Steveston Seafood House is located in the historic fishing village of Steveston.
We went to Steveston Seafood for our anniversary last evening. The room could possibly use a bit of updating but it was clean and comfortable. There was nice music playing in the background that was well suited to the room, it was not loud, you could talk to your companion and it just added to the ambiance nicely.
Our server was good, not exceptional but she was very nice. Hot bread was brought to the table very quickly. I decided on the 4 course meal special for $38.00 with wine pairings for an additional $24.00. My husband decided to order off the regular menu and share my appetizer and dessert with me. For an appetizer I decided on the mussels. The wine that was served was a pinot gris. The mussels were supposed to be steamed with tomatoes, wine and garlic. The tomatoes were non existent. The mussels while very tasty were a ridiculously small portion – there were only 7 mussels. I know it’s an appetizer but I’ve never had such a small serving of mussels before. For my next course I had the chowder. It was decent but it had a very starchy texture and it did not have much of a flavor of seafood or fish to it. This was served with a Chardonnay. My husband had the roasted beet salad with pecans and goat cheese. It was very good. For entrees I had halibut with grilled tomatoes, rice and carrots. The halibut was perfectly cooked and very tasty. It was accompanied with a glass of pinot gris. My husband had the miso glazed sablefish. This was the best course of the evening. It was nice and moist and the miso added great flavor to the fish. We shared a dessert of deep apple pie with ice cream. It was very good but it was different as it was not a traditional pie crust. It was more like a thin sponge cake underneath apple slices. Very good but not what I was expecting. The dessert wine served with this was very good as it had a taste of apples. The wine pairings really complemented the food very well. The pairings brought out the flavors of the different courses. All the wines were good BC wines, Red Rooster, Burrowing Owl etc. The total bill with 2 glasses of wine, salad and entrée for my husband and the 4 course dinner with wine pairings for myself was $146.00 with tip. It was good value for the money. The 4 course menu is very good value. With exception of the chowder and the small serving of mussels the food was very good. I would return but I wouldn’t make a special trip to go for dinner.
ive been to alot of seafood places and this place was alright.. i ordered the garry point which had prawns, halibut, shrimp and scallops. you could taste that the seafood was fresh so no complaints there! the only problem with this dish was that it came with this new orleans sauce which didnt have the texture of sauce at all... instead, it was very watered down and by the end of the meal, it wasnt pleasant anymore.
i thought the service could have been much better, the server did not come to us once the entire night to ask how our meal was and i personally believe it is a MUST when customers are paying nearly $30 an entree.
prices are cheaper relative to other seafood places (i.e. the ones downtown) that ive been to so that was a plus; however, the place needs new decorations and a few touch ups because the inside looks (and smells) old... maybe thats why its so dim in there to cover that part of it up
overall, decent.. would only go back if i had to but i wouldnt do so out of my own will
We found this nice place while walking around Steveston. The restaurant was quite full when we walked in, but we were lucky to get the last table available. I was quite impressed by their menu, as the name of the restaurant suggests...it's all seafood! We couldn't decide what to get because everything seemed so delicious. We ended up ordering the seafood platter and pretty much devoured everything on the plate :p
Usually I'm not nit-picky about small things but I thought the bread was a little bit hard. Overall this was an outstanding restaurant in my opinion. It was worth the short drive from Vancouver. The Steveston area is unique. A good change from the usual downtown establishments we go to.
Went here for hubby's birthday based on the good reviews. We weren't disappointed. In our online booking I mentioned that it was his birthday and that we wanted a seat by the window. Our friendly host showed us right away to the one and only 2-seater by the window. Both the host and our server wished hubby a happy birthday even before we ordered. Our friendly server checked to see if our food was good, which is an easy job because the food is good there. Our water glasses were also kept full.
I ordered the salmon and hubby ordered the smoked black cod. Both dishes were delicious and came with an interesting assortment of side vegetables. The dishes had good visual appeal too.
The highlight of the evening was when our server rolled out the dessert cart and asked hubby to pick a birthday dessert. We were pretty full, so she suggested a mango mousse. The mouse tasted sinfully delicious - like mango-flavored whipped cream. She brought it out with a candle - a nice touch. When the bill arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to see that dessert was on the house! Maybe we'll go there when it's my birthday and I'll try one of the other tempting desserts like chocolate mousse...
