The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
Amazing Mother's Day BrunchWe love The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing for any occasion because the food and service are always excellent, and it has the absolute best view in Richmond. Now we have found that their Mother's Day brunch is also exceptional. Not the ordinary overcooked, dry assortment of ho-hum food you find at many buffets, this one was prepared with great care and expertise. Crab cakes full of crabmeat, delicious shrimp and grits, smoked salmon, roast beef, chicken...everything was excellent. Complimented by wonderful mimosas and chocolate cake for dessert, the meal was worth every penny (except to spend a few bucks on this one).
They only do this type of buffet brunch 3x a year, so be sure to check it out next MD, Easter and Thanksgiving.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful.Everything was wonderful. The crab cakes were a bit salty but okay. The roast beef and Eggs Benedict were delish!!! The server was attentive and prompt. The manager was, also.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great view!We came here after my daughter's graduation. Food was great. Service great. If you go at sunset, wear sunscreen!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, too muchThe food was wonderful except that the broccoli was too burned. The amount of calamari was good for 4 not 2. It was cooked perfectly.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful experience!We were celebrating a family event. Our party included an elderly relative and we changed our reservation time at the last minute. The restaurant staff could not have been more accommodating. We had a great table and attentive service, plus some small kindnesses that made the evening memorable. We've eaten here several times before and knew the food would be wonderful, but the extra service was what made the most lasting impression. With its incredible setting, The Boathouse continues to be the place to which we return when we want the best place to celebrate in Richmond.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceMy wife and I ate here for a late dinner and had a wonderful experience. We dined on the balcony and watched the sun set as we enjoyed our meal.
Pros: Beautiful scenery overlooking the James river, great service, excellent food, very romantic location for outdoor dining, extensive wine selection
Cons: Parking was scarce, the lots were far away and valet service is $7, food was a little pricey and limited to mostly seafood items, but worth it for the ambience, seemed very noisy indoors, so if you are looking for a quiet romantic experience outdoors is the best option
Overall big thumbs up - it's a great special occasion option5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningIt was our first time at the Boathouse at Rockett's Landing and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Laura, our waitress, was very good. We had an excellent seat by an open window with a great view of the river and of the city skyline. Will highly recommend.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerWe celebrated my parents 45th wedding anniversary here with a group of 7. We had a great table by the window.....nice views. The food was very good everyone enjoyed heir meal. It was a great place to take them for a special occasion.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite!The Boathouse has be one a favorite of my brother, who visits occasionally from San Diego. We're always happy to oblige, as we love the Boathouse too. The view/atmosphere can't be beat!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE!Everything was great! The service was a little off but I'll cut them a break... it was a busy night.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulEverything was delicious and the wait staff was great!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great viewEverything on the menu looked great. We tried 5 items on the menu including crab cakes, steak, lobster, and salmon and everything was absolutely great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in RichmondThis is the best restaurant in the city. Unparalleled atmosphere. Top notch service. Out of this world food. Our out of town visitor said that the calamari was as good as she had recently in Capri! Crab cakes, Caesar salad, oysters, shrimp and grits are the best I have ever eaten anywhere.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWaiter was engaging and did a great job. Definitely going back for special occasions.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMluckThe weather was perfect so we were really lucky to be out on the side patio near the river. we were all alone and that was the best thing. our server was really good. food was ok, I asked for medium rare n got well done no pink but it had good seasoning for a done filet. Wine was nice. it was a nice date night but I have better meals for $150! That's for sure. So to me its not cracked up to be what they think that are.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second year IThis is the second year I have taken my wife to the Boathouse at Rockett's Landing for our anniversary. Just like last year, the meal, service, and view was amazing.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd AnniversarySecond year we have celebrated our anniversary at Rocketts Landing. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
I order flowers through the reservation option at the same time I make my reservations and the flowers are always beautiful and my wife loves them.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit to the RocketsFirst visit to the Rockets Landing Boathouse, exceeded expectations. Our server was very knowledgable of the wine list and the menu and her recommendations were spot on. We sat inside, but had a great view and really enjoyed a night of beautiful weather and an awesome sunset. Be ready to be challenged to find a parking space if its a busy night.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem! The only negativeWhat a gem! The only negative is the noise level in the restaurant - very loud.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always great as wellFood is always great as well as the service. What is not appealing is that the noisey atmosphere and is not as relaxing as some would like.
.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to dine.I have visited the Boathouse on several occassions, I enjoy the fact that I can make a reservationa and when I walk in my table is ready. That is a plus!!!!, Everyone knows whats going on. Our waiter got tied up with large group. But that did not delay our food being served.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThings I liked best: the excellentThings I liked best: the excellent food and wine selections, and a pleasant waiter who answered our food and wine questions knowledgeably, and who knew just how much to intrude, and not intrude, on the evening. It was my first visit to the Boathouse. The restaurant is quite large - I'd expected a somewhat different ambiance, perhaps a tad less informal and a bit quieter. Even so, food, wine and service are the most important to me, and they were great.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great viewsGreat food and great views of the city. It was a nice place to have a date and the service was good. Try the pork with the mac and cheese and greens. It was delicious.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently goodBoathuse at Rockett's has a mesmerizing view of the James with food good enough to enhance the experience. I have dined here several times with food and service all better than average. The wine list, although not "notable" has sufficient selections as to variety, cost and quality for most wine lovers.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating my friends' birthday.Celebrating my friends' birthday. The waitress could not have been nicer and the food was excellent. We had the crab cakes, a wonderful salad and the small desserts were so good.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and I really enjoyedMy family and I really enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere was wonderful. We love sitting outdoors by the river, watching the fishing boats go by. I have told all my friends and family about the Boathouse and how enjoyable it was and how friendly everyone is from the time you walk in to the time you leave.
Thanks for a wonder evening, it was my husband birthday and he enjoyed his food.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good experience greatvery good experience great food, service, good view. busy place expected the noise level..4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the evening....everythinWe enjoyed the evening....everything was perfect. Thank you.
melinda mahan4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the iceberg wedge,We had the iceberg wedge, seafood sampler and the Brie & crabmeat pizza
We sat outside and enjoyed watching the activity on the river. It was all great!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe boathouse is a great restaurantThe boathouse is a great restaurant with great food. The seafood is always fresh and great tasting. The view of the City and James River, in particular when sitting in the balcony is always a treat.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat atmosphereneed to have more options for kids......i.e.cheeseburgers4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThree of us enjoyed a warmThree of us enjoyed a warm welcome and were placed on the deck, which we had requested. I had brought two friends who had not been to The Boathouse. They loved the location, decor and fun environment. Alex was a great waiter. Wine was terrific and we snacked on multiple appetizers.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food wereThe service and food were excellent. The outdoor seating overlooked the James River with nice scenic view.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Richmond FavoriteThis is a new Richmond favorite. Service was great. Food was good. It was loud and vibrant but there's nothing wrong with so many people having a great time. We'll be back4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place continues to beThis place continues to be one of my favorites. It is especially nice for out-of-town guests. I usually take business clients here if they are from out of town or have never been here. It always pleases.
I had the seared tuna nicosea, the others had crab cakes, prawns and a filet mignon. All were excellent.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat setting especially forGreat setting especially for sunset. Our Oyster appetizer was perfect and delicious for a main course. Order a salad before and it works. Fried shrimp very big and lightly breaded and they were delicious. Bar crowd out on the deck so it wasnt too noisy but very lively.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was phenomenalThe service was phenomenal and the food was great!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Brunch on a Spring Day ...We come for the "Queen Mary" ... their extra large Bloody Mary in a karaf ... love the pickled green beans and spicy concoction! The steamed shrimp were plump and nicely cooked. Others at our table had the Crab Cake Benedit and Surry omelette which they enjoyed. Lovely day to be out and about and enjoying the river view. Our server was attentive and friendly. We'll be back ...4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit last weekend forFirst visit last weekend for Sunday Brunch. This definately a keeper! Great Service, Great Food and Drinks!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite of oursAlways a favorite of ours and to top it off... The service is fantastic!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view of the river andThe view of the river and the city from the deck was beautiful. The crab cakes were divine and the service was very nice.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMussels and Crabcakes = AMAZINGAmazing crabcakes (moist and made with fresh crab), incredibly delicious mussels (make sure you get plenty of broth), and quite good crab-&-scallop-stuffed shrimp (again: very fresh). And the bread was delicious, too (great for dipping into the mussel broth).
Of note, this location was much better than the Sunday Park location (which we tried a couple of days later).
One thing: be sure to ask your server for a dish for the mussel shells; they forgot to bring one for us.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bar crowd was much toThe bar crowd was much to "energetic" and that carries into the dining area.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought the food was excellentI thought the food was excellent and our waiter was great!!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedMade a reservation on a Monday night of spring break to stop here with the family. My teenagers love to eat out, and after 7 hours of driving, they were looking forward to stopping for a good meal. The Boathouse didn't disappoint! From the appetizers to the ridiculous desserts, everything was outstanding. Of note, our server, Greg, was amazingly attentive and helpful with their menu. This is a fish restaurant, so you have to love fish--we do--so if you do too, check this restaurant out on a visit to Richmond! Of final note, ask for a window seat--the sunset was spectacular.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the entire experience.We enjoyed the entire experience. Even on a busy holiday, it was calm, great food and we did not feel rushed.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and view were excellent.The food and view were excellent. Our server, was very knowledgable and attentive. She let us know that she was aware of our needs without being intrusive. I would recommend the highly recommend the restaurant.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant experience.Excellent restaurant experience. Will definitely return and recommend to others.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was Easter Sunday brunchIt was Easter Sunday brunch with 4 adults and two children 5 & 10. For a busy day the restaurant was very organized and got us seated readily. Our waiter, Alex, was nicely attentive and was cute with the kids. The food selection was good and plentiful but I thought the quality wasn't as good as it could be (bacon was a pile of crumbled pieces, the eggs benedict muffins were soggy and fell apart, and the dessert selection was lacking, etc.)But the food dishes were consistently replenished and I realize that buffets present their own challenges. All in all, we had a great time and would certainly go back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe went to Easter Brunch! What terrible weather, but the hostess outside was smiling ( and I am sure freezing!) The food was excellent ! I wish I had room to taste everything, but what I did eat, it was delicious!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM