Restaurant has new chef and
Restaurant has new chef and management, and was a delight. Bona fide Italian menu served by Italians. Every bite was exquisite -- a surprisingly successful evening.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was really great but
Food was really great but unlike our previous visit - we had to wait forever (yes I am exaggerating) for our main course.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent: homemade
The food was excellent: homemade pastas and interesting fish and meat entrees. Service was quite good. The dining room setting was good with tables apart making conversation easy. I would recommend The Boathouse to anyone wanting excellent food in an inviting environment
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Under new management, two
Under new management, two brothers from southern Italy via a Cambridge Mass restaurant, are now running this restaurant. Hidden from public view within the Saugatuck Boat Club it automatically is at an immediate disadvantage for attracting clientele. The room is very nice, very quiet the night we were there (as we were the only ones present on a Thursday evening)with brother Antonio, as our very attentive waiter. The food is above average Italian and although no real creativity, was enjoyable. We will return once again as it is definitely worth a try.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sorry I hadn't found this sooner!
We are from Philadelphia and were in the area to celebrate our graduating daughter's induction into Phi Betta Kappa - a very special academic achievement. We wanted a fine meal in an interesting atmosphere and we certainly found it. The food was serious italian, fresh and delicious. The attention to service was very good. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that it took a while for them to offer and deliver drinks. But, they were also very gracious when they simply asked us for approval to serve out daughter (she is 21) without asking her to fish out her ID. Back to service - I am very familiar with service expectations and I noticed our waiter (head waiter) correcting and explaining small things to the assistants.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
THe food is always delicious
THe food is always delicious and they are fine with special dietary requestrs.
WE ahve been there 3 times and they were all good food and good experience.
I would highly recommend.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at the Boat House but not the last. Wonderful river views. John our waiter was attentive but sutle. Food was perfect. Recommend that you give it a try.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a nice experience dining here. Food is great and the view is wonderful.
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brunched here after my son't graduation from Quinnipiac recently. It is very nice place, right on the water. Service was excellent and food was very good.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time dining
It was our first time dining at the Boathouse. We dined outside on a beautiful evening. Food was very good. Antonio was our server and he was great. We felt like we were in Positano Italy and not Westport. Can't wait to go back
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend the Boathouse
Service was excellent, we had multiple staff members attending to us throughout the meal. As for the food, started out with oysters that were not very fresh so would avoid those in the future but the cheeses we selected were excellent. The lobster and crab fettuccine dish was fantastic. Ricotta cheesecake for dessert was just ok though. Took a while to seat us outdoors but gave us time to have a drink at the bar. We had a chat with the bartender who was very friendly and he even gave us complimentary glasses of Prosecco at the end of our meal since we had mentioned it was our 9th wedding anniversary dinner. It was fun to take a stroll afterwards by the dock slips on the river too. A memorable night at the Boathouse, will definitely return!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, as was
Food was excellent, as was the service. Beautiful setting, located right on the river. Not to be missed.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided on this location as it was a mid way point to meet friends. What a find!!! Now we wish we lived closer. Though it's a bit confusing the first visit to even find the restaurant as it's on the 2nd floor in a rowing club and the sign is a bit small, it's well worth it!!
The staff is very friendly and welcoming. We were offered a table on a lovely patio but it was very humid so we opted for inside with a lovely relaxing view. BUT the food is the reason to be there. We all agreed it was the best pasta we have ever had. In fact, everything was delicious. One of the nicest touches was having the chef come out and talk about the food and recipes etc. You could feel his passion! And finally don't miss the homemade lemoncello! Just GO!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service very attentive, Food
Service very attentive, Food only fair. Had a special tuna rare steak that was pretty tasteless. Costco tuna that I cook at home much better.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I lived around the corner for 5 years and never knew this place was hidden away on top of the Saugatuck Rowing Club. The outdoor patio was cool & shady on the hottest day. Beautiful,tranquil views & delicious food. Give it a try!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love to sit on the balcony!
A very good restauarant with excellent view of the Saugatuck River. So nice when you can sit outside. Food was very good and the service was excellent.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at the Boathouse
This dining experience was one of the best in recent memory. The food and service were excellent and being on the river
all added up to a wonderful experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Setting; late summer, sundown along they Saugatuck river, second story balcony table for two overlooking gorgeous views of the river at high tide,marsh grasses swaying in the current all varieties of water fowl a stunning lady sitting across from me. Friendly young hostess introduces herself with wide eyes and huge smile. After a little chit chat we are totally left alone unhurried to sit back and talk quietly relaxing while enjoying cocktails the ambiance and each others company. Nothing pretentious or high brow going on here as the address may suggest. We where made to feel welcome and comfortable from the moment we walked in the door. Oops running out of the allotted characters for this review.. great food, great people, great views.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem of a Restaurant
I have always wanted to try this restaurant and so glad that I finally did. Our in-laws were in town and leaving the next day. They wanted to treat us to dinner. Although it was mid-week and the restaurant was not busy at all, the food, ambiance and service was outstanding. We ate outside, overlooking the Saugatuck River and watched the sun set. A beautiful evening was had by all! I will definitely go back there and will highly recommend it. And, the pricing was not outrageous as some restaurants in this area can be.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Changed hands, now a treasure!
This restaurant has changed hands (again) and is now a treasure for Westport. It's in the home of the Saugatuck Rowing Club, and the decor and ambiance are appropriate -- not fancy, but classy, with high ceilings and well-spaced tables, so you don't have to put up with the typical Westport screaming decibel level. Service is attentive but not obtrusive. The food (and wine) selection is not extensive, but that gives the chef the chance to focus on each individual dish, made with the best fresh ingredients and real culinary artistry -- delicious! There's also a nice balcony for dining with a great view over the lovely river in warm weather.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
all was simply perfect. it is a 'must'go' for those who want to have a very special evening involving great food and service.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food slow service
We had dinner last Saturday night. The restaurant
was full and ambiance lovely. The waiter offered to open
a bottle so I could have a glass even though the wine I chose
was not sold by the glass. However, after that the service slipped
We waited quite a long time to even have our order taken
and then probable didn't get served for at least an hour
after we arrived. Went through two bread baskets!
We waited again for a coffee and dessert order so we
all decided to pass. The food was very good but the wait
staff was overwhelmed.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM