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Boathouse Kitsilano
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Ranked #387 of 3,705 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $30 - $49
Cuisines: Canadian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
Cross street: Cornwall & Arbutus
Transit: The Boathouse at Kits Beach is located off Cornwall which is directly on a major bus route #22 MacDonald.
vancouver bc
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Could be so much better!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fabulous location but that's about it. Average food, so so service, dirty tables, floors, needs updating and cleaning.

  • Visited March 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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153 reviews
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“Boathouse @ Kitsilano... it's more than just the view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Kudos to the Boathouse for obtaining this location, set right beside the beach and park, water and green views all around, it's hard to find many places positioned better than this, and a definite must, in this city by the sea.
I've never had a so-so meal here. They've always been top notch and deliciously satisfying. The emphasisis on local, sustainable and healthy. Believe me, it shows, along with their creativity. The wine selection is also excellent, with a fine inclusion of BC wines. Other choices are available, including mixed drinsk and currently popular Cuban invention, the mojito.
With its enormous windows, designed to bring the scenery to you, it's a travesty to rush your beautifully prepared meal. So don't!
Sunsets here, are worthwhile reserving a table for. Linger over a glass of fine wine, brandy or coffee/tea, savour the pleasures of West Coast living. It's a definite come-back-to location, whether or you're a resident or not.

  • Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great view... that's about it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Great view! Unfortunately, with pretentious unfriendly staff and mediocre food, it's NOT RECOMMENDED.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank JanN719
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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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“The Extra Mile (and great food and an amazing view to boot)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

I've eaten here many times but today the front office staff made my meeting work and I greatly appreciate it. What a beautiful distinctly Vancouver restaurant to entertain clients at! The food is great and that is why I have also been here with my wife.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Stephen C
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A Place for the View”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I am a sucker for a restaurant with a view. With hundreds of feet of glass over looking Kits Beach, Downtown, and the North Shore Mountains, the Boathouse does not disappoint. We were here for lunch the other day and while the food was excellent, the service was only decent and not what you might expect from such a seemingly high end establishment. I recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a beautiful view, however I think the service needs some refinement.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ShawnCornell
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