The restaurant has a nice ambiance, especially if you can get the window seat. Too bad the restaurant isn't right on the waterfront, though. (They are one street in.)
All in all, this is a great place to celebrate a memorable birthday or any other special occasion.
Dined with our office staff for our Christmas party and was very impressed with everything.
Service was very attentive. We had two waitresses dedicated entirely to our group of 20 or so.
The real highlight at this restaurant however is the food. I had the miso and sake sablefish which was such a treat. It came with some sort of rissoto and baby carrots. Our entire table had some sort of appetizer tasting platter which was delicious. The highlight of that is an old classic. Scallops wrapped in Back bacon with cocktail sauce. Simple but delicious! Had a seafood chowder as well which was probably the best chowder I've had in my life
For desert I had the Tiramisu which although a little on the small side was decadent. Will definitely be returning with my family as I am convinced that this is one of the only two nice restaurants in Richmond. (Tapenade is the other one!)
I didn't pay for the bill so I'm not exactly sure how much it cost but I did see the prices on the menu and wine list and everything looked very reasonable. Also note the restaurant was full when we entered so probably best to make a reservation. Enjoy!
Looked like a snobby place as you look in but the food is wonderful. Nicely presented, delicious tasting, and so much. their appetizer platter was tasty but expect actual squid and not the deep fried type for their calamari. Unable to finish my seafood penne b/c there was so much and wanted to save room for their coconut cheesecake with pineapple. Quieter restaurant but worth it.
Went for dinner on a Saturday night with another couple.
Of the group, my wife ordered the smoked Black Cod which she found very fishy. We are big fans of Black Cod and we were very dissappointed with this. So many other places to get GOOD black cod.
Another person and I ordered the fall feature set menu for $36 course dinner of which we both started with the crab/avocado salad which was very good. The livingstons seafood combo was just okay.
My colleague and I both ordered the steak as the entree for the fall set menu: one to be cooked medium and the other medium rare. Regretably the server mixed the dishes up upon presentation and I was stuck with the over done steak. The server offered to cook my colleagues steak to his liking but I was not offered a new steak nor any remedy at all so I was stuck with a tough chewy steak and the server simply said "oh, that was what the kitchen told which one was medium and the other was medium rare". If you get the only male server, ask to be switched to another section...
Here is a tip, put a toothpick or other indicator how each is cooked!! Although this is a seafood restaurant, should you have to accept a subpar steak at this price? We drove by a flagship Keg to get to this place.
The trio cheesecake dessert consisting of three teaspoon sized cheesecake sampling was not memorable.
Don't be fooled to thinking that seafood is exceptional here given the Steveston locale, you may be better served by going downtown or granville island (better food and scenery) or Richmond for much better value.
Food was OK...just OK. Prices were 10-20% higher than then should have been. Service was poor. Decor was bland. Deceptive price on seafood appetizer platter--ended up being $90 for the platter which was nothing to write home about. Wanted to leave a small or no tip, but the lowest tip option on their card machine was 15%. All in all, felt ripped off. Do not recommend.
We live in the area and dine in Steveston often. We had hoh hum experience last time ( 5 or so years ago) but were intrigued enough by reviews to try it again.
This time it was no different. My wife ordered the crab shrimp and avocado salad and the Alaska crab leg dinner. The appy was good but not great at $12 and the crab was what you would expect. I ordered the special which was a complete dinner at about $38.00 or so. The first course i chose was crab cakes which were good. The second course i chose was a seafood chowder which was fishy tasting, white thick chowder and no recognizable pieces of fish. My 3rd course was the lamb osso bucco. I would not usually order lamb in a seafood restaurant but it was on their fresh sheet/ special and I love lamb osso bucco. This is where it really went downhill. I won’t describe it other than to say a tough lamb shank covered in tomato sauce is not what I ordered and the menu described it quite different. The last course was great, chocolate mousse. With a $50ish dollar bottle of wine this dinner with tip (the waitress was good) was not worth the $150+ price tag! Steveston Seafood House please get your act together Steveston needs you!
Ok, its not the cheapest place in Steveston. We went there on a Sunday and I decided to buck the trend and have lamb at a seafood house. It was excellent. The server was prompt and polite and had great knowledge of wine. My girlfriend had the Garry Point which she thoroughly enjoyed. Not a place that we would visit frequently (because of the cost) but we will be back!
My significant other wanted to take me to a special dinner and suggested Steveston Seafood House. Now seafood wouldn't normally be my first choice, but I wanted to try something different.
We were certainly not disappointed in the least bit! We went on a quiet Sunday night, and were actually waited on by the owner himself. He was incredibly nice and very knowledgeable about the menu. I have a bad milk allergy and he was able to tell me which things I would be okay with and even which dishes the chef could tweak to make all right for me while still keeping their flavor. Usually servers are quick to tell me they can take out things, but not many suggest alternatives for a custom made dish!
Between the two of us we ordered Pacific Crab Cakes, caesar salad, Lulu Island, and the special of the night which was salmon wrapped around cod in this dijon-maple glaze. I was extremely impressed with both, but in particular the special because even without the creme sauce it originally came with, I couldn't tell it was missing anything at all is was so delicious. Everything was presented beautifully, cooked perfectly, and even the vegetables and rice that came with my entree were very flavorful! My beau was quite impressed with his dishes as well and even treated himself to a very tasty-looking cheesecake after. Our praises also go to the chef working that night because it's been a long time since we've had food that good, especially since I normally don't go straight for seafood!
I am so, so glad we went to this place and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great seafood dinner with excellent service. We'll definitely be returning!
This week I went out for dinner with my ten year old daughter and almost 8 year old son. We went to the steveston house. When we got there, it was almost dark and the ambiance in the restaurant was beautiful. The white lights on the windows, the candles on the table, were very calming. We were greeted at the door of the Steveston Seafood House, by the owner, Shane, who was very friendly. He was very personable; greeted us with a friendly "Hello ________ family! Welcome to the Steveston Seafood House!". He was dressed very nice and was very warm and welcoming. He took us to our table and after getting settled, our server came to start taking our orders. The staff was very friendly to the kids, which is important to me when i take them out for dinner. The kids LOVED the shirley temples. The bread was nice and fresh and even though they left the butter in the fridge by accident, they made sure to whip it up so we could enjoy our bread and butter with our meal. I could tell that my kids felt very comfortable. Shane was very personable, he even sat and chatted at our table for a bit. That was nice. I felt important and cared for at this restaurant. The food was fantastic! The garlic prawns were delicious, the bread dipped in the garlic butter was so yummy. The caesar salad was not my favorite, cause i dont like anchovie paste...however the rest of the food was so good. My son ordered pasta off the kids menu and my daughter ordered the halibut...I think my son ate too much bread and drank too many shirley temples cause he didnt want the pasta, however my daugther LOVED the halibut. Shes not a fish eater so that was great to see!!!! I had the steak with crab and shrimp on it. The steak was cooked to perfection....So juicy and tasty, the veggies and potatoes were so yummy, so fresh.....and of course the kids LOVED the apple pie at the end!!! We felt taken care of the entire time we were there! I will totally go back!!!!! What a great location too!!!!
We went here for Valentine's day dinner after reading great reviews.
The appetizer platter was unimpressive. Everything except the fresh oysters tasted store bought. "Fresh shrimp" = defrosted frozen shrimp. The calamari was just plain boiled squid, served with a flavorless butter dipping sauce. Extremely nasty.
The cut of tuna they served us for the seared tuna was so veiny that half of it was inedible. I'm still gagging just thinking about it.
Not wanting to ruin a nice night out, we decided not to complain about the food unless our server asked how everything was. He didn't ask once, and instead took away half plates of uneaten food without asking why and without offering to pack anything up.
Our bus girl was around 14 years old, which is not a problem except that her inexperience created tons of awkward moments. She approached us 3 times to take away a dish we were not finished with.
DO NOT GO unless you want to be charged "fine dining" prices for barely edible food.
Many Many years ago this used to be the best seafood restaurant....I am not sure what happend? The service was actually very good. They were very attentive and friendly. Unfortunately the food was awful! Our bill was $170.00 for TWO of us. You would think for that price tag we would have had a decent meal. The ceaser salad tasted like it came froma bag. The oysters were not too bad, unfortunately there was only 3 of them...The mains were awful..My hubby had the supposidly award winning jambalaya...the seafood in it was mushy and he wasnt sure what he was eating...My first main was the recommended smoked cod, but when it came it was like a piece of dried cod...I had to send it back..Then came the seafood pasta, which was bouillabaisse with some penne and cheese in it!!! I couldnt eat that either but was too embarrased to send it back.
It is too bad because the people are very nice and the ambience was nice..too bad the food sucked :(
Went with friends on Saturday night , after researching the Seafood restauarants in Greater Vancouver via dinehere.ca
The drive was well worth the effort . The restaurant was quiet and calm , the waitress was helpful but stayed in the background and the food was delicious . I had a half dozen oysters to start - and had a good recommendation from the waitress about the selection. I had the Lulu Island Boullabaise and my wife had the West Coast Salmon . Both meals were generous and tasty .
I highly recommend this restaurant
Dined at the Steveston Seafood House On Saturday Nov 1st. What a treat! we were a party of eight and were sat in our own quiet section in front of the windows.
Food: We ordered the appetizer platter for eight. It was a delightful selection of seafood cooked quite simply but wonderfully presented. Next I had the crab, shrimp and avacado salad. It was as good as it sounds and again beutifully presented. My entree was the real treat though which was the Red Thai Seafood Bowl.n Very similar to a bouillabaisse(?) but done in coconut milk and thai spice. The seafood tasted fresh and was not overpowered by the spice. We declined anything from the dessert platter as nobody had any room left.
Service: The service was everything you could expect in a restaurant like this. Attentive and professional, but not stuffy. The two waiters in our room were both very personable and witty. they did a great job of entertaining our table with their knowledge and sense of humor, and I was most appreciative of it as I was hosting family from out of town.
Ambience: While my rating of 4 for ambience may be a little on the high side it has a unique presence throughout the restaurant. Dim lights with every candle lit made for a nice mood. Probably could use a mild makeover.
Overall it was great to take my family out to a restaurant that still remembers what "dining out" is.
The decor was old.
Started off with the homemade chowder and caesar salad. There is nothing special about their chowder. Ordered the appetiser platter, the oyster florentine was VERY fishy. Also had the seafood penne, again, the fish are just too fishy BUT the penne are cooked to perfection and liked the sauce.
Service was great.
Took my BF out for birthday dinner here. I take him out someplace "fancy", someplace special or outside our normal eat-out scope.
This time he requested seafood. Buckets of mussels and clams especially. I know he has a softspot for crab as well, so after seeing the Captain Vancouver platter on their menu, I knew I had to bring him here.
I made last minute reservations (not always needed, but I wanted to make sure that I had a nice seat. The service was excellent, prompt, friendly but casual (we came in jeans and t-shirts and did not feel underdressed despite the well dressed staff). I didn't feel like they were hanging over our meal, yet I never had to flag anyone down.
The food was fresh! Right from the ocean! I am not a fan of crab, but they prepared it in some sort of broth that was divine! Still tasted like crab but enhanced! All the seafood was like this, enhanced but without hiding or over-powering the flavours.
The mango on the salmom was alittle weird to me, but I just scraped them off and kept eating. Didn't negate the flavour.
Dessert was pecan pie and decaf coffee (we had to go to bed early that night). The pie was delicious, not too sweet like most pecan and the pastry was real pastry! Coffee was tasty, nothing special but coffee nonetheless.
The Decor was simple, but not out of taste. I didn't feel overwhelmed by fancy art, and I didn't feel like anything was out of place.
The prices were a bit above the other seafood places in Steveston, but I feel like I got that extra little bit that I was paying for. Would definetly go back again!
We've gone to this restaurant week ago. Service has been attentive and more speedy than other local restaurants. The seafood is very good and we will be going back and highly recommend it. Paul especially liked house's homemade hot sauce. It's a pleasant ambiance with strong service. Prices are reasonable too.
My husband and I had spent a total of $140 plus tax for a lousy night out (celebrating his birthday) with poor seating, bad acting (we could hardly see or hear anything from where we were seated). We were not entertained or amused with the prices of food charged with mediocre food disguised with useless trimmings. The mussels and clams entrée was not fresh and covered up in lots of spices and gravy to hide the taste. The so called "fresh Sockeye Salmon" was overcooked or reheated once too many times - tasted liked frozen salmon. The rice which was a side dish was dry and tasted like instant rice. I barely ate half of the main dish of it as it was so bad. I had tasted food better from White Spot restaurant.
I was sick soon after I went home. My husband has been to a dinner mystery theatre and he had seen much better acting and script. It was supposed to be an enjoyable dinner and we were very disappointed.
We don't recommend anyone to go there with that kind of prices they were charging.