The Boathouse on the Bay
The Boathouse on the Bay

The Boathouse on the Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boathouseonthebay.com/
  • Phone: 5624931100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am; Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from The Boathouse on the Bay
Welcome to The Boathouse on the Bay, a Long Beach restaurant offering spectacular water views and an amazing Long Beach fine dining experience.

The Boathouse on the Bay is a seafood restaurant situated on Long Beach Alamitos Bay and serves an array of fresh seafood, sushi, sashimi and oysters. As one would expect from one of Long Beach’s best restaurants, we also offer natural organic steaks if seafood is not your preference.

Join us in Long Beach for happy hour, live entertainment and intrigue your senses with service and cuisine that is unsurpassed.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Boathouse on the Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (79)great for outdoor dining (54)special occasion (41)good for groups (33)great for lunch (29)romantic (26)neighborhood gem (26)vibrant bar scene (25)great for brunch (24)fit for foodies (21)hot spot (16)notable wine list (11)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Good place to celebrate
    HatHop
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was our second visit to the restaurant. The food selection is good, not great. Service is Very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxing Brunch
    Ernizfriend
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Met old friends for Sunday brunch in the patio. The service was great and we all enjoyed our entrees and loved the view of the water and ambiance on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very, very good
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A great location, good food and great service. You can't. Go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boathouse on the bay Long Beach CA
    NotRecommended
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a 5:30 res. & were seated promptly. I mentioned it was my wife's birthday when I made the res., when we were greeted & seated, & to our server Tom before we were served & prior to dessert. No one at any point acknowledged the birthday in any way at any time. so I stopped mentioning it. They did not have our first 2 wine choices. My wife enjoyed her Chilean Seabass but the 16 oz. rib eye I was served was 50% fat, What there was, was cooked to order & tasted fine. A side of asparagus [12.00, no sides come with steaks] was quite good. When it came time for dessert I ordered cheesecake which was disappointing. We noted all the above on their comment card; they did not mention our comments before we left. Tab was 200.00 pre-tax.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic service, view is great
    BigRWM
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We always enjoy ourselves and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Marina Restaurant
    Gordonista
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant in a picturesque spot on the water in Long Beach. Lovely outdoor dining area and the wait staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    fun4us
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Went with friends to celebrate a 74th birthday and had a wonderful lunch. Started off with the best brussel sprouts I've ever tasted. The beet salad was great with the sliced sirloin on top. We topped it all off with flourless choc. cake with vanilla bean ice cream. Service was good and busboy always kept my water glass full. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was not that great I had Lamb taste less.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best place on Alamitos Bay
    hundfschmidtVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We always enjoy it. But once the band starts to play it becomes very loud if you are dining inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zed2046
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I was visiting from Sydney Australia and found the location of the boathouse a reminder of back home. With water views, outdoor dining and live music it was a night much to be remembered. The service, food and wines were all excellent! Will definitely visit again! Thanks for the experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey and not very good
    K4epicure
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went for Sunday brunch -- you can order either breakfast items or lunch items - all off a menu. Three of us had breakfast items. The omelets were luke warm; the home-style potatoes were mushy and hardly warm. There were two tiny muffins per person -- good (actually the best part of the meal) but a second basket would have been nice. One of us ordered from the lunch side of the menu -- soup and salad. The salad was decent. The soup never came. The house champagne was fair. The total bill was over $100 plus tip for four meals that you could get at your local diner for half the price -- and there it would be served hot and fresh. Well, we tried this place once. But not again. Despite the great location.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't Beat the Boathouse
    seashores
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great casual dining with an outstanding view of the bay & excellent food. The scallops are fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barry the GM was great .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Barry the GM was great. The servers wonderful and attentive food good but over priced
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    FoodIsFun
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My wife and I went there for our 47th wedding anniversary. Excellent food (sushi, halibut, side greens...) and very on-the-ball staff. My wife remarked to me that every time she looked around for Margot our server, Margot apparently noticed it, read her body language, and came right over. That's the kind of thing that strikes me as really professional. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    CrankinSoCal
