Boathouse (New Westminster) – Crab Fest
It’s Crab Fest time again at the Boathouse so we decided to forget about our last visit for brunch and give them another shot.
Service started out pretty good with warm Sourdough Bread coming out first. The bread was nice and fresh but I didn’t want to fill up too much on bread because we were planning on having their 3 course dinners.
The 3 course dinners come with your choice of salad (in this case, I chose a Caesar) or Whiskey Crab Soup. The Caesar Salad was pretty big and would probably be enough for a meal by itself.
The presentation of the Whiskey Crab Soup was pretty neat. The waiter brought out a bowl with crab meat sitting on a cracker and a gravy boat of soup that he carefully poured all around the crab meat. Aside from the dramatic presentation, the soup itself was pretty rockin’.
For the first dinner choice, we chose the 7 oz Sirloin topped with Crab and Shrimp and a herb hollandaise sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and veggies.
We also got the 7 oz Sirloin with Crab Cakes. I thought the crab cakes were really good. Unfortunately, the sirloin was a little bland and tough… I had ordered mine medium-rare but I think it came out more like medium and my date’s sirloin turned out to be more medium-rare instead of the medium that she requested.
By the time we finished our mains, the service had gotten a little worse and we didn’t see our server for a while. He was busy with the table that was next to us which had a young couple. I’m not sure if it was their first time dining out or not, but they had a lot of questions (how many crab legs does the dish come with, how does that compare to the snow crab, what about the 1.5 lbs of crab option, etc…) and the young lady had to send her meal back because she thought it wasn’t warm enough.
Anyways, eventually, our server came back – I’m not sure if he was frazzled by the table next to us but he seemed to forget that we had ordered the 3 course dinner and asked if we were interested in dessert. After we reminded him, he brought us out two glasses of Sabayon. The light custard was pretty good and filled with strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry.
Food: 3.5 / 5
Service: 3.5 / 5
900 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC