Boat House Waterfront Dining

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Nestled in the exquisite farming and seaside community of Tiverton, Rhode Island, the Boat House offers waterfront dining on the Sakonnet River. A contemporary and upscale twist on the quintessential seaside eatery, the menu is abundant with fresh, local seafood, meats and organic produce.
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ST
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky to get an awesome Server named Shawnee. She said that she would take care of us; and she did! Excellent service, we will be back

j
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for lunch with family that was visiting from out of town as it is one of our favorite restaurants. Everything from the food to the service was wonderful.

z
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, wonderful setting

BS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We highly recommend the Boat House for a Thanksgiving meal out. It was a treat to eat such delicious food there on this special holiday.

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Thanksgiving turkey dinner was the worst dinner I have ever had in any restaurant anywhere in the world. Boring, uninspired, dry and just plain pedestrian. We could not have been more disappointed. Awful. We’ve been to this restaurant before and the menu is just ok but the ambiance and locale makes up for any shortcomings during the summer but for this holiday I don’t think that I could have made a poorer choice.

J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just right for Thanksgiving. Butternut squash soup was special!

s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foos was excellent as always. Great server. Beautiful view

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you. We are glad that everything was enjoyed. Hope we see you again.

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W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, great service.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you Winelady! We are glad you enjoyed.

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JK
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Newport Group always does a nice job with food, service and atmosphere. The BH is a great waterfront dining spot with creative seafood.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you Joseph. We are glad you enjoy the Boat House and all the NRG restaurants. We hope you take advantage of our Fare Rewards Loyalty program.

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M
New England
35 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had clam chowder....delicious. Two of us had the salmon which was presented with roasted vegetables and poached pears. My husband had the scallops which he loved and our other friend had oysters and the ramen salad.
Although it was rainy and damp we sat in a lovely corner table with plenty of heat to enjoy our dinners. One of our favorite restaurants.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you Maureen. Very happy to hear you all enjoyed although we wish we had a nice sunny day for you. Hopefully we can deliver on your next visit.

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening at the boathouse for my birthday on Monday. We had holly as our waitress she was prompt, knowledgeable and very friendly. We look forward to our next visit.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you Cody! We are honored you chose to celebrate with us and glad that Holly took good care of you. We too are looking forward to your next visit.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great anniversary celebration dinner.

p
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at the Boat House. The menu choices were wonderful and well prepared.
Our waiter was very attentive and eager to please, one person in our party has dietary restrictions
and our waiter went our of his way with the chef to make a perfect luncheon choice. We will be back, thank you!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you phoebegirl! We are happy you enjoy it here and glad our team could cater to your dietary restrictions. Making guests happy is what we strive to achieve.

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J
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband was upset that the bourbon he ordered was not what was served.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 19, 2019

Sorry to hear that Julia. We would love to hear more so that we could understand what happened. We always want to serve our guests exactly what they order. Please give Tobey Sanborn our Senior General Manager a call at 401-624-6300.

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S
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The scallop sandwich /roll was the worst I have ever had. The Boathouse should remove it from the menu. All other items we had were very good.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Striper9. We will share your feedback with our culinary team who are always evaluating our menu. The Bay Scallop Sandwich has been a popular item for us so we want to ensure it still makes a positive impression with our guests. We are grateful for your comments.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was great. Food was wonderful. Will definitely visit again.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you Cher! Just what we like to hear. Glad you enjoyed.

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal when we dine here. Love the chowder and had the bay scallop sandwich which had a nice peppery taste. Usually get the mussels and was hoping for the Bolognese but they weren't on the menu at this time. Happy with the order I choose. lovely view and wonderful service.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you Barbaras. We are thrilled you always enjoy your time with us and honored you continue to come back. We will share your comments with our culinary team - we are always listening to what are guests are looking for on our menu. We look forward to seeing you again.

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MR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service, and location. Recommended for comfort food.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you Matthew! Really glad you enjoyed and we appreciate the recommendation.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely experience at the Boathouse. This time we brought our toddler in tow and she dined from the kids menu, incredibly generous portions. Absolutely recommend.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed and happy your toddler did too. We appreciate the recommendation and looking forward to seeing you again.

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RR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I made reservations weeks in advance requesting a window table for a special event. When I arrived with my party of 4, the dismissive attitude of my request to the hostess and manager were responded with there is no table available. When I pointed out the table in the corner that was empty, the stated it is only for 5 people. When they sat us, the corner table behind us had only 4 people. Even more bothersome was their complete lack of consideration and when 3 tables along the window emptied shortly after our arrival, they did not have the courtesy to offer to move us. Those tables sat empty until after we finished. Bottom line, that complete disrespect for my early reservation (weeks in advance and at 4:15pm) plus the food quality being average and the top shelf prices brings me to the decision that it no longer ranks as a restaurant for my business. With so many fine restaurants to visit, unfortunately this one is now off my list.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 14, 2019

We are sorry to hear this Richard. Your business is important to us. We always strive to do our best to accommodate a guest's request however we can never guarantee seating due to the number of requests and changes to party size we receive. If you are unhappy with your table, you can always speak to a manager to see if there is anything we can do to accommodate. We appreciate the feedback. If you would like to discuss further, please give Tobey Sanborn, our manager, a call at 401-624-6300.

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GC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Boathouse hits the mark all around. Pleasant greeting, wonderful service, amazing views, and meals are delicious. The best crab cakes and a decent portion. They make this drink called theHarbor Cask that you can only get there aged in its own little oak barrel.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you Gail. We are really happy you enjoyed. The Harbor Cask is a great cocktail - we're glad you enjoy it. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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JW
New England
50 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was superb and our table near the river was a special treat

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 11, 2019

That's great to hear. Glad you enjoyed James!

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LD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This is my favorite restaurant! Only compliant was I asked for a window seat and it was not given even though there were open window tables.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you Lauren! We are thrilled to be your favorite. Sorry we could not accommodate your request - we always try our best to seat our guests where they want. Hopefully we can get you by the window on your next visit.

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A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The place was great however the young & big guy at the host podium failed to identify our friends even though we spoke up when he sat us and asked if he could watch out for them & he said yes. No problem

Our friends waited 15 minutes looking for us.


The guy had an aragance toward his job & is not good for the restaurant but everything else was great

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 12, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed Alex although we are sorry your friends had to wait. We will discuss with our host team. We always want our guests to feel welcome, seen and heard.

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R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been to The BoatHouse over the summer and really enjoyed the food, location and views! My girl friends from Long Island came up for the weekend and I knew this would be a great place to take them to. We all had a great meal, great cocktail and great service! The views did not disappoint either!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you Rundmc! We are glad you and your girlfriends enjoyed your visit with us. That makes us miss the warmth of summer with great friends, food and drinks. We hope you come back and join us again soon.

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S
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

As usual, the view was outstanding and Brian was a great waiter. The pumpkin cheesecake was absolutely great, but the choices on the restaurant week menu were lackluster.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you Sailwell. Glad you enjoyed and that Brian took good care of you. We will pass along your feedback to our culinary team. We always try to present a menu for Restaurant Week that our guests will enjoy.

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BW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The location is great, especially during daylight. The service was excellent. It's too noisy for people with hearing issues. My vegetarian meal was too spicy and salty.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Barbara. While we are glad you enjoyed the view and teh service, we wish you had enjoyed more. We are grateful for your comments as we are always monitoring what our guests are saying so we can make improvements. We hope you see better results if you choose to join us again.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Have been to The Boat House often when we are in RI.
Great place to get together with family and friends
Had reservations, but, they were running late this time-it’s a popular place.
Has great energy, food is consistently good, not very creative, but good.
Cocktails and wine list are excellent.
We had a table right by the window, but, all the tables are good-you can see the fabulous water views from all over the restaurant
Always have had friendly, and professional wait staff.
We were will be back, I am sure!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for coming back and we are happy to know that you enjoy your visits with us. We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you back here again soon.

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J
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special occasion for our birthday however, we dine at the Boathouse frequently. Always enjoyed and is our favorite

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you Jims! We are grateful for your loyalty.

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MF
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Congrats on an wedding engagement!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 4, 2019

Congrats!

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CC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had drinks and appetizers but they were great! Burrata salad was delicious!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you! Glad to hear you enjoyed and we hope you come back again for more.

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EL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant ambiance and attentive service. The menu selections were varied and appealing. All the dishes appeared promptly and were delicious, based on reactions around our table of five.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you for dining with us EricLC.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fire Alarm went off and stayed ringing for about 10-15 minutes of our dining experience. Something in kitchen set out off but were told no evacuation was necessary. Seems bizarre to stay in a building with fire alarm going off!!!!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on October 28, 2019

Our sincerest apologies for this incident during your experience. Please know we resolved the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible with the safety of all our guests and staff first and foremost in mind.

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HE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Service was great and the food very fresh. The lobster fritters were outstanding.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you Helens!

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BB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Used to love the restaurant. Especially brunch. Menu choice was not as interesting and the food came out luke warm and not very good. Very disappointing

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 1, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear this BradB. We always do our best to serve delicious food in a timely manner to all our guests. I'd love to hear more from you about your experience. At your convenience, please give me a call at 401-624-6300. Sincerely, Tobey Sanborn General Manager

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Food , service, ambiance, just a little pricey! Definitely it’s for a special occasion!! Be we will be back!!

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you CarolC! We look forward to your next visit.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall nice experience. Food was good, service a bit slow.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 1, 2019

Great to hear you enjoyed your experience. Our apologies for any delays, we want to make sure your food is just perfect before arriving to the table. Hope you will join us again soon.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Wish the waitress had mentioned the salad didn’t come with the meal but now worries! Had a great time with my family for my dad’s birthday!

c
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Come for the view. The food is good, not great, but the view and the service were excellent. Ask for a table by a window.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you cazmachine.

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b
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great, portion size is on the smaller size.

Boat House Waterfront Dining
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for your feedback brianr.

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