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent service, relaxed atmosphere and a great view!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Brunch
    Cheryl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We went to the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The brunch was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Sean our waiter never let our glasses get empty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch Bunch Girls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I introduced my friends to The Boat House when it was my turn to host "the girls" at a restaurant of my choice. The day was beautiful and our view table showed Long Beach at its best. We all ordered different items and everyone loved their selections. My blackened halibut sandwich was outstanding. The crab melt was another big hit. There were raves galore! The vast wine selection had something to fit every guests' taste. The service was very professional. He was efficient, knowledgeable, and helpful. The entire luncheon experience could not have been better. I love having this restaurant so close to my home, so that I can enjoy it often. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Lacanadadiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were looking for a spot to meet friends between LA and OC. We were skeptical of the Long Beach location but were blown away by every aspect. Everything that came out of the kitchen was fantastic. We had everything but the ceviche sushi roll was particularly creative and delicious. Service was friendly and perfect. The owner made sure we had a nice spot on the patio for drinks while we watched the sunset and a nice table inside for dinner later. As an unexpected bonus, there was a band, so we even danced a few. We would definitely come back again. The best part was the lack of attitude by staff and patrons that you get when you go to the West Side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    Starvingparyof2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went there at 5 o'clock for dinner and the bar was already in full swing with a live band, could barely hear each other talk in the dining room, at least the band was good. The food ? Good thing I ordered my filet mignon medium rare, it arrived almost medium, and the carmelized Brussels sprouts weren't even hot, like they were sitting out for a while.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good dinner
    likefood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a reservation for 7:30. We were seated immediately, service was very good and dinner was good. I had their beet salad that was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CBDB
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I won't go back. The location and tasty food can't compensate for the completely unacceptable experience I had. The large parking lot (shared by many businesses) was full. There was no valet. Street parking was full. After several trips in and around the lot and down the side streets, I finally dropped off my guest, drove to the NEXT TOWN, parked on the street there, and walked/ran back. I needn't have hurried - we still had to wait 30 minutes after I arrived for our "reservation." My wine glass smelled like chlorine bleach. The 8:00 music hadn't started by 8:30 and showed no signs of starting when I left at 8:40 - which was as soon as I could pay the bill. The bill was too expensive for the portion sizes we received.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great View
    PacificaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant has a great view of the Naples Canal , great location, the food is good but the service can be improved . We are not in a hurry that night but the service is a little bit slow , our server is also assigned to a big party uptairs ( so she is doing double tables) not a great idea, we have waited a little longer for our appetizer and the main course. My seared ahi tuna is fresh and the halibut that my spouse ordered is delicious, over-all a good seafood restaurant, will consider going back again ( we are so full we did not order dessert)
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovewine412
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    excellent food. it does get too noisy to visit when the live music starts. the bar scene looked fun when the music began, and I would come back at another time for the music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful View in Long Beach
    iLo823VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The view is gorgeous from the outdoor patio area. I could have done without the music but it wasn't awful. I ordered halibut which was grilled. I had asked to substitute the mashed potatoes for the brussel sprouts with pesto. I got the sprouts but no pesto. The waitress was very friendly and vivacious, just some longer periods between checking in on me to see if I needed anything; water wasn't refilled.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location w/ outdoor seating
    BoarderPatrolVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoy the sushi but salad options could be better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nela
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I took my boyfriend there for his first time; he had one of the steaks. He absolutely loved it and I loved my barbecue chicken salad! Totally worth the money. Our waitress looked at us multiple times as if she didn't understand our orders and made us a little confused; toward the end she became more attentive to our needs however, I would suggest she not act like that. Also, more beers at this restaurant, we only had one choice!!!!! What is that?! And the music in the back is so freaking loud! All in all, it was a fabulous experience and we will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stafg training is needed
