Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

4.6
1196 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Vancouver’s critically acclaimed and awarded Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar provides a distinctive showcase for the celebrated culinary vision of Chef Alex Chen and Chef Roger Ma and redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style.

With an innovative approach that blends a respect for the past with a celebration of the present, Boulevard's seafood-focused menu is grounded in classical technique and training, while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair and creative hints of his international influences.

From the all-star, front-of-house team led by Executive General Manager JP Potters to the acute attention to detail in design, to the understated elegance of Boulevard's cuisine, Boulevard has set forth an uncompromising, multi-award-winning standard of excellence that is sure to excite both food-savvy Vancouver residents and visitors alike.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

This Valentines Day you can stay within your own romantic "bubble" by booking an intimate table for two at Boulevard. Indulge in Chef Roger Ma's sumptuous Valentines tasting menu ($130/guest) as you gaze into your significant-other's eyes. Reservations are extremely limited, so book now!

What 1196 people are saying
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HeidiG
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar. Service was wonderful (although quite a wait even with reservation).

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vipYoungK
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious food! Always fantastic and friend service. Would definitely return and highly recommend!

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ErinC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class all the way.

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SaraP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Boulevard. The feature desserts were unreal!

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vipGregK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Warning: Covid-Review... as usual the food here is exceptional with no complaints and only compliments to the chef and cooking team.

Ambiance in chandelier room poor. The sound from other patrons echoed loudly and the decor was a bit bare.

The server, although knowledgeable in what was in the dishes, he made no effort to explain the flavour or bring in any emotion on the food. I like to try new dishes, but settled for my fave, Sablefish as I knew it would be a winner. I wanted to try the pork or Arctic Char, but the server truly made them both sound boring.

In any event, things went great, just could’ve been better

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was okay, it wasn’t that great. We were expecting something remarkable based on the reviews. Food and service wise. A little disappointed.

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BarbD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have wanted to try Boulevard for a while now, and our 28th anniversary seemed to be the opportunity. This restaurant did not disappoint. We were welcomed with an actual hand written 'happy anniversary' card, and it got better from there. The seafood tower is the best in the city, by far. Our server was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the extensive wine list. We were treated to a (delicious) complimentary desert. All the nice touches added to a wonderful meal and overall experience. Boulevard, you knocked it out of the park! We thank you and we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Delicious food and friendly staff!

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Fritz
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappoints! Good options on the menu for all in our party.

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anneen
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I celebrated the new year at Boulevard on Jan 1 to avoid the crowds, and it was just delightful. We ordered all 4 of the recommended specials as appetizers because each one sounded delicious. I ordered a turmeric sour and it was amazing. Service was attentive, but not overwhelming. Ambiance was as beautiful as I remember, with just a few guest sprinkled throughout. I highly recommend the restaurant as it’s not lost its charm for over 10 years (when I last visited)

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sherill
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing worth what we paid for. Very different from ordinary restaurant as expected. Very delicious. The service is exceptional. 5 star

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DoanhMacDonald
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! My husband and I came for our anniversary dinner on January 1st. Everything was perfect! We will definately come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Came for NYE set menu and the food was disappointing, we both left the restaurant thinking that was not special and wasn’t worth it.

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DannS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went here for NYE as it's our custom that instead of buying each other Christmas gifts was go to a nice restaurant for NYE (what better gift than the gift of excellent food?). When Covid hit and all the restaurants were shutting down we were kind of afraid our tradition would die but thankfully a lot of great restaurants managed to remain open (even if alcohol cut off was 8pm with 24h notice - BAD government!). One of those places was the Boulevard! We made a reservation for 5pm and were seated once the doors opened up. Having a slight walking impediment the hostess was very gracious to ask whether I was okay with stairs or if I would prefer a table on the ground level, which was a service above and beyond what I have experienced in other places. Once seated our waitress introduced herself (Angela) was a complete joy the entire night! She was extremely accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing night - oh and she knows the oyster menu which I had her repeat at least half a dozen times (the oysters were delicious btw)! I dont think our water glasses went below 80% the entire night she was so attentive. The food was of course amazing, I really didn't expect any less though to be honest - what can I say I love my foie gras and the menu was bleeding it. Our night was definitely one of the best we have spent for our tradition and we definitely would love to go back. Thank you to the Boulevard staff for treating us so wonderfully on this night, I know it's been a hard time for a lot of restaurant and service staff so we appreciate you and all the work you did for us! The government has done a travesty upon hard working Canadians but after our experience I still see that we have the spirit of carrying on and fighting for our future. Thank you again Angela, & the staff at the Boulevard! Happy New Year & God Bless.

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RickB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience at Boulevard. Food was very tasty. Service was excellent and our server was particularly enjoyable. Drinks were great too!

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Teri604
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Happy Hour, a quick drink before dinner. We had local oysters and salmon pate. They were both fantastic and great value. The oysters were fresh, plump and juicy that are far superior than those at Fanny Bay Oysters we had a few nights ago. Our drinks were just what we wanted - good quality and tasted great.

Our server Yvette was friendly and accommodating. We had a great time and definitely will return soon. Next time we will try their seafood tower which is also one of their signature dishes.

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SandraL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Would like to see more local wines and know where my food is from on the menu. Also clam chowder should be called fish chowder since it is fish based and not clam based like a pure, good quality clam chowder should be. She show ingredients for allergic people.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot our waiter’s name but he made the experience so much better! I love how he constantly checked up on my partner and I, refilling our glasses, checking if in if we need anything, etc. The food was amazing as well. We always wanted to try some wagyu beef and we chose Boulevard because of the amazing reviews on google. I am pleased that the reviews did not disappoint.

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Marat
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best oysters, good value for wine. The corkage fee is way too high.

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KyleJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, exceptional food. And still a good scene considering the limited seating capacity.

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EmilyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb. It has become my go-to restaruant for any celebration.

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Randy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the really great Christmas Dinner. Best restaurant Turkey I have ever eaten

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Lawrence
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints always excellent food and superb service

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Jack
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Christmas I could have without family. It felt good being there. Food and service were first rate.

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ArthurK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not bad, but unfortunately, was not worth a price. Felt like a usual lunch rather than Christmas lunch. Portions were very small: one scallop for appetizer:( For the main we asked medium rare steak, but got a rare one.

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KimR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the room was lovely and the service was very professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Classic. A tid bit old fashioned.

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blistex
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the restaurant had good COVID-19 measures in place, and the service was prompt and courteous.

We went for a birthday dinner, and the restaurant prepared a handwritten card as well as a birthday dessert.

Would highly recommend.

RK
RobinK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Christmas Eve! The best food in Vancouver.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Boulevard. The food and service was exceptional. It was a lovely Christmas Eve.

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PaulC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great, amazing high quality food. Our server was very nice and personable. Ambience was on fleek. It was a lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Night.

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Anonymous
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the best food I have ever eaten! My partner had the hangar steak, and I had the Sablefish.

Potato espuma was incredible, and my sablefish dish was so flavourful and fresh.

We also had honey mussels and beef carpaccio to start. Honey mussels were some of the best things I have ever had. Well-seasoned and perfectly cooked.

Definitely coming back!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary this past Saturday. BLVD was always on our list of local restaurants to try. Needless to say they did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived we received complimentary champagne. Our server Angela was awesome, she clearly knows how to make the customer feel important. Thank you Angela! The food was also incredible, we started with Honey Mussels which tasted incredible that also came with a beautiful presentation. BVLD's corn bread is delightful. Our mains were the Charcoal Grilled Sablefish and the Quail. Both dishes were incredible. Their wine list is extensive and of course top notch. Our experience at BVLD measured up to all the hype. Well done everyone! We will be back soon

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vipJoAC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience during Covid. Our server was so respectful and provided wonderful service. The restaurant was busy but there was plenty of space for social distancing. My husband and I had a great time getting out for a small Holiday celebration. We love the food here and it didn’t disappoint.

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vipPhilipC
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service the food was excellent excellent COVID protocol
The decor for Christmas was super

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Foodieanom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and efficient. Staff very friendly and professional. Food was very delicious and innovative. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice experience. Very classy.

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Shel
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & food! Thank you for the birthday surprise. It’s those little touches that really make a place memorable and a joy to come back to for future celebrations.

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vipKeithW
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service as usual. Very happy they have adopted masks over face shields since my last visit and review.

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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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