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About Boathouse English Bay

The Boathouse is a casual fine dining restaurant with a beautiful view of English Bay from every table. With three different types of experiences, from a fun filled patio, to a cozy pub, to the top floor romantic dining room, there's a room for every occasion.

1795 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Y9
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm ; Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday- Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm Sunday 5:00pm-9:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Denman

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 669-2225

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

Executive Chef:
Brent Fisher

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boathouse English Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

70% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (22)
Waterfront (22)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for a Date (14)
Casual (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (10)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
People Watching (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Seasonal (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (Bath)·Dined 2 days ago

Tasty food and agreeable staff. Enjoyable experience

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·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Boathouse English Bay with friends in mid February on a weekday. The restaurant was practically empty at that time. The food and service were excellent. The view is spectacular.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

2 tables by the window were open and we asked if we could be moved. But our request was denied. They were open for a very long time probably just before we got our main meals. We didn’t like the place we were sitting. As there was everyone moving around our table. I don’t understand why they couldn’t move us. Food was good but then not being able to fulfill my request to move tables that were open half of the time I was there didn’t make sense to me. My girlfriend and I return there every year for Valentine’s Day, not sure if we will be returning the next year or during any occasion for that matter. Oh and the prime rib that I ordered, was one very fat piece of meat. I barely got any actual meat there. That’s where I was also very disappointed

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, great selection of wines and good value for your bucks

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Really enjoyed our meal, relaxed setting, and lovely view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Doughy dish&chips, boiled like finish on $45 tenderloin & not exactly a looked after experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great. This resturant is expensive and could be not! It has a beatifull view to the ocean.
Overally, my wife, son and I had a great night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall it was good. Only downside was one of our steaks was cooked "blue" when we ordered both medium rare. Restaurant was also out of creme brulee dessert which we were looking forward to.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall our experience was pretty good, food, atmosphere etc.. We started off at the bar for happy hour while waiting for our reservation. The service was spectacular, food and drinks were great.
When we went upstairs for dinner our server suggested the $40 dine out menu, when he came back to take our order and we ordered from the $30 menu he looked genuinely disappointed. After that point we felt very rushed by our server it was obvious we didn't spend enough money so he wanted the turn over.. he even went ahead and brought us our bill and asked if we needed the machine while I was still eating without asking if we'd like anything else. This was extremely disappointing as we were planning to have a few after dinner drinks there but felt pretty unwelcome after that, so we chose to go somewhere else.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

we went on a dine out night and were very pleasantly surprised. The service and food were excellent. My ahi and my partner's halibut were especially good, fresh and perfectly cooked. The table for two rather cramped and with the low ceilings we had to raise our voices for any conversation, but overall, we were happy to have come

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

I got the $40 three course meal for Dine Out Vancouver. My first course was crab whiskey soup, and it came out cold. Lukewarm in the middle but cold on the outside. Had to send it back. My second course I got the steak and added prawns for another $10. The steak was good, but my prawns were undercooked and almost mushy. I was highly unimpressed for a meal I paid basically $50+ for. I won’t be returning :(

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great birthday dinner. Really great seafood!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very nice location, close to the beach and Stanley Park. Very nice view. The price is reasonable. Food is average.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a fantastic dinning experience with boathouse. Excellent food especially the lobster tail, so awesome that it almost melt in your mouth.

We will definitely be back and will recommend this restaurant to our family and friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We tried the dine out Vancouver Menu. The Appies and the Desserts were ok. When it got to the main course the food was not presentable. The Lobster and crab ravioli was swimming in the sauce. We had to dig through all the sauce to find the ravioli. We also ordered the Salmon stuffed with crabs. Salmon was overcooked. The side veggies which were i think supposed to be grilled were raw. I eat out a lot and I know good food. Unfortunately that night I was there...i didn't see good food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Overpriced for a meal that had no flavour. We used to really enjoy the Boathouse, but it seems the quality of food has dropped while the prices have continued to go up. Service was great though, even though we had a large group and needed to add extra seats at the last minute.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The Pacific cod was great. I would recommend the creme brulee.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great location with a nice view of water and mountains. Food is nice enough and service was great. It gets busy on fine days but was pretty empty for Wednesday lunch on a rainy day.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Came for Happy Hour in the lounge on a cold, rainy day. The fire was roaring, which gave great comfort to our cold bones. Craig was a phenomenal server; made us feel at home, gave us super personalized service, & made us feel special!!!! Was a fantastic experience & I would recommend Boathouse English Bay to anyone - especially if Craig is involved!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service was good, food was ok. Expected to be served bread before dinner like most other Boathouse restaurants and others, but we were not given the opportunity. Was not one of our memorable anniversary dinners - that was our 52nd!

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The value of the meal for New Year's eve was over rated. The same meal ordinarily would have cost $55.00 per person. Very slow service, steak was not cooked properly. Have been a patron of the Boathouse for many years but this was not the best experience. I will give it a go one more time. I am assuming that this was a one off experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambience.
Would highly recommend to anyone

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Tapas, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was terrible and food way to over salted. Very disappointing!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Got the best table over looking water

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Simply excellent!! Highly recommend!! Our server was the best!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Waterfront, People Watching, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

How can u run out of king crab legs at Christmas time,, wow

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Delicious food and attentive and friendly service. Thank you.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Not a variety to substitute on veggies nor the cooking cheap canola oil. Front door gals not welcoming , my kid fell down the stairs and they did not care , literally looked away. Restroom facility was inconvenient location. Food was not great at all. Obvious management holds back on substitute menu items

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Came here because I live sea food and we were celebrat8ng my boyfriends birthday. The restaurant and the decor was lovely and a nice setting for a special occasion. To be honest the food was a let down. I would expect the food that I had in a bar or average venue. What my boyfriend had ( crab ravioli) was quite nice. Everything else left a lot to be desired. We still had a nice evening but I wouldn't return or recommend.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

A lovely restaurant to chat on a Monday evening. The crab legs had some over done parts but the portion sizes are generous.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Where to start! Had an 8:30 reservation...we arrived on time to a vacant reception area and at first thought the restaurant may be closed....a host? arrived and then promptly left without a welcome! She arrived back and said "follow me" which we did...my mom is elderly and had a hard time climbing the very long set of stairs to the restaurant. Had we known the layout we would definitely not chosen it for this reason alone. Ambience is non existent...very old and out dated. View is spectacular but so would have been the Cactus Club across the street! The service was ok at best however we could have overlooked that and the ambience had the food been great but it was not! We had out of town guests from Ethiopia and thought a nice meal of our awesome BC seafood would be fitting. So disappointing!!!!! My husband had steak and lobster, the lobster was absolutely over cooked and dry, two of us had the lobster grill which had salmon, shrimp skewer (called prawns) and a stuffed lobster tail....well...the lobster tail stuffing was horrible...it tasted like cream cheese and who knows what blah yuk...the salmon was very fishy (I come from a fishing family and know good salmon!) the shrimp skewer was ok tasted like some steamed shrimp but ok and the wild rice pilaf soooo salty nobody ate it.... my mom had the Miso crusted halibut and only ate a few bites so we packed it up to take home. I tasted it at home and it was also so salty that it was inedible. My mom has dementia so didn't speak up but I felt badly that we hadn't sent her meal back! Also have to mention when we decided to have the "make it a meal option" when we ordered our meal we had to advise up front which dessert option we would like....one guest changed her mind but it was already preordered...not sure if that's standard protocol but not a fan...seemed like a fast food joint! Long and short we will never go back! Restaurant was not busy and I can see why. Truly felt we got the dregs!! Very poor!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Boathouse always a great experience. The English Bay location is beautiful with amazing views of the bay. The food is top notch and our server was attentive and professional.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food not as great as I remember. Dessert (creme brule) very disappointing. Service fine.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was great, staff very friendly, no complain at all. We came for a bday dinner and really enjoyed it. It was raining and dark outside so can't say much about the view. desert was delicious to.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great birthday cake
Slice
And
The coconut prawns are Amazing’

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Spectacular ambience, even without a window seat. A little noisy early on but less so later in the evening. Nice to see Sangria on the menu. The appetizer and desert for an extra $10 was fabulous and a great idea for couples who like to share. We were celebrating an occasion and did not feel rushed. A neighbourhood gem for sure.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was good Although $60 for Steak and lobster was on the high end.
Martini was a real short pour. I know - Laws. Yada Yada Yada

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Went for a birthday lunch. One person in our party was celebrating a milestone birthday and we mentioned it on the reservation. We also mentioned that we wanted the Thanksgiving menu and nowhere on the Boathouse website did it say that the Thanksgiving menu was only at dinner time. Even with a "happy birthday" balloon in hand (and the mention in the reservation) the hostess made no effort to say "happy birthday". Our server originally didn't wish a happy birthday, but when reminded he did make things right by bringing a complimentary piece of cake with a candle on it. At least the view was spectacular and the cajun cod tacos were delicious. The burger was not bad but not spectacular either. Overall a bit disappointing. Attention to the reservation details and more accurate mention of when the Thanksgiving menu was available would have made the experience more enjoyable.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great location, excellent view. Very busy when we arrived so slow pace of service was ok. The food and wine were excellent. The only downside was the noise of other diners.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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