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The Boathouse

) #156 of 3,049 Restaurants in Vancouver $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
+1 604-669-2225
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (73 reviews)
“maple salmon” (9 reviews)
“halibut” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

"Without Prejudice" and "In My Opinion" This was quite a treat ... and at that price it had to be a treat, four of us and a few drinks for lunch our bill came to $233 ... BUT after getting the sticker shock out of...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent lunch and part of the afternoon on the deck, watching the ships at anchor. Our server, Mel T, made the visit something special. Very knowledgeable and truly personable. The staff always make the difference. The food is very good and the value is good....More

Thank MarkTCalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location. My wife had a salmon dish which was great, however I ordered the Mixed Seafood Grill and it was a little disappointing in terms of the amount of food provided - small serving or a main dish. Food quality and service was good...More

Thank Peter7098
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us were looking for a quiet place for a meal and came by The Boathouse after many noisy or booked out places. Upstairs with a good view of English Bay. Our waiter Ghislain was excellent, as was the food. Good fish and meat...More

Thank Harvey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a weekday evening, got seated straight away upstairs in the patio. To then find out there was a different menu to downstairs. We eventually ordered and the food was good but not amazing, as well as the cocktails. Especially for the price...More

Thank AJ2503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times and it's a decent restaurant. It's a good place to take fussy eaters who need a more mainstream menu as there are a variety of surf and turf options. Their food and drinks are good overall and everyone enjoyed...More

Thank Irish L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came here yesterday for lunch with my boyfriend to have a super casual 7-year anniversary brunch. our server, Jane, was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she made the experience. huge thank you to Jane for taking such wonderful care of us. and thank you to the kind hostesses who...More

Thank lapp68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sea food was excellent, staff was very helpful, great location. Eat at the upstairs deck, can't beat the view.

Thank 87vette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. So good we have booked again for the 20th of June when we are back in Vancouver.

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warning - never to go to the Boathouse English bay. We are restaurant goers and often go to restaurants. Lately we had to eat out almost everyday for a month due to my health status. Not a picky eater and we understand summer is here...More

Thank saqtung
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines
verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with
Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a
paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and
perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most
languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset
Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to
take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along
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maggie z
Is there a dress code?
18 January 2017|
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Response from MaGr19 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so, but to be on safe side just wear smart casual.
Michael O
Where is parking for the restaurant?
9 January 2017|
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Response from JillCDN | Reviewed this property |
There is none. Street and regular parking around. However, they have valet which is extremely reasonable especially considering how much you would pay for regular parking.
Julia L
Hi There, We are coming for dinner in a few weeks and I am gluten and corn free. Do you make accomodations like gluten free bread and pasta? Thanks, Julia
31 July 2016|
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Response from TMLB | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't recall if they had gluten free but as others have said, you should be able to find their menu on line.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 60
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-2225
  • E-mail
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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