Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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782 reviews
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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.
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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
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 2 days ago
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 no relaxing dining experience. The floor plan and movements or waiters to the bas 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 4 days ago
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
1 review
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
44 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
22 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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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Seafood Tower for 4 had a great selection of crab, shrimp, oysters, mussels, seared tuna, crab salad, mussel salad all for a great value ! The wine selection was extensive and the desert was a nice way to end the dinner.

A very classy restaurant, with a vibrant atmosphere.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and cocktails.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and drink. Loved our meals and service was outstanding.

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G
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our brunch at Boulevard was amazing. The service was great. The good was delicious and it was a perfect start to an amazing milestone birthday celebration.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on April 8, 2019

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your brunch with us. Did I prepare any tableside mimosas for you? I'm always excited to take care of guests for their special occasions. I look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Isaac Olivier-AGM

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Boulevard over the weekend. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and the seafood tower for 2. It was absolutely delicious! Attention to detail was superb. Michael, our server and the evening managenent staff were amazing. I’ll definitely be coming back. Thanks for making our first date a memorable one!

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on April 8, 2019

Hi! Great to hear from you. I think I had the chance to come by and say hi when you dined with us. Thank you for the kind words. Please say hi when you come by next time. Sincerely, Isaac Olivier-AGM

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server. Great happy hours.

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WA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We booked here for dinner as we were staying at the hotel. The menu turned out to be totally different
than what came up on our phone. The Manager was very helpful and did everything he could to satisfy us.
We found the menu pretty limited, especially as I cannot eat anything spicy, however, we did manage to
find one choice each and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only other comment would be that both of the entrees were really lacking in vegetables, we mentioned this and received a small amount of extra veggies that
were very tasty.
We are from a somewhat small city and find the prices 'in the City' really high so I don't know if we would
return to the restaurant or not especially as it appears that you have to order vegetables as a side dish.
The mini desserts that were given gratis were most enjoyable! I will add that my son that lives in Vancouver, does go to the Bar the odd time with his Engineering friends and enjoys the cocktails.
Thank you.

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ZM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

daughter birthday

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent cuisine!! The food is just wonderful. And the presentation always exceeds expectations.

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LN
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over and above expectations! There was a hand written anniversary letter for us upon arrival and dinner was exquisite! Thank you Boulevard for an amazing dining experience. We will be back!

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C
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great from start to finish. The server was very attentive and informative and was able to assist us with any questions we had. Looking forward to going back

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GC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely first class food a service. This gem is connected to the Sutton Place Hotel and I highly recommend it!

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c
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Restaurant was highly recommended. Fish (cod) was overcooked and dry. Service was not very good. Only 3 nights in Vancouver- by far the least enjoyable dinner.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambience, with exquisite presentation and quality of food! Appetizer and main course ortions are on the petite side, while desserts are the best value and quality I have ever had anywhere in the world!

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D
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service with beautifully presented food. Helpings are not overlarge but the quality is exceptional.
Plenty of space between tables making conversation easy, altogether a great experience.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

En general los platillos estaban bien preparados, nos tocó que estuvieran probando platillos nuevos y se tardaron mucho y no ricos. Deberían hacer muchas pruebas antes de ofrecerlos a los comensales ya que no es un lugar barato!!

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D
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

At the Bar the Happy Hour is great!
Dinner at Restaurant needs an update & improvement on menu selection very limited & small over priced portions.
Not overly fresh for high end seafood restaurant. Disappointed.

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ZB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional, on all fronts. The service was impeccable, the food was mouthwatering, and the wine was just sublime. I would highly recommend Boulevard for a large party, it is a great location for conversation and a place to mingle with your guests. Thank you so much for the hospitality & love, Isaac.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Mediocre seafood well below expectations, noisy and superficial service

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good restaurant offers fresh and yummy oysters. Chicken wings I have to mention here, so good you guys… Kids like the bread and cute cup cakes( are they called cup cakes?🤔) Definitely will go again!

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RV
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gòod service, food was less than 15 minutes....although they offer a baguette that was in the oven but it never arrived. Food was good, I had roasted sable fish.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Responded on February 20, 2019

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Boulevard. Isaac Olivier-AGM

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