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The Boathouse

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1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Denman)
604-669-2225
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Boathouse is a casual fine dining restaurant with a beautiful view of...
The Boathouse is a casual fine dining restaurant with a beautiful view of English Bay from every table. With three different types of experiences, from a fun filled patio, to a cozy pub, to the top floor romantic dining room, there's a room for every occasion.
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    Very good
  • 67
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  • 37
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Decent Meal for a Decent Price

Ate here while staying in a near by hotel prior to an early morning flight. I was there early (5:00) on a Friday night and it was not busy. The service was good and the food was decent. Had the rock fish chef's special. The fish was good, but the sauce on the sauce was too much in flavor and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
James H
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Trussville, Alabama
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Trussville, Alabama
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Ate here while staying in a near by hotel prior to an early morning flight. I was there early (5:00) on a Friday night and it was not busy. The service was good and the food was decent. Had the rock fish chef's special. The fish was good, but the sauce on the sauce was too much in flavor and... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had just arrived in Vancouver after travelling from the UK. We where tired and hungry we did not have Time do do research on tripadvisor we just wanted a nice meal then bed.. We asked the staff in the hotel where they would recommend.... Three of them all agreed The Boathouse. Well all that I can say is that... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

On a 2 day stopover in Vancouver from a cruise prior to joining the Rocky Mountaineer, our travel guide in England recommended the The Boathouse as a place to eat, fabulous location, and good food too. We were not disappointed. Although we had not made a reservation, we walked in at around 4.30pm on a Monday afternoon, we received first... More 

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United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have been here many times and the food has been excellent. Fish is a good option to order but so are many of the other dishes. Too much to choose. Best place to enjoy sunset after a sunny day.

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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We waited over 20 minutes before we were even asked about drinks even though there were several servers who seemed to wandering around the restaurant aimlessly, even right past our table. We finally had to get up and physically search for one and ask for service. We ended up with a different server than originally designated, who was ok but... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

By the time we got to our hotel in Vancouver from Phoenix, via the long long immigration and customs lines at the airport we were starving! Our hotel put us in a cab and sent us to the Boathouse just in time for Happy Hour! We sat on a patio overlooking English Bay with the sun shining on us. We... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Enjoyed lunch on the patio in glorious sunshine overlooking English Bay. Food was lovely and the service relaxed and friendly. Very nice restaurant with choice of seating. Happy hour daily between 3 - 6pm, half price food and drinks.

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British Columbia, Canada
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We frequently stay near Vancouver Airport and have often thought about trying this place because of the riverside location. We booked, expecting it to be busy on a Saturday night, but was surprised to find that it was not busy at all. When the food arrived three of us had Ahi tuna with a sauce which seemed to be like... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Tasty meal & fantastic service - very friendly. I really loved the location, right by the beach overlooking the bay. It was great to eat dinner while the sun went down over the bay!

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Cairns, Australia
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Restaurant has great views over the water and the sunset. Service was very good with the food being good without being great-nothing special here. You get the feeling the food is made to a script.

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Additional Information about The Boathouse

Address: 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
Phone Number: 604-669-2225
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
    (Denman)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 604-669-2225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

The Boathouse is a casual fine dining restaurant with a beautiful view of English Bay from every table. With three different types of experiences, from a fun filled patio, to a cozy pub, to the top floor romantic dining room, there's a room for every occasion.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?