Boathouse Collective

4.2
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127 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian

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We are no longer taking reservations through OpenTable. Please go to our website at boathousecollective.com or call us at 949 646-3176 to make a reservation.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close Happy Hour: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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Phone number
(949) 646-3176
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Outside catering available. We can customize our catering options to accommodate your needs. Contact us to design your catering package.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 127 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved the food and the service was great. Had a little trouble finding parking, but other than that I would definitely go again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and love the ambiance.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Date night with the wife. Food was good. Priced for the location. Great service and took our shellfish allergy very seriously. Cool new spot in Newport.

J
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The music was a bit loud for any type of discussion. There was a screw up on our order, but the manager was very quick to remove that and other items from the ticket.

T
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Service was horrible. Manager was on her phone the entire time

JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to BHC once for a date and it was a 10/10 experience. This time I wanted to take my family and some friends for a special going away party. My 58 year old parents loved the venue, the food, and the drinks as much as we did. Special place with something great going on every night.

K
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Drinks were the bomb.

GC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at Boathouse Collective. Wish there were more menu choices.

a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Sam, a young lady, was wonderful and fun to boot. The whole meal was unique, flavorful and most enjoyable.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Loud but fun. Service a bit slow.

LD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Just a suggestion. Any of your bowl meals should be served in a bowl, not a plate. Second time we have been there and our bowl meal was on a plate. Would like the flavors to combine..,a bit disappointed

L
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been to Boathouse Collective many times, love the Ahi and chicken katsu (?) apps! Drinks are done right, had boathouse sour. Always live music which can definitely make it a challenge to carry conversations. But, love this place, cool vibe.

RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We finally got to go to the Boathouse Collective. Oh my gosh! I'll start with the service. Cole was amazing and truly make our experience top notch. The food was so incredibly good and fresh. I'm dying to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Out cocktails took a long time to get to the table. Our appetizer got to the table before the drinks. I had a fish dish and the fish was very dry. When the server asked how everything was, I told her and she just said, oh okay, and walked away. I didn't want to make a big deal so I just decided to eat some of my boyfriends steak. She didn't offer to get me anything in replacement, and didn't take it off the bill. I think I might have had two bites.
This is definitely a cocktail place, not a dinner place!

K
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun casual night.

KL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good vibe, food, service, and live music !!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good vibes.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space and vibe with unbelievable attentive service and excellent food. Had a great time hanging with friends and enjoying the live music.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have tried going here many times. But my timing was off. It was always Sunday and they are closed on Sunday 😟 but this time I looked on open table for a reservation around 6:30 and low and behold Boathouse had one!! Super excited met up with our friends no kids! There was a band! They were fun! Good cover band!! I will definitely be going back! We shared the ribeye 🥩 yummy and they gave us this sweet potato with some miso something sauce it was to die for!!! Boathouse Collective little hidden gem in our lovely city Costa Mesa!

JT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good live entertainment. Their tap beer selection was excellent too.

MP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food is great, the drinks are great, the atmosphere is great, the service is horrible. I've visited close to 10 times in the last couple of years, hoping the service would pick up each and every time, and it hasn't. It's some of the worst service you'll find in OC, which is very frustrating... which is too bad because other than that it's a very cool spot.

RB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place to spend an evening with friends. Good food, good service, good band playing and interesting decor. Had a great time.

SS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Cool place with live music.
Great cocktails, maybe a bit too sweet but didn’t stop me from having several.
Food (salmon, filet bits, and rib eye) was fabulous especially, especially the rib eye!
We’ll definitely go back when I’m in town.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

My friends and I went here while we we’re visiting because it was so well reviewed. I wanted so badly to enjoy this, but it was such a disappointment. It’s very hip in how it is styled, and they do have room for live music, though there wasn’t any the Saturday night we went. The food was overpriced for the portions, and just not good. My friend got the fish and it was just gross. The only exception being the burger my sister got, but you can get a burger anywhere. The server we had was absentee. No water refills, no how is your food, just what do you want and here’s your check. We were trying to order more wine and couldn’t because he simply never came back - a food runner brought us our orders so we didn’t even see him then. To add insult to injury he split our check incorrectly (we just let it go and paid the split as-is) and it was stupid loud for such a small space. We won’t come back; such a letdown.

DC
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off the beaten path but a good find. Vibe was great; food and service as well. The owner Clayton even came by our table to introduce himself and welcome us. Recommend the salmon.

S
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night for a friends birthday get together.

Service was great and food incredible.

f
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful night. Food was unique and service great. Look forward to going back

K
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. The food is amazing and the staff is great. Live music is awesome!

CR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, including the service. Personally, I thought the Jidori Chicken was wonderful. The Carrot Cake was also delicious. We will certainly be back.

J
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to the Boathouse Collective. Once again, the food was amazing and the atmosphere is perfect. Our waitress was friendly and interactive. Her service was exceptional! We will definitely be back again.

LD
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing waiter, cool atmosphere, and my meal was amazing - grilled artichoke appetizer and scallop special. We met a very interesting couple at our table making it a truly memorable evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We were seated in a back room away from everything. That should be disclosed on the app before you book.

FC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had not been here for a few years but really like the updates and changes. Shared tables and great music.

DF
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

This started with us waiting 30 min to get our drinks and went downhill from there.

b
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, great food, great music and perfect for a birthday get together!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Friend’s 40th birthday but we were totally rushed out ☹️

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a recent visit to the Boathouse Collective for a great meal, had the catch of the day. Yellowtail fish with a sticky rice side. Enjoyed the live music of our dear friends LMT Connection hailing from Niagara Falls,Canada. Can’t wait to come back for a visit to Costa Mesa. Beautiful place. I would highly recommend.

j
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group to see LMT Connection (phenomenal group from Canada) two nights in a row. Ordered the Steak Tips both nights... they were that good! Yum! Service was amazing too. Looking forward to our next visit

SS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went out for dinner and drinks. Never disappointed. Definitely will refer it to family and friends.