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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Boathouse at Sunday Park reviews from OpenTable diners
247 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (214)great for outdoor dining (203)special occasion (133)romantic (99)neighborhood gem (99)good for groups (86)great for brunch (70)vibrant bar scene (52)great for lunch (38)fit for foodies (38)kid-friendly (33)notable wine list (32)hot spot (25)late-night find (17)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • Owensgrandma
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    There were 4 of us and we all got something different to eat and everyone was very happy with the taste of the food. One person had fish tacos, one ribs, one the shrimp and grits and the last person had the scallops and shrimp pasta. We were all glad that we got each entree and would get them all again. I got french fries with my tacos and I don't eat them, but gave them to my husband. The only complaint that we had was the appetizer- fried green tomatoes were sliced too thin and all you could taste was the breading. We did leave that on the comment card so hopefully they will change the size of the tomatoes. They came with a delicious sauce. I want to go back and also want to try the Rockett's Landing location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was my husband's birthday, you made it great. The view was outstanding as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant atmosphere was great in a beautiful setting by a lake. But the menu was very high priced and food was mediocre. Service lacked some as I never got my salad I ordered. Wouldn't recommend it. Boat House at Rockets Landing is much better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    KMD1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Although the menu is limited, the items looked appetizing. I got the stuffed shrimp and they were pretty tasteless. The calamari was decent, I thought I remembered a pan-asian type of dip for those, but instead, a remoulade came with them - it was okay. The crab-puppies - again, disappointing. They really should call them hush puppies, not even a hint of crab flavor, and again, the same remoulade dip. It seems to have gone downhill a bit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have visited the boathouse on a few occasions. In every case we found the food very mediocre. In this case the service wasn't the best as well it was clear we had a server that was very new. I manager never came by to ask us about our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Guiness
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We visited the Brandermill location at the request of my 12 year old to celebrate her birthday. We have dined at both the Rocketts Landing and Brandermill location on numerous occasions but have Always enjoyed the waterfront views when dining with the kids. We have always enjoyed our prior visits (food, service and atmosphere have always had us anxious to return) I'm not sure what happened on most recent visit, but my daughter asked a poignant question : "Daddy, if this was your first visit, would you ever come back?) I hope this was just an off nite, but the server was slow and lacked basic knowledge. The food, which has always been good, was quite frankly BAD. We actually sent my wife's back and should have sent mine back too! Next Time?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Sunday Night Dinner On The Lake
    Irisheyes826VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We visited with my son and his wife to celebrate their anniversary. In the past the meals have been very very good, but on this visit we were not overly impressed with the quality of our meals. My son ordered the lobster, which he was was good. My daughter in law had the chicken and she said it was not anyting like the last time she had it. Very bland. My pasta dish was just ok - pasta sauce tasted old and noodles were all stuck together like it had been cooked and left standing awhile. My husband had the mussels and the portion for the price was very small. All in all this visit was not one of the best - but we think it may have been the fact it was a Sunday night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super
    Silverfreak
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Took a large group, out of town friends, and everyone enjoyed the evening. Thank goodness the weather cooperated. Wouldn't have wanted to be outside in typical Richmond weather. Sunset could have been better but don't guess the Boathouse could control that. Ask for my salmon to be cooked medium and it was. Someone came out from the kitchen to ask if it was ok. That was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful view, but omelet was dry.
    SharonA
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Fantastic view of Swift Creek. Beautiful deck set in the woods and surrounded by flowers. However, the food is just so-so at best. I went for brunch and ordered the Chesapeake omelet which was VERY dry and not very flavorful. Other menu options may be better, but I would avoid ordering an omelet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • after proposal dinner
    WilliamS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I took my fiance to The Boathouse at Sunday Park a few hours after I proposed. I must say the ambiance is great- romantic low light, they honored my special request to be seated outdoors as well. Friendly staff and server. The food was great! I recommend the crab cake sandwich. We will be returning, very unique place and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEVER GOING BACK!
    GIBBY
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was a frequent patron. Made reservations for a special occasion 30 day in advance. We were seated in bar. No other tables were available. We spent night telling unsavory bar clientele to get their buttocks out of my food! I will not go back again!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great for outdoor dining with a nice lake view from a large deck. While the food was good, the menu was somewhat limited for seafood options. Just the basics.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been a regular at The Boathouse since the beginning and Kevin always continues to make improvements. The Friday night music add such a special note in the summer. The new menu is wonderful, too. There is no place like it in Richmond where you can take company from the other side of the river and they feel like they have gone on vacation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Birthday Celebration
    Out4TheNight
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating his birthday and we couldn't have chosen a better place! We dined outside on the deck, overlooking the lake (Swift Creek Reservoir) and were treated to one of the most beautiful sunsets we've ever seen. We were fortunate to be there to hear the "island" sounds of "Ban Caribe", which added to the ambience! The food was absolutely outstanding. The "birthday boy" had the Baby Back Ribs and he raved about them. I had the Crab Cakes, for which The Boathouse is famous (for very good reason!). They are huge and have no fiiller (i.e. bread, crackers, etc.)...just all delicious lump crab meat! Our server surprised darling hubby with a dish of ice cream with a candle to mark the occasion, a very nice touch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An incredible time!
    BellyBelle
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The boathouse was a fantastic experience! We had dined there before but were recently seated on the upper balcony outside, on a gorgeous night! It was romantic and fun and the food was out of this world! I recommend the crab stuffed shrimp to everyone. All in all, a vibrant yet intimate atmosphere and delicious food & drinks, incredibly nice service and a beautiful waterfront view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of two Boathouses
    JohnnC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There are two Boathouse restaurants in Richmond. My wife and I finally made it to number two. It is located in the Brandermill subdivision (well to do) and seemed to be very well attended by the locals. The view on the lake is a western view, and bright sunlight made menu reading difficult. When asking for something shadier we would have been put nearer the steel drum band that was setting up. We stayed. Service was good. Food was 3 1/2 stars. Wine list was 3 1/2 as well. Deserts held nothing special. The first Boathouse (at Rocket's Landing) is still better by far.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer Dining
    Lilletgirl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful evening! Very busy, fast service good food. Great view of reservoir.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place All The Way
    lovetodineout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Boathouse had a great staff from the very first moment we walked in. The hostess was great, our server was on point. The cook made our food divine, and the bartender made our drinks perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is the second time we have visited the Boathouse. All in all it was a great experience...but extremely loud. But considering it was free wine tasting night it was expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • satcust2
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service and food at the Boathouse was very good. The seating was excellent with a view of the lake. The restaurant also offers outside dining which on a cooler day would have been good. We had reservations and were seated upon arrival with no waiting time. The help was very efficient and had the food out to us within a reasonable time period. I would recommend this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view and delicious meal
    smileyoneva
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We sat on the deck overlooking the water and had seafood dinners. I had the broiled seafood combination and my friend had the stuffed shrimp. Great service, good food and terrific view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate