About Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Boulevard is connected to the iconic Gerard Lounge at Sutton Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver featuring an oyster bar, private dining room and a large outdoor patio. This restaurant is the new showcase for the legendary and artistic fare of Chef Alex Chen. His inspiration comes from French traditions with a respect for the past while staying both current and modern. Our goal is to deliver an ambiance, service and cuisine that speaks of who we are and where we are located.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Late Night: Monday - Sunday: 11:00pm - 12:30am
Burrard at Smithe
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We can accommodate all parties large or small and it would be our pleasure to cater your event. Please call the restaurant for more information.
Leave your vehicle with our valet, or park yourself in the underground hotel pay parking.
We are a 5 minute walk from the Burrard skytrain station. Exit toward Burrard Street and turn right (south) onto Burrard Street. We are located on Burrard between Robson and Smithe.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room boasts beautiful oak millwork, and spacious grand tables. Your dining experience can be completely or semi private.
Private Party Contact:
Eryne Ordel: 6046422932x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
Good happy hr selection. Excellent food. ...
Good happy hr selection. Excellent food. Great service. Nice place for drinks and dinner.
Excellent service. Good food. Nice drink ...
Excellent service. Good food. Nice drinks. Chic place. Great for casual and formal dinners.
Attractive restaurant and lounge. The ba ...
Attractive restaurant and lounge. The bartender was one of the most professional I have ever witnessed. Truly great. But, found the food to be highly salted to the point of being sent back. Even though we requested different items for the replacement, it, too, was over salted.
For the price, it was not special at all ...
For the price, it was not special at all. This was a wedding anniversary dinner with my wife, and the dining room was not special at all, although the prices would have you think so. Not even a white table cloth. It had too casual a feel for a restaurant of this price. I don't want a place to feel stuffy, but I do want to feel special at these prices. Maybe this is the feel the restaurant is trying for, but it was too casual for the prices being charged. The food was good, the service very good, and while the room is nice, it was certainly not special as the prices would have you believe. I will not return, unless it is at happy hour, which I see gets rave reviews. Yes, Vancouver restaurant prices are a deal when compared to other international destinations, however when compared locally, I did not find this to be of good value for a special occasion.
Very good place for sea food. Service wa ...
Very good place for sea food. Service was very attentionate and pleasant. The night we were there, it was very busy and very noisy. The wine list is extensive, and not particularly expensive. We would probably return ... but not on a Saturday night.
Great service and great space. The seaf ...
Great service and great space. The seafood was amazing. Will be back.
Wonderful service and knowledgeable staf ...
Wonderful service and knowledgeable staff. Seafood very fresh and octopus dish highly recommended.
Exceeded our expectations. The seafood t ...
Exceeded our expectations. The seafood tower was delicious as was the Burrata dish. Save room for dessert. Not to miss. The service was professional and courteous. What a wonderful night.
Food was delicious. Service impeccable. Specialty drinks from the bar were delicious.
Don't Walk Past - Go IN
After walking (or driving) past successive restaurants in this location, the classic sophistication of the Boulevard signs caught my eye. I looked it up online, and read about what seemed to be an accomplished chef, a lovely (redecorated) space and an innovative interesting menu. I booked a lunch six months ago...and have gone back three times since. What a great discovery! The space has struck a good balance between light and dark (with tall, white ceilings, light coloured floors and table tops - offset by dark walls and seats), and open space - but allowing for cozy nooks and 'set-aside' areas. The service has been outstanding each time, and the meals have been: 1) intriguing (to read on the menu), 2) visually beautiful (when they arrive at the table) and 3) delicious (when they hit the palate!) So, make sure Chef Alex Chen, the Boulevard kitchen team and servers don't expend all their time and energy on Sutton Place Hotel guests alone! Quit walking/driving past...stop, and go in. If you do, like I did, I'll bet you won't be disappointed.
Fabulous weekend brunch
Great food. Excellent service from Harry, Susie and Deana - always attentive, gracious and warm. Our favourite place for brunch...and happy hour!
A beautiful room with outstanding food. ...
A beautiful room with outstanding food. The octopus appetizer was perfect, and the Spot Prawns special was the best prawn dish I have ever eaten! Impeccable, friendly service. Our server even recommended some great activities for us in town.
Been here many times but my first time f ...
Been here many times but my first time for the happy hour and it did not disappoint. Oysters, salmon pate, Korean galbi dog, and crispy chicken wings all were great
Review is based on a recent Sat brunch. ...
Review is based on a recent Sat brunch. We received great service throughout our meal - attentive but never intrusive. Started with the seafood platter for 2 as an appy for group of 6 - very fresh, flavours were not over bearing allowing the seafood to be tasted. I personally had the clamchowder - spot on but would have liked to taste more of the black cod as the star ingredient. My main was the smoke salmon Benny - smoke salmon was too salty for my taste and the hollandaise was a bit too custardy for me. But I'm a eggs Benny snob - my favourite Benny is at Au Comptoir right now. Overall pleasant experience, I would go back to YEW or West for comparables. All enjoyed as weekend brunch.
Chowder was ok, not much fish in it toug ...
Chowder was ok, not much fish in it tough. Surpisingly good pizza, just our waiter was bad, he did clearly not care and had no ideas about any promotions going on. Great food but terrible service.
While great ambiance and lovely look decor, we thought the experience was low on the value scale. We went for Mother's day brunch at 12:30pm, the restaurant was steady but not busy or crowded. Reservation process was questionable, as we called initially and staff informed there was no table available at all at anytime (yet we found plenty of table & times on opentable shortly after). Food in general was as expected for hotel restaurant. Portions were small for a $59 set brunch menu - 3 courses. In general, our dishes (party of 3) was salty but not unbearable (I'm considered the salty type already). Food presentations were excellent. Server was very pleasant, but did mixed up our drinks within the table, mimosa and a non-alcoholic drink (both were similar looking). While we were okay with it, an offer to replace it would have been appreciated as we didn't realize and drank 1/3 of it. Wine markups were above average, $12 mimosa and $5 drip coffee was pricey in our minds by about 20-25%. Definitely a nice looking restaurant, but prices were above average .
Best of the Sea with a Vancouver Address
I travel to Vancouver often for both business and pleasure. I was thrilled to find this relatively new gem and quite glad I did. From greeting to departure, everything was top-notch with exceptionally high quality. Clam chowder that was among the best I have ever had...something to say for one growing up in New York and New England. The Arctic Char was superb. The only problem was that I had to choose between this and the other gems on the menu. Excellent selection of spirits for the pre-dinner festivities and the wine selections were diverse, especially by the glass. Service was polished, professional, but not "over-the-top." I want to come here with my wife next time and expand our menu sampling. I have had excellent seafood in Vancouver for decades. Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar is on my list for a return visit; sooner rather than later. I highly recommend it.
The service was very slow for happy hour. The restaurant wasn't entirely full yet, but the drinking and food took at least 10-20 mins to come out. The mix drinks tasted like virgin drinks and the waitress was slow to come around to all the guests to inquire if all the guests needed anything. The decor was great, but they need to amp up the service.
My friend had the clam chowder and said it was the best she ever had. I had the Hamachi and it was delicious. We both had the Louie salad and thought it was excellent. We both love the way the restaurant is decorated and I think it will appeal to every generation - feels old world yet modern and very comfortable in an expensive sort of way. Our server was attentive and pleasant. We had a leisurely dinner but never had to wait too long and weren't rushed either. A little on the pricey side but the meal was excellent so I think we got good value.
A very good evening
We attended Bloulevard for our wedding anniversary. The restaurant is very modern. Our waitress was very good and accommodating. The service was also very good. I would go back and highly recommend this restaurant. I will try them for brunch next time.
The booth table and vibe
When sitting in one of your large booths with the White Diamond tuft finish the guests in the corners have to reach to the table. Either the waiter should have pushed the table in or design a table that fits for this seating. Vibe was a little flat, no energy at all in the room.
Several friends met for dinner during an international conference we were in town for. The food and service were wonderful and the wine list extraordinary! This will be top on my list next time I'm in town!
Came here for lunch and found the price points similar to Cactus Club and restaurants of that category. The food was good and the venue was very quiet which allowed my guest and I to carry on a conversation. The service was wonderful. I will be back.
The food was good, the server was super ...
The food was good, the server was super care of us, overall is 5 stars+!!
I have attended Boulevard several times a week for over half a year: for lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner, and special events. Each and every visit has been a culinary experience The staff are welcoming: friendly, personable, proficient, and professional. What more can one ask for?
Excellent for local selection of very fr ...
Excellent for local selection of very fresh oysters ! Waitstaff also excellent. Only downside is the place is relatively noisy with striding waitstaff all the time, so not a plus for an intimate meal.
Veal medallions over powered with bacon flavor which did not enhance other fabulous flavours in dish. Seafood boule aide small for price. Seafood Louie good value however too much mayonnaise. Great sommelier and wine list.
Server was too Familiar.
WE sat outside in the beautiful sunshine. It was a business lunch with a very dear friend. Our server was very sweet but just too "familiar and palsy walsy" Too many interruptions and not done in a professional way. Bless her she was sweet but needed to know to be less intrusive!
Oysters was excellent. Lots of variety. ...
Oysters was excellent. Lots of variety. Our waitress was fantastic at looking after us. Definitely coming back again.
Beautiful night at Boulevard
My 4 girlfriends and I had a beautiful night at Boulevard! We walked in upon making reservations, and were seated at a very elegant big booth at a quieter corner of the restaurant. Everything from the impeccable service to the food presentation and taste was perfect. We could not be more pleased, and will most definitely be back whenever we are in Vancouver!
Cinzano on the rocks is not scotch and should not be poured and priced like scotch. The food was luke warm and aggressively priced.
good food, pricey, a bit noisy
Food was nice, waitstaff very pleasant and gave us time to chat and make choices, had good suggestions (thanks for talking me into the sable fish-black cod). The portions were refreshingly modest, and very beautifully presented. The noise level was not pleasant with a large raucous group near by and even after they left, it was noisy. there was seating in another area removed from them which might have been nicer. Seems to be a fairly '30-40 something' orientation, which is ok, but if you want a quite dining experience this is not the place. We chose the place because one of us was a vegetarian, and there were some options, but fairly limited.
The seafood tower is a must - a must! We also had the sablefish, foie gras terrine & the coffee/hazenut parfait and they were all phenomenal.
Manager served us, he was unfriendly. Service was slow. Waited a long time for drinks. Never again.
Excellent service, good food.
I took my wife there for her birthday as she loves seafood. I found Boulevard through Yelp as I was looking for excellent customer service, which is in short supply in Vancouver. The entire staff was attentive and professional, took time to explain the courses and were altogether welcoming and kind. We thought the food was 'very good,' and if they were located in any less food savvy city, I would have said 'excellent.' The bouillabaisse was oversalted, however the portions were appropriate and the seafood was fresh and of high quality. I would certainly recommend it to friends...if I had any....
Good but better before
I remember the food being exquisite before, but this time around (about a year since the last time) the food was much saltier than I remembered. Nevertheless, everything else lived up to the standard I remember it having.
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