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Location A+. We don't mind paying $30+/meal... But staff needs to be trained to that level. Water needs to be filled, plates from one course to another need to be removed so the next plates can fit at the table, staff appropriately (more wait staff/ table count - ours had 10+ tables) tables get drinks before :15 pass, new cutlery between courses (I.e. Pizette and short ribs for apps, means new forks and knives for fish dish). The food was average. So again, don't mind paying hi price for avg food IF...service is good. Which it is not. Train them. Pay them. Your dining room was only at 20% cap on a Friday night. Spend some money to make some money. Please.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    luvwineanddine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner for our 21st anniversary. He opted for the halibut which he said was tasty. Unfortunately, I chose the filet and lobster. Both were extremely bland. We are accustomed to fine dining and the Market Price on my choice was not a deterrent. However, the $85 price tag on it was outrageous considering the subpar quality of the dish. I've had much better at much more refined restaurants for a lesser price. The ambience is outdated. Nobody even greeted us a Happy Anniversary; past experiences at other venues were staff making a point to make our celebration special. Besides the view, nothing was enjoyable. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yay for Boathouse on the Bay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food & service were excellent! Music was very loud, and they kindly turned it down for us. We had: sushi, scallops w wild mushrooms & gnocchi, and macadamia-crusted fish on farro, beets & kale. Delicious cocktails too! Lovely to walk near the water after dinner. Can't say enough good things about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    TheTexan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great place. Would definitely go back and would recommend going to friends and family who are looking for a place with great food, great environment, and great scenery.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food and service great! The Brussel sprouts and the flatbread pizza with fig jam are outstanding. Wide variety menu including a variety of sushi rolls. Sashimi very fresh. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive Entres, but good food
    CDreviews
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ambiance was great for dinner, and the bar was very alive with a great live band, which we danced to après dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bunnyx2
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was delicious and the service great! My only complaint is that we had a gift card from McKenna's that was given to us shortly before they closed, and Boathouse would not honer it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eh ... Medicore at best
    MetooVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We weren't overly impressed ... personally, I think this placed is priced for the scenic view. Although their bar area was very busy (probably because it was sitting in the marina and the first stop off the boat), their mixed drinks were AWFUL!! I sent my drink back twice and the waiter returned with something worse than what I sent back ... stick with the wine, it's hard to screw that up! Most of the food was average at best but the fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. The ambiance included a beautiful ocean sunset view but I don't think we'll be returning anytime soon ... there were other restaurants nearby that included the same ambiance and view but with better food and drinks. Sorry, but for the price, I just wasn't worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Business lunches
    great4biz
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant! This an excellent choice for business lunches and just a get together with friends! The ambience is so relaxing and the staff is very friendly! Love this restaurant and always have my clients meet me here! The environment adds to the opportunity for rich dialog on a personal or business platform! Love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Bay View!
    MarshaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Best Fish & Chips in Long Beach! Best location on the bay! Great service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing ... Expanded Outside Great
    Michaels
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Spent a very relaxing lunch just sitting outside, enjoying the nice breeze and watching the boats pass by on the newly expanded deck area. The sushi here is consistently great...fresh and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Dining
    ChuckG
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Boathouse on the Bay has a new larger outdoor patio....great food and wonderful Southern California view!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    4dcvisitorsVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was just a mediocre experience. The service was slow and the food so so.Calamari was overcooked, but the brussell sprouts were delicious. Took a long time for a server to come to greet us, and bring us menus. Then after delivery of drinks, he asked if we wanted a glass for our beers. We said yes, and then didn't see him for quite a while. By the time he came back, we had already finished half our beers. Other restaurant choices available so would choose those first before going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic setting, food so-so
    SueD
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    One of the best water view restaurants in Long Beach. Great service, friendly vibe, but the food is just average. It's not BAD, but it IS pricey and I want it to be so much better because I love the setting so much! In the middle of summer, my fish entree had sage and butternut squash! They could definitely "seasonalize" the menu a bit better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate