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The Boathouse at Kits Beach

4.3
4.3
3282 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Steakhouse
As an Ocean Wise partner, The Boathouse Restaurant is committed to serving only the finest seafood caught sustainably from British Columbia waters. Combined with ingredients from local farms and an extensive selection of B.C. VQA wines, The Boathouse offers a taste of fresh, local, honest food—all with a great view on the side. Whether grabbing brunch with friends, sharing a pot of steamed mussels on date night, or celebrating a milestone over perfectly grilled certified Angus sirloin, you’ll see why The Boathouse is like no other dining experience on the B.C. Coast.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 738-5487

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brent Fisher

  • Private party facilities

    The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant has been specializing in fresh seafood from the West Coast of British Columbia and around the world since 1981. With stunning outdoor patios, fabulous west coast decor and spectacular views, The Boathouse is a favorite for locals and tourists.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales: (877) 578-7932

  • Neighborhood

    Kitsilano

  • Cross street

    Cornwall & Arbutus

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The Boathouse at Kits Beach is located off Cornwall which is directly on a major bus route #22 MacDonald.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LH

    LindseyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this beachside restaurant. Perfect for sunset dining . Great staff and service . Good quality food and drinks .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was great, but the reservation asked if it was a special occasion. To which we answered yes, as it was our 10 year anniversary. Most dining places that know that information, usually congratulate and maybe add in a celebratory dessert on the house. Sadly, no mention of it at all during the night. On-top of that, it was hard to hear our waiter over the noise.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The reception and service was excellent and very enjoyable. The room very nice super views and very comfortable. I was very surprised by the lack of fresh fish on the menu and living in the Mecca of Pacific Salmon there was non offered at all fresh Or otherwise. Our out of town guests from the east coast were as was I looking forward to some fresh local sockeye or coho but passed when we learned the salmon offered was farmed Atlantic Salmon. The meals we did have were fine but just expected a local fish house restaurant might have local seasonal fresh offerings. Service was very good Thank you
  4. D

    Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Worst service ever. It ruined the experience.
  5. SB

    ShirleyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great location, great service, good selection. Great fish & chips but mediocre pasta
  6. BG

    BettyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very good fish and ambiance. We dined late and our waitress was very kind but had a few times where we thought maybe she’d forgotten about us.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We changed tables to a table by the window which was beautiful highly recommend. However we did not see the server not even once. We flagged down a different server to take our order and she said she would pass us back to our main server, however she never came. That same server and the hostess brought out our food. Food was cold but that’s okay considering the circumstances. Even getting the bill we still had a random server. She came at the very end to collect the money and the tip. Highly doubt we’ll ever come back again.
  8. TR

    TristanR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had the best server and in my opinion the best spot in the house. Right along the windows to watch the sunset. The food is not very good. You are paying for the view
  9. SH

    SteveH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was extremely hot in there, made it somewhat uncomfortable.
  10. FE

    FoodExplorer

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Such a great location. A pretty broad menu. But why is this restaurant so 'middlin'. It's not good, or bad. It kind of just exists... And it shows. It's empty, and quiet, always. You can't go to wrong, but why bother..
  11. O

    Ontarians

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great location, really nice, unobtrusive and efficient server. Food was just good - not great. Had ceasar salad that could have been more flavourful and fresher, had poke bowl which was really good, coconut shrimp okay, but like everywhere else. Surprised that no crab cakes were on the menu. Fries should have been hotter and crispier.
  12. L

    Localplusguest

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    View was spectacular. Our waiter was excellent. However the food was not worth the price and in general the restaurant was not clean and the bathrooms the worst I’ve seen in a restaurant.
  13. PS

    PSts

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very friendly, professional, and polite. Took good care of our table. The food was great and drinks were nice and cold. Great time
  14. M

    Matt

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We showed up right when the sun was setting and that’s the place you wanna be when it does. Great view, food, service and my company wasn’t half bad either lol
  15. GM

    GaryM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The Ahi Tuna Tacos is four, but small, albeit tasty. The NW Seafood pasta garlic cream sauce was excellent, creamy and tomato-y but didn't overpower the seafood. Can't beat the scenery. Hostess very accommodating in our seating change to avoid the direct sun's heat on the covered balcony.
  16. BR

    BrentR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    everyones plate was excellent. Mary gave us great service. We will continue to go to this boathouse B. Robinson
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Just on a quick putting for the weekend. Great food and staff. Thanks!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place
  19. R

