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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://boathouserva.com/
  • Email: RLManager@Boathouserichmond.com
  • Phone: (804) 622-2628
  • Hours of Operation: Open Nightly at 5:00 pm
    Friday Service Begins at 3:00 pm
    Saturday Service Begins at 12:00noon
    Sunday Brunch 10 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner Service beginning at 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Nittolo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With private rooms for 16 to 200, panoramic views of the Richmond skyline and James River, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is a unique location for a special event. Antique brick, industrial steel, and a modern decor give your guests a glimpse of Richmond's rich history and vibrant future.
  • Private Party Contact: Bonnie Ball (804) 622-2628

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Get your taste buds ready. The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing has brought award-winning dining to the banks of the James River. The restaurant occupies the top floor of the recently restored Power Plant building, which once provided electricity for Richmond’s fleet of trolley cars. Rocketts Landing specializes in seafood as well as its signature wood-stone oven Gourmet Flatbreads. With indoor and outdoor dining, offering stunning views of the river and city skyline, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing promises a truly one-of-a-kind, waterside dining experience never before available in Richmond.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The location can't be beat right on the James River. We ate outside and the food and wine were a great complement to the overall experience. All of the staff - the manager who helped us relocate to a better table, the polite and helpful bus boy and the very friendly and accommodating hostess and waitress - were fabulous!!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Nice restaurant but for brunch getting an omelette made was very slow, with only two burners going at one time. Also the buttr container was empty, so nothing to put on the biscuits."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The view of the river was nice. The server fine. The food was excellent. I only have one small complaint and that was that there were no substitutions. I wanted a side salad instead of a vegetable and they could not do that. I would go back. the prices were reasonable."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very reasonable at brunch. Perhaps it's the drink costs. Fabulous views on deck of downtown and the river."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I proposed to the love of my life here and every detail was perfect!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was another visit to The Boathouse and it was as good as I remembered. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. It was a great place for brunch and the perfect place for a leisurely catchup with friends. Service was courteous and prompt AND they had crème Brule for dessert ! I'll be back..."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We based our brunch choice on reviews from several sources and I am perplexed over all the high reviews this restaurant receives. Our food was not hot, the Eggs Benedict were hard cooked, served on a dried out biscuit, the Steak & Eggs were smothered in deep, thick gravy. The crab in the Crab Eggs Benedict was tough/stringy served on a dried biscuit . We were seated at the end by the bar which is right next to the door that leads out to the patio. It was a typical spring day with temperatures in the mid 50's. We froze, as the door was being continuously opened and closed. Bloody Mary's were good and our server was pleasant, but I will not be going back. Would not recommend it for a meal, but it would be a nice place for a drink."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It was a real treat. The calamari was the best I have ever eaten... ever! All the food was perfectly prepared and served in a reasonable amount of time after ordering. Our waiter Gregg was fantastic, offering suggestions from drinks, to wine, to the right pairings between the two. He was attentive without being intrusive. This would be a great place for a group gathering. It's a bit loud but fun. We will definitely be back and be sharing our experience with our friends."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Boathouse has an amazing view of the city. The sunset on the river is amazing. Food, ambiance and service were great. Our winter was very personable and made the evening enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been here before but with open table were able to sit on the patio for the first time. Our waitress was very nice and stop in on our dinner at the perfect time to offer us anything else we might need, not to much or too little it was won derf. Our food was great the lobster was cooked perfectly. We would highly recommend anyone having a nite like this."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I took 3 of my coworkers out to dinner here while I was in town. All of our food was perfectly cooked. The chef even agreed to grill us some oysters :) Fabulous place, with amazing food and a fun atmosphere! Will be back!!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "While having the potential to get a bit 'rumbly' with background noise the rest of the experience will quickly take your mind off of that on onto the truly fabulous experience this restaurant provides. The attention from the server, Gregg, his knowledge of the wine and menu took the mystery out of making our choices. The food was brought to us hot and well presented, in part it seems to a team approach to the service as we did not have to wait for our server to finish is duties at another table before another 'team member' brought us our dinner. The suggestions of our server proved to be spot on and everything was fresh and delicious. Of course the views were spectacular. I will return and will continue to recommend this special spot."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "It was so loud we couldn't carry on a normal conversation without almost yelling across the table. The food was fair. Not what I remember."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Me and close friend took a chance and found a restaurant while out of town. To our surprise, The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing was exceptional. From the food, to the ambiance to the service--The Boathouse exceeded our expectations. Both the tuna appetizer and tuna entree were prepared to perfection. In addition, my friend's broil seafood was phenomenal! We will definitely return and soon."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have a fun group of six who love meeting for dinner frequently at The Boathouse. The service has always been great and the food very good . It's a fun place - don't miss out!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food here was wonderful and our server was amazing. Accommodated my girlfriend and I with the upmost care. Definitely recommend The Boathouse to anyone looking for a great meal."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We were a party of six and were lucky to get a table by the window to see the James. I love the spacing between tables and such you are not on top of one another. One thing I really dislike about most restaurants is you have to scream to have a conversation. As the restaurant was full the noise level was Ok for the most part however towards the end of the night it was getting a little louder. Over all a nice experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the service, the food and the scenery. we are looking forward to going back in the very near future.our food server was very attentive and had a very pleasant personality."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Friday evening March 28 was my third visit to The Boathouse at Rockett's Landing. My son was here from San Diego for the Monument Ave. 10K race on Sat March 29. We ordered a seafood apetizer that was truly outstanding - lobster, oyster, muscles and shrimp! We are both from New England originally and finding a place in Richmond, VA that serves good seafood is sometimes a challenge. We enjoyed the food, the drinks and the atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyable experience!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "need to expand the wine selection by the glass. It is limited to 2 wines if you are drinking Chardonnay"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was my first experience at the Boathouse, and let's just say it was an experience that I will never forget. I enjoyed my food, the scenic view, and the service. The front desk hosts and servers worked diligently to bring every idea that I had to life. I appreciated that so much."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We were celebrating two birthdays and had requested seating near the fire place. Not only did we not get seating near the fireplace, we were placed in the least scenic part of the restaurant (the center booth area). The best part of the Boathouse is the view of the river and we couldn't really see anything. There appeared to be spaces near the window but they chose to sit us in the middle. It was the first time there for some of our party and we had said great things about the place but on this particular visit we were proven wrong. We had brunch and the omelette was just ok. All in all, an average experience."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Took a out of town friend here for Sunday early dinner (4pm). It was very nice and the perfect place to impress an out of towner."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A great theme, a welcoming nautical feel ("not overboard"), and service that will keep you coming back being treated like you're welcomed and cherished in this port call. The food's presentation is outstanding, though I might have been a bit hungrier than the average sailor, and appreciated the fresh bread alongside. Views are great, especially if you value water assets - outdoor dining would be a premium in season. The bar scene was happening, however really appreciated the sensitivity of the manager who recognized a more conversational table would be appropriate for our dinner that evening . . . right by the fireplace! Have not been to the other Boat House they run, but it would be hard not to come back right here to a great spot."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Took my wife there for the first time. The food, service and atomsphere was great. Really enjoyed myself."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Had a delicious dinner here with friends during Wine Wednesday. Service was good my only complaint is that my meal was delivered cold. Appetizers were excellent and very fresh. It's a great place to enjoy a nice dinner and have a fantastic view of the City of Richmond. I recommend it for a special occasion and on Wednesdays for 1/2 price wine. We will return."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food was awesome and the view of RVA skyline was divine. Must go again"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Have dined here a number of times. This time(and the only time) the rare steak arrived medium rare to medium. It was perfect the second time around and a discount was given for the inconvenience which was nice. No other missteps and wait staff and management were knowledgeable and attentive. Will return."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We have a group of ladies who do Sunday brunch at a different restaurant once a month. We all enjoyed our total experience and will definately keep you on our list. Everything was outstanding! Most of us got the omelet bar and one got the Belgin waffle. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Five Stars, and I almost never give out that high level of accolades!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The Boathouse is a beautiful restaurant wuth incredible views. Both the food and servuce were excellent. A great place to go for a romantic night out or special occasion."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Brought my out of town guest to the Boathouse. She loved it and mentioned it was a unique dining experience. Easy to get to and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was undercooked and the grits were still cold. I was very excited to come here for out anniversary but cannot say I plan to return after the server was slow and food very sub par."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday. We had a delightful time. My wife is a vegan and she found a wonderful tofu dish on the menu that she enjoyed very much. We finished our dinner with some raspberry sorbet, delicious. Great experience."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The portions are small and the service is poor. We had six people at our table and we all left hungry."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great location view, service, ambiance, food, prices...highly recommend!"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "What more can you ask for? Attentive server who is knowledgable of the menu along with delicious food....and yes, I tried almost all the dishes served at our table of 7!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The experience that my fiancé and I had was very good. It was really romantic and the service was outstanding. I loved the set up."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere and views of the city and river at sunset! The food was ok, everyone enjoyed their entrees."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I ordered the Belgian waffle that came with severl side items! It was delicious and at a great price!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014