very nice atmosphere, service, food prep., nice in general.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
biscuits were dry and there
biscuits were dry and there wasn't enough sauce on the sausage gravy or eggs benedict. Also, you really got use larger water glasses. Service was great as usual.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience!
My husband and I recently celebrated our 43rd anniversary at the Boathouse and had a wonderful evening. The food was exceptional, service excellent and the live music was a pleasant surprise. The magnificant sunset made it an evening to remember!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite places
One of my favorite places to eat for a group or intima dining. Have been coming here for years and toasted my family celebrations, weddings, relocations, birthdays and etc. The view even In cold or rainy weather is fantastic of the lake. No better sunset views than here! Great for taking walks on the garden paths to settle dinner or pacify energetic children. Food is great and staff always attentive and strive to please. Wish there were more options for vegeterians
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music, food, view!
The Boathouse in Sunday Park (Brandermill) is simply an awesome place to have Sunday brunch! Folk singer extraordinaire, George Turman, plays the guitar beautifully and sings with artistry, creating a wonderfully relaxing ambience. The menu is varied and the dishes we've had have all been delicious brunch offerings. Cap all of this off with the beautiful view of the ducks, geese, sailboats, pontoon boats, beautiful water and sky over Swift Creek Reservoir, and one can't help but have an enjoyable experience!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my husband's
We celebrated my husband's birthday on a perfectly beautiful night. Sitting outside was just wonderful. The food was excellent and the service great
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
More Than A Meal
The dining experience @ The Boathouse ranks high on my list. An on the water view only adds to the natural beauty of the park setting to provide a relaxed atmosphere that captures either a romantic evening or a setting conducive for socializing with a group of friends or co-workers. The service was prompt, friendly & attentive and the crab cakes are my favorite. Since retiring, I don't dine out as frequently as before, but when I do, I like to really enjoy the experience. While the weather does not always cooperate, the staff and culinary experience is consistently satisfying.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Atmosphere is always excellent.
Atmosphere is always excellent. The pizza's are very good, not sure about the shrimp and grits though, didn't like the presentation and not the quality I'd expect from the Boathouse.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Lakeside Dining
Great dining experience. Beautiful view and good food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Accomodating (Mostly) &Great Food
Chose the spot for the view and the outdoor deck/patio to celebrate the birthday of a special friend. We had a group of 9. Unfortunately, the day of the dinner the heat index was 100 degrees and the forecast was for possible storms, so we called and asked to be moved indoors with a table near the windows so we could still take advantage of the view!! They were more than willing to move us indoors, but I was disappointed in the table set-up as it was not near the window and only one chair at the head of the table (for the birthday girl) was facing the view! Our server, Tracy, was wonderful - attentive without hovering. Everyone loved the food - especially the calamari and the crab cakes. Rumor has it the Mojitos were also excellent!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The oysters (both fried and
The oysters (both fried and rockafeller) were delicious!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for my husband's birthday, and the meal was very good. We had thought to sit outside, but the sun was just going down, so we would have been in full sun for at least 30 minutes. It was pretty hot that day, so we decided to sit inside. More shade on the patio would be nice. The large glass doors to the outside patio were open, and gnats and mosquitos kept flying around us. We weren't even right by the doors; but the bugs were coming into the restaurant and flying around people's tables. I finally said something to our server, and she asked the manager to close the doors. That's the only reason I gave "ambience" four stars instead of five. It does have a beautiful view. Also, we were able to make a reservation for just two people.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
!st Wednesday of the month
!st Wednesday of the month is free wine tasting. This is a must for my wife and I! The wines were great! The food is excellant. We go between getting entrees and gettin!g appetizers. This go around, we go appetizers. We loved the mussels, and the hanover tomato and mozzerella salad. We also shared a raw bar sampler plate. Loved all. The sampler plate includes Cerviche, smoked salmon spread, and Shrimp cocktail. All was good! Watching the sun set over Swift Creek reservoir was awesome! One note: Hightly recommend a reservation. We have had to wait over a hour for a table when we do not get a reservation.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outside dinning is wonderful at the boathouse. If you like mussels I would highly recommend them. The service was fantastic and we had prompt service on such a busy night. Katie was wonderful and made sure that we were well taken care of.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Boathouse
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The menu choices are tasty but not too sophisticated for kids. Service is wonderful and sincere.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday brunch on the
Great Sunday brunch on the terrace. Excellent secluded venue on the lake. Serene and peaceful. Great food. You will not be disappointed!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfection on the Reservoir
Always a great dining experience. Have taken groups before, but this was dinner for 4. Cannot comment on the wine list, bar scene but it appears to be good. Brunch and lunch was good on previous occasions.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb!! 5 Star
A doctor recommended The Boathouse and I am very thankful. This is my new favorite place to dine. We made reservations, were seated immediately, and there was not one bad thing I could say about our experience. The service, food and ambiance were perfect.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing place to dine outside. We love the boathouse. We will be back again soon.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the best time and dinner at The Boathouse on Sunday for my boyfriend's birthday. Thanks for making it extra special!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just had a delightful evening sitting near the water on a crisp evening, eating a delicious dinner and listening to fabulous live music. My arugula salad with golden beets was fresh and delicious, followed with a thin crust pizza with the crust exactly the way I like it...nicely crispy. The fact that it was Wednesday half-priced wine night was nice. We had a very nice Pinot Noir. The highlight of the evening was listening to the beautiful voices of Colin Healy and Caroline Mauck!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cannot beat the ambiance!
One cannot beat the ambiance of The Boathouse at Sunday Park! Sipping wine and dining along the reservoir is just breathtaking.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
good for casual business dinner
Beautiful setting on the resevoir, bartender (a transplanted New Yorker) was great to talk with and gave great service. Wait staff was also attentive, professional.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as usual
We are a big fan of The Boat House during the summer. . Sunday Park is the most beautiful view of any restaurant in the Richmond metro area. During the winter we enjoy the Boat House at Rockets Landing.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have frequented the Boathouse many times over the past 6 years for brunch and dinner. Consistently the food is unbelievable and creative. The serve staff is efficient and pleasant and just attentive enough. The music is always good either with one man and his acoustic guitar or a steel drum band of 8. The band outdoors was wonderful Saturday night. The sunset was beautiful. I just don't have enough words to capture the amazing experience dining here is.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine al Fresco
This is a great time of year to enjoy the Boathouse Sunday Park. Cool outdoor temps & pleasant surroundings add to the experience. Live music on the deck on weekends. New menu incorporates some new items with some old favs and good mix of selections.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating our anniversary
We were celebrating our anniversary here for the second year in a row. Our server was very attentive and the food was excellent.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food with a Fantastic Setting
Pulled the boat right up to the dock with whole family and enjoyed a good dinner service.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous meal... Not rushed... Watching the sunset on the water outside with live music instrumental playing in the background makes you feel like you are on vacation!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent! I can always count on the Boathouse for really good food and a view to die for. This night was a surprise special. I received an email offering a 50% discount on a really rainy and dreary day. I normally would not leave thE house, but knew it would be worth it. Really good service as our meal was served in a timely manner, but never rushed. We will be back soon. One of our favorite places to bring out of town guest, or like this time for spur of the moment relief from the day to day regimen.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening
We were a party of five who had a delightful evening including good food and service.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food selection. Tasted great. Service was wonderful. It was overall a wonderful experience.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was above average and
Food was above average and liked the wine list. Ambience is key to our continued trips there to dine. Sides were disappointing. I had the vegetables du jour and the broccoli-cauliflower were bland and dry; though roasted were underseasoned. My guest's side salad was very ordinary as well. Husband enjoyed his crabcakes the most of our entrees and appetizers.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best view in town
Great as usual - bring a jacket - fall is here - so sit an sip a coffee and watch the sun set
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely unbelievable scallops. I will only be getting their fried scallops from now on
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came to the Boat House for my wife birthday, everything was great from the service to the food. and I am looking foreward to come back again and agian
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
After experiencing an excellent
After experiencing an excellent brunch, my wife and I enjoyed a nice, but noisy dinner. Food was good and atmosphere excellent. Would have preferred a table away from the bar.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Inviting Place
As a whole the service was good. A bit noisy for a romantic place to go. Would like to see more of a variety of food on the menu (ex. stuffed mushrooms). That was a main concern with my party. I would recommend The Boathouse to friends for a place to go because of the scene. If at all possible, please consider revising the menu by increasing more foods to select,
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing experience! Great food and view. Exceptional customer service and great ambiance.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unbelievable Customer Service!
