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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 104
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  • 123
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For special occasions

The Boathouse is pricey but, when you want to splurge, it satisfies. Excellent food, extensive wine menu, gentile service, nice ambiance: it's a conservative dining room though window seating offers spectacular views. Book ahead!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Pam M
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Boathouse is pricey but, when you want to splurge, it satisfies. Excellent food, extensive wine menu, gentile service, nice ambiance: it's a conservative dining room though window seating offers spectacular views. Book ahead!

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely view. That's about all. Beverages very slow in coming and no refills for water or ice tea unless requested. Took about 1/2 hour for salads to arrive and an hour for entrees, only after asking waitress when our dinner was coming. Restaurant not particularly busy. Four people in our party, three ordered salmon which was luke warm and very... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had come over from Sechelt to meeting two friends from German who had been guests at our B&B. Upon arrival they could not find our reservation in spite of having receiving a call earlier in the day asking if we were still coming. Nevertheless they were able to seat us. My friends ordered salmon and a salad. I ordered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Again, beautiful setting in a spectacular west coast environment. Short of staff, we couldn't be acommodated indoors on a somewhat chilly evening, becausmthe waitress in charge of that section was " overworked" and had no time to clear an empty table. We settled for the chilly outdoor option, kind of stupid, but in the end worth it. Our waitress didn't... More 

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Southgate
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had friends visiting from the UK and took them to the Boathouse for dinner. Overall, we were very impressed with the restaurant. There was a valet parking for our vehicle right next door costing $8, which meant that we could give our friends a ride from their hotel. The friendly reception staff seated us upstairs from where we could... More 

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Central Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This second story bar/restaurant overlooks the beach and bay. At sunset the view from the patio can be breathtaking. On a Thursday evening we waited almost an hour for a table on the patio (although a few tables seemed to be available). Indoor seating was ready almost immediately but the noise level was overwhelming and not acceptable. We then waited... More 

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LINCS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On holiday good after a walk along English Bay. Sitting upstairs with a window seat overlooking a great view of the bay. Enjoyed the food. Clam Chowder followed by mixed fish grill - sockeye salmon, scallops, prawns and crab. Dessert ice cream cheesecake.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I imagine that the location of this restaurant must be the only way it keeps its doors open because while the view is nice, the rest of the experience leaves much to be desired. We ate here because it was the only place near our hotel that didn't have a long wait for a table, but soon realized that it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Four of us had a very nice family dinner here to celebrate our daughter's graduation from UBC. The location and views were very nice, the service friendly and prompt, the food good but not great, and the bottle of Okanagan Sandhill Sauvigon Blanc was a nice complement to our seafood dishes (see pictures). I ordered the Mixed Seafood Grill ($33.95)... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

There is no question that the view is great here and if you come down with out of town friends it'll impress them ( especially at sunset). And that's the main thing that keeps this place alive. Be warned that the extensive glass here means you'll roast on a warm sunny day if you are near a Windows inside -... More 

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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: Doing business, Large groups

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

Questions & Answers

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