The Boathouse at Saugatuck
Highly recommend the BoathouseService 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!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time diningIt 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 back6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely PLaceWe 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.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWowIt was a nice experience dining here. Food is great and the view is wonderful.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overallFirst 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.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSorry 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.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTHe food is always deliciousTHe 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.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMUnder new management, twoUnder 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.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent: homemadeThe 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 environment4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was really great butFood was really great but unlike our previous visit - we had to wait forever (yes I am exaggerating) for our main course.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant has new chef andRestaurant has new chef and management, and was a delight. Bona fide Italian menu served by Italians. Every bite was exquisite -- a surprisingly successful evening.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM