The Boathouse at Sunday Park
The Boathouse at Sunday Park

The Boathouse at Sunday Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boathouserichmond.com/
  • Phone: 8047442545x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Nelson
  • 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 8047442545x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy Ban Caribe every Friday Night in the summer and Folk Musician George Turman every Sunday Brunch.
  • Special Events: 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...
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Boathouse at Sunday Park reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (194)great for outdoor dining (185)special occasion (121)neighborhood gem (103)romantic (89)good for groups (80)great for brunch (61)fit for foodies (43)vibrant bar scene (41)great for lunch (35)notable wine list (32)hot spot (26)kid-friendly (26)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We hadn't been to this restaurant in about 10 years, but we are thinking about moving to the area and thought we would give it a shot. It was much better than we remembered. Think it has been completely remodeled, really attractive décor. Great scenic view of the water. The food, and specials, were outstanding. We definitely plan on returning, and making it a regular on our relatively short list of places that do not disappoint. If you haven't been here in awhile, give it a try. You will be pleasantly surprised !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite place
    Darby
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We've been coming to this restaurant for many years. The atmosphere is fabulous, as is the view. The menu changes just often enough. It has plenty of outdoor seating on the reservoir. It's expensive but definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • grate4famndat
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good food, good atmosphere, very nice waitress name Jessica.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drifter
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always a great meal with friendly people couldn't think of a better place to celebrate our 39th anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our table reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were not crazy about the seating. We had 12 people and instead of placing our tables together we had to sit at seperate tables. We were entertaining out of town guests and this was not the best accomodation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good night at the Boathouse
    MadMarv
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We took some friends from out of town and lucked out with a good night at the Boathouse. In our experience the food and service have been quite variable. For instance, the eggplant parmigiana that was delicious a month ago was only so-so a week ago. But this time it was again quite delicious. Our friends who are definite foodies seemed to enjoy the calimari and their entrees, and my wife and I enjoyed ours. The coffee as usual was outstanding. The service was excellent and timed well, not like other times we've been there and had to wait too long to get our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening Out
    sarahmorrin
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were not new to The Boathouse, having been to large group events and after-work happy hours there before. This was our first time for dinner, and it made for a nice, lowkey birthday celebration. Our server, Rachel, was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The seafood special, rockfish on kale with a crab imperial topping, was very good. Another diner who had steak found it tasty and correctly cooked to order. The kitchen could have been more generous with the veggies -- the broccoli/cauliflower mix was perilously close to heavy garnish and ran out long before the steak was eaten. Gorgeous sunset view and relaxed atmosphere. We definitely plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went to the Boathouse with my husband for much needed date night. Food was good, however I was surprised by the cost of the dinner special. Would definatly go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening
    Landlords1
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Reserved great outdoor table overlooking reservoir. Plenty tables spaced comfortably. Gorgeous sunset. Waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, not pushy, friendly. He came by once only to check on us and I liked that! Plenty seafood on the menu but we chose the Emerald Kale salad with grilled chicken and the angus burger. We were both very pleased. Asked for an appetizer of onion straws not specifically on the menu and we were told, "Not a problem!" A duo sang and played guitar...just the right sound level so we could enjoy them and still talk to each other. I would suggest reservations, but if not, they had cozy firepit and comfy bench to sit by while waiting for a table. All in all a very pleasant evening that I would recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View Nice--Food Below Average
    disappointediner
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I reserved a table on the deck for our anniversary thinking we'd have a great view. We were as far from the edge of the deck as you can get with a table that had ample room, but the table was too small for the wide-set built-in seats which made being close to my husband very difficult (in retrospect, I should have joined him on his side of the table or asked for another table.) Crabcakes had lots of shell in them (or something crunchy that wasn't supposed to be in there). Veggies were good but only 2 florets of broccoli and 2 florets of cauliflower. Husband's shrimp was good, but only 8 shrimp. Way too pricey for what we got. Was very disappointed with the food and the view. Thankfully I'm crazy about my husband--looking at him was great!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Evening
    Powhatan2
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    On a beautiful Sunday evening, the restaurant was almost empty - we were the only inside customers and there were perhaps a dozen guests at outside tables. The service was fair - waited quite a while for the 1st server to approach and take an order. Food was O.K. - nothing spectacular. 'Smashed' potatoes weren't very warm. Steak was fine; stuffed shrimp were a little tough - obviously not freshly prepared. Second visit to this restaurant; not somewhere we'd return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • highly impressed
    lldancer8705
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was the first time my husband and I have attended this restaurant. Several of my friends have recommended it to me and I must say I was highly satisfied. The waiter was very helpful is offering suggestions for drinks and entrees. Our service was timely and appropriate. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. We will definitely visit The Boathouse again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful and Lively
    DSRoss
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great neighborhood hangout, located on the water with a terrific sunset view. Food was well prepared and presented. Music was loud, but very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthdaygirl70
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great experience for a birthday celebration. Wine was excellent, seafood special of the day was prepared perfectly. Service was topnotch. Beautiful setting. Would return there again with no hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Glen
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first time and we loved it! The food and service were OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view upstairs window seat
    JBPW
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good food but I have had better. Service was good but waitress had to go up and downstairs to bring food and drink so not always available. Restrooms also downstairs but the lake view made the difference. Too bad it was a dreary day.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had higher expectations!!
    Iron
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a good time, it could of been so much better!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Leeann
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food tasted good however my food was cold. My husband had something than myself and his was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    LJMidlothian
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We met my brother and his wife here to celebrate her birthday. Food and service were very good. The restaurant was very busy and noisy, but we always love the view and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful night
    abutterfly2
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The weather was perfect for an outdoor meal. The view couldn't have been better. Although the menu options have changed and the amazing chicken nachos are no longer on the list, there were many options. Even if we order the same foods at various visits, they seem to vary in flavor and quality. On this visit, the food was pretty good. Our server was nice and knew just enough about the menu to quickly greet us and escape. She was not like many servers there. Most are extremely friendly and go above and beyond to provide excellent service. Especially on a beautiful night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not up to par
    Travler
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Crab cakes not as fresh tasting as in past; seasonal vegetables mediocre; seafood combination provided undercooked scallops and over cooked shrimp (3 of each), and crab cake. Chappel creek oysters very good but pricey. Good view of reservoir when weather is nice. stick with simple meals, alas seafood is not star here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meaningful moments
    Food4Richmond
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The go to place for those who want to have a meaningful moment with who they are with. Nice without being pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    JoGi
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food, prompt, cordial service, awesome scenery and the best part: nicely priced. We went for brunch with friends and we had a great time. The waitress was nice and accommodating. The view is breath taking and the food is delicious and fairly price. Overall, It was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    Kathy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was very good as was the service. We were able to sit on the deck overlooking the reservoir which was very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service! Good food!
    BoatHouseReview
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my 2nd visit to the restaurant I truly enjoyed both visits. I will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bugs!
    Flyinmysoup
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were seated outside, under a light. Bugs were everywhere. I kept having to shew them away, pretty off putting. I wouldn't have been so upset if there hadn't been 3 or 4 open tables away from the light.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view, service, and food.
    Baldur
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a very nice meal. The outdoor seating was beautiful, the food was very good, and the place was kid-friendly. The food was very good. For the price and what they were aiming for ($200 for 3 adults), I have to say it should have been a little better. But I'm talking about it being an 8.5 out of 10, still very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They never disapoint me
    rplii
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    WE have been going to Sunday Park for about 4 years now . Each time we have left pleased with the service, ambiance and quality of the food. I had the Norwegian Salmon, it was fresh, prepared very well and tasted great. My wife had the Southern Fried Seafood platter. She said the shrimp were tasty, the fish and crab were well prepared. Great place to have a meal and enjoy sitting on the deck overlooking the water. We have never been disappointed at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    brunchwkids
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had brunch there for my sons birthday. It is a very nice place. The only complaint we have is that there should have been bread or a biscuit with the steak and egg selection with a few more home fries. Everything else was perfect; Even though we sat inside we were near the open doors and the music was a plus. Very relaxed atmosphere. Will be back the next time we are in Richmond.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for seafood in Richmond
    Micnic1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food and service! We were visiting Richmond and looking for good seafood and we found it. It was easy reserving a table online with Open Table. The view of the lake was wonderful. There were 5 of us and we all enjoyed what we ordered. We also had a helpful and great waitress named Elaine. If ever in the area again, we would return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    gmman3
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food is great! View is awesome! Band was very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Beautiful view. Great service. We didn't wait for anything. Waitress paid attention to us and was helpful with food choices. Food came out and we were all satisfied!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner on Sunday evening. Patio dining was wonderful as was the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Change?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food quality has gone down.. Have not been at this location for a awhile, always consistent, WHAT HAPPENED? Paid $12 For shrimp and grits and got 3 small shrimp???? Times are tight, but your not giving people value or quality food for there $$$. Won't b back unless someone else pays...
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely and very accessible
    Tiamija
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The setting on the water is beautiful. I enjoyed brunch with two friends who use power wheelchairs. It was very easy to get to the patio in an area with a great view. The service was excellent, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe Beasley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Table of 4, food was good but NY Strip asked med, got well done (no Pink). Everything else was good. Food prep seemed a little slow but the ambiance and the view takes care of that to a point.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I both ordered the crab cakes. They were advertised as having zero fillers so we thought they would have some lump crab meat in them but they were more liked canned crab meat. We asked the waitress if they were broiled or fried and she didn't know. I don't understand how they could be advertised as guest favorites. For the price we paid we thought they would be much different. The potatoes and veggies were barely warm. But the setting was very nice being by the lake. We might go back sometime but would order another dish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food / poor service
    ArmyAv8R
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Second time going to The BoatHouse at Sunday park, second time in a row service was terrible. However the food and beer list was pretty good both times; so if you have about two plus hours to dine I would suggest it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible staff attitude
    frequentdinerout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were seated outdoors in the sun. When we requested to be moved to one of the six empty tables that were in the shade, we were told by the hostess in an scolding tone to wait while they took care of some other people that had just arrived. We were then told that "the sun moves and our table would eventually be in the shade". When I pointed out that there were six unoccupied tables in the shade, I was told that they were completely booked with reservations, even though we had also made reservations. They would not make a simple table change and their attitude was insulting! When we left after my wife's birthday dinner, there were STILL three vacant tables in the shade!! We will not return and we will tell our friends about our visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JerryT
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.