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“nice place for a drink”
Review of The Boathouse

The Boathouse
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Ranked #174 of 3,749 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: West End
Cross street: Denman
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.
Frant, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice place for a drink”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

I was staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS sands just around the corner from here.
The had a good selection of beers on tap and the views over the bay were great.
I only had a burger to eat but I found the food good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I was expecting so much more”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Service was good, description of the food sounded amazing, marinated salmon in maple, lobster ravioli which was the staffs favorite, well, this was probably the worst meal we've had in a long time. The fish was so dry it felt reheated and same with the pasta. The 3 of us were not impressed, it's a good thing the waitress did not ask if we enjoyed it. We got rid of the gift cards and will never return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Odile8
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Glasgow
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Fun - Good Food, Great Cocktails and friendly staff”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Went for a "quick" drink Sunday afternoon - Cocktail experiment!! Then for dinner on the Tuesday evening. Both times had great fun and a good laugh with the Staff. Food was really good, wide choice and loads of it and reasonable priced wines.
... and - what a location - Sunday summer sun overlooking the Bay and the evening sunset - Fab!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mark L
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Birmingham UK
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142 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice seafood”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Seafood quality was good but service was average and seemed disinterested. Was a daytime visit but atmosphere was lacking. The views over English Bay Beach are great though. Would may be better in early evening?

  • Visited October 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing Sometimes and Great Others”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

This chain of restaurants does not come near the top of my list. Vancouver has other restaurants that I would prefer to visit and are consistent in their quality of food and service. A friend of mine visited the one in Horseshoe Bay last week and was telling me how dirty the floor and their table and chairs was. There is no excuse for this.

Visited September 2013
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