Boathouse Richmond

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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
A Richmond Landmark-just minutes away from The Vancouver International Airport, and nestled next to a small marina between two bridges. We specialize in the ultimate West Coast dining experience, offering the best quality and freshest seafood and premium meats. We are committed to BC wines, and are proud to feature an extensive wine list with the best and largest selection of BC VQA wines, as well as wines from all around the world. We are also a convenient and a great venue for small to medium size groups.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Open on Christmas Day from 2-8pm. Treat your family to a Boathouse prix fixe 3 course dinner. $50 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Reserve today!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Open on New Year's Eve from 11am-10pm. Serving a prix fixe 3 course dinner starting at 4PM $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Reserve today.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1240 People Are Saying
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r
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heidi is always great, we come back just to be in her section. Thanks to the whole team for always making our experience so nice. See you again soon!

A
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There is not a lot of variety in Richmond with respect to restaurants. We chose to go to the Boathouse prior to a concert at the River Rock Casino. The restaurant is looking a little worn. The food was ok but not up to the standards at other seafood restaurants. The salmon was dry and the presentation could have been better. Service, however, was great. We only had an hour to eat and the server brought our drinks and dinner in plenty of time for us to get to the concert on time.

S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yes I would for sure. We had drinks and dinner before going to a show at the River Rock and so were able to secure a nice waterside table. It was fairly early in the evening so quiet enough to converse early, and we enjoyed very dedicated service, and what felt like a nice relaxed atmosphere. I was with my mom and her two best friends, all elderly and our server couldn't have been sweeter with them. Dinner was great too. If I lived closer I'd be back often! thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, friendly staffs. Loved the food. Yes a little pricy but you get what you paid for. Loved the mango mojito, very taste.

GR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Bread was hard as a cruton.

Meat was under cooked.

Lava cake was served cold.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent service. Everyone was super friendly. Food was good. Slightly expensive considering the decor needs an update... prices on par with nicer restaurants downtown Vancouver. Execution of all menu items was excellent though. Steaks cooked perfectly , salads fresh , appies good.

MD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and responsive. Excellent food and very accommodating to food allergies

BL
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. I'm going to start eating earlier from now on. Food tasted great. Service was professional. It was perfect. Thank you.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pleasant atmosphere- will go back!

T
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is restaurant is our go to when we dine in our city. We only ask to have Steph serve us as she is amazing and always makes us feel special & home when we have dinner at this location. This Boathouse location and restaurant is gem for our city.

m
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For a seafood restaurant, options are limited. Salmon overcooked, prawns (based on size) not local, And odd colour tails almost opaque not pink or orange. Higher prices.

CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is good, food is good. Will come back soon

SS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great night with our friends. Server was knowledgeable, attentive and we pretty much closed down the place - never feeling we had to rush off. Would definitely go back!

C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good but restaurant interior needs help

CW
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Foods and service was good

BG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistently good food and the service is great.

GV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food were very good; nice atmosphere and good location.

OT
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Made a reservation for a nice dinner. They placed us in the bar.
Advised one party is gluten intolerant. Accepted that. Don’t have menu markings nor separate menu hence server spent 5 minutes explaining.
Food - both seafood selections - were served cool. Salmon was burnt.
During the dessert offering were provided allergy options. Half way through her dessert the strong reaction started.
Advised server when she kibbutzed about not finishing our food.
Suddenly manager is all attentive. Can’t be us - we read the labels on everything. So clearly they don’t know where wheat is hidden. Things they prepare the chef is spot on ... but they purchase desserts from outside.
Not attentive enough to remove from the cheque.
If you have allergies be wary.
Used to attend this establishment weekly. After a couple of years away we were rekindling our weekly relationship. No longer

G
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow ! I amazing dinner with my friend. The food is excellent lobster and steak for 35 dollars. Our server is super nice!!

DJ
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great menu, well executed and presented, by professional servers. Well done!

RC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. It's good for family and friends gathering, with good view. It's a place you can relax and chat with friends and family.

AL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for their promotion, but their advertising wasn’t clear and I felt misled because it said Kid eats for $.99 but they didn’t mention about the regular price! They put all promotions at the same page! We didn’t know until we sat down and ordered! I felt disappointed it!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Been coming for many years. Richmond seems to be the most consistent in quality.

j
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great crab cakes! This is a consistently great seafood restaurant. They have a fairly good fresh seafood selection. Anytime I stay overnight in Richmond, The Boathouse is a must.

IC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place, suggested by nearby hotel shuttle driver and pleased with the recommendation. Food very good, I had the bacon cheese burger and the wife salmon burger and she said it was much better salmon that she’s had on the east coast. The chicken bites appetizer was also very good. We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the warm early evening.

2
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly and had a very good waitress. Attentive and professional. Had the King Crab legs which were delicious. Had the best creme brûlée ever. Done perfectly.
When the bottle of wine we requested was not available, they offered a better bottle at a good discount. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

So bad.
dirty, not tasty, it looks like all the food warmed up in the microwave

TH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great. We are from Toronto area and visit our office in Richmond. We were served by Amanda last visit earlier this year and twice this week again with a group (5) from our meeting. She was very accommodating and worked with us to create a great dining experience.

Please thank Amanda again for us,

Todd from Toronto (CSA Group)

OV
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour first and early dinner after ~ foods are great and service always excellent, especially thanks for Heidi always remember us from Day 1 and the Manager Ed too, love this place !!

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic!

R
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought guests visiting from Alberta, who wanted some great seafood and The Boathouse came thru! Wonderful evening, wonderful food, wonderful service. Thanks!

C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was really lovely and accommodating. We had a large group and she made sure we had a beautiful spot on the patio with enough sun and shade. The food was great and came quickly. The drinks were delicious too.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely fabulous! I had requested a special table for 10 and they truly delivered .. right in front of the windows with no one around us ... fet like private dining!

Thanks again!

WG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great enjoyed ourselves very much I will definitely come back

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was phenomenal, table of 8-10 and everyone really liked what they ordered.
Steak was cooked perfectly, fish was reportedly delicious, dessert was outstanding

Service was sub-par unfortunately....constantly waiting for server to re-fill drinks, didn't seem to be very attentive to our table or any others (understaffed?). One dropped entree caused us to wait a couple minutes while our food sat in front of us (also witnessed another server drop a dish....crazy to happen twice)

Food 11/10, Service 5/10
Would definitely return and recommend, hopefully service would improve another night

AP
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, good casual environment for any occasion.

CL
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in terms of food and service. Just not enough parking space and the restaurant wasn’t even full.

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service was great. We were there for happy hour so the value for the food was great. The tuna taco was amazing.

DJ
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our recent trip to Vancouver we visited The Boathouse Richmond three times: two visits were outstanding; one was less so. As always, the menu is excellent: something for everyone - adults and children alike - and generally well prepared and presented. As you might expect, the difference lies in the service and our sincere thanks to both Gillian and Heidi for two wonderful meals: you went out of your way to make us feel welcome and paid attention to every detail. Sincere thanks to you both!

R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Boathouse is not like it used to be its unfortunate used to be my favorite place. Used to have a friendly server got asked for bread basket would not have to ask not to be rushed. The vibe is not there I come for the food that's always good.

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