The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver is nestled in the heart of Vancouver; you'll find it sandwiched between the city's West End and Robson Street, making it an ideal choice when you're visiting the city. Whether you're staying in one of the guest rooms or La Grande Résidence (fully furnished suites great for extended stays), you'll want to treat yourself with a visit to The Sutton's new restaurant: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar.
After a full renovation, The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver has opened the doors to this new restaurant. They're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the menus have plenty of options to entice hungry bellies.
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar's spaghetti alle vongole — Photo courtesy of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
On the menu, expect to find plenty of seafood (We are in the Pacific Northwest, after all.) and locally sourced and farm-fresh ingredients in each dish.
The menu is broken down into starters; share (Think seafood towers.); soup and salad; sea; pasta and risotto; land; and enhancements. With so many delicious options, the biggest challenge is deciding what to order!
Executive Chef Alex Chen brings years of impressive experience with him, so it's safe to say that you're in great hands here.
The cocktails here are equally tempting, and locals may recognize a familiar face at the bar. Justin Taylor, previously of the Four Seasons Vancouver's YEW Seafood + Bar, made the move to join Boulevard as bar manager.
The cocktail list is an adventure in itself to explore. To give you an idea, the Blood Alley cocktail is made with mezcal, black pepper and balsamic crushed strawberry, elderflower and lime; topped with local sparkling wine; shaken; and then served straight up.
Another familiar face is Robert Skinner, otherwise known as "Oyster Bob." Locals will recognize him from Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House. Oyster Bob has shucked more than his fair share, and he's even won a number of "fastest shucker" competitions.
Oyster aficionados will appreciate his knowledge and skill, not to mention the beautiful oyster bar and the oysters themselves.
Both locals and guests will enjoy the swanky new digs at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, and there's plenty of seating to accommodate – 290 seats in total. The décor showcases art from local artists, beautiful natural stone and imported Italian marble throughout; white oak flooring greets you, and accents of gold and bronze add a little glam.
The up-cycled and refurbished antique chandeliers are stunning and certainly help set the mood.
The large space is broken up into different areas: the main dining room, a private dining room (great for parties and special dinners), a seated oyster bar, a vintage-style lounge, and a craft-cocktail and champagne bar. When the weather's nice, sit out on the beautiful patio.
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver's Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is a welcome addition to the hotel and the city's restaurant and lounge scene.