Boathouse Restaurant

4.8
650 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
The cuisine of the Boathouse, created with distinctive flair is refined and contemporary, with an underlying element that echoes the classical French tradition of Escoffier.

The Boathouse experience begins with a drive along the shores of beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay and its sparkling blue waters.

When you dine with us, you get the best of both worlds: We are both locavores and connoisseurs of what the rest of the world has to offer, so you get the freshest, finest ingredients from near and far. Owner Doug Kosch adheres to the "farm to table" concept.
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagyu, mushroom soup with truffle oil was amazing, and oysters were fresh!

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I wish I had enough money to eat here more often I Suppose I have to save more money

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JessicaY
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a top-notch dining experience! The food and service were both excellent and you can't beat the view on the water. A must if you are looking for a upper scale dining experience or looking to celebrate a special occasion.

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CPpS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Awesome waiter. Quite expensive for the area. Pasta = $65.00

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SteveF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at the Boathouse...exceptional food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter, the food and the atmosphere was top notch. I will keep coming back for the wonderful service and experience.

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DebbieE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!
The morel soup was outstanding, the Lobster tail was huge and perfectly cooked. Our server Kathleen was superb, knowledgeable and attentive. The martinis were delicious!
They are very aware of the COVID-19 situation and adhere perfectly with distance as well as panels between tables while maintaining a view. The crime brûlée and coffee were the perfect ending to a wonderful anniversary dinner 🥂

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JennB
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience, the food was exquisite. They handled our party of 6 and never seemed overwhelmed.
I do wish they had a place to hang your coat. We had 3 different members of our party had their chair tip over due to the weight of her coat. It was embarrassing 😳.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to have dinner in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a romantic setting. The food is delicious. Great cocktails, too. One of our favs!!

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DeniseW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! We loved the staff, atmosphere, and especially the food!
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and had fabulous recommendations from the appetizers, wine, dinner and desserts!
We will definitely be back when we visit TC again!

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PeterH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio which was heated. Awesome view and sunset with exceptional service by Will our waiter.

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GinaS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Looooooove the Boathouse! Our favorite restaurant to visit when we come to TC! Thank you for being here😊

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John
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish every part of this dining experience was outstanding.

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ApolloB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favor place to eat in the Traverse/Leelanau area by far!

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Cathys5
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a 5 star experience at the Boathouse!!

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LarryR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was exemplary. They truly abide by rules for COVID protection, making the experience very relaxing and enjoyable

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LindaK
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday there. Food and service both outstanding.

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Roxy
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Food was delicious...had Salmon and Wagu filet and it was perfect and so much flavor. Lobster Bisque was to die for. We will be back!

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JanellS
Northern MI
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse is always exceptional. The service and food were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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MaryM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting, incredible food and service!! It's definitely a fan favorite!! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I looooved the food! The whole experience was amazing. Highly recommend the lobster & shrimp bisque and the surf and turf entree.

DB
DaleB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding! I would definitely recommend.

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. The perfect combination. We will be back :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I had a great time. We were celebrating a Mother Daughter Weekend. We sat on the enclosed and heated deck, it was surprisingly very warm out there, and I actually enjoyed it more than inside because there were less tables and people. We enjoyed our time and service was spectacular. They were very knowledgeable and attending. We can’t wait to go back!

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AnaP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous. Tuna tartare is so fresh. Excellent lobster and steaks. Very unique potatoes Dauphinois. The creamed spinach is very tasty.

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GaryG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, as usual. We dined here last year and had to return again on our annual wine tour!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location and great wait staff. Perfect spot for anytime of the day.

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PamH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable duck entree with curried couscous and pomegranates. Yum!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the service was outstanding! The dining room has beautiful views. We forgot our left overs and they called us back right away. We will definitely be back next time we are in Traverse City!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in after a long day of wine tasting and had an amazing meal. Everything was good.

LJ
LewisJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great staff. Would definitely recommend.

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AndreaB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at the boathouse. They never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing trip on our anniversary! Highly recommend Logan if it’s possible to request a server, he was excellent! He helped us all the way through a ridiculously lavish tasting. Every course was properly seasoned, temp, timing, all of it great. We took his recommendations on several items. We have been going to sweet restaurants since we were much younger, and this would be right up there with the best of them. We had 6 courses: caviar, crab cakes, burrata salad, morel / truff soup, foie gras, American wagyu entree. Quite a great lineup and we left stuffed and highly satisfied! Worth every penny. Nice work in the kitchen and up front. High five!!

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RobertD
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! The food was done perfectly, the service was outstanding, and the restaurant is quiet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous as usual and Alexa was a delightful server.

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Deedee
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Quality and quantity of the food was not worth the money.

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Papa
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Halibut ever! Accompanied by green beans, carrots and asparagus (by special request)was outstanding—all prepared perfectly.

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DavidP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food here we each had a steak mine came with twice baked potatoes they were so delicious we also had a shrimp cocktail appetizer and the lobster bisque soup which was outstanding! We had a window seat while a storm was rolling in beautiful setting!

FAQs

Boathouse Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 223-4030.

Boathouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.