This year, I only got to go out to one Dine Out – and it was at the Boathouse by Kit’s beach. I was thinking of going to the one at English Bay, but after seeing the terrible rating, I decided to dine here instead.
A nice open restaurant which can potentially have nice views if you get to sit by the all glass windows on one side.
We both had the $28 3 course menu, each of us ordering a different dish for each category.
For appetizer, I ordered the West Coast Seafood Chowder. It was really delicious with a lot of goodies inside. Very flavourful soup! The regular price of $5.99 is very reasonable. Sheepie had the Caesar Salad which seemed a bit boring with only greens and a few croutons and cheese. Regular price of $8.99 is outrageous. For main, I had the Coconut Pacific Cod (reg $24.99), pan seared with coconut lime and vegetables over quiona. Everything I love on one plate! Mmmmm! The portion was good and though slightly too buttery (in the cod) for my liking I felt the overall dish was healthy and delicious. Sheepie had the Fire-grilled Sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies. For dessert, I had the Seasonal Creme Brulee which was very rich and I loved it – perhaps the most impressive one I’ve had…though a bit pricey for regular price of $8.99 Sheepie had the Mocha Ice Cream Pie (reg $8.99) which came out to be pretty big in size. I was expecting something much smaller. I didn’t each much of it since it had maple almonds.
Our server was satisfactory and professional. I can’t be sure 100%, but when he came by to put down the steak knife for Sheepie, he took the regular knife on the table. The restaurant is dimly lit, and I wasn’t keenly watching, but I thought I saw him go over to the table behind and diagonally from Sheepie and place the knife for the lady. Uh…. I hope I’m mistaken. Yes, the knife wasn’t used, but how does he know that for sure? We could have used it already.
The restrooms were a mess – which was totally unexpected from a place like this. Luckily, I saw a staff start cleaning when I was about to leave.
For $28 per person, this was a great deal. On a regular day, it would have already been $25 just for my cod. However, I am not sure if I’d return for the regular price, though perhaps the atmosphere would be different if we were actually there at the time of sunset – with the view of the sandy beach and waters, and the sinking orange disk illuminating the vast sky…ok, maybe back in the summer time…