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The Boathouse

$$ - $$$
West End
Bar, Canadian, Soups, American, Seafood
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1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Denman)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was great! Really fresh and tasty. We had an amazing view. We sat in the bar and it was really cozy. We were pretty chilly so they sat us near the fireplace which we loved. The staff was wonderful! Our server was really sweet and attentive. We had a stellar view of the bay and really enjoyed the... More 

Thank Nichole C
Salmon Arm, Canada
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having spent the morning walking the sea wall, the Boathouse was a lovely place to stop for a late lunch. The food was really very good -- both of us having some version of seafood. The waitress was one of the best - very efficient and personable. We had to wait a bit longer than anticipated for our food given... More 

Thank TMLB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Boathouse is right on English Bat and one can take in the beautiful sunsets which take place. The staff are friendly and the food and wine excellent.

Thank Damian D
Squamish, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good but the fish was not what I would hope for at fine dining prices. I would never suggest this place for a person with allergies!

Thank kerrplunk2016
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was lacking here, with a strange airport lounge feel. The outdoor heaters were on high indoors, creating an intense and unpleasant heat. The steak and ribs were ok but not high quality. The service was slow and uninterested, an exception for Vancouver. Not for me!

Thank CarolinePurslow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really impressed with the menu selection, and the wine selection. For Sunday lunch this was perfect. We had a window seat overlooking English Bay. The service team was efficient, friendly and very professional. The food was well presented and tasty. A nice area for a walk after lunch.

Thank DRT1404
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very pleased to find seafood so near our hotel. After a long flight this was so convenient. As sockeye salmon is very much a Western Canada speciality we went for this. One grilled the other with added lobster risotto., both excellent. This is a darker, richer, more textured fish than its wild North Atlantic cousin. Local wines, a... More 

Thank Tom B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and were fortunate enough to get a table by the window overlooking English Bay. Wow, what a view. Unfortunately their kitchen was unable to adapt anything on the menu to gluten free. Since we are dealing with person who is celiac, this was important. There was only one thing that qualified and it was just ok. It... More 

Thank kikibird85
Huntington Beach,CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in Vancouver for a few days prior to our cruise to Hawaii. The Boathouse was within walking distance of our hotel The Sylvia. We arrived at 5:00pm when The Boathouse opened. The summer crowds were gone since it was late September. We were seated very promptly in the bar area for Happy Hour where we... More 

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Thank Rondo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a high end restaurant that offers a slight view of English Bay. They also feature a lot of seafood fancies. Personally I didn't think the food tasted over the top amazing but it was acceptable to the palates. I'll admit that there's a lot more on the menu to try but for my visit and what I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
Bar, Canadian, Soups, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 604-669-2225
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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