The Family decided to go to Boathouse for a lovely dinner. The have a bar section where patrons can grab a drink and enjoy the game.
On the other side is an open kitchen and high walled dinning room.
The Boathouse locations always have large windows so you can gaze upon the river. Their Lobsterfest always draws a large crowd.
Their dining room was packed and the layout of the restaurant gave people little room to move around.
They also have a kids menu if your kids dont want items from the regular menu. The kids menu is also a coloring book, so they will be occupied!
My sisters and dad all got Shirley temples ($3.79).
My father got the BC Wild Sockeye Salmon & Atlantic Lobster Tail ($32.99). This dish had a fire-grilled fillet and 4 oz. lobster tail. You also get wild rice and green peas and pepper.
All lobster dishes are supposed to come with butter and when we asked our server…she was kinda unsure. You can hear my rant about the service below….
My mother ordered the boathouse bouillabaisse ($28.99). This dish had wild salmon, halibut, prawn, scallop, mussels, alaskan king crab, and fingerling potatoes in a rich tomato broth. There is also bread that comes with it if you want to dip it into the broth.
My mother enjoyed this dish!
My older sister got the Louisiana Lobster Pot ($29.99). There is Carribean Lobster, Manila Clams, BC Wild Sockeye Salmon, mussels, chorizo sausage, tiger prawns, vegetables in a spicy broth.
She enjoyed this dish because it was packed full of seafood.
I ordered the sirloin & seafood grill ($28.99). The seafood skewer had a prawn, a small sea scallop & 2 pieces of wild salmon. It also came with mashed potatoes, green beans, and the sirloin. I did enjoy the dish, but I personally prefer The Keg over Boathouse.
The sirloin was done to medium rare and was perfect. The only bad thing about it was how the scallop that was part of the skewer was really small, it took me a while to figure out where it was because it was between the shrimps head and the tail.
Their mashed potatoes are really good!!
My little sister got the Fire-grilled sirloin ($21.99). Her sirloin was 7oz. It also came with mashed potatoes and green peas and a pepper.
She really liked the dish!
The bread never arrived at our table… we finally asked our server and she forgot to give us bread.
Our service was pretty poor since our waitress was fairly new. She couldn’t explain the new lobsterfest menu, forgot our butter for lobster, forgot the bread, rarely came to our table (we had to flag down other waitresses to get her), gave us the wrong utensils (she gave me a spoon for eating a steak…..)
What made it worse is when we went to the front desk to buy a giftcard for a family friend, our waitress passed by the front desk to check their computers…looked at us…walked past us and said nothing.
I usually don’t complain about service, but I was really upset by the service. Clearly, I will not be returning to this location.
Words of Wisdom:
- Hard to get to…so drive and use google maps
- Free parking in front
- Reservations are suggested
- Special Kids Menu
- Lobster FEST!!
We rate BoatHouse:
2770 Esplanade Ave
Port Moody, BC