Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

4.5
554 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Late Night: Monday - Sunday: 11:00pm - 12:30am
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Phone number
(604) 642-2900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Chen
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room boasts beautiful oak millwork, and spacious grand tables. Your dining experience can be completely or semi private.
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Private party contact
Eryne Ordel: (604) 642-2932
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Catering
We can accommodate all parties large or small and it would be our pleasure to cater your event. Please call the restaurant for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Burrard at Smithe
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Parking details
Leave your vehicle with our valet, or park yourself in the underground hotel pay parking.
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Public transit
We are a 5 minute walk from the Burrard skytrain station. Exit toward Burrard Street and turn right (south) onto Burrard Street. We are located on Burrard between Robson and Smithe.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 554 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

I cannot find the words to express how lovely our dinner at the Boulevard Kitchen. The food was delicious,. Our waiter Rafik D was most attentive, and knowledgeable in guiding us with our choices . From the oysters with the accompanying Espuma and Mignonette , to the Fromage Blanc & Praline bar , our taste buds were very happy:)
I cannot wait to go there again .
My compliments to all who work there .
Brigitte

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was impeccable. Seafood tower fun and well presented. Beautiful anniversary dinner

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I took my husband here for his birthday and the restaurant made an extra effort by giving us a nicer table, having a birthday card waiting when we arrived, and providing a complimentary slice of birthday cake. We had the tasting menu, which was very fresh and tasty, with locally sourced ingredients--standouts were the halibut, the duck, and the elderflower jelly dessert. We also had the chocolate souffle which was amazing. The service was stellar--attentive and friendly but professional, just how we like it. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great! Mimosa cart. Yes.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a delightful dinner on the patio here with excellent food. I would not have wanted to be inside, didn't love the atmosphere somehow. It was very expensive and our poor server seemed overwhelmed. Think it was graduation and he said something like there are a hundred people in there! The wine ordered to go with the oysters, arrived well after the oysters. The sable fish was very good. The halibut in bone marrow seemed overcooked. Bottom line, it was nice to sit outside and food was very good but very expensive. And service lagged---but it was also graduation time so may have just been a bad night for them.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent and looked like it had been plated by an artist. The restaurant is large and quite noisy. There were a couple of kids near us; absolutely not a place to take kids! Our server was very helpful and knew the details of each dish. We liked that the menu was relatively short. It was our impression that they only serve what they are great at. This is a place for foodies, not families.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful service, awesome food, and great ambience. Need I say more? 2 thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Stayed in Sutton place, this was a great choice for dinner and breakfast.
Food and service was excellent and not a bad price.
Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Wonderful evening at this place. The team, from the manager to the water servers were courteous, professional and prompt. The food, especially the fish plates are really well done and beautifully presented with a nice combination of flavors and textures. Definitely our favorite place in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent service. Reception recommendations were spot on. Very happy and impressed! Brian is was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Amazing 10 out of 10!!!! Yvette is hands down the best server!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had the tasting menu. It was good with the wine pairing. The sommelier (Shifa) was very friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the service very much indeed. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Sat in Lounge to get quieter noise level. Great spot.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Incredible place with stellar food and service...as good as any place I have eaten around the world. The incredible food was complimented by professional, but approachable, service. Very expensive but so exquisite, I have no regrets!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great service as usual! Short an oyster & waiter came back with 3 additional. New York strip was done perfectly (rare) but the highlights were the spot prawn appetizer special & the soufflé for dessert.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Delicious food, attentive service, and the birthday card on the table was a lovely extra touch.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

This place is great for having a good night and rest assured for great service. My personal favorite part is they wouldn't mind changing your wine if it doesn't suit your taste. Oysters are amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Seafood was amazing! Chocolate Soufflé was to die for. Gorgeous restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Wonderful food great presentation very helpful service

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

カナダ料理は、濃厚で食べきれなかった。
ワインは充実していたし、スパークリングワインもグラスでオーダーしても炭酸が抜けてることはなかった。
牡蠣は、とても新鮮で美味しかった。

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Enjoyed Boulevard for Rob’s Birthday

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Eaten here many times. Food and service are excellent. However, it can be noisy. This last time had a baby sreaming for the first half hour of our time there.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent food and service. Better than we expected would go back and take out of town guests so they can see the best of Vancouver dining

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Love the service and surprised my wife what the team did. Chef Roger and his team did such a good job we will be back again.

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Requested banquette in reservation. 3 friends, we arrived well-dressed, but told banquettes for larger parties. Seated against wall right behind reception stand up against woman at table with basinette for young baby. Asked to move. Placed us in middle of section not open yet. Moved again.

Got simple and precise drink order wrong. Server changed midstream. Server absent for long periods.

Dishes not as described by server - e.g. pork chop served with potatoes, not with mustard spaetzle as described.

Loud atmosphere, looked suitable for people with bad taste in clothing but a lot of money to spend.

Kitchen was terrific - great food. But very badly managed, staff poorly trained. Lousy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was great. Sea food platter is great, especially for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Everything was amazing. The sommelier was great watching me ponder the wine list and helped me choose a really great wine.
Food was really delicious and service exactly as it should be. Was my first experience here and I will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We went to Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar for a family reunion. The ambience was comfortable, decor modern and airy, the service excellent and the food exquisite. Our waiter recommended excellent wines, and went out of his way to get an entree and a dessert some of us wished for (these were not on the menu). A delightful experience!!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent food with great service. Good local ingredient and wine information added by the waiter. Overall excellent meal.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I was very impressed with the quality and flavour of most of the tasting menu. The service was also very good. We'll certainly be back.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Always excellent. Always appreciated. Thanks again for making our 28th anniversary special. And I love being able to share with tourism challenge folks that Boulevard is my favorite!!!

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Very poor sevice over serving then no service the wine was not good I should have sent it back that’s my bad
There trying to be a Michelin but failing miserably at it
Not to return

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch buffet was horrible. Nothing to offer. The menu online was misrepresented .

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Booked table for 2pm and weren’t seated until 2.37. Waiter had a bad attitude.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Appetizers and dessert were exceptional. Entree was very good. Food was quite expensive compared to other similar quality restaurants.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was good and on point.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took our two sons, who work in Vancouver, out for dinner. The food was excellent and we had exceptional service from Isaac and a couple of servers. Will definitely choose this restaurant again in the future.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

There are many reasons why my family always return. The food is impeccably delicious, the service is amazing, and the ambience is chic and comfy. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service wonderful selection of food choices. Presentation of food excellent. Good for those with allergies as server was very aware of my son’s nut and lentil allergy. We were too full for dessert but she presented us a lovely assortment of tiny desserts to share. All in all a great evening with my son. Will definitely go back again

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

First of all I was blown away by the service my fiancé and I got that evening. We were both very surprised and please with everything. The food, drinks were amazing, presentation excellent and overall experience 10/10.

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