This place is awesome! We were a party of 6 (3 couples) and the guys surprised our wives with a limo ride and dinner. Our reservations were for 8:30, but our limo was over an hour late. When we got there, they all greeted us with smiles and actually apologized for the way our evening had gone up to this point. We were seated in a very nice section by the fireplace and we were watied by an extremely freiendly and professional waitress. Our meal was excellent and the drinks were fantastic. I can't thank them enough for what they did for our party. It truly made our night to be treated so wonderfully.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Neighborohood Restaurant
It had been a while since we had eaten here. We took some relatives for their first visit. We all enjoyed our meals, the view of the lake and our exceptional waiter. We were all pleasantly surprised by the crispy Zucchini Chips. We will definetly go back more often and check out the weekend brunch.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great Time
Looks like they are just about done with a new fire pit. Can't wait. There menu seems to change with the seasons. So if the Fish Tacos are still available, I recommend that.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste of Seafood
We hadn't been to The Boathouse in about a year, and were pleasantly pleased at some of the changes. The menu was updated and a bit more affordable, more seafood which I had previously thought they were lacking more options in, and the back room had been updated as well. The food was awesome (we all did the Choose 2 or 3). The only complaint I would have is our server visited our table entirely too much; a few times just to pick up used sweet n low packages. There were times we couldnt keep one conversation going because he visited too many times. The restaurant wasn't too busy because it had just opened for the night, and I think he just wanted to keep himself busy. :)
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was prompt and efficient.
Service was prompt and efficient. Not overly formal.
We had spinach salad, Cobb salad, and cauliflower soup for apps. All were great. The soup is something I would not usually order, so I was pleasantly surprised. I loved it.
Entrees were monkfish(special), flank steak, and NY strip. Uniformly excellent. The fish was especially good, which has been the case with other visits.
Vegetables were seasonal and fresh. Nice taste of fall.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Dining Experience
Dining at the Boathouse at Sunday Park like I recently did with 15 friends, has always been an enjoyable experience. I moved to the Brandermill/Woodlake area in 2000 and was instantly mesmerized by the scenic beauty amidst the restaurant's setting. Right there and then, my companion and I made it a point to dine every weekend at Sunday Park. We moved out-of-state for four years and recently returned, continuing to be regular guests. The staff is superb -- very welcoming and friendly -- and the food is fantastic. It's just a nice, high-quality, ambience-filled place to dine and to take in all the breathtaking scenery at a reasonable cost. I plan on patronizing the Boathouse for years to come.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal was delicous and
The meal was delicous and the waitress was excellent. My husband had the ribs and said he really enjoyed his meal. It is a quaint location and I would recommend to anyone looking for something different!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Boathouse at Sunday Park is
Boathouse at Sunday Park is a great local restaurant with friendly staff and delicious food.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great job, Boathouse!
We totally enjoyed our dining experience, as usual. Having the table closest to the fireplace was great for me, especially, because I'm cold most of the time. Excellent dinner and Prosecca to celebrate a 65th birthday.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Booked an engagement brunch for my daughter, they were great...ordered flowers for table thru them, very helpful ..Views are beautiful and our waitress took pics of out group before we left..Food was good..maybe not for price..But..was good
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
MY NEW PLAYGROUND
Food was excellent. Interesting (delicious) flavor combinations on traditional fare. Service was great except for host running around with lap top. Kitchen staff was superb. Atmosphere was hard to beat. I want to experience more so I have already booked my next visit. Boathouse will be my new year round playground.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM