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The Boathouse at Sunday Park
The Boathouse at Sunday Park

The Boathouse at Sunday Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserichmond.com
  • Phone: (804) 744-2545
  • Hours of Operation: Open Nightly at 5:00 pm, Friday Service Begin at 3:00 pm, Sunday Brunch from 10 am - 3 pm, Dinner Service available all day
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Todd Richardson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Boathouse at Sunday Park offers a choice of either lunch or dinner private party menus. Private rooms and private party menus are available for groups of 16 to 150 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Joanne Bogese (804) 744-2545
  • Entertainment: Enjoy Ban Caribe every Friday Night in the summer and The Rhythmasters in the winter along with
    Folk Musician George Turman every Sunday Brunch.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wednesday is Wine Night - A rotating list of five or six bottles, available for half price, selected from our Wine Spectator award winning wine list.

    End of Work Week Celebration - Every Friday... 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample outside parking is available.
A word from The Boathouse at Sunday Park
The view and setting of Sunday Park, graced by a 1,700 acre lake, are the breath of fresh air that will make your festivities truly memorable. Join us at The Boathouse and enjoy great food, great service, beautiful surroundings and our Wine Spectator award winning wine list. The panoramic sunset views put you in a resort vacation state of mind. The Boathouse Restaurant provides unlimited ways for our guests to enjoy the day or evening; business meetings, rehearsal dinners, dinner and drinks on our lakefront deck or inside dining surrounded in our beautiful nautical atmosphere with our open-fire Wood Stone pizza oven. Our menu features an extensive raw bar, open-flamed prime steaks, fresh seafood and if that is not enough we have Neapolitan Wood Stone fired pizzas...Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Great evening with friends. We ate outside and the sun was setting and it was just beautiful. Food was great - salmon was delicious."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Service was VERY mediocre, not great at all. Food was "good" but portions were small. Drinks from the bar were nothing special. Definitely not planning on going back amy time soon."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I believe Charles was our waiter. He was absolutely wonderful. He told us about the specials so that I could hear what he was saying, and he described them. He brought our appetizers, our dinner on time and quickly, returned several times to make sure we were okay and to change our bottle of water. He described the new apple dessert so nicely that I got it and it was superb. He chatted with us for a little while when we were asking questions and he was very friendly and outgoing. I have given the five-star ratings and hope that he does well ---he's a wonderful person."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We ate dinner around 9:30pm and the weather was great, the view was great, and the food was great. The service by the waiter was a little slow, but the food made up for the slowness by the waiter. It was late so they might of had cleanup duties to perform so I am not harsh but just a little slow. I would recommend this place and go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We are regulars. It's a great place on a nice evening at sunset. It was Friday night, they had a calypso band that was pleasing and not too load. We always find the staff very friendly. They do try to to 'upsell'. Unfortunately, the food needs an upgrade. The prices are a little on the high side, but I can live with that. I got my usual Shrimp and Grits (I've learned to stick with something I know is good). My wife got a crab cake sandwhich. It was undercooked (not good with seafood) and there was NO lump crab. We'll go back, but stick to food that can't be screwed up. (My wifes usual is a shrimp cocktail and a salad). We always enjoy the place despite the hit or miss food. I'd love to hear that the kitchen has new management."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was the worst dining experience in a long time. The only thing that went right was that we got seated. No one was assigned our table, yet there were 2 other servers taking care of the other 3 tables already seated. Food was inedible, as it had no flavor at all and greasey."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our salmon was not cooked. The server took it back to the kitchen and returned with the same plate and crusty salmon. We pointed out that this is not the norm, whereby the server picked up te plates and returned them to the kitchen. The plates came back with what looked like fresh salad but I had my friend's plate of the same salmon and she had mine!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We loved The Boathouse at Sunday Park. Great scenic view outside and wonderful food!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We were seated promptly upon arrival, service was excellent and the view from our table was beautiful! The menu had great options and the good was absolutely delicious! I would recommend The Boat House at Sunday Park to anyone that enjoys a great time!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food & drinks! This is a great place for a romantic evening or memorable events."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The Boathouse offers fantastic views, good food and a lively atmosphere. Perfect evening to sit on the deck with friends and enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Saturday evening my family and I had a wonderful dining experience. This was our first time to have dinner at this restaurant, It will not be our last and I will recommend to all our friends."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary at the Boathouse and it was the perfect way to do so. Our food was delicious,the scenery outdoors was wonderful and our waiter Charles was very attentive and fun to talk with."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It is always nice to eat at the Boathouse at Sunday. The ambiance is always nice and the band is good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We love going to the Boathouse. No matter where you are you have a great view of Swift Creek. We go during the week for happy hour, and on special occasions for a dinner on the waterfront. This time we went on a Friday when the bar was open, live music and outdoor seating. It was beautiful and romantic and perfect as always. You are always greeted with a smile, seated and approached immediately for you drinks. Aaron is an excellent waiter who makes sure you are comfortable with your order and as always the manager Seth is to be commended. This time he came to us and remembered us from our last visit, stopping by to say hello and thanks for coming back. Bravo!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have now been to both Boathouse locations (Rocket's Landing and Swift Creek), and we think the Rocket's Landing location still has a better overall experience. This location still has a great porch for outdoor seating and a nice view of the reservoir. I like the fact that it's tucked away in a park as well, which helps with the overall noise level. Service was a little slow but there were no problems with our order. The food at this location was not as memorable as the Rocket's Landing location, but it was still a good meal for a Friday night. Given this, you can swallow the higher price tag if you've got a good seat on the porch, but if you're prioritizing the food over the view, you may want to look elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The meal was good. The steaks were tasty and tender. The outside view was great. Fresh oysters and steamed shrimp were very good. The music was too loud (for us and other tables close to the band set up)."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This dining experience would rank high for the Richmond area. All of the staff seemed very sincere about ensuring that guests were satisfied."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Perfect evening to dine on the deck by the water. Food and service very good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "dinner for a first date, and our waitress was very patient with us, we had a great time and actually was still sitting there when the floor was being cleaned, and nobody bothered us or pushed us to go... very nice ...thanks.... oh yeah, food was fantastic ....."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We are regulars...one of our go to places for dinner. Food is consistently good and the service is above average. Make reservations!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "it's a 25 min drive from our home in the city so we go for special occassions as it's a beautiful place and wonderful food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "For view and atmosphere, the Boathouse at Sunday Park can't be beat. The service is very good and the drinks menu is very imaginative and varied. The food menu is varied and caters to a wide variety of tastes. The downside to our visit was the quality of the meal. The crab puppies and wedge salad were excellent but our main course, Lobster Bake for Two, left much to be desired. The Lobster and Shrimp were overcooked and the mussels broth had not real flavor. For a restaurant of this caliber and dollar value it was disappointing that the kitchen dropped the ball."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great service & atmosphere. Party of 3. weather was perfect for outsided dining. service was pleasant, professional & friendly. Soft shell crab special was excellent, the shrimp, scallops & pasta cooked to prefection. the Shrimp & Grits was tasty but not ample. Enjoyable evenng."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Thanks to The Boathouse at Sunday Park! Was my husband's birthday and we lived the food and fun."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We sat outside with a great scenic view of Swift Creek. At first our table was in the sun, but they were kind to move us to where there was more shade. Our meal was one of the best. I loved the Crab Cakes, salad, and dessert. My wife had fried oysters, a huge salad, and dessert. The service was top notch and will no doubt be going back more often."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant for its nice water view as a romantic setting, but the restaurant had 2 large parties booked so we really had no seating choice with a nice view, although we did get privacy instead. Food was good, service excellent. Still, disappointing."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had a mid week happy hour with family and we enjoyed the food, the wine, and the ambience. Service was excellent as well. Our server was awesome! Very attentive."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Really enjoyed brunch at The Boathouse at Sunday Park this past Sunday. We were able to get a seat outside that was mostly in the shade and there was a wonderful breeze coming off the water. Some tables will be in the sun parts of the day as the only shade comes from surrounding trees. The food was great, from the clam chowdah (NE version) to the kale salad to the fish tacos and finally the bread pudding for dessert. Only issue was the waiter was trying to cover both inside and outside tables and the service was a little slow but didn't really mind with the great view of the lake."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The view from our table was great. We almost felt like we were dining at a resort. The waitress was friendly and knowledgable about the menu. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Poor service, terrible food (buffet), entertainment was sub-par, and extremely unprofessional (band). Reservation was made for six, was seated at a table set-up for four and they added two chairs."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were at the Boathouse @ Sunday Park to celebrate our birthdays. It was our first time at this location. Both locations are great and we look forward to returning! The food selection and service were great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our food and service was excellent. Chelsea made everything sound delicious, even food I don't normally like!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have eaten at The Boathouse several times and have yet to be disappointed. Good food and good atmosphere. In my view, better than the downtown location."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We ate here on a Sunday evening and sat on the deck next to the lake. The food was fresh and good and the scenery was great. The sunset over the lake was spectacular. The special was sold out, but a simple substitute for the main item in the special allowed us to enjoy the meal. The waitress was helpful in arranging the change to the special with the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was good but nothing to write home about. The presentation was spot on. Sercice however, our waitress never came and checked on us until the end of the meal and she forgot about our 1st course. The salad came and then a few minutes later the entrees came. She missed out on a $50 bottle of white we wanted and a $15 appetizer. I am in the industry and critique every little thing. I will come back though because the view of the sunset is the best in the Richmond area"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a group of eight. The service and food were very good. Nice place for groups to go."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "For a seafood restaurant I would have expected the crab cakes to be on point. While there was no filler there was also no flavor. The mash potatoes lacked seasoning including salt. For a $26 priced entrée I do expect the chef to understand how to properly salt mashed potatoes. The best part of the meal was the tuna appetizer and our dessert, crème brulee. The waiter was excellent though so he was not slighted for the poor food quality. Presentation was also seriously lacking in the entrée. I will not eat here again or recommend."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a flawless experience. Outdoor sunset seating, service, food & Caribbean band made for a great anniversary night. Best overall restaurant in Chesterfield County!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere....great waitress...food was very bland...we expected more taste for the price...the mixed drinks were delicious even if a bit overpriced"
    Dined on 6/19/2014