Dine Out Vancouver and only paid $30 each for incredible appetizers, entrees and desserts! The food was delicious, the service was fantastic, the ambience was lovely and such great value for the quality food we received! Thank you so much for an excellent experience, we will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, excellent service.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

first time at this location and was able to book reservations on line. rainy night so could not appreciate the waterfront nor the view. food and drinks were very good. ambience was casual with roomy atmosphere. not too loud and was able to chat at the table without raising the vocals. service was excellent. would definitely come back now that im a landrys member.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Thank you
It was friend birthday
Service was good
Very friendly service
But little too cloudy place

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The main course tasted excellent but all courses were warm to cool.

The appetizer artichoke and chips was sent back because the chips were burnt.

We have in the past had a in total great experience from food to service at al.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had reservations and arrived for lunch during the Dine our Vancouver 2018 very excited about eating here in such a nice location. We ordered our food and it arrived after one hour. It was busy yes, however there were two tables that showed up after us and they got their food first. We understand that maybe we were treated this way because although we were very polite and courteous we were out with our toddler for a family lunch and probably did not match the dress code of the tables next to us; or probably we were not as old. We were polite until the end however, paid and left with a smile. We could have stopped the order and politely walk out but we are not that type. We will however give a second thought in the future when we will be planning business functions or Christmas lunches, as we may not want to risk a one hour wait then.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good in general!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

this is supposed to be a place to go for seafood, i had the seafood platter, all of it was flavorless, didn't even finish the salmon and i love salmon, very disappointing, won't be back

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I love the high ceilings and looking out onto the Water. My sirloin steak wasnt very good. It was small, I think I only ate 3 pieces, spat out 2 cause it was too grizzly and left a couple.
I prefer a baked potato with everything, not a boring mashed potato. Very small helpings and I was disappointed this time. Waitress asked how things were and I told her. She probably showed the cook the meat on my plate and they deducted the cost of my drink.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall the food and service was quite good. I’ve eaten here before and had better, but it is still a nice meal

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Nice atmosphere, experienced server. When we arrived there (early for dinner) there were a lot of tables available, yet the hostess sat the next party right next to us (the only other people in the restaurant!) Server accepted our request to move over, but that shouldn't have been necessary.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our food was luke warm. Waitress was good and the venue is nice however, for the price, I expect a warm meal.

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

Dine out Vancouver restaurant. Great meal.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food portion is quite small, but the taste and the presentation are good. The service is good, but it took a long time to have our foods coming to the table in between of the appetizers, entree, and the desserts. Maybe we were in a hurry? we aren’t used to take more than 1 hour and 30 Minutes to eat. The portion is small, and it doesn’t take long to finish eating. It is a good experience though.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

The dine out menus were very good. The food was great and so was the atmosphere and the staff. The food took a little while to come but is was pretty busy. I would definately come back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The place is beautiful. Our server was great- no complaints about him. Although we waited over an hour for our entree after receiving our appetizer. The people behind us arrived much later than us and recieved their meal first. My husband didn’t mind his meal, but my chicken/prawn curry bowl was very bland. Won’t be returning.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I dined here for Dine out Vancouver 2018. The menu for dine out was great. We both enjoyed all courses included in the dine out menu. I was only able to get an early reservation at 4:30 pm, as there was no other option after this time, so I was assuming they were fully booked. But when we got there, the place was very empty, we didn't need a reservation at all I don't think. Atmosphere was nice but just ok, I've been to nicer restaurants. Service was excellent.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wanted to enjoy one of our favourite restaurants and weren’t disappointed. Only a slight delay in seating likely due to the current “ Dine Out “ promotion.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall good experience however the place was over crowded and the people next to us were literally 1.5 feet away from our table which made for an awkward date night. Thankfully our reservation was at 8:15pm and the restaurant was half empty by the time we finished our meal. We did the $30 dine out menu and the first course was nothing special but we both enjoyed our main course and really enjoyed the creme brulee dessert. My boyfriend ended up returning his caesar which i found disappointing as well. It tasted like watered down clamato with lots of celery salt. Our server was great though and took the caesar back no problem and replaced it with a bellini. Overall good food but i would not pay full price.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We really enjoyed our meals from the dine out menu. My husband would have liked a larger serving of the whiskey crab soup which was rather small. The taste and quality was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and service

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