    Randall196

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Food was sub-par. Atmosphere at restaurant did not match pictures.
  20. JM

    JohnM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good here!
  21. JL

    JohnLynn

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience for all of us. Thank you 😊
  22. TN

    TakiNT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, and the service was okay. However, it was a little bit rush at the end of the meal. Overall, it's all good for a date night.
  23. LG

    LynneG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The view was great as we had a table by the windows, and we liked the fact that the windows opened to let the breeze in and that the waiter asked if we wanted the blinds lowered!
  24. MN

    MarilynN

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding!!!! Unbelievable meal!!!
  25. SC

    SusanC

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the best table in the house. Right on the window overlooking the beach. The Tuna Poke Bowl is my usual go to and it did not disappoint. The waiter was friendly, attentive and made our evening seamless. I would highly recommend this location.
  26. LM

    LucyM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seasoned and friendly servers. Service was great and our waiter was amazing. Great food but pricey. Would recommend for special occasions.
  27. GW

    GregW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat on the north deck where it was quiet and cool on a rare sweltering day in Vancouver. We wanted to order a bottle of wine but there were no bottles listed on the menu. By the bar there is a display case with the bottles available. The salmon was excellent as well as the pasta. The Mango Mojito was huge but with very little alcohol.
  28. ER

    EvaR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is unparalleld. Great food, service and ambience.
  29. 2

    2grlz

    Vancouver

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Boathouse has become my favourite restaurant to dine at The grilled salmon was made to perfection .. sooo... moist and tender. Great place to celebrate my birthday
  30. AH

    AngelaH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I had reserved on line. No table was ready for us. On reservation I was asked if it was an occasion, I asked for the reservation tent card to say 'happy birthday Eamonn'. There was no reserved table, let alone a tent card. It was uncomfortably hot, noisy and scruffy. There were bits of tissue on the floor and many uncleaned tables covered in glasses and after dinner debris. No attempt had been made to keep diners cool. No air con unit (they can be hired) no fans. The washroom was not tidy at all. There was tissue on the floor, it was very used and not clean. The food, however, was incredible and the service was very good. We were asked if we wanted desert, we declined. Immediately after, we recieved our check! We were going to have more drinks. Our server told us we could sit and take our time but it was not a pleasant environment to be in. There was no background music, no ambience. It felt like a canteen. 150 dollars is a lot of money for us. This was a special treat for my husbands birthday but we just ate and left. I was very dissapointed. It didn't feel special at all.
  31. NB

    NickB

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    One of the best views in the city. Quality food and service. Always consistently good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    No plant based milk or options.
  33. JD

    JoanneD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Mary was exceptional. She was very friendly and knew how to take care of her customers Would ask if she is working when I come back and would like to sit in her section. Would highly recommend The Boathouse for dinner. Such a beautiful setting
  34. S

    Sophied

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious meal !! Except no AC or any sort of aor movement. It was a steam room!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Overpriced fried food! Boiling hot in the restaurant behind the glass even at 8pm. Service was excellent though with very friendly servers but the restaurant has seen better days. Looks old fashioned and dated. The website makes it look fancier than it is. Average food at best.
  36. DB

    DebbieB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location. And great service. Coconut shrimp and calamari were delicious.
  37. SB

    StanB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot escpecially when the beach is happening. Had a great table with a view of the beach ocean and ships. Great server and good food.
  38. GR

    GREGA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Although the food is great, you are paying a bit extra for the view.
  39. JE

    JEESUK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would like to revisit this place again in the future.
  40. 2

    2grlz

    Vancouver

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I am a regular patron of the Boathouse .. Great food .. great staff

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Boathouse at Kits Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 738-5487.

The Boathouse at Kits Beach is rated 4.3 stars by 3282 OpenTable diners.

The Boathouse at Kits Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Google Map for The Boathouse at Kits Beach

1305 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 5N2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cornwall & Arbutus

  • Neighborhood

    Kitsilano

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The Boathouse at Kits Beach is located off Cornwall which is directly on a major bus route #22 MacDonald.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brent Fisher

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 738-5487

  • Private party facilities

    The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant has been specializing in fresh seafood from the West Coast of British Columbia and around the world since 1981. With stunning outdoor patios, fabulous west coast decor and spectacular views, The Boathouse is a favorite for locals and tourists.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales: (877) 578-7932

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