The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
A+ on all fromtsFantastic crabcakes, filet and salads. Great service (Jess, I believe). Beautiful restaurant and awesome views.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time at the BoathouseWe were seated exactly on time. Table had an amazing view of the river. Food was delicious. Wonderful experience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Celebration!My wife and I celebrated our 26th Anniversary in Richmond. I wanted to take her to a romantic place with great food and service, and ambiance. The Boathouse totally exceeded my expectations in every way. Before our trip to Richmond I received a phone call from the restaurant to confirm our reservations and was asked if I would like to have a floral arrangement on the table for my wife as well. I did and it was beautiful. My wife noticed right away that no other table around us had flowers. SCORE! Thanks Boathouse!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dinnerI have been to the boathouse a handful of times and enjoyed my dinner each time. I would describe dinner at the Boathouse as going for the view and staying for dinner. At night as the sun sets the views of the skyline of downtown Richmond are spectacular. The menu was updated for the summer and did not disappoint. I enjoyed the shrimp and grits.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMbest service everOur Server was Michael. He was super fun and super awesome. Really made the experience great. it was 4 of us and it was the first time we had been there. It was probably the most expensive meal I had ever had, but great food combined with great service, it was definitely worth it. :-)6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJust don't go at happy hourWent for an anniversary dinner. Great food, and great views of downtown overlooking the river. Happy hour from 5-7 with a wine tasting is not the time to be there though. The noise level was incredibly high, to the point where you felt like you were shouting at the person across the table. Otherwise its a cool place I would definitely recommend.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDebbie's ReviewWe dined here on June 12 for our daughter's 16th birthday dinner. We had been to the Brandermill location several times, but this was our first visit to Rockett's Landing. Making reservations online was quick and easy and we loved the ambience and the food. Probably the best part of the dinner was our waiter (cannot remember his name), but he was friendly, funny, and very timely with anything we needed. Will definitely be back!
Debbie Rodriguez6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWowed...again!I love going to this restaurant. They never fail to exceed my expectations. I always take out-of-town business associates here and it sets a positive tone for the remainder of the week. I've tried many different dishes and liked them all. This time I had shrimp and grits and it was outstanding. My associates both had the filet mignon, one rare and one medium rare, and they both pronounced the steaks perfect. The wine was good and the service (thanks, Jason) was excellent.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBoathouseGreat experience. Great weather, great scenery, great food. A little pricey is the only complaint I have, but I would still go back. Group had fried calamare, fried shrimp, crab cakes, crab & brie pizza and tuna and it was all delicious.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeThis restaurant is awesome. Great view of the city and awesome food.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat atmosphere. great food.You won't be disappointed with your dining experience. The service was great and the food was delicious.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect.. onlyEverything was perfect.. only issue was the noise level.. very difficult to hear the people at my same table.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Saturday night outEasy to make reservations on-line. Arrived on-time and we were seated without delay. Service was terrific, Tyler was very attentive and helpful. The view is great! The food was delicious, although a little pricy, and the wine list had enough to please all of us. The feeling is very energetic, a great place for a celebration. The noise level is not quiet, but it isn't detracting either. We were dining with friends we hadn't seen in over a year, so it was nice to be able to talk and not worry that we were disturbing other diners. Overall a great evening.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - a little noisyThe food was great. The view was amazing. Our service was outstanding. Our only comment would be that we were dining during the peak of Friday Happy Hour and it was a bit noisy. It was hard for all of us to talk and hear one another. It was our first time to the Boathouse and we would definitely return.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCRABCAKES!Best crabcakes I've ever tasted. Limited but interesting menu. All very fresh.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experienceI had two guests from Northern VA, who were very impressed with The Boathouse. We were seated immediately, and had a view of the river. Food was excellent. Most enjoyable evening!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNew AdventureMy husband and I decided to try someplace new for our 30th wedding anniversary. I have seen pictures on tv from rocketts landing but we have never been there. My daughter has eaten at the Boathouse at Rocketts landing before and she enjoyed it. I requested an outdoor table and I was very pleasantly surprised by the view and the atmosphere. It was both elegant and casual and the food was terrific. The service was excellent and our waiter was great with suggested appetizers, entrees, wine and dessert. We loved the view and had a wonderful time celebrating there.
We look forward to going back soon!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNew chef--food matches the viewFinally, riverfront dining with great food in Richmond. I understand they have a new chef, and it made a world of difference as the food was fresh and innovative. Sunset views w open veranda was a perfect way to celebrate w friends. We had 12 in our party and everyone enjoyed their food from vegetarian plates to elegant pork belly w mac n cheese. Wait staff was friendly and accommodating to our party, that made the night.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience!We celebrated a college graduation & thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The waiter - Tyler - was EXCELLENT and everyone in our group remarked about the quality of food and delicious taste. Our group ordered everything from pizza to pork belly with shrimp, crab & tuna too. We will definitely return.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered lobster that wasI ordered lobster that was served without a bib and without any wipes other than just the napkins for your fingers. Also they had not cracked the lobster and it was very very difficult to get the meat out of the claws. You definitely need to serve the lobster so that it is easier for the client to eat it. It was quite a struggle. The lobster was a nice big one but it was slightly undercooked.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this Place...!!!It is my favorite restaurant. The best raw oysters in Richmond...condiments (spicy, flavorful hot sauce, coctail sauce with fresh grated horseradish, grilled lemons and vinegar) complement the fresh oysters well....!!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVERY Noisy.. but the food, service and the location are just great!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceMy husband and I loved our experience at the Boathouse (Rocketts Landing). The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!! We will be returning!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AML'experience......I enjoyed my time at the restaurant, food was great, drink was good... our waiter was amazing..... I cannot wait for my second visit :-) ...5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite RestaurantThe Boathouse located at Rockett's Landing in Richmond, Virginia delivers the best overall dining experience I have encountered in a very long time. The ambience is perfect for a date, girls night out, after work relaxation or birthday celebration. The food is a little "pricey" but worth every penny. I recommend making a reservation as the Boathouse is consistently busy. Another recommendation is to arrive after the sun goes down. The lighting around and inside the restaurant sets the stage for an awesome dining experience.
My only complaint is the limited parking. Nevertheless, the Boathouse at Rockett's Landing is an awesome restaurant.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAC DownOn the night that I went the temperature outside was in 90's and so was the inside as the AC was broke. The manager did bring out strawberry slushies for the patrons to cool down, very thoughtful. Food was outstanding.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafoodFriendly service, great view of the James River, wonderful seafood. We'll make this a regular spot when we visit Richmond.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorial Day MadnessWe ate at the Boathouse just before the fireworks celebrating Memorial Day. The restaurant was very crowded and noisy but the staff had smiles. We tried a variety of dishes. For appetizers we had both the Ceasar and Pear with goat cheese salads, Calamari and a bowl of clam chowder. All were very tasty -the salads crisp and cold and the Calamari perfectly done. I had the Seafood Cioppino for my entree and would order it again! My friends ordered the linguini and stuffed shrimp. Everyone went home satisfied. We will go back again just not on a holiday weekend.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh, Plentiful, Delicious FoodAs per the recommendation we received, the food at this restaurant was brilliant and the service was also excellent. Our table was ready when we arrived, despite the restaurant being full because of the Memorial Celebrations. Our table wasn't too close to anyone else's so we were able to have a romantic dinner. The server's were also excellent and clearly understood the food and drinks that were on offer. Despite it being a little expensive, I would definitely recommend.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating 34 years!!!We celebrated our 34th anniversary at The Boathouse. We really liked the special they had on the lobster, shrimp, mussels dish for two. Would love to go back and try another dish...maybe the shrimp and grits!! Everyone was very attentive and friendly and all wished us a happy anniversary....good customer service! And the free dessert for our anniversary was a nice surprise..and VERY good!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMScenic beautyHad a wonderful time at the Boathouse, Fantastic service and great food, calamari was very good pear gorgonzola pizza was extra yummy. View was fantastic....5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceWaiter was well informed, professional and timely.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experienceMy husband and I decided to dine at The Boathouse based on recommendations from several friends. We were not disappointed. Our table weas near the bar, but this did not bother us, as it made for great people watching. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We will definitely come back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeWe had a great time at the Boathouse at Rockett's Landing. Mike was our waiter, and he was great. I had the salmon and it was delicious - cooked perfectly. My wife had the plain pizza, and it too, was delicious. The restaurant was HOT since the doors were all opened, but it cooled off eventually.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMStarted as a date night forStarted as a date night for us. Once the babysitter wasn't able to watch our child we decided to bring her along. Great place and we were able to find a delicious pizza to fit our child needs. We wil definently be back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday NightGreat place for hanging out, checking out the views and Happy Hour. Do not expect a quiet or romantic evening as this is not the place. We had a great time and will definitely return. Wear your sunglasses, shorts and flip flops!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food but quite noisyThis restaurant is fun to go to but don't expect to be able to hear your partner across the table in the indoor dining area. The view of Ricmond and the James River make this a delightful local, ESP if yor eat and or have the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail outdoors.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great wine WednesdayAnother great wine Wednesday dinner with friends. Enjoyed all our delicious entrees, apps, and desserts. It is a great deal to go on Wednesdays when they are having 1/2 price wines. Would highly recommend. We will be returning soon.5/15/2013 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 AMReally enjoyed everything.Really enjoyed everything. We are from New York New York and went there to celebrate my son's graduation from University of Richmond so we were not sure what to expect. We received a follow up call to confirm our reservations asking also if there was anything special we would like to have which I thought was great. We arrived early and glad we did as we were able to toast our son with the sun starting to set over the water. It was wonderful We had a very upbeat waiter who had the bottle of champagne we ordered already at the table chilled. All of our guests enjoyed their meals and loved the desserts in a glass. Would highly recommend this restaurant5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchGot there a little early and they still seated us right away! Food was so good we wanted to try everything. Left very full and very satisfied.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Mother's DayIt was a beautiful day and doors were open to outside dining. Beautiful scenic view of Richmond on the James. Perfect dining experience. Appetizers were large in quantity, large side salads and Crab cakes were the best! Highly recommended for a special night out.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing 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 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 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 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 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 AMPerfect evening!We celebrated my wife's 50th here and the whole evening was awesome, the atmosphere, food, service, and view. Thanks for a great time!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 AM