Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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Seafood
Boulevard is connected to the iconic Gerard Lounge at Sutton Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver featuring an oyster bar, private dining room and a large outdoor patio. This restaurant is the new showcase for the legendary and artistic fare of Chef Alex Chen. His inspiration comes from French traditions with a respect for the past while staying both current and modern. Our goal is to deliver an ambiance, service and cuisine that speaks of who we are and where we are located.
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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was excellent and the staff was wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh and tasty seafood and fish, superbly prepared. Dessert was a work of art. Excellent service!

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered two cosmos that were not to my taste and they gladly took them back and let me order something totally different.
They surprised me with a birthday dessert.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The only reason this review isn't 5 out of 5 is because I was disappointed that the tea was in bags only, for the calibre and price point I would've expected loose leaf high quality tea to be served during the brunch service. Otherwise we had a fantastic meal!

Will definitely be coming back for the dinner service soon!

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K
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Steak was salty even we asked for light on salt and sauce... but still good quality of a beef and oysters

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SM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were impeccable, cannot wait to go back!

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E
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, customer service was amazing. Definitely would go back

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for helping with a last min ladies birthday celebration. Your warm attention to detail is very much appreciated. Though it’s definitely one of the busiest day we’ve e countered service wise. We feel our server is being stretched thin while still trying her absolute best for us.

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My most memorable meal. Great food ... excellent service ... awesome ambiance

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both service and food were outstanding, definitely somewhere I will recommend to anyone looking for stellar seafood in Vancouver.

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b
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top quality seafood accompanied by friendly service.

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BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent presentation of tasting menu. Very attractive plating design.
Service was friendly although not attentive when we finished dinning making us wait for the bill.
I guess it was a slight misunderstanding thinking we wished to sit for a while after dinning.
Sparkling water was not adequately chilled.
Other than that we had a delightful experience.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food: great

Service: horrible
I came in with a reservation for 4 people. When i arrived to the front desk, the people there did not guide me to a table and simply told me to go sit wherever you want and a server will come to me. They told me to go upstairs to the high chairs. When I went up, there was no table available for 4 and no server came to me. I had to stop a server and ask for myself to be seated on a 4 people table even though i made a reservation. I felt like i was very looked down upon.
Once I was seated, my server and her service was great. But the service i received from the front desk people were horrible.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar experience - from superlative cocktails to the amazing desserts and everything in between. Five stars for service, food, presentation and quality. So many great fine dining choices in Vancouver yet Boulevard is at the very top of my list.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was subpar. Not attentive, kind of snobby. We were expecting a better, nicer seafood restaurant but it was just an average snooty hotel lobby restaurant. The food was below average, some of the seafood was pretty gross. Would not recommend or return.

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AM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had brunch here to kick off my birthday celebration. The oysters on the half shell were delicious, as was an accompaniment I’d never had before. It was a tasty white foam with a nice “afterburn”. We followed tHe oysters with crab eggs Benedict which had perfectly poached eggs and a delicate hollandaise sauce. The service was impeccable and everyone was very friendly. I recommend this restaurant very highly.

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood!!

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Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

impeccable, five-star service. the tasting board was sublime.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, good service! Beef carpaccio, foie gras, and sable are must!
Rose ice cream to finish the meal in style!

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DS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Although the food was exceptional, the noise was OFFENSIVELY LOUD

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B
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with the tasting menu - it was excellent. Our server was attentive and friendly. Really enjoyed our dining experience here.

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M
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attention to detail was amazing along with the food. It was our anniversary and gave us a “ Happy Anniversary” desert. It was quite and experience..

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LC
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

Food is EXCELLENT !!! the issue though is that the physical space is very poorly designed...there is constant movement of waiters, staff and clients throughout the seating area which makes for a not so relaxing dining experience. The floor plan and movements of waiters to the bar and kitchen service area should be rethought as this takes away considerably from the great food. The physical space is of course also impacted by the fact that the entrance to the restaurant is in the lobby of the hotel. Other Vancouver hotels have managed to pull this off and Boulevard need to learn from them ie Hawksworth ( Georgia) and Diva (Met).

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LS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service staff, service is exceptional. Wine list great. Food didnt blow me away but was really good.
I will return.

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K
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My family and me went there for buffet on mother's day. Everything is outstanding. Food and services is excellent. One thing that we felt not comfortable that we seated in front of a VIP room which reserved by a big party. They were shouting and laughing, made very noisy and annoying. This is just an exceptional case, won't make me do not come again. But hope the restaurant can manage this much better next time.

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t
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great special Mother’s Day buffet dinner service . Food and attentive service were very good. First time at this restaurant and we plan to come back for regular service.

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Will come back.

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R
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Halibut and Ling cod were very good: cooked to perfection! The “seared” salmon was good but cooked much too long to be called “seared”. There were two pieces of sable fish and one was overdone but the other was good. The octopus appetizer was amazing! Desserts were excellent: apple Mille feuille, sesame praline bar, rose panna cotta, fromage blanc mousse. Server was friendly, helpful , but not overbearing. All in all it was a very good meal and we would come back here.

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a
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice time at Boulevard. The food was delicious and beautifully plated, and the service was fantastic! That said, it was crazy expensive. While we did enjoy our dinner very much, I would not be in a rush to return unless for a special occasion. Also it was crazy loud in there; could barely hear our server. The party of five sat beside us clearly experienced the same as they definitely had to talk louder just to hear each other!

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Service was good, friendly. Food was too salty across the board but fresh and creative

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w
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course we’ve had were delicious, as well as beautifully plated. The brioche salt crusted New Zealand snapper for 2 was perfectly cooked; succulent, fresh tasting and flavourful. We were very glad to have chosen the recommended Special. The grilled octopus was also artfully plated, tasteful and tender. To top the evening dinner the desserts were absolutely decadent especially my dark chocolate soufflés. My husband’s lychee-rhubarb-mousse panna cotta Special was a piece of art absolutely beautifully presented. So delicious too! The seasonal Special dessert....as our server said “it’s difficult to describe but it’s absolutely delicious” ! She was right again. The service was excellent; timely, attentive with friendly smiles and warm conversations. We’ve enjoyed a very lovely and memorable dinner that MUST be repeated soon! This time I ‘m having the dessert Special to my self!

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RE
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went there for my sisters birthday. Food was good but overly priced for it . The server was fine he tried but this restaurant has like weird stuff happening. We ordered the bottle of wine and I know usually u don’t pour the last drop of wine but I see there was almost 4 oz of wine and the server takes the bottle away . Not looking like his manager who did not pour it all . Then the manager or don’t know he was he cleared the drops forks on my purse. After he sent the mini deserts to make it up. My sister ordered after dinner drink and she was still drinking it . The same manager came and asked us to move because there is group waiting for the table. We were like we are not done as we are talking and still had our drinks. He is like I am going to move everything for you and offered us a glass of bubbly. We moved but our drinks didn’t move they brought us more mini desserts. The server then made it up he brought my sister her drink . it was not a very good experience but we just tried to enjoy since it was a good day for us. Maybe they need to have people working there who want to work a d know what they are doing.

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NI
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Lunch menu looks good and that was the reason we went, but totally regarded. Everything tasted so MSG and salty. Service was just ok. Will not go back to this place and not recommended to anyone I know!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great server who managed to get us candles for the cake after I asked them! Also had a child’s menu for my brother, amazing adaptability and environment. The seafood tower for four was very good and had a variety of salads and seafood. We also got the duck breast specially which was good as well. Price is good for five people, pretty good value and love the atmosphere.

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AA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food., good location and ambience . Appetizer’s are especially delicious

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend!!! Everything was perfect! The pork was so amazing taste! Really enjoyed

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SY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Friendly and helpful staff. Oyster was excellent. The daikon cake as a side for the sablefish dish was excellent. Reminded me of my childhood favourite dish in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year.

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LR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite brunch places. Great cocktails and the food is outstanding. Very flexible with menu changes and modifications, which I expect from a hotel restaurant. I can’t say enough good things.

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C
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Alley was outstanding and the food delicious. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. Definitely a place to go for good food